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  1. Jan 31, 2004 #81 of 282
    GameGuru

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    Ok it has been a while since I seen the episode but if I remember right Angelus opened the portal and the only way to close it was the blood of the one who opened it. He became Angel at that instance thanks to Willow but Buffy has to close the portal and to do it she now had to kill Angel instead of Angelus. I think I am right. If not someone here will know.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2004 #82 of 282
    ccwf

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    That's basically right. Giles and Whistler give that information. Angelus sort of confirms it when he says
    Acathla… Mundatus sum… pro te necavi. Sanguinem meum… pro te effundam… quo me dignum… esse demonstrem.
    Whistler specifically says
    Angel's the key. His blood will open the door to Hell. Acathla opens his big mouth, creates a vortex. Then only Angel's blood will close it. One blow will send 'em both back to Hell. But I strongly suggest that you get there before that happens, 'cause the faster you kill Angel, the easier it's gonna be on you.
    Spike: The demon wakes up, and wackiness ensues.
    Drusilla: He will swallow the world.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2004 #83 of 282
    LoadStar

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    Spoiler to Season 5 finale:
    Interesting parallel between the season 2 finale and the season 5 finale... in both blood opens a vortex, and only the blood will close the vortex. Never really paid that close attention to it until you quoted Whistler there.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2004 #84 of 282
    larboz

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    I started out watching Buffy on DVD and am now catching up on tivo with fx and loving it although I notices that they do edit a few things here and there for example in once more with feeling they cut the very begining with everyone in the house and they also seemed to skip dawns ballet

    as for the once more with feeling episode I saw it like a week ago and still have songs in my head. I cant wait to get the DVD set

    I loved every song in that episode. they all get stuck in the head.

    my only concern is that they are going to show the 7th season on fx. I dont want to watch the whole series again for the last season that would drive me nuts.

    Season 2 is a really good season probably the best I have seen so far.

    season 4 is ok (no spoilers there)

    3 is my second fav

    I find with the dvd's there is something about watching all the episodes back to back to back... messes with the head a little its like watching a 22 hour movie.


    hope you enoy it as much as me and my wife are. I cant wait to see the last season.

    I love an intelligent sci-fi (fantasy?) show... any other suggestions other than Angel?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2004 #85 of 282
    ccwf

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    The original broadcast of “Once More, With Feeling” had a running time of ~1:08 with about seventeen minutes of commercials. They can't reshow the full length episode in a normal commercial slot since that would leave only nine minutes for commercials. And that premier showing was advertised as the one and only time we would get to see the full length episode on TV.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2004 #86 of 282
    ccwf

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    It's not like there's a lot of science fiction, period. There were a number of shows listed in lordargent's thread Where has all the sci-fi gone? and whitson77's Sci-Fi shows???? In addition to those lists, I think the only significant new non-kiddie SF series is 課長王子 (Legend of Black Heaven). Also, the Patlabor 3 movie is currently showing on cable. (Hey—it's linked to a TV series. :))

    For those who like old school-style kids shows, there's 鉄腕アトム (Astro Boy). And last week, Jackie Chan Adventures had a good time-travel episode (“J2” with plot and music reminiscent of T2).
     
  7. Feb 2, 2004 #87 of 282
    JYoung

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    Firefly!
     
  8. Feb 3, 2004 #88 of 282
    AJRitz

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    Well, I watched the entire first season in two days - and loved it. Then I started BitTorrenting Season 2, but I gave up after a week of failing to get the download done. So I relented and bought the Seasons 1-4 boxed set from Amazon. I've watched the first 4 episodes of Season 2 now (my pace has slowed - my wife was out of town for the first season marathon but she's back now and so far she's refused to watch with me).

    So far, I think my favorite ep is Inca Mummy Girl, but posts here suggest that the best is yet to come. I'm totally hooked.

    Next step will be to rip these DVD's down to DiVX files to view through my Connected DVD Player - it'll be nice to have every ep at my fingertips without having to switch disks. I just wish it didn't take so darn long to encode them (using AutoGK). It tempts me mightily to upgrade my computer too. I did a couple already, but left the quality settings up too high and the Connected DVD Player couldn't handle the bandwidth.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2004 #89 of 282
    DreadPirateRob

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    It gets much, much better. Trust me. If you liked Inca Mummy Girl, you may want to cover your furniture in plastic, because the middle of S2 through the end of S3 will blow your mind...
     
  10. Feb 3, 2004 #90 of 282
    Maui

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    It gets so much better than Inca Mummy Girl. That episode is probably somwhere in the lower 25% of all the episodes for me.

    I still envy people watching Season 2 for the first time. They really kick that season into gear and the second half of season 2 was the biggest rollercoaster ride of any season, culminating in a gut wrenching final 2 episodes that are quite possible the highlights of the series.

    Off on a different tangent I am going through my season three DVDs and just finished rewatching The Zeppo. That episode is climbing higher on my all time favorite list. It was brilliant and hilarious!
     
  11. Feb 3, 2004 #91 of 282
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    “The Zeppo” is definitely one of my favorites.

    Xander: You're in a band. That's like a business-class ticket to cool with complimentary mojo after take-off. I gotta learn an instrument. Is it hard to play guitar?
    Oz: Not the way I play it.

    Xander: But gee, Mr. White, if Clark and Lois get all the good stories, I'll never be a good reporter.
    Giles: Hmm?
    Xander: Jimmy Olsen jokes are pretty much gonna be lost on you, huh?

    Willow: Occasionally, I'm callous and strange.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2004 #92 of 282
    JimSpence

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    If you are into the supernatural, then try Charmed.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2004 #93 of 282
    AJRitz

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    I think what I liked so much about Inca Mummy Girl was the parts that developed Xander's character and his relationship with Willow (I'm a big Alysson Hanningan fan).
    Willow walking into the Library behind Xander as Xander explains to Buffy how Willow is undatable.
    Xander asking the IMG, "You're not a praying mantis are you?" "Uh, never mind."
    Xander being established as the bad date magnet.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2004 #94 of 282
    Maui

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    Who isn't? Get in the long line of Willow/Alysson fans here on the boards.
     
  15. Feb 3, 2004 #95 of 282
    ClutchBrake

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    Y'all do know that her new NBC show has been revealed, don't you? It is called Home and Hardware and the story revolves around a sister and brother who have not spoken for 18 months. Alyson will be starring, Eric Christian Olsen (Get Real, Dumb and Dumberer) will be co-starring, and David Schwimmer will be directing the pilot.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2004 #96 of 282
    Maui

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    Nope - didn't know that. Thanks for the update!
     
  17. Feb 4, 2004 #97 of 282
    AJRitz

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    Excellent - and I've got plenty of room for new season passes after the hatchet fell on so many of this past seasons shows.

    I watched eps 5-8 of Season 2 last night. You all were right - it just keeps getting better and better.

    I loved that in Lie To Me when Buffy and Ford are talking about what she's up to she specifically mentions practicing "ambush tactics" - precisely the practice that helps her escape the trap he helped set for her.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2004 #98 of 282
    whoknows55

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    Goth Willow :drool:
     
  19. Feb 6, 2004 #99 of 282
    AJRitz

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    Home on a "snow day" yesterday - I finished Season 2. WOW! The more I watch, the more I'm disappointed that I missed it the first time around. Though there's a definite benefit to watching episodes back-to-back-to-back. I would've gone crazy waiting seven days between Surprise and Innocence or between Becoming Parts 1 & 2. I've just gotten the first couple episodes of Season 3 in. The Scooby group dynamics are shifting big time. This is going to be an interesting season. A few spoiler-worthy comments:
    I really like Xander's character up to this point, but he's starting to piss me off. The attitude toward Angel is one thing, but he's way too comfortable with lying to his friends on a regular basis. And the love-hate thing between he and Cordy is getting annoying. Get over it already. Either put aside the beauty and the beast pretension and get on with it or break up. I like that Buffy didn't get a free pass upon her return from the lost summer in LA. She had to account for herself to her friends and family and do the work to repair those relationships. In "Anne" it was established early on that time in the Demon dimension moves much more slowly than time in the Earthly dimension. But when Buffy and the others returned to the Earthly dimension, they hadn't aged appreciably and the timline on Earth hadn't really moved ahead. I know they only spent a few hours there, but shouldn't that have been at least a few months later on Earth?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2004 #100 of 282
    dswallow

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    Speaking of Scooby dynamics... just wait till you start watching Season 6. ;)

    It's annoyed me throughout that Xander has been obnoxious about everything to do with his friends' personal lives.
     

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