It’s not often that we get any news related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer now ten years down the line, though I assume that Buffy has settled down in her early thirties to raise a nice brood of brats while hoping that they act nothing at all like their Aunt Dawn once they’re teenagers. Of course the trade news doesn’t have much to do specifically with Buffy, but I’ll take what I can get.
First up, Alyson Hannigan had herself a stalker, and not one of those good old fashioned hiding outside in your bushes sort, but the new ones that obsessively stalk you online. He posted threatening messages online and justified his behavior to police because she wouldn’t meet him. Insane person logic is so fun, it’s like thinking in pretzels. So the judge has banned the guy from posting about Hannigan online. I know the situation is serious, I’ve only had to have a court order ever taken out against TK, but it’s also funny for two reasons. First, the judge felt no need for there to be an actual physical restraining order, because apparently this guy is a stalker in the hall of fame for laziness. See, technology is making it so that people too lazy to actually be a proper stalker can still stalk strangers. Terrible thing.
Also, it’s funny to me that every article refers to her as the “Buffy” star, because naturally the posting was related to that and not to “How I Met Your Mother”, because seriously, who would find anything on that show worth stalking someone over?
Next up, Giles (he has a real name, Anthony Stewart Head, but let’s not pretend that identity matters next to his time as a fictional watcher) has landed the role of a king in a new show on the CW. The show is called “The Selection” and is set 300 years in the future. The premise is that the king’s son has to select from among 25 women his wife and queen. So it’s post-apocalypse “Bachelor” … you stay classy CW.
Finally, you’ve all seen the t-shirts pictured in the header image, the ones saying “and Buffy staked Edward, the end.” Well, the phrase originated in part from a parody video that a fan (I’ll let you guess which franchise he was a fan of) made, splicing together footage from the two franchises. It turns out that Lionsgate really didn’t like this, and sued him in addition to issuing the normal DMCA takedown orders.
Well, Jonathan McIntosh didn’t take this laying down, and instead counter-sued. Then Lionsgate counter-counter-sued. And in the end McIntosh won. Because this morning at least, the world is just, freedom wins, puppies wag their tails, and Edward gets staked. Here’s the video, just on principle: