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Once More with Podcast Ep2: Our Secret Weapon is PMS!

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  1. Athena

    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    Episode 2 of the official Buffy Boards podcast Once More, with Podcast, is now available to download from BB Radio! :D

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    This episode, we discuss the much maligned, but not-all-that-bad-actually, Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie from 1992.

    Any feedback or comments? Please let us know below! :)
     
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    Sineya
    Haven't been cancelled? That's what they think...

    No secret that I love the movie, so it was great to hear so much (serious) discussion about it. Great job :) Except you did forget the link to the script :p


    On the PMS thing...they had to get rid of that in the show or the Angel romance would have been problematic :D

    Also, I almost died at one of my nephew's football games when the opposing team's cheerleaders did "How funky is your chicken?"
     
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    Yay!





    Not listened yet as I'm not at desktop but will soon!
     
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    I think that could've been really something special though... :p

    And Funky Chicken is arguably the best cheer ever :D
     
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    But you don't expect to encounter it in the wild!
     
    Taake: In the wild, lol. Now I want a Funky Chicken flashmob
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    I keep reading the title as Once More with PMS, lol. Downloading now. :)
     
    Taake: Once more with PMS has a certain ring to it! :)
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    Priceless I didn't forget y'know

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    When @Athena says 'we're back' it sounds like a threat :D Thanks to you and @Taake for putting this together.

    Another great episode, some very interesting point and loads of stuff I didn't know before. I love the idea of this 'feud' between Whedon and Sutherland - maybe Ryan Murphy will do a show about it. Who'd play Whedon? :)

    I actually love Sutherland and think of him a a real movie star, much bigger than Kiefer. If anyone hasn't seen Don't Look Now, you really should.
     
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    Thanks all! :)

    Actually, I think you'll find it in the overview text on BB Radio :p.... but I grant you it's not very noticeable. Here's the link again: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Script at IMSDb.

    Total threat. Serious threat. Can't you hear my serious threat laugh?! :p

    It's weird because I remember Kiefer so much more than Donald. I guess because I'm a big Lost Boys & 24 fan. I only ever knew Donald as 'Kiefer's dad'. I love we've been educational though, even if it is on a completely useless subject (well, unless you're on Mastermind and your specialist subject is Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Movie ;))

    Yeah, that darned cheer was so difficult to cut out of the original conversation! :D It was pretty cool though, I kinda had to use it in the end! :D
     
    Priceless: The Lost Boys is a classic
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    Rhonda the Immortal Waitress! Wahahaha! Sounds like True Blood.
     
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    Leo DiCaprio! Just kidding :)

    Same here, I do really love Donald Sutherland, just not in this movie...

    That's so funny, it really threw me when we talked about it cause I just think of Kiefer as Lost Boys and 24 and that's it. Well there's a really sad Sally Fields movie too where he's a creepy rapist and murderer, that for some reason I've seen several times... So I always thought of him as really unsuccessful and barely memorable with the exception of 24. I just think of him as Donald Sutherland's son, lol. (We agreed on Kristy, that's all the universe can give us or it'll implode!)

    Haha, it does! Thank god we got Buffy. Much more eye-catching name :D
     
    Priceless: Leo! Of course! We've got to get Ryan on this asap
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    I know we named this podcast, but every time I see the title I think of this:



    "Rerease the secret weapon!":D
     
    GwenRaiden: Hope you've had a great birthdaaay :)
    Bluebird: Yeah! I love that movie!
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    Now I imagine you and @Taake riding the Giant Mouse of Minsk while podcasting :D
     
    Athena: Illusion shattered! :-p
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    Did I ever tell you I worked with the guy who did the voice of Fievel? He's a producer now.
     
    GwenRaiden: omg, that's your best celeb story yet! I love Fievel! Fievel Goes West is SUCH a good film, lol.
    Athena: Are you Kevin Bacon? Six degrees of separation from Buffy Summers? :-p
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    Thanks to the 6 people who've downloaded this, but come on guys, where are the rest of you?! :p Surely there's more love out there for Kristy Swanson than this!
     
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    I think I put off watching it because I just didn't like the movie... But it was a great podcast! Definitely way better than the movie! :D

    I liked Swanson's performance, but it's kinda hard to LOVE her, because I constantly had this sense of "Sarah would say this line so much better". Which isn't fair, because Sarah is a simply INCREDIBLE actress, but... it is what it is.

    That said, there are 2 parts in the movie that I absolutely loved:

    1) That arm-less vampire's "death scene".

    2) When Buffy taunts that arm-less vampire by saying "clap!" :p

    Otherwise, this movie is kinda garbage... I guess it's fun in a campy sort of way, but I have no desire to ever re-watch it. I'd prefer reading the origin comic.
     
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    If they could've, before or instead of season 1, do you think a remake of the movie with SMG would have been better? :) (If Joss had gotten more say in the process)
     
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    I would have loved a prequel, but to remake the movie itself I don't know - I think the show and the movie are so different that I'm not sure it would have worked. But fitting Buffy's back story more into the series would have been great.
     
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    Well, if there was a re-done version of the movie which was the same but with SMG instead of Swanson, I'm sure it would have been better than the 1992 movie. That said, I don't think it was necessary at all... Season 1 of Buffy was all the origin we needed, really. Watching Buffy being like "I'm retired" in the first episode of the show is a much more interesting and fitting origin than watching her get her powers and go through the usual Spiderman-esque stuff (learning to control the powers, learning to help other people, etc...).

    Also, I don't really want to see any Buffy story that doesn't include Willow and Xander. These two are an ESSENTIAL part of the Buffy story, IMO. I hated it in season 9 when we didn't see them for the majority of the season (I mean, I liked the idea of "Buffy is really on her own", but the fact that we didn't even SEE Willow and Xander for the majority of the season felt wrong. It felt like it wasn't really 'Buffy'), and I don't want to see a Buffy movie without them (and a pre-Sunnydale Buffy movie would, by definition, not have Willow and Xander). It'd be like a Harry Potter story without Ron & Hermione, or a Batman story without Gordon & Alfred, or a 'Breaking Bad' story without Jesse.
     
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    I was the next download and it was great! But not many people are going to listen to a 1:20:55 dialog so that may be why the number of downloads is so small.

    I did like the recounting of all the actors who became famous later who were on the show. I knew about the feud between Donald Sutherland and Joss Whedon but I was not aware of what was in the original script. The original campy movie worked well with the brash, athletic Kristy Swanson whereas the more subtle dramatic talent of SMG would not have worked at all. The over-the-top death scene of Amilyn was one of the best parts of the movie. The most important thing about this movie is it spawned the Buffyverse whose success enabled the Whedonverse.
     
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    I regularly listen to 2 hour podcasts, but then I do a lot of walking :) Ideally we'll keep it to around an hour but I'm not going to cut them to make them fit that time. If there's stuff to be discussed, a discussion will be had ;) I think we'd be a bit stricter on timings if we were a weekly or fortnightly podcast, but because we're monthly, it's a bit different.

    (Seriously, you can't shut @Taake up for love nor money!):D
     
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