Joss Whedon talks Dollhouse

San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

Q: Are we going to see any more Dollhouse comics coming?

A: Yes we are – they’ve got some on deck already and we’ll see by their reception if we can keep going on that. It’s a question of time and man power.

I have very strong feelings about that ‘verse. It’s been hard for me because there’s been so many things about the show that felt compromised and I sort of went ‘Well, I guess we didn’t hit the mark’ because there were things I wanted to talk about that FOX wasn’t comfortable with, so then it’s taken me a while to realise first of all that it has fans, and that I’m one of them.

That show – It meant a great deal to me and I don’t know I articulated it as successfully as I did in other shows, but when we did it was as powerful as anything we’ve done. The scene between Amy Acker and Fran Kranz in the first episode of season two is.. it makes me about as happy as I ever need to be.

  1. Grey says:

    Hm, any idea what scene he’s talking about? It’s been a while since I last watched the show.

  2. George says:

    It’s exactly at the halfway point in “Vows,” episode one of season two. Whiskey wakes up Topher in his quarters. She knows who she “is,” that she’s been stitched together from pieces of Dr. Saunders and whoever else. She confronts him over what he did in creating her, in total gut-wrenching anguish, anger, lostness, at what it’s like to have nothing worth being called an identity, to know that absolutely everything she thinks and feels is artificial, inauthentic, meaningless, because someone else has programmed it into her. And then, after trying to defend himself and explain, Topher finally asks her why she hadn’t tried to discover who she used to be, that maybe Adele would let her have her original personality back, she says, “Because I don’t want to die. I’m not even real. I’m in someone else’s body, and I’m afraid to give it up…”

    In any choice of the three or four most powerful, superbly acted scenes in the whole series, this one has to be there. It’s precisely the point of the series, what it was supposed to be, all along.

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