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November 22 2014

The enduring legacy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer writers' room. Blastr looks at the legacy of the room and what the Buffy writers did next.

It's a bit weird to associate Warehouse 13 with Jane Espenson so strongly. She wrote one draft of the pilot and had, like, no involvement at all with the show afterwards.
Buffy and (most of) Angel are the only tv shows where I know who wrote every episode and can recognize their writing style.

Most tv writers don't exactly have a signature writing style(as in, you can't see the difference from the rest of the team).

I used to looove reading the Buffy shooting scripts. Especially Joss'!

[ edited by eddy on 2014-11-23 01:57 ]
I'd love to see a diagram starting with Buffy and branching out to all the shows the writers have gone on to. I think that would show how much they've influenced the TV landscape, and that's not even counting the other writers who have cited Buffy as a major influence in their own series.
I usually recognize a Buffy writer's name when it appears somewhere, but I never had a good sense of who was who before, and this article shows me why for the first time. Drew Goddard, Drew Greenberg, David Greenwalt... throw in David Fury and Doug Petrie for good measure too. Did they all come from the same naming factory or something?

On the other hand, I have no problem telling Marti, Jane, and Rebecca apart. Clearly the thing to do is to hire more women! (Really, when isn't that the thing to do. And thanks Joss for making such a good start on it.)

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