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After years spent at various sites, Kronner finally found a home at Geek in 2012.

Buffy’s “Once More With Feeling” Getting a Vinyl Release

One of the most beloved episodes, of one of the most beloved geek shows in history is “Once More With Feeling” – the musical episode from the sixth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In this particular episode from 2001, a demon called Sweet takes Dawn to be his bride and traps all of Sunnydale into a deadly musical, which Joss Whedon used brilliantly to address relationship issues between all the characters, including the reveal that when the Scoobies resurrected Buffy, they didn’t save her from Hell, but instead ripped her from Heaven. At the time it was a pretty major deal, and this remains one of the better hours in the show’s entire run.

The release comes from the Mondo Record Label, who in a statement said:

We’ve been huge fans of “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” for decades…. Our obsession with the musical episode “Once More With Feeling” inadvertently presented a solution to a long standing problem of how to best entry point for us to celebrate the brilliantly singular, yet expansive series. It took a few years to get it perfect, but we couldn’t be prouder with the artwork that Paul Mann put together—including some truly inspired additional design by Chris Bilheimer and Eric Montes, who came up with the idea of the “Slaybill” lyric booklet.

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling (Original Cast Recording):

01 Overture / Going Through the Motions
02 I’ve Got a Theory/Bunnies / If We’re Together
03 The Mustard
04 Under Your Spell
05 I’ll Never Tell
06 The Parking Ticket
07 Rest in Peace
08 Dawn’s Lament
09 Dawn’s Ballet
10 What You Feel
11 Standing
12 Under Your Spell / Standing – Reprise
13 Walk Through the Fire
14 Something to Sing About
15 What You Feel – Reprise
16 Where Do We Go From Here?
17 Coda
18 End Credits (Broom Dance / Grr Arrgh)
19 Main Title

The vinyl LP will be available March 20 at 12 p.m. Central via Mondo.


Images: 20th Century Fox Television, Mondo
via Pitchfork

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Hobbs & Shaw Trailer Looks Like Tango & Cash on ‘Roids

Nearly two decades into The Fast and The Furious franchise, one that I never would have guessed would still be kicking, Universal Pictures is putting out Hobbs & Shaw, the first spin-off from the main line of films.

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Birds of Prey: First Teaser Reveals Colorful Direction Set to Haunting Music

We’re still more than a year out from the release of Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), but we’ve already got a teaser and a new picture directly from star Margot Robbie.

The short 20-second teaser is set to Moderat’s “A New Error,” which could be an ominous sign of things to come, or a playful jab at fans who consider Suicide Squad  – the last movie to star Harley Quinn – to have been one big mistake.  Either way, this video doesn’t give much away in terms of dialogue or story, but it does show some quick flashes of the players.

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Color Out of Space: H.P. Lovecraft and Nicolas Cage, Together At Last

In the next step of the bizarre and steadily busy acting career of Nicolas Cage, it was announced today that he would be joining Color Out Of Space, officially adding an H.P. Lovecraft story to his lengthy resume.

The story, which was first published by Lovecraft in a 1927 issue of Amazing Stories, and told the story of a meteorite that crashed to Earth and started poisoning the nearby area. Plant life grew large but tasted odd, animals developed abnormalities, and people were driven to insanity.

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Starz Drops Trailer for American Gods Season 2

In 2017, Starz dropped one of the stranger shows on television when they premiered American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. In the series, the gods of the old world are fading and largely forgotten, and they plan to change that by taking power back from the new gods  like Media, Technical Boy, and the god of globalization, Mr. World.

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