A celebration of Jane Espenson, Reece Shearsmith’s forecast for Psychoville series three and how digital effects shots are like prunes in this weeks tweets
There are few writers in sci-fi TV that garner as much (deserved) love as Jane Espenson. For those who don’t know Espenson (along with other key figures like Marti Noxon, Tim Minear, David Fury and David Greenwalt) is second only to Joss Whedon among those responsible for making Buffy , Angel and Firefly three of the best shows of their generation.
Espenson gets around (in a good way), having put pen to paper for Battlestar Galactica , Caprica , Dollhouse , Eureka , Deep Space Nine , Torchwood: Miracle Day (her episode airs next Thursday and she also wrote the Web Of Lies webseries/app) and co-creating Warehouse 13 . Her writing sprints have become a Twitter phenomenon (well, we like to think they have) and she’s bloomin’ lovely to boot, so it’s no surprise Twitter went to town to celebrate her birthday with a series of little known facts about Jane Espenson:
As if we couldn’t love her enough, later in the day Espenson live tweeted the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day for UK viewers, even though she was in the writing room for Once Upon A Time for the duration. Long live Jane Espenson!
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ simonpegg Every so often the masochist in me works out how much older I am than Homer Simpson. It currently stands at 4 years.
@ RealReeceShears People asking about a 3rd series of "Psychoville".We don't know,but put it this way,if it were a weather report,the outlook would be gloomy.
Hair and makeup ready on Supernatural... About to go and _____ some ____ with _____. (I'm a jerk.) http://yfrog.com/kkc1iyj
Wrapped, headed to TO! Jensen Ackles simply rocks as a director. And I'm not just saying that cuz he's hot. (What am I saying?? Need sleep)
@ PhilTippett Adding frames to a shot is like eating prunes. Is one more too many? You won't know till you've made the mistake, then it's perfectly clear.
@ diablocody Re: EVIL DEAD. Fede Alvarez wrote a brilliant script. My job is easy. Have no fear. (Wait, do have fear.)
@ michaelsheen Final HARRY POTTER darkly beautiful and a stunning end to a great story. David Yates a really formidable talent. Brilliant and moving.