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Started by Magnum Valentino, April 08, 2022, 12:55:26 PM
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on April 08, 2022, 12:55:26 PMGlenn Quinn was great as Doyle, too, whose first name turns out to be Francis just like another popular Irish trio member in 90s fiction (YES. I AM ACCUSING YOU OF RIPPING OFF PREACHER, THE MAKERS OF ANGEL).
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on April 08, 2022, 03:32:08 PMSeason 7 was bizarrely awful: parts of it feel like they're trying to set up spin-off shows but have no idea what they actually want to do
Quote from: Psybro on April 08, 2022, 03:36:56 PMI'm mad they took Buffy back off whatever Channel 4's streaming service is called when I'd only got up to School Hard. As above, I'm not arsed after S3 so buying a box set seems a waste. On the other hand, the streaming service was the HD transfer I just couldn't get along with, having originally seen it in 4:3 without people's faces being cropped out of the shot and the presence of darkness in some scenes.I only started watching the first UK run on Sky at S2 E6 so it was fun to finally see S1 for the first time (albeit through somebody's floodlit letterbox), it's so delightfully wonky.Edit: fuck, 'Hush' was after S3 wasn't it? And I loved Spike's run as a regular before he started shagging Buffy all the time. Maybe I do need the box set.
Quote from: how do you like apples on April 08, 2022, 04:31:40 PMFinal season of Angel though, just wow, no idea where that level of quality came from after what I felt was a big dip on both shows.
Quote from: Psybro on April 08, 2022, 04:47:12 PMSteven Moffat saw that drop off in quality and went "Phwoar, I'll have some of that!"
Quote from: Mister Six on April 09, 2022, 03:09:24 PMWhich one has the shit Spike rape subplot? Is that 6? Fucking season 6, man.
Quote from: Endicott on April 08, 2022, 05:25:09 PMNo love for Buffy Season 5? It's the best one. Most consistent writing standards / least number of lower std eps. Super previously foreshadowed introduction of new character. Best ending. It could have rounded off the whole show.
Quote from: Mister Six on April 08, 2022, 04:01:47 PMThat's exactly what they were doing; at the time, someone on the Mighty Big TV/Television Without Pity forums linked to the casting calls for Dawn's friends from the first or second episode of season 7, and they talked up the roles as being intended for a potential spin-off. Someone purportedly from the writing team turned up in the thread to argue the case for expanding the Buffyverse, but obviously nobody else was terribly enthused. I think they also had eyes on the various slayers, Faith and the headmaster as possible spin-off fodder.
Quote from: Ron Maels Moustache on April 09, 2022, 05:11:59 PMThere were at least four mooted spin-offs as I recall, the Giles in England series(Ripper) which was supposed to be co-produced by the BBC, a Slayer School and/or Dawn & Friends series (might've been the same thing) and a Faith & Wood(the new watcher who turns up in S7) show. And none of these came to anything, so the latter half of S7 ends up feeling like a series of backdoor pilots that don't lead anywhere.
Quote from: Mister Six on April 09, 2022, 05:51:24 PMThe plans for Ripper one predated season 7 by a good few years, didn't they? I remember reading about it in SFX around the time it basically became a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (an interview with James Marsters because his band was doing a UK tour? Fuck off!), which would have been around the time season 4 or 5 was airing in the US. I don't think it was still on the table by the time season 7 rolled around.
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