His father worked as a screenwriter for the shows Alice and The Golden Girls. His grandfather was a screenwriter for The Donna Reed and The Dick Van Dyke shows. Joss Whedon began his career as a screenwriter for the shows Roseanne and Parenthood.
He worked as a script doctor for movies like Twister and Speed, then co-wrote Toy Story. It was during this time that he wrote the script for the film version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In 1997, he created his first television series. Now Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the most studied shows in television history. He went on to create the sci-fi western space drama Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity. His wrote and directed Cabin in the Woods and the first two Avenger films, and in between those films he created a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. This week we talk about his work and the themes that he carries throughout including creating some of the strongest female leads in television and film.