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August 01 2006

Preview of 'Joss Whedon, Wonder Boy'. Or quite possibly the neverending preview. It doesn't seem to end. Ever. Anyway if you want to know more about this criticial bio of Joss, go have a look.

Excellent catch Simon. That was an interesting read.
I think Lavery, instead of writing a book, should write a series of ever-expanding previews.
Now that he's posted his outline, someone should perhaps write the book.

It could also be that Joss Whedon: Wonderboy is to the non-fiction book world what "Chinese Democracy" by Guns N' Roses is to the music industry... a perpetually forthcoming much hyped project no one will ever see.
Or 'Duke Nukem Forever' from the gaming world ;).

Some quite interesting reading nonetheless even if it did start to feel like the preview that time forgot. I liked the Morgan Freeman/Wonder Woman joke. Wasn't that started on here (by our very own billz) ?
And wasn't Wonder Boy a joke coined by Joss on here aimed at me? Yes, he copyrighted his post, you know.

[ edited by gossi on 2006-08-01 20:59 ]
I think that the book will be a very interesting reading!!!!
Think so gossi. I'm now wondering if this board is actually the root of all good things in the world. If someone on here also invented Jaffa Cakes then it's settled as far as i'm concerned.
From here:

waiting with baited breath (“How exactly do you bait breath anyway,” Buffy would be asking at this point)

Shouldn't a liberal arts professor know it's "bated breath"? *sigh* :-P

Still though, I'm looking forward to this like I do pretty much all books related to the Whedonverse. I loves me some lit crit.
I made it through 12 pages before I gave up.

I hope the book is much better than the preview....
quoth Saje I liked the Morgan Freeman/Wonder Woman joke. Wasn't that started on here (by our very own billz) ?

I'm pretty sure that was a joke from Joss himself at a convention last year. Possibly Wizard World LA, but I can't remember right now.
One reason--maybe the main reasion--the "preview" is so long is that it is essentially the presentation Lavery gave at the SC2: the Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses earlier this year.
We're not going to get a ton of new posts now saying that Morgan Freeman has "professed interest in expanding his acting hoizons by stepping into Wonder Woman's boots" are we?
We're not going to get a ton of new posts now saying that Morgan Freeman has "professed interest in expanding his acting hoizons by stepping into Wonder Woman's boots" are we?
Browncoat | August 02, 03:52 CET


Why not? It is summer, and we are all hot and wondering what is happening with WW.... ;)
From D.L.'s Joss Whedon, Wonder Boy article: "Neither casting nor pre-production have yet begunóother than, that is, Morgan Freeman in the titular role."

1) FYI, I hear that theonetruebix has been cast in Snakes as "Priyanka Chopra."

2) I loooove what Joss wrote about MFSoaMFP at this blog in May, 2005:

Joss Whedon said...
"I just have to say I'm glad I wasn't the only one who found a kind of spiritual transcendence in the title 'Snakes on a Plane'. It gives me faith in this bleak Hollyworld that there should be such simple beauty, such direct and uncluttered understanding of the human condition. Snakes, as the great philosophers used to say, on a motherfucking plane."


I found my own spiritual transcendence in that. (Yeah, I know it's been posted before, but I can't see it enough times).

Again, from D.L.'s Joss Whedon, Wonder Boy article: "In the decade of Reality TV, Whedon has made it clear that he has had it with the small screen. (He might still be willing to work in TV, he has quipped, if he killed himself first.)"

Did I miss a meeting? I mean, I know there's no known series plans, and he's dealing with two scripts, plus, plus, plus, but the following quotes are both from within the past year-ish:

Joss from an Aug./Sept. 2005
InFocus Interview with Jim Kozak:

"I have no immediate plans to do a series right now. I do, however, have an idea for a procedural. I canít believe that I do. But Iím not going to realize it for some time. Because I need to take things at a different speed for a while.

Is there zero chance youíll be pitching pilots for the 2006-2007 TV season?
Yeah, Iím not going to be pitching a pilot this season. I have other things. Iím very tired."


And this from a USA Today popcandy Dec. 2005 interview
with Whitney Matheson:

"Would you ever return to series television, or is it just Whedon movies from here on out?
I'm all up in series TV -- I love series TV. The problem with returning to series TV is you have to have someone who wants you to return to series TV. And by "somebody," I mean somebody with an enormous amount of money.

You know, when I was at the height of my success, I was squashed like a cockroach by the very company who had benefitted the most from that success... The fact of the matter is, there is no track record in TV. Nobody cares about a track record. With the exception of about one or two guys, you just can't get something on because you're you. And in some ways that's good, because you should always have to fight for something; that's how you find out that you believe in it. But in some ways it's bad, because you can be squashed like a bug when you're actually doing it right. So it's not so much that I got over TV as I began to feel the TV landscape had gotten over me. And maybe that'll change."

Do we have any substantive reason, aside from suicide quips made on the fly or something, to think that Joss is agin' the TV-doings? Something more recent? Man, I get that he's tired, and my withers were wrung when I read that, but that he's had it with T.V?

Any thoughts? I'd sure hate to think it...
Mort - that's the picture used on VikingPrincess3.org.
"diet moo juice"

I laughed like a drain inwardly because I'm at work.

I like LitCrit myself, but sometimes I think too much reading of it can destroy the mystery. Oh, and Morgan Freeman has already played God, so it's not fair that he gets to play Wonder Woman as well.
Me, earlier: "Do we have any substantive reason, aside from suicide quips made on the fly or something, to think that Joss is agin' the TV-doings?"


Other Whedonesque thread with ComicCon podcast, including interview with Joss, in which he states he'd like to do a TV series again sometime..

"I have my answer. I'm walking on air."

Damn you, David Laveeeeeeerrrrryyyyy!!!!!!!

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