Out of the Battlestar, into the Dollhouse

Well, we don’t have to worry about totally losing the pretty factor when Battlestar Galactica ends its run. Tahmoh Penikett (the very pretty Helo) has been cast in Joss Whedon’s new show Dollhouse.

Speaking of BSG, Edward James Olmos (Adama) wouldn’t mind terribly much if everyone dies off in the end. Not that we really know, at this point. The writers have regrouped in the wake of the strike.

Don’t forget that SciFi is airing two season kick-off specials, tonight. (Friday.)

Ready for Dollhouse details?

Production details for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse have emerged. Witness:

The drama, stars Dushku as Echo, a member of a group of men and women who are imprinted with different personalities for different assignments. In between tasks they are mind-wiped, living like children in Dollhouse, a futuristic dorm/lab. A group of people, known as “Actives” (or “Dolls”), have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas and hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies and occasional good deeds. When not imprinted, the Actives live, childlike and unremembering, in a hidden facility nicknamed “The Dollhouse”. Although the Actives are ostensibly volunteers, the operation is highly illegal, and under constant threat from a determined federal agent on one end and an insane rogue Active on the other. The story hinges around a greater and more subtle threat: Echo, a female Active, begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.

SpoilerTV also has the casting notices.