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December 15 2008

Jane Espenson says Dollhouse is "now rolling along glitch-free". Talking to Sci Fi Wire, she also says she's working on the script for episode 11, her first solo script for the show.

Edited this comment because the link is extra pointy now.

[ edited by hence on 2008-12-15 15:05 ]
I put in the proper link so this entry is now "glitch-free".
Doh. I had both links open at the time I posted this. Grabbed the wrong one.
If Jane says, everything is alright, I trust her, because I have a secret crush on her. =)
If Jane says, everything is alright, I trust her, because I have a secret crush on her. =)

So Say We All!

I'm still thrilled she is on the show, and it sounds like any problems (beyond time which nothing can be done about) have been worked out. Great news!
Jane is the best. I'm so excited that she's writing for this show, and can't wait to see what she contributes.
I mean, very, very often on Buffy we were sort of, 'Oh, we don't quite have that script ready.' That's sort of just how TV goes.

That sounds stressful enough, add to that the many people scrutinizing every little hiccup. Im frankly amazed they are holding it together so well and Jane only reinforces that impression.
Doh. I had both links open at the time I posted this. Grabbed the wrong one.


Yeah, good thing Simon took care of that. No one wanted to see you in fishnets, sir.
It's encouraging to hear that their internal situation (production) is running smoothly. That lets the network focus on the external challenge: building an audience. It'll come. I wish/hope Fox actually plays up the whole 'Friday the 13th' angle to turn the launch into an event. 'Join us on Friday the 13th for...'
Well now I know that episode 11 will be my favorite of the early episodes.
So, something that occurred to me: wasn't Tim Minear supposed to write a two-parter that led into the finale? I wonder if part two has become the finale, or if they've scrapped it completely.

I hope not the latter. I love two parters.

Also, Jane! I'm so in love :)

[ edited by Jobo on 2008-12-15 16:46 ]
I'd forgotten about that. I do hope he's still got an ep or two in there toward the end.
*tear* It's like the band is getting back together. Reading Jane talk about writing an episode finally made it sink in. Whedon, Minear, Espenson, Dushku, Acker, Fain & Craft, DeKnight (for the beginning run) and even Kelly A. Manners from AtS. I'm already feeling nostalgic love by association about a show that hasn't even aired.
Emmie, I tear up when I remember Jane E. walking between her former and current bosses, Joss and Ron Moore, leading us to the next studio on the "Pencils" thing. during the strike.
Emmie, there's also Stunt!Mike, who used to work on Angel (and did Doc Horrible etc), the theme song is from somebody who did a Buffy song, and the on set crew is partly a hodgepodge of former Buffy, Angel and Firefly people.
*holds up lighter* Go Dollhouse!
LoL Emmie. For the trailer they've embedded in the article, I don't like the song. I've see a different cut of the trailer when I watch Fox on Demand, and I like that one much better.

What's awesome about this time around is that everyone knows how they jive with each other. Good jive = home-runs of television.
Dreamlogic, I remember Danny Strong nearly taking my eye out with his strike banner. And getting shouted at by a cop for crossing against the lights.
FWIW, here is a casting call (one role) for Jane's solo episode, entitled Briar Rose, to be directed by Dwight Little.
Meanwhile, Tim currently is breaking episode 12.
When might/should we hear about Fox ordering more episodes? What is the window of time involved? Is it possible that only 13 will be done for this season but the show will still get a second season?
As his Facebook status can attest :).
phlebotinin, they could do with ordering some more very quickly. Without an least requesting a few more scripts they're not really going to need a full writing staff shortly.
gossi: Oy. Fingers crossed. I wonder what sort of timeline other shows follow. Take Fringe - I don't really follow it (should I?), but I believe that Fox didn't order more episodes until over a month or more of the first slew of episodes being aired. Perhaps when Fringe started to air, they weren't so far along in the writing process and thus weren't in immediate danger of not needing their writing staffs? The timing with Dollhouse seems a little odd. It almost feels like it's a mid-season replacement, like Buffy Season 1 was. I mean, where you pretty much have the entire "part-season" written and shot before it airs.
Here is what Fox tells me about what happens next.
Thank you, b!X. Btw, I like your blog (website?) title very much.

[ edited by phlebotinin on 2008-12-16 00:20 ]
Dreamlogic, I remember Danny Strong nearly taking my eye out with his strike banner. And getting shouted at by a cop for crossing against the lights.

See, Zed, if I can call you that, if you just focus on the violence and the bad cops, you'll never remember anything else about LA. There must have been something that made you misty, besides the bops on the nose and the smog. Aren't you sort of calling yourself a writer? Some depth would be nice.

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