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Whedonites Prepare To Protect Dollhouse From Cancellation
Author: Steve West
published: 2008-05-25 23:59:39
Despite seven seasons on the air Buffy was constantly on the verge of cancellation, and the finale in season five where Buffy gives the gift of dying was penned as the series’ end. But UPN picked up the show and it continued on and got a bit mired in mediocrity towards the end. Then came Firefly, which was simply destroyed by Fox and poor marketing. Slammed in a Friday night time slot – also known as the wasteland – and with episodes aired out of order there was little chance for the show. I do admit that despite its brilliance Firefly was not made for a mass market audience that a major network like Fox is targeting.
The Dollhouse Forums have alighted with a movement to get people to support the show. The instigator of the preemptive strike is Nathan who posted: ”After seeing some of my favorite television shows get canceled in the past – as well as the ‘save this show’ campaigns that followed – I had the idea that a fan campaign BEFORE the show begins may be the best thing to do.”
The real question is when does this whole thing transcend beyond supportive fans into raving lunatic Browncoats? And Whedon has proven that he’s brilliant at what he does, why are supposed fans preparing for cancellation? Right now there’s a Facebook fan page dedicated to the cause with a ton of members. Joss seems to think Fox is giving the show a serious shot, so I’m thinking the same.