Whedon’s Post-Mortem on Angel:
“The point of the show is that you’re never done; no matter who goes down, the fight goes on.”
Good stuff last night. I was pleased. Sad, but pleased.
But I don’t have the feeling I had with Buffy, which is, ‘We are done. Thank you, goodnight.’ It’s more, ‘Okay, the lights are off, I’d better leave.'”
And here’s a telling bit — perhaps a little anti-network wishful thinking on Joss’ part:
…he’d already conceived a terrific premise for Angel’s sixth year. “When you buck the system, and do your best to make it collapse,” he teases, “what if it does? The next season would have been some serious chaos.”
Personally, I think Angel really rebounded this year in part because Joss really had some things to say about fighting against being just another cog in the machine — in the same way Buffy was about growing up, Angel might have had some very interesting things to say about being an adult.
Damn shame. I’m not jazzed about TV movies or big screen stuff as much, simply because for something like that, you’d be focusing on the myth, not the metaphor, and sometimes the metaphor was the best part.
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I’m not jazzed about TV movies or big screen stuff as much, simply because for something like that, you’d be focusing on the myth, not the metaphor, and sometimes the metaphor was the best part.
I feel that way a bit about Serenity. As much as I’m sure I’ll enjoy it, it will inevitably be more about the Big Stuff, and in many ways it’s the richness and enjoyability of the Little Stuff that appealed to me about Firefly (and most other Joss stuff).
Yeah. That’s certainly there.
For me, though, I’m willing (hell, eager) to have a “big” story, because ultimately I want it to result in more small stories in some venue.
Or a movie trilogy (which the producers are already talking about. *glee*
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