Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yippee

The Sarah Connor Chronicles is now is now officially coming back for a second season.

Between this, Joss Whedon's Dollhouse (now with 100% more Amy Acker), and the new Ron Moore show, next fall looks to be chock-full of SFnal goodness. And all of it on Fox. Go figure.

(Link via)

7 comments:

ianras said...

Olivia Williams, who has been cast on Dollhouse, is as good an actor as is working. I haven't seen her in anything that she didn't steal. Say 'Rushmore' or 'The Sixth Sense' or 'Peter Pan' and I think of her.

Abigail Nussbaum said...

Yes, Williams is a draw. So is Tahmoh Penikett, who has consistently made the most of the rather uninspiring storylines thrown at him by Battlestar Galactica's writers. There's a lot to be concerned about in Dollhouse (the Feminist SF blog has been doing a pretty good line in rants against the show already, and perhaps with good reason), but I'm still pretty eager to see it.

ianras said...

I have to say that the concept could become discomforting with little effort and Whedon has struck me, repeatedly, as a fuzzy thinker but, yeah, I'm excited too.

Niall said...

Pfft. Who cares about actors? What I want to know is, who's doing the score? (All of Whedon's shows have had great music. Except Buffy after Beck left.)

Raz Greenberg said...

Somehow, I just can't get excited about all this. "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" proved to be an ok way to kill time, but very little else. "Dollhouse" and "Virtuality" both sound like something with potential, but also like something that will get cancelled after four episodes at the most.

Abigail Nussbaum said...

That's certainly what I would have said a year ago, Raz, but then Sarah Connor, despite not being a ratings juggernaut, got renewed. Is it possible that the Fox curse has run its course?

Raz Greenberg said...

Another bad sign - Whedon has been asked to shoot a new pilot episode for the show:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37582

As the linked piece correctly points out, both "Buffy" and "Firefly" went through the second-pilot routine as well. But the Buffy case was different - there, the powers-that-be liked what they saw, so they let Whedon re-shoot the pilot with more money. The current case gives me bad vibes from Firefly - where the network wasn't happy with the pilot it had, so it made Whedon shoot something completely different.

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