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September 01

J. August Richards interviewed about the end of Angel. To tie in with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's release of season five on VHS, BBC caught up with JAR to discuss the show.
Five page preview for Astonishing X-Men #5. Just the artwork, no dialogue.

August 31

(SPOILER) Want to learn the title of Jeffrey Bell's first episode of Alias? The only spoiler on the forum is the title of Alias S4 episodes, and their writers. But since it is a spoiler board, warning to anyone tuning into Alias next season.
Tru or Dare: Eliza Dushku. A video interview with her at UGO.com. Intermixed with clips from the season one finale, is her contention that there's a place for Tru Calling now that Buffy and Angel have ended.
Joss co-written song featured in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. It's called "My Lullaby".
The Buffy season 8 opening credits. The official opening credits for the Buffy season 8 fanfiction at Buffyworld.com. Download the mpg. More...

August 30

Stars on TV. Want to know when your favourite Buffy/Angel/Firefly actors are on TV? This nifty site will do the searching for you. More...
Adam Baldwin issues post-wrap party whoop. Short but sweet statement so very early in the a.m.! Link direct to essentials of AB's statement, without poli dressing. More...

August 29

Schedule for Tony Head in "Monarch of the Glen". He'll appear in episodes 7-10 of the sixth season playing Chester Grant.
Canceled shows: The dearly, or merely, departed. Seattle Times categorizes shows this season which were killed before their time, outstayed their welcome or didn't have an audience.
New Tara figure to raise funds for Amber Benson film. She's selling the figure to raise money to produce her second, as-yet-untitled, independent feature.
A belated happy birthday to J. August Richards. He was thirty one on August 28th.
Nathan Fillion Will Be Attending Dragon-Con. Along with Jewel Staite and Adam Baldwin scheduled September 3-6,2004 in Atlanta,GA. More...
The Oakland Buffy convention. A huge gathering of Buffyverse actors including James Marsters, Alexis Denisof, Tony Head and Nick Brendon. Did you go? Post your reports in the comments section and tell us all about it. More...

August 28

Julie Benz thanks fans for supporting Angel. The clip is from her recent appearance at the SFX Convention in Toronto.
It's a wrap for Serenity, says Jewel in blog. Wrap party is Saturday night and whole troupe is exhausted. "What a place to be in right now. I feel great. Tired, but great," says our Jewel. More...

August 27

"Mysterious Skin" to premiere at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival. Michelle Trachtenberg's film will be shown September 13-15th.
Joss to write and direct X-men 3? Hollywood North Report, a Canadian film & TV news site, reports their sources say yes. They state the start date has been pushed back to Summer 2005. More...
Spooky time for Amy. Angel favourite Amy Acker is looking forward to a haunting good Halloween in London. Also, she's rumored to be in the Hilary Duff film, The Perfect Man. More...
Buffy season 7 (R1) DVD now available for pre-order on Amazon.com More...
Charisma Carpenter's "What Boys Like" out on video.
Astonishing X-Men #4 review. It's given four bullets.

August 26

Buffy alum Ashanti goes to Muppet Oz. "Ashanti plays aspiring performer Dorothy Gale, who works at the diner of her Auntie Em in a small Kansas town while dreaming of hitting the big time."
The Supernatural Takes a Hit at the WB. A small essay written on TV Tome charting the downfall of supernatural dramas on the WB.
No Alyson for American Pie 4. Although the third sequel will be set in Band Camp, Cinescape reports that only one character from the previous films will cameo. More...
Confirmation on who Joss is bringing back from the dead in Astonishing X-Men. Do NOT read if you don't want to be spoiled for issue 4 as this leaves NOTHING to doubt. More...
SMG celebrate 2 years of marital bliss this week. And it's considered one of the entertainment highlights of this week from the AP. Is it me or do you feel they've been married longer than that?
The Succubus Club's Final Show. The air date has been changed to Wed, Sept. 1st 2004.
David Boreanaz to take the lead role in Jurassic Park 4? Well that's the latest rumour at Dark Horizons. More...

August 25

When Hollywood Studios Attack. Scott Nance's most recent column on Mediasharx.com, where he talks about the recent shutdown of SpoilerSlayer.com.
Short Lived but Well Loved. Article from "Arizona Republic" about TV shows which have been cancelled and then released on DVD, and then the lucky ones that are resurrected in some form. Firefly is praised and there is a mention of Seth Green's soon to be back animated series "Family Guy". Interesting read.
Charisma Carpenter TV Guide Insider interview. She speaks about her upcoming stint on Charmed, posing for Playboy and why she's not interested in returning to the Buffyverse.
Caroline Dhavernas in new Canadian film. "The Baroness and the Pig" opened Friday, Aug. 13 and promptly closed the following week, it seems, because I can't find it on any Toronto theatre skeds. More...
What's left to watch on Whedon-free T.V? Alias, Dead Like Me, Lost, Smallville, and Tru Calling are recommended.

August 24

The latest 'Unshelved' comic strip name drops Firefly. The third online comic strip in about as many months which mentions Joss Whedon's cult series. More...
Coming soon to cable: Seth Green playing with dolls. An interview about his untitled stop-motion show that will air on Cartoon Network.
Sky One admits that loss of Buffy was damaging, brings in ' UK version'. The British substitute is called 'Hex' and "is certainly the most ambitious drama that Sky One has ever commissioned" according to Sky's managing director. More on 'Hex' here and here. More...
TVShowsOnDVD.com Reviews Angel's Fourth Season. Gord Lacey thinks highly of a season that many seem to think is Angel's weakest. More...
Final changes to Superslayer con adds a "Knox", a twin, but loses the Judge. Jonathan Woodward and Kelly Donovan (Nick's twin brother) have been added to the Oakland event. Brian Thompson, however, is unable to make it. Leaving us with 16 verse guests. More...

August 23

Amy Acker voicing Huntress in upcoming Justice League Unlimited episode. Acker is voicing the Huntress in an episode called "Double Date" that will air next season on Cartoon Network. More...
"Without A Paddle" reaches Number Two in the U.S.. The Seth Green male-bonding movie has reached Number Two in theatres, beating Alien VS Predator and being beaten only by the Exorcist Prequel. More...
Spoiled Rotten. In the wake of the departure of Spoiler Slayer, this column from Mediasharx comments on how spoilers are a daily part of TV fan lives. Buffy "The Body" mention.
Congratulations to Amy Acker. She revealed at the Metro Autographs signing on August 21st that she's five and a half months pregnant with a boy.

August 22

Seth Green MTV Interview. In this interview, Seth talks about his new movie "Without A Paddle".
Telly addicts find new forum. The Sunday Times discovers that there are websites where people talk about their favourite shows (this article is free to read if you are from the UK).
DeviantART. Some really incredible fanart by Alicia Hackney, well worth checking out. More...
(SPOILER) Marvel hypes Astonishing X-Men #4. They claim the issue is so shocking, they can't even show you the cover. This'll be out Aug 25th. Update: All The Rage claims to have the scoop on this one. Warning: it does give the game away.
Buffy and The Tick two of best shows ever, 'Lost' writer says Damon Lindelhof, co-showrunner with JJ Abrams on 'Lost', could easily enter the Whedonverse writers' ranks after reading this interview at AICN. More...
Amy Acker, Christian Kane, and Potentials Autograph Signing August 21st in Santa Barbara. Post your experiences here if you went.
Michelle Trachtenberg escapes arrest by the E! Fashion Police. Rating five pairs of sunglasses from both critics and voters, our favorite Slayer's little sis is all growed up and sporting a sassy new look. More...
Spoiler Slayer retires due to legal issues concerning spoilers.
Astonishing X-Men #7 cover and brief plot blurb as well. This'll be out Nov 24th.
Stephanie Romanov in "The Final Cut". The trailer for the film starring Robin Williams in .wmv format. More...

August 21

Angel season 5 VHS trailer. Care to see how Fox are trying to sell the final season? More...
Julie Benz talks about conventions. "The fans of Angel and Buffy are a pretty intelligent group".
James getting "the most buzz" for Angel TV movie, according to Kristin. She also mentions that there's a possibility Charisma will become a Charmed regular.
Some 'Serenity' at Dragoncon, and a Vampire thrown in for fun. Adam Baldwin is going to be joining Jewel Staite, and Julie Benz at the Multimedia convention Dragoncon in Atlanta, Georgia Sept 3-6. Also verse guest Larry Bagby and Christopher Golden will be there as well.

August 20

The Ascendance of Firefly. An enjoyable article encouraging others to discover the joy of the series. More...
Video clips from Angel season 4 DVD. TVshowsondvd.com present "sneak peak" clips from the bonus features on the DVD.
Music Review of PJ Harvey's new album. Music review obviously written by a hardcore Buffy/Angel fan. More...
Happy birthday to James Marsters. He's 42 today. More...

August 19

Cakes to Serenity, Part 2. It will serve 100, have a picture of Serenity on Fondant, with a background of stars and planets.
Julie Benz in "West of Brooklyn". There isn't much information available yet except that her characters name is Matty Jensen.
Pre-order Spike, vampire Darla and Darla action figures. There's also an exclusive Spike "Beneath You" and "Grave" release. More...
Alexis Denisof rumored as Joker for a Batman movie?? Latino Review reports Alexis being one of the possible contenders for the role of Joker on a Batman Begins sequel.
SFX's Buffy and Angel desktop wallpapers. Excellent pics of James Marsters, Amy Acker, David Boreanaz and Anthony Head (as taken by SFX's photographers) to put on your PC or Mac desktop.
Video snippets from the Joss Whedon Q&A at Wizard World. Courtesy of RavenU. More...
Jane Espenson joins David and James for Halloween. Jane is more than likely the final guest at the Halloween convention unless someone has to drop out. More...
New DVD technology could put entire Buffy season on 1 disc. "A disc that can store 25 gigabytes of information per side - enough to hold the entire sixth season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" on a single disc." But the real question is how would they fit all the packaging on a single case. More...
Luke Perry (star of Buffy the movie) praises liberal British tv. A short article in which he says he enjoyed Briton's lack of censorship and his views upon returning to America. More...
Buffy season 7 DVD (R1) details and cover.
Tru Calling comes to DVD (R1) in November. The much loathed (in some quarters) Eliza Dushku show is slated to be released on DVD on November 30th.
Coming to a comic book store near you, Buffy season 8? From the latest All The Rage column: "Whedon is said to be in discussions with Dark Horse regarding an "eighth season" of Buffy, to be chronicled as a monthly comic". More...

August 18

Catching up with Seth Green. A lengthy interview about his new film, Buffy movies, and his career.
A Word From Our Captain, Nathan Fillion. The official Serenity movie blog gets updated with a thank you note from Nathan to the caterers.
Overzealous 'Buffy' Fan With Stake Threatens Man in East Boston. "A Paris Street man was out strolling with his dog in Thursday night's gentle rain when a woman appeared from the gloom with the unorthodox pickup line, 'I am Buffy the Vampire Slayer!'" More...
Q&A with Seth Green. Brief but amusing Q&A in Time magazine People section, promoting Without a Paddle.
Sunnydale Central goes bigtime. The Sunnydale Central Convention in Toronto this October allows you to have breakfast, lunch and dinner with the stars. More...
Buffy Season 4 review. Daniel Erenberg continues his reviews of Buffy, this time with season 4.
Buffy and Sheena are punk rockers. A fan attempts to explain his love for the character and compares her to a rock musician.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is an absolute sweetheart according to her co-star KaDee Strickland, who also calls her "hysterical" and "very funny". If you want to read about how much KaDee Strickland loves Sarah Michelle Gellar (not more than us!) then click this link.
David Boreanaz TV Guide interview. Yes he does want to play Angel again but "It would have to be a theatrical release, I'm not into the movie-of-the-week [idea]" and is he really going to appear in Indiana Jones 4?
Highlights from an 'Audience with Tony Head'. A wonderful read courtesy of DebW.
Angel - Season 5 DVD (R1) released in Feb 2005. More...

August 17

Buffy the Censored Slayer. Several UK fans express their concerns on the PTC/Buffy battle within the FCC. More...
Buffy Summers "Preview Test Shot" PALz figure. It was made as a Wizard World Chicago 2004 Convention exclusive. More...
Ask Joyce! Slayerverse are giving you the chance to send in questions for Kristine Sutherland, who plays Buffy's Mom. They will ask her these in an exclusive interview at a convention in Germany.
Which Buffy/Angel character would you like to see on the big screen? To no great surprise, IGN FilmForce readers pick Spike as their top choice though a strong case is made for a Mr Gordo movie.
Wizard World's Whedon Week-End. Tara O'Shea at MediasharX's write-up of Joss in Chicago. The best and most thorough account to date and interesting to read what Whedon's advice is for aspiring writers.
David Fury Q&A 2004. In his own unique way, the former Mutant Enemy writer and producer speaks about 'Lost' and what really happened to Angel and co after the battle in the alley way. More...
John Cassaday interview. The Astonishing X-Men artist speaks to SilverBulletComics about Joss Whedon, those X-Men spandex uniforms, 'Captain America' and last but not least 'Planterary'.
Serenity is hard work. A visit to the set at Universal Studios.
Tony's factual supernatural documentary series "True Horror" scheduled for Halloween 2004. He'll also be appearing in the film "Fat Slags", and that opens October 2004.
Chicago, Day 2: Joss Whedon talks X-Men and more. He mentions being devastated over Seth's exit and admits to probably not doing all they could have with Dawn. Reveals interest from Fox Production in regards to Angel TV movie. More...

August 16

Harry Groener in the musical "I Do! I Do!" on Aug. 23 at 8 PM at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
2004 Watcher Retreat Shirt now available to order! But due to the tragic death of all of the Council 2 years ago(sans giles), the shirt will only be available until September 5th. Here is a view of the back of the shirt.
Parents Television Council's Angel page "changed". No doubt fans will be thrilled to learn that the show is now seen as "fun for all the family" and that the reviewer's "sides were actually aching" at Angel's comment about spanking men (page now back to normal - the PTC have corrected the "problem"). More...
The Grudge: Terribly frightening or frighteningly terrible? AICN has a couple of reviews from test screenings of Sarah's new movie.
WizardWorld X-Men:Reload Panel. Some Joss quotes but no real spoilers.
(SPOILER) Serenity trailer finds its way on to the net. Kinda grainy, but considering it's all we have, I say SHINY!

August 15

Enthralled to the night. New York Journal News compares vampire mystique through the ages, with heavy reliance on Buffy and Angel. More...
Joss admits to reading whedonesque.com. (Link goes to the Con site.) original summary now under more link. Now for a surprise .... a message from Joss Whedon to Whedonesque readers. It's in wmv format(2.3MB). More...
Charisma Carpenter to guest on Charmed. Well that's the latest internet buzz, and it has now been officially confirmed. She will star in two episodes "Cheaper by the Coven" and "Styx Feet Under". More...
E! Online's Guest Critic, Seth Green, shows support for Sarah and her upcoming film, The Grudge.
More news from Darling Violetta concerning the Angel soundtrack and what to expect from the extended theme. And the album will be available to U.S. fans on iTunes.

August 14

The Comics Journal reviews X-Men Reload. (scroll down) Dirk Deppey lavishly excoriates post-Grant-Morrison X-Men. Writer Chuck Austen and Marvel icon Chris Claremont get especially severe punishment. Deppey shows leniency only with "Astonishing X-Men" 1 & 2. More...
Spacey award taken from James' trailer, not trash says James Marsters' management. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg at Teen People's Hot Young Hollywood fete. This article contains highlights on the events that happened during the party. Michelle is mentioned in the first and second page.
Jewel Staite talks about 'Serenity' filming experience and reveals what she'll be up to at DragonCon. More...

August 13

The Buffy Episode Chart. I'm also posting the Buffy episodes in the order that they are ranked, and the Top 10 are pretty predictable this time, but I really liked "Beer Bad"...
The Angel Episode Chart. Every single episode is ranked (as voted by the viewer)by their popularity. 'Not Fade Away' comes top with 9.09/10, and 'She' comes last, but there are some very interesting episodes in the Top 20.... More...
Fox Auction Finally Lists a Spike Leather Coat on eBay. It's not just the leather coat, as the auction also includes a "...pair of black wool pants (no size), [and a] black shirt (no size)." Any guesses as to how much this will sell for?
Boreanaz film: The Crow, Wicked Prayer release date delayed. Possible February 2005 release. Inner turmoil at Mirimax blamed.
Slayerline 'spot the errors' game. This is a cool flash game, created by fans. You must search for errors in the images. Hope you have fun!
(SPOILER) Info on Steve DeKnight's first Smallville episode. Some indication on what to expect from the former Mutant Enemy writer's debut episode on Smallville. More...
James Marsters 2004 Spacey Award on ebay. The person selling the item states "This award was saved from the trash Bin. When The Angel TV show ended it was found in the trash." - Auction now cancelled. Please read statement from James Marsters' management. More...
TWoP's Tubey Awards Part 3. "Angel" gets first place for Best Finale and Best Performance by an Inanimate Object, and third place for Most Unwelcome New Cast Addition (Eve).
Can Buffy Stars Act? Comedy/Cult Movies Guide Sarah Bennett questions whether Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, or James Marsters have the acting skills for movies.
Adam Busch's band Common Rotation playing at Collectormania 6. Saturday Night 2nd of Oct at the MK DONS STADIUM. Doors open 7pm. Last admission 9.30pm. Finishes 1am. Tickets only 15 quid. That weekend Adam will also be there during that weekend signing autographs with Danny, Tom, and Nick in Buckinghamshire, UK admission to the daily signings is free.
Factory X Website. The company making the Buffy prop replicas is finally online with a new website as of yesterday.
First Daughter Trailer. Riley dates another girl who's not quite a normal girl in "First Daughter". More...

August 12

Seth Green Had a Run-In With Andy Dick on Wednesday. "Dick... tried to kiss any man or woman he bumped into, including 'Austin Powers' actor Seth Green... Green was [later] overheard sputtering, 'That guy tried to kiss me,' as Dick was hauled past him."
Andy Fan Book! The Fanbook of the "Get Well Campaign" for Andy Hallett is completed.
The Casting Society of America nominated Wonderfalls for an Artios Award for Outstanding Casting for a comedy TV pilot. More...
Attn Cdns: Vision TV picks up Wonderfalls for fall sked. All 13 eps to air starting Oct. 4. Yay! Unfortunately, it's a higher tier cable channel (60 in Toronto). More...
Joss on Buffyverse Movies and possible tv projects. The good: Joss wants to do more TV, including movies and new series. The bad: Sarah and David don't seem to be keen on a return to the Buffyverse and Joss isn't sure his ideas will fly in today's TV setting.
Where writers are gods. Only a quick mention in passing of Joss and Angel, but an interesting story about how TV writing works.
Christophe Beck Composing Elektra Score. Chris Beck who composed the Buffy and Angel love theme is also going to be composing the score in Elektra.
Joss Whedon Talks To Hercules About X-MEN 3!!
TWoP Tubey Awards Part 2. Angel wins second place on the "show with most homoerotic subtext" category. More...
Obsessed, Vocal and Organized: A Whedonverse Revolution. "There's a revolution in the works. In support of all things Joss, a new site called Mutant Boosters is not only heeding Whedon's call to "keep making noise," but vows to do so while making a difference." More...
Darling Violetta guitarist talks about extended Angel theme that will appear on the upcoming Angel Music Score CD.
Genre TV Overload. IGN reviews Angel Season Three and Buffy Seasons Five and Six. Better late than never!
Nilly's Firefly reviews. Detailed reviews and thoughts about Firefly. Spoilers if you haven't seen all Firefly eps. More...
News Corp (Parent company of FOX) eyes US as profits soar. News Corp said its quarterly profits were boosted by DVD and video sales for films such as Ice Age, and for TV series including 24 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Joss Whedon on X-Men 3, Buffy and Angel. A brief interview at comingsoon.net. About.com has direct quotes from Joss about possible Buffyverse TV movies and those X-Men 3 rumors.
"Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" author, Susanna Clarke, is interviewed and asked "Who are your five favourite authors, and why?" Especially like her 5th choice !

August 11

UK horror writer pens original tale for David to read. Writer Ann Evans will complete a new thriller for David Boreanaz to read for his Saturday night at the Halloween event. Posted at James Marsters website is word that tickets to this event are going quickly, and for US fans following him to the UK to make sure to get in their absentee ballots if they are not back in time to vote on Nov 2.
Grudge Balances New and Old. Sci Fi Wire Interview with the Japanese director of the film. Also, I'm not sure if everybody knew but the release date is now confirmed at October the 22nd. Further interview about him working with a US screenwriter as well.
American Pie 4. Rumours are circulating about a fourth American Pie. Although there is no mention of Alyson, just a heads up for a possible cameo or reduced film role for her. After all, it will be set in band camp....
Marvel to reprint Astonishing X-Men 1-3 in one 'Mighty Marvel Must Have' issue. This'll cost six bucks and will be out at the same time as Astonishing X-Men #4 on August 25th.
Must-download TV. With the latest developments in TV-show-trading technology, Salon.com asks amongst other things "If you download an episode of "Buffy..." rather than ask your brother to record it, are you really doing anything that bad?". More...
Buffyverse writers on the move. Another recap from Herc at AICN about where the writers are off to plus some Buffyverse related news about 'Global Frequency' as well.
Andy Hallet thank you card. Scan of handwritten reply from Andy Hallet, thanking a group of fans for the cards they sent. More...
What the (bleep) do We Know?- The Movie. New movie...and documentary...starring Armin Shimerman. More...

August 10

Charisma Carpenter has been named in IMDB's salute to Hollywood Brunettes
Former Buffy Scribe Carl Ellsworth Pens New Wes Craven Flick. The film is a suspense thriller called 'Red Eye'.
Willow & Tara "Together Forever" figures. CineQuest has teamed with Diamond Select Toys and Moore Action Collectibles to produce special variant figures of everyone's favorite Wiccan couple, including Miss Kitty Fantastico.
James Marsters Q&A transcript from Moonlight Rising. "I didn't use to have a problem with nudity. I could drop my pants at any time, but after having gone through that season, I'm a changed man. It was not fun in any stretch of the imagination. It was really, REALLY hard".
TwoP Tubey Awards Part One. First part of the results. Lots of Angel!
Joss Whedon waxes enthusiastic about "Astonishing X-Men". "They [comic books] never really left me. Well, they did leave me for a while in the '90s. Not that I didn't like comics. I just didn't like the ones they were making."
CityOfAngel.com coverage of Comic Con. Includes the Q&As from the 'Serenity' and 'The Grudge' panels. One highlight from this wonderful feature is Joss Whedon's thoughts on the future of the Buffyverse.
Another message from Jewel Staite. Looks like filming for 'Serenity' is nearly finished for our Jewel. "They actually asked us what kind of music we wanted played at our wrap party the other day".
Networks slow on the hook for most 'reality' shows. Underperforming reality shows are not being pulled as quickly as scripted shows. Wonderfalls' Todd Holland apparently got his words out against Fox's Playing It Straight. More...
Juliet Landau's Replacement at Vulkon is Stephanie Romanov? On the "Events" tab is a PDF file containing the convention schedule, and in Juliet's place is Stephanie for the presentation, autographs, and photo ops. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg Lost Her Blackjack Virginity. This article contains info on The Young Hollywood Party.It also mentions Michelle's Blackjack 'addiction'.
Universal big on 'Serenity'? A CHUD columnist wonders how Universal will treat 'Serenity' after the poor performances of 'Riddick' and 'Thunderbirds' at the box office. Includes Adam Baldwin's recent remarks.
FCC denies Will and Grace, Buffy shows indecent after complaints that TV stations violated indecency rules when they aired episodes of both series' with fake lesbian and heterosexual sex.

August 09

What makes a successful spin-off? For every 'Angel', there's a 'Joanie Loves Chachi'.
Final Cinescape X-Men Poll Results tabulated. Not a surprise to anyone who has been following the Cinescape poll on who should direct X-Men 3. Joss Whedon named as favorite by a significant margin.
More promising details about Wonderfalls DVD. There will be commentary tracks on 6 episodes, behind the scenes doc, gag reel, 'full music video' (of title song, I assume), and way more.
Seth Green speaks to TV Guide Online about 'Family Guy' and his upcoming movie 'Without a Paddle'. He also reveals, with perhaps a tinge of regret, that he has not been approached for Buffy: Animated.

August 08

Could watching Buffy be detrimental? Article in Asian paper regarding the increasing amount of teen TV junkies stating, "But if the kid spends hours watching drama serials for entertainment, that could be detrimental." Citing Buffy as the drama kids seem most obsessed about.
Just super! The rise and fall of female superheros. Article talks about a couple of books being release on the subject. Including the book Girls Who Bite Back in which one writer, "... traces female superheroes from Greek myths to Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Adam Baldwin says studio 'robustly enthusiastic'. 'Jayne' drops some more quick notes on filming of Serenity in political (surprise!) thread. No spoilers. More...

August 07

New 'The Grudge' Comic-Con panel clip from SMGFAN.com. This is the clip of the 'Josh Wheldon' and 'Fantastic X-men' question. :)
Wilderness party rules. The official site for Without a Paddle has ten preview clips for Seth Greens upcoming film.
Meet Xander and the Troika (Warren, Andrew, & Jonathon) for FREE, at Collectormania 6 in Buckinghamshire, England on October 1-3. Admission to the event is free. This is a generic signing event with loads of guests.
TWoP's 2004 Tubey Awards. Angel, Wonderfalls, and related actors, objects and plot situations are nominated in various categories, even a few of the negative ones. More...
X-Men 3 Fallout could be an direct opportunity for Joss. Director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have officially parted company, this could impact the schedule release date of May 3, 2006. Article finishes by mentioning Cinescapes rescent poll where the fans named Joss as their ideal replacement.
David Boreanaz Plans To Scare The Fans. David Boreanaz plans to spook the fans by reading a ghost story in Halloween 2004! This article contains a great scoop on the event.

August 06

Without a Paddle - "Why, Seth Green, why?". David Mumpower laments Seth Green's choice of film roles. More...
Angel CD Soundtrack Update. Robert Kral tells CityOfAngel.com that the "Angel album looks like a go: nearing final stages of completion" but that it will not be released in the United States. A decision which will disappoint many fans.
Dreamwatch top 10 women in Sci-Fi. Guess who's number 1? That would be SMG. With Alyson Hannigan at number six. It's the September issue, out worldwide now.
From butt monkey to cuddle monkey. Cute but mature language article about the fascinating fun people have using the word monkey. Citing Xander's creative use of the word on a few occassions. "The word monkey can provide years of safe, life-affirming fun."
Oakland Slayercon has a handful of premium tickets available. Due to cancellations and miscalculations, there are a few Gold, Silver, and Deluxe tickets now available for the convention. **UPDATE** Stephanie Romanov has been announced as Juliet's replacement.

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BtVS Complete Series 1 To 7 DVD Box Set (R2). Well it had to happen. According to the HMV website, the boxset will be out in November of this year at a price of just under one hundred and fifty pounds. No other details available at this time. More...

August 05

Sims2 Fan designs Buffyverse characters. Not exact look-a-likes...but fun none the less.
Quick BtVs mention regarding the mass media appeal of superheroes. From Variety's comic blog, Bags and Boards.
Astonishing X-Men sales figures - a concern for Marvel? Comic.Con's The Pulse looks at the seemingly massive drop in readers by issue 2.
"Jaye" and "Sharon" do yack tracks for Wonderfalls DVD. Producers of Wonderfalls decided to re-record 3 episode commentaries to get Caroline Dhavernas and Katie Finneran on the record. It looked like it was fun. See the kooky photos! More...
An interview with Robia LaMorte. She discusses Buffy and her interest in Christianity, among other things (reg req).
Superslayer con in Oakland changing again. Update. After one day Robia's replacement Jenny Mollen has been replaced by Brigid Conley Walsh. Jenny got a job but Vulkon has asked and are still waiting to hear if Drew Goddard will agree to appear. They are also waiting to hear on Juliet's replacement, which they hope to be Nathan Fillion. As well as a couple more potential additions. More...

August 04

Spike TV movie mentioned on cover of new Angel magazine. And this is the UK version which is out on August 5th. More...
Robia Lamorte explains why she won't be attending the Vulkon con
Jason Behr talks about working with Sarah on 'The Grudge'. And in other related SMG movie news, Matthew Lillard has said "there will be no Scooby Doo 3".
Buffy keeps USA Today's columnist sane. While reporting on the Democratic convention in Boston the columnist watched Buffy 5th Season DVD to help keep her sanity, ranking it as # 6 out of 17 things she used to keep her from a mental breakdown during that week.
Celebrating the Kid inside. The Harry Potter series has joined other ostensibly youth-targeted pop culture texts like TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Simpsons in amassing both an adult cult following and academic study. More...
(SPOILER) Exec producer spills some beans on Tru Calling. Tru Davies (Eliza Dushku) will find herself facing new challenges in the second season beginning Nov. 4. More...
Update from James Marsters' management. Looks like they are keeping an eye on the casting for the TV movie adaptation of 'Storm Front'.
Joss Whedon: Savior of the X-Franchise. "(He) has done more to solidify the X-Men as living characters in three issues than everything written in the previous ten years put together". 'Nuff said.
Interviews, interviews, interviews! Sci-fi weekly interviews have been linked to before on Whedonesque - but it seems a few pertinent ones have been missed. Cast your eye down the right hand side of this list for old interviews with Joss, the Buffy cast, the Angel cast, the Wonderfalls team...
Happy Birthday Andy! Our Mr. Hallet is 29 today!

August 03

A detailed summary of Jane Espenson's Q&A at the Las Vegas WriterCon.
Listen up, Hollywood -- is there a female version of Spidey for our times? "Buffy was like the female Spider-Man. The appeal of all the superheroes is the metaphorical value of their internal and external struggles, and she was portrayed as someone burdened by responsibility who just wants to have a normal life. That's how every adolescent feels."
Unsatisfied Astonishing X-men review. #3 labeled "Shallower than Cordelia Chase"
More last minute guest changes for the Oakland convention. Juliet Landau and Robia LaMorte are out and Jenny Mollen is in. They are scrambling to find a replacement for Juliet. More...
What the Fang? Confessions of a Buffy Virgin. A sci-fi writer finally gives into temptation and buys the Buffy season 1 DVD. She says there's no other show or film that's as honest as Buffy about "the Hell of modern American adolescence" (reg req). More...
Seth Green Caught in Near-Fatal Incident on Movie Set. According to the director of Seth's latest movie "he jumped into a tide pool that he couldn't get out of and almost got sucked under a rock" but was rescued unhurt but very shaken.
Speaking of Faith: a Return to Mystery. Good discussion of the latest rise in popularity of fantasy, and how it represents a changing spiritual awareness. Buffy is mentioned throughout as one of the 'favorite examples.' More...
Blwessels gets her question answered by Matt Roush at TV Guide Online, re: Angel and the WB.
Cakes sent to the cast and crew of Serenity by Angel's Food Drive and Mutant Boosters. Photos of the cakes featuring the Grr Argh Monster.
TV Gal briefly discusses ex-Buffy actors. Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, Serena Scott Thomas, Iyari Limon, and Seth Green are mentioned.

August 02

Buffy novelist Christopher Golden & Ubervamp Camden Toy find Horror. They will both be appearing at Horrorfind Weekend in Huntsville, MD Aug 13-15.
Appearance schedule for Joss Whedon at Wizard World Chicago . Programming for his August 13-15, schedules are in pdf format. Amber Benson's schedule for appearances at the event now online as well.
Diamond really make the cut for SMG. Article about, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but how deep is that relationship?" mentions the Princess cut ring SMG received from her Prinze.
Larry Bagby III from BtVS opens for Elvis in Memphis. He opened the gig for Tyler Hilton who plays Elvis in the movie "Walk the Line". Larry, who is also in the film, plays Johnny Cash's bass player in the Johnny Cash bio-pic.(reg req) More...
Tony Head helps raise cash for victims of the Maryhill blast. He was the star speaker at a sci-fi convention in Glasgow, Scotland to help raise money for the memorial fund. More...
Astonishing X-Men #3 review that sums it up as lovely, funny and fun.
Buffy : "One of the smoothest-running shows in the business". Article from last year that focuses on the production side of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...
"That Boy is Our Last Hope" - An Andrew Essay. A paper given at the recent Slayage conference on Buffy which compares Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to Andrew Wells (pdf reader required). Interesting reading.
Learn who's on the LOST writing staff. Former Angel scribe David Fury is on the show. And the writer of last season's "Soul Purpose", Brent Fletcher. More...
(SPOILER) Boxoffice.com Interview with SMG about The Grudge. More...

August 01

Iyari Limon begins training for an AIDS marathon. Following in the footfalls of another Buffy alumni Danny Strong, Iyari takes up the cause and ask for donations for the Honolulu run on Dec 12, 2004, she will be participating in. Keep up to date with everything Iyari is doing at her official website.
Ron Glass helps African American Musuem back home. He was recently named the new National Campaign Chairperson for Evansville's "African American Museum". More...
An Evening with Anthony Stewart Head and Stephanie Romanov. Kulture Shock in the UK presents ASH on Aug 15 at the Puppet Theatre in Norwich and they just announced the Stephaine Romanov signing and Q&A for Oct 25th. Tickets for Tony are onsale now, tickets for Stephaine go onsale Aug 16.



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