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All the projects from
great to very small
 Fray
 Tales of the Slayers
 Tales of the Vampires
 Buffy: The Origin
 Angel: Long Night’s Journey
Serenity: Those Left Behind
Serenity: Better Days
Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale
FCBD “It’s Never Easy” by Zack Whedon
Sere...
 “Teamwork.” Giant-Size X-
Men #3. 2005
 “Some Steves.” Stan Lee
Meets the Amazing Spider-
Man. 2006
 Superman/Batman #...
In 1989, Whedon wrote four Season Two
Roseanne episodes as a staff writer: “The
Little Sister,” “House of Grown-Ups,” “Bra...
Whedon wrote three episodes, “The Plague” (1.3), “Small
Surprises” (1.8), and “Fun for Kids” (1.12) for the short-lived
Pa...
 Suspension (like Speed, script online)
 Afterlife (like Dollhouse, script online)
 In Your Eyes (finally made in 2014)...
 Twister 1994
 Speed 1994
 The Getaway 1994
 Waterworld 1995
 Toy Story 1995
 X-Men 2000
 Titan A.E. 2000
Dusty say...
 Howard Payne says in Speed: “A bomb is made to
explode. That’s its meaning. Its purpose. Your
life is empty because you ...
 Serenity. 2005.
 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. 2008.
 Commentary! The Musical. 2008
 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's ...
 Astonishing X-Men Motion Comics
 Buffy Season Eight Motion Comics
 “Whedon on Romney.” 28 Oct. 2012. YouTube.
 “Evil ...
 Buffy the Animated Series
 Ripper
 Wonder Woman Script
 Spike Movie
 Dr. Horrible 2
 The Serving Girl
 Goners, ann...
 The Guild
 Husbands
 Con Man
 Soooo many fan films
 Castle
 Caprica
 Supernatural
 Lost
 Once Upon a Time
 Whedon, Joss. Firefly: The Official
Companion: Volume One. 2006.
 —.Firefly: The Official Companion:
Volume Two. 2007.
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Joss Whedon's Apocrypha
Joss Whedon's Apocrypha
Joss Whedon's Apocrypha
Joss Whedon's Apocrypha
Joss Whedon's Apocrypha
Joss Whedon's Apocrypha
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Sugarshock, X-Men, Runaways, Superman/Batman, Parenthood, Roseanne, The Office, YouTube shorts, and all the tiny projects with which Joss Whedon has been involved.

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Joss Whedon's Apocrypha

  1. 1. All the projects from great to very small
  2. 2.  Fray  Tales of the Slayers  Tales of the Vampires  Buffy: The Origin  Angel: Long Night’s Journey
  3. 3. Serenity: Those Left Behind Serenity: Better Days Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale FCBD “It’s Never Easy” by Zack Whedon Serenity: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon FCBD “The Warrior and the Wind” by Chris Roberson & Stephen Byrne Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon Dollhouse: Epitaphs by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Avengers tie-ins by Marvel
  4. 4.  “Teamwork.” Giant-Size X- Men #3. 2005  “Some Steves.” Stan Lee Meets the Amazing Spider- Man. 2006  Superman/Batman #26, Sam Loeb memorial issue. 2006  “Sugarshock.” Dark Horse MySpace Presents #1. 2008.
  5. 5. In 1989, Whedon wrote four Season Two Roseanne episodes as a staff writer: “The Little Sister,” “House of Grown-Ups,” “Brain- Dead Poets Society,” and “Chicken Hearts.” These feature Roseanne’s wrestling match with her sister, Darlene’s poignant poem on adolescence, and many other character- building moments on this feminist show. Many fans notice similarities between the fights of “The Little Sister” and Xander’s goofy fight with Harmony or the soulless fast food jobs Roseanne and Buffy must take to pay the mortgage.
  6. 6. Whedon wrote three episodes, “The Plague” (1.3), “Small Surprises” (1.8), and “Fun for Kids” (1.12) for the short-lived Parenthood of 1990-1991, a single twelve episode NBC show following the movie. The recent show follows the same movie, but has a different cast and storyline. Whedon’s first episode explodes with pop culture references as everyone gets chicken pox: Gil puts on the puppet show “Mr. Socks Gets the Spots,” and his wife Karen describes their daughter as “She’s up, she’s ready to destroy Tokyo.” Tod eats chicken and watches a grotesque zombie movie in juxtaposition to the kids’ illness or Gil quips “Don’t spoil the ending!” when his mother predicts horrible suffering. “Small Surprises” features an invading raccoon while fourteen-year-old Gary is shutting out his mom. The final episode sees Tod’s mother the stripper visiting and trying to be part of his life while the children’s grandfather insists he can babysit without being micromanaged.
  7. 7.  Suspension (like Speed, script online)  Afterlife (like Dollhouse, script online)  In Your Eyes (finally made in 2014)  Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)  Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  8. 8.  Twister 1994  Speed 1994  The Getaway 1994  Waterworld 1995  Toy Story 1995  X-Men 2000  Titan A.E. 2000 Dusty says someone will rue the day with “Immanent rueage.” BILL: Goin’ green. DUSTY: Greenage. (Twister) Cale says: “Every day I wake up and it’s still the present. The same grimy, boring present. I don’t think this ‘future’ thing of yours exists” (Titan A.E.).
  9. 9.  Howard Payne says in Speed: “A bomb is made to explode. That’s its meaning. Its purpose. Your life is empty because you spend it trying to stop the bomb from becoming.” Compare with Dollhouse: “The dollhouse deals in fantasy. That is their business, but that is not their purpose” (“Man on the Street,” D1.6).  The “Welcome to Wakita” sign in Twister is flapping on the ground, as Spike always leaves the Sunnydale sign.  Enola decorates the Mariner’s boat with crayons in Waterworld, a bit of a parallel to River helpfully fixing the Shepherd’s Bible. Both men resent the interference.  Toy Story blends sci-fi and western tropes with Buzz and Woody, long before Firefly. Whedon tried adding a Kung-Fu Barbie but was turned down.
  10. 10.  Serenity. 2005.  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. 2008.  Commentary! The Musical. 2008  Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. 2011.  The Cabin in the Woods. 2011.  Marvel’s The Avengers. 2012.  Much Ado About Nothing. 2012.  In Your Eyes. 2014.  Avengers: Age of Ultron. 2015.
  11. 11.  Astonishing X-Men Motion Comics  Buffy Season Eight Motion Comics  “Whedon on Romney.” 28 Oct. 2012. YouTube.  “Evil Robot,” “Zombie,” “When I Speak” Equality Now, 19 Apr 2012: YouTube.  There’s also an original Buffy pilot on YouTube, half an hour, with no Angel and a different Willow.  Neil Patrick Harris guest stars in the Glee episode “Dream On,” which Whedon directed.  Whedon directed NBC’s The Office: “Business School,” features an escaped bat and a bitten character hinting that he’s become a vampire as he turns up his long coat. There’s also a coat over the head to avoid sunlight, reminiscent of many Spike moments.  In The Office’s “Branch Wars,” which he also directed, the “Finer Things” club reads Angela’s Ashes and tries Irish accents (possible nods to Angel) and there’s an obsession with “going for the eyes” (a possible nod to all the eye injuries in Buffy).
  12. 12.  Buffy the Animated Series  Ripper  Wonder Woman Script  Spike Movie  Dr. Horrible 2  The Serving Girl  Goners, announced in 2005, was a fantasy thriller intended to be dark yet inspirational, which Whedon described as “like Buffy, but scary.”  Rumors about Wastelanders have been circulating since 2010. It was envisioned as a five-part series of “internet television,” in the mode of Doctor Horrible (though without the singing). However, the program was postponed because of Avengers, then Avengers 2. It may yet be made. Cowriter Warren Ellis writes: Wastelanders is where Joss’ sense that too few people followed the example of Doctor Horrible meets my obsession with the Quatermass serials, which were half-hour episodes. Short-form genre serials of the kind that TV just doesn’t make anymore. What we eventually came up with was very much a fusion of British and American styles, and very much a fusion of my style and Joss’ style. And full-on science fiction…Wastelanders is a funny horrible story about the end of the world. I look forward to finishing it.
  13. 13.  The Guild  Husbands  Con Man  Soooo many fan films  Castle  Caprica  Supernatural  Lost  Once Upon a Time
  14. 14.  Whedon, Joss. Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume One. 2006.  —.Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two. 2007.  —.Serenity: The Official Visual Companion. 2005.  Whedon, Joss and Drew Goddard. The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion. 2012.

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