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Episode 50 - Gone / Doublemeat Palace / Dead Things (feat. Eric Sipple)

February 13th, 2020

For my 50th birthday (ugh), my gift to you is the 50th episode (egads) of this podcast, which will focus on the 50th worst episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (I made that last part up...it’s probably higher on most “Worst Of” lists. It’s a meat process.) Joining me this time is my good friend and frequent collaborator, first-time guest Eric Sipple. Together we share the DoubleMeat Medley that is the forgettable patty of 611, “Gone” above the mid-bun, and the processed trauma of 613, “Dead Things” below the mid-bun. But it’s really that bland, stale mid-bun of 612, “Doublemeat Palace” that gives us indigestion.

 

Am I straining the metaphor here? Well, it IS Season Six, so when in Rome...

 

Next: Jessica Hautsch is back with us to take a look at 614, “Older and Far Away,” 615, “As You Were,” and 616, “Hell’s Bells.”

 

THE BREAKDOWN

Run Time: 01:23:05

00:00:55  - Intro / Guest

00:08:30  - Main Topic

01:18:48  - Outro / Next

 

THE LIBRARY

Broken Magic, by Eric Sipple

The Deli Counter of Justice, by Paul Smith, Eric Sipple, Arlo Wiley

 

THE LINKS

Gobbledygeek Podcast  - website - iTunes

The Avatar Returns Podcast  - website - iTunes

 

THE MUSIC

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

“Out of this World” by Bush, Golden State (2001)

 

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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