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Monday, February 13, 2012

Attention Buffy Fans: The Master Says You Should Read A Soul to Steal

I don’t normally go in for celebrity endorsements, but I’m thrilled to announce that Mark Metcalf, the actor who played “The Master” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has read and enjoyed “A Soul to Steal.”
He graciously provided me with the following quote, which refers both to “A Soul to Steal” itself and the larger trilogy it is part of: The Sanheim Chronicles:
“I am happy to cheer Mr. Blackwell on as he draws us into his supernatural thriller The Sanheim Chronicles.” – Mark Metcalf, The Master, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
As Buffy is one of my all-time favorite TV shows, and The Master is one of my favorite villains, I couldn’t be happier. 
Why do I love The Master? Because he's the only villain to kill Buffy twice! Because this is such a kick for me, I’ve decided to link to the scene in which she kills him. It's not great quality, but it'll do. 

 I should also note that Mr. Metcalf famously appeared as “The Maestro” on Seinfeld and Neidermeyer in Animal House.
Hope you enjoy this clip from Animal House!


  1. Thanks, Rebecca! I was really excited.

  2. Thanks for that, Rob. I didn't realize the Animal House connection. And yes! Buffy rocks. Did you pick up the graphic novels? They continue with Season 8. A lot of Buffy fans wanted the series to go on past the destruction of Sunnydale and I guess it sort of did. Not as good as the TV show, but still good. I still miss Spike and I just noticed the other day that there's a graphic novel devoted just to his character.


  3. I love Spike. Let me know if the graphic novel is any good. I've been on the fence about the comics in general. I'm intrigued but after reading a few, was a little put out. Bringing Warren back? Really? That said, I love the idea of Buffy still going.