Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Now we're talking. Everyone knows how I die for Original Gangsta a.k.a Buffy 1.0 aka Kristy Swanson's Buffy. It didn't make Joss happy (nor should it have) but it is an entertaining mess and has Paul Ruebens, so there. It seems that enough hoopla has surrounded this Whedonless Buffy movie over the past few days that Swanson has finally come out of the woodwork, stating that she'd like to dust off the ole' stake and be involved in the Nuffy reboot (TM The One True B!x).
Swanson tells Entertainment Weekly:
“Let Buffy live. Why not?”
If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast,”
“There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so. He’s a brilliant man, no doubt,” she says. “I love everything Buffy . I don’t care who’s doing it.”
Read the full article at EW.com. Luke Perry, has no comment. I think he's still reeling from this.
How do I feel about this, you, irritated reader ask? Not great. But as much as we all abhor the idea of going Whedonless on Buffy, making, say, a sequel to the 1992 cult classic would almost seem like an admission of guilt and there would be a clear, purposeful separation from our DVDs. It's still money-hungry and a slap in our faces, but it's definitely a softer blow. Now don't get me wrong, it can't be some "The Next Karate Kid" style "The Next Slayer" with mama Kristy Swanson doing a 2-bit cameo, coming in to pass the torch. In my Original Buffy sequel we'd see what happened to that Buffy. How many apocalypse did she face? Did she get a new watcher after Merrick's death? Would she die at the end? Then again, that also would need Joss Whedon to be good. Ugh, the WB just doesn't know this fandom at all, does it...
Just watch a young Joss Whedon's disgusted reaction at the Original Buffy wrap party, stating what we already know: