Joss Whedon

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Quotes (31)

  • Joss: I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn't really happen in life is what I'm interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I'm really interested in is people.

  • Joss: (On the buzz surrounding his series Dollhouse before it even airs) We are kind of living in a fish bowl a little bit. Sometimes I don't like people to see the man behind the curtain. I don't like them to know that something wasn't awesome before they saw it. You know, the things we had to tweak, the things we had to cut, that is inevitable. But now, I don't think it is just us. The whole world is so much about seeing behind the curtain and seeing how things are made and how they work and the extended cut, and what we could have done and what we didn't do and the alternate ending and you just, you kind of take it as part and parcel at the beginning. Because it's Eliza, and because it's me, we might suffer from it a little bit more. But those are high-class problems to have.

  • Joss: (on the selection of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast) The truth is, I wasn't positive that any of them were right. I didn't realize any of them had the depth they have when we first cast it. I just thought they were cute and funny. That was good enough at the time.

  • Joss: (on how Alyson Hannigan wasn't his first choice for Willow.) She wont let me forget that! I was charmed by her, but I had no idea, basically, how great she was.

  • Joss: (On the title of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) That title, is one of the things I fought for. A lot of people said "But it's stupid, and it's the title of a comedy movie, and people won't take it seriously," and I'm sure there are some people who still don't. But for the most part, people do see that we really have a quality show.

  • Joss Whedon: (on having an internet fanbase) By and large, it's a really positive force. It is like having a really big drunk friend who holds nothing back and says everything openly and honestly.

  • On friend and colleague Marti Noxon... Joss Whedon: She's been a vital part of everything people love about Buffy since she overhauled the Halloween script in season two. She's as good a story-breaker as I've ever worked with. And she's a leader.

  • Joss: (about Buffy Season 8 comic) I should probably say that it’s the awesomest thing ever. I’m having so much fun.

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Trivia (25)

  • According to Graham Yost, credited screenwriter of the film Speed, Joss Whedon wrote 98.9% of the dialogue for that film.

  • Joss directed the episode "Business School" on the television series The Office. Many people who saw this episode thought it was made for him because it had vampires bats in it but Greg Daniels assures people it wasn't.

  • The first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, written by Joss Whedon, came out on March 14, 2007.

  • Joss Whedon never had Halloween as a kid, in the city or on the farm, however Joss remembers, "But oh! We had costumes at school and one year I rigged a little scaffold to come out of the back of my shirt and was a hanged man. Shared Best Costume with a girl in catsuit. A GIRL in a CATSUIT??? I want a recount."

  • One of Joss Whedon's favorite shows after the cancellation of his own series is Veronica Mars.

  • Key themes present in all of Joss's work are the themes of homosexuality, feminism, and family. All three themes are present in his three T.V shows, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

  • Joss lived in the UK for 3 years from 1980-82, attending Winchester College in Hampshire, where he took his A levels. The character of Rupert Giles is mistakenly thought to be based on a history teacher there, Dr. Peter Cramer. Dr. Cramer's arrival at the College post-dates Whedon's departure. The character was named in tribute to his House Matron, Barbara Giles.

  • In Joss' series Firefly there are 14 episodes in total (15 if you count the pilot as two episodes), only 11 of the 14 episodes were aired, and in the incorrect order as well. When the series came to boxset, the extra 3 episodes were added in, and all episodes were placed in their correct order.

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