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April 10 2009

Dollhouse/Spike crossover cancelled. A well-timed spoof.

This is kind of stupid... :(
Lame.

Do they really expect anyone to believe that? Or was that the joke?
Um. What?

I think maybe their ploy was to have "Dollhouse" and "cancelled" in the title to watch us all have a collective stroke.
It was a joke; if nothing else tipped you off, it becomes somewhat self-aware by the prognosticating final sentence. I actually enjoyed it - partly because I think a frightening number of whedonites would be okay with, or even supportive of, a crossover like this.
If James Marsters is in ANY show it has me watching.
Well, he and Eliza certainly had chemistry in that scene in Buffy's basement!
Didn't Joss joke once about planning a cameo appearance on Firefly for Spike?
Jester did he? Would it be spike or james? if it was spike that would be great because you'd know he;s got another couple hundred years in him or so, either that or he got resurrected... again.... which is always hard.... I'm looking at you Buffy, though I guess it was just kinda once.
Here's the Firefly season 6 quote, it was from an interview conducted with Joss just before Serenity came out in the States in 2005.

Could Serenity take place in the same universe as Buffy but the monsters were taken care of long ago?

I think you could make an argument for it, but I wouldn’t. The only thing we ever thought of doing is having a drunken and very miserable Spike at a bar just sitting there going, ‘Nothing changes. Trust me, nothing changes.’ That would’ve been in our decadent era. That would have been like season six. But no, I have to think about them as totally separate because they have different sensibilities and they have different sets of rules. It’s very important that Serenity be grounded. I had to go into outer space to come back down to earth but Buffy was a fantasy, a metaphor for rites of passage of our lives and Serenity is something else.

Hard to believe they expected anyone to take that seriously with that obvious Photoshopping of James' head. Anyone recognize where the original picture is from?
Anyone recognize where the original picture is from?

It's a picture of Eliza and David Boreanez - I think it might have originally been in EW.
I'm thinking back to that proposed Spike/Faith spinoff they were planning.

Or so I heard.
Hey folks, thanks for linking to my blog. I actually didn't photoshop that photo. I found it and thought it must be a publicity photo from some old Buffy episode that I couldn't remember. I tried to find it again so I could tell you where it was from, but its origins have escaped me. Normally, I only use original images if I give credit to the creator, but in this case, I didn't think that would apply. Whoops.

Have you noticed that everyone in the Dollhouse, including the staff, have first names with unique first letters? There's a Boyd, but no doll who has a name starting with B. There's Topher and Tango, though presumably Topher is short for Christopher, and there's no other "C" character.

Probably on purpose, even if it ultimately doesn't mean anything.
Are you going with that "everyone is a doll" theory?
Thanks for that quote, Simon. Hadn't seen it before.

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