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Joss 'The Boss' Whedon
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[his favorite work of science-fiction and what inspires him to continue to create] "Dune"--the book--and what inspires me is Dune
(2000)--the miniseries. Actually, I don't think of myself as being inspired to create. I can't imagine doing anything else. It's like breathing.
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 ...