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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 09 May 2009, 14:36 
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Well, what do you know? Alan Tudyk has single-handedly saved this show from mediocrity.

I thought that was the best episode yet by far - silly 'fireflies' comment notwithstanding. My favourite throwaway line was when Ballard said "Three names? Always ominous." I'm gonna using that one. Sad to (most likely) lose Miracle Laurie (November), I quite liked her.


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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 11 May 2009, 14:35 
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Enjoyed the final episode... I'm hoping it'll be picked up for a second season, although knowing FOX I doubt it will be.

Spoiler for post-Omega, possibly
Checked IMDb to confirm my hunch on the guest star from "Omega" and got a "pleasant" surprise... They're showing another episode, "Epitaph One," coming July 28... so even if it is canceled, we'll hopefully have some closure

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 11 May 2009, 16:26 
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I was meh on that as a finale, although Tudyk was awesome. Even though they telegraphed it from the episode before, I just find the idea of Ballard working for the Dollhouse ridiculous in anything beyond a one spur-of-the-moment mission. He spends the season railing about it, pointing out that it's equivalent to murder, and then he hops on board in return for November's release? I just didn't buy that at all. What I could maybe see, and I think could have been more interesting, is him promising to help them out in return for Caroline's release, but then her not wanting to drop it, and almost stepping into his role. I think that would be consistent with what we did see of her personality. But then I guess they wouldn't get to put her into dominatrix outfits and the like.

But I do want to see the show continue. There are a lot of bits that I'm curious about and would like to see going forward - Dr. Saunders dealing with her new revelations, her relationship with Topher, what they do with Victor, and if anything happens with Victor and Sierra.


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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 12 May 2009, 10:10 
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Apparently the ratings for the finale were pretty low, so the chances of renewal keep going down. Shame, I was getting into it...

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 15 May 2009, 12:28 
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AintItCool.com wrote:
Yankee India Kilo Echo Sierra!! Fox Network Leaning Toward Announcing A DOLLHOUSE Renewal At Monday Upfront??

James Hibberd over at the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that “Dollhouse” is now more likely to be renewed than not.

Fox announces its 2009-2010 schedules on Monday.

Great news for those who remember than “Dollhouse” creator Joss Whedon’s “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” got a LOT better right after its 12-episode first season (with the introduction of Spike, Drusilla, Oz, Jenny Calendar and whatnot).

Maybe Summer Glau can join the cast as Foxtrot?

“Dollhouse’s” first season fared poorly in Fox’s Friday Night Death Slot, but consistently better than anything else Fox was airing that night.

Also, one suspects the execs at Fox looked at their pilots and muttered something like, “None of these is anywhere NEAR as promising as that show with the ‘Bring It On’ girl.”

Fox is reportedly looking for budget cuts on the series, but that may not be a big issue for Joss Whedon, who made the DVD smash “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog” for the cost of shoelaces and beer and reportedly directed an (as-yet-unaired) bonus episode of “Dollhouse” titled “Epitaph One” for about half the cost of a regular episode.

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2009, 01:21 
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*avoids reading posts on pages 3 and 4*

When I first heard about Dollhouse I thought it sounded like a load of cack, I heard bad things about it from my fellow SF fan friends, so it was with some dread that I started to watch - and to my astonishment I liked it!

My SF fan friends have now disowned me :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 26 Jul 2009, 12:04 
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I've just watched the unaired episode (#13) of Dollhouse, and it was one of the better episodes of this meh season. Check it out.

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PostPosted: 13 Aug 2009, 08:00 
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I've just watched the unaired episode (#13) of Dollhouse, and it was one of the better episodes of this meh season. Check it out.

:green: I watched it a couple nights ago and really enjoyed it. Good stuff.

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PostPosted: 14 Aug 2009, 01:17 
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snotball wrote:
I've just watched the unaired episode (#13) of Dollhouse, and it was one of the better episodes of this meh season. Check it out.



do you mean Epitaph One? T'was on here last night, I recorded it!

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PostPosted: 14 Aug 2009, 04:57 
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Lobelia Overhill wrote:
snotball wrote:
I've just watched the unaired episode (#13) of Dollhouse, and it was one of the better episodes of this meh season. Check it out.



do you mean Epitaph One? T'was on here last night, I recorded it!

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Lobelia Overhill wrote:
snotball wrote:
I've just watched the unaired episode (#13) of Dollhouse, and it was one of the better episodes of this meh season. Check it out.



do you mean Epitaph One? T'was on here last night, I recorded it!

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t'was epic

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 17 Aug 2009, 09:45 
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Scut Farkus?

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PostPosted: 17 Aug 2009, 10:11 
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alan smithee wrote:
Scut Farkus?

:green: It took me awhile to recognize him, but I thought he was good in it.

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PostPosted: 17 Aug 2009, 21:59 
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:green: It took me awhile to recognize him, but I thought he was good in it.

:green: (Though it took me IMDb to recognize him.)

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2009, 11:26 
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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 28 Sep 2009, 14:22 
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I would appreciate if someone could explain to me what happened in the season premiere.
Aren't the dolls supposed to be like a rent-a-fantasy? How does that come into effect with an arms dealer marrying an FBI agent? Are we supposed to believe that this whole set up took place a day or two and in that case who hired the fantasy?

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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2009, 14:36 
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Although I'm not exactly clear on how it all went down, here's my best effort to explain.

Ballard was the client. I'm not sure how that got set up - presumably he took that rather than working in the Dollhouse, as he was still resistant to being her handler until the end of the ep. I think we're also meant to assume that most of the set up and work happened over a fairly lengthy period (probably months) between the season finale and now - although the Victor surgery seemed fairly fast acting, presumably the treatments would have taken some time or there would have been a lag between them. So as payment for him not exposing them, they let him have Echo to go after another of his obsessions. I still think that it's bizarre that they would let her go for so long, since she's such a lucrative asset for them. Or why they wouldn't just deal with him in some underhanded manner, possibly involving his death.

I was highly unimpressed by Echo's storyline and underwhelmed by the introduction of Denisof's character. But the Whiskey and Topher stuff made me ache.


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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2009, 20:32 
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Mazer wrote:
I think we're also meant to assume that most of the set up and work happened over a fairly lengthy period (probably months)

When her handler interrupted them as she was reporting in with Ballard, there was some comment about additional scanning/treatments during a long assignment.

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2009, 12:45 
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No one mentioned it, but I thought the last episode was very good. One of the best in the series.

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2009, 12:59 
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No one mentioned it, but I thought the last episode was very good. One of the best in the series.

:green: Very good. Finally.


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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2009, 16:50 
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No one mentioned it, but I thought the last episode was very good. One of the best in the series.

:green: Very good. Finally.

Yeah sure... only had to wait until they cancelled it for the writing to improve.

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2009, 19:04 
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Cancelled? That's too bad. I guess I won't miss it too much, although I did watch it every week.

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 Post subject: Re: Dollhouse
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2009, 20:08 
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Cancelled? That's too bad. I guess I won't miss it too much, although I did watch it every week.

Yeah... Fox said it won't get another season but they will let them do their 13 episodes. And they made sure to tell them early enough that they had the last 6 episodes to wrap some things up.

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Cancelled? That's too bad. I guess I won't miss it too much, although I did watch it every week.

Yeah... Fox said it won't get another season but they will let them do their 13 episodes. And they made sure to tell them early enough that they had the last 6 episodes to wrap some things up.

How unfoxy of them

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