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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Conversations with Dead People (2002)

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12 November 2002 (Season 7, Episode 7)
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Buffy has a conversation with a vampire who once went to Sunnydale High, and learns something interesting about Spike... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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

Jane Espenson (written by) &
Drew Goddard (written by)

Marti Noxon  written by (uncredited)

Produced by
Marc David Alpert .... producer
Gail Berman .... executive producer
Gareth Davies .... producer
Jane Espenson .... co-executive producer
David Fury .... co-executive producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... executive producer
Marti Noxon .... executive producer
John F. Perry .... co-producer
Douglas Petrie .... supervising producer
Denise Pleune .... associate producer
David Solomon .... co-executive producer
Joss Whedon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Duncan 
 
Cinematography by
Raymond Stella (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Basinski 
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Jennifer Fishman  (as Jennifer Fishman Pate)
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Thomas Fichter 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Mina Eschelbach  (as Susan Eschelbach)
 
Costume Design by
Terry Dresbach 
 
Makeup Department
Belinda Bryant .... makeup artist
Leo Corey Castellano .... prosthetic makeup artist
Sean Flanigan .... key hair stylist
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects creator
Allan B. Holt .... special makeup effects artist
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects artist: Almost Human, Inc
Peter Montagna .... makeup department head
Brigette A. Myre .... makeup artist (as Brigette Myre-Ellis)
Lisa Marie Rosenberg .... hair stylist
Carol Schwartz .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John F. Perry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Hill .... first assistant director
Scott Remick .... second assistant director (as Scott D. Remick)
 
Art Department
Mike Brooks .... construction coordinator
Lisa Gamel .... paint foreman
Andrew T. Grant .... property master (as Andrew Grant)
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser (1998-2002)
Tom Wilson .... lead person
Dennis Winters .... on-set dresser
Sandy Adams .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Chuck Courrieu .... leadman (uncredited)
David Ronan .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Jackson .... re-recording mixer
Tom Perry .... re-recording mixer
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor
Buck Robinson .... production sound mixer
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Kevin McCullough .... sound editor (uncredited)
Joe Michalski .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andre G. Ellingson .... special effects coordinator (as Andre Ellingson)
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Rick Baumgartner .... visual effects producer
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
John Medlen .... stunt coordinator
Wendi Bromley .... stunt double (uncredited)
Banzai Vitale .... stunt double: Danny Strong (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Keefer .... set grip
George Palmer .... key grip
Steven H. Smith .... camera operator (as Steven Smith)
Chris Strong .... chief lighting technician
Patrick Beatty .... grip (uncredited)
Larry Huff .... grip (uncredited)
Tony Olivieri .... Steadicam focus puller (uncredited)
Eric Parker .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Bob Snowdon .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lonnie Hamerman .... casting associate
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting assistant
Marcia Shulman .... original casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nadine M. Reale .... set costumer
Renee Levy Hazelton .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Melissa Black .... post-production coordinator (as Melissa Owen)
Robert Hudson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John C. King .... music supervisor
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
Richard C. Ryan .... driver
David Travis Grieb .... grip and electric driver/swing (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tamara Becher .... script coordinator
Natasha Billawala .... assistant: Marti Noxon
Michael Boretz .... assistant: Joss Whedon
Kern J. Eccles .... assistant: Joss Whedon (as Kern Eccles)
Jeffrey Garrett .... location manager
Drew Z. Greenberg .... story editor
Chip Hatton .... assistant: David Solomon
Ken Lee .... production auditor
Laura Lewis .... assistant: Marc Alpert
Suzanne McRobert .... script supervisor
Lisa Ripley-Becker .... production coordinator (as Lisa Ripley Becker)
Rebecca Sinclair .... executive story editor (as Rebecca Rand Kirshner)
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor
Scottee Angel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jo Brake .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Rob Gibson .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jim Hill .... set medic (uncredited)
Stacey Levin .... head publicist (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joss Whedon  creator

Produced by
James A. Contner .... co-producer: only episodes he directed since 1999
 
Casting by
Chadwick Cohn 
Jennifer Fishman (1998-2003)
Amy McIntyre Britt (1998-2003) (as Amy Britt)
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer (1997-2003)
 
Set Decoration by
Kelly Donovan 
 
Costume Design by
Eileen A. Dunn 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Christopher Burdett .... creature effects designer
Barney Burman .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist: zombie bodies
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair stylist
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human, Inc.
Ken Culver .... prosthetic technician
Roxy D'Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Glenn Hetrick .... special makeup effects artist
Matthew Jorgensen .... sculptor/painter: Tech Optic Nerve
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist
Mark Landon .... additional makeup artist
Jeff Lewis .... special makeup effects artist
Veronica Lorenz .... makeup artist
Rodd Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Maverick .... special makeup effects artist
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human Inc. (seasons 6-7)
Myke Michaels .... special makeup effects artist
Anthony Miner .... key hair stylist
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician
Michael Peterson .... lab makeup effects
Steve Prouty .... special makeup effects artist
Brad Scott .... hair stylist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist
Steven E. Anderson .... makeup artist (seasons 6-7) (uncredited)
Rick Bongiovanni .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)
Michael Marino .... sculptor: optic nerve (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second assistant director
Velvet Andrews-Smith .... dga trainee (1999)
Ted Arlauskas .... dga trainee
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director
Mindee Clem .... dga trainee (2002-2003)
Bryan Cox .... dga trainee
Joe Lotito .... first assistant director: second unit
Stephen Messer .... second assistant director
Carla R. Ponzio .... second assistant director: second unit (seasons 3-5)
Jeff Pruitt .... second unit director
Krista Reymann .... dga trainee
Brendalyn Richard .... dga trainee (2003)
Ellen Rosentreter .... dga trainee
Melissa Rudman .... dga trainee
Paul Schneider .... dga trainee (1998)
 
Art Department
Will Batts .... set designer
Juliette Blasor .... props
Win Craft .... set dresser
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Doug Devine .... set dresser
Scott Duthie .... storyboard artist: action unit
Katie Gonzalez .... assistant property master (season 7) (as Katie Sanner)
Courtney Jackson .... assistant property master
Happy Nakamura .... property assistant
Eric Rood .... set dresser (2001-2003)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer (1996-2002)
Stella Starlight .... shopper (1996-2000)
Danny L. Turk .... carpenter
Val Wilt .... foreman
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor (multiple episodes)
Jessy Bender .... sound utility
David Beres .... utility sound
Gary Boatner .... boom operator: second unit (2001)
Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor (final season)
Tom Caton .... boom operator
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator: second unit (season 3)
Juan Cisneros .... utility sound technician: second unit
David Diamond .... boom operator
Michael Florimbi .... sound mixer
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Kevin Hyde .... boom operator
Andy King .... sound effects editor (as Andrew I. King)
Brian D. Lucas .... sound recordist
Paul Vik Marshall .... production sound mixer
Paul Vik Marshall .... sound mixer: second unit
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Steven Morrow .... production sound mixer: second unit
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Chris Quilty .... boom operator: second unit
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Raymond E. Spiess III .... sound editor
David Yaffe .... sound mixer (1997-2002)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Alfrey .... special effects makeup
Evan Campbell .... special effects makeup
Dan Crawley .... special effects technician
Nathan Franson .... special effects technician
Scott Hastings .... special effects technician
Jeff Jingle .... animatronic creature design/puppeteer
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup
Rodd Matsui .... special effects technician
Michael O'Brien .... mold/seaming departments: Optic Nerve
Gary Yee .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Douglas Aiken .... digital compositor: morphing
Kelly Bechtle-Woods .... digital artist: 3D animator
Miles Bellas .... digital artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects coordinator
Christian Boudman .... digital compositor
Stephen Brand .... visual effects supervisor
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer
David Carlson .... visual effects animator
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist
Rick Cortes .... digital compositor
John Decker .... digital artist
Leif Einarsson .... computer graphics lead animator: Digital Magic
Eyal Erez .... senior effects animator
Fish Essenfeld .... senior compositor
Randy Goux .... visual effects
Seth Tyler Hall .... digital effects artist
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Sherry Hitch .... digital artist
Wensen Ho .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Simon Holden .... digital compositor: pilot episode
Raji Kodja .... 3D artist: Kinetic FX
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects
Mark Lipsmeyer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Steven Meyer .... digital compositor
Bill Millar .... special visual effects
Andrew Orloff .... CG supervisor
Jose Perez .... visual effects
Deb Santosa .... visual effects artist
Rick Shick .... digital compositor
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist
Michael Vaglienty .... Flame artist
Jeff West .... lead effects artist
Bryan Whitaker .... digital effects artist
Bob Williamson .... digital compositor
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic studios (uncredited)
Scott Ramsey .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Alonzo .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Greg Anderson .... stunt double
Noby Arden .... stunt double: Buffy #2
Brian Avery .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Ron Balicki .... stunts
Melissa Barker .... assistant stunt coordinator (multiple episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Eliza Dushku (four episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Buffy (1999-2003)
Melissa Barker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Nicole Basanda .... stunts
Paul Beahm .... stunts
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunt double: Buffy's Sister
Erik Betts .... stunts (3 seasons)
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Tamara Bossett .... stunt double
Tamara Bossett .... stunts
Jon Braver .... stunts: multiple episodes
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Marla Casey .... stunt double
Richard Cetrone .... stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt performer
Bruce Comtois .... stunt driver
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts
Tim Connolly .... stunts
Brycen Counts .... utility stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Buffy (1996-2000)
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... utility stunts
Danial Donai .... stunts
Kelly Donovan .... stunt double: Xander
Danny Downey .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (various episodes)
Scott Duthie .... stunts
Casey Easlick .... utility stunts
Nathan Engelman .... stunts
James Ent .... utility stunts (1 episode)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunt performer
Anita Hart .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Clara Bryant
Squeen Holzen .... stunts
Lisa Hoyle .... stunts
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Hannah Kozak .... stunts
Don Lee .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunts
Anna Lauren Long .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Kurt D. Lott .... utility stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts
Brian Machleit .... stunt double
Alex Madison .... stunts (as Gail Monian)
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunts
Brad Martin .... stunt double: Angel
Brad Martin .... stunts
Ron McCord .... stunts
David Morizot .... stunts (seasons 5-7)
Joe Murphy .... stunts
Chris O'Hara .... stunts (3 seasons, multiple episodes)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunt rider
Nicole Randall .... stunt performer
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Tanoai Reed .... stunts
Scott Rhodes .... stunt double
Scott Rhodes .... stunts
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Allen Robinson .... stunts
Joe Russell .... stunt performer
Marcus Salgado .... stunt performer
Gregg Sargeant .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Willow
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Mike Smith .... stunts
Gary Ray Stearns .... stunts
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
Ronn Surels .... stunts
Mary Torres .... stunts
Clark Tucker .... stunts
Jon Valera .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michele Waitman .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Ryan Watson .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Alex Wen .... stunts (3 seasons)
Lee Whittaker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Darlene Ava Williams .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Chickanis .... electrician
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... assistant chief lighting technician (seasons 2-3)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... rigging gaffer (seasons 2-3)
Joseph L. Gonzalez .... electrician
Gretchen Hatz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Jackson .... grip
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (2002)
Gary Molyneux .... dolly grip: second unit
Bob Myers .... grip
Evan A. Nesbitt .... first assistant camera: second unit
Bill Olofsson .... assistant camera
Charles Papert .... Steadicam operator
Charles Papert .... camera operator: "a" camera
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader (season 7)
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader: second unit (season 5)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
David Scott .... best boy: second unit
David Scott .... electrician
David Neal Stewart .... electrician (1997-1998)
R. Michael Stringer .... grip
Wayne Stroud .... dolly grip
Jaimie Trueblood .... still photographer
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator
Chuck Whelan .... additional assistant camera
David Yellin .... electrician (1997)
Jason Zakrzewski .... second assistant camera: second unit (seasons 4, 5)
 
Casting Department
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting assistant (2000-)
Dana Olson .... extras casting
Robyn Owen .... casting assistant
Christine Yammine .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elaine Down .... set costume
Jessica Pazdernik .... costumer
Kelli Stallings .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mark Hornish .... editor: main titles
 
Music Department
Percy Faith .... conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'"
Steven Gizicki .... music consultant
Wataru Hokoyama .... orchestrator (2002)
Alex Kharlamov .... composer: additional music
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
David Klotz .... music editor (final season)
Dana Niu .... composer: additional music
Brandon Walker .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... driver
John Magoo McGivern .... driver
Beau Reed .... driver
Gaston Wurth .... transportation
 
Other crew
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... set medic
Kendal Brenneman .... stand-in
Ericka Bryce .... production medic
David M. Burns .... production assistant (1998-1999)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production assistant (as A. Brent Carlson)
Rupert Cole .... production assistant
Cheryl Diamond .... studio teacher (2001-2003)
Lee Ebersole .... production assistant
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lens technician
Jessica A. Gihon .... assistant accountant: UK (2002)
Chip Hall .... production assistant
Paul Harrison .... key assistant location manager
Elisabeth James .... assistant production office coordinator
Mitch Kelleher .... production assistant
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor: second unit (2002-2003)
Misty D. Lahti .... set production assistant
Anna Lauren Long .... assistant to second unit director
Matthew J. Lynch .... production assistant
Doug Meyer .... additional production assistant (seasons 5 and 6)
Jose Molina .... assistant: Howard Gordon
Cobb Montgomery .... title designer
Tracy L. Moody .... script supervisor: second unit (season 3)
Raul Moreno .... production assistant (1997)
Emre Sonmez .... assistant location manager
Tony Swatton .... weapons
Licia Wolf .... additional script supervisor
Lisa Womble .... production assistant
 
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Runtime:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally, Xander was supposed to talk to The First in the form of Jesse (Eric Balfour), his buddy from Season 1. However, when Eric was unavailable, a replacement for him couldn't be found, so the scene was never filmed and as a result, Xander doesn't appear in the episode, making it the only episode of the show not to feature Nicholas Brendon.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Dawn pulls the plug on the television set she holds it up in front of her chest, but in the reverse angle she is holding the plug down by her hip.See more »
Quotes:
[to a vampire she went to school with]
Buffy:Yeah, what I really need is emotional therapy from the evil dead.
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Movie Connections:
References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ThemeSee more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
realised something about this episode that annoyed me!!, 5 November 2010
Author: jordan oneill (brother2satan@hotmail.com) from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I really enjoyed this episode the whole opening and closing with that nice song and seeing the characters about there business without words how they deal with there own little encounters alone and don't interact with any other characters through out the episode.

This episode was a great opening to the rest of the season which pretty much follows the same story no more episodes cutting away from the season story arc and opening a whole load of worms for the next episodes, I enjoyed Andrew and Jonathon talking about how they really wanted to be part of Buffy's gang and Jonathon's little speech about how he misses high school and misses the people that never cared or noticed him I like how it shows how he's grown up and and gotten better adjusted even tho the world was about to fall apart he was content which is great giving that 4 years prior he tried to kill himself, Dawn taking on a monster and saving the day in her little story was great how she didn't leave the house and wanted to stay to save her Moms spirit shows how she has drastically matured since season 6, the spike revelation was fantastic especially how they delivered it with Holden giving the news in a way that makes the audience come to the same conclusion at the same time as Buffy, Genius! A few problems with the episode I read that originally they planned to get Tara to visit Willow instead of Cassie but decided against it because the writers didn't want the evil villain to be the last time we saw Tara which I thought was a huge mistake it would be awesome to see them go to that extreme and seeing Tara evil like in the video game would be awesome. Also they wanted to get Jesse (Eric Balfor) from the 1st two episodes to visit Xander, his best friend who died at the start and was never mentioned again which I think explains Xander's prejudice against vampires how he never warmed to Angel or Spike, having him return would be awesome and i would have loved to see that scene would be so interesting because Xander doesn't get that much male fellow characters that are the same as him, Giles-too old Spike-too...well spike, I didn't like how they killed Jonathon with all he's been through over the Series I think he deserved to get a better exit like giving his life to save another you know something heroic or at least have Buffy and her crew Mourn him even a little I think he deserved that, Something occurred to me in this episode when Buffy was saying to Holden how she's sorry but she can't let him leave, she can be very prejudice you know for a woman who seems so quick to forgive her friends when they kill people Willow, Anya, Spike, Angel, Faith and Andrew she kills vampires as soon as they rise people that were innocent victims she doesn't give them a chance just kills them because there vampires and in her eyes all vampires are evil, Kinda like Hitler and the Jews in that respect I'm not saying that she should set them all free because yeah a lot of them will kill but her ethnic cleansing isn't the answer these things haven't killed anybody (yet) maybe never even harmed anybody but she will protected her friends that have put more people in the ground than Smallpox.

Don't get me wrong i love Buffy Its been my favourite show since i was 7 and always will be but you get older little things seem to occur to you that haven't before.

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