Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Madness! The Whedon Alternate Universe Tourney - Winners Round 2!

If you're just joining us, we're right in the thick of March Madness here at Buffyfest! This year we are pitting sad, fallen Joss Whedon projects against one another to see what would be most desired in a Magical Alternate Universe of fun. This will hopefully answer burning questions like: What if Illyria and Spike teamed up for realsies? What would become of Faith after the implosion of Sunnydale? Would Saffron replace Inara long term on the ship?

In the Loser's Round 1:
Womder Woman beat Whedon's original vision for Buffy. This is the OG Buffy's second loss, so it's out for good.
Angel Season 6 won and Buffy Animated sadly gets thrown to the bottom of the pile once again. Never gets any love, that thing. Poor Jeph Loeb.

Next up, it's back to the winners! Second round for them, choose wisely.

This round will have 2 matches and will end on Saturday night at 11:59 pm EST. Vote below for the Whedon project you'd like to see most in a Wonderful Magical Alternate Universe:

Firefly Season 2: Let's be honest, this is the frontrunner. It seems you can't stop the Browncoats. Those guys don't mess around. I have heard it said that some people feel Serenity was so fantastic that they wouldn't even want another season, but most of those people would squeal themselves into unconsciousness if it happened. As would some of the cast; Nathan Fillion would be your best friend if you could make this possible. I'm convinced the guy spends some evenings staring at his phone just hoping, and I don't blame him.

Ripper: Some expected a continuing series. Some a movie. The most likely project was probably the mini-series for the BBC. We could have counted on 6-8 lengthy episodes of Tony Head goodness, with some of the Doctor Who creative team on board. And a whole new story taking place after "Chosen" but also dealing with Giles's dark past as a violent youth. And at least one song performance. And finally finding out what was the deal with Olivia being pregnant in "Restless". I can't believe they haven't done this yet.

Spike Made-for-TV movie: As the character with arguably the biggest fan following this project would have had a huge reaction to be sure, but it is hard to gauge if that reaction would be celebration at seeing a final glimpse at the verse with Blondie-bear in the spotlight or total frustration that it would only be for two hours instead of the ongoing series that the Spike lovers really wanted. But since they were planning to give Tim Minear creative control and include Illyria and Willow as sidekicks and evil vampire Gunn as the villain, it would at least have been an impressive two hours.

Faith the Series: Some point out that Dushku has had not one but two chances at a Buffy-like show, once with Joss and once without, but honestly neither of them count because neither one had her riding around on a motorcycle stabbing vampires. Faith as a character is clearly still the best role that Eliza has had and the one she was best at playing. Apparently she wasn't interested, but in the alternate universe competition she doesn't get a vote. I'm just going to boil this down again for simplicity: Faith on a motorcycle. That is all you need to know.

And click below to enlarge the entire bracket:


Tara said...

Oh god Firefly vs. Ripper. 2 totally different verses!! They'd both be so good!

hamstap85 said...

Fuck you with the first poll!! You're tearing me down the middle!! Firefly S2 vs. Young Ripper Giles with Who influence? I WANT BOTH WAAAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!

mbatz said...

hmmm, I'm gonna sleep on this one:)

mbatz said...

nah....I got it:) Firefly easy - but someone better get Fillion on a treadmill STAT! and Faith the series, it was tough, but it's a "series" and it's Faith...on a bike being a badass:)...imagine the cameos!

hann23 said...

Love Firefly but if I could have more Ripper, I gotta get me some Ripper.

The Spike and Faith movie competition was tough. I went with Spike but I think either would be good.