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Buffy Season 8

I've just made my pre-order for Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 that's starting in March.

Josh has chosen a different format to continue the show and instead of being on the screen the Scooby gang are appearing in a new comic mini-series chronicling what happens after the Season 7 finale  which is being published by Dark Horse Comics.

Being a big Buffy fan I've obviously gone for it. It'll be intersting to see what Mr Whedon had planned for Buffy and co and also see how the series works in comic form.

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exmoor_cat
Jan. 6th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Not a new process - cf firefly.
angusabranson
Jan. 6th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know it's not an original idea or format. There have been otehr Buffy/Angel/Spike/other characters comics in the past (none of which I actually bothered getting).

I'm just keen on seeing Season 8 :p
imagnocean
Jan. 6th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
hug me my head hurts

xxx
angusabranson
Jan. 6th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hugs you lots.

Heads do tend to hurt if you spend the night drinking alocohl you know :p

(more hugs)
lenfant_de_jeu
Jan. 6th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
I wonder how much leeway he has guven the strong crossovers with Angel?
angusabranson
Jan. 6th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing it'll probably take place after her travels around Europe and new love interest in Italy :p

I'm not sure. I know it features her in command of various commando units of Slayers though.
lenfant_de_jeu
Jan. 7th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
hmmm... thats right... every woman in the world is supposedly a slayer - or was it every possible candidate, I never really thought about it before.

And I never really watched Angel (unless suffering Insomnia and it was playing at 2am) so all this is very much news to me.

Methinks I might have to do some research...
angusabranson
Jan. 7th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
Angel is certainly worth watching. I'm a fan of both series and Angel, imho, gets better in later seasons. It's certainly a lot darker than Buffy.

The last Season of Angel takes place after Buffy was cancelled and sees the return of Spike (as a series regular no less) and a couple of cameo's from the Scooby entourage. You also get to hear about Buffy and what she's up to - plus a couple of clips of back-of the head/body shots of the blonde slayer (although not SMG as she didn't sign on for the cameo's - so no Buffy talks or head shots!).

Def worth watching.

Also the last half season of Angel - when everyone knows the shows been acncelled - has some real tear jerky bits in it as the characters and show is wrapped up. The climax is left open but by then so much has happened you're already breathless and soaked through with tears!
spanderama
Jan. 7th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
No, no and no. I'm sorry but a comic just wont cut the mustard. I want it televised. With original cast. Now.

(I secretly think Joss was relieved when the show was cut, it meant he wasn't going to have to keep buying anti wrinkle cream for JM and DB!)
angusabranson
Jan. 7th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
I'd love to see Buffy/Angel back on the screen. There is occasional talk about making a TV special or a short series spotlighting some of the characters from the show but I don't know if any of those are realistic.

Josh is back into films and away from TV for now at least.

Fingers crossed though that one day it happens!
angel_a_death
Jan. 7th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
I wish I was into comics, that said, I shall probably read it anyway, just to see what should have happened next!
Its great that people still are madly keen on this series, the merchandise is still coming, Sideshow collectables are still producing new character dolls and figures every year...I was extremely lucky last year in a charity shop, someone had donated 12 buffy/Angel mini busts all in original boxes ect and 8 mini living dead dolls, also all in boxes!...better yet all for £1 each!...talk about being in the right place at the right time!

Have you read Queen of the Slayers by Nancy Holder? I really liked her version of what happened next, worth mentioning its not one of the 'teen' books (I prefer the books that were writen for the more adult audience both buffy and angel)!Without spoiling it, if you haven't read it, it picks up right from the scoobs taking off after spike closed the hell mouth, later in the book it picks up from the final moment at the end of the Angel series too, its all woven together beautifully!
angusabranson
Jan. 7th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
I've not read any of the fiction (official or fan written). To be honest I tend to steer clear of books that have been spun-off from serials. I don't know why as I'm sure some of it is probably very good. Just carries a stigma for me for some reason.

That said, I may give your reccommednation a try as I'm intruiged to see how they spun things together :)
angel_a_death
Jan. 7th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
I got put off the early books because they were all 'young reader' books,(I have picked up quite a few of those 2nd hand and wouldnt really recommend them,) how ever once they realised there was an older audience and the young readers had grown up, there were a few books written for adults, mostly they are writen by those who were the script writers, people who actually worked on the series with Joss, such as Nancy Holder (who I like because she tends to work well with the humane elements to the characters) and Christopher Golden, who I believe also worked on some of the comics with Joss Wheddon, are the best authors of Buffy spin-offs, some books, such as 'choosen' are more like book versions of the original episodes.

The Angel books, much like the series, were aimed at a more adult audience from the star and 'heat' is one of the best ones from that series.

I would love to see another televised season of Buffy, but one thing that books can often do better & on a deeper level, is elaborate on the thoughts & feelings, physically and emotionally, of the characters thus expanding on the depth the actors portrayed so well for us....

...ha! sorry for rambling on but I rarely get the oppertunity to do so about this topic!
angusabranson
Jan. 7th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Please, ramble away :p

One of my old housemates and my girlfriend of the time spent many hours watching every episode and then waiting for the next box set to be released so we could see them too :p

I actually started rewatching the entire series again (starting with Buffy) with another ex a couple fo years ago. We've not been going out for about 18 months now but we still meet up for a few episodes now and again and are intent on finishing the whole thing off. We're currently on Season 3 Episode 6 of Angel - so not too much further to go! :)
angel_a_death
Jan. 8th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
My 16 year old daughter and I have both the complete box sets, I work in a school so last summer when we had our 6 weeks holiday we had many many Buffy and angel nights complete with pizza! Since owning the box sets we have watched them from start to finish twice each, ocassionally we watch random favorite episodes, but we will watch them all again soon from the start!

I really enjoyed the angel series as well, I think they came up with some very innovative ideas, they handled something that usually never works, very well, the regenerating of characters or actors! if you havent seen them all yet it is unfair for me to say more!

Do you have any favorite characters? I always find that everyone has a favorite for one reason or another :¬)
angusabranson
Jan. 8th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I've seen both series in full several times over during the last x years :p

As for favourite characters. Probably Willow or Giles from Buffy and Wesley from Angel without a doubt :)
angel_a_death
Jan. 8th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Ah well in that case, the book weaves Angel in from the ally way scene as all hell literally breaks loose... you have to read it now!

I just posted a video I made using clips from the last episode of Buffy, I used City In Dust by Siouxsie, the song was so right! I hope you find the time to watch it :¬)

My favorite characters in Buffy were Spike, Willow and Giles...I never could stand 'Dawnie'. In Angel I liked Lorn but thought that the way Wesley changed from the rather comic, leather clad, bumbling 'rogue demon hunter' to the worn and weary, shattered wreckage of a man he became was pure genius.
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