Bye bye birdie

All the team members sing their dialogues, although two of them spoke some of the text at their request. One More, with Feeling is the most technically complex episode, involving extra voice and dance training.

While Buffy is patrolling at night she starts singing, two vampires and a demon appear and join the song and Buffy fights without stopping singing. She gradually reveals how she feels and ends up saying she just wants to feel alive again.

Willow and Tara have escaped from the tent to be together and Tara sings a song («Under Your Spell») saying how much she has changed being with Willow. Suddenly they both appear in her room, in bed. Tara floats as the song ends: You make me complete. You see a man who can’t stop dancing and how some people explode as they reach the climax of their performance.

Xander and Anya are in bed when their song («I’ll Never Tell») begins, where they expose their fears of the wedding. Later, on the street with Giles, they seem upset. The watcher tells them that several bodies have turned up and Buffy is investigating.

Buffy, the vampire slayer

All of the crew members sing their lines, although two of them spoke some of the text at their request. One More, with Feeling is the most technically complex episode, involving extra voice and dance training.

While Buffy is patrolling at night she starts singing, two vampires and a demon appear and join the song and Buffy fights without stopping singing. She gradually reveals how she feels and ends up saying she just wants to feel alive again.

Willow and Tara have escaped from the tent to be together and Tara sings a song («Under Your Spell») saying how much she has changed being with Willow. Suddenly they both appear in her room, in bed. Tara floats as the song ends: You make me complete. You see a man who can’t stop dancing and how some people explode as they reach the climax of their performance.

Xander and Anya are in bed when their song («I’ll Never Tell») begins, where they expose their fears of the wedding. Later, on the street with Giles, they seem upset. The watcher tells them that several bodies have turned up and Buffy is investigating.

Avengers: age of ultron

I must admit that I found the first few episodes of the series a bit lame, and it took me a while to get the hang of it. However, this is one of those cases in which persevering has its reward. It could be said that the turning point is the episode in which Angel kills a certain character, whose name I will not mention in case someone has not seen the series and is encouraged to do so after reading this article. Until that instant, it seemed that everything was a bit of a joke, and suddenly… BAM, one of the main characters dies. It was a great TV moment, what in technical jargon is called a «Bochco Moment». And it is so called because it was invented by Steven Bochco, the legendary creator of series such as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law or Murder One.

A distinctive element of the universe conceived by Whedon is that the set of creatures that integrates it works as if it were a team of superheroes. Apart from the Slayer, there we have Giles, the mentor; Willow, the witch; Oz, the werewolf; Angel, the tormented vampire; and Xander, who would come to be the «sidekick» or comic counterpoint. And isn’t Faith the Buffynian version of Dark Phoenix? Whedon himself underlined the parallels between Buffy and The X-Patrol in an interview with the now defunct Wizard magazine. His candidacy to activate the mutant film franchise did not come to fruition, although Whedon had the opportunity to leave his mark on Astonishing X-Men, the collection that Marvel created for him and that to this day remains his most outstanding contribution to the world of comics.

Center stage

This is the longest entry I’ve done so far, and will probably be the longest I’ll do. It’s not that the episode is worse translated than usual, but that the songs said so much about the characters that it seemed to require a lot of explanations.

I have considered putting on one side the dubbing and on the other the subtitles, but I think it will be better to go scene by scene, as I normally do.Let’s start with the title: Once more, with feeling.

In the first episode of the fourth season, Buffy was feeling a bit lost in her first days as a college student. She runs into Xander, who asks her how she’s doing and she replies a not very convincing «fine». Xander, to make her see that she can count on him, says «Once more, with less feeling». The title of this episode ties in directly with that. Buffy feels lost again, although this time it is much more serious, and the songs are the ones that make her come clean to her friends. Although the results will be different this time.