Feeds

Buffy the Censor Slayer

Readers drive stake through parents' group

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Letters The news that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently rejected a complaint from the Parents Television Council (PTC) that an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer contained illicit nookie caused quite a stir with readers.

To recap, Buffy was apparently getting down and dirty with Spike. Cue outrage from concerned parents. But what was the fuss all about, exactly? Jamie Kitson explains:

Ashamed as I am to admit this, I believe that I do remember the episode which "showed" Buffy and Spike, ahem, doing the deed. The reason for the quotes, and an important bit of the story that has been missed, is that throughout most of the episode Buffy was invisible, leaving it up to your imagination what was going on.

Yes my imagination went a bit far :)

You ought to be ashamed of yourself, young man. After all, Buffy is good, wholesome family entertainment - if you discount the vampires, demons, martial arts slayings of shape-shifting Satanic emissaries, etc, etc.

In any case, hadn't we been there before, Steven asks?:

Isn't that a rather moot point as she had got "down and dirty" with Angel in the 2nd or so series, 5 series before the romp with Spike. I didn't see anyone complaining about that then, so what makes this one any the more special?

Some people just have nothing better to do with their time....

Who can say what provoked the PTC's attack on this occassion? Still, let's have a round of applause the FCC. Take it away (another) Steven:

I'm glad to see the FCC are finally doing something _right_ for a change. I am an obsessed Buffy fan and whilst I've never seen anything "explicit" in the show, I sure wish I could (not in a pornographic way.. obviously ;) ).

I am however, rather curious about why these things are getting attacked?. I mean, first it was games, and how they are to blame for murders (utter rubbish IMHO), now it's TV shows, and explicit scenes that have never even taken place. Are these edgits really that sad that they have to find something to nit pick. Why can't they do something constructive and actually help people (oh I don't know, by jumping in front of a bus or something?).

For the record, the PTC's current hobby-horse is modern music, in all it's filthy forms. Bryn Jones has this to say:

Hahahaha! Oh yes ,so the kids of thirty years ago weren't listening to music about sex, drugs and violence? Could have fooled me. Ranting about societal meltdown was cool thirty years ago but now its just embarrassing. Unless you're Republican or Tory, then its still Rock (or Rap if thats your fancy) On!!!!

Indeed. Cue Rush compliation CD at full volume and air guitars at the ready... ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy
Apple's chief designer forgot one crucial point about overpriced bling
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.