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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Storyteller (2003)

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Original Air Date:
25 February 2003 (Season 7, Episode 16)
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Plot:
Andrew creates a documentary called "Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres", a record of the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Andrew's redemption See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers

Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris

Emma Caulfield ... Anya

Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers

James Marsters ... Spike

Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg

Danny Strong ... Jonathan Levinson

Adam Busch ... Warren Meers

Tom Lenk ... Andrew Wells

Iyari Limon ... Kennedy

Sarah Hagan ... Amanda

Indigo ... Rona

D.B. Woodside ... Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)

Alan Loayza ... Stressed Out Boy

Corin Norton ... Crying Girl (as Corin Amber Norton)

Sujata Day ... Shy Girl (as Sujata DeChoudhury)

T.W. Leshner ... Feral Teen (as TW Leshner)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Emery ... Slayerette

Chi Muoi Lo ... Creaig Fong

Erik Betts ... Vamp #2 (uncredited)

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

Jane Espenson (written by)

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 .... co-executive 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
Matthew Van Dyne  (as Matt Van Dyne)
 
Makeup Department
Belinda Bryant .... makeup artist
Allan B. Holt .... special makeup effects artist
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects artist: Almost Human, Inc
Shauna Giesbrecht .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
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
Chuck Courrieu .... lead person
Lisa Gamel .... paint foreman
Andrew T. Grant .... property master (as Andrew Grant)
Rob Prior .... art department artist
Eric Rood .... gang boss
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser (1998-2002)
Dennis Winters .... on-set dresser
Sandy Adams .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
David Ronan .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... sound re-recording mixer
Josh Bower .... sound utility
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)
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
Patti Gannon .... digital effects supervisor
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunt performer
Kanin Howell .... stunts
John Medlen .... stunt coordinator
Greg Anthony .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Derr .... stunt double (uncredited)
Michael Hugghins .... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Scizak .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Tartalia .... stunt double: Spike (uncredited)
Banzai Vitale .... stunt double: Danny Strong (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Delahoussaye .... camera operator
John Keefer .... set grip
George Palmer .... key grip
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
Marcia Shulman .... original casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Boller .... costume supervisor
Nadine M. Reale .... set costumer
Renee Levy Hazelton .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Melissa Black .... post-production coordinator (as Melissa Owen)
Jon Dudkowski .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Thomas A. Gordon .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Gordon)
Richard C. Ryan .... driver
 
Other crew
Tamara Becher .... script coordinator
Natasha Billawala .... assistant: Marti Noxon
Michael Boretz .... assistant: Joss Whedon (as Mike Boretz)
Kern J. Eccles .... assistant: Joss Whedon (as Kern Eccles)
Drew Z. Greenberg .... story editor
Chip Hatton .... assistant: David Solomon
Ken Lee .... production auditor
Suzanne McRobert .... script supervisor
George Montgomery .... title designer
Lisa Ripley-Becker .... production coordinator (as Lisa Ripley Becker)
Rebecca Sinclair .... executive story editor (as Rebecca Rand Kirshner)
Jeffrey T. Spellman .... location manager
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  created by

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Additional Details

Runtime:
42 min
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Certification:
Germany:16 | Israel:PG | Italy:T | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) (season 6) (season 7) | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
That famous piece of baroque music in the beginning (when Andrew imagines himself as as some kind of host in the style of 'Masterpiece Theatre') is the first movement of the 3rd Brandenburg Concerto in G minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Andrew is explaining the ins and outs of Sunnydale, his marker-pointer changes from black to red and back again between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Andrew Wells:[to camera] Oh, hello, there, gentle viewers. You caught me catching up on an old favorite. It's wonderful to get lost in a story, isn't it? Adventure and heroics and discovery: don't they just take you away? Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs.
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Soundtrack:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ThemeSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Andrew's redemption, 13 July 2012
Author: Joxerlives from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The Good; The wonderful Andrew in the kitchen fantasy sequence, all the straight to camera stuff and Spike's conceit towards the camera. The hilarious 'We are gods' sequence complete with unicorn. But who cares because the Cheese Man from Restless is back!

The Bad; Do we really believe that Andrew can read an ancient demon language and yet doesn't bother to translate what's on the knife? Wouldn't the Invisible Girl be a useful ally against the First? Or does it matter as the Bringers are blind anyway? Andrew says that Buffy has no steak knives, so what did she stab the Queller demon with?

Best line; Andrew (describing Dawn); "Bubbly and sweet with a hunger for fun and a smile that lights up the room"

Jeez!; According to Willow's research Greek cookbooks like to use goat's tongues. Let's hope the Supersizers don't get around to ancient Greece, I doubt even Sue and Giles could eat that (Giles Coren that is, not Rupert Giles). Exploding heads too although that's just implied.

Kinky dinky; Buffy apparently dreams of running for the bus whilst naked. Oddly whilst much of this ep confirms our suspicions of Andrew as gay he glosses over cute but unconventionally pretty Amanda in the kitchen scene for the blonde bimbo whose name he doesn't even know, a very hetero male thing to do. Anya is suspicious as to what Andrew is doing by himself in the bathroom with a video camera, stating that everyone else just masturbates in there. Anya and Xander get it on once more, in Spike's bed in the basement! Revenge for Xander having to put Spike up in his basement and closet? Anya comments that she's a 'spitfire' in bed whilst they both agree that this was an act of closure and comment that it's a shame Buffy took Spike's chains down. Dawn wears a remarkably revealing top, showing her now formidable cleavage off to all (I think the only reason they made Dawn into a centaur in the comics was an excuse to draw topless pictures of Michelle Tractenberg).

Captain Subtext; Willow and Kennedy kissing and totally ignored by Andrew? Hmmmmmm? The Playboy test for heterosexuality (enjoying the thought of 2 or more women together)and he failed it completely. Guess the pair got over the events of 'Get it done'. Andrew also thinks that the tension between Woods and Spike is sexual in nature. Note Spike is topless in Andrew's kitchen fantasy. Andrew also admires Xander's skill with his hands 'Extraordinary' and implies that he thinks Jonathon is cute. In his fantasy Andrew has Warren commenting he's good-looking. Andrew and Jonathon share a bed together whilst on the run. Andrew says that Jonathon promised to buy him a 'burro'.

Guantanamo Bay; The Scoobs don't hesitate to threaten and rough Andrew up.

Apocalypses; 7, Buffy says that there are 'hundreds upon hundreds' Turok-Han in her vision implying tens of thousands. OK, if they got out it would be bad but against 6 billion humans armed with all our technology would it really be the end of the world?

Kills: two vamps killed by Buffy

Scoobies go evil: Wood possessed by the seal. Buffy says she never went evil but she did try to kill everyone in Normal Again.

Sunnydale deaths; the poor student whose head explodes Scanner's style 105 Total number of scoobies: 30 or so, going to add Andrew to the mix Xander, Buffy, Dawn, Willow, Anya, Spike, Giles, Kennedy, Molly, Vi, Rhona, Amanda, Chao-Anh, Wood, Andrew plus an indeterminate number of potentials, at least a dozen or more.

Dawn in peril; 14

Dawn the bashful virgin; 9

What the fanficcers thought; The erotic adventures of the nerds a staple of much slash fiction.

Questions and observations; The invisible girl at school is reminiscent of Marcie in 'Out of sight, out of mind', as Joss said it's all about getting back to the first season. Buffy also refers back to The Witch in that everyone hates the cheerleaders and to Amanda's loathing of the marching band in Potential. Unless someone can correct me the last appearance of Warren and Jonathon in the series. The poor piglet is still running around, I'd always assumed the Turok-Han ate it. Surprising that Buffy still let's Amanda and Dawn go to SDH. Note that Jonathon just wants Buffy to stick to her car if she's supermagnetic but Warren more viciously wants sharp things to fly at her. The flesh coloured plaster joke rather reminds me of Bloom County, one of my favourite comic strips, anyone else remember it? Where do people always get flaming barrel's from? Is there a picket line at SDH? Good thing Buffy had Spike's chip removed or he wouldn't have been able to fight the students. We see how The First forms it's Bringers. The important thing of course is that Andrew doesn't cry tears of pain or fear but of remorse, he's sorry for what he did. Andrew refers to Xander as the heart of the Slayer machine just as he was in Primeval. Can anyone tell me what exactly Andrew mouths to Amanda in the kitchen after he says 'Not you sweetheart'? Buffy mentions running to catch a bus in one of her dreams although she doesn't know where it's going and indeed she does in Chosen (but not whilst naked). Andrew refers to buying the sacrificial knife from a weapons dealer who also sells collapsible swords (like Wes has on Angel) and poison arrows (like Faith used on Angel). Be sure to watch to the end to catch the GrrrArrggh demon singing "We are gods!" Last appearance of Warren and Jonathon although Adam Busch plays a VERY Warren like character in an episode of Terminator; The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Marks out of 10; 8/10 Andrew comes into his own.

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