Summer Glau is set to join her "Firefly"/"Serenity" colleague Joss Whedon on the FOX drama "Dollhouse."

Sources at FOX have confirmed for HitFix the news -- first broken via Dollverse -- that Glau will appear in a multi-episode "Dollhouse" arc later this season.

We hear that Glau will play a character named Bennett who shares a past with Eliza Dushku's Echo and has a connection to another Dollhouse character.

Excited yet? How about this for a juicy kernel? We're told that Bennett works for a Dollhouse. Did you notice the key detail there? That would be *a* Dollhouse, not necessarily *the* Dollhouse that we've come to know and love. Then again, it totally could be *the* Dollhouse, but that wouldn't be as fun, now would it?

It's been a poorly kept secret that Whedon wanted to get Glau for a "Dollhouse" role and that he didn't want her to simply play a doll.

Exact specifics on when Glau will first appear (Dollverse says Episode 5) and for how long have yet to be formalized. She joins a growing list of Whedon veterans to drop by "Dollhouse," a group that includes Season One recurring player Amy Acker, season-closing guest star Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day, who appeared in Mysterious 13th Episode "Epitaph One."

Glau was most recently seen on FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," which spent the spring paired with "Dollhouse" on FOX's Sci Fi (not SyFy) Friday. After two seasons of decreasing ratings (but much fan adoration), "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" was cancelled in May.

Other credits for Glau include "The 4400," "The Unit" and a cameo as "Summer Glau" on "The Big Bang Theory."

"Dollhouse" will have its second season premiere on FOX on Friday, Sept. 25.

Source: Hit Fix

Ooookay. I kinda took some time off, considering there wasn't much news coming in about the show, and because I've been busy entering a script into a competition (made it into the semi-finals and I find out next week if it's in the finals). So, now the season two premiere date is looming, there's more stuff coming in and I'm getting pretty pumped about it. So, instead of recapping all the news that's happened since I've been AWOL (cos, no doubt, you already know it all), I'll just post some stills from the first episode of the second season, "Vows."

Whedon And Dushku Interview

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This is so late but here it is anyway:

Source: EW

Comic Con Panel Announced

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DOLLHOUSE will have a presence at this year’s COMIC-CON in San Diego as series creator/writer/director and executive producer Joss Whedon and star/producer Eliza Dushku will appear at a special 2-hour DOLLHOUSE session on Friday, July 24 (exact time TBC) where audience members will have the first opportunity to watch an exclusive screening of “Epitaph One” (which will be included on the Dollhouse Season One DVD released) and then open the floor for a Q & A about their thoughts on the series’ freshman year and what they have planned for the upcoming season two.

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Joss On Season Two

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Here's Mr. Whedon talking about season two of Dollhouse, and that darn Buffy re-boot (too soon!). There's not much here in the way of spoilers, but if you don't want to know a thing, then why the heck are you reading this blog?!

Joss Whedon is two weeks into breaking stories for Dollhouse's second season, and we're happy to report that he sounds like a happy man even without that season 1 budget. Whedon wrapped his top-secret horror film The Cabin in the Woods on May 29 and hit the Dollhouse writers' room on June 1. "I just wanted to die of tiredness," he tells exclusively. "About two hours after starting to talk to the writers about story, I was back with such a vengeance, and so energized and so pumped because we really understand the show now. We understand what works, and what didn't work so well or what we weren't so thrilled about. We don't have the onus of trying to be a big hit sitting on our shoulders. We can just be ourselves. And so the stories we're breaking are pure, and exciting, and everybody's on-board in the room, and it's never flowed better."

What does that mean for Season 2? "I'm really proud of the second half of season 1, and we're just expanding on that in a huge way: Finding out the different things that Eliza [Dushku] can be, at the same time as extending our mythology," Whedon says. "Really, just every meeting is like, 'What's the most fun we can have with this actor?' about the whole cast. All I can say -- 'cause I'm gonna be Mr. Un-Spoiler -- is that we're having a crazy amount of fun, and usually, that tends to translate onto the screen."

Speaking slightly spoilery, Whedon tells us that season 2 won't pick up right with "We've got to find Alpha!" but a little bit later. Alan Tudyk has a role on ABC's midseason series V, but Whedon hopes he'll be able to use the character sparingly: "Alpha will always be a part of the equation." Whedon's also hoping to work out a similar loan with the producers of ABC's Happy Town, who nabbed Amy Acker, aka Dr. Saunders/Whiskey. For more insider scoops, keep reading after the jump.

More scoop: Whedon says that Echo's last word in the finale, "Caroline," was the beginning of her season 2 quest. "Echo wants to find not just Caroline, but what's going on behind everything. She doesn't have all of the skills. [Laughs] But she does have this weird super power of becoming a different person all the time, so she might start using that more specifically to find out who Caroline was and what happened to her and why this place exists." So she still has all those past imprints in her? "Well, they're supposed to have wiped them out of there. But we'll see how well that went..."

Other burning questions: Summer Glau hasn't signed on for any episodes of Dollhouse yet. "We're still breaking the episodes," Whedon says, "but we didn't honestly go into the season going, 'Now how can we figure out how to service Summer?' when we already have a huge ensemble. I adore Summer and she's phenomenal, but I have to service the cast I have first. If something comes up that's good enough, my God, I'd hound her. But the rumors of her becoming a big part of the show are greatly exaggerated."

And, sorry, but don't hold your breath that Whedon might become involved in the big-screen Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot. "I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke," Whedon says. "I think that's something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck." (They'll need it: In a PopWatch poll, only three percent of readers planned on seeing the film if Whedon wasn't attached.)

Source: EW

Honestly, I'm glad to hear he's concentrating more on the characters they do have, instead of working out ways to bring in others. As much as I love Glau, and would love to see her play a different role other than the damaged/weird gal, I'd much rather see the characters we already have expanded on. Hopefully they can also work out a deal to get Tudyk and Acker back on the show, even sparingly. There can never be enough of those two on TV.

If the cast of Dollhouse is going to stay intact, does that mean Miracle Laurie will be back, too? Mellie/November is my favorite character. — Katy
MATT: You and I are likethis when it comes to Mellie. Alas, we should both prepare for heartbreak. Though the Dollhouse scribes don't return to their Smith Coronas until next week, an insider tells me that since Paul negotiated Mellie's freedom from the Dollhouse in the Season 1 finale, "It would seem that Miracle's storyline has come to a close."

Source: TV Guide

Personally, I have a feeling Miracle will be back. Not only did a Facebook post from her insinuate that, but it would also be an interesting route to take: how does a former Doll adjust to life once their contract is up? Where does she live now? Why did she even go into the Dollhouse when they apparently didn't wipe the memory of her daughter, so her pain and grief is still there? And most importantly... is he contract really up?

Fox hasn't ironed out all the details on the Dollhouse Comic Con exclusive, but we have some of the details for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray sets. There will be a total of 5,000 sets available, with half being DVD, and half being Blu-ray. Each set will be numbered, with numbers 1-2,500 being the Blu-ray sets, and 2,501-5,000 being the DVD sets. The sets will include a Comic Con exclusive faceplate, and a lenticular letter from Joss. A lenticular letter? Sounds very interesting.

So, how do you get one of these special limited-edition sets? Your best bet will be to pre-order the set from when it goes on sale July 6 at 10am Pacific, and will be sold until July 20. There will also be a limited number held back for sale at Comic Con, but we wouldn't recommend waiting if you want a set. You'll be emailed your pre-order code which is needed for pickup somewhere at Comic Con (the "where" at Comic Con hasn't been worked out yet), so if you're not attending Comic Con, but have a friend who is then your friend could pick up your set for you. Not going to Comic Con, or know someone who could pick up the set for you? You won't be able to get the Comic Con exclusive set, but you can still pre-order the DVD, or the Blu-ray set.

Source: TVShowOnDVD

Alan Tudyk Talks Dollhouse

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Blast recently got the chance to speak with the always charming Alan Tudyk, also known as the beloved Wash from the critically-acclaimed series “Firefly” and as (spoiler!) Alpha from Joss Whedon’s latest series “Dollhouse.”

Tudyk also has a new series due out this fall from ABC called “V.”

Our conversation touched on such various subjects as a possible future for “Firefly” (”I’ve been telling Joss to do a whole TV series on Wash”), his thoughts on a Twitter war with former co-star Nathan Fillion (”I do not want to play that game with Nathan Fillion”), and his love for the new Star Trek film, capped off with a bit of exciting news for “Dollhouse’s” next season.

BLAST: Tell me what it was like working with Joss again on “Dollhouse.”
ALAN TUDYK: It was really great, you know, I didn’t work with him in a directing capacity. He was around doing the extras for the DVD so I definitely ran into him. It was really great.

BLAST: What is it about Joss Whedon that makes these group of actors follow him around?
AT: Um, he has dirt on all of us. Really embarrassing stuff. It’s blackmail, really, I mean I’ll call it what is. That, I guess, and you know in his shows — the two I’ve been on — there’s a way that you can have really high-stakes, dramatic situations taking place right next to very funny, and wry, sarcastic commentary. Which is hard to pull off and nobody does it better than him. So you get the opportunity to do something that’s rare.

BLAST: I caught that sneak mention of “Firefly.” You know there are always rumors of “Serenity 2″ flying around, and Joss does have a history of bringing back characters from the beyond. Would you do another one?
AT: Oh yeah, I’ve been telling Joss to do a whole TV series on Wash. Forget about it, that’s what I want!

BLAST: I don’t think you know what you just did. I think the fans will explode.
AT: Well, I’ve said that to fans before and they go, (unenthusiastically) “Yeah! But actually the great thing about “Firefly” was everyone working together…”, and I say, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ll start with one and go from there!” But yeah, of course I would do it.

BLAST: About Alpha…
AT: Great.

BLAST: What personality of Alpha’s — I think, what, 38 of them? — which was most fun to play?
AT: Well… I think it’s forty — well, I’ve been saying 42 but I think it’s 48. It’s tough to know. (laughs) The only one, you know… It’s interesting doing episodic television, because you can’t peer around the corner. When I was doing the episode of “Briar Rose,” I didn’t know where Alpha was going in “Omega.” I knew that I was taking her… but I didn’t even know what I was taking her to do. (laughs) I didn’t know why I was taking her until the day after we ran “Briar Rose” and I read the script for “Omega.”

BLAST: You kind of had to play it by ear then.
AT: There are a couple of things that happened with the performance. It was like, wow, this guy talks a great deal. He always speaks quickly and he doesn’t ever want to stop talking! There are a lot of lines to learn. But also, I knew that he had 48 people in him, but I didn’t realize that it was just a riot of people, of difficult, zany folks. If I had to do it over again I would have brought more personalities out in the first one. (hesitates) Eh, I don’t want to say I have regrets, but I — I don’t know who all the personalities are. And there’s Kepler, you know whoever that is, whatever personality he’s using there. But that was kind of, you know, Alpha was doing a little acting, also.

BLAST: The acting part was one of the things fans have kind of been wondering about. To what extent was Alpha in fact Kepler, or was he acting the whole time?
AT: I think with Alpha, if I, personally, was able to know intimately 48 perspectives, and backgrounds, and upbringings — perspectives, I got it right the first time — 48 different perspectives, If I had the benefit of that, myself, I would be an amazing actor. That’s what acting is, you’re putting yourself in somebody else’s shoes and really trying to get as close to them as possible. So Alpha has the capacity to be the greatest actor. I feel like his Kepler was an amalgam of who he is, he can borrow a great deal from himself. And you know, we get to see Eliza Dushku’s character put on all these different roles. So you have to think about all these different pieces of her that she could borrow from. And there are a lot of differences between them.

BLAST: You mentioned one thing I was going to ask you about. If you could have one skill or ability downloaded into your head, what would it be?
AT: Uh… Inner peace.

BLAST: Is that a skill?
AT: It’s not a skill… but you know, you get these perspectives so you could download anything, like enlightment. Some kind of thought process, not so much a religion. Like the Dalai Lama! I could download a piece of the Dalai Lama and just chill. (laughs)

BLAST: Are there other characters in the “Jossverse” besides Wash and Alpha that you would like to play?
AT: Buffy. I would love to play Buffy. I’ve always felt that Sarah Michelle Gellar did a great job, but there was stuff she missed. (laughs)

BLAST: Hey, you know they are supposedly doing a Buffy movie without any of the actual Buffy characters. So will you throw your hat in the ring?
AT: (laughs) If I can find time outside of my new TV show “Wash,” sure.

BLAST: Well you do have a new TV show, “V.” Can you tell me about it?
AT: Sure. It’s kind of an “Independence Day” scenario. You know it’s based on the original miniseries that came out in the 80s. And, it’s aliens, and it’s about this alien race…

BLAST: Are you an alien?
AT: I am not at liberty to say.

BLAST: Oooh. Really?
AT: Yeah, I can’t say one way or the other. It’s just about an alien race coming in, and the reaction to having another race of people with alien technology and all that would mean if we actually had spaceships parked over our cities and what that would mean.

BLAST: Is it the sci-fi of it that drew you to it?
AT: No, it was the script. There was one part in the script, right in the beginning when the Vs first show up and this F-16 falls out of the sky over the streets of New York City and explodes, and it’s like, oh man, what’s going on? This is great!

BLAST: I asked some Twitter people if they had any questions for you and one question was: why did you leave Juilliard before graduating?
AT: (laughs) Wow, how to do I answer that?

BLAST: From aliens to Juilliard, right?
AT: Yeah, right. Well, (laughs) I was following in a long line of actors who left Juilliard in their third year. Val Kilmer, Robin Williams… Juilliard’s fourth year at that time and I think it’s still the case, was where you study for three years. You do plays, but it’s in conjunction with classes. And then your fourth year becomes solely a performance year. There’s a couple of classes that are like, “How to Audition!” and “How to Get an Agent!” And I had worked really hard to get an agent before I left Juilliard, I had an agent before my third year. So I didn’t feel those classes were necessary and I didn’t need a year full of, you know, “18th century Spanish plays that have never before been translated until now!” That’s awful. That sounds awful! I like the people at Juilliard.

BLAST: What fictional character would you most like to play? Have you ever thought about it?
AT: Wow. Gosh. You know, I don’t know.

BLAST: Maybe another round as Steve the Pirate?
AT: (laughs) Sure.

BLAST: So we’ve got Alan the Vampire Slayer, we have Wash the TV show, and a Steve the Pirate movie. I hope you know I’ll be holding you to your word.
AT: (laughs) You know I don’t know that a Steve the Pirate movie would be very interesting without the rest of the cast. He doesn’t say very much… His humor is best in small doses of “Garr!” and “Arrgh!” in the right moment. I would only want to undertake that with Justin Long, and Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn, Joel, Ben Stiller. We’d need the whole group.

BLAST: (laughs) Fair enough. What is on your iPod?
AT: What’s on my iPod? I’ve got a lot on my iPod. I can tell you what I’m listening to right now… My current favorite song is by a band called Band of Skulls, it’s called “I Know What I Am.” Great song. And I’ve got a little throwback to when I was in high school, Anthrax’s “I’m the Man,” hysterical song. A hard band but the song is really funny. And the Black Keys’ new album is fantastic. There’s a song on it called “I Got Mine,” which is kind of that bluesy, ballsy music. The whole album is great. I could go on, and on, and on…

BLAST: You are a regular at fan conventions, so I was wondering: are you a sci-fi fan yourself and will you be at this year’s San Diego Comic Con?
AT: I don’t know about San Diego. Am I sci-fi fan, that was the other question? I liked “Star Trek: The Next Generation” when I was growing up, a lot, and the original “Star Trek” when I was a kid, watching re-runs. But “The Next Generation” is the first show that really grabbed me. I loved the characters, I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Then I kind of took a break, well you know, “Star Wars” and all that stuff is great. But I wasn’t the biggest sci-fi fan until “Firefly “sort of brought me back in. Yeah, I am a sci-fi fan. The new “Star Trek” movie, best movie I’ve seen… you know, a lot of people say it’s the best movie they’ve seen since “Iron Man,” but I think it’s better than “Iron Man.”

BLAST: “Star Trek” was really good. It was a movie that had so much weighing on it, and managed to appeal both to the masses and the fans. Great movie.
AT: Yeah. I’ve seen it twice.

BLAST: Me too!
AT: Yeah. It was done, and I was like, let’s roll it again! I’m ready to see it again. Let’s go. Like, now. So entertaining, so entertaining. You know, they have something in the “Star Trek” franchise… I definitely haven’t seen all of it, but they have something in this one that I’ve only seen in “Firefly” before. You’ve got your hero, your Captain Kirk, getting his ass kicked. That first scene when you’re meeting him as an adult, he gets his butt whipped in a bar, and it’s hysterical. Very Malcolm Reynolds-y. And then also, when he lands in the ice planet before he meets Spock, and he’s complaining and trying to cite the rules that have been broken, and he’s looking off in the distance, and the the giant behemoth is coming at him. He’s running from it, screaming like a girl, (high voice) “No-o! No-o!” The hero can be very uncool, the hero can be afraid, the hero can be chicken. That was really refreshing. He can make mistakes and be goofy. That whole scene with him and the doc, and the shots. It’s just fun.

BLAST: There’s a certain fearlessness with the way Joss treats his characters and I think with the way they handled the characters in “Star Trek.” I think you’re quite right about that.
AT: Yeah. Absolutely, definitely.

BLAST: I have maybe one or two questions more, so my next one is: are you on Twitter?
AT: No, I’m not! You know…

BLAST: Are you going to get on that?
AT: Yeah, you know I was hoping it would be gone by now. Is that going to go away any time soon? (laughs)

BLAST: You know supposedly, the top 10 percent of Twitter users account for 90 percent of the Twitter traffic. So I guess most people’s lives really are that boring.
AT: Yeah, I took that stance that I’ve heard… if I’m writing somebody that I’m standing in the park enjoying the smell of flowers, I’m lying because in fact I’m standing in the park twittering, being distracted from the flowers that I was smelling previously. I just need to live my life, not need to open that window all the time to let everybody know what’s going on. But as a social networking tool, you need to be connected to your friends. We all lead such busy lives that it’s hard to touch base with so many people. So if you can keep in touch just by a word here or a word there…

BLAST: I guess that’s fair.
AT: (laughs) I’m telling you why I’m not on it, and I’m also explaining why I’m going to be on it. When I end up on it, that’s my reasoning.

BLAST: (laughs) Everyone succumbs, right? Well, you know Nathan Fillion is on it so maybe you should get into a Twitter war with him or something.
AT: What the hell is a Twitter war?

BLAST: I guess it’s where you see who can get the most followers the quickest.
AT: I do not want to play that game with Nathan Fillion. (laughs) He’s a much more social animal than I am. I concede the fight before it begins!

BLAST: You might be surprised! Oh, I think our time is up, so thank you for your time.
AT: Brilliant. Thank you. Hey, thanks for that top nine reasons why Dollhouse is back on the air, I appreciate it.

BLAST: Oh, thank you for reading it! I’m as thrilled as anybody.
AT: (laughs) Cool. Well, I look forward to next season and I hope you like it. I think it’ll be fun.

BLAST: Oh — will we see you next season?
AT: (pause) Yes you will.

BLAST: That is the best answer. Thank you so much.
AT: All right, take care.

Source: Blast Magazine

Considering there's no fresh news on Dollhouse at the moment, just thought I'd take the time to update those interested about the next script I'm writing. It'll continue on from my last one and will focus solely on Whiskey, and how exactly she came to be in the Dollhouse. There's a couple of cool (or I think so anyway) twists in the episode that will show some depth to a couple of other characters too. I'll also be writing my preferred "fate" for Victor, whether or not he'll be "fixed," and we'll see Paul begin to question whether or not the Dollhouse kept their end of the bargain.

As well as the second episode, I'm also writing my own little Doctor Who/Torchwood spin-off pilot episode. It's mostly just a bit of fun, as I had a marathon run of Torchwood season one and two this week, and have this desire to write something fantastical and British. It would take elements from both shows but would focus on a team who have recovered an unknown alien spaceship, and are attempting to traverse the skies. Of course, it's not all smooth sailing, and there's lots of shenanigans, including the reappearance of Jenny (the Doctor's *kinda* daughter).

Oh. There may be some news... I've heard a rumour that Miracle Laurie will be reprising her role as November in season two. Not sure for how long or, really, if this is confirmed. She apparently Facebooked that she had good news regarding season two... but, you never really know until the fat cats sing.

2.01 "Faces" Poster

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As I'm sharing, thought I'd also post this quick poster I created for my completed spec-script. Okay, okay, so I was bored and there was nothing on the idiot box. Anyway, hope ya'll like:

Let me know what you think.

Music Video: "Memories"

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Seeing as though I already posted my spec-script (kinda) on here, I figured I'd share one of my music videos with you. This one is focused on Whiskey, so there's definitely spoilers for people who haven't seen the season one finale yet. Anywho, hope you all enjoy.

Comment if you like!

Holy Renewal Batman!

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Add VideoJust to be clear, official confirmation doesn't come until Monday but we're hearing that Dollhouse IS going to be renewed for a second season of thirteen episodes. It's a complete shock for most of us -- because the ratings were so bad -- but I guess the potential (and possibly DVR numbers) helped it out. This is good, good news. I'd prefer a 22 episode season but another 13 episodes is better than nothing.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Season Two Decision

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News is breaking (not quite) about the possible renewal of the show. Apparently talks have begun and Whedon has gone in and proposed his second season. This could be a good thing... but it all seems pretty standard to me. Either way, we're sure to find out Monday.

Okay, here's how things shake out. On Friday, FOX asked Joss to come in and pitch a second season of Dollhouse. That's a very good sign. They wanted to know his plans.

Off the back of that, they're now negotiating towards a second season. Which is brilliant, actually.

If you want to make your voice heard about how much you want to see the show return, here's how:

CALL - Leave a voicemail on 310 369 3066 for Peter Rice, Chairmain of Entertainment @ FOX


TWEET - Twitter @foxbroadcasting, point people towards this post

POST - Leave comments here. I'll forward it to FOX. say the show has a 1% chance of returning. You know what? They're wrong. Really: they are. Let's see if this thing happens.

The official decision gets announced on Monday -- although, obviously, the decision is made before then -- and we'll have it here and on Twitter as soon as it's known. We're covering the upfront presentation so news shall be gushing that day.
Source: Dollverse

2.01 "Spec" Script

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Okay, so I know I've been kinda AWOL the last couple of weeks. I've been heaps busy with life stuff (don't you have real life?) and getting things sorted out. I've still remained a massive fan of Dollhouse and am astounded how good the last few episodes have been. While the finale had its flaws here and there, overall, it was a genuinely good episode that answers (and raised) some questions.

So... what's this about a season two spec script? Well, after watching the season finale (and the looming decision by FOX to renew or not), I decided to get it over with and write my own Season Two Premier. It's a teleplay (58 pages) in PDF format (so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader) and is intended to be a shooting script. It's a first draft, but I'm pretty happy with it so far... especially having started and completed it within two days. Anyway, here is the link and an episode summary of it:

2.01 "Faces"
An investigator from the Center is sent to evaluate the LA Dollhouse, after recent events, while Ballard finds a possible lead that may turn up Alpha. He must put his feelings about the Dollhouse (and Caroline) aside when he and Echo are teamed up to pose as FBI partners.

Just click the episode title to open or download the PDF. I'd really love any feedback anyone has to offer. This was the first time I've written these characters and it took me a while to come up with a plot that could follow on from the finale, without it turning into a generic "mission of the week." I also tried to give each character a time to shine... so, anyway! Comments are welcome, whether they're good or bad (but hopefully constructive at the same time).

1.10 "Haunted" Promo Trailer

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1.10 "Haunted" Press Release

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When Adelle’s wealthy friend is murdered, Adelle imprints Echo with the woman’s memories and personality to solve the case. Ballard looks into Mellie’s past, and Topher secretly programs Sierra for an engagement in the “Haunted” episode of DOLLHOUSE airing Friday, April 24 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DOL-110) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Eliza Dushku as Echo; Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard; Olivia Williams as Adelle DeWitt; Fran Kranz as Topher Brink; Harry Lennix as Boyd Langton; Enver Gjokaj as Victor; Dichen Lachman as Sierra

Guest Cast: Amy Acker as Dr. Claire Saunders; Reed Diamond as Laurence Dominic; Miracle Laurie as Mellie; Aisha Hinds as Loomis; Rhea Seehorn as Jocelyn Bashford; Brenda Bakke as Margaret Bashford; Jordan Bridges as Nicolas Bashford; Gregg Henry as William Bashford; Ian Anthony Dale as Jack Dunston

Source: FOX

1.08 "Needs" Promo Trailer

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1.07 "Echoes" Promo Trailer

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When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo and Sierra are programmed as spy hunters to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, Ballard receives surprising news from Mellie, and Adelle harbors a secret in the “Spy in the House of Love” episode of DOLLHOUSE airing Friday, April 10 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DOL-111) (TV-14 S, V)

Cast: Eliza Dushku as Echo; Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard; Olivia Williams as Adelle DeWitt; Fran Kranz as Topher Brink; Harry Lennix as Boyd Langton; Enver Gjokaj as Victor; Dichen Lachman as Sierra

Guest Cast: Amy Acker as Dr. Claire Saunders; Reed Diamond as Laurence Dominic; Miracle Laurie as Mellie; Valerie Cruz as Ramirez; Liza Lapira as Ivy; Tim Chiou as Nikoden

Source: FOX

Joss Whedon On The Dollhouse

Posted by Blue McGee under has an interesting interview with “Dollhouse” creator, Joss Whedon. But it does contain spoilers so so only read it if you're not a spoiler-Nazi!

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Dollhouse doesn’t have the same wit and snappy dialogue that your other shows are known for. Is that something we can look forward to in coming episodes?

There is humor in the show. But the fact of the matter is that this is not a comedy. If there is a typical Whedon show, this is not it. It’s not the lighthearted romp that the other shows were. There’s definitely funny stuff coming up. There’s always moments of funny, but it doesn’t build like a comedy. It wasn’t designed to be a comedy. If people are feeling like it’s too serious, then either their expectation has to be changed, or we need to lighten up a little. But, yes, I don’t think they’re ever going to see the same sort of long, six-page runs of just pure humor. This is not that show.

Am I interpreting this correctly, that in an upcoming episode we find out that Sierra was basically sold into slavery with the Dollhouse?

More or less. I wouldn’t even say sold, so much as kidnapped. Her situation is by far the worst of anyone’s. How complicit the Dollhouse was in that, how much they actually knew about her past, we don’t go to in the episode, but what actually happened to her is just as appalling as anybody’s story.

One of the things I hear from people who may have been a little bit reluctant to get into the show is what they call “the ick factor” of the premise. And Adele [head of the Dollhouse, played by Olivia Williams] tries to argue that most of the Dolls are there voluntarily and that she’s doing a good service for them by wiping out these other memories. But knowing that it is possible for at least one of the Dolls to have been brought in against her will, does that continue to make the show uncomfortable?

I don’t know, maybe. It makes me uncomfortable. I’m not going to lie. But for me, it’s part of what we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with people who have power and are abusing it, and people who don’t have power and are trying to regain it. The “ick factor” seems to get high with Sierra quite a bit, I’m sorry to say. Poor girl. She really gets put through it. But it’s not something we feel that we can shy away from without being a little hypocritical.
Could you talk about the process of building up and hyping this particular episode and whether you think there might have been some negative side effect to all the interviews you did where you emphasized that episode 6 was the one where you wanted people to really get hooked?

You know, there may have been a negative side to it, because we may have said, “The first five episodes are crap,” which I don’t believe. There’s also the negativity of somebody saying, “Well, now he’s blaming the network for the other episodes.” No, no, no, no. We did our best to try and figure out how to put the show over while under the gun, while we were in production or occasionally out of production. And then what happened with “Man on the Street,” was it came to me as a concept really quickly. I pitched it to the network and for the first time, there was a real simpatico. They went, “Oh, yes, we get that,” and it was a very simple thing. And I wrote it faster than anything I’d every written. It just poured out of me. It was like all of that brewing that we’ve been doing became the soup of that episode and so it really was a game changer for us on set and in production. The staff and the cast read it and a lot of tumblers fell into place. That’s how we felt about the episode.

There may be a negativity associated with hyping it, but for all of us, a lot of the following episodes really work on the model of “Man on the Street” more than anything else. So it was a big moment for us. It was a moment that we felt like we found a level and we were really proud of it. I figure that other people may feel differently, but we walked away from shooting that episode going, “Okay, we just added a layer and we feel pretty excited about it.”

Could you talk about what the tumbler was that clicked, what the other layer was that you feel like you found?

I think it was doing an episode that somebody who had never seen the show could walk in on because it explains very clearly the premise. In fact, it’s kind of about explaining the premise and at the same time really getting under the skin of the Dollhouse and of Agent Paul Ballard [played by Tahmoh Penikett] and of what’s going on with everybody, the workings of the place and coming at it sideways rather than just showing an engagement and flipping in some information around that engagement. This was one where we really got to look at the cogs of the clock and that’s what gave it such momentum for us.

Will we learn why Ballard is so obsessed with Caroline and the Dollhouse this season?

We don’t really go back into his story in the first season, the first of so many seasons that there will inevitably be. [Laughs.] We feel like there’s a thorn in his side and we feel that we can push it further and twist it and possibly hit a vital organ.

It seems like the show is getting better by going at things sideways rather than head on. How much of that was you finding the show and how much of that was the network relenting and letting you get it to the place that you wanted?

I think it was both. The show definitely contains elements that were pitched or developed by people at the network in terms of the motivations of the Dollhouse and the feel of the politics and the thriller aspect. The show is very much full of the stuff that they were pitching. But, storytelling-wise, it was much closer to how I had envisioned coming at it in a sense that is clearer, than my original pilot. My original pilot was deliberately obtuse and you had to come along and stay with it and figure it out.

Here’s the situation. [The Dollhouse] is a myth. This guy [Ballard] is looking for it. We lay it out as simply as we did in the first five, but because we get to go inside the Dollhouse more, the events there take on much more resonance. It has what I had hoped to bring to the other episodes that I didn’t really have the opportunity to. So I felt like it was really finding the code to a show that I can do my best work in that the network still really can get behind. So it was a meeting of the minds.

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1.08 "Needs" Press Release

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When Echo, Sierra and Victor awaken in the Dollhouse with most of their original personalities and memories intact, Echo leads the charge to free the Actives from their apparent captivity and escape the Dollhouse forever. Meanwhile, Ballard discovers the Dollhouse is closer than he thinks in the “Needs” episode of DOLLHOUSE airing Friday, April 3 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DOL-109) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Eliza Dushku as Echo; Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard; Olivia Williams as Adelle DeWitt; Fran Kranz as Topher Brink; Harry Lennix as Boyd Langton; Enver Gjokaj as Victor; Dichen Lachman as Sierra

Guest Cast: Amy Acker as Dr. Claire Saunders; Reed Diamond as Laurence Dominic; Miracle Laurie as Mellie; Teddy Sears as Mike; Emma Bell as Tango; Skyler Stone as Jimmy; Angel Desai as Sophie; Vincent Ventresca as Nolan; Joe Wandell as Adams

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1.08 Promotional Photos

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Fox have released 7 promotional photos for Dollhouse episode 1.08 “Needs”. It's looking like a really interesting episode with a few more reveals.

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Episode 1.12 Set Photos?

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I don't know where these photos came from so I can't verify them or deny them. Apparently they are set photos of episode 12 "Omega." So if you'd like to see them, click the spoiler!

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1.05 "True Believer" Ratings

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Dollhouse 106 Promo Trailer

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1.05 "True Believer" Review

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1x05 "True Believer"
I was dreading this episode. After "Gray Hour" I thought this one was going to be a step back in terms of plot/character development. As it turns out, this one remains one of the strongest episodes yet. It isn't actually my personal favourite (that would be last week's episode) but in terms of theme, character usage, and actual deployment of the show's controversial nature, it really did pull through.

It's the first episode that's actually made me question the Dollhouse more than anything. The cult of this episode (of which I thought would just be a mundane story-of-the-week plot device) actually served as a comparison to the way DeWitt runs the place. In terms of structure and leadership, they are pretty much the same. The only difference is, DeWitt has science to brainwash people, while the cult leader had religion. There was also the part where Echo was hit and she could see again. It was a nice metaphor almost, that not only could she physically see, but she was able to see beyond the preaching of the cult.

This was also one of the first episodes, in my honest opinion, that tested Dushku as an actress. And while she faltered in some places (mainly when she was in her doll state, believe it or not), she had me completely convinced that she was both blind and a cult fanatic. Considering the nature of this episode, that was the most important thing, and I think she really pulled it off. Until now, I hadn't really seen much difference between her imprints, but this was in stark contrast to the others she's had.

As for the other cast, they were all used very efficiently, and each character moved certain plots forward (some more than others, even though I'm sure each will come to fruition soon). I absolutely LOVE Dominic. I mean, of course I hate him, but you can't blame the guy. Like anything in the Dollhouse, he is morally gray. Is he really wrong for wanting to take out Echo? Like he said, she's exhibiting the same "glitches" as Alpha did before he murdered everyone. So, really, Dominic is just trying to protect everyone. But of course, Echo is our main gal, so we feel the need to protect her and hate anyone who wants her harmed. Or... you know, dead.

The Whedon humour is subtly working its way in and the show has officially coined a new phrase: Man-reaction. Who isn't going to be saying this for weeks to come? Topher's whole deal this episode was pretty hilarious and Claire was an awesome counter for that. As for Victor/Sierra. I saw it coming a mile off (probably a poor choice of words there) but it looks like it's going to develop into something really great. I just hope Victor doesn't get boxed. Um... I mean, sent to the Attic. I'm not sure why but I'm seeing heaps of potential in his character. Would be nice to see him with a different imprint though.

So all in all, although this isn't my favourite in terms of plot, action, etc. It is definitely my favourite in the sense that it used the show's premise and raised a lot of moral questions, moreso than any other episode really has. But with Minear penning the episode, you really can't go wrong. Here's hoping the next episode lives up to the hype! Too bad it's up against Battlestar. *Sniff*

Omega Reveals Alpha?

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So it seems that IMDB have added the cast listing for 1.12 "Omega," and it apparently lists the actor playing Alpha. Now, I say "apparently" because I'm still not convinced. It seems far too easy for it to have slipped out, considering how much Joss wanted to keep it hidden. The actor listed is...

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Alan Tudyk. Now, I know you're probably thinking that this isn't a surprise and it's been speculated about for ages now, but that's exactly the reason I think this might be a red herring. It seems too easy for it to slip out, considering Joss would want it to be top secret. Don't get me wrong, it would be awesome if it were true, but you're just gonna have to colour me skeptical on this one.

Joss Whedon Interview

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