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Episode 32 - New Moon Rising / The Yoko Factor (feat. Nikki Stafford)


Nikki Stafford, author of Bite Me!: The Unofficial Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (AND Once Bitten: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Angel, but we’ll get there) returns! Stepping briefly away from her watch on the Wall (the final season of Game of Thrones is a demanding master), she joins me to discuss great werewolf actors, bad werewolf makeup, and uncomfortable contemporary readings of previously endearing moments in 419, “New Moon Rising.” And then in 420, “The Yoko Factor” we talk about the perceptiveness of evil, the unnecessary apologies of Angel, the comedic stylings of drunk Giles, and our respective sympathies whenever people gang up on Buffy.


Next: I’ll be joined by...somebody? close out the controversial college season with episodes 421, “Primeval” and 422, “Restless.”



Run Time: 00:00:00

00:00:55 - Intro / Guest

00:06:15 - Main Topic

01:19:29 - Outro / Next



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

Once Bitten: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Angel, by Nikki Stafford



Nikki Stafford’s Great Buffy Rewatch Archive



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

“Free Bird” by Anthony Stewart Head (2000)



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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