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    So last night I was watching the station G4 and at the bottom, they always have news stuff popping up. And then something caught my eye, it suddenly came up and said "Ripper, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff begins filming next summer." I don't know if anyone's heard about this yet, but I looked and found a news article from a few days ago confirming that they are going ahead with filming they don't have a script yet, but Joss has confirmed that there is a story.

    http://www.syfyportal.com/news424086.html

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    Oooh. I heard about this! I'm not sure if it was here or in the israely forum of Buffy... But I think it's awesome! I was very disapointed that they didn't do a spinoff for one of the charecters in the end of the show. like Faith... And I heard to do a spinoff for Giles but it wasn't a go. Also it's not actually a tv series. it's a tv movie. at least that's what I've heard

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    • #3
      Yeah i remember reading it was going to be a movie, not a tv series. This is still great news, i hope it happens

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      • #4
        Yup it is basically happening

        At this years ComicCon announced it to his fans that he plans to begin filming next year and that both the BBC and Head are on board. All they need is Fox's approval and the thing is basically certain to happen. It will be shot in the UK, produced by the BBC as a tv movie which will air first in the UK then will air in the US and other countries after. It will centre around Giles but that is all we know

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        • #5
          My question is, is joss the one who's gonna to write the script?
          And I really hope it won't be another canceled project like the Spike tv movie...

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          • #6
            Popbitch also says it's happening!

            "Joss Whedon's long awaited UK based Buffy spin-off,
            Ripper, starring Anthony Head, starts filming next
            summer for BBC."


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            • #7
              OMG! I'm so exited!...I think if it does Spike may be likely to be in it. Since James is closer (than most) to Antony and James probably would more than willing, in asked by Joss...not meantion the fact that he brings in a lot of fans. Pluss he has been in cardiff alot lately. I'm sure he enjoys hanging in England LOL.

              Eliza-Might be a candidate but I'm just hoping. Anyways I'm getting all exited and ahead of myself.

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              • #8
                So it will be starring ASH then? In that case, is it a movie about his past (when he was Ripper) or does it take place post-Chosen, but with the name "Ripper" to be catchy and cool-sounding? Or will it be present!Giles thinking back on his past in flashbacks.

                (EDIT: Okay, just read the article, and I'm still a little confused--how will Giles have time to be solving paranormal mysteries? Isn't he involved in battles in the season 8 comics? And I still don't see where Angel would come in (even if he could film outside of Bones--though seeing DB in Bones is enough for me), when last we see is of Giles mistrusting Angel because of WH. Would this series just be entertainment outside of canon?)

                And sometimeslola, why do you think Spike would be in it? I do adore the interactions between them (my two fave characters on Buffy), those members of the Nancy Tribe, lol, but I can't see how Spike would come into the picture--he wasn't involved in Giles's past (as seen by his ignorance about Spike in SH), and he isn't around Giles post-Chosen.

                In any case, it'd be good to see my beloved Giles back in action once more, lol, though I don't know if the story intrigues me so much yet.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sherrilina View Post
                  So it will be starring ASH then? In that case, is it a movie about his past (when he was Ripper) or does it take place post-Chosen, but with the name "Ripper" to be catchy and cool-sounding? Or will it be present!Giles thinking back on his past in flashbacks.
                  No one is quite sure yet, some have speculated that we may have some flashbacks but it does apparent it will be the Giles we've come to know and love. It is set in England so that could mean it is supposed to take place during s6 of Buffy after he went back to England, it could have been early on in s7 or in the year and a half we missed between season seven and season eight. I think that would likely be the case as this would be the only time Buffy could make an appearence logically, though AH did say the movie doesn't depend on a cameo from her or DB.

                  (EDIT: Okay, just read the article, and I'm still a little confused--how will Giles have time to be solving paranormal mysteries? Isn't he involved in battles in the season 8 comics? And I still don't see where Angel would come in (even if he could film outside of Bones--though seeing DB in Bones is enough for me), when last we see is of Giles mistrusting Angel because of WH. Would this series just be entertainment outside of canon?)
                  Perhaps his mistrust could be an issue dealt with in the movie? Perhaps Angel has a past with whatever paranormal thing Giles is dealing with, perhaps we have a flashback of Angelus or even just a reluctant phone call between the two, there could be many possibilities.

                  And sometimeslola, why do you think Spike would be in it? I do adore the interactions between them (my two fave characters on Buffy), those members of the Nancy Tribe, lol, but I can't see how Spike would come into the picture--he wasn't involved in Giles's past (as seen by his ignorance about Spike in SH), and he isn't around Giles post-Chosen.
                  Yeah I don't think JM has been considered or AH would have probably mentioned him. The fact he has mentioned both SMG and DB specifically probably indicates that this is something he and Joss has spoken about. SMG always said if the script was good she'd come back for a reunion with the character of Angel because of Bangel and offered to make cameos in Ats during s5 so I could see it really happening. Though it obviously wouldn't be too Bangel centric as this is Giles' story.

                  In any case, it'd be good to see my beloved Giles back in action once more, lol, though I don't know if the story intrigues me so much yet.
                  I can't wait to see Giles again, it will be amazing to see a Buffy character in a new story back on our screens again. It is so weird, the verse kind of went dead in terms of anything really new for a couple of years and suddenly Joss is totally invested in it again and we have Buffy s8, Ats s6, a new Fray Comic, a confirmed Buffy s9 and now Ripper!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sherrilina View Post
                    And sometimeslola, why do you think Spike would be in it? I do adore the interactions between them (my two fave characters on Buffy), those members of the Nancy Tribe, lol, but I can't see how Spike would come into the picture--he wasn't involved in Giles's past (as seen by his ignorance about Spike in SH), and he isn't around Giles post-Chosen.

                    In any case, it'd be good to see my beloved Giles back in action once more, lol, though I don't know if the story intrigues me so much yet.
                    Originally posted by vampmogs View Post
                    Yeah I don't think JM has been considered or AH would have probably mentioned him. The fact he has mentioned both SMG and DB specifically probably indicates that this is something he and Joss has spoken about. SMG always said if the script was good she'd come back for a reunion with the character of Angel because of Bangel and offered to make cameos in Ats during s5 so I could see it really happening. Though it obviously wouldn't be too Bangel centric as this is Giles' story.

                    Well. I was just wish-thinking-If that makes sense. Well, I'll like send a email to Steven and ask, see if there is any answer but anyways...JM and ASH are good mates and regularly talk or at least more often than most. I think if this Movie is going to happen JM would know...but as for him being on it...I dunno, not many BvS or AtS characters are free...I mean they otta bring more of them in to make it that much more interesting...I figured JM would be more willing.

                    Although I don't mind if being only Giles. I don't think it's going to be too much based on the past...Spike, can be dropped in anyplace...If the need be. ..or he could be a kept surprise. Lol?

                    ...well. I'm simply hoping he does and if ever asked he is likely to go for it. I just HOPE it happens. It's likely that it might not?but?then?again?dunno.
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                    • #11
                      Omg, it's really great even if we wont get the same taste, comparing the one we get on Buffy, However, its ALWAYS great to hear from the cast, I hope that "Ripper" characters would stay in touch with Scooby Gang!.
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                      • #12
                        I hope that they go thru with this cuz Im in a good mood now becuz of this. The only thing better than this would be the Spike TV Movie
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                        • #13
                          oh my god. this is the best news like ever! thanks for posting this. i hope there is cameos from other btvs characters too. i think the most likely people who would appear would be willow and spike. maybe we would find out what happened after the big finale battle on angel too.
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                          • #14
                            Yes it is!! It is soo great to hear that. "Ripper, We'll be watching you"
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                            • #15
                              Great news. Looks like this project might really be happening, after all.

                              Didn't Anthony say that David or Sarah may be making an appearance? That indicates to me that they'll be using one or the other for a specific role within the plot (and/or to attract more BtvS/AtS fans). I somehow doubt we'll be seeing them together; according to Season 8, Angel is not part of Buffy's post-"Chosen" life, and you can't suddenly involve him without pissing off a certain other fraction of fans. Besides, Angel/Buffy, Spike/Buffy or Angel/Buffy/Spike -- delighted though I'd be to see them -- would probably detract from the main character of Giles.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Enisy View Post
                                Great news. Looks like this project might really be happening, after all.

                                Didn't Anthony say that David or Sarah may be making an appearance? That indicates to me that they'll be using one or the other for a specific role within the plot (and/or to attract more BtvS/AtS fans). I somehow doubt we'll be seeing them together; according to Season 8, Angel is not part of Buffy's post-"Chosen" life, and you can't suddenly involve him without pissing off a certain other fraction of fans. Besides, Angel/Buffy, Spike/Buffy or Angel/Buffy/Spike -- delighted though I'd be to see them -- would probably detract from the main character of Giles.
                                The timeline is a little unclear though. We don't know exactly when this will be taking place so it is hard to say about Buffy or Angel making an appearence together. I agree that it shouldn't detract from Giles and the storyline though, but I think even a cameo over the phone would be a nice little touch.

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                                • #17
                                  I wouldn't mind an entirely prequel story, rather than trying to patch it in with Season 8. Although they might need some anti-wrinkle cream for Tony if they went like that though!

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                                  • #18
                                    I wonder if they are going to do it the way they're doing the Magneto film. With Anthony Head narrating it and a younger person playing young Giles? I hope and pray they don't try to use special effects. Lol. Either way, *squee's with excitement*

                                    I hope this will pave the way for more sequels and such. Or perhaps they will make a TV show continuation of Ripper. That would be cool.
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                                    • #19
                                      Hmmm, as much as I love Spike, I really wouldn't want him to appear in Ripper, ESPECIALLY if it were a scene from the past. I mean... I hate to say it, but... JM is starting to age a bit too much to be a 20 something vampire. WE all know the immense difference between JM of season 2 Btvs, and season 5 Angel. So I would hope he would steer clear. Ooh but I would love a Bangel cameo especially if it were Btvs based, obviously sometime from season 1-3. Just a nice little appearance to tip their hats to the fans

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                                      • #20
                                        James recently said he thinks he's held up well enough to play Spike again, but I agree that both James and David look very different now than they did in their initial Buffy appearances. (I recall the fans made a big deal out of it with David in the last seasons of Angel, since he had begun to put on some weight.) I hope they steer clear of the Angel/Buffy/Spike triangle altogether, that way lies only disappointment, diversion from Giles's story and fandom outcry.

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