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The Psychology of Joss Whedon

An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly
Narrated by: Colby Elliott
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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First there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer; then its spin-off, Angel; then the cult hit Firefly and its follow-up film, Serenity. They all had two things in common: their creator, Joss Whedon...and their surprising psychological depth.

Revisit the worlds of Joss Whedon...with trained psychologists at your side. What are the psychological effects of constantly fighting for your life? Why is neuroscience the Whedonverse's most terrifying villain? How can watching Joss' shows help you take on your own psychological issues?

It's all the best parts of Psych 101 - without Professor Walsh.

Complete author list includes Joy Davidson, Leah Wilson, Misty K Hook, Robert Kurzban, Thomas Flamson, Carole Poole, and Bradley J Daniels.

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Great for any Whedon fan

As with any anthology, there are some really good essays and some that I didn't enjoy as much. But it's always fun to revisit Buffy/Firefly and look at them through different lenses. Also, apparently it's a Colby Elliott thing, but this book does the same weird thing where the sound "quality" changes? Like you can tell when they used different takes in the middle of a paragraph and it's weird and annoys me.

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