See, in my fantasy, when I'm kissing you... you're kissing me. It's okay. I can wait.

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Jeff writes up the show promos for Buffy, Angel, and Firefly; he also does the Previouslys. Love him muchly, for he sees what we don't and reports it back to us.

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 17, 2002 8:44:52 pm PDT #1 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here's the promo that was shown with "Benediction" last Sunday, previewing the new Angel episode in 3 weeks:

Narrator: He was betrayed by his son...

We open on a shot of Angel, in his hotel room, glowering at something off-camera.

We then cut to a shot of Connor, looking up and glowering at the camera. Connor is in his animal skins outfit, so I think the shot is from "A New Workd" where he says "my name is Stephen".

Cut to a shot of Angel in the box, his face visible through the wire mesh window.

Cut to a shot of the box being welded shut.

Cut to a shot of Justine and Connor dumping the box into the ocean from the boat.

Angel: "Connor! Con-ner!"

A graphic "IN 3 WEEKS" flashes on the screen

Narrator: In threee weeks...

Cut to a shot of Fred (holding an X-files flashlight), Gunn, and Connor walking through a dark, abandoned room.

Cut to a shot of a boat on the ocean, at night, with bright lights scanning the water.

Cut to a shot of Angel's box being lifted from the water by a a crane from the boat.

Narrator: ...from the depths of solitude...

Fade to a shot of Angel in the box, seen through the wire-mesh window. Angel has his eyes closed. We see the lid from the box (which contains some, but not a lot of barnacles encrusting the surface) being removed. Angel, his skin a little clammy and paler, but not bad, "wakes up" and his arm shoots out from where he is lying.

Narrator: ...Angel returns...

A graphic flashes "ANGEL RETURNS"

Cut to a close up of Angel, standing and moving towards the camera at an indeterminate, but probably interior, location.

Cut to a shot of the Hyperion office, where Connor is tied to a chair, while Gunn and Fred look on at him. Gunn is holding a crowbar in his hands, while Fred is holding a taser. They are wearing different clothes than the earlier shot.

Gunn: Daddy's coming home, and I'm thinking there's gonna be a spanking.

Cut to a shot of Connor, looking bewildered at what Gunn said.

Narrator: ...for a father and son heart-to-heart.

Cut to a shot of Angel throwing some blond-haired guy through the air.

Cut to a reverse shot of someone else (Connor? Wesley?) ducking from the guy that Angel just launched into the air.

Cut to a close up of Angel holding someone down and glowering very angrily.

Cut to a shot of Angel fighting in a nightclub, probably from "Benediction".

Cut to a shot od Connor fighting some thugs in daylight. Since connor is wearing his animal skins, this shot is probably from "A New World".

Cut to a shot of Connor reacting to something and turning towards the camera.

Cut to a shot of Connor pulling a knife on Cordelia, from "Benediction".

Cut to a shot of Connor leaping at Angel, from "A New World".

Cut to Angel grabbing Connor and throwing him against the wall, also from "A New World".

Fade to black, then fade back in to a newly-coiffed Angel (extra spiky hair) standing and talking to Connor. He has a smirk on his face.

Angel: What? No hug?

Cut to a reaction shot of Connor, the lights of the city behind him as he stands stoically. I think he is wearing the same thing he was in the scene where he was tied up.

Narrator: The season premiere of Angel, in three weeks on the WB's Big Sunday.

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 17, 2002 9:29:44 pm PDT #2 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the new promo for Buffy's season premiere, which is now only 7 days away! (No comments from the Atlantic Canadians, please):

We open with a big NEXT TUESDAY along with the UPN logo (the new one that looks like the Palm company logo)

Narrator : UPN next Tuesday...

Flashing briefly across the screen are a series of glowing Celtic crosses, then we cut to...

A shot of Buffy fighting off some vamps. Buffy is wearing the white blouse that we see in the later day shot, but this shot is at night, and appears to be in a standard Sunnydale alley

Buffy throws one vampire off to her side and pushes another vampire backwards that was attacking her from behind. The vampires are non-descript, except that the vampire attacking Buffy from behind is female.

Cut to a close up of Dawn, at what appears to be the same night location, as a leathery hand reaches up and grabs her by the throat.

Narrator: Scare up some fun with Buffy's season premiere.

Cut to some more glowy crosses, then we move to a shot...

Where Buffy and Dawn are walking in the daylight at what looks like the beginning of a school day. Buffy is wearing the white blouse seen earlier, and Dawn is wearing a sweaer with a checkerboard design. A graphic BACK TO SCHOOL fades in over the scene, then the scene switches position to behind Buffy and Dawn. They both stop, then turn back towards the camera, as if sensing something.

Narrator: You thought going back to your school was hell!

Cut to a shot of Buffy talking to somebody off screen. It is daylight, Buffy is wearing the same white blouse seen in the previous shots, and she is standing in front of a pile of construction material.

Buffy: "h, it's great if you're a zombie ghost thing."

Cut to a reaction shot of Dawn (in her sweater), then back to Buffy.

Cut to a shot of a giant pair of scissors cutting a red ribbon as people in suits stand around the ceremony.

Narrator: Wait 'til you see the new sesaon of Buffy !

Cut to a night shot of Buffy, still in the white blouse, as she prepares to leap over something. A graphic NEW SEASON fades in over the scene.

Cut to a shot from a different angle as we see Buffy somersault over 2 figures, who are probably the vampires seen in the first shot.

Cut to a shot at one of the local cemetaries, at night. We see Dawn (with her back towards us) talking to Buffy, who is wearing a black blouse in this shot.

Reverse to a shot of Dawn talking. She is wearing a denim coat.

Dawn: "I plan to get killed, come back as a vampire, and bite you."

Cut to a shot of Dawn in a (presumably school) bathroom. Smoke (or dust) is in the air as Dawn and another girl scream. Dawn is wearing the sweater seen in the other shots.

Cut to a shot of a hole opening up in the bathroom floor.

Cut to a shot of the other girl in the bathroom wincing as sparks from the electrical lines fly around the room.

Cut to a shot od Dawn as she disappears down out of the frame of the picture.

Cut to a longer shot of Dawn falling through a hole in the bathroom floor.

Narrator: And the drop out rate can be a killer! (Transcriber's note: Who writes this crap?)

Cue the glowy crosses, then cut to Buffy, wearing a black blouse, swinging a sword at something. It is an exterior night shot.

Cue the Buffy grpahic.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Next Tuesday at 8, 7 Central, on UPN.

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 17, 2002 10:28:28 pm PDT #3 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Finally tonight, here is the "Previously on..." break down for "Grave", which did not have one in the first airing, as it immediately followed "Two to Go":

We open on a shot of Spike on his motorcycle as he leaves Sunnydale, from "Seeing Red"

Spike Get nice and comfy, Slayer. I'll be back.

(Giles) Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

We cut to the scene in "Villains" where Spike is lighting the cave paintings with his lighter.

Cut to the glowy-eyed demon.

GED: "And you want to return to your former self."

Cut back to Spike.

Spike: "Bitch is gonna see a change."

Cut to Warren walking up to Buffy's back yard, from the end of "Seeing Red":

Warren: "You think you can just do that to me?"

Warren fires a few shots.

Cut to Willow's bedroom, where we see Tara get hit and the blood spatter on Willow.

Willow: "Tara?!?"

Cut back to the backyard as Xander rushes to the wounded Buffy.

Xander: "Buffy!"

Cut to Willow looming over Tara's body as her eyes turn black, then glow.

Cut to scenes from "Villains", as Tara and Xander stand outside the Summers' house as the ambulance prepares to take Buffy to the hospital.

Willow: "How did this happen?"

Xander: "Warren. He had a gun."

Cut to Willow sucking the power (and print) out of the books of Dark Magic.

Buffy (VO): "We need to find Willow."

Cut to Willow absorbing the print and turning into Dark!Willow.

Xander (VO): "Yeah, she's off the wagon big time. Warren's a dead man if she finds him."

Cut to the scene on the desert road, as Dark!Willow stops the bus that the Warrenbot was on.

Cut to the night shot in the forest, as Buffy, Xander, and Anya chase after Willow and Warren.

Buffy: "Willow!"

Cut to Dark!Willow, as she flays Warren alive.

Now we get scenes from "Two to Go"

First, we see Anya in the jail cell with Andrew and Jonathan, explaining what's going on.

Jonathan: "What about Warren?"

Anya: "She killed him, and the two of you are next."

Cut to Buffy, outside the jail, after she's already broken the two out.

Cut to Xander pulling up in the police car.

Xander: "Get in!"

Cut to a shot of Dark!Willow floating up to the jail cell.

Cut to Anya trying to get Dark!Willow to calm down.

Anya: "Willow, just stop for a second."

Cut to Dark!Willow seeing that the jail bars have been bent.

Dark!Willow (VO): "Buffy!"

Cut to Xander, Buffy, Jonathan, and Andrew on the run in the squad car.

Buffy: "Is she coming?"

Xander: "I haven't seen anything."

The car gets hit by the semi that Willow is controlling, then we cut to s shot of Dark!Willow on top of the cab of the truck.

Cut to the fight scene between Buffy and Dark!Willow in the Magic Box.

Dark!Willow: "I get it now. It's about the power."

We see Dark!Willow blast Buffy with her magic power, and Buffy go flying.

Cut to an earlier scene in the Magic Box, as Xander gathers up Dawn, Jonathan, and Andrew so they can make their escape.

Xander: "Let's go."

Jonathan: "What about Willow?"

Xander: " Buffy can handle her."

Dawn: "Are you sure?"

Xander: "That's why we're leaving."

Cut to a later shot of Buffy reeling from the magic blast that Dark!Willow has just dealt her.

Dark!Willow: "There's no one in the world who has the power to stop me now!"

BAM! A blast of magic sends Dark!Willow flying back, then we get the greatest entrance in Buffy history:

Giles (or should I say GIIILESSS!!!!!): "I'd like to test that theory."

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 21, 2002 12:01:57 am PDT #4 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

OK, here is the introduction to Firefly:

The entire introduction is narrated by Book (Ron Glass)

After the Earth was used up, we found a new solar system and hundreds of new Earths were terraformed and colonized.

We open on the Serenity flying past the camera as it swoops around an Earth-like planet. Two moons are visible in the ditance.

The next shot is of the Serenity hovering over the ground in some desert-ish location.

The third shlaot is of a standard western mining town, where the people are milling around on the dusty street and in front of the stores. A couple of soldiers/policemen are seen patrolling in the foreground, as gas flames are shown off in the distance.

The central planets formed the Alliance, and decided all the planets had to join under their rule.

Cut to a shot of a bunch of uniformed people walking in a vast computer center. This looks to be the "Central Command" center.

Cut to another shot showing a large, dark object in space. It lookl like 2 triangular towers, with a third, smaller tower in front. This might be the command center from a space view.

There was some disagreement on that point.

Cut to a closer shot of people milling around, as 2 soldiers/policemen look on.

Cut to a shot of a battle, where we see multiple explosions.

Cut to another shot of battle, where we see a squad of soldiers shooting it out as they make their way across a battle-scarred terrain.

A third shot of the battle shows a plane/spaceship swooping down and strafing the battlefield.

Expand out to a wider scene of the battle, where we can see multiple space ships hovering over the cneter of actions and beams and flashes of light coming down from said ships.

After the war, many of the Independents who had fought and lost, drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control.

Cut to a close up of Mal, at the battlefield, looking on in horror.

Cut to another shot of the battlefield, where we see Zoe looking on in horror at the carnage.

Cut to a shot of the Serenity blasting out into space, the Firefly engines in full force and a serious gaseous wake in its trail.

Cut to a shot of Mal in a spacesuit during a spacewalk, with what he is looking at reflected in his visor (the Dave Bowman shot).

Out here, people struggled to get by with the most basic technologies.

Cut to a shot of a standard Western town, where the people are milling about on the dirt roads, looking at the stranger walking down the street.

Cut to a shot of two horses pulling a wagon through a river.

A ship would bring you work.

We see a shot of the Serenity dropping down to a spaceport.

A gun would help you keep it.

Cut to a low-angled shot looking up at Mal holding a gun on the viewer.

A captain's goal was simple:

Cut to a shot of Mal in the cockpit of the ship, looking pensive.

find a crew,

We see a shot of Wash and Zoe in the cockpit. Zoe is standing next to a seated Wash as they hold hands.

Cut to a close-up of Jayne on board the ship.

find a job,

Cut to a shot of Kaylee, smiling. (Transcriber's note: I love the smile).

keep flying.

Fade out on a shot of the Serenity flying off into space (only using the two outside engines).

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 21, 2002 12:52:32 am PDT #5 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the promo for the next episode of Firefly, "Bushwhacked":

Narrator: Next Friday, on an all-new Firefly...

We open on a shot of Wash in the cockpit of the ship, looking out through the windows. Something drops on top of the windows.

Wash: "Aagh!"

Cut back to a shot of the entire cockpit, as we see Wash, Book, and Jayne (seated), with Zoe, Kaylee, and Mal standing behind them, looking towards the front windows.

Mal: "What happened?"

Cut to a close up of Mal (sweating up a storm), with Kaylee standing next to him in the cockpit. Mal asks Wash a question.

Mal: "Anybody home?"

Cut to a close up of Wash answering back.

Wash: "Been hailing her."

Cut to a shot from space that shows the Serenity close to or docked with another, bigger ship.

Cut back to a shot of the cabin, where we see Mal, Kaylee, and Zoe look on.

Mal: "We'll check it out."

Cut to a close up of Zoe and Kaylee reacting.

Mal: "Could be surviors."

Cut to a shot where we see the cargo bay doors open up, and we see a couple of figures in space suits walk towards the camera.

Cut to a shot of a space suited person walking through an abandoned ship, usig a flashlight for that X Files effect.

Mal (in suit): "Whatever happened here happened quick."

Cut to a shot of River standing in a doorway as the doors slide open and her hair blows backwards.

Cut to a shot of Summer's bare foot landing on the surface of the ship floor.

We see a space-suited figure investigate more of the ship.

Zoe (in suit): "No sign of struggle."

Cut to a quick shot of the Doctor leaping from a seated position in his cabin or sick bay.

Cut back to a shot of Zoe in a space suit.

Zoe (in suit): "There just..."

Cut over to Mal, standing next to Zoe.

Mal (in suit): "gone."

Cut to a shot of a darkened cargo bay lit from above.

We see a shot of bare feet (presumably River's) walking on the said cargo bay floor.

Cut to a shot of the doctor, wearing a space suit but no helmet, looking around a dark place.

Doctor: "Why would anybody abandon their ship in the middle of nowhere like this?"

Cut to a long shot of Summer walking through the cargo bay and looking up at the light.

The camera swings around to a figure holding a flashlight.

Cut to Zoe and Mal, sans spacesuits, talking in a corridor.

Zoe: "Sir, you think those who escaped..."

Mal: "Nobody escaped."

We see a very quick flash of (I think) Mal trying to restrain Wash. The scene seems to be in the cockpit.

A quick cut to tow space suit figures beaming their flashlights into the darkness.

We see a quick cut of the Doctor in the suit sans helmet as lights flash all around him.

Cut to more flashlights, then zoom into a male figure lying on a sick bay bed.

Zoe: "My god!"

We see a shot of three space-suited figures exiting the cargo bay doors.

Cut to a shot of Mal holding a flashilight and peering straight up into the ceiling of the darkened room. A female figure (probably Zoe) is in the foregroung, looking up as well.

Mal: "I know what did this."

We see a close up of the flashlight-illuminated ceiling.

Cut to a shot of Zoe looking on in concern.

Cut to a very quick shot of a male figure (probably the one in the sick bed in the other scene), trying to avoid the glare of a flashlight as he is huddled in a corner.

Cut to a shot of the sick bay, from down low, looking up at the sick bay bed. There is a figure on the table, and tow masked figures are working on the person on the bed.

Cut to a shot of Jayne (sans helmet, at least), examining something in front of him closely, using a flashlight for illumination.

Mal (over comm-link): "Jayne?"

Suddenly, the lights in the ship come on, and we see the male figure seen in earlier shots standing behind Jayne.

Mal (over comm-link): "Jayne, do you read me?"

The guy rushes him.

Mal (over comm-link): "JAYNE?"

As Jayne turns to face his attacker, a bowl on a table falls over and crashes to the ground. Fade to Black.

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 24, 2002 9:49:49 pm PDT #6 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here's the promo for next week's episode of Buffy, entitled "Beneath You"

Narrator: Next Tuesday, it's an all-new Buffy the Guidance Counselor...

We open on a daylight shot of Buffy, Dawn, and Xander in Xander's car.

Xander: "A spankin' new Hellmouth High."

Flash cut to Buffy, in the principal's office, as she peers out through the window blinds. She turns to the principal, smiling.

Buffy: "Can I give detention?"

Cut to Principal Wood, who reacts with a raised eyebrow (cue goofy sound effect).

Narrator: You know, kids drop in...

Flash cut to a night shot, where we see a group of people (Dawn and her friends? Xander, Buffy, and Dawn? Who knows?) flying through the air over a chain-link fence, then land in a garbage bin.

Narrator: ...talk about whatever comes up.

Cut to Dawn (I think), standing in a standard Sunnydale alley at night, as something explodes out of the ground behind her.

Cut to a close up of the thing coming up from the ground. It looks like a relative of the Hellmouth spawn, being basically a worm with a square opening and teet at each of the four sides of the opening. As it opens its mouth wide, it resembles Audrey a bit.

Cut to a shot of a woman screaming.

Flash cut (intercut with glowing celtic cross symbols) to Dawn in the back seat of Xander's car, during the day, talking to those up front.

Dawn: "See, this is why I don't want you talking to my friends."

Cut to a reaction shot of Buffy, then back to Dawn.

Cut to a shot of somone walking their little dog down a Sunnydale sidewalk at night. We see the ground rise up in a path behind them, similar to when Bugs Bunny goes traveling.

Cut to a close up of the dog-walker, and we see that it's the woman we saw screaming earlier. The dog leash has been yanked and she looks as if she is being pulled by the leash.

Reverse to a shot behind the woman, as we see now that nothing is on the leash (insert burping noise here)

Narrator: An all-new Buffy.

Cut to Spike twirling a pole as he walks down an alleyway and talks towards the camera while walking away. He is twirling the pole similar to how he twirled the pool cue in "Fool For Love".

Spike: "Bring the wife and kiddies. Come and see the show."

Narrator: Next Tuesday, at 8, 7 central, on UPN.

Cue the Buffy logo.

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 24, 2002 9:53:33 pm PDT #7 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here's the previously on breakdown of the first episode of the new Buffy season, "Lessons"":

(Giles!) Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

We open with scenes from "Seeing Red":

Warren walks up to Buffy's back yard and starts shooting.

Xander ducks as Buffy gets hit.

Warren runs off, as he shoots wildly

Tara takes a hit, collapses in front of Willow.

Willow: "Tara? Oh god!"

Close up on Willow as her eyes go straight through black to red.

Cut to the ending of "Villains", as Willow has Warren tied to the tree:

Warren: "Somebody!"

Dark!Willow flays Warren alive.

Cut to scenes from "Grave"

Anya pops in on Buffy and Dawn as they try to find a way out of the grave:

Anya: "Things just got worse."

Buffy: "How worse?"

Anya: "End of the world worse. Willow's going to destroy it."

Cut to Dark!Willow trying to destroy the world by channeling energy into the effigy.

Quick cut to Willow crying into Xander's arms.

Xander: "I love you."

Cut back to Buffy and Dawn, talking in the grave.

Buffy: "Things have really sucked lately. That's all going to change...and I want to be there when it does."

Cut to Spike, in the cave in Africa.

Spike: "Make me what I was."

Glowy eyed demon: "We will return...YOUR SOUL!"

Spike: "Aaaghh!"

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Jeff Mejia - Sep 27, 2002 10:26:35 pm PDT #8 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the breakdown of the promo for the next Firefly episode, "Our Mrs. Reynolds":

Narrator: Next Friday....

Open with a shot of Serenity blasting into space.

Cut to a shot of Mal walking around a large cargo bin in the hold.

Mal: "Aaaghh!"

Pan the camera through the hold until it settle on a very pretty red-headed girl (RHG).

Mal (OS): "Who the hell are you?"

Flash cut, then open on RHG lying on a bed in a cabin, presumably naked and covered with a sheet.

Narrator: A spaceship stowaway will heat things up...

Cut to a shot of Mal, looking on (presumably at the RHG).

Pan out to a wide shot, where we see that Mal and the RHG are, in fact, in Mal's cabin. Mal is standing at his doorway, while the RHG sits up in the bed, modestly covering herself with the sheet. She pats the space on the bed beside her.

RHG: "I made the bed warm for you."

Cut to a shot from behind the bed, towards Mal, then cut to a close up of him.

Mal: "It looks, uh, warm."

Cut to a shot of the ship flying through space.

Narrator: ...and turns the crew upside down....

Cut to a high shot down into the cargo bay. We see most of the crew standing and looking at the RHG, as she is standing in front of a large cargo bin. The RHG is opposite the camera placement. Mal is directly opposite her, standing a few feet away. Zoe is coming up on our left. Jayne towers over the RHG, standing to her left right next to her. Simon is behind and to the back of them, having just come down the stairs. Kaylee is standing almost directly opposite of Zoe, while I think Wash luks back way off to our right.

Cut to a close up of Simon, as he looks at the girl, then turns towards the camera.

Cut over to Mal, looking on.

Mal: "I don't know this girl!"

Cut to Jayne, delicately (for him) feeling the material of the girl's grament.

Jayne: "Can I know her?"

Flash cut, then cut to a close up of the RHG talking to Inara.

RHG: "I was curious about you, ever since I saw you."

Reverse angle from behind RHG towards Inara to get a reaction shot.

Cut bakc to an extreme close-up of the RHG.

Flash cut, then we see Inara in a darkened cabin, talking to others.

Inara: "She tried to seduce me too."

Reverse to a shot of the rest of the darkened cabin, where we see Mal, Simon, and Jayne (I think) reacting to Inara's statement.

Cut to a shot of Book, in a lighted cabin, talking to somebody off-screen.

Book: "Well, isn't that....special."

Flash cut, then cut back to the scene in Mal's cabin, only this time the RHG has walked up close to Mal, as if to kiss him. Oh, and she is naked.

Narrator: It's a wild, all-new Firefly...

Cut to a shot of Jayne cocking what looks like a large, autmatic weapon as he stands in the cargo hold. (No way I cannot make that sound porny).

Cut to Inara, wearing something different than in the other scenes, standing on deck and then passing out cold.

Cut to a shot of the RHG talking to Wash in a different part of the ship.

RHG: "Make this night what it should be."

Reverse to see a close up of the RHG, very close to Wash, as she looks up at him.

Reverse back to Wash, who has backed awasy from the RHG. His eyes are almost bugging out.

Wash: "Did it get very hot in here?"

Flash cut, the we see a quick shot of Book peering into a darkened corridor.

Narrator: "...with a twist you will never expect."

Cut to a shot of the RHG running across the screen. She appears to be on the second tier of the cargo bay.

Cut to a shot of some place on the ship with lots of display scopes and such, as the set explodes around Mal and Wash, I believe.

Cut to a reactio shot of Kaylee, as she appears to be startled by something and brings her hand up to her wide-open mouth.

Kaylee: "Huh!:

Cut the Serenity blasting into space.

Narrator: Next Friday on Fox.

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Jeff Mejia - Oct 01, 2002 11:07:41 pm PDT #9 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the promo breakdown for the next Buffy episode, "Same Time, Same Place":

Narrator: Next Tuesday, on an all-new Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

We open on a night shot of Buffy, Xander, and somebody I can't identify running through the woods. Xander is carrying a sword.

Willow's home...

Cut to a shot of Willow entering the back door of the Casa de Summers at night, looking around for anybody.

Cut to a graphic WILLOW'S HOME!

Cut to a shot in someone's living room. In the center of the shot, seated and looking as though she is casting a spell, is someone who resembles, but I can't say for certain, Anya. She is wearing a blue sweater. Back behind her and to her left is Willow, brooding. She is wearing a tan sweater over a white blouse. In the foreground of the shot, seated below "Anya", is another girl with lighter hair than the others. It could be Buffy, it could be Dawn, it could be somebody else.

Cut to a reaction shot, where we see Willow (now seated on achair closer to "Anya") gets up and reacts to...

Cut to a shot where we see (presumably) Willow's feet stomping out a fire that has just arisen on a spell mat or something on the floor.

Narrator: ...just in time to party with the Hannibal Lecter of the demon world.

We see a night shot of a taloned claw making a clasping motion.

Flash cut to a daytime shot of the Summers' house, where Dawn and Buffy are seated at a table, and Xander is standing next to them. Dawn is reading from the laptop on the table.

Xander: "Guuhh!"

Close up of Dawn explaining what's she's discovered.

Dawn: "He eats them."

A graphic EWW... flashes on the screen.

Cut to a different angle on Dawn, explaining further.

Dawn: "Cuts strips of their skin while they're still alive."

Cut over to Buffy, looking disgusted at the news.

Cut to a shot of the demon in question, eating a fresh strip of flesh. This is the demon that can be seen in one of the new shots for the credits.

A graphic flashes on the screen:

EWW!
EWW!
EWW

Cut to a night shot of Buffy, in a cave or something, as she tries to get rid of something slimy from her hands as she makes a disgusted face.

Narrator: A tasteful new Buffy.

Cut to a close up of Spike, talking to someone off camera. The shot is at night and appears to be in front of a crypt.

Spike: "I mean who doesn't like skin."

Narrator: Next Tuesday at 8, 7 Central, on EwwPN. (Transcriber's note: I'm not kidding, that's what the Narrator said!)

Grr, Arrgh.

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Jeff Mejia - Oct 04, 2002 11:41:06 pm PDT #10 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the promo for the next Firefly episode, "Jaynestown" (I believe written by Ben Edlund):

Narrator: Two weeks from tonight...

We open on a shot of a statue, apparently of Jayne, in the middle of a clearing.

The camera pans down to the gang, looking up at the statue. Present are Kaylee, Mal, Zoe, Wash, and of course, Jayne. All are dressed normally, except Jayne is wearing the goggles and hat that he wored during the train heist.

Mal: "You wanna tell me how come there's a statue of you here, lookin' at me like I owe him somethin'?"

Cut to a close up of Mal, followed by a close up of Jayne, lowering his head, followed by a close up of the statue.

Narrator: ...a secret from Jayne's past makes him a local folk hero.

We see a scene where Jayne, no longer wearing the coat, hat and goggles, scans an open area that is strewn with debris.

Cut to a shot of the Serenity doing a barrel roll and screaming into the atmosphere of a planet.

Cut to an interior shot of Jayne (in gear) as he stands up.

Reverse to a shot of a gathering of people applauding Jayne.

Cut to a close up of an older man, seated on a stage and playing a guitar while singing a song about "a hero"

Cut to a shot of a crowd surrounding Jayne as they celebrate. One partier raises his cup:

Partygoer: "To Jayne!"

The crowd around them raises there cups in a toast:

Crowd: "To Jayne!"

Jayne reacts to this acclaimation:

Jayne: 'To me!"

and he downs his drink.

Cut to a close up of a seated Wash, talking to everyone around him.

Wash: "We gotta go to a crappy town where I"m a hero."

Narrator: But not everyone thinks he's the toast of the town.

Back to a daytime shot, as we see the people gathered in front of the statue and looking at Jayne. A gunshot rings out, and the crowd parts.

Cut to Jayne, standing in front of the statue, reacting to the gunshot.

Cut to a close up of the man wielding the gun. He has a long, dark beard, and the right side of his face is scarred extensively.

Bearded One: "Well hey there Jayne, you inbred dunghead."

Cut to a reaction shot of Jayne. Note that behind him at the edge of the clearing there appear to be four militia types standing around and holding guns as they look on.

Jayne: "YOu here to talk me to death buddy, is that the plan?"

Cut back to the Bearded One, as he raises his shotgun and pumps it, leveling it towards Jayne.

Bearded One: "This is the plan."

The scene fades out as we hear a gunshot.

Narrator: An all-new Firefly in two weeks.

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