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Season 2, Episode 4: Inca Mummy Girl

In this episode!

  • We think the writers have an awesome ear for teen romance angst, and do a great job showing the awkwardness of it.
  • We love Willow’s dorkiness.
  • Mark reveals something shocking, and it has to do with The Brady Bunch. Mark says, run out and watch the Tiki episode.
  • Katherine wonders if there needs to be a Brady Bunch podcast (OK, that’s a joke).
  • Katherine likes the complexity of Xander—that he has a crush on Buffy, and at the same time thinks of her as his best friend, and at the same time, is her right hand man. What is wrong with that? So many other Buffy fans hate this about Xander.
  • The world isn’t black and white; we love that Buffy sees the gray.
  • Mark loves the guy who wonders about the girl in the Eskimo outfit.
  • Is Joyce being mean to Buffy in terms of the “not fitting in” comment? We think so.
  • What do you make of Buffy not seizing the leadership role? Katherine thinks she is the emotionally torn teenage girl, whereas Mark thinks Buffy should be pushing herself forward. Where do you stand?
  • We meet Jonathan (Danny Strong). Katherine says it is a great way to meet him.

Shout out to Warren Shaver!

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Nightmares

In this episode!

Listeners—for this very unusual Buffy, the Vampire Slayer episode, we have a very unusual podcast. For this week’s show, we welcome Just Laurie as our special guest to discuss dream interviewing and dream incubation. IF you like the idea of Salons and dream groups, enjoy the discussion which lasts until 21:56, but the intense Buffy talk begins at 28:36.. We then talk about the nightmares of our main characters.

  • Mark provides a list of dream archetypes. Did we miss any? This is one of those episodes that needs a close look
  • Katherine says that many experts believe that this is the episode that Xander grows up. What do you think?
  • Mark says it is vital that one not accept the dream on its own terms. Don’t comply.
  • Laurie says that you must interrogate what terrifies you.
  • Mark notices that Whedon is playing with light throughout the episode, and that it is growing darker and darker until Buffy reveals the monster in the end. Did anyone else notice this playing with light?
  • Shout outs: To our fan in Germany! Heather Miles! Sheila Strong! Gabriella Sagnes! Becky Clark!
  • Mark points out that nightmares only work (in this episode) if others are aware of your discomfort
  • Laurie asked where the Hellmouth is in Cleveland, and Katherine said that as one of the podcast episodes we will all go in search of it. Laurie says it has to be done in daylight; Katherine said it would be so much more interesting at night. Who’s with me?!
  • Katherine wonders if Buffy Superfans caught the huge foreshadowing for Willow (Shhh. Mark didn’t get it).
  • None of us on this podcast are horror fans. How come we love Buffy so much?

Resources:

Breakthrough Dreaming by Gayle Delaney

The William N. Skirball Writers’ Center  at Cuyahoga County Public Library- South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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S01E01 Welcome to the Hellmouth (Our first podcast)

Hello Denizens of The Cleveland Hellmouth!
We are finally ready to post our first podcast. We are so excited to present to you the podcast of episodes 1 and 2: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (101) and “The Harvest” (102).

Podcasters for this special double-episode discussion were Becky Clark, Katherine Clark, and Mark W. Schumann.

In this episode:

  • Becky explains the meaning of Buffy’s cross!
  • Dr waves vague hints about Joyce, Buffy’s mother!
  • Mark talks about the typical Wheedon double story line!
  • Everyone agrees that Willow is great.
  • We edited out the part where the dog freaks out.
  • Nobody understands what’s up with Buffy’s secret identity as the Slayer.
  • Mark says Buffy sucks at being Spiderman and Harry Potter.
  • Becky really hates Cordelia.
  • And Mark gets to say “Slacker Deus Ex Machina.”

Resources mentioned: the Buffyverse Wiki.

And please, leave us a comment. We are new at this, and really love feedback. We especially want to know where you agree or disagree with us. Do you have anything you’d like us to explore? Let us know!

By the way: I really really really want Mark, who knows very little about this show, and folks who are watching Buffy for the very first time, to have their innocence preserved as long as possible. Please don’t spoil later episodes when you talk about the podcasts. This can be hard, believe me! But let’s attempt to have it be spoiler-free. Thanks, everyone! Can’t wait to see your comments!!

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