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November 01

BBC publishes ebook prequel to the X-Box game, by Buffy tie-in authors Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.

October 31

(SPOILER) Excellent post connecting Baudelaire and BtVS It's up at the Buffy Cross & Stake. Catch it fast before it leaves the board.
Doug Petrie on the new Fantastic Four script Comic books fans may interested to know that he is making changes to the origins of the Fantastic Four. More...
Jane Espenson, "writer and student of linguistics", has a website.
Drew Goddard drops by the Bronzebeta and is high-larious: More...
BtVS animated series dead in the water "We just couldn't find a home for it — which will baffle me to the grave," says Joss Whedon. More...
BtVS's "Hush" is scary according to this Salon.com list of scary movies and tv shows. More...
Buffy and Angel music arrangements and midis for your enjoyment.

October 30

Not necessarily the end according to SMG: "There have been absolutely no decisions made. Conversations haven't even begun." BtVS may yet go onto another season, with Buffy. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy Star Dead Again Joss Whedon says that Amber Benson and Fox have been unable to reach a deal for her to return to the show. More...
National Organisation for Women criticise BtVS and AtS in their "Watch Out, Listen Up!" 2002 Feminist Primetime Report which covered the 2001-2002 TV season. AtS got an overall grade of D and BtVS received a C-. More...
Cool new AtS cast pictures at YesWes.com. More...

October 29

Buffy Scmuffy. (Flash animation) Who needs Buffy? Play along and YOU can be the Slayer!
Trick or Treat from The Lady Pele!
Buffy game feature: UGO.com interview the Collective (developers of the BtVS game) and David Stalker (producer at Fox Interactive)
'Morpheus the Darkly Clad One' goes underground. Anthony Head will be hosting a radio documentary called "Beyond the Pale" for the Steve Lamacq Live show on Monday, November 4, 2002, from 20:00 - 00:00 GMT. Non UK listeners can tune in with Real Audio. (From Slayage.com, via Heads Up mailing list) More...

October 28

Ananova suspects the end is near. Buffy creator thinks it's coming to an end.
"Spike is not Angel". James Marsters speaks about his character's role in season 6 and why Spike is so popular.
Buffy Fans Benefit Hotline. SciFi Wire reports that the Kitten Board has raised over $8,000 for The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that runs a suicide hotline for gay youth.
(SPOILER) "I'm beginning to suspect that it may be [Buffy's] last season," More talk of this being the last season, but it seems to be more definate.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer viewer survey. Help Dr. Laura Holiday.

October 27

(SPOILER) Angel 4x04 "Slouching Toward Bethlehem". Wildfeed. More...

October 26

Firefly: Immediate Assistance, "a site created to provide the fanbase for Joss Whedon's television program Firefly with information on how they can support this wonderful show." More...
Shop for Buffy wear. A French clothing store sells buffy-like clothes now..but I think it looks very tacky and cheap...shame on all those people out there trying to make money on Buffy by selling bad quality stuff!

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Call For Papers: Vampires 2003 A conference to be held in the Spring of 2003 in Budapest, Hungary seeks papers on: "the vampire legend and its enduring influence on human culture throughout history." More...

October 25

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon speaks about the future of Firefly and why he wants you to watch tonight's episode. More...
Pre-sweeps progress report for Mutant Enemy shows Alyson says the shows have potential but there is definite room for improvement.
(SPOILER) BtVS S7x08 pictures available at Comics Continuum.
Joyce Millman on Buffy and Firefly From this week's Boston Phoenix. Joyce is loving Season Seven of BtVS, but isn't quite sure about Firefly yet.

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October 24

Firefly generates more income than AtS or BtVs According to the Futon Critic website, Firefly is currently ranked 59th out of 119 shows in generated income at $2,592,000 per epidode. (via fireflyfans.net) More...
(SPOILER) Firefly's distress signal Cinescape reports that Fox's Firefly site is broadcasting a distress signal apparently from Captain Reynolds. More...
Anyone keeping an eye on Cassie? There's been some changes at CassieNewton.com (the site for the girl in "Help") More...

October 23

(SPOILER) "Selfless" Involved - EW.com's Rachel Lovinger gives kudos to this week's episode.
(SPOILER) "On our show, anyone can die at any moment" An interview with Jeffrey Bell, co-executive producer of AtS. Usually spoilers for AtS are quite hard to come by, but this interview is strewn with them. More...
A Buffy-universe immersive online game. Could it make money? Would it be successful? Weblogger Tom Coates asked the question, Dan Hon replied and others joined in.

October 22

Sarah Vowell talks Buffy in the Boston Globe Ms. Vowell is a writer and regular contributor to NPR's This American Life, and (judging from this article) apparently a big-time Buffy fan as well!

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(SPOILER) Buffy 7x05 "Selfless". Do yourself a favour. Don't read the wildfeed for this episode. More...
Nikki Stafford interviewed The author of 'Bite Me: The Unofficial Guide to the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer' disusses the future of BtVS, why the show is so popular and why it will never win a 'good' Emmy.
She's no dummy... The BBC Buffy site has a Realplayer featurette of the making of the Sarah Michelle Gellar waxwork and pics from the press launch too. More...
Angel 4x03 scores a 4.0/6. 'The House Always Wins' scored an overnight 4.0/6 which is higher than the previously aired Buffy episode - Go Angel!

October 21

Buffy draws the attention of academics. Scholars wonder why BtVS and AtS are so successful and are going to "investigate the cultural significance of the two shows".
(SPOILER) The House Always Wins preview Angel's Acolyte has the preview for what has to be a highly anticipated Angel episode. More...

October 20

SadGeezers Guide to Firefly. Complete with episode reviews, character bios, background info, discussion forum and the inevitable purity test. More...
The Remote Controllers A New York Times article on how fans on the Internet are changing TV shows. (reg required). Marti Noxon has her own point of view. More...

October 19

"It will be very interesting to see how this year goes" A huge Marti Noxon interview up at scifi.com (more spoilerish than actual spoilers)
'Buffy' Keeps Character Web Site Alive. Read Zap2It's article about the recent episode of BtVS that aired and Cassie Newton

October 18

BtVS lookalikes... AOL Instant Messenger has a web page devoted to those who resemble the stars from BtVS. More...
Darkness Falls trailer. Fans of Emma Caulifield can now view the trailer for her new movie online. More...
(SPOILER) New pics for 'Safe' This episode will be aired November 8th.
Scifi.com Once more With Feeling CD review : a good B+. "Whedon... [uses] song to divulge intimate emotions and psychological conflicts that, in a typical TV series, would either remain unspoken or, more likely, be presented through exaggerated, soap-operatic histrionics." More...

October 17

Buffy Season Three details are out, courtesy of DVD File. For those of us who still have to wait for Region 1 DVDs, it comes out on January 7th. More...
(SPOILER) Angel 4x03 Slouching Toward Bethlehem: WB releases episode images. More...

October 16

(SPOILER) Headlining act announced for the Bronze A critically acclaimed singer will guest star in the show in November.
What kind of Buffy fan are you? Take the Buffy fan purity test and gasp at how accurate it is ;)
(SPOILER) BtVS 7x04 "Help". More...

October 15

Which Buffy Character Do You Identify With Most? Take the quiz. More...
More shiny trinkets... A.C.Chase has BtVS jewellery for sale. More...
UPN lowers ad rates For those of you following the story of UPN's poor ratings so far, this website reports that UPN has lowered the ad rates for BtVS and other shows.
(SPOILER) A site the writers think you should see before watching BtVS S7x04 "Help" tomorrow... More...

October 14

(SPOILER) AtS 4x02 Ground State. It's all about the power! More...
(SPOILER) This week's wildfeed is now available In depth description of 'Help' provided by Leoff.
Firefly on the chopping block? According to this article, Firefly is getting a "vote of no confidence" from the viewers.

October 13

(SPOILER) Steve DeKnight posts at Bronzebeta fresh from shooting AtS episode 7. More...

October 12

(SPOILER) Eliza on season 7. Spacecast.com has a short Real video interview with Eliza Dushku. More...
(SPOILER) New pics for episode four. Comics Continuum has 4 images from the episode 'Help' and a UPN plot description as well.

October 11

Play.com have quietly reduced their Buffy DVDs ... so British fans with a Region One compatible player can pick up Seasons One and Two (and the movie) very cheaply ... More...
(SPOILER) 4x01 "Deep Down" Review from Cinescape. Read this quite in-depth review praising one of our favourite series
Halloween debut for season 6 on the BBC. In a change of schedule, the BBC will be showing Bargaining part 1 on October 31st. More...
Joss on the existence of God The Onion's A.V. Club asked various literary, musical and media celebrities "Is there a God?"

October 10

Behind the scenes access for fans Fireflyfans.net reports that fans will be able to see the start to finish of the making of an episode on the official Firefly website. More...
(SPOILER) Angel 4.1 review A fairly wacky review of "Deep Down" from the guys over at Entertainment Geekly.
UPN network ratings plummet With lower than expected ratings for BtVS and other UPN shows, UPN may be forced to give away free commercial time to satisfy its advertisers.
(SPOILER) The Power and the Glory Clare Kramer speaks about her new movie and BtVs.
SMG voted 3rd least annoying celebrity - Marc Blucas voted 11th MOST annoying (81.94%). More...

October 09

Pride and Prejudice a la Buffy. Buffy is Darcy and Spike is Elizabeth... 61 chapters long.
Preferring 'happy' over 'cool'. Seth Green interviewed. More...
(SPOILER) Cheat Planet has the X-Box Cheats for the BtVS game X-Box's version of BtVS is interesting---and I found some cheat codes at Cheat Planet, for those who also like to be *spoiled* in their gaming. More...

October 08

"no major ulterior motive for putting Amber in the credits" David Fury interviewed. More...
AtS writer Mere Smith begs people not to read spoilers this year. Posting on the Bronzebeta forum she writes: More...
(SPOILER) BtVS 7x03 Same Time, Same Place. Link to the evil wildfeed. It's a Jane Espenson script, so expect the funny. More...
Angel Premiere Ratings. The overnight ratings for the new season of Angel scored the lowest of all Joss' premieres with a 3.7/5, coming last in it's timeslot.

October 07

(SPOILER) Angel/Buffy connections “An M.C. Escher Perspective”. Great post at the Cross and Stake connecting and comparing Angel and Buffy . This'll run off that board soon, so if you want to read it, be quick. More...
More details for English Buffy conference announced. The University of East Anglia is holding a two-day Buffy academic conference on the 19th of October. More...
"first Emmy-caliber performance" of the new season. Praise for James Marsters in 'Beneath You'.
Firefly's ratings improves. Overnight ratings for last Friday's episode were the best so far and were higher than BtVS for that week.

October 06

(SPOILER) AtS 4x01 "Deep Down". Don't read the WB's episode description if you want to stay unspoiled, it gives away far too much of tonight's Steven DeKnight penned season opener. More...

October 05

Angel photoshoot video. Proof the new cast photo is real and not a cut and paste job. A 2mb avi, courtesy of Buffy-TV.de.
Wesley in tights, Minear confirms. In response to a quote from an interview with Amy Acker as printed in E online's Wanda's new column (which contains SPOILERS!), Tim Minear has posted to an "Angel" forum. More...

October 04

"A determined Ingmar Bergman trapped on an Aaron Spelling planet". An insightful piece on Whedon and Firefly in "The American Prospect" compares Whedon to Flannery O'Connor's Hazel Motes, who toured the American South to win souls for the "Church Without Christ." A stubborn individual with integrity.

Contains slight spoilers for the as yet unaired original "pilot" of the series... More...
So Anthony Head on 'So Graham Norton'. Anthony Head, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Manchild, must explain to Graham why he is on the cover of American Libraries magazine. More...
Pics from OMWF signing. Cinescape has exclusive pics of Joss, Amber and Michelle from a signing in Sunset Boulevard last Saturday. More...

October 03

Demonology, a Slayer's Guide. A real video preview of one of the upcoming season 5 DVD's featurettes, presented by Danny Strong.
BBC confirms season 6 start date. For those in the UK who haven't seen season 6, it will start on November 7th in its usual 6.45pm slot. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy music news. According to a UPN spokesman, the Breeders will be headlining at the Bronze in the episode 'Him' . More...
Giddyup, spaceman: a new Salon.com review of "Firefly" by Carina Chocano which is mainly negative although she does note that: "the show is only two episodes old, so it seems only fair to give it the benefit of the doubt, considering its creator's track record."
Suggestion re: Whistler More...

October 02

More Angel picture promos.
Golden anniversary for the Buffy comic book. Cinescape celebrate the 50th issue of the BtVs comic book with an interview with the co-writer Fabian Nicieza. (account needed) More...
(SPOILER) Deep Down trailer The Angel season premiere trailer is now up on the WB site. (Quicktime required) More...
"I'll take it!" Nathan Fillion reacting to suggestions that his character, Capt. Mal Reynolds, bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain Star Wars icon.

October 01

(SPOILER) I can tell you nothing. Joss Whedon talks about the future of BtVs and working on Firefly.
Buffy returns to Australian screens Season Three repeats of 'Buffy' start tonight on Channel Seven at 10.30pm More...



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