In Their Own Writ: Joss Whedon on TV Writing


“Most of my writing is done on my feet, and then when it feels right I put it on the page. It doesn’t mean somebody won’t change it or I won’t decide to change it but at that time it’s the be-all and end-all . I don’t like putting something on the page that I go ‘I don’t know, let’s see if it works, let’s see where it goes’. I have to know exactly where it’s going, what I’m aiming for.”

Joss Whedon

Hey, FIREFLY Fanatics – Merchandisers are Calling Your Name

Just when you think you’ve seen everything you find out there’s more, MORE, MOREMORE!!!

In other words, we were slacking off at work the other day, just surfing around the Whedonverse, and here’s some of what we saw that we had no idea was out there:

Mal’s Masculinity, Um, We Mean Gun


Our Favorite Car Air Refresher Ever!
The Whedon Lover’s Mug

And don’t forget these 2 special value items:

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These and many more at your local Whedon Store now! (In other words, turns out that tons of websites have ’em. All these good stuffs are yours for the googling!

Know what we wish? We wish that everybody reading this would have this kind of “failed” series. We know that we’d love it, that’s for sure.

Get ready for the FIREFLY Board Game


by TVWriter™ News Service

And now for the latest new about the greatest show to not make it through a full season: FIREFLY. You’ll like reading this even if you aren’t a FIREFLY fan because it’s immaculately written. Professional all the way, like a good press release should be. Cuz that’s what it is, a good press release. Our hats are off to you, Toy Vault, and thanks for saving us all that thinking and creating time.

In other words:

The crew of Toy Vault, Inc. is thrilled to announce a licensing partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to create table-top games, plush, and novelty items for the fan-favorite television show, “Firefly.”  The first items will arrive in late Spring 2013.

Currently celebrating the tenth anniversary since its premiere on Fox, “Firefly” has maintained a strong position in the hearts of science-fiction fans all over the world.  Starring Nathan Fillion as Captain Malcolm Reynolds with a ragtag crew aboard the spaceship Serenity, “Firefly” is best known for its unique spin on classic sci-fi tropes, witty dialogue and memorable characters, courtesy of beloved creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers).

In the months to follow, Toy Vault plans to launch multiple table-top gamesdecorative pillows, a line of collectable mini-plushes of the entire Serenity crew, and more.

“Licensing ‘Firefly’ is a dream come true for all of us here at Toy Vault,” says Project Director, Zac Pensol. “We’re all great fans of the show and are committed to creating products that fans will think are absolutely… well… shiny!”

“The ‘Firefly’ fans are loyal to the franchise and this line from Toy Vault will certainly give them something to cheer about,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products.

Like the press release says: SHINY!

In Their Own Writ Dept – 1/7/13

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.

Joss Whedon

The One Film Every New TV Writer Must See

…And it wouldn’t hurt the film types either.

Some showrunner type you may have heard of – Damon Lindelof of LOST

If you want to know what it’s really like to toil in the diamond mines of episodic television, run, do not walk, to SHOWRUNNERS, a documentary that tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Directed by Des Doyle, the full-length film features the most powerful cast of superstar TV showrunners this side of, oh, Venus, including:

Kurt Sutter, David Shore, Steven S. DeKnight, Mike Royce, Terence Winter, Jane Espenson, Andrew Marlowe, Chris Downey, John Rogers, Bill Prady, Hart Hanson, Matthew Carnahan, Mike Kelley, Dee Johnson, Ronald D. Moore, Jonathan Nolan, Ali LeRoi, Shawn Ryan J.J. Abrams, and Joss Whedon.

If you can’t get a deep sense of what TV writing and production are all about from these doods, well, you ain’t never gonna get.

Oh, there is one itty, bitty hang-up. This baby isn’t finished yet. It needs our help. So get thee over to Kickstarter.Com and cough up a buck or two. You won’t regret it!