Tag Archives: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

‘Buffy’ slays again

24 Aug

Yes, in a crazy troll-logic sort of way, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” helps when dealing with events like Ferguson. Let’s start with season one.

Twitter is my super power (and yours too)

9 Apr

Last weekend, I attended St. Louis comic con. Although I paid for my ticket, I covered the event as press, with stories from Q&A sessions, the costume contest, cosplay and a story on the artists in attendance. From a fan-girl perspective, though, I was definitely looking forward to a couple of the celebrity Q&As.

Eliza Dushku was one of those. She was the little girl in “True Lies,” Faith in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Tru in “Tru Calling” and Echo in “Dollhouse.”

Saturday afternoon, a young questioner asked Dushku if she’d ever met a girl named Buffy. Dushku said she hadn’t, and the girl revealed that her name was Buffy. Dushku invited the girl down to the stage and shook her hand.

It was cute.

Twitter is made for breaking news and events. That Buffy-“Faith” encounter prompted Buffy’s mom to join Twitter in her hunt for photos of the exchange.

I didn’t have any photos, but since I’d live-tweeted the session and wrote a story about Dushku’s appearance, I knew some of her fans were reading my tweets, so I tried to help get word out.

Sure enough, it caught the eye of another Dushku fan, Sydney.

And that’s why Twitter is my super power.

See the whole session. (Find Buffy a little after the 11-minute mark.)

Comic con day 2: Q&A with Eliza Dushku

5 Apr

This story originally appeared on RealTime/STL.

Eliza Dushku has made a name for herself with supernatural roles, but her Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con Q&A with fans Saturday morning touched on many facets of her life.

Several audience members asked questions related to “Dollhouse.” The TV show, created by Joss Whedon, was canceled in 2010 after just one year.

Dushku had previously worked with Whedon on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Her role on “Dollhouse” allowed her to play several characters.

Short-lived TV shows are not unfamiliar to Dushku. “Tru Calling” was canceled in 2005 after two years. Dushku said there was no inside-scoop on the characters or how their stories were resolved.

One of Dushku’s earliest roles was in “True Lies.” For several years there have been rumors of a sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

Dushku was playful with her fans, especially the younger audience members.

Dushku proposed that as a snake she’d eat flowers, not mice.

A 9-year-old fan asked Dushku if she read comic books. Her “Buffy” character lives on in comic book form. Dushku said she had not read them, but kept up with what was going on through comic con fans.

Dushku said she does not prefer good or bad characters, but believes that everything “happens for a reason.”

One of Dushku’s next projects is “Midnight Rider,” which is the story of musician Gregg Allman.

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‘We’re having an apocalypse’

6 Aug

I loved “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” (It’s OK, I’ve come to terms with my supreme nerdiness.) But I’m not so sure about the could-have-been animated series.

This is high-school Buffy; voices are by the cast from the TV show, except for Buffy. (Giselle Loren filled in for Sarah Michelle Gellar, who wasn’t interested in the role.)

By the way, Amazon’s sci-fi blowout includes “Buffy” and its spin-off “Angel” — 50 percent off of each season!