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Joss 'The Boss' Whedon
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. . . I believe the best way to examine anything is to go to a dark place. You can't be a storyteller and a speechwriter at the same time.
After receiving a degree in film studies from Wesleyan University, Whedon moved to Los Angeles and landed his first writing job on the staff of Roseanne
(1988), working as a story editor and writing several episodes of the top-rated series. He later pulled double duty on the NBC series Parenthood
(1990), co-producing and writing a number of episodes.
Often gives his characters names that are later revealed to be their last names and/or based on an unusual abbreviation for their full name. For example: only after the character Oz had already left Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997) did the show reveal that "Oz" was an abbreviation of his full name, Daniel Osbourne; on "Angel," they did not clarify that Doyle was actually the character's last name ...