Follow by Email

Friday, May 9, 2014

A Note About Primeval

I just discovered an error in the transcript for Primeval. Normally I'd just correct it (as I've done in the Primeval essay here), but I don't want to update the book for 2 letters. However, the change is important to the argument I make about S4, so I'm going to call attention to it here.


Here's the quote I used from the transcript (Willow doing the spell):

“The power of the Slayer and all who wield it. Last to ancient first, we invoke thee.  Grant us thy domain and primal strength.  Accept us in the power we possess.  Make us mind and heart and spirit joy."

That last word, "joy", is wrong. It should be "join", obviously (you can hear it if you watch). That's kind of the whole point of my essay on Primeval and S4, so I wanted to emphasize it.


  1. Sorry for the random placement of this post, Mark, but I wonder if you watch Orphan Black on BBC America?

    I've read some interesting thoughts on how its the first show to successfully carry the Buffy torch. This article is a great read but contains many **SPOILERS** if you've not seen Oprhan Black:

    If you've not seen the show, I highly recommend it. I don't completely agree with everything in the article above, but it does address many of the themes Buffy dealt with so handily, namely identity, subversion of gender tropes, and the patriarchy. It's similar to Buffy in that I often find myself laughing, crying, and reeling in shock all in the same episode.


    1. No problem putting it here.

      No, I haven't watched OB yet, but I plan to catch up very soon. I'll read your link once I can't be spoiled. Thanks.