Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Trivia: When Buffy is cheering at the basketball game and Grueller (now a vampire) shows up we see him growling at a player from the other team. The player then tells him "Here, take it" and hands him the ball. The player from the other team (in the red) is Ben Affleck, pre-stardom.

Trivia: Seth Green is one of only two people to appear in both the "Buffy" movie and the TV series. Although his big scene ended up on the cutting room floor, you can see him in vamp-face on the back of the movie box.

Trivia: Because of changes to the script Joss Whedon was forced to make by the studio, he doesn't consider the film canon as established by the TV series. The studio made Whedon trim out many of the film's darker moments, in addition to a quite a few of the jokes he had written. And they also forced him to completely rewrite the climax, which originally ended with Buffy burning down the school's gym to kill the remaining vampires.

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Trivia: Buffy's surname is never mentioned in the film. It didn't become "Summers" until the TV series aired.

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Trivia: In the original script, Merrick commits suicide to stop Lothos from turning him into a vampire. The studio thought the scene was too much of a downer, and made Joss Whedon rewrite his death-scene to have him instead be stabbed by Lothos.


Trivia: Joss Whedon's original script, which was drastically altered by the studio, director and cast, was eventually adapted into a comic-book called "The Origin" in 1999. Whedon has said that while he has some small issues with the comic, he thinks it can be viewed as being canonical with the series, unlike the movie.


Trivia: Donald Sutherland reportedly rewrote or improvised much of his dialogue, much to the dismay of writer Joss Whedon. Whedon felt Sutherland's dialogue didn't fit with the script and was at times "unintelligible."


Trivia: Contrary to popular belief, Seth Green is actually not the only person to appear in both the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" film and series. Actor Chi Muoi Lo also appears in both - playing a background vampire in the movie, and having a small uncredited part in the season 7 episode "Storyteller." While both roles are small (pretty much blink-and-you'll-miss-it), he technically did appear in both.


Trivia: Supposedly David Bowie and Mick Jagger were supposed to have cameos as vampires in the film in one scene, in a sort-of reference to their music video for "Dancing in the Street." Unfortunately, time and financial constraints put an end to this idea.


Trivia: The movie was partially the result of a country-music and pop-culture legend. Sandollar Productions, a studio that helped finance the film, was co-founded by Dolly Parton of all people. Sandollar also went on to be involved with the TV series and its spin-off "Angel." (Though Parton herself was not credited).


Continuity mistake: When Buffy is out shopping for her dress and Pike is on his bike beside her, they stop to talk and have an argument. Buffy walks off and Pike turns his bike around to drive off, but as he does this, his bike suddenly moves a few feet away from the wall he was right next to in the previous shot. (01:01:05)

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Lothos: You and I are one.
Buffy: One what? Cute couple? I don't think so.

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Question: I've been wanting to finally watch the TV series, but I've never understood one thing... I know the movie is technically not 100% canonical with the series, but I've heard they later tried to connect it with the series with a comic-book adaptation. So should I watch the movie before the series? Or should I just go ahead and watch the series on its own, and treat the movie as an entirely separate "thing"? Or can it be done either way?

Answer: I'd say you treat them as 2 separate things. My personal opinion is that you should just watch the series and forget about the movie.


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