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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


"Into every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer."

When a young vampire slayer by the name of Buffy Summers, moves to Sunnydale, California, she quickly finds out that Sunnydale is located right on top of the Hellmouth - the center for all evil activity. Her new watcher, Rupert Giles, also happens to be the school librarian. It is his job to train her and guide her in all the skills she needs to be a Slayer. She and a group of close friends, commonly referred to as "The Scooby Gang", help her in her battle against evil.

When Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on the fledgling WB network in the Spring of 1997, it generated a lot of buzz. It was a critical darling and slowly began to generate a small, but loyal fanbase. This shocked everyone, seeing as how the original 1992 feature film of the same name, was butchered by critics and bombed at the box-office. This series, however, was fresh, smart and edgy and quickly became a sci-fi favorite and one of The WB's highest rated series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer enjoyed a successful 5 season, 100 episode run, on The WB Network.

In the year 2001, after the 5th season had come to an end, controversy arose as 20th Century Fox raised the production costs for the series, and The WB refused to pay, despite Buffy still being one of their highest rated series. Fellow network, UPN, took advantage of the situation and met 20th Century's Fox's demands, signing a two year deal with the company. UPN heavily promoted their newly acquired series, wanting to make sure that nobody was left unaware that Buffy had a new home. This all payed off when Buffy premiered on UPN that October and quickly became a ratings gem for UPN, for the two years it lasted on the network.

After its cancellation on UPN, its new home is Dark Horse Comics. BtVS Season Eight started Spring 2007. The comics are written and supervised by Whedon himself, and are canonical in the Buffyverse.

WB/UPN Broadcast History

March 1997 - December 1997: Monday at 9:00 pm on The WB
January 1998 - May 2001: Tuesday at 8:00 pm on The WB
October 2001 - May 2003: Tuesday at 8:00 pm on UPN

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (54 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Prev: 7x22 -- Chosen (May/20/2003)


Discovering the source of the scythe, and having been given an amulet by Angel, Buffy devises a plan to defeat the First. Not only could it foil it’s plot, but could forever change the very destiny of the Slayer.

  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (9 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

Chosen
May 20, 2003
Season 7 episode 22

End of Days
May 13, 2003
Season 7 episode 21

Touched
May 06, 2003
Season 7 episode 20

Empty Places
Apr 29, 2003
Season 7 episode 19

Dirty Girls
Apr 15, 2003
Season 7 episode 18

Lies My Parents Told..
Mar 25, 2003
Season 7 episode 17

Storyteller
Feb 25, 2003
Season 7 episode 16

Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles (S01-S05)
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Angel (S02-S03)
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase (S01-S03)
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Daniel "Oz" Osbourne (S03-EP62)
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike (EP63+)
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins (S05+)
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers (EP80+)

Reviews

Tutenstein

Reviews: 1
Buffy the vampire slayerRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

Buffy has taught me everything about life. I first watched this at 14 years old and it changed my life forever. The themes and characters in it have an amazing resonating tone to it and I would reccomend it to anyone at any age group. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, January 21st 2012 at 12:05 pm

1 review available
Recurring Guests

Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers (58 eps)
Amber Benson (1) as Tara (46 eps)
Danny Strong as Jonathan (28 eps)
Tom Lenk as Cyrus (27 eps)
Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles (21 eps)
Eliza Dushku as Buffy (20 eps)
Armin Shimerman as Principal Snyder (19 eps)
Emma Caulfield as Anyanka (19 eps)
Juliet Landau as Drusilla (17 eps)
Adam Busch as Warren (16 eps)

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Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Horror/Supernatural | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Status: Ended
Network: UPN ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 10, 1997
Ended: May 20, 2003
Poll
• Which is your favorite character ?

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Themes
Main Title - Once More, With Feeling  
End Credits - Once More, With Feeling  
View All 3 Theme Songs
Akas
• Buffy & vampyrerna (Used In Sweden)
• Buffy - Im Bann der Dämonen (Used In Germany)
• Buffy - Vampyrenes skrekk (Used In Norway)
• Buffy a vámpírok réme (Used In Hungary)
• Buffy Contre les Vampires (Used In France)
• Buffy l'Ammazza Vampiri (Used In Italy)
• Buffy postrach wampirów (Used In Poland)
• Buffy, a Caça-Vampiros (Used In Brazil)
• Buffy, a Caçadora de Vampiros (Used In Portugal)
• Buffy, Cazavampiros (Used In Spain)
• Buffy, ubojica vampira (Used In Croatia)
• Buffy, vampyyrintappaja (Used In Finland)
• Vampiiritapja Buffy (Used In Estonia)
• Vampírubaninn Buffy (Used In Iceland)
• Баффи – истребительница вампиров (Used In Russia)
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