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November 01

Mutant Existential Scoobies present Angel Season Six. The good folks over at ATPoBtVS have got together and written a virtual season 6. Apparently, it's a bit of change from all the other fanfic projects out there and promises a good time for all. The season premiere "First Law" debuts tonight at 9 p.m. EST. More...

October 31

Anthony Stewart Head in Monarch of the Glen. Just a reminder to all UK viewers that Anthony Stewart Head debuts in "Monarch of the Glen" tonight on BBC1 at 8pm
Stars, Sex and Gimmickry. L.A. Times Op/Ed piece cites High Stakes parties as outstanding examples of use of celebrity power to get out the vote (reg. required). More...
What Chills ContraCostaTimes.com? One of the things mentioned in this article, in which the staff of this website reveal what scare them, is the brilliant and innovative (as well as scary) silent episode "Hush" (reg req)
'The Grudge' tops US box office for second weekend. Sarah's new movie took an estimated $22.4 million over the Halloween weekend period.
Halloween Announcement for Angel Final Season DVDs. Fox announces the specs for Angel Season 5 on DVD(R1). Available on February 15,2005. Lots of new people on commentary, yay.
David and James in London. Not forgetting Amy Acker, Juliet Landau, Jane Espenson and Luke Perry. This Halloween convention is one of the biggest European Buffyverse events around. Did you go? Please do post your reports and tell us all about it. More...

October 30

Probaby the best university class ever. A 15 week course on Joss Whedon and his works at the Middle Tennesse State University in Spring 2005. Could you write a major paper on Firefly?
Alex Sanchez and Derek Fridolfs interview. The two amazing artists who worked on 'Tales of the Vampires' discuss their work and Joss Whedon's involvement in the project. More...
Gettting "Lost" in mythological TV. Lost "is a classic example of TV's most challenging and elusive serial format, the mythology show, a genre whose number includes "Twin Peaks," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and more.
Sarah on choosing supernatural stories. ""I like to be scared," she says. "Don't most people?" Well, there's being scared and there's being scared, Sarah Michelle. In your case you seem to be making not so much a habit of it, but a full-blown and highly successful career."

October 29

Grant Show takes on 'Pleasant' assignment. The Melrose Place star has signed on for Marti Noxon's midseason Fox series. In vaguely related Mutant Enemy news, Jane Espenson's fansite has now confirmed that "Jane is the Co-Executive Producer of The Inside".
SFX's complete episode guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. From 'Welcome to the Hellmouth' to 'Chosen', every episode rated by one of the world's best scifi genre magazines. This huge feature originally appeared in their 2003 Buffy Special.
Writer Ann vamps it up. "The Evening Telegraph's very own feature writer has been hand-picked to pen a spooky tale for Buffy the Vampire stars David 'Angel' Boreanaz and James 'Spike' Marsters." David will be reading a story to all you who go to the Halloween convention.
Evil Really is Out There, But Not Under Pointy Hats. As well as having the Buffy Vampires bashed in a previous link, this article mentions how bad the witches are. "Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have replaced sinister hats with celebrity halos" (reg req). More...
New pictures of David Boreanaz from the set of "The Hard Easy". Just scroll down to the pictured link for a couple of David pictures. Unfortunately the spotlight is on Nick Lachey and not David :(
Nice Guy - Gods and Slayers. The Nice Guy guys show their Joss fandom once again. Also see the front page.
The Slayer Collection (part two) trailer. For aficionados of over the top Fox trailers only. The snotty hotty? Hysterical.
Wonderfalls DVD officially announced. And it's been delayed again, 1st February 2005 now. More...
CoA review of the book "Five Seasons of Angel". Well the reviewer liked it and how could you not with titles like "It's Not Easy Being Green And Nonjudgemental" and "Death Becomes Him: Blondie Bear 5.0". Go buy, read and enjoy.
The WB is Her Crack. Catherine Seipp, commenting on National Review Online, explains why she loves The WB. I wonder why, if she loved Buffy and Angel as much as she says she did where was she during the Save Angel campaign...

October 28

"Buffy" Brain Drained. Joss Whedon interview about the closing of Mutant Enemy.
See You Next Tuesday.. This site claims to be THE original BtVS season eight virtual continuation. They might wanna WaTchers what they're claiming. More...
Make-Up Master Bankrolls Own Movie. Interview with Robert Hall, who did much of the make-up on "Buffy" and "Angel", about his new movie "Lightning Bug".
Going straight for the Jugular. Duluth News Tribune.com believes that vampires used to be creepy and effective "but in the hands of spoofer extraordinare Mel Brooks, producers of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Sesame Street creators, the bloodsucker has often been reduced to a campy caricature with a ridiculous accent" Yeah cause Spike was so campy....."except for that one time". More...
Cast Addition To 'Odd Girl Out'. Actress Jane Seymour is reportedly signed up for Michelle Trachtenberg's latest independent film. The link provides an excerpt from the script, and states the movie will begin filming soon. More...
French release date for Serenity announced. On May 4, two weeks after the American release, the French will also be able to enjoy the probably best movie of the year. Other European countries might follow at approximately the same time. More...
Learn the Title Of BUFFY Vet Jane Espenson's Pilot For Fox!! It's called 'Utopia' and it "lies tonally between Buffy and The O.C., with a trace of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale". More...
'Astonishing X-Men #6' 4 Page Preview and Cover. A nice reminder that even if Joss isn't directing X3, the comic is strong as ever.
Jane Espenson on the Buffy years. Not to mention the Buffy comic books (hinting about a possible season 8), Gilmore Girls and Tru Calling. And her fansite has confirmed that she will be joining Tim Minear on 'The Inside'. More...
The politics of Buffy. With the season 7 (R1) DVD out soon, this article takes a look at the show and argues that it was a "manifesto of fundamentally progressive American values: generosity, tolerance, the promise of redemption.".

October 27

Halloween 2004 has Saturday night tickets available on Oct 30th. Public demand has led to an offering of limited number of 50 pounds tickets for the Halloween entertainment on the Saturday night. Tickets are for the balcony at the York Hall.
Firefly Chinese Pinyinary. A complete list of all the chinese swear words from "Firefly" and their translations including the fabulous "explosive diarrhea of an elephant". Dont be a bun tyen-shung duh ee-dway-ro, visit this website and insult your friends while looking superior and intelligent!
Now You Can Hear Joss's Conference Call for High Stakes in exchange for a donation to the Kerry campaign. More...
Nominate Astonishing X-Men for the Wizard Fan Awards. There's umpteen categories you can nominate the comic book in, including Joss Whedon for Favorite Writer.
Whedonesque coverage of High Stakes event mentioned by Brazilian News Site. Brazilian website mentions Whedonesque coverage and Joss's annoucement about X-Men 3. More...
Stephanie Romanov announces she is with child. This past Monday she told people at an evening event that she was going to be a mom. So if you are going to White Room this weekend, make sure and tell her congrats. More...
Official press release for the Slayer Collection - part two. The Giles, Xander, Cordelia and Dawn (R2) DVDs get released on Monday. And if you live in the UK, the BBC Cult site has a competition for fans to win the entire set.
Michelle Trachtenberg Attends 'Carousel of Hope'. MT is listed as one of the many celebrities who attended this annual charity event, which raises funds to help cure juvenile diabetes. In these photos from the event, Michelle and beau Shawn Ashmore are shown attending the gala. More...
The WB promotes James and Charisma for its November Sweeps. Read the details about their appearances in 'Charmed' and 'The Mountain' in this press release (contains spoilers for other WB shows).
Clip of Tony Head in 'Little Britain'. For those of you suffering from ASH withdrawal symptons, here's a clip of him playing the Prime Minister in the new series of the cult comedy show 'Little Britain'.
Adam Baldwin reacts to Joss' decision to end TV deal. "What does this tell you about how much confidence Joss has in his new BDM? :- )". Btw BDM stands for Big Damn Movie.
People's Choice Awards. They're now accepting votes. AND... Lost is nominated in the "Favorite New TV Drama."

October 26

"Straight-Jacket" Trailers finally available for film with Jack Plotnick and Tom Lenk. Basically a satire on closeted gay stars of the 1950's like Rock Hudson.

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Seth Green Is 'The Best Man'. He'll play a "porn-addicted loser" in the upcoming comedy film.
What would you most like to see in the Firefly Movie? Vote for what you would like to see in the Firefly movie on the TWOP website, whether it be full-frontal nudity or Simon and Jayne getting it on.
"The Grudge" is the Third Biggest October Opening of all Time according to this article from itnews.it which is just incredible for everyone involved. It also reports on the average amount of intake from each theatre, and also this is believe it or not, SMG's fifth top spot debut. There's also a look at the October box office in this article as well.
Boreanaz and Marsters on GMTV this Thursday. A head's up for our UK posters as our favourite vampires with a soul will be making an appearance on the popular early morning show. Apparently they'll be chatting "about the upcoming DVD release". More...
Buffyverse 2005 Calendar Covers. The artwork for the front of the Angel, Buffy and Spike calendars. Although I'm pretty sure we've seen the Buffy Calendar (or it was just too similar to last years), the Angel and Spike ones are new. Yet still familiar.
No Curse Fears on New Crow Set. "'The Crow: Wicked Prayer' actor Danny Trejo is convinced THE CROW curse won't haunt the latest installment of the franchise" ... More...
Sony rushing Grudge sequel into production "Talks are going to begin pretty swiflty to see that they can't get the sequel going by the new year. Depends, of course, on Sarah Michelle's schedule".
Charisma Carpenter to play on LAX. According to the TV Gal, Charisma Carpenter will be playing Heather Locklear's little sis on LAX.
More Nails in Tru's Coffin. MediasharX are reporting that Jason Priestly has found a new job in a new series called "Quintets". Looks like this is the end of Jack.

October 25

Short profile of Amy Acker at TNT's website.
Photos from the High Stakes 2004 event as posted at Moviehole.net.
In The Voting Booth, Remember 'Angel'. A SyFy Portal columnist says Angel was a direct victim of media consolidation and that The WB cancelled it partly to please AOL.
TV's Top Gay Kisses. Willow and Tara feature in this rundown of TV's most memorable gay smooches.
Herc reports from the Whedon Kerry fundraiser. Joss on X3, reviving Angel and salivating...for a Faith spinoff. (Therefore sort of contradicting the item directly under this one). More...
Whedon wants out of TV. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon is done with TV -- for now". More...
Pinata: Survival Island part of AMC's Monsterfest. Nick Brendon stars in in this film being shown on October 26, 28, and 29. More...
James Marsters calendar for charity. BAPS has created a calendar to benefit James' favorite charity, the Elixabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. All profits go to this charity. More...
Today's the day for High Stakes 2004. Are you at the star studded event in L.A.? Are you at one of the parties around the States? What secrets has Joss revealed in his conference call? Post and tell us all about it. Update: Well it's over and the big news is that Joss will not be directing X-Men 3 but he's working on a new screen play which is not based on anything he has done before.

October 24

Five minutes with Astonishing X-Men artist John Cassaday. He says that he and Joss are very happy with the success of their project. And for a chance to win Astonishing X-Men goodies go here.
'Grudge' Curses 'Shark' Hat Trick. "Audiences weren't frightened off by Sarah Michelle Gellar's latest horror debut this past weekend. "The Grudge," the American remake of the Japanese horror thriller "Ju-on," took in $40 million its first weekend, grabbing the top spot from DreamWorks' animated family film "Shark Tale"".
J. August Richards guests on CSI: Miami tomorrow night. Instead of playing a lawyer for an evil law firm, he'll be playing State's Attorney. More...

October 23

Joss to be interviewed today on Air America Radio. Marty Kaplan, host of the Air America Radio show, "So What Else Is News," will be interviewing Joss today at some point during the 4:00-6:00 p.m. show (ET). Joss will be talking about his support for Kerry. You can listen live via the web.
Puppet Angel Will Look Better. Thank god for that!
Eliza Dushku confirms Tru Calling cancellation. She and Shawn Reeves (Harrison) told fans last week in London that the show had indeed been cancelled.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Interview. Gellar discusses The Grudge, Sam Raimi, BTVS and working/living in Japan. (warning: this is a sex positive adult site run by women... individuals 18+ only, please)
Solicitation info on Astonishing X-Men #9 This issue will be released January 26th, 2005. More...
Lost gets a minute more. In a strange turn of events ABC is adding a minute more to 3 of their program air times, which includes its hit Lost. While trimming a minute or two from other programs.

October 22

Metacritic Currently Rates 'The Grudge' at 41/100. A quick check of the similarly-themed Rotten Tomatoes reveals that it gave the film a similar 41/100 rating. Well this is the Whedonesque discussion thread for The Grudge. Have you seen it? Did you enjoy it? Tell us what you thought. More...
Gellar Defends Buffy DVDs. Sarah Michelle Gellar told SCI FI Wire that time constraints prevented her from providing commentaries for the DVDs.
Sing along with OMWF. For any Boston-area folks, the fabulous Coolidge Corner Theatre is hosting a "special sing-along show" with the theater troupe Queer Soup tonight. More...
A whole bunch of stars to join Joss at L.A. High Stakes party. Alyson Hannigan, Nick Brendon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Tom Lenk, Danny Strong, Julie Benz, Nathan Fillion, Amber Benson, Adam Busch and the writers will attend this event on Sunday. More...
(SPOILER) 'The Grudge' Just Isn't Scary Enough. MSN's Christy Lemire reviews 'The Grudge'. Lots of plot info, so beware if you want to keep your purity. More...
Got Milk? It's a multi-user Sunnydale apparently. Text-based community interaction between like-minded fans. More...

October 21

Sarah Michelle Gellar Discusses The Grudge. This time with CHUD.com
Sarah Michelle Gellar on Buffy: Animated and by gosh, she has very strong opinions about it. More...
Q&A with 'Angel -The Casefiles:Volume 2' author. Hello Everyone! I found this link which is good news for anyone waiting for "Angel-the Casefiles Volume 2". It's a Q & A with Paul Ruditis who is one of the authors. There is finally a release date! Hope this one is as good as Volume 1, which I found quite enjoyable.
Lost Producers Post at The Fuselage. Interestingly, JJ Abrams seems to have worked with fans to make this message board happen. More...
Joss talks politics at the BronzeBeta. The mighty Whedon is out on the net campaigning for John Kerry. More...
(SPOILER) The title for Drew Goddard's first writing gig on Alias. He's writing episode 9. More...
ABC officially gets 'Lost' for a full season. The freshman drama on ABC has now been offically picked up for a full season, as if there was ever a doubt. Of course than again stranger things have happened we are talking network TV. More...
RottenTomatoes.com serves up some reviews on 'The Grudge'. About 14 reviews so far have been collected from around the country. "A minimal, stylish look and sinister atmosphere support a ho-hum storyline and pedestrian script." is just one of the descriptions given.
More X-Men 3 rumors. It looks more and more likely Joss will be Directing X-Men 3, according to superherohype.com. (Joss Whedon has posted in this thread about High Stakes 2004).
SMG to air on Chicago Mix 101.9 Eric & Kathy AM Show. What the title says. She's supposed to be on Thursday morning sometime. No airtime specified, but my bet is the 7 or 8 o'clock hour, Central Time. Go to the station's website to listen live.
Sarah on Letterman Tonight! Just a quick reminder for all users living in the US: Sarah will appear on the late night show of David Letterman! Plus list of all of her appearances in the next days.

October 20

The Mountain Failing Compared to Angel. A report from The Futon Critic says the 9/8c timeslot Angel was in last season is failing (Down 41.69%) with "The Mountain." More...
Cordelia Rumored to Play Lois Lane! Charisma Carpenter is being considered for the part of Lois Lane in the new Superman movie. More...
(SPOILER) FIREFLY Star to Take On An ALIAS. Confirmation of a rumour for the ABC show which has been circulating for a while now.
Diamond Select to release Puppet Angel! A half-scale replica of our favourite puppet prop from "Smile Time" will be available to buy in March. And get this, it'll come with a "faux leather coat, boots and a mouth that opens and closes".
Gellar wants to be Bond. "I don't see why Bond shouldn't be played by an actress."
WB want Angel Season Six? Cinescape are reporting that the WB would like a sixth season. I really do not know if this is a rumour or not. They are also reporting that Amy Acker is casting for Superman.
Spike Episode Analysis. Some really indepth anlysis here. It only has the episodes from season 2 through middle of season 5 of BtVS but they are always updating.
SMG to appear on Jonathan Ross next Friday. Advertising "The Grudge" on the closest thing we have to a late night talk show in the UK.
James Marsters to release solo album early next year. His official website also has some new info about him filming 'The Mountain' and clarifies some rumours about events in 2005.
Buffy Raises the Stakes. 'The Grudge' promotional blitz continues, as Sarah Michelle Gellar talks to the Canadian press. Contains some interesting tidbits regarding SMG's personal life. More...
A new version of the Miss Kitty Fantastico game is now available. Miss Kitty finally makes it out of the cemetary! If you're like me, you've been dying to try the new levels.
TWOP's blow-by-blow description of David Fury's 'Lost' episode (though David is not mentioned), with some funny, snarky comments and descriptions. Also, a chance to grade the episode and to participate in some polls.
Spooky Snaps. The Halloween 2004 event is less then 2 weeks away and more details are sneaking forth. Attendees will have their photo ops with James and David against a backdrop of gravestones and burial plots. More...

October 19

Unknown Soars Into Superman Role. "Casting rumors had leaped over the Hollywood sign in multiple bounds for years now, but when the phone booth finally reopens, the new face of the Man of Steel will be..." More...
Sky One's HEX ratings. From The Guardian Unlimited (registration required) More...
'Buffy' Star Faces Fear in 'The Grudge. Yet another interview with SMG, this one doesn't venture into any major new conversational territory, but there are some nice quotes from producer Sam Raimi and Sarah herself that make it worth the read. More...
A live chat with Sarah Michelle Gellar tonight on MSN Live. The Grudge publicity machine rolls relentlessly on with this chance for fans to put questions to Sarah. Starts at 7pm ET.
Buffy Season Seven (R1) DVD Release Date from the Fox website. The highly debated final season will be in American and Canadian stores on November the 16th. Happy buying guys, it has some great episodes on it!

October 18

Vampires and Those Who Slay Them. Using BtVS in Adolescent Therapy and Psychodynamic Education. More...
Brace yourselves for "Lost" clones “That loud screech you heard this month? Imagine a racetrack crowded with drama development execs, all abruptly switching gears at once.”
Mediaweek's Marc Berman compares Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars to Sarah Michelle Gellar. "While it may never reach the level of popularity as Buffy, which also started out slowly, one thing that this show has that Buffy never did was a good lead actress. Kristen Bell is a standout." More...
Another Whedon mention for X3. "Whedon getting the movie will have nothing to do with how well Serenity does."
Sarah thanks her fans. I think this is the first personal thing I've ever seen from Sarah. In any case, it's nice and I'm sure is very much appreciated by her fans. :)
Herc Reports on Whedon-Kerry Fundraiser. Not that much new information here. Just thought Herc was entertaining in this article. More...

October 17

Furore over Buffy in California museum. A report on efforts made by Gov. Schwarzenegger's wife to have the state's history museum turned into a celebration of women. This has caused much controversy amongst the museum board who do not like the idea of role models such as Buffy being included. More...
The Big Tease. A New York Post interview with the creators of "The Grudge" Trailer, paying attention to one particular scene with SMG which had "film fans gabbing for weeks". Interesting Read.
High Stakes 2004: Whedon Fans for John Kerry and John Edwards. "Participate in a nationwide conference call to hear Joss Whedon tell us more about his latest endeavors and why he is supporting John Kerry and John Edwards." More...

October 16

Actress shrugging off TV confines with 'Grudge'. "Your options are limited on a television show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer," she says, "when you're Buffy."
Ghost of Albion Returns. The popular animated web series by Amber Benson and Buffy author Christopher Golden will be returning with a new instalment in early November, and as a bonus a national (UK) treasure hunt will take place. Includes interviews with both Amber and Chris.
Win 'Love and Death' the new novel from Buffy/Angel author Jeff Mariotte which simply involves answering a question as to the name of Lorne's demon bar. UK Only.
'Greg the Bunny' hops back down the TV trail. On hopes of stellar DVD sales of the complete series, the fur is flying at FOX to complete new installments of the show for the cable channel IFC. Seth Green starred in this short lived series on FOX that was based on shorts that originally aired on IFC. More...
Lost loses its competition. The first real casualty of the new season "Hawaii" (starring former BTVS guest Eric B. 'Jesse') has been exiled to hiatus status by NBC after 3 episodes, but NBC has said the series will film it's 13 episode order. The next contender is another new series this season - LAX will move from Monday nights to take on Lost. More...
(SPOILER) Fangoria interviews Sarah Michelle Gellar. Buffy is hardly given a mention in this new article from Fangoria, which mainly has the actress talking about Tokyo and that little movie she's starring in. Forgotten its name, its not been talked about much...... Spoilers if you haven't seen The Grudge or read about it online.
Wonderfalls DVD Cover Art. The cover art looks pretty cool. They're calling it "Wonderfalls: The Complete Viewer Collection." More...

October 15

Gaiman loves the Simpsons, Futurama, and Buffy. Neil Gaiman won't watch Fox News, but praises Buffy and other Fox shows.
The Comic Adventures of Xander the Wonder Slut! Some absolutely hilarious cartoons made by Karenbear as South Park Xander goes around seducing the male occupants of Sunnydale and Los Angeles! The one with Ethan Rayne will have you laughing your pants off (NSFW). More...
A Drew Goddard update. The webmistress of Drew's website has let us know that Drew's first Alias episode will air in February and that he's working on another one right now. She's also alerted us to a 'Lost' poster signed by the cast and David Fury which is up for auction. More...
(SPOILER) AICN Reviewer Likes "The Grudge". He thinks it "does the original justice throughout", and additionally says that SMG is a "damn fine actress". More...
Michelle captured by Michael Muller. Flash site. Five rather stunning photos by this professional photographer. Click on M. Trachtenberg and move your mouse around to view them. More...
Vote for the Sexiest Men in The World. And you can choose either David or James in this poll to find the Number One Man in the world.
'The Final Cut' heads for all digital roll-out. The film starring Stephanie Romanov and Robin Williams. "In a first of its kind, independent movie distributor Lions Gate Films is releasing "The Final Cut" this Friday only on new digital systems in AMC theaters that offer a low-cost way to reach mass audiences."
Producer Ponders 'Tru Calling' Fate. First official word from the series producer on the alleged move to The WB and the straight to DVD rumours. Note his bitterness about the Fox network regarding whether the show will ever air again.
Kristine Sutherland is shilling for Advil in a new U.S. TV commercial.
A poker night in Vegas for charity featuring BtVS/AtS guests. So far they have James Leary, George Hertzberg, and Camden Toy playing. The night is Jan 22, 2005 and it is for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, CA. More...
SMG talks about her fears at the Grudge premiere. She talks about how upon seeing the original Ju-On, she couldn't stop thinking about it.
Mensa members are Buffy fans too. The article is about membership in mensa and funny enough Buffy is the only TV show mentioned, "Mensans come from all walks of life and all levels of society. They range in age from 4 to 102; are high school dropouts and doctoral candidates; enjoy astrophysics and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'."
Halloween DVD Makes a Ghostly Head Float Mid-Air - Live "From the digital visual effects expert behind "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comes Big Scream TV, the first-ever Halloween DVD that people can use to create floating ghost heads at home!"
Illyria spin-off planned??? "Illyria spin-off planned" says Garth Ancier from Angel Magazine. This is a FALSE rumour. Go here to find out why - Simon. More...

October 14

Welcome To Sunnydale: Buffy RPG sourcebook preview. The long-awaited Sunnydale book for the Buffy RPG will hopefully be out before the end of the year, and the first chapter - the history of Sunnydale "from early prehistory to the end of Season Seven" - can now be downloaded free. More...
Tales of the Scape. This journalist from Salt Lake City Weekly, laments the state of Sci - Fi at the moment, including the end of Buffy and Angel, and the new hope that is arising with Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
Michelle Tractenberg New Pictures. Michelle has recently done a photoshoot, and the results are a little different to what we usually see from her. Different as in "Oh My God, thats an interesting choice of outfit!"
Superman Casting News. Not a direct reference to David, but Singer states he's "committed to casting an unknown." Depending on who you are, David fits the bill.... More...
CityOfAngel feature on the Angel season 4 DVD. Focussing on the commentaries for the episodes and the extras. David Fury explaining the injoke for David Greenwalt in 'The House Always Wins' is one particular highlight. More...
'Who Made Who' - the new BBC Cult Buffy ecomic. A tale of revenge featuring Spike and Dru. More...
ToyFare's interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar. We may be reaching Grudge overload but this is probably the best interview doing the rounds. Comic Con, the Buffy drinking game, 'Swans Crossing' and the distinct lack of Buffy thermoses all get discussed.
X3 Director Update. IGN Film Force adds a new perspective to the X-Men 3 director issue. More...
Angel FanFiction Season 6. A new Season of Angel in Script format.
Development details of Jewel Staite's TV movie 'Widow on the Hill'. Maybe a bit spoilerish for those interested in the movie, other than Jewel being in it. It's mentioned toward the bottom of the page. The movie, itself is based on a Vanity Fair article.
Slayage: Numbers 13 and 14. Lots of good reading material about the Buffyverse here. Go and have a look.

October 13

HEX - buffy-like drama. You can watch clips and get the lowdown on 'HEX' the new UK sci-fi drama, which has very similar style and ideas as Buffy ... might be good :).
AXM knocks Superman's "Identity Crisis" off the top spot. Nothing much to describe other than to say yay, go Joss.
This week's TV Guide magazine has "scoop" on status of Buffyverse TV movies says critic Michael Ausiello. But be warned, if you do read it, you'll find that it really has nothing new to say. More...
(SPOILER) Zap2it best TV pick for tonight - "Lost", cause Fury wrote it. "The more "Buffy" writers get work, the more TV I'll watch. It's just that simple."
A Wish List for the TV Powers that Be. This list from azcentral.com lists the people they are glad to see back, the people they want to go away and the people they want to see back. Which two Buffyverse stars are featured in the list? (One is an honourable mention). More...
Tru Calling "Cancelled". A forum supporting Tru Calling is reporting that the show has been cancelled. I'm quite doubtful to this and so are other members of the forum, but it sounds pretty valid. The DVD sets are also not selling that well.
The Grudge Premiere. The first pictures to be released from the premiere from Wire Image, showing Sarah Michelle Gellar and co-stars on the red carpet. Sarah looks gorgeous. More...
It's Down To Three Directors For X-MEN 3. Is Joss still in the running? More...
Gellar Is Good For 'Grudge 2'. The former "Buffy" star says she's keen for a sequel to the Japanese inspired scarefest.

October 12

ToyFare Announces their First-Ever Buffy and Angel Visual Price Guide. The guide will be in the latest issue of Toyfare (out tomorrow) and has pics and prices for every single 6" figure ever made. See the sample Willow page here. More...
Tru Calling not dead yet? The most recent news from Kristen at E!Online. "Gail Berman is not releasing her kung-fu grip, saying she might bring back the show." More...
(SPOILER) Steve DeKnight penned 'Smallville' episode to lead to spinoff? Speculation that the upcoming fifth episode written by the former Mutant Enemy staffer could lead to a companion series for the WB show.
Buffy and Angel season 1 DVDs on sale for 15 dollars each at Amazon.com. Which is quite the bargain.
New publicity photo of Summer Glau. Simply stunning. More...

October 11

Dark Horizons interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar. She discusses her experiences filming "The Grudge" and why it was different than Buffy. More...
Vincent Kartheiser in talks for new film role. If he gets the part, he'll be starring alongside Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch in a movie about a drug dealer wanted by the FBI.
Gellar Wavers on Buffy Movies. Quotes from Sarah at Latino Review on the likelihood of a Buffy feature film. Despite reservations, she would be open to the idea if the script was good. More...
(SPOILER) Takashi Shimizu discusses 'The Grudge'. An interview with the director, conducted by the Horror.com website. Mildly spoilery. More...
Happy Birthday to Michelle Trachtenberg, birthday for tomorrow or today depending on where you live (Oct. 11th). Many happy returns!
Philosophy professor discusses Buffy and the meaning of life. A lecture with Professor James South, author of the new book "Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale", will take place in Ohio on October the 21st dealing with "crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse" More...

October 10

Post 'Serenity' - hope for other shows? What effect has Firefly's movie resurrection had on other cancelled shows? Well Brian Henson wants a 'Farscape' movie. The BBC Cult site reports on a new fan campaign for a 'Roswell' movie and Vincent Ventresca, star of 'The Invisible Man', says that Firefly has set a precedent.

October 09

Jewel Staite speaks about her new acting roles in the latest update at her website. And regarding 'Serenity', well according to her "A little birdie just told me the film may be cut together already. I hear it looks AMAZING."
Friday Night Lights. Review of the football movie that features Christian Kane. Usually those two words in the same sentence generate feelings of fear as you prepare for the most artificial Hollywood sentiment in your life, but FanBoy Planet don't seem to think of this as that bad. More...
Buffy gets political? The "Chosen One" makes an appearance in Jon Stewart and co.'s America (the Book), patroling the graveyard of third parties in U.S. history (see pp. 110-111). The link is to Comedy Central's description of the book only.
Praise for Joss from Marvel's Editor In Chief. According to Joe Quesada, reading Astonishing X-Men is like "reading the X-Men's Watchmen". And will Joss stay on after #12? Well Joe isn't saying. Contains major spoiler for #4.
Angel memorabilia on eBay. Fox Auction is once again passing on items from Angel. The descriptions this time around are particularly odd. One face cast described as being D'Hoffryn's from his time on Angel (!) clearly says "Aztec Warrior" on the picture. Not a lot of bidding going on either.
Dark Horse profile for 'Tales of the Vampires' TBP. It collects the five issues of the mini series and features stories from the likes of Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, Jane Espenson and Ben Edlund. It's out November 24th. More...
Angel Season Four (R2) given 3 and a half stars out of ten! One of the worst reviews for one of my favourite seasons from MSN Entertainment. Instead of going into detail about every single episode, it instead rates each disc individually, with mixed results. More...

October 08

Sarah Michelle Gellar's October talk show schedule. She's confirmed for Letterman on the 20th, Good Morning America & TRL the next day, and Regis and Kelly on the 22nd.
Buffy Post Mortem - week 1. An interview with Fabian Nicieza and Scott Allie about their experiences of writing and editing the Dark Horse Buffy comic book. Perfect reading material for the weekend. More...
Christian Kane talks about his new movies and inevitably gets asked about the possibility of an Angel movie. His answer to that is "No, I heard about that. That's bulls**t. I'm dead anyway so it doesn't matter (laughing)." More...
(SPOILER) Tru Calling Season 2 Finale Pictures. Hollywood North Report posts pictures from the set.
Tru Calling Moving to the WB? Speculations and rumors that the WB might pick up the underappreciated FOX show. More...

October 07

Marsters to guest in 'The Mountain'. News from James' official site about a guest appearance on the new WB show. According to TV Guide Online, the episode he is in will air Nov 3rd and he may be playing a recurring character.
Trailer for Charisma's second "Charmed" appearance. What to expect if you feel you can stomach watching a second episode of "Charmed" just for Charisma. And yes, she's still wearing the not-unpleasant outfit.
Broadcasting standards changes for the BBC could affect Buffy. The proposed code says "demonstrations of exorcism or the occult must not be shown before the watershed". Other parts of the code could allow for the banning of Bambi. More...
Angel region 2 dvds to be given cheap release. It seems region 2 Angel dvds are getting the same treatment that the region 2 Buffy dvds got a few months back. Sadly not quite the same low price, but still nice.
Grudge Good for Gellar? This MSNBC article examines whether or not "The Grudge" will hurt her career. Scroll around halfway down. More...
Different Cover for Buffy: The Complete Series? Yes! The Breaking News of the Day! They're now apparently using a Season Four image of SMG and the most of the cast get a picture in the foldout. I like this version a lot better More...
Angel fourth season DVD review from DVD Verdict. Just another positive review.
More writers happy to leap from TV to the colored page. An article about tv writers writing comics. Mentions of Joss Whedon and Jeph Loeb.
Animated Buffy may end up on DVD. According to Moviehole "we should be seeing some inked-up Slayer action" the coming year.
That's Entertainment: An Ideal Time to Be Scared. Zachary Budryk of the Richmond Times-Dispatch is inspired by a Joss-formulated idea, and uses it to frame his thoughts on some recent horror(ish) films. More...
It's Never Too Late To Become A Buffy Fan: Your Complete How-To Guide. Is a book that is written by a fan for fans or in this case newer fans to the Wonderful World of Whedon. It goes on pre-order Oct 7 with a release date of Dec 7, 2004. More...
David Fury posts at the Bronze Beta. Urges people to watch tonight's Lost (his own episode is on next week) and gives an update about Buffy: Animated (it's still trying to find a home but Showtime was rumoured). More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #5 review. A cool non-spoiler quote: "I care about these characters right now. Because with Whedon, I don't think I really need to worry about mischaracterization. I don't have to pick up an issue with apprehension that he's going to ruin these characters I care about. He loves them as much as I do." More...

October 06

Giles' glasses up for auction! The ultimate must have collectible item from the show (all proceeds go to charity).
Andy Hallett is Feeling Better. Andy's posted on his official site that he's feeling better and he's back at home in LA. Yeah!
Great pix from Dragon*Con of FF crew and costumes. These are first beautiful, sharp (non-redeye) pix of Jewel, Nathan and Adam at the con that I've seen. Link direct to images thanks to tip at fireflyfans.net by TDTMF.
Buffy vs. Syd -- who'll kick butt? A reader asks a DenverPost columnist that all important question about who would win in a fight between Buffy Summers and Sydney Bristow.
Millions of viewers get 'Lost'. "No phones, no lights, no motor cars, just good ratings." Article also makes a note of the huge difference in ratings between this show and Buffy and Angel.
Famke Janssen on the Joss X-Men 3 rumour. The actress who plays Jean Grey says she has heard about the rumour of Joss taking over but not from close reliable sources. But "I'd really have to look at his take on [it]."
Yahoo tv poll: which movie should Joss turn into a tv series? Choose from six titles which one you think Joss would do best. More...
Kane is coming to London. Christian Kane band Kane will be performing at the Garage in London on Nov 1. More...
Common Rotation Reviewed! BBC Cult went along to their London gig and found it to be "quirky". Read the full (but really not that long)review here

October 05

The Zoe Chip. Lions Gate Films has created a new Web site advertising the fictional "Zoe chip" implant featured in the upcoming SF film The Final Cut, starring Stephanie Romanov. Possibly the weirdest link ever!
Sarah Michelle Gellar speaks about her next movie. She tells Sci Fi Wire it's likely to be 'Southland Tales'. There's a related article about her providing the lead role in the animated feature 'Happily N'Ever After' as well.
Pray He Doesn't Alter Them Any Further . An article about the new Star Wars DVD set. Did you know about the connection between 'The Empire Strikes Back' and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? More...
Alec Newman (Drogyn) interview. He talks about his work in Angel season 5 and reveals that Joss would have made a "prolific theater writer" in the 1600s . There's also mention of the Dark Shadows pilot and his upcoming guest stint on Enterprise.
Interview with The Grudge screenwriter - mentions SMG. He's also doing an online Q&A at that site's The Grudge board in case any of you are interested in finding out more about this remake. More...
Why Buffy's Beau Nearly Wasn't. Marc Blucas tells TV Guide Online how he nearly missed his chance to play Riley.
Why Smart Won't Stick at Fox TV Network. Here's producer/director Todd Holland's thoughts on that subject: - "Fox's development is more courageous than their broadcasting," he says. More...

October 04

100 Sexiest Movie Stars. Empire Magazine has compiled a list of the 100 sexiest stars (as voted for by the public) and one Buffyverse actor/actress has charted, but who is it and at what position did they enter? More...
Want to show Eliza your love? Then sign this fanbook from elizaduskuonline.com which will be presented to her at the London expo. Registration Required, but doesn't take too long.
Kristine Sutherland Interview Part Two. where you can find out which were Kristine's favourite scenes to film, and most importantly, her favourite flavour of Gummibears. And this time you don't need PDF as Slayerverse have kindly written it out!
IDW to publish new Angel comic books? It is rumoured that the publishers of the CSI, 24 and Silent Hill comic books have snatched the licence for the Angel comics from Dark Horse Comics. Update: We have received word that there is very little substance to the rumour.
Jonathan M. Woodward recalls filming last FF ep. Also notes Fillion, a natural leader on- and off-camera, didn't know he was to film entire scene nekkid in Trash. Nice Firefly-centric report from Sunnydale Central 3 in Toronto.
Spoiler Slayer thanks fans, promises to bring back archived material. "Once I can confirm that 'Tru Calling' will no longer be airing on any network, I will bring back 'The Spoiler Slayer' site in an archived format.".
Inkworks Stacks the Deck with New Trading Card Sets -- 'Angel: Season Five' to Be Released October 2004. Other offerings include cards for 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': Women of Sunnydale, The Ultimate 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Collection and 'Serenity'. More...

October 03

Jason Behr talks about "The Grudge", "Roswell" and Sarah Michelle Gellar in this article from romanticmovies.com, the same website that Marc Blucas did an interview with before the release of his movie "First Daughter" More...

October 02

Now we can dress up a paper doll Dawn. Loads of silly fun. I want Giles and Xander next.
Vampire Spike - Sideshow Exclusive. Exclusive Details: "The Sideshow Exclusive Version includes the Hawaiian shirt that Spike borrowed from Xander in the episode "Doomed," and is limited to only 750 pcs."
Angel Season 4: A Perfect 10. CHUD.com Reviewer gives Angel Season 4 a Perfect 10. More...
Sequential Tart's Dragon*Con 2004 coverage of the Firefly and Buffy panels, among others.
Win a chance to see "The Grudge". A contest to attend Wizard Magazine's special midnight Manhattan screening of the film.

October 01

"Buffy's Back!" Sarah Michelle Gellar is on the cover and inside the pages of the October 8th edition (also known as the "Photo Issue") of Entertainment Weekly.
Review of "Latter Days" which is a interesting film starring Amber Benson. Good review of a different kind of movie to what she is usually in.
Common crew for the Whedonverse and Veronica Mars... Since there is a connection, does this mean that we can officially discuss Veronica Mars on the site? More...
Double your pleasure with a double shot of Christian Kane on Oct 8th. I know some may be aware of Kane is co-starring in Taxi which is do out Oct 8th. On the same day another movie Kane is in is also being released it's a football film called "Friday Night Lights".
X-Men 3 has a writer, and it's not Joss Whedon. Rather, it's Simon Kinberg.
First post-Angel pic of David Boreanaz and James Marsters. A teaser from the joint photoshoot which will be on sale at the forthcoming Halloween event in London. More...
For sale abroad - 'Lost' and 'Point Pleasant'. In one of the annual sales pitches to overseas TV stations, David Fury and Marti Noxon's new shows are being heavily promoted by Disney and Fox respectively.
Joss Whedon's X-Men is still Marvel 's biggest selling title. Which will no doubt play a major factor in them trying to keep him on after issue 12.



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