Joss Whedon, the brilliant mind behind Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, totally gets the Twilight craze–unlike some other writers *cough* Stephen King *cough*:
TVWeek: Vampires are big in pop culture right now. Have you seen “Twilight’?
Mr. Whedon: I saw “Twilight.” And it’s—what can you say? It’s absolutely like crack. It strikes a tweener chord that’s just as loud as the apocalypse. You cannot deny the power of it. It just works. And I sort of like that.
TVWeek: What about HBO’s “True Blood”?
Mr. Whedon: I’ve seen less of it. “Twilight” makes its own rules, as we all do. It takes what it wants and discards the rest but ultimately, it is kind of classical. They’re puffy-shirt vampires in a sense.
Whedon’s new project, Dollhouse (pictured above), is premiering next Friday. I am a huge fan of Firefly, and I’m eager to see the sci-fi trickery of Dollhouse, in which “The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They’re then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds.”
Sounds fantastic. I know where I’ll be next Friday!