Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cue Twilight Zone Music

Pa. professor leads 'Buffy the Vampire' study

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - "A professor at Ursinus College in suburban Philadelphia thinks "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is worthy of serious academic study.

The TV show went off the air in 2003, but Professor Lynne Edwards is still leading scholarship about it. She edits Watcher Junior, an online journal of undergraduate research into "Buffy" and its spinoff series, "Angel." And she's the editor of a book, "Buffy Goes Dark," which is to be published in September.

Edwards is far from the only academic with an interest in the show. The third academic conference dedicated to "Buffy" is planned in June at Henderson State University in Arkansas."

A B-Movie that morphed into a chick-TV laugher. I see.

Doesn't take all that much for someone to be referred to as an "Academic" these days, now does it. Thank heavens for saner heads way back when, or Veterinary studies would have featured "Mr. Ed" as required viewing.

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