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The heavens parted and the Buffyverse rejoiced last week as Joss Whedon’s new sci-fi series, Dollhouse, started production at Fox. Whedon penned the first episode and is at work directing it this week. Dollhouse stars Buffy’s Eliza Dushku as Echo, a woman who is programmed to be a fantasy-for-hire in a supersecret, illegal facility known as the Dollhouse. Echo is programmed to forget between fantasies, but she starts to remember and become self-aware as the show gets under way. No word yet from Fox about when Dollhouse will premiere, but writers Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain report that promo shoots are in the works in the near future.
We’re pretty sure that Dollhouse is going to be awesome, but the Web faithful are positively rapturous. Blog reviews of the script for the first episode characterize it as “fabulous” and “brilliantly evocative,” with one reviewer claiming it summoned the “Drool of the Ecstatic.” We’re betting on spoilers galore in the run-up to the show’s premiere, but SpoilerTV has several leaked script pages, which io9 has analyzed at length for scoops on plot and characters if you’d like to get started early. In the meantime, we’ll be checking Dollverse for our daily devotional. —Tammy Oler
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