History Trivia / BuffytheVampireSlayer

4th Oct '17 4:55:53 PM ClintEastwood
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* 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
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* 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.

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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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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* ReferencedBy: We've come full circle, as the first arc has discussion on tropes, specifically Dark!Willow as one.
22nd Aug '17 10:58:09 PM ultimomant
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** The Gentlemen are seen floating down the same street that later served as [[DesperateHousewives Wisteria Lane.]]

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** The Gentlemen are seen floating down the same street that later served as [[DesperateHousewives [[Series/DesperateHousewives Wisteria Lane.]]


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** The one shot villain Sunday was originally supposed to be a Slayer who had been turned into a vampire. She instead became an ordinary vampire and it was unexplained why she is able to easily overpower Buffy.
20th Jul '17 8:17:58 AM ClintEastwood
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* OldShame: Creator/JossWhedon has made every effort to ensure that the unaired pilot is never seen.
-->"Ow! That was my favourite spine!"
25th Jun '17 6:14:07 PM nombretomado
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* CastingGag: The BigBad of the movie was a vampire played by Creator/RutgerHauer. Creator/AnneRice had originally envisioned Hauer as Lestat when she wrote ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', but by the time ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'' was filmed in the early 90s, she said he was too old to play Lestat.

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* CastingGag: The BigBad of the movie was a vampire played by Creator/RutgerHauer. Creator/AnneRice had originally envisioned Hauer as Lestat when she wrote ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', but by the time ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'' ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' was filmed in the early 90s, she said he was too old to play Lestat.
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