Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is a supernatural/fantasy TV series set created by Joss Whedon, with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the lead role, Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan as her best friends, Anthony Stewart Head as a patriarchal father figure, Charisma Carpenter as her initial rival, David Boreanaz as her love interest and Seth Green as another member of the Scooby Gang.
It follows protagonist Buffy Summers (Gellar) who is chosen to be the Slayer; a demon fighter with super-strength and agility and who must defend her town from vampires and other hell beasts. She lives in Sunnydale with her friends Willow Rosenberg (Hannigan) and Xander Harris (Brendon) who are initially the only people who know of her special status aside from her Watcher, the school librarian Rupert Giles (Head).
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Actor Nicholas Brendon Is To Spend 90 Days In A Treatment Program After His Fourth Arrest In A Year.
The Buffy The Vampire Slayer star was arrested on 1 October (15) after a dispute with his girlfriend at a hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York, the fourth time he's been taken into custody in the past 12 months.
His turbulent year also included the breakdown of a five-month marriage and another spell in rehab in June (15), but now he has revealed he is determined to tackle his demons.
"Hello to all my amazingly supportive fans. I'm going to be going into a 90 day treatment program to fix myself and to understand the traumas of my mind," Brendon wrote on his Facebook.com page over the weekend (17-18Oct15).
Continue reading: Nicholas Brendon Goes To Rehab After Latest Arrest
Embattled Actor Nicholas Brendon Has Blamed A Child Molestation Nightmare For Plunging Him Into A Deep Depression, Which Has Led To A String Of Legal Woes.
The former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star was taken into custody in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday (13Mar15) after he was allegedly found to have trashed his hotel room, just a month after his last brush with police in Fort Lauderdale, where he was arrested at a hotel on suspicion of felony grand theft.
He also hit headlines in October (14) amid allegations he caused a disturbance at another hotel in Idaho.
Brendon was released on $1,000 (£625) bail on Saturday (14Mar15) after he was charged with criminal mischief, and he subsequently revealed he had suffered a "black out" after coming off medication he was taking to treat depression he has been dealing with "since I was a kid".
The actress and her husband Brian Keathley welcomed son Sky LynLee on 11 December (13).
Kramer posted a photo of her newborn alongside daughters Gavin and River and 19-month-old son Hart on Wednesday (11Dec13), along with the caption, "Meet my new little man! He joined our gang at 8:13am this morning, right in time for the holidays!"
Continue reading: Actress Clare Kramer Welcomes Fourth Child
The A Team hitmaker is a huge fan of writer Joss Whedon's vampire series, which ran for seven seasons before going off air in 2003, and he reveals he has created a new track using parts of the programme's soundtrack - although he's chosen not to include it on his next album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2011's +.
He tells TheCrosbyPress.com, "It's not actually on this album. I just made a tune sampling some background music from Buffy. I love Buffy, I watch it a lot, and some of the soundtrack is brilliant."
The actor admits he has always been keen to get behind the wheel of a car of the future and he's confident he's leading the way after snapping up the fuel-efficient three-wheeler from visionary motor man Mark Frohnmayer.
The Arcimoto hit the market last year (12) and Fillion is one of the first people to own one of the tandem two-seat vehicles, which has an estimated range of 40 miles (64 kilometers) to 160 miles (260 kilometers), depending on battery power.
Continue reading: Nathan Fillion Snaps Up Pioneering Eco-car
The Canada-born star, who recently became an American citizen, admits he was looking forward to his time in court, but he blew it by making light of the process just before his selection.
The actor, who has upcoming roles in Much Ado About Nothing and Monsters University, explains, "The process was amazing; it's kinda lengthy... We're talking to this judge who belonged on Tv. He was handsome, he had good hair... He was telling us about the importance of jury duty... I was riveted. He was funny... and at one point they call you back into the room and they're gonna decide whether or not they're gonna use you... I walk in, they're all charming, they're all nice (and) one of them says, 'Hey, you're an actor!'
Continue reading: Nathan Fillion's Court Joke Ends Jury Service Dream
"This is a post we never thought we would have to write..." reads the statement. "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs. Please join us in raising a glass to Robin - goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much." Sachs will best be remembered for playing Ethan Rayne in Buffy, but he also appeared in films such as Ocean's Eleven and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He also lent his talents to the medium of video games, providing the a voice for Zaeed Massani in the critically acclaimed sci-fi RPG's, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. His other virtual exploits saw him on Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds and Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic.
Armin Shimerman, who played bartender Quark in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Principal Snyder in Buffy The Vampire Slayer tweeted: "It is with great pain&shock,Kitty & I mourn the loss of our friend Robin Sachs. All who knew him,knew how special Robin was." And Whedonesque - a blog about Buffy and its creator Joss Whedon - tweeted: "Any Buffy episode with Ethan Rayne was a joy to watch. Robin Sachs was such a good actor."
The age at which dying seems not merely 'sad', but 'tragic' seems to be growing year on year. It wasn't long ago that reaching the ripe old age of 70 was a decent enough achievement, but now, our 60 year olds look and feel 45 and plenty of people work right into their 70s. So, for Robin Sachs, the actor who played the lead's nemesis in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to die aged just 61 comes as something of a shock.
A message, written by his staff, was left on his website giving the news of his death. "This is a post we never thought we would have to write. It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs," it read. "Please join us in raising a glass to Robin - goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much."
The London-born star also played the evil General Sarris in Galaxy Guest, reports BBC News. His ex-wife Casey Defranco called him "a wonderful person, extraordinarily talented as an actor."
Staff on Sachs' official website posted a heartfelt message this week. "Please join us in raising a glass to Robin - goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much," it read. The actor's first film role was with the legendary British Hammer film studio, in the film Vampire Circus. He went on to play Adam Carrington in the 1991 series Dynasty: The Reunion and made appearances in such sci-fi shows as Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager and Torchwood: Miracle Day. Sachs was also a respected theatre actor and starred in touring productions of Hamlet and Twelfth Night. His wide-spanning career also included providing voices for several video games including Mass Effect 2 and 3 and Resident Evil Damnation.
The series went off the air in 2003 but it's still a favourite among cult TV fans - and it has debuted atop Entertainment Weekly's new poll.
The short-lived Arrested Development comes in second and Mystery Science Theater 3000 is third.
Also making the top 10: The X-Files, The Wire, Lost, Firefly and My So-Called Life.
Continue reading: Buffy Tops Cult Tv List
Clare Kramer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Nicholas Brendon - Clare Kramer and Nicholas Brendon from Buffy New York City, USA - 2010 Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con held at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. Saturday 2nd October 2010
Michelle Trachtenberg, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Slayer, Arclight Theater and Paley Center for Media Thursday 20th March 2008 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' reunion for the Paley Center for Media's 24th William S. Paley Television Festival held at the ArcLight Theater Los Angeles, California