To every generation, a Slayer is born and before Beyonce brought her own personal brand of slaying, it was pint-sized teenage powerhouse Buffy.

Ahead of the curve in its clever, effortless ability to create a forum for hard-hitting issues such as feminism and sexuality, (Willow + Tara 4eva) whilst remaining supremely funny and bad-ass for seven seasons with an Angel spinoff, Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a weekly addiction for many of us.

The entire cast reassembled again - barely aged - for the 20-year premiere anniversary alongside creator Joss Whedon, thanks to a cover shoot for Entertainment Weekly. According to the magazine, in between shots, actors shared updates on their life and photos of their kids.

Ruminating on why the supernaturally-skewed dramedy was so dearly embraced by so many, actor David Boreanaz who played Buffy's long-term love Angel, explained, When you're going through a really horrible part of your life, like your teenage years, you feel alone. And Buffy was a way to tell the audience you're not alone." Emma Caulfield, who played ex-demon Anya, added: "It just touched on really basic human emotions, like a life blueprint. 'I don't have any friends. I feel isolated.' Those sort of core human emotions." See more in the clip below.

"The most important thing to me is that I have had people come up to me and say the show made me feel different about what they could be, about what they could do, about how they respond to problems, about being a female leader," said Whedon, in reflection. "People getting strength from my own little terrors is... There is no better legacy than that."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s 20-year reunion was the stuff of teenage dreams