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November 30

Buffy S7 scripts on Ebay. Prices for these scripts are higher than I've seen before. More...
Interview with Nathan Fillion, captain Mal from Firefly. Scroll down the page for it. Slightly spoilery at the end. More...
Highlights of Buffy special now online. Canadian TV show Hypaspace went behind the scenes of BtVS and interviewed Michelle Trachtenberg followed by Nick Brendon and James Marsters amongst others (Realplayer required). More...

November 29

Jane Espenson talks about her season six episodes. Video clips (Realplayer required) and a printer friendly version too.
Music for Electronica. George Sarah discusses his collaboration with Anthony Stewart Head on the album 'Music for Elevators'. More...
Willow's Problem is Not Power. This is an analysis of Willow's Season Six meltdown. Slightly dated but still worth a read.
Deconstructing Faith. Interesting (albeit unfinished) essay about Faith the Vampire Slayer.

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All Things Philosophical on BtVS and AtS "Your complete compendium to all things mystical, good, and evil in the Buffyverse."

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Vote for Firefly on SaveMyShow.com.

November 28

The Buffy Zone. If you haven't been to Dark Horse's Buffy comic book site recently, you should definitely check it out. More...
Sequel to BtVS Xbox game in development. It's also rumoured to be appearing on several game platforms. More...

November 27

Firefly put on hiatus beginning in January but it has not been cancelled. More...
Joss Whedon biography due May 2003. Candace Havens, a US TV columnist, is writing an unauthorised biography titled 'Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy'. More...
UPN and Whedon discuss 'Buffy's' future. Dawn Ostroff, UPN's entertainment president, confirms that a meeting did take place several weeks ago but a decision will not be taken until May. More...
What Lies Beneath? This is an essay about modern horror movies, written by Robin Wood, the film critic whom Joss mentioned last May on the Bronze Beta.

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(SPOILER) Origin of quote from BtVS S7x09 "Never Leave Me". *edited with formerly missing proverbs link, fat fingers duly punished, head hanging in shame....*

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November 26

(SPOILER) Location shoot for 7.11. A report from 'Buffynuts'. More...
Spike's DeSoto on the Block Lot #22 - up for auction in CA. Looks like you'll have to black out the windows yourself though. More...
"I think they've explored her to the hilt". Julie Benz on why she thinks Darla will not return.
(SPOILER) Casting news. E! Online's Wanda has some juicy spoilers from last night's chat (there's some minor AtS spoilers on the following page).
Angel moves to Wednesday. Birds of Prey has been cancelled, Angel's taking its slot in mid-January.
"My water could break on the set." That's the spirit. Charisma wants to continue working as much as her pregnancy allows. More...

November 25

Firefly newsgroup. My ISP doesn't carry it yet, but Google's there to help. Also: keep an eye on TWOP, there'll be a Q&A with writer Jose Molina there soon.
Sarah to star in Cabaret? The website Broadway.com reports on a rumour that Sarah Michelle Gellar may be taking on the role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway production of Cabaret (via the BBC's Buffy website) .
(SPOILER) Angel: Behind the Scenes. A Realplayer clip from an Angel special airing on the Canadian TV channel Space in December. More...
(SPOILER) Tony Head talks to Wanda at EOnline. More...
(SPOILER) Emma Caulfield appearance at the Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention. More...

November 24

Benz `Taken' by Spielberg after dying role on `Angel'. Tidbits on TAKEN, Amy Acker in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and Julie as Darla in ANGEL
A review of "Blood, Text and Fears," the Buffy academic conference, in the NYTimes. Good reading, registration required.

November 23

Whedon Helms Firefly Ep and makes some interesting comments pointed towards the cast of Buffy and Angel, as well as Firefly. (Article contains SPOILERS for Firefly, but scroll down to the last paragraph for the comments re: AtS and BtVS casts. Ed.)

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November 22

Crotchless Panties of Doom From the San Francisco Gate newspaper columnist Mark Morford - he's going on about the Victoria's Secret tv show and praises Buffy along the way... More...
Firefly's official forum has had a bit of a make over since I last looked at it. Rush on over to catch Adam Baldwin's appreciative post... the Firefly homepage mentions more "interesting new members" have been given accounts.
"Don't invite Buffy into your home." Buffy gets reviewed by Focus on the Family. More...
"Television’s most "graceful" hour." This Christian reviewer lays out an interesting argument in favor of Angel: The Series. More...
"I’m going to need to see Joss." A slightly dated but still funny bit from the Modern Humorist Fall 2002 TV Preview. More...
Don't you just love David Fury? Not the most popular writer (with Spuffy fans at least), he posted to the Bronzebeta yesterday. More...

November 21

"The future's uncertain, but we're still flying". Joss Whedon speaks about Fox's handling of Firefly and what December's ratings will mean for the future of the show.
Firefly starting to shine. Now that the hype is over, this article looks at the show so far and finds plenty of things to praise (via fireflyfans.net).

November 20

"We're happy to still be flying." Scoop Me interview with ME's president, Christopher Buchanan. The two extra episodes ordered by Fox means a total of 15 episodes will at least be made. More...
Neopod Buffy Films Part I : "The Stalking". Made in flash, starring Buffy and Cordelia, including some soundbites from the actual series. Nicely done. [via k10k]
BtVS 7x08 "Sleeper". The link goes to the "Spike feed" this time. It's a wildfeed summary, focussing on Spike. (Spoilers for those outside of North America) More...

November 19

(SPOILER) Even more Giles. And an very interesting spoiler too.
A look at Jeffrey Bell , the new co-exec producer of AtS. Joss describes him as "the perfect guy to be running 'Angel' with me".
Ripper still possible says Anthony Stewart Head in a interview with Sci Fi Wire. More...
A North American Buffy conference? This is a very short announcement about a possible Buffy conference being planned for May 2004 in Nashville, TN, USA.
“A Religion in Narrative”: Joss Whedon and Television Creativity. This academic paper focusses on Joss, his aesthetic, his influences, his storytelling approach, and more. Some of this we've heard before, but it's organized nicely.
Can ''Buffy'' go on without Sarah Michelle Gellar? This is an EW article about the possible end of the show after seven years. More...
"There are things we will definitely stay away from for awhile." Interesting Marti Noxon interview in which she talks about audience reaction, losing track of the Big Bad, played out storylines, and other stuff.

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Fox orders two more Fireflys [ edited by crippledlion on 2002-11-19 23:24 ]

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Join the official Firefly mailing list. It's one way to let Fox know you like the show and don't want it to be cancelled. Another way is to follow instructions on the Firefly: Immediate Assistance website. It involves writing to Fox, and their sponsors. More...
(SPOILER) MmmmGiles. More...
"Once More With Feeling" Paperback at AmazonDotCom This item will be published on December 1, 2002. You may order it now and they will ship it to you when it arrives. More...

November 18

Now, it's Buffy the Thesis. An Australian article about the upcoming event 'The Buffyverse: A Symposium on Buffy the Vampire Slayer' which is being held in Melbourne on the 21st. More...
(SPOILER) Vladimir Kulich (The Beast) interview. There is a chat transcript about his character in the 'What's New' section. More...
(SPOILER) AtS 4x07 "Rain of Fire" (previously entitled "Apocalypse, Nowish") - the wildfeed. More...

November 17

Tim Minear on AtS Season 3, a show by show commentary, transcribed from SFX Collectors Edition.

November 16

New Quicktime interviews with Joss and Tim Minear on the official Firefly site.
"He said something along the lines of “me like”". Writer Jose Molina (formerly of Dark Angel) on the making of "Ariel", this week's episode of Firefly, which he wrote. More...

November 15

(SPOILER) "It's not winding down. It's coming to an end". Why Anthony Stewart Head believes this season will be the last.
Cut scene from 'Villains' revealed. According to effects artist Robert Hall, network executives took out a scene where a bullet was dug out of Buffy's chest.
A Buffy web game with a difference. The BBC Buffy site has a Flash game based on Top Trumps. Will you be able to beat the computer?
'Firefly' Cancellation Looming. A Fox source has told SyFy Portal that the network will be announcing the cancellation of "Firefly" as early as next week.
(SPOILER) It was a good day for spoilers... More...

November 14

ANGEL SEASON 1 ON DVD: Angel will be ariving on dvd, Feb 11, 2003

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November 13

Who's that girl? Wondering who the band in "Conversations with Dead People" was? More...
The writing process: Mutant Enemy writer Jane Espenson explains how breaking, developing and writing a story works in the Jossverse. (Careful, it's spoilery for tonight's episode of Buffy - S7x07) More...

November 12

Joss Whedon on Fresh Air in 2000. It's been mentioned here before, but here's the direct link. The interview is from May 09, 2000: "Fresh Air TV Critic David Bianculli talks with JOSS WHEDON (Joss is pronounced like 'Floss')."
(SPOILER) Wildfeed is up for "Conversations With Dead People". DO NOT READ THIS WILD FEED IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SPOILED----that is all.
(SPOILER) USAToday gives " Conversations With Dead People" 4 Stars Fighting the living dead is, of course, Buffy's primary mission — and the source of her show's title. But dealing with death and the dead has also given this remarkable series some of its best episodes, from the heart-breaking loss of a parent in The Body to the heart-stopping horror of the silent-classic Hush. Now, as if to verify its rebound from last year's subpar season, Buffy offers another sure-to-be classic outing: Conversations With Dead People. More...
(SPOILER) Interview with Kristine Sutherland (Joyce). More...
"I think Firefly has a little sinus thing," says Joss to Mike McDaniel of the Houston Chronicle in an interview in which he talks on the future of his shows and himself. More...

November 11

(SPOILER) Transcript of Joss chat on AOL. The link contains spoilers, but they're between spoiler tags. More...

November 09

Ever wonder what the "guai" they talk about on Firefly? Fans' translations of the Chinese language used on Firefly. (Sorry for the direct link, but I didn't want to lead you all on a wild goose chase. Could be spoilerish for those not in the U.S.)
Salon.com frontpage BtVS stuff featuring the article by Stephanie Zacharek called "Deconstructing 'Buffy' " about the Blood, Text and Fears academic conference recently held in the UK and her experience there, the paper she presented at the conference, along with a lengthy TT discussion concerning BtVS. (Membership required) More...
Any WHEDONESQUErs in Boston? Every weekend from December 6th to the 21st in Boston's South End, the Queer Soup Production Company will be putting on a little comedic revue called Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 10 Year High School Reunion.

November 08

(SPOILER) Prepare to get scattered says Jeffrey Bell, co-executive producer of Angel. "I think what we're going to do is sort of scatter people, to a certain extent, emotionally and physically."
Six reasons why Buffy characters shouldn't go to Angel. An editorial at Zentertainment from their Angel reviewer. More...
Joss to be interviewed on NPR's 'Fresh Air' today (see your local public radio station schedule for air times or just stream it online later): "Terry talks with the creator of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Joss Whedon." More...
(SPOILER) AtS 4x07 “Apocalypse, Nowish" pics at cinescape.com (spoilerish episode description as well)
No link, sorry. Australian Woman's Day says SMG wants to have a baby. More...

November 07

Julie Benz chat tonight at 9PM ET, 6PM PT over at Scifi.com. Julie Benz, who played Darla on BtVS and Angel, will be playing Kate Keys in the SciFi channels upcoming Taken 20-hour AbductionFest miniseries directed by Steven Spielberg. I can't wait. More...
(SPOILER) 'It's so much fun to have that energy.' Joss Whedon speaks about the next episode of AtS, "Spin the Bottle", which he directs.
Angel 'perched on the fence' for 2003-2004 schedule according to WB's entertainment division president Jordan Levin. More...

November 06

Pics of Emma Caulfield in her movie "Darkness Falls" provided by Cinema Confidential.
(SPOILER) Another Tom Lenk interview This time he speaks to About.com about the death of Tara and fan boy culture amonst other things. More...
(SPOILER) Tom Lenk (aka Andrew) questioned by Sci Fi Wire in a short interview. More...

November 05

Season 6 on Space Channel Season 6 starts it's nightly run on the Canadian sci-fi channel, Space, tonight. More...
(SPOILER) When Seth met Kelley or how it came to be that a certain band are appearing on tonight's episode of BtVS.
Step Onboard 'Firefly' with TechTV at 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Interviewed are Firefly visual effects supervisor and CG supervisor Loni Peristere and Emil Edwin Smith of Zoic Studios. There is also some JW airtime. More...
(SPOILER) AtS 4x06 "Spin the Bottle": lots of lovely promo pics at Comics Continuum. Demons rock. More...
All Music Guide review of OMWF. *****/*****! They've had the star rating since it came out, but they just added a short review.

November 04

(SPOILER) Buffy 7x06 "Him", the wildfeed. So... how did you cope with a Buffless week? If you think this was bad wait until episode 9. Apparently there's a 5 week wait till epi 10. The horror!
Firefly moving? Hercules at aintitcool.com speculates on a report that Firefly may move to a Wednesday night.

November 02

(SPOILER) It isn't over yet for Firefly Whedon and Minear fight back in a Zap2it interview.
(SPOILER) Whedon says chances for season 8 'good' reports SciFiWire. More...

November 01

(SPOILER) Jumping ship? Joss Whedon on what could happen for the fifth season of AtS if BtVS finishes this season.
Original pilot to be last ever Firefly episode? Fox has scheduled an airdate for the original 2 hour pilot - at the end of the series in December, fuelling speculation that this will be the season finale. More...



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