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I am not Spock August 28 2008 06:55 AM

Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
A few months ago, it was said on here that the BBC and Joss Whedon were in negotiations to produce a made-for-TV Rupert Giles movie (presumably after the success of the BBC's Dr Who and Torchwood which made sci fi 'cool' again)

Is this still happening? I haven't heard anything about it since. I know Whedon is working on Dollhouse at the moment, but hopefully it will be successful, and he can gain some clout to make other projects he wants to do (including Ripper).

It's been too long since we've had a Joss Whedon show on TV. I've missed him terribly.

Vendikarr August 28 2008 10:59 AM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
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I am not Spock wrote: (Post 1999438)
A few months ago, it was said on here that the BBC and Joss Whedon were in negotiations to produce a made-for-TV Rupert Giles movie (presumably after the success of the BBC's Dr Who and Torchwood which made sci fi 'cool' again)

Is this still happening? I haven't heard anything about it since. I know Whedon is working on Dollhouse at the moment, but hopefully it will be successful, and he can gain some clout to make other projects he wants to do (including Ripper).

It's been too long since we've had a Joss Whedon show on TV. I've missed him terribly.

"Ripper" has been in talks since Anthony Stewart Head left "Buffy" during it's sixth season. Everyone seems to want it, but it never moves forward. I consider it vaperware, and it'll never make it to television.

Chemahkuu August 28 2008 02:18 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
Every so often theres an announcement to say its getting more attention, but nothing ever gets done, I don't really expect this one to happen.

Ethros August 28 2008 06:39 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
In a word: no

Chemahkuu August 28 2008 07:10 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
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Ethros wrote: (Post 2000977)
In a word: no

That line goes perfectly with your avatar:lol:

ClayinCA August 28 2008 07:22 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
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Vendikarr wrote: (Post 1999795)
I consider it vaperware, and it'll never make it to television.

This is a fantastic phrase and I will be using it regularly from now on. :techman:

tharpdevenport August 28 2008 07:41 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
If it was, I assure you -- Whedon himself would post about it at Whedonesque.com, as he does every once and a while.

Lindley August 28 2008 07:54 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
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Vendikarr wrote: (Post 1999795)
I consider it vaperware

Not vamperware?

Chemahkuu August 28 2008 08:01 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
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Lindley wrote: (Post 2001281)
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Vendikarr wrote: (Post 1999795)
I consider it vaperware

Not vamperware?

Since it (if ever) will focus on Giles, magic and zombies and 'not' Vampires, no. :p

Ethros August 28 2008 08:36 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
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Chemahkuu wrote: (Post 2001106)
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Ethros wrote: (Post 2000977)
In a word: no

That line goes perfectly with your avatar:lol:

Cheers, good old Oz. Speaking of a Giles spin-off I saw there was an Oz spin off too. But I tuned in and it seems the networks messed with the format, turned it into some prison show. Where were the werewolves I ask you!?

Chemahkuu August 28 2008 08:52 PM

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Ethros wrote: (Post 2001489)
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Chemahkuu wrote: (Post 2001106)
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Ethros wrote: (Post 2000977)
In a word: no

That line goes perfectly with your avatar:lol:

Cheers, good old Oz. Speaking of a Giles spin-off I saw there was an Oz spin off too. But I tuned in and it seems the networks messed with the format, turned it into some prison show. Where were the werewolves I ask you!?

:guffaw:

Ahh, we had a couple of threads at Buffy Boards about spin offs, one serious and one parody, I think my "finger puppet season 9" kinda won.

Ethros August 28 2008 09:01 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
^ Not SlayAlive.com by any chance?

Temis the Vorta August 28 2008 09:12 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
If that's the Oz I'm thinking of, the werewolves were probably hiding to avoid being hideously violated by Verne Schillinger and his boys. :rommie:

CaptJimboJones August 28 2008 11:19 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
I always thought Ripper was a terrible idea to begin with. Giles was a wonderful supporting character, but I just can't see a series based around him.

I feel that way about pretty much all of the proposed Buffy spinoffs (Faith, Spike, etc). The only character it really made sense to spin off - Angel - was done.

Dream August 28 2008 11:25 PM

Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?
 
Duke Nukem Forever will be released before Ripper is made. :devil:


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