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More Insight on the Buffy Reboot

Hey 3.5 readers.  So, Monica Owusu-Breen, the showrunner who is in charge of the new Buffy reboot, had this to say on Twitter:

“So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer…”

If that means, a whole new Slayer with a different name and different friends, then that’s awesome.

If you’re saying a new version of the same Buffy character, then stop toying with me.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is 20

Hey 3.5 readers.

Did you know that the series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 this year?  That’s right.  Two decades ago this month, it began on the now kaput WB network.

What is your favorite Buffy moment?  Your favorite Buffy episode?

For me, the three most memorable:

  1. The one where they are silent the entire episode.
  2. The musical where they sing for the entire episode.
  3. The one that is sort of a parody of the show where they focus entirely on a subplot where Xander saves the day on his own while Buffy and the gang are busy working on something else.

In this world of reboots, remakes and sequels, I wonder if it isn’t time for a Buffy sequel film?  The main cast members are all around late thirties to early forties, still photogenic after all these years.

Then again, the ending did tie up the series nicely so it is always problematic when a good ending is tinkered with.

I don’t think a reboot with a new actress playing Buffy would work.  We know this because there was an actual Buffy movie earlier in the 1990s that flopped, though it gained a following in light of the Buffy series.

This was an example of a good cast coming together with good writers to capture lightning in a bottle.  Sometimes you can have great writing but a lousy cast.  Sometimes a great cast but lousy writing.  Here, you had both.

Happy birthday, Buffster.  Go celebrate at the Bronze.

 

 

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