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Episode 27 - Hush (feat. Kenn Edwards)

January 25th, 2019

I guess we have to talk...

 

I know, I know, it’s been a while. You thought this podcast was dead and buried. But as so many before you have learned, in Sunnydale...dead don’t take! I’m back, I have more to say, and I’ve brought the most relevant rock musician in the world Kenn Edwards back with me. This time we’re discussing one of the big mile markers of the series, “Hush.” We talk about the debut of so-shy-she’s-almost-speechless Tara; Riley Finn and other classic Greco-Roman Heroes; the subversion of princess and tower tropes; the very significant difference between language and communication; and the most (intentionally?) anti-climactic climactic screams in genre television history.

 

But of course the real reason to prick up your ears and listen is to hear what we have to say about the Gentlemen. Even the Mr. Burns Mob and Their Coterie of Capering Smitherses can’t stop the Conversation!

 

Next: Brazillian fan community organizer Johny Ho returns to help me examine episodes 411, “Doomed” and 412, “A New Man.”

 

THE BREAKDOWN

Run Time: 01:15:12

00:00:55 - Intro / Guest

00:03:06 - A few words about Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 from BOOM! Studios

00:16:03 - Main Topic

01:10:40 - Outro / Next

 

THE LIBRARY

Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Rhonda V. Wilcox

 

THE LINKS

The Alex Jonestown Massacre on Bandcamp

...on Facebook

“Shake Me Judy” music video

 

THE MUSIC

“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday, Voices Carry (1985)

 

THE SCHOLARS

Whedon Studies Association is a non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of the works of Joss Whedon and his associates. They put out Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, and Watcher Junior​: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies, both blind peer-reviewed twice-yearly online publications. They also host the biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, which brings all these incredible scholars together to present papers, discuss ways of incorporating Whedon Studies in education, and basically just geek out together.

http://www.whedonstudies.tv/

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