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Nov. 5, 2009by:

What does Joss Whedon have to say about his own open letter?

"But mostly, it's just me being a dumb-ass, because that seems to be what I do best - I'm not even very good at that. So, no, I do not think they're going to call me and say 'Congratulations! We'll have that $10,000 now.'" There was a bit of controversy and mixed feelings when it came to Whedon's open letter.

The guy knew he was poking fun at himself but never at TERMINATOR as a whole, "Here's the thing: It's not a slam on The Terminator. I love The Terminator. That part's totally true. I was thinking to myself, 'Not since they auctioned off frames from The Little Mermaid have I wished I had more money this much.' So you know what, never hurts to ask. I loved the movies, even the later movies. I loved the mythology. I loved the TV show [The Sarah Connor Chronicles] - like, really loved. Not for pretend. And not just because of Summer [Glau]."

Whedon says that he learned a lot from the franchise but knows there's not a good chance he would get it, "The part where I think I'm going to get it, not so true. And certain ideas, like [bidding for] The Lord of the Rings and the Batman franchise, also possibly not true." I don't think it was a case of Whedon being full of himself, I think he truly loves the franchise, but knew his bid wouldn't be taken seriously. Sure, SERENITY was awesome, but would they want to put TERMINATOR in his hands? Not because he's bad (I think he's an amazing writer) but because of his own personal style.

Now, whether it's his style or not, he'd still snatch it up if given the chance, "If they will give them to me for $10,000, I absolutely would write a check. That's true. They just didn't say those [properties] were for sale. They said they were on back-order, is what I understand. It's all ridiculous, but it comes from love."

Extra Tidbit: Whedon was asked to revise the script for X-MEN and reportedly decided the whole script needed to be totally rewritten. When he handed the studio this draft, they apparently threw it out; they only really wanted him to add a couple jokes here and there.
Source: EW

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9:17AM on 11/07/2009

Whedon Terminator 2

I'd rather have Joss save the X-Men franchise.
I'd rather have Joss save the X-Men franchise.
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9:30PM on 11/06/2009

Why?

Why does Joss keep Fox around his projects when Fox has always treated his genius works of art like crap?
Why does Joss keep Fox around his projects when Fox has always treated his genius works of art like crap?
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7:42PM on 11/06/2009

@ danbreed...

would you be a sport, and tell us one unoriginal character that Whedon has created?
Buffy...Echo...River Tan...Dr. Horrible? (these are just main characters...everyone of his lesser characters is dripping goodness too...in fact, I would go as far to say he is one of the (very) few writers left in hollywood with ANY originality, and probably has more than anyone else.
would you be a sport, and tell us one unoriginal character that Whedon has created?
Buffy...Echo...River Tan...Dr. Horrible? (these are just main characters...everyone of his lesser characters is dripping goodness too...in fact, I would go as far to say he is one of the (very) few writers left in hollywood with ANY originality, and probably has more than anyone else.
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3:31PM on 11/06/2009

www.savethescc.com

Everyone should check out this website: www.savethescc.com. Their trying to bring back The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It's a shame when idiots cancel great shows!
Everyone should check out this website: www.savethescc.com. Their trying to bring back The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It's a shame when idiots cancel great shows!
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2:12PM on 11/06/2009

He is one of few

Either him, Cameron or JJ abrams can save Terminator. Otherwise, screw it
Either him, Cameron or JJ abrams can save Terminator. Otherwise, screw it
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11:58AM on 11/06/2009
Did anyone actually believe he was slamming the Terminator franchise? Hes even said in an interview that the would have chosen to renew TSCC instead of his own show Dollhouse.. Clearly hhe doesnt hate it
Did anyone actually believe he was slamming the Terminator franchise? Hes even said in an interview that the would have chosen to renew TSCC instead of his own show Dollhouse.. Clearly hhe doesnt hate it
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12:58PM on 11/06/2009
Apparently. It's obvious that he was joking, I just some people just don't get the joke.
Apparently. It's obvious that he was joking, I just some people just don't get the joke.
11:29AM on 11/06/2009
Extra Tidbit: I thought they wanted him to direct it and he said he wanted to do it with his own script and they said no. That's why he did not do it.
Extra Tidbit: I thought they wanted him to direct it and he said he wanted to do it with his own script and they said no. That's why he did not do it.
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10:44AM on 11/06/2009
Hell, I know this is all Whedon joking, but he'd do a MUCH better job than McG.
Hell, I know this is all Whedon joking, but he'd do a MUCH better job than McG.
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2:57AM on 11/06/2009
I don't really care about Terminator, and thought his $10,000 insult was hilarious - but I'm a little disappointed he suddenly feels the need to cover his ass.
I don't really care about Terminator, and thought his $10,000 insult was hilarious - but I'm a little disappointed he suddenly feels the need to cover his ass.
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10:46PM on 11/05/2009
Vnqshr,
If you take a look at the Alien Resurrection script, it's almost verbatim what ends up on screen. There's just a few tweaks mainly the quirk from Jeane Pierre's direction and for me that (coupled with the acting) really brought what could've been an otherwise bland run of the mill monster film to life. It is Joss Whedon's script and you can even hear it in the character's dialog. Man do I hate how Whedon convinces his fans anything he writes that turns out "bad" in the public eye that
Vnqshr,
If you take a look at the Alien Resurrection script, it's almost verbatim what ends up on screen. There's just a few tweaks mainly the quirk from Jeane Pierre's direction and for me that (coupled with the acting) really brought what could've been an otherwise bland run of the mill monster film to life. It is Joss Whedon's script and you can even hear it in the character's dialog. Man do I hate how Whedon convinces his fans anything he writes that turns out "bad" in the public eye that it wasn't his fault.
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10:11PM on 11/05/2009

Oh well.

Going off course...

I think there's a lot of good stuff in Alien Resurrection. So sue me.

Brad Dorif's twisted scientist is a great piece of sickness.
Going off course...

I think there's a lot of good stuff in Alien Resurrection. So sue me.

Brad Dorif's twisted scientist is a great piece of sickness.
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7:44PM on 11/05/2009
not saying he's the best thing for Terminator...but in regards to randomhero, he wasn't bashing Terminator at all? Why the hatred?

danbreed, Joss did write Alien Resurrection, but Fox also screwed heavily with his script, and he has said on many occasions that he also hates the film it has become. It's the same way that Fox messed with Alien 3, and it isn't as awesome as the rest of David Fincher's films (Fight Club, Seven, Panic Room, etc.)

To say Joss Whedon has yet to create an
not saying he's the best thing for Terminator...but in regards to randomhero, he wasn't bashing Terminator at all? Why the hatred?

danbreed, Joss did write Alien Resurrection, but Fox also screwed heavily with his script, and he has said on many occasions that he also hates the film it has become. It's the same way that Fox messed with Alien 3, and it isn't as awesome as the rest of David Fincher's films (Fight Club, Seven, Panic Room, etc.)

To say Joss Whedon has yet to create an original character, story or thought is ridiculous. Go watch Buffy, Angel, Firefly or Dollhouse. Each is infinitely better than most TV shows/movies these days. Especially Firefly.
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7:09PM on 11/05/2009
lol @ his x-men script = fail.
lol @ his x-men script = fail.
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6:46PM on 11/05/2009

Isn't this the guy...

...that completely fucked up the Alien franchise? Why would anyone let him near Terminator, fucked as it may be now? This guy is a hack and has yet to create an original character, story, or thought. Bring on the fanboy hatred, I'll wait for your shift at Best Buy to end.
...that completely fucked up the Alien franchise? Why would anyone let him near Terminator, fucked as it may be now? This guy is a hack and has yet to create an original character, story, or thought. Bring on the fanboy hatred, I'll wait for your shift at Best Buy to end.
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9:36PM on 11/05/2009
Producers fucked up the Alien franchise with number 3.
Producers fucked up the Alien franchise with number 3.
6:28PM on 11/05/2009

Hey

Hey Whedon, how bout you shut the fuck up and crawl back in the hole you came from and stop trashing MORE SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISES than yours.
Hey Whedon, how bout you shut the fuck up and crawl back in the hole you came from and stop trashing MORE SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISES than yours.
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