Buffy: 20 years on

Some more interesting pieces on how important Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, twenty years after it was first shown.

Lauren O’Callaghan’s article ‘20 years of the Slayer: How Buffy defined a generation of TV and movies‘ explores the series’ originality and influence with the help of the renowned Whedon scholars Rhonda Wilcox and Stacey Abbott (who has worked closely with OGOM since our first conference).

David Sims, in ‘How Buffy the Vampire Slayer Redefined TV Storytelling‘ discusses the innovative ways in which Buffy explored long narrative arcs and other inventive storytelling techniques that played a significant part in the rise of TV’s ‘Golden Age’.

C. Molly Smith interviews David Boreanaz (who played ‘the vampire with a soul’, Angel) in ‘David Boreanaz reflects on Buffy: “I was in the right spot at the right time”‘.

And Milly Williamson, the scholar of Buffy fandom, suggests in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have had her work cut out in 2017‘ how the ethics of collectivity in Buffy are relevant to a period where the naked will-to-power and the demonisation of the Other seem to be on the rise 

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