Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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I, Robot... You, Jane 

Willow's new Internet chat buddy turns out to be a powerful demon electronically unleashed from a centuries-old, newly digitized book.


Stephen L. Posey (as Stephen Posey)


Joss Whedon (created by), Ashley Gable | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase (credit only)
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Robia Scott ... Jenny Calendar (as Robia LaMorte)
Chad Lindberg ... Dave
Jamison Ryan Jamison Ryan ... Fritz
Pierrino Mascarino ... Thelonius
Edith Fields ... School Nurse
Damon Sharpe ... Male Student (as Damon Sharp)
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... Moloch / Malcolm (voice)


In the twelfth century, the Italian friar Thelonious used the circle of Kayless ritual to capture the demon Moloch the Corruptor into a book, hoping it would never be read. However, it arrives in Sunnydale High Library. Before Giles could examine it properly, it's scanned into the school computer by Willow and possesses it. Virtual evil is now able to spread through the school network, pretending to be Malcolm, Willow's brand new chat pal, for whom she even gives Xander's Bronze invitation a miss. Soon, Buffy notices other normally nice students, like Dave and Fritz in her computer class, behave strangely, and start up the abandoned computer services firm CRD. By the time Giles realizes about Moloch, the demon is very deep, powerful enough to make his minions kill Dave and abduct Willow, his unknowing deliverer to whom he declares his love. Computer-illiterate erudite Giles turns for help to his cultural rival, computer science teacher Jenny Calendar, who reveals herself as a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


This is the first time a flashback sequence is used in the Buffyverse in order to make sense of the story, a prominent plot device in both Buffy and Angel (1999). While in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Harvest (1997), a flashback of part one is used, this is the first time a flashback of a past event was filmed specifically for the story. See more »


You see Malcolm scrolling through student profiles looking for Buffy, but if you play the scene in slow motion you see him scroll past the same student photos (including Buffy's) several time before finding her. See more »


[first lines]
Moloch: [translated from Italian] Carlo, my dear one... Do you love me? I can give you everything. All I want is your love.
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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You Lost Me At Techno-Pagan
18 July 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

It's fun, but hilariously outdated and goofy. Demon on the internet.

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Release Date:

28 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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