May 20, 2003 |
She has spawned a spinoff and imitators, scholarly conferences and books, hundreds of academic papers, thousands of Web sites and millions of hard-core fans. Nonviewers may be baffled why a show that never cracked the top 50 in ratings had such a big cultural impact, but mere numbers could never reflect the intense appeal of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which ends its glorious seven-year run tonight. "She saved the world a lot."
May 20, 2001 |
How does Joss Whedon plan to settle in to his new television home, the testosterone-charged UPN, which has cage-matched its way into young men's hearts by featuring wrestlers who attack each other with metal chairs and talk trash between gulps of Bud? By writing and directing a musical version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," a singing and dancing episode that Whedon, the show's creator and executive producer, says he's been itching to do. A splash of "Rent," maybe some tap shoes, lots of feeling.