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November 01

(SPOILER) A chat with Jason Dohring of "Veronica Mars". A cool interview with Jason Dohring (Logan from VM) with lots of cute mentions of Alyson, Joss and Charisma.

October 31

Unshelved pays Halloween tribute to Serenity. Our favourite librarian and friends dress up as Mal, Inara and a Reaver for Halloween.
Buffy voted third greatest fantasy hero of all time according to a poll conducted by the UK Sci Fi channel. The Slayer was pipped to the top position by Harry Potter and The Terminator.
Firefly hits number #1... on DVD in Australia. The series boxset is currently sitting at the number one position at the online JB HiFi website.
James Kirk was Mal's weird uncle says Joss. Excerpt from a Cinefantastique interview courtesy of TrekWeb.
Angel: Complete DVD Collection Boxset out today in the UK. Just about the perfect gift for Halloween. And if you have some spare cash, 20th Century Fox UK have re-released the complete Buffy DVD Boxset today as well. More...
Sci Fi Wire Polls readers on DVD Premiere movies for the Buffyverse. Aside from James Marsters' Spike, who would you like to see star in their own DVD Buffy film? More...
(SPOILER) Firefly Talk Podcast # 2. Articles about Yo-Saf-Brig, and Kaylee and Simon's communication problems. Along with Firefly news, fan-fiction reviews, and forum recaps. It does contain spoilers about Serenity.
Serenity action figure giveaway at NY Comic-Con. Be one of the first 1000 people to buy a ticket to the first annual New York Comic-Con and receive a free "exclusive limited edition Serenity action figure" when you pick up your badge. More...

October 30

Buffy makes women bigger Sci-Fi fans than men. British digital television channel Sci Fi UK claims that girls now outnumber male fans, due largely to the popularity of strong female characters like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Angelina Jolie, who star in more emotional storylines than the surreal plots of old. Also reported in the Telegraph.
Newsweek on TV-to-DVD Boxed Sets. ""We still get requests for something new on 'Buffy'," says Fox's Steve Feldstein."
James Marsters leaves a few messages for his UK fans. Thanking them for coming to see his Macbeth reading & concerts and also mentions he starts filming on Monday for the movie "Shadow Puppets".

October 29

Boreanaz Makes No 'Bones' About Being Happy. A nice interview with David. Contains a brief mention of Buffy and Angel.
Matt Roush Would Love to See a Spike Movie. The last question on the page. More...
Discover "Twisted History Vampires" and you'll find a Toy. Camden Toy that is, the verse's favorite mutli-player demon will be interviewed for the Discovery Channel show. Just in time for Halloween, airing Oct 30 at 10 pm PST.
UIP Mexico drop Serenity. Just in case there are any fans in that area. It was due for release next Friday.

October 28

Fox reveal details for their shows in November. ME cast and crew related shows include: That 70's Show, The OC, Prison Break, Bones, Reunion and Kitchen Confidential. The link contain brief details for several episodes, it might be too spoilery for some people. More...
Smallville goes Buffy (no really). Apparently last night's Smallville was either a homage to or piss take of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Well Steven DeKnight wrote the episode and James Marsters starred in it. So did it seem like old times? More...
(SPOILER) The Signal #16 Podcast. "Features on River, Wash, and Fruity Oaty Bars and the movie version of the Ballad of Serenity and an extended excerpt from our interview with Tim Minear." More...
Scoring the 'Verse with David Newman. The Serenity composer talks about his involvement in the movie (via Cinescape who also review the soundtrack and rate it very highly). Soundtrack.net has a review of the score as well and gives it 3 1/2 stars out of 4 (big spoilers in that link btw). More...
Serenity Cast Photo Ops for THE FLANVENTION now on eBay for Charity. The cast photo ops for the Flanvention are up on eBay as of October 26, 2005. The auctions will end on November 2, 2006 at 2:56pm PST. More...
Serenity drops to 309 US theatres tomorrow. More...

October 27

People Magazine Celebrity Spotlight on James Marsters. Get the lowdown on the Buffy star-turned Smallville villain.
Marti Noxon's latest project. Also at Sci Fi Wire, Marti talks about her latest project "The Curse". More...
Slaying Straight To DVD? According to Marti Noxon, there are serious discussions for straight to video Buffyverse adventures (via Chud).
Serenity In NY Times Readers' Faves Section. Serenity is listed among movies NYT readers gave four or more stars.
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(SPOILER) Angel: Old Friends #1 Preview Art. Three pages of yet-to-be lettered art by David Messina for the next Angel mini series from IDW.
Special Halloween "Serenity" screening in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar (Monday @ 7:30pm). More...

October 26

Firefly voted greatest ever space science fiction work in a poll conducted by NewScientistSpace.com. Serenity took second place. Heh.
Serenity reaches $9M at overseas box office. Seven countries are reporting takings so far. More...
Nectar eStores & CD Wow! Celebrate The Release of "Serenity". By offering you the chance to win a trip for 2 to Space Camp USA. (Nectar Card holders only)
Empire Online Joss Interview. Empire Online has a readers only interview with Joss Whedon, where he talks about Buffy, Serenity and Wonder Woman. "Some people have asked about a new series but I don't think that's where the thinking would be." More...
(SPOILER) Yahoo TV has an extended clip of this week's Smallville featuring James Marsters. Preview an extended scene between Professor Milton Fine (James Marsters) and Lex.
The sky's the limit for the man with the most intimidating name in showbiz. Chiwetel Ejiofor, aka Serenity's the Operative, continues his march on Hollywood. He joins 'Children of Men' and 'Tonight at Noon'.
(SPOILER) Josscentricality - our very own nixygirl's leap into the world of podcasting. Entertaining and informative, this podcast from one of our very own, discusses all things Joss, including Serenity (that's the spoiler warning), Wonder Woman and various other projects. Mirror here, temporary feed here. More...
Want to make your own Firefly special effects? "3d-Palace is pleased to announce the release of their new training DVD "Stormbringer": A step by step modelling, animation and texturing tutorials set for the creation of the "Firefly Class" transport ship based upon the TV Series "Firefly" by Fox and the newly released motion picture "Serenity" by Universal. This 30+ hour training set comes on two data DVDs , and shows you every stage of the process.."
Tory MP walked in on me when I was naked. Shock. Horror. As the battle for the UK Conservative Party leadership causes much excitement amongst the chattering classes (and mass indifference with everyone else), The Mirror picks up on a 'connection' with the front runner David Cameron and an Angel guest star. More...
20 Questions With...Anthony Head. He picks Joss as one of his favourite playwrights and directors.
(SPOILER) Jeffrey Bell writing/directing episode 6 of Alias S5. The episode is titled "Solo" and has Amy Acker as a guest star. Also, Alias Season 4 came out on DVD today and it features Bell and Goddard on commentary together.
Michael Crawford reviews Sideshow's 12" Vampire Buffy and Diamond Select's Buffy versus Dracula mini-bust over in his Movie Poop Shoot column too.
Alexis Denisof will voice Mirror Master in Justice League Unlimited. His voice-work will be featured in the episode "Flash and Substance". More...

October 25

Buffyverse Action Figure Raffle, from the Whedonverse Multimedia Project. "From now until midnight eastern time on October 30th, every $5 you donate to the Whedonverse Multimedia Project will automatically enter you into our drawing." More...
Techsploitation: Fanactivism. The insightful Annalee Newitz brings us her take on Serenity and the fan efforts to keep the 'verse alive.
(SPOILER) Serenity analysis by Peter Suderman, who previously reviewed the movie for Relevant. Here he analyzes its political-economical philosophy for The American Spectator... More...
Preorder Serenity on DVD from PlayUSA.com for $27.99 (delivered) or 15 pounds delivered for UKers. Release 20th December. Includes the great "that sparkles" (shiny) French dubbing as an extra.
(SPOILER) Kristin reveals Veronica Mars info concerning Charisma and Alyson. There is also a mention of Kitchen Confidential. More...
On Point Pleasant and Prison Break - Marti Noxon tells all. A somewhat jolly interview with her at TV Guide. There's also some discussion of the proposed Spike movie as well.
Jon Christensen blogs about Serenity "fan boys" and prospects for a sequel at /FILM. Warning - the blogger has less than kind things to say about Firefly fans and sounds very much like one of those monsters who eats goats and lives under a bridge.
Mysterious Skin available on DVD (R1) tomorrow. Gregg Araki's critically acclaimed film. Stars Michelle Trachtenberg.

October 24

Preview The "Point Pleasant" DVD. TVShowsOnDVD have 5 clips from the box set (R1, released tomorrow).
Steven Brust Has Written a Firefly Novel. The Well-known SF/F author has written an original novel set in the 'Verse which has yet to be accepted for publication. More...
The Five Best Buffy episodes. Well according to TV Squad that is.
Last chance to bid in the 'Conversations with the 'Verse' auction. Today is the final day to bid for a telephone conversation with the likes of Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, David Fury, Stephanie Romanov etc. Proceeds will go to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Serenity WILL open in Germany. Good news for all Germans: Someone named bschnell posted this in the official movie sites forum: "[...] the word from Frankfurt is: _Of course_ SERENITY will open in Germany on November 24." More...
Whedonesque on the map. Add yourself to this interactive Google map and show your fellow Whedonesque posters where you come from.
ASH on Jonathan Ross radio show on Saturday. Anthony Head talks about his new play, opening in London for a few months from November, as well as his coming stint on Doctor Who and Fanny Craddock's doughnuts. More...
Third Week of Box Office Takings in Australia. UIP posted this earlier at Serenity Oz. More...

October 23

David Boreanaz feels bad to the Bones. Fans wonder how many bad puns about this show can headline writers possibly come up with.
Bob Rivers Radio Show Interviews James Marsters. Discusses his British accent, producing theatre in Seattle, and his new role on Smalleville.
(SPOILER) Serenity a soothing sci-fi success "Whedon's characters could be sitting in a circle, furiously knitting winter caps for two hours, and the movie would still be enjoyable." Minor spoilers. More...
New Southland Tales Stills. Watch the series of stills in this flash movie from the official site. I guess they decided to save the best for last.
Joss cites 'Watchmen' as influence. A look at how the groundbreaking comic Watchmen came to be and how it continues to have influence. Says Whedon: "Watchmen took the history of comics and used it as a template for examining the human condition in a way no one had seen before." More...
The Fright Stuff - TV Guide covers Halloween. Have some fun with some Buffy and Angel nostalgia.

October 22

Serenity makes $300k estimated on Friday compared to $717k last Friday. More...
Marsters' Words and Music has a few tickets left. The London dates are likely to be the last chance to see James in the UK for a while because of other work commitments. 20 more tickets have just been made available for his St James Church appearance.
David Greenwalt's latest gig, Surface, has had a full-season order from NBC. Greenwalt is an associate producer, and has written the script for one episode so far; more are rumored to be on the way. More...
Russian Vampires watch "Buffy vs Dracula". Russian Vampire film, "Nightwatch," features a clip from the fifth season premiere - Buffy Summers coming face-to-face with The Dark Master... bator. More...
How fans fight back. Article in "The Guardian" about fan support for axed TV shows has mentions of the BDM and a nice picture of River to boot. More...
When is a Loading Dock not a "Loading Dock"? A reader takes Roger Ebert to task in his Answer Man column, for suggesting that Serenity had low-budget look. More...
Browncoats 101 - "So you've seen the ads and you're wondering just what in the tian xaio de's so great about this movie Serenity." More...
International Serenity openings being canceled. Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, Brazil and Singapore have all decided to drop Serenity. International fans waiting for cinema release should check with UIP to see if it is still being released in their country (reg required). Greece and Germany also appear to be pulling out, but not confirmed yet.
Vampire's Gotta Have Some Soul. A reference to Angel in the punk web comic 'Nothing Nice To Say' More...
Tonight's Firefly episode on Sci Fi - 'Heart of Gold'. It's also known as "Shower of Gold" or "Heart of Pooh" (according to Tim Minear). More...

October 21

Buffy Prop Webpage Goes Live! FactoryX now has the Buffy Prop Replica Webpage up, including pictures and descriptions of new items including Anyanka's Necklace and the Gentlemen's Voice Box! More...
Neverwinter Nights Firefly mod converts the D&D computer game to the 'Verse.
Charts, charts, charts. Firefly enters US 'top 20 DVD weekly sellers' list. Currently at number 17. More...
Marti Noxon talks 'Point Pleasant'. The cancelled Fox show is now available to buy on DVD (reg req). More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar in talks for lead role in new indie film. Variety reports that the film 'The Air I Breathe' is based on an ancient Chinese proverb and will begin filming in Mexico City in January.
Interview with Tracy Hickman, about his involvement with the Firefly RPG in this week's Signal. Tracy Hickman, along with Margaret Weiss, are famous for their Dragonlance novels.
Producer Joel Silver Talks Wonder Woman Casting and Reinventing. He talks about casting, Joss writing the script, and Serenity.
Blond, James Blond. Joss Whedon mention: "Not many people saw Serenity in the theater but he wrote an intelligent, interesting villain (the Operative) and had a no-name actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) make him memorable." More...
Summer and Sean (Astin) pay a visit to Texas in Nov. Wizard World brings some Serenity and a little Angel to Dallas Nov 4-6, in the form of Summer Glau and Sean Astin. More...
James Marsters Radio Interview. Our favorite blondie-bear gives a seven minute phone interview on The Hot Morning Show about Brainiac, GotR, Macbeth and even his NEW MOVIE ROLE. More...
Serenity drops to 871 US theatres tomorrow. 838 theatres drop Serenity. She's in my heart, and in my mind.
Slither Trailer Now Online at Apple.com. More...

October 20

(SPOILER) Serenity shuffles off this mortal coil. Scott Nance over at SyFy Portal does a post-mortem on the movie's box office performance.
Whedonesque Widget. I just noticed this over at the Apple Dashboard website. It's for all Macintosh Tiger (10.4) users. More...
(SPOILER) A long, hard look at Serenity from Buffista's Nilly. It's probably the most in depth analysis around, full of insight. "Those are characters that may do questionable things, in a world that not only can't find any easy other solutions for them, but practically the opposite, leaves them with no choice but to having to resort to questionable acts and tough choices."
'Conversations with the 'Verse' auction now back up. Owing to a difficulty with eBay, the charity auction has now moved to Yahoo! and will last until the 24th. So once again people can have the chance to win a telephone call with Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, David Fury, Stephanie Romanov etc.
(SPOILER) UPN reveal details on November episodes of Veronica Mars featuring Joss, Aly and Charisma. And the plot thickens. More...
Buffy's Mom and the Master send chills through New Jersey this halloween. Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers) and Mark Metcalf (the Master) will be in attendance at the Chiller Theatre Expo Oct 28-30th. Tickets available at the door.
Fab Amber Benson contest. You have a chance to win an autographed copy of her and Chris Golden's new book and a phone call from Amber herself. All you have to do is suggest which figure from British history (pre 1840) could be a ghost in a future 'Ghosts of Albion' story.
(SPOILER) Firefly Talk Podcast. A new Firefly Podcast. The first episode contains a discussion about Zoe. More...
Alyson Hannigan's Favourite "Buffy" Episodes. From EW.com
(SPOILER) El Diablo Robotico Makes An Appearance in Runaways Comic Book. Joss' favorite comic, Brian K. Vaughn's Runaways, returns the love with yet another tip of the hat to the Buffyverse. More...
Sean Maher's indie film opens in LA. Living 'til the End is playing Los Angeles this Friday at The Music Hall, Beverly Hills. More...
Serenity Fan Film. Link courtesy of fff.net - not a bad effort really... More...
Live performance of "Once More with Feeling" halted. 20th Century Fox's attorneys have shut down a planned live performance of the Buffy musical in San Francisco.
Blogger (instapundit) Gives Short Review of Firefly. He saw Serenity first and started watching Firefly. More...

October 19

Box Office Mojo reviews Serenity international performance. "Serenity displayed some relatively strong holds. The sci-fi thriller had a $2 million weekend internationally, led by the U.K.'s $868,664-a drop of 39 percent for a $3.3 million total there. Russia was the picture's sole opening, grossing a respectable $711,201 from 232 screens. Next weekend, Serenity lands in France and Spain." Serenity actually opens in France today.
HIMYM ratings and the status of all new shows. How is Alyson's show doing this week? It is already picked up for the full season, but what about "Bones", "Kitchen Confidential", "Close to Home", "Freddie" and the others?
Buffy 'The Gift' book out today according to this week's comic book shipping list. This one's quite interesting. It's published by Tokyopop and is a cine-manga adaptation of the 100th episode and contains "never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos, director and actor commentary, excerpts from the uncut script, and intricately designed stunts." More...
Brett Matthews to write sci-fi script for Universal. The former Mutant Enemy alum wrote the Firefly episode 'Heart of Gold' and was a co-writer with Joss on the Serenity comic book mini-series. More...
Joss the Testy Car Rental Manager! Yes, Joss makes his primetime real face debut in the Veronica Mars episode airing Nov. 9th and the Ask Ausiello column has a photo. Warning: numerous spoilers about other shows as you scroll down through the column.
Save Firefly - a true story. An inside account of what really happened back in 2002. Highly recommended reading.

October 18

Manolo's Shoe Blog. Manolo has mentioned the Firefly and the Serenity. More...
Win Serenity t-shirt! Swedish competition to win tickets & t-shirts. More...
Astonishing X-Men Saga. As a taster for issue 13, Marvel are releasing a 48 page one-shot in January which recaps the first 12 issues. Pointless? Probably but the new cover by John Cassaday is very good indeed. More...
Competition: Win a copy of the Serenity Visual Companion. We've got three copies to give away and you can win one by answering a simple question.
Relive Booster Bash Memories. Booster Events has the photo CD from the Bash for sale now. Lots of candid pics, including Joss, Alexis and Adam! More...
Meeting Joss Whedon in Hamburg. A writeup from the recent press junket in Germany. In this section, Joss gets mistaken for Arnold Schwarzenegger and hilarity ensues. In part two, he talks about Carter Burwell and David Newman and also how he creates and writes characters.
(SPOILER) The Firefly 'Verse: Three Beginnings. "Joss Whedon's sci-fi western franchise may be unique in the world of television and film in that the storyline has not one, not two, but three disparate beginnings."
(SPOILER) Adam Baldwin Q &A at Dallas Comic Con. 7 1/2 minutes of video clips of Adam Baldwin's Q & A at 16 October 2005's Dallas Comic Con. MAJOR Serenity SPOILER ON PAGE and in video. More...
Two Serenity RPG supplements confirmed in the second page of this RPGnet forum thread, by the game's principal author Jamie Chambers. More...

October 17

Amy Acker talks "Alias". Amy Acker talks about her now recurring (7 to 9 episodes, possibly more) role on Alias this season. Also talks about Jeff Bell, Tim Minear and other former Buffyverse crew.
Serenity will be shown in Sao Paulo International Film Festival and will compete in the New Directors Competition. Click here for Portuguese link. Serenity will open officially in Brazil on November 11th. More...
Serenity drops to 6th place for its second British weekend. The movie took just over 490,000 pounds with a drop off of 40% from the first weekend. In total, the movie has now taken 1.86 million pounds in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In Australia, the movie finished in 9th place for the past weekend.
"I never wanted to be on 'The Alyson Hannigan Show'". Our Aly explains why she joined 'How I Met Your Mother'.
The Browncoat Book. ( reg.req.) Some folks over at the movie board had the idea to create a book for our fandom.Thought that it was a great idea. More...
Browncoat Alliance interviews Nathan Town. The brilliant creative mind behind Mosquito, the hilarious short film send up of Firefly, addresses the edge of curiousness in this relaxed and longish interview. More...
(SPOILER) The gang at The Signal discuss their thoughts on Serenity. Or get the podcast directly here
Man takes phone call during "Serenity." On BBC Radio, Andrew Collins reads a letter from a fan who complains about "one buffoon" talking on the phone about how much he was enjoying his time in the theater during Serenity. It's short, but I thought a little lightness was in order. Plus, there's another Whedon mention before it. More...

October 16

Vampire Shootout. To celebrate the release of new low prices on the DVD boxsets of the first two seasons of Buffy and Angel in the UK, an online vampire shootout game has been made.
International Box Office roundup. Variety has a roundup of the international Box Office. Apparently Serenity has good word of mouth, which should give it legs in the UK. Variety also reports that USA bought Serenity for about $3 million. The SciFi channel will also get some plays. More...
Serenity's third US Box Office weekend performance. Box Office Mojo estimates that the movie took $2,282,000 from Friday to Sunday. A drop off of 57.4% from last weekend. More...
The Title of Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie revealed. Film website imdb.com reports that the project formerly known as "Revolver" has now been named as "The Return".
(SPOILER) Failure of Utopia - Analysis of Serenity and Oliver Twist from a Christian point of view. As the title of the article suggests, those seeking for heaven are doomed to fail. Utopia is a pipe dream.
Serenity - Best SF Film in Years. Dan Alban of The Record, an independent newspaper at Harvard Law School, says Serenity is also one of the best films of the year, in any genre. Also, a Serenity plug on the UTD newspaper Mercury. Scroll to the bottom for both articles.

October 15

(SPOILER) People's Weekly World gives 'Serenity" a rave review! Newspaper of the Communist Party USA also gives a glowing compliment to "Firefly." More...
'Serenity' drops out of the Top Ten for Friday 14th. It's currently at #12 and took an estimated $710,000. The Maggie Grace/Tom Welling horror remake 'The Fog' has taken the top spot. More...
(SPOILER) "Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave From the Grave" now available on DVD. Jenny Mollen a.k.a Nina the werewolf from Angel Season Five, co-stars with Peter Coyote in this Horror Movie Sequel. The spoiler tag is for certain images and the plot synopsis.
Goners active on HSX from Monday. Buy stocks for virtual Hollywood dollars and help create the buzz for Goners.
(SPOILER) From Spike to Smallville - Marsters tells all. He also reaffirms his commitment for the Spike TV movie in this Smallville-centric interview. And the latest news on the Spike movie? Well Clint at Moviehole.net says "I'm hearing good, good, good, things on the 'Spike' telemovie front. It's coming together nicely".
USA Network Gets Broadcast Rights to "Serenity." To air in 2008.
Variety AD: Serenity thank you from the Browncoats. This ad appeared on the back cover of the Daily National Variety magazine for October 14, 2005. It is a love note and a big thank you to Joss, the cast, crew and Universal for Serenity from the Browncoats and many other fans. Check out the color version - it's gorgeous!
"Firefly" OST Track Listing & Booklet Art at Amazon. Look what Greg has given us. Now with track lengths courtesy of the nice people at Varese Sarabande. Comes out to around 60 mins. total. More...
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 31 confirms that new action figures of Xander and Cordelia are on the way, sometime after Buffy and Dawn ship to stores too late for Christmas - and that Once More With Feeling Dawn and the Buffybot will have legs.

October 14

Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'The Message'. As written by Joss and Tim (who also directed). During the filming of this episode, news broke that the show was cancelled. But forget about that for the moment, focus on the cunning hat and of course Jonathan M. Woodward's stellar performance. "When you can't run anymore, you crawl." More...
Joss: "I'm very content". Some bloke posts on the US Serenity forum. Anybody know who he is? More importantly, though, I'd like to highlight this one quote: "I've seen a couple of posts with Browncoats beating themselves up about not having done enough. I never want to hear that again."
(SPOILER) Shack reviews Serenity. A negative review from Television Without Pity's former recapper for Firefly.
A review of the 'Spike: Love is Hell' DVD. Fails to deliver the best Spike episodes according to this reviewer. More...
Amy Acker on Alias this (and next) week. Its always good to see Amy Acker on the screen! More...
IDW releases solicitation info for titles to be published in February '06. New releases include Spike Vs. Dracula #1 and Angel: Old Friends #4. More...
Simon's a ghost and Mr. Universe does math with a psycho slayer, Friday night on CBS. This week CBS is offering up some extra verse related viewing. First a reminder on Ghost Whisperer, our favorite Doc Sean Maher guest stars and then 2 other guest stars from the verse star on the show Numb3rs.
Netherlands to open Serenity in 12 screens. Firefly aired at primeish time on the network 'Yorin', Serenity had several early screenings, and cast members in attendance.
Stephen King's pick of the week. One of the world's best selling authors chooses Serenity as his movie of the week. More...
Serenity drops to 1700 theatres in the US as of tomorrow.

October 13

(SPOILER) What would C.S. Lewis think about Serenity. Another thoughtful Christian who appreciates Joss Whedon and Serenity, Bowling Green State U. professor Bruce L. Edwards blogs about C.S. Lewis's appreciation for good sci-fi. More...
(SPOILER) Relevant Magazine reviews Serenity. Peter Suderman says, "Unassuming and unpretentious, [Serenity] bests blockbusters with three times its budget, More...
(SPOILER) Serenity: Death and Rebirth. A blog site featuring a panel of good writers and a bundle of Serenity and Firefly flavoured analysis, review and opinion. More...
(SPOILER) See Pictures of James as Braniac. *Certain Smallville plot spoilers* There's also a cool Smallville poster with James in it located HERE. Hmmm...Looks familiar. More...
(SPOILER) Our BDH are Boyfriends of the Week. For the first time, Meg's Boyfriend of the Week is actually five boyfriends...the men of Serenity's crew. More...
Ohio University's online paper says "Standout cast makes 'Serenity' a hit". "Take a seat, George Lucas. Joss Whedon has trumped you with his freewheeling sci-fi western 'Serenity'."
Buffy and Spike now available as pumpkin stencils. Ideal for Halloween. More...
(SPOILER) Mark Steyn snarks about Serenity. Not familiar with Firefly, much less a fan, Steyn's review of Serenity won't please fans of either the series or the movie. More...
Serenity No. 4 in London Box Office from only 12 screens. According to Time Out "A shame that sci-fi actioner 'Serenity' played on a rather meagre 12 screens after such good press, a wider release would almost certainly have seen it mount a serious challenge against the top two movies."
How I Met Your Mother Picked Up For Full Season. CBS has picked up the freshman comedy for a full 22-episode order. I guess Mediaweek was wrong...

October 12

Advance Screenings for New Zealand. UIP announce second round of screenings. Also Infilm has a breakdown of last weekend's Australian Box Office earnings with a report on how each film has fared. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity Deleted Scenes Listing. One of the UK Browncoats posts that BBFC has a list of the deleted scenes that should be accompanying Serenity's DVD Release. While not especially spoilery, if you have not seen the flick, you may want to avoid this. More...
Arnie and Eliza rumoured to have signed up for True Lies 2. Apparently she will reprise her role as Harry Taskers now grown up daughter (via IMDB). More...
(SPOILER) Serenity in 2000 Words or Less. A highly entertaining piss-take (contains many major spoilers).
Eve becomes a bad influence on "Heaven". Sarah Thompson has landed a recurring Rose of a role on this seasons 7th Heaven, as the girlfriend of one of the main cast, who seems to have a little devil in her ... or perhaps it's just left over residue from W&H.
Double features and firefly marathons in Germany. FOX and UIP are cooperating in Germany for promotional purposes. The pilot & Serenity to be shown as double features in various German cities as well as a Firefly Marathon plus Serenity. More...
How I Met Your Mother in danger? This weeks ratings weren't so good and the show is losing viewers from week to week. How does Mediaweek classify "Kitchen" and "Mother"? Are the shows dead or with a future?
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon praises Charisma Carpenter in the latest 'Ask Ausiello' column at TV Guide (numerous spoilers for TV shows).
Alyson is on Carson Daly. And Eric Balfour is on tomorrow.
The various River Tam Session viral movies are at number 16, 20, 26, 49 and 51 in the OurMedia Top100 video download list.
An interesting piece on why we love Wash in this weeks edition of The Signal. No spoilers, so listen without fear.
(SPOILER) Why stop the signal when it's this good? "One of the underlying themes in "Serenity" is the right for people to know the truth, which is especially valid in our current times." More...
Pics of the our BDB! So very pretty.
Pre-production sculpts of Sideshow Vamp Buffy, Dru and Darla. See what the figures looked like before they were put together and painted.
A small number of people are reporting their local theatres dropping Serenity, however it looks like only in a very small number of areas (official counts not out yet). Could people check with their local theatres and check Serenity is still playing on Friday? If it's not wide scale it should help quell the fears.
Nick Brendon's movie, "The Unholy" has an updated website. It's a very spooky and well-made site which includes the trailer, screencaps, and "evidence" connected to the story.
Fox Orders More 'Bones'. Fox has ordered 9 more episodes, bringing the total episode count to 22 episodes. More...
Veronica Mars Season One (R1) DVD out today. A quick slightly random recap in Whedonesque's coverage: "Think Buffy" said Robert Bianco back in September of last year. "Hey! Alyson's going to be guesting!" said fans in January. And then of course, Joss Luvs Veronica.

October 11

Now that's a poster. Saw that Gossi had posted this over on the Browncoats board and had to show it here. More...
(SPOILER) Sci-fi beats Pride in UK film chart says BBC News, as do Reuters UK, Empire Magazine and Digital Spy. DigitalSpy.co.uk, hosts of the UK's largest web forum (115,570 members), says "Serenity is up there with the best sci-fi movies of the year, with a great injection of fun which certain others in the genre have sorely lacked". BBC Online Films say "Go see!". More...
Seth Green to do new Austin Powers movie? Dark Horizons reports on a UK video rental magazine interview with Michael York that Seth Green might be starring in a new Austin Powers movie as a younger version of Dr. Evil (via IMDB).
NewScientist is now taking votes for your top 3 favorite works of space sci-fi. Firefly and Serenity both made the list! More...
Kristin says Kitchen Confidential is not cancelled. "It is still in production, so tune in." More...
'Joe and Monkey' watch James Marsters in Smallville. Today's strip of the 'Joe and Monkey' webcomic revolves around James Marsters appearance on Smallville. More...
Happy 20th Birthday Michelle Trachtenberg.
(SPOILER) A positive and insightful review of Serenity at Video Sewer Sci Fi. "Serenity is a movie puzzle that fits together with deceptive ease. But above the machinations of a topical plot that puts to shame most Hollywood screenwriting, Serenity works so well because the archetypical characters and situations are sketched with a loving hand; armed with highly naturalistic dialog and placed in settings that are totally relatable to todayís culture."
(SPOILER) Serenity: A Story Analysis. Something a little different and a brief respite from the tsunami of movie reviews and box office scrutiny following the Serenity's release. More...
Again with the Inscrutability! A somewhat angry blog entry about having Asian sensibilities in Serenity but no Asian actors.
Washington Browncoat goes above and beyond. On Sept. 30 in Vancover, WA, a man bought 320 tickets to "Serenity" and stood in front of Regal Cinema Cascade 16 theater and gave them away. The identity of this man is unknown.
Serenity Giveaway Winners Announced. Follow-up of Jerry Gordon's very generous project idea to give back to fellow Browncoats who supported the BDM. More...
"Serenity's" 2nd Weekend Actual: $5.35 million. In its second weekend, "Serenity" manages a 47% drop to $5.35 million.

October 10

James Marsters wants to be Dresden in "The Dresden Files", a pilot for Sci-fi channel. On his site they are asking his fans to contact the producers, now that the project has been greenlighted. He has brought the character to life in the audiobooks and he is the 1st choice of the author Jim Butcher.
We will have Jam for Serenity. Industry focus on the people behind the international Serenity PR campaign and how they create online buzz.
ĎDandelioní now showing in limited release. If you have any money left after Serenity, consider spending your last Dollars on this film with Vincent Kartheiser.
It's a rotter's life outside the Buffy zone. Anthony Stewart Head talks about the new play he is starring in, 'Otherwise Engaged'.
Nick Brendon in this week's issue of People. He talks about moving from Buffy to Kitchen, and what it's like to do a 180 in casting demographics. Since Kitchen cast is mostly male. More...
Kitchen Confidential Closed? Dark Horizons website reports on picked up shows and those axed. Nicholas Brendon's "Kitchen Confidential" has apparently been axed."Bones" continuing its success as well as Hannigan's "How I Met..."
UIP Australia post 2nd weekend figures. "The SERENITY figure for the weekend was $553,957, which is a drop of 47% from the first weekend (and that is a better hold than the US figure). Our cumulative total is now $2,106,211."
Serenity goes in at #1 in the UK for its opening weekend. And it took the highest gross per screen as well.
Nice Guy Comic Creator's report from Serenity Premiere. Thrilling report from one very lucky Browncoat. (No spoilers) More...
"Out of Gas": Devin at CHUD offers one last piece about Serenity. Strap on your blood-pressure cuffs! More...
Wanna Be a Vengeance Demon? Now you can buy a prop replica of Anya's necklace from the episode "The Wish"--a personal favorite of many Buffy fans. More...

October 09

(SPOILER) James Marsters talks about Brainiac. "I'm trying to get him to step up and be more than he thinks he is." And UK fans of James Marsters will be pleased to know that his TV Movie 'Cool Money' will be out on DVD on December 5th.
Estimates for Saturday's and Sunday's USA box office. Saturday went really well, with only a 40% drop-off from last week. The total gives a drop-off of 51% for the weekend. More...
(SPOILER) A report from the German Serenity premiere. (I think) on the US browncoats forum (reg required). It's not really clear if this is the premiere or not, but Joss, Nathan and Summer went so I think it might well be. There are some spoilers. It's interesting to see the first audiences with the movie translated and with cultural differences.
Serenity and cast top IMDB MovieMeter and StarMeters. IMDB's professional (subscription) tracking services tell you how many hits movies and actors are getting. Serenity has sat at #1 for MovieMeter for over 2 weeks now, and now the cast are getting in on the action - Summer is the #1 viewed actress on IMDB, Nathan at #4. Full stats follow. More...
'Ghosts of Albion' website now open. Amber Benson and Chris Golden's popular dark fantasy series now has a home. Amongst other things, there's details of a November signing tour for their new novel.
(SPOILER) 'Star Trek' never had a robot in a prom dress. "It's kinda quaint, and when Kaylee complains... it takes you a minute to realize she's talking pure filth."
(SPOILER) First 9 mins. of 'Serenity' also available at iFilm. If the UIP International/Vividas site has been giving you (or those you hope to seduce) any trouble, this is the link.
The Serenity paperback comic can now be ordered on amazon.com. Surprisingly Amazon lists the release date for February but I thought this was supposed to come out in January?

October 08

Serenity's second Friday Box Office performance. Whedon's film pulls in an estimated $1.51 million for its second Friday, dropping down to ninth place.
Serenity takes 2nd place at the UK box office for Friday. Very narrowly beaten by 'Pride and Prejudice'. There is a good chance that Serenity could take the number one slot for its British opening weekend (reg req).
The Force.Net suggests readers see "Serenity". When one of the biggest "Star Wars" fan sites pays tribute to another SF movie, well, I can't remember the last time it happened. More...
Composer David Newman on Creating Music for Serenity. "'Serenity' may have the most unusual musical score ever written for a science-fiction film: no heroic fanfares a la 'Star Wars,' no futuristic synthesizers a la 'Blade Runner,' no classical music a la '2001: A Space Odyssey.'" (Reg. required)
Top 10 'Buffy' and 'Angel' Episodes. Horror Brain, a new community site from IGN, lists their Top 10 Buffy episodes and their Top 10 Angel Episodes. They also have the Biography of Angel (Part 1).
Buffy - The Chosen Collection at $129.99 Originally listed at the unbelievably low price of $139.99, Amazon has dropped the price another $10. That's $70 off the list price. More...
Angel - Complete DVD (R2) Collection. Finally the perfect companion to that Buffy ultimate collectors edition dvd set! More...
A Buffy/Alias comparison in Ask Matt column. In the third paragraph, a reader compares J.J. Abrams to Joss Whedon, and Matt Roush compares watching the final season of Alias to watching the final season of Buffy. More...
"Shaw Island" web comic featuring Serenity. It references the movie and Joss. More...
Ebay remove the "Talk to Joss" auction for charity due to a violation with their listing policies. More...
Joss Whedon reviews Veronica Mars on DVD for Entertainment Weekly. "Last year, Veronica Mars' best friend was murdered. Some months later, she was drugged at a party and raped in her sleep. Welcome to the funniest and most romantic show on TV..."
Tonight's Firefly episode on SciFi - 'Trash'. Two words. Naked Mal. Anyhow this is the first of the unaired Fox episodes and it's written by Mr 'Smile Time' himself, Ben Edlund and Jose Molina (Dark Angel). More...

October 07

Once More, With Feeling Live! No really, here in San Francisco, by a group called CounterPulse, for two weekends. Tickets are $15-20. More...
(SPOILER) Paste magazine discusses special effects in Serenity. The October/November issue of Paste includes a one-page article about special effects in Serenity. The free DVD also includes a great Serenity preview.
(SPOILER) BBC podcast: Mark Kermode reviews Serenity. This is Mark Kermode, fairly respected in the UK. I haven't listened to it yet so there may be spoilers.
Whedon seeks return of 'gritty' sci-fi. The BBC website interviews Joss on Serenity, and links to Whedonesque! More...
James Marsters Video Interview about Smallville. There's also an interview with him in Issue #11 of the Smallville magazine. It features a photo of him on the upper left hand corner of the cover with the headline "Guess Who's Coming to Smallville!" More...
Browncoats on AOL's "the hot list". Browncoats are number 3 on "the hot list". More...
Point Pleasant DVD Competition. CityOfAngel.com are giving away three DVD boxsets of Marti Noxon's show. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg joined the cast of Chad Lowe's "Beautiful Ohio". The movie will also star William Hurt, Rita Wilson and Julianna Margulies. More...
The Pulse interviews Seth Green and his partner, Hugh Sterbakov about their comic book creation "Freshmen". More...
Box Office Mojo's weekend estimate is now out. They are expecting a large drop. Box Office Mojo estimates that Serenity will make $4.8 million and be in 7th place for the weekend.
(SPOILER) Opening night review from someone who saw a preview showing. This guy went all out. Loved the t-shirts. And here's a great review from a local weekly, "[It] caught me completely off guard by making them seem new all over again, recapturing some of the fun of the first three Star Wars movies."
A list of open-captioned Serenity screenings in the States. If anyone knows of any other screenings not on this list, please do post them in the comments section for the benefit of hear-impaired and deaf fans. More...
Amber Benson interviewed at Comixfan. Amber talks about her past and present projects including Shadowplay, her current IDW series.
Serenity opens in the UK today. The Times casts its eye over the movie and mentions the magic word "franchise". Whilst The Guardian says "Whedon is a movie-making force to be reckoned with". And the The Mirror resorts to using traditional cliches with "fantastic non-stop action adventure" (spoilers in the reviews btw). More...
(SPOILER) GeekiNtertainment's Serenity Review. GeekiNtertainment gives us their special review of Serenity in their podcast. BEWARE! Full of spoilers.
IDW releases solicitation info for titles to be published in January '06. The following titles to be released: Angel: Old Friends #3, Spike: Old Wounds (One Shot), and also Angel: The Curse TPB. More...
Serenity 2nd highest growing search term on Google which handles around 90%+ of all search terms on the internet. This suggests Internet buzz is huge, bigger than any other movie by a long shot. Unfortunately, the internet isn't ticket sales.. More...
Review of Serenity on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. Glowing review of Serenity (and Joss) on BBC Radio4 tonight. Clips I'd heard before amalgamated into one, and very funny. Minor spoilage if you don't want to know a couple of jokes. Skip 1 minute into the show to get to the review. More...
(SPOILER) TV Guide's Michael Ausiello briefly gives his opinion on Serenity. "It doesn't take a Browncoat to figure out that Nathan Fillion is the next Harrison Ford." About 4/5 down the page. Spoilers for other shows.
A hard woman is good to find. The portrayal of "strong women" in Hollywood features (including River Tam) isn't quite as it seems, according to Times journalist Kevin Maher. More...

October 06

(SPOILER) Down Home Directing. Fascinating Los Angeles Times article describing the process of filming Serenity in Hollywood, a currently unheard-of process for a big studio picture. More...
(SPOILER) Reaching the parts others cannot. Thoughtful and overall very positive Christian Serenity review by a fellow browncoat. Now go forth and convert faith based folk into true Serenity believers. Added spoiler tag to be super safe. More...
(SPOILER) Watch the first 9 minutes of Serenity in full screen thanks to UIP International. If you want to get people interested in Serenity, I suspect this is the link to distribute across the interweb. By a stunning coincidence, it includes spoilers (it runs from the very beginning of the film at the Universal logo, and has no cuts).
Found Serenity in the UK? See the movie 3 times, and send those ticket stubs away for a gift. Serenity has opened for previews nation wide in the UK today, with a full opening tomorrow. Additionally, the fans who attended the premiere, went on MTV and after show party have a topic here. Photos from Odeon West End premiere here and here.
Auction to benefit Buffy author. A charity event to raise money for brain-tumor research in honor of Matthew Passerella, son of John Passerella (Buffy novelist), on October 8. Check out the charity's website for signed Buffyverse and Serenity items. More...
(SPOILER) Christian film critics review Serenity. Much love and praise from various Christian critics. It is safe to read the overview of reviews, but there are spoilers if you continue on to read the individual reviews. (Temptation is all around us!). More...
Empire Open full Serenity section. Augmented by web transcript from a few weeks back. I thought I would add this as its own thread for those who missed the transcript and have yet to see the premiere stuff.
Adam Baldwin's 'The Poseidon Adventure' premieres Sunday 9th October. Strangely enough, Australia is the telemovie's World Premiere location, showing on Network Seven @ 7:30pm. The US airing follows on the 20th November.
Joss interview. A short interview in DN, Swedens biggest morning paper. More...
(SPOILER) Firefly: The Next Generation. Another Joy of Tech cartoon. (There's what might be considered a spoiler, but I think you'd only pick up on it if you've seen the film. Better safe than sorry though)
(SPOILER) Slippery slope: James Marsters injured his ankle on the set of "Smallville" in Vancouver last week.
Peter David announces new Spike comic. Peter David is set to follow up his Spike one-shot with a Spike Vs. Dracula miniseries to be released next year.
Slayage Vol. 18 now online. Some very good reading material here about the Buffyverse: the Summer's house, Cordy, Fred and Illyria and Joss' evolution of the vampire mythology and the soul all get covered. Go and have a look.
Serenity on DVD 20th December - rumour mill. The features are being age certified by the BBFC here so I'd suggest this is possibly correct.
"I am so proud" - Jewel Staite on Serenity and the fandom. She talks about the opening weekend and the second weekend as well in the latest 'Dear Roj' letter.
(SPOILER) 'Serenity' is old fashioned sci-fi done just right. "Like Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the famous vampire slayer, she's a waif-thin powder keg about to blow, and Glau is definitely a star on the rise." More...
(SPOILER) Fighting for Serenity. "'Serenity' offers something many $100 million extravaganzas cannot - heart. The heart of 'Serenity' - and the reason why it is so memorable - is its deep, charismatic cast." More...
(SPOILER) Prayers for the Browncoats - "Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the lord my soul to keep. Should I draw fire before I wake, darlin' Vera will make 'em quake!..." More...
Firefly Meet n' Sign @ HMV (Oxford Street, London). Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and Summer Glau will be meeting fans and signing DVDs at HMV 150 Oxford Street, London on Thursday, 6th October between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. More...
(SPOILER) Resurrection devices only exist in real life. A slightly different take on the film including my favourite line " captain Mal (Nathan Fillion, a Han Solo with Dudley Do-Right’s mug)". There is also talk of a plot line I've somehow missed despite seeing it 4 times already!
Empire Online cover the UK premiere of Serenity in London. Lots and lots of fun to be had in this article. Just wait till you see who is lined up to play Mal in Serenity 4.
Whedon fans don't scare Chronicle critic anymore. The critic who posted the earlier blog about Scary Whedon Fans has retracted his statement based on a slew of positive emails. More...
Pre-order Firefly soundtrack at Amazon.com. This is a Whedonesque Amazon Associates link. If you click on it and end up ordering something at Amazon, we will receive a percentage. We don't usually post associate links, but it's a special occasion... More...

October 05

Box office day 5 and Serenity drops to 4th for Tue. Flightplan remains number 1, Corpse pulls into 2nd, as History comes in at third, dropping Serenity to the 4th place. Bringing in 665,000 for the day. Box Office Mojo reports Serenity pulling in $701,005.
Universal to put its movies online. It seeks to enter the internet era by the end of the year, by allowing people to get movies online.
The Signal #13 is now available for download. (mp3) (Direct link because the URL on the site is wrong and will not be fixed until tomorrow.) Features include: Keith DeCandido Interview, Book's First Name, Spamalot and spacewalk music from Bushwhacked. More...
Jonathan Ross on Film 2005 loves Serenity. This is a summary of his review that aired on BBC1 on Monday, and in the UK this is the big one, THE film show, on air since 1972. And he loved it. More...
Mixed results in the ratings for Christian Kane's new show. "Compared with Judging Amy's season premiere last year (households: 7.8/13; adults 18-49: 2.5 on 9/28/04), "Home" was down 3.85% in households but up an impressive 28.00% in adults 18-49."
(SPOILER) National Review Online Review of Serenity. Another review, which I ordinarily wouldn't post, but this is interesting--a stunningly favorable review on the conservative magazine's Web site. Moreover, it's from a Firefly (and Joss, for that matter) virgin. More...
Serenity Now. Joss Whedon talks to CO-ED Magazine about Serenity and hints at a future for the Buffyverse.
AOL: Spike's Bite, Scooby's Yelp and More. Early morning east-cost American time and I sit down on my computer to log on my AOL account and check the e-mail before I wake the kids up to take them to school. A all-vamped out Spike steers at me form the AOL main page. More...
(SPOILER) More on the visual effects used in Serenity. Lovely behind the scenes interview with two of the guys who worked on one of the movie's end sequences. You can tell they really had a great time and there's a cool insight into Joss' approach to creating Serenity.
Serenity feature and competition on Kerrang.com. Kerrang.com has one of the short trailers playing on its front page with a link to another page featuring... More...
Episode List and Extras revealed for 'Curse of the Hellmouth' DVD release which can only be bought at 'Best Buy'.
Everyone thought I was out of my mind. Joss tells UK national newspaper 'The Guardian' about his plan to shake-up Hollywood.
(SPOILER) Devin promises to eat his words. CHUD responds to some browncoat mail. More...
Live video chat with Summer and Nathan. As part of the UK promotional campaign, Nathan and Summer are appearing on GMTV this morning. After their telly interview which is now online, they'll taking part in a webchat. Fans are advised to log on at 9.30am (BST). Furthermore Joss, Nathan and Summer will be on MTV TRL at 6pm (BST) this evening.
Adam Baldwin's 25-year acting career. Nice interview-based piece with Adam Baldwin on his early success then long struggle as an actor, playing Jayne, and the Firefly fans.
Scary Whedon Fans? SF Chronicle critic who gave Serenity a rating of 100 is confused by the backlash...from Whedon fans.
Where does box office money actually go? With all the talk about box office returns for Serenity I thought it would be a good idea for you to see what the box office numbers actually mean. Studios can possibly see less that 20% of the reported box office. More...
Tuesday Morning Quarterback mentions Firefly/Serenity. "Yours truly found it impossible to figure out what was going on in Firefly, other than that good-looking wisecracking people were zooming around the universe." More...
Serenity (R2) DVD Extras. Wot, no commentary? More...
Monday's box office for Serenity. Hopefully we will continue to make more each day.

October 04

"The Signal" has a Dragoncon special online. The site says it has plenty of interviews with Browncoats who visited Dragoncon in Atlanta during the Labor Day Weekend.
Universal holding Serenity ticket stub raffle. More incentive to see the movie again this week (reg req). More...
Julie Benz to star in the Sci-Fi Channel's "Locusts: The 8th Plague". This TV movie will air Saturday, November 12th, at 9/8c. More...
Orson Scott Card reviews Serenity. Stark-ravingly positive review of the BDM by the award-winning sci fi author. OSC even states if Hollywood can't make his book Ender's Game as good as Serenity, he won't let them adapt it!
(SPOILER) Doing Something Right. Serenity gets thoughtful, positive review from Locus Online, a magazine read primarily by print science fiction professionals and fans. More...
Stars of the Buffyverse Are Back on TV. A nice little roundup on msn.com's front page featuring a brief synopsis of the former and new television characters of several of our Buffyverse alums, as well as predictions for the future of their new shows. More...
(SPOILER) WHYY's Patrick Stoner reviews Serenity. (Real Audio) This is the first NPR review I've come across, so I thought it needed to be posted. More...
(SPOILER) Inside Serenity - A 'Making of' article. An interesting article that focuses on SFX (not geekily), weapons and costumes. More...
Dom at Megatokyo webcomic on 'Going In Cold'. Dom over at the webcomic Megatokyo gives his impressions of Serenity as a Firefly virgin and someone who had never watched an episode of Buffy or Angel all the way through. More...
IDW has more copies of Spike: Old Times. If you missed getting your copy, you can order the comic now. More...
Couple argue over Serenity! Unshelved continues the storyline about Dewey seeing Serenity multiple times -without his girlfriend.
Reminder: Christian Kane in 'Close to Home' premieres tonight on CBS. The last of the premiere's of new television shows starring 'verse related actors this half of the season. The show airs at 10pm ET on CBS.
Good and Bad news for new shows with former ME alums. Fox orders additional scripts for Alexa Davalos' "Reunion", while UPN halts the production of Eric Balfour's "Sex, Love and Secrets". More...
Have you picked up a copy of the Serenity Official Movie Magazine yet? If you want to read a preview, the publishers have kindly provided an excerpt from their Alan Tudyk interview. More...
Boreanaz keeps his bad boy edge. Our man David chats about his new film 'These Girls' amongst other things.
Serenity's weekend Box Office in Australia. UIP post the weekend's takings with Serenity in 6th place.
USA today's Box Office Guru on Serenity. The main points are right at the head of the chat with just little (but crucial) add-on at the end.
Canadian TV premiere of Widow on the Hill. Jewel Staite's lifetime movie can be seen today (Tuesday) at 9:00pm on the W network (the channel formerly known as the Women's Television Network). This chanel is also showing Higher Ground, which Jewel also starred in, weekdays at 2 pm. More...
Rotten Tomatoes says: Take our heads out of the oven. "With strong reviews and positive water-cooler banter, the flick could see an improvement, but hey ... the thing cost $40 million and it made a quarter of that in three days, so you Whedonites can take your heads out of the oven."
Movie of the Month: Serenity. IGN Filmforce proclaims Serenity their September Movie of the Month. Don't forget they also said earlier that Serenity is one of the best genre film in their review here. More...
Donations sought after for full-page Variety ad. People are asking for money to place an ad in Variety for the Big Damn Movie. More...
The REAL Inca Mummy Girl! So I was watching Nova one evening and was surprised to learn that there is an actual Inca Mummy Girl who was found on Mt. Ampato in Peru. Now why does that name sound so familiar? More...
(SPOILER) Want your own special schooldesk? Here they are. More...
Weekend Actuals: "Serenity" Makes $10.09 million. In a somewhat surprising move, Universal's weekend estimate was almost dead-on, as "Serenity" pulled in $10,086,680 million over the weekend frame.
Box Office Prophets does Monday Morning Quarterbacking on Serenity. Scroll down for the "Serenity" discussion, which begins with "BOP is very disappointed in all of you."

October 03

(SPOILER) Audio review for Serenity from Salt Lake's top newsradio station. A very positive review of Serenity from two Firefly/Serenity virgins. More...
"Serenity" reviewed tonight on "Film 2005". Not mentioned on the site, but Jonathan Ross mentioned last week that he'd be reviewing the "Excellent Serenity". BBC1 11:20 pm More...
Got questions for the crew? Adam, Gina, Sean, Summer, Morena and Jewel will be answering questions from selected fan sites. Please post your questions in the thread at Whedonesque.org by October 9th. More...
Serenity on the London Underground. It's not really be posted here yet, but Serenity is everywhere on the underground. Nearly every stop. Multiples of posters. Been there for about a week. Now these new ones have started appearing on the ceiling as you come down the bottom of the escalators, you can't not see them - they're absolute huge. Note: the UK marketing stategy, as always, differs to the US one. More...
Joss Posts about CHUD article. Joss is decidedly unhappy about the CHUD article (reg req). Devin responds to Joss at CHUD. More...
Joss Whedon Grocery List Garnering Huge Internet Buzz. "I have read Jossís grocery list 148 times and I can tell you itís smarter, funnier, and more compelling than anything currently on TV." More...
NewScientist is taking nominations for your favourite works of space science fiction. I nominated Firefly. The most popular works will be put on a shortlist to be voted upon later from the 10th of October. More...
'Unshelved' comic featuring Serenity. 'Unshelved', a comic set in a public library, references Serenity. Awww, geek librarians ;)

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Vote in the SFX Reader Awards 2005. Britain's best and biggest selling genre magazine now has its voting form online. So if people wanted to, they could nominate 'Serenity' for Best Film or Sean Maher for the sexiest man in Sci Fi etc. More...
Joss Whedon now part of Marvel's "The 10 Terrific". A group of writers of which Marvel's Joe Quesada says "are going to be getting a super boost from Marvel. Each [writer] will be getting a regular series or a major mini-series that will hopefully push them to that next level."
Requiem for the Browncoats. CHUD gives their take on Serenity's disappointing opening weekend.
Serenity Moseys to Tame Start. ""We are satisfied," Rocco[Universal's head of distribution] said. "The opening is where we thought it would be. The fan base turned out. We're hoping more will turn out in the future. I think over $10 million is a lot of business for a niche appeal picture, and I think the ancillary [DVD, etc.] will be spectacular."
A New Exclusive Buffy 2 Disc-DVD set, Curse of the Hellmouth , available this Tuesday at Best Buy. Another collection of episodes for those who haven't purchased the full season sets. Doesn't seem as though there are new extras, but more info will be provided at a further time.
Joss wants to know how to get the message out. "Yes, the second weekend will tell all, as we've always known." Reg Req.
Ebert and Roeper give Serenity two thumbs up. It's not up on their site yet but I just caught it on tv. More...
Officially 60,000 members over at the browncoat website. We may be at #2, but we officially have 60,000 members to back us up over at the other Big Damn Board. More...
Bidding now open for 'Conversations with the 'Verse'. You've got till Oct 11th to place a bid to have a 10 to 15 minute conversation with Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Stephanie Romanov, David Fury, Camden Toy, Dennis Christopher, George Hertzsberg, John Billingsly or Scott Schwartz. Proceeds go to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Serenity and Summer Glau in Yahoo! Movies' top searches. "The charts below measure searches and clicks across Yahoo! Movies to determine popularity."

October 02

"Flightplan" is 1 and "Serenity" is 2. Reuters reports weekend business at the box office. More...
Serenity re-enters IMdb top 250. After these gloomy box office report, I figured that we need some cheering up. And even though it might not be enough it's at least something. More...
Pre-Order Greg Edmonson's "Firefly" Soundtrack CD. This is a link to the product page at CD Universe. It has a sale price of $12.59.
Saturday's box office figures for Serenity are out. It's taken $3.68m on Saturday. Everybody, here's the deal: get into cinemas again. Get your family into cinemas again. Tell people. I've got to be honest: if you want more of the 'verse now, you NEED to get out there. Now. Seriously. Additional estimates for Sunday ($2.55m) and the overall weekend take ($10.1m) at Box Office Mojo.
(SPOILER) His future, his terms - "They took his screenwriting credit from Speed and messed up his Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) in Alien: Resurrection. TV execs shot down his space-western series Firefly in 2003; then drove a stake through the heart of his Buffy TV spinoff Angel a year later." More...
INTERVIEW: Keith R.A. DeCandido - "basically I was impersonating Donkey in SHREK, jumping up and down and yelling, 'Pick ME! Pick ME!' " More...
(SPOILER) Or was it really about 'Alien: Resurrection' after all? Javier Grillo-Marxuach, supervising producer and writer at 'Lost', shares his thoughts in this leftfield look at Serenity.
"Firefly" up to #3 at Amazon. Up from 7, 8 last week, it appears that the movie is sparking interest in the show even though the DVD price went up again. Soon our dominion will be complete...
(SPOILER) Serenity Unplugged. Fun MillarWorld Magazine interview with Joss Whedon, Chris Buchanan and the Serenity cast from the Edinburgh premiere earlier in the year. More...
Watch Sean Maher in "Ghost Whisperer" on Oct. 7th. According to IMDb, Sean will guest star on the next episode. More...
The Serenity Cheat Sheet. "So all your friends are talking about going out this weekend to see that sweet-looking sci-fi flick Serenity and you're coming along. There's only one problem: you have no clue why everyone else is so excited." More...
Joss checks in with his Aussie peeps. A quick note from Joss to his Australian browncoats, including a nice shout out to whedonesque's nixygirl and mimbles.
Review from creator of webcomic CTRL-ALT-DEL. Gives a great review with no spoilers. More...
Q&A with Eliza Dushku at Wizard World Boston. Faith, Tru Calling, her new movie "Nobel Son" and whether or not she'd work with Joss again all get a mention.
(SPOILER) Paul Ens, the Director of Lucas Online at Lucasfilm, talks Serenity at StarWars.com. "If you're a fan of Star Wars, you really owe it to yourself to check out the Serenity movie. Unless, of course, you don't like adventure, excitement, laughter and fun."
AICN-Downunder: Joss Whedon info [about Buffyverse TV movies!]. Quint from AICN reports on a rumor about there being the possibility of more than one Buffyverse TV movie. WW and Charisma Carpenter are also mentioned. More...
Fox Re-releasing "Buffy" and "Angel" Box Sets (R2) - Again. This Monday Fox are rereleasing seasons 1 and 2 of both shows, repackaged and repriced at around 35 pounds. More...

October 01

The new TV series "Flight 29 Down" starring Kristy Wu (potential slayer Chao-Ahn) premiered this morning on NBC. This seems like a cheap kiddie rip-off of "Lost" to me. More...
Horror, Crime, and Gender. Sequential Tart article on the genre fiction panels at Comic Con. A definite must read for lovers of those books. Features insights from Amber Benson (who also comments on Willow and Tara's relationship), Jim Butcher (no stranger to James Marsters' fans) and Keith DeCandido (Serenity novelist).
Joss Whedon interview on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme - link has full online archive of show (RealPlayer required). He talks about Serenity, and a little more information about Wonder Woman. And, you know, vampire beagles in the Spike movie (I made that bit up).
Joss posts on Browncoats forum. "So, it starts. We've all heard the good and bad about the B.O., but what does it all mean? 3.9, not huge on the richter scale, but it's the aftershocks that count. I talked to the Uni execs and they were very cool." (reg required).
Christian Kane's Acoustic Live In London - Available for pre-order now. The CD available at the live shows over the summer is now being released to the public on Oct 14, 2005. This is the recording of the live performance held at a convention in London from last Halloween.
Overnight data shows Serenity takes 3.9m at the box office on Friday coming in 2nd for the day, after Jodi Foster's "Flightplan". It beats "The Corpse Bride", "A History of Violence" and "Into The Blue". This is excellent news, as it puts the predictions on target. It also has the 2nd highest person count after "A History of Violence". It is important people go to see the movie tonight and Sunday. Update: New figures show Serenity took $4.2m. Update 2: Box Office Mojo show $3.9m again.
"Carnival of Souls" is the title of the latest BtVS book. Book is due out in March 2006. Author is Nancy Holder. More...
UK Firefly weekend reminder. Airing now on Sci-Fi in the UK - every single episode of Firefly, with a special video introduction to each and every episode by Joss Whedon where he talks about producing the episodes. Additionally, there is a several minute feature about Serenity running before each episode.
Figures.com give us a good look at Buffy and Dawn figures with larger-than-life photos of the forthcoming line from Diamond, apart from Cheerleader Buffy and the Buffybot. (Thanks to Lior Knight at BTVSFigs.)
From Buffy to blockbuster of the year. The Telegraph (UK) interviews Joss on topics ranging from his love of movies and Buffy to being a script doctor and finally Serenity. More...
Submit Your Questions For A Joss Whedon Webchat. The Sun, Britain's biggest selling daily newspaper, is doing an online webchat with Joss next week and they're looking for people to email questions to them. More...



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