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October 01

Serenity Role Playing Game official site is live. So far it contains links to fan-created forums and character sheets, and an updated FAQ including "Where's the gorram character sheet?!"
Tonight's Firefly episode on Sci-Fi - 'War Stories'. Contains perhaps the best Mal line of the entire show "You want to meet the real me now?". Not forgetting that huge fan favourite line of Jayne's "I'll be in my bunk". More...
Joss Whedon's Firefly gets a second chance on the big screen. The Boston Globe's story about the cancellation and resurrection of Firefly. (Registration might be required). More...
Look who's "All The Serenity Reviews You Will Ever Need To Read" now. And that makes the 5th installment of our review dump threads. Please post all links to online newspaper/blog/magazine reviews in this thread. More...
Theater Report on Serenity in Boston from our friends on the boards over at hsx.com More...
Boxofficemojo.com forecast for the weekend. Serenity leads with 15.0 millions, followed by Flightplan (13.5) and Into the Blue (11.3).

September 30

(SPOILER) Have you found Serenity? Post your thoughts about the film, at Whedonesque.org. More...
"How did Chiwetel Ejiofor end up playing a transvestite in a Northampton shoe factory?" The Guardian interviews Chiwetel Ejiofor. No mention of Serenity, sadly.
Seattle P-I's story about the fans' role in reviving Serenity is on the web and includes quotes from several local Browncoats. More...
How to Canoodle with a Co-Star. E!'s Kristin takes a look at some of the failed relationships of off-screen couples and gives tips on how to make the connection last. Aly, Nick, and Marc Blucas mention.
(SPOILER) Should Joss Whedon stick to television? Slate.com thinks so. (Contains Spoilers for Serenity)
How Fox killed Firefly and brought Universal Serenity. Excellent blog analysis from a professional marketer's pov of Fox's bungling and Universal's smarts in the story of Firefly/Serenity. There are Whedon fans everywhere, evidently.
A small interview with Nathan Fillion from Entertainment Weekly. They talk about his career and, of course, about "Serenity". There's also an article about the box office prediction for this weekend. These articles, along with the previously posted review, will probably all be featured in this week's new issue.
(SPOILER) Joss interviewed at SuicideGirls.com: "Every season, of every show that I did, and thatís 12 and a half seasons, came in under budget." (May be NSFW in some areas of this planet.)
(SPOILER) Joss answers your questions. From the Serenity webmaster programme, here are the answers to your questions. Well, two of ours, at least. Minor spoilage. More...
Son of "All The Serenity Reviews You Will Ever Need To Read". Part 4 (blimey it's now a franchise in its own right) of Whedonesque's coverage of all the Serenity reviews out there. So all links to online newspaper/blog/magazine reviews will be posted in this thread. More...
The Joy Of Tech webcomic. Serenity...can't stop the sci-fi! There's also a poll underneath.
Serenity novelisation by Keith R.A. DeCandido now available in Australia... ...and from the brief flip-through I've had, it's well worth the buy, particularly if you want to relive the movie in the privacy of your own home.
CONTEST - Six Degrees of Serenity - Last Day to Play. "To celebrate the release of Serenity, The Numbers is holding what we believe is our most confusing contest yet. The winner will receive an official T-Shirt and a Cap."
Weekend Theater Counts: New Movies Struggle to Find a Venue. "It's a tough market for new releases this weekend. Among the new openers, Into the Blue gets a start in 2,789 venues, which isn't bad. But Serenity will have to work hard to get high in the top 10, opening as they do in 2,188 theaters." More...
[Australia] Serenity opening day box office statistics. Serenity has done exceptionally well, ranked 5th, placing it above Cinderella Man and Transporter 2. The top four movies were family movies aimed at the kiddies who are all on school holidays at the moment.
(SPOILER) Revolution Sci-fi goes Serenity all the way. Revolution Sci-fi is behind Serenity all the way by giving Serenity the home page treatment with reviews and articles from the past. They gave Serenity a 9 out of 10. More...
Behind-the-scenes at Serenity's Shoot. Lovely, in parts hilarious (Extra Longlasting SEXY Powder!), feature at TV Guide. There's also a Firefly related poll on the front page as well. And if you have no idea about the characters, get to know them at UGO.com.
The Politics of Firefly. A diarist (interestingly going by "Simon") on the popular progressive blog DailyKos takes a look at the politics of Firefly and Serenity, with some Buffy and Angel mentions thrown in for good measure. More...
(SPOILER) CHUD interviews Adam Baldwin. Devin Faraci goes one on one with the hero of Canton. Also, check out his Serenity review: here.
(SPOILER) Whedon Goes from Cancellation to Serenity. Another interview with Joss Whedon about Serenity. Contains very mild spoilers.
(SPOILER) 'Night Stalker' looks to follow in past's creepy footsteps. The article says that "viewers today -- after watching shows like "The X-Files" or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" -- need to see more than a mummy or a werewolf to jump out of their seats." (Reg. required). More...
Revenge of "All The Serenity Reviews You Will Ever Need To Read". Part three (already?) of Whedonesque's coverage of the Serenity reviews. So links to reviews are to be posted in this thread. And seeing as it's now the 30th, Serenity opens today in the United States. Best wishes to everyone involved in the making of the movie. More...
Knitting Jayne's hat. Hjem's pictures of his new hat in progress, and worn. Via Technorati, where Serenity now is at #6 in 'Top Searches This Hour'.
The SaveFarscape Website Issues Orders: "We're calling on all fans of Farscape to do three things - Watch Farscape! Watch Serenity! Watch Mirrormask!" More...
Herc From Aintitcool Reviews Tonight's "Smallville". The episode features James Marsters' debut in the series, and earns 3/5 stars. More...
(SPOILER) Roger Ebert says Serenity has: '...breathless velocity, much imagination,' and 'the rough edges and brawny energy of a good yarn.' The famous film critic gives Joss Whedon's directorial maiden journey three out of four stars. So there. More...

September 29

All together now: 'I'm going to see Serenity'. Dan Sehane, a songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is so excited about going to see Serenity he recorded a song about it with his band. Free to download or stream. More...
"The Signal" #12 is online. This week, an interview with Morena Baccarin, a new version of "Mal's Song", a look at "Done the Impossible", and Civil War influences on "Firefly". More...
Hmmm. Bloggers are Browncoats, Dan Rather is the Alliance? Scroll to the third item, with the headline listed above. A National Review correspondent (apparently based in Turkey) has some interesting observations about the political, economic, commercial,moral and religious aspects of Firefly and Serenity.
Box Office Guru Predicts Serenity's Opening. They say it could open at number one with about 16 million.
Radio Discussion About Serenity, and TV vs. Movies, on The Movie Show. [ edited by SoddingNancyTribe on 2005-09-29 18:39 ] More...
Foxtrot advises Libras to see Serenity. The nationally syndicated comic strip mentions Serenity's opening. Look at the horoscope for Libra.
Our actors on the Buzz list at Yahoo! Morena and Summer are both listed in the "actors" category on the Yahoo! Buzz List today. They are both in the top 10. "Firefly" is also on the list for television searches.
Return of 'All the Serenity reviews you will ever need to read'. Part deux of Whedonesque's coverage of the massive amount of Serenity reviews that are going around at the moment. All links to online newspaper/magazine/blog reviews of Serenity are to be posted in the comments section of this thread. More...
(SPOILER) Resurrecting Firefly with Adam Baldwin. 20 minute documentary, I presume this is what Sci-Fi US aired. More...
(SPOILER) "The Oceans Twelve disease" - Joss on BBC Radio 1. An uninspiring film review of Serenity, followed by an interview with one Mr Josh Staite... I mean Wheldon.. has aired on Radio 1. The archive is online from the BBC website. Without the rest of the show version. And yes, they play "Going Through The Motions" on national radio for no particular reason.
(SPOILER) When Harry met Serenity. AICN's main man shares his thoughts on Serenity, Jewel and Summer and "the ugly fans" who nearly caused him lose any enjoyment he had for the film (major spoilers in this article). More...
Good news for two shows featuring previous ME alums. Prison Break gets a full season order and The 4400 is renewed for another 13-episode season. More...
Serenity released in Australia today. Making it the first country in the world to get the movie on general release.
Nathan Fillion talks Serenity and Slither. A fun thoughtful interview with the Cap'n over at CHUD.com (there's even a Caleb mention). And there's another cool interview with him at The Ottawa Sun.
(SPOILER) Moviefone's StarTalk with Cast of Serenity. Video includes several clips from the movie. Questions asked submitted by fans (interviewed during the press junket). More...
Okay, how 'bout this? G4TV's "Attack of the Show" does a segment on our Big Damn Movie! Brendan gets to interview Joss, Nathan, Morena, Adam and Jewel. AND host Kevin gives a shoutout to the Browncoats! More...
Whedonverse Fan Videos Put to Music. These videos are just beautiful and I'm pretty sure they haven't been posted here before so I thought I'd give it a shot for my first Link.
(SPOILER) 'Firefly' Doc Talks 'Serenity.' Zap2it.com talks to everyone's favourite doctor, Sean Maher. Couple of mildish character spoilers.
(SPOILER) Asbury Park Press focuses on women in Serenity with quotes from Summer and Morena included in the piece. More...
All the Serenity reviews you will ever need to read. For the time being, all links to online newspaper/magazine reviews of Serenity are to be posted in the comments section of this thread. More...
Blogcritics.org review of Serenity with links to more blogs. The blog deluge has begun. At the bottom of the zombyboy post, he provides links to other blog reviews. More...
Promo photos of Amy Acker on Alias. Alias-media.com has 2 pictures from Alias 5x03 featuring our very own Amy. Also if you missed her episode of Supernatural then you can catch it again Sunday at 5 pm.
(SPOILER) Sydney Morning Herald gives "Serenity" a great review. "...an exciting, thoughtful big-screen adventure..." (Reg. Req.)

September 28

Conversations with the Verse. A fan effort to raise money for those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. On October 1st, you will be able to bid for a 10 or 15 minute phone call with the following people: Joss Whedon, Stephanie Romanov, David Fury, Tim Minear, Camden Toy, Dennis Christopher, George Hertzsberg, John Billingsly and Scott Schwartz. Please spread the word about this.
(SPOILER) Entertainment Weekly grades Serenity a B. The reviewer gives the disclaimer of being a Firefly fan. (The grade is on the right side of their page, a little hard to find.) More...
(SPOILER) Joss's Foot Fetish? Boston's Weekly Dig Investigates. A clever, fun, short interview with Joss that ends up focusing on Summer Glau's toes. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity Cast Interviews from the Premiere. Video interviews with the crew (minus Gina) on About.com. Morena is asked about Wonder Woman. Callout and link to these appeared prominently today's About.com daily eMail, which has massive list of subscribers. More...
(SPOILER) Tonight: The Season Two Premiere of 'Veronica Mars' with special guest star Charisma Carpenter. More...
Firefly soundtrack coming out on CD. On the Varese Sarabande "Coming attractions" page is a listing for a complete soundtrack for Firefly, coming out on CD on November 8. Woo hoo!
(SPOILER) New Times Review of Serenity. Fairly positive review syndicated to about a dozen major alt weekly newspapers across the country. (I'm clicking "spoilers"...just in case!). There's another positive review in the Seattle Weekly. More...
Revenge of the Nerd. Not a review per se but an article on how the movie got made. It has a lot of Joss quotes from the Press junket and is quite positive. More...
Serenity starts to get release dates in Asian Markets. Singapore is the first east Asian country to announce an official Serenity Release Date, which will be on January 12th, 2006. More...
Chris Buchanan speaks! Great behind the scenes interview with the former head of Mutant Enemy. And what's next for Chris after Serenity? Well he's not involved with the Buffyverse movie but "I've got a project with Zoic and Tim Minear that we're really excited about." (minor Serenity casting spoiler in article).
Firefly Makes a Comeback as Serenity. ComingSoon.net talks with Joss Whedon and the Cast of Serenity. "Serenity is set in the Firefly universe, but Whedon wants to make it clear that it is not the TV show on a bigger scale."
'Finally I can have my life back.' C.A. Bridges -- or, cabridges on the official 'Versal boards and elsewhere -- has an article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on being a Browncoat. There's a great review of the movie by Whitney Matheson, another huge Whedon fan, at USA Today. Meanwhile, PVP's Scott Kurtz gives a more -than-a-little-enthusiastic quick review of the film at his news blog. And there's Serenity polls at JoBlo.com and Slashdot.org as well.
GeeksOn podcast on Firefly and Serenity. Christina Hendricks, who plays Saffron, is a guest in this episode. Get this, one of the host of the show, Aaron, is actually Christina's brother. More...
(SPOILER) Hollywood Stock Exchange Serenity Review. "Fans of the original TV series will be more than pleased to spend 119 minutes with their old friends, but newcomers will be less satisfied with the pedestrian plotting and small-screen sensibility." (minor spoilers, but I thought I'd play safe). Another review in a similar vein at Australia's "At The Movies". More...
(SPOILER) "A real classic genre film" - AICN 'Serenity' review. So many good quotes here, it's gone off the scale. A highly passionate review. Joss mentioned in the same breath as Spielberg and Lucas. Read it if you've seen the movie or you are very spoiled for it.
Ask Ausiello Interviews Joss. Mike Ausiello at Tvguide.com asks Joss questions about Serenity, his upcoming appearance on Veronica Mars, what's up with the possible Spike movie, how far he's gotten on the Wonder Woman script, and more. Quite comprehensive, but short. No spoilers.
IGN FilmForce has video interview with Joss. They talk about Serenity, Wonder Woman, and possible Buffyverse projects. And it's spoiler-free!
Instapundit gives Serenity a pretty good review. Choice quote: "I liked it. There were quite a few people from the law school and the local blogging community there, and my sense is that most people agreed." More...
Real Life on Serenity Premiere. Greg Dean of Real Life Comics recounts his experience on the Serenity Premiere. Also includes Joss's reaction to his Buffy/Angel joke in last week's comic. More...
Flick Filosopher reviews 'Firefly.' Before reviewing 'Serenity' later this week, critic Mary Ann Johanson gives her thoughts on 'Firefly' in one of the best reviews on the show I've read yet... More...
(SPOILER) The Onion Reviews Serenity. Yet another very positive review from a respected critic. More...
Serenity to open Sitges'05. Director, Joss Whedon, actor Nathan Fillion and actress Summer Glau will be opening Sitges'05 (the Catalunian International Film Festival) with Serenity on October 9th.
(SPOILER) Joss internet radio interview from The Fandom available for download. (mp3) A nice interview, not the standard questions Joss has been getting. At the end there was a Q&A open to those in chat. Includes a transcript of Joss's answer about what it would take to return to TV. More...
Interesting Blog Response to Universal Marketing. Thought folks might be interested in how the Universal approach to bloggers is working.
(SPOILER) Village Voice reviews Serenity. The popular alternative weekly gives our BDM a brief but positive write up. More...
(SPOILER) MSNBC Feature on Serenity. Very positive feature despite the initial "failed TV series" angle with a nice simple introduction to the 'verse for newbies. More...
Win action-figures in the Serenity contest at action-figure.com. (US only. Boo.) More...

September 27

(SPOILER) God Grant Us the Serenity To accept the things we cannot change, like this movie. Popgurls went to the Serenity Premiere, and this is what they saw.
(SPOILER) Creating Worldwide Browncoat Buzz. First Review from Serenity's screenings at Rio Movie Festival 2005 written by a fellow Browncoat for a Brazilian entertainment website. It contains mild spoilers about the plot. Click here for babelfish translated version. More...
Tonight "Sci Fi Inside: Serenity". If you've been staying in the house all day watching the Firefly marathon, well who could blame you. Anyhow at 10/9C, there's a half hour Sci Fi special about Serenity narrated by Adam Baldwin.
We few, we happy few... Joss posts on the official movie message board regarding the impending release of "Serenity." (reg req)
MSN lists TV's most shocking deaths. And not one but two Slayerverse characters make the list! More...
(SPOILER) Serenity Soundtrack Released. Amazon.com has the Serenity soundtrack listed as going on-sale today. Anyone seen it in any local stores? WARNING: Track listing contains major spoilers. More...
Serenity's Weekend Projections This Weekend at Comingsoon. The Weekend Warrior predicts how much money Serenity will make this weekend.
Titans Publishing will release Buffy & Angel Magazine: The 2005 Yearbook. This 100-page magazine will include interviews with David Boreanaz, Alyson Hannigan, Nick Brendon, Amy Acker, Andy Hallett and the creator himself Joss Whedon.
'Serenity' now for sci-fi fans. A great article about the "Serenity"/"Firefly" saga from Reuters/Hollywood Reporter. "This is really a classic underdog story in every way, and I think I'm safe in saying this is the finest film ever made." More...
Write a letter to a soldier through new Whedonverse campaign. Whedonverse.org will be sending out care packages next week to the troops and would love to include letters to the soldiers as well, as they are the most requested care package item. More...
Preview blurb for "Serenity" on Roger Ebert's Website. Nice to see the film finally mentioned, and the blurb itself is fine, but read the caption under the photo. More...
List of mainland UK cinemas showing Serenity in its first week. England, Scotland and Wales between them will have an impressive 277 cinemas showing Serenity. Ireland has 60 cinemas showing the movie (reg req).
(SPOILER) So like if Buffy and River had a fight, who would win? Joss does his best to try and answer this question in this Serenity cast interview. Elsewhere at SciFi Wire, there's an article about the weapons training the cast had to go through. Meanwhile at CHUD.com, there's yet another Serenity cast interview. More...
Bluesun.org Updated. Looks like the gent who was setting up the bluesun ARG didn't have time to finish in time.
Free Serenity Screening in Washington DC on Thursday 29th September. Townhall.com is offering seats to a free Serenity Screening at 7:30 PM in Ballston (north Arlington). You do NOT have to be a blogger to attend. More...
Metacritic.com debuts its "Serenity" page. Only one review there, as of this posting, but it's a page to keep your eyes on. Interestingly... More...
Joss Whedon donates items to charity auction. FUNDRAISER TOTAL TO DATE: $3824.26. Fans of James Marsters announce Round 8 of auctions items for Hurricane Katrina relief. More...
"Into The West" comes to DVD(R1) Oct 14. The 12 hour mini series that co-starred former verse stars Christian Kane and Alan Tudyk makes it's way to DVD.
(SPOILER) ABC releases early info on first Alias episode featuring Amy Acker. She'll play a character named Kelly Peyton. The link contains spoilers for Alias.
Goners is "a kinda of dark horror film". Joss describes his new movie project from Universal live on TheFandom.com radio. He says it is about "the ugly side to humanity.. a part of modern world most people don't get to see normally".
Serenity tickets now onsale at movietickets.com. Check your area to find a theatre that's playing Serenity in order to get your tickets before this Friday.
(SPOILER) It's good to be a Buffy fan in Mars. This season on Veronica Mars: Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, and Joss Whedon. More...
UK premiere of Serenity to benefit MediCinema. This is a charity which builds free cinemas in hospitals. Tickets for the premiere in London on October 5th can be bought via MediCinema on a strictly one to one basis (reg req).
Boston.com picks Serenity in fall movie preview: "The 2002 series 'Firefly' is now a feature film, and get this -- advance word is out of this world." Includes photo and link to preview.

September 26

Serenity and Social Marketing. NewPersuasion blogger Nellie Lide on Serenity and Universal's marketing strategies. More...
(SPOILER) Review: Ken Tucker of New York magazine loves Serenity. Major spoilers for the film. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity wallpapers and video, offered to you by UIP. (links to one of the wallpapers). More...
Red Carpet Revelry at Serenity Premiere. Broken Frontier reports from the red carpet with interviews with cast, crew, and fans in attendance.
Great News For German fans! MangasZene Online are giving away 100 seats (on a first come first basis) for fans to attend a screening of Serenity on October 7th in Hamburg. Nathan, Summer and Joss will be in attendance. More...
(SPOILER) New Studio Photos of Serenity. Apologies if these have been posted before, but IMDB says they are new. More...
Alyson Hannigan to appear on tomorow's episode of Ellen. And she and her co-star Neil Patrick Harris from 'How I Met Your Mother" will appear on The View next Friday.
Dream Takes flight. "Even more improbable than the story of a set of scrappy post-war survivors navigating a fantasy frontier world 500 years in the future is the one of the passionate band of real-world fans who saved them from oblivion. " More...
(SPOILER) Serenity mobile phone ringtones and wallpapers. Some nice looking and sounding downloads are available from Mint monkey.com. There is at least one major spoiler in the description of the movie.
Matt Roush of TV Guide praises Serenity with one reservation. More...
Latino Review interviews Joss Whedon. They talk about Joss inspiration for Serenity, sequels, DVDs, Buffy Movie, X3 and Wonder Woman. "There will be many deleted scenes, and stuff like that, but there won't be a director's cut. What you saw was the director's cut."Some similar comments from previous interviews. It doesn't contain spoilers.
(SPOILER) Serenity leaves some things out. "Joss Whedon, writer and director of the upcoming SF film Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that he had to leave out some things in translating his failed Fox TV show Firefly to the big screen" [major spoilage]. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity Is TV Week (Australian mag)'s Movie Of The Week. What follows is their review of the film, which is very positive. The link goes to TV Week's website. More...
Jewel Staite gets her own paper doll. The same people who brought us Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, and Michelle Trachtenberg bring us our favorite mechanic.
(SPOILER) New Serenity Review. From someone who loves Buffy but never saw Firefly. More...
The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth. Time Magazine's interview with Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman (link to the entire transcript at the end of the article).

September 25

Court TV finds Hollywood Heat in "Bones". Tonight 6pm eastern Court TV's entertainment show Hollywood Heat will have interviews with the cast of Bones, mainly David and Emily. This is the last showing of this episode. More...
Galaxy Quest: Article on the work of Joss in The Scotsman. Scotland's top broadsheet newspaper has a detailed profile about Joss, mentioning his family, Buffy and of course 'Serenity' along the way. "Without Joss Whedon, there would be no Charmed, Scrubs or OC to make weekends worth getting excited about." (Reg req.) More...
(SPOILER) David Fury talks about the network interference on 'Lost'. "As the show became a success the network was even more protective of the notion that we don't want to alienate anyone". Contains spoilers for season two.
Australian Education Minister Slays Buffy. In a move designed to preach to his conservative choir, Brendan Nelson compares Buffy to Big Brother and calls both dumb. More...
(SPOILER) Joss article in Australian newspaper The Age. Nice article with plenty of Wonder Woman and feminism questions. Very minor spoilers only. More...
Seth Green at Habitat for Humanity. Pictures of Seth Green pushing wheelbarrows and handling shovels. WireImage account needed for full-size pics.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon interview in NY Times. This is a brief interview in Q&A format with Joss, primarily about Firefly's cancellation and Serenity. There is a HUGE spoiler in this article, so skip the article in the Sunday paper if you are still spoiler free. More...
Full Sized Tru Calling Season 2 R1 DVD Artwork - Eliza looks airbrushed.
Angel is no longer at 5 pm on TNT weekdays. Starting this monday Angel will be relegated to the mornings and Charmed is taking Angel's spot at 5.
(SPOILER) Gimongous interview with Joss Whedon about Serenity! If you only read one interview about the movie, let it be this one. It's a 9,500 word director's cut of an article in this Sunday's Oregonian. This is fantastic.

September 24

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon article in the Toronto Star. Very slightly spoilery article from the press junket in LA. More...
The Guardian's Jonathan Bernstein on Bones , picks out David Boreanaz's performance for praise.
Celebrity Close-up at the Serenity premiere. They have video (6 min long) and photos from the premiere. There's also cast and fan interviews and pics from the premiere at IESB (some of the interviews may be spoilery).
Guess what's on Google's top ten traffic tracker? Google keep track of popular searches and data from their Google Desktop Toolbar to form a "What's Hot" top ten list of what people are looking at on the internet. Along with Hurricane Rita reports, at number 10 people are looking upon Serenity. More...
Joss explains the origins of the term 'Shiny!' in the latest Q&A at the official Serenity movie site.
Wanna draw Joss a shiny picture? UIP have arranged for two members from the Slayerverse team to meet "the Godfather of the Slayerverse" in less than two weeks, and as part of this, the website are creating a book of art to give to our very own Marlon Brando, so if you are feeling arty, you can enter your work.
(SPOILER) First look at James Marsters in 'Smallville' in this WB promo video.
(SPOILER) Zoic Studio's Loni Peristere on 'Serenity'. An excellent, indepth, behind the scenes interview about the visual effects in Serenity. Highly recommended reading but it does contain major spoilers. More...
Buffy Buffcast Season 2. GeekIntertainment's second Buffcast is up and ready for download. the second Buffcast will about season 2. The best season of Buffy ever, at least in my opinion.
A Review of Fray. Joss mentioned the possibility of another Fray series in the recent Chud interview, and by pure chance IGN.com has a new review of what some people dubbed 'The Dark Slayer Returns'. Also at IGN, Joss now faces off against Alan Moore in the latest round of their comic book poll. More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Ariel'. Betrayal, revelations and the hands of blue. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity is Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. Finally...enough reviews for Serenity to show up on the Tomatometer. Of course, it's too early to know what the final rating will be, but it's debuted as fresh. Do NOT read the reviews or even the blurbs if you're trying to stay spoiler-free.

September 23

(SPOILER) "Unholy" Movie Trailer. The official trailer of Nick's new movie has been released. More...
(SPOILER) 25 Minute video of Joss press conference in Australia. MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING. Link goes to Greater Union website. Here's a Quicktime version.

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San Francisco Midnight Premiere at the Sony Metreon. On THURSDAY 9/29 at 11:59p.m, hosted by the San Francisco Browncoats. Tickets on sale at Fandango. More...
Whedon at peace with "Serenity". Nothing new, but a nice little writeup that appears as a link on the MSN homepage today. No spoilers.
Chase Masterson to interview Joss Whedon. The former Star Trek-star now host and producer of Fandom Radio is interviewing Joss on Monday, September 26 at 4pm (PT)/ 7pm (ET) on The Fandom's website. More...
Amy Acker - Joss spoke to me about resurrecting Illyria. Details from E! Online's Kristin about the Buffyverse tv movie and Amy's guest stint on Alias (scroll right down to the bottom of the page if you don't want to be spoiled for that show).
WireImage photos from LA premiere of Serenity. So far, pictures of 8/9 BDHs, plus Aly, Alexis, Marti, but none of Joss. They may still be adding pictures, so check back. (subscription required for larger images). More pics (larger ones too) at Getty Images. More...
Gina Torres will be on SiTV's The Drop. Program for Monday the 26th lists "Gina Torres from Serenity". The show will air several times in the afternoon and evening; (east/west)5pm/2pm, 8pm/5pm and 12am/9pm. More...
Joss Whedon Helming 'Goners'. Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Joss Whedon's spec script 'Goners,' which he'll also direct for the studio. (Joss has posted in this thread btw).
Joss talks about Wonder Woman to MTV.com. This is a short excerpt with quotes about casting a unknown actress. Joss also adds that "I think [the script will] be done in a few months' time."
(SPOILER) Exclusive Interviews with Joss & Cast of Serenity. They talk about the movie Serenity. A couple of them doesn't work especially Summer, Sean, Adam & Jewel as far as I know but it'll probably work for most people
Firefly DVDs back in the top ten at Amazon. Currently at #8, against some tough competition.
Firefly Digital LP now in mp3. As launched in an e-mail earlier today Fox Music has announced that the Firefly Digital LP is now availible in .mp3 format!
DVD's best kisses. Teen Hollywood mentions that Spike/Buffy came in number six. Also, I'm using this article to give a heads up that there is a three page article on SERENITY in this particular TV GUIDE. (September 25--October 1) More...
Serenity Theater Count. Serenity will go wide into 2,100+ theaters. Into The Blue is unfortunately getting 2,700.

September 22

Serenity has been Instalanched. The most widely-read blog on the net has a short item on Serenity, with links to the movie site, trailer, screenings, and other blog reviews, as well as a BDH photo and a Firefly photo. And in the item there's a link to Townhall.com, which is inviting bloggers to U.S. press screenings of Serenity. More...
Amy Acker guest starring in The WB's "Supernatural". I can't find a guest star list for this show but there she is on the trailer.
Reserve tickets for pre-screening in Neuss, Germany. You can reserve tickets by submitting your name and email address. Unfortunately no mention whether this is o.v. or dubbed.

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"Reunion" coming to the UK in 2006. Alexa Davalos' new show will be coming to digital channel E4 at an unspecified date next year according to Digital Spy columnist Neil Wilkes. And in other news, 'Kitchen Confidential' has been picked up by Paramount. More...
(SPOILER) SMG talks about her role in"Southland Tales". She didn't apply for the lead, but ended up getting the lead. Beware that the article contains plots details about the movie. More...
(SPOILER) A Serenity Trailer Review. Another non-fan perspective on Serenity. More...
'Real Life' heads to Serenity premiere. In the umpty-umpth time Serenity is mentioned in a webcomic, Greg and Liz of 'Real Life' meet Joss Whedon at the Serenity premiere. More...
Box Office Mojo is asking us: When will you see 'Serenity?' (reg req.) More...
Part 2 of CHUD's interview with Joss Whedon. Big focus on the Buffyverse in this article. The Spike TV movie, Buffy seasons 6 and 7, Angel, Fray (another series?), why Xander didn't get killed off and the big Buffy DVD boxset all get discussed. It's a great read with some candid remarks from Joss.
Can the blogosphere win it for Serenity? Interesting analysis on the role of blogs in boosting ticket sales.
(SPOILER) USA Today Article mentions that 500,000 Firefly DVD's have been sold. Talks about the sales figures, as well insider views from the ranks of Universal on the film. Spoilers in the character profiles at the bottom of the page. More...
Boston.com's Top 50 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time. Buffy lands on #27 and Firefly lands on #17... More...
Best Week Ever for Serenity. Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk will be on VH1's Best Week Ever this Friday, Sept 23. More...
Question Serenity RPG author Jamie Chambers on RPG Radio by posting questions before the interview is recorded tomorrow.
Identity Crisis Out Today. With an Introduction by Joss Whedon More...
Eugene/Spfld, OR midnight Serenity show. Cinemark 17 in Springfield will have a midnight screening of Serenity at 12:01 am on Friday 9/30 (Thursday night). The Eugene Browncoats will be giving away prizes. More...
(SPOILER) DVD Times reviews "Serenity". "It's a damn good film and well worth checking out". Spoilers in that while it doesn't actually spell out major plot points, it does hint to them. More...
Leonard Roberts to guest on Smallville. He played Riley's right-hand man "Forrest Gates" in the fourth season of Buffy.

September 21

(SPOILER) Sky Movies review Serenity. These reviews are used across Sky's coverage, and generally show the angle they will take with the movie (they are the UK's largest digital provider). Some quotage: "The film serves a far greater purpose than merely satisfying the impassioned throng of Firefly devotees... It's the kind of balls-to-the-wall action movie that so many others, this past summer especially, purported to be and yet time and time again managed to disappoint. "
(SPOILER) Summer/River mention in USA today editorial. Michael Medved makes some "interesting" observations about the emergence of female roles in action movies in his editorial "Leading ladies: More glamour, less grit". Suggests actresses would do better to emulate Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts. VERY mild spoiler, but I didn't want to leave the tag off.
(SPOILER) Serenity: The Dream Never Dies. Big movie feature at RopeOfSilicon. It's from the press junket so some of the questions and answers will be very familar or identical to use another word. But there's some nice new quotes from Joss and the cast. Minor spoilers only. More...
Australian Movie Show, Serenity Review. A Positive Review from an Australian movie review show. No Spoilers. There was also a short interview with Joss but there isn't any transcript as of yet.
(SPOILER) Serenity Movie Talk With Joss Whedon. Utterly huge interview from the recent Serenity press junket. This is great material. Don't read the final part if you don't want to be spoiled. But there's some surprising revelations in the rest of the interview. Spike turning up in Firefly season 6? Hee.
Whedon Not Serene About Serenity. As the release date approaches, Joss reveals that he's trying not get to worried. "I believe in the film... I loved making it". Though "talk to me on the morning of the 30th, when I'm hiding in the bathtub with a hat on".
Great SMRT-TV interview with Adam Baldwin about Serenity. Teaser quote: "My challenge with Joss was to bring in too much stuff, be too broad and let him say bring it back; 'Ok, that's too much.'"
Downloadable "Firefly" Soundtrack. A Browncoats thread uncovered one, available via a FOX Music site on Navio. More...
Buffy 4th spookiest TV show according to this MSN article about the "10 all-time spookiest TV shows" More...
Serenity will be shown in Rio Movie Festival 2005. There is a showing scheduled for Saturday Sept 24th, and another two for Tuesday, Sept 27th. More...
(SPOILER) CHUD Interviews Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres & Morena Baccarin. The Big Damn Trio are questioned. Playful back and forth ensues.
Serenity Premiere in Austin with Summer & Jewel on 9/28! An extremely limited number of tickets go on sale this Friday - but you can guarantee yourself a seat if you buy a badge for Fantastic Fest right now because all badgeholders get to attend the premiere for free! [NOTE: the premiere date has been moved up by one day. More...
Alan Tudyk on SpikeTV tonight. He's this weeks guest for Casino Cinema. Watch him play Russian Revolution during breaks from Red Dawn (yeah, there's the rub). Also, guess how Alan will answer six questions in Six the Hard Way. More...
Signal #11 out today. I'm (mostly) caught up with listening to all of these, but I skipped ahead because this is the most current.

September 20

Diamond Select Serenity Action Figure Contest. Due to the good grace of Diamond Select, Raving Toy Maniac presents a contest in which you can enter to win a signed Jayne action figure, among other nifty things. More...
"Willow" Vs. "Xander" - Round One. Aly's new show had a good start and was watched by more than the double of people who watched Nick's. More...
Universal presents LA premiere of Serenity. A press release about the premiere this Thursday with some of the "celebrity guests" also attending, including Christina Hendricks. Also, Nector Rose?
Phina Oruche joins the cast of "Footballers Wives". The actress who played Olivia in Buffy's fourth season has joined the cast of one of ITV1's biggest primetime shows as 'Liberty', the model girlfriend of Earls Park's new striker! Spoilers for other British shows. More...
Worlds of Serenity: The 'Verse Explained. A truly awesome article.
Amy Acker to guest on Alias. The stint is for at least two episodes, but Kristin at E! hopes that maybe it will be for more. I second it. More...
Firefly on the big screen in Portland, OR. On Saturday, September 24, the Guild theater will be showing three Firefly episodes on the big screen in a benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief.

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A return to the Buffyverse is 'realistic' says Joss. Furthermore he thinks that a Spike TV movie is a "a good jumping off point".
(SPOILER) Chuck the Movieguy talks to Serenity talent. More...
Time magazine interviews Joss Whedon together with Neil Gaiman. Today in Neil Gaiman's blog, Neil mentions that he was interview together with Joss by Lev Grossman for Time magazine. No mention of when the interview will appear in print or online. More...
Part 1 Of CHUD's Exclusive Joss Whedon Interview. Joss sits down to talk about Serenity and comic books (including AXM #12 and House of M).
BTVSFigs' Ask Diamond 30 contains solid answers on figures for Gunn in the near future and a figure with the Sunnydale High Library playset- both "no".
UK Serenity TV advert campaign begins a full 3 weeks before the movie enters UK cinemas. The adverts aired during Buffy and Star Trek on Sky One this evening, reportedly. Additionally, the earlier reported free "mystery screenings" across the UK for Empire magazine was indeed Serenity (people hadn't been told what it was in advance). Read on for a report from the audiences, which were mostly non-fans on a mass scale... More...

September 19

Serenity Role-Playing Game now on sale. The Serenity RPG from Margaret Weis' company is now for sale on the Dragonlance site. Customized autographs available by request.
(SPOILER) Serenity Score Track Listing Posted. The official track listing for David Newman's 'Serenity' score is now online, but beware big spoilers in the titles! More...
Joss Whedon Talks Wonder Woman Script, Humor and Lynda Carter. We're assured that the movie will have Whedon-esque dialogue. More...
Anthony Stewart Head pops up on tonight's "Rose And Maloney". Screening on ITV1 tonight at 9pm, playing a character named "David Terry" whose morals are less than pure.
Tonight on CBS and Fox! "How I Met Your Mother" and 'Kitchen Confidential'. Alyson Hannigan's critically acclaimed half-hour new television show begins airing at 8:30pm on CBS. But the question is, will it be as acclaimed by the audience? And at the same time on Fox is Nick Brendon's very well received new show 'Kitchen Confidential'.
Joss, Come Home. Scott Nance at SyFy Portal makes an impassioned plea for Joss to return to television.
(SPOILER) "Lost Panel" and "River Discussion" Serenity clips appear online under Menu -> Video at the official movie site.
Lost wins Emmy for Best Drama Series. The show that had a lot of former verse scribes and one former verse actor walked away with television's top honor. Which leaves one to wonder had Buffy or Angel been on a bigger network would they have gotten more recognition. More...
World's Worst Angel Trailer. Fox UK have really scraped the bottom of the barrel with this half hearted, inaccurate trailer for the Angel: The Vampire Anthology DVDs (click on Broadband Show and wait till the 'Coming Soon' part has loaded). DVD Answers has reviews for three out of the four DVDs released.
Robert Bianco digs 'Bones'. "As [Emily Deschanel's] "buttoned-down" partner with "buckets of sexual confidence," Boreanaz is leaner than he was in his Angel days but even more assured and amusing." More...
Nathan Fillion Reboards Serenity. Sci Fi Wire continues its coverage from the recent Serenity news conference. And click here to read what Nathan has to say about his other new movie 'Slither'.
Pic of Alyson and Alexis at the 2005 Emmys. How friggin' cute are they?
Joss Interview from Australian TV Week. More questions asked about on a possible Buffyverse movie than Serenity. More...
Expanded SMG Southland Tales interview. Fuller version of About.com interview with some more interesting details. More...

September 18

IGN's Battle of the Comic-Book Writers Round 3. Joss vs. Garth Ennis! More...
Fifty tickets to be won for the Serenity premiere in London on Wednesday October 5th. Joss Whedon, Summer Glau and Nathan Fillion will be in attendance.
Sarah Michelle Gellar on her new movie 'Southland Tales'. Very informative interview over at About.com.
The Second Season of 'Hex' begins tonight at 9pm. The "British Buffy" which turned out to be popular among UK viewers returns on Sky One tonight, beginning an extended run of 13 episodes. More...
Firefly weekend on Sci-Fi UK including all the episodes, in the correct order, across two days. May also include Serenity related features across the weekend. Starts October 1st, a week before Serenity opens. Additionally, as a reminder Nathan Fillion is hosting an exclusive Serenity special on Sci-Fi US Tuesday September 27th, 10/9c, as part of their Firefly marthon.
Does Joss hate Windows XP? Someone has taken a still frame from 'Trash' and what do you see on the display on the big flying trash can? More...
UK Night&Day magazine has 3 page Serenity feature. It's not online, but it's a heft feature in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, including commentary from Whedon. There's a picture of Summer Glau on the inside cover. The article gushes over the movie like nothing before, some choice quotes follow. More...
See Serenity Two Days Early! 'Slice of Sci-Fi' is giving away tickets to see Serenity in Phoenix or Tuscon on the 28th. All you have to is download the podcast, listen to the Firefly questions and email the answers. Or if you want to see the movie on the same day in Manhattan, The Village Voice is giving away a pair of tickets. More...
Keith R.A. DeCandido joins the Flanvention in LA. The convention will be held Dec 9-11 at the Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center. KRAD will be there along with the rest of the line-up which includes almost all of our BDHs.

September 17

Robot Chicken comes to DVD. Seth Green's stop-motion cartoon, which had SMG as a guest star for a few eps., heads to DVD.
The Toy Guru reviews Mal action figure. "It could have been A LOT worse."
UIP Germany release poster for 'Serenity'. Better than the Australian version?
Salon.com awards the Buffy to Veronica Mars. This year, Salon.com names Veronica Mars "the most underappreciated show on all of television," carrying on the great Buffy tradition of wonderful shows not enough people are watching. More...
Alyson Hannigan on CBS The Late Late Show Tonight. Most likely promoting her new show "How I Met Your Mother." More...
Sideshow Darla pre-order - New updated photos (looks much better) & it comes in both the red & blue outfits. Both are very limited, even the non-exclusive!
Chart positions for Whedonverse comics in August. Four relevant comic books came out for Whedonverse fans last month so how did they chart in the Top 300 Diamond List? Well Astonishing X-Men #12 came in at No. 5, Serenity #2 reached No. 47, Angel: The Curse #3 got to No. 148 and last but not least Spike: Old Times came in at No. 192. Updated to show estimated sales figures. More...
UPN Confirms Joss on Veronica. UPN has confirmed the report from Rob Thomas earlier this week that Joss will be a guest star in an episode of Veronica Mars this season.
(SPOILER) Serenity video clips - 3 previously seen and 1 exclusive to the Space Channel. Four Windows Media Player videos, titled, Teaser Trailer, A Look Inside, Universe of Serenity and On the Set of Serenity have been posted to the Space: The Imagination Station website
Marc Blucas on leaving Buffy. Backstage.com article about writing characters off. Blucas talks about how fans reacted to Riley and says some nice things about Joss. Uh, yeah... apparently there might be spoilers for international readers... Avoid the article if you're watching Lost...
"Boreanz turns out to be the genuine TV star of the Whedon bunch." From the blog of John Rogers, most notable on Whedonesque for his attempts to bring the comic Global Frequency to television.

September 16

Serenity Week at Nice Guy Comic. Nice Guy, a web comic that has shown great support for Firefly in the past, updates with a Serenity comic and sketches of the Serenity cast. Plus a Big Damn Essay. More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Out Of Gas'. As penned by Tim Minear and directed by David Solomon. The one the network wanted put in chronological order. Oh yes and there's the moustache. The moustache! More...
Was SMG overlooked for awards because of her beauty? Just a blurb contesting that beautiful actresses are overlooked for awards because of their looks. SMG mention 1/3 of the way down. More...
Ask the Serenity Cast a Question. Moviefone's StarTalk wants you to send in questions for the cast and crew. More...
Tim Minear joins the Screening Writing Expo 4. He will be holding a class on "Breaking the Story", Joss Whedon will also be at the event as one of the guests of honor.
Progress on the release of the Firefly soundtrack. Chris Buchanan says over at the Official Firefly Board "I can confirm that serious discussions about a "Firefly" soundtrack are taking place". More...
"We had this little show that could, you know?" - Sean Maher speaks. Fab interview with the doc over at TV Guide. The fandom, Fox, bloopers, Serenity and his other work all get discussed.
Treating Wonder Woman Like Batman. Joss tells Sci Fi Wire how he'll approach Diana's origin story.
(SPOILER) Transcript of first part of Joss' Q and A in Melbourne, Australia. Major Spoilers - like nixygirl said - do not click on this link if you don't want to be spoiled. Details on who has signed on for the sequels over at Sci Fi Wire.
More details on Serenity Fan Fest at Uni Studios Hollywood. Much more detailed info on this thread topic, including a $15-off coupon to print out. More...
New Firefly Competition for Australians on Fox 8. Fox 8 (Cable TV, Australia) has announced a new competition to celebrate the series release on Fox 8 and Serenity's release date. You can win a trip to Huntsville, Alabama USA to attend space camp. All you need to answer is "Who is the creator of the Firefly series and Serenity the movie?" .......ummmm lets see.... Josh Whimpledon?
(SPOILER) Broken Frontier's Positive Serenity Review. Review contains *movie trailer-level spoilers* More...
James Marsters updates his site. James congratulates David on the great premiere of his new series and talks about the fundraiser for Hurricane relief.
MovieHole Mailbag for the 16th Sept Contains Some Nice Things About Joss. More...
Yet another web comic Firefly shoutout. Recent strips in the superhero comic "Red Sparrow" feature a grumpy, gun-toting shopkeeper. More...
New Message from Andy Hallett... Andy Hallett posted a new message at his website. It's a really sweet one.

September 15

UIP starts promoting Serenity in Spain. Release date: October 21st. More...
"The Signal" #10 is available. This edition takes a look at "Bushwacked", and the meaning of some of the characters' names on the show. Plus, hear an instrumental version of the "Ballad of Serenity."
"Sounds good to me" - Joss on the Serenity trilogy. The final part of the Now Playing magazine interview. Insights from Joss about the marketing of the movie and its possible sequels (and who apart from him should direct them).
Serenity preview in Neuss, Germany Oct 2nd. German PR picks up. Serenity preview within the frame of the Galileo7 convention. More...
Universal promoting SERENITY on TiVo. As of early this morning, up to 3.3 million TiVo users may find a new menu item - "Meet the Crew of SERENITY" - which will play the full trailer for the film on their TV. How shiny is that? More...
All tickets now on sale for UK Serenity fan screenings on Sept 20th. Bluewater, Leeds and Nottingham have sold out already. Others might have. Belfast tickets are finally online (hey how about that), fans in Plymouth advised to phone the box office. So as Nathan Fillion would say "Bring a friend. Bring two friends. Bring people to the movies. Lots of them." More...
Least I could do! Another mention of Serenity in a comic strip. This one is quite popular too (and gorram funny!).
(SPOILER) Smallville's Al Gough talks James Marsters' guest stint. Nice words said about Mr Marsters, hints dropped about his plot arc. More...
FOX announces the contents on the bonus disc of the Chosen Collection. This is the BtVS DVD (R1) complete series collection (Seasons 1-7) in a 40 disc set. It is now available for pre-order at amazon.com for $129.99. To be released Now 15, 2005.
Nick Brendon updated his Audioblog again! And check out the adorable Kitchen Confidential icons and postcards Tara created to help fans spread the word about the September 19 series premiere.
Store at official Serenity website now stocked. After all these months, the store finally has items to spend your hard-earned points on. (Reg. required) More...
Joss Whedon to guest star on Veronica Mars? I just received a 'Letter to Fans' email from Rob Thomas' website, and in it Rob says, "...you heard it here first - Joss has agreed to guest star on the show. We're firming up plans to have him play a testy, rental car manager in episode six." Also, Rob's finally going to watch Buffy season two! More...
CHUD.com wants your questions. Chud guys will be talking to Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin soon and want your questions. (reg. req.) In related fandom news, the Firefly documentary "Done the Impossible" is now shipping worldwide. Click here for more info. More...
Serenity featured in Premiere Magazine. A 3-page feature with a blurb on the cover, "Plan B from Outer Space" gives the usual background story on how Firefly became Serenity. It doesn't have anything all that new for those of us who are already fans, but it's a nice article (some good pics, too)...and very good exposure. [Print edition only, alas.] A few quotes follow... More...

September 14

Audio of Down Under Joss Q&A... Five audio clips that our girl, nixy referenced in an earlier thread. Of particular note is "clip3," for Joss' thoughts on the return of Firefly. (Kindly converted to mp3s & hosted by our own techno punk-monk, zeitgeist.)
Fashion Marches Forward in NYC. As befits her trend-conscious alter ego on BtVS, Michelle Trachtenberg confesses which designer's style makes her feel like a girly-girl. More...
Serenity Role Playing Game FAQ including a question as to where the game's dedicated website is.
Bones Wins the Ratings in the 8:00 PM Time Period. Good news for David Boreanaz's new show. It looks like Bones won in the ratings in its time slot. Finally, a show on Fox with a Buffy/Angel cast and crew member that might actually last its whole first season.
A Whedonesquer is giving away signed memorabilia to celebrate Serenity! Win a signed cast photo and an autographed firefly print. More...
October issue of Film Review (UK magazine) Serenity features: an interview with one of the cast, an interview with Joss and a 5 out of 5 review. More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horizons Review of "Serenity". "It's a hard film to review...". According to the reviewer, non-fans will have some problems enjoying the movie.
(SPOILER) A Joss-penned episode of Veronica Mars is not to be. Joss responds to Mike Ausiello's plea to write an episode of the show. More...
The latest from Joss on the Buffyverse. He drops a hint that there could be more than just the Spike TV movie. "I'm talking in reference to that... and possibly more". Though there's no backing, no contract and no schedule. However "I've been talking to some of the actors, writers, and some executives and are trying to put something together - - but it's not happening fast." More...
(SPOILER) Joss talks Serenity and beyond. Great interview over at MovieHole.net. However, really an interview you should read if you're very spoiled for the movie or if you've seen it already.
Carpe Demon. According to the blurb, it "shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret." Has anyone read it? It's supposedly being made into a movie.
Serenity number 1 on Box Office Prophets 25 of Fall 2005. Box Office Prophets rates Serenity number one on it's list of the "25 most anticipated films debuting after Labor Day through October." More...

September 13

(SPOILER) Mad Max and The Little Princess - the influences on Joss. It's another Whedon interview from Down Under. Very mildly spoilerish with an cool insight into Joss' take on science fiction.
(SPOILER) Joss 'off to play the grand piano' Whedon talks to ABC local radio in Sydney. A twenty minute chat with Sarah MacDonald, handily provided by the broadcaster as an mp3 file. More...
Save The Ariel Ambulance Yahoo Group. Adam, the guy that located the current owners of the Ariel Ambulance prop has started a Yahoo group to coordinate the purchase and transport. If you can help (with money or logistics) please sign up! More...
(SPOILER) Transcript of Joss' Sydney Q&A. Warning! MASSIVE SPOILERS. Do NOT click this link if you don't want to be spoiled! More...
Sneak peek for tonight's premiere of 'Bones'. Elsewhere on the TV Guide website, David Boreanaz says this about fans who might not like his new show "I think they'll continue to be my fans because they are such loyal fans and they've supported me and I love them to death". More interviews and coverage over at the SF Examiner and Chicago Sun Times.
(SPOILER) Interview with Joss in news.com.au. A nice little, but fairly standard, article about Serenity and the fans (possible minor spoilers). More...
Joss ok with filming Wonder Woman in Sydney but acknowledges the pressure to film in Los Angeles. "That is a political question in America right now because people are fleeing Hollywood".
Wondering About Whedon's Wonder Woman? Joss talks Amazon. Plus, another unsubstantiated casting rumor! More...
(SPOILER) Knowing Serenity. This isn't really a review but from a guy who watched the film but never saw the show and wondering what he was missing to really appreciate the movie. More...
Sessions notepad surfaces on blog. Get a look at what Dr. Joss was writing during the start of Session 416 in the "R. Tam" viral marketing clips. (Updated with responses to Whedonesque posters' comments). More...
David Boreanaz digs up 'Bones'. It's Boreanaz extravaganza as our David talks to iFilm about his new show (which the Hollywood Reporter liked). And in this Metro News interview, he chats about where he wants his film career to go.

September 12

(SPOILER) Blogcritics review of Serenity. Extremely positive review from someone who loved Firefly but wasn't expecting Serenity to be this good: "Simply put, Serenity astounded me." More...
The final colour cover for the "Serenity" TPB by Adam Hughes. The trade paperback from Dark Horse Comics is scheduled to be in stores January 25, 2006. Also another reminder of to check out Adam Hughes' website for details on how to win a piece of original artwork by Hughes if you see Serenity on it's opening weekend. More...
Serenity TV spots available online via Universal's Serenity site, under "Menu", "Video" - called "Passenger" and "Good guys" (Flash required). They showcase a lot of funny dialog, a bit of mystery mixed with a dollop of violence and a smidgen of CGI. Fellow Whedonesque posters report they have been airing with sports, MTV and last nights Fox season premieres (eg The Simpsons). With 3 weeks to go, this is some serious exposure -- arguably the most Joss' work has ever had.
Amy Acker to guest on 'Alias'? According to a news item over at Hellmouth Central, Andy Hallett told SlayerCon attendees that Amy had just finished shooting a guest spot for the show.
"I would go back to TV" says Joss. But as he tells New York Magazine in a brief interview, it would be on his terms.
Taking his craft back to space. LA Times article about Serenity in their fall movie preview, with some quotes from Joss. More...
(SPOILER) Play the Serenity mobile game. This is now a link from the official site. I don't see anything playable, but there are video and screenshots of the Serenity game for cellphones. Some spoilers in the "about the game" and "faq" sections.
(SPOILER) RealAudio clip of Joss' interview on Australia's Radio National on Sept 12th, 2005. Poor Joss sounds very tired, but still gives good interview! Check his Australian Media Itinerary for more things to listen and watch.

September 11

Serenity adverts start on US TV today as Universal mentioned would happen (reg. required). So, what shows are you guys seeing them on? What happens in them? If we track when they air, we can approximate how many people viewed them. More...
MSN ask which movie you are looking forward to seeing this fall. Serenity is listed among the choices and is currently tied in 4th place with 9% of the vote. Legend of Zorro is currently in the lead with 35%. I think we can change that.
NY Times on Serenity. September's new movies are previews in today's NY Times Arts section. Serenity gets a very brief (and slightly incorrect, damn it) profile. More...
Firefly Marathon at Coolidge Corner in Brookline Massachusetts the weekend before the BDM opens. There will be a Chinese buffet and a Joss Whedon trivia challenge with prizes for the winners.
Going to have a beer with Joss! Joss takes time out to be with his peeps! More...

September 10

Fan Fest at Universal Studios Theme Park CA 9/24/05. "Universal Studios Hollywood guests will have a rare opportunity to meet Joss Whedon and the cast of Serenity and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the film." More...
Grudge match: Buffy Vs. Angel. Pledge your undying loyalty to the quippy Sunnydale Slayer or the tall, dark brooding vampire with a soul. Oh and there's a poll as well. It's a bit odd really (reg req).
Composer David Newman will talk about Serenity to journalist Daniel Schweiger, host of a new internet music radio show called On the Score. Newman is his first guest and you'll be able to tune in to the interview at filmmusicradio.com on Monday, September 12.
(SPOILER) Serenity review at Shiny Shelf. A not-completely-impressed review of Serenity from Doctor Who novel author Mags L Halliday at Shiny Shelf. Some minor spoilers. More...
Joss Whedon on "the Writer's Greatest Revenge". Part two of the Now Playing Magazine interview. What's of interest? Well for a start, you get Joss explaining how Firefly is better than anything else he did on television.
Boreanaz Bites into 'Bones'. Zap2it coverage of the upcoming Fox series. Much praise for David from the show's creator "I told him that he had the presence of those old-time male movie stars".
The Flat Hat alerts its readers to Serenity. Spoiler free piece from the student newspaper of the College of William and Mary. More...
Round 2 of IGN Battle of the Comic-Book Writers Begins! Joss vs. Jeph Loeb! More...
Sideshow Darla Preview - Sideshow's latest figure is Darla from her BtVS days. More...
Keith RA DeCandido announces new Buffy novel. The focus is on the character of Nikki Wood, the Slayer who worked in NYC in 1977. More...
IDW releases solicitation info for Angel: Old Friends #2. It will be released in December and features 4 variant covers. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity Review at Coming Soon. "Great humor, good special effects, and entertaining performances by the cast make Serenity a great dose of sci-fi now that Star Wars has come and gone." More...
Factory X to release the Urn of Osiris prop replica. Factory X reveals the newest addition to their lineup of Buffy prop replicas... the Urn of Osiris, used by Willow to raise Buffy from the dead in "Bargaining". The Urn has a SRP of $59.99. More...
Ny and La Serenity screenings announced. From the movie site news: "Attention NY and LA Browncoats - here are some upcoming opportunities for you to attend a FREE screening of Serenity! Please note that all of the screenings are filled on a first-come first-served basis, but most will be able to accomodate about 100 people." More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Jaynestown'. A Ben "Mr Smile Time" Edlund penned episode. All together now: "The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne". More...

September 09

Entertainment Weekly article on "Serenity" This week's edition of "Entertainment Weekly" #840, September 16, with the cast of "Nip/Tuck" on the cover: this article is not yet posted on EW's web site, at this link, but it should be there soon, I'd think. More...
Astonishing X-Men #12 sells out, goes to second printing. Variant cover for the first printing seems to be the cover for the second printing. More...
Joss will answer fan questions about Serenity. A number of fansite webmasters have been given the opportunity to ask Joss some questions. We want you to help us. More...
Final UK Advance Screenings Announced. All on Tuesday 20th September.
International Serenity wallpaper from UIP International, via a closed area on serenity-themovie.com.
(SPOILER) Watch a BIG Damn Trailer for "Serenity". A fan combined all the released trailers and official videos into a "big-honking seven minute compilation". It's fun watching, but it's also VERY spoilery. And since I'm posting spoilery stuff Inkworks has released the checklist for the card set that will be released in September 21st. The story cards titles contains tons of spoilers. More...
(SPOILER) New Serenity pics! Some of them feature in Serenity: The Official Visual Companion. And if you didn't already know, Moviefone has properly put up the next two exclusive Serenity clips.
Joss Q&A's in Australia to be filmed as part of the Serenity DVD. Universal will be filming the entire Q&A to support the release of the DVD next year. And click here to find out Joss' media itinerary whilst in Oz. One highlight is him appearing on Channel Seven's breakfast show 'Sunrise' next Tuesday. More...
Mosquito Fanfilm Ready for Download. The 11 minute fanfilm which affectionately takes the piss out of Firefly, the cast, the characters and Joss is now available for your perusal (92 MB WMP version only at the moment). More...
Boston Herald 'Insider' Picks 'Serenity'. Program director of the Coolidge Corner Theatre makes "Serenity" #1 on the list of what he wants to see. More...
Worried about choosing between Serenity and MirrorMask? Don't. With both films coming out on the same day, fandom might have been torn between which genius to recognize first: Neil Gaiman or Joss Whedon. But in his blog today, Neil said it's fine to go see Serenity opening night, just to see MirrorMask later that weekend. More...
(SPOILER) Did Serenity inspire this product?? Ok, if you haven't seen the movie or don't want to be a bit spoiled, don't click! More...
(SPOILER) Official "Serenity" comic issue #3 discussion thread. Here's the place for spoiler-packed discussion of the conclusion to Dark Horse's three-issue miniseries, hitting stands today. (Link goes to the cover you all know you want.)
Filmforce discusses the new Serenity poster. Very similar to last week's "Now Playing" feature, but with an analysis of the fabulous new one-sheet. And an Angel reference. More...
FIrst Look of painted cover for "Serenity" TPB out in January 25th, 2006. Check the Adam Hughes finished cover for the collected edition of Serenity. Don't forget to visit his website for a chance to win some of his artwork if you see Serenity on its opening weekend.
Win a Serenity Prize Pack! From Cinemark. Must register to receive showtime emails though. Can enter once per day through 9/30.

September 08

Browncoat Red Carpet Premiere Shindig. September 22nd at the Hard Rock, overlooking the red carpet. Party with fellow fans at Universal City Walk to celebrate the premiere of Serenity. More...
Hannigan will Present at Emmys. The awards are set to air Sunday, September 18 on CBS.
Get a free ticket to see "Serenity"? Empire are offering people in the UK the chance to see a mystery UIP film on the 19th of September with a 15 certificate, before its official release. They anticipate demand to be high. The tickets are "shiney" and they want us to "mosey on down". More...
Serenity promotion goes to next level. UIP International have signed a deal to promote the movie in the massive multiplayer online roleplaying game "Anarchy Online". The raison d'etre being that the movie is aimed at a young male audience.
"Reunion" begins airing tonight. Starring Alexa Davalos, (Gwen in 'Angel') the first episode premiering straight after 'The OC'. Starting in 1986, this original series follows a group of friends over 20 years. One of them is murdered and all 5 are suspects... More...
'Real Life' webcomic pays homage to the Serenity trailer. Making this the umpteenth time the movie has been referenced by a webcomic (contains spoilers if you haven't seen the trailer).
Joss Guests on Rove this Tuesday night. Offical Rove site link. More...
Joss Whedon DVD sale at Amazon.com. I'm curious how Universal got 20th Century Fox to cut their DVD prices in half. I'm not complaining though! More...
movies.com Buzz Bin on Serenity: "It was awesome." Mike Standish, having now seen the movie, apparently changes his early impressions. More...
The Signal #9 is available. The latest edition is from Dragoncon. There's an essay that defends "The Train Job", more on the "Science of Firefly" and music from "Out of Gas".

September 07

Adam Busch's Common Rotation tour the US and UK. They are hitting clubs in the midwest & east coast of the US in September and then onto the England & Scotland shows in October. Also check out the trailer for their band's Documentary they have been filming over the last year. More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horse Comics Releases "Serenity" TPB in January '06. Collected edition will be released in January 26th, featuring a cover by Adam Hughes. You can check the preview pages for Serenity#3 which goes on sale tomorrow, September 8th. And click here to see the line art Adam Hughes has done for the cover and for a chance to win some of his artwork if you see Serenity on its opening weekend. More...
Adam Baldwin Central site is looking for Real Heros. They are working to raise money for the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund. Also to celebrate the 9/30 premiere of SERENITY, they are giving away a copy of the soundtrack sampler.
The Serenity Flanvention convention changes location. The first US Serenity convention to be held Dec 9-11, 2005 has moved from the Westin Century City to Burbank Hilton, which is just 10 minutes from Universal Studios. More...
Change of plans: Full screening of Serenity in Munich. Somebody must have been nice or someone wanted to be nice, so instead of just 40 min of Serenity everyone who makes it through the Firefly marathon in Munich this saturday will be able to see the full movie. Yep, everyone who didn't want to see just a third and then wait til almost December can now safely reserve a ticket.
Serenity #1 in Moviefone's top 5 requested movies. The other four are: More...
The..uh...Jenny Calendar. Robia La Morte has released an officially licensed calendar featuring techno-pagan Jenny Calender, available as a Cinequest.com exclusive. It can only be bought from the website and at special events featuring Robia. More...
Tony Head is unable to attend the Knoxville event. Due to rehearsals for a new play he is in, Tony Head will not be in attendance at the Slayercon convention being held this weekend in Knoxville, TN. Those who have Platinum and Gold tickets will receive an autographed photo of him. More...
(SPOILER) Moviehole.net reviews 'Serenity'. Can you say glowing review? Judging by this comment "Thanks Joss. This is a superb directorial debut - and one sensational bit of cinema.". Safe to say yes really. (Minor spoilers in the review).
The Week In Whedon. "A weekly podcast of news highlights of news highlights from the expansive works and related universe of Joss Whedon". This is great stuff, very highly recommended. More...
Now Playing magazine interview Joss Whedon. Cuts, DVD versions, audience test screenings (by which he means actual test screenings, not the paid ones) and X-Men 3 get a look in. With a smidgen of Die Hard to round it off. Whisk, and bake for 30 minutes.
Out Of The Frying Pan - A Look At Kitchen Confidential. There's some quotes from Nick Brendon about his new show which is getting a lot of buzz and early praise from TV critics.
Marsters fan rally for Hurricane relief. In response, they are listing collectibles on eBay (through the Mission Fish program) with 100 percent of the final sales price slated for the American Red Cross and its hurricane relief effort. More...
Serenity premiere in Amsterdam. (Pics and Dutch commentary) Nathan and Summer attended the low key premiere of Serenity on Tuesday (9/6), welcomed by 50 (mainly) Dutch Browncoats and a straggle of Dutch press, 'celebs' and UIP associates. More...
They Aim to Interpretive Dance. Devin at CHUD on the new poster.
One of Joss' fave films, Night of the Comet, to have sequel. This low-budget 80s film is, in tone at least, the real first Buffy movie.

September 06

Changes to the Line-Up of 'Prime' - The Final Starfury Buffy/Angel convention. Nicholas Brendon and Elizabeth Anne Allen have had to pull out of the last ever Starfury convention due to the former's filming schedule with 'Kitchen Confidential' and the latter expecting her first baby! More...
WWE Serenity Sweepstakes. World Wrestling Enterainment have a shiny comp. More...
New fall shows could take a lesson from Buffy and Angel. The latest genre shows 'Supernatural' and 'Nightstalker' are found to be lacking in this MSNBC article. More...
Fan report from Dragon*Con. Great writeup over at fireflyfans.net. Lovely snippets of info from Jewel, Ron, Morena and Adam. More...
Serenity to be shown at Swedish Fantastisk Filmfestival on September 25th. According to the organisers, this is "Scandinavia's largest film festival for fantastic film" so good publicity for the movie. More...
UIP Australia Releases Serenity Poster. This provides the answer to our queries about the artwork with the recent Sydney Morning Herald article.
Melbourne Serenity Screening with Whedontastic Q&A Announced. September 13. Get your tickets fast people!

September 05

Session 416 - First Excerpt. The fifth (and reportedly final) Serenity viral marketing clip. More...
Listmania - The Revenge. Daniel Erenberg's latest article at Slayage.com has some fun top five lists for all the fans. More...
Nathan and Summer at Premier Deauville Festival. Nice photos.
The X-Axis reviews Dangerous. A rather scathing review of Astonishing #12. More...
Q&A with Joss in Sydney. Yes the mighty Joss is coming to Oz next week and doing a advance screening with a Q&A. More...
Drew Goddard penned Ep 4 of Alias Season 5. It's titled "Mockingbird".
(SPOILER) Serenity novelization goes back for 2nd printing. According to a post made by author Keith R.A. DeCandido on the movie site, the novelization has already gone to a second printing. (Spoiler warning for thread discussion of book - and, therefore, movie). More...
MWC reviews the Final Battle Mal action figure and does not like what he sees.

September 04

ME alums new shows listed among EW's Top 10 Must-see list. Magazine lists "Prison Break", "Reunion" , "How I Met Your Mother" and "Kitchen Confidential" among fall's most promising new series. More...
Fox uses innovative tools to promote DB' new show "Bones". Press kit included an evidence bag, containing "Bones" pilot episode. More...
Peter David clarifies some aspects of Spike: Old Times. In answering a continuity query about the comic book which gave us Spike's name in full (William Pratt), he says "My guess would be right after Xander's wedding imploded."
MillarWorld Magazine Serenity Cover Contest. MillarWorld and Universal are doing a cover artwork contest for the October issue of Millarworld Magazine. More...
MWC reviews the Ubervamp bust in his usual thorough style with a lot of excellent photos and guest reviewer Danny Mills looks at the Gentlemen Palz .

September 03

Trailer for 'Done The Impossible' DVD now online. The DVD (available for pre-ordering) is a documentary about the Firefly fans and the trailer itself looks pretty darn good. More...
Serenity in CHUD's Prognosticator for September. Devin's not sure it's gonna do too well at the box office... More...
Joss in IGN's Battle of the Comic Book Writers! His first round opponent: Danger Girl's J. Scott Campbell. Spoilers if you haven't read the GIFTED story arc, or at least issue 4, of Astonishing X-Men. More...
Sideshow Oz - 12 inch Figure Review of Oz. More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on Sci Fi - 'Our Mrs. Reynolds'. Featuring Saffron! One of the best Whedonverse guest characters ever. And no doubt there will be more exclusive clips from the movie airing tonight. And if you're looking for more coverage, check out the new Starlog magazine which has a 16 page movie preview. More...
NE Browncoats fundraising for Hurricane relief. The New England Browncoats are raising funds for the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund. More...

September 02

(SPOILER) Exclusive clips from Serenity. Moviefone contains two exclusive clips. Edit: 7 total clips. Download: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 More...
Eliza Dushku Appearing at Wizard World Boston. The star of Tru Calling and Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be out to meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday October 1st at the Bayfront Expo Center. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity Pre-Production Art. Yahoo! Movies have posted 13 production design art which may I say are very cool!
Revenge of the Nerd. Interview with Joss Whedon about his self-described nerdiness, found families, and his fanbase. More...
"Veronica Mars" premiere footage on UPN site. 3 minute clip from the episode followed by a minute trailer which features first looks at Charisma in the show. More...
Very "pretty" people... More Serenity cast pictures - these are some seriously photogenic folks...
Astonishing X-Men #12 review. Well that's Joss and John's first year over, so what did you think of it? More...
(SPOILER) Serenity: Two Differing Opinions. Diverse thoughts on the movie over at MillarWorld Magazine (minor plot spoilers).
Nick at CHUD responds to a Whedonite. Nick's reaction is, I think, typical of how most folks respond to what they view as the blindly devoted. Two-thirds down the page. Look for "Aidan" in a header.
Serenity coverage or what the papers say. A snapshot of the latest mentions. The Hollywood Reporter says "September 30 will be as jam-packed as mid-summer with six wide openings". The National Post says of Serenity "bigger budget here and bigger laughs." And the Boston Herald places Serenity alongside movies that "look all too familiar".
New Serenity trailer? Not sure of the origins of this one or the purpose, but it's appeared online. It might be the first TV teaser, or a short cinema teaser for the UK... May require registration. Make sure you choose the Windows Media version.
Dino Comics remix, a la Firefly. Entertaining on many levels. And what would Wash say? More...
Wanna see Serenity in Portland today (Thursday, Sept 1)? Electricspacegirl has extra passes to the Portland press screening of Serenity at 7pm today. More...
The Serenity Empire webchat transcript. (reg. required). My favourite quote, ever: "MORENA: Nathan, stop touching me".
First look at Nick Brendon's 'Unholy' Film. Official stills from the movie which comes out September 23rd.

September 01

Serenity novelization available as ebook. eReader.com just posted the ebook for Serenity at a sale price of $5.69 (or $5.12 if you get their newsletter).
Win KRAD's Serenity novelization and trading cards. It's a Whedonesque competition... More...
A convention from the guests point of view. At the Angel Booster Bash back in July, cameras were given to all the guest to take pictures with to get an idea of what they would take pics of. Some of those have now been developed and posted to their photo gallery. More...
James Marsters Fans Launch A Hurricane Relief Fund. I received an e-mail about this Yahoo Group. Information follows. More...
(SPOILER) First look at the 'special' Serenity action figure. Very spoilery for the movie but it does have 14 points of articulation (which apparently is a good thing). More...
UIP Australia roll out Serenity web promotion. "Your mission: to achieve exposure for the film Serenity and the website www.serenitymovie.com.au" More...
Joss pays tribute to Sam Loeb. Sam Loeb wrote a short story in "Tales of the Vampires". Sam died after a 3 year battle with cancer. It was revealed in this weeks Wizard Magazine by Jeph Loeb (Sam's father) that Sam was to be the writer for Superman/Batman #26, and had finished the plot and some of the dialogue. Jeph Loeb and others are going to pen the comic in Sam's memory. More...
Blogcritic thinks Serenity may break the Hollywood remake trend. He believes that Firefly has the potential to become a serial success. More...
Spike-centric DVD collection set for Oct. 4. TVshowsonDVD says this is same collection exclusive to Best Buy but now it's to be released to all retailers Oct. 4. It's for those "unable or unwilling to get it from Best Buy." More...
Want to see Serenity early? Live in Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, Greenville or Memphis? Then pop over to CHUD.com, they've really rallied behind the movie.
James Marsters on the Spike tv movie. "I am willing to put Spike to rest, but I would love to play him again".



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