\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 8: “I, Robot . . . You Jane” (airdate: Monday, April 28, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 It has been two weeks since the mythically important episode “Angel” aired. We both liked that one a lot, you and me. Any episode that followed would suffer in the comparison. Case in point: “I, Robot . . . You Jane.” I mean, my issues with this episode begin with the title, […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End You remember what happened last time, don’t you? After Buffy Summers and Angel share their first kiss, Angel involuntarily goes all wrinkly faced and Buffy learns that he’s a vampire. The consensus among the Scooby Gang is that Buffy’s role as the Slayer means that she is obligated to kill him. […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 In Part 1 of this BTVS DeepWatch, Buffy Summers and the mysterious guy known as Angel finally spend the night together in Buffy’s bedroom. No, not like that. It’s more of a chaste, mostly-innocent sleepover. Buffy takes Angel to her home, inviting him inside, which is important because he’s a—you know—vampire, a […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 Before this episode begins, we get a “Previously on Buffy…” segment. I believe this was the first, but I could be mistaken. The title of this episode is “Angel,” and this “Previously on…” segment seems to be about Angel, in part. Go figure. The rest is about the Master and the Anointed […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 3: “Witch” (airdate: Monday, March 17, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 The last time we met to talk in Sunnydale, California, we had just found out that a girl named Amy Madison was the witch behind the stunt that made Amber Grove’s hands flame-on during the cheerleading tryouts. Amy didn’t make it on to the cheerleading squad, but was picked as a third […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 3: “Witch” (airdate: Monday, March 17, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 The Monday in March 1997 that this episode aired, Bill Clinton was still President of the United States and John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” by Puff Daddy, featuring Mase, was the #1 song in the US. (“One Headlight,” by the Wallflowers was […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End We were in the middle of Act III of “Welcome to the Hellmouth” when we were here last time. Buffy had her meet-cute with some mysterious guy that we know is Angel. And, we were here for the first Buffy scene set in the Bronze. At the Bronze, Buffy Summers runs […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 The last time you and I met to talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we had made it through the teaser and Act I of this important first episode. We were introduced to many characters, including: Buffy Summers and her mother, Joyce; Xander Harris; Willow Rosenberg; Jesse McNally; Principal Bob Flutie; Cordelia […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 This is the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the television series. As most of you are no doubt aware, it was preceded by a motion picture of the same name. The 1992 film is not the same as the series, and it’s not necessary for you to watch it in […]

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Firefly: The Story Continues . . . (adventures in other media)

I’ve written about Firefly on other occasions. Like all fans of the show, I’ve bemoaned the fact that this science fiction series, created by patron-nerd-saint Joss Whedon, was cancelled after only a single season. The show was so richly drawn, with compelling characters and potential plotlines that could have easily sustained five additional seasons, perhaps […]

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