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September 01

Both Mysterious Skin & These Girls to be shown during the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax. Michelle Trachtenberg & David Boreanaz films to be shown at the Atlantic Film Festival. I already have my tickets.... do you?
"I'd do a love scene with Puppet Angel"- Julie Benz tells all. Very cool interview over at MillarWorld magazine.
Serenity website relaunched. Warning, it's a massive update from Universal!

August 31

Three 30 second conversations with James Marsters. The person who runs the multimedia project was in Toronto at SFX and used her autograph time to ask some questions of Mr. Marsters. Including his thoughts on the impact of the library project.
Time Out Edinburgh Fest Round-up Serenity Mention. Time Out likens Serenity to "Howard Hawks in space" More...
Spider-man, Spider-man, Does Whatever Joss Whedon Can? It might be on comic book artist extraordinaire Bryan Hitch's ultimate wishlist but as he tells Newsarama "[I'd] do something on Spidey if I can persuade Joss Whedon to write a book he was born to write." More...
(SPOILER) Joss Credited for SF w/o Aliens. In an article on the lack of aliens in Battlestar Galactica, Joss and Firefly are recognized as "breaking the mold" by leaving aliens out of an SF show. More...
Spike: Old Times Sells Out. The comic has sold out both from Diamond and the publisher (their initial order plus everything they'd overprinted for reorders.) No news on whether it will go back to press.
(SPOILER) Film starring Boreanaz and Dhavernas debuts at Toronto. These Girls summarized as a sex farce for the 21st century, makes its world debut Sept. 10 at Toronto International Film Festival. More...
(SPOILER) A Joss-penned episode of Veronica Mars? Rob Thomas shares his feelings on the possibility in this week's Ask Ausiello column. More...
Astonishing X-Men #12 out today. Also out is another reprint of Serenity #1. And while you're at your local comic book shop, pick up the new Wizard magazine which features a Q&A with Joss. And if you didn't already know about it, get a hold of Sci Fi magazine which has Joss in a roundtable discussion with David Goyer and Ron Moore. More...
Promotional Smallville poster featuring James Marsters. First picture of James in character (sort of) to emerge.
Cartoon Spike and the gang. Remember the eleven pounds Dracula owes Spike? Here's an explanation. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar - "5th Sexiest Female TV Star of All Time". This survey was carried out by a British supermarket chain. Still no details about which particular aisle the survey was conducted in. More...
Fall Movie Preview. Mentions Serenity and gives some Joss comments about halfway through the article.
Another Mutant Enemy related cast linked to Justice League Unlimited. Giselle Loren the voice of Buffy in both BtVS games will provide the voice of Stargirl in JLU's new season which debuts in September 17th. More...
"Jheira" joins "Buffy" in "Southland Tales". Bai Ling joins the cast of Richard Kelly's new movie, which also features Sarah Michelle Gellar.

August 30

(SPOILER) Christian Kane talks about David Boreanaz and 'Close to Home' in Kristen's latest chat. "He's my best friend," he says. "We were friends two-and-a-half years before the show started, so I got to work with my best friend every day." Kristen also says a little bit about 'Reunion' and HIMYM. Spoilers for other shows. More...
Buffy "Chosen Collection" Box Art. This is the box art for the upcoming Region 1 (now-to-be called the) "Chosen Collection," to be released on November 15th. (Update): Additional pictures of the exterior and a little more description have been added at the tvshowsondvd site.
From Point Pleasant to Fox River State Penitentiary: Prison Break. No, not a show about Faith breaking out of prison, but a new Fox show that had its premiere last night. Whedon connection? Marti Noxon is the Consulting Producer. More...
(SPOILER) The Gang's All Here with Angel: Old Friends. The official IDW press release about the next mini series starting in November.
J. August Richards in new movie "Paved with Good Intentions"? Idmb.com reports the former 'Angel' actor is playing Travis Balden in the new movie by J.D. Cochran, (however this site is known for being unreliable with it's information sometimes)
Charisma and Seth relate their greatest concert experience at UGO.com's 'Tribute to the Greatest Concerts'. Windows media required.
David Boreanaz To Star In New "Trek"? According to "CanMag" David could be in the running for a part in the Star Trek prequel movie that's in production. More...
Serenity novelization now in stores. Run, do not walk, and pick this up. Then if you haven't seen the movie yet, put it away until you have. After you see the movie, go back and read it several times. A Firefly fan wrote this, and it really, really shows. More...
New Serenity promo stills released. Along with a few previous releases (#2, #4, #5), see five new photos with more River, more Simon, and lots of dinosaurs.
Joss talks Serenity with Verbatim magazine. In an excerpt from the forthcoming Verbatim #9 , Joss discusses focus characters within an ensemble, seeing the final version, and his take on Han Solo. It contains a couple trailer-level spoilers for plot. (Click on "Reviews/Interviews"). More...
Summer and Nathan will attend Dutch premiere of Serenity in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on September 6. More...
Review of James Marsters' Civilized Man. A very complimentary review of James's album. More...

August 29

(SPOILER) New Clip - Session 165. The latest viral marketing clip. More...
CinemaBlend.com Highly Anticipating Serenity. In their fall preview, Joshua Tyler and the CB staff rate their anticipation level of the Big Damn Movie a 4 out of 5. More...
Firefly Marathon and 40min of Serenity in Munich. On Sept. the 10th the Cinema in Munich, Germany, will show all 14 episodes of Firefly (in english), 40min from Serenity and a video message from Joss. The marathon begins at 10pm. More...
Excellent review of Spike: Old Times. Gary Miller at Comixfan gives his opinion on Peter David's first Spike one-shot.
French Browncoats Meeting in Deauville This post to advertise a Froggy Browncoat meeting in Deauville for my fellow snail-eating Browncoats. We *are* going to make it happen in France, we *are* dedicated, we *do* want to meet with you, Summer Glau.
Sept issue of Empire to include Firefly/Serenity DVD! The DVD includes an episode of the series (!), trailers, stills, and a feature on the STARFURY convention. More...
Joss mentioned but not chosen for the Guardian’s first time director award. This article gives brief descriptions of the films considered for the first directors award at the EIFF. More...

August 28

EW's Checking In: '90s Stars features Tony Head.
The GateWorld guys open up a brand new Firefly/Serenity sub-site. The people at GateWorld have just opened up a new section devoted to Firefly and Serenity. More...
Tru Calling begins next week in France. On the M6 channel (a regular, not cable, channel). More...
"Serenity" sideswiped by "NY Daily News". The NY Post Daily News rips Hollywood for recycling television shows into movies, in an article entitled, "Will nostalgia trips end?" More...
Battlestar Galactica crossover? Someone with eagle eyes has spotted the appearance of a Firefly-class ship during an episode of Galactica. It's an in-joke of course, but the writer of the article then goes on to try and retcon the two series together... [via]

August 27

(SPOILER) Canadian National Comic Book Expo: Smallville's James Marsters. James talks about his character in the upcoming season of Smallville. Minor Smallville spoilers.
Serenity enters IMDB top 250, at place 245. More...
Serenity Soundtrack available for Pre-Order at Amazon.com Release date (as mentioned in an earlier post) for the David Newman score to Serenity is Sept. 27th. More...
Short Serenity review from 116th st. From the perspective of one who finds Whedon fans "personally indentured apologists". Next to last paragraph, no spoilers.
Serenity in 'Fevered Rantings" webcomic. This one's priceless (contains quotes from the trailer btw).
"Kitchen Confidential" Site Has Been Launched! FOX launched the official "KC" web site. More...
Get ready for the Labour Day Joss-a-Thon on Space. 'SPACE presents 23 hours of the creative genius of Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly.' Tune in on Monday, Sept 5 and play the trivia game to win the Firefly DVD. More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Safe'. And lo the phrase "Big Damn Heroes" entered the Whedonverse fandom. More...
Sci-Fi Channel special on Serenity Sept. 27. The Sci-Fi channel is now advertising a 30-minute behind-the-scenes special on the making of Serenity, narrated by Nathan Fillion.

August 26

"Serenity" drops to 2nd in Edinburgh audience award. Says the festival: "Ladies and Gentlemen: There has been an upset in the race, as Tsotsi, the South African gang drama takes the lead once again. With just one day left for films to qualify, which film will come out on top?"
Keith R.A. DeCandido will be giving away 50 copies of the Serenity novelization at Dragon*Con. He will also have discounted copies of the SmartPop anthology Finding Serenity available. (Registration Required)
Serenity Role Playing Game interior art depicting some of the crew's hardware.
(SPOILER) A review from the London screening of Serenity in which Joss Whedon and Summer Glau made an appearance. Although generally not enormously spoilerful, it does contain one hint at a major spoiler. If you're already spoiled, it is interesting and worth a read.
(SPOILER) New excerpt from the Serenity novelization. The author Keith DeCandido says over at fireflyfans.net "There are some minor spoilers, but nothing major -- certainly none of the variety that will ruin the movie for you".
(SPOILER) Two new 'Serenity' reviews from Edinburgh. One mixed ("I enjoyed watching it but I never felt I was watching anything more than a good b-movie"), one positive ("In short, it rules") from the Edinburgh premiere.
Serenity to premiere in France at the 31st Deauville American Film Festival on Sept. 3 at 3:00pm per Universal International Pictures (UIP) official web site (under "les news" on the right-hand side of the home page) More...
New Zealand Serenity screenings announced. "Tickets for special advance screenings of SERENITY will be on sale in New Zealand from Thursday 1 September". Req required for link.
Serenity still topping Edinburgh Film Festival audience awards. "Serenity stays on top for another day... and the same three films have stayed strong throughout. With only a few days remaining, the race is heating up!". A quick reminder to all who see the "Best of the Fest" screening this Sunday to vote according to how they like the film - if they do, there's every chance Serenity will walk the festival's best film.
Joss Whedon on directing Harry Potter. "In a web chat with Empire Online, the following question was posed to the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the upcoming Serenity movie about the possibility of directing a Harry Potter film."

August 25

Go figure - Stars, Toys, Fandom and Sci-Fi. Toronto Star article featuring Adam Baldwin and James Marsters. There's also Joss Whedon, Serenity and AtS mentions. Registration may be required to read. More...
Joss receives 'Thank You Joss Project'. Remember this thread from earlier in the month where fans were asked to send messages to Joss? Well he got them. And just for good measure, here's some more pics of the premiere. And in related fandom news, Universal has just told Dragon*Con that Joss will not be attending. More...
(SPOILER) New photos from Jewel Staite's Stargate Atlantis appearance. Some nice new pics of how she will appear in the episode. Spoiler alert for Stargate fans.
(SPOILER) Positive Serenity review from the Z Review. A great review from a Non-Firefly fan.
(SPOILER) Joss on Serenity - "it was the hardest piece of writing I've ever done". A good interview from a mainstream UK broadcaster (contains a couple of brief minor plot spoilers).
Session 22 - the next River Tam clip. More viral fun, this time Session 22.
Serenity web chat with Joss, Morena, Summer and Nathan today! The fun begins at Empire Online at 12.15pm BST (GMT+1). So get your questions ready (chat now over - hopefully a link to a transcript will come along shortly). More...
Charisma Carpenter just wants to have fun. Great interview where she talks about the Buffy legacy, the UPN sitcom that never happened and her upcoming stint on Veronica Mars (very minor spoilers for that btw).
The Signal #8 podcast is out. Includes insight on Kaylee and character names.
Joss and Summer talk "Session 416" viral marketing videos. Various reports out of London hit today with Joss Whedon and Summer Glau reacting to questions about the "Session 416" videos that have cropped up online in the past seven days. More...
The Serenity Role Playing Game cover has been posted by its main author, Jamie Chambers, in this thread on the RPGnet forums about first impressions of the RPG, following preview book sales and demonstration games at GenCon Indy last weekend. More...
Vote on Wonder Woman at PlanetOut.com. So far, Angelina is in the lead ahead of Charlize, Demi, Vivica A. Fox, Jennifer Beals, Rebecca Romijn, and Rosario Dawson. (Personally, I'd go with Morena Baccarin).
Backstage interview with Nicholas Brendon and Bradley Cooper. The article mentions their new sitcom, their Emma Caulfield connection and also NB's thoughts on Xander post-Season 4.
Pictures from the 'Serenity' premiere ...and also a picture of Joss from the ReelLife interview yesterday, both from the official EIFF site. More...
Marvel releases alternate cover for Astonishing X-Men#12. You can still check for this issue's 5 page preview, it will be released in August 31st.
The Sun Reports Tim Minear's Possible Involvement in Spike TV Movie. "The Sun Says" that "according to fansite Whedonesque," Tim Minear had lunch with Joss and agreed to write and direct "some blonde vampire movie thing."

August 24

(SPOILER) CHUD.com reviews Serenity. A positive review from someone who liked, but didn't love the show. More...
Serenity tops Edinburgh 'exit' poll. 'The Movie Blog''s author is surprised by the outcome.
How the fans helped reincarnate Joss Whedon's Firefly. Wired Magazine tackles the Browncoats and gives a timeline from the show's birth to its eventual rebirth on the big screen.
(SPOILER) Joss E-mails Rob. Plus some not so informative mentions of the Spike TV movie. (spoilers for other shows). More...
Double the fun for Buffyverse comic book readers. The highly anticipated Spike one-shot 'Old Times' written by Peter David gets released today at a retail price of $7.49. Also out is #3 of the Angel mini-series 'The Curse' with a choice of four variant covers.
Jane Espenson makes with the funny. She's joined the writing/producing team of the ABC comedy Jake In Progress. More...
Buffy PALz Series 3 Pics! Palisades has revealed the 3-D renderings of its 3rd Series of the successful Buffy PALz. More...
Another viral marketing clip mysteriously surfaces - Session 416. There is now a second video clip of Summer Glau floating around the Internet, scooped by session416.com. Submitted by "John Dowses" which is an anagram for "Joss Whedon." (3 MB, .MOV). Coverage of the two viral clips over at Sci Fi Wire. Spoof of the first clip that surfaced over at Checkerboard Nightmare.
Charisma Carpenter's Voodoo Moon pics. A few pics from her new movie, one with Jayne Heitmeyer of Earth: Final Conflict fame.
(SPOILER) IOFilm Reviews Serenity. Two reviews, one negative (main link) and one positive. Another somewhat negative review (spoilers for that as well) over at Screen Daily. More...

August 23

Former Buffy vamp sinks teeth into T.O.. "After playing the juicy role of a blood-thirsty vampire on the cult classic hit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where does an actor go from there?". James Marsters tells all.
(SPOILER) Footage from Serenity World Premiere. WARNING: The Q&A footage contains major spoilers. More...
New York Serenity Screening 8-24-05. Details posted at the Browncoats forum (reg req). More...
Empire Magazine covers last night's Serenity premiere. A great writeup with some lovely pics of the cast (and Jason Biggs for some strange reason). And we get to find out who likes a drop or two. More (spoilery) coverage over at iofilm. More...
Joss to Appear on Rove, Sept 13th. Australian Talk Show similar to Conan O'Brian. More...
Willow and Joss listed among MSN's "Favourite Geeks". Both the character of Willow and Joss are mentioned in this feature, stating that, as Willow once said, "Nerds are in. They're still in, right?" More...
Joss Talks Serenity on Sunday Morning Shootout. Very short, scroll past the Singer interview (actually don't cos he rocks) and you'll get Joss talking Serenity and the Internet.
(SPOILER) Anthony Stewart Head to play a familiar role in Doctor Who? Inviso-text spoilers reveal ASH may have a role in the revived British sci-fi series. About 3/5 of the way down the page. More...
And now Serenity got an user rating on IMdb... I kept telling myself; "Don't post a story about the user rating on IMdb when it's released, it's not such a big deal." Then I saw it and I'll tell you guys, you gotta see this. More...
Free Serenity promo card. Inkworks is offering this month a free Serenity promo card (while supplies last). More...
(SPOILER) Charisma Carpenter 'Veronica Mars' promo pics. This episode should air September 28th.
Christian Kane shares his thoughts on a Buffyverse spinoff with E! Online's Kristin. (Spoilers for Lost and Six Feet Under on this page).
More Advance Screenings for Australia, again! 3 more screenings for Sydney, in various suburbs. And an extra 100 seats made available for Perth, Australia. More...
Serenity board thread on premiere takes shape. One moderately detailed report is posted -- no spoilers. But be careful on Universal Serenity board. Spoiler could pop up at any moment. (Reg. Req'd)
Joss slays them with his film debut. "To be premiering here is exactly where I want to be," Whedon said. "Not just because I love it here, but because we do have fans who wouldn't expect to be the first people to see this. There's a lot of people in LA going, 'What?'"
(SPOILER) Variety reviews Serenity. A mixed review to say the least. Contains plot spoilers. You'll need a subscription to read the entire article... or you can just click the "Read this article for free" link... but to sum up... More...
(SPOILER) Serenity review from Edinburgh Festival. A self described spoiler free review of the film, but not unspoily enough.
Emma Caulfield in new Spielberg Film "Munich" ...but, not a lot of additional information about the film or the role as this project has a lot of secrecy and controversy surrounding it already.
TWIT Guys Still Hate the Firefly Theme Song. Kari and Les of 'The Signal' podcast call in to argue their love for the Firefly Theme song on Episode 19 of the TWIT podcast. More...
Morena Baccarin attended the "40 Year Old Virgin" premiere. She is looking as beautiful as ever. On a sidenote, the 2nd Serenity trailer was played with 40YOV this weekend.

August 22

Tonight - The World Gala Premiere of Serenity. It was over two and half years ago that Firefly got cancelled. Who could have imagined back then that a movie of the show would be made? And look at Joss and the cast now. Big Damn Heroes. This is your day, congratulations. More...
(SPOILER) "I got to fulfill a fantasy". Local newspaper profile of Montgomery, AL actor Glenn Howerton includes a brief (but spoilery) description of his minor part in Serenity. More...
Whedonesque.com threads now come wearable. Better late than never, a range of Cafepress t-shirts (and mugs) printed with a (new) Whedonesque logo. More...
Serenity - "Sheer, joyful entertainment". A short but very positive review from The Telegraph (UK). (Not Safe For Work pic on this page). More...
A review of the 'Bones' pilot starring David Boreanaz. It seems that Seely and Temperance are not the new Mulder and Scully.
IMdb poll of the day: "September release you're most looking forward to?" The IMdb poll we all knew would come eventually has arrived, Serenity dukes it out with all of the other September releases. More...
Buffy a-Go-Go. Along with a bevy of other high-kickin' hotties, the Slayer gets a nod for her hip fashion sense on this website totally dedicated to go go boots. More...
Serenity LEGO-ized. No, really. This is great stuff.
Animated Spike vignettes. The rumor that these are excerpted from Tim's Spike movie screenplay are 100% false (Flash Req'd).
Deadlier than the male - A few good fierce women are coming our way this season. Mentions Gina and Jewel for Serenity! More...
Trailers show the fall is full of promise. "Here is a rundown of some of the more interesting trailers for this fall's movies" More...
I found Serenity - A new fan discovers Firefly. "I miss "Firefly," and it's already been gone for a long time. For me, I only have to wait a few more weeks before I get to see the story continue on the silver screen. I actually feel bad for those fans who discovered the show far earlier than me, who literally had to wait years."

August 20

An update on the Spike TV movie. It was only the other day that Joss Whedon asked Tim Minear if he wanted to "write and direct some blonde vampire movie thing". Tim said yes. It's still very early days though as nothing is signed. More...
Serenity officially 15 in UK according to the BBFC website. No cuts were made. This can go either way - either it'll take potential audience out, or it'll make it seen as adult action sci-fi (which does help in the UK sometimes).
Joss Fields More Questions From The Browncoats! "I guess I would describe Serenity as a sci-fi action drama about the price of freedom. Or, Citizen Kane with spaceships. I could go either way." Heee.
Serenity and Slither at Comic-Con. IGN's latest Comics in Context focuses on the Slither and Serenity panels at Comic-Con. And a look at some Slither teaser footage also from Comic-Con. Footage may not be for everyone. More...
Happy Birthday to James Marsters. Our favorite bleached blond soulful vampire, celebrates his 43rd birthday today.
In-depth reviews of two variant Wesley action figures with a number of large, detailed photos (and a mix-up as to which season Parting Gifts happened in).
Ripper: Cracker with Ghosts. Journalist Matt McGovern concludes his discussion on why he wants to see a 'Ripper' series, this time delving into the history of the show, and what he'd like to see in it. WARNING: Geocities site with Low Bandwidth. More...
Amy Acker Production Bust - "a lifesize polyfoam bust made from an actual cast of Amy Acker's face." Used to test make-up for Illyria. More...

August 19

Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Shindig'. Penned by Jane Espenson. Tim Minear described it as a "fun, romantic episode". More...
BtVS DVD Collector's Set (R1) Now on Sale at Amazon. For the really low price of $139.99, with an SRP of 199.98. More...
(SPOILER) Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth's Red Eye premieres today! Carl Ellsworth was the writer responsible for some of episode 2.06 "Halloween". More...
Serenity cast signing in Edinburgh. There will be a signing by the cast at HMV Princes Street in Edinburgh on Wednesday August 24th from 1pm to 2pm(ish) (reg req). More...
A fan's review of Serenity: The Official Visual Companion. "An absolutely must have". And in some what very tenuously related news, Dragon*Con has announced that Nathan Fillion will not be appearing due to professional commitments. More...
BBC Interview with Asif Kapadia, director of SMG's "untitled supernatural thriller," formerly known as "Revolver." More...
From Indiana to 'Firefly'. Great interview with Ron Glass.
Watch with Kristin - James Marsters Chat. About a Spike movie: " I just got off the phone with someone who talked to Joss [Whedon] yesterday, who claimed that it was very much on the front burner. " More...
When Fandom Closes Up Shop. Commentary discussing the end of the Angel magazine and some of the features in the last issue.
Serenity Amsterdam premiere details at official Dutch forum. Tuesday, 6th of September, with several members of the cast (names not yet confirmed). Pathe de Munt theater in Amsterdam. Thanks to Thom.
Los Angeles Serenity screening as a thank you to those who have been helping shoot fan testimonials about Serenity. About a 100 or so additional seats are available (see link - req required).

August 18

Chat with Joss and the Serenity Cast! Empire Magazine have let us know that Mr Whedon and some members of the cast will be taking part in a live webchat at Empire Online on Thursday August 25th. Kickoff begins at 12:30pm BST. More...
Chao Ahn tells lies in "Cry Wolf". Kristy Wu, who played the potential slayer Chao Ahn, has a role in the new film about teenagers who fabricate a serial-killer who attacks them. More...
Article in the Sunday New York Times about FLW's Ennis House and others. Discusses the poor condition of several Frank Lloyd Wright houses around L.A., including Angel's mansion, the Ennis House (see middle of page 2). We'd discussed ways of saving it here several months ago; maybe we can help! More...
New status blog for Whedonesque. We've set up a status blog on another server and host. Bookmark whedonesque.org. It's where we'll let you know what's going on if - Joss forbid - whedonesque.com experiences downtime again. More...
(SPOILER) Herc report on Lost event, has some Whedon related goodies. Daniel Dae Kim on Justice League and Evangeline Lilly ponders on Wonder Woman (spoilers for season 2 of Lost btw). More...
Whedonverse actors say cheese to promote their new Fall shows. New photos of Charisma, David, Nick, Seth and Christian at iFMagazine, taken at The Television Critics Association press tour.
(SPOILER) Brooke Nevin to Play 'Buffy' on Smallville. Contains very minor spoilers. More...
(SPOILER) Viral marketing for "Serenity" underway? Originally seen on the official 'Versal board, it seems that the "marketing blitz" which Joss himself referred to the other day (saying it was about to get underway) has in fact begun. (Spoiler tag added for precautionary purposes. The clip you can play by following the headline-link is not itself from the film.) More...
'Buffy' consorts colonizing other shows. Buffyverse alums are the subject of a "then and now" look at the characters they played and the characters they will be playing this coming season.

August 17

Serenity is a Labor of Love. A post from Adam Baldwin on how Serenity was made. Foremost, as a labor of love not for the money (reg req). More...
The Signal #7 is out. This week's interview with Greg Edmonson, who composed much of the music for Firefly.
UIP releases Brazilian Serenity website. It features a link for the trailer and a link for the official US site. More...
Firefly Ambulance Update. Some good news from Akin - The owner of the ambulance prop has named a price. He doesn't say how much, but says it is "not horrific". The big questions now are:a) how do we move it and b) where do we put it.If anyone has any ideas, let Akin know. More...
Mysterious Skin praised by Australian Critics. Controversial movie, co-starring Michelle Trachtenberg was reviewed this evening on the ABC in the critics show 'At the Movies'. More...
Serenity soundtrack gets release date. The CD will be out in the States on the 27th of September. More...
Serenity Role Playing Game to Debut at Gen Con 2005. Jamie Chambers, the creator of the Serenity RPG posts on FireflyFans.net about the upcoming launch of the highly anticipated game at Gen Con this weekend. More...
Shohreh Aghdashloo cast in X3. Now I know you're probably wondering what this has to do with Joss, but she has been cast as one Dr. Rao, who readers of Astonishing X-Men should know pretty well. This could be a sign of where the script for X3 is being adapted from.
Buffy Buffcast Season 1. I came across this while I was looking through podcasts and I figured that you all might enjoy it. It's like The Succubus Club and is about an hour long but there's only going to be seven installments. One for each season. Hope you enjoy.
'Ice Princess' Teen Doesn't Need Botox Yet. "I think that's the meaning of young Hollywood, we still don't need the Botox." Michelle Trachtenberg. More...
Robia Lamorte Has Shut Down the Forum Section of Her Website. Robia explains on her soon to be defunct Forums page that she did so because "the gossip and backbiting that goes on in Buffy world seems to be perpetuated by forums." More...
Firefly? What Firefly? Fox's treatment of "Firefly" is a topic of discussion in last weeks "The Week In Tech" podcast, hosted by former Tech-TV folks. More...
"Still Flying" issue 5 is live. The fifth issue of the DIY "Firefly" PDF fanzine is available for download. Compiling info from the Web and elsewhere, it features screencaps, news, cartoons, poems, merchandise, a recipe for fresh bao, a convention roundup, fan fiction, and more. Gorramit, there's even some puzzle fun.

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Joss is 30% thread-starting, girl-touching rock star! Our man Joe Sweden strikes again. Mostly to re-clarify that he really, seriously, guys, will NOT be at DragonCon. (Reg. req.)
(SPOILER) 'Southland Tales' script review! For those of you who want to know more about Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie, look no further.
New movie in pre-production with Whedonverse stars. Marc Blucas and Bai Ling to star in comedy "After Sex". Set to release March 2006.

August 16

IDW will release second Spike Comic One Shot in January '06. Scott Tipton is the writer. (Mention at the end of the Article). More...
Whedonesque.com back from a hell dimension. Sorry about the down time, folks. We're not exactly sure what caused our troubles yet. More...
Sometimes, Fox just isn't that into me. Fun little article bemoaning the author's tempestuous relationship with the network. Speaks of the loss of Wonderfalls and The Inside, seems to hint of Firefly. More...
Joss posts at the Serenity Movie site. A sleepless Joss talks about Edinburgh, Australia and art (reg req).
EW previews Serenity, article features new cast picture. More...
A review of the Serenity fan table at Memorabilia. Remember this link about a Firefly fan event in the UK? Well it happened last weekend and seemed to go very well. There's even a video clip too. More...
Tell the world why you love Serenity. "Universal Pictures would like to invite you to come to the Universal Studios lot this Wednesday, August 17th, where you will have the opportunity to be filmed talking about what makes Firefly, Joss Whedon and the Serenity 'verse so shiny." More...
Michelle Trachtenberg and Jewel Staite at Teen People's "Young Hollywood" event.

August 15

Angel: The Curse #1 goes to third printing. This is the first time this has happened in IDW's publishing history. In related news, #3 of the Angel mini-series and the Spike one-shot 'Old Times' will both be out on August 24th. More...
2006 Slayage Conference CFP. Apparently proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2005.
New Serenity cast photo. A new Serenity cast photo showing our Big Damn Heroes in a bar. Click on 'Foto's' for the picture page. It's the centre image at the bottom of the page. More...
Want More Spike? Whedonverse.org corresponded with "Support Spike" to talk about the efforts of the Spike fans.
"After Image" is the title of the Buffy book for February 2006 release. Author is Pierce Askegren. Not sure when it is set - post S7 or not?
Joss did call me about appearing in Angel says Trachtenberg. Michelle settles those 'The Girl In Quesion' rumours in the latest Buffy/Angel magazine. And find out what's her personal Buffy highlight (click on the Buffy magazine link to read interview).
More Advance Screenings for Australia in Sydney, Canberra and Perth. More...
Firefly Premieres on Foxtel September 28 in Australia. FOX8 are proud to announce the Australian Premiere of FIREFLY on Wed Sept 28 at 10.30pm. More...
Serenity makes Rotten Tomatoes' list of Fall 2005 highlights. Just a little tidbit which lists the highlights for each week in the fall season. Serenity is listed as the highlight for September 30th. More...

August 14

Hang on in there. Serenity may be based on a cancelled TV show, but it's autumn's most anticipated film, says John Harlow in The Sunday Times (London).
Lost lawyer Gavin is found in 'The Cave'. Daniel Dae Kim co-stars in the new horror film 'The Cave' hitting theatres in the US on Aug 26.

August 13

Where Have I seen them Before? Several Whedonverse sightings from TV Gal this week, including Potential Slayers Felicia Day and Indigo, as well as an ex flame of one of the Angel Crew. At least on that show she wasn't being sacrificed to an ugly decrepit old goddess. Minor Spoilers at the bottom of the page for other shows.
Captain Reynolds to the Rescue! A rather tongue in cheek account of Nathan Fillion's now infamous trip to Warp One from PatPawsGraffiti, only this time it's the Cap'n going to save the day instead. Be warned: He will take no prisoners. More...
The Annual Tater Tops 2005! It comes again this time of year when TV Diva Kristen Veitch, long time supporter of the Whedonverse, fighter for all is good and moral, lets us the TV viewing public vote for our favourite moments in TV 2005. Will your favourite fight be Gina Torres VS Jennifer Garner in 'Alias'? Possibly, but the most important category must be "The Moment that made you want to throw out your TV". You shall see why... (Spoilers for Non Americans). Don't look if you haven't seen the latest Six Feet Under episodes.
Official Serenity Movie Magazine out Sept 13th in the States. It's going to offer us "a look behind the scenes into the mind of Joss Whedon" along with interviews with the entire cast. More...
UIP Announce Advance Screenings in Townsville, Australia. Serenity coming soon to a back water town near you. More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Bushwhacked'. This one's a Tim Minear written and directed episode. Joss said "[it] scared the shit out of me". More...
(SPOILER) "Serenity: A Look Inside" at movie site (reg. req.) Check out serenitymovie.com's A/V room for a short on The Browncoat movement that is currently showing in some Regal and AMC theaters as part of The Twenty. Potentially some spoilerish stuff.
New release date for Serenity in Sweden, and no, it's not an earlier release date, it's been postponed for 3 weeks until November 25th. More...

August 12

New International site for Serenity. Someone from the movie message board found this site. It's a bunch of screens with a chair, and says "A Joss Whedon Film, Serenity, in cinemas soon." One screen will link you to the international trailer. Another one will give you info on the crew. Pretty unusual.
Box Office guru David Poland on Sept 30 "...really the first interesting weekend of the fall season" More...
Serenity #1 Lands On Very Flattering 49th place in July 2005 Comics Sales Charts. More...
And it seems The Leaky Cauldron Loves Joss. Veronica Mars, Harry Potter mention on Whedonesque leads to post on site. More...
Entertainment Weekly has a Serenity preview online. The full magazine print article is unfortunately not online. Quick quotes from nakedandarticulate: "I was a Whedon stalker," laughs Mary Parent, Universal's now-out going vice chairman of production, who dug Whedon's vision and no-surrender passion. She also recognized a potentially marketable Cinderella story. "I thought this band of underdogs could make for a cool movie." ... Universal execs say the film would need to gross north of 80 mil to garner sequel consideration --not an impossible dream, given that Whedon also boasts a strong following abroad.
(SPOILER) Serenity - "It's a tale that'll continue". Interesting tidbits via a Moviehole.net "source" about the sequels.
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 29. Another round of Q&A with the producers of Buffy, Angel and Serenity figures including an explanation for why Jayne can't move his legs...
Vote for Serenity. Coming Soon has a poll for most anticipated September movie release. Serenity is currently ranked first.
A couple of new Serenity promo pics. All part of Universal's Fall 2005 Preview. And is this the best River pic ever?
Another audioblog by Nick. He's Great!!, also speaks of a contest opportunity with a prize involving his new show "Kitchen Confidential"
Joss Luvs Veronica. More...
David Boreanaz on the Cover of Men's Fitness magazine. "TV's fittest vampire is back to take a bite out of crime in Fox's new show Bones." More...
Summer Glau will be unable to attend Gen Con Indy. Owing to contractual obligations for Serenity, Summer Glau will be unable to attend GenCon. Summer will be replaced by Tricia Helfer of Battlestar Galactica. Ron Glass will still be there for autographs and a Friday night Q&A session.
(SPOILER) Zboneman's Comic Con Report: Joss Knocks it out of the Park with Serenity. More...

August 11

Serenity's Path Brighter As Paramount Moves Aeon Flux To December. Paramount had penciled the film in for a late September release, which would have pitted it against Serenity. (With Charlize Theron starring as well as it being a sci-fi film, it would have taken a chunk of the audience.) More...
"The Inside"'s Rachel Nichols To Keep "Alias" Going? According to The Insider, Nichols is being looked at to become the show's star from season 6 onward. More...
(SPOILER) Four page preview for Serenity #3. The plot thickens in the final issue of the comic book mini-series. This has a release date for September 7th. More...
Red carpet welcome for Serenity cast at World Gala Premiere in Edinburgh. Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Gina Torres, Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau and Chiwetol Ejiofor will be attending the premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on August 22nd. Joss Whedon and Chris Buchanan will also be there (reg req). More...
UIP Announces More Australian Serenity Screenings. Victoria, Tasmania and as of August 12, Townsville in QLD. More...

August 10

Drew Goddard on the possibility of a Spike movie. Whedonverse multimedia project features some interesting comments from Mr. Goddard in regards to a Spike telemovie. More...
The Cutie Awards. Features the BtVS characters presenting awards to last season's "Best" TV shows, characters and actors. The Buffybot emcees the event. Too funny. More...
(SPOILER) Four page preview for Astonishing X-Men #12. Big praise from Marvel head honchos for this comic book series. And good news for those wondering when the second year run will begin. According to Marvel, it will be early 2006.
Buffy gets picked for UGO.com's 'Back to School' feature. Who do they choose for the show's breakthrough character? Why it's Faith. And their choice for most memorable scene isn't the most obvious one but a good call all the same.
A DVD review of David Greenwalt's short lived series 'Profit'. The Wolfram and Hart vibe is noted. Whedonesque posters with good memories might remember that Joss once posted saying that him and David talked having Jim Profit turn up as a Senior Partner.
Boreanaz talks 'Bones' to TV Guide. And as usual there's the 'will you return to Angel' question. David says "the only way it would work for me is if it was a full-length feature film directed by Joss Whedon or Tim Minear or David Greenwalt. It would have to be on an upper-scale level, not a TV thing." More...
The Signal Episode 6 podcast with RON GLASS interview available now.

August 09

The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin Texas to host Firefly marathon on September 18th. Includes special Chinese menu, also, learn how to swear in Chinese! More...
Rob Hall's Lightning Bug now available on DVD. Buffy and Angel fans watching Lightning Bug may want to keep their eyes peeled... A number of demons last seen in Lorne's club "Caritas" make cameos. Also look for something resembling the creature from the BtVS episode "Selfless." Buffy and Angel actor Camden Toy has a small yet memorable cameo in the film! (hint: think Gnarl!) More...
Buffy slays the stuffy in schoolroom stand-off. It seems that an Australian government minister has a problem with kids studying Buffy. More...
Tim Minear talks "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" in the final part of the iF Magazine interview. And there's some more post-mortem analysis of 'The Inside'.
Mal Reynolds, Libertarian. As fandom spreads, everyone seems to filter Serenity and Firefly through their own beliefs. More...
Amber Benson's new movie Angst in post production. Details about her new movie can be found at Reel Chicago.

August 08

Serenity video game in trouble. One of the people working on the wireless Serenity video game just posted on the official site and asked for Browncoat support: More...
Serenity rated 15 in UK. Dang.
Jess to Joss - Equality Now responds to Joss' comments. Jessica Neuwirth, Founder and President of Equality Now, responds to Joss' comments, in response to a Browncoat fundraiser. More...
UK and Irish Serenity screenings announced for August 24th. London, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin. And according to the Serenity Movie Site, tickets are now on sale. So go spread the word.
Interesting article speculating on why "Firefly" failed on Fox. Author considers the reason why "Firefly" failed on Fox, but shows like "Battlestar Galactica" and "Stargate SG-1" do so well on the Sci-Fi channel. More...
Summer Glau & Adam Baldwin Talk Serenity. Little snippets from interviews with Summer and Adam in Dreamwatch.
Palisades Picks Up the ANGEL PALz Line! The Announcement came at Wizard World Chicago along with an exclusive Angel PALz with a trenchcoat. More...
Serenity "planning score release" according to SoundtrackNet due to a new deal with the AFM. It's all to do with contract rates, but it appears we've happened to fall lucky as an end result.

August 07

Ripper: The Trinity is Complete. Journalist Matt McGovern talks about why he would like to see Ripper as a spin-off series. "There is one character who appeals to me as somebody with spin-off credentials, as well as making logical sense in the continuation of the Slayer story. Rupert Giles, Buffy's mentor, father figure and Watcher." More...
Pics of Andy Hallet accepting his Big 3-0 Birthday fan project. And just for good measure, there's a couple of other Buffyverse actors in some of the pics as well.
Thank Joss Whedon project. Joss (and some cast) will be in Edinburgh later this month. One of the Birmingham NEC fantable people intends to present Joss with "with a big thank you in the form of a folder with all your personal thank you messages, artwork or however you would like to express yourself". See site for information. Share the love.
First Chapter Of The Serenity Book Online, Covering the first few scenes of the pilot, but with more detail and some quite decent characterisation. Check it out!
The Netherlands gets what might be the most exclusive pre-screening yet. August 20th, just forty members of the Browncoats.nl forums will get an exclusive showing of Serenity. More...
Eliza's TRU CALLING Season 2 DVD is Out! Best Buy's exclusive DVD of the final six episodes of Tru Calling is in-store now, and sells for 24.99. It features six episodes (including the unaired Christmas episode) and a featurette.

August 06

Jewel's new blog entry makes funny references to Nathan and Warp 1. More...
Astonishing X-Men triumphs in Wizard Fan Awards. The comic book took home several awards voted for by the magazine's readers. Including Joss for Best Writer, John for Best Penciller and most important of all "Comic's Greatest Moment of 2004". More...
(SPOILER) Futon Critic Offers Fairly Positive Review of "How I Met Your Mother" Pilot. TFC wishes success on Aly's new show. More...
'Akin' talks to the owner of the 'Ariel' ambulance! Slightly frustrating update from LiveJournaler "Akin" -- who finally spoke to the owner of the scrapyard that houses the discarded flying ambulance from "Ariel." "He isn't too excited about selling," Akin reports. "He would happily trade it for some kind of surplus aviation stuff or something, but I doubt that the fan community has a whole lot available...."
Tonight on SciFi: 'The Train Job'. The pilot that wasn't really the pilot. An episode that was written over two days cause Fox didn't like the original 2 hour pilot. And the episode where the action scenes may have come from one of Tim Minear's Angel scripts. A behind the scenes look at Serenity will be shown during tonight's airing. More...

August 05

(SPOILER) Interview With Jewel Staite about her upcoming appearance on Stargate: Atlantis. Spoilers for Gatefans may apply. More...
A long post from Nathan about things Serenity related . Also introduces Nathan's brother to the Universal forum.
New details on Serenity film tie-in book. Or as we more affectionately call it " Serenity: The Official Visual Companion". The cover is now available and there's some interesting tidbits on what to expect in the book (out Sept 1st). More...
Big academic blogger gives Serenity a huge recommendation. Look for it in the fifth paragraph down. More...
Serenity 'Behind the Scenes' featurette. This looks like it would be the promotional trailer that some people saw in movie theaters starting a few days back. It tells the story of how Firefly went from being a cancelled TV show to becoming a major motion picture, and it has clips from Firefly, an interview with Joss, interviews with people from the pre-screenings, and of course clips from the movie itself. More...
MSN's Hotlist addresses Serenity fans. Want to know why Hotlist's coverage of the San Diego Comicon didn't give Serenity more than a passing mention? Here's why. Apparently more than a few Browncoats felt compelled to ask...
The Times calls Watchers' Council 'evil sect'. Have they been speaking to Urkonn? And more importantly what would Giles say?. More...
Joss' introduction to the Australian advanced screenings. UIP has posted his 'much requested speech' on the Serenity OZ site.
Win a trip to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. This Guardian Unlimited competition provides a chance for UK Browncoats to win a trip to see Serenity on 28th August during the Best of the Fest. More...
Morena Baccarin Interview at Playboy.com. No nudity involved, just a very good interview. More...
E! Online's Kristin gets some ex-scoob scoop. In her weekly column, Kristin covers Fox's TCA Press party and gets a interview video with Nicholas Brendon and Seth Green where Nick comes up with an interesting proposal...
Minear Feels 'Inside' Must Die to Live Again. Zap2it.com does an interview with Tim Minear and how he wants Fox to not air the show anymore. Plus some stuff we already know.
CBS sets premiere dates for Aly's comedy and Christian Kane's new show. 'How I Met Your Mother' is on Sept 19th and 'Close to Home' is Oct 4th. More...

August 04

Michelle Trachtenberg to feature in On the Razzle in the Williamstown Theatre Festival, August 3-14. Michelle is listed as an ensemble player in the Tom Stoppard play, which is part of the festival that takes place in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. More...
Smashed & Wrecked photo story! Warning Adult Content! Main link goes to Smashed and here's the link to Wrecked. More...
Happy Birthday to Andy Hallett. Our favorite green demon turns 30 today.
MTV reports on latest Spike movie rumours. Their interpretation of Alyson Hannigan's latest remarks is that it's headed for the big screen. However James' manager says the project is "nothing we have on our radar at this moment." Also click here to read a brief blurb about what Kristen has to say about a Spike movie. More...
(SPOILER) Official 'Serenity' cell phone game to be developed. The game is based on the plot of the movie and you get to play Mal. For a press release, this does contain some very major spoilers for the movie.
Summer Glau talks Serenity, the fandom and Wonder Woman. Video clip interview with the actress from the premiere of "The Skeleton Key". Very enjoyable. And click here to see another video interview with Summer and one with Morena too (she auditioned for X-Men 3 as well).
Browncoats raise over $12,000 for charity. The fan table at Comic-Con raised $12,374.79 for one of Joss's favorite charities "Equality Now". (added: Joss posts in this thread). More...
Signal Podcast #5 is up. Includes an interview with Gina Torres. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity comic #2 discussion thread. Official discusson thread for Part 2 of the three-issue Dark Horse miniseries, which hit comic-book-store shelves today. Spoilers ahoy! (Link goes to the official description of issue 2 at DarkHorse.com.)
(SPOILER) Episode 5 of Smallville spoilers. New spoilers for the SDK penned fifth episode of Smallville "Thirst". Much Prof. Fine goodness, pool playing and er....who's that girl again? ;0).

August 03

Buffy Limited Edition DVD (R1) Box set to be released Nov. 15th. Includes the previously released 7 seasons of Buffy, plus a special bonus disc containing a documentary featuring Joss Whedon. More...
Partial list for upcoming magazines featuring Serenity articles. Just in case you're bored at the checkout and want something to read. Good Housekeeping fails to make the list but Wired does, which is good.
(SPOILER) Part Two of Tim Minear's IF Magazine Interview. Cancellations, dead babies, and just whose job it is to bring it. More...
Serenity #2 out today. This month's issue has a Zoe, Kaylee or Book cover. The first issue sold out at the publishers so make sure you get to your local comic book store early. More...
Serenity mention in The Onion. Story from the Onion: Scenes from San Diego Comic Con. More...
Firefly: Serenity ratings down one-tenth of a point from Part 1 - Sci-fi's weekly Friday night ratings. More...
IDW Publishing releases solicitation info for ANGEL: OLD FRIENDS #1. Solicitation info on IDW's second Angel comic books mini series. More...

August 02

(SPOILER) 'Mysterious Skin' escapes ban. A couple of weeks ago, there was a report that Mysterious Skin could be banned in Australia. It wasn't, and will maintain its R rating. More...
First issue of Watcher Junior available to read online. It's like Slayage.tv except all the Buffyverse articles are written by undergraduates. Anyhow go and have a look, there's an essay about the fandom which is always entertaining to read about. More...
David Fury does commentary for Lost DVD. Herc got a early copy of the DVD and reveals some of its contents.
Serenity as an example of an embedded Linux Media player , included in a free desktop environment called Gnome. [Scroll near the end of the page]. More...
Even more 'original' advertising of Serenity - at cinemas now (req. required). In the US, according to these posters, some theatres are running "some clips from the trailer, quotes from the cast and crew of the movie about how it got made after being cancelled as a TV show, the story of the prescreenings for fans and the awesome response, some clips of people waiting in line for and watching the prescreens." More...
Gina Torres interview from blackfilm.com. Discusses the movie, Joss, Ron Glass and working with her husband.

August 01

(SPOILER) Huge Joss Whedon interview now online!!! Covers just about everything. It's a must read. Some minor spoilers for Serenity, scroll down to the second part 'Toy Story' if you don't want to be spoiled.
Adam Baldwin: Debunked. Very nice profile and interview with him over at MillarWorld Magazine.



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