I hate to report bad news about Joss Whedon, especially since Dr Horrible was so good (and surprisingly bleak!), but this isn’t good news: not only is he reshooting the Dollhouse pilot because it doesn’t make sense to viewers, he’s also flipping the order of the first and second episodes. Hmm – there’s shades of Firefly here, and we all know how that turned out. (Maybe Dollhouse really will need that pre-emptive fan campaign after all.)
Luckily, Joss has leapt into to reassure his loyal army that Dollhouse isn’t in trouble: “I suggested I shoot a new [pilot] and make the one I’d shot the second. It isn’t going to be buried, like the pilot of Firefly. It’s simply coming after another, slightly cleaner ep. And because unlike Firefly, it isn’t a two-hour epic which introduces everyone to each other, the onus isn’t on the new ep to explain a million things.”
Phew? I hope?