Television

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Firefly’ are releasing anniversary box-sets this fall

Relive some terrific TV

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If you miss the wonderful television of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, “Buff the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” can be your time-machine back to ‘must watch’ TV. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the show, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is offering fans a “Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition” DVD Boxed Set ($199 at Amazon). Fans of the series can re-watch Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a Sunnydale High School student destined to slay supernatural, blood-sucking baddies instead of hanging out at the mall. Over the seven seasons of the show, watch as Buffy struggles to maintain allies in the fight against evil, while also engaging in on-off romances with a moody vampire (David Boreanaz) or two (James Marsters). The collection is a 39-disc set, and it contains all 144 episodes of the series. The series also stars Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head and Nicholas Brendon. The set also includes a Dark Horse Comic Book, featuring an exclusive cover and coloring sheet inside packaging as a gift. It also includes seasons 1-7, along with Special Features material from previous seasons of the show.

On the other side of the universe, you will find “Firefly,” celebrating the show’s 15th anniversary with a “Firefly 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Boxed Set”. The show was a beloved project from Joss Whedon, and if you ask any “Firefly” fan out there, the show did not get enough episodes. The series is set 500 years in the future, during the aftermath of a universal civil war. The story follows Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his renegade crew aboard the transport ship Serenity. The team is ready to tackle any job, legal or not, and has some pretty fantastic episodes to enjoy. When the crew unwittingly take on a mysterious pair of travelers, they find themselves constantly on the run, desperate to evade Alliance authorities, flesh-eating Reavers and other hostile dangers in the darkest corners of space. The set will also include a new “Firefly” poster and Collectible Character Cards. There are also a few extras to find on the Blu-ray versions, including “Here’s How It Was: The Making of Firefly,” “Firefly Cast Roundtable: Lunch with Joss, Nathan, Alan and Ron,” and “Serenity: The 10th Character.” There are also deleted scenes, Alan Tudyk’s audition, Joss singing the Firefly Theme, a gag-reel and Joss offering up a tour of the set.