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June 01

Emma Caulfield and Anthony Stewart Head to attend Buffyton, the first Buffy convention in Spain. It'll be held July 30th-August 1st in Madrid.
AtS Season 6 Fan Effort. For fans who don't mind fan fic so much. More...

May 31

Sadly floating away from last of the Buffyverse. Modesto Bee article by Marijke Rowland - regarding the end of the show.
Pre-order personalized autographed photos from Buffy and Angel stars. James Marsters, Amy Acker, Nicholas Brendon, and Sarah Hagan.
The man behind the Slave-boy: an exclusive Spotlight on Ryan Alvarez, who portrayed Archduke Sebassis' demon Slave.
'Close Your Eyes' - a review of Buffy season two. Daniel Erenberg casts his eye over the season which some fans see as the golden age of Buffy.
Taking Vampire Slaying Seriously. Toronto Star's Marlene Arpe examines the Nashville Slayage Conference.
Schlock TV, Buffy's religion, superheroes. Three book reviews, the second about Jana Riess' "What Would Buffy Do? The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide," previously discussed on this site. More...
Tru Calling Premieres in Australia on Friday, June 11th at 9:30pm. There is also a brief interview with Eliza Dushku in this week's edition of TV Week about the series.

May 30

IMDB Daily Poll. A mention on the main page for the Firefly/Serenity movie with the daily poll asking what other TV show should hit the big screen. More...
Angel season 5 part 1 VHS boxset to be released August 23rd in the UK.
'Dark Shadows' project would be perfect for Joss says a FilmJerk.com columnist. Words fail me on this one.
Kaylee (Jewel Staite) makes a con appearance June 13-15. Along with other Whedonverse players Mercedes McNab (Harmony), Elizabeth Anne Allen (Amy), and Brian Thompson (Luke/Judge) at Dreamcon in Jacksonville, FL..
BTVS's Tara (Amber Benson) added to Wizard World Convention Chicago. The same one that Joss Whedon will be attending Aug 13-15.. More...

May 29

Buffy Animated Voice Work. TV Tome has got news on who might be playing Buffy in the series. Unfortunately it's not Sherilyn Fenn. More...
Angel goes out on a ratings high. A few facts and figures regarding the ratings for the finale.
Adam (Jayne) Baldwin corrects filming date to June 3. Adam says in correction to his earlier post on OB that start of filming for Serenity is this coming Thursday. More...
MERCEDES McNAB to attend Sci-fi Convention in Tulsa, OK
Firefly's Wash, Alan Tudyk, to appear at the June L.A. Comic Book and Sci Fi Convention.
Scholastic Convention in Nashville makes it on Yahoo!
Jack Plotnick (and Tom Lenk) in "Straight-Jacket" which is also to be screened at the Seattle International Film Festival. This looks like a hilarious send-up of closeted gay movie stars of the 1950s like Rock Hudson.

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Vincent Kartheiser's "Dandelion" will be screened during the second week of the Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday at 9 p.m.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy is #1 of the 'Kick-Ass TV Chicks' according to eonlines top ten poll. Beating out the likes of Diana Rigg, Lynda Carter, and Lucy Lawless to name a few. 'But then again, Buffy is "the chosen one."'
Fangs for the Memories. David Boreanaz talks about the end of the heroic vampire's crusade against evil. More...
DarkWorlds' Season Six retrospective. Just in time for the DVD, Amy Berner gives her views on the season where the Scoobies finally grew up. More...

May 28

Spike and Dru - 'All's Fair' ecomic part one. The last story in the comic book tales of the gruesome twosome. And this time, Spike and Dru are at the Chicago World's Fair 1933.
Adam (Jayne) Baldwin says cameras roll June 1. As per usual, Adam drops a newsy tidbit on Serenity in an unrelated thread. He's one happy fella. Link direct to his board post (you may need to register to view). More...
Gellar to Appear at 2004 San Diego Comicon. 'Buffy' star Sarah Michelle Gellar to appear at 2004 San Diego Comicon. More...
Variety's comic blog gives Joss' X-men a B+ Variety's comic blog...."In all, not an astonishing debut, but you can see there are some definite wheels in motion here." Grade: B+
bureau42 reviews Astonishing X-Men #1 More...
Angel Auction Ebay are doing a big auction directly from FOX, with clothes from ANGEL. I'm very jealous because I want them, yet have no money. Will somebody buy some for me? Please?

May 27

Playboy plays a Dozen Dirty Questions with Charisma. Adult content warning.
Sarah Michelle Gellar confirmed for "Southland Tales" in an interview with director Richard Kelly.
Jane Espenson signs 2 year deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The Hollywood Reporter says she was recommended to Fox by Joss Whedon and that she will become co-exec producer for 'Tru Calling' amongst other things. More...
Buffy!! X-Men!! Serenity!! Wonderfalls!! Herc's Strong Box!! More news on the Buffy animated series (looking more and more likely), learn who else is going to be in the Firefly movie and lots more at Ain't It Cool News.
Buffy Resurrected! Developing news of a possible Buffy animated series.
A Not-As-Glowing Review of Astonishing X-Men #1. A review from someone who's not nearly a Joss fan. More...
Preview Pages from Astonishing X-Men #2. Check out 3 preview pages from the next issue of Astonishing X-Men. More...
A glowing review of Astonishing X-men #1. "Go get it before it sells out already". More...

May 26

AICN's Moriarty Celebrates Joss Whedon. See No. 7 on the list. Then read the rest cause it's fun & optimistic & all the nice little things in life.
Travel plans for Michelle Trachtenberg? Excerpts from her interview with issue 61 of the Buffy magazine where she reveals she'd like to move to London.
Official Buffy fan club auction. Current items include a signed Spike collectible photo, Buffy's pants from 'Something Blue', and a cast signed version of the Tru Calling Pilot script. More...
Angel: A Final Look. They give Not Fade Away an A overall.
'Family Guy' crowd heading to Montreal yukfest. Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis are to do a live script reading of the series at the July 15-25 Just for Laughs Festival.
Review: Musical gives Buffy set its bite. "Even if you're not hip-deep in Buffy lore, season six is a great place to jump in and see what you missed." There's also a chance to win the DVD at Zap2it.
The Last Post. Television Without Pity posts its last recap of Angel. Snarky as always, but the final grade is an A-, and 15 pages to devote to writing something is pretty impressive. More...
The Watercooler. TvGuide Online's daily discussion of what was on last night. Daniel R. Coleridge talks about "Angel's" finale, even though it's a little bit late. Look for it about halfway down the page. (Ps: Who knew James Marsters was 42? Damn. I think I might develop a daddy complex just for him.) ;)
Joss' Astonishing X-Men #1 hits stands today! The shipping records of east coast comic deliveries. Go buy a copy (or 3) from your local, independently owned comic book store! More...
Can Adam Busch handle 'Jury' duty? Maybe on TV he can but in real life the thought of having to serve freaked him out. (Spoilers for his new show 'The Jury'- are contained in the article.)
David Boreanaz starts filming 'Mr. Fix It' June 18th. He plays Lance Valenteen, a psychiatrist of sorts.
Scooby Doo 2 to be released September 14th on DVD. Also, the World Stunt Awards that Sarah was a presenter at will air May 26th at 8-11pm ET on Spike TV. For UKers, you can catch it on Channel Five May 31st from 11am to 12pm.
The Firefly Timeline. Here's how it is.
"Wonderfalls" on DVD! This holiday season may see the release of the series. More...

May 25

Scholars plan to espouse merits of Buffy. Another article on the upcoming conference that will focus on its themes of redemption and mortality. The Buffy papers lists a few of the topics that will be discussed.
Watch with Kristin. Angel, Tru Calling, and Wonderfalls mentions. She also didn't like Not Fade Away.
Joss Whedon Talks X-Men, Firefly Movie. Also talks (briefly) about Angel Finale and other subjects.
Serenity "rolls film" next week. Another update from Adam Baldwin. More...
Sarah Vowell On Buffy... & Ally McBeal. An oldie but a goodie I found while surfing this afternoon. Enjoy. More...

May 24

Buffy featured on Bravo's TV Revolutions. Begins May 24 at 8pm EST. Buffy is featured in "Maids, Babes, and Mothers." Joss is also interviewed in Wednesday's 9:00 episode "Body Count."
TV Guide Covers. Top 25 cult shows ever. BTVS at #3. More...
2004 Young Playwrights Festival begins June 3rd and runs every weekend through June 27th at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. Past "Buffy" and "Angel" participants include Sarah, Alyson, Eliza, James, and Amber. More...
"Buffy The Animated Slayer" Artwork. This has been posted before a while back, but with all the rumors about the show at the moment, thought people might like to see it.
Summing up the season on the networks. A general overview of the best end of season's episodes. Angel is highlighted as a runner-up (req req). More...
Fanboy Planet reviews 'Not Fade Away'. "The finale is a good reflection of the season overall: There’s a lot of good stuff and a few disappointments, the whole thing feels too rushed, and the viewer is left wanting more." More...
1 Oakland Slayercon Platinum Ticket back on e-bay. Due to one of the previous auction winners defaulting on payment the last Platinum ticket is back on the auction block. Ticket & Guest list includes - More...
Play.com selling Buffy season 7 DVD for 30 pounds. Season 7 (region 2) has been added to their sale already! This might be a mistake, so buy it quickly :-).
Angel season 5 explained. Indepth analysis of each episode (and much more) by Masquerade at All Things Philosphical on BtVS and AtS. An invaluable resouce.
Space Airs Angel Viewer's Choice Marathon May 24th. (Monday.) Just a reminder, as this was posted some weeks ago. More...
A Brief History of Mutant Enemy. The first eight years as chronicled by Ocipital. A very interesting read (scroll down to read it).
Joss Whedon Takes on the X-Men. Thoughts from a Hellmouth Central columnist on what to expect from 'Astonishing X-Men'. And there's a review of #1 at Silver Bullet Comics.
Details of Michelle Trachtenberg's role in Six Feet Under This is very spoilerific if you are a Six Feet Under Fan. There is a lot of information about both her and the new series. She is playing a rock star named Celeste who is being bodyguarded by Keith. More...

May 23

Real-life "Hush". Peter David remarks on a London news item that sounds suspiciously like a Joss Whedon episode.
'Transylvania' not coming to NBC. David Fury's new project writing for Van Helsing spin-off Transylvania is as dead as... well, Dark Shadows, according to Variety. More...
Eliza Dushku Q&A. Excerpt from her talk at Wizard World Philadelphia.
Touched by 'Angel'. Chicago-Tribune writers' entertaining take on the series, including list of likes/dislikes sure to cause consternation and disagreement. More...
Jane Espenson to write for 'Tru Calling' next season. Herc reckons we may have to start watching it now.
Animated Buffy On The Way! According to aintitcool, Alyson has recently recorded some voiceover.
Academic Buffy Event in Glasgow on 12th June. A one day analysis of popular television with an emphasis on Buffy. More...

May 22

Check out the Solicitation info on Astonishing X-Men #4. This issue will be released in August, 2004. More...
That Was the Year That Was in Network Sci-Fi. Zap2it looks at the highs and lows for genre shows in the 2003-2004 season (Angel, Wonderfalls and Tru Calling mentions). More...
Television's afterlife. An article about fan fic and the continuation of the adventures of our favourite TV characters. Joss Whedon reveals how much he loves the concept.
Whedon Uncut: Philly Writer Offers Fans Unedited Interview Transcript. Jerome Maida writes genre articles for the Philadelphia Daily News, and he needs your help (but he's also got a special gift for you). More...
Alyson Hannigan 1999 Interview. An Interesting 1999 interview, in which Alyson Hannigan tells how she “had problems with Julie Benz, who played Darla. She wasn’t nice to me. Still today I do not understand why she behaved in such a way” the whole thing seems out of character for Alyson Hannigan…could this be bogus?
Take a bite out of bad media. "A couple of years ago, the "Swan" concept would have made a horrifying episode of "Angel." Cordelia would have had one of her visions: A vanity demon would have risen from the depths of hell; Angel and gang would investigate and find a roomful of bandaged women, all of them sure they had nothing to offer the world other than physical beauty."
FF fans finalize design of cast welcome banner. It was months in the making, but Firefly fans on the main Prospero board have signed off on a banner that will greet cast and crew when Serenity begins shooting in June. (Link goes to board's exact post with link to art.)
Post Angel employment for the writers. Herc's run down on what shows the Angel writers have moved onto. Mentions that Ben Edlund is being hotly pursued by the 'most promising series of the coming season'. More...

May 21

The eXo News Angel fan poll final results are posted
The Variant Controversy. Marvel's marketing of 'Astonishing X-Men' is starting to get a backlash. And find out how a 'rabid and devoted' Buffy and Angel fan might react to an alternative cover of the same Joss Whedon written issue.
E! Ponders the Finale with Some Questions. A look at how the finale left the future of the series and where is could go next.
OPINION: 'Fading Away'. Daniel Erenberg takes a look at the finale and the individual characters.
BtVS season 6 DVD (R1) review. Is it now time for a re-evaluation of Buffy's most controversial season? More...
All About Joss. Sky One's factfile on Mr Whedon, containing 20 things you may or may not have known about him. More...
Dark World's Review of Not Fade Away. "But that’s not the point. The point is that they fought." A largely positive review, tying together themes developed across the course of the five seasons.
The Queen of Hearts - part two. The conclusion to this ecomic story of Spike and Dru on a mysterious riverboat.
New Buffy action figures announced. CineQuest.com are producing a "Hell's Bell" Anya figure and a Willow and Tara "Together Forever" pack (which includes Miss Kitty Fantastico). There's also news of an exclusive AtS Spike figure. More...
Eonline's Kristin talks to Levin about Angel's cancellation, at this weeks unveiling of the networks fall line up. Levin said, "We adored that show. It was a really hard decision.". More...
Zap2It Confirms That Marti Noxon's "Still Life" Will Not Air. "We don't put shows on our schedule that we ultimately feel don't have the juice behind them to work," Berman insists. "That's just a fact of life. It happens at every network. I don't know that ours is more than anybody else's." More...
Eonline poll: Who gave the Fondest Farewell last night? David Boreanaz - Angel is one of the choices. More...
Letter: No virtue in 'Buffy'. An editorial op against the rescent pro-Buffy articles, "... extolling the spiritual virtues of the heroine ... is one more example of the ability of speakers to say the most ludicrous things and the press to publish them." More...
Possible Release Date for Buffy Season 7 DVD - R1. According to TV Shows on DVD, the release date is set for Oct 2004.
Reminder: May 22 - Eliza Dushku con appearance in Philly, at Wizard Universe Comic Con. With Tru Calling getting renewed and Angel getting canceled it should make for an interesting Q&A. More...
Whedon appeared in Power Play? according to IMDB. More...

May 20

Whedon's war. A columnist examines the supposed political messages in Buffy, Angel and Firefly. Has Joss' personal political beliefs majorly influenced these shows? More...
'Family Guy' Returns Next Summer to FOX. The article mentions that all voice talent will be back, including Seth Green (Oz from the Buffyverse) More...
'West Wing' dips, 'Angel' soars. "Of course, as always with Angel, it sounds stupid when you try to describe it. The vampire with a soul (David Boreanaz) leading his pals in a fight to the death against the Circle of the Black Thorn? I know, check your pocket protectors at the door, geek. / But what Angel had in abundance, and The West Wing is running short on lately, is heart."
Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night. People really seemed to enjoy Shadowkat's essays on the previous two Angel episodes so here she is on last night's finale. More...
Showtalkers Finale Show Up. Commentary for the "Angel" finale is up. More...
No pickup for Marti Noxon and Charisma Carpenter pilots. Despite getting a positive buzz, their respective shows 'Point Pleasant' and 'Cats and Dogs' fail to appear on Fox and UPN's upcoming schedules.
Blow By Blow Summary of 'Not Fade Away'. For any one who missed the finale (is there such a creature!) here is a line by line account, from Angel's Acolyte. Screencaps will be added later in the week
TV Guide's Matt Roush Weights In On Angel Finale
Angel Creator's Finale Post-Mortem - TV Guide "The word 'cliffhanger' is really a misnomer here," series co-creator Joss Whedon stresses to TV Guide Online. "This was not the final grace note after a symphony, the way the Buffy finale was. We are definitely still in the thick of it [at the end]. But the point of the show is that you're never done; no matter who goes down, the fight goes on."
Fast National Ratings for the finale. According to Zap2it, 'Not Fade Away' got 3.3/5. This was an increase on last week's 2.7/4. More...
Angel fights to the bleak, bitter end, a moving end to an era of smart TV. "If it's better to burn out than to fade away, Angel died the right way."
David Boreanaz says goodbye. In this interview, he sums up his feelings regarding his character and the show itself. One of the better David interviews that's doing the rounds at the moment.
Joss has posted at the bronze beta board. "Cause of y'all. I don't know if the Buffyverse is going to return to TV, but I hope so, and I know we'll be putting SOMETHING out there. Maybe on HBO, 'cause I like me some cussin'."
Herc: "Five stars. The Buffyverse goes black." THE discussion thread for the Angel finale. Was it good for you?
Fury posts on the Beta. Not much new although he reveals that DeKnight will be on Smallville next season... (also posts from Robert Kral, Joss Whedon and Steve DeKnight). More...
Preview Pages of Astonishing X-Men #1 Check the first pages of Astonishing X-Men #1. Astonishing X-Men #1 will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 26 from Marvel Comics. More...
Angel "The End" Poster available for download. I highly recommend downloading this NOW, because my money is on Levin and Co. removing all traces of Angel from the WB website quickly...*glare* More...

May 19

Entertainment Geekly says goodbye to Angel. Four articles (so far) commemorating the end of Angel.
Angel takes wing. Some new quotes from David, although we've heard much of it before.
KTLA finale specials. For a bit of distraction there's the Name That Nemesis game (flash required), a Who won't survive? poll, and a clip of David talking about the finale on WB11. More...
Angel is dead, but Whedon's still alive. An interview with Joss about Firefly, Angel, and Astonishing X-Men. (reg req)
Angel seasons 2 and 3 DVD review. The final grade for season two was a B+, while season three got an A-.
(SPOILER) Review: Even at end, Angel keeps its bite intact. Includes a list of four reasons this was the best season yet
Commentary: Angel fans, time to let go. This reviewer stopped watching season five due to "jaw-droppingly disturbing" scenes, but has returned for the final episode.
(SPOILER) Fangs for the Memories: A TvGuide online review of Angel. Mainly a review of the final episode and plotline. Not really all that spoilery.
MediasharX coverage of the end of Angel. Not one but two excellent retrospective articles. The first one looks at the history of Angel and how the characters have changed and the second focuses on the work of Joss and Mutant Enemy.
(SPOILER) Fallen 'Angel': A grand finale. New York Daily News on the finale. Pretty spoilery, but takes some amusing digs at The WB. More...
A letter from Andy Hallett. He thanks the fans for four wonderful years.
What to watch Wednesday. The finale of Angel, of course. More...
E! Online Poll: Which show will you miss most? (Angel is a choice) More...
Zap2it interview with Joss Whedon "I just don't believe that the Buffyverse is dead." Spoilerish but no actual spoilers.
(SPOILER) Final spoilers for Angel 5.22. Persephonemoon reports on changes in the finale script.
(SPOILER) Not Fade Away review. "After five precarious seasons, Angel goes out like the ornery rock star showcase it might have been."
No Angel TV Movies Next Year. Not that I believed the WB for a second to begin with...Warning: she does have spoilers in other posts, BUT they are behind an LJ-CUT tag. So you're safe if you don't click those. More...

May 18

"Tru Calling" gets renewed. According to "Variety" More...
(SPOILER) One last stake in heart as 'Angel' bites it. Alameda Times-Star continues the coverage of Whedon's feelings about ANGEL and the cancellation. More...
Chicago Tribune on WB's Lineup Free reg may be required. Notes how there are only 2 1/2 hours of programming available for pilots, which begs the question: where's all that "reality tv" which Levin seems to think is the next big thing? More...
Prince of Lies Official Site goes live and that's no lie. Camden Toy, famous for bringing life to many beastly creations in the Jossverse (including one of the Gentleman, Gnarl, and the ubervamp), not to mention a chance to see the man behind the make-up. More...
"Dark Shadows" Not Picked Up By The WB! So Levin went from "Room for 2 vampire shows on our network" to "Room for 1" to "Room for None ". More...
Only One New "Alias" Left In 2004! Fourth Season of "Alias" gets bumped to mid-season. Viewers will have to wait and see what impact former Angel staff members Jeff Bell and Drew Goddard will make on the show. More...
SURPRISE! Real Jolts are Found in Docs. A quote by Joss Whedon in last Sunday's New York Times prompts Canadian reviewer Johanna Schneller to deplore the current Hollywood trend of making movies that rely on formulaic plots and predictability. She believes documentary films are the one place we can still turn to for genuine cinematic surprises. More...
Starfury's FUSION Event - a City of Angel report. Featuring Q&A's from Tom Lenk, Juliet Landau, Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, Nick Brendon and Emma Caulfield. If you're going to read just one article today, read this.
"What Would Buffy Do?" The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide. ChristianityToday.com reviews Jana Riess's new book, which explores the spiritual journey of Buffy and the Scooby Gang through all seven seasons, and examines the show's various philosophical underpinnings and key values. More...
(SPOILER) Sci Fi Weekly's Angel series finale review. "Darker and more adult than its predecessor (Buffy), the final episode of the series, "Not Fade Away," is a fitting finale".
TV Gal's Musing on the end of Angel. Amy talks about the end of an era for the buffyverse.

May 17

No mention of "Americana" in NBC's fall lineup. It would seem as if NBC have chosen not to pick up the Alyson Hannigan sitcom. More...
Sneak peak at Astonishing X-Men #1. No dialogue, but the artwork? Scorching. More...
The 4th Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards ,Culture and Entertainment: Sarah Michelle Gellar was presenting together with the Buffy stuntwomen Melissa Barker and Michelle Waitman . More...
After Angel, what next for the fan sites? Comments from Slayage.com, Spoiler Slayer, City of Angel and the Soulful Spike Society on where they go from here. Well worth reading. More...
More slayer collection DVDs coming in the UK? I was just looking on play.com which is a UK dvd site and saw this and 3 other "best of"s listed. Which apparently will be available in August. Fox UK released sets for Faith, Spike, Willow, and Angel earlier this year. More...
(SPOILER) Whedon on ANGEL cliffhanger....?
Futon Critic Update: "Tru Calling" has a "sure sign renewal" coming "...both series ["Arrested Development" and "Tru Calling"] have begun staffing for the 2004-05 season..." (Scroll all the way down.) More...
Angel Finale to Be Rerun? on May 25, at 8 PM (not 9 PM) EST? So says Yahoo. More...
Spoiler Slayer: State of the Union. Tensai reckons we won't see any form of Buffyverse material before Fall 2005. Also mentions a major problem with 'Tru Calling'. No one seems to care about it.

May 16

Angel's ready to fly off into series sunset. Article on the cancellation and the five favorite moments from the series.
David Boreanaz Flashback convention report. Alas we will never see the episode where Angel and Spike have to dress up as women. More...
(SPOILER) Father of all vampires mourns show. "If I had created reality television I would have had a much greater influence, but then I would have had to KILL MYSELF" says Joss. New pic from the finale as well.
David Boreanaz celebrates his 33rd birthday today.
Fifteen hurt as ceiling collapses during "When Harry Met Sally". Aly and Luke made it out safely and, fortunately, no one was seriously injured.
Brief Update on Charisma Carpenter's Pilot. Now called "Cats and Dogs," it apparently screened well.
Whedon Speaks. Transcript of Whedon's Interview in Entertainment Weekly. More...

May 15

Caroline Dhavernas turns 26
Review of The Astonishing X-Men. EW gives the Joss Whedon penned comic an A-minus.
Ulster date for stars from Buffy spin-off. Andy Hallett and Keith Szararabajka will visit Northern Ireland for the first time for "Apocalypse" in Belfast, while Clare Kramer makes a return appearance.
Adam Baldwin and Julie Benz guest star on the May 18th episode of Navy NCIS.
Angel goes out on top. It's more an overview of the entire series rather than for the final episode. The reviewer gives season five an A.
'Serenity' tidbit from Adam Baldwin. "Joss' script is one of the best I've ever read (and I've read thousands)... We have our first full read-thru with the whole cast (HOORAY!!!) on monday!".
Another "behind the scene" pic - Angel 5.11 ' Damage'. More...
More unaired WF episodes to come. High demand for exec producer Todd Holland's showings of a pair of unaired 'sodes have forced organizers to sked another date, with two additional 'sodes. I think I'm moving to L.A.
Season 6 DVD Link Added To buffydvd.com. This was recently added. Check out the package design for this upcoming season...it's amazing.
Exclusive Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 6 DVD Clips! Clips include OMWF behind the scenes, Season 6 overview, The Trio, and Buffy revealing to Spike that she might have been in heaven.

May 14

The Angel auction. Right now Fox are flogging off clothes that the cast wore but apparently props and autographed scripts will also be put up for auction on eBay.
Indiagames to Bring "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to Your Mobile Phone. "Twentieth Century Fox and Indiagames team up to launch "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" wireless content.The wireless content includes mobile games, wallpapers, screensavers, ring tones, and alerts." "
(SPOILER) The Angel Cast Talks about filming the final episode, "Not Fade Away." Bell, Denisof, Marsters, Richards, Boreanaz and Acker all talk about the end of the show.
"The Queen of Hearts" - part one. The adventures of Spike and Dru continue in this new Buffy ecomic. More...
'Buffy' creator launches new X-Men book. An interview with Joss about Astonishing X-Men and he reveals what his ultimate comic book story would be. More...
Back to the Beginning: Buffy season one review. Daniel Erenberg at Slayage.com gives his take on the first twelve episodes. More...
Dido on why David Boreanaz was asked to do the 'White Flag' video. "I wanted someone who was pretty universally recognizable," she said. "We asked David to do it and he said yes." More...
Trachtenberg's Six Feet Under in June. HBO's series return's June 13 but Michelle's first appear in episode 3 or 4 of her stint. Another article has more info of her first episode appearance.
Futon Critic faithful & true with an SOS sent to save Eliza's show "Tru Calling is a great success for Fox, ... it has put the network on the map on Thursday nights, ... for the first time in years."
(SPOILER) An Angelic Farewell from Eonline's Kristin in her weekly column, "Don't know about you, but I'm still in shock that Angel is really ending. The very last episode--why, dear God, why?" (minor spoilers) More...
(SPOILER) Angel finale trailer. Sighs.
Angel ascending, but there's more ... Variety's comic blog acknowledges the end of Angel by giving brief props to Tales of the Vampires. Two too brief mentions of The Astonishing X-Men, and even BBC's long-rumoured Ripper.
TV Gal Gives The Love To Amy Acker. TV Gal highlights Amy Acker's remarkable work on AtS this season. More...

May 13

The Wild Bunch. Freakin' Brillant Take on 'Power Play'. More...
The Joss Whedon story. Cute recap of Joss' career to date (shown on the Australian show 'Mondo Thingo'). There's a video clip (Real Player req) and transcript. More...
Entertainment Geekly's 5.21 review. EG found the episode predictable yet still loved it. There's another positive review up at Bureau42.
David Boreanaz to be on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" May 13th. You can send in a question here.
Overnight ratings for S5x21. According to Mediaweek, last night's episode 'Power Play' got 3.9/5 and demolished UPN. More...
(SPOILER) Angel finale article. Comments from Joss Whedon, David Boreanaz and James Marsters on the show's end. Is there any hope for the future? There seems to be a glimmer of one from what Joss and James say (contains fairly major finale spoilers).
(SPOILER) A comeback for Spike? James Marsters talks to TV Guide Online (contains minor finale spoiler).
David Boreanaz spends his Birthday with fans. David turns 33 this Sunday May 16, while he's in attendance at a convention in Chicago. :)
Contest for a BTVS Season 6 DVD set and more at @TNZone. Grand Prize pack featuring the complete S6 DVD set, a Buffy binder, Buffy Valentines, a Buffy comic, and the Buffy novel, "Monster Island."
HIV-positive man talks about his cultural connection to Buffy. He talks about the ups and downs of being HIV-positive in today's society, and mentions the connection he felt toward Buffy in Season 6 when she returned from the dead. More...
Herc gives 5.21 ('Power Play') four stars.
SKY Releases Top Show Details and Talks About 'Angel'. "Supposed" transcript of an article from an Edinburgh, Scotland newspaper, which claims BSkyB did offer to pay for part of the production of ANGEL, as a top rated show and fave of one Sky exec. (A fake news item - Simon). More...
Win Buffy season 6 on DVD. A contest with questions a lot harder than the usual "What is Buffy's name?".

May 12

(SPOILER) The Angel cast speak out! In a feature worthy of George Orwell's '1984', the second page of this WB magazine sees the cast talk about their favourite memories of the show (save it onto your computer and view with a pdf reader). Minor casting spoiler. More...
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead. A great post from the All Things Philosphical Board on 'The Girl In Question'.
More On Possible Spike Spin-Off and NBC debunking. Moviehole hears from a new source about possible Spike TV movies. "Marsters is pretty keen to keep on being Spike. You can’t blame, it’s a cool character."
(SPOILER) Boreanaz Bids Angel Adieu. Amongst other things, David tells TV Guide Online about whether he'll resurrect Angel for those rumoured TV or DVD movies (no major spoilers in this interview but still spoilerish).
Tim Minear and Wonderfalls heavily criticised. Yes, it's more controversial fun with TeeVee.org: Philip Michaels hated the pilot and exposes Wonderfalls' greatness as just a legend, while Jason Snell argues that a show shouldn't be judged by the pilot (Firefly mentioned).
Joss Whedon signed 'Chaos Bleeds' game up for auction. This is organised by Bloody Awful Poet Society/Support Spike to help benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. More...
Hercules at Ain't It Cool News slams NBC Angel rumour and has some real Angel news. Drew Goddard will be writing for 'Alias' next season. More...
(SPOILER) Is Angel sorry to be leaving? Video of David Boreanaz. This is obviously taped while filming the final episode, so I'll link it as a spoiler, just in case.

May 11

Back to the Beginning... of AtS Season 5. A top draw article published at the start of Angel's fifth (and now) final season on the state of the 'verse. More...
Fond Farewell To Angel. Long-time Buffy/Angel reviewer Joyce Millman (formerly of Salon & NYT) says good-bye to the original Vampire with a Soul. More...
Saving Angel Donates $13,000 to Charity. "On receiving the check, Mr. Whedon stated that he was overwhelmed by the fans' efforts, and that it reaffirmed his belief that AtS had the best fans, and most generous."
The art of dying: How to kill your prime-time idols in six steps. Mentions Buffy in Going Out on Top (Unsentimental Version), Angel in Premature Resurrection, and Wonderfalls and Firefly in Died Tragically Young.
David Boreanaz to be on Live with Regis and Kelly on May 17th.
Article praising Dead Like Me (with Buffy Mentions) I thought I'd post this as this is the only new show I've enjoyed that is sticking around and this review parallels it with Buffy a few times. More...
NBC to resurrect "Angel"?! Once again I find myself posting an almost definitely false article from Buffy.nu.
Double dose of Adam Busch's new series "The Jury" on June 8th. "FOX has expanded the debut of its summer drama "The Jury" to two hours, with back-to-back episodes kicking off at 8:00/7:00c on Tuesday, June 8." More...

May 10

Find this, UChicago scav hunters (pdf) "#213: With the impending culmination of the Buffy-Angel saga, Joss Whedon's proposed ending to the Buffy/Angel/Spike love triangle leaves us feeling like a vampire with an implant in his brain that doesn't allow him to harm humans-- unfulfilled. Justice must be done to this seminal TV series. Bring back the slayer, and no commercials." More...
Direct-To-DVD Series Impossible? In the concluding look at whether genre shows could go straight to DVD, the MediasharX columnist argues that it's going take respected names like Joss Whedon to get it done.
DVD Times Reviews "Chance" by Amber Benson and gives it an overall rating of 5/10.
Hannigan's sitcom doesn't test well. Also, news that Dark Shadows may not be picked up by the WB after all.
Spike TV movie on the cards? In a Slayerverse.de convention report about James Marsters, he is indirectly quoted as saying that there is discussion about a Spike-centred movie project. More...

May 09

A Stake To The Heart. Details of the new Buffy graphic novel. A cover image can also be found here. More...
Gossip sites taking the suspense out of TV plots - and the fans love it. Article about spoilers with a few comments from Joss. (Full version of article at the New York Times website).
SFX issue 118- major Angel feature. Less than two weeks to go and many fans will be looking for magazine coverage of the end of Angel. This month's SFX has the David Boreanaz interview you will want to read. More...

May 08

'Buffy' the academic slayer. Article on the academic study of the series and the upcoming Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
(SPOILER) Extremely detailed Angel finale summary. New information for the last ever episode.
(SPOILER) A blow-by-blow summary for AtS S5x21. Packed with new info for the penultimate Angel episode.
Gellar 'felt degraded' after sex scenes. "The 27-year-old actress says the series left her bruised and tired."
He's Not Alone Out There. (BtVS/AtS mention) An article from Singapore about the popularity of horror in current pop culture, with a highly subjective listing of books, comics, TV shows and movies. (Note: Van Helsing takes a bit of a slagging. No spoilers.) More...
Todd Holland to show two unaired WF eps in L.A. Lucky L.A. residents get a chance to see two of the nine unaired WF eps at special Q&A session.
Charisma Carpenter on KROQ. A brief description of her recent interview on the Los Angeles radio station. No transcript as of yet, but I'm sure one will surface soon.
Possible new British version of BtVS? Singer Simon Webbe, of Blue is said to have an interest in a British version of BtVS. English language article here. More...
Beautiful ladies of Buffy make action figure debut. Article on the release of the Anya and Tara figures by Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles.
(SPOILER) 'Angel's' Kane Rocks Chicago. Christian Kane on kicking off this Sundays Chicago Cubs game and "Angel".

May 07

Photos and cast comments from the 2004 Saturn Awards.
Eminem's "What's on TV" A parody done by Mad TV shows a small spoof clip of Buffy in the mock music video about bad TV. (Quicktime Required, under Music Videos category)
Great finales - Newhart, M*A*S*H, Buffy The gallery of "TV's most memorable finales" includes Buffy in a short list of eight beloved series. It continues a trend I've seen in similar fluffy lists in magazines like TV guide - Buffy's happy but true-to-its-roots finale is remembered as one of the best of all time. CNN says: More...
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon: Angel Telefilms Unsure. Tells Sci Fi Wire "The rumored movies are so far just rumors, there are no definite plans to do anything with Angel besides finish out the season as well and as hard as we can". End of article CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR FINALE.
Win a 3-Day Gold Pass to Flashback Weekend. The package includes free entry to the 3-day convention, the Kane concert, and autographs from David, Christian, Stephanie, and Elizabeth Anne Allen.
Part 2 of "Paint the Town Red", written by James Marsters and Christopher Golden.
New Line of young adult romance e-novels inspired by Buffy. "And even though the heroines are independent "real" women, Studts said they still end up snagging the handsome men at the end." More...
(SPOILER) AtS S5x21 'Power Play' trailer. One of The WB's better promos but that's really not saying much.
Zap2it's Guide to Angel. A special send off for the show with links to all their Angel articles and photos galleries from over the years. There's even a sweepstake as well (note - the first news article contains spoilers).
Buffy's big brother. and Kate Beckinsale: the new `Buffy'? Vampire action-thrillers are Kate... Out this weekend is a movie about a Vampire Slayer and sadly it's not Buffy or even a female - instead it is the orignal Vampire Slayer 'Van Helsing'. As expected every article makes references or comments, compairing or contrasting it in some way to our favorite slayer creation. More...
Buffy star James slays cast with theatre visit. "SCI-FI vampire James Marsters took a bite out of his busy schedule to meet the RSC's Romeo and Juliet this week." More...
Cover and details for The Watcher's Guide Vol. 3. It covers the last three seasons of "Buffy".

May 06

Serenity takes off soon. Joss talks to Sci Fi Wire about the premise of the film, which begins production in three weeks.
Joss Whedon Previews X-Men Arcs. Says he will address the "mutant problem" in his series and *gasp* actually try and get all 12 issues in on time.
The 30th Saturn Awards Results. Mutant Enemy triumph as David Boreanaz wins Best Actor (again), Amy Acker Best Supporting Actress, James Marsters Best Supporting Actor, Firefly wins Best DVD TV release and Angel ties with CSI for best TV show. More...
Girls Who Bite Back. A new book on post third-wave feminism that includes BtVS anthologies. More...
The Girl in Question overnights. It came in at number five with 3.8/5; A18-49: #5, 2.4/6
No Angel or Wonderfalls entries will be accepted for the Futon Critics SOS contest. "We're trying to fight the battles we can win, not fighting the good fight so to speak." However, Tru Calling is listed for those interested in entering. More...
Entertainment Geekly Review of "The Girl in Question". They said "batjet"! ROFL! More...
Amy Acker at the 30th Annual Saturn Awards. There's more at Wireimage: Amy, Amy again, and Joss and Tim Minear.
Steve DeKnight posts at the Bronze Beta and says it was never his intent to poke fun at the hard core fans in last night's episode (which he co-wrote with Drew Goddard). His four posts are in green font. More...
Fox.com announces streetdate for Angel Season 4(R1) DVD: 09/09/2004.
Herc gives 'The Girl in Question' 4.5 stars.
Gina Torres to Voice Vixen. Gina's going to voice the DC Comics heroine in the new season of the Justice League cartoon.(Roll until the Briefly part) More...
War and Hope: Firefly and Grave of the Fireflies. Article about the similarities in the internal and external conflicts faced by the lead characters in both series'.
Ju-On Coming To U.S - The original movie SMGs new movie is based on "Lions Gate will release Takashi Shimizu's original Japanese supernatural horror film Ju-On (The Grudge) in Los Angeles and New York on July 23, before expanding its limited release to other American cities" More...

May 05

20th Century Fox starts thrifty, sleek production branch. 20th Century Fox Television is launching a new production arm aimed at producing edgy and inventive scripted and alternative series on lower budgets.
Boreanaz relieved at Angel's end. Sci Fi Wire picks up on his recent CNN Headline News interview. David mentions that there would have to be a good reason for him to do the proposed TV movies. More...
Yahoo! TV recommends the upcoming Angel episode, as well as USAToday's Robert Bianco. Spoilery episode descriptions (the discussion thread for tonight's episode).
When Readers Attack. A columnist whose recent article about lesbians in entertainment caused a stir on public Buffyverse forums, responds to comments. Two of the comments mentioned come from Whedonesque posters. More...
(SPOILER) Joss wanted Oz. Jeff Bell reveals what could have been for season 6 of Angel (spoilers for the end of season 5 as well). More...
Tony Head: "I got Xander!!!!". Vulkon Cleveland Slayercon report. Q&A transcripts with ASH to follow on same 'Heads Up' site, a (very) informational website and mailing list about ASH.
Farewell Angel, it's been fun. An obituary for the show written by Nikki Stafford.
Doug Petrie leaves 'Lost in Space' WB project. The former Buffy writer has departed due to "artistic differences" with the producer. So no hope of this series resembling anything original then.

May 04

Download Charles Gunn poster this week. More...
(SPOILER) Kristin from eonline gives upcoming Angel spoiler. The scenario she spins sounds rather intriguing. NOTE: Angel spoiler is about midway down on the page. And news about possible guest info here.
When David met Sally. David Boreanaz to take over from Luke Perry in the West End? BBC Cult (really reliable) have the story with quotes from David.
Spike Gets Shorn. More coverage of the snipping of the hair. Nothing really earth-shattering.
Slayage, Numbers 11 and 12. Academic essays on the Buffyverse. The real highlight is the one on spoilers and the online Buffy (female) fandom. A must read as they say.
Funny fictional letters between the US President and his VP in the article of the week from The Simon, in which one of the men expresses his like for fan fiction, especially if it involves a librarian and a carpenter.
Christian Kane on the End of "Angel". Very forthright and bitter comments in reaction to the show's cancellation and the likelihood of an Angel movie.
Cleveland Convention Q&A with Nicholas Brendon reveals posibiltiy of ressurecting the Buffy the Animated Series? More...
Fusion Convention Report. With Nicolas Brendon, Emma Caulfield, Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau etc at the Convention.
Fillion quoted as saying Firefly movie trilogy is possible. "The deal they have with Universal precludes another TV show - so a revival ain't gonna happen. The plan is, if the film does well enough, to have a trilogy of films."

May 03

(SPOILER) Casting spoiler at Yahoo.com.
Should genre shows go direct to DVD? The pros and (mostly) cons on whether the likes of Joss Whedon and Tim Minear should have their shows going straight to DVD thus bypassing the networks completely. More...
Buffy movie news? The usually reliable British newspaper, the Sunday Times, mentions the following: " Angel and Buffy’s creator, Joss Whedon, is pondering a big-screen Buffy that may include key British scenes". More...
Bianca Lawson (Kendra) in the May edition of Stuff magazine. Pics and interview... More...
What if the Friends finale had a Buffyesque ending, article talks aboout the overly-hyped last episode of Friends, complete with sernerios from other finales which include a Buffy ending done Friends style. More...
Ron Glass (Shepard Book) Dreams. "Dreams is an hour-long program of poetry, song, dance and art structured by Velina Hasu Houston, introduced by actor Ron Glass." More...
Sasha's Custom Made Action Figures. Including Buffy, Angel and Firefly. This is a private collection but there are a few items available on the For Sale page. More...
(SPOILER) AtS S5x22 'Not Fade Away' summary. The End? (free req reg).

May 02

Buffy Gets Blocked. Some strange looking new figures for your collection. More...
AICN plugs this Month's BUFFIVERSE Event! Details of the Flashback Weekend convention in Chicago. David Boreanaz, Stephanie Romanov, Christian Kane, Camden Toy and Elizabeth Anne Allen among others will be there. $180 to $280 per ticket.
Alan Tudyk signs onto the indie drug drama RX Sin Receta. The film is co -produced by and stars another former guest of the Whedonverse, Eric Balfour (Jesse McNally). Shooting starts Monday in New Mexico.
Gina Torres is named one of the 50 Most Beautiful. "People en Espanol's top-selling franchise issue, doubles its size in 2004. Now called the "50 Most Beautiful," the sexy, photo-filled edition will debut on Monday, May 3." More...
Coming this fall: All the deja vu you care to revisit. Article talks about the dwindling state of TV and trys to explains why shows like Wonderfalls disappear so quickly from the airwaves. With an interesting note from some FOX executives regarding the reviews of the series. More...
Lorne's next Gig and he's still green. Only this time it's in CGI, Andy Hallett will be voicing the part of the cricket in "Geppetto's Secret" a prequel to the fairy tale classic "Pinocchio". It's due for release Winter 2004. More...
Evergreen Seth. A nice article from a Malaysia paper about Seth Green and his astonishing career, mentioning his Buffy appearance and the many things he has in common with his former co-star Alyson Hannigan. More...
Interview with the Buffy magazine editor (US). This is an interesting behind the scenes account, especially in regards to the letters the magazine receives from certain readers. More...

May 01

Fans unite to support Nicholas Brendon as he seeks help for alcoholism. The link is to his official site where you can leave words of support and encouragement that will be sent to him. Stranger-Things.net is also organizing a scrapbook that will be given to Nick and his wife, Tressa. More...
News regarding the Angel finale. Spoiler Slayer has just posted some interesting news whch could change some events of the finale.
Has posing for Playboy hurt Charisma's film career? According to Greg Rucka, Wonder Woman comic book writer, her posing has 'more than likely' ruined her chance of getting the role. More...
SMG Sunday Express Interview. "We went out on a high. What if the movie was disappointing? Would that be what people remembered us by? It frightens me," she says rising to leave, but not before dropping a tantalising: "You never know though. Never say never. That’s my motto."
Review of the new Superman comic has Angel's Humor. "Superman changes the entire story. His humor, which is very reminiscent of David Boreanaz's understated performance as Angel, lightens a tense situation." More...
The spirituality of Buffy. In this article various pundits argue that the show is similar to Christianity, medevial morality plays and Buddhism.
Love or hate 'em, they're why we watch TV. "A few quirky, mean, brave, noble and altogether compelling characters have made it onto TV screens this year." Charles Gunn is one of those few that made the list. (free reg req)
(SPOILER) Julie Benz has had a ball being evil. "She's a misunderstood woman," Benz said about Darla. (Spoiler Warning is for the description of the upcoming episode.)
James Marsters' Thank You message. For all those who donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. More...
Argel's Official "Play Nice" Charisma Recap. Stranger-Things.net meets up with Charisma and gives her a special gift. Definitely worth the read.



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