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Can't recall the particular shot, but the effect is commonly created using multiple composite layers Typically there will be three layers the person walking in real time, the person in slow time, the background Each is filmed separately as individual layers. For the "people" layers only the people (and I guess the punchbag in this case) are used - the ...


18

This was a very common misconception at the time, based on a few factors like: Spike talking about his chip agonizing him before leaving for Africa; Spike talking about his goal with vague, angry phrases like "Bitch is going to see a change" and "Buffy [will] get what she deserves"; Spike screaming in pain and what was interpreted as surprise when he's re-...


17

These are episodes that were shortened by the studios for syndication or a DVD release. In this particular case, Once More With Feeling was an extra long episode that ran 8 minutes longer than usual when it originally aired. It was later cut for syndication and subsequent airings with many bits missing, including the pterodactyle joke (you can see a ...


13

There are 17 people (at least) who worked on both projects. About half are crew and one is stuntwork (which is kind of both). ACTORS Mark Blucas Danny Strong (actor on Buffy, cameo & crew on Pleasantville) Jason Behr Nancy Lenehan Denise Dowse Andrea Baker Paul Morgan Stetler J. Patrick Lawlor Joseph Benjamin Stewart CREW Jacob Chambers (stunts) ...


10

In "Consequences", Faith was living in a motel room, not an apartment. As such, it was not a private residence- rather it qualifies as a public place which vampires don't need invitation for. Some further info on vampire invitations in Buffy.


7

Snyder brings it up in The Puppet Show (1x09): That's the kind of wooly-headed liberal thinking that leads to being eaten. Buffy also asks Wood if he had heard about what happened to Flutie in Beneath You (7x02). Other than that I don't think it comes up much at all. We certainly never see those students again.


5

No. Buffy debuted in 1996, My So Called Life debuted in 1994. You may also consider Blossom, which debuted in 1990 and even The Patty Duke Show, which dates back to 1965, as examples of teenage girls being feminist heroes.


5

Buffy was originally aired on the WB, but it was produced by 20th Century Fox. According to the sources I found, it sounds like there was never any question that the show would be renewed beyond season 5, however, there was an issue with how much money the WB was willing to pay. Namely, they were unwilling to go above $1.8 million per episode, which they ...


4

Because the hell mouth acts like a pocket dimension. Same reason that the three dweeb are able to make super science androids and other technology. The hell mouth operates differently than normal earth space and things that affect it don't necessarily affect the outside, or vise-versa There is also signs that this is what happened to LA, as told in the canon ...


4

It is really in the provided text: the movie was "ok-ish" and forgettable: a bit silly comedy about teenager killing vampires, something really hard to relate to. The TV show director has noticed its potential, found a ways to improve it and turned it into a well liked mix of a high-school drama, soap and horror. As a TV show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer ...


3

Are there any additional sources which can confirm whether Giles' book was correct or not? Apparently it was mentioned in one of the comic books (I've never read them) that the 'Male Party Guest' was given that special treatment after William was sired, and that incident was how he gained the nickname. AFAIR there was no suggestion that he made a general ...


3

While it's easy to disregard Borba's words as the random raves of some lunatic, I believe there is a more logical explanation here. I think he's just talking about canned pork & beans, with nothing easter-egg-y about it, and that the phrase was simply chosen because it fits his character and world view. Let's examine who this guy is. We first see him on ...


3

If your entire business model consists of emotionally blackmailing a teenage girl into thinking she is the singular savior an entire dimension, there's a pretty good chance you'd keep her in the dark should a replacement arise. I believe the Council neglected to mention it due to their (possibly correct) belief that Buffy would quit if she knew the burden ...


3

I think you can attribute it to the secrecy of the Council. The thought could have been that nobody needed to know that there were 2 Slayers operating at the same time for possibly the first time in history. The Council isn't exactly incompetent or malevolent, they simply don't care when a Slayer dies, since that is the inevitable outcome for all Slayers, ...


2

From all apppearances her grave wasn't in the cemetary at all but rather in a secluded woodland area. The wikia refers to it as: She was buried on the outskirts of Sunnydale ...but I can't find anything official on this. Images from the resurrection don't show any other graves or headstones in the immediate vicinity.


2

There is no definitive answer given in the series but there has been much speculation by the fans. There's a clue in "Dopplegangland" where Buffy tells Willow that a vampire's personality has nothing to do with the person the vampire was before and Angel starts to correct her: "Well, actually" and then reconsiders what he was going to say. I think that the ...


1

No. This is just a coincidence of the same writer and some story elements which vaguely resemble each other. There's not a lot of research going on in CitW, while research and weaponizing is pretty much the MAIN goal for the Initiative. Whedon denied this in an interview, because it would reveal him as less original, something which writers are keen to ...


1

I have not seen this episode, but have read that the effect is similar to the "bullet time" special effects in the Matrix. The latter was achieved using 120 still cameras in a circle surrounding the subject. The still cameras are fired sequentially (for hyper-slow motion) or all at the same time (to freeze the action instead). The single frames from each ...


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