Thursday, November 25, 2010

No Joss Whedon + No Sarah Michelle Gellar = No Buffy

Warning: Buffy Fans this could reduce you to the fetal position in tears or could possibly result in violence or petty vandalism…

The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie - Image from

If you have not already heard the news you are likely to be just as mortified as I was this morning. About a year ago there was some talk about a Buffy movie re-make without any involvement from Joss Whedon and without any original cast members, well it seems that this blasphemes idea has been now been CONFIRMED.

After seeing “a Buffy movie” mentioned on one of the Facebook fan pages I googled it and to my dismay it seem that this is actually going ahead. From the articles I have read (of which there are many) what I can gather is this…

Fran Rubel and Kaz Kuzui who owned the film rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer have decided to reboot the franchise. Warner Bros and Atlas Entertainment are now developing a new film based on the series with Whit Anderson, and a little known young writer will is currently writing the script. Apparently the film is going to be a “complete reboot” and “While this is not your high-school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough and sexy as we all remember her to be”. The new film is said to be being released in 2012.

Whedon has been quoted as saying “I don't love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I'm also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can't wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill." Read more here.

One of my favourite articles I have found about it was at, here. I cant find the authors name but I can not agree more with their description…

“Naturally, I’m skeptical, and by skeptical I mean a string of expletives which cannot be printed on this all-ages site. How dare they mess with a beloved, iconic character like Buffy? How dare they bring her back without her universally respected creator? How dare they put the franchise in the hands of an inexperienced young writer? Blasphemy! Horror! Rage! So much screaming!”

Buffy Cast Season 1 - Image from
Buffy Cast Season 7 - Image from

Kirsty Swanson from the original Buffy movie has said she would be involved in the reboot, however several cast from the television series have hit back via twitter.

Buffy Casts twitter responses - Image from

The character Buffy Summers first appeared in the original movie in 1992 and although admittedly I am not particularly a fan of the original movie, I do have great respect for it because without it there wouldn’t have been the television series. But lets face facts, if the television series had not followed the movie then there wouldn’t be the die hard fans who cherish the DVDs, continue to purchase the merchandise and read the comics 7 years after it has finished. Without the television show Buffy would just be a funny name on a weekly rental you walk past at the video store. I mean no disrespect to Joss by saying that but there is just no comparison between the series and the movie.

Details of the film are being kept under wraps at moment, but this news has simply crushed me. Buffy is an icon and proved that it can withstand the test of time, it does not need a reboot especially by someone who has zero involvement in the original successful cult television show. To re-make Buffy is simply tainting this amazing franchise. The many committed fans already love the show so a “fresh twist” isn’t needed, and any attempt to imitate Whedons genius will only fail and disappoint.-

There are many fan pages on Facebook already along the lines of “no Buffy without Joss” and “No to Buffy films/TV without Whedons Approval” which are worth fanning if you are interested in any further developments. One in particular I would like to mention, “Boycott the Buffy Reboot Movie” . Its pretty self explanatory but the jist is, if this movie goes ahead do not give these money hungry Hollywood hotshots a cent of your money for sucking dry and tainting this fabulous show. If you really must see it (as I have seen on the page) download it illegally. There is a petition online here if you agree.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Back in the game

On the way into work this morning I thought to myself “I really need to get back into my blogging, I haven’t written a post for far too long”… I arrived at work to open my email and find I had received a neat little award from Miss Amethyst of The Pink Retro Powder Room and have decided that it is a clear sign that my blog neglect has to come to an end.
I am putting the hard word on myself and kicking my toosh into gear…

Starting with… the award mentioned above.
The conditions that go with this award are:
1- Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.
2- Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.
3- Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.

Unfortunately due to my recent neglect and not having signed into blogger since July I really haven’t caught any fantastic new bloggers (although I am sure they are out there).. I haven’t even had a chance to read my old favorites… I feel like I have gone months without visiting friends. However, all the personal drama of the past few months seems to be over now so I have a lot of reading to catch up on. Keep an eye out on your blogs for some comments on old posts… (no surprise that I am a bit behind the times, as per usual hehe).

Anyhoo, just because I haven’t been on for a while doesn’t mean that some great new bloggers need to miss out… If you know of one, or if you are one comment and nominate :) I’d love to check out your blog or any new blogs of mention. Basically, I will be re-posting this award shortly and awarding to 15 fabulous new finds…

Another wonderful thing happened this morning when I logged in too… I now have 98 followers (colour me tickled pink!). I have been thinking of having a give-away for a while now and I think to celebrate my 98 (pretty close to a hundred) fabulous followers I would finally do it. I have a few bits and bobs that I already have in mind but am going to keep any eye out for a few more things as I want it to be a bit of a goodie bag/box. Stay tuned soon for details…