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January 01

Pics from Emma Caulfield's new TV movie ,"I Want To Marry Ryan Banks" (thumbnail view only). This should air January 18th on ABC Family.

December 31

Firefly Film Details Hinted on Sci Fi Wire - Once again Joss says the film might not happen, but it probably will. Or vice versa.
All About Eve. 'Angel's' Sarah Thompson speaks to Zap2it. More...
Fillion wants to play Captain dark In an interview with scifi.com, Nathan Fillion said that for the upcoming movie, he wants Whedon to return the character of Captain Malcolm Reynolds back to his darker roots. (more) More...
Tom Lenk in "Window Theory" (trailer) Warning: the trailer loads rather slowly, so be patient.

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Felicia Day (Vi) to guest in Friends TV Tome lists Felicia Day as a guest character in an upcoming episode of Friends to be broadcast in the States in February. More...
Bureau42 reviews the firefly DVD set. In total, Firefly: The Complete Series receives 41 out of 42. More...

December 30

Sean Astin on directing 'Soulless'. ""When I got back from Lord of the Rings, I just said, "Greenie, I want to direct Angel."". An excellent account of an outsider's take on AtS (pages 2 and 3 of interview).

December 29

Cinescape pics from the recent Firefly Q&A which was held at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. More...
Joss Whedon writing "New X-Men"? Will Joss follow Grant Morrison as the next writer of "New X-Men"? Check this week's All the Rage column to know more about this rumour. More...
TV's best (and blondest) moments ANGEL: What's scary is how good this smart, supernatural fantasy is. Enjoying one of its wittiest seasons to date, it's made life without Buffy The Vampire Slayer bearable. Credit an overhaul late last season when demi-god Joss Whedon made Angel's titular hero (David Boreanaz) the CEO of a demonic law firm. More...

December 28

Pushing the Edge in Network Programming. Article talks about Craig Erwich. He's the senior vice president of drama development at FOX and the direct report to Gail Berman. More...
'Once More With Feeling' voted 13th Greatest Musical in the world. And to quote Tony Head who was interviewed for the Channel 4 show "It got legs, and it danced". More...

December 27

Buffy features in The Advocate's 10 Ten Television. In this article on the year's best television most relevant to gay and lesbian audiences, the Willow and Kennedy love scene is at #9. More...
If You Really Want to Know. some more needless BtVS cast trivia and a few cute pics.
Angel Season 4 DVD (region 2). At bloody last!! More...

December 26

Red, White and Funny... In a piece about Jon Stewart's Daily Show and its preparation for the upcoming election, Stewart mentions Angel in a self-deprecating and chuckle-worthy way. More...

December 25

2003's Most Daring TV. Angel comes in at #3 in this MSN Entertainment article about shows that engrossed us this year. "With "Buffy" retired, its spin-off can finally get the respect it's been deserving for the past four years. "

December 24

First Poster For 'Wicked Prayer' Also known as The Crow sequel starring David Boreanaz.
When Willow met Dylan... err Pike The most famous fake orgasm in cinematic history will soon be recreated by former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" co-star Alyson Hannigan. The once-and-future Willow Rosenberg will star opposite Luke Perry in the London theatrical production of Rob Reiner's 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally."
Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) has signed for appearance at 2 US Conventions in '04. ASH will be attending the Buffy/Angel Vulkon conventions in Houston, TX in May and Tampa, FL in July this year. Tickets are already on sale for the Houston event.

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26 hour BtVS marathon on Canadian channel Space. As posted on their site: "Tune in December 25 @ 10pm ET watch the final two episodes of Season Six. Then stay tuned as SPACE launches right into our premiere of 22 episodes of Season Seven, the final season, back-to-back, beginning December 25 @12am ET." More...
Baldwin Circling Atlantis Adam Baldwin, best known to SF fans as the mercenary Jayne on Joss Whedon's Firefly, told SCI FI Wire that he is pursuing a role on the upcoming Stargate Atlantis, a spin-off of the SCI FI Channel's Stargate SG-1. More...

December 23

Adam Busch To Star In Fox Pilot "The Jury" A potential series from "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Oz" veterans Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
MSNBC's Best and Worst 2003 TV. In this review of the year, the biggest loss is Joss Whedon and Buffy gets best way to close out a show. David Greenwalt's 'Miracles' gets unluckiest cancellation.
(SPOILER) Eonline's Kristins Weekly Chat ... mentions potential for another season of Angel. Spoiler is in reference to a tidbit from the aint it cool site, which Kristin mentions during the chat. So just as a precaution, for those who don't like spoilers. More...
Gellars "Grudge" Match. "Buffy" may be behind her, but Gellar's still fighting things that go bump in the night. More...

December 22

Whedon: No Buffy On Angel? Joss says: "I don't know that we'll see her on the show...I don't know that she'll ever pick up a stake again." More...
Wanted: "Dead Or Alive" Transcript for the Firefly episode that never was. Story by Cheryl Cain. More...
(SPOILER) Jeff Bell on the next Angel episode 'Harm's Way' which will air on January 14th.
Wonderfalls delayed? Tim Minear tells Sci Fi Wire that Fox has not yet set a specific air date for his show. More...
West End debut for Hannigan
Canceled sci-fi series 'Firefly' flickers back to life on DVD " "Taking a break from production on "Angel," Whedon all but bristles when asked whether Fox really did right by "Firefly." More...
Firefly - The Complete Series, Magnum Opus or Misfire? "Firefly" might have become Joss Whedon's magnum opus. We'll never know for sure, because FOX Television screwed with it from the beginning. Now, with all fifteen episodes available on DVD, in the correct order, we can catch a glimmer of what might have been." More...
Angel Panoramic Poster (season 5) from french mag Arthelius
Gellar's Grudge Match This article makes it sound like this is a good choice for SMGs career with Japanese horror being all the rage.
Angel is one of Robert Bianco's Best Shows of 2003. The USA Today columnist praises the show as "TV's best and wittiest fantasy, Angel ably carries on the legacy of Buffy while making a mark of its own" and he thinks that David is the show's best asset. More...
Angel Convention in San Francisco area, with James Marsters Headlining. Aug 27-29, 2004. No other guest have been announced yet. Tickets are not on sale yet but they will be soon. Special Platinum all access pass will be available at a limit of 30 but at a price rumored to be $1,000 US a ticket. More...
Buffy Convention in Secaucus NJ March 20-21 Creation is hosting a Buffy convention in the NYC area March 20-21, 2004. Tix not yet on sale (except for gold weekend pass packages) More...
(SPOILER) Herc Gathers News of FIREFLY and ANGEL From The Whedon Himself!! "We just got back from the big 'Firefly' DVD Q&A at Sunday's Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention... with... Joss Whedon, Tim Minear and Ben Edlund, as well as... Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Ron Glass, Adam Baldwin and Gina Torres." More...
"To all - Slayer's Greetings, and to vampires - beware!" Happy Christmas, WHEDONesque.com. More...

December 21

Buffy up for music accolade. 'Once More With Feeling' is in the running to be named the greatest musical of all time. More...
All together now: "Awwwwwww!" Sweet picture of BtVS cast plus fan. (via HeadsUp)
A DVD Face-Off Between the Official and the Homemade. Fan's-eye DVDs discussed in a New York Times article. Interviews with the guy behind The Firefly Project and Joss Whedon on this growing phenomenon. More...
Hollywood Studios look to a new market for revenue - TVDVD. I thought this roundtable of studio execs discussion might be of interest to Firefly fans as they talk about the future market of TV DVD in the pipeline, based on sales of TV shows box sets. They do make a point of online sales being important to the DVD market. More...
The Fake Porn Detective (sarah michelle gellar mention) Okay, most likely not for work even though it's a fake picture!! More...

December 20

Photos of Juliet Landau's appearance on Strong Medicine. The photos are thumbnail and you are ask to join to see them bigger. More...
See a couple of scenes from Chance. The DP of the movie has put up a nice collection of scenes from the Amber Benson movie. Including a few scenes with James Marsters as Simon. Also contains strong language. More...
'Eurotrip' trailer now online. First chance to see clips of Michelle Trachtenberg in what can only loosely be described as a teen comedy. More...
Veteran shows chase lost glory with fresh faces, new angles This article makes it sound like Angel is considered to be doing better in its current time slot and that the move was a success.
Emma Caulfield's TV movie now has an air date. Sunday, January 18 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC Family. More...
(SPOILER) AtS S5x13 'Why We Fight' summary details. Most of the details of this episode are already known but there's some additional info if you want to be totally spoiled. More...
Should "Angel" Stay On The Air? online polls for various shows. More...

December 19

Kristin from eonline talks with C.Kane and others about spoiler security. Once upon a time, back when I began this gig, TV show spoilers flowed like boxed wine. But recently, it seems TV producers are doing whatever it takes to cut off us journalists--employing various schemes to keep inside info out of the fans' hands. More...
Marcia Shulman interview. Never heard of her? She's the casting director responsible for the original Buffy cast and she discovered David Boreanaz. Go read and feel nostalgic for season one.

December 18

Marsters OK with Angel. In an interview with Sci Fi Wire, he dismisses claims that Spike is taking over the show and praises David Boreanaz.
Angel gets four Satellite nominations. David Boreanaz, Amy Acker, Gina Torres and Andy Hallet have been nominated in various categories for the 2004 8th Annual Satellite Awards, run by the International Press Academy. The Firefly DVD got nominated too. More...
Boreanaz reacts to Gellar's decision not to appear on Angel this season. ""I honestly don't know what happened," he grumpily tells TV Guide Online. "Why don't you ask her about it? I'm sure she'll come up with a good answer.""
Buffy S5 and Firefly DVD Giveaway. About a third of the way down the page under - This Week's Contests, they have 5 sets of each to give-a-way courtesy of Fox! More...
IGN Dvd review of Firefly Better late than never.
Random Rants: Joss Whedon. Brief WB interview (Quicktime required). Some interesting comments about the future of Angel and the likelihood of a Buffy appearance. More...

December 17

Alexis eager to get Alyson guesting on Angel. "It was so much fun when she visited us last year. I mean, not just because she's a huge talent, but because I love her and I would like to have her here with me at work". More...
Joss Whedon is 5th in Pop Candy's 100 People of 2003. "Buffy fans were hoping he'd give the show an appropriate ending, and he did. Now can he please give us something else to obsess over?". More...
Some people just don't get it Reviewer deems Firefly safe "for the fan you know will buy the newest "Dawson's Creek" box when it's released". But hey, they give it 3 out of 4 stars. More...

December 16

Fox announce "Best of Buffy" DVD (R2) Contains the episodes "Becoming I", "Graduation Day II", "Hush", and "The Gift". More...
'Midseries Makeovers' The Arizona Republic's TV critic talks about older shows that have been retooled for this season, including Angel.
Once More With Hobbits. Fresh LotR inspired lyrics to the tune of the OMWF songs. With audio clips to follow More...
(SPOILER) Kristin's Chat Kristin gives more information about her chat with Christian Kane and the last screen is a special spoiler page...
ASH as Capt Hook pix Opening night pix of ASH in new London production of Peter Pan are up at WireImage.com.

He looks disturbingly sexy as Capt. Hook. Yikes!
Tales of the Vampires #1 out now. Featuring two great Joss Whedon stories and a fantastic Spike and Dru adventure set in Prague penned none other by Drew Goddard. Glowing review at Cinescape. More...
TV Gal's Top 10 Shows of 2003. Angel makes #10. "Now that Angel and his gaggle of demon-fighting comrades are keeping their enemies closer, I can't wait to see what happens next". More...
(SPOILER) AtS S5x12 'You're Welcome' summary highlights. Curious to know how the 100th episode plays out? More...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale (International Edition) to be released in Australia Sunday, January 18th, 2004 (so check for it Monday or so). More...
(SPOILER) Angel episode 14 Spoilers are making their way out More...

December 15

Buried Treasure. Tony Head speaks to the Daily Telegraph and reveals why his name is a problem.
More Info On 'The Grudge' CHUD.com gives a few more plot details from SMG's latest project.

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TV Guide Reports SMG Nixes Appearance on Angel This Year
Region 2 release for Firefly At last an idea of when we can expect to see the release of Firefly in the UK. More...
LA Comic Book and Sci-Fi Convention update. This Sunday, December 21st. Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Ben Edlund, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, and (maybe) Morena Baccarin will be in attendance to promote the 'Firefly' DVD. More...
Col taps Gellar for 'Grudge' remake. 'Buffy' to star in remake of Japanese frightener

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December 14

Tim Minear posts at the Buffistas board with a certain sense of vindication.
Associated Press review of Firefly DVD. We've had overwhelming positive reviews but this reviewer is unimpressed with the show. More...
Darla interview. Julie Benz and husband chat to the BBC Cult site. More...
(SPOILER) Some BTS Photos of Ep.9 "Harm's Way" Some nice photos from the next episode. More...

December 13

(SPOILER) Angel turns 100 -- a pic of them cutting the cake. Click the picture to have a larger image open up. The spoiler is people in the picture that I guess tells who is in the 100th episode... More...
2nd Part of Joss' interview with Cinescape...

December 12

Elisabeth Rohm at 2003 Muse Awards
Angel Role-Playing Game Corebook released. According to the press release: "It's up to you to fight the good fight, to become a crusader for the Powers That Be." For more details, go to the official website. More...
Artwork for the Buffy "themed" DVDs. As yet there are no details about which episodes feature on the Willow, Faith, Spike and Angel region 2 DVDs but the release date is February 23rd, 2004 according to Amazon.co.uk. More...
(SPOILER) Eonline's Kristins Weekly Column.... Starts with info about the 100th episode party.

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Steve DeKnight Pens New Superhero Action Comedy Angel writer to script new TNT movie vehicle for CSI's William Petersen.

December 11

When All Good Things Came To An End. Part 7 of CFQ's Firefly episode guide, Joss Whedon and Tim Minear speak about the final three episodes on the DVD and what it was like when the show got axed. More...
Photos of Elizabeth Rohm at Last Night's ''Mona Lisa Smile' - New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals.'
Pants Splitter by Gord Lacey - A review of the Firefly DVDs by the TVShowsOnDVD.com webmaster.
Joss Whedon Interview Joss speaks on a variety of topics from his son to his hand in Buffy merchandising.
EXCLUSIVE: FIREFLY`s Master and Commander Speaks -- Part One From Cinescape...
PTC says TV violence is more graphic and frequent. Cites Buffy and Angel as examples. More...

December 10

Back on Angel. Christian Kane on his surprise appearance at the end of 'Destiny'. "Supposedly I hear, like, I guess five minutes after the show aired, six message boards crashed or something.".
(SPOILER) Drew Goddard posts at the Bronze Beta. "This new system of keeping things a secret by posting script pages on the internet just isn't working out for us." Plus find out which Hogwarts House the Mutant Enemy writers belong to.
DVDVerdict: Another Firefly review More raves for our favorite cancelled show. More...
Washington Post on Buffy and Big Stuff Only about 7 years late, the Washington Post figures out that the Buffyverse embraces and encompasses the great themes of art...better late than never?
Entertainment Weekly Reviews the 'Firefly' and 'Buffy' DVDs Released Yesterday. Both garnered A ratings.

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What should FOX put on Monday nights come January? , a poll at The Futon Critic. In the running are Tim Minear's 'Wonderfalls', Marti Noxon's 'Still Life' and Eliza Dushku's 'Tru Calling'. More...

December 09

A Quickie with Firefly's Tim Minear at Popgurls.com. "Were Simon and River supposed to have *that* kind of tension? Well... it's not like we didn't *notice.*" More...
Firefly movie news. Joss Whedon hints that the movie has still a very long way to go before it gets made. "If I start talking about it before there is [anything definitive to say], it lessens the chance that [it will get made]." More...
Will Angel Unite This Duo? Can Fred and Wes ever get together? Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker tell all.
Michelle Trachtenberg is the Odd Girl Out. More...
(SPOILER) Angel news from Kristin. Brief report on the party, episode 13 spoilers (nothing new) and a storyline for the 100th episode is revealed. There's also mention of a rumour about SMG guesting on 'Tru Calling'.
Emma Caulfield is "ultraconservative" and politically minded according to jerseygop.com's Republican Babe of the week section!
Fillion interviewed in Toronto Star, optimistic about Firefly movie "The last rumour I heard, and from reliable sources, is that it's still moving in a very positive direction ... I'm very hopeful."
Tony on his promo round. Pimping Peter!Penzance left, right and centre, Mr Head was on BBC's Breakfast Show this morning. You can watch the appearance in Real video.
At N-zone review Firefly DVDs.
Graham Norton show seeks Buffy/SMG merchandise for an upcoming interview. More...

December 08

(SPOILER) More from Christian Kane at TVGuide.com including details about his band's new record contract and spoilery bits for an upcoming episode.
(SPOILER) Angel 100th Episode Party Report Cast interviews and more from City of Angel. More...
Through The Lens. CityofAngel goes behind the scenes and speaks to Adam Ward from the AtS camera department. More...
Buffy DVD site updated Fox's Official site for the Buffy DVDs makes room for season 5.

December 07

(SPOILER) Episode 13 details at FilmJerk. No real new spoilers but interesting if you like to know about the production and casting process for the show. More...
Nathan Fillion interview. Just like Charisma, he's appearing on 'Miss Match' and is trying to wear down Joss in an attempt to guest on Angel as either Captain Mal or Caleb. More...
The "Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About" Guy Talks About Aly + Alexis' Nuptials (funny!) There's no online archive of this, so I had to cut-and-paste out of his latest mailing list message, but I thought you'd get a kick out of it. More...

December 06

R1 Season 6 DVDs still set for July 6 despite what the card in the Season 5 set says.
Mercedes McNab FHM interview and pics as well (probably not safe for work).
SMG : pics from Starbrite's "Heart Of Gold" Annual Benefit Dinner and Divine Design 2003 Gala.
Michelle Trachtenberg : pics from 5th Anniversary Toys for Tots More...
Firefly DVD review at DVD Talk. This site does some of the best reviews around so well worth reading for what the writer thought of the episodes, the sound, the picture quality, the extras and the commentaries.
Gina Torres Heads To 24 The Angel & Firefly actress will have a recurring role on the hit Fox drama.
Kristin Chat Firefly DVD Giveaway Kristin talks about Joss talking about Firefly, and will be giving away five Firefly DVD boxed sets to people who attend her Monday chat.
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz on directing his first Angel episode. ""It was a really fantastic journey for me," Boreanaz tells Zap2it.com about stepping behind the camera. "I had a great time."" More...
(SPOILER) SciFi Wire report on the Angel 100th episode party. Featuring the best speech Joss Whedon has probably ever made.

December 05

Is ANGEL too dark, literally? Bad transmitting equipment may be causing AtS to appear too dim in some markets. More...
Firefly: A New Hope For Star Wars Fans? "A firefly's light tends to be short lived, but when it lights up, it's not only bright - it usually blinks on again after being extinguished. When it comes to the show of the same name, there's a good chance this will be a rather apt metaphor." More...
Amber Benson interview and pics from her recent signing in Swindon, England (Real Player required). More...
The Firefly Episode Guide, parts three and four. From 'Shindig' to 'Jaynestown', Tim and Joss tell all. More...
(SPOILER) 100th Ep. party pix -Casting Spoiler- WireImage.com has itty bitty pix of cast, Joss Whedon, WB president Jordan Levin... More...
Happy Birthday to Amy Acker. She turns 27 today.

December 04

Photos of Michelle Trachtenberg at Last Night's ''The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King' Los Angeles Premiere.' There are additional photos as well. More...
Latest Region 2 (and indirectly Region 4) DVD news from The R2 Project on the Buffy, Season 7 and Angel, Season 4 DVDs. Also a rumor on possible character-themed sets, i.e. Spike DVDs.
Joss Whedon Zap2it interview. Kills the rumour that the Firefly movie is going into production this month and says why he wouldn't have made 'Carnivale'.
Rating the Lesbians. Alyson/Amber, Eliza/Angela, and Sarah/Selma Blair smoochies get rated. May not be safe for work, depending on your office environment.

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Profiles in History Auctioning Signed 'Buffy' Shooting Script. It's signed by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, and Kristine Sutherland. More...
Photos of Michelle Trachtenberg at Yesterday's 'Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast Sponsored by Lifetime Television.' There are additional photos as well.
Photos of J. August Richards at Last Night's ''The Simple Life' - Premiere Party.' There are additional photos as well.

December 03

DVD clips from Buffy S5 and Firefly. (Links via TaraDi)
Top Ten Buffy monologues. Daniel Erenberg at Slayage.com reminds us why the writing for the show was so top notch. More...
D.B. Woodside talks season 7 to the BBC Cult site. "Did you keep a memento of your time? Yes, I stole a few things. I had to have a few Buffy stakes, just in case." More...
(SPOILER) AtS S5x13 details based on the casting sides that are just out. Very cool indeed. More...
Joss Whedon Pitched a Batman Film Whedon's take on Gotham? More...
(SPOILER) AtS S5x11 'Damage' summary at Spoiler Slayer. Looks like another great episode.
Win a Joss Whedon Prize Pack from Zap2It First Prize is a Firefly DVD set, a Buffy Season Five DVD set and a Buffy comic book. Second prize is a Buffy comic book.

December 02

CFQ: Super Fly Joss: "I came up with an idea [for a new Batman film] that I really loved, which was an origin story." Also: Stephanie Romanov "was a little surprised by her character’s getting canned, but she knew she had it coming."
Danny Strong on VH1's Big in 2003 Awards as one of Jessica Simpson's "minions". More...
Buffy 'inspires Doctor sidekick'. "Doctor Who is to get a Buffy-style sidekick when he makes his TV return." Says who? Says writer Russell T Davies, who is reviving the sci-fi series for the BBC in 2005. More...
Erika Amato of Velvet Chain interview. Good behind the scenes info about what it's like to write music for Angel, appear on Buffy and lots more (via Spoiler Crypt). More...
"The Quotable Slayer". A brand spanking new book containing more than 900 quips, quotes and snatches of dialogue from the show. Or alternatively save money and go here instead. More...
BtVS season 5 DVD (region 1) review. No rapid-fire montage of clips from the previous 99 episodes at the start of 'The Gift'? Grrr arghh.
Possible Audio Comentaries for Angel Season 4 and Buffy Season 7 DVD. I don't know how acurate it is, but if it is true, I just got a lot happier.
Whedon Firefly Interview on SciFi.com "They were so wrong that we may have to create a new word that means wronger."
The Firefly Episode Guide, Part One. Messieurs Whedon and Minear talk about the making of each episode with CFQ and so much more. The movie, the vindication of the Firefly DVD, Fox, the fans, the whole shebang. Part two now available.

December 01

Q Score, E-Poll could have saved Firefly Variety article describes Nielsen alternatives Q Score and E-Poll -- apparently all networks but Fox are using Q Score in addition to Nielsens to determine viewers feelings about shows, etc. (Registration required - 30-day free trial available.) More...
Christophe Beck score on the new Steve Martin movie, Cheaper by the Dozen More...
Slayage: number 10. A new set of essays at The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies. The most interesting and perhaps the most controversial is the "Imaginary Para-Sites of the Soul" article.
"Saying good-bye to Buffy again is very difficult". The monthly comic book series bows out at #63. More...



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