Motivational Monday — More Whedon

My friend Rod’s posts on Firefly over at Political Jesus have gotten picked up by Whedonesque, cialis the website for all things Whedon. If you’re a Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse fan you should check the site, it’s pretty cool. In honour of Rod’s honour of being picked up by Whedonesque, I present some more Whedon-inspired motivational posters.

Awesomely Evil Pastors in Television

Good Portrayals of Pastors in Television
Bad Portrayals of Pastors in Television

Kai Winn — Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Kai Winn is the ultimate political opportunist. She cares for no one unless they can assist her in her rise to power. She framed Vedek Bareil in order to secure her victory in the race to become Kai (Pope of the Bajoran religion). But once Kai, illness Winn was not content with the power and status as leader of Bajor’s religion. She quickly assumed the political office of First Minister, view consolidating and blurring lines between Church and State. By the end of the show, sickness she was willing to forsake the Prophets (gods of Bajor) and follow the Pah-wraiths (false gods or demons of Bajor), even collaborating with and bedding the evilest Cardassian (Gul Dukat) in the process. What makes her so awesomely evil is that she has this sweet innocence about her. She calls people (e.g., Major Kira), “my child” with this sickly-sweet tone. She is the master manipulator and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Caleb — Buffy the Vampire Slayer

How can you not love a pastor who so thoroughly enjoys killing people? Caleb, a renegade priest who forsakes God to become the high priest and corporeal vessel for the First (ultimate) Evil, takes on Buffy and her Slayer-wannabes. He’s a misogynist who delights just a bit too much in poking out eyes and branding people with cigarette lighters. His sermon about the Garden and the Fall is warped and twisted, and his adoration of the First is down-right creepy (“But you. You’re everywhere. You’re in the hearts of little children. You’re in the souls of the rich. You’re the fire that makes people kill and hate. The fire that will cure the world of weakness. They’re just sinners. You are sin.”) What makes Caleb so awesomely evil is his complete lack of inner conflict. There is nothing in him that questions the First. He has given himself to evil 100% and he likes it.

Unfortunately, those are the only two examples of Awesomely Evil Pastors in Television I could come up with. So, here’s where you can help: Who would you add to this list and why?

2010 in Review — Top Motivational Posters

Every Monday I post de-motivational posters. Some of them I have found on the internet, cheap some have been sent to me, but most of them are the product of the warped brain here at Cheese-Wearing Theology. Here are the top five motivational posters of 2010 based on hits.

5. Of course Chuck Norris made it to the top 5.

4. This is my top Babylon 5 poster of the year.

3. Gotta love the Buffy motivational posters!

2. This one is number two based on the sheer number of google search terms for an image of hopelessness.

1. Thanks to a shout-out from Whedonesque this became my top motivational poster.

A Buffy Re-boot

It has been announced that Warner Bros. is working on a re-boot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In my opinion, cialis this has disaster written all over it.

First, look they are re-booting the movie. The movie was awful. The reason it was awful was because the “suits” did not understand what Whedon was trying to do. The “suits” won and audiences were left with a B-level movie. It was only when Whedon was given the opportunity to do Buffy for the small screen, that we got to see what it was really supposed to be about.

Second, The Buffy-verse does not need a reboot! Spinoffs? Sure. Adaptation of the season eight comic book? Okay.
I say leave the Buffy story alone, and focus on one of the new Slayers (for those of you not in the know, at the end of Season 7, the Scooby Gang found a way to activate all the potential slayers in the world.)

Third, Joss Whedon is against this, and in true Whedon-humour says this:

I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Finally, I think this boils down to the fact that Warner Bros. is looking for the next Twilight. Repeat after me: Buffy is NOT Bella! Oh, and another thing: