Watch Joss Whedon accept the Ray Bradbury Award

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Joss Whedon, creator of such series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse, received the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The ceremony was held Saturday, April 25, on the campus of UCLA.

Previous Bradbury Award winners are James Cameron for Terminator 2 (1992), J. Michael Straczynski for Babylon 5 (1999) and Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison for 2000X —Tales of the Next Millennia, a National Public Radio series (2001).

Whedon was unable to attend the ceremony and so sent a video acceptance speech in which he spoke of his love for "fictionalized scientifics, or as the kids call it nowadays—fi-sci."

You can view the full video after the jump.