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Re: New Agents
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2008, 12:12:05 PM »
Never enough women warriors?  I don't know, really. I just get tired of seeing the same character dressed up in different costumes, all played by one actress.  Since I don't read SF except for Bear and much older stuff that is long since discarded from most libraries, I can't say much about today's SF, except for the blurbs, trailers, and synopses I see and read.  I do know that I am tired of the 17th dan martial art woman wielding a blaster whose outfit barely covers her shaved crotch and nipples, though, her 4D breasts bulging from her armor.  This is the stuff that has no story and is simply generated to satisfy teenage fantasies.  It's ludicrous.  But, hey, I guess it's where the money's at for them who proliferate it. 

Of course, then we have the female tough girl fighter pilots who look and act more boy than girl and can punch a seven foot sumo wrestler out with one one-inch punch.  *shrug*
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Re: New Agents
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2008, 12:15:13 PM »
Of course, I am, likewise, disgusted by the same in the male gender.  Stereotypes, all, and all too ludicrous!

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Re: New Agents
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2008, 10:57:07 AM »
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So Kate, what's your favorite Joss Whedon project?

Personally, I love them all. From Buffy to Firefly, all the way down to the X-men comics he writes. BTW--I'm a nerd--if you haven't already figured that out from my avatar

Senshi - I am a die hard Buffy fan - my friends and I were actually so dorky that during the latter seasons we would get together on Tuesday nights and play the Buffy board game (oh yes such a thing exists) while the show taped (because obviously we couldn't watch it live in case we needed to rewind or more often pause to discuss) and then watch the show while sipping margaritas. 

I never got into Firefly series, but I LOVED the movie - it is so sad it didn't do better - I really wanted a sequel. 

Have you seen Joss's comic book series that is basically the untelevised season of Buffy in comic book form?  Also have you heard that Joss is working on a pilot for a new show that will be starring Eliza Dushku?  I am super dorkily excited.

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Re: New Agents
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2008, 11:30:57 AM »
Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me. :'( I thought I was the ultimate fan, but was unaware of his new project.

But blissfully aware of the Buffy comic, mind you ;D

At first I didn't give Firefly much of a chance--seeing as I was so distraught about the death of the Buffy series. But when I went back and gave the DVD's a chance--man, what a great show! I wish they would have had more episodes, but after the movie with all the MC deaths :'( :'( :'( :'( I couldn't bare to watch it.
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Re: New Agents
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2008, 12:11:33 PM »
Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me. :'( I thought I was the ultimate fan (snip)



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Re: New Agents
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2008, 01:05:47 PM »
I knew there was a reason I liked Lege so much ;D
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Re: New Agents
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2008, 10:32:28 PM »
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So Kate, what's your favorite Joss Whedon project?

Personally, I love them all. From Buffy to Firefly, all the way down to the X-men comics he writes. BTW--I'm a nerd--if you haven't already figured that out from my avatar

Senshi - I am a die hard Buffy fan - my friends and I were actually so dorky that during the latter seasons we would get together on Tuesday nights and play the Buffy board game (oh yes such a thing exists) while the show taped (because obviously we couldn't watch it live in case we needed to rewind or more often pause to discuss) and then watch the show while sipping margaritas. 

I never got into Firefly series, but I LOVED the movie - it is so sad it didn't do better - I really wanted a sequel. 

Have you seen Joss's comic book series that is basically the untelevised season of Buffy in comic book form?  Also have you heard that Joss is working on a pilot for a new show that will be starring Eliza Dushku?  I am super dorkily excited.


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Re: New Agents
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2008, 06:47:00 PM »
Firefly is possibly the greatest show that virtually no one has ever seen.

And Summer Glau rocks.

My two cents ;D

I just happened onto Firefly on the SF Channel one night. I guess they were running old shows because they didn't have anything new. My reaction once I'd watched it was along the lines of "why did they cancel this? This is great!" I found the series on Netflix and added it.

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Re: New Agents
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2008, 07:33:48 PM »
At first I didn't give Firefly much of a chance--seeing as I was so distraught about the death of the Buffy series. But when I went back and gave the DVD's a chance--man, what a great show! I wish they would have had more episodes, but after the movie with all the MC deaths :'( :'( :'( :'( I couldn't bare to watch it.

wait - what?!  a buffy movie where everyone dies???  how come i don't know about this.  i gave up tv after buffy (oh, and i still miss it) - it was the only thing worth watching/paying for.  i rent other shows and watch jon stewart and stephen colbert online... don't regret giving up cable at all, but oh, how i still miss buffy!

what movie?
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Re: New Agents
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2008, 09:57:14 PM »
Sorry to give you falce hopes, JJM :emb: Firefly is a differenct series by Joss Whedon. Sorta a cowboys in space type thing, but very cool!

But to give you some hope--though I don't know what will come of it--the scooby squad actors had a reunion last week at some shindig in hollywood. E covered it, (um, not that I watch E or anything :emb:--But that's beside the point!) The actors were very coy, but hinted that the Buffy producers were watching the Sex in the City movie reunion with interest. Depending how well it does, there's a microscopic chance that there might be a Buffy movie <----straight from the mouth of Seth Green.

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« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2008, 07:37:05 AM »
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Re: New Agents
« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2008, 03:25:45 PM »
Of course, then we have the female tough girl fighter pilots who look and act more boy than girl and can punch a seven foot sumo wrestler out with one one-inch punch.  *shrug*
Damn!  That's my scifi heroine!  However, she is quite modest about her accomplishments.  One of the guys that wants her turns out to be a baddie and she has to kill him (oh regret!) and the other bad guy who wants her turns out to be a good guy, but another bad guy kills him.  She kills only one person (the good turned bad), but nary a sumo wrestler in sight.  Her martial arts specialty is Ffegga, based on Savate.  More kicking than punching.  ;D

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Re: New Agents
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2008, 07:38:08 PM »
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YESSSS!!! I knew I wasn't the only one who has that game!

Oh No!! Another person who not only owns the game, but is not ashamed to admit it!  That is great!!

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Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me.  I thought I was the ultimate fan, but was unaware of his new project.


Yes, thanks to my entertainment weekly subscription I keep up to date - simply because they love the Whedon too.  Here is the article about it:

Cult TV fans, set your emotions to thrilled: Joss Whedon is finally returning to the tube. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind has just signed a deal with Fox to create a drama series called Dollhouse. Better yet, he's chosen a very familiar face to inhabit it: she of Faith fame, Eliza Dushku.

The show, which boasts a seven-episode commitment for 2008 and a hefty license fee between $1.5 million and $2 million per ep, will chronicle the exploits of a group of individuals who are "imprinted with personality packages" — meaning that they can assume a variety of indentities (language skills, physical talents, memories, etc.) to be used for all types of tasks. When these missions are over, the individuals have their memories erased and reside in a guarded laboratory known as the Dollhouse; Dushku's Echo, however, is slowly coming of consciousness. "We call it a suspense-drama-mythology-comedy-action-horror musical," Whedon half-jokes of the show, which will bend and blend genres in typical Joss fashion. "The main thrust is the thruline of Echo as a sort of newly born character who goes, 'Wait a minute — I exist. Wow. So who would I be? And how dangerous is it for me to let anybody know that I know that I exist?' Not unlike the Frankenstein myth, it's, 'Who made me, who am I, and why am I?'"


Sounds like Dushku has already bonded with her alter ego. "She's fierce and she's hot, but she's also so complex, and she's going to be so tripped out because she's in this world, which I can identify with, where there are people who can click a button and succeed in making you be what they want you to be. It's this whole mindtrip of objectification," she says. "It's going to have sex and heartbreak and violence and hilarity. That, to me, is a hot show."

So when did construction on Dollhouse begin? The two were having a friendly meal last month — Dushku was seeking some project guidance after signing a deal with Fox — when inspiration hit the pair. "In the middle of the lunch, I said, 'Oh, s---, I made up a show, and I have a title,'" recalls Whedon. "And that's when you know you're dead, when there's a title." Dushku, who'll also serve as a producer on this 20th Century Fox TV series, was more than thrilled to reteam with her mentor. "I've always said from the Buffy days, 'I'll follow that guy anywhere,'" she notes. "I just had to find him and pluck him out of his supposed retirement from television."

The timing of this project is somewhat fortuitous for Whedon. (Except, of course, for that whole impending strike mess.) The latest rewrite of his supernatural triller Goners for Universal "was not incredibly well-received," he says. "Nothing's happening with it right now. It's not good news, but one door closes, and then there's a draft, and another one opens."

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Re: New Agents
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2008, 11:42:47 AM »
I just submitted info to Patrick on a big agent not yet in the QueryTracker database, but I'm not certain this guy is taking unsolicited queries. I'm fairly sure he is because in the interview I just read http://wherethemapends.com/Interviews/Jan_Dennis.htm, he asks writers to query him through email. But I can't tell when this interview came out. It could be ten years old, but I don't think so based on what was discussed.

Anyway, Jan Dennis is the agent for the bestselling Christian speculative fiction authors, Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, among others. But those two stand out for me.  :clap:

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Re: New Agents
« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2008, 02:41:45 PM »
Joel Kneedler is a new agent that recently joined Alive Communications. This is a well-established Christian literary agency in Colorado Springs. They represent T.L. Hines, author of supernatural thrillers.