When Joss Whedon wanted to create a sci-fi TV show but realized he couldn't top Star Trek or Star Wars, he decided to add hookers and a race of cannibals capable of causing people to shit their pants at the mere mention of their name.
Keep in mind that this was the "pre-Avengers Whedon" who, up until this point, only had TV shows like Rosanne and Buffy the Vampire Slayer adorning his resume. I mean, come on, really? Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Television executives presumably laughed louder than Brendan Fraser upon hearing Whedon wanted to create a "science fiction western taking place in the year 2517."
But, guess what — it turned out to be an AWESOME show, and people went ... Continue Reading