TVGuide.com: Why did you decide to do an entire eighth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a comic-book series?
Joss Whedon: Well, I’m not that bright. I keep thinking that I have all this free time that I don’t have. It started going in my brain — “Wouldn’t it be fun if… ” and, “You could… ” while the other voice was saying, “It’s death. I’m out of control. I’m already writing.” So I basically said, “We could do something and for once we could make it canon. We could make it officially what happened after the end of the show.” Let Buffy not only address certain themes that slipped between the cracks of the show, but also really be a comic book. Take the template of the show, but not so religiously that they’re all standing in the Magic Box, talking, for 10 pages.
Although Whedon is tight-lipped about the plot, he does discuss T&A comics — “I’ve been fortunate that I’ve never worked with a T&A artist” — the delicate dance in using Angel and Spike in the miniseries, and, best of all, his undying love for the new Battlestar Galactica. “Yes, that is my favorite show,” he says. “Maybe ever.”