The Cast of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Pays Tribute on its Milestone Anniversary

James Marsters (second left) in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." Photo by 20th Century Fox Television/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886115a)

If we weren’t feeling old before, here’s a reminder that Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit our screens 21 years ago!

Long before vampires sparkled in the sun, Sarah Michelle Gellar kicked butt as Buffy Summers whose mission was to rid her hometown of Sunnydale of evil vampires, demons, and other dark forces.

The series, created by Joss Whedon, ran between 1997 and 2003 and was praised for its depiction of strong female leads.

Now, Buffy herself has acknowledged the feminism of the show by putting an anniversary post on Instagram that also featured some never-before-seen photos from the set of the supernatural dramedy.

Sarah partly captioned the post with, “I have always believed that the world is changed by your example, not by your opinion,” which her character proved many times and still serves as great advice.

Other stars of the series also paid tribute, including Charisma Carpenter who played Cordelia Chase:

And Buffy’s little sister, Dawn, portrayed by Michelle Trachtenberg:

We think that 21 years later is a great time for the cast to start thinking about revisiting Sunnydale… but until then, we’ll be rewatching our BTVS boxsets.