Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary!

It is a blast from the past as Joss Whedon and the principal cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) have a reunion, discussion, and photo shoot with Entertainment Weekly for the show's twentieth anniversary! It is ridiculous how much time has passed, but our fearless, fresh-faced Scoobies are now mature and settled in life.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Watching "Darla" before "Fool for Love"

Several readers kept posting on the comments section of my viewing guide that they want me to switch the order of "Darla" and "Fool for Love" back to its originally aired pairing as, with "Fool for Love" first and "Darla" second. As I wrote my final response on the subject, I realized my response would be more at home as an essay than as a comment.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


My fan edit combining all of Angel's flashback scenes as the vampire Angelus into one epic feature-length movie. Angel's back story of his life before he met Buffy is one of the most intriguing recurring story lines of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its contemporary spinoff "Angel", but until now this story line could only be viewed piecemeal throughout several seasons of both shows.

I believe my new edit of this material will help shine a light on both Buffy and Angel TV shows and deepen our understanding of the recurring vampire characters that play a central part to these shows' core story arcs. It is also my hope that viewing Angel's rich back story as a single narrative presentation will help introduce Buffy and Angel to modern audiences, who were not yet aware of how well written, acted, and directed these two phenomenal TV shows were, and that they hold up well more than a decade after they aired.

All the footage in this cut is from the shows created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt. It is the property of Mutant Enemy Productions, originally aired on WB and UPN, and is the property of the home video distribution arms of their respective parent companies. This cut only represents my love for these characters and is done to reinvigorate interest in these two shows, which I recommend you purchase on DVD and watch on Netflix streaming.

If you are interested in watching Buffy and Angel side by side, I created a viewing guide that could help you watch the concurrent crossover episodes in chronological order: Buffy and Angel Viewing Guide

I also created a parallel fan edit that combines all of Spike's flashbacks into one movie presentation: "William the Bloody", which can be found here: William the Bloody

Sunday, July 20, 2014

William the Bloody

I present my fan edit combining all of Spike's flashbacks together into one extended visual presentation. This movie spans Spike as a human, being turned into a vampire, and tracks his actions as he earned the reputation of William the Bloody. I combined all of Spike's flashback footage from the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004) to make a thorough dramatic presentation of Spike's fascinating back story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Episodes of Buffy and Angel

Are you having trouble finding something fun to watch on Halloween that's smart enough to entertain adults and yet appropriate enough to watch with children and young teens? Many a babysitter has found themselves in this conundrum, facing a choice between annoyance at watching a child's show or possibly giving nightmares to your wards by having them watch a conventional "blood and guts" horror movie. Does someone in this scenario have to suffer on Halloween night?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bruce Wayne and Batman's Rogues Gallery: The Dark Knight (2008)

If Batman Begins (2005) was about Bruce Wayne learning to master his fears and use his new found knowledge to protect the innocent citizens of his hometown with what he learned, then The Dark Knight (2008) is about the escalation of violence by Gotham's criminal underworld in reaction to Bruce Wayne's efforts to terrorize them as the Batman. As the mobsters' slice of the Gotham pie decreases day by day, they pool their efforts together to counterattack Batman. In their shortsighted attempt to destroy Batman, the criminals look to a man who seems capable of out-terrorizing even Batman himself, an agent of chaos known only as The Joker.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bruce Wayne and Batman's Rogues Gallery: Batman Begins (2005)

Christopher Nolan's ambitious Dark Knight Trilogy raised the bar for not only comic book movies but also movies in general. And that is in no small part due to the unique rogues gallery of villains that Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman must face throughout the films. As we enter the final chapter of this trilogy on Friday with the opening of The Dark Knight Rises (2012), this article will take stock of this saga's villains up until now. We will then end with a preview of Bruce Wayne and Batman's final challenges and what we predict Bruce will do to overcome them.