Friday, 30 May 2008

Dollhouse



I probably don't even need to say anything about this, especially considering my recent posts and those from Hidden Agendas, Mercurial Talismans, Celtic Rebel, Atlantean Times and I'm sure many others I've missed. This will be a very short post (unbelievably tired, travelling up north and back past couple of days), just pasting the description of the new show by Joss Whedon (he did the incredible Firefly series that had overt mind control/subliminal programming in) from wikipedia. The show Dollhouse will air on FOX in January 2009 for an initial 13 episode run. This new one from J.J. Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield etc.) seems right up my alley also, Fringe. Assuming the world hasn't collapsed in on itself by then, I'll cover them no doubt.

Count Dushku, she can be whoever you want her to be.
"In Dollhouse, Dushku plays a young woman named Echo, a member of a group of people known as "Actives" or "Dolls" who volunteered for the work in the Dollhouse. They give up five years of their lives, and at the end they receive a large sum of money and no memory of anything they did for the Dollhouse. The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They're then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds. On missions, Actives are monitored internally (and remotely) by Handlers. In between tasks, they are mind-wiped into a child-like state and live in a futuristic dormitory/laboratory, a hidden facility nicknamed "The Dollhouse". The story follows Echo, who begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.[14][2] Beyond Dushku's character, the show will also revolve around the people who run the mysterious "Dollhouse" and two other "Dolls", Victor and Sierra, who are friendly with Echo. Although the Actives are ostensibly volunteers, the operation is highly illegal and under constant threat from Paul Smith, a determined federal agent who has heard a rumor about the dolls on one end and an insane rogue Active on the other."


Octagon in centre of circle, pentagram, white cubes, reflective wood ground...

There's that purple again.

And also another description.


Constant flashes of the eye in the trailer.

"Echo (Eliza Dushku) a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their assignments—or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo's burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse."

This video is a must watch, see how they confuse their personalities at the beginning, isn't it cute. :S


4 comments:

aferrismoon said...

Little synch , in the last LOST episode Hurley we discover has been playing chess , seemingly solo, but in fact with Mr Echo, or perhaps its Mr.Eko.
Cheers

Michael Skaggs said...

Again, nice one!

Your right about the colors...I just watched Batman Forever for the first time ever (just couldn't see Val Kilmer as Batman) and they used a ton of incadescent lights/black lights and lots of purples/greens in that too.

So, are they trying to sell us this as a "future service/job"? Geesh!

Good work!
Be well.

celticrebel said...

Great find! Your sleuthing into this MC rabbit hole has been inspiring.

I'm almost at a loss at how bold an admission of MPD sex slaves this series is.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Only just started viewing this startling series in 2013. Some of the scenes are pretty hard to watch given the subject matter. The image of the open palmed "hidden hand" appears in several scenes too.

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