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Jane Espenson Wrote Thursday's TRU CALLING!!

I am – Hercules!!

Two reasons to watch Thursday night’s “Tru Calling.”

1) Jane Espenson wrote it. Longtime Coaxial News readers know Espenson is one of Herc’s favorite writers ever. She’s Hunter Thompson good. She’s Alan Moore good. She’s Joss Whedon good. She wrote for “Gilmore Girls.” And “Firefly.” And “Angel.” And she wrote the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episodes that gave Buffy telepathy, and that got Buffy really drunk, and that brought the Watchers to Sunnydale, and that introduced the Aprilbot, and that introduced the Buffybot, and that terrified the Chinese potential! Jane Espenson is The Man! Only, you know, a girl.

2) Liz Vassey, who played Captain Liberty on “The Tick,” is a second-season regular! Liz Vassey is super-extra-dreamy. Liz Vassey is The Man! Except, of course, for her many girly parts.

3) Cutie-pie Eliza Dushku stars as Tru in this show. She used to play Faith, the Vampire Slayer. And no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!!!

Reasons over!! New topic!! Those wondering if “Lost” superwriter David Fury was brought aboard to replace Espenson on the gifted Tim Minear’s wonderful FBI series “The Inside” need wonder no longer! Fury replaces no one! Minear, Espenson and Fury, who all labored together on “Angel” a few years ago, are all now working together to put together the last six episodes of the first season of “The Inside,” headed to your puny TV set this August!!!!

My life is GOOD, you old bag!!

9 p.m. Thursday. Fox.

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  • April 7, 2005, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku is the real Mary Jane

    by dr.bulber

    more bikini's in season 2.

  • April 7, 2005, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Tru Calling Drinking Game

    by docfalken

    Everytime Eliza Dushku makes that "who farted" face, you've got to take a shot. You'll be drunk in 3 minutes.

  • April 7, 2005, 7:12 a.m. CST

    these final eps of Tru...

    by baj24

    are really amazing. It's sad that Fox killed it before it ever had a chance to prove itself. They scheduled it on a lousy night and then bring it back on the same lousy night. It's a shame, this season really showed promise and was a lot better than what they were doing last season.

  • April 7, 2005, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I'm glad about Jane, but "Beer Bad" was terrible...

    by viola123

    I love "Buffy", but that eppy was terrible. Ah well, at least Jane has some good eppies to balance everything out. LOL. Lots of "Buffy" scribes are showing up in the news, huh? That's good. I'm glad. I really miss that show, *sigh*.

  • April 7, 2005, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Espenson didn't wite Bad Beer

    by Nice Mr Death

    No she didn't but yes that was a shit episode.

  • April 7, 2005, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I think that Jack (Jason Priestly) is the person who she has to

    by ProzacMorris

  • April 7, 2005, 2:56 p.m. CST

    What would be real cool is if she could relive and change the da

    by ProzacMorris

    That movie done sucked!!!

  • April 7, 2005, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Wrong Turn

    by glodene

    Hey! Wrong Turn was pretty entertaining, especially the severed leg on the table. When I saw that, the only thing going through my mind was "hmmm, leg of white girl. Yummy!

  • April 7, 2005, 4:12 p.m. CST

    ahh, wrong turn...

    by bluebottle

    eliza dushku makes everything good. come on raimi, make her the black cat!

  • April 7, 2005, 4:46 p.m. CST

    It wasn't Beer Bad

    by Thalya

    Life Serial was where she got really hopped up on tequila with Spike at the kitten poker game and then had to hurl afterwards.

  • April 7, 2005, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Wrong Turn had Eliza in a torn, sweaty, tight tank top while tie

    by Osmosis Jones

    I don't care how bad the rest of the movie is...that scene alone makes it the most, uh, "used" title in my collection.

  • April 7, 2005, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Fine, fine. What would be real cool would be if Eliza could rew

    by ProzacMorris

    Did anyone like that movie?

  • April 8, 2005, 5:32 a.m. CST

    I'd love to "get over buffy"...

    by oh_riginal

    ... as long as Faith is on the other side. SCRAM Tru Calling, bring on Faith The Vampire Slayer!! Just don't put it on Fox.

  • April 8, 2005, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Topic? What topic?

    by NNNOOO!!!

    Not that it matters-- what are there, two eps left?-- but this one was pretty good. Sharp dialogue, plus some acknowledgment of the show's creative loopholes. And Dushku in a low belt gets me going every time.

  • April 9, 2005, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Randy Newman?

    by Larry of Arabia

    Am I the only one who noticed?

  • April 11, 2005, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Wrong Turn is way underrated

    by NYC

    That was some spooky shit. Kinda funny now, but it still is a great flick to watch before a camping trip. However, even Eliza couldn't save Soul Survivors.