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Sad middle aged man gets very excited at new Buffy book

Posted March 19, 2013 into Telly by John Birmingham

It's not my fault. I can't help it that Buffy was such an awesome show. My kids think so too, and they're younger than me which makes them, by definition, cooler. I'm not sure how much cooler. There is some equation for working it out, but you know, math.

Anyways, iO9 has a great entry on a tome released to mark the 15th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer going to air. A tome one of my kids will totally be getting for a birthday present. Whichever one of them is next on the calendar. The boxed set comes 'packaged with a big envelope of "Slayer Lore," including pages from some of Giles' books and some other cool reproductions and art prints'.

Oh yes, one of these kids is going to enjoy this.

A couple of things I didn't realise until I read the iO9 bit (which, to be fair, they didn't relaise either); Sunnydale is based on the Gaslamp District of San Diego. And in Season 4 the US government collapses, which explains why there was no follow up to the Initiative, I guess.

I am aware there may be some scepticism about all this but I will just add that since Anna started watching Buffy, her interest in the ass-kicking arts has become much more focussed.

Which can only be a good thing, in a Twilight world.

(This justifiiably famous mash up, btw, is one of my favorite things on the internet. I shudder to think of the amount of work that must have gone into it).

19 Responses to ‘Sad middle aged man gets very excited at new Buffy book’

Lulu mumbles...

Posted March 19, 2013

"A tome one of my kids will totally be getting for a birthday present"

Will this be like Homer buying Marge a bowling ball for her her birthday?

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BrianC mumbles...

Posted March 19, 2013

I want this so very badly. One of the greatest epsidoes of TV ever was the episode of buffy where her mums dies. "The Body" i believe it ws called. The silent movie ep, the musical ep, the invisible ep, the wedding... sigh.

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted March 19, 2013

We just watched The Body recently. You're right. It was an amazing piece of TV. A script without much dialogue that carried so much meaning. And then, a few days later, we watched the musical ep. Everyone remembers the performances but I'd forgotten how critical it was to lacing together a whole bunch of subplots too

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xenodyssey asserts...

Posted March 19, 2013

I've seen the book at Kinokuniya. It's nice as a collection of material previously available. There is a new hardcover bound book out for Firefly as well that collects the three books that Titan published. Nice for the Browncoats that didn't get the earlier books.

John Birmingham is gonna tell you...

Posted March 19, 2013

Wait, Titan published that book. Titan are my UK publishers. Hmm...?

BrianC mutters...

Posted March 19, 2013

Hmmmm... Deadline you say, well as it turns out i know what would deadline insperational...

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ChrisB puts forth...

Posted March 19, 2013

Buffy begat Blade, which then begat Twilight (somehow). It made it cool for kids to like Vampires, I'm not too sure they intended to have vampires 'sparkle' though. Look for the zombie genre to start down this path as well. (ie: Warm Bodies)

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Bunyip would have you know...

Posted March 19, 2013

"....since Anna started watching Buffy, her interest in the ass-kicking arts has become much more focussed."

FTW.

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HAVOCK21 ducks in to say...

Posted March 19, 2013

HA..shes fkn JUMPABLE THAT WHY YA WATCHED IT!

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HAVOCK21 reckons...

Posted March 19, 2013

HA..shes fkn JUMPABLE THAT WHY YA WATCHED IT!

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Stevo 73 is gonna tell you...

Posted March 19, 2013

Once More With Feeling (the musical) is simply the best episode and sews together all the ingredients from that season and ultimately is a lead in for the finale of the season. That and it was great fun - Our family (and our nerd friends) have burned out two copies of that disc, yep we have played the shit out of it...

Oh and I back Havock jumpable indeed.

Twilight, bah!

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ShaneAlpha mutters...

Posted March 19, 2013

Once more with feeling is the second best episode of Buffy ( and I have the tracks on my ipod).

Best Buffy episode is always "Hush".

"Once more with feeling" comes second with "The Body" a very close third.

I started watching Buffy on channel seven and continued watching it even when they pushed it to the 10.30 pm cult t.v. time slot. These young people with their itunes and torrents don't know how easy they have it. Television died a little when Buffy ended.

Stevo 73 puts forth...

Posted March 19, 2013

Hush was very good, and I found it funny and a little freaky at the same time. The Body also ranks highly, but my money is still on Once More With Feeling (soundtrack on the Ipod too) The all singing all, dancing demon is just too cool!

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Darth Greybeard mutters...

Posted March 19, 2013

(I kept a Mr Pointy on the wall behind my desk. The very few who asked were told it was "just in case, but we haven't really had a vampire problem for a while now." Oddly, I kept my job.)

damian asserts...

Posted March 19, 2013

And that, people, is how it's done!

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Sparty ducks in to say...

Posted March 20, 2013

Once more with feeling- best single "out of the box" episode of any show EVAR!

Like yous say, not just using tunes but being teh keystone epsiode of practically the entire show.

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Barnesm reckons...

Posted March 20, 2013

Have they read the rest of the Buffy story that was continued in Joss Whedon produced and co-authored trade paperback Buffy Season 8.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_Season_Eight

available here in Melbourne at Minatour...

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ShaneAlpha reckons...

Posted March 21, 2013

Yes, I have season 8. Bit of a let down, other than the Buffy tries girls thing. One of the best Xander lines there. "My eye! My beautiful burning eye!"

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rdougy is gonna tell you...

Posted March 21, 2013

I dont know how I would feel if Kate Beckinsale's Seline had to go up against Buffy- I'd be devestated if either one of them didnt survive bahaha

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