Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Welcome to The Whedoning


I'm Tom Dickinson, the host of the podcast The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. You may also know me from Videobloggery, or somewhere else, or nowhere at all.

Whatever the case, welcome to The Whedoning.

The Whedoning is a project I conceived of on a whim. The original idea was to watch all of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel in a year, blogging a brief review of each episode as I go. Then I thought, why not expand that to Joss Whedon's other shows, Firefly and Dollhouse, and then this project was born.

Some credit must be given to Steven Schapansky, whose (allegedly) year-long project to review every episode of Doctor Who was a part of the inspiration for this. But mostly it's because I just finished my first viewing of Buffy and Angel, and I was really just eager to watch it all again, and I needed an excuse.

Well, here it is.

I'm doing this largely for my own entertainment and edification, but if you're interested in following along, I'm glad to have you. Whether you're a seasoned Whedonite or not yet a fan and have yet to figure out what all the fuss is about, I hope you'll come along for the ride. If it's a concern, each review will contain no spoilers for subsequent material (or, rather, if there are spoilers, they will be tagged appropriately).

I've worked out a tentative schedule, which averages to about five televised episodes per week (reasonable, yes?) You can find the schedule posted here.

The festivities will begin on Monday 31 May 2010 with a review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 1992 film (which I have never seen). Why such a long wait? Several reasons: I have final exams, I need to graduate from college, I kind of want to wait until LOST is over, and I fully intend to begin this thing with a small head start.

Anyhow. See you then. Bring a friend.

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