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July 12 2009

Drew Z. Greenberg joins Jane Espenson's Caprica. So says Jane herself on Twitter just a couple of minutes ago.

I'm confused -- does this mean Greenberg is already off Warehouse 13 as the supervising producer (i.e. writer)? I wonder if they've already scripted the season of W13 or whether he'll be wearing two writing hats.
Nice. Greenberg isn't my favourite Buffyverse writer, but some of his episodes ("Entropy," "The Killer in Me") have really grown on me. And I've never had the disdain for "Smashed" or "Empty Places" that many of the fans have. Plus he worked on Dexter. (He's also the credited writer for "Big Damn Heroes," although I have my suspicions that that, and River's monologue--"You gave up everything to find me, and you found me broken"--are probably Joss or Tim.)
Cool. It never ceases to amaze me how much the old Whedon-alums are taking over the business left and right :). Didn't even know he was on W13, though. Maybe Espenson decided to help him leave a sinking ship? :p
Well, lets say the future of "Warehouse 13" isn't certain. We shall see.
Didn't even know he was on W13, though. Maybe Espenson decided to help him leave a sinking ship? :p
GVH | July 13, 02:45 CET


Whatever the reason, there was never a ship that deserved sinking, more than the shockingly bad W13. I wanted to love it. Then I was determined to get through the series premier, wanting to give it a chance and hoping (for the first hour at least) it would get better.
But it was just hopelessly bad. Plus the designated whimsical "mad scientist" type character, officially unseated Walter on Fringe, as the most irritating character on TV.

Greenberg may not be the very best of the Mutant Enemy alum (which is praising with faint damning), but he definitely deserves a better show than the appallingly awful W13.
There is nothing irritating about Walter Bishop. /offtopic
Agreed b!X. In fact, I'd say he's one of my main reasons for watching Fringe at all (apart from the fact that the show did become much better towards the end of S1).

Having said that: yes, Greenberg deserves better than W13 (which, for the record, I decided not to watch after the bad reviews heaped on and after people I know and trust told me it was, well, crap :))
What's with the Warehouse 13 hate? I enjoyed it, as did everyone else I talked to that watched it (a small number). The pilot was a bit overlong, but I admit that I liked it more than the Dollhouse pilot. Also enjoyed it more than the underwhelming Caprica pilot, though in the long run I'll probably like Caprica more.

I know Jane's name was on the credits for W13's pilot. Wonder if any of her script made it to the episode.
I know Jane's name was on the credits for W13's pilot. Wonder if any of her script made it to the episode.

Jane's said repeatedly on twitter that she's not involved with the show anymore and also:

some characters and settings and situations I created were used, which got me shared writing credit


I wouldn't hope for more Jane on W13.
I'm with you, theclynn. I liked W13. Enough to watch the next episode, anyway; it could all go downhill from there.
There is nothing irritating about Walter Bishop. /offtopic
The One True b!X | July 13, 08:49 CET


Suppose I should have added an IMO, but otherwise, I stand by my comment. About both Walter and W13.

I will watch Fringe again when it returns, it ended about 100% better than it started. But if they go back to the silly, contrived (IMO) bits where Walter interrupts himself mid-sentence, in the middle of a crises, with something like "I'd really love a banana smoothie topped with green M&M's right now", I will continue to cringe.
Hah. "Cringe". I wonder, is that what non-fans call it?
Hah. "Cringe". I wonder, is that what non-fans call it?
The One True b!X | July 14, 16:55 CET


I did think of that b!X, after I posted the comment. But I actually have become a fan. I think Fringe started out really weak, improved as it went along, then ended on a really strong note, with a whole new direction to look forward to exploring in S2.

I may even find Walter less irritating, as he's moving into a much darker, more complex place (both literally and figuratively).
Time will tell. ;)

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