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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby songwithnosoul » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:43 pm UTC

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and Wesley as cool characters, although I only really started to like Wes after he
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Ryom » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:58 am UTC

The whole series was a lie, the Buffy universe is all in her head. She's just a crazy person in an asylum, it all makes sense now!

Should've ended the series right there :lol:

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Ryom » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:30 am UTC

Also, shouldn't there have been a 3rd slayer spawned...
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...after she jumped into the portal off the tower for Dawn and died yet again?

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby michaelandjimi » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:52 am UTC

Ryom wrote:Also, shouldn't there have been a 3rd slayer spawned...
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...after she jumped into the portal off the tower for Dawn and died yet again?
I assumed that
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The latest Slayer is the one that had to die, meaning that Faith had to die to make a new Slayer. And they're just silly and didn't notice that.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Adacore » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:15 am UTC

michaelandjimi wrote:
Ryom wrote:Also, shouldn't there have been a 3rd slayer spawned...
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...after she jumped into the portal off the tower for Dawn and died yet again?
I assumed that
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The latest Slayer is the one that had to die, meaning that Faith had to die to make a new Slayer. And they're just silly and didn't notice that.
That's the conclusion we reached as well. Nothing else makes sense, really.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Ryom » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:55 pm UTC

I may be misremembering but didn't
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Buffy die twice (spawning two slayers, Faith and the black girl who's name I can't remember)

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby setzer777 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:01 pm UTC

When Buffy dies in season 1 it awakens Kendra, and then in season two Drusilla kills Kendra which awakens Faith.
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Postby Ryom » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:32 pm UTC

Yep, remembered the chronology shortly after posting.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Ryom » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:32 am UTC

Hey, it's Nathan Fillion, and he sounds just like Captain Malcom Reynolds! :lol:

Almost through the entire series now.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm UTC

I haven't seen any buffy yet but am looking at getting into it (really enjoyed firefly/serenity and Dr horrible so I'm chasing up Whedon's other stuff) so I was thinking of starting with season 1 (obviously) but I've heard from some friends that it's one of the less good series. So I was wondering how important it would be to watch the seasons in order or whether I should do it in awesomeness order, or if you disagree about season 1.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Ryom » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm UTC

Watch them in order.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby setzer777 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:41 pm UTC

Yeah, in general you want to watch them in order. You could probably do just fine only watching the important season 1 episodes though (I'd have to look them up to get a good list).
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Postby eSOANEM » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:53 am UTC

ok, I'll probably watch them in order then, I trust you guys' judgement.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Adacore » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:47 am UTC

Season 1 is considerably lower budget and quality than the rest, but it's where the core cast are introduced and is only a half-length season anyway, so won't take too much longer to watch - around 9 hours, compared to the ~100 hours for the remaining 6 seasons, plus ~80 hours of Angel (which really needs a solid grounding in Buffy seasons 1-3).

Of course, if you want to do it faithfully then you should start alternating Buffy and Angel episodes from season 4 of Buffy onwards. It only matters a few times, but there are a couple of cool crossovers, and if you keep the seasons in sync they make more sense.

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Postby sanguine » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:47 pm UTC

Hi there. De-lurking.

BtVS pretty much defined my mid-to-late teenage years, in fact, I think it was the driving force behind my English grades to skyrocket from "slack-jawed yokel" to A grades (English is my second language, a fact I usally don't blurt out with my first post. Or my twentieth, or hundreth).

Due to the Sparklies-hype I've recently started rewatching some of the episodes, and I'm hooked once again. Oh, the dialogues. Oh, the characters.

I'm also liking Season Eight, especially the artwork. I remember having been quite disappointed with the first comic spawned by the franchise.

Further, I'm with michaelandjimi about the Slayer succession thing.
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Postby sanguine » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:05 am UTC

No comments on the current Season Eight development?
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby el_loco_avs » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:41 pm UTC

Nope. Confession: I LOVED the angel and buffy series.
but never saw either's last seasons, for some reason they lost me. Just... randoms episodes during reruns that I've seen a gazillion times. Almost like... MASH or something haha.



I've just finished watching Buffy season 1 though. I'm planning on doing the whole thing, including Angel, alternating eps and all, until I know how it ends and jump onto the comics from there.

I still love this series. Even season 1.


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I fucking love the theme songs to these shows. I had to find Angel's theme song after posing. Still gives me chills.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Dave_Wise » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:16 am UTC

I'm enormously keen on the music from buffy the vampire slayer. I'm in the process of finding out what it all was.
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Postby el_loco_avs » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:51 pm UTC

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Postby sugarhyped » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:10 am UTC

buffy is on netflix instant. yaay. its giving me a chance to rewatch...
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby doglover2010 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:03 pm UTC

I really liked Angel. But I think I've seen every episode at least 5 times over the past couple of years. They have it on TNT in the mornings. Usually 2 or 3 episodes. Once in a while I check out which episode they are on to see how far they have gotten.

The episode where Angel turns into a muppet though is a little ridiculous. That is when I think the show jumped the shark.

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Postby Jesse » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:51 am UTC

Are you kidding? That's awesome. Season Five was the best thing about Angel.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Adacore » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:01 pm UTC

doglover2010 wrote:The episode where Angel turns into a muppet though is a little ridiculous. That is when I think the show jumped the shark.

While I didn't particularly love the episode, I think you'll have a hard time finding many Angel fans that agree with you. The general consensus is that Smile Time (that ep) was one of the best episodes of Angel ever, and season 5 (especially the second half thereof) one of the strongest seasons.

My favourite episode is probably Five by Five, then the Salvage/Release/Orpheus sequence, but that's because I'm a total Faith fanboi (and even moreso Willow; Orpheus is an awesome episode). Not Fade Away was also good, but would've been far better if it had actually been followed by a season 6.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Ryom » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:07 pm UTC

Smile Time was hilarious! Good episode ;)

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby crystal_owl » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:37 pm UTC

I loved Buffy so much when it first aired and it's always been a source of disappointment to me that it hasn't been repeated on UK freeview channels - they showed it once, repeated it all once, and that was basically it. I'm now systematically borrowing the DVDs from a friend and rewatching it all from the beginning - I'm part way through series two but am having to brace myself to continue as once again I've become to involved in the Buffy-Angel romance that I kind of don't want him to turn into Angelus, good as that story arc is. I've been paused just before Kendra's arrival for about a month now, I really should carry on...at this rate I'll never get to the end! I'd forgotten how much fun the early seasons were when they're all still at school, before Willow's a witch and Xander's a...builder?
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Postby el_loco_avs » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:04 pm UTC

End of Buffy season 2 is so sad.


Season 3 up next :mrgreen:


After that! Season4+Angel season1 intertwined watching!!! I WILL DO IT
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Aikanaro » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:06 am UTC

Fact: Playing the opening credits theme to "Angel" at 1.5x speed turns it into the dance remix.

Fact: There should have been another spin-off of nothing but Wesley and Lorne, as a buddy-cop show. Spike may make occasional appearances, because he is awesome....but Wesley just
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becomes the goddamn batman.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Gopher of Pern » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:26 am UTC

Aikanaro wrote:Fact: Playing the opening credits theme to "Angel" at 1.5x speed turns it into the dance remix.

Fact: There should have been another spin-off of nothing but Wesley and Lorne, as a buddy-cop show. Spike may make occasional appearances, because he is awesome....but Wesley just
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becomes the goddamn batman.


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Postby crystal_owl » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:16 pm UTC

One is an ex-watcher, haunted with the fact that he betrayed his best friend by kidnapping his son. The other is a singing demon from another dimension, who can read minds. They Fight Crime!

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Chen » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:26 pm UTC

Aikanaro wrote:Fact: Playing the opening credits theme to "Angel" at 1.5x speed turns it into the dance remix.

Fact: There should have been another spin-off of nothing but Wesley and Lorne, as a buddy-cop show. Spike may make occasional appearances, because he is awesome....but Wesley just
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becomes the goddamn batman.


Not sure if we're supposed to spoiler things here but for safety's sake:

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Kinda hard for that kind of spinoff with Wesley dying and all at the end of Angel. And not just the "well they all probably died after the hoard of monsters" but really dying midway through the last episode

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Postby crystal_owl » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:19 pm UTC

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Yeah...I remember being disappointed at Anya dying in the Buffy finale as at that point rumours of a film were still rife and it wouldn't be as much fun without her. I late found out that Emma Caulfield actually asked them to kill her on screen as she didn't want to be in any spin-offs, trying to avoid Mark Hamill syndrome I guess.
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Postby Belial » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:39 pm UTC

Chen wrote:
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Kinda hard for that kind of spinoff with Wesley dying and all at the end of Angel. And not just the "well they all probably died after the hoard of monsters" but really dying midway through the last episode


And yet it didn't stop him being in season six.

As Holland Manners said in Season Two. Contracts with Wolfram and Hart tend to extend quite some time after death...
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Postby setzer777 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:47 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
Chen wrote:
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Kinda hard for that kind of spinoff with Wesley dying and all at the end of Angel. And not just the "well they all probably died after the hoard of monsters" but really dying midway through the last episode


And yet it didn't stop him being in season six.

As Holland Manners said in Season Two. Contracts with Wolfram and Hart tend to extend quite some time after death...

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I haven't read the comics, but I don't really get that. Given that Wesley is very aware of that part of the contract (given that he finds and tries to destroy Lilah's), why would he sign any contract including that clause?
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Postby PerryDigital » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:13 pm UTC

Woo I'm glad there is a Buffy thread here. I'm just settling in to watch the end of S3 now. I love my Buff.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Amnesiasoft » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:42 am UTC

Aikanaro wrote:Fact: There should have been another spin-off of nothing but Wesley and Lorne, as a buddy-cop show.

If the guy that played Lorne weren't dead, I would start spamming Joss Whedon right now.

Also, I really need to stop opening spoilers in this thread while I'm still watching the shows.

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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby setzer777 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:29 pm UTC

Also, this is an utterly pointless rant, but it drives me crazy and I haven't seen that many others point this out:

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The hammer that Buffy uses against Glory at the end of Season 5 is from Anya's ex that she turned into a troll. Except then it's suddenly a troll god hammer? Where the hell did that come from? They build up Glory all season as being all invincible and then Anya calls the hammer (the same one that hit Xander without doing much harm) the "hammer of a troll god" and it knocks Glory around with ease.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby sugarhyped » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:32 am UTC

setzer777 wrote:Also, this is an utterly pointless rant, but it drives me crazy and I haven't seen that many others point this out:

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The hammer that Buffy uses against Glory at the end of Season 5 is from Anya's ex that she turned into a troll. Except then it's suddenly a troll god hammer? Where the hell did that come from? They build up Glory all season as being all invincible and then Anya calls the hammer (the same one that hit Xander without doing much harm) the "hammer of a troll god" and it knocks Glory around with ease.


In regards to the season 5 finale.
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Sure but also that thing Willow did to her brain and the god repelling orb weakened her up first.
Maybe it especially hurts gods and is slightly less effective on people... like the orb. which does nothing to people.

yeah it sucks that this thread wasn't around when the show was coming out. then we'd get episode to episode commentary.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Zohar » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:14 pm UTC

I recently started rewatching the series, from season three. I'm in season five, at the episode where Riley and Buffy split up, and I have to say I really dislike the way they ended things.

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The whole coincidence thing is a poor way to take out a character from the show.
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Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:56 am UTC

I think that Joss wanted to get Riley out of the way and cause Buffy to feel guilty at the same time, but drawing out a realistic bad breakup wouldn't have been so easy or dramatic.

I'm probably crazy for this, but season six is my absolute favorite. It's a bit tough to watch them all go through shit at once but it was nice to bring home how ordinary they all are. Sure they fight vampires and cast spells and save the world and stuff, but in the end it's insecurity that takes out Xander and Anya. Willow's problems centered around magic but really, she's just a junky. Buffy was in heaven and brought back against her will but beyond that there's nothing separating her from any other depressed person trying to feel anything she can. I love how purely human they turn out to be.

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