Posts Tagged ‘ Joss Whedon ’

A Very Space-y Birthday

Today marks the nine year anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Firefly! The series premiered 20th September 2002 (marking the best day of my whole shiny life), and though it only aired for a season, it remains–to my mind–one of the best and most influential sci-fi shows ever made.

Fittingly–and, I’m sure, on purpose–20th September is also the birthday of one Captain Mal Reynolds! So, happy birthday to our favourite show and our favourite outlaw. I suggest imbibing copious amounts of Blue Sun sake* to celebrate!**

*This blog post sponsored by Blue Sun.



Live life with Blue Sun!

**This blog does not condone underage drinking. Please enjoy your legal alcoholic beverages responsibly.


Things I Am Excited For

Hello, reader! It’s been a while. Have you come for a bit of entertainment? I think I can oblige. How would you like it if I read your mind?

I know. You’re thinking, “I’ve said no. Why’s she still talking?” Now you’re thinking, “Fair enough. Maybe she really can read minds.” I can. And now you’re thinking, “Is this what she’s been doing for the past month? Working on her telepathy?”

That would be a good excuse for my blog post deficit, but sadly, that is not the case. Honestly, though, would you rather a month’s dry spell from P0serge3k or five consecutive posts about Harry Potter and how it shouldn’t be over and how the books are just as brilliant now as they were the day I first read them?

That’s what I thought.

So, moving on! A week from tonight, Doctor Who returns from its mid-series break with premeditated murder, the third reich, and continuing epic-ness from one Rory Williams. (See below.)

Speaking of perfect human beings (which Rory technically isn’t [trust the plastic!]), Joss Whedon is working his magic on The Avengers even as we speak, and I couldn’t be more excited. Recent footage shows general awesomeness, also available below:

And my final tidbit for the evening: season 7 of Supernatural. The new season premiers 23rd September, and sports a mini Buffy/Angel reunion in episode 5, “Shut Up, Dr. Phil,” which will guest star both James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter. As a couple. Be excited–I know I am!

A Horrible Post

As promised, my friends, a post not about sad things! So, let the nerdy news commence!

Now, as you may know, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: The Book hit stores yesterday. Yes, it was a good day for Whedon fans everywhere. SciFi Mafia called the book “a treasure that belongs on any fan’s shelf,” and fellow WordPress blogger Staying In says of it “Titan Books knows how to treat the Whedonverse fans.”

As an additional treat, The Telefile gave us a little preview of the book with these “Seven Things We Didn’t Know About Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

Another added bonus? This awesome website. It made me feel like a super villain. What about you?

Enjoy your world domination plots! I’ll be at the laundromat. But seriously, I’m running out of clean socks.

Another Sad Post

I know–I’m bringing everyone down. I’m sorry! I promise to get back to nerdy news next week.

In the meantime:

It’s been two years since the death of Andy Hallett, best known for his role as Lorne in Joss Whedon’s Angel. Andy died two years ago today of congestive heart disease. I miss him. If you’re an Angel fan, it’s a fair bet that you do too.

Here’s something to remind you of our favourite demon, and to make you smile:

And, on an only vaguely related note, Gunn, Cordy, and Wes are the champions. (Thought you ought to know.)

The Avenging Firefly

Sounds like a crappy super hero, but really it’s just my lame attempt at a punny yet informative title.

So, basically I just wanted to geek out over the upcoming The Avengers film a little more, and this footage from the Oscars red carpet gave me the perfect opportunity!

So, basically, awesome. I mean, we all knew Joss was a ninja, but how exciting is it to hear it from someone as kick ass as Jeremy Renner? I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m thrilled that he’s been cast as Hawkeye. Granted, that’s mostly just because I remember him fondly as Penn from the Angel episode ‘Somnambulist,’ and also as Detective Walsh in The Unusuals. (Great show! Never watched it? You should!) Still and all, The Avengers is sure to be incredible, and I am bursting with excitement.

And…I’m over it. On to other matters: Firefly. (This is where you pretend to act surprised and try not to roll your eyes too pointedly.) Now, Browncoats all around the world have heard about the Science Channel’s airing of the series, which begins 6th March of this year, and Browncoats all around the world (myself included) have voiced their excitement. However, many (again, myself included) have also expressed concern. We all remember how Fox aired the episodes out of order and didn’t even bother showing three episodes, right? And what if the Science Channel made that same mistake??

Fear not, gentle readers, for the Science Channel will be airing Firefly in full, starting with the pilot–it’s not that hard a concept, Fox–and including ‘Trash,’ ‘The Message,’ and ‘Heart of Gold,’ which were not aired as part of the original series run. Rejoice!

And, if that’s not enough awesome for you in one post, ladies and gentleman, the musical stylings of Boba Fett:

Don’t say I never gave you anything.

So…I’m not dead.

Hello, gentle readers. I know it’s been a while, and I’m sure you’ve been absolutely helpless in my absence. What kept me away for so long, you ask. If you must know, I’m in London! Yes, my friends, I’m in the midst of a brilliant semester abroad in the land of Doctor Who, Being Human, and the most beautiful men on earth. Seriously. I think instead of putting fluoride in the water here, they pour in hotness.

Moving on! I have a few things to share with you, some of which are a bit belated. Give me a break, okay, I had to fly all the way over here (and boy are my arms tired–badum ch!), find a flat, and start classes! Plus, I left my time turner at home. No, really. It’s sitting in my bedroom along with the rest of my Harry Potter memorabilia and the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings action figures that designate me a hopeless nerd.

So, first order of business: Fringe. As you may know, it’s awesome. And the really incredible thing about it, it just keeps getting awesome-er as the series goes on. Exhibit A, Marionette. Creepy, beautiful–all in all, completely wonderful. It really blew me away. Also, not surprisingly, it reminded me of an episode of Buffy. (Some Assembly Required, anyone?)

For your viewing pleasure:

While we’re on the subject of Fringe , I really enjoyed this list from SyFy’s Blastr. Especially the bit about the comic books, which I totally spotted in-episode. I was pretty excited about the Red Arrow and Red Lantern. I recall thinking, “I would go to the other side just to read the comic books” and then scolding myself for my willingness to tear a hole in the fabric of reality simply to satisfy my love of graphic literature.

In other news, I love Joss Whedon. Please, try to contain your shock. The reason I say this is because I introduced a friend to Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog recently and I remembered how badly I wanted to know what happened next. And then I thought about how sad it is that Doctor Horrible II hasn’t happened and probably won’t happen. But, we must console ourselves with the knowledge that Doctor Horrible II probably won’t happen because Joss is busy writing The Avengers (ohmygodyesIcan’twait!) and Neil Patrick Harris is busy working on How I Met Your Mother. Legen–wait for it, I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second part of this word is–dary.

Legendary. See what I did there. I referenced HIMYM and I formed the word legendary. Yeah.

Okay, I promise I’m almost done. Two more short super hero themed comments:

1. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? Okay, I’m a heterosexual female, but even so, I have to say, she is going to be SO sexy.

2. After the travesty that was this image (I won’t have it sullying the face of my blog), Fox finally released some high quality, fantastic X-Men First Class pictures!

I am pleased. Yes, very pleased.

Right, well, I’ll let you lot get back to reality, and I’ll continue looking up pictures of super heroes on the internet. Hey, I lead a full life.

Next time, I’ll be reviewing NBC’s The Cape, so stay tuned.

Raise Your Hand if You’re Surprised

Raise your hand if you’re surprised by this post. No? No one?

That’s right, ladies and gentleman, put your hands together for…another Buffy themed post!

So, first I’d like to say a little something about the Buffy reboot. I’m against it. Again, I know you’re not surprised.  Well, Joss Whedon’s not particularly pleased about it, either.

Want to hear what the man himself had to say about all these shenanigans? Well, aren’t you lucky? It just so happens to be right below you. Look down! Now back up! (Sorry, I couldn’t help it. I love me some Isaiah Mustafa.)

Kristin [Dos Santos of E!Online], I’m glad you asked for my thoughts on the announcement of Buffy the cinema film. This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths—just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?

I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Leave me to my pain! Sincerely, Joss Whedon. (From

*Shuffling papers.* In other news, the SyFy network still seems to be unaware that there is NO SOUND in space. Don’t believe me, SyFy? Read this. Ah! Science!

Now, I know that the television shows on SyFy are not the first–nor will they be the last–to portray sound in a vacuum, but I’ve been watching a lot of Stargate Universe lately (guilty pleasure–don’t judge!) and the amount of NOISE in their vacuum is really mind boggling. Today there are explosions, yesterday there were shuttle propulsion systems, and the list goes on and on and on. It’s kind of like that Taio Cruz song. Anybody? No? Moving on.

I just want to see a little bit of science–a smidgen, perhaps, or a pinch; maybe a dash–in my science fiction. To quote myself from earlier today (yes, I’ve stooped to that), “Dear SyFy channel, One cannot hear explosions in SPACE. Change your name, you’re a disgrace to science fiction.”


Sarah Jane

P.S.: If you need me, I’ll be in the TARDIS. Nerd jokes nerd jokes nerd jokes!