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July 01

Angel is one of the best TV shows of 2003 says Media Life. "The audience got to draw its own conclusions. And the show was richer for it." More...
Buffy beats Alias in the Tater Tops Awards run by E! Online's Watch With Kristin (reg required).

June 30

Teen Idol Gellar VH1's Top 50 Teen Idols marks SMG as #22.
"Dusted" info... Information on the new "classy" Buffy book, due in Sept.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King. Just Released! (It's a GameBoy game.)

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June 29

Brazil and Latin America watched an official broadcast of "Trash" (Firefly #113) first?? (link goes to TWOP "Trash" recap.) Strange (and good) things do happen.

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June 28

Joss speaks to FIlmForce Part 5 The final part of the Interview. He talks more about Buffy, a little bit of current projects, How Internet affect his work, Firefly, and some other tidbits.

June 27

Buffy wins Spacey. Buffy the Vampire Slayer beat out Enterprise and Smallville to win a Spacey award for Viewers Choice Favourite TV Series in the 1st annual Spacey awards held all over Canada. More...
The Buffy years. Part 4 of the Joss Whedon FilmForce interview. It wasn't all sweetness and light on set. More...

June 26

'Seeing Red' nominated for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award in the Best Other Work category. The sci-fi awards recognises works of special and positive interest to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. More...
Pictures taken at Harvest con. (London, June 20 -23, 2003) More...
Joss Whedon speaks to FilmForce. Part 3 - the Roseanne years and the genesis for the Buffy movie.
Precursors Daniel Erenberg's latest article at Slayage.com, about the show's use of foreshadowing.

June 25

Interview with Julie Benz. Mostly about George of the Jungle 2, but she talked about Darla as well.
Wondering What the Scooby Gang's Been Up To Since 'Chosen'? I got a good laugh at where their first destination was. More...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7 premium cards Diamond Comics info about the release of Buffy's last season premium cards.

June 24

The sound of the Fury. The second installment of Tara diLullo's interview with David Fury. Find out how he cops on to the horror that online communication can be.
Parents can use shows like Buffy to talk to their kids about the supernatural say experts.
Filmforce interviews Joss Whedon. Parts 1 and 2.
Pencil sketch from the upcoming Fray Limited Edition Hardcover and Fray #8 will not be out till July 21st. More...

June 23

Buffy and Angel sweep the boards in the 2003 Amy Awards organised by Zap2it's TV Gal. More...
"Reflections of Society in the Buffyverse". A four-week university course where students have to watch two Buffy episodes a week and talk about how it reflects on them.
And happy birthday Joss Whedon . The big man himself is 39 today. More...
Transcript of Tony Head's Sunday talk at Moonlight Rising. "And I had to correct the writers, itís bollocks, not bollix." More...
Spike Redemption Day. The Bloody Awful Poet Society's Redemption Proclamation.

June 22

'Uber' - it's just not Buffy fans using this word these days says the New York Times.

June 21

Alyson Hannigan is EW's 'IT Recovering Band Geek.' So says Entertainment Weekly in their annual "It List" issue (pg. 36), which highlights "The 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment." More...
(SPOILER) James Marsters 'Liquid News' interview transcript. "I think we had at least 2 more good years, the writers were very very good".
Mutant Enemy on the move. Fireflyfans.net reports that the Mutant Enemy office will be relocated to the Fox lot.
Spike with a fro! Slayage.com unearths James Marsters's 1980 highschool yearbook picture.
The Amber Benson European Tour 2003 this August and September - cities include London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Ireland, France and Germany. Amber will be showing off her indie film "Chance" which also features James Marsters and Andy Hallett ("The Host" from Angel)

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June 20

Responses to negative Season 4 DVD review... This guy's article about the Season 4 DVD was posted here earlier, and about halfway down in this article posts some of the negative response he received.

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Actress Not Worried About Typecasting. Article about Eliza Dushku posted in the Salt Lake City Tribune...
Harry, Sabrina and Buffy Help Paganism Grow. Paganism and the ancient art of witchcraft are on the rise in Britain, experts said on Thursday as the summer's most celebrated Pagan festival approached.

June 19

The Slayer. I guess if we can't have "Faith on a motorbike", we'll have to settle for "Buffy fans on mountain bikes."
"Adventurous, uneven, and often brilliant". PopMatters review of BtVS Season 4 DVD.
Alyson Hannigan and Tom Lenk attend 'The Hulk' world premiere. Alyson and Tom attended the world premiere of The Hulk at Universal Studios yesterday. More...
Codename "Buffy". Netscape starts naming their browser after the characters we love.

June 18

Joss contacts Sci-Fi UK with correct Firefly running order and it's confirmed that the British will see the world TV premieres of 'Trash', 'The Message' and 'Heart of Gold'. More...
AICN look at the 'Tru Calling' pilot. "I wasn't thrilled with it (verges on somewhat boring) but it's good enough and most Faith/ED fans should be happy with it (just as I was). Hopefully it will survive being scheduled against Friends." More...
Nerf Herder: Outliving Buffy. "Thanks for not asking about the Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme song".
Ghost of the Robot interview. James Marsters and band talk rock to the BBC (RealPlayer clips only). "The best argument that we're not just a celebrity band is the music".
BtVS cast to decorate baseball bases for online charity auction. Also the casts of "That 70's show" and "CSI," among others. The auction will be at MLB.com July 1-14. More...
(SPOILER) Scan of Joss interview in SFX ...but they're spoilers given by Joss himself, so how bad can they be? Well, okay. There is one really big thing...

June 17

TWOP recap of 'Trash'. The first of the three unaired episodes examined in the usual Televison Without Pity style.
IGN looks at Joss Whedon's career... I swear, if I read one more article about this hack, I... never mind.

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David and Sarah deserve to be nominated for an Emmy says USA Today's Robert Bianco. More...
TV Gal Throws Open the Voting Booth Amy's Column at Zap2it has opened its annual voting for the best of the season. Buffy, Angel and Firefly all appear as nominees. The link will take you directly to the voting booth. More...
Kristin's 2003 Tater Top Awards Voting is open for Kristin's annual online TV awards. Some Jossy options include: Tom Lenk for Breakout Star (Male), Gina Torres for Breakout Star (Female), Faith v. Angelus for Best Fight, and many many more. (Free registration required.) More...

June 16

Buffy Season 7 FAQ. Great read for people bitter about the last season.
Why TV Guide picked Tom Lenk over James Marsters for their fantasy Emmy ballot. All that and why Alias gets more recognition than Buffy.
Not Chosen - a parody. "Look, pet, I just saved several pages of script and extricated you from the Cookie speech. I mean, face it -- the Yellow Crayon thing was Shakespearean
compared to that." More...
Transcript of ASH's Q&A at Moonlight Rising con.
(SPOILER) Transcript of James Marsters Q&A at Moonlight Rising. More...
Slayer live (20 MB AVI) Somehow I doubt these guys will ever play with Common Rotation and Ghost of the Robot at a Buffy convention. :-)

June 15

(SPOILER) Reruns of season 4 will air in 'late summer'. Presumably the WB will not be showing all of the 22 episodes then. More...
Joss and Tim on the commentary for the Firefly DVD and the order in which the unaired episodes will be on the DVD is revealed. More...

June 14

AICN reports on David Greenwalt's new show, "Jake 2.0" "I'll be surprised if this show makes it. And that's too bad because it's actually pretty good." I'm sure that's just the kind of thing DG wants to hear...
Buffy FAQ. Daniel Erenberg at Slayage.com tries to answer questions puzzled fans have about the show. More...
More Moonlight Rising pictures.
Nathan Fillion posts about Firefly dvd release and upcoming movie Not much new, but he mentions commentaries for specific episodes, as well as the fact that, "all looks great on the movie front." More...
(SPOILER) This Was the Year That Was. Zap2it looks back at the genre shows that triumphed and failed in the 2002/2003 season.

June 13

Moonlight Rising con pictures. More...
Buffy finally gets her apocalypse. BBC Radio One speaks to Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tony Head and James Marsters about the end of the show (audio clip as well). More...
Northern Ireland Soccer players advised to watch Buffy! A buffy related suggestion for the non-scoring soccer team More...
"Canceling 'Dark Angel' was a big mistake for fox". The Futon Critic looks at the ratings for all of Fox's Friday series from the last three seasons. More...
Joe Millionaire meets Cordy. Charisma's telepic features Evan Marriot himself. More...

June 12

The Message and Heart of Gold online. Now all three unaired episodes are available to watch.
'Buffy' video doesn't slay us Akron Beacon Journal review of Season 4 DVD with caption, "4th season a mishmash of characters and plots that's confusing." More...
"Will I get so worn and wrinkly that I look like David Brinkley?" 1920-2003.
Fox put up more Buffy props for auction. Most notably Spike's boxers. More...
TV film role for Charisma Carpenter. According to Variety.com, she has nabbed the title role in the ABC Family telepic "See Jane Date," based on the book by Melissa Senate.
Heads up, Aussies: Angel 'Orpheus' Crossover Ep Screens Tonight on Channel 7 A heads up for Aussie 'Angel' & 'Buffy' fans: The Angel crossover episode 'Orpheus' featuring Alyson Hannigan (Willow) screens tonight on Channel 7 at 10.30pm.

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Closing the Hellmouth. With the finale airing in the UK tonight, the Daily Telegraph says farewell to the series. More...
Uberwhedon and the Ubervamps Nice finale picture of Joss and some Ubervamps.

June 11

(SPOILER) James Marsters on life after Buffy. Includes new quotes about the finale, the Buffy/Spike relationship and his new projects. More...
BtVS: Chaos Bleeds comic released today. This is the one shot comic version of the story from the upcoming video game.
James Marsters' Favourite Weekend. "I eat very little ó a lot of meat, a lot of vegetables ó to maintain low weight. But you know what my favorite meal is? Ribs". More...
"One of the most perfect little jewels I got to create". Joss on 'Hush'.
"Fuck me, it's a grand piano." An account of Moonlight Rising focusing on Mr Head.
Moonlight Rising Convention Report. One of the more thorough and less-biased reports circulating. Funny anecdotes featuring ASH, James Leary, Amber Benson and James Marsters up in the Catskills. More...
City of Angel: End of Days con report. Part I. "I beat his bleached blond ass!" Go Andy.

June 10

I partied at Rumshakers during The Apocalypse. It's Buffy geekdom, Pittsburgh style! More...
Win the S4 DVDs A longshot from Premiere.
More from the funny papers. Guess who has a cameo in the delightful alterna-comic Cat and Girl. More...
Clips from the Season 4 DVD... A follow-up to the earlier link to the IGN Review.
See you in the funny papers! Buffy gets her first mention (that I've seen) in the daily comics. More...
Review of the Season 4 (region 1) DVD which is released today. So was it a case of a season full of great episodes but a poor plot arc? More...
BtVS wins 3 SyFy Portal Genre Awards. James Marsters got Best Supporting Actor, Juliet Landau Best Special Guest and 'Conversations With Dead People' Best Episode. More...

June 09

Moonlight Rising Convention Report. "Hot lesbian action! Hot lesbian action! In the 'wilderness'! I don't know what images that brings to your head but it makes me quite happy!" More...
Ask Spike. The BBC Cult Site is interviewing James Marsters this Saturday and they want people to submit questions for the interview. More...
(SPOILER) Thoughts on Season 7. Tensai at The Spoiler Spoiler wasn't impressed with the last Buffy season and it comes second last in his final rankings for all the seasons. More...
I won't miss the love scenes says James Marsters. "Sex scenes are...awkward - you're standing there in nothing but a sock for 18 hours!".

June 08

@ N-Zone has posted their Readers Choice Poll, with many Buffy categories. More...
An interview with Amber Benson and Christopher Golden about their Ghosts of Albion webbased animated series. Read it at City of Angel.
Buffy and Angel location tour. From Revello Drive to the Hyperion, @N-zone does the Jossverse trip.
"Sick of 'Buffy' Cultists?" (NYT, reg. req.) asks rhetorically Emily Nussbaum, a fan. "If it's sad to have one's favorite show go off the air, the secret truth is, it's also a relief. A television cult can't really start in earnest until the show has ended." More...

June 07

"Buffy" episodes we'll never get to see. "There were always episodes of Buffy that I wanted to see, and now that it's all over, I know I never will". Daniel Erenberg lists some of his ideas.
Sidekick: Hey, Who Is That Guy includes profiles of both Seth Green and Alan Tudyk as up-and-coming character actors that have 'been in stuff'. Note: Alan's profile is pre-Firefly.
Denisof Pleasantly Surprised at 'Angel' Renewal Alexis Denisof talks about Angel's renewal.
Adam Baldwin reports that a Firefly movie will be happening! He broke this great news on the Fox Firefly Forums.

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(SPOILER) AICN has the list of AtS writers reporting for work Monday. Yummy. More...
Things That Make You Go Duh... A fantastic Australian Buffy fan site. It's a bit behind on the reviews for this season, but it's still very much worth reading. More...

June 06

Resident Evil: Apocalypse Alyson Hannigan as Jill Valentine?? More...
Gamespot preview of the new Buffy video game... Buffy enthusiasts hoping to place it in the series chronology can catalog it as an episode from the fifth season that fits between episodes 17 and 18.

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The Good and The Great is how the Buffy and Angel season finales are described, respectively, by MSN. More...
The Onion's 'Wrong Turn' Review: "...This is otherwise the sort of unthinking horror product that Buffy should have put out of business by now." Right on.

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Amber Benson interview. Season 6 and why she didn't return for season 7 are discussed. Very surreal video clips of her being interviewed with the Buffy waxwork dummy.
Thank You Charisma Carpenter ad. Organised by the members of Stranger Things, this ad will appear in Variety on June 13th.
(SPOILER) Watch with Kristin has Angel contract gossip.
Nicens little Nathan Fillion interview The link is to the text posted on fireflyfans.net because there is no direct link to the interview at the source, which is here at the SciFi Channel UK site. There you have to go into the Flash site to read it. Which I encourage you to do anyway because there's also a little bit of stuff about Firefly itself. Long may she fly.

June 05

Seth Green was on Family Guy and did commentary on the DVD Seth played the dimwitted son and did commentary on the episode, "Let's Go to The Hop."

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Sanctuary finally has their episode guide/review of the Angel Finale - I have found these ladies' work always worth waiting for.

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BtVS nominated in the Heritage Award category for the 2003 Television Critics Association Awards. More...
The unaired Buffy pilot. "Wherein a brunette Buffy goes to Berryman High, meets a very different Willow, and finds Giles in a huge 2 story library...and the audience goes "huh"?". More...
BtVS gets second place in a top 100 cult TV shows poll and AtS got fourth place in the poll conducted by TV Zone, the world's longest-running cult television magazine.
Slayage reviews "Chosen" It's quite a while after the event itself, but these reviews are usually highly worth reading.

June 04

"I"ll be there" trailer. Featuring Charlotte Church, this is the new film ASH has a small part in. More...
Iyari Limon and James C. Leary to Appear at a Convention in Mexico. Both will appear the weekend of July 5th and 6th at the StarFest 2003 convention in Monterrey. More...
Upcoming Autograph Signings at Metro Entertainment. Vincent Kartheiser and Julie Benz on Saturday, June 21st. So... mother and son, reunited. I wonder what Vincent will have to say about Angel next season? More...
Firefly S1x13 - "Trash" surfaces. Winner of E-bay auction provides (poor but watchable) cap. More...
Buffy: Wrath of the Darkhul King. First look at the Buffy game for the Game Boy Advance. More...
Tuesday Morning Quarterback discusses the Buffy finale. (Scroll right down for the article.) More...
TV Guide has suggestions for the Emmy drama nominations. SMG for Outstanding Lead Actress and Tom Lenk for Outstanding Supporting Actor. More...
Sweden likes Buffy too. Summer game: how many different language Jossverse websites can we dig up? More...
BBCi to reprint Dark Horse Graphic Novels. First up soon, 'Ring of Fire' scripted by Doug Petrie. More...
(SPOILER) Casting news for ANGEL next season. More...

June 03

Another "chosen" episode review - by Sanguine. a really wize and inteligent episode review! and you should really read all of her other 7th season episode reviews, they are all very intresting and of course spike-centric since this site is all about spike's redemption.
Weekly Standard readers say Buffy supports the war in Iraq (letter 5), confirms the Power of Myth (7), and will never be as good as The Rockford Files (8). More...
They loved it, they really loved it--- This weeks TV Guide's 'Cheers & Jeers' section features their thoughts on the Buffinale---
Spike and the end of Buffy. Excerpt from a James Marsters interview in a UK genre magazine, TV Zone. More...
(SPOILER) Season 5 titbits from Kristin at E! Online.
The Fallout. Daniel Erenberg looks at where the Buffy regulars, cast and crew, are going now. More...
Nicholas Brendon's new public service announcements "Everybody deserves to be heard."

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Heart of a Champion? Unless you haven't seen the Angel season four finale, go ahead and click into this thread for a less cryptic explanation of this link. More...
Photos of Upcoming Buffy and Angel Figures and Busts from WizardWorld East. I'm really impressed by the Vampire and Darth Willow figures. Not so much by the regular Willow though. More...
"Miracles is part of the Buffyverse." Says Aaron.
How Buffy Changed the World of Lesbians on Television. AfterEllen.com: "In its last few years, the series achieved a number of milestones for lesbians on television, both in terms of physical displays of affection between lesbians and (more importantly) the normalizing of lesbians and lesbian relationships."
New Angel Season 2 region 1 DVD release date according to TVShowsOnDVD.com More...

June 02

The Mayor is going to be in "The Mayor," a mid-season replacement sitcom on the WB. Not sure, but I think he'll play, uh, the former mayor, who was corrupt. More...
Angel Season 4 Premium Cards A Brief description of Angel Season 4 Cards that are going to be released in the 2nd semester.
The Line League. Ever wondered how many lines a character has said on BtVS? More...
Seth Green slams tabloid story that he doesn't get along with SMG. "I'm insulted to say the least....I respect and love her". Plus the real reason why he didn't appear in the finale. More...
Angel script is fake. "The script...was in fact a writing sample created by O'Sullivan and not an episode of the Joss Whedon show." More...
Go ahead -- call him Giles. ASH doesn't mind. More...
(SPOILER) The full AtS 5.1 "script" for teaser and first act Still up for debate as to whether it's real or not. More...

June 01

Does UPN see the irony? The Christian Science Monitor says UPN undercut the meaning of BtVS by airing America's Next Top Model less than a minute after Buffy's last episode.



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