One month, one week of life left. In this series the author does a brilliant job of describing each person, place, and things in a way that is both captivating and interesting This is my second in the series and I m looking forward to the next one in order, as well as going b Content quite enjoyable Editing sloppyWhile I ve enjoyed this series, I keep getting hung up on the exact same editing lack miscue Either the author doesn t know the difference between past and passed or the editor missed it each of the four times in this book alone I The world knows the truth now that the comet will hit We get a glimpse at the last days in each of the three arks as well as several of the main characters The only thing that would have beeninteresting would be a look at what the rest of the world was thinki You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easily [done].
The spin-off Angel was introduced in October , at the start of Buffy season four. Like Buffy , it was produced by the production company Mutant Enemy. At times, it performed better in the Nielsen ratings than its parent series did. The series was given a darker tone, focusing on the ongoing trials of Angel in Los Angeles. His character is tormented by guilt following the return of his soul, punishment for more than a century of murder and torture. During the first four seasons of the show, he works as a private detective in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, California , where he and his associates work to "help the helpless", to restore the faith and "save the souls" of those who have lost their way.
In season five, the Senior Partners of Wolfram and Hart take a bold gamble in their campaign to corrupt Angel, giving him control of their Los Angeles office. Angel accepts the deal as an opportunity to fight evil from the inside. When Glenn Quinn Doyle left the series during its first season, Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce , who played a recurring character in the last nine episodes of season three of Buffy , took his place. Angel also continued to appear occasionally on Buffy.
Outside of the TV series, the Buffyverse has been officially expanded and elaborated on by authors and artists in the so-called "Buffyverse Expanded Universe ". The creators of these works may or may not keep to established continuity. Similarly, writers for the TV series were under no obligation to use information which had been established by the Expanded Universe, and sometimes contradicted such continuity. Dark Horse has published the Buffy comics since Following the publication of Tales of the Vampires in , Dark Horse Comics halted publication on Buffyverse-related comics and graphic novels.
The company produced Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight with forty issues from March to January , picking up where the television show left off—taking the place of an eighth canonical season.
Dark Horse continued to publish Buffy comics continuing the story after the television show until September when they released the final issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve which intended to bring closure to the series. Following the end of Dark Horse's Buffy series, Boom!
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Studios acquired the license to publish Buffy comics. Taking a different approach from Dark Horse, Boom! Studios decided to publish a new rebooted Buffy series in with many elements updated to be more contemporary. Studio's approach to rebooting Buffy has been stylistically compared to the Ultimate Marvel series by the creators. Pocket Books hold the license to produce Buffy novels , of which they have published more than sixty since These sometimes flesh out background information on characters; for example, Go Ask Malice details the events that lead up to Faith arriving in Sunnydale.
Five official Buffy video games have been released on portable and home consoles. The popularity of Buffy and Angel has led to attempts to develop more on-screen ventures in the fictional 'Buffyverse'. These projects remain undeveloped and may never be greenlit. Buffy: The Animated Series was a proposed animated TV show based on Buffy ; Whedon and Jeph Loeb were to be executive producers for the show, and most of the cast from Buffy were to return to voice their characters. A three-minute pilot was completed in but was never picked up.
Whedon revealed to The Hollywood Reporter : "We just could not find a home for it.
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We had six or seven hilarious scripts from our own staff — and nobody wanted it. Ripper was originally a proposed television show based upon the character of Rupert Giles portrayed by Anthony Stewart Head. In , a year after the first public discussions on Buffy: The Animated Series and Ripper , Buffy was nearing its end.
Espenson has said that during this time spinoffs were discussed, "I think Marti talked with Joss about Slayer School and Tim Minear talked with him about Faith on a motorcycle. I assume there was some back-and-forth pitching. Dushku declined the pitch for a Buffyverse TV series based on Faith and instead agreed to a deal to produce Tru Calling.
Dushku explained to IGN : "It would have been a really hard thing to do, and not that I would not have been up for a challenge, but with it coming on immediately following Buffy , I think that those would have been really big boots to fill. It would have been Faith, probably on a motorcycle, crossing the earth, trying to find her place in the world. Finally, during the summer of after the end of Angel , a movie about Spike was proposed. In September , Sci-Fi Wire ran an interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar in which she said she would not rule out returning to her most iconic role: "Never say never", she said.
You show me a script; you show me that it works, and you show me that [the] audience can accept that, [and] I'd probably be there. Those are what my hesitations are. Buffy is notable for attracting the interest of scholars of popular culture, as a subset of popular culture studies , and some academic settings include the show as a topic of literary study and analysis. Critics have emerged in response to the academic attention the series has received. For example, Jes Battis, who authored Blood Relations in Buffy and Angel , admits that study of the Buffyverse "invokes an uneasy combination of enthusiasm and ire" and meets "a certain amount of disdain from within the halls of the academy".
The Whedon Studies Association produces the online academic journal Slayage and sponsors a biennial academic conference on the works of Whedon. The popularity of Buffy has led to websites, online discussion forums, works of Buffy fan fiction and several unofficial fan-made productions. The series, which employed pop culture references as a frequent humorous device, has itself become a frequent pop culture reference in video games, comics and television shows and has been frequently parodied and spoofed.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has participated in several parody sketches, including a Saturday Night Live sketch in which the Slayer is relocated to the Seinfeld universe,  and adding her voice to an episode of Robot Chicken that parodied a would-be eighth season of Buffy. In March in honor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 20th-anniversary, Entertainment Weekly reunited Joss Whedon and the whole cast for their first joint interview and photo shoot in over a decade. Buffy helped put The WB on the ratings map, but by the time the series landed on UPN in , viewing figures had fallen. The series' high came during the third season, with 5.
This was probably due to the fact that both Gellar and Hannigan had hit movies out during the season Cruel Intentions and American Pie respectively. The series' low was in season one at 3. The show's series finale " Chosen " pulled in a season high of 4. Because of this, The WB ordered a full season of 22 episodes for the series' second season. Beginning with the episode " Innocence ", which was watched by 8.
With its new timeslot on The WB, the show quickly climbed to the top of The WB ratings and became one of their highest-rated shows for the remainder of its time on the network. The show always placed in the top 3, usually only coming in behind 7th Heaven. Between seasons three and five, Buffy flip-flopped with Dawson's Creek and Charmed as the network's second highest-rated show. While it was still one of the highest rated shows on their network, The WB felt that the show had already peaked and was not worth giving a salary increase to the cast and crew.
UPN on the other hand had strong faith in the series and picked it up for a two-season renewal. The relaunching had an effect, as the season premiere attracted the second highest rating of the series, with 7. Its effect on programming was quickly evident. Autumn saw several new shows going into production in the U. Bryan Fuller , the creator of Dead Like Me , said that " Buffy showed that young women could be in situations that were both fantastic and relatable, and instead of shunting women off to the side, it puts them at the center.
Several Buffy alumni have gone on to write for or create other shows. Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council complained of efforts to "deluge their young viewing audiences with adult themes". Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the episode " Hush ", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue. It was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards, winning a total of three Emmys. However, snubs in lead Emmy categories resulted in outrage among TV critics and the decision by the academy to hold a tribute event in honor of the series after it had gone off the air in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Archived from the original on February 2, Retrieved February 2, November 7, Commonweal, Bite Me! ECW Press. Archived from the original on May 30, I have already bought the next 6 books. Feb 04, Robbie marked it as to-read Shelves: jim-read , science-fiction , own-e-book , action-thriller , lendable , political-thriller.
Jim finished this and rated it 4. Feb 07, Susan Speulda rated it it was amazing. Jun 17, Kathryn Baron rated it it was ok Shelves: i-own-ebook , Standard doomsday senario, bloated writing, lack of a good editor, cut out characters, really bad decision making All of that. And yet it held my interest enough to get me through the first 4 books. A kindle freebie bundle But by the last one I read, I was really suffering to slog through. So tedious. As the bad decisious and triggers for future melodramtic plot point unreleltingly piled up My interest drained away.
Admittedly, if anyony ever puts out a detailed summery I'd read it out o Standard doomsday senario, bloated writing, lack of a good editor, cut out characters, really bad decision making Admittedly, if anyony ever puts out a detailed summery I'd read it out of curiosity. Jul 16, Sheila Rodden rated it really liked it. Not just another Doomsday story I was skeptical at first.
Didn't think I would finish reading after the first few pages. By the second chapter I became so involved in the stories interwoven that I couldn't stop reading. Reminds me of the tv series "Salvation". Trying to keep such a monumental secret and maintain sanity knowing the world could end if the hidden plan fails is proving difficult. The author answers questions about space capsules and probes I have often wondered about.
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Look forward to Not just another Doomsday story I was skeptical at first. Look forward to reading the 2nd installment. May 08, Warren Owen rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Abandoned book after a jelly-donut eating cop made an appearance, and then 2 characters watched a comet with an orbit around our sun get deflected in real time by a unknown black hole, and then a scene with a couple of pantomime Russian cliche characters that just made me think the Science behind the Sci-Fi is too ridiculous for consumption and the writing was dreadful.
May 18, Terri Weitze rated it it was ok. This was hard to give two stars to, but it is an okay book. It is thoroughly predictable. And sadly ends on a cliff hanger - being part of a triology. However, this did not compel me to get the next book. I'm done with the stories, don't care about the characters. Totally meh. Dec 24, Aklarry rated it it was amazing. Good reads little slow to get going but I would recommend it to any one liking maybe end of earth books. Jul 28, Michael rated it it was amazing. Tension Filled Good story line with interesting characters, including one that you just love to hate.
A number of surprising twists and turns. It's been years since I read a Sci-Fi book and I found this book to be riveting, exciting and hard to put down. I loved the characters, though there were a few spins off the main plot it didn't take away from what is a very exciting novel. However, readers beware, this is not a standalone novel. So the solution is not to be found at the end of the novel in fact I'm not sure in when you might reach the end as I have since discovered there are 12 novels in this series. I won't have the patience to It's been years since I read a Sci-Fi book and I found this book to be riveting, exciting and hard to put down.
For me the book passes more than a resemblance on occasion with the movie Armageddon, well it is a similar plot with a similar doomsday scenario. It didn't spoil it for me as I enjoyed the movie. Very well written, very enjoyable but if you are going to give it a go you'll probably need the second installment at least to satisfy your curiosity in how it all ends.
Jan 20, Y. Washington rated it liked it.
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I was intrigued by this story idea and decided to give this a shot. As a supporter of self-published works, I applaud Mr. George for stepping out with such an ambitious project of 12 books in this series. That said, I did enjoy this story for the most part and will continue on with the next 2 books. Unfortunately, I had a very hard time "swallowing" President Marshall, the secrecy of only 6 people being in the loop and how I was intrigued by this story idea and decided to give this a shot. Unfortunately, I had a very hard time "swallowing" President Marshall, the secrecy of only 6 people being in the loop and how how easy it was for them to pull off the beginning of Phase 2.
Also, there is a need for a really good proofreader to go back through this book and deal with missing or too many words. I am hopeful that as the series progresses, the believability, characters and editing will improve. Oct 13, Anna Ballard rated it liked it Shelves: e-books , future-sci-fi. Good premise: A comet, nine years out, will hit the earth. The only possibility of saving the earth is to deflect the path of the comet. The "inner circle," composed of six men including the president of the US, decide that it can only be done by deflecting the comet's orbit by the force of a nuclear bomb.
How these six men can accomplish this and keep it a secret from everybody stretches the imagination a little but isn't that what we do when we read science fiction? Anyway, there is a good bui Good premise: A comet, nine years out, will hit the earth. Anyway, there is a good build-up toward the end but then it ends with a cliffhanger!!! This is an eleven book series and it it looks like I will have to read the next two books to find out if the comet gets deflected. I'm not sure I have enough interest to buy the last eight volumes. Oct 26, William Breen rated it it was ok. The people in the book are just cardboard caricatures, although there is some improvement by the end of the book.
I find the premise very unbelievable. The director of NASA and a junior high teacher find a comet heading to the earth, get word to the president via the secretary of defense, and these four along with the presidents chief of staff and an astronaut become the inner circle. They keep their knowledge a secret, come up with a plan to divert the comet,construct a space probe, and transfe The people in the book are just cardboard caricatures, although there is some improvement by the end of the book.
They keep their knowledge a secret, come up with a plan to divert the comet,construct a space probe, and transfer a nuclear weapon to NASA, with no one else finding out, no one questioning what's going on. I do have the next books in the series on my kindle and will give the series another shot and look for growth in the author.
Oct 17, Robert Romberger rated it liked it. Inner Circle Comet Clement 1 While this book is a part of a series and is pretty well written, I found myself wondering what's the point while I was reading.
I didn't really care for the contrived intrigue of the governmental characters, nor their two dimensional characteristics. The nongovernmental characters were slightly better developed but had a lifespan of just a few pages or a chapter or two. I just couldn't get into liking anyone for very long and the story kept diverging into backstory Inner Circle Comet Clement 1 While this book is a part of a series and is pretty well written, I found myself wondering what's the point while I was reading.
I just couldn't get into liking anyone for very long and the story kept diverging into backstory that seemed to have no part in the overall plot. It was okay but I don't plan to continue the series. Feb 21, Ty Hardister rated it really liked it. I look forward to reading the next installment. While Kevin George is a new author to me, I am planning on following him now with interest. Apr 17, Joan rated it did not like it Shelves: apocalypse , anal-about-the-facts , character-death , cliched , covert-ops , sci-fi-contemporary. A great start to the book, but then unfortunately it seemed to lose its way.
Two dimensional characters with no real 'reason', too many scenes that seemed to be just for padding. Staving to death? I cannot see how he could possibly stay sane. The dissolution of NASA was also totally improbable. Nov 29, Jeff rated it it was amazing.