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July 01

Joss Whedon reveals his darkest secret. And it's not what you think. More...

June 30

Production Photos from Straight Jacket. Jack Plotnick (our friendly assistant Mayor) as a blond.

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CBS previews for Alyson Hannigan and Christian Kane's new shows. Watch some clips of 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Close To Home' and decide if they'll be must see TV. More...
Joss Whedon says Summer Glau did read for Kitty Pryde in X-Men 3. Very nice insight into the casting process over at the Browncoats forum (req reg). Also, Serenity II and III titles revealed. Heh. More...
Sean Maher talks Serenity fandom. In this Spacecast.com video clip, he says "I'm still not used to the fan reaction". Bless. Most of the trailer is shown in this clip, so if you're trying to remain totally unspoiled stay away.
'Veronica Mars' headed to DVD this fall. The new UPN show, which featured Alyson Hannigan in a few episodes, will be released on DVD on October 11th. More...
Eliza helps smokers quit. She has launched a new auction on ebay. More...
Amber Benson's "Shadowplay." "Former TV witch and Ghosts of Albion scribe Amber Benson will co-write a four issue horror comic miniseries, due out this autumn."

June 29

VAMPYR Book Prop Coming Soon! FactoryX has its next Buffy Prop Replica on deck...
Getting A Tune Up at the Celebrity Body Shop. This very important article picks different body parts of actors/characters for the perfect person. I'm sure James will be thrilled to know that fans have another reason to scream to take off his shirt.
Godiva Film in Trouble. It would seem that Tony Head will be forced to wait to film 'Lady Godiva: Back in The Saddle'. More...
Astonishing X-Men #11 preview. Six pages (and the cover too) of artwork and dialogue by John Cassaday and Joss Whedon. This would look amazing in the cinema. More...
'Finding Serenity' Review. Blogcritics review of the essay collection.
It's a Jane Espenson penned episode of 'The Inside' tonight. One of the Whedonverse's most acclaimed writers returns to the small screen (minor spoilers for the episode). More...
First prize revealed for the SF Browncoat's Charity Event. The actual red dress that Morena Baccarin wore in 'Shindig'. Very impressive. For every $5 you donate, your name gets entered in the draw for a chance to win and it's open to fans worldwide.
Angel: The Curse #1 out today. He survived the wrath of the Senior Partners at the end of 'Not Fade Away'. Now buy the comic book and find out what's next for our champion.
Browncoat Uber-Store. Your one-stop shopping center for all thing Serenity. Action figures, comics, "Finding Serenity" and more. More...
New Buffy "Plush" Stake Replica. Nice and safe for the kids at Halloween, but I think it looks like an old, rather dirty carrot.
Bones Series Premiere changed... Fox website updated. More...

June 28

Allyson visits the set of 'The Inside' - fun ensues. Contains bizarre hilarious spoilers. A must read as they say.
Amy Acker out of the"Unit" according to a fan report. They recast her role from the CBS show. More...
Bash opens autograph signing area to the general public. The Booster Bash in LA 7/29-31 want to offer people a chance to meet some of their favorite Angel and Buffy alums, the enterance fee to the signing area will be $10 a day availible at registration. The dealers area will be free to anyone who wants to stop by and check out verse related as well as other items for sale. More...
Wil Wheaton praises Firefly. Scroll down to the "What kind of movie would you make?" question.

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The reference material for X-Men 3? Just what does this have to do with Joss? Click on the link and find out.
A Very Fine Firefly Flan UK Event. A bunch of UK Browncoats are hosting a Serenity fan table at Memorabilia in Birmingham, England on the weekend of August 13th and 14th. There's also a shindig at the Express by the Holiday Inn at the NEC Birmingham that Saturday night. So if you live in the UK or thereabouts why not pop along and see them.
"Serenity" Gets PG-13. As noted by someone on the official 'Versal board's chat room, the official Serenity website now lists the movie as having been rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Discussion question: Is this further argument for bumping up the release into August, before kids go back to school and their time is otherwise occupied?
Firefly theme based song. Found on Fireflyfans.net - Pretty shiny actually...

June 27

Second Spike One-Shot Planned by IDW. "Incidentally, if you want stories set in the past, you should like the SPIKE one-shot that Peter David is doing for August.. and the second one-shot, due in January, which sees Spike in 1940s LA." - Chris Ryall.
Happy Birthday Christian Kane. He is 31 today!
(SPOILER) Rob Hall's Latest Makeup Creation. Rob Hall was the makeup artist who created favorite demons for Buffy and Angel. This is his latest work on The Inside. More...
IDMB's Daily Poll: Who's your favourite three letter actress? And Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of about thirty actresses you can vote for to win this much coveted title, currently only three votes behind Catherine Zeta Jones, and the top.
UIP set the record straight regarding international Serenity trailer no-show at the London Film and Comic Con. "We actually did have the international trailer ready to premiere, but due to lack of communication or information from the organisers we were unable to deliver it" (req reg). More...
Serenity Within. A reporter from the Toronto Star came to the preview screening and to the Shindig before hand.
This is his report on the fans and the screening event in general (reg. req'd). More...
Titan Publishing will release Official Serenity Movie Magazine. The publisher of the Buffy and Angel Official Magazines will release the Official Serenity magazine.You can also find additional info on Inkworks' cards set.
BBC Cult Site to close July 15th. Get a hold of some of the best Buffy and Angel video and print cast/crew interviews while you can. There's a wonderful wealth of material there for fans. More...
Round up of the Deluxe Buffy figure reviews. Everything you wanted to know about the Buffy and Faith figures that get released sometime mid-July. There's umpteen zillion photos of them for your perusal.
(SPOILER) A lukewarm Serenity review. Never seen a review by this guy before - another person having trouble with the transition from "Firefly" to "Serenity" (via IMDB).
Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror Return to TV. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which did five seasons on The WB Network and two on UPN starting in 1997, was a critical darling but a commercial hit only by weblet standards." More...

June 26

The "Bones" of Kathy Reichs' web site. Links to the portion of Kathy Reichs' own Web site that is devoted to "Bones". Includes pictures of the cast members and lists TV and movie credits.

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Bones premiere date set. David Boreanaz's new show will roll out in September.
Amber Benson in 'Race You To The Bottom'. A new indie drama currently making the gay festival rounds.
Firefly: Special Sneak peek. A non-fan shares his thoughts after going to the June 23rd Serenity screening.
Big Damn Heroes: A Quest for Serenity. A video of two Browncoats in their search for tickets to the Portland Serenity screening on June 23rd. Also, check out this photo gallery of the event. The costume pics are a special treat.

June 25

Serenity's Chiwetel Ejiofor to appear in Spike Lee's new movie 'Inside Man'. Looking at the cast list, he is in very good company.
Indianapolis Article on the Serenity Screening. Short article about "Sci-fi sneak preview" with some fan comments about the movie and a little bit about Ron Glass.
(SPOILER) More 'Serenity' Reviews From AICN.com. There are four new reviews at the site, including a "Totally Objective One From The Author of That New SERENITY Book" (major spoilers in the reviews and in this thread as well). More...

June 24

Foster teen looks to Buffy as role model. Today, NPR's "Day to Day" audioblog program segment highlights Brittany LaBrake, for whom the Slayer represents an inspirational example to follow during tough personal times. More...
Spike one-shot preview now with dialogue, unlike earlier previews of the same pages, and with writer Peter David discussing the story.
Pre orders for the NSU Serenity variant starts today. Limited edition of 2005 copies. An exclusive Serenity promo card is included. A picture of the card is available here.
(SPOILER) A fairly damning indictment of Serenity over at AICN. Not the most favourable review of all time, it must be said (contains the very big spoilers btw). More...
Holding out for a heroine. Will movie goers pay money to watch a she-hero action film like Wonder Woman? USA Today investigates and speaks to Joss Whedon and Joel Silver amongst others.
(SPOILER) The Browncoats Rise Again. Article by M.E. Russell on the "Weekly Standard" website. About both the marketing strategy and "Serenity" herself. More...
Joss Plays With Dolls! Sideshow Collectibles has an exclusive interview with Joss Whedon, a modern entertainment master.
(SPOILER) Reviews of tonight's sold out Serenity screenings. Well there may be another 99 days till general release, but today is a 'day of happy' for those got tickets. And this is the major spoiler thread for those who wish to post their reviews and thoughts. Update: Joss answered 5 questions at the Riverside screening, a partial transcript of this is available at the Browncoats forum (req reg and link contains major major spoilers). More...
The fans decide - Yay or Nay for Serenity? Well the tickets for tonight's screenings sold out so fast, it almost cracked the internet in half. Anyhow 35 screenings in North America, were you one of the lucky ones to get a ticket? Come tell us what you thought of Serenity in this non-spoiler thread. More...

June 23

According to AICN, the birthday boy himself will be at the Riverside screening tonight.
Give it Arrest. Toronto Eye Weekly article on Fox Network's programming - includes Firefly mention. More...
New information on Factory X's Orb of Thessulah. It is expected to be ready for shipping in October 2005, but I doubt it. The price is listed as $99.99.
Review of "The Inside" by "Weekly Standard" editor Jonathan V. Last. More...
And Happy Birthday to Joss Whedon. Who on this day gets a present of 35 screenings of Serenity. More...
(SPOILER) IDW Solicitations for October - Angel: The Curse #5. Information for the final issue of the first Angel mini series at IDW. More...

June 22

Sci-fi's Best Dads of Sci-fi and Fantasy. Angel comes in at number 5. More...
Project Big 3-Oh! - Celebrate Andy Hallett's 30th Birthday. A very nice fan project to celebrate Andy's birthday on August 4th. Sign a virtual card or post your own card to the project's address. And good news for UK fans, Andy will be appearing alongside Jenny Mollen at Slayerfest in Grimsby on July 2nd. More...
Alyson Hannigan Starring In An Untitled Romantic Comedy. Adam Campbell will also star. Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are writing and directing. Regency Enterprises (FOX to you and me) is distributing. No plot details yet. More...
James Marsters and Anthony Stewart Head to appear on Rove Live. In Melbourne next week for the convention, the boys will appear on the Australian talk show. James appeared on it around this time last year. More...
Fox gives 'The Inside' an extra boost. Network slates back-to-back original episodes for July 6th.

June 21

World's First Firefly/Serenity Podcast. A group of international fans have produced a podcast. It covers a whole range of things: what is firefly, Firefly/Serenity news, Feature: "Creators and Fans", miniFeature: "How to Speak Chinese", Conversion Stories etc. It's 52 minutes long and is now available for direct download or as a torrent. You can subscribe to further podcasts by using their RSS feed. More...
Preview of the NSU Serenity variant cover. This limited edition magazine has an exclusive Serenity promo card (only 2005 ex). More...
Joss Whedon's Firefly: the Platonic Space Western Ideal. Very positive review of Firefly on epinions.com More...
"The Aesthetics of culture in BtVS" is the latest academic study of BtVS. Due out in Dec 2005, this book offers "an in-depth examination of the show: first, through the lens of Buffy's confrontation with culture, and second, from the complex perspectives of the individual characters".
Faith in the Whedonverse! Whedonverse.org is auctioning off a Faith action figure to raise money for their multimedia project. There's also an interview with SaveAngel.org about their Faith spin-off campaign. Five by Five.
"I have every intention of keeping the Buffyverse alive" says Joss. But in what format? Find out more in this TV Guide interview where Joss Whedon speaks about the Angel, Spike and Serenity comic books.
Putting the bite on - Vampire Book review. "Elizabeth Kostova gives us another intrepid heroine, less hip than Buffy but no less determined to stake her claim as an eradicator of evil." Registration required.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Is To Star In "Alice." Variety says that Universal is the studio and Marcus Nispel is directing. More...
Amber Benson to appear on The Inside. More...
Sacramento Bee Serenity Screening Write Up. The Sacramento Bee entertainment section features a nearly full-page, and front page, article discussing Serenity and the May 26th screening attended by Nathan Fillion. More...

June 20

SF Browncoats Comic-Con Table. The SF Browncoats will be hosting a fan table at Comic-Con 2005 coming up in July. They're running a charity fundraiser as well. There's some great prizes to be won (open to fans worldwide).
Peter David comments on Spike comic coverage in TV GUIDE in his June 17th entry.
A Review of The Crow: Wicked Prayer. A nice review of the new Crow movie starring our own David Boreanaz over at JoBlo. More...
Got a burning question to ask Alexis, Christian, Stephanie, Drew, or others at the Bash? Well this is your chance, Booster wants to make the Q&A's as productive as possible. So they are asking for help in coming up with some new Questions for the Q&A's. More...
Outer space, deviant sexualities, and Firefly's fanciest lad. Interesting and provocative look at Simon and Jayne's relationship and the attitude to sexuality in Firefly (contains adult themes and language).
Winners of the 'Six-word Serenity' contest. You have to love the entry that won the grand prize.
Amy Acker and Joss Whedon win SyFy Portal Genre Awards. Amy was voted Best Suppporting Actress for Angel and Joss got the Best Comic Book Award for Astonishing X-Men.
Robia LaMorte interview with SMGFan.com. More...
Review of Giant Size X-Men #3. Perhaps a comic book that's for completists only. "The short story from Whedon is very nice, for what it is.". More...

June 19

A review of David Greenwalt's 'Miracles' - now on DVD. As ever DVD Times does a very thorough examination of the four disc boxset. More...
Tim Minear and cast talk 'The Inside'. "There are all manner of sick and twisted deviant behaviors that we can explore for the enjoyment of America" says the jolly Angel producer (minor spoilers for an upcoming episode).
Info On Angel: The Curse....And a second Angel comic-book miniseries. It's the only approved, official continuation of the TV series. More...
Bandwagon Wins Maverick Award. The independent movie co-produced by, and starring, Emma Caulfield wins an award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. More...

June 18

Morena Baccarin talks about Serenity, Inara's journey, and Joss' writing on about.com. More...
Watch Amy Acker in 'Mr Dramatic'. Very cool short film over at Amazon.com.
Why Whedon Said No (and then Yes) to "Wonder Woman". "I kind of fell in love with her"...
also reveals that Joss "has written up a few pages of ideas on what might make a good Wonder Woman". More...
Celebrating Joss' birthday. The fans in the 35 cities who are getting the preview on the 23rd of June are creating large banners for everyone present to sign, wishing Joss a Happy Birthday. A few cities are still missing. More...
Ryan on a fast track to top of showrunner pack. Ex Angel writer and 'The Shield' creator Shawn Ryan talks about four seasons of running a show and his next project 'The Unit'.
Update on James Marsters website from Steve Himber. "There is a good amount of things brewing for James in the acting world and we hope to be able to announce any concrete details as soon as we can."
R.I.P. Sam Loeb. Writer of one of the short stories in Tales of the Vampires #5 and son of Jeph Loeb, Sam passed away yesterday at the age of 17. More...

June 17

Comment from Joss about the Angel and Spike comic books. "You do want to do everything yourself but every now and then somebody shows you something you haven't thought of, and it's really charming".
Cast of 'Serenity' make Entertainment Weekly's 2005 Must List. ''I did the film because of them,'' says Whedon, who makes his movie-directing debut with Serenity (out Sept. 30). ''I couldn't let go.''
Exclusive Serenity Comic Con promo card. Limited to 2005 ex, in the Serenity Comic Con variant issue of NSU. More...
Buffy and Angel take third place in Cult TV poll. The Buffyverse shows got beaten by Doctor Who and Star Trek. Firefly came in at number 16, which is shiny.
Wonder Boy: The Imagination of Joss Whedon. A book proposal for "a comprehensive critical biography of Joss Whedon".
My comic book questions are answered. "Self-proclaimed comic book geek and alert reader Julio Diaz Googled "Joss Whedon" and found my questions about comic books - and answered them." More...

June 16

Details of the World Premiere of the European Serenity Trailer. The London Film and Comic Con have announced that they will be showing the "new and edgy trailer... ahead of anywhere else in the world". More...
The Ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Volume One. According to the TOKYOPOP website, it's a book about 'The Gift' "filled with behind-the-scenes photos, director and actor commentary, excerpts from the uncut script, and intricately designed stunts." More...
New Buffyverse Mini-Bust Ornaments Series. Is Buffy glum because she has no arms? Why does Spike bear an uncanny resemblance to Trip Tucker from Enterprise?

June 15

Sci Fi Channel to show Firefly in correct order. It's a radical concept but it might just work.
English for Time Travelers. The e-zine REFLECTION'S EDGE takes a look at the evolution of languages in fiction. Discusses, among other things, how BtVS played with the English language. Also gives a nod to Firefly.
(SPOILER) Buffyverse shoutouts in 'The Inside'. You've hopefully noticed one of them during last week's premiere, but there's two in the third episode.
Australian Buffy fans ripped off. More news on the scandal of the disappearing Buffy convention promoter. Upto half a million Aussie dollars missing with government officials investigating what happened. More...
Batman Begins connections with the Buffyverse. Due to its premiere, here are is a technical alum to look for: Rutger Hauer (Lothos in the BtVS movie) as Richard Earle. Meanwhile, SMG a close second for Katie Holmes' character?
Morena Baccarin on Wonder Woman - IESB.net talked to "Serenity" and "Firefly" star Morena Baccarin about whether or not she's up for the role of director Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman.
This is what we've been waiting for. According to a post on FIREFLYFANS.NET, Universal is considering an earlier release date. Apparently they weren't prepared for our eagerness to see the movie.
Story on Zap2it regarding SciFi showing of Firefly. A short blurb on Firefly beginning its run on SciFi starting July 22nd.

June 14

Stephanie Romanov gives birth to a baby girl. On June 1, 2005 the world welcomed Lily Andreja Romanov. The new family is doing well and Lily is the apple of her parents' eyes. More...
Giles and the Supernatural. "From Buffy to True Horror, Anthony Head has a thing for the spirit world" - ASH talks a little about Giles, and a lovely ghost that lives in his house.
Preview of Alexa Davalos's "Reunion". This brilliant clip is from the new 20-part "ground-breaking concept" of a series which follows six friends through 20 years of their lives, starting with High School Graduation. It stars the actress who played Gwen on "Angel" as well as "Six Feet Under"'s Micheal St. Patrick More...
DVD cover art for David Greenwalt's Profit. Comes out on August 9th.

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A review of Der Kindestod 12 inch figure. Everything you wanted to know about one of Buffy's creepiest villains and then some.
(SPOILER) SERENITY NOW! Or, Serenity #1 - July! A glowing early review of the first issue of the comic book tie-in. (Scroll down to the second item.)
More Phoenix tickets to the BDM on sale tomorrow! Harkins Arizona Mills Theatre is opening up 60 more seats for desperate Browncoats.
Buffy PALz Kendra and Monster Pack 1 Coming Soon! Pictures and description of upcoming exclusive PALz available only at Palisades Direct! More...
Pics from Mercedes McNab's "Hatchet". You can see her in four screenshots from the movie, in which her appearance changes quite drastically. Some very minor spoilers for possible plot details. More...
Clip of 'How I Met Your Mother' with our very own Alyson Hannigan. This is her new half hour pilot, which has recently gained some fantastic reviews!

June 13

Clip of 'Kitchen Confidential' - featuring Nick Brendon. And again Quicktime is required to view this.
"Unholy Chat" Tonight! Chat about Nicholas Brendon's movie, Unholy, on AOL tonight. More...
Can "Global Frequency" be saved? "The odds of this working are way, way too small to take seriously.... On the other hand, the entire idea of Global Frequency is of ordinary people subverting the establishment and getting things done. The concept of a fan base for the show subverting the establishment and getting things done ... frankly that's a little irresistible."
First look at David Boreanaz's new show 'Bones'. Quicktime required to view this clip.
Top Ten Dumb Chick Victims. Our very own Sarah Michelle Gellar makes her mark on this countdown of the dumbest female horror movie victims. "I always found it quite ironic how this actress played such a powerful woman role on a horror television show and always ended up playing the damsel in distress in every one of her roles in a horror movie." More...
Joss mentions Buffyverse characters that he'd return to. "Willow or Faith, or another character that has great resonance with fans". Clem? He also has ideas for "about 30 things -- TV series, books, comic books. That's why I take pills to sleep". More...
Sneaking 'Serenity' - How fans seek out Joss' big screen debut. A Dallas Morning News article about the sellout previews. Features comments from fans and Joss himself (req reg).
Village Voice talks to Peter Coyote about The Inside. Left wing politics, hanging out with murderers, and why he digs Web.
New Show From David Greenwalt In Production. Variety says that Showtime has ordered a pilot. The tentative name is "The Bastard" (I wouldn't be surprised if the name is changed). More...
Nick Brendon unable to attend Moonlight Rising. According to his official website, due to filming on his new series Nick will not be making a trek to the Pennsylvania Poconos in August.

June 12

New Yorker Reviews "The Inside". Nancy Franklin, the television critic, unfavorably reviews The Inside.
Harold Belker's Official Website. This guy did various vehicle designs for Serenity, including one particular ship that is featured in the trailer. More...
Win two tickets to the June 23 Portland Serenity screening. "Entrants must "pull a Hemingway" and write a six-word "micro story" that somehow involves the "Firefly" TV series."

June 11

What happened to Global Frequency? "I had a line of writers (at one point, essentially the entire ANGEL staff) ready to go -- each and every one chomping at the bit, some ready to start work for free if need be. "
True Horror: A look into our nightmares... The New Straits Times Online promote Anthony Stewart Head's paranormal documentary.
Film Directors Who Blog. Joss gets included in this article for posting at the official Serenity movie site. "I think it's more fun to get on and tell them myself instead of having some official announcement." More...
James Marsters' Note to Fans. There's an new message about Toronto and how he hopes to keep connected with fans. There's also an update about a concert in London in addition to his other performances there this October.
Defamer Joss Sighting. Scroll down to the middle of the list.

June 10

First Look: Serenity #1. Comics Continuum has a preview of the three covers and the first 5 pages of #1. They also have solicitation info for the third and final issue as well. More...
(SPOILER) Negative review of Serenity. This guy seems predestined to hate it before it even started. Some minor spoilers about the plot.
Why some TV shows appear on DVD and others don't. Registration required, though bugmenot.com works. More...
UK Serenity screening news. Attendees of LFACC3 can register for special Serenity preview screenings.
Does 'Into The West' come up lame, asks AICN? Yes, apparently. Four out of five reviewers indicate TNT miniseries, co-starring Alan Tudyk, is very missable. Very mild spoilers. More...
Adam Busch's band teams up with KANE to add more boost to the Bash in July. These 2 bands come together to offer the fans a night to remember. Common Rotation is joining the line-up for the biggest celebration of Angel/Buffy fandom this year. Together in concert for the first time on July 30th at the Key Club in LA. More...

June 09

A Whedonesquer giving away 6 tickets to the June 23 Indianapolis preview. Since Shakespeare isn't supposed to link to his own good deed, I thought I would. More...
Fast National Ratings for the premiere of 'The Inside'. Zap2it says the show debuted to a 3.2/5. Mediaweek says it "kicked-off with a modest (and fourth-place) 3.8/ 6 in the overnights". More...
A Set Report From Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie which still, as of yet, has no name (it was formerly known as 'Revolver'). Anyhow, it's potentially spoilerish but interesting reading and there's some stuff about Southland Tales as well.
Joss confirms screenings on the 23rd. On the "National day of Mourning" there will indeed be more Serenity screenings. 35 of them. List of cities (including two in Canada) at www.cantstopthesignal.com.

June 08

Regarding Mr & Mrs. Smith. Review of the movie, comparing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's onscreen relationship and chemistry to Buffy & Spike, amongst other "iconic TV and comic book characters".
"I'm just looking for some action -- figures". In his weekly 24/7 column, Chris Bridges discusses the inequality of the action figure market. Mentions of Buffy action figures and speculation about Serenity merchandising.
Release date set for Nathan Fillion's new movie "Slither". Universal confirms that the movie will be out Jan 6th 2006 (and not Halloween 2005 as originally thought).
Six reasons to watch "The Inside". From Hercules at aintitcool. Also Zap2it names The Inside as one of tonight's "TV best bets". (The discussion thread for tonight's premiere. Future episodes will be discussed over at our Flickr group - Simon).
New SciFi Channel movie starring Nicholas Brendon. Alien Fire just started shooting in Hamilton, Ontario. NB plays the lead, a fire fighter who combats (duh) fiery aliens. More...
New (very positive) review for Astonishing X-Men Gifted TPB. "Quality superheroics for real, live adults".
Message from James Marsters about Detroit. He also mentions the currently schedule convention appearance may be his last ones for awhile. More...
When Fox canceled 'Firefly,' it ignited an Internet fan base. One of the best articles to date on the Browncoats and the resurrection of the show on the big screen. It's a definite must read. Especially for the Joss interview.
A Tru Calling Season 2 plot arc explained by one of the writers. The storyline that Doris Egan describes is very powerful. And no, you won't be seeing the finale on Fox. The network told TV Guide's Ausiello "Tru Calling has aired for the last time". More...
What Happens After Serenity? - Joss Whedon responds. "It rests on a lot of factors that I can't control, and some that I'll try my damnedest to. God knows you guys are doing your part. I call it BIG DAMN SEQUEL." (reg req). More...
Amber Benson to appear at Sacramento Whedonverse and Beyond con. However, Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin will no longer be in attendance.
First look at Diamond's Sunnydale High Library playset for its Buffy 6" action figures. The article has full details of the set contents. To view the picture alone, go here.
Comic artist designs 'Joss Whedon Is My Master Now' t-shirt. Scott Kurtz, Browncoat and maker of PVP, has posted a new design for a shirt from this Firefly friendly strip (scroll to see design for t-shirt). More...
Adam Baldwin to appear at the London Film and Comic Con. June 25th and 26th at Earls Court in London, alongside of a rare appearance by Charisma Carpenter.
Serenity #3 Available for Pre-Order @ tfaw.com. All 3 covers. More...
Adam Baldwin just added to Canadian SFX in August. He has just been added and will be joining Tony Todd and James Marsters as the whedonverse representatives at the Canadian event.
Screening in (well - very, *very* NEAR) LA! Entirely unconfirmed, but bears all the earmarks of a Serenity screening. More...

June 07

"Hi. I'm Anthony Head and you've got mail!". Sound files recorded by Tony for your computer. Fantastic! More...
A Very Negative Review of "The Crow: Wicked Prayer". A reviewer at aintitcool really hated this film (quite a bit of bad language).
Fox officially announce Angel "best of" DVDs (R2). Coming out August 8th, episodes all from the first 4 seasons.
'The Inside' TV Spot Online. Click on the picture of Special Agent Rebecca Locke to see the streaming video. And there's a brief interview with Tim Minear about the show at TheInside.org. More...
Mixed reviews for 'The Inside'. Zap2it's TV Gal says "It's an intriguing premise.... But I will need to see some improvement before I recommend it.". And the SF Examiner TV critic doesn't hold back with her criticism "I expected more from the show's creators... Skip it.".
Nathan Fillion joins the Flanvention. Nathan has been added to the ever increasing guest list for the Serenity Flanvention event in LA in December. You want free tickets then BE Shiny. BE Supportive. BE Mighty. BE Browncoats.

June 06

A Nathan Fillion interview for your perusal. Includes some lovely amusing tidbits such as "A fan said to me, 'Hey, Nathan, Nathan. You know that nude scene you did? You should do more.' And I said, 'That's really creepy sir.'".
Wonderfalls coming to the UK. "Sky One. Thursdays. 8pm. From 23 June." As taken from the July issue of SFX. However the BBC Cult site says it starts Tuesday 5 July.
Firefly already a "classic". Our favourite sci-fi-western show receives an 8 out of 10 verdict from Pixelsurgeon.
(SPOILER) Ain't It Cool confirms Ratner as X3 director. Looks like the speculation was right. (Contains minor spoilers for current draft of X3 script.) More...
Wholly unofficial Smile Time spinoff comic inspired by the fact Angel mentioned he'd probably have a couple more days as a puppet after the episode ended - so what did he get up to? More...
Michelle Trachtenberg Discusses 'Mysterious Skin'. IGN Filmforce conducts a brief interview with the three young stars of the controversial independent film. More...
Happy Birthday to Danny Strong! Our resident Superstar turns 31 today.
Profile of Richard Kelly, Director/Writer of SMG's next project "Southland Tales." Some information on genesis of Southland Tales and possible plot with an interesting concept picture.(Scroll down for profile) More...
Katie Holmes is Rumored to be One of the Actresses Most Likely to Play Wonder Woman. An Australian news site is reporting that Katie Holmes is up for consideration to play the part of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.
Write-up of the Serenity Screening in Las Vegas. Focuses more on the fans than the movie itself. And just for good measure, here's a similar account in the Kansas City Star (reg req).

June 05

A New Channel For Couch Potatoes. TV.com (a revamped TVtome.com, relaunched Thursday) boasts information about 2,500 TV series dating to the 1940s, including plot summaries for most episodes aired during that period. It includes video trailers, biographies of characters and actors, and tools to let users communicate by writing reviews and chatting in message boards." The site places Firefly 8th in their top 10 shows. More...
Positive review of The Crow: Wicked Prayer. "The reviewer felt the film looked 'fantastic'". More love for the movie at Ain't It Cool News as well. More...
Summer Glau on 'The 4400' Season Premiere Tonight. 'The 4400' returns to USA Network tonight and it guest stars Summer Glau. More...
A Blogger's Review of "The Inside". Very positive. I can't wait till Wednesday.
Release dates for next Astonishing X-men issues drift further into the horizon. #11 and #12 have now been pushed back yet again. But if you're missing the adventures of your favorite superhero team, check out "House of M", you won't be disappointed. More...

June 04

Joss interview in The Sondheim Review. The Sondheim Review hasn't posted the article online, but Terry Teachout quotes a bit of it on his blog (link: search for "Whedon" on the page). More...
Oh Serenity! A Firefly ARG? "Casual surfing this evening led me to a rather interesting website... BlueSun.org. On the surface, the site is unremarkable with just a simple image and a title of Coming Soon." More...
Acker and Baccarin on this Saturday's Justice League Unlimited. Amy Acker voices The Huntress and Morena Baccarin returns as Black Canary. The episode airs 9 PM ET on Cartoon Network.
SCI-FI Brain, Firefly gets its own subpage on IGN. IGN has a relatively new(I think) genre specific format, and on the SCI-FI brain section, Firefly gets its own sub-page. More...
A new Jewel Staite fansite. This site just started 6/1/05, and has some nice pics of the lovely Jewel.
Breaking News : Amber Benson at Motor City Buffy this weekend. Saturday and Sunday in Detroit, MI. Amber Benson is appearing in the place of Michelle Kelly. Tickets are available at the door of the event. More...
Serenity Action Figure Preorder. Online retailer Entertainment Earth has posted a page to preorder Serenity Series One action figures. More...

June 03

Serenity Tickets on sale? It appears to be starting again. Fandango in Houston is selling tickets to a Special Advance Preview on June 23rd at 10:00 p.m. It's been up for almost 10 hours now. Feeling is that they have jumped the gun and others will wait until Monday. More...
Joss Whedon Offers Readers Serenity. Description of the upcoming comic series on IGN, with some extra cover art I haven't seen before. More...
"Firefly" DVDs at Amazon for $30. "Firefly" DVDs now available at Amazon.com for $29.99.
Stock up folks, there are still friends, family, and passing strangers who need to be sat down and shown this.
Alan Tudyk interview at BackStage.com. Nice description of his bio and career. Focuses much more on his movie work, but "Firefly" and "Serenity" get mentioned with love. "A lot of people recognize me from [the short-lived cult TV series] Firefly because it's the one I don't have an accent in; it's my own voice. Also, those fans are very... enthusiastic is the word I would use."

June 02

Another comic strip about a Serenity screening. An enthusiastic viewer with a slightly different take on the movie.
Very brief mention of Buffy in Desperate Housewives review. In this review (which contains spoilers for the season finale of Desperate Housewives) the reviewer mentions one scene that may have been influenced by "The Body". Nice to see that people remember such a fantastic episode. More...
IESB.NET Serenity Contest Winners. "Special thanks to Simon Fraser from Whedonesque.com who was kind enough to choose the final four." More...
Serenity mention in Philadelphia Inquirer. In a rant about film trailers, there is a brief mention of Serenity's trailer being a favorite at movie-list.com. Registration may be required, but it's free. More...
Happy Birthday Jewel Staite! and many more to come! She is 23 today.
More speculations on X3 director. According to Moriarty at AICN, Joss is not really to be considered as the (next) X3 director. More...
Second Angel comic book mini-series planned for the end of the year. And we're assured that it will feature "the whole cast of characters from the television show". Will it be post Not Fade Away? Who knows.
(SPOILER) New Serenity images. You'll have seen some of these pics before but there's about 10 new ones. And very nice they are too (there's a bit of speculation in this thread that one particular pic is from a deleted scene).

June 01

Gellar signs to United Talent Agency. This might not be enormously exciting news, but SMG has signed to UTA, one of the top four Hollywood agencies, following her recent acrimonious departure from William Morris. Word has it that UTA will assist her to pursue ambitions to produce films. More...
Joss will be speaking at the Screenwriting Expo 4 in Los Angeles, on November 11-13, 2005. More...
Art preview of the Angel RPG Investigators' Casebook. Eden Studios manager, George Vasilakos, posted these as a preview of the sample characters that players will be able to pick up and use, from the forthcoming Angel Roleplaying Game supplement on low-powered investigative characters. "We are shooting for an August release."
(SPOILER) Preview of Tim Minear's The Inside. Brief clip from, presumably, the first episode at Fox's homepage.
Jewel Staite discusses the latest preview screenings & comic covers. "I realize that some of you are getting a wee bit nervous that we're doing too many of these things...The people at Universal are professionals, man!" More...



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