Hasslein Blog: May 2014

REFERENCE GUIDES BY GEEKS, FOR GEEKS

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Doctor Who Book Coming VERY Soon!

The release of our next reference guide from Hasslein Books, Matthew J Elliott´╗┐'s Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who, is coming sooner than you can reverse the polarity of the neutron flow. Stay tuned in the next week or so for an official announcement...


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cubing: Dollhouse

By Duy Tano

The last piece I wrote for Hasslein was about Faith the Vampire Slayer, and in it I mentioned that Eliza Dushku tends to have a limited range, partly due to talent and mostly because anyone who watches things she headlines, myself included, generally just wants her to play Faith, or someone close to Faith, so what's really the incentive for her to try new roles?

Spoilers for Dollhouse follow. If you want to go in cold, you can skip the piece.


A few years ago, Dollhouse, co-produced by Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku and starring Dushku, premiered and I watched a couple of episodes. The basic concept was that the Dollhouse was a place where volunteers signed up for five years to have their brains wiped and imprinted, at will, with other personalities, all to service the clients of the Dollhouse. Dushku's character, Echo, in the first few episodes, played a motorcycle-riding ideal girlfriend, a hostage negotiator, and a master thief, among others. When not in their Doll state, these "Actives" are close to mindless, unable to think for themselves.
I stopped watching Dollhouse when it was airing after three episodes. I just found it boring.

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