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Discussion in 'Buffy-Boards News' started by Athena, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Athena

    Athena Tweedledum Staff Member

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    Please post your suggestions for future episodes below.

    Anything within the Whedonverse can be suggested (please keep it family friendly though) ;)

    Please try to make your suggestion as descriptive as possible, rather than just something like "Review Firefly", suggest a specific theme, character or episode to review.

    If we use your suggestion, we'll give you a credit on the episode and we also may contact you for some input on the topic, but it's completely up to you whether you want to be involved or not.
     
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    GwenRaiden AKA Apology Girl

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    Dollhouse episodes vs. Firefly episodes? Like, pick both a Dollhouse and Firefly episode out of a hat, then discuss which you think is the better episode? You could do it several times in the podcast. At least until you both, undoubtedly, disagree at some point. You both seem to like both the shows (?), and now you're all caught up with Dollhouse too, 'thena.

    You might need to keep Wikipedia handy for a brief synopsis of the episodes incase you forget, but remembering is all part of the fun!
     
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    Not sure how good these are but had a few ideas....

    1. Wesley VS. Giles debate - Who is the better watcher/character/fountain of knowledge? You can pick certain episodes which argue the respective points.

    2. Favourite ship - Can reduce it to the Buffy ones like Fuffy, Spuffy, Bangel etc...

    3. Favourite season long arc. This could be series, so you can compare the Angelus one in S2 to the Mayor/Graduation one in 3 for example.

    4. You could look at one-off characters who maybe should have gotten more than one appearance, like Miss Post or Ted for example? On a similar note you could look at the best ever supporting characters. If one it was Willy for example you could pick a good episode which shows him at his best.

    5. How about a episode on spin-off ideas for Whedoverse characters. I've always liked the idea of Cordy as a School teacher who combines her day job with fighting the supernatural. Or how about a Topher spin-off?

    6. You could a two part show debating the gender politics of each JW show. In part one you compare Buffy to Angel and part two Firefly to Dollhouse. In each case you pick one or two episodes from each show which can produce a good argument for that show being progressive in its gender roles. At the end, based on some sort of scoring system you could even try to come to some overall conclusion;)

    7. Best Big Bad?

    8. Discussion of when Science is used in the Buffyverse. Does it break the logic of the show(s)? How well do the writers deal with it? You can look at episodes such as Ted, I Was Made to Love You, Happy Anniversary etc...
     
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    A Once More, with Feeling sing along episode.
     
    Smile Time: Would be interesting to listen to :)
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    Xanderectomy Professional Procrastinator

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    Could u review Lover's Walk?
    its literally my favourite episode and i dont think it gets the recognition it deserves.
     
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    Top 10 scene's list. From either/both Buffy and/or Angel.

    Ex:
    both of you're top 10:
    -fight scenes
    -ship (romantic) scenes
    -bad ass scenes
    -Made you go 'awwww' scenes (whether it lean towards family/friend relationship or romantic)
    -Funny scenes
    -Cringey scenes (either corny or can't bear to watch because it tugs on the heart strings)
    -Ominous or scary scenes.
    -Favorite character development scenes.
    -Whatever other topic scenes.
     
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    Smile Time The Scattered One

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    Finally :D

    Anyways, here are some suggestions:

    *Dawn, she may not be loved, but she deserves more positive praise :)

    *Glory vs Ben, they are the same person :p

    I'll be back with more later...
     
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    Would love to hear them review that. There are so many different things in there. Its one of my favourite episodes too:)
     
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    Xanderectomy Professional Procrastinator

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    Drunk Spike is probably character in tv history.
     
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    Puppets! The Puppet Show and Smile Time. lol.
    You could do character centric episodes. Which is better Xander's Teacher's Pet or Willow's I Robot, You Jane? lol. The Zeppo vs Dopplegangland!
    Fool for Love and Darla
    The Gift vs Chosen
     
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    Now you're just feeding Athena's puppet obsession :p
    (but it's a good idea, puppet power!)
     
    Fuffy Baith: Lol. Well I didn't know!
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    The character development of Angel through the years of redemption on Buffy compared to Angel?

    Faith - What made her seek redemption and why?
     
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    Thanks for all the super ideas so far, they're fantastic :) Just a reminder on the stuff we've done so far (we can follow the same topics with other content too)

    Similar episodes based around the same theme (e.g. Tabula Rasa & Spin the Bottle)
    Overrated/underrated episodes (e.g. The Zeppo)
    Characters who should have been on the show longer (e.g Sunday vs Kathy)

    Hopefully we can have a few shows that follow these similar topics, but with the sort of content you guys want us to discuss.

    We also want to put up polls in future, such as the one we did about the Halloween episode, to get you guys to vote on which episodes to discuss. :)
     
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    i just realized i ****ed up this sentence completely
    *Drunk Spike is probably the best character in tv history.
     
    Last Watcher: We read between the words & got what you meant ;)
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    Willow vs. Winnifred - Who was the better geeky genius girl best friend/sidekick (Willow for Buffy/Fred for Angel) What was their interaction all about in 'Orpheus'; could they have become a power "couple"? Why did they both turn/give into evil?

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer excelled in academic hours (Prophecy Girl, Helpless, Chosen, Innocence, Once More with Feeling, The Body, Hush, Restless, Earshot, Doppelgangland, Who Are You?); which are the richest and most successful at what they aim to do? OMWF as a musical. The Body with no music. Hush with no speaking, Restless with dreams or Earshot with Buffy being telepathic. Innocence with the lost virginity/lost love metaphor with Angel losing his soul. Prophecy Girl, Helpless or Chosen with Buffy changing the slayer mythology. Doppelgangland or Who Are You? for character studies on Willow and Faith (for that matter The Zeppo, Fool for Love, Darla, Harm's War and Selfless for their respective one episode character studies on Xander, Spike, Darla, Harmony and Anya to name a few I can think of).

    What are your favorite metaphors used in the Buffyverse? High School is Hell (Ignored Girl Turns Invisible, Psycho Cheer/Stage Mom is a Witch, Pack of Bullies= Hyena Possessed), Sex Metaphors (Turning into a Werewolf=Puberty, Having Sex = the guy loses his soul, Lesbianism is like Magic), Magic Addiction = Drug Addiction, Bigotry against demons= bigotry in real life against other people.

    Best Villains of the Buffyverse.
    Why Dark Willow was such a big disappointment; how scary and effective she could have been if it was executed better, starting with the horrible veiny makeup. And why she should have clashed with Amy Madison before Buffy in the last arc of S6. I like that Xander saved the day with his love for Willow though.

    Buffyverse Best Big Bads and Best Monsters of the Week.
    In my opinion...
    Best Big Bads: Angelus, Spike & Dru, Glory, Faith, The Mayor, The Beast, Jasmine, Illyria, Wolfram & Hart/Circle of the Black Thorn, Caleb, Lilah & Darla (could both be considered big bads)
    Worst Big Bads: Maggie Walsh, Adam, The Trio, Dark Willow, The Master, The First, Ubervamps, Holtz, Sahjhan, Skip, Eve, The Anointed One

    Best Monsters of the Week: Vamp Willow, Sunday, Veruca, Dracula, The Gentlemen, Ted, Catherine Madison, Holden Webster, The Pack, Balthazar, Gnarl, Queller Demon, Glow in the Dark Slug Demons (The Price), Telepath Demons (Earshot), Toth, Kakistos, Pavayne (HellBound), Marcus (Carpe Noctem), James (Heartthrob), Penn (Somnambulist), Wesley's Father (Lineage), Smile Time Puppets, The Judge, Poltergeist (I Only Have Eyes for You), Fear Demon (Are you Now or Have you Ever Been?), Zombie Police Officers (Thin Dead Line)
    Worst Monsters of the Week: Daryl Epps, Lyle & Tector Gorch, Inca Mummy Girl, Doublemeat Palace Demon Lady, Gwendolyn Post(should've been more than a monster of the week villain), Lissa Xanders Demon Date, Moloch, Natalie French, Lawson (Why We Fight), The Nahdrahs (Provider), Loan Shark (Tabula Rasa)
     
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    More suggestions (I said I would be back with more):

    *Puppets, Smile Time and The Puppet Show both have puppets, just different types.

    *Spike, he's a controversial character and there should be a podcast discussing his character.

    *Something Blue vs Band Candy, both are funny episodes.

    *The Trio, many of us love to hate them and their lameness.
     
    Athena: PUPPETS!
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    Some fab ideas in here, thanks everyone :)
     
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    I quit.

    Just kidding. Pretty sure discussing Spike is the only thing Mr. Athena thinks we do :p
     
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    I think he thinks we've done 10 episodes of a Spike vs Angel podcast :D He is totally #TeamAngel. :p
     
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    He's so smart. Can I trade my dog for him? :p
     
    Athena: I dunno about the smart, he thinks your name is 'Buffy365' ;-)