Posts tagged ‘Firefly’

October 2, 2012

Teleplay: Firefly

This script is for the episode of Firefly titled Bushwhacked written by Tim Minear. Firefly was created by Joss Whedon. (Also check out Joss’s 10 Rules of Screenwriting and the script for Serenity.)

June 21, 2011

Script: Serenity

For those Joss Whedon fans out there, here is a draft of Serenity. Rumor has it the first draft of this script was over 200 pages. Joss just got down everything he wanted to include, and then later had to go back and trim it down to the primary story he wanted to tell. He must be a true master of the rewrite.

April 11, 2011

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

April 7, 2011

Jane Espenson on Writing for Joss Whedon

This is an old article, but a worthwhile read, especially if you’re a diehard Whedon fan. Jane talks about the writing process in a Joss writer’s room:

Okay, first there is the idea. This is usually something that Joss brings in, and it always begins with the main character – in my case, almost always with Buffy. We spend a lot of time discussing her emotional state, and how we want her to change over the course of the season. Frequently this in itself will suggest a story area – we will find a story in which we explore her mental state metaphorically. The episode “Same Time, Same Place,” was centered around Willow… we wanted to explore her emotional distance from the other characters. This turned into a story in which no one could see or touch Willow and vice versa. The episode “Conversations with Dead People” dealt in part with Buffy’s ambivalent feelings about her calling. She explored the feelings during a mock therapy session with a vampire she was destined to kill. Notice that the episode ideas *begin* with “what is she going through” and never with “what would be a cool Slaying challenge?”.

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