Hero Hating

I have read all seven Harry Potter books, seen all five movies, and I look forward to the theme park being built in Orlando, Florida, and somehow, I hate Harry Potter. I have seen the first two seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer with plans to finish the series by the end of the year, [...]

Using Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” in the Classroom

This month signaled the end of my first academic year teaching. I like to think that it went across fairly well: I was asked to come back to teach in both Summer and Fall sessions. Over the course of the year, I have done something that I hope sets me apart from other English professors [...]

Why a “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Reboot is a Vampin’ Terrible Idea

Right now, there is a lot of buzz about about Buffy: The Vampire Slayer being remade without Joss Whedon. Read about it here. Okay, you’re back? Good. Despite Joss Whedon’s short but sweet response of “I hope it's cool” (which could be seen as either well-wishing for the new series or sarcasm toward it), I [...]

Fox Renews Dollhouse. Next up: Please Pair It with Fringe.

Like most of the things I currently love, I came to be a Joss Whedon fan fairly recently.  A friend at college noticed how much I loved “Serenity” in the theater and asked if I had ever watched “Firefly.”  I had no idea what he was talking about.  I simply thought “Serenity” was a well-done, [...]