Thursday, November 1, 2007


Good news? Joss Whedon, creator of TV shows like "Buffy" and "Firefly" will have a new sci-fi/action series on Fox very soon called "Dollhouse".

Bad news? The pitch is almost exactly the same as my comic project "Digerati".

Here's the pitch for Whedon's "Dollhouse":

Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their assignments—or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo's burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse.

(More in the full story link below)

For comparison, here's my story pitch for "DIGERATI":

DIGERATI is about a search for identity. Gretchen, part of a new and experimental operative program called SHADE OPS, is one of five elite agents who are "programmed" for each mission and effectively have no conscious will of their own until the operation is complete. Gretch struggles with what this process is doing to her humanity, and just exactly who it is she's working for. What, if anything, in her life is real? How much of it is fabricated by the SHADE OPS programming? Is she even who she thinks she is? Can she trust her fellow operatives? Her friends? Herself?

(More at

Makes me want to cuss...

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