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Some People Really Don't Like The Way "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Looks In HD

At least, not the way Fox has it right now.

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So, by now, you've heard of this show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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It was known for its strong characters, big, squiggly demons, and rapid fire dialogue. You're also probably pretty annoyed with me for writing about it all the time.

In the past year, Pivot TV (a channel in the United States) decided to air the episodes in high definition.

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However, since Buffy was a show originally made with that stuff called film, there were some flaws in the syndication. Flaws that some fans weren't happy about at all.

These fans have taken pretty big leaps in promoting their cause.

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They made a video that was shared by the likes of Kristine Sutherland (Buffy's mom, Joyce Summers), James C. Leary (everyone's favorite demon, Clem), and writers David Fury, Tim Minear, and Nancy Holder.

They received a supportive quote from Mark Metcalf, who played the series' first Big Bad, the Master.

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"...Fox has made a mess of remastering the great work of Joss Whedon and Sarah Michelle Gellar and all the other actors, directors and technicians who worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show and the work were important to me at the time and there are fans throughout the world that still get inspiration from the little girl with the big wooden stake and her struggle for justice and a simple dinner date in a nice black dress."

They also received support from Aaron Miller, a post coordinator during the show's fifth season.

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"...We actually made a list of 16X9 fixes for every show that would need to be done when the show was remastered for HD. [Fox] definitely did not contact me at any time."

Brian Wankum, an AP for the show, also spoke up about the "Buffy purist" controversy.

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“I am a little torn. The true purists should only ever watch the 4:3 standard def original release versions (exception being the "Once More With Feeling" which was intended to be shown widescreen). Not only is the framing as was originally intended, but I suspect that there will be lots of details in sets, props, costumes and makeup that might not hold up in HD."

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