2003-05-21 01:12:00-04:00 - Patterns in writing... - (DigitalVinyl <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
[note cross-posted to alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer and alt.tv.angel] Just noticed running through an episode guide. Whedon's writing episodes for buffy was low to non existant for the last three years. Guess it shows. S6 was Once More with Feeling. S7 was Lessons (S7E1) and the Finale. Buffy eps written by Whedon S1 - 4 S2 - 5 S3 - 5 S4 - 5 S5 - 3 S6 - 1 S7 - 2 Curiously I looked at Angel to see if there were patterns in the major contributors to writing. Angel ep writers S1 Greenwalt-7 Minear-5 Whedon-3 S2 Minear-7 Greenwalt-6 Ryan-5 Smith-4 Whedon-2 S3 Bell-6 Minear-5 Greenwalt-4 Smith-3 Whedon-1 S4 DeKnight-6 Bell-5 Craft-5 Fain-4 Fury-4 Smith-3 Whedon-1, Minear-1 Whedon's writing never seemed that important on Angel. The Whedon episodes were basically throwaways (like the one at the ballet, I fall to Pieces, and Buffy crossovers). MOst of the heavy plot stuff was handled by Greenwalt and Minear. Both of whom are seriously absent in S4. While I don't think S4 was terrible, I wasn't always thrilled with the directions it went in. I think Gwen was the most interesting thing of the season (both eps by Mere Smith). Clearly Whedon and Minear were investing time in Firefly Episode writing count: Whedon-5 Minear-4 Greenwalt worked on a series called Miracles for 2003. He wrote at least 2 eps for it. It disappeared already with more than half episodes unaired.
2003-05-21 21:11:34+00:00 - Re: Patterns in writing... - (Beren <email@example.com>)
DigitalVinyl wrote: > [note cross-posted to alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer and alt.tv.angel] > > Just noticed running through an episode guide. Whedon's writing > episodes for buffy was low to non existant for the last three years. > Guess it shows. S6 was Once More with Feeling. S7 was Lessons (S7E1) > and the Finale. > > Buffy eps written by Whedon > S1 - 4 > S2 - 5 > S3 - 5 > S4 - 5 > S5 - 3 > S6 - 1 > S7 - 2 I did notice Joss' writing all over "Chosen" - there were all these little bits of dialogue that made me laugh out loud - just like back in the day of the more Joss-heavy scripts. . .