Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Firefly creator Joss Whedon's Dollhouse isn't set to air until 2009, but the director's army of nerdy fans are already plotting to save it from the bean-counting buzz-kills at Fox. The program stars Eliza "Five by Five" Dushku as a brainwashed assassin, and so it's only reasonable that Whedon fanboys and fangirls should fear having such a precious gift of insanely hot hotness taken away from them. "Led by DollhouseForums.com, the campaign urges followers to organize viewing parties, watch the trailers online, buy Dollhouse-endorsed merch and create more fan sites."

"DollhouseForums' trailblazing leader Nathan posted the following as a call to arms: "After seeing some of my favorite television shows get canceled in the past — as well as the 'save this show' campaigns that followed — I had the idea that a fan campaign BEFORE the show begins may be the best thing to do.'

"A Facebook fan page dedicated to the online campaign already has nearly 1,500 members.

"Some worry the efforts are overkill and will become a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy. At fan site Whedonesque, several commenters suggest that such pre-emptive campaigning will negatively affect the show.'There is a fine line to walk so that this won't be another obnoxious Whedon fan campaign that will piss people off and make them talk negatively about the show in advance. Please be careful,' writes TamaraC." [Wired via BoingBoing]

If I may... Um, Joss? Less leather pants on Eliza, more skirts this time around. Thank you.