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Episode 16 - Beauty and the Beasts / Homecoming / Band Candy (feat. Nikki Stafford)


All men are beasts. Always keep your campaign promises. Our parents were obnoxious teenagers once too. All this and more is revealed to us in these episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three. Nikki Stafford is back again, this time to answer the call of the wild in 304, “Beauty and the Beasts,” to flip through our own non-existent high school yearbooks as we watch 305, “Homecoming,” and wax rhapsodic over Jane Espenson in 306, “Band Candy.” We rejoice at the introduction of Mayor Richard Wilkins III! We cringe at all the grown-up kissage! And I pump my fist in agreement with Giles’ assertion that there are two kinds of monsters! Plus we share our (possibly outdated by this point) thoughts on the recently announced BtVS “reboot.”


Next: guestage is still to be determined, but some lucky scholar will join me to examine 307, “Revelations” and 308, “Lovers Walk.”



Intro / Guest (00:00:00 - 00:12:30)

Main Topic (00:12:30 - 01:35:44)

Outro / Next (01:35:44 - 01:39:13)



Bite Me!: The Chosen Edition The Unofficial Guide to Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Seven Seasons One Book), by Nikki Stafford



Nikki Stafford’s Great Buffy Rewatch Archive

“‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Series Reboot With Black Lead In Works From Monica Owusu-Breen & Joss Whedon” by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline



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

“Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf, Steppenwolf (1968)



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.

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