Oh Dear, Buffy's HD Makeover Is A Total Mess

Slayer fans, beware - you might have gotten all excited at the news of Fox remastering Joss Whedon's classic TV series for HD formats, but prepare to be disappointed. Turns out that all is not well in Sunnydale when Fox butchers the show to cram it into a 16:9 format. » 12/16/14 5:00pm 12/16/14 5:00pm

This might be the most ineffective Vampire Stake ever sold

A stake has one job to do: Stab your errant blood-sucker right through the heart. So while it might look the part, this plush Mr. Pointy from Buffy The Vampire Slayer might not be the most useful thing to have on hand if you find yourself Van-Helsing-ing it up this Halloween. » 10/28/14 6:19pm 10/28/14 6:19pm

What If Ayn Rand Had Written Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

Over at The Toast, Mallory Ortberg adds to her ongoing alt-history series of movies, books and TV shows penned by Objectivist Ayn Rand (previously). The results are characteristically superb. » 9/27/14 3:00pm 9/27/14 3:00pm

Sad We Never Got A Buffy Cartoon? This Animation Will Make You Sadder

In 2002, it looked like we might get a Buffy the Vampire Slayer animated series, but it ultimately never materialized. This animated intro imagines the cartoon series we never got—and it's jammed with Buffy Easter eggs. » 9/23/14 2:40pm 9/23/14 2:40pm

Behind-The-Scenes Footage Of Buffy Stunts Is the Ultimate Time Suck

So this is fun: Professional stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt has a bunch of behind-the-scenes "home videos" on his YouTube channel from his time working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's the kind of stockpile that has a way of devouring your evening whole. » 7/13/14 6:30pm 7/13/14 6:30pm

​12 Of The Most Game-Changing TV Episodes Ever

If a TV show nowadays doesn't have at least one big twist now and then, chances are it doesn't remain on the air for long. But only a handful of TV series have the courage to completely transform themselves — to show something so crazy, it irrevocably redefines the show from that point on. We've been lucky to have… » 5/27/14 10:40am 5/27/14 10:40am

What If LucasArts Had Made A Buffy Point-And-Click Video Game?

Imagine if Buffy the Vampire Slayer had become a puzzle-solving video game in the vein of Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentacle. Artist Andrew Scaife gives us screencaps from that imaginary game, placing us in a pixellated version of Sunnydale. » 5/06/14 10:40am 5/06/14 10:40am

Calculator Reveals All How Much Of Your Life You've Given To TV

Thanks to the website tiii.me, you can now add up every single hour of your life you've sacrificed to the all-powerful television. Just type in the name of the series, and let the website do the adding — it's horrifying. Feel free to share your numbers in the comments. » 4/02/14 2:30pm 4/02/14 2:30pm

What's The Best Season (Not Series) Finale Of All Time?

It's hard enough to end a TV show with grace and beauty — but it's even harder sometimes to craft a season finale that wraps up a ton of storylines in a wonderful, satisfying way — knowing you have to come back the next year. Including a cliffhanger sometimes! What's the best season finale of any SF or fantasy show? » 3/31/14 2:19pm 3/31/14 2:19pm

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy Round Two: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

We've reached the Second Round in our quest to find the ultimate work of science fiction and fantasy, and we've got some brutal match-ups for you to decide. Blade Runner vs. Back to the Future! Star Trek vs. Firefly! Game of Thrones vs. A Wrinkle in Time! Sandman vs. Buffy! Dune vs. Ender's Game! » 3/19/14 12:25pm 3/19/14 12:25pm

Frozen, Archer Season 4, Joss Whedon, Cards Against Humanity [Deals]

Disney's Frozen hits store shelves on March 18, and you can pre-order the blu-ray today for $20. Don't forget to check out the deleted scenes. [Amazon] » 3/10/14 11:45am 3/10/14 11:45am

It's a full-blown Whedon-palooza at Amazon this weekend

Just a heads up: Amazon's got a nice lineup of stuff on sale this week from Joss Whedon's television oeuvre, with box sets of Buffy, Firefly, and more available in DVD and Blu-Ray offerings. (Firefly and Dollhouse season 1 Blu-rays are region-free, too, which is always nice.) Fans looking to flesh out their… » 3/09/14 11:27am 3/09/14 11:27am

12 Most Codependent Supervillains of All Time

Some villains strive for wealth and power. Some villains strive for glory. But a surprising number of villains are motivated solely by their tangled relationships with the hero. These are love-hate relationships, in which the villain just wants to impress the hero or spend quality time together. Here are the 12 most… » 2/26/14 10:03am 2/26/14 10:03am

Xander explains why he's in charge in the Buffy season 10 comics

Non-super-powered sidekick no more! When Dark Horse releases Buffy the Vampire: Season 10 #1 in March, it's Xander who will be leading the Scooby Gang — or more accurately, Nicholas Brendon will. The actor has joined the comic's writing team, and we interviewed him to discuss the return of Dracula, Giles' new affinity… » 2/21/14 12:40pm 2/21/14 12:40pm

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

Why Expanded Universes Are Important

Ever since word got out that Disney had decided to determine the canon-status of everything in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, there's been fierce debate. About whether it's a good idea. About what should be kept or not. But to people unfamiliar with the EU, this announcement has brought the question: Who cares? Why… » 1/19/14 2:00pm 1/19/14 2:00pm

Who's the most unfairly maligned character of all time?

Today's discussion of Sansa Stark raised some good questions about why certain characters are or aren't hated, and how much that hate is actually warranted. Which character do you think gets way too much hate and grief from people? To start the Open Channel, let's take a look at the proto-Sansa — Dawn from Buffy the… » 12/18/13 2:00pm 12/18/13 2:00pm

Wow, Vampire Diaries really IS copying Buffy Season 4!

We thought the similarities between the "going off to college" storylines on Buffy the Vampire Slayer season four and Vampire Diaries season five were all just on the surface... until we saw last night's episode. Holy cow, this show is biting Buffy's ideas big time. » 11/22/13 5:32pm 11/22/13 5:32pm

10 Characters Who Were One Step Away from Being the Chosen One

Sometimes it's clear who in a story will be the Chosen One—the character who gets to wield some awesome power or save the world from certain destruction. But sometimes destiny cheats or gets sidetracked along the way. » 9/29/13 9:00am 9/29/13 9:00am

Scifi and fantasy ladies pose as Rosie the Riveter for Labor Day

Labor Day isn't just an excuse to barbecue or squeeze in one last trip to the beach; it's also the day we remember the contributions of workers to society. These scifi, fantasy, and superheroines pay tribute to the wartime labor icon Rosie the Riveter—and show off their guns. » 9/02/13 12:00pm 9/02/13 12:00pm