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June 01

Matthew Vaughn off X3, Fox to announce replacement soon. Matthew Vaughn has decided to leave his directorial duties of X-Men 3 for Fox. Word has it Fox is all ready to announce his replacement soon, and it could be someone who had been circling the film before, but wasn't available. [wink wink, nudge nudge]
USA Today briefly reviews The Inside. Whitney Matheson has posted a review of the first 3 episodes on her blog. TV Guide's Ausiello also has some thoughts about the show.

May 31

Transcript of Joss Whedon's Pre-Screening Message. "Just remember, they tried to kill us... they did kill us... and here we are. We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty. "

May 30

An Evening at the Bronze with CoRo and Marsters opens to the public in Sacramento, CA on July 8th, tickets are $40 dollars in advance. Alternate Universe Presents is now also offering Day Passes for $60 a day to their convention. More...
Coolest Gadgets in Fantasy Entertainment. Spike's chip and the Buffy bot somehow manage to end up in this UGO.com feature.
Serenity in Real Life. Webcomics, that is. The Author, Greg, describes his Serenity experience last Friday. More...

May 29

(SPOILER) Serenity: You can't stop the signal. "This is an unfinished, rough cut of the little show that couldn't." More...
Trailer for Bianca Lawson's new movie "Dead and Breakfast" now available. A Parody/Satire of horror movies, "the U.S. answer to Shaun of the Dead", also stars Jeremy Sisto.
Win a Vampire Spike - Contest for a Sideshow Vampire Spike figure. More...
James Marsters concert in Detroit on June 2nd now open to the public. You can purchase tickets in advance from the MCB website for $25 (by May 31st) or at the door for $50, to see James Marsters acoustical performance of songs from his new album 'Civilized Man'.
Orson Scott Card with more praise for Whedon shows. In the midst of bashing Star Trek, he praises Buffy and Firefly...
BTVSFigs' Ask Diamond 26. The more-than-monthly Q&A with the Buffyverse action figure manufacturers this time includes news of box set plans, future "bust" ornaments, and a sneaky attempt to confirm plans for super-poseable Angel and Spike figures.

May 28

Tim Minear's Special Note To The Fans. "Welcome to The Inside. And watch your step, it's kind of dark in here". More...
One Party I'll Hate To Miss. Scott Nance at SyFy Portal pays tribute to CityOfAngel.com, one of the best fan sites around.
Firefly Box at Barnes & Noble. The Firefly DVD box set is now $34.98 with free 3 day shipping at Barnes & Noble's website. If you are a B&N member the price drops to $31.48 with the same shipping deal. More...
SMG thanks her fans. Sarah thanks her fans for the birthday book they sent her. More...
Creating Buzz for Serenity. It may be brief but this article could be the first sign that Universal's screening campaign is creating awareness for the movie in the mainstream media (reg req). More...
(SPOILER) Fourteen Reviews From Thursday Night's 20 SERENITY Screenings. Ain't it Cool News has quite a few (mostly positive) reviews from last night's screenings. Contains major spoilers.
(SPOILER) Interesting and frustrating review of Serenity. A review of Serenity, grading it a D+ More...
Whedonverse.org May 27th Newsletter. Get the latest update on the Whedonverse Multimedia Project.

May 27

Brett Matthews Talks Serenity Comic Book Mini-Series. Want to know more about the three issue prequel to the BDM? Then read what the co-writer has to say. "It's funny, it's tragic, it's thrilling, it's sexy, it's uplifting and it's depressing-- all at the same time."
Amazon reminder for Serenity DVD now available - Not that anyone here will probably need it, but you can now be notified by e-mail when Serenity is available on DVD at Amazon.
"Queen of the Slayers". The first ever Post-Chosen Buffy book is now available, with possibly the greatest cover and definetely the greatest tagline: 'Sunnydale was just the warm up..." Written by Nancy Holder. Welcome to Season Eight. More...
(SPOILER) Feels Like Old Times with Spike around. Press release for the Spike comic book that will be available in August.
Firefly box set for AU$ 29.83 at ezydvd including postage within Australia. More...
(SPOILER) Reviews of the 'hit-and-run' Serenity screenings. The major spoiler thread for tonight's sold out screenings. Come tell us what you thought of the movie. Thoughtful praise, unadulterated glee and constructive criticism more than welcome. More...
Yay or Nay for tonight's Serenity screenings? About three weeks ago, Joss announced news of the screenings in 20 cities. And tonight's the night for those lucky fans who managed to get tickets. So once you come back from the movie, tell us what you thought of it in this non-spoiler thread. More...

May 26

Executive Producer of the WB's new show Supernatural compares it to Angel and The Grudge. Joseph 'McG' Nichol, the executive producer on The WB's upcoming series Supernatural, says that this show will tap into the same vein as Angel and The Grudge.
Another comic looks forward to Serenity. A Nerdy librarian reluctantly goes out on a date to see Star Wars. Only to be surprised by his date. The creators are long time Firefly fans.
Wizard #165 Features Joss Interview. The new issue of Wizard, on stands yesterday, features an interview with our Mr. Whedon. He discusses his second year on X-Men, along with the upcoming Wonder Woman and a small amount on Serenity. More...
Conference sinks teeth into Buffy's role in teaching. "Academics from across the globe are set to descend on a West Yorkshire university for a three-day conference looking at how TV cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer can be used to aid learning."
Check out the cover for Giant-Sized X-Men #3. This special issue will feature "an original, eight-page tale of the 'All-New, All-Different X-Men,' as told by Joss Whedon" More...

May 25

Penny Arcade to view Serenity. I assume they will be at the Seattle screening. More...
The final part of DarkWorlds' Joss Whedon interview. "Shaun of The Dead. That's the kind of movie that makes me want to make movies". Right on.
Michelle Trachtenberg and Sean Maher in lifetime movie together. In more ways than one. "The Dive From Clausen's Pier" premieres Monday, July 25 at 9PM.

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Spike TV movie still 'a project of interest' for the WB president. And David Janollari tells TV Guide's Ausiello that Joss "has yet to pick up the phone to discuss the matter with him" (scroll down to the bottom of the page to read).
Free Enigmacon @ UCLA This Saturday. A free convention (done in association with Hollywood Artist Alliance and the World Trust Foundation) with some Whedonverse people (Nancy Holder, Felicia Day) and other people from genre TV, movies, books and academia. More...
Alan Tudyk replaces Hank Azaria in 'Spamalot'. Tudyk joins the hit musical, based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, sometime during the week of June 6 in New York.
First two issues of Serenity comic available for pre-order. TFAW.com is offering all 3 covers of the first two issues for a special pre-sale price of 10% off. More...

May 24

James Marsters - Words and Music. James will be showcasing his latest songs and presenting an exclusive one-man theatre piece in London in October.
Dinosaurs on Buffy. Dromiceiomimus believes it to be a well written show but T-Rex is prone to conspiracy theories. Also: hugs and kisses!
Clips of the Serenity cast at the Starfury convention in London. Courtesy of the official Serenity movie site (req reg). Bloody powerful stuff btw, Universal should include this in their press packs. The clip does contain snippets of dialogue from the trailer.
(SPOILER) Alyson Hannigan's "How I met your Mother", gets yet another positive review, this time by Kristen of E!Online, who offers her opinions on the show in a short section. "The only laugh-tracked series I've seen and liked in nearly five years." Spoilers for other shows.
"Little Britain" Season 1 Coming To Region 1 DVD. The British sketch show features Tony Head as the Prime Minister.
Joss discusses the future of 'Buffy' and 'Angel' in the second part of the Darkworlds interview. If you missed part one, you can read it here. More...
Fox's 'The Inside' website gets updated with character bios (who knew Adam Baldwin was an avid golfer?), new pics, message board and an irritating ad on the right hand side. It's also been announced that Robert J. Kral will be providing the musical score for the show and that Amber Benson will be a guest star (via TimMinear.net).
Find Serenity in a Firefly Raffle! You can win a copy of the Firefly DVD's and a copy of the book Finding Serenity.
James Marsters' CD and DVD available for non-US Fans. The actor and musician's debut solo album, Civilized Man, is now available on mail order for the first time in the UK and Europe. You can order the DVD of his performance from the Halloween Con last year as well.
BE Charitable. Presenting the charitable arm of Booster Events which supports the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank through Angel's Food Drive, The Sandra "Itty" Fisher Memorial Arts Scholarship, and Donations to Haven House. More...
Marvel will release first Astonishing X-men Hardcover on December 21st. The Hardcover issue will collect Joss' first year on AXM, just in time for Christmas. More...

May 23

James Marsters at SFX in Toronto in August. The prices for James's appearances at SFX in Toronto have been released... More...
Firefly joins SCI FI Friday line-up. A Stargate site promotes Firefly joining the Sci-fi line-up! More...
How I got fired from writing for Buffy. Gulp. Former Buffy scribe Carl Ellsworth recounts a cautionary tale for all you aspiring screenwriters out there. Luckily this one has a happy ending.
Kramer and Strong face off again at Jacks or Better, part deux. The Charity poker event returns for a second time to Las Vegas on October 1st to raise money for 'Foster a Dream'. Guest include Clare Kramer, Danny Strong, Camden Toy, George Hertzberg, and Robin Sachs.
DarkWorlds exclusive: Joss Whedon interview, part one. He discusses "Serenity" in this first installment of a three part interview.
'The Best of Angel' R2 DVD to be released in August. No word on what the episodes are but the Cordelia, Wesley, Gunn and Fred DVDs will be released at the same time in the UK. More...
Superstar Autograph Show. James Leary (Clem) and Mark Metcalf (The Master) appearing in southern Pennsylvania this coming weekend. More...
Sword of Angelus ready for shipping! The box looks pretty cool! More...
Harmony with OZ at Wizard World Philadelphia. Mercedes McNab has joined the guest list at Wizard World Philly on June 3-5. She will be signing at the Las Vegas Autographs booth. Seth Green in a rare appearance will also be at this event.

May 22

NSU 15th Anniversary issue Serenity variant cover. This year's NSU Comic Con variant cover will feature Serenity. Inside this limited issue you will also find an exclusive Serenity promo card. More...
The Subtleties Behind the Subtitles. This is a Washington Post TV Week (the paper's Sunday TV guide) story about use of Korean language by the character played by Daniel Dae Kim in "Lost." It includes a brief reference to Angel, saying he played "a really evil lawyer." Very nice photo of Daniel on the cover.
Adam Baldwin and Juliet Landau starring in tonight's Justice League Unlimited at 9pm EST on the Cartoon Network. Click here to watch a clip of the episode. More...

May 21

Inkworks to release "Buffy and the Men of Sunnydale" in July '05. With the popularity of the Buffy: Women of Sunnydale release, Inkworks is planning a release with a new twist - focusing on the hunky, sometimes scary, Men of Sunnydale! This handsome 81-card series features the main men of Sunnydale: Giles, Xander, Angel, Oz, Riley, Spike, and the women they love.
"Firefly is damn good TV". Much praise for the original series and the writer thinks that Serenity will be a big hit.
Charisma Carpenter's new movie 'Voodoo Moon'. It's a horror flick set in a small Midwestern town and she'll be starring alongside Eric Mabius (Resident Evil) and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator).
Marvel still want Whedon for film projects. The president and CEO of Marvel Studios tells IGN.com "You know what? He's been so busy. Recently, we got together, and I cannot wait. Let him release his movie, clean up his head...". More...
90210 vs Buffy alums. Zap2it article looks at how the alums of 90210 and Buffy/Angel fared during pilot season. Nice shout out to the 'Whedon-verse" as well. More...

May 20

(SPOILER) Doctor Who's Russell T Davies greatly influenced by BtVS. Creator Russell gladly acknowledges that Whedon's sharp, playful, but also dramatically-deep writing style had great influence on him with regards to Dr. Who. More...
Remembering a show that did 'Not Fade Away' because the fans continue to help the helpless. To mark the 1 year aniversary of Angel's final episode airing, the Angels Food Drive is working toward raising enough money to supply the LA Food Bank with another truckload of food before delivery of the final donation check to Food Bank in July. More...
'Serenity' Now! - A cartoonist goes to the Portland screening. Best online Serenity comic strip to date? Definitely. And there's a contest for some promotional swag that's open to Oregonian readers. More...
Matt Roush - Alyson Hannigan's new show! "CBS has one of the year's best new comedies in the romantic How I Met Your Mother, told in flashbacks from the future and featuring Neil Patrick ("Doogie") Harris and Buffy's Alyson Hannigan as standouts in a colorful ensemble.
Tickets for Booster's Serenity Flanvention go onsale. For the first ever US Serenity convention in LA to be held Dec. 9-11, 2005. Tickets will go onsale Friday May 20, 2005 at 12pm PST. More...
BtVS TV Starter Set on Amazon.com for $9.98. This set includes episodes 1-2 from season 1, but it does have a reward associated. More...
The Complete Network TV Schedule. See all the new shows that our Buffyverse stars are in and all the opposing competition that they'll face from other networks. More...
Firefly Reruns Join The Sci-Fi Channel's Friday Line-Up on July 22. To air at 7/6c before the Stargates and Battlestar Galactica.

May 19

Lost in space - Fans of 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' try to fill huge void. "But I'm hopeful about the upcoming movie 'Serenity,' which, like the TV series it's from - 'Firefly,' is a western in the sci-fi mold. That's a great combo, and it has the potential be the next big thing." More...
Joss Whedon talks Wonder Woman. ""It goes back to World War II," he says of the source material. "This will be in the modern day, but Wonder Woman herself will never be in the modern day.""
Fox's 2005 schedule has Whedon Alums. Nick Brendon's Kitchen Confidential will be on Mondays at 8:30 after Arrested Development. David Boreanaz's Bones will be on Tuesdays at 8 before House. And Alexa Davalos's Reunion is on Thursdays at 9.

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Fan fixation - an escape from reality. A somewhat sympathetic and perceptive look at fandom. Buffy, Star Wars and U2 fans all get a mention.
TNT teams up with AOL to push you 'Into the West'. To promote the mini-series featuring Christian Kane and Alan Tudyk. TNT has joined forces with AOL to bring online users an array of videos not available anywhere else, surrounding the launch of the 6 week mini-series.
(SPOILER) Eonline's Kristin talks with Angel alum and 'Lost' co-star Daniel Dae Kim. Contains spoilers for Lost, also links to video clips of parts of the interview, in her weekly column.
Jeffrey Bell wrote and directed tonight's Alias. Well at least the first half, titled "The Descent". Part of a 2 hour broadcast. His last installment for this season.

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2005 SyFy Portal Genre Awards. The 2005 SyFy Portal Genre Awards are now under way and there are several Whedonverse nominees on the ticket. (including Joss himself) Fans can vote everyday for the next 28 days. Just click on the "SyFy Genre Awards Vote Now" button to start your voting. (reg. req'd)

May 18

Astonishing X-Men Vol 2: Dangerous TPB in August. Details from Marvel about the release of the second Astonishing X-Men TPB. More...
CBS announces Prime Time Schedule - Christian Kane Series Renamed. CBS has announced the picking up of the Christian Kane series "Close to Home," until recently known as "American Crime."
Wire Image has photos of Buffy alums at the Network Up front celebrations. Shots from the NBC's party with Seth Green and ABC's party with a dark hair SMG and from Alliance Agency party with David Boreanaz.
Top TV Cliffhangers Of All Time. Buffy's sacrifice in 'The Gift' comes in at #8 in this Boston Herald list.
Joss Whedon talks Serenity comic. He tells Sci Fi Wire how the miniseries was based on the animated prequel that never was. And if the movie doesn't do so well then the future for Serenity will most likely be in comic book form.
Australian release date is now 29 September. (reg reqd) Wonderful news for all of us who had been dreading the 6 week wait till 17 November. The link is to the Official Movie Website where you need to be registered and logged in. More...
Final three Serenity comic book covers. These show River, Simon and Wash and link is to the Official Movie Site where you need to be both registered and logged in. More...
Alan Tudyk hits the Broadway stage. Stage and screen star Alan Tudyk will fill in for Tony Award nominee Hank Azaria when the actor takes his leave from Monty Python's Spamalot on Broadway later this year. More...
Giant Size X-Men #3 art preview! Later this month Marvel will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Giant Size X-Men #1 & #2 with the release of Giant Size X-Men #3, an 80-page special reprinting some classic X-Men tem-up stories, along with a brand new story the All-New, All-Different X-Men written by Astonishing X-Men writer Joss Whedon and classic X-Men artist Neal Adams. Very, very nice indeed!
The New WB Fall Schedule. Herc complains about the crappy new WB fall schedule and wishes that we were getting that Spike series. There will be an update about the Spike TV movie in TV Guide's Ask Ausiello column next Wednesday i.e. the 25th of May. More...

May 17

Out of this world Yoda's syntax always has been. Describes how the words YODA has become a synonym for teacher, mentor, and all-around wise person. Mention of Spike's line to Angel in SCHOOL HARD.
How much an Angel. Chart affording a rare glimpse at DVD revenues. Shows US sell-through figures for Angel season 5 DVDs and ranking amongst top selling TV shows year to date (mid April 2005). More...
Alyson Hannigan, Christian Kane and Amy Acker's pilots get picked up according to The Hollywood Reporter. Their shows 'How I Met Your Mother', 'American Crime' and 'The Unit' should be premiering sometime next season on CBS. Click here to read about Nick Brendon, David Boreanaz and Alex Davalos' pilots being picked up (note this info was leaked by Fox and will not be made official until Thursday).
Sneak peak at the Serenity comic book miniseries. Four pages of interior art and dialogue (written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews). Shiny! More...
A Review of the New Angel Soundtrack CD by Tara DiLullo at CityofAngel.com. The CD is released today in the United States.
Andy Hallett joins the Wizard World Chicago line-up. He will be available to sign autographs in both the Time and Space Toys and Diamond Select booths. For 'Lost' fans Evangeline Lilly will also be at the Chicago event.
New Fansite for Tim Minear's The Inside. Which is totally different than a fansite about Tim Minear's Insides. More...
Boston Buffy Sing -A-Long. The Coolidge Theater in Brookline Mass, will host its second OMWF sing-a-long (and viewing of the original pilot episode) on Friday, May 27 at 12:00 AM. More...
'Joss Is Boss' - the t-shirt line. Inspired by Summer Glau's immortal quote at WonderCon this year. More...
Nice review of James Marsters gig in Bristol. Link to a really good review of James on his Live In Five Tour.

May 16

A fan encounter with Nathan Fillion at the Austin screening on May 5th. Some nice wee insights into what Nathan thinks of Serenity (and the marketing of). More...
Jonathan M. Woodward's play described as "ingenious." I saw it this past weekend and it's excellent! If you scroll down to the bottom of this thread, JMW gives details on how to get discounted tickets.
Seth Green's New Sitcom Picked Up. But it's not starting in the Fall. More...
Christian Kane to attend the 2005 Gadugi Celebration. The American Indian College Fund is working with Dreamworks and TNT to publicize the Native American event and the TNT miniseries, Into the West. More...
Factory X offers Prop Culture to Buffy collectors. Including a replica of one of the earliest stakes used on BtVS, featured in the show's first season. Along with replicas of Buffy's silver cross necklace and the sword of Angelus.
James Marsters Q&A transcript from last year's Down Under event. A very enjoyable read courtesy of talkenglish2me at the More Than Spike forums. There's also a new personal message from James at his web site.
Serenity continues to get referenced in web comics. This time at InkTank's Angst Technology comic strip.
According to Hollywood trade papers, several ME alums' new shows will probably be picked. New shows from DB, NB and AD (Alexa Davalos, not Alexis Denisof - ed.) will probably be picked up for the 2005-06 season. ABC, FOX, NBC and WB has leaked early information about the pick ups, click here to know more. More...
Happy Birthday David Boreanaz, and many more to come! He is 36 today.

May 15

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gender: How Buffy takes on the Patriarchy and Why. Brief Silver Bullet Comic Book's season-by-season analysis of Buffy discussing gender expectations and stereotypes and how Joss subverted them.
Seattle International Film Festival- Her Minor Thing. The World Premiere of "Her Minor Thing", a new film starring Christian Kane (directed by Charles Matthau) is happening at the Seattle International Film Festival on Friday, June 10th. The film will also be reshown on the 12th. More...
Happy Birthday to "Serenity"'s David Krumholtz. Turns 27 today. More...
Buffy Lover got teeth In Fans' money. A couple who charged Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans 500 pounds to meet the stars of the hit TV show are at the centre of a fraud probe.
'For the Love of Angel' is a book in production, meant to thank the cast and crew of Angel. It will include interviews of crew, writers, and actors and also fan work. More...
Rasputina concert pictures. From their recent show in San Francisco. More...
Blockbusters? Who Needs 'Em? Newsweek's movie critics pick this summer's undiscovered gems and Michelle Trachtenberg's new film is among them. ""Mysterious Skin" explores both prepubescent and teen sexuality with an honesty that may make some people uncomfortable, which is a sign of its potency, and a badge of honor."

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Previews of ABC pilots for the 05-06 season. Some verse familiars here. Freddie Prinze Jr in "Freddie", Alan Tudyk in "Love Life", Donald Sutherland in "Commander-In-Chief", and Gina Torres in "Soccer Moms". ABC announces their fall schedule on tuesday.

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Kali Rocha and Danny Strong onboard at Toronto Trek. Before SFX in August, you have more verse actors visiting a convention in Canada, July 15-17. Tickets onsale now.
Toronto's SFX announces guests. James Marsters is finally coming to Toronto after two no-shows but Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin are missing. More...

May 14

Review of Astonishing X-Men #10. This is a quite negative review of Issue 10 from Silver Bullet Comics, spoilers for Plot Details.
Buffy PALz Halloween 4-Pack Packaging Pictures. Picture of the final packaging of the soon-to-be-released AFX Exclusive Series Two 4-Character Pack! More...
Jonathan M. Woodward's latest film to open in March of 2006. "The Notorious Bettie Page," a peek into the life and times of the bondage-photo queen, has been slated for theatrical release by Picturehouse, the brand-spanking new distribution arm of HBO & New Line Cinema. More...
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" airing on BBC1 (UK) at 23:35. The Movie that begun it all, starring Kirsty Swanson as Buffy, is about to air on BBC1 in two minutes. Catch it if you can! More...
The Crow: Wicked Prayer DVD Images. Best David Boreanaz pic ever.
The Inside Premiere Press Release. From The Futon Critic.
Mercedes McNab post to the Journal about her new film. Under Journal, the cast of the movie talk about making the movie, includes a couple of photos from the cast hanging out and bonding.

May 13

More pics from Nicholas Brendon's pilot, "Kitchen Confidential." Fox is due to announce on May 19th whether it'll be picking up the show.
Booster Events just keeps on getting bigger and better. First off Alan Tudyk joins the Flanvention in Dec. Then the ABB in July turns into the biggest verse gathering ever with the addition of 3 more guests, Jason Carter, Dayne Johnson, and Scott Schwartz, plus the opening of the signing area and dealers room to the public. More...
(SPOILER) AICN posts a negative Serenity review from a fan of the TV series. Beware of very major spoilers, even in some sections of the review identified as "spoiler free". (Very major spoilers in the Whedonesque comments section as well).
Serenity's sold-out screenings on Slashdot. Kinda strange to be posted on the /. but there it is.
Tim Minear announces premiere date for "The Inside". It will premiere Wednesday, June 8th at 9pm. More...

May 12

More on the Angel and Fred action figures including a first look at the The Ring and Through The Looking Glass Angel figures in their own threads, and scans of the other variants on page 5 of the Toyfare thread. More...
Andy Hallett and Jenny Mollen at Slayerfest in Grimsby, UK. July 2 at the Caxton Theatre, tickets go onsale May 16th. All profits will go towards the Caxton Theatre's Disabled Access Fund.
Buy/Sell Whedon. Trading on Joss starts May 17th at the Hollywood Stock Exchange (via fireflyfans.net). More...
Greg the Bunny funny once more. The Independent Film Channel is bringing back the Fox comedy Greg The Bunny. It's not clear whether Seth Green, who played Greg the Bunny’s human room-mate and best friend, will be in any way involved in the show. Green is currently working on Robot Chicken and Family Guy.

May 11

Maxim's Hot 100 list includes Whedonverse alum. SMG checks in at #26, this season's new hit "Lost" has Evangeline Lilly at #2. More...
Salon takes on the "Veronica Mars" season finale. Much discussion of BTVS within from Stephanie Zacharek, Salon's long-time BTVS reviewer.
Margaret Weis talks Serenity RPG. "It's gorram shiny!" says the acclaimed fantasy author. More...
"A self-indulgent, thinly-disguised "adaptation" of ANGEL". AICN Comics rips apart John Byrne's "Blood of the Demon" #3.
Wonder Woman set to be shot in Australia? Joel Silver says "When I make Wonder Woman I'll probably do it in Australia... It makes great sense to me". The starting date for the movie however is still up in the air.
(SPOILER) An RPGnet columnist attends a Serenity preview in the company of the publishers of the forthcoming official Serenity roleplaying game. One highly vague borderline spoiler, although he offers to tell more to anyone who emails him.
Fox "potentials" feature some of our friends. Several pilots vying for a spot on Fox's fall schedule include Whedonverse alums. (Includes photos!). Update:: New photos added, including ones for 'The Inside', David Boreanaz's 'Bones' and Nick Brendon's 'Kitchen Confidential'. More...
Solicitation Info for Serenity #2 from Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse releases information about the second issue of a three part mini series prequel to "Serenity" which goes on sale on August 3rd. This second issue alternate covers features Tim Bradstreet's Book, Jo Chen's Kaylee and Joe Quesada's Zoe. More...

May 10

Marsters meets a real Master. Photo of James with Charles Shaar Murray, famous rock critic and blues biographer, what looks like backstage on his recent tour.
A Slayer convention announced in Knoxville, TN. Sept 9-11. Guests include Tony Head, Julie Benz, Andy Hallett, Clare Kramer, Mark Lutz, Mercedes McNab, and Scott Schwartz. More...
Three Page Preview for Astonishing X-Men #10. After a long wait, this issue is finally out tomorrow. More...
Review : 'Joan of Arcadia' Season 1 on DVD(R1) starring Amber Tamblyn. Digitally Obsessed reviews the DVD release of this former Buffy guest star's series, which includes this comparison: "Joan couldn't be more ordinary, so we don't have to deal with someone obnoxiously special (she's not Buffy, is what I'm saying)."
Drew Goddard participates in Young Playwrights Festival. This is "a national competition dedicated to developing and producing musicals and plays by playwrights under age 19." His mentee's play will be on at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood from June 16-19. More...
Frivolous look at possible Wonder Woman candidates. More interested in the candidates, umm, "assets" than acting ability.
James Marsters fans work to get the word out to support a Spike movie, and raise money for charity at the same time. BAPS & Support Spike have joined forces in an effort to show their support for a Spike movies and to raise a few dollars for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation through the creation of "I want my Spike..." t-shirt and buttons. More...
"Joss Whedon is my Master now". The latest PVP Online comic casts its eye over the Star Wars fandom.
Win some autographed pics of the Serenity cast. Cool (and quirky) competition at IESB.net. Open to fans worldwide.
Preview of Angel comic "The Curse" #1. A preview of the first five pages of unlettered art from Angel: The Curse #1, due in stores in June.
(SPOILER) AICN's Alexandra DuPont reviews "Serenity." The upshot to this long, spoiler-packed writeup: "'Serenity' works as a loving, slightly flawed 'Firefly' season finale." WARNING: It's bundled with an equally long FAQ on "Revenge of the Sith." (Note: this review does allude to major spoilers in Serenity).

May 09

Whedon Drafts Graphic Bridge to 'Serenity'. Zap2it discusses the new 'Serenity' comic. More...
Can't Stop the Signal site updates with list of 20 cities for the Serenity screenings on May 26th. Update: The tickets have now sold out. So if you were one of the lucky ones to get one, use Upcoming.org to meet up with your fellow Whedonesque posters beforehand.
Entertainment Geekly Serenity Review. Another thumbs up for the BDM. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity review from the Boston screening. You're given a spoiler warning before any are revealed, so if you're careful you can read the review and avoid them. Contains the really big spoilers btw.
(SPOILER) Veronica Mars creator on his next likely Buffyverse guest star. "My wife to be is friends with Charisma Carpenter who is a huge fan of the show, so I'm waiting for the right moment to throw Charisma into it as well." More...
Worth1000's "Celebrity Time Travel" Contest features BTVS/ATS entries. If you haven't run across it before now, Worth1000.com is "the top creative competition and [P]hotoshop contest site on the web ..." More...
Joss announces more Serenity screenings. Good things are coming... to a theater (possibly) near you! Reg. req. Official Serenity board. More...
Adam Hughes to do cover art for Serenity trade paperback. The number of top notch comic book artists associated with the comic book prequel to the Serenity movie is staggering. More...

May 08

Nick Brendon's "Unholy" Gets Reviewed At Aintitcool. The reviewer believes that the film will be a success.
Review from Beyond the Slimy Wall: 'They' co-starring Marc Blucas. Box Office Prophets review the horror film by Wes Craven, you may have not seen the first time around but might want to catch some dark night on DVD. "...a decidedly stable boyfriend Paul (human blank Marc Blucas, who manages another remarkably chemistry-free screen romance)".
Whedonverse and Beyond - Sacramento. Convention newsletter announces that Weekend Boarding Pass holders (general admission - $125) can now buy autographs, photo ops and Common Rotation/James Marsters concert tickets. Extra autographs now available for James Marsters, David Fury and James Marsters After-Concert Talkback tickets almost sold out, so get your tickets now.

May 07

Serenity countdown widget for OSX. The Serenity opening feel like it's a million years away? Well this widget for OSX will help keep your mind at ease.
Win a free copy of a Whedon-y comic book! Whedonverse.org is celebrating Free Comic Book Day with a Fray, Tales of the Slayer and Astonishing X-Men Vol. One giveaway. More...
"Pick up These Pilots", says Kristin at EOnline, who believes that both Gina Torres and Amy Acker's pilots, are amongst this seasons best.
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 25. The regular Q&A with the Whedon-related action figure manufacturers this time includes a first look at the packaging for the super-poseable "deluxe" figures and a mention of who from the Buffyverse casts have been scanned for possible figures - and that Joss has too...
Starship troup-ers: 'Serenity' could replace popular sci-fi franchises. "When both the 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' universes reach their final frontiers this month, where will sci-fi addicts next get their fix of the future?" asks Stephanie Schorow of the Boston Herald. No spoilers here, but a lot of reactions from fans to the movie.

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New 'Blade' series the macho Buffy? Thats what Spike TV hopes for with their new Blade TV movie. More...
The "ULTIMATE BUFFY Episode Countdown" at Hellmouth Central (who are also announcing the winner of their Buffy Sweepstakes at 10pm EST tonight). Did the episode you think was the best take the top slot?

May 06

Thumbs up for "Mysterious Skin" Michelle Trachtenberg's latest movie opened in New York today, and so far critics seem to be loving it. More...
Over the Moon in Miami. Some interesting behind the scenes "Buffy" Stories from Amber Benson at the "Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival" .
News on the DVD (R1) of David Greenwalt's series 'Profit'. Including news of commentaries from Greenwalt on 3 of the 10 episodes, including the double-length Pilot. As well as the news that Amazon.com now has it available for pre-order for $20.99, with a release date of August 9th.
Angel and Buffy DVDs on offer at DVD.co.uk. I'm not sure how long this promotion has been running but it appeared in DVD.co.uk's newsletter I received today. Season sets (Buffy S1-6, Angel S1-3) in the newer packaging are on sale at just under 18 pounds.
Pictures of San Francisco Serenity screening, taken with a camera phone, includes shot of flyer signed by Tudyk and Torres.
(SPOILER) Loads of spoiler laden Serenity reviews at AICN. One of these reviews has the major spoilers for the movie. Hard-core spoiler fans can discuss in them in this thread, spoiler-lite and spoiler-free fans stay away. More...
Fan extravaganza "out of this world". An estimated 10,000 people queued just to meet James Marsters at Collectormania last weekend.
Official UK 'Serenity' website has gone live! Universal International Pictures' UK 'Serenity' website is now online. More...
(SPOILER) Reviews of the Serenity test screenings. Want to know a bit more about what happens in the movie? Then this is the spoiler-lite thread for you. More...
Yay or Nay for tonight's Serenity test screenings? Ten Screenings, ten US cities. Were you one of the fans who managed to get a ticket? Post your thoughts of what you thought of the movie in this non-spoiler thread. More...

May 05

SMG Nominated for an MTV Movie Award, under the category: Best Frightened Performance. More...
Happy Birthday Vincent Kartheiser!! The young actor that portrayed Connor turns 26 today!
Serenity Trailer: Now In A Different Flavour. The likes of Yahoo! Movies and AOL's Moviefone have added the trailer to their sites and it can now be viewed in Windows Media Player format. So if you can't get Quicktime to work, give this a shot.
'Mysterious Skin' official site now open. Features showtimes, background information, and an english trailer for the dark indie drama (co-starring Michelle Trachtenberg).
Angel dvds (including s5) for less than 35 pounds at amazon.co.uk. Thanks to lone fashionable wolf for the heads up.

May 04

Firefly reruns begin tonight on UK SciFi Channel. Looks like Firefly is being repeated from the start on UK SciFi, starting with Serenity Part 1 today at 8pm and continuing at the same time on Wednesday nights.
Complete "Buffy" Box-Set (R2) Available At Choices Direct. Different packaging to the one released last year, and limited to 3000 copies.
Latest note from Jewel Staite. She had lots of fun at the London convention and can't go to the Seattle screening tomorrow because she's filming for Stargate: Atlantis.
HR reports SMG set to go Hunting and Fishing. Hollywood Reporter writes that SMG have signed on for a new film presumably after 'Revolver' and 'Southland Tales'. More...
IMDb polls "favourite recent supernaturally-themed TV". So get out there and vote!(edit: poll now closed. Buffy scored 22% and ranked second, Angel 5.8 and ranked fifth, not counting 'Other'.)
Response to screenings "amazing" says Chris Buchanan. Serenity's exec producer says "stay tuned.. for more news. Universal was overwhelmed by the amazing response and are huddled trying to figure out how to respond." More...
New "Unholy" Updates. Updates made on the official website & a report from Arrow in the Head.. More...
Seth Green to appear at Wizard World Philly. Seth Green has just been added to the Philly convention for June 4th.
Fugit, Paquin, Trachtenberg Fill "Peanuts" Parody Dog Sees God for New York Reading. Michelle Trachtenberg is one of several stars to participate in a reading of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.
"Veronica Mars" Possibly Coming to DVD. The show which has featured 2 appearances by Alyson Hannigan, and been referred to as the "new Buffy" countless times, could hit DVD before season 2 begins. More...

May 03

Serenity Convention in LA in December 2005. From the people bringing you the Angel Booster Bash this July, comes the Serenity Flanvention. Guests announced so far: Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin and Sean Maher. Tickets on sale May 31st. More...
Matthew Vaughn talks about X3 and Joss Whedon. Matthew Vaughn's Gritty X-Men 3: "Gritty doesn't mean violent. I liked how Joss Whedon dealt with everything. That's more of my sentiment."
Cover Art for 'Tru Calling' Season Two. A small low quality look at the design of the final set of episodes from Eliza Dushku's Ground-Hog-Day- esque cancelled television series More...
Strange New World: No Star Trek. Very complimentary of Whedon and Abrams, can't say the same for Trek.
MTV.com on Seth Green's twisted mind (Robot Chicken). And the film he's working on and those he's not working on. More...
New artists for future covers of Serenity comic book. Dark Horse Comics has announced that Joe Quesada, Josh Middleton and Jo Chen will be doing covers. And there's a quote from co-writer Brett Matthews about working with Joss and what Serenity means to him. More...
(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku and Seth Green are welcome to join the cast of That 70's Show. From an interview with Dean Batali in TV Guide's Ask Ausiello. Spoilers for other shows. More...
Customs Action Figure of the year (2004) nominations including Buffy customs. BTVSFigs' own MsBigPileOfDust is nominated for Best Website, Best Large Figure and Best Base. No word on how to vote yet...

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May 02

Firefly makes the top ten DVD sales on Barnes & Noble for Scifi and Fantasy.
Also #38 overall on Amazon. More...
James Master Q & A session at Milton Keynes' Collectormania. Over at Yahoo's SupportSpike message board some dedicated fan has typed up James Masters Q & A session form Collectermania. I find it interesting that, at this time James and Joss had spoken about a possible Spike movie only two weeks ago. (Link changed from Yahoo group to the whedonverse forums.)
DarkWorlds Previews Serenity. Amy Berner gives a spoiler-free look at a Serenity test-screening that took place last Thursday.
Hitchhikers Beams. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was the #1 movie this weekend, which in turn means that lots of people saw the Serenity trailer.
Could fan-made movies be the future? Article at Slate speculates on the success of the new fan-made Star Wars film and doubts the same could ever be true for Buffy.
Ice Princess on DVD (R1) in July. Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Ice Princess for 19th July 2005.

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Buffy's James Marsters: Rock Star? James tells TV Guide's Insider about what went wrong with Ghost of the Robot and how it lead to him going solo.
Anthony Head on snogging David Walliams. He phoned into XFM for an interview as part of the XFM Bounty Hunter promotion to try and win a prize for the Gambia Horse and Trust.
Jonathan M. Woodward stars in THE CATARACT! Whedonverse fave Jonathan M. Woodward opens in THE CATARACT on stage! More about the play at the Perishable theatre's site. More...
'Spike: Love is Hell' DVD cover art. The fine people at TVShowsOnDVD.com have posted the cover art to the new best-of DVD: "Spike: Love is Hell". Another story questions whether or not the DVD is exclusive to Best Buy.
Anthony Head at Collectormania 7. There's only one photo of him but it might still be worth it to browse through the rest, and you can get a copy of the prints, too, if you'd like.
A rare insight into the inner workings of Angel season 5. A whiteboard with the entire final season of Angel laid out? Grazie Prego Kaboom! And confirmation (of sorts) for Spangel love. More...

May 01

Serenity screening sellout Slashdotted! Word of the Serenity 10 city screening sellout hit the airwave at Slashdot. Hope the Universal web servers can keep up.
Happy birthday to Julie Benz. She's thirty three today.
(SPOILER) 144 Trailer Caps Up At ImageShack. A shot for shot look at the trailer. More...



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