Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×20 Spiral and the Introduction to BSG
Written by Steven S. DeKnight; Directed by James A. Contner
The Scoobies flee Glory and end up besieged in an abandoned gas station. Discussion points include:
- The pit-stop cabin scenario
- The Western last stand
- The Romantic clerics
- It doesn’t matter where you came from
- Ben’s recklessness and Buffy’s resignation
- The gamut of Scoobies
Link: Curtis’ paper Exploring the Cabins in the Whedonverse Woods published in Slayage.
Introduction to Battlestar Galactica
We talk about the history of BSG, as well as our own histories with it. Discussion points includes:
- Our histories with BSG
- Reviving another old TV property
- Noteworthy personnel
- Joss gushes
- Critical acclaim
Link to the BSG Series Bible: The “Mission Statement” written by Ron Moore is on pages 1-3.
Next time: BSG Miniseries Part 1 and Angel 2×20 Over the Rainbow.