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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

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Joss Whedon
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ...  Buffy Summers / ... 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Nicholas Brendon ...  Xander Harris / ... 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Alyson Hannigan ...  Willow Rosenberg / ... 144 episodes, 1997-2003
Anthony Head ...  Rupert Giles 123 episodes, 1997-2003
James Marsters ...  Spike 97 episodes, 1997-2003
Emma Caulfield Ford ...  Anya 85 episodes, 1998-2003
Michelle Trachtenberg ...  Dawn Summers 66 episodes, 2000-2003
David Boreanaz ...  Angel / ... 59 episodes, 1997-2003
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Storyline

"In every generation there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer." Buffy Summers knows this tale by heart, and no matter how hard she tries to be just a "normal girl", she can not escape from her destiny... Thankfully, she is not alone in her quest to save the world, as she has the help of her friends, the hilarious (and surprisingly quite effective) evil-fighting team called "The Scooby Gang". Together, Buffy & co. will slay their demons, survive one apocalypse after another, attend high school and college... and above all, understand that growing up can truly be Hell sometimes... literally. Written by m_starling

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Buffy lives. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

BtVS See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(144 episodes)

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Master was originally supposed to have a beard and long hair, before Mark Metcalf suggested the bald look as an homage to Nosferatu (1922). See more »

Goofs

In nearly every episode presented in widescreen, there is crew/equipment visible and/or revealing mistakes. This is because the series was originally shot for 4:3 frame and these issues would not have been visible as the show was originally intended to be presented. As such, one should take much of the goofs reported on episodes as being conditional on applying only to the widescreen alternate version. See more »

Quotes

Anya: I know you like me. I've seen you looking at my breasts.
Xander Harris: No offense, but when a guy does that, it just means his eyes are open.
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Crazy Credits

The sequence with the Mutant Enemy mascot, the little monster that goes "Grr Argh" at the end of all episodes, was changed for a total of six episodes: in "Becoming Part Two" (#2.22) it said, 'Oh, I need a hug." in "Amends" (#3.10) it wore a Santa hat and bells were jingling. in "Graduation Day Part Two" (#3.22) it wore a graduation cap. in "Once More With Feeling" (#6.07) it sang its "Grr Argh." in "Storyteller" (#7.16) it sang, "We are as gods." in "Chosen" (#7.22) it looked out at the viewers instead of looking straight-forward. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD versions of the 2nd part of most two-part episodes omit the opening recap of the previous episodes. The US DVDs omit the recaps on all episodes. See more »

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Referenced in My New Sister (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Defies Expectations
4 October 2016 | by indigotipSee all my reviews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has an odd name. It looks like it has cheese. Unfortunately, some people are even put off because it was produced in the 90s. Please don't let any of these things get in the way of watching this show (like me :C). The humor is on point and self-aware, the heroine is awesome, and even though I'm only starting the second season, I can say with confidence that this show is GOOD. Plus, Giles is the best. If you don't know what I mean by "Giles is the best," it's obviously time that you watch the show, learn why, and then agree with me wholeheartedly.

Sure, there's some cheese, but it's good cheese... like in pizza! Everyone loves pizza. For me, it only makes the show more entertaining. Sure, some of the production values are a little... but don't let that stop you from loving the show just like you'd love Doctor Who (dare I say the first couple seasons of Smallville?) or some of the other low-budget shows with terrible special effects!

But wait! There's more! This show itself is a commentary on high school life (and life in general). The villains and conflicts that the heroine encounters are all representative of problems that someone might encounter in real life. There's a depth to the content that just isn't there in many other shows out there. If you watch the show, you'll see what I mean. It's terribly subtle, the way I'm hinting at you to watch the show, isn't it?


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