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December 29

A little info on the three unaired Firefly episodes. From an older interview with Joss. More...
alt.binaries.multimedia.firefly. The cancelled show has a newsgroup for your perusal. (for binary downloads. you'll need a good news reader)

There's alt.tv.firefly too, but it doesn't appear on either of my two newsgroup servers.
Spike is the Fan-Fiction Superstar of the year according to the UK newspaper, the Sunday Times (reg. required). More...

December 28

It's Official: Brits love Buffy. The show got voted the favourite TV programme of the last ten years by UK viewers. More...
Never mind male defeat, here's ASH livin' it up in The Sun. (link possibly not work safe in some countries) More...
BtVS and Male Defeat. Leanne McRae from Bad Subjects discusses how the creators of "Buffy" deal with "problematic masculine identity" through the character of Spike. More...
(SPOILER) The Principal Principle. D.B. Woodside interviewed by Zap2it. More...

December 27

New option: 'Open links in new windows' Now you can choose whether you want links to open in new windows or not, simply by (un)checking this option in your profile settings.
SFX's 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Characters ever has four of Joss Whedon's creations in it. More...
How Fox's bad decisions killed off Firefly. Now that the dust has settled, commentators are pointing the finger of blame straight at Fox.

December 26

Farscape's Ben Browder praises BtVS and makes some very valid points about critics, genre shows and public opinion. More...
Short blog entry on "Firefly" pilot. Bill Sherman praises it and calls Fox executives "tone-death idiots". Found via "Comic Journal's" Journalista.
Amber Benson's BBCi interview, now online. 40 minutes long.

December 25

The definitive Joss Whedon interview. Do a search on Google for "Joss Whedon" and this is the number one result, an interview with The Onion from September 2001. More...
(SPOILER) BtVs S7x11 "Showtime" pics and spoilery UPN episode description up at Comics Continuum.
@ N-Zone Magazine is giving away 3 sets of the Buffy Season 3 DVD. 2 Runners-up
will win a Buffy t-shirt and a comic book. (link via TaraDi)
(SPOILER) A Conversation with Vladimir Kulich. Slayage.com meets The Beast. More...

December 24

CNN reports on fans' efforts to save Firefly. Warning, contains dumb network executive quote. (link via TWOP)
Ask Ash. Subject to his Buffy filming commitments, Anthony Stewart Head will be taking part in an online chat with BBCi live from Los Angeles, 7.30pm on Thursday 9th January 2002. Send in your questions.
"Hey, It's me. Not ME, but actual me, who started ME." A word from Joss on Firefly.

December 23

10 Buffy and Angel quotes make TV Gal's list of 2002's best. 6 come from episodes of Buffy, while 4 come from Angel.
Taking the Pilot's Seat on Serenity. Tim Minear invites ScoopMe! onto the set of Firefly. More...
"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a watcher in a library."

I'd settle for that. Happy Christmas!

December 21

"You Can't Take the Sky From Me". Thoughts from Tim Minear on the final days of filming Firefly. More...
I of the Beholder. A complete fully playable Buffy RPG courtesy of the BBC Buffy site and Eden Studios.
(SPOILER) Marti Noxon radio interview. She was interviewed last month on The Warp Zone, a radio show on a Kansas station (Real player required). More...
Win Buffy stuff at Zap2it. They're giving away an "Ultimate Buffy Fan Pack" consisting of the Season 1 and 2 DVD box sets plus the soon-to-be-released Season 3 DVD box set. Runner-up winners will receive the "brand new" (USA) Season 3 DVD box set.
(SPOILER) Jeff Bell speaks about AtS switching to a Wednesday slot in a interview with Sci Fi Wire. There's a minor spoiler for the January episodes as well.

December 20

It's a boy! A post on the Official Firefly message board confirms that Joss Whedon and Kai Cole delivered their first child on Wednesday.

[ edited by Simon on 2002-12-20 15:24 ] More...
BBC censors Once More With Feeling. Hixie made a list of all bits missing from yesterday's broadcast: "They cut at least 10 minutes!" More...

December 19

BtVS gets five Golden Satellite television nominations. The ceremony held by the International Press Academy will take place on January 13th, 2003 in Beverly Hills. More...
Alyson Hannigan is 6th in Pop Candy's 100 People of the year. It's a compilation of pop-culture people that the USA Today columnist felt made the year worth living. More...
Wednesday slot for AtS may not be permanent according to The Futon Critic. More...
Joss hasn't given up on Firefly. FOX airs the original Pilot turned Finale this Friday, but Joss isn't ready to let Firefly's flame burn out. More...

December 18

(SPOILER) 'Bring on The Night' reviewed at ScoopMe!. High praise for last night's episode and some juicy speculation as well. More...

December 17

(SPOILER) BtVS is the number one network show of 2002 according to TV Gal at Zap2it. The show also came 7th in TV Guide's Top 10 of 2002. (spoilers for BtVS in TV Gal's column). More...

December 16

Buffy and the Necronomicon. Connections between season 7 and H.P. Lovecraft. More...
(SPOILER) “We haven’t given up". The first interview with Tim Minear after the cancellation of Firefly. More...

December 15

The rise of the McDramas. Why franchise series are on the rise and tv shows (like Firefly) created by drama auteurs are on the wane. More...

December 14

Buffy: The Animated Series to be aired after all? Marilyn Beck at E! Online says that Fox will premiere the series in January. More...
BtVS is number 8 in the top ten shows of 2002 according to Entertainment Weekly. More...
Nathan Fillion (Captain Reynolds) interview. If there were more interviews like this several weeks ago, then it may have been a different story for Firefly.
Take the show to the audience. "Why can't creators like Joss Whedon take the show to the audience instead of trying to aggregate an audience for a show?" asks JimC on his blog.
First Buffy, now Bond? Sarah Michelle Gellar has joked that she wants to be the next James Bond. More...
More immediate assistance. To help persuade UPN to pick up Firefly, consider sending them a postcard. More...
"Firefly is an absolutely brilliant show, perhaps the best sci-fi show on television today -- and certainly the one with the most potential for future brilliance. In the weeks since its weak opening episodes, the series has run off a string of seven strong shows that would be the envy of any other TV show on the air today."

Teevee.org review. Too late.

December 13

Joss vents.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer's High School Reunion. The Boston theatre group 'Queer Soup' pays homage to the show and the issues it raises in a parody where the Scoobies meet up at a Sunnydale High reunion. More...
Firefly officially cancelled. Bugger.
(SPOILER) UPN changes trailer for "Bring on the Night". More...
Amber Benson talks 'Once More With Feeling' Amber appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning and really sold the show, even getting those complex lesbian issues into this cosy couch filled environment [needs Real One]. More...

December 12

Joss at work. The Firefly site has a short Quicktime movie of Joss directing a scene from "Objects in Space". More...
(SPOILER) Big spoilers for BtVS S7x10 'Bring on the Night' provided by Herc at aintitcool.com
Joss's reaction to the Variety ad as told by Kelly in her weblog. More...
BtVS Roleplaying Game reviewed at ScoopMe!. "The real joy, of course, is in the detail" says the reviewer. More...
The Glenn Quinn Memorial Fund. Fans want to help pay the costs of Quinn's funeral for his family. More...
use Slayer; In a link full of scripty goodness, the London Perl Mongers explain a Perl module using Buffy as an example.

In this case, it's the Params::Validate module, to make sure Buffy only uses her stake () method on vamps.

December 11

(SPOILER) Preview for S7x10 "Bring on the Night". Real Video preview on the official Buffy site. More...
Eulogy for Firefly. One of the best Firefly articles you will ever read (via fireflyfans.net).
(SPOILER) Spoilers for the next three episodes of Angel up at aintitcool.com. Hercules describes them as "episode-ruining spoilers. Stuff you don’t really want to know".

December 10

(SPOILER) Angel 4x13 spoilers up at Spoiled Rotten. Be warned , these are fairly detailed spoilers. More...
Tis the Season: ...And to All a Good Night. Allyson at ScoopMe! lists her favourites things about the three Mutant Enemy shows.
Next Buffy Episode, "Bring on the Night" slated for December 17th. I'm sure nobody wants people to miss this episode, it will air next Tuesday rather than January.

[ edited by Adrian on 2002-12-10 02:32 ]
Emma Caulfield Trailer Online. The "Darkness Falls" trailer, starring Emma Caulfield (Anya) is now online.

[ edited by Adrian on 2002-12-10 02:20 ] More...
Has Buffy the Vampire Slayer been blacklisted? An insightful breakdown of one of the reasons why Buffy may be shafted each year come Emmy time... More...
An Evening with Juliet, Emma, & Elizabeth. CityofAngel.com Coverage of the Metro Entertainment in-store signing with Juliet Landau, Emma Caulfield & Elizabeth Anne Allen.
Scribing The Slayer: An Exclusive Interview with Author Nikki Stafford. CityofAngel.com Interview with "Bite Me" Author Nikki Stafford
Firefly Immediate Assistance's Variety Ad. The Firefly: Immediate Assistance campaign bought a full-page advertisement in Daily Variety. This is what it looks like.
Buffy: Beyond Good and Evil. Kevin Fury posts a very interesting theory on Good and Evil in the Buffyverse.
Quinn death may be drug related. It has not yet been confirmed by an autopsy, and we'd all like to believe it isn't true.

[ edited by Adrian on 2002-12-10 04:45 ] More...

December 09

(SPOILER) Sean Astin (Sam in LOTR) gives a unique outsiders look into what it is like to direct an episode of AtS. More...
(SPOILER) On set pics up at fanforum. Not sure from which episode but new pics anyhow. (Some spoilers mentioned in posts).
Gellar allegedly offered pay deal for season 8. Apparently Buffy bosses have offered Sarah a deal worth $750,000 per episode, allowing her to make guest appearances. (Yes I believe every word of this). More...

December 08

(SPOILER) Spoilers up at aintitcool.com for BtVS and AtS. Some we know already but I think there's at least one we didn't know about. More...
Tribute gifts in Glenn Quinn's memory. The web mistress of Glenn's unofficial website wanted the following information passed onto as many fans of Glenn as possible. More...
Tons of new spoilers at Wendy's. Peruse at your own peril.
Give James Marsters An Emmy! Okay. I second that motion, but can a hastily crafted AngelFire website help Marsters achieve this coveted award, or will the sentiment fall on deaf ears? More...

December 07

Hey YOU with the Nielsen box! (Gorram Flash ahead, beware) Now that I've got your attention... PLEASE watch Firefly tonight (8PM/7C). More...
Firefly attracts other fandoms. Farscape, Andromeda and Neil Gaiman fans are rallying behind Firefly. More...

December 06

"Boy, I hate playing vampire towns". Aimee Mann speaks about her guest appearance on BtVS.
(SPOILER) Wanda chats with D.B. Woodside (Principal Robin Wood) at E! Online.
(SPOILER) "This is Joss. Space is black and scary". The man himself posts on the Official Firefly board (reg required). More...
Actor Glenn Quinn dies. Quinn played "Doyle" in series 1 of AtS. More...

December 05

No plans to release Firefly DVD in the States despite 20th Century Fox releasing everything else under the sun. More...
(SPOILER) Drew Goddard was at The Bronze: Beta last night and clarified a few things as well as dropping some hints for future episodes.
The One Without the Superpowers. Xander's big hero moments, courtesy of Boils and Blinding Torment. More...
All I Don't Want for Christmas... E!Online is hoping to give a Christmas gift to BtVS that will have fans reaching for the garlic...

December 04

Spike vs Sid Vicious. "Nothing like a good episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to make me start thinking about The Sex Pistols."
James Marsters' lip balm up for auction. At first, I thought it was a joke but it's not. More...
"One of the most expensive series on television". The Futon Critic examines if BtVS has been a success for UPN. More...
We like Spike. According to this article, he's a "kind of a Byronic character" or more succinctly put "he's hot."
Amy Acker "Maxim's Girlfriend of the Day". A somewhat dubious honour in the eyes of some but some nice pics and a brief interview.
Interview with Tom Lenk (Andrew). Spoilery if you haven't seen any S7. More...
(SPOILER) So awful you'd almost wish it were true. Must be a foiler. More...
Vampire Population Ecology. (via Oblomovka)
Buffy Ratings Woes and Season Eight Spec From T.V. Guide Online. Says UPN President Dawn Ostroff: "Our growth will be an evolution, not a revolution." Looks like UPN wants an eighth season of BtVS, with or without SMG. Also a little about Enterprise and its ratings problems, if you're one of the Trek faithful.

[ edited by oodja on 2002-12-05 19:58 ]

December 03

(SPOILER) Wanda has spoilers and gossip for BtVS at E!Online. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy bad girls. A fan's report on the recent autograph event that Emma Caulfield , Juliet Landau and Elizabeth Anne Allen were at. More...

December 02

Exclusive extract from the OMWF scriptbook at the BBC Buffy website. More...
(SPOILER) Cast and crew of Firefly interviewed. Tim Minear, Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass and Morena Baccarin chat about their characters and the challenges ahead. (Interview took place before Firefly hiatus was announced.)
"Great characters evolve over time". Zap2it's TV Gal places Spike and Wesley in her top ten best characters on TV. More...
Doyle is NOT coming back. Everything you ever wanted to know about the death of Doyle.

December 01

(SPOILER) A profile of 'Almost Human' , the company in charge of the monsters and special-effects makeup for the three Mutant Enemy shows. (Contains spoiler for BtVS)



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