One of the saddest things about Joss Whedon's seminal series Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the lack of behind-the-scenes stuff from the show. While most DVD collections are teeming with extras, Buffy has always been left wanting. Until now, that is.
Enter stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt, who recently unearthed a whole mess of never-before-seen stuff from the show's many fight sequences. While this may not mean catching a lot of cutesy banter among the cast, it does offer a really unique insight into the anatomy of a fight sequence. After all, how do you make a tiny blond girl seem stronger than a horde of hulking demons?
We'll include a few, but be sure to see the rest (which still seem to be updating even as I write this) at Pruitt's YouTube page. It really is like seeing your favorite episodes in a whole new way.
You're a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan (because who isn't really?), so occasionally you wake up and wonder to yourself, "Gosh, what are all those former Buffy alums up to?" In the case of Emma Caulfield (aka vengeance demon Anya), it turns out she's figuring out which Walking Dead character she most resembles.
Yes, when she isn't busy turning men into trolls or getting sliced in half with a sword, Emma Caulfield takes to the Internet to entertain the masses. Turns out she, like so many of us, is a bit of a Walking Dead fan. And AMC just so happens to have one of those cute little character quizzes that tells us which apocalyptic zombie survivor we most resemble. Caulfield got asked to take the quiz, and she acquiesced with little to no prodding.
The best part is her reaction to the results. There can be no question—she is a fan, just not of the character she was matched up with. She also ever-so-subtly (read: zero subtlety) hinted that she'd like to appear on the show. Considering what fun she was for five seasons of Buffy, she'll get no argument from us.
In the meantime, though, we're kind of hoping that the cast of The Walking Dead themselves will take the test to see if they come up as the characters they play or someone else entirely.
Once upon a time, there was a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and it was good. Then came the Twilight Saga. Less good. Thankfully, one intrepid fan made a video where Buffy slayed Twilight vamp, Edward Cullen. It was very good. Until LionsGate pulled the video. Thank goodness for due process and fair use.
Jonathan McIntosh was the man behind the funny parody video that came out some years ago. Buffy vs. Edward (as the video was called) made its way from website to website and eventually even spawned a popular t-shirt. All was well, until Lionsgate acquired Twilight in 2012 and decided they'd had quite enough of this video using their property.
It began innocuously enough. McIntosh was informed via YouTube message that, as some of his video may fall under the rights of LionsGate, they might force ads to be placed at the front of his work. That is precisely what happened. Unfortunately, it was only the beginning.
McIntosh opted to make a counterclaim over the ads and lawyered up. Surely, considering the small amount of audio and video from Twilight used, he was safe under the rights of fair use. At first, he won his claim, until Lionsgate slammed him with yet another counterclaim over visual content, won, and had his video removed. In fact, they filed a Digital Millennium Copyright against McIntosh which affected his entire YouTube account.
Thank goodness there's such a thing as due process, even if it doesn't always work right away. To his lawyers McIntosh went again and, finally, Lionsgate copped to the fact that their entire claim was bogus. Which it was.
It's called parody, folks, and McIntosh is protected under rights of fair use. Thank goodness, too, because his video is hilarious and points out all the reasons Twilight is one of the most maligned franchises in history. In fact, what say we all watch it now, shall we?
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