DeKnight also said that "From what [he's] heard, Sarah has a great voice." And
"Spike does have the chip removed next season, but the op goes horrible awry and
turns him into a song and dance vamp. 'Strangers in the night, two teeth
It's possible that this was said in jest.
-- Mike Zeares
Not to bash Mr. Greenberg, who could very well be Mutant Enemy's next Tim
Minear, but am I the only one who thinks BUFFY needs to stop hiring these
fresh-faced young writers with little staff experience, whose previous
credits are all in soapy young adult shows?
BUFFY's writing staff is already young enough, and hip enough, and
sensitive enough. In fact, I think one of the problems with recent seasons
is that it's become *too* young and hip and sensitive, to the point that
it's lost a lot of its maturity and grounding and perspective.
IMHO, what BUFFY needs is a hardened, veteran writer, someone with a decade
or two of series experience under his belt. Someone who maybe isn't as
emotive or inventive as the rest of the gang, but who can teach the
young'uns a thing or two about discipline and plot structure.
IOW, another David Greenwalt. IIUC, that's exactly why Fox brought him onto
the series in the first place, and the series has become markedly less
grounded and mature since his departure two years ago.
"Don't we kill 'em any more?"
But...dude...Queer as Folk! I bet he can't even _help_ writing subtext!
--Sarah T., shameless
Yeah, but hardened, veteran writers with a decade or two of series
experience can't get jobs in Hollywood. As soon as you hit your 28th
birthday, you're out of there.
Haven't you noticed that hardly any series television has discipline or plot
structure worth noticing?
None of the current Buffy staff is younger than 30.
> Haven't you noticed that hardly any series television has discipline or
> structure worth noticing?
And you think that has anything to do with the age of the writers? I think
it has more to do with the refusal of the networks to accept any pilots that
have a shred of intelligence in them.
Did Kirshner quit? She's Harvard '91--can't be thirty.
Why not? Four year degree, even a three-year one, ten years later -- 30
Unless she started uni at 16 or younger.
If she was 20 when she graduated (which is kinda young for that) she'd
be 30 now.
I'm quite sure they don't.
You're bashing the wrong school if you hope to bother me, man. ;)
To clarify further, I think she's '96, not '91, but I can't check from home.
> In article <B7620DD0.10092%yasm...@unfitforsociety.net>, Yasminke
> <yasm...@unfitforsociety.net> wrote:
>> On 29/06/2001 9:30 AM, Sarah Trombley wrote:
>>> In article <tjneoc4...@corp.supernews.com>,
>>> Nick Rheinwald <toast...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> "Ivytree" <lsan...@sprintmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> Yeah, but hardened, veteran writers with a decade or two of series
>>>>> experience can't get jobs in Hollywood. As soon as you hit your 28th
>>>>> birthday, you're out of there.
>>>> None of the current Buffy staff is younger than 30.
>>> Did Kirshner quit? She's Harvard '91--can't be thirty.
>> Why not? Four year degree, even a three-year one, ten years later -- 30
>> Unless she started uni at 16 or younger.
> Maybe they don't teach arithmetic at Harvard.
The abacus is broken?
Sheesh, I assume this is the American version? I found the writing to be
really lacking in the American QAF. I really liked the original, but the new
one just seems like a pale reflection. Hopefull Drew Greenberg did not have
too much influence. We may be in for a lot of unnecessary exposition and out
of character dialogue if so =(
> DeKnight also said that "From what [he's] heard, Sarah has a great voice."
> "Spike does have the chip removed next season, but the op goes horrible
> turns him into a song and dance vamp. 'Strangers in the night, two teeth
> It's possible that this was said in jest.
Good grief, I hope not! I might sell my first born parakeet to see this!!!
"I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion." -Henry
"It's been swell, but the swelling's gone down." -Lori Petty, Tank Girl
Unofficially the first Kinnie Starr Fan Site
> -- Mike Zeares
21 in 91? 31 now, surely?
Did he work on the original Queer as Folk - set in Manchester, and
fucking brilliant? Or, the American adaptation of the original, which
by all accounts I've heard was much less brilliant.