RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,373
Posts: 5,504,183
Members: 25,126
Currently online: 484
Newest member: Ted Dave

TrekToday headlines

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13

Sindicate Lager To Debut In The US Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12

Rumor Mill: Saldana Gives Birth
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12

New Line of Anovos Enterprise Uniforms
By: T'Bonz on Dec 11


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 28 2008, 06:55 AM   #1
I am not Spock
Commodore
 
Location: Australia
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.
__________________
It's a FAAAAKKKEEE!
Senator Vreenak- In the Pale Moonlight
I am not Spock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 10:59 AM   #2
Vendikarr
Rear Admiral
 
Vendikarr's Avatar
 
Location: Vendikarr
Send a message via AIM to Vendikarr
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

I am not Spock wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
"They have to help the viewers let go. Firefly did a movie to wrap things up. Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued on as a comic book. Heroes gradually lowered the quality season by season until we were grateful it ended.” - Sheldon Cooper
Vendikarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 02:18 PM   #3
Chemahkuu
Vice Admiral
 
Chemahkuu's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Send a message via Yahoo to Chemahkuu
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.
__________________
"But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake."
Chemahkuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 06:39 PM   #4
Ethros
Vice Admiral
 
Ethros's Avatar
 
Location: 1123 6536 5321
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

In a word: no
Ethros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 07:10 PM   #5
Chemahkuu
Vice Admiral
 
Chemahkuu's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Send a message via Yahoo to Chemahkuu
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Ethros wrote: View Post
In a word: no
That line goes perfectly with your avatar
__________________
"But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake."
Chemahkuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 07:22 PM   #6
ClayinCA
Commodore
 
ClayinCA's Avatar
 
Location: New New Jersey
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Vendikarr wrote: View Post
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.
ClayinCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 07:41 PM   #7
tharpdevenport
Admiral
 
tharpdevenport's Avatar
 
Location: Click here for super karate monkey death MOD porn!
View tharpdevenport's Twitter Profile
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.
__________________
Mr. Signature
Number 2 "Are you going to run?"
Number 6 "Like blazes! The first chance I get."
-Smile! God Loves You! Too bad he doesn't exist, oh and everyone else thinks you're an asshole.
tharpdevenport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 07:54 PM   #8
Lindley
Moderator with a Soul
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Vendikarr wrote: View Post
I consider it vaperware
Not vamperware?
__________________
Lead Organizer for EVN: Firefly.
"So apparently the really smart zombies have automatic weapons!"
-Torg, Sluggy Freelance
Lindley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 08:01 PM   #9
Chemahkuu
Vice Admiral
 
Chemahkuu's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Send a message via Yahoo to Chemahkuu
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Lindley wrote: View Post
Vendikarr wrote: View Post
I consider it vaperware
Not vamperware?
Since it (if ever) will focus on Giles, magic and zombies and 'not' Vampires, no.
__________________
"But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake."
Chemahkuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 08:36 PM   #10
Ethros
Vice Admiral
 
Ethros's Avatar
 
Location: 1123 6536 5321
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Chemahkuu wrote: View Post
Ethros wrote: View Post
In a word: no
That line goes perfectly with your avatar
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!?
Ethros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 08:52 PM   #11
Chemahkuu
Vice Admiral
 
Chemahkuu's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Send a message via Yahoo to Chemahkuu
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Ethros wrote: View Post
Chemahkuu wrote: View Post
Ethros wrote: View Post
In a word: no
That line goes perfectly with your avatar
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!?


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.
__________________
"But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake."
Chemahkuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 09:01 PM   #12
Ethros
Vice Admiral
 
Ethros's Avatar
 
Location: 1123 6536 5321
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

^ Not SlayAlive.com by any chance?
Ethros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 09:12 PM   #13
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
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.
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 11:19 PM   #14
CaptJimboJones
Vice Admiral
 
CaptJimboJones's Avatar
 
Location: Hotlanta
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.
__________________
"Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Miles Davis
CaptJimboJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2008, 11:25 PM   #15
Dream
Admiral
 
Dream's Avatar
 
Re: Is Joss Whedon's 'Ripper' still being made?

Duke Nukem Forever will be released before Ripper is made.
Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
buffy, ripper

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.