Joss Whedon: 10 Crowning Moments Of Awesome

Joss Whedon is a God to many. He’s the man who could, starting out by changing the face of television…

Chris Haigh

Contributor

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Joss Whedon is a God to many.

He’s the man who could, starting out by changing the face of television forever by giving the world a female protagonist who could have it all – family, friends, power, responsibility – and made her the saviour of the world several hundred times over.

He then went on to give a vampire a soul and his own show, a ragtag crew of space outlaws a ship called ‘Serenity’ in a far-off future, and a girl named Echo the chance to discover herself and her identity. Then he went and wrote and directed the third biggest movie of all time, a comic-book mash-up extravaganza that pleased audiences and critics alike, propelling Mr Whedon from the cult into the mainstream.

He’s just gone and unveiled new show ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ ┬áto positive reception and reviews and so I took a look back at Whedon’s work and pick ten of those shining moments that encapsulate his work – those moments of fear and suspense and humour and sheer, unbridled ass-kickery from the people you’d suspect the least, as well as his predominant and prominent theme of the ordinary becoming extraordinary heroes.