\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 In case you missed the part where I explained the premise of this \m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/ project, I am writing an annotated synopsis/review of every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (commonly known in the fandom as BTVS) in fifteen-minute increments. This was inspired, in part, by podcasts such as Star Wars Minute, […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 When this episode of Buffy aired in 1997, Puff Daddy (with Mase) was still #1 on the US top-ten charts with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” while the Wallflowers’s “One Headlight” ruled the alternative charts. Around this time is when I realized my musical tastes were considered more “alternative” than “mainstream.” Over […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 4: “Teacher’s Pet” (airdate: Monday, March 24, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End Previously, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we discovered that attractive substitute teacher Natalie French is actually a giant praying-mantis monster. Sunnydale, California, is built on a Hellmouth. Get used to it. In the scene we were experiencing as we reached the 30-minute mark and the end of Part 2, Miss French […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 6: What Happens After the USS Enterprise Blows Up (Or: Kirk Scores a New Ride)

01:15:01 – The End Lt. Hulu took off his tunic and, bare-chested, began fencing with Dr. Macklemore on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation. Hulu had a tendency to do this when he grew bored at his station, which was frequently. The helmsman was dueling with one of those collapseable plastic lightsabers, while the doctor […]

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Uncharted (2022) — a movie review (plus some stuff about cruise ships, the cubing prewriting process, and what pairs best with Good & Plenty licorice candy)

I watched the 2022 movie Uncharted, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, on board the Carnival cruise ship Vista, during a vacation cruise to ports in Belize, Honduras Bay and Cozumel in February of this year. The ship had an IMAX theater, and this was the only movie showing that I had any interest in. […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 4: “Teacher’s Pet” (airdate: Monday, March 24, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Gregory, a Sunnydale High School science teacher who seemed like he would become another positive adult role model in Buffy’s life, was viciously murdered by a giant praying mantis monster, and his headless corpse was discovered in a school cafeteria refrigerator. Coincidentally, Dr. Gregory had […]

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