Real vampire dont sparkle….now thats out of the way this week I want to discuss Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Buffy was a TV series that ran from 1997 until 2003. The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers. In the story, Slayers are chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness. Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches, and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the “Scooby Gang“.
The series brought in upto 6 million viewers an episode. The Buffy canon is continuing outside the television medium in the Dark Horse Comics series, Buffy Season Eight. This has been produced since March 2007 by Whedon, who also wrote the first story arc, “The Long Way Home“. Buffy the Vampire slayer used make up and CGI effects for a very powerful and moving supernatural drama. The CGI and animated effects of the series also helped it move seamlessly into the comic book world where these effects could be hand drawn. Buffy has also spawned animations in the form of video games where the story is entirely reliant upon the CGI presented.
Five official Buffy video games have been released on portable and home consoles. The most recent, Chaos Bleeds, was released in 2003 for Gamecube, Xbox and PlayStation 2. On July 11, 2008, 505 Games announced that they were working on a Buffy game for the Nintendo DS, entitled Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice.
Below I offer clips of Buffy that feature CGI weather in small forms of magic use, the vampire dusting scene, or the Buffy video game.
The above was a promo for the never made animated series.
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