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I, Robot... You, Jane ()

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


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Buffy Summers
Xander Harris
Willow Rosenberg
Cordelia Chase (creditOnly)
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Jenny Calendar (as Robia LaMorte)
Jamison Ryan ...
School Nurse
Damon Sharpe ...
Male Student (as Damon Sharp)
Mark Deakins ...
Moloch / Malcolm (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
News Caster (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Stephen L. Posey ... (as Stephen Posey)

Written by

Joss Whedon ... (creator) (creator)
Ashley Gable ... (written by) &
Thomas A. Swyden ... (written by)
Matt Kiene ... (story editor) &
Joe Reinkemeyer ... (story editor) and
Rob DesHotel ... (story editor) (as Rob Des Hotel) &
Dean Batali ... (story editor)

Produced by

Gail Berman ... executive producer
Gareth Davies ... producer
Joseph M. Ellis ... co-producer
Sandy Gallin ... executive producer
David Greenwalt ... co-executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui ... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui ... executive producer
David Solomon ... co-producer
Joss Whedon ... executive producer

Music by

Walter Murphy

Cinematography by

Michael Gershman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Skip Macdonald

Editorial Department

Golda Savage ... assistant editor
Brian Wankum ... post-production coordinator
Lyvonne Klingler ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Kent Pritchett ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)

Casting By

Marcia Shulman

Production Design by

Steve Hardie

Art Direction by

Carey Meyer

Set Decoration by

David A. Koneff ... (as David Koneff)

Costume Design by

Susanna Puisto

Makeup Department

Jeri Baker ... head hair stylist
Todd McIntosh ... makeup artist
John Vulich ... special makeup effects creator
Chris Walker ... special effects makeup: Optic Nerve Studios
Toby Lamm ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Dean Mercil ... special makeup effects supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Miller ... suit fabricator: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)

Production Management

Joseph M. Ellis ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Mark Hansson ... second assistant director
Brenda Kalosh ... first assistant director

Art Department

Gustav Gustafson ... leadman
Stella Starlight ... shopper
Daniel Turk ... construction coordinator
Le'Von Webb ... set dresser
Ken Wilson ... property master
Victor Anderson ... propmaker (uncredited)
Juliette Blasor ... props (uncredited)
Steve Brennan ... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Brian Dott ... prop builder (uncredited)
Felisa Finn ... set painter (uncredited)
Ronnie Lombard ... assistant props master (uncredited)
Scott Nifong ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

Kevin Patrick Burns ... re-recording mixer
David Kirschner ... production sound mixer
Todd Orr ... re-recording mixer (as Todd Keith Orr)
Cindy Rabideau ... supervising sound editor
Jon Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Mark Cleary ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Robert Guastini ... adr editor (uncredited) / dialogue editor (uncredited)
Andy King ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mike Marchain ... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Dean Mercil ... special effects makeup supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Glenn Campbell ... visual effects supervisor (as Glen Campbell)
Scott Wheeler ... supervising animator
Mike Goslin ... digital effects engineer (uncredited)
Justin Hammond ... digital artist (uncredited)


Jeff Smolek ... stunt coordinator
Sophia Crawford ... stunts (uncredited)
Don Charles McGovern ... stunt actor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Larry Kaster ... gaffer
Tom Keefer ... key grip
Russell McElhatton ... camera operator (as Russ McElhatton)
Josh Denering ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Erin Franklyn ... grip (uncredited)
John Keefer ... set grip (uncredited)
Jeff Orsa ... electrician (uncredited)
David Neal Stewart ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk ... additional camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

Chadwick Cohn ... casting (uncredited)
Terri Douglas ... group adr voice casting (uncredited)
Donna Ekholdt ... casting executive: Studio Casting Executive (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Rita Salazar ... costume supervisor
Anita Louise Brown ... costumer (uncredited)
Malaki Keller ... costume fabricator (uncredited)

Location Management

Jordana Kronen ... location manager

Music Department

Nerf Herder ... theme
Celia Weiner ... music editor
Stephen Edwards ... performers: theme song (uncredited)
Patricia Joseph ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Bob Ellis ... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
Charles 'Aloha Boy' Reed ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

Marc David Alpert ... assistant: Gareth Davies (as Marc D. Alpert)
Claudia Alves ... assistant production coordinator
Dean Batali ... story editor
Susan Ellis ... production coordinator
Lesley King ... script supervisor
Edwin L. Perez ... production auditor
R.D. Price ... assistant: David Greenwalt (as Robert Price)
George Snyder ... assistant: Joss Whedon
Thomas Cobb ... title designer (uncredited)
George Montgomery ... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies



  • Pro 7 (1998) (Germany) (tv)

Special Effects


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Plot Summary

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 technopagan. Written by KGF Vissers

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  • I, Robot... You, Jane (United States)
  • 45 min
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Trivia The name of the demon, Moloch (a traditional Hebrew name for demons), was picked as an Easter egg reference to computer programmers. In C-based languages there is a function named malloc (short for 'Memory Allocate'). Since there are many references to computers and the internet, the name is a fitting call-out. See more »
Goofs When the demon is looking through the computer for Buffy's file, her name on the list of students says she is a senior with a 3.4 GPA, and that her birthday is 10/24/80. The file opens with her correct status (Sophomore) and birthday (10/24/80), and lists her GPA as 2.8. The camera goes off the computer screen and when it comes back, the file lists Buffy as being a senior with the birthday 5/6/79, with a GPA of 2.8. Later the series established Buffy's birth year as 1981, conflicting with both sets of information in "I Robot, You Jane". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Gift (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Willow Rosenberg: The one boy that's really liked me, and he's a demon robot. What does that say about me?
Buffy Summers: It doesn't say anything about you.
Willow Rosenberg: I mean, I thought, I was really falling...
Buffy Summers: Hey, did you forget? The one boy I've had the hots for since I moved here turned out to be a vampire.
Xander Harris: Right. And the teacher I had a crush on: giant praying mantis.
Willow Rosenberg: [smiling] That's true.
Xander Harris: Yeah, it's life on the Hellmouth.
Buffy Summers: Let's face it. None of us are ever gonna have a happy, normal relationship.
Xander Harris: We're doomed.
Willow Rosenberg: Yeah.
[the three of them laugh half-hardheartedly, but eventually stop, wondering if that is actually true]
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