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Joss on Angel cancelation

February 15th, 2004 (02:06 pm)

From the Bronze :

"Some of you may have heard the hilarious news. I thought this would be a good time to weigh in. to answer some obvious questions: No, we had no idea this was coming. Yes, we will finish out the season. No, I don't think the WB is doing the right thing. Yes, I'm grateful they did it early enough for my people to find other jobs.

Yes, my heart is breaking.

When Buffy ended, I was tapped out and ready to send it off. When Firefly got the axe, I went into a state of denial so huge it may very well cause a movie. But Angel... we really were starting to feel like we were on top, hitting our stride -- and then we strode right into the Pit of Snakes 'n' Lava. I'm so into these characters, these actors, the situations we're building... you wanna know how I feel? Watch the first act of "The Body."

As far as TV movies or whatever, I'm not thinking that far ahead. I actually hope my actors and writers are all too busy. We always planned this season finale to be a great capper to the season and the show in general. (And a great platform for a new season, of course.) We'll proceed ahead as planned.

I've never made mainstream TV very well. I like surprises, and TV isn't about surprises, unless the surprise is who gets voted off of something. I've been lucky to sneak this strange, strange show over the airwaves for as long as I have. I don't FEEL lucky, but I understand that I am.

Thanks all for your support, your community, and your perfectly sane devotion. It's meant a lot. I regret nothing (except the string of grisley murders in the 80's -- what was THAT all about?) Remember the words of the poet:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn."

See you soon.




Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 15th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
EV [houses7177]

Very nice soundbite! Reminds me why I loved both of his shows so much and why, even though I have been lax about watching - I still love Angel. If nothing else for bring Doyle into my life, and the newer, powerful version of Cordy and non-wussy Wes and ...you get the idea. *sniff* ~EV

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: February 15th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)

At the very least EV, tell me you managed to get to see "You're Welcome" ? Possibly my single favourite episode of Angel overall, and definitely this year so far.

Oh, and love the LJ icons. houses7177 has really done a great job on them.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 15th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)

Umm....Which one was that?? *cringes* Angel kind of lost me last season. I am planning on catching it in reruns and on borrowed DVD's of the Seasons.

I think I only saw two episodes this year - though I have read the scripts for most of them so far. ~EV

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: February 15th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)

One word : Cordy.

Go. Now. Buffy.nu. Download.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 15th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
MockeryText [Still_Burning]

Dearie - It is 7pm on a Sunday before a bank holiday. I am NOT sitting in my office for an hour to watch an epi on my computer. No matter how good the epi is. I will check it out this week though. Or maybe just read the script and look at screen shots. I actually like the scripts better than watching some of the episodes.

Oh - and thanks. *attempts to shake cookie crumbs out of shirt without disrobing* Damn it. *CENSORED* Better now - I think I got them all...DAMN IT. *black screen again - thumping and swearing in the background* Better. Now I need a shower. I've gotta get out of here. See you some other day - Tuesday I hope as I want so desperately to get back to my approximation of a life. ~EmpressVesica

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