Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dollhouse, or How Joss will Grace TV with his presence soon!

Courtesy of Ms Kristin over at E! Online, Mr Joss Whedon has made public news the development of an original show for FOX called Dollhouse featuring none other than Ms Eliza Dushku, of Buffy, Angel, Tru Calling and Bring it On fame.

As described in Krsitin's article:

Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their assignments—or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo's burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse.

And from an excerpt of the hilarious Kristin-Joss interview:

In your own words, how would you describe Dollhouse?
The idea is those with the money or connections can access this secret highly illegal facility where they can basically fulfill their greatest fantasies. Most people assume that means sex—and on an occasion it does, because that is a lot of people's fantasies—but it's basically scenarios. They can basically reenact scenarios of romance, adventure or anything perfectly, because they become the person that you want them to be—they become that person. They don't act like that person, they are not a robot pretending, they become that person, and then they forget all about it. The problem is the character of Echo, Eliza Dushku's character, stops forgetting. She doesn't completely remember, but she does realize she is a person, and that she might have been a person before she did this, and she doesn't know what that is.

Needless to say, I CAN'T WAIT! Which I might have to do given the current WGA situation...
In the mean time, Buffy Season 8 Tradepaperback, collecting Joss's first 5 issues hit stands yesterday so anyone looking for some Joss wit should check those out, and if you haven't, do visit DHP and check out Sugarshock - his newest comic book creation.

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