69 - Buffy The Vampire Slayer

There was a Buffy movie before there was a Buffy TV show, and to say something got lost in the translation is an understatement. Listen to Alex and Julio as they mourn all the cool things the vampire slayer left behind as Joss Whedon sold out to get some sweet small screen money: an effortlessly cool Watcher like Donald Sutherland, actual creepy vampires like Pee Wee Herman and Roy Batty and, oh my god, the hotness of Prime Time Luke Perry. How do you let a 90210 star slip through the fingers of your teenage franchise??? Also: the argument is made that Kristy Swanson was playing a much more complex role than Sarah Michelle Gellar.

 PHOTO: How funky are these chickens?

PHOTO: How funky are these chickens?

TIMELINE:

00:00:00 - 00:49:15 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:49:16 - 00:49:36    How funky is your chicken?

00:49:37 - 01:19:34      Real Talk

01:19:35 - 01:22:50        The Future!

01:22:51 - 01:35:54 Plugs and See Ya Laters

01:36:19 - 01:38:50 More CASINO talk

PLUGS!

- Alex is still playing CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE non-stop, but he paused for a little while so he could get emotional about the CANELO VS GGG 2 fight.

- New podcasts we love: check out NETFLIX & SWILL for all your Netflix needs and THE RECASTING COUCH to hear two casting experts put new faces to old favorites!

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI.

Up next, THE MUMMY! (Brendan Fraser version) You voted and your voice was heard, dear listeners. Episode 70 is our next Gray Area Ep, and this time Julio will be on the offensive while Alex defends this Fraser vehicle. Until then, please rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, you know the drill. And let us know what you think about BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Do you like it better than the TV show? Is Pike better/hotter/funnier than Xander? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!