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October 01

(SPOILER) Ohigod! Don't look! It's the WILDFEED! Go ye no further, unless of course, like me, you like being 'spoiled' and learning as much as you can about an episode of Buffy before it broadcasts. This thread is ONLY for people who have ALREADY seen the episode (or equiv. plot treatment) for Season Seven Episode Two. YOU HAVE BEEN DUTIFULLY WARNED! More...

September 30

Not James. Not Giles. Anthony Head answers questions from BBC America viewers on Buffy and his new series Manchild. A Real Audio interview, full of the trademark giggles. (Click Q&A.) More...
Darkness Falls... aka Don't Peek, aka The Tooth Fairy. This is the sort of thing Emma Caulfield considers a step UP from playing a demon on Buffy?

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Evil Trio chat Danny Strong, Adam Busch and Thomas Lenk will all take part in an online chat with fans this Friday on the BBC Buffy website. More...
I was very calm Michelle Trachtenberg on her reaction when Joss told her about the musical. More...
Overnight Ratings For Firefly Fall Even More. Firefly fell to a 3.6/7 this second time around on TV, lower than last weeks premiere. View the full ratings for the night by clicking on the link.

September 29

(SPOILER) 'Angel' Comic Writers Speak! The brilliant BBC 'Buffy' site, has bagged interviews with 'Angel' comic scribe Scott Ciencin, among others. Includes details of how the strip will continue, as well as details about returning characters from past seasons.
(SPOILER) Glory be Jack Nicholson. An interview with Clare Kramer.

September 28

45 a Head. Not a lot to pay for an intimate dinner and sing song with Mr Giles. All for a good cause, of course. [via Buffyverse.info]
New review of "OMWF" soundtrack A comprehensive review and analysis of what is turning out to be one of Buffy's best-selling collectibles: the "Once More, With Feeling" episode soundtrack.
(SPOILER) Stephanie Romanov teases Season 4. This interview from Xpose magazine is quite interesting. Well worth a read. Thanks to the Special Project website for placing it online
Ratings for Buffy 7x01 Buffy recieved a fairly low rating of 4.0/6 (lower than Firefly) and came last in it's timeslot. But, those ratings are similar to that of Season 6. Have a look at the full ratings by clicking the link.

September 27

You too can own a piece of Buffy. Fox is auctioning off Buffy props. Buffy's high school diploma's nearing 700 dollars. The DMP hat's only at 60 bucks.
Angel promotional pictures for Season 4. Thank you, WB. What on earth is Angel doing in the second shot? More...
A male-to-female power-dynamic shift. Marti Noxon speaks about why the men are now the fall guys on the show. More...
(SPOILER) As big as Buffy has ever been... As part of the Fox/Yahoo! deal reported earlier on this site, Yahoo! has an exclusive Marti Noxon video interview. More...
The Kings of Pain. How Mutant Enemy treat the fans on the internet. Classic quotes from writers and why we should be grateful for what they do.
Buffy Radio! Audio gabbing on our favorite slayer and her pals in mp3 format.

September 26

(SPOILER) Fan site bags interview, and best episode guide! 'Firefly' has been going for only a week, and there's already a plethora of sites going up, devoted to it's cause. By far the best, is fireflyfans.net, which has a cast interview transcript, and the best episode section yet.

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Checkpoint: President Buffy. The Council of United Nations. More...
The Buffverse as a source of humanist material An associate professor of philosophy analyses the themes found in BtVs. More...
Buffy is a Christ figure, her Scooby Gang is the church BtVS dissected by Christian humourists
(SPOILER) New Firefly pics Cinescape has some new pics of the cast in action for the second episode

September 25

Buffy is grrrl power made flesh. The article criticises UK tv and media attitudes towards American TV and has major praise for BtVS.

September 24

(SPOILER) The long wait is over: BtVS S7x01 airs on UPN today. 'Course the Canucks have already seen it... More...
(SPOILER) Marti speaks some more about season 7 Some very interesting developments ahead.
OMWF soundtrack released today According to Cinescape there's an initial pressing of 100,000 units. More...
Martin Noxon discusses Season 8. She mentions two possibilities: 1. a show based around Dawn. 2. a show based around Faith. (Article contains S7 spoilers in the last paragraph)

September 23

Miffy the vampire slayer A kewlie wallpaper for fans of Buffy and Miffy :-)
Guys And Pies Eliza Dushku and Alyson Hannigan upcoming movie news. More...
Troika On Tour Season 6's trio of geeks (Jonathen, Andrew and Warren) will be touring the UK for convention purposes in the coming week.
(SPOILER) And so it begins... Leoff's wildfeed summary for Lessons is now up. Prepare to be very spoiled. More...
The people's choice He may not have got an Emmy, but Joss Whedon triumphed in Zap2it's Shadow Emmy Poll with BtVS and AtS topping every drama series category.
"My big theory is that the reason he cheats at kitten poker is so he can win the kittens and set them free." ATNzone.com talks to James C. Leary, "Clem" on BtVS.

September 22

(SPOILER) I believe in genre.... The New York Times has a very in-depth interview and profile of Joss Whedon (reg. required)

September 21

Low Overnight Ratings for Firefly premiere. The show averaged 4.1/8, coming in joint third for the 8pm time slot. More...
Buffy S5 DVD will contain bloopers from S1 to S5 reports The Watcher's Web. More...
Firefly 1.1, the Train Job. The snarky viewers at TWOP seem rather positive about the new show. Though nobody likes the "River" character. Did you see it? Thoughts?
It won't really affect what you see Angel producer Jeffrey Bell on what happened after David Simkins left. More...
Raising awareness... Nick Brendon, spokesman for the Stuttering Foundation of America, speaks about his speech disorder. More...

September 20

(SPOILER) Herc talks up Firefly 1.1 some more. Gives it four stars. "Better than most motion pictures." More...
(SPOILER) I view the future of Buffy as every next episode.... Sci Fi Wire ask Michelle Trachtenberg the questions that most Buffy fans have been thinking. More...
(SPOILER) Marti speaks... E! Online's Wanda puts fans questions to BtVS boss Marti Noxon. More...
Official Firefly website overhaul. Um... same content, different graphics and more Flash. Updated with some video interviews with the actors. More...
Christianity Today Article has a (GASP!) positive view of Buffy! More...
(SPOILER) Firefly debuts tomorrow. It's getting very good launch reviews from SciFi.com, USA Today and the Hollywood Reporter. More...

September 19

Academics Studying Buffy Down Under A graduate symposium on The Buffyverse has issued a call for papers for a one-day meeting on Buffy the Vampire Slayer on 12 November 2002 in Melbourne, Australia. Selected papers will be published in The Refractory, a refereed e-journal of the University of Melbourne Cinema Studies School. 500-word abstracts are due by 12 October by email to Angela Ndalianis.
That Buffy Xbox game in full Interviews with Christopher Golden and the makers of the game.

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UPN revamps the official Buffy website... no pun intended. very slight spoilers for ep 7.1 More...

September 18

(SPOILER) Wessssuuup? Herc's got some rather freakish AtS/Wesley spoilers at AICN. More...

September 17

Shiny trinkets. Peggy Li makes jewelry, worn on BtVS.
(SPOILER) Lessons reviewed at Zap2it According to TV Gal, the season premiere is brighter and lighter than any of the episodes last season.
Buffy books and pants (underpants that is) Some new adult themed Buffy books in the works and new Spike panties available in the US.

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Buffy Waxwork: First Picture Madame Tussaud's have released the first picture of their upcoming Sarah Michelle Gellar waxwork.

September 16

Joss Whedon & Kai Cole at 2002 Emmys Lovely family photos! More...
And the results are in... Some very interesting trends and conclusions in TVZone's poll on season 6 BtVS and season 3 AtS.
Catch it while it lasts UPN has some very strange Buffy episode titles and descriptions up on their site.

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September 15

(SPOILER) The original Serenity Aintitcool.com have a look at the first pilot episode for Firefly and guess what? They like it.
Not taking the piss. ''One of the first things I thought was, I'm gonna have a ship with a toilet," says Joss, talking to Entertainment Weekly. Not too spoilery an article, does have casting info and very general storylines of the first six episodes. More...

September 14

Goodnight Iowa? You KNOW you want to own a set of Yummy Sushi Pyjamas, as worn by Buffy in Season 4's "Goodbye Iowa". Yours for 65 pounds.

September 13

(SPOILER) Haunted lovers, too dark, cheekbones, 29, blah blah blah. The Chicago Tribune writes about Buffy the Vampire Slayer Spike the Vampire Slayer Lover. (reg. required) More...

September 12

"Joss has wonderful fashion sense." Scoop Me talks to Cynthia Bergstrom, former evil fashion, um... thingy, on Buffy. More...
Yahoo! and Fox extend partnership Yahoo! will advertise on Fox's Fall shows including Firefly and in return Fox will give Yahoo! exclusive video material from their various TV series and films. More...
Willow is a postmodern nerd, unlike Al Gore according to the essay, "The Nerd Voice," featured in The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell. The link is to the Salon.com book review which features the reference to both Willow and Giles on the second page. More...
(SPOILER) Lenghty TV Zone interview with Alexis Denisof . Posted on the Defenders of Wesley mailing list. More...

September 11

(SPOILER) Gimme five. Entertainment Weekly sums up reasons why Buffy gets snubbed by the Emmy's. The writer of this piece closes off with his views on Season 7's opening episode: More...

September 10

(SPOILER) Another review of the season 7 premiere Not a wildefeed but Invisible Girl lists what she likes about the episode. Found it via a Harry Groener website.
(SPOILER) Premiere news Zap2it has a pre-premiere article on season 7. More...

September 09

"The producers like my legs." An interview with Stephanie Romanov, "Lilah" on AtS. "They're really kind of furry and soft and cuddly."

(Via Slayage.com. The SECOND page of this interview is spoilery.) More...
(SPOILER) The creators of Buffy head into season seven with a lighter heart according to this Scifi.com interview with Joss Whedon, Emma Caulfield, Claire Kramer and Adam Busch. More...
"I'm a scary, depressive fellow." Joss Whedon dissected by the Dallas News. (registration required) Article contains minor spoilers for BtVS, AtS and Firefly. More...

September 07

(SPOILER) It ain't Kansas anymore. Someone's seen S7x01. (not sure where the link goes if you're not registered) More...
Premier dates from Ain't It Cool. # Angel (WB) 9 p.m. Oct. 6
# Buffy the Vampire Slayer (UPN) 8 p.m. Sept. 24
# Firefly (Fox) 8 p.m. Sept. 20

Just so you'll know, if you didn't already. Plus, I forget unless I write it down, so it's for me, too.

September 06

AH/AD, no ship of fools. Let's go tabloid for a second and check out the crossover couple. Smashing pics.
Buffy Tarot In my neverending search to find strange things to sell on ebay I came across several Buffy tarot decks.... More...
Post Buffy successor Francis Ford Coppola is to create a new female action TV star for Fox. More...
(SPOILER) Leaving Los Angeles. Comics Continuum has some images for AtS S4. More...
Rumour has it author Chris Golden and Amber Benson will be doing a project for the BBC. This was posted to the Cross and Stake board earlier today. Keep an eye on Golden's news page for more info (if any).

September 05

The Succubus Club is back from summer break. Broadcasting Buffy and Angel internet radio, Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm PT. (no broadcast on 9/11) More...
Back to their former glory. USA Today attempts to fix Buffy along with other hit TV shows. More...

September 04

Horse's Head. On Sunday 1st September a deputation from the ILPH, UK's leading international horse welfare charity, represented, among others, by Anthony Head, delivered our their Report on the European horse slaughter traffic to 10 Downing Street. The delegation road up to Downing Street on horseback and carriages.
Take a chance. Amber Benson's movie Chance premieres in her hometown Birmingham, Alabama later this month. More...

September 03

Prinze charming. It's official, SMG married Freddie Prinze Jr in Mexico on Sunday. "A spokeswoman for Gellar's Los Angeles publicists, Baker Winokur Ryder, told BBC News Online the bride wore a Vera Wang dress for the ceremony and the groom a bespoke linen suit."
Buffista Filk. A collection of Buffy-based folklore: Songs, limericks, literature, poems... spoofs and parodies. More...
Why your mum doesn't want you to watch Buffy Because the PTC doesn't. Here is another article in the continued criticism of the PTC's thoughtless ratings of the best and worst TV shows.

September 02

(SPOILER) SciFi's poll this week asks: "Eliza Dushku will again play Faith in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Would you like Faith to come back for good?" Go vote. More...
Fox Trying to Spark 'Firefly' Industry experts discuss if Firefly will be a success.
(SPOILER) Season 7 trailer The UPN promo for season 7 is up on the official Buffy website. More...

September 01

Would you say it was a breakaway pop hit or more of a book number? Zap2It has an article about celebs choosing the song that 'defines' them. Two JossVerse actors are included. J. August Richards (Gunn on AtS) picks "Sarah Smile," by Hall & Oates, and Anthony Stewart Head has his heart set on Ann Peebles' "I can't stand the Rain". More...



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