Buffy Relaunch? Oh, Please No

  • May. 27th, 2009 at 1:29 PM
theemdash: (Joss)
For those that haven't heard, the Kuzuis (the couple that own the rights to 'Buffy') have expressed an interest in making another Buffy movie. That headline sounds exciting and wonderful, doesn't it? Don't get too excited, though, because of the following reasons:

    1. They're planning it as a relaunch—not a prequel or a sequel to any existing 'Buffy' story.

    2. They're doing it without Joss.


Counting Down From Seven Three Oh Eighteen Twenty-Five I'm incredibly biased in this discussion, but even without loving Joss and not wanting Buffy without Joss's vision and experience to back it—this is a bad decision. It's not just that fans will whine and gnash their teeth over their beloved canon being besmirched; it's the fact that the Buffyverse has been off the air for 5 years. Just 5 years. That's not a long time. A Star Trek reboot, for example, serves to connect the nostalgia of original viewers of the series to a new generation who can grow to love it. It's also been 30 years since the original series aired, a generation.

Into Every Generation. . . . This article covers a lot of the reactions that have been had in the past day or so about the announcement. One thing it mentions is that this could be the story of the next generation of vampire slayer (which would make one hope that they don't call it "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," though I'm sure they want to cash in on the name). I'm into that idea (though other people are not). HOWEVER, Buffy canon has done much to prevent that kind of story and I would be horrified to watch that canon be destroyed. Tales of other Slayers? I'm totally down with that. But based on the current canon, that limits the stories to pre-Buffy, post-Fray, or working within the confines of the Slayer Army.

If the Apocalypse Comes, Beep Me While I'd love for there to be another Buffy movie (or another Buffy series), I really think it's too soon and totally the wrong time. In 20 years I'd jump up and down for more Buffy—even if it was without Joss. I'd take my kids to the movie, tell them about how it affected me, and pull out my DVDs and let them fall in love with the concept, the package, the characters, and everything. But that's 20 years from now; the length of time it takes for a next generation. Until then, anyone who wants another Buffy story, I highly recommend you start reading the comics.

They Cancelled My Frikkin' Show: Part 234

  • Aug. 21st, 2008 at 6:37 AM
theemdash: (SGA Comic)
On the off chance that someone on my flist missed it: SGA Ends Its Run After 5 Seasons

I'm a little surprised that they're ending it now, but only because I was expecting them to get to 7 seasons. No real reason for that other than: 7 is a nice number for series, I didn't expect them to go 10 years like SG-1, and I thought the success of the SG-1 movie franchise would keep the show on the air longer. But I'm not shocked that this happened.

I'll post reactions later (it's quite early and I had a late night), but there's the news if you missed it when it broke last night.

They Cancelled My Frikkin' Show: Part 234

  • Aug. 21st, 2008 at 6:37 AM
theemdash: (SGA Comic)
On the off chance that someone on my flist missed it: SGA Ends Its Run After 5 Seasons

I'm a little surprised that they're ending it now, but only because I was expecting them to get to 7 seasons. No real reason for that other than: 7 is a nice number for series, I didn't expect them to go 10 years like SG-1, and I thought the success of the SG-1 movie franchise would keep the show on the air longer. But I'm not shocked that this happened.

I'll post reactions later (it's quite early and I had a late night), but there's the news if you missed it when it broke last night.

Moonlight: Strangely Familiar

  • Sep. 30th, 2007 at 9:30 AM
theemdash: (Buffy/Angel Spike)
I wasn't really interested in watching Moonlight, but then my anger got the better of me and I DVR-ed it.

For those that don't know anything about Moonlight, allow me to sum it up: It's about a vampire detective in Los Angeles. Sound familiar? It gets even more familiar. Apparently the vampires in this universe aren't like the vampires of mythology. Huh. And our hero, Mick St. James is a "good" vampire who was "in it for himself" until he helped a blond girl who he then wanted to protect.

*headdesk*

I'd say that it looks like Angel meets Beauty and the Beast (because I think that they're trying to capture the romance from Beauty and the Beast), but it's a little too much Angel. If CBS wanted a vampire detective show, I know one they could have picked up a few years ago.

The thing that really sent me over the edge? Their tag line for the season promo is "discover a new kind of hero." Yeah, new.


Sadly, since there is a dearth of both vampire shows and Jason Dohring, I'll give it a few more episodes, but I am not happy about this.

Moonlight: Strangely Familiar

  • Sep. 30th, 2007 at 9:30 AM
theemdash: (Buffy/Angel Spike)
I wasn't really interested in watching Moonlight, but then my anger got the better of me and I DVR-ed it.

For those that don't know anything about Moonlight, allow me to sum it up: It's about a vampire detective in Los Angeles. Sound familiar? It gets even more familiar. Apparently the vampires in this universe aren't like the vampires of mythology. Huh. And our hero, Mick St. James is a "good" vampire who was "in it for himself" until he helped a blond girl who he then wanted to protect.

*headdesk*

I'd say that it looks like Angel meets Beauty and the Beast (because I think that they're trying to capture the romance from Beauty and the Beast), but it's a little too much Angel. If CBS wanted a vampire detective show, I know one they could have picked up a few years ago.

The thing that really sent me over the edge? Their tag line for the season promo is "discover a new kind of hero." Yeah, new.


Sadly, since there is a dearth of both vampire shows and Jason Dohring, I'll give it a few more episodes, but I am not happy about this.

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