What makes Joss Whedon’s writing so good? Is it the way he can put a clever line in the mouth of a serious character in a tense situation and not ruin the mood?
Dominic: Did I miss anything?
Dewitt: Just the vodka, thank God. (Dollhouse, “Epitaph One”)
Is it the way he can dogpile a bunch of funny lines so that they just keep coming?
“Yes. Yes, this is a fertile land, and we will thrive.”
(as Stegosaurus) “We will rule over all this land, and we will call it… ‘This Land’.”
(as T-Rex) “I think we should call it…your grave!”
(Stegosaurus) “Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!”
(T-Rex) “Ha ha HA! Mine is an evil laugh…now die!” (Firefly, “Serenity”)
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