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Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon. The show revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments (known as "Dollhouses") across the globe which program individuals referred to as Actives (or Dolls) with temporary personalities and skills.

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Was this scene in Dollhouse retconned out of existence?

In the episode "Epitaph 1", a group of survivors ("actuals") find the dollhouse. They learned how the events of the apocalypse happened by using the imprinting chair to view the ...
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Dollhouse naming conventions

As far as I can remember in the show we only see the operation of the LA and Washington Dollhouses. LA uses the Nato alphabet to name its dolls, while Washington uses Greek Gods. In the second season ...
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Why is Paul Ballard working for the Dollhouse?

In season 1 of Dollhouse, Ballard was bent on exposing the Dollhouse to the government/world. In season 2, he’s suddenly working for them and it doesn’t seem like he’s trying all that hard to help ...
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How does Echo come back from the Attic?

It's hinted many times throughout the Dollhouse series that no one ever returns from The Attic. Unfortunately, Echo gets sent there, and we learn she was sent there "undercover" to get information and ...
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What enabled Echo to become a full person?

In Dollhouse, Echo (Eliza Dushku's character) is most notable for how she gradually became a full person. She developed a cohesive identity despite being in doll-state and was able to store the ...
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What was the purpose of the Attic?

In Dollhouse, everyone fears "the attic" as a place from which no-one returns. In one episode we see the attic and people (all presumably Dolls) linked up in what looks like a neural network. What ...
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Were there any plans for Dollhouse Season 3?

Joss Whedon and company are well known for laying groundwork for later episodes or even seasons well in advance. This bit them with Firefly, leaving the stories woefully unresolved. Dollhouse, on the ...
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How does an active deal with people met under a previous identity?

Inspired by this question, How is the five year disappearance of a Doll/Active explained?, I wondered if a Doll has any backup programming to deal with a person who recognises them as another of their ...
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How is the five year disappearance of a Doll/Active explained?

The Rossum Corporation contracts people to be Dolls/Actives in one of their Dollhouses for five years. At the end of the contract, We are explicitly shown that Some of the Dolls/Actives must have ...
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Who else was programming dolls in the LA Dollhouse?

In a few episodes of Dollhouse, to send messages to Paul Ballard in an effort to keep him on task in his mission to locate and bring down the Dollhouse. During the series, it is revealed that ...
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Why must a person's conciousness be transferred?

In several sci-fi works that deal with transferring consciousness, the consciousness is always transferred and treated like a unique commodity. Dollhouse is probably a good example of this where it ...
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What was Joss Whedon's role with Dollhouse?

Joss Whedon is credited as the creator of Dollhouse, and was an Executive Producer, and the show featured many Whedon 'alumni', as well as his brother and sister-in-law writing many episodes. However,...
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What happened to the Doll disruption tech?

In Dollhouse, what happened to the Doll disrupter? That device Topher builds in the middle of season 2 that drops any Doll "in a 10 ft radius." crash "Make that a 50 ft radius." Why didn't Topher ...
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How did the tech in Dollhouse go wild?

In between the seasons, I believe there was a big jump (likely from the writers having to condense several years of planned plot lines) and at some point, the Dollhouse tech went into the wild, which ...
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