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The Doctor and Rose — or at least lookalikes — appear in No Future For You.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which ran from 1997 to 2003, and was created by Joss Whedon. It follows the adventures of Buffy Summers, chosen by mystical forces to be the Slayer, and who fights vampires and other demons with her friends. The television series also had a spin-off, Angel; The fictional universe in which both series, as well as their various tie-in media, inhabit is known as the "Buffyverse".

References & Crossovers Edit

Elements of the Doctor Who universe have been specifically mentioned in the Buffyverse, most notably in the season 6 episode of Buffy, "Smashed", when Andrew mentions that he has seen "every episode of Doctor Who." David Tennant also later appeared as himself in the comic In Perfect Harmony, along with a reference to the TARDIS.

Each of the two fictional universes also contain at least one reference to an in-universe element of the other. "William the Bloody Awful Poet", the former human self of the vampire Spike, briefly appears in PROSE: Camera Obscura, and the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler made a cameo appearance in the canonical Buffy comic No Future for You.

In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics Welcome to the Team, Part One and I Wish, Part Two there was a miniature figure of a Dalek inside Alexander Harris' room.

Sunnydale (the city where Buffy the vampire slayer took place) was a city in California. Yesterways LTD wanted to take the visitors of the V is for Vampire Tour there. However after 1997 the city had refused to reissue permits to park the tour caravans on Main Street. Before that they could only park there between the hours of midnight and 4 AM. (PROSE: Possum Kingdom) When Anji Kapoor visited New Orleans together with the Eighth Doctor the Doctor told Anji that any real vampires would shun cities like Sunnydale and New Orleans. They would not have enough privacy there. However Anji believed that Sunnydale was not real. (PROSE: The City of the Dead)

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Connections with Doctor Who Edit

Buffy dressed as Jenny

Buffy Summers dressed as Jenny in Twilight, Part One.

Connections with Torchwood Edit

  • James Marsters, who played the vampire Spike in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel, played Captain John Hart in Series 2 of Torchwood. The two characters had a number of similarities in personality as well.
  • As Miracle Day was an American co-production, the two shows also share a number of cast and crew, including recurring guest star Robin Sachs who played Ethan Rayne, writer/producer Jane Espenson, and costume designer Shawna Trpcic. Eliza Dushku, who played Faith Lehane in Buffy and Angel also provided her voice for Torchwood: Web of Lies.
  • On the Torchwood website, one of the creatures described by Owen Harper as being in stasis in the Torchwood morgue is the "Invincible Vampire", which reconstitutes itself after it is "dusted". "Dusted" is terminology from Buffy for the slaying of a vampire.
  • The Angel episode A Hole in the World features a pit that extends all the way through the Earth, between England and New Zealand. Miracle Day has a similar feature called the Blessing, which extends between Shanghai and Buenos Aires.
  • Russell T. Davies stated that Torchwood was inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff Angel.[5]

References Edit

  1. 'Doctor Who' Season 6, Episode 1 Recap
  2. 'Doctor Who' recap: He's Hot When He's Clever
  3. Piper in line for Doctor Who role
  4. *COMPLETE* Q&A with Georges Jeanty Session 10
  5. Davies: 'Buffy', 'Angel' inspired 'Torchwood'

External links Edit

  • The Buffyverse wiki, focusing on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, its spin-offs, and expanded media.
  • Doctor Who, on the Buffyverse wiki.

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