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Old May 26 2009, 02:54 PM   #31
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Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Remake... Without Joss

Buffy: If you don't give me a name, I'm just gonna have to make one up.
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Buffy: Willow? No way! That's totally the name I was gonna make up for you!

I kind of get the feeling we should be quoting Nemesis here, though.
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Old May 26 2009, 02:55 PM   #32
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Great, you've got Buffy hitting on Willow. Now I'm all distracted.
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Old May 26 2009, 03:12 PM   #33
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Old May 26 2009, 03:13 PM   #34
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Won't happen...

Only way a movie would be done is with Whedon but I think if he ever decided to go bigscreen with that verse then a joint BUFFY/ANGEL/SPIKE movie would be needed. Only question what would it be called I guess BTVS is the more common known show.
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Old May 26 2009, 03:17 PM   #35
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Please please please please happen!

If only to watch the interwebs BURN!

BWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!
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Old May 26 2009, 03:19 PM   #36
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Won't happen...

Only way a movie would be done is with Whedon but I think if he ever decided to go bigscreen with that verse then a joint BUFFY/ANGEL/SPIKE movie would be needed. Only question what would it be called I guess BTVS is the more common known show.
The universe is referred to by fandom as the Buffyverse, and BTVS is seen as the flagship of the franchise (which is kind of annoying, as I think Angel was the superior show). It has more name recognition. You throw out an "Angel" or a "Spike" movie and the average Joe will be like "Huh?"
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Old May 26 2009, 04:08 PM   #37
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Anyone who thinks Whedon is the cats meow here needs to check up on history. When Dave Greenwalt was sharing duties with him their shows were successes both commercially, critically, and creatively. Whedon gets all the credit because it was his creation. But Greenwalt deserved almost as much or just as much credit as Joss did because after he left the shows lacked focus, drive, and purpose. When Joss was put in sole command of The Buffyverse things slowly turned to mediocre crap. Buffy Seasons 6 and 7 had almost more loss of veiwers per average then Heroes seasons 2 and 3. Yet no one was blasting Whedon the same way they blasted Tim Kring. Mostly because Kring doesn't have a leigion of Death Cultists dedicated to his praise and worship. And Kring sucks.

So Whedon by himself is not always a good thing. More often then not, it tends to be kind of bad. Look at Dollhouse. If Greenwalt was involved rather then Whedon I'd have more confidence in it. But neither are involved, so it will probably be just as forgetable as the first one was. That being said, it will still probably be more watchable then the last two seasons of Buffy and the last season of Angel. Because if Whedon was in charge of this thing, you could just ditch the title "Buffy" and rename it "The Spike Movie".
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Old May 26 2009, 04:17 PM   #38
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Okay, once again people don't seem to have even READ that article. Besides being a horrendously bad idea in the first place, this whole thing boils down to the following: They're trying to take the name 'BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER' and do whatever the heck they want with it (no Joss involvement, no existing characters besides Buffy, and possibly no existing mythology).
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Old May 26 2009, 04:45 PM   #39
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Anyone who thinks Whedon is the cats meow here needs to check up on history. When Dave Greenwalt was sharing duties with him their shows were successes both commercially, critically, and creatively.
True enough. Tim Minear provided much the same service for Firefly.

When Joss was put in sole command of The Buffyverse things slowly turned to mediocre crap. Buffy Seasons 6 and 7 had almost more loss of veiwers per average then Heroes seasons 2 and 3.
I'm fairly sure Marti Noxon was heavily involved with those two years. Especially since Joss was developing and running Firefly at that time. In fact, now that I think about it, season 7 started really going downhill right around the time Firefly was canceled. Hmm.

That being said, it will still probably be more watchable then the last two seasons of Buffy and the last season of Angel.
The last two seasons of Buffy did have some issues, certainly. But Angel's final year was great---it doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the others.
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Old May 26 2009, 04:51 PM   #40
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Can't wait to hear Joss Whedon's response to this. The idea is absolutely awful. Insulting, really. Whoring out the name "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to a project that has absolutely no connection to the popular cult TV series is idiotic. It makes me upset that Joss wasn't able to somehow get the rights to the show from the Kuzui's back when the show was on the air. The two of them obviously have no idea what they're doing, and are just trying to earn some quick cash by jumping on the Vampire wave re-ignited by "Twilight" (which was just an awful movie, IMO).

If we're lucky, the entire project will fall apart.
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Old May 26 2009, 05:02 PM   #41
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I enjoyed the series, but the original film, no

I can't see much good coming of this.
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Old May 26 2009, 06:09 PM   #42
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Giles: "Your predecessor was the Slayer for 12 minutes. She prevented the apocalypse. I dare you to do better. Enlist at the Watchers Academy"
Buffy: "Seriously, with the talking to me? Not exactly getting the why."
I'm just go ahead and say that this quote is the best one so far.

That said, I kind of just want them to remake Buffy using the Star Trek script, because all these quotes make entirely too much sense.
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Old May 26 2009, 06:25 PM   #43
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I'm interested to see this go through just to watch the reactions on the internet.
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Old May 26 2009, 06:29 PM   #44
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Here's another article about the film:


Buffy The Vampire Slayer is heading back to the big screen with a new movie based on the hit franchise.
The character, most famously played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the hit TV series, was originally introduced in the 1992 movie of the same name, starring Kristy Swanson.
The following TV show ran for six years before coming to an end in 2003.
And now the blood-sucking series could be heading back to the big screen with a brand new vampire slayer.
Director Fran Rubel Kuzui, who directed the original film and executive produced the TV programme, owns the rights to the Buffy brand and is planning to reboot the franchise for cinemas, replacing Gellar and the rest of the cast with new actors to fight demons in a different generation.
Kuzui tells the Hollywood Reporter, "Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this."
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Old May 26 2009, 06:42 PM   #45
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True enough. Tim Minear provided much the same service for Firefly.
Funny thing is Minear and Greenwalt were the show runners of Angel. Whedon had almost no influence there until season 5. Which is one of the reasons I find season 5 to be kind of weak. Greenwalts influence was gone and the show started to go the way of Buffy. It was becoming completely nihilistic and all about Spike. It wasn't until they got word of non-renewal that they got their heads out of their asses and started to bring focus and purpose back to the show. Even Whedon admited this.

I'm fairly sure Marti Noxon was heavily involved with those two years. Especially since Joss was developing and running Firefly at that time. In fact, now that I think about it, season 7 started really going downhill right around the time Firefly was canceled. Hmm.
Marti Noxon is a stupid, degenerate bitch. That's not even open for debate. But Whedon enthusiatically supported every decision she made so the buck stops with him. And Firefly aired during Buffy season 6 not 7. Joss was head honcho for that one. Season 6 had some redeeming qualities. Not many but a few. Season 7 didn't have any as far as I can tell.

The last two seasons of Buffy did have some issues, certainly. But Angel's final year was great---it doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the others.
I clearly recognize I'm in the minority on that one.
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