Hi there. My name is Kiba, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way I watched television. The movie, which is really a campy bit of fluff, doesn’t hold a candle to the show.
Since the dawn of time (or, you know, the summer of 2009) word has been going around the internet that there was going to be a Buffy reboot, without Joss Whedon, its creator. Joss himself responded to this a couple of different ways, but maintained his usual level of humor about it.
Apparently the script for the reboot was penned by a fan. I’ve not heard of her, but there are lots of Buffy fans I’ve never heard of. A few different story ideas have been hinted at, among them a notion that this Buffy is not a teenager. I don’t really care for that story. I think Buffy’s story must begin when she’s a teenager, for a number of reasons that if I started to explain them would lead to me writing an essay on the developmental psychology of teenagers. Which nobody here cares about.
So I started to think about it, and I thought, “I know as much about Buffy as most people who know way too much about Buffy.” And I do agree that her origin story could be told better than it was in the 1992 film.
There’s this little thing called Script Frenzy. It goes down in April. I’m going to do it. And I’m going to write my Buffy reboot then. I’m not too likely to share the draft of the script itself online, but I thought it would be fun to share the process with my friends who are also Buffy fans. So, here we go.