F&H and retrospective magic

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 19 12:34:14 EDT 2002

>Joss Whedon now seems to inclined to change the premise and allow that
>Dawn 'always' existed after all. There's an upcoming cartoon version in
>development, set back in Buffy's high-school days, in which Dawn appears
>as a support character. IIRC, Whedon was talking about the cartoon and
>confirmed that the monks had created a 'real' past for Dawn. (In SF
>terms, it would presumably be a parallel timeline, as Dawn certainly did
>not 'exist' in the first earlier live-action series as presented on TV.)

I thought one of the cleverest things about the Dawn plotline was the 
plausibility of the idea that she HAD existed all along, but wasn't an 
important enough part of Buffy's life to be included in the show (that, and 
being kept out of the way).


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