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In a Hollywood where 'Re-Boots' are becoming the status quot, there is still a little hope glimmering in the distance. If only they would realize it. For those of you that don't know, Joss Whedon is the man responsible for some of the most Amazingly character driven SCI-Fi/Fantasy TV Series' such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and Marvel's Agents of Shield". Lets not forget the Box Office Blockbusters that are the "Marvel: Avengers" movies.
If you have seen one, or a few, or even all of these shows/movies you know what I am talking about. Joss gets it. Yes people want explosions and action with cool special effects and CG imagery; but we also want characters we love, hate and laugh with. A good story teller, knows how to enthrall an audience; and Joss is a master of it.
This is the man who, with his amazing team of writers and producers; created one of the most original Sci-Fi TV series in history. Only for FOX to screw things up, air the episodes out of order and then pull the plug after less than one season. It gets better, "Firefly" had/has such an AMAZINGLY huge following that after tremendous fan support and hard work, "Serenity" came to the silver screen. To date, no other TV series in the History of cinema, has been cancelled and than had a Blockbuster Motion Picture made from it.
It feels that Hollywood, as of late, has become lazy and apathetic. Re-Booting old movies and TV shows, or changing up existing characters to "put a new spin" on things. The recently huge failure of the new "Fantastic 4" comes to mind. Joss is notorious for sharing my disdain on remixes and re-boots as you will see in his Nerd HQ Q/A from Comic-Con.
If Hollywood would utilize Joss more, and make an effort to find more writers/directors like him; Cinema and TV would be way more amazing! so Hollywood, use your assets and stop being lazy. #BringBackFirefly
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