Apocalypse West 2000-2005

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Vid Collection
Title: Apocalypse West 2000-2005
Vidder(s): Apocalypse West
Date: 2000-2005
Format: DVD
Fandom (s): multifandom
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Apocalypse West 2000-2005 is a compilation of vids edited by members of the Apocalypse West vidding collective. The compilation contains over 80 vids by five vidders. It includes the contents of the original 2000 VHS vid reel, the 2001 videoCD vid reel, and the 2002 DVD vid reel (transferred to DVD), as well as new vids from the years 2003-2005. It is very similar to the songtape collections offered in the 1980s and 1990s.


So, I bought the Apocalypse West 2002 dvd for the Comedy Tonight vid, but the vids that I've been rewatching are the Stargate ones (Ever Since the World Began is a sweet team vid, Settling is a neat Sam & Jolinear vid, and Playing with the Big Boys is the SGC vs the Goa'uld and it kicks ass).[1]

Ever Since the World Began, sung by Survivor, vid by StratWar. "And destiny, it guides us all, by its hand we rise and fall." This vid is about all the bits and pieces that connect the people and events of the Stargate universe. The center of the vid is still SG-1, and they begin and end it but it's not merely a 'team' vid. This is a true ensemble vid, showing us how SG-1 connect to each other and to the people share their journey. Overall, it's incredibly sweet and it connects various events of the series wonderfully. Very much an "I love my show" type of vid, probably better when you have the context of each moment. It's a beautiful vid.[2]

You Can Always Count On Me, sung by Randy Graff, vid by Chaos and StratWar. "'Til I showed up, he never hired a girl 'cause she could type." It starts out slow and bittersweet, and then turns out to be cute and funny, a vid set in Cordy's days of working for Angel Investigations. There's some wonderful bits of visual irony, as well as a nice look at how Cordy truly did show herself to be responsible and grown-up on Angel. Well, more than she'd been before. It starts out with an Angel/Cordelia flavour to it and then there's a very amusing glance at Angel and Cordy's relationships. In the end, it feels like a sincere and charming celebration of what makes Cordelia who she is and why she has such a strong connection to the men of AI.[3]

Falcon in the Dive, sung by Terrence Mann, vid by Plague. "I wasn't born to walk on water. I wasn't born to sack and slaughter. But on my soul, I wasn't born to stoop to scorn and knuckle under." As show-stoppingly dramatic as Crais himself, this vid points out the sheer determination that is both his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. We see his obsessions and his loves, his torments and his sacrifices. There's some very nice Crais/Aeryn vibing and some truly glorious vid choices. Gorgeous character study, covering Crais' entire arc.[4]

Vidder's Comments

Comments by some of the vidders regarding their vids have been archived:


A partial list of vids:


  • Desert Rose—Stargate SG-1 -- Kiki
  • Friendship—Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Perri
  • You Drive Me Crazy—La Femme Nikita—Abby
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me—Angel—Lizbet
  • Men in Tights—Multi Fandom—Perri
  • The Hamster Dance—Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Abby
  • Stranger than Dreams—Farscape—Perri
  • I'm Not Supposed to Love You Anymore—Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel—Perri
  • Ode to a Friend—Farscape—Kiki
  • If I Fall—Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel—Perri
  • Closing Credits—Multi Fandom -- Dianne


  • Opening Titles—Valerie
  • Introductions—Multi Fandom—Dianne and Kiki
  • Ice—Angel—Lizbet
  • Boom—Multi Fandom—Perri
  • Nobody's Girl—Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel—Dianne
  • Sillybit: Gravity—Xena: Warrior Princess—Valerie
  • Mystery—Farscape—Perri
  • This Is The Moment—Multi Fandom—Dianne and Lizbet
  • Sillybit: This One, That One—Highlander/Forever Knight—Lizbet
  • Once Upon a Dream—Forever Knight—Valerie
  • Sillybit: The City—Angel—Valerie
  • Better Days—Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel—Dianne
  • Sillybit: Man Eating Cow—Stargate SG-1 -- Valerie
  • Extremes—Babylon 5/Stargate SG-1/Farscape—Perri and Kiki
  • There Never Was a Time—Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Perri, Tina and Valerie
  • Never Is a Promise—VR5—Kiki
  • Papa Don't Preach—Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Perri
  • Boomerang Bang—Farscape—Valerie
  • Leningrad—Babylon 5 -- Perri
  • Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel—Dianne
  • Shoe Box—Roswell—Perri
  • Waking the Witch—Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel—Valerie
  • Galileo—The West Wing—Perri
  • Sillybit: Mother's Womb—Angel—Valerie
  • Uninvited—Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Lizbet
  • Closing Titles—Multi Fandom—Valerie


  • Opening Credits—Multi—Lizbet
  • Bring it On—Multi—Perri
  • Comedy Tonight—Farscape—Dianne
  • You Can Always Count On Me—Angel—Perri & Chris
  • Sillybit: Buffy's Dead! -- Buffy/Farscape—Lizbet
  • Offer Your Throat—Buffy—Tina
  • Another Dead Cow—Smallville—Abby
  • Sillybit: Whip It Out—Multi—Dianne
  • Ever Since the World Began—Stargate SG-1 -- Perri
  • Sillybit: Thwapping Stick—South Park/Angel—Dianne
  • Falcon in the Dive—Farscape—Lizbet
  • The 12 Days After Christmas—Buffy—Dianne
  • Sillybit: Librarian—Multi—Perri
  • Hazy Shade of Winter—Witchblade—Chris
  • Sillybit: Once More—Buffy—Dianne
  • Settling—Stargate SG-1 -- Val
  • Sillybit: Wildfire—Buffy—Abby
  • Permanent Smile—Farscape/Angel—Dianne
  • Sillybit: Whirr—Buffy/Gilmore Girls—Dianne
  • One Week—The West Wing—Perri
  • Facts of Life—Buffy—Abby
  • Sillybit: Kill the Boy—Buffy/Simpsons—Tina
  • Glory of Love—Multi—Perri
  • Playing with the Big Boys—Stargate SG-1 -- Valerie & Chris
  • Sillybit: Angel Hair—Buffy/Angel—Lizbet
  • Thank You For the Music—Trekkies—Abby
  • Peace on Earth—Buffy—Lizbet
  • Even Angels Fall—Multi—Perri
  • Closing Credits—Multi—Perri
  • Lift the Wings—Buffy—Perri
  • La Tempete—Dark Shadows—Tina


  1. ^ butterfly, So, I bought the Apocalypse West 2002 dvd, dated October 2, 2004.
  2. ^ dianamichelle, Stargate Vid Recs, accessed March 24, 2011.
  3. ^ dianamichelle, Buffy Vid Recs, accessed March 24, 2011
  4. ^ dianamichelle, Farscape Vid Recs, accessed March 24, 2011.