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August 01

More info about 'Venetian Heat'. The upcoming movie starring James Marsters. Information on who else is in the movie, who plays who, who directs, etc. Scroll down past the Angel news.

July 31

Sunnydate Fans of Buffy can now find each other for love and romance thanks to Sunnydate. (That is, if they live in the U.S., UK, Canada, or Australia.)
The Seven Samurai - Part two of "Ring of Fire". "Please. Call me Ripper". More...
Alyson Hannigan on desiring her own sitcom. "I desperately want great writing, because I'm spoiled now, and [want] a great cast." More...
(SPOILER) Executive producer Jeffrey Bell speaks to Variety. "The show's going to look very different than it has before". More...
Photos of Marc Blucas on the Set of 'First Daughter.' "The daughter of the President of the United States goes off to college after insisting that she be able to enjoy her school years without the omnipresence of the Secret Service. The government agrees to her demands but assigns a young agent to go undercover as a student in order to keep an eye on her. Romance blossoms - until she learns his true identity."

July 30

Why "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" will be the next Star Trek. Author thinks BtVS can be a succesfully movie franchise. More...
Andy Hallet BBC Cult interview. "(Fans) go on line and say what they think about that particular evening's show and Joss..goes online and checks to see what people think."
(SPOILER) Casting news.
(SPOILER) Buffy the Broadway musical? Joss tells all. "It would involve telling the story as a musical, a whole new story. It would kind of be like 'Buffy Year One'." More...
The WB sets date for Angel season 5 premiere. The first episode will air on October 1st, a week earlier than previously thought.
(SPOILER) A particular rumor may be true. Kind of... More...
Ghost of the Robot, the UK site. We were spammed by admin@ghostoftherobot.co.uk which is very uncool. Perhaps the people that run it could refrain from adding addresses to their mailing lists without permission. But otherwise, nice site.
The Mary Sue litmus test for Angel (and Buffy?) fanfiction... I got a twelve. =) More...

July 29

TV Guide Suggests Juliet Landau, Among Others, Should Play Maris on 'Frasier.' FWIW, Maris was Niles' wife for several seasons until they divorced, and has always been mentioned and referenced but never seen on-screen.
Firefly DVD sells out Amazon's limit of pre-orders for Firefly has gone overboard. More...
A very special feature on the Firefly DVD. Remember the Variety Ad for Firefly? Well it's appearing on the DVD. More...
SMG and co interviewed on the set of Scooby Doo 2. The movie will be released in March 2004 and there are tentative plans for a third movie as well. More...
(SPOILER) The Buffy that Could Have Been. There were missed opportunities in season seven says Fred Topel at About.
Want to meet The Beast? Vladimir Kulich is doing a con in Vegas this Fall. (link via TaraDi)
(SPOILER) Filmjerk has casting bits for the second episode of Angel. More...

July 28

Seth Green not a "money-grubber" Last part of interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, on which Seth Green (Oz) voiced the son character. More...

July 27

Angel's new leading lady? David Boreanaz stars in Dido's new music video for "White Flag." More...
All 17 of MAC's 'Buffy' and 'Angel' Upcoming (and Then Cancelled) Action Figures to Be Made After All? Of course it's too early to say until there's official word from Moore Action Collectibles, but here's hoping. More...
'One Week in Hollywood' Includes 'Buffy' Actresses Dushku and Hannigan. The August 1st issue of Entertainment Weekly (with Kate Bosworth on the cover) shows Eliza on page 52 getting ready for the TCA press tour to promote 'Tru Calling' and Alyson on page 53 in the midst of a similar press junket to promote 'American Wedding.' More...

July 26

Large Photos from the 'American Wedding' World Premiere. [ edited by prolific on 2003-07-27 00:06 ]

July 25

Photos (Tiny Thumbnails) from the 'American Wedding' World Premiere Last Night. There are also photos from a different photographer as well as photos from the afterparty. Alyson wasn't the only 'Buffy' alumnus there.

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All you ever wanted to know about the Buffy series DVDs courtesy of @N-Zone Magazine (Region 1 only).
"Hmmm...live-action Cowboy Bebop." Dated late last year, this critique starts with the premise that Firefly is a ripoff of Cowboy Bebop and then milks it for all it's worth. More...
(SPOILER) Angel news and Buffy reflections. Joss Whedon discusses the theme for Angel season 5 and looks back on Buffy seasons 6 and 7.
(SPOILER) An interview with a vampire. English version of a interview James Marsters did with the German teen magazine Yam!. More...

July 24

Dark Horizons Interview With Alyson Hannigan. "And there’s no likelihood of a Willow spin-off, Hannigan insists."
Ten Questions: Amber Benson. "We've got a whiz-bang interview with Amber coming up in the near future, but here are 10 Questions to tide you over..." Instead of having to sign up for an IGN Insider membership to read the rest of the interview, go here.
Separated @ birth? Last night's evicted BB4 USA houseguest looks a lot like SMG.

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Buffy ecomics now online at the BBC Cult site and read the first part of Doug Petrie's "Ring of Fire" set just after Jenny Calendar's death. More...
(SPOILER) Drew Goddard posted at the Bronze Beta recently and teased about the fourth episode. More...
Vampire Film Festival to be held in Los Angeles. But will they show the Buffy movie? More...
VH1 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons list does NOT include Buffy Someone on VH1 didn't get the memo from the TV Critics Association, not to mention the popular culture academics, and thousands of fans. More...

July 23

Cancelled Buffy Series 5 and Angel Series 2 Action Figures May Be Resurrected. "It seems the fan reaction has been tremendous and that has meant there's a good chance more figures will be made."
British teens hold Buffy/Angel Watch-a-thon for charity The two teenagers will watch every episode of BtVS and AtS starting August 11th, with proceeds going to a small animal shelter.
Decorating Sunnydale style. Useful tips on how to achieve a Buffy look in your home. More...
UPN on why there was no Buffy spinoff. "Joss wanted to take some time off, [and] we didn't come up with something that was exciting enough for everybody to move forward." More...
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon on why you should watch Angel season 5. "I'm working on great. Our goal is great. We'll settle for good" (Quicktime req). More...
(SPOILER) Full round up of AtS S5x01 spoilers at Spoiled Rotten. More...
Toronto Trek 17, transcript of Tony Head's Q&A. Q: There was a very interesting internet rumor about you being looked at for the third Harry Potter movie. More...

July 22

Firefly pre-orderable on Amazon.com, and it's already a top seller, currently #25.
Ghost of the Robot Photos from Last Night's Performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA.
Familiar face on "24" next season. "24" spoilers in article.

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(SPOILER) "Spike was a much more evolved being than Angel". Joss Whedon speaks on the soul issue at Comic-Con (scroll down to the second last writergroupie post).
All Singin', All Dancin'. Another Daniel Erenberg article at Slayage, about the music of the show this time.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse Presents: Joss Whedon - another article from day 3 of Comic-Con 2003. More...
"Tight Squeeze" Summaries of the upcoming episodes of MTV's animated Spider-man, including the episode James Marsters does a guest voice for. It airs July 25.
Buffy Season 5 DVD Set will be released Dec. 9, according to BestBuy.com More...
"Champion of the Underdog," an article about the professional triumphs of Fox entertainment president Gail Berman, including her support for BtVS.

July 21

Aussie fans throw finale party. Its in Melbourne (Australia) at the All Star Cafe on Tuesday August 12th, 2003.
(SPOILER) James Marsters Q&A: Tampa Con Report. A great summary from the good people at morethanspike.com More...
BtVS wins TCA's prestigious Heritage Award, The award is given to a show "that has transcended its medium to profoundly impact on society or culture". It was accepted by Nick Brendon and Emma Caulfield. More...
(SPOILER) Second episode details from Joss Whedon. Contains info that a lot of fans have been waiting for. In related news, a promo poster has surfaced on Ebay, looks like the season premiere will be October 8th. More...
Comic-Con, Day Four (Sunday). Photos (tiny thumbnails) of Eliza Dushku and Marti Noxon.
Summary of Upcoming MAC 'Buffy' and 'Angel' Action Figures Shown at Comic-Con. And as already mentioned, the busts are pictured here.
(SPOILER) Way Too Much Angel News!! Contains bits on "Angel" 5.1, comments from the San Diego Comic Con and from the recent Whedon Boston Herald interview.

July 20

DVD releases crucial for makers of TV shows. "An Angel, for example, would not be profitable without the DVD revenue stream" says a TV exec.
(SPOILER) Report From Comic Con. Spoiled Rotten's brief preliminary report from panels with Joss Whedon and the Angel writers.
New 'Welcome Faith,' Dark Willow Statues from MAC Displayed at Comic-Con. There's a new Gentlemen statue as well as additional photos of their upcoming figures and busts.
(SPOILER) Angel Tidbits at Spoiler Slayer. Tensai sums up all the season 5 gossip and rumours that have been floating round the boards in the last few days.
Eliza Duskhu: Faith No More. "I mean, let's be real, Faith was a little over-the-top sometimes, you know." More...
UK Thank You Charisma Carpenter Ad. This will appear in Cult Times and Starburst and was organised by the same people who did this ad for Variety.

July 19

Dark Witch Willow Action Figure to Be Produced After All. "CineQuest.com and Moore Action Collectibles today announced they are teaming up to produce an exclusive Dark Witch Willow 6" action figure. ... Expected to ship in early December, this limited edition Dark Witch Willow figure will be available only through CineQuest.com and the Moore Collector's Society."

July 18

'Latter Days' Screened at Outfest on July 17th. There's a description of the screening (Amber Benson had a supporting role in the film and was also present last night).

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Fox pledge less reality TV. More...
(SPOILER) Kristin catches up with the Angel cast at the WB party. Amy Acker, David Boreanaz and Joss Whedon comment on season 5 amongst other things. More...
The very lovely Amy Acker interviewed at the WB party. She mentions that the cast will be back at work this week (Quicktime req).
Buffy Dictionary I always said I was a bit Mr I Loved The English Patient. More...

July 17

'America's Top Model' Winner is a Buffy Fan. Look under "Favorite Things." More...
(SPOILER) Latest casting sides for the season 5 premiere are out and FilmJerk gives a brief summary of them. Spoiled Rotten has a fuller summary if you want to be very spoiled. More...
Snubbed again, no major Emmy nominations for Buffy. Though 'Chosen' and Firefly's 'Serenity' did get nominated in the 'Outstanding Special Effects for a Series' category. More...
(SPOILER) 'Angel' changes might forestall its afterlife. Thoughts on season 5 from David Boreanaz and Jordan Levin, The WB's entertainment president. More...
Vincent Kartheiser interview. This took place in April of this year.
Amber Benson to Appear at the Inkworks Booth at Comic-Con on July 18th. She joins the list of Buffy/Angel actors and writers previously mentioned here and here. More...

July 16

(SPOILER) 'Buffy' creator sinks his teeth into a new season of 'Angel.' Grab-bag of hints and comments from Joss.
Robia LaMorte to Appear at the LA Comic Book and Sci-Fi Convention on July 27th.
So who wants to play? I mean just cuz the show's over doesn't mean the fun has to end right? Or does it? More...

July 15

Joss raves about the Firefly DVD's and the status of his Firefly movie proposal. More...
(SPOILER) Sci-Fi Wire has more from Joss about AtS Season 5. Casting spoilers, natch.

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(SPOILER) Kristin has casting tidbits for Season 5. Just the usual summer scraps from Joss at the WB party.
(SPOILER) Buffy Returns Down Under Australian fans in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia take note: Channel Seven will return Season Seven to air tonight at 10.30pm, starting with the fifth last episode of the season (and series!) - 'Dirty Girls.'
Clarification on the 'Expensive' Price of Amber Benson's 'Chance' on VHS & DVD. An update on a previous news item. More...
Tony Head pics from the 2003 Toronto Trek Charity Auction. There's a write up about it by the organisers at the Buffy Cross & Stake (read it quick before it gets archived and then disappears).

July 14

Pics from the The WB Network's 2003 All Star Party. Featuring David Boreanaz, Amy Acker and Joss Whedon. DailyCeleb.com has slightly larger pics of the event as well including some of Andy Hallet and J. August Richards. More...
A Buffy-eat-Trekkie world. Why conventions that are catering more to Buffy fans doesn't please old-guard Trekkies. More...

July 13

Alyson Hannigan Interview - UK's Sunday Times "She might look as sweet as cherry pie, but Alyson Hannigan has been pretty shrewd in her choice of roles. And now Buffy’s bewitching sidekick is back for another slice of the movie series that has scandalised a nation. Garth Pearce reports"
Life after Death? Do Buffy fans want to see the comic live? First the series, then action figures... will the comics be next to leave us?
How to Avoid Fraud with Online Autograph Collecting. If you're looking for the signatures of your favourite Buffyverse actors, Zap2it explains how not to get ripped off. More...

July 12

Sci-Fi Stars Said It. You Read It. Memorable quotes from Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, David Boreanaz, Andy Hallet and others at Zap2it. More...
Nicholas Brendon to Also Sign Autographs at Comic-Con Next Week. Just for an hour next Saturday. He joins the list of Buffy and Angel actors and writers already mentioned.
A Fan-Run Replacement for the Moore Action Collectibles Board. "i got an email from delena that said she thinks the board is down for good but she was left out of the loop on the final decision of it and she said that retailers are talking and we should just be patient!" More...
It's all about the journey, isn't it? Jumpin' Jehosophat! I just happened across this very revealing 20/20 hindsight look at Restless, from a post season seven perspective. I got shivers! More...
Are evangelicals fueling teen fascination with the occult? An author claims that the horror of Buffy draws from conservative religious imagery whilst fans feed on conservative opposition. More...

July 11

Sarah Michelle Gellar talks about Scooby Doo 2 and says her character Daphne goes through a process of discovery similar to the one she went through. More...
TVZone's opinions on the upcoming Emmy drama nominees which includes the 'Buffy Factor'.
Buffy on demand. A new UK digital service will offer viewers a chance to watch Season One whenever they want. More...
Firefly on DVD to hit shelves on December 9th Twentieth Century Fox has announced that the DVD of the complete Firefly run will hit shelves on December 9th, the same day as the complete fifth season DVD of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

July 10

Sims gets Magical expansion. I know this isn't strictly Buffyverse material, but yet ... More...
@N-Zone's Top Ten Rejected Buffy Spinoffs. Number two: 'Firefly: This Time We’ve Got Vampires' (scroll down to the bottom of the page). More...
'Bye Bye Buffy!' to Premiere at Shore Leave in Baltimore, MD on July 13th. "Total chaos threatens Shore Leave when word leaks that James Marsters will be returning, sending female fans into a frenzy! But what happens when Bill Shatner, seeking to recapture his glory days as a Sci Fi sex symbol plans a dastardly revenge?! And how does Scott Bakula fit into all this? Musical hijinks ensue in 'Bye Bye Buffy!'" More...

July 09

Dragoncon 2003 in Atlanta James Marsters and James Leary are both confirmed guests at the 2003 Dragoncon convention in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend.

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Is Sci-Fi dead? With Buffy over, Firefly cancelled and Angel getting renewed by the skin of its teeth, SyFy Portal says science fiction is on a downturn. More...
Kitten Interview with Amber Benson. Brand new interview, conducted at the recent Moonlight Rising convention in New York.

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Ghost of the Robot to Perform at House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA on July 21st. They'll also be performing at the DragonCon convention in Atlanta, GA on August 30th.

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Amber Benson's 'Chance' Available On VHS & DVD. "...you may now buy a signed never before seen photo (color 8x10) taken on the set of 'Chance' or a signed second printing of the 'Chance' poster and receive a FREE DVD or VHS copy of the film 'Chance.'" More...
Iyari Limon Turned 21 Yesterday. Her birthday is July 8th, 1982. More...
Several Buffy and Angel Actors and Writers to Sign Autographs at Comic-Con. They include James C. Leary, Iyari Limon, Mark Lutz, Danny Strong, Brian Thompson, "Buffy" writer Rebecca Moesta, and "Angel" writers Steven S. DeKnight, Sarah Fain, Elizabeth Craft, Jeffrey Bell, Drew Goddard, Ben Edlund, and Nancy Holder. More...

July 08

George Sarah voted best electronic artist in L.A. by readers of L.A. Alternative Press. More...
What if Amy could pick Emmys. TV Zap2it columnist pick her choices for Drama Nominations for Emmy.
(SPOILER) Angel Seeks New Babe. Some initial details about the new season.

July 07

"Chosen" analysis, goofs and nitpicks. Insightful nitpicks at tvtome
Pagans poised for recognition in Scotland Article about Pagans requesting recognition in Scotland's census mentions Buffy as an influence in the growth of Paganism.
Xander on Angel petition There are probably a few of these around, but another Xander fan wants to convince Mutant Enemy that Xander would make a good addition to the Angel cast
Moore Action Collectibles Posts Official Action Figure Announcement. Same news as before but this was posted on their site and not on their forums, which have been down since Saturday.

July 06

Classic TV title sequences. Buffy gets included in a list of the most memorable opening credits in recent years. More...
'The Message'. The complete script for episode 13.

July 05

'First/Last' - Season 7 debated at Slayage.com. Could the final season have been better? Two writers give their views. (Whedonesque also gets a mention). More...
R.I.P. Barry White, 1944-2003. Willow offered herself to Oz with Barry's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe," in the third season episode "Amends."

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Have you ever met a Buffy? Why has Buffy not become a popular name with the cult following that it has?
First mention of Buffy on page 3, last paragraph. More...

July 04

Eliza Dushku to Present 'Tru Calling' Pilot at Comic-Con. "This event takes place [on Sunday] in Ballroom 20 from 12:30-2:00 p.m."
Moore Action Collectibles Cancels Buffy and Angel Action Figure Lines. "...MAC has made the decision to [cancel] production of both lines." This affects the Buffy Series V and VI as well as the Angel Series II lines, and is effective immediately.

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July 03

Moore Creations Summer Archive Sale. Big reductions on various Buffy and Angel busts and ornaments. More...
Inkworks free trading card promo for Angel 4th season Inkworks is doing another trading card giveaway for the Angel series. Check back with them in August for a free Buffy series card also.
Jane Espenson interview at Ain't It Cool News. Includes episode details about the Buffy animated series, news about Ripper and she settles a puzzler from 'CWDP'. All that and tons more.
(SPOILER) Herc's July 4 Weekend Strongbox!! News about Buffy, Angel and Firefly at AICN (including the latest rumour about a certain character in Angel). More...
James Marsters voices Spider-Man Cartoon character. James Marsters, who plays Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, is providing a guest-voice in MTV's Spider-Man animated series. More...

July 02

The West Coast Review. Wwolfe, from the Buffy Cross and Stake, has reviewed almost every Buffy episode since season 4. His comments and analysis are well worth reading.
The amazing Shadowkat analyses Buffy S7. Catch it while you can, because it's going to scroll off the Cross and Stake in a few days. More...
(SPOILER) Season 5 episode 1 spoilers. The first casting sides for next season of Angel just got released and the details make interesting reading. Filmjerk has more on the casting side as well. More...
Harry Groener interview. The man behind the Mayor talks about the show and his career. More...

July 01

City of Angel is sponsoring an Angel Writers Panel in San Diego: with none other than: "David Fury, Steven S. DeKnight, Sarah Fain & Elizabeth Craft, Drew Greenberg, Jeff Bell, Drew Goddard, and Ben Edlund."
Girls just wanna have guns The Boston Globe scrutinizes this summer's "girl power" images (including Charlie's Angels, Lara Croft, and Trinity from the Matrix), and asks in the end why they can't be more like Buffy.
Buffy fest a great Saturday matinee. A report on a recent 3-hour Buffy marathon at Wolf Performance Hall in London.



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