Saturday, March 17, 2007

Buffy Revamped

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fans can be called many things -- vocal, prolific, perhaps even rabid -- but they're seldom described as "patient." In the four long years since the last episode of the show's seven-season run, they've had to satisfy their Buffy cravings by poring over old episodes, dressing up at conventions, playing along with a variety of games, and slaking their thirst with Buffy-related books and comics. Many have found diversions in Joss Whedon's other projects like "Angel" and "Firefly." But since the closing line of the Buffy TV finale -- "What are we going to do now?" -- many fans have been dying to know exactly that: What happens next for Buffy and the Scooby Gang? Some inspired followers have even taken matters into their own hands, creating their own fan films and dozens of scripts for a would-be eighth season. But now, finally, the wait is over for an official Season Eight, and the Buffyverse is no longer confined to the special effects budget of a minor TV network. The canonical Season Eight takes place on the pages of Dark Horse Comics, with Joss Whedon himself writing the first few issues/episodes. And fans who miss the TV show's theme song and opening credits can always create their own.

Suggested Sites...

Dark Horse Comics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - preview the first five pages of Season Eight here.

Whedonesque - collaborative blog covering the world of Joss Whedon, including posts and news from the man himself. - forums on everything in the Buffyverse, plus other projects from Joss Whedon and other Buffy-related cast and crew.

Television Without Pity: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - catch up on Seasons 1-7 with snarky episode recaps.

Buffyography - a bibliographic map to the Buffyverse.

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