Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

Episode posted Aug. 24, 2017

What is there to say about the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie in light of the cult favorite TV series that followed it? Drew and Chris attempt to pick out what's still notable about Buffy 1.0, with special guest Heather Wixson, self-described horror chick and unabashed Luke Perry fangirl. Discussed in this episode: the surprising Dolly Parton connection, what got cut out of Joss Whedon's original script, and the funkiness of our respective chickens.

 
 

EPISODE NOTES

@0:13: Kai Cole's op-ed against Joss Whedon

@7:33: The lost ending to Pretty in Pink

@9:22: An interview with Fran Rubel Kuzui about directing Buffy and the notion of there being a Buffy reboot someday

@9:49: Via the A.V. Club, Buffy '92 is a dry run for Buffy '97

@13:03: Read Joss Whedon's original, less crappy script for Buffy the Vampire Slayer

@20:22: Stockard Channing was 33 when she filmed Grease, BTW

@17:31: Never forget that Ben Affleck and Hilary Swank were in Buffy 

@18:01: The beef between Donald Sutherland and Joss Whedon

@29:42: Joyce kicking the bucket, in case you need to feel awful about life today

@7:53: The Kristy Swanson movie Drew is thinking of is actually The Chase, not The Getaway. D'oh.

@34:09: Dolly Parton is kinda-sorta responsible for Buffy

@34:51: How Gail Berman helped Buffy become a TV show

@34:56: How Gail Berman also cancelled Firefly

@35:02: Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman script is not the feminist masterpiece you'd hope it was

@47:03: Get the latest on Heather's forthcoming book about sci-fi and horror special effects artists