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August 13 2007

Zack Whedon has written an episode of John From Cincinnati. Tonight's (Sunday's) season finale is written by Joss' younger brother. Airs at 9pm EST.

I got my eye on this episode, Zippy!

[ edited by MrNarse on 2007-08-13 00:06 ]

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2007-08-14 04:41 ]

I have been trying like hell to figure out who it was he played in Episode Six (or was it Seven), but it hasn't worked.
This show is in the beginnings of being the best show ever so writing the finale well to me it says a lot about Mr.Milch's faith in him. Of course as the show runner Milch will probably be doing a lot of the actual writing himself.
The End is near. Well... tonight.
theMidnighter: Zack Whedon was playing the VP of Sales at Stinkweed, Linc's company.
I forget there are other Whedons walking around!
Has anyone seen anything he's written? Is he any good?
Thanks muchly Yorick. i should have guessed.
Well, it's over.
It was beautiful, only bad thing i could say is it felt like they forced too many wrap ups into the episode but it may be the last ever so I can understand.
Absolutely loved the last shot.
This show is WAY better than Veronica Mars.
Zack Whedon wrote for Milch's last show, Deadwood - one of the best episodes of the third season. That he's writing the season finale of John from Cincinatti is very interesting - I'm surprised Milch didn't take that job himself. But with such a short season, maybe he just wanted to make sure some other writer's got a chance :-)

I didn't realise he had a cameo in an episode. I'll have to go back and have a look!

It is one of the strangest shows on television - and probably the one that actually deserves the title "The New Twin Peaks". It has the same feeling as that show and as a long-time Peaks fan, I don't often like the comparisons or think they are valid.
IMDB says he was also a production assistant for "Angel".
I forget there are other Whedons walking around!

i had no idea there were Whedon siblings! i keep meaning to watch John from Cincinnati but it always slips my mind. i'm definitely going to watch the entire season now - hooray for my cable co's free 'on demand' service, yay !
Succatash, how does this have anything to do with Veronica Mars?
Hang on - Zack Whedon? I'm confused. I had no idea Joss has a brother?!
Joss has mentioned having a brother in the past. Possibly more than one.
I think he has three brothers, two older, and one younger. Though it's been a while since I read that gushing biography, and will gladly be corrected.
I really, really can't stand this show.

And I miss Deadwood.
I don't like the show, either. But it's probably not as much a disappointment to me as to those who liked Deadwood.
I didn't know he had a brother either. I saw a random comment in an aintitcool article about the show that said "Zack Whedon? Joss has a brother?", and it turns out he does!

I do miss Deadwood greatly. I enjoy this show and the way they talk in a modern Deadwood manner. It's great to see lots of familiar faces from the show in there too.

I'll have to watch the episode Zack appeared in again. Zack Morris and Zack Whedon in the same scene. Zack Attack!
Watched the first one and thought it was a bit weird for weird's sake and was also left wondering why I should be interested in these characters.

Might check out the rest though from what I gather the show's not long for this world so if it's not wrapped up I probably won't bother.

(if Joss has other sibs I wonder what they do ? Can't think of another family where professional writing ran so true down the generations)
Watched the first one and thought it was a bit weird for weird's sake and was also left wondering why I should be interested in these characters.

Episode one is probably the least weird episode of the entire run. I am actually puzzled why early reviewers were so confused by the show, because the first three episodes lay on the weird in very small doses.

I don't like the show, either. But it's probably not as much a disappointment to me as to those who liked Deadwood.

I loved Deadwood. I miss Deadwood. I wish HBO hadn't lied about making Deadwood TV movies.

But that doesn't mean I can't also love John from Cincinnati - which I do.
Episode one is probably the least weird episode of the entire run. I am actually puzzled why early reviewers were so confused by the show, because the first three episodes lay on the weird in very small doses.

Yeah, i'm puzzled by that too, it's pretty easy to understand, it's just peopled by slightly odd characters and features strange or borderline absurd events. It's a thing I have though that I don't particularly like naturalism and weird, supernaturalism to touch in my fictional worlds. If it's set-up as a fantasy world from the outset then great but otherwise I get dissonance. I have the same thing with most anime and the way they casually mix science and the supernatural, something about it just rubs me up the wrong way.

That said, I like to eat my food in separate groups (though I don't mind it touching) and also have a thing about wall switches (e.g. on power outlets) being in matching positions so it could be i'm just strange ;).

(and on the other hand, Neil Gaiman writes the most amazing short stories which have exactly this mix of mundane reality and incredible fantasy and I love them. He's the exception that proves the rule though ;)

I wish HBO hadn't lied about making Deadwood TV movies.

Ah, i'd heard that they were gonna make them after the "John from Cincinnati" season finale, have they gone back on that now ?
Now they're saying they can't make the pictures because the actors aren't available. They knew if they waited too long this would be a problem from the get-go. It's just an excuse.

Brilliant but addled and easily distracted (putting it as nicely as I can here) Milch has also seemed to have lost interest in the project. There's all kinds of discussion about this on the Deadwood thread on The White.

JFC murdered Deadwood. >:(

'Tis true.
To those saying that 'John From Cincinnati' killed 'Deadwood', John might reply: "The line and circle are big. On the wall, the line and circle are huge. On the wall, the man at the wall makes a man from the circle and line. The man at the wall makes a Word on the wall from the circle and line. The Word on the wall hears my Father. The zeros and ones make the Word in Cass' camera." Seems pretty clear to me.
John from Cincinnati is my step daughter's favorite show currently.
I've been promising her to catch up ( YAY for OnDemand!).
Now I have further incentive!
Same with Deadwood.
I started watching Zack's episode last night, but without having seen it before, we were lost - so we turned it off and started watching the show from the beginning on OnDemand. It's an odd little show - but we'll watch some more... the acting is ace, and it has something about it that I like, though I'm not quite sure what that is... and there is a character named Kai... and um, there is some ocean, as in Veronica Mars so... huh?

I do think I remember seeing Zack Whedon on Angel credits, and there are these words of Joss, at least, about his brothers:

JW: "You know, I had a lot of brothers, and then boarding school, thirteen to a room. I definitely need my alone time." -- http://www.avclub.com/content/node/24238

"And I had older brothers who were kind of merciless - charming, but merciless - and I was very afraid of my father, who is an incredibly dear man, but was not necessarily great with kids. And I was also very tiny, and was very often mistaken for a girl." -- http://www.shebytches.com/SFSaidgb.html

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