Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Unaired Pilot (Jun. 2003)

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Buffy Summers arrives for her first day at a new school, and already weird things are happening. She investigates a dead body that is found in the girls' locker room, and, with the help of ... See full summary »

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Buffy Summers arrives for her first day at a new school, and already weird things are happening. She investigates a dead body that is found in the girls' locker room, and, with the help of her new friends Willow and Xander, she fights a gang of vampires. Also, she meets Cordelia and her friends, and Giles, her new Watcher, tells her more about her destiny. Written by page8701

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This pilot was directed by Joss Whedon and financed out of his own pocket to sell the show to the networks. The plot is fairly similar to "Welcome to the Hellmouth", though Angel, Jesse and the Master don't appear. Also, it's only half an hour long. The main differences from the show as aired are the sets and casting. While most of the principals are in place, Riff Regan plays Willow and Stephen Tobolowsky plays Principal Flutie. They were replaced by Alyson Hannigan and Ken Lerner, respectively in the actual show. The library that appears is not the set from the show, rather it is the actual library from Torrance High School where much of the Sunnydale High material was filmed. See more »

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Willow Rosenberg: That's a great outfit.
Buffy Summers: Thanks, I'm totally jamming on your dress.
Willow Rosenberg: No, it's dorky. I'm aware that it's dorky.
Buffy Summers: Not a jot, it's lush. Laura Ashley's definitely back.
Willow Rosenberg: You think?
Buffy Summers: She's back and this time it's personal. See they mated her with the home depot guy and that's how we got Martha Stewart
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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See A Little Light
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by Bob Mould
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An underrated first attempt
23 January 2007 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This version of the pilot was written and directed by Joss Whedon himself (as opposed to the aired pilot, which was written by Whedon and directed by others). Many fans don't much like this version of the pilot, as it's lacking in some casting, a few important characters, and music. But it was never intended to be the finished product anyway, only a glimpse of what's to come to sell the networks on the idea. As such, it does a perfect job of distilling the main elements of the show, the most important characters and their relationship to one another, and the incredible balance of humor, horror and metaphor that would become the show's trademark. It does all that in under 30 minutes. That, I say, is quite an achievement.


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