History Trivia / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

14th Dec '17 6:57:28 AM JJHIL325
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar disliked Season 6 because of the dark tone of the storylines. She also wasn't a fan of the extensive preparation that had to be done for the MusicalEpisode.

to:

** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar disliked Season 6 because of the dark tone of the storylines.storylines, leading to her ultimately leaving the show (ending it completely) after the seventh. She also wasn't a fan of the extensive preparation that had to be done for the MusicalEpisode.



** Subverted with Alyson Hannigan. She requested that she not sing too much in "Once More With Feeling" because she hates her singing voice. But upon seeing the episode, she was surprised at how good she sounded and regretted not singing more.
** Creator/JamesMarsters was so disturbed by Spike's attempted rape of Buffy that he had it written into his contract that he would never film such scenes again.

to:

** Subverted with Alyson Hannigan.Creator/AlysonHannigan. She requested that she not sing too much in "Once More With Feeling" because she hates her singing voice. But upon seeing the episode, she was surprised at how good she sounded and regretted not singing more.
more.
** Willow's "magic addiction" arc was disliked by both Alyson Hannigan and Joss Whedon himself; the latter added a scene in season seven's first episode where Giles explicitly states that magic is not addictive, and it's explained that Willow's actions were actually due to her not using magic.
** Creator/JamesMarsters was so disturbed by Spike's attempted rape AttemptedRape of Buffy that he had it written into his contract that updated so he would never film such scenes again.


Added DiffLines:

** Like many fans, Creator/AmberBenson was unhappy about her character Tara's death, to the point where she declined all offers to return to the show [[WhatCouldHaveBeen when they wanted her to play the First Evil]].
12th Dec '17 4:58:44 PM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnfinishedEpisode: According to Nicholas Brendon, he and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar proposed a storyline for season seven where Xander and Buffy get together romantically. Their idea was shot down, and they continued with the Buffy-Spike relationship.



** According to Nicholas Brendon, he and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar proposed a storyline for season seven where Xander and Buffy get together romantically. Their idea was shot down, and they continued with the Buffy-Spike relationship.
9th Dec '17 3:30:45 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ReferencedBy: We've come full circle, as the first arc has discussion on tropes, specifically Dark!Willow as one.

to:

* ReferencedBy: We've come full circle, as the first arc has discussion on tropes, specifically Dark!Willow Dark Willow as one.
4th Oct '17 4:55:53 PM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LoopingLines: Creator/AnthonyStewartHead had to loop many of his lines as Giles in order to incorporate the character's mild stutter. This was such a hassle that Head declared he would never play a character with a speech impediment again.
1st Oct '17 4:42:32 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TechnologyMarchesOn: The cast would have been saved from many a scrape if they'd just had cellphones. Quite a few episodes use a character being in peril and unable to contact Buffy as a plot device. This wasn't a big deal in the earlier seasons, but the show hit it big just as cellphones were starting to become mainstream, so after a few years it began to seem rather odd, especially since the cast was full of teenagers (later, young adults), the group most likely to carry a cellphone. This was lampshaded at the start of the final season (in September 2002) when Buffy gives her sister Dawn "a weapon" to help protect herself, which turns out to be a cellphone. From then on most of the cast had cellphones -- although ironically, they hardly ever needed to use them, since that season also saw every single character move into Buffy's house. One episode reveals that Giles ''does'' indeed own a pager, joking that they should page him if the apocalypse happens when he's not around.

to:

* TechnologyMarchesOn: TechnologyMarchesOn:
**
The cast would have been saved from many a scrape if they'd just had cellphones. Quite a few episodes use a character being in peril and unable to contact Buffy as a plot device. This wasn't a big deal in the earlier seasons, but the show hit it big just as cellphones were starting to become mainstream, so after a few years it began to seem rather odd, especially since the cast was full of teenagers (later, young adults), the group most likely to carry a cellphone. This was lampshaded at the start of the final season (in September 2002) when Buffy gives her sister Dawn "a weapon" to help protect herself, which turns out to be a cellphone. From then on most of the cast had cellphones -- although ironically, they hardly ever needed to use them, since that season also saw every single character move into Buffy's house. One episode reveals that Giles ''does'' indeed own a pager, joking that they should page him if the apocalypse happens when he's not around.around.
** Two notable examples from the second season: when Angel loses his soul and reverts to evil, the information that Willow needed to restore Angel's soul was stored on a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk that fell between desks. Earlier, Joyce's boyfriend [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E11Ted Ted]], who worked for a computer company, curried favor with Willow by giving her freebies from work, including a new hard drive with a gargantuan capacity of ''9 gigabytes'' -- a tad more than a $15 USB drive could hold little more than a decade later.
1st Oct '17 4:01:41 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TechnologyMarchesOn: The cast would have been saved from many a scrape if they'd just had cellphones. Quite a few episodes use a character being in peril and unable to contact Buffy as a plot device. This wasn't a big deal in the earlier seasons, but the show hit it big just as cellphones were starting to become mainstream, so after a few years it began to seem rather odd, especially since the cast was full of teenagers (later, young adults), the group most likely to carry a cellphone. This was lampshaded at the start of the final season (in September 2002) when Buffy gives her sister Dawn "a weapon" to help protect herself, which turns out to be a cellphone. From then on most of the cast had cellphones -- although ironically, they hardly ever needed to use them, since that season also saw every single character move into Buffy's house. One episode reveals that Giles ''does'' indeed own a pager, joking that they should page him if the apocalypse happens when he's not around.
30th Sep '17 7:19:33 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PostScriptSeason: The fifth season ended with Buffy dying heroically to save Dawn and, [[ApocalypseMaiden by extension]], all reality; the episode even ended with a shot of her gravestone ("She saved the world. A lot."). It was picked up for two more seasons on a different channel. Even after the series was cancelled for good, it received a comic book continuation starting with ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy: Season 8]]''.
28th Sep '17 3:02:10 PM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The early seasons don't so much ''scream'' "1990s" as they beat you with a sledgehammer labeled "1990s" and perhaps [[Machinima/RedVsBlue teamkill you with a tank]]. The effect gradually fades as the seasons progress, though. The same is also true of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', on an accelerated scale.
-->"If the apocalypse comes, beep me."
14th Sep '17 2:16:15 PM SamMax
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CreatorsPest: While Creator/JossWhedon loved Kennedy despite the fans' hatred of her, the other writers grew to hate her as much as said fans.
10th Sep '17 3:05:14 PM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ReferencedBy: We've come full circle, as the first arc has discussion on tropes, specifically Dark!Willow as one.
This list shows the last 10 events of 228. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.BuffyTheVampireSlayer