FireflyEarly Serenity Script On Ebay.com
Wednesday 5 July 2006, by Webmaster
Browncoats, I need your help yet again. By now, it is a well established fact that while I respect and admire Joss Whedon, I don’t really get him. I wish I did, but I don’t. I dig what he does, I love the relationship he has with his fans ... but I am only an outside observer. I’m not part of the magic. So I’ve gotta ask you Whedonites when it comes to Joss issues if I really want to get an accurate reading of the community response. If anyone knows of any gateway Whedon drugs or intro communities, let me know.
Okay, here’s the story. An early draft of Joss Whedon’s Serenity script is now being offered on EBay. It weighs in at a very healthy 190 pages, and includes quite a lot which underwent big changes before making it to the silver screen. It is Whedon’s work, but it comes with this disclaimer: "...it is not the final version he filmed, directed, and edited together. That final version, the one we’ve seen up on the screen, is the version he’s proud of. I may not be doing him or you any favors by telling you about his early ideas. But there is a lot of great stuff here that Browncoats would love to know about." My question is this — if the guy doesn’t really have Whedon’s blessing to sell this script (which I believe his disclaimer clearly indicates), is it kosher for browncoats to go buying it ? Are you a real fan if you buy the early draft of a cool movie, or are you a real fan if you stick with what Joss himself wanted you to know and see ?