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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

Posted on 20 April 2018 by VinnieAve

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Foundation and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

Posted on 28 May 2012 by VinnieAve

This episode we talk about Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

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Be a Better Geek: Buffy the Better Vampire Slayer episodes 1-4

Posted on 20 April 2012 by DM

Why I picked Buffy the Vampire Slayer

How could I not? It started in march of 97 with a short season off twelve episodes about high schoolers making there way through the jungle of adolescence. And yea there are vampires. And demons, werewolves, and a plethora of other threats. It was a simple concept, one pulled from the early recesses of Whedons career. As such it has well constructed plot lines, witty dialogue, and talented actors. It carries something of the 90s with it. Coming from within that decade, I can’t really tell you if it caries to this century well but perhaps Vincenzo will enlighten you. Make no mistake BTVS is a cornerstone for a great many geeks. It carries with it ideas of sacrifice, female power, and the idea that yes, friendship is in fact magic.

A couple of quick thoughts on this weeks eps

Pilot: Rough and perhaps a little too simple. That said I love that the tendency to make fun of the horror genre and itself starts early and often.

The Witch: ah a boy and his unreciprocated crush. It had to happen. It’s a trope yes but there was no avoiding it. That said this is on of the early classics. It’s about a girl who doesn’t fit in that just tragically wants to fit in. And parents can be real dicks.

Teachers Pet: Oh yes my friends we have hit pay dirt. Nothing truly gothic about this one. Just a giant praying mantis and a need for some virgins. And talk about IILFs!

Vinnie’s Take

Welcome to Hellsmouths/The Harvest
So scifi/fantasy pilots come in two varieties, those that give you a crazy story and those that try and set up the characters. These two try to do a little bit of both. We’ve got a pretty standard story about a vampire supreme (or whatever) called The Master (not from Doctor Who) who is trying to break free. The vampire part of this show isn’t what makes it fun to watch, honestly if it was just that it would be the most boring thing to watch on the planet. Luckily it isn’t that bad, they also have some high school nonsense. There are some pretty obvious set-ups for jokes and quick lines. But wait there is also this mysterious character who seems to know something about what’s actually going on. This show isn’t painfully bad, but I doubt I would continue with it unless I agreed to.

The Witch
This episode was better than the previous two-parter. Buffy is trying to fit in at her new school and does this by trying to join the cheerleading squad. There is a pretty obvious plot about a girl whose mom wants her to be a cheerleader involving magic or some-such nonsense. I have mentioned this show is very 90s from the clothing to the camera direction. This one is kind of cool and was the best of the bunch.

If the previous plot was obvious this one takes the cake for well-duh plot. So there is new biology teacher who is super-hot and all the boys are utter infatuated with her. Also she is talking a hell of a lot about praying mantises. But wait she is one! This is crazy OMG! Yeah, not a great episode I hope DM doesn’t say this is one of the best.

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