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Unaired Pilot
Vampiiritapja Buffy Unaired Pilot (1996–2003)
TV Episode
  • Director:
    Joss Whedon
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  • Writer:
    Joss Whedon
  • Cast:
    Sarah Michelle Gellar,Nicholas Brendon,Riff Regan
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Buffy Summers arrives for her first day at a new school, and already weird things are happening. She investigates a dead body that is found in the girls' locker room, and, with the help of her new friends Willow and Xander, she fights a gang of vampires. Also, she meets Cordelia and her friends, and Giles, her new Watcher, tells her more about her destiny.
Episode cast overview:
Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris
Riff Regan Riff Regan - Willow
Charisma Carpenter Charisma Carpenter - Cordelia Chase
Anthony Head Anthony Head - Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Mercedes McNab Mercedes McNab - Harmony Kendall
Danny Strong Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson
Julie Benz Julie Benz - Darla
Stephen Tobolowsky Stephen Tobolowsky - Principal Flutie
Amy Chance Amy Chance - Aphrodesia
Persia White Persia White - Aura
Nicole Bilderback Nicole Bilderback - Cordette

Vampiiritapja Buffy Unaired Pilot (1996–2003)
This version of the pilot was written and directed by Joss Whedon himself (as opposed to the aired pilot, which was written by Whedon and directed by others). Many fans don't much like this version of the pilot, as it's lacking in some casting, a few important characters, and music. But it was never intended to be the finished product anyway, only a glimpse of what's to come to sell the networks on the idea. As such, it does a perfect job of distilling the main elements of the show, the most important characters and their relationship to one another, and the incredible balance of humor, horror and metaphor that would become the show's trademark. It does all that in under 30 minutes. That, I say, is quite an achievement.
So the only real difference between this and the series debut "Welcome To The Hellmouth" was the time format. This pilot, which never made it to the TV screen, is only roughly 24 minutes long, and this is it's main downfall. Things kind of just... happen, and the set up really isn't there. The 44 minute episode format which the show adopted after it was picked up for production works much better in a universe in which there is a lot of explaining to do. Obviously re-casting the role of Willow was a good step, as Riff Regans acting ability was very, very underdeveloped when this pilot was made. One thing I wish the production team had kept was the original library set from this episode. Through the course of the first three years of "Buffy" the main characters tackle many hours of lengthly exposition in the school library, and the grand set from this episode would have allowed for some more interesting visual combinations in the familiar space. Totally worth watching, despite the "incomplete" feel of the editing. After watching this, it's kind of a miracle the show got made. A beautiful miracle.
Joss Whedon got the chance to direct his own version of Buffy and the result is less Valley Girl, more The Fearless Vampire Killers. This pilot serves as a blueprint for the series to come, with most of the elements of the second pilot in place. The biggest difference is the glaring absence of Alysson Hannigan's Willow, here played by Riff Regan. Regan doesn't have the same delivery that Hannigan has, or the empathy, the right choice was made to recast. Stephan Toblowsky would have been a fine choice to play Principal "feel good" Flutie. The other changes are pacing and scriptual. The official pilot is tighter in both respects. The second library scene between Buffy and Giles drags on in this version, the drawback of having a writer/director, he doesn't want to cut any of his words. This is a decent attempt the was improved on for the final product, a treat for die hard fans.
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The none broadcasts pilot was interesting to explore the ideas that would later become part of Buffy and what ideas they came up with compared to welcome to the hellmouth. I'm glad they change from berryman high to Sunnydale high as it fits the sunny nature of California and rolls off the tongue better. Stephen Tobolowsky took over the role as principle Flutie yet doesn't play him as a touchy feely friend to the students but a busy body who doesn't even remember your name and quirky. It was funny and annoying on how overused it became. Another casting change was Riff Regan as Willow who was the biggest surprise being very dorky and based on the knowledge of where the character will go later on wouldn't have worked and altered history to fit the actress.

Another aspect besides name or casting changes is the sets which I feel capture the horror movie angle better and the library set was more see inspired and have more room for battles to take place or hide. Buffy's speech to Giles about losing her friends was extended giving clearer details on how her life turned upside down and wants to quite slaying. More emotional and heartfelt. The ending was changed to a theater room inside the school with Darla melting instead of the two parter cliff hanger in the cemetery. It was a lack luster ending the effects were bad, silly and I enjoy the Darla character to much to have her killed off so soon. The theater set doesn't replace the creepy cemetery nor the bronze and doesn't offer the twists or surprises you could accomplish with backstage theatrics. My conclusions comparing the two is welcome to the hellmouth was slicker, smooth adaptation and worked overall for a first episode then this thirty minute short.
I am glad to say this not the pilot that aired. The one the did air is a remake of it. Which is a lot better. 6.3 is overrating this. This is not the worst horror film I have seen. But I would not call it a 6.3. I would call it 5. The other version that is air I would call a 10. So yes it good that they basically did a remake. Because yes this did need a remake. I am glad the did what they did. Buffy the vampire slayer is one of the best horror shows I have seen. This is a good pilot. But the aired Pilot is mush better. I hope most of you know that. I would not see this again there is no point. It is kind net to see. If you see it is short and it kind of fun.