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Episode 34 - Buffy vs. Dracula / Real Me / The Replacement (feat. Dax Stokes)


Are season openers the weakest link in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer chain? Is Rudolf Martin an interesting Prince of Darkness? Are Xander’s days of being everybody’s butt-monkey finally over? Dax Stokes, host of the podcast The Vampire Historian, makes his Conversations debut to discuss these and other very, very important questions. In the Season 5 premiere, “Buffy vs. Dracula,” that poncy bugger turns up to feed Xander bugs and smolder ineffectually as he blathers on about the Slayer’s darkness. In “Real Me,” Buffy’s little sister finally gets an episode of her own, only 79 episodes into the series, and of course she has a crush on Xander. And in “The Replacement,” Anya almost gets to live the dream with two Xanders at once.


It’s a big week for the X-Man.


Next: Mr. Point Award-winner Stephanie Graves returns to discuss episodes 504, “Out of My Mind” and 505, “No Place Like Home.”



Run Time: 01:47:15

00:00:55 - Intro / Guest

00:11:10 - Main Topic

01:40:29 - Outro / Next



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

“Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor” by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Walter Weller, Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)



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