Friday, October 12, 2007

The FOX giveth, or How the FOX taketh away...

For those of you who don't know this yet, I am a BIG Buffy fan (stacks of dvd's, Anya figurines, comic books and posters all over my place can vouch for this) and so - alongside the WB, I have always had a soft spot for FOX: how can you not when it has given us such jewels as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Buffy, Angel, X-Files, House... the list goes on.
And yet, if I've ever had an abusive relationship it's been that of me and FOX: canceling Drive? forcing Buffy to move to UPN? canceling Firefly after not even airing it in order? not giving us more seasons of Titus? (okay, maybe that last one is a bit on the melodramatic side).
So it comes as no surprise that those suits at FOX have decided to make one of the greatest attacks on the Buffyverse in years - maybe even greater than not offering that blond a network to thrive in: they have canceled all theatrical airings of their tv shows.
How does this affect Buffy fans you ask? Well, if you don't know you should get learned: Season Six not only offered us a sexy-vamp-slayer guilty-pleasure, a memory-loss writing ep-jewel and possibly one of Joss' best characters (read:Andrew), it also gave us Once More With Feeling, the musical episode. After it aired originally and since 2004 it has become somewhat of a cult hit amongst Buffy fans - it is a way to 'come together' (read: sociologically analyze) the people who share our own fandom: I myself have attended two showings (one in Vancouver and one in San Diego - yes I am THAT big of a fan!) and they were alot of fun.
I just wanted to post a rant on it: FOX - you may giveth, but lately, you are takingeth more away. Needless to say my letter to Rupert is already on its way.

1 comment:

POP COLONY said...

My little Grrr Arghh people are crying all over my TV over the news that there aren't going to be anymore of their little Brothers & Sisters to join them. How will I ever get to learn the Browncoat scene in Vancouver without these screenings????