Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 2 of 2)

While others’ views of Dawn are very much altered by this sudden revelation, they are not changed nearly as drastically as Dawn’s view of herself. Realizing that she has an important role to play in unfolding events, realizing that she has a power few others have (and with that power, a responsibility to use itContinue reading “Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 2 of 2)”

Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 1 of 2)

“In every generation a slayer is born. One girl in all the world, the Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer” (Buffy).  For more than seven seasons, fans of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer tuned in weekly and heard thisContinue reading “Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 1 of 2)”

Inspiration – M*A*S*H and the Ways War Changes Us All

I’ve always enjoyed watching older television shows. The channel TV Land was a favorite with my sister and me, and we could sit for hours watching Barney Miller, Cheers, The Munsters, and many other series from before our time. But one show which I only watched in passing as a child has become much moreContinue reading “Inspiration – M*A*S*H and the Ways War Changes Us All”

Inspiration – Audience Participation in “Doctor Who”

I have to start this post with an entirely personal and subjective opinion – if you are not watching Doctor Who, or have never watched Doctor Who, do so immediately! I will try my best to avoid any spoilers here, but the show is so fantastically done nine times out of ten that it’s reallyContinue reading “Inspiration – Audience Participation in “Doctor Who””

Inspiration – Stealing from the Best of Both Worlds in Firefly

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I am a huge Joss Whedon fan. Joss Whedon, something of a cult icon in the worlds of fandom and television, is probably now best and most widely known as the director of the unbelievably successful Avengers film, which came out in 2012. But Whedon was creating compellingContinue reading “Inspiration – Stealing from the Best of Both Worlds in Firefly”