Could Squirrel Girl be the next Marvel superhero with a Netflix show? One fan thinks so, and they've started a petition to try and get it off the ground--even adding that they think writer and producer Jane Espenson would be the perfect choice to serve as showrunner. I will never say no to more Squirrel Girl in every medium possible.Read More
Call them maybe.
Last week, when we covered the addition of writer/director Nicholas Meyer to the team on Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, I mentioned that while I was thrilled with his addition, I was also waiting for a female name to be associated with the project. Hell, maybe even several if they're feeling particularly rambunctious! So, I've decided to help.Read More
The Mary Sue Interview: Jane Espenson Talks Being An Inspiration, What Inspires Her, and Future Plans
Well, sort of. She can't really talk about it.
Jane Espenson is one of the biggest names in genre television, which means that chances are - pick a favorite show, any favorite show - she's probably written for something you love. This year, she was honored with the 2015 Etheria Inspiration Award at Etheria Film Night in Los Angeles for her body of work, and for the way she's inspired so many women who aspire to what she's achieved in genre.Read More
An all-female slate of quality genre film? Don't mind if I do!
Los Angeles was the place to be this weekend if you enjoy quality genre content from amazing female creators. Saturday marked the 8th Annual Etheria Film Night, which celebrates female filmmakers who create genre films. Held at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater, the evening included the North American premiere of an Australian horror film, a screening of six awesome short films, and Tricia Helfer and Amber Benson presenting the 2015 Etheria Inspiration Award to the inimitable Jane Espenson!Read More
Things We Saw Today
Interviews Like This One, About the Women of Doctor Who, Are Why You Should Love Jane Espenson* [VIDEO]
she blinded me with science
In this episode of Just Cos, sci-fi writer/producer extraordinaire Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood... seriously, if there's a genre show you've liked from the past ten years, chances are good she's been involved. She's like Mark Sheppard that way.) talks the intersection of ladydom, Doctor Who, and the larger world of sci-fi. Specific topics adressed by Espenson and a vast array of Who cosplayers include how to set about writing an awesome female character (Hint: You don't), why there are so few male TARDIS cosplayers, and which female Whedonverse alum should play the Doctor. (*also because she's a good writer and producer. We don't need just one reason to love Jane Espenson.) (via: Fashionably Geek) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Curiouser and curiouser!
Allow Us To Explain
And All Was Right With the World
Meeting of the Amazing Minds: Jenna Busch Conducts an Interview With Stan Lee and Jane Espenson [Video]
Together At Last
I barely know how to deal with this video. Jane Espenson, prolific writer for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, and ABC's Once Upon a Time (plus her web series Husbands), recently appeared on a new interview series, Cocktails With Stan, that features Jenna Busch and the Generalissino Stan Lee as hosts. I implore you to spend the next few minutes watching Espenson and Lee discuss good villains, mutual admiration for each other, how Lee believes that had Marvel hired Espenson as a writer, they would have become "a bigger company faster," and a tiny bit of Joss Whedon. I'm going to throw the idea of a Whedon-Espenson-Marvel movie out there and hope it somehow materializes. What do I have to do? Clap my hands? Spin around three times? Light a candle? I'll do everything humanly possible to see this in my lifetime. (via World of Heroes on YouTube)Read More
Things We Saw Today
Winter Is Coming
Today in Boobs
We have faith in Torchwood: Web of Lies. ... It's tru; there's an echo of my past work in #Torchwood: Web of Lies.Get it? Faith from Buffy? Tru Calling (or even True Lies)? Echo from Dollhouse? All of them directly connected to Ms. Dushku? It's not the most subtle hint, but way more fun than your typical announcement. Now, about this web series ... Read More
Game of Thrones is coming: Did you bring your coat? It was back in early March that HBO originally greenlit a series about George R. R. Martin's series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. Now we're getting confirmation of a 2011 release date, most likely in spring, and some sweet, dark, jittery footage to whet our appetites for the series.Read More