Featuring a panel with creator Joss Whedon, star Eliza Dushku, and other much-loved Dollhouse actors, this Paleyfest interview will teach you about the blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating this underrated series. This funny, informative DVD is definitely one you want to have in your collection! -Christie

 

The cast and creative team of Dollhouse discuss the show's difficult "birthing process," and other topics. This William S. Paley Television Festival evening honors Dollhouse, a drama series about an organization that erases the identities of its workers - known as "dolls" - and reprograms them for clients' specific needs. Matt Roush (TV Guide) moderates the following panelists: series creator/executive producer/writer/director Joss Whedon; co-executive producer/writer Elizabeth Craft; co-executive producer Sarah Fain; and cast members Eliza Dushku (Echo), Fran Kranz (Topher), Dichen Lachman (Sierra), and Miracle Laurie (Mellie).

Joss Whedon's new Fox series Dollhouse reunites him with erstwhile bad-girl Slayer and redoubtable butt-kicker Eliza Dushku, this time playing Echo, an "active"-an identity-less, programmable super-agent-in the employ of the mysterious Dollhouse organization. Dark, disturbing, and spiked with unexpected humor and pathos, Dollhouse recalls Whedon's previous classic series while carving out a distinctively mesmerizing, unsettling atmosphere all its own.

Panelists touch on such topics as: the show's difficult "birthing process"'; the challenge for Dushku and fellow "dolls" of playing a different personality each week while projecting the same core character; why Dollhouse is the most "dangerous" show that Whedon has produced; and if having female writers negates criticism that the show objectifies women.

 

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Dollhouse: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center

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