Buffy The Vampire Slayer Premiere Trailer

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Worried that its new series Buffy the Vampire Slayer was too violent for younger viewers, The WB aired a disclaimer prior to the two-hour series premiere on Monday, March 10th, 1997. Following the disclaimer was a brief trailer intended to introduce viewers to the mythology of the series. It ended with the line “And now, the series premiere of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” When the pilot was repeated on Sunday, March 10th, 1997, the final line was altered to say “Now, a special weekend presentation of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”

Additional “History of the Slayer” teasers for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, featuring additional slayers, were shown in the weeks prior to the series debut.

During the summer repeat season, the two-hour premiere was split in half for rebroadcast and was shown during June and August 1997. Whether or not the trailer preceded these airings is unknown.

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  • confused reader.... says:

    was the two hour episode just the regular season one episode one thats out or was it a different episode altogether?

  • RGJ says:

    It was the first two regular episodes aired back-to-back.

  • Lee says:

    I sure do miss this series.

  • Lloyd Walker says:

    Powers That Be in Hollywood have to get the substantial players, both in front of and behind the cameras, together to make a movie franchise with both television series, BtVS and Angel. They are sitting on a potential goldmine with an already established, eager fanbase! It could lead not only to a successful movie franchise, but also spin-offs on television. Now that Tru Calling and Dollhouse are no longer an obstacle, they should get going on that ‘Faith on a motorcycle, riding throughout the country dusting vamps.’ idea. Thats gotta happen! There are legions of fans waiting for the next Buffyverse ideas to come to fruition. Fans should write to 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon and whoever else they can think of to get this juggernaut rolling.

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