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May 01

Interview with Buffy's script coordinator She gives an interesting answer to the question 'Any advice for people who are aspiring to work in the industry?' More...
Chud.com reviews Fray #7. Spoilers for the comic, natch.

April 30

The Goddess and Her Gift is an analysis of the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that covers more territory than most of my rambles. Quite an engrossing read. [MORE] More...
Drew Greenberg comments on the finale. "And when Joss handed us the outline? I cried.... Just from the outline. Just saying."
(SPOILER) BtVS S7x20 'Touched' video preview. A decent UPN promo for a change.
(SPOILER) BtVS S7x20 'Touched' discussed at AfterEllen.com. More...
New Buffy wrap party pics at About.com. More...
(SPOILER) Peter David Review of 7ABB19 "Empty Places." "At a point in previous seasons where the plot has built up speed like an express train, this week gives me a sense of going nowhere fast."

April 29

DVD Review -Angel - Season 1- from Cinescape "The stories fly on this box set, too bad the extras don't" More...
David Boreanaz to play the lead bad guy in fourth Crow movie. "I didn't even know there was a third [Crow movie]," Boreanaz laughs. More...
(SPOILER) Joss Gives His Top 10 Pick Episodes from today's USAToday. Don't miss the 'related stories' link, but beware spoilers. I'd just stick to the 'Top 10' and the 'Pictures', if you wanna stay spoiler free.

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Joss Whedon on the end of BtVS and find out what he learnt from other shows' finales.
"Most of the lessons I learned were cautionary tales, part of it was: Don't be self-indulgent". More...
(SPOILER) Buffy/Angel report from the Cleveland Vulkon convention. Interesting news from James Marsters and gossip from Andy Hallet and Iyari Limon.
Slayer Slang or how BtVS invented a whole new language for fandom. More...
(SPOILER) Angel finale pics posted by Fraz at Forums4Fans.

April 28

(SPOILER) Buffy S7x19 'Empty Places' Review AICN's review of Tuesday's episode.

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(SPOILER) BtVS S7x19 'Empty Places' Wildfeed Summary. Courtesy of stiney at the Demens board. More...
(SPOILER) AtS S4x21 'Peace Out' trailer.
Buffy the fashion icon. Marti Noxon and Candace Havens discuss the clothes Sarah wore for seven seasons More...
Fray no 7 finally out! I know someone posted earlier in the month that the latest issue of Joss' one and only comic book was on the way, but just a note to those who didn't hear that Fray #7 did finally come out last Wednesday and is in fine comics shops everywhere. Also, this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, so you can go pick it up and get a bag of free books with it.

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(SPOILER) New stuff from Minear and Boreanaz regarding the finale, Season 5, and the possibility of a BtVS alum joining the show. More...
Bidding adieu is hard to do -- right "When it comes to television, it's tough to say goodbye -- and even tougher to say it well."

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Amber Benson to Host Fashion Show Next Sunday. "Fashion and design in Los Angeles will come together when Woodbury presents its 2003 fashion show, Metropolo: a mid-century night's dream."

April 27

Christian radicals are upset about the latest episode of Buffy. What else is new?
ASH filming project From FlashbackWeekend.com ASH will be a no-show at convention because of projects. More...
"Buffy: Chaos Bleeds" video game screenshots "Developed with the show’s writers as a ’lost episode’ from season 5..."

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April 26

A&E's Biography: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Press Release I heard about this awhile back but didn't know that it actually pushed through. Is this the same one that's included in the Region 2 Season 6 box set?
(SPOILER) Autographed Xander items on eBay More...
(SPOILER) "I love killing folk," says Joss. More...

April 25

Peter David's Review of S4x20 "Sacrifice." "A good episode, albeit playing a bit to the convenience factor..."
Whedonesque banners. Collect them all. :-) More...
(SPOILER) Angel Shines Brightly AtS is a better show than BtVS, these days. YMMV.

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(SPOILER) Nicholas Brendon on the Buffy finale A Q&A with the X-Man. More...
BBC Online's Buffy Season 6 DVD Featurette Exclusive A clip from the A & E Television With Bite special featured on the soon-to-be-released Buffy, Season 6 DVDs (regions 2 and 4). RealPlayer required.

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(SPOILER) Watch with Kristin -- Marti Noxon Answers Fan Questions Marti talks about the upcoming finale, her new show, Amber Benson's non-return and more...
"We're professional monster killers!" Entertainment Geekly's cranky review of AtS 4x20 "Sacrifice". More...

April 24

Angel future getting brighter at the WB. Here's hoping ...
Firefly ... coming to a theater near you?
Joss speaks on why no BtVS S4 DVD (R1) Widescreen. "I am a purist, and this (4 by 3 ratio) is the purest way to watch BUFFY". More...
Emma Caulfield sets the record straight on Anya. "The challenge when it comes to Anya is keeping her in check all the time."
(SPOILER) AtS S4x20 'Sacrifice' early preview at Angel's Acolyte. A very interesting wildfeed summary. More...

April 23

(SPOILER) Summaries for Angel S4 episodes 20, 21 and 22. New information matches up with previous casting sides.
"Holly is the New Buffy". A British tabloid the Daily Star today runs a story saying that Holly Vallance will be taking over the part of Buffy next season and the Daily Record has picked this story up. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy Star Definitely Working On Moving to Angel.
(SPOILER) BtVS S7x19 'Empty Spaces' video preview. Finally, a new UPN promo.
PTC condemns BtVS for mocking Christian faith. 'Dirty Girls' should not have been aired during Easter Week says the Parents Television Council. More...
(SPOILER) ANGEL's Fate Determined?? "We've not been able to confirm this with our best sources, who appear to have retired for the evening, but the switchboard has been lighting up all Tuesday night with news from lesser sources that the WB finally decided to slide 'Angel' off the bubble and into a fifth-season renewal."

There is also a Buffy finale spoiler in the "c" paragraph. Beware!
Cleveland Browns should draft Buffy according to ESPN (#21). Nice picture.

April 22

Exclusive on-set pics from Scooby-Doo 2 which is Sarah's latest movie.
Buffy projects on hold. Spinoff detail, or rather, a lack of it.
E! News Live covers the Buffy wrap party. Includes sound bites from Emma, Aly, Joss, Tom and James. More...
(SPOILER) Angel Artwork - Arkanium Magazine Issue 11 May 2003. A preview of Angel's pages 10-11.
Correction: Buffy book series is not ending. The BBC Cult site contacted the publishers "who suspect the paper (USA Today) got confused by news that they are rush-releasing a novelisation of all of season seven in June." More...
No alternate endings for Buffy says Joss. "I gave up about a year ago trying to keep anything off the Internet" and is he really hinting at a movie?
We're closed for good now. A pic of Joss on set, a very poignant image.
Amber Benson at the wrap up party. "Kennedy’s a cutie and she’s really nice, the girl the portrays her. She’s a sweetheart. I met her a couple of times." More...
Now leaving Sunnydale. Pictures of Buffy wrap up party. Big ones.
Former BtVS writer on Joss & writing for Buffy Dean Batali, currently a writer for That 70s Show, wrote for Buffy seasons 1 and 2. What did he learn from Joss? Among other things:

"I learned to be a better writer, because the guy who ran the show was probably the best writer I've ever worked for, and he challenged us to come up to his level." More...
(SPOILER) AtS "Home" Season Finale WB ep. synopsis I can't bring myself to actually read the description, but for those who dare, go for it. Airs May 7.

April 21

Femme Fatale Eliza Dushku interview. Scroll down a lot ... More...
Seth Green speaks about Buffy and Scooby-Doo 2. Just let the poor guy get into the party, will ya?. More...
(SPOILER) Promo for Ats S4x20 "Sacrifice" from the WB web site. More...
American Wedding trailer (NSFW). "From beneath you it devours."

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First look at Nick Brendon's new pilot and Tony Head and his kids were in the audience watching it being taped.
Buffy: It's A Wrap. Cast and crew tell Sci Fi Wire how much they'll miss the show at the wrap up party.
End of the Buffy book series. Simon & Schuster will release its final Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel to coincide with the show's last airing on May 20. More...
(SPOILER) Finale titbits from Spoiler Slayer and Tensai comments on the alternate finale script that has surfaced. More...
(SPOILER) Joss Talks about the Finale at the Wrap Party "It was my decision to end the show. We don’t resolve every single subplot completely because that’s not the way life works." (Warning, rampant about.com pop ups)

April 20

Emma Caulfield on her last day on the Buffy set. "It was bittersweet. It was like graduation day - so many people to say goodbye to".
SyFy Portal Genre Awards nominees announced and BtVS, AtS and Firefly get twenty nods between them plus Joss gets nominated for the Gene Rodenberry Lifetime Achievement Award. More...
Pictures of 18/4 Buffy wrap up party. (Only thumbnails are viewable without reg.) More...
Amber Benson's Albert Hall in Hollywood. It opened this past Thursday and runs through Sunday, May 11th. Amber showed up on opening night and said she plans on showing up for the Friday, April 25th performance as well.

April 19

Getting Buffy's Last Rites Right. How a New York Times columnist wants the finale to end. One of the best Buffy articles this year (reg required).
(SPOILER) Episode 20-22 Spoilers for Angel and clarification of what happens in the finale plus teasers for season 5 as well (Buffy finale spoilers too). More...
Erenberg's Opinion: AtS "Best Of The Best, Part Two" His top ten favorite Angel episodes. More...
(SPOILER) TV Gal needs Angel. Good, so do we.
Three M.E. episodes nominated for a Hugo Award. BtVS 'Conversations With Dead People', Firefly 'Serenity' and Angel 'Waiting in the Wings' have been nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category. More...

April 18

Network violence and credible characters. A NY Daily News columnist says that the violence in 'Dirty Girls' and this week's 24 wasn't gratuitous (major spoiler for 24 if you haven't seen this episode yet). More...
Freddie Prinze Jr. speaks candidly about treatment of SMG and the end of Buffy. "She's a very strong woman, because she deals with a lot of nonsense, and instead of that nonsense, she should be thanked -- and she's not. That's the reason she won't be coming back."

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(SPOILER) The Big Finales Blurb on Buffy and brief sentiment regarding whether we will ever find out if Angel is coming back.

April 17

Fox trying to learn from its "mistakes." Like our dear, departed Firefly (may it never rest in peace). They call it their "biggest miss" of the season. Hmmph.
Where Angels Fear to Tread: The Buffy-Spike Relationship. The Buzz tackles one of the more interesting aspects of BtVS.
'Dirty Girls' gets a 3.1/5 in the overnight ratings. Lower than usual but it was pre-empted in Boston and Phoenix and it did follow on from several weeks of re-runs. More...
(SPOILER) "Trash". Complete script for Firefly episode #12. More...

April 16

(SPOILER) AtS "The Magic Bullet" wildfeed early preview, courtesy of Angel's Acolyte Fred-o-rama ... More...
BtVS S7x18 'Dirty Girls' review at tildanet.com. "All in all, this stands in my Top 5 episodes for the season." Do you agree?
David Boreanaz to Make Very Rare L.A. Convention Appearance in May. I know he's done the San Diego Comic-Cons in the past when he was on Buffy, and he's doing a convention in August in the United Kingdom, but I believe this is his very first Los Angeles convention appearance, no doubt to promote Angel on what could very well be its last season.

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James Leary interview. "The other idea that James (Marsters) and I were kicking around one time was that Clem and Spike get their own sit-com that's based on the Odd Couple."
(SPOILER) Sorry Seattle Mariners push pivotal 'Buffy' to Sunday. More...

April 15

Acquire props and effects wardrobe goodies from BtVS. The most expensive item is a "Complete Sevaldi Demon Costume" costing 6500 US dollars. More...
Region 2 Once More with Feeling Pan & Scan? My copy of Once More With Feeling arrived today with credits off the screen to the left and right... More...
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz on Angelus. "I don't want him to be just this rambunctious loudmouth person running around".
(SPOILER) Buffy 7x22. Finale synopsis by bubonicplague.

April 14

(SPOILER) Wildfeed Summary for BtVS S7x18 'Dirty Girls' at Leoff Online. More...
International Buffy MeetUp Day is apparently on the 1st Thursday of every month... 2355 people have signed up worldwide. This could be fun - spread the word, sign up, see where it goes.
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz news at Dark Horizons. Major changes for season 5 and he did meet Chris Nolan, the Batman director, but has yet to see a script. More...
Jossverse nominees for SyFy Portal Genre Awards 2003 Buffy, Angel, Firefly, several episodes from these shows, and several of the actors have received first-round nominations for the 2003 SyFy Portal Genre Awards. More...
Tim Minear and Eliza Duskhu on the aborted Faith spinoff. "It would have been Faith, probably on a motorcycle, crossing the earth, trying to find her place in the world". More...
(SPOILER) Joss confirms Firefly DVD release and says he still hasn't given up on the show (spoiler for BtVS as well). More...
(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion interview. "And here's a surprise for you, I auditioned to play Angel when 'Buffy' was first starting."
Television Without Pity summarizes AtS 4x18 "Shiny Happy People" in their own amusing fashion.

April 13

(SPOILER) More finale spoilers Wendy's SpoilerZone has been updated with details on several key exchanges in 22.
(SPOILER) Image and official UPN summary for "Touched" From Comics Continuum.

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April 12

Another chance to win the Once More, with Feeling DVD BBC competition; only open to UK residents. Competition closes April 22nd. DVD is coded Region 2.
(SPOILER) An extra's report from filming of episode 22 This report contains some info on the 'big' battle. More...

April 11

A Clue to Joss' Recent Fortunes in Hollywood? This article explains the secret process by which Hollywood projects are hyped and/or killed using "tracking boards" (i.e. private insider-only databases and web forums).

Read this if you've ever wondered why Firefly was killed while crap shows continue to be green-lighted by the truck-load. More...
Newest Erenberg Opinion "Pulse" (on death in the Buffyverse) at slayage.com
Win a copy of the Once More, with Feeling DVD & episode poster Closing date is Sunday, April 20th. Apparently open to everyone, although the DVD is Region 2 formatted.
'The Pool at Maddy Breakers': Nick Brendon's new sitcom. If the comedy pilot is picked up, he will play an ex-boyfriend from high school. More...
(SPOILER) Guess which band is appearing in the finale? Very fitting. More...
(SPOILER) Pics from BtVS S7x20 'Touched' posted by Fraz at Fan Forum. More...
(SPOILER) AtS 4x19 "The Magic Bullet" trailer.
(SPOILER) Aintitcool on Buffy's Finale and Firefly in the UK. Aintitcool with updates on the unscripted Buffy finale, and the UK Sci-Fi airings of Firefly. More...
Nick Brendon's Next Project See what he'll do next... More...
Notes to "Deadfellas" This is the explanation of a Buffy reference in America's BestComics 64 Page Giant. The Top 10 story "Deadfellas" is about vampire mobsters who happen to be Buffy fans. More...

April 10

Seth Green's latest role Seth Green plays '80s gay club kid James St. James in the film "Party Monster".

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Another day, another David Boreanaz superhero rumour. He was seen walking with Chris Nolan, the director of the new Batman movie.
First pics from Alyson Hannigan's new movie "American Wedding" which is the third and final movie in the American Pie series. More...
What's next for Nick Brendon? The manager of his production company sets the record straight and says that "Nick is in negotiations to shoot a pilot next week".

April 09

(SPOILER) AtS 4x19 "Magic Bullet" and 4x20 "Sacrifice" TV Guide episode descriptions
(SPOILER) AtS 4x18 "Shiny Happy People" Angel's Acolyte wildfeed early preview ...

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(SPOILER) AICN on Angel finale. Only vaguely spoilery. More...
Yet another spot to vote for the return of Angel ...along with several other "on the bubble" shows.
James Marsters to read the audio book 'Fool Moon' which is the second book in the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher. More...
Showtalkers discusses AtS S4x17 'Inside Out' among other things. More...
(SPOILER) Final four episode descriptions and new finale spoilers at Spoiled Rotten.
Fray finally on the horizon? Looks like the last three issues are finally coming out.... or are they? More...
Win a Buffy RPG.

April 08

(SPOILER) Buffy casting spoiler for episode 21. Very possibly a foiler, but highly amusing nonetheless.

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End of Buffy the Vampire Slayer CCG. Score, makers of the BtVS Collectible Card Game, have announced that there will be no more card sets for the game. More...
Joss says "We will fly again" according to Adam Baldwin who posted recently on the Official Firefly Message Board.
Firefly coming to DVD! (Region 1) From AICN. And in 16x9 enhanced widescreen :)

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(SPOILER) Buffy finale spoilers from Kristin's Monday chat. More...

April 07

Current poll: Which "on the bubble" shows should be renewed ? (Angel leads w/41%)... go vote!!
"The Struggle" An essay about being proud of loving a show called "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Buffy finale under threat? Are production costs for the finale spiralling out of control? TV Tome seems to think so... More...
Buffy stars reunited as Seth Green will be in Scooby Doo 2 according to the Hollywood Reporter. More...
Eat me. Cool cover of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, issue #58
(SPOILER) Investigating Angel. David Boreanaz on the last few episodes of Angel and why fans should look out for hidden messages in the show.
SMG to play PFC Jessica Lynch? So says ITV, though they don't cite a source.

April 06

(SPOILER) Finale info: fact or fiction. Wendy has updated her spoiler site with a tidbit from episode 22. More...
Overwhelmed or Confused? City of Angel review of AtS 4x17 "Inside Out"

April 05

(SPOILER) Description and 3 images from BtVS S7x18 'Dirty Girls'. The first episode of the final five part arc. More...
Sci-Fi UK to show Firefly the way Joss intended. The episodes will be aired in the correct order starting with the original pilot Serenity. Part one of Serenity will air May 12th. More...
(SPOILER) Angel renewal holdup due to contract negotiations with key cast members according to a WB insider. More...
Miracles Cancelled. From Ain't it cool news. "ABC’s best new show of the season, “Miracles,” has been cancelled after just six aired episodes." More...

April 04

(SPOILER) Pics from AtS S4x19 'The Magic Bullet' and S4x20 ' Sacrifice'. Gasp at the fashion shoot pic of Gunn and Wesley and there's a stunning pic of Lorne too. More...
(SPOILER) Kristin's Buffy Bonanza. The cast tell her their plans for the future plus Joss Whedon comments on the finale. More...
(SPOILER) Trailer for AtS S4x18 'Shiny Happy People'. Michael Stipe and Kate Pierson not featured. More...
(SPOILER) Casting sides for AtS S4x22. Angel finale spoilers, dare you look?
SMG Charity Project I came across this today as I visited another board. This is for Sarah fans who might be interested in saying thanks for her work on Buffy and wishing her a happy birthday by supporting 2 of her fave charities.

April 03

Conflict over SMG's pic on the May 2003 cover of Seventeen. Gellar's lawyer says her arm looks like an alien attachment.

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Lies my parents told me, the shooting script. Now you can read the Giles / Buffy scene that was cut. Among other things. More...
Buffy, Season 6 DVD Menu Shots. (Region 2, 4) Some awesome looking menu shots for Buffy, Season 6. Also confirmation that David Fury's behind the scenes on the musical has been included.
Menu Shots and Confirmed Sound Format for "Once More, with Feeling" DVD. (reg 2) Sound format is 2.0, not 5.1 as previously thought.

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(SPOILER) AtS 4x17 "Inside Out" wildfeed available from Angel's Acolyte.

April 02

Email the WB for a 5th season of Angel. RenewAngel.com wants fans to email the WB today with an E-Card of the TV Guide cover that calls AtS one of the "Six Best Shows You May Not Be Watching".
(SPOILER) The Ultimate Showdown To Save The World Begins. Read UPN's press release for the last five episodes of Buffy.
"Ahh! Bad wig alert!" An especially cranky TWOP review of BtVS 7x17 "Lies My Parents Told Me"

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(SPOILER) Zap2it gives details about Buffy's Series Finale. Zap2it gives details

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April 01

(SPOILER) BtVS S7x22. Casting spoilers from FilmJerk.com for Buffy's final episode. Edward Havens writes: "I debated running this story today, because some of you might think it was some kind of cruel April Fools Day joke. However, I will let this site's track record with our previous Buffy scoops stand as record of how accurate we've been in the past. " More...
Positive signs on Angel renewal from WB. Jordan Levin, entertainment president, says Angel could return next season on Sunday or Wednesday. More...
Suspension and Afterlife. Joss Whedon's next projects? An old article from Screenwritersutopia.com that looks at two movie scripts by Joss. More...
One day he'll have his own show. He'll tell his writers it's all about 'emotion and clarity'. Cuz Joss said so. Steven DeKnight features at City of Angel. Tiny, tiny spoiler for AtS.



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