With The Cabin in the Woods proving to be a surprise smash hit and The Avengers premiering next weekend, director Joss Whedon is enjoying the acclaim that’s eluded him since sci-fi drama Firefly got axed. But let’s not forget where Whedon began – with a little show called Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Grab your Scooby Snacks and wade in as Wonderland round up the best bits from the seminal TV series…

1. Buffy sacrifices herself to save Dawn

2. The musical episode

3. Lovable nerd Andrew makes a documentary about Buffy

4. The Gentlemen terrorise Sunnydale

5. Buffy’s mother dies

Words: Zing Tsjeng