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February 01

Cinequest.com is having a big sale - including markdowns on Buffy and Angel collector plates, DVDs, figures, and ornaments.
Just who is the new Serenity composer? On his website, Carter Burwell says " I've heard rumors that David Newman or John Debney may end up scoring the film". Brian Ralston, who did additional music for Angel, says apparently the replacement has been hired and it's not Greg Edmonson. More...

January 31

Enter to Win Angel Season 5 (R1) DVD from Zap2It. Five Grand Prize winners will each receive the DVD box set. Entries accepted through February 16, 2005.
Moviehole picks up the Shadowmancer story. ..but more importantly has news on the Australian release date for Serenity. More...
Point Pleasant star craves adventure because of 'Buffy'. Elisabeth Harnois, star of Marti Noxon's 'Point Pleasant,' talks about the show and the early Buffy influence on her life.
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 19. With answers to queries about the Wesley and Lorne figures, among others.
First look at the Angel season 5 Spike action figure. It comes with a bizarre assortment of accessories. More...
Marc Blucas does Commentary. Sadly though not for Buffy, although you can hear Marc doing commentary for the (R1)DVD release of 'First Daughter' with his co-stars in the film. Which was just released on DVD this week.
The official release date for Miracles on DVD (R1). The complete series will be released on April 19, 2005. More...

January 30

Win signed Wonderfalls scripts, DVD sets and surprise stuff. Savewonderfalls.com (official unofficial WF site) has unveiled three contests for creative types. Ready, set, have fun!
The Dawn of Buffy - By ZachsMind. "Writing Dawn into the first four seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer." More...
'Lost' may leave Hawaii. A brief article from SciFi Wire detailing why 'Lost' may need to find a new shooting location. More...
(SPOILER) Justice League Season Finale. Not really the season finale, which aired last night. New episodes will air starting next week, with Whedonverse vets lending their pipes. Spoilerish details in the link. More...
Alan Cumming on that Joss Whedon X-Men 3 rumour. Oh will journalists ever tire of asking if Joss is directing the movie? But anyway Alan (who plays Nightcrawler) thinks Joss would be great for the job.
Win 1 of 7 Wonderfalls DVD (R1) sets. "How do you win? Simple, follow Hollywood's newest form of TV success, a reality show of sort. What would you do to see new Wonderfalls episodes back on TV?"

January 29

The Guardian Guide looks at Point Pleasant. In "Aerial View Of America", Guardian columnist Jonathan Bernstein compares and contrasts PP unfavourably with Buffy. Spoilers for the first episode.
Joss Whedon wanted for 'Shadowmancer'. The author of the best selling fantasy novel says Universal want Joss to write the movie script. "He's their number one choice and he is my number one choice". More...
If Buffy had been Anime she'd be Devil Hunter Yohko. The DVD series will be released Feb 8th. "Mixing comedy & horror, as a young girl battles her hormones along with the forces of evil & discovers her calling as a slayer. Using the same elements that made Buffy a huge hit, Devil Hunter Yohko is perfect for fans."
Fashion of Buffy. Article reviews season 7 episode "Lessons" from a fashion perspective. " There's changes in Sunnydale - new school, new characters and new roles as the Scooby gang matures and grows up. With bad hair and great fashion."
CoA coverage of The White Room. This was the other Halloween convention held in London. Jonathan Woodward, Christian Kane, Stephanie Romanov, J. August Richards, Summer Glau, Morena Baccharin and Nathan Fillion were all in attendance. And it looks like a good time was had by all.
Universal to preview "Serenity" in London, England. "At 6:30pm on Tuesday 8th February, Universal will be showing SERENITY for the first time outside of the US at a cinema in central London." More...

January 28

Buffy the Animated Series. A good quality fan - site for the new Animated Series has been made which promises news, rumours and wallpapers on Buffy: Animated. As it's the first of its kind, and a good quality site, it's worth checking out. More...
Zap2it: Unlocking the Philosophy of 'Lost'. Zap2it article about the philosophical questions in 'Lost' compares it to Buffy the Vampire Slayer among other series, and mentions David Fury and Drew Goddard's involvement.
(SPOILER) She'll be back! Kristen from E!Online is reporting that Alyson Hannigan will return to "Veronica Mars", and the number of episodes she'll appear in is being worked out as we speak. Can be found halfway down the page. Spoilers for other shows
A 'The Grudge' producer comments on SMG return to the sequel. Last week the producers and director got together to begin the planning stages for the sequel. When asked about SMG's return, Tapert's response was rather vague, "In some capacity, perhaps she might."
Season two unaired episodes of Tru Calling will screen on New Zealand network TV3 beginning February 4 at 7.30pm. More...
Fun Snark from Herc. Concerning the WB's recent statement on Angel movies.
(SPOILER) Promotional photos from Veronica Mars - featuring Alyson Hannigan. More...
Free Wonderfalls Webcast on February 1st. The cast and creators of Wonderfalls will be participating in a free webcast to celebrate the release of the DVDs. More...
Firefly: 'Dead or Alive' Complete Script - Script for an unaired episode. More...
Preview Sarah Michelle Gellar's commentary from the upcoming DVD of "The Grudge". There are two clips, one where she talks about the house used during filming and another about the universal language of filmmaking.

January 27

Canceled TV Show 'Wonderfalls' on DVD. "Fans curious about what happened to Fox's critically acclaimed fantasy-drama "Wonderfalls" need wonder no longer". More...
Tonight's Point Pleasant - written by Ben Edlund and starring Adam Busch. So in the barren post Buffy television landscape, will it be worth watching? And if you're interested, there's a great Marti Noxon interview at Fangoria where she talks about why James Marsters didn't want the Boyd role and how she'd love to bring Amber Benson onto the show. More...
(SPOILER) Whedon's SERENITY Rides Again. Looks like Universal did another test screening for the movie and an interesting review turns up on Ain't It Cool News (one minor spoiler only). More...
(SPOILER) More info about Nick Brendon's new movie "Unholy". A contributor to the Arrow in the Head site claims to have the first 14 pages of an early draft for "Unholy," and he really liked what he read. More...
Press blurb for Nick Brendon's new movie "Unholy". Much well deserved praise for Nick from the movie's production company.

January 26

Caroline Dhavernas will be a guest on WGN Chicago. She will be on Nick Digilio's radio show this Sunday night (11 PM Central Time). They'll be speaking about Wonderfalls and, also, giving away copies of the show on DVD. You can listen online through their website.
Buffy Season One for $14.99 again on Amazon. I know this has happened before, but this is such a great deal it seemed appropriate to post (tip of the hat to one of my DC Buffy Meetup pals for the heads-up.) More...
James Marsters attends the Tabula Rasa event in July in Australia. This will be a return to the convention in Melbourne for him. The convention is going to be July 2-3, 2005; tickets are on sale January 28th. More...
(SPOILER) Information on upcoming DeKnight-penned "Smallville" episodes. Tonight's new "Smallville" was co-written by Steve, and he wrote 4.17 as well. More...
The latest news on those Angel TV movies. TV Guide's Michael Ausiello asks the WB president for an update on what's going on. When asked about doing a "Marsters-centric telepic", the reply is "we may give some thought to the Spike movie". More...
First look at Angel Season 4 Wesley figure. And a new photo of the standard Lorne figure too.

January 25

A Nerd Troika Reunion For The Last Week Of 'Special Friend.' Danny Strong and Adam Busch join the returning Felicia Day as Tom Lenk's "Special Friends" on the final week of his one-man play, and a Saturday evening show has been added.
(SPOILER) Wonderfalls DVD review at SFW. As with most SFW reviews this includes some mildly spoilery plot summarising.
FCC rejects PTC's complaint that Angel was indecent. Spike's line "You're still a dick" in 'Why We Fight' was deemed to be "not patently offensive". For a full round up of this and other complaints rejected by the FCC, read this Word document.
Romanov, McNab, and Kramer join the Booster bash in LA. The last weekend in July, they will join Andy, Julie, Alexis, Christian, and others. They have also announced a somewhat unique and limited photo opportunity, see more for details. **Updated to add Stephanie Romanov**. More...
The Vampire in Modern American Media 1975-2000. Covers alot of ground. More...
Snyder does Shakespeare! Armin Shimerman is scheduled to appear as the Fool in the San Diego Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of King Lear. Performances begin in March.
Alyson Hannigan left 'In The Game' over creative differences. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson says "[her] role kind of diminished ... she was unhappy and wanted off the show, so we allowed her to leave".
The Lure of the Vampire...from Bram Stoker to BtVS. Forthcoming scholarly tome by Milly Williamson from Columbia University Press--The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...

January 24

2005 Best Books for Young Adults. The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association has named Fray as one of the best books for teens for the year. More...
Angel season 5 DVD menu screenshots. Courtesy of DVD Times.
(SPOILER) Minear: 'Serenity' will surprise. Tim Minear reacts to the film: "If you loved 'Firefly,' then you will love this movie." The spoiler regards a character development that impressed Tim.
Happy Birthday Stephanie Romanov! Wishing her all the happiness she can handle today, and all the happiness she wants throughout the year.

January 23

Fray artist Moline takes on X-men's Rogue in a 6 story arc. "Moline also was the extraordinary then unknown artist balancing out the genius of Joss Whedon behind Fray, available from Dark Horse."
Jewel sends belated holiday greetings. She also updates what she has been up to lately and what she's doing this year.
Carter Burwell is no longer working on Serenity. More details here. (Added) Joss adds his thoughts about this in the thread.
If Buffy got its Season 8, what could the Credits Look Like? Well here's one above-the-average possibility from Dana, and it really does look very authentic. And yes, I get a thrill from seeing Eliza Dushku as a regular. More...
IDW's Chris Ryall Speaks on Angel Comic Possibilities... Including cryptic, not so clear hints on when it will be set and how Dark Horse owning the Buffy rights effects IDW.

January 22

Southland Tales Greenlit. "Filming will start this "summer" with a firm start date determined once the schedules have been worked out with the actors" (via SMGFAN).
Veronica Mars creator comments on Alyson Hannigan joining the show. Also, congratulations to Amy Acker and James Carpinello on the birth of their son, Jackson James Carpinello.
Marvel Comics Solicitations for April 2005. Solicitation info for Astonishing X-Men #10 More...
"Halloween" Buffy PALz. Palisades announces AFX Exclusive PALz from the "Halloween" episode of Buffy. More...

January 21

Words that shouldn't be?!? "Buffy & Co. changed how teens talked (a lot), introducing new words into almost every episode." A PBS Special, "Do You Speak American?" studies how language is used in our gi-normous country and not suprisingly Buffy is singled out (not in a bad way). With an excerpt from Michael Adams' book Slayer Slang and ways to track origins of words. Also features non-Buffy related etymology, dialects, etc... More...
The futon critic's top ten episodes of 2004. Not Fade Away in at #4; David Fury's already classic "Lost" script, Walkabout, takes the top prize.
The first Astonishing X-Men bust! Sadly not of Emma Frost but of another X-Man (if you've haven't read past #3 don't look). Anyway, it's the first in the line of busts based on the characters from Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's comic book series.
It's going to be a Fantastic 2005! for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Fans. And guess which movie written and directed by Joss Whedon, based on the failed FOX TV Series named "Firefly" starring Nathan Fillion based on a spaceship 500 years in the future is one of the reasons why. Um........Farscape? More...
Minear hopes for Wonderfalls movie. Tells Sci Fi Wire "I know it's something [series co-creator] Bryan Fuller's thought about". He also mentions that they had to switch some of the songs on the DVD due to cost.
Amber Benson at the 2005 World Horror Convention. Location: New York City, Dates: April 7-10 th, Amber will be their guest of honor.
Marti's Point Pleasant off to rocky start. "No one expected Fox's Point Pleasant to maintain American Idol lead-in levels, but not only did the drama dip in the overnights, it was off considerably in the second-half hour.
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Aly's episode of Veronica Mars is part of UPN's February sweeps plans. Air date set for Feb 22 at 9pm. More...
New version of Buffy season one DVDs soon to be available in the UK. Amazon finally has a picture up of what the new packaging will look like. More...
Can't afford the Wonderfalls DVD? Herc at "Ain't it Cool" is having a contest to give away 5 copies!

January 20

'Miracles' DVD extras and aspect ratio. Some more info on the DVD set for David Greenwalt's cancelled series. Mainly on the aspect ratio of the DVD set, but also includes some info on the extras and audio. More...
Kelly tells Southland Tales. Curious about Sarah Michelle Gellar's next movie "Southland Tales"? Let the movie's director Richard Kelly (from Donnie Darko) tell you a few words about it.
Bryan Fuller interview about Wonderfalls dvds. An interesting (to me anyway) interview. Warning, it's on the suicidegirls website which is probably NSFW.
Justice League Unlimited episodes featuring ME actors air this month and February. Check the schedule for February episodes, which includes ""The Cat and The Canary" episode featuring Morenna Baccarin and Gina Torres. More...
Christophe Beck talks about scoring Elektra. The man responsible for the scores of Buffy's season 2-4, and helped Joss with the tune from Buffy's death in "The Gift" and the shaping of "Once More, With Feeling" talks about his most recent work. There's another interview at Cinescape which has more on his Buffy and Angel work. More...
Seth Green making an appearance at Sundance 2005. In Park City, Utah one of the biggest independent film festivals will play host to some of the biggest names and players in Hollywood this weekend. Seth is one of the people expected to attend. He'll also be appearing at the William S. Paley Television Festival on March 4th.
Could you use hypnotism to kill a vampire? A strange but interesting Q&A with Joshua Seth, who besides being a certified Master Stage Hypnotist also does voice over work for shows, including voices of a few vampires for "Buffy". More...
Tim Minear talks about "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress". He tells Sci Fi Wire that his latest movie draft of the Robert Heinlein classic novel is finished and that it was very difficult to adapt. More...
Tru Calling, Dead and Unaired. The series is over, and the 6 episodes that they made, will remain unseen. More...

January 19

"Angel: smile time" makes No. 21 in thefutoncritic's Top 50 Episodes of 2004. "They made Angel a puppet. A puppet. Nothing more needs to be said." More...
(SPOILER) Who's guesting on Veronica Mars? Zap2it confirms earlier rumours. More...
(SPOILER) Blushing at Point Pleasant's Excess Sex. '"I was in the early stages of pregnancy," blushes Noxon, "and I wasn't getting any."'(reg. may be req.) More...
Buffy VS The Bride. After recent articles pitting Buffy against Sydney from Alias and Jessica Biel's character from Blade:Trinity, women's basketball star Sebnem Kimyacioglu offers her opinion on whether Buffy or Beatrix would win in a fight. More...
(SPOILER) Herc's Seen Tonight's (and tomorrow's) "Point Pleasant". He describes it as bland. More...
DVD Times' Wonderfalls DVD review. If you're going to read only one review for the DVD, let it be this one.
Shots of David and Jaime attending the Golden Globes. Looking sharp as ever.
(SPOILER) SciFi Wire provides another piece of the Serenity puzzle.
Angel Soundtrack to be released in the USA. Robert Kral has announced that the soundtrack will be released in the USA after all. The release date is set to coincide with the UK release. Update: Rounder Records has let us know that the release date might be March or later.
Christian Kane signs a publishing agreement with EMI. "Christian has spent any time not filming busy writing and recording new songs in Nashville, LA, and even on the set."
The Hub Productions' BtVS Convention adds Mark 'Groo' Lutz to its celebrity line-up. He'll join Iyari Limon, Andy Hallet and James C. Leary at the Melbourne and Sydney cons later this month. More...
(SPOILER) Fox's 'Point Pleasant' buzzes with devilish fun . . . and flies. The Salt Lake Tribune reviewer Joanne Weintraub gives the pilot of Marti Noxon's new series a favorable review, and throws some love Joss' way. More...
Interview with "Elektra" and "Buffy" composer Christophe Beck. I think doing orchestral action music for 3 years on Buffy was a great training ground for this (Elektra) and made the action sequences a lot less daunting.
Angel CD at Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.co.uk has finally released the full description of the Angel CD. They are taking pre-orders and at a very reasonable price. If you have an Amazon account in the U.S. or any Amazon site, ordering it at Amazon.co.uk is easy. They just use your existing information. At least we have one or two different ways of getting the CD, since it looks like it will not be offered in the U.S. Cheers to Amazon.co.uk!
Details on Nicholas Brendon's new film, "Unholy". "Lensing in Northern New Jersey and Queens, New York, the film deals with a grieving mother (Adrienne Barbeau) who uncovers a conspiracy dealing with Nazi witchcraft".

January 18

'Bad Dog' - a new BBC Buffy ecomic. It's Buffy to the rescue in this story penned by Mutant Enemy writer Doug Petrie.
Alyson out of "In The Game". (Reg Required). More...
Family Guy's Fourth Season Gets A Premiere Date. A little later than expected for the return of the Seth Green-starring-cartoon. And good news for UK fans, as the BBC Cult site has announced that the show has been bought by the BBC for transmission sometime in 2005.
Pictures of Eliza Dushku at this year's Golden Globes. Looking more beautiful than ever. More...
Fox finally admits Tru Calling is dead. Point Pleasant cited as the major reason why the show was pulled from the schedules. However, the six filmed episodes from season 2 will air at some point.
(SPOILER) Noxon Wants Marsters On 'Point.' Marti Noxon tells the Sci Fi Wire that she has been talking with James Marsters about appearing on her upcoming show, "Point Pleasant." She also confirms that another Buffy alum has a small role on the show. More...
Party with Alexis, then spend an evening with James. Collectormania has announced "Saturday Night Party doors open 7.30pm, guests confirmed to be attending include Alexis Denisof, then Sunday 1st May an evening with James Marsters 6pm until 7.30pm. Tickets 15 GBP. Tickets available now."
'The Inside' - Fact Sheet. Full details on Tim Minear and Jane Espenson's new show courtesy of Fox at the TCA Winter Press Tour. Contains quotes, brief character bios and series plot synopsis.

January 17

A professional sculptor adds Spike and Angel to his personal portfolio. With a promise of a Faith sculpture on the way. His portfolio site's here.
Where's Buffy when you need her? A small town in England is being haunted by a vampire!
Inbetween feminism and femininity. Editorial comment on what is happening to the feminist movement. "Our ideals of feminine beauty now include athletes and the strong heroines of television shows like "Alias," "Buffy," or "Xena," more than capable of holding their own against men."
Seth Green talks about his new show 'Robot Chicken' and why he doesn't do signings anymore.
Jewel Staite's 'Widow on the Hill' premieres Jan. 24. View a trailer for the tv movie, it airs on the cable channel Lifetime Movie Network at 9pm ET.

January 16

(SPOILER) Devil assumes a darker form in teen-angst "Point". The underlying theme of "Point Pleasant," like that of "Buffy," is that it's a struggle to gain control of adolescent sexual and emotional impulses. There are also two new interviews with Marti Noxon, here. and here (reg. req.). More...
(SPOILER) The 'Point' is not always pleasant. "Co-creator Marti Noxon is one of the ablest proteges of the wizardly Joss Whedon. There's also a literacy, even an elegance, that recall Whedon's best work. The name "Point Pleasant," you'll have figured out, is more than slightly ironic."
Der Kindestod limited edition 12" action figure from Sideshow Collectibles. He's due for a release in the second quarter of the year, but orders open January 21st.
Summer's Boyfriend Has Good Taste. On last week's episode of The O.C., Joss got mentioned by name. (Scroll down to the "Cultural References" section) More...

January 15

Wild for Wonderfalls? Manhattan's Museum of Television & Radio will have a marathon screening Jan. 29-30 of all 13 episodes.
BtVS star to join Veronica Mars? It's hardly likely to be SMG, but rumour has it that it might be Alyson Hannigan. More...
Interview with Angie Hart who with band Splendid, scored "an instant following through their appearances on cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy creator Joss Whedon is the husband of Hart's best friend in LA)." (Reg. Req)
So how did you get the name Willow. An interesting article on the origins of popular baby names over the years, "notes that a number of parents have dubbed their children "Willow," after Fox's Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
It's a Double Boost of Christian Kane Rising. It was just announced today that Christian Kane and his band KANE have joined not 1, but 2 events this year. The Angel Booster Bash (see link), in July in LA and then Moonlight Rising, in August in Lake Harmony, PA. More...
Miracles will be released on DVD in April. This includes the episodes David Greenwalt has written. More...
"Ask Diamond" at BTVSFigs includes first look at Plrtz Glrb Lorne figure. The regular Q&A with Diamond Select Toys at the BTVSFigs message board includes a sneak preview of the exclusive beheaded Lorne figure and the doubtless envy-inducing news that the new Spike figures were made from computer scans of James Marsters himself... "James was very accommodating and did several poses and expressions as well as a scan without his shirt."
Photos of Eliza Dushku from the 'Coach Carter' movie premiere. Along with some other thumbnail photos of Eliza and Ashanti from the premiere.

January 14

(SPOILER) Casting and filming info for SMG's next film Revolver ? Title: REVOLVER. CAST, Sarah Michelle Gellar; PROD, Aaron Ryder, Jeff Silver; DIR, Asif Kapadia; SCR, Adam Sussman. Shoot Dates: Late February/Early March 2005 (in Austin, TX). The actual casting details are a fair bit down, below the February start header and Pirates of the Caribbean. More...
Jonny Zero premieres tonight at 9pm on FOX. Former Mutant Enemy writer Mere Smith serves as co-producer.
Eliza Dushku to participate in celebrity fundraiser for Tsunami victims. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Matt LeBlanc, and Tyra Banks are also expected to take part.
David Boreanaz is an Angel in real-life. "Facing Forward is a not-for-profit national organization that focuses on facial disabilities." Last year he sponsored a boy named Josh and he paid for all of the family's medical bills for an entire year.
The Grudge 2 has the director but waiting on the star. "There's no news on whether Sarah Michelle Gellar will return to be scared out of her wits once more by supernaturally animated hair." More...
Michelle Trachtenberg's "Ice Princess" already receives an icy welcome. (reg req) The reviewer looks over some of the offerings coming out of Hollywood and finds himself asking the question, "Does Hollywood think we're that lame-brained? Duds dominate upcoming releases." More...
Elektra is back from the dead and she's depressed. "Of course, as any Buffy fan knows, being dead and then brought back to life usually leaves you depressed." Also as any good Buffy fan knows every reviewer is going to compare the Marvel heroine to the Slayer. More...
Tony Head DOES NOT visit the Kumars at No. 42 on BBC America. (Error in BBC America programming information.) More...
I Love the 90's - Part Deux 1998. "Into every decade, there is a chosen one. One year created to entertain the masses and to kick ass like no other." VH1 show that mentions BtVS and other popular things from 1998.
Four new clips from Marti Noxon's "Point Pleasant". In another article more residents of the town comment on the series.
Win a Weekend Pass to the Angel Booster Bash. They are raffling off a weekend pass for both Jan and Feb, for the July event in LA. The tickets are 10 dollars each. Currently, this is the only known U.S. convention appearance for Alexis Denisof in 2005. More...
More details on "Into the West", which co-stars Christian Kane and Alan Tudyk. At the tca this week TNT covers a very detailed run down of the original 12 hour mini-series including what episode Christian and Alan will first appear in. It is currently filming in Canada and New Mexico and is due to air this summer.
Marsters sold out UK tour adds more dates. His appearance at the Fleece in Bristol on Wednesday, April 27 has sold out. So they have added another appearance at the venue on Tuesday April 26.

January 13

X-treme measures. "Some readers may flinch at the very scent of a superhero comicbook. It's a trend Marvel Comics means to change. The coup was the rustling-up of wundermann TV writer Joss Whedon." Article talks about how Joss has added life back to the stale franchise in this review of "Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted".
How to become a vampire? Article talks about a website that gives you the how to suggestion on a varity of subjects, so the authors ask "How to become a vampire? Our Buffy skills are not up to par, so we don't know where to find the undead to let them bite us."
TV Shows Hit Big Screen! TV Guide Insider lists the TV shows that are coming to the big screen this year which includes Serenity, naturally.
TV Guide's Matt Roush is asked about cult shows and their story arcs. The questioner want to know if "detailed story arcs are incompatible with a show's ability to acquire solid ratings", citing both Angel and Buffy as examples of "emotionally rewarding television".
A possible Wednesday night Drew Goddard double bill! ABC is moving the Alias episodes around and there's a possibility that his episode for that show ( which is episode 9) may air the same night as his Lost episode 'Outlaws'. More...
Herc Looooooves Tim Minear's THE INSIDE!! AICN's television columnist is very excited about the new series. And Tim reveals, amongst other things, that there will be a very specific 'Angel' reference in the show.
Zoic from Buffy to Battlestar. The studio that did the special effects for all the verses, now moves on to Galactica. "Since its inception, it has created effects and digital animation for numerous television shows such as "Buffy," "Angel," and "Firefly" for which it won the 2003 Emmy for Visual Effects."
Buffyology database: "Every Buffy character, episode, cast member, writer and director and every word of every show, in a searchable database." More...
Serenity in Most Anticipated Movie poll. (reg. required to vote) Box Office Mojo's Most Anticipated Movie poll for 2005.
CN Announces 'Robot Chicken'. Cartoon Network has announced the new animated program from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich that will premiere in late February 2005.
Serenity Roleplaying Game to be released in August. A new tabletop RPG company, Margaret Weis Productions, will be producing the official Serenity Roleplaying Game. (This is a link to an RPGnet forum post, not a press release. Expect one of those soon.)
"House Always Wins" Lorne Action Figure. This figure will only be available at a Convention this summer, but it gives you an idea of what the other Lorne action figures will look like.
New concert date for James Marsters. He's heading north to make his concert debut in Leeds, where he'll be appearing at Joseph's Well, Chorley Lane, on April 23.
J. August Richards to present at the 13th Annual Inner City Destiny Awards honoring Ken Carter on Sunday, January 16, 2005.

January 12

Who else is "Lost"? - cult TV shows article. "If you want closure, find an exit. These shows [like Buffy] spin long and sometimes frustrating narratives that never seem to wrap up."
Hey, Fox boss: Take your network back. A San Francisco Chronicle columnist takes Gail Berman (Fox network's entertainment president) to task. There's the obligatory Buffy, Firefly, Wonderfalls and Point Pleasant mentions.
Diamond Select's Darla and Spike wallpapers. Usually official wallpapers are nothing to write home about but these ones are actually pretty decent. And in related news, there's details of how to get a free Spike promo trading card at the Inkworks website.
Turning up promo heat for Wonderfalls DVD release. The DVD box set is on the street Feb. 1 and some official and unofficial folks have prepared Web and blog materials for those who want to plug the 'Falls. Link to fan site post. More...
Ashanti, from Xander's demon date to artist of the month. Ashanti's new album 'Concrete Rose' was just released last month, not to mention she is co-starring in the film 'Coach Carter' which will be in theatres this Friday, so yahoo has made her their artist of the month.
James Marsters movie 'The Pierre Heist' now has air date. It will air on the USA cable channel on March 25th.
Wilhelm Scream Effect used in Angel. This is the famous scream from Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, and also used in Angel. More...
Interview with the author of the Buffy and Angel roleplaying games. C J Carella talks about playing and writing for roleplaying games, and touches on his work for the Buffy RPG.

January 11

BBC Buffy ecomic - Food Chain part two. Giles at the beach? Wackiness is bound to ensue.
A tale of two networks. (reg req) An interesting article from the Hollywood Reporter about the birth of the WB and UPN. "The WB trailed UPN in the ratings in the first two years. But the WB leap-frogged ahead in 1997 as its schedule caught fire with such drama hits as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". More...
MTV pays a set visit to 'The Hard Easy'. Nick Lachey whom the MTV cameras are visiting talks about his part in the movie which co-stars David Boreanaz, with some photos from the set of Nick and David.
Happy birthday to Marc Blucas. He's 33 today.
10 Questions with Elisabeth Rohm, "Okay - tell me - you played a detective on 'Angel', you were assistant D.A. on 'Law & Order', now you've got 'Miss Congeniality 2' coming out in the spring. Are you staying on the right side of the law".
The 2nd Annual Bags and Boards Comicbook Awards. Joss's work on X-Men is honored by Variety's comics blogger. More...
Buffy the Backside Slayer. Nothing like what you are just thinking, but exactly what a girl needs after all the Christmas excess. More...

January 10

UGO.com's Top 11 Vampire Hunters. Faith and Buffy are in the top five.
Famke Janssen comments on Joss Whedon X-Men 3 rumour. In a Zap2it interview, the actress who played Phoenix in the first two movies says "I've heard from pretty good sources that he may take it over". Whereas Latino Review quotes her as saying "I haven't heard those rumors, but I don't think that's going to happen". More...
SMG and The Grudge mentioned in Interview with the stars of Shaun of the Dead. Simon Pegg tells us why SMG makes him cry. More...
New FOX drama "Point Pleasant" raises eyebrows in real-life Jersey shore namesake. Article includes a few new quotes from Marti Noxon about the series.
Super Women: Why Buffy can't be our superhero. Commentary on "Girls Who Bite Back:Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks".

January 09

Stuntman Thom Williams talks briefly about an experience on "Angel" and comments that James Marsters is "the nicest guy." (reg. req.)
Strange things wash up on the Jersey Shore. An interview with Marti Noxon concerning "Point Pleasant". (reg. req.)
Vote James for "Hottest Kisser"! Don't click on Spike...James Marsters is two pics under him.

January 08

Happy Birthday to Amber Benson!!!! The actress who played Tara for three seasons on Buffy is celebrating her twenty eighth birthday today. Many Happy Returns!
Wild Girl #3 Review makes great comparisons with BtVS S5 climax. I have no idea what 'Wild Girl' is about but I loved this reviewer's description of the climactic scene in 'The Gift'. Another example of Joss' work being taken as the standard against which all else is measured!
Blood Relations - new book on the concept of family in BtVS and AtS. Publication date is Fall/Winter 2005. "The television series Buffy and Angel revolve around radical conceptions of family. Indeed, their coherence depends on the establishment of nontraditional families that admit vampires, demons, witches, werewolves, and other bizarre characters without censuring them for their peculiarities." More...
Joss Triple Treat. Three of the better Whedonverse non-fiction books in one bundle. No new publications but seems to be good value.
Official 'Will You Be My Special Friend?' review. An official review for Tom Lenk's stage show currently running in Hollywood. For all the fans who can't make it to the show due to being geographically inconvenient, this should be a worthwhile read.
Whedonverse Multimedia Project has spun off after the demise of the Mutant Booster site. The new site is set up to help get the word of Joss out by organizing donations of verse related books, dvd and cds to libraries and other organizations. More...
(SPOILER) Glau: Firefly Secrets Revealed. Summer Glau who plays River talks about Serenity.

January 07

Faith Spin-Off Campaign. SaveAngel.org's begun a campaign for the Faith spin-off Joss was 'salivating to do,' beginning with sending post cards to Eliza Dushku.
Boston Herald TV critic reflects of '04 and hopes for '05. Included in the best "The return of scripted television with "Lost", then "Angel": Joss Whedon pounded the final nail by sending them off in a spectacular finish", the worst "Cancellation of: "Wonderfalls," and "Tru Calling.", and the hope "That the success of "Lost" leads to more quality prime-time fare and not just pale copycats."
New Serenity set pic at the official movie site. Quite cool actually (btw this have been released as part of Universal Pictures 2005 preview). More...
'Ice Princess' poster available for viewing. In anticipation of its March 18th premiere, it seems Disney has now released the promotional poster for Michelle Trachtenberg's family-friendly ice-skating flick. More...
Romance Novels getting a Buffyesque makeover. Harlequin Mills & Boon said, "it was simply responding to the demand created by post-feminist characters such as Buffy - those kinds of role models where you have strong independent women who go out and do stuff". The Bombshell series will release it's first novel this month in Austrailia.
Library's mission off the mark. Columnist discusses the state of the Denver library system, citing Buffy on a couple of occasions. "I typically spot an unfortunate soul in his mid-30s checking out a half-dozen episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and instantly I question the function of the library system - and humanity's mental state in general."

January 06

Fillion Flies Again In Serenity. Sci-Fi Wire has a short but fun interview with Nathan Fillion, of Serenity and Firefly fame.
Buffy the Cell Phone Game review. The franchise moves into mobile gaming territory. To no great surprise, it's a platformer and Buffy has to rescue Oz who has been kidnapped by Dru.
Let's talk about sex and Buffy's impact. This article talks about attitudes regarding sex and how they have changed over the years using Buffy as an example of "the friendship group elevated above any love interests. Sex on campus is a reflection of this - with students "hooking up" with members of their friendship group" (reg req).
Seth's series 'Family Guy' comes back to FOX in January. In anticipation of the shows return later this season, FOX will air back-to-back encore episodes on three consecutive Sundays this month at 9pm ET. More...
Translate Your Name into Simplified Chinese Characters. In the spirit of Serenity's Sino-influenced look and feel, download your name in traditional calligraphic pictograms here... More...
IMDB best of 2004 has 'The Grudge' leading scariest movie. Voting is still on in all of the categories. You can also vote for the Worst of 2004 as well. The Grudge is leading the scariest movie poll by 1%.
"Lost" and "Alias" return! At last!! First new Alias since May 23rd 2004. This season marks the writing debut of former Angel veterans Jeff Bell and Drew Goddard.

January 05

'Spark and Burn' is next BtVS book out. No further details although Diana Gallagher is the author and it has a very nice cover. More...
Alyson Hannigan gets new sitcom deal. She'll be starring alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ed O'Neill in ABC's upcoming show "In the Game."
Wesley and Lorne 6" action figure details. The details of Diamond's third series of Angel action figures, Wesley and Lorne, have been announced, including the variant figures to be released.
Lorne's Gold Suit from "Not Fade Away" on eBay The item includes the suit coat and pants, and comes with an Official Certificate of Authenticity from Fox. More...
Buffy's Dress from "The Freshman" on Ebay This is another Buffy prop from Fox. It is currently $300.00, with
6 bids. 6 Days and 17 hours to go.
It's Official: IDW to publish Angel comics. IDW EIC confirms publication and first issue likely to be published in May or June. More...

January 04

The least worst of 2004. "Best reason to pick up comic books again: Writer Joss Whedon and artist John Cassaday" More...
Tony Head added to the Hush convention in Scotland. Which is (guess when) April 29-May 1. Along with the Troika, Robin Sachs, and Iyari Limon. That is one busy verse weekend. More...
BtVS ranks in top five of desired interactive desktops. Alien Quadrilogy showcases all four films (including Joss's masterpiece). XD polls show Buffy listed in the top five (out of top 10) XD requested desktops. Alien Quadrilogy desktop available for download, with wallpaper from all four films and fun facts while aliens attack your desktop. More...
Buffy Season 6 on The Onion's Best DVDs of the Year. Film critic for The Onion A.V. Club lists the season six boxset as the 2nd best DVD release of the year. More...
Seth Green's show 'Family Guy' new episodes airing in June, on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up. Another series canceled by FOX that then went to DVD and now making a comeback this time on the small screen. More...
New BBC Buffy Ecomic - Food Chain part one. Originally printed in issue 12 of the Dark Horse Buffy comic book series and written by Chris Golden and drawn by Christian Zanier (Rising Stars). More...
(SPOILER) Tidbits from E! Online's Kristen. The nation's favourite TV gossip hound has some news relating to Point Pleasant, 7th Heaven (you'll see the connection when you read it) and the latest update on Amy Acker's pregnancy. Contains spoilers for currently airing US shows. More...
Get Potential autographs in Burbank, Ca. Four actresses who played Potentials will be signing autographs at the 'Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show' in Burbank on February 18 and 19. More...
More News on "The Inside". Moviehole.net are reporting on some changes in the series, including the title and a new addition to the cast. More...

January 03

A Look at Anticipated Films of 2005. Serenity makes the list at #10! More...
'Mysterious Skin' airing at Sundance. After successful premieres at various international film fests, the dark independent film (co-starring Michelle Trachtenberg) makes its United States debut at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, during January 2005. More...
Buffy Season 1 DVD R1 at Amazon.com for 14.99. Time to get more people hooked on Buffy at this price.
Adam Busch's Common Rotation touring the UK in April. The same week as James Marsters, lots of 'verse things happening in the UK in April. They are playing the Troubadour and the Cavern. More...
New Angel comic book mini-series out this summer. According to the All The Rage column, "certain lingering cliffhangers from the Angel series finale may finally be resolved" and a Faith mini-series may be on the cards too. Furthermore, IDW will be publishing it and not Dark Horse.

January 02

Gellar is a bargain. A columnist tries to explain why SMG only got paid 600,000 dollars for her role in 'The Grudge'. It's at the bottom of the page, the last question.
Angel soundtrack gets UK release date. The 25 track CD will be out on the 21st of February.
Calgary-Sun ranks ANGEL among ten best shows of 2004 ... And the only one that was cancelled.
J.J. Abrams responds to Joss' Holiday message. The Alias creator says he did send Joss a note about his writers. More...
Hercís Top Ten Scripted Hourlongs of 2004!! His number one choice for last year? Angel, of course.

January 01

Faith's Surname. If anybody really wanted to know. Not sure it was needed really. (Joss mentions why he chose it in the comments section). More...



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