Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Joss Whedon Pens An Open Letter to the Terminator Owners

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Joss Whedon has penned a hilarious note to the franchise owners in an attempt to acquire the franchise with a mighty fine $10,000 check. Says Whedon: “That’s four — FOUR! — zeroes after that one. That’s to show you I mean business. And I mean show business.”

He goes on to list the myriad of brilliant ideas he has for the franchise, including  Terminator of the Rings (”Yeah, what if he time-travelled TOO far… back to when there was dragons and wizards?”), liberal use of Summer Glau, and a throat lozenge for a certain Mr. Bale.

While hilarious, the piece could also be seen as spitting on the grave of the recently departed Sarah Connor Chronicles. It was very clear come last season that Fox was willing to only keep one Friday sci-fi show on the air, and that ended up being Whedon’s Dollhouse. Ultimately, I think Fox made the right choice because Dollhouse has gotten steadily better since the midpoint of season one. Sarah Connor was good campy fun, but Dollhouse has a greater chance of approaching greatness, as episodes like “Epitaph One”  and “Echoes” have shown.


While the letter is certainly in a joking fashion about the whole thing and doesn't even slightly come off as serious, we can't help but hope for something like this. Whedon, a man who writes FOR the fanboys specifically writing the next Terminator? It would certainly blow minds, and probably do a fair job of re-igniting the franchise that many see as dead or on it's final breath (I for the record actually enjoyed Terminator Salvation, sure, it had its problems, but it's Terminator for crying out loud, it is just supposed to be a loud pretty action movie - and let's get it straight right away - NOBODY could outdo Cameron anyway, so stop hoping).
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