Joss Whedon

TV writer-director. Creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer , Angel The Series (with David Greenwalt) and Fire Fly (with Tim Minear).

Joss Whedon is regarded by some as one of the most talented of the current generation, if not ever; these people think that Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel The Series are brilliant. Others, however, think that these series are really not much cop, and thus do not consider Joss Whedon to be particularly talented.

It should be noted that the former group claims that amongst enlightened SF fans, the second camp is merely a vocal minority. This claim is somewhat strengthened by the fact that the Buffy episode 'Once More, With Feeling' came second for this year's 'Best Dramatic Presentation' Hugo, losing out only to The Fellowship Of The Ring .

It should also be noted that this page, and several others, are the medium of an argument between Tom Anderson and Niall Harrison about the fundamental nature of SF, and as such may contain loaded and pointed words.

Other writing credits include a stint as Script Doctor on Toy Story, and the original draft for Alien Resurrection. Joss Whedon was later heard to complain bitterly that the finished film bore no resemblance to his script; it is speculated that Fire Fly may, in part, attempt to redress the balance, featuring as it does a comparable crew of renegades.

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