buffy the vampire slayer
A lot of adult nerds grew up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A lot of us matured and changed right along with Buffy and her cohorts. We experienced love and loss that was mirrored in the series. Rewatches garner different points of view as we grow older, seeing characters and perspectives differently than before. So the idea of rebooting that can be daunting for those who care for the show. But showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen puts us at ease with a single tweet. How does the showrunner feel about the original versus the new show?
It’s been almost 14 years since Buffy The Vampire Slayer signed off the air. In the end, all that remained was a hole in Sunnydale and a hole in the hearts of all the fans from around the world. Over the years, stars from the show have been in an out of the spotlight and headlines. Some of them even make con appearances every now and then. But it’s been quite some time since all of them have been in the same room. There was Buffy, Xander, Willow, Angel, Cordelia, Spike, Dawn – even Joss Whedon was there. So many people, so many feelings, so many memories. When you’re ready, make the leap and keep on reading.
Who doesn’t love the Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The show where normal teenage high school cheerleader Buffy Summers finds out that not only is the paranormal real, it’s her job to kick it in the teeth—and boy, does she ever. The TV show, a re-imagining and update (created by Avengers and Firefly director Joss Whedon) of the movie of the same name, ran from 1997 ’til 2003 for seven seasons. Fans could not get enough of it; despite the show ending, people clamored for more of Buffy and the gang, which resulted in an ongoing series to continue the story. This resulted in three more seasons in comic form. Now, this fall, the story will continue again. (more…)
You know him as the loveable heart of the Scooby gang in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. What you may not know is that the actor who played Buffy’s Xander Harris is a man struggling with his real-life own demons.
According to reports, police in Tallahassee arrested Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon this weekend—his third convention-related arrest this year. (more…)
If you’ve ever wondered how many miticlorians there are in a Slayer, wonder no more! Disney announced today that they will be adding the voice acting talents of Sarah Michelle Gellar to the second season of their wildly successful animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels. The series takes place fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, five years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hopeand twelve years after the fall of Sunnydale. Wait, no, this isn’t a fan fiction mashup! This is real! Okay, inquiring minds want to know – Jedi or Sith?! Spoiler alert – read no further! (more…)
Along with the rise of this Golden Age of TV, is the arrival of the celebrity showrunner. The job of a showrunner is to, as it says, run the show, and it’s been part of TV since TV began, but quick, name the person that ran Gilligan’s Island or Magnum P.I. And now try to name the showrunner for Orange is the New Black or Breaking Bad. Exactly. Well, a new book is attempting to put the rise of the celebrity showrunner cast into context, and break down what it takes to be successful in the business, and as a taste of the new book has been posted on the web in the form of an except that asks a couple of key nerd icons: What does it take to be a good showrunner? (more…)
Ok, so who remembers the teen movie entitled ‘Not Another Teen Movie?‘ I don’t because I don’t watch corny stuff. But let’s imagine that somebody wanted to build off the fad of those parody movies and pitched ‘Not Another High School Show‘ for television. It was developed in 2007 and a pilot was shot for Comedy Central but it wasn’t picked up. The show was allegedly supposed to include individual sketches, an example of which somebody found in a trashcan and put on YouTube. It’s called ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer’ and holy cats are you in for it. Not to dissect it too deeply before you’ve watched the clip, but let’s just say that it starred Alison Brie in the title role. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence pops in for a few seconds too. Wait a minute, this sounds awesome… (more…)
Hello young lovers! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Despite what the “haters” and stereotypers might claim, we nerds are actually a very romantic lot…It’s just our taste in love stories that’s somewhat different. (more…)
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer know that the series has continued into the present via the magic of comic books and courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. The series has passed beyond the seven season of the television show and brought two new “seasons” to its fans. Season 10 is due to start releasing in March, though this time the series will have a unique guest writer in the form of Nicholas Brendon – aka Xander Harris. (more…)
The legacy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer lives on, with hundreds-of-thousands of fans still out there singing its praises, cosplaying its characters and spending their nights marathoning the seasons. And as we pass the 10-year mark on when the show officially ended, the folks at BBC Radio 4 decided to do a half-hour special. They gathered up some famous faces, including Joss Whedon, Anthony Head and even the well-known writer and Buffy fan, Neil Gaiman, and interviewed them on their opinions about the show. (more…)