Matt Ausiello at EW got his hands on a new clip from Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. It’s strange that FOX seems to be doing everything possible to sabotage this show and we find it curious that Whedon after having the excellent Firefly assassinated by the network would allow that to happen again.
“Fox has saddled it with the confidence-killing, viewer-allergic time slot of Fridays at 9, meaning it’ll probably get canceled halfway through its first season and we’ll just end up disappointed,” writes the guys over at Vulture.
And with this clip, they’ve done Whedon fans and potential new viewers no favors by releasing what could be a boring clip.? There is nothing they are doing to get people excited about the Feb. 13 pilot.? Basically, the buzz is that despite being created by Joss Whedon people are still confused/not sure what to make of the show.? But because Whedon is involved and his track record is sheer excellence most are willing to hold out hope.
I would expect that this show could become a Hulu favorite, with lots of people watching on Saturday morning while nursing a hangover. That’s how this show should be judged and not be network ratings. What FOX should have done is paired this with American Idol or some such thing.
In the clip, we see the first time we see Echo (Eliza Dushku) wake up after having her memories wiped in the special memory-flushing chair which leads into a discussion between lab tech Topher (Fran Kranz) and Echo’s handler Boyd (Harry Lennix) about her last date, delving into just what being a doll/active means.