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December 31

"Whedon is a goddamn genius". Latauro at Ain't It Cool News picks Serenity as one of his movies of the year and comments on the Browncoats as well. (ETA) And Joss pens a New Year's comment.
Profile on Howard Gordon. Great interview with the new showrunner for '24'. If you don't know who he is, well he co-wrote the Buffy episode 'What's my Line?: Part 1' with Marti Noxon. He also wrote one of the best of the early Angel episodes 'Hero'. More...
Sci-fi Channel hosting "Firefly" marathon again. They will be showing 12 episodes in order (starting with "Bushwacked") beginning Friday Jan. 6th, at 8:00 AM eastern (5:00 AM on the west coast). Good chance for new "Serenity" movie fans to see the quality of the TV shows if they haven't yet. And if you have Comcast, Firefly is available on demand. More...
The Captain's Up Late. For those of you wondering if Nathan Fillion was going to stop by the Universal board to sign off, stop wondering -- a brief shout-out to Joss's earlier message has now appeared.
New Web Site for the Australian DVD release of Serenity. I think Universal's marketing department have finally lost their minds. Check out the totally bizarre Wallpapers in the Download section, what's with the high heel shoe and the set of carving knives?
Happy B-day to our favorite Rogue Slayer Eliza Dushku. Faith is 25 as of Dec 30th.
VideoBusiness has Serenity as 3rd most top selling DVD. Serenity debuts at #3, and the ranking is based on sales up to December 25th. More...
City Paper declares 'Serenity' one of 'the year's sharpest political movies.' Sam Adams praises the BDM for not serving up its message "on a silver nitrate platter" like so much of the year's overtly "important" Oscar bait. More...

December 30

Mention of Amy Acker in TV Guide's "Watercooler." Spoilers for Lost, Veronica Mars, and Supernatural for people outside the US. More...
Joss posts on Universal board. "Good Night and Good GOD there's something on my leg!" "Ahh! Spider! Spider! No wait. Lint. Ahh! Lint! Malevolent lint!" More...
Greg Edmonson posts to a fan and talks about his love for Firefly and mentions the Flanvention. Link goes to the post he responded to. More...
Nathan Fillion - "The truth is I'm a dork". Cute interview with Nathan and his mother.
Archive site for materials from Universal Serenity Movie board. (Registration Required) This is a thread on the Universal site with the address for the new Archival Site. More...
Say Goodbye - Official Serenity site to close January 3rd. So long and thanks for the good times. More...
You know you're addicted to Buffy when.... Pretty funny stuff, including "You're on a first name basis with all the actors of BtVS except that you've never met them." and "Whenever you quote Buffy Verse, you laugh hysterically while your friends stare at you like you've grown another ear." More...

December 29

Serenity wins BBC Film 2005 award - aired on TV. Joss appeared to pick up the award.
How I Met Yahoo, CBS is streaming for new viewership. To attract more viewers to their sitcoms "Two and a Half Men" and "How I Met Your Mother", the "CBS Comedy Bowl," as it is being called, will be streaming an episode from earlier in the season ad-free in Yahoo!'s video player.
Serenity lands 25th in rental chart taking $1.64m in first week. Anybody remember the DVD artwork petition? Although it does look like retailers under ordered Serenity: "(Retailer) conservatively ordered 15 copies of Universal's Serenity, then had to get another 60 sent overnight to meet demand.". UPDATE: VideoBusiness reports 12th position for rentals with $3.53m.
Rotten Tomatoes' "Bombs to the Bomb". Even though Serenity has one of the highest Tomatometers of 2005 and is not mentioned in their "Bombs to the Bomb" feature (in which they relate ways to make the year's worst films into Oscar contenders), Rotten Tomatoes took it upon themselves to include an image from the BDM in their montage promoting the feature. More...
IT geeks found Serenity to be 'disappointing' according to a poll conducted by TechTarget. Though in a Relish Now! article, the movie's box office performance and action figures have been deemed to be two of the 10 lousy geeky things in 2005.
Robot Chicken Cover Art. DVD cover art for Seth Green's stop-motion cartoon mechanically clucks its way to TVShowsonDVD.com.
Holiday message from Jewel! Jewel posts a holiday message on her blog. More...
IDW releases solicitation information for April, 2006. New releases include Angel Spotlight: Illyria (One Shot), Spike: Lost and Found (One Shot), Spike Vs. Dracula #3 (of #5), Angel Scriptbook #2. More...
Hollywood Reporter places Serenity as 3rd place DVD seller for first week.
NOW MIRRORED: 'Minimalist' fan-made 'Serenity' DVD cover , courtesy RiverIsMadeOfChocolate. Quoth b!X: "Because this cover isn't intended to do anything such as entice non-Browncoats, I've done away with all the extraneous bits...." More...

December 28

Part 2 of the Greg Edmonson Interview on Firefly Talk 11. The latest podcast contains the 2nd part of the interview with Greg and the 3rd and final part of their review of the Flanvention.
UK magazine FilmFocus declare Serenity #1 film of the year in their 25 favourite flicks of 2005. "The little movie that could have and should have."
Vote Serenity the EMPIRE film of the year. Prestigious magazine opens the voting (Reg Required). More...
'Big Damn Group Photo' screening of the Big Damn Movie (with beer) this Thursday. The PDX Browncoats are pretty sure the Thursday showing of the BDM at the Laurelhurst Theater -- which serves beer, this being Portland -- is the last big-screen outing in the Pacific Northwest (if not the country). So they're turning out with all their gear and swag for a group photo. More...
Eye Weekly DVD review of Serenity. Another good review. Warning - yet more Lucas bashing. More...
Dawn & Glory up next for 2pack from DST. From 'The Gift' with Dawn in her ceremonial dress and Glory in her ritual attire.
Whedonstuff on sale at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is running a sale on the 1st season of select TV DVD sets for $19.95, including Firefly, Wonderfalls, Buffy, Angel, Tru Calling, and more!
Got Milk Tony? Anthony Head is now doing the voiceover for a British TV advert for Cravendale strawberry flavoured milk. More...
Buffy comes second in most missed TV show poll. It beat such classics like Fawlty Towers, Babylon 5 and Seinfield. More...

December 27

Toy Story officially a 'classic' according to folks at the National Film Registry, a compilation of significant films being preserved by the Library of Congress. More...
Rogers Video tag Serenity as 7th highest rental for 1st week in their Canadian chains, which should give an indication of interest amongst the general (non-interweb) community. Reed Business Information's Video Business Online should publish their DVD sales index charts tomorrow.
Michael Ausiello has some wishes for Christmas. "Just in case my 2005 wish list got lost in the mail, I'm posting it again here."
DVD Talk names "Serenity" 2005's #1 "Hollywood Mainstream Movie on DVD." Reviewer was unfamiliar with FF series but loved the movie and the disc, and is now eager to check out the series. More...
Easter Egg for the Visual Companion - Chinese characters on back cover translate too "If you don't buy this book, your friends will think you're a stupid inbred stack of meat." More...
MWC reviews the new Buffy and Angel character ornaments almost in time for Christmas. It looks like the Angel, Fred and Illyria ornaments are in the normal scale for the series, unlike the figures.
KRAD's Blackout page. Information about Keith R.A. DeCandido's upcoming BTVS novel, Blackout, about Slayer Nikki Wood. Due out the summer of 2006.
New for Conservative Christians: Film Reviews, Not Protests. Interesting (but biased) article with a mention of Serenity. The movie is described as "wholesome fluff." Wholesome fluff!?!?!?!? More...

December 26

Vincent Schiavelli Dies at 57. He played Jenny Calendar's gypsy uncle in the BtVS episode "Innocence."
After last week's cryptic but out of context article, EW reviews "Serenity" DVD. "(...)the wild, wide-open universe that Joss Whedon has created is freewheeling enough to keep things interesting".
Validation from Joss. Leftover quote from his SF Chron interview, on how he would've lived on the internet as a kid, instead of being an adult occasional visitor... More...
(SPOILER) Sneak peak at Tony Head in next year's Doctor Who. Forget to watch the teaser clip after "The Christmas Invasion"? Well now you can watch it online. It features our Tony as you've probably never seen him before.

December 25

A Wisp of Summer in the Winter. An interview with the ever lovely Ms Glau from last month's Wizard World Texas.
"Firefly" DVD one of top ten surprises of 2005 by Amazon. There's no doubt that when people buy the Serenity movie, they're also heading for the Firefly DVD set, too, to get the whole story. At least Amazon is playing it smart by offering a deal for both for one special price.
Nathan's holiday message (req required). Happy holidays, Whedonesquers.

December 24

Crafter of original "Mal browncoat" now available to make reproductions! I was recently referred by Shawna Trpcic to the original maker of Mal's Firefly browncoats, when asking about reproductions. So I contacted him. More...
Greg Edmonson audio interview, part 1 in Firefly Talk #10 podcast. Very touching, over 30 minutes of interview.
Buffy Roleplaying Game Revised Corebook details online in time for the book reaching stores.
Booster is asking who wants a Flan 2? Also, who do you want at the Flan 2, Booster Events is looking into the interest of making the Flan an annual event but they need input. So who do you want to see there? You have to reg to vote for 1 and post for your top 3 choices.
Sci-Fi Brain's Best Sci-Fi of 2005. Sci-Fi Brain awards Best Sci-Fi Film to Serenity and Best Sci-Fi Director to Joss Whedon (beating Steven Spielberg). More...

December 23

Nathan makes AP's "most underrated performances" list. As part of their year-end coverage The Associated Press released a list of "most underrated performances of 2005." Guess who made the list? More...
A Q& A With Joss Whedon - one of Pop Candy's Top 100 People of the Year. The USA Today columnist Whitney Matheson speaks to Joss (who comes in at #13 on her pop culture list of 2005). Areas of interest that get covered include Serenity, series TV, the Spike movie and Wonder Woman. More...
Serenity is at #6 in BBC Movies' 'Top Ten Films of 2005'. It beat films like 'Revenge of the Sith', 'Crash' and 'Downfall'.
Flanvention gets a write up in IF magazine. A nice article from someone who has never attended a convention before and gives you some insight as to why people go to these things.
Another Trailer for Alyson Hannigan's Date Movie at Yahoo Movies. You can check out the hilarious trailer in both quicktime and windows media player. This is what I would expect from two of the writers of Scary Movie.

December 22

Serenity props now available for purchase. Prices range from $90 to around $2000. Alternatively, you could check out Booster Event's latest auction which has loads of signed Serenity pics up for bidding. More...
The hottest men in Sci-Fi well according to Fembot that is. All good fun really. More...
(SPOILER) How 'Alias' might live on. A spinoff featuring Amy Acker has been discussed by the show's creators.
A Canadian film buff thinks "Serenity" could be nominated as a comedy. In a discussion of films of 2005, Adam Sternbergh has praise for "Serenity". More...
The Boy Least Likely To Fans of Buffy. Lyricist/singer Jof Owen of English pop band The Boy Least Likely To is a Buffy fan. More...
The Man they call Jayne - an Adam Baldwin interview. The latest in the top notch Serenity interviews from Scibrain.com. Finally the fandom can get closure on the question about "Who would play whom in a Mel Brooks' version of Firefly?".

December 21

New York Magazine names Hannigan's "How I Met Your Mother" the most catchphrase-happy show on TV. Especially from Neil Patrick's character Barney, which include phrases such as "Legendary" or "Suit Up". Now, with Joss' impressions on the show. More...
HotTopic now carrying Serenity merchandise. So far only two designs, but hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
CHUD review of "Serenity" DVD. A newbie's take on the BDM. And a glowing review from DVD verdict. And this is hereby the Serenity DVD review thread. More...
Joss posts on the US Browncoats site. And surprisingly enough, you have to register to join the fun. Joss announces some sort of home DVD he's made (don't worry, it doesn't involve Britney).
Whedon Calls Death Knell For Firefly - when articles go wrong. Slashdot have now covered the EW article doing the rounds across the fandom (and Joss himself has commented on it in this Whedonesque thread -Simon). More...
Alyson Hannigan Meets King Kong. IFilm has put up a short teaser for Date Movie.
O Captain! My Captain! - An Interview with Nathan Fillion. He talks about Halo, Angel, Fans and the Serenity DVD.

December 20

Review of Serenity DVD. San Francisco Chronicle gives the dvd a glowing review.
Aint It Cool's Moriarty interviews Joss. Moriarty talks to Joss about the DVD release of "Serenity", Joss' work in comics, and of course, the future of the Buffyverse. "Of this week's releases, SERENITY is definitely the one I'd recommend the most...".
Photos from the flan - a guest's perspective. Booster gave a camera to some of the guests to shoot the event from their perspective and here's what they got from Krad, Dennis Christopher, the Feldman twins, and Camden Toy.
Serenity Named Best Sci-Fi film of the year on IGN. Serenity also wins Best Story and Best Trailer of 2005 on IGN, and was a runner-up in the Best Film category. More...
Email group supports Firefly/Serenity filk music. Firefly/Serenity filk = "Firefilk"! Firefilk is music written by fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity 'verse (reg required). More...
The Bedlam Bards are Browncoats! The Bedlam Bards Browncoat page is up and running. It has background on their upcoming album of Firefly/Serenity-inspired music, clips of the songs, lyrics, cover art, and a free download of Hero of Canton karaoke. More...
Loni Peristere (Firefly/Serenity special effects) will be signing DVDs from 4 to 6 tomorrow, 12/20/05, at the Venice Blvd Hollywood Video.
Inside the Serenity DVD. If you didn't already know, the Serenity movie is out to buy today in three glorious formats. Anyhow, Moviefone has some deleted scenes (plus clips from the gag reel) you can watch and a Q&A with Joss as well. Apparently Wonder Woman could beat Buffy and River in a fight.
IGN's Sci-Fi Brain has interviews with Wash, Book, and Saffron regarding their hopes for the DVD release. This starts their weeklong Serenity coverage. Also, IGN DVD angers Star Wars fans by their review of the Serenity DVD.

December 19

Serenity hits #1 on Amazon.com. It's the first time either Serenity or Firefly have got that high. Amazon also declare it "The biggest of the big" for the week. There is also a tiny, really small, hardly visible Serenity advert on Dark Horizons. Additionally, check out this special edition. More...
Joss chats about Serenity, fan encounters and the franchise's future. A new interview at Comcast.net about the DVD release.
Flipping the Bird - the Jewel and Nathan score keeper site. Trying to keep up with the running gag between Nathan Fillion and Jewel Staite? Then this is the site for you.
Details about James Marsters' new pilot. He tells USA Weekend that's he shopping a TV pilot that's about "a conflicted hero who attacks with chains and razors".
Catching Up with Joss Whedon. Coming Soon! chats to Joss about Serenity, Goners, Wonder Woman, the Browncoats and the Buffyverse. There's some video clips of him being interviewed as well. And there's another good Joss interview in a similar vein at the Toronto Star website.
Nathan Fillion's SLiTHER website relaunched with some creepy sounds and things.
"Mr. Whedon, sir, may we have another?" Chicago Tribune reporter Robert K. Elder puts Serenity as #10 in his list of movies this year which "captured the imagination." More...

December 18

Check out the Serenity Amazon Ranking Tracker. Haken from Fireflyfans.net has quietly added a Serenity Tracker in addition to the one he made for Firefly. More...
Not many nitpicks for "Serenity." This site has voluminous nitpicks for hundreds of movies. So far though only two nitpicks for the BDM, and pretty minor ones at that. More...
Get tickets to see a taping of Seth Green's new comedy. Audience Unlimited has tickets availible for the taping of the Four Kings, co-starring Seth Green.
New Amber Benson interview at SuicideGirls.com. Great new interview with the ever lovely Ms Benson. More...

December 17

No Serenity novels this summer speculates Keith R.A. DeCandido. Get writing that fan fic, folks.
Joss for a minute: A brief chat with Joss Whedon. Joss chats about Serenity, Buffy, Angel & Wonder Woman. There's also a Serenity DVD review on the same site.
Alyson Hannigan's new movie "Date Movie" gets first official poster. You can find some early details about this mock movie from the same creators of "Scary Movie" here or here. It is scheduled to be released in the US in February 17th, 2006.
Serenity (EXCLUSIVE Collector's Tin). This special packaging for the Region 4 double DVD set of Serenity is only available from EzyDVD in Australia, but can be ordered through their site internationally.
Sideshow announce Angel 12" figure licence. Having already produced figures of Angel in their Buffy line, the company confirms that they have the licence for his show as well.
The End of the 'Verse? This article would seem to indicate we may have seen the last of the BDH's on film. Reg req for this Entertainment Weekly article.

December 16

Serenity DVD - "Not enough extras" says the reviewer at About.com. Alternatively Clint at Moviehole.net says the extras are "fat, funky and full of browncoaty goodness". And in somewhat related news, Serenity is one of Total Film Magazine's Top 20 Movies of 2005.
Firefly 16th top seller over 2005 for Amazon DVD. Over 2004 it averaged 60th, and 61st for 2003. Sales remain strong three years since cancellation of the series.
Watch Adam Baldwin play a sarcastic star pilot (req required). Yes, this one is quite strange - a Star Wars fan film claims to have signed Adam to appear as an acquaintance of Han Solo. They want 25 people to meet them on the day of shooting. A bit more info here.
I can see you: The R. Tam Sessions Story. A detailed account of the Serenity viral marketing campaign as observed by The One True b!X, maintainer of session416.com.
Reviews of Eliza Dushku's new play. "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" gets examined by the likes of the New York Sun, The New York Times and Variety. Was a good time had by all? Well not quite.
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 34 includes news that one of four characters mentioned is being sculpted. But who? More...

December 15

'11th Hour' offers alternate 'Serenity' DVD cover. The brilliant "Firefly"-lovin' guerilla-flyer artist offers up a lovely alternative to the official "Serenity" DVD art. Mirrored here and here and here.
Order Joss Whedon on DVD. It's the Screenwriting Expo Seminar DVD, exclusively of Joss, with an introduction by Nathan. "This DVD is a 'must own' for every writer and lover of great television and film", apparently. Legs not included. Trailer on site.
Competition: Win a signed Serenity one-sheet! We've got one to give away to mark the release of the DVD on Tuesday. To win the one-sheet (signed by the entire cast), all you have to do is to think of an alternate tagline for the movie. More...
Jack Green (Serenity's DP) talks movies at HATCHfest 2005. Look for Friday, October 7th's panel on Cinematography. It's about 2 hours long, and is very much for the hard core film lovers amongst us. Jack can be seen wearing a Serenity patch on his fleece, and mentions the movie several times. More...
JoBlo reviews Serenity. They only give it a 4/10. I still don't get how the effects in Serenity are only "so-so". Bwuh? More...
Want to see some exclusive clips from the Serenity DVD? Firstly pop over to Sci Fi Wire who've obtained a preview of an extended scene. And then go to the official Serenity movie site which has a clip of a deleted scene with an introduction from Joss.
TVGuide Interview with Joss Whedon regarding Serenity and Wonder Woman. More...
Shimerman Channels His Inner Elf for 'Meet the Santas'. Just in time for Christmas.
Final packaging for region four "Serenity" DVD. Look Ma, no zombies! More...
Trailer for Summer Glau's new movie, Mammoth. Under Current Projects, then Mammoth. Thanks to Andy for the heads up. Be warned, you may laugh out loud when you see this (not meaning to be mean... Just - watch it!).
Morena Baccarin to appear on The O.C.. A few episodes, too. So now those of you who live in sin can have an excuse to watch Ms. Baccarin doing her thang.

December 14

Artwork for the Point Pleasant (R2) DVD. Nowhere as effective as the cover for the R1 DVD. Anyhow, this'll be out in the UK on the 27th of January.
Keith Topping to review Official Serenity Visual Companion by Joss Whedon on his new radio show on Radio Newcastle . Airdate December 19th 6:30pm GMT. More...
A Firefly Vignette - When Greg Edmonson met Nathan Fillion. A moving account from the recent Firefly convention.
Alias Season 4 Trading Cards features ME cast autographs. Include autographs from Gina Torres, Robin Sachs and Joel Grey. In related news TVGuide columnist Ausiello column comments on the chances of an Alias spin off, part centered on Amy Acker's character Kelly Peyton. Beware that it contains spoilers for several other shows such as Veronica Mars, Lost or the fate of Bailey Chase's character on Las Vegas.
New Officially-licensed and Limited-edition "Serenity" Movie Print Unveiled by artist Jason Palmer, whose work (notably this piece) has been featured here before. More...
(SPOILER) Tonight's Bones episode "Man in the Fallout Shelter" has a quick reference to Firefly. More...
Win a prop from "Serenity"! "[One] lucky grand prize winner will receive an actual prop from the movie - a Certified Original Alliance Trooper Helmet..." And the Serenity movie site has a contest to win an Official Alliance Guard Uniform as well. More...
SMG's project that was formerly "Revolver" officially becomes "THE RETURN." Confirmation of its new title and the opening date. More...
DVD Talk reviews "Serenity" DVD. Movie: 4.5/5, Extras: 3.5/5, Replay: 5/5
Equality Now thanks Browncoats for the ridiculous sums of money raised both at Flan and by Operation Browncoat. Kudos all around! More...
Serenity entered for BAFTA award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) by Universal/UIP. I was worried only Munich & Kong would go forward -- thank you to everybody who helped push Serenity forward behind the scenes.
Serenity kudos from New York Magazine #3 "best movie" and "best debut" - first mention about one third the way down the page...

December 13

Buffy found to be behaving oddly at the edge of the Solar System. Astronomers are at a loss to explain why.
Trailer up for 'Imagine Me & You'. New movie with everyone's favorite watcher. Anthony Stewart Head make 2 brief cameos in the trailer. More...
IGN reviews the "Serenity" DVD and likes it, scores it at 9/10. More...
David Boreanaz joins the cast of " Suffering Man's Charity". He'll be playing a writer who happens to also be a ghost.More details about his role can be found here.
(SPOILER) 'Bones' Star Aims for Realism. Summary: 1) The man's got skills; 2) directors take note -- he's got 'up-and-coming action star' written all over him; 3) whatever you do, don't go messing with his family... More...
(SPOILER) 'Big Damn Fan Commentary' for the River Tam sessions. The One True b!X ponies up a free mp3 download of his insightful "fan comentary" analysis of "Serenity''s viral marketing campaign, the "River Tam Sessions." More...
Serenity website relaunched for the DVD. Holidays are comin', holidays are comin'.

December 12

Hi Ho Silver Awayyyy! The Lone Ranger to ride again. Brett Matthews (Firefly's 'Heart of Gold' writer and co-writer of the Serenity comic book) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men artist) are the creative team for the new Lone Ranger comic book series.
Minear on Whedon - "The driving creative force on Angel". Tim puts forward his own take on the David Fury interview and amongst other things reckons Angel would have been cancelled regardless. There's also a mention that he's got a commitment from Fox on his new pilot. And if you didn't already know, David Fury has been posting at Whedonesque. More...
Mal's Browncoat prop goes for $12,372 on eBay (req required) to a private party, not to Operation Browncoat - their $8238 donated bid is going to be redonated to Equality Now.
Serenity climbs to 4th on DVD at Amazon for preorders, well above Firefly and Universal's 40 Year Old Virgin. Additionally, whistler reports seeing a Serenity DVD TV advert.

December 11

Radio interview with Joss Whedon. He chats about Serenity, the future of the series and what will become of the Buffyverse. Listen to the interview on DVD Talk's Radio Player or download it (28 min 19MB). It's well worth listening to. More...
A great report from the Flanvention. Loads of lovely anecdotes from the likes of Ron, Nathan, Adam, Sean, Alan, Morena, Summer and Jewel (reg req). The report does cover major moments from the movie. More...
Last-gasp, big-screen "Serenity" screening! With beer! This Thursday, Dec. 15, mere days before the DVD release, any and all Browncoats are informally invited to gather at the Kennedy School -- a Portland, Oregon movie theater (with comfy couches) that serves beer and burgers -- for what's very likely one of the last screenings of "Serenity" on a big screen anywhere. More...
Why Tim Minear would do the Spike movie justice. An article over at SyFy Portal gives reasons why Tim is "the perfect person" to write and direct the Spike gig. Assuming, of course, if it gets greenlit and put into production.

December 10

Another new SMG film? Gellar said to be in negotiations for 'Streetlight' - another supernatural-type thriller (scroll down to the fourth film listed). More...
Those SFX Awards 2005 in full. Whereupon Joss, Serenity and its cast seem to win just about everything.
Fox's cancellation of Reunion continues in the tradition of Firefly and Wonderfalls says Matt Roush. The last question on the page.
Buffy Post-Mortem: The David Fury Interview. David Fury talks Buffy, his role on Angel, the final season and the cancellation.
Official: 'Kitchen Confidential' closed. Nick Brendon's comedy bites the dust as Fox says the show "has had its final air date."

December 09

Summer Glau Interview. She talks about ballet, the River Tam sessions, music and of course Serenity!
Dresden Files Audiobooks contest. Came across this contest over at SMGfan.com.
Empire report Joss loves the UK. Or something to do with the Serenity DVD, anyway.

December 08

Sarah Michelle Gellar - just a brief appearance in 'The Grudge 2'. Clarification, via the Hollywood Reporter and Sam Raimi, of Sarah's role in the sequel.
No insistence on high-profile actress for Wonder Woman says Joss. "You don't do Wonder Woman because someone's schedule has a free bloc". There's also some tinsy winsy comments from him about the features on the Serenity DVD.
Shawna Trpcic podcast interview about Firefly costume auction in the latest Firefly Talk show #8. There's also an interview with her over at Slayerverse.
Why did Serenity go to DVD so quickly? Flickchick at TV Guide gives some interesting insights into why studios are putting movies out on DVD faster than ever.

December 07

DVDWorldUSA shipping Serenity now. It's nice to know studio release dates are important. A great many people report orders being dispatched within 24 hours of ordering the region 1 DVD. It is, however, much more expensive than elsewhere. Edit: Apparently they have mistaken December 20 with December 2 for release date.
20th Century Fox acknowledges the Internet. Good news for Seth Green fans as all new mini episodes of the 'The Family Guy' will be put online next year.
(SPOILER) Julie Benz will guest on 'Supernatural' in January according to Mike Ausiello in his latest TV Guide column (contains spoilers for other US tv shows). More...

December 06

Interviews with Joss, Nathan and Summer by German journalist Dietmar Dath. Politics, personal responsibility and Solaris love (I'm glad somebody else liked it!). German version, also.
When Wesley Crusher met Simon Tam. No not slash fic but rather Wil Wheaton relating a tale of how he met Sean Maher at an audition and turned into a 'highly drooling fanboy' (starts around 20 minutes into the podcast). It's a really good listen.
Christina Hendricks will be at the Flanvention. Just days away and the guest list keeps growing, with the addition of Christina for the weekend and the announcement of Tim Minear coming for the banquet. More...
Kane Concert moved to the House of Blues. There has been a slight change to the Dec 9th concert, it has been moved from the Roxy at 10:30pm to the House of Blues at 9pm, where they will open for Pat Green. More...
J. August Richards to join 'Conviction.' He'll be playing a lawyer again on Dick Wolf's new series (reg req). More...
Joss on the Browncoats. Over at the official Serenity site, there's a video clip of him talking about how important the community is. More...

December 05

Vote For Tony and 'Otherwise Engaged'. Both Anthony Head and his new play 'Otherwise Engaged' have been nominated for Theatregoers Choice Awards, if you've been then get voting! More...
I wonder how many guessed Jessica Simpson. Kaylee's naughty talk featured in "Your 2005 Film Quiz" in the New York Daily News. More...
SMG Holds Another Grudge. SMG is reprising her role in the follow up to The Grudge, aptly titled The Grudge 2. Filming starts in January for an October 06 release. More...
Box Office Mojo News 12/5/05. "Count The Island, Serenity, Judge Dredd and Equilibrium among Aeon Flux's fellow box office casualties from the genre." Hey, at least the BDM is being remembered, eh? More...
IDW releases solicitation information for comics to be published in March, '06. Releases include Angel: Old Friends #5, Angel Scriptbook #1, Spike Vs. Dracula #2 and also the TPB for Shadowplay, which was co-written by Amber Benson. More...
'Amends' is one of TV Guide's favourite holiday TV episodes. The classic episode from Buffy season 3 features alongside 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. More...
ABC Australia's My Favourite Film - Serenity at No. 38! The ABC asked viewers to vote for their favourite film of all time. Serenity clocked in at number 38, out of the 100 listed on the ABC website. Pretty damn fine, considering the competition!!
Maybe we really shouldn't open the door? A hill in Bosnia may cover a pyramid... made by the Illyrians. More...

December 04

BFI TV Classics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Authored by Anne Billson, a new, seemingly scholarly, work about BtVS has been published this month by the British Film Institute. More...
Father Roderick talks Firefly/Serenity. The one and only Pod-Father briefly talks about seeing Firefly for the first time (recommended by his listeners) in his December 2 'Daily Breakfast' podcast. More...
The Adventures of TV Writer Guy. "NY Times" article about TV writers, who have extended their talents to comics. There's a small Whedon mention (Free Reg Req).
Serenity DVD available to buy in some stores (req required). Many people reporting some US stores have started putting the Serenity DVD on the shelves early for some reason.

December 03

IGN Reviews Disc 40 of "The Chosen Collection" and answers the question about whether it's worth getting if you already own some of the original releases.
Serenity sequel? 'Just industry gossip' according to brollywood.net. Some interesting comments and perhaps an indication where this particular rumour could have originated from.
BTVSFigs' Ask Diamond 33 includes a few confirmations of future figure plans.
Jim Emerson (editor of RogertEbert.com) on TV and great movies. An ongoing discussion on the film critic's blog regarding TV quality vs. movie quality prompts a Buffy fan to chime in and compare Buffy to Lost.
Serenity opens in Italy on 97 screens. It's No. 17 in its first week. More...

December 02

Auction of Autographed Serenity Novelization. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is auctioning off a copy of the Serenity novelization. More...
We Fans Will Have The Power. Interesting article concerning the way television could be changing and how Save Our Show campaigns have paved the way for it happening. Angel gets a mention, obviously.
"I wanted to make a great movie" - Joss on the aftermath of Serenity. Very recent interview with Joss which deals with the box office performance, the DVD and why certain major things had to happen in the movie. There's also the latest update on those rumoured direct to DVD Buffy movies.
Joss talks to IGN. Two video interviews covering Serenity, Firefly, fandom and Wonder Woman. More...
Firefly Talk #7 podcast available, interview with Keith R.A. DeCandido. Also a humorous article on the mistranslations in the Spanish dubbing of the Firefly series.
Marsters talks Buffy, Angel and acting. There's some interesting behind the scenes stuff about the two shows.
What's with Serenity's Reavers not Reaving each other. A funny little fan-submitted list on why the Reavers don't just kill each other.
James Marsters new DVD plus photos and clips. The DVD of James Marsters "Words & Music" is available on the revamped James Marsters Live website, plus various other bits and bobs.
Buffy Roleplaying Game Revised Corebook returns from printers and should ship out before Christmas, according to publishers Eden Studios on their official forums.
Rumours surface about Serenity sequel airing on Sci Fi Channel. "IGN FilmForce checked with Joss Whedon's camp who denied the claim; Universal did not comment."
James Marsters and Alexis Denisof casting tidbits. So there's casting going on at the moment for the two lead roles in a new Fox pilot called 'Ops'. Anyhow screenwriter John August relates how he met James and Alexis and makes some comments about their natural accents. More...

December 01

The Prop Store of London offers up some original prop collectibles. From Buffy, Angel, as well as other shows and movies. Including Spike's outfit from "Why We Fight" and Gunn's Bat Stake. More...
Israel gets Serenity after all (well, sort of). Israeli fans wouldn't give up, and eventually got one, single, special screening of "Serenity" in Tel Aviv More...
Anthony Stewart Head to return to US TV with Dr. Who? Burton Cromer of the BBC Direct, announced they are releasing the first season of the new Doctor Who on DVD, and that the show will find its way onto American TV, one way or another. "It will be going on television," Cromer said in an interview. Quite contradicting. More...
Buffy features in TV Guide's "The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments". 'Once More With Feeling' comes in at number 44 due to the "townsfolk revealing their innermost thoughts in song". More...



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