Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Where Have All The Writers Gone?

It's interesting to note how many writers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and/or Firefly, all shows I loved with a crazed and unreasonable passion, have gone on to other shows I've enjoyed or am now watching regularly.

Let's take a look...

Drew Goddard, after a stint on Alias, which I haven't watched since its series premiere, is now a supervising producer on Lost.

Drew Z. Greenberg is now a producer on Dexter.

David Greenwalt is now a consulting producer on Eureka.

The incomparable Jane Espenson has penned two episodes of Battlestar Galactica, which I watch but don't blog regularly (for reasons I might blather about in a separate post), and also was a co-executive producer on Tru Calling, where Douglas Petrie also served for a while as co-executive producer.

Ben Edlund is now working on Supernatural, where he penned the fabulous "Simon Said." He's joined there by many folks who were involved in another long-term obsession of mine, The X-Files.

Jeffrey Bell spent some time on the unfortunately cancelled Day Break, along with several other X-Files alumni.

And that's just the writers. Many of the actors, too, have moved on to do excellent work on other series. But that's a post for another day...