Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Happy Birthday Joss Whedon
they're really into Jesus.
Luckily that did not happen with the REAL God on Earth - Joss Whedon.
From an 09-Oct-2002 Onion AV Club article titled Is There A God? (click here for link)
The Onion: Is there a God?
Joss Whedon: No.
O: That's it, end of story, no?
JW: Absolutely not. That's a very important and necessary thing to learn.
Joss Whedon is a prolific writer/director/producer and has done:
Toy Story (writer)
Alien Resurrection (writer)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (creator - movie and series)
and of course
wrote 24 issues of the Astonishing X-Men
The above is a very short summary of Joss Whedon's professional accomplishments (click here for a complete list)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (series) is what got me interested in Whedon's work. If you haven't seen Buffy I can't recommend it enough. In a time when the vampire genre has become mediocre (yes I'm looking at you Twilight and Vampire Diaries) Buffy was an intelligent, funny, and pro-feminist show.
What? You thought I wouldn't include Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog (the online musical written/directed by Whedon)? Here is Act 1