IMDb > "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Becoming: Part 1 (1998)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming: Part 1 (#2.21)"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Becoming: Part 1 (1998)

« Prev | 33 of 145 Episodes | Next »

Videos
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Episode 21 -- Angel plots to revive an ancient demon.

Overview

User Rating:
9.0/10   1,579 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Director:
Writers:
Joss Whedon (created by)
Joss Whedon (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Becoming: Part 1 on IMDbPro.
Original Air Date:
12 May 1998 (Season 2, Episode 21)
Genre:
Plot:
Angel plots to revive an ancient demon bent of sweeping everything on earth into hell itself. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The One With Angel's Past... See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joss Whedon 
 
Writing credits
Joss Whedon (created by)

Joss Whedon (written by)

Produced by
Gail Berman .... executive producer
Gareth Davies .... producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
David Greenwalt .... co-executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... executive producer
Gary Law .... co-producer
David Solomon .... co-producer
Joss Whedon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Gershman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Skip Macdonald 
 
Casting by
Marcia Shulman 
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer 
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Jeri Baker .... hair stylist
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair stylist
Mark Garbarino .... special effects makeup coordinator
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist
John Maldonado .... makeup artist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup supervisor
Michael S. Pack .... special makeup effects artist
John Vulich .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Gary Law .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director
Alan Steinman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Juliette Blasor .... props
Bryan Corbett .... propmaker gangboss
Lisa Gamel .... paint foreman
Gustav Gustafson .... lead man
Caroline Quinn .... set designer
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer
Steve West .... construction coordinator
Ken Wilson .... property master
Damon Hight .... general foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer
Mark Cleary .... sound effects editor
Robert Eber .... production sound mixer
Robert Guastini .... dialogue & adr editor
Christian P. Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Chris Minkler)
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer (as Todd Keith Orr)
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Bruce Minkus .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Stephen Brand .... digital effects supervisor
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double
Damon Caro .... stunt performer
Edward Conna .... stunt double
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Clayton J. Barber .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Herbert Davis .... camera operator
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator
John Keefer .... set grip
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Dayton Nietert .... chief lighting technician
Bob Snowdon .... grip
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional camera operator
Erin Franklyn .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (as Marilyn Adams)
Kent Pritchett .... colorist: dailies
Brian Wankum .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Marc David Alpert .... assistant: Gareth Davies (as Marc D. Alpert)
Dean Batali .... executive story editor
Rob DesHotel .... executive story editor (as Rob Des Hotel)
David H. Goodman .... script coordinator (as David Goodman)
Diego Gutierrez .... assistant: Joss Whedon
Caroline Kallas .... assistant: Gail Berman
Lesley King .... script supervisor
Jordana Kronen .... location manager
George Montgomery .... title designer
Marti Noxon .... story editor
Edwin L. Perez .... production auditor
R.D. Price .... assistant: David Greenwalt (as Robert Price)
Phyllis H. Saldutti .... production coordinator (as Phyllis Saldutti)
Thomas Cobb .... title designer (uncredited)
Jeremy Jacobs .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joss Whedon  created by

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The stuntwoman who was set on fire for the vampiric 'immolation-o-gram' is named Cindy Folkerson. She has been set on fire more times than any other stuntwoman in Hollywood.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As Kendra and Drusilla are fighting, a black lighting flag is occasionally visible at the top edge of the picture.See more »
Quotes:
Kendra:In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.
Buffy:You named your stake?
Kendra:Yes.
Buffy:Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What is the 'Normal Again' alternative?
See more »
The One With Angel's Past..., 23 June 2015
Author: Taylor Kingston from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I really enjoy this episode. It's a great first part of the season finale. I love that we get to see more of Angel's past and that we get to know him more.

In this episode, Angelus reminisces about how he was turned into a vampire by Darla, how he turned Drusilla, how he was cursed by the Gypsies, and when he first saw Buffy. Meanwhile, everyone is preparing for final exams and Buffy gets a rather unique invitation for a confrontation with Angel. Angel, Drusilla and Spike steal a tomb that houses a demon that will suck the world into hell, and Angel plans on releasing it. When Buffy meets with Angel, she realizes that it's a distraction. Because while she was there, everyone in the library was attacked. Willow gets a concussion and Drusilla kills Kendra. When Buffy sees what has happened, the police try to arrest her, thinking she is the murderer.

Fun Fact: The clock tower from Back To The Future is used as a set for Buffy's high school in Los Angeles.

Best part of the episode: When Buffy finds out that everyone had been attacked.

Worst part of the episode: When Kendra is killed. And the fact that Drusilla didn't even drink her blood. What's the point?

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (3 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)

Related Links

Main series Episode guide Full cast and crew
Company credits External reviews IMDb TV section
IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.