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February 22 2011

What it's like to be a young writer working with Joss Whedon. Dollhouse's Andrew Chambliss reveals all.

I love him, he wrote my favourite episode of Dollhouse and possibly my favourite Whedon scene ever
I'm obsessed with Fallout. Somebody give him that 'verse, please.
1. I loved learning about how "A Spy in the House of Love" was written.

2. "Just imagine Commander Riker and Worf standing in the middle of the Dollhouse it was like some sort of weird, fanfic mashup."

That there sounds like a challenge to me. ;)

3. "I wish someone had told me to write the thing that excited me the most the thing that I thought nobody else could write but me."

This. *sigh* So hard to have faith in one's self.
Fantastic interview. Loved getting to hear from Andrew Chambliss, and he has done some remarkable work on Dollhouse. I'd also love to see a Fallout series with him as a writer.
Man, this guy is living my life dream. Great interview, really informative and helpful especially for someone like me.
Wow, I'm insanely jealous and riddled with inspiration all at once. This was definitely one of the best and most informative interviews on this topic that I've read in a long time. Well done to him for all his achievements.
I totally want to be this guy. This was a great interview that I took a lot away from personally. I am with everyone else on this, he is living my dream life, I am insanely jealous and riddled with inspiration and would love to see what he would do with Fallout.
As someone in school for television writing & working on my first spec, this is a really timely & inspiring read for me. Huge fan of Chambliss, hope to work with him one day
What a great interview! I love writers explaining how the process works, especially when they do it so articulately, and the part about A Spy in the House of Love (one of my favorite (DH eps), was priceless.

I've added Chambliss to the list of names I'll look for on TV show credits.
Wow. That was a fantastic interview! I especially loved the bits where he described working on Joss and co. on Dollhouse. Made me feel totally jealous.
Jonathon Frakes directed an episode of "Dollhouse"! Which one?

"Spy in the House of Love" was absolutely one of the best episodes in the series. But I'm sorry we didn't get to see the one where Topher "brain-naps" his former professor. One of the things that "Dollhouse" never covered was the question of how they got all those neural scans that they used in creating the actives' personalities. I would have liked to have seen that addressed.
barboo, Jonathon Frakes directed Belonging.
I'm an English major right now. I've had a few short stories published and currently blog professionally. Writing is what I do and it's what I want to do forever.

Like he said, I've never really considered being a television writer. His passion and enthusiasm for television writing is really making me rethink my career path.

How amazing would it be to actually write some on some of my favorite shows?
Thanks Giles_314.
barboo, Jonathon Frakes directed Belonging.

Which is my favorite episode of Dollhouse, hands down.

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