Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku, and the Fox network: together again, like lambs at the lamb killing place.
Joss Whedon has signed up for a show on Fox to star Eliza Dushku, who we know as Faith on Buffy. They met for lunch. Whedon told the Watch With Kristin blog that he came up with a show as he was going to the bathroom. Fox said they'd do it. And now there's a writer's strike.
Excellent timing as always, Fox! Now you can cancel the show all sneaky-like and blame The Union. It's just like the 1920s, except everyone has cell phones!
The show is Dollhouse. It's about a secret facility where people pay to fulfill their fantasies, and real people get downloaded with personalities in the scenarios to reenact them, then they forget it. Whedon says that "occasionally" means sex. Ha ha! "Occasionally."
But then one of the reenactors remembers that she's Eliza Dushku, and hijinks ensue.
Whedon said in the Kristin interview that he knew the writers strike was impending, and he'd support it. So really, they have all this stuff ready to go, and they have to wait for the mediating and the picketing and the spirituals and the reality shows. But after that, a new show.
Unless when Fox reenacts other networks' fantasies, they suddenly remember that they are Fox, and cancels it.
RevSF's comics editor Alan Porter says Whedon must have watched some Gerry Anderson DVDs while he was in the potty, because his idea sounds a little like Joe 90. On that show, a kid was implanted with skills and such whereas to fight crime and such.
Alan says, "I bet the opening credits and theme tune won't be anywhere near as funky."
Now I imagine Eliza Dushku doing the Thunderbirds style puppet walk. And I like it.