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February 01

A Stake Through the Heart for Palisades Toys. The toy company that produced two series of Buffy PALz seems to have been dusted. (ETA) And now it's official. More...
Scott Tipton discusses how he ended up writing Spike: Old Wounds. He also reveals he will be writing a comic about Wesley called "No Sacrifice".
Alyson Hannigan to guest star on MADtv. Airdate is February 18th at 11pm ET.

January 31

Anthony Head wins Theatregoers' Choice Awards. The nod was for Best Supporting Actor (in a Play) for 'Otherwise Engaged.'
Firefly Episode Guide Book available. Media Babe Mimi Noyes has published an unofficial episode guide book to Firefly. More...
Amy Adams (Cousin Beth from the BTVS episode "Family") nominated for Academy Award. She's nominated as a supporting actress for her work in the film Junebug. More...
Serenity - the animated review. Listen to what the goldfish has to say, very important.
IDW solicitation information for comics to be released in May, 2006. Releases for May include Angel Spotlight: Gunn (One Shot), Spike Vs. Dracula #4 (of #5), Angel Scriptbook #3 (Spin the Bottle). The page also include solicitation for titles to be released in April, which was previously posted here. More...
Tom Lenk in 'Rock of Ages' show at Vanguard Hollywood. He plays Franz Klinemann in the concert/musical comedy blend. Tickets are $45 top. There's also a review of Eliza Dushku's 'Dog Sees God' here.
(SPOILER) David Fury's first penned episode of 24 airs tonight on FOX. I have no idea what it's about. I imagine it will involve Jack Bauer having a crappy day, and there will be a lot of running and talking on cell phones. Fury's description of the episode follows when you click the link that says, "more..." More...
Sci Fi Wire Poll: Would you pay to watch Firefly?
First look at Deluxe Angel and Spike action figures from Destiny, including the "bloody" chase figures.

January 30

Joss Whedon Astonishes. Quite an in-depth look at the plans Joss has for issues 13 to 24 of Astonishing X-Men ... and beyond. More...
Firefly Barbies - fun with dolls. And find out what happens when Alan Tudyk and Summer Glau get a hold of them.
WonderCon Prize Drawing and Auction items announced. The SF and Sacramento Browncoats will be hosting another Browncoat table at WonderCon and they just announced this year's prizes and auction items, including several shiny autographed items. More...
Serenity Comes To Philly In February. As the film holds on in second-run elsewhere in the country, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute schedules two midnight screenings for next month. More...
Q&A with Jack Plotnick, formerly known as Deputy Mayor Allen Finch. He talks a little about his experience shooting 'Buffy' and has some kind words for Alyson Hannigan.

January 29

DVDs Can Revive a Dying TV Series. A look at how the market for DVD box sets of television shows can bring them around. Firefly mentions, even quotes from fan-sites and fan-forums.
Firefly/Serenity Timeline. Since we're in reference information mode today. Very detailed.
Help build the Buffyverse at Wikipedia, or peek at recent articles. Main link's on becoming a Buffyverse Wikipedian. Non-writers may wanna instead look at articles through 'Buffy', 'Angel', 'Buffyverse', 'Buffyverse chronology', 'All Buffyverse articles', and so on. More...
'Firefly' one of the shows that should have been. It's among the series that readers voted for in response to last week's article.
A Tale of Two Networks: Is Buffy responsible for the WB/UPN apocalypse? More...
IMDb has Episode Guides! The Internet Movie Database's large resource irons out the difficulty in locating actor's guest appearances into easy-to-read episode guides. For example, Buffy (main link), Angel, and Firefly. More...
Vote for Serenity as 'Unsung Gem' at Moviefone.com. The movie is up against Brokeback Mountain and A History of Violence among others.
'The Notorious Bettie Page' trailer online. The movie is about the cult 1950s sex icon and stars our very own Jonathan M. Woodward.
Christian Kane joins the Booster line-up at Wizard World LA. He will be there on Saturday March 18th, with Stephanie Romanov. On another note Alan Tudyk has been added to the Flanvention line-up in Dec.

January 28

MWC reviews the Spike Bust with a number of quality photos of the surprised-looking one he got.
Morena Baccarin added to Serenity Cubed. She joins Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, and Mark Sheppard.
Garth Ancier credits Buffy and Angel while saying "Bye" to The WB. In a mee-moe to The WB employees about to be fired, Garth Ancier mentions Buffy and Angel as two accomplishments of the network. More...

January 27

"Joss doesn't really know anything about that guy". Joss' spokesman speaks to Sci Fi Wire about the person behind FireflySeason2.com.
Sean Maher and Summer Glau chat about Serenity. Cool interview over at Moviehole.net to mark the upcoming release of the DVD in Australia.
Joss Whedon talks about his stint on Toy Story. A couple of quotes from Joss here in this article about John Lassiter and Pixar (possible reg req). More...
Anthony Head's new film 'Imagine Me & You' opens this weekend. And it's mentioned on the IMDB Home Page! And there's a review of the movie at Ain't It Cool News.
Serenity model kit in the works. Thomas Models is apparently working on the kit Browncoat hobbyists have long coveted.... More...
An interview with Greg Edmonson. Enjoyable and insightful Q&A with the Firefly composer.
James Marsters in a new role? Website has Marsters listed as a member of the cast. The show is called Starfighters-The Praetorian Issue. Click Cast, then Praetorian, then Decimus and there's Marsters' picture and bio. More...
Last night's ratings for Bones. Remember back in December when it was announced Bones would go head to head against Lost and Veronica Mars? Well last night it happened, so how did David Boreanaz's new show fare? More...
The Fembot: An Open Love Letter to Joss Whedon. Contributor to Scifibrain.com writes a heartfelt thank you to Joss Whedon for his contribution to television.

January 26

Dru brings some Gentlemen to HauntX. The Horror, Haunt, and Halloween expo in LA, California, Feb. 17-19th. The event has scared up Juliet Landau, Camden Toy, and Doug Jones from the verse, with many others from the horror genre.
Michelle Trachtenberg to appear in Candie's spring advertising campaign with Hilary Duff, Ciara, and Samaire Armstrong.
'Ops' pilot that Denisof and Marsters auditioned for dropped. Co-creator John August blogs about the pilot process for 'Ops' and how it came to an end.
Country music legends get their "Buffy" on in the four page web comic, "Bring Me the Head of Waylon Jennings." It's the latest installment of "I Wanna See the Nashville Lights" -- Zayne Reeves and Mike Alves' slice of refried, mildly lysergic, Americana. More...
Jake's in Progress, and apparently is NOT cancelled. (At least, not officially . . .)
Triton Web, a Veronica Mars linear posting board, has gone live. Following in the footsteps of The Bronze, The Bronze: Beta and The Fuselage, TritonWeb offers fans a place to discuss the show sans threads. Spoilers are present but hidden behind spoiler tags. Please be sure to read the FAQ and rules before posting.
Wear Both Coats. "There's room enough in the Whedonverse for both Firefly/Serenity Flans and Buffy/Angel Fans."
Eliza Dushku's 'Dog Sees God' adds new block of discount seats and shifts schedule. The off-Broadway play will move the 4pm and 8pm Saturday shows to 7pm and 10pm.
David Boreanaz makes In Touch Weekly's "Hottest Hunk on TV" list. Josh Holloway of 'Lost' scored the top spot.
'Buffy', it ain't. A positive review of 'Veronica Mars' that draws comparisons between the series and 'Buffy'.

January 25

Film Musical Book Liberally Quotes Joss. 360 pages, 30 quotes o' Joss. More...
Second Annual Smart Popcorn Awards. Multiple (in fact, the most) nods to "Serenity". Registration required if you want to vote.
(SPOILER) Amber Tamblyn joins the cast of 'The Grudge 2'. Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia") will star in "The Grudge 2," a sequel to the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar horror hit. More...
Serenity TPB out today in comic book stores. The collection of the three issue mini-series is a bargain at $10 and features a new cover by Adam Hughes. And while you're in your local comic book store, why not pick up the latest Wizard Magazine? According to the cover, it features "the best Joss Whedon interview ever".
German Serenity DVD details revealed. Check out the details and the rather nice cover for the limited edition 2 disc set.
(SPOILER) Amy Acker made an Alias regular. She tells SciFi Wire that "They just made me a regular, so I should be there for the rest [of the season's episodes]".
Joss Wanted for CW Dream Lineup. Maureen Ryan suggests that CW should contact Joss. More...
Opus Webzine Lists Serenity Amongst Favorites From 2005. Very nice review. You have to scroll down below the music list. He has a nice list of favorite music too!

January 24

EzyDVD now offering a chance to win one of five Serenity posters signed by Joss. I know this site has been linked to before, but I thought maybe this competition might be of use to those who have yet to order theirs. Unfortunately it's Australian residents only. More...
"The socialist inside Rupert (Murdoch)". Brief mention of Buffy as the kind of show which triggers a "sense of mischief and anti-authoritarianism". More...
UPN, WB to be replaced by new network. A new merger means the end of the WB and UPN networks (to be replaced by new CW network). More...
Marc Blucas to topline independent thriller 'The Killing Floor'. He plays a literary agent who's stalked after moving into a penthouse apartment.
Titan Books acquire rights for "Firefly: The Official Companion". The book is scheduled for release this summer and Titan Books "are planning to make this Big Damn Book as shiny as possible". More...
David Boreanaz talks 'Bones' and family. He's not as zenlike as in previous interviews but it's still a great read for fans. More...
Joss still talking about doing Spike movie says Amy Acker. And she tells E! Online's Kristin that she'd love to be a part of it "If it's Joss, of course I'll do whatever. I'll, like, be the costume designer! I don't care!".
International trailer for 'Date Movie' starring Alyson Hannigan. It comes to theatres on February 17th.
Review of Michelle Trachtenberg's 'Mysterious Skin'. The movie itself gets a mostly positive review, but there's a bit of criticism for Michelle and her "wobbly accent."
Whedonesque takes one nomination in 2006 Bloggies. "Joss the Way We Like It" vies for Best Tagline. More...
Happy Birthday to Stephanie Romanov. Angel's favorite female attorney, Lilah Morgan.
"Serenity [comic book] did better than we imagined". Dark Horse's Scott Allie comments on the success of the Serenity comic book mini-series. More...
Garcia and Whitaker Join SMG in "The Air I Breathe ". Some more changes to the cast and a start date for shooting.
'Conviction' starring J. August Richards to premiere March 3rd at 10pm ET on NBC. 'Las Vegas' will be its lead-in.
Will Doctor Who make a mark in the U.S. with sci-fi and genre fans now that Buffy, Angel, and Firefly are gone? Matt Roush gives his opinion. The second to last question on the page.
(SPOILER) A review of Nathan Fillion's new film 'Slither'. "The movie delivers in a gory and twisted one two punch that shed a glimmer of hope on the 2006 horror docket". Yay!

January 23

Clip of Tony Head in Hotel Babylon. Tony Head will be appearing on UK television this Thursday in Hotel Babylon and a clip from this episode is online featuring our Tony! More...
Firefly Season 2???? I have received an e-mail via my own website from a Mr. Ace Underhill of Cine Support Intl (http://www.cine-support.com/index.html) directing me to the linked site. (NOTE: Please treat claims made by the people behind the linked url with a great deal of caution. Nothing is official, by any means, and there is much of this that doesn't add up.)

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Amazon announces German DVD release for Serenity. Not that release dates on amazon.de are gospel, but it's supposed to be March 2. No cover art yet.
Win Kaylee's wrench from Serenity (Firefly Talk contest). Other prizes include custom Firefly art, a Jayne hat, a collection of seven signed Flanvention cards, a US theater poster, and a signed BDH group photo.
2 year-old called to jury duty- but a possible Whedon tie? The all-too-familiar story of government computer mistakes, but the name of the girl in question makes one think her parents might be Serenity fans. More...
Brief mention of "scary" sci-fi critics who love Buffy in Washington Post article on a press conference with the programming chief at ABC. More...
"Jake in Progress" no longer. Jane Espenson blogs about losing another job to a network swinging the axe. More...

January 22

BtVSFigs Ask Diamond 36 says all core characters will be considered for the Deluxe line, plus future figure plans.
Positive review of 'Ghosts of Albion: Accursed' by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden calls it "darkly enthralling."
Experience the 'Serenity' of space and independence. Article recommending and praising 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' for its writing and multi-dimensional cast.
Badger comes onboard Flanvention II in Dec. Mark Sheppard joins in on the fun of the Flanvention II, with Nathan Fillion, December 2006 in Burbank, California. He will also be at the Booster Events booth at Wizard World LA on Sunday March 19th.
Audio Commentary On 'Serenity' From The Spoilers/The Signal. Two sets of podcasters got together and recorded an audio commentary for the movie Serenity. More...
Mikejer's Buffy Series Review Project. One man's mission to review every single episode of the series individually. Series 3 has just been wrapped up with reviews of Graduation Day parts 1 and 2. More...

January 21

Julie Benz in cast of Showtime crime drama 'Dexter'. Twelve episodes have been ordered and it's expected to premiere by the end of 2006.
New message from James Marsters. He's looking forward to 2006 but has yet to schedule any US concerts or conventions because of work.
Favourite Vampire Films and a TV Show. MSN Movies counts down the top ten vampire stories that can be found on DVD.
Serenity region 3 DVD out Tuesday. The South Asia Direct-to-DVD edition hits stores in that region on Tuesday, although it's already shipping worldwide. It's the same features as the UK version, except coded in NTSC.
Diamond Comics Distributor's final numbers for 2005. Astonishing X-Men sales not as strong as one would expect with all the hype surrounding that title. None of the Spike or Angel comics registered nor did Serenity. More...
Andy Hallett added to Wizard World Los Angeles on March 18th along with Charisma Carpenter. Clare Kramer will attend March 19th.
Vote for your favourite Buffy and Angel episodes. The voting system takes a different approach to the usual "list your top three episodes in order of preference".
Daniel Dae Kim wins an Asian Excellence Award. The former Angel actor won 'Outstanding Male TV Performance' for his portrayal of Jin in Lost.

January 20

Serenity comic book give-away. From now until midnight on January 27th, fans can enter to win a copy of the first two issues of the Serenity comic book series.
The Top Twelve Slashiest Couples in SciFi/Fantasy Fandom. Find out which of our guys from Buffy and Firefly made the list (this thread contains adult themes).
Firefly/Serenity celebrity breakfast added to Grand Slam Pasadena. Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, and Morena Baccarin will attend.
Inkworks Firefly cards listed in Diamond Previews. "The 72-card base set captures the stories, as told in the original television series, in the order they were originally intended, as well as behind-the-scenes shots, character profiles, and more." More...

January 19

Joss Whedon/Astonishing X-Men press conference and preview pages from #13. Some of the highlights: a new Joss Marvel project is likely this year, Joss more open to Buffy/Kitty X-Men crossover than Firefly/Starjammers and most importantly of all, major discussion by Joss about the X-Men. Full transcript of Joss' chat at Comic Book Resources.
Serenity chosen at best sci-fi movie of 2005 by Feature Six. "True, it doesn't pack the punch of Lucas' final epic, but it's a hell of lot more fun and less cringe-inducing."
(SPOILER) Spike: Old Wounds & Spike vs Dracula Comic Previews. Newsarama offers up a preview description along with a few sample pages from both of IDW's Spike related comic book projects. More...
The Angel CD is one of Cinescape's best compilations of 2005. 'Live Fast, Die Never' (who came up with that name?) is described as "a great compilation of the show's best musical moments". And there's much praise for the composer Robert Kral as well. More...
No BAFTA nod for Serenity. The word we are looking for is 'boo'. Universal/UIP had entered it for nomination (although I don't believe any 'for your consideration' or screener copies went out).
Love Monkey on CBS includes 2 Buffy alums. Christopher Wiehl, Owen from 'Never Kill a Boy On The First Date' BtVS S1 and Ivana Milicevic, Riley's wife Sam from 'As You Were' BtVS S6. More...
"How I Met Your Mother" part of Paley Festival. Alyson Hannigan's sitcom will be part of the 23rd Annual Paley Festival March 13th. It will be at the DGA Complex on 7920 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Tickets are only available to MTR members starting Jan. 26, but the general public can buy tickets starting February 2nd. More...
Slashdot posts a "correction" to an earlier story about Firefly. Story mentions the browncoatsriseagain.com website trying to raise cash for a new season, and comments below bring out that they've already stopped. More...
Kristy Swanson, Original Buffy, on Ice. Ms. Swanson is on Skating With Celebrities on Fox tonight. More...
The Buffy Season 3 GeekIntertainment BuffCast is Now Online. After months of waiting, the brand new BuffCast of season 3 is now available for download at GeekIntertainment. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg is Miami Herald's Guest Diva and answers the question "How does someone develop a self-confidence that seems invincible?".
Exclusive Joss Whedon interview in March issue of DVD Review. Summer Glau is also on the cover.
Jane Espenson has a brand new site with a blog. "Writing for Buffy was unusual among TV writing jobs, in that it actually results in writers -- not just performers -- having fans. This is, I must say, lovely." Also, she had ribs, baked beans, and a Caesar salad for lunch, today.

January 18

UK Channel showing 'The Inside'. UK Channel ITV4 starts showing Tim Minears' The Inside on Friday 20th January. More...
Fox elaborate on why Kitchen Confidential got canned. Some might say it's a classic example of TV executive doublespeak.
Review of Astonishing X-Men Saga. It's recommended for anyone looking to quickly get caught up, but otherwise, skip it for what is lost in the summary version of the story.
Vote for Serenity in At the Movies: Viewers' Poll 2005. You can select three films in order of preference from a complete list of movies released in Australia between January 1st and December 31st.
"Joss Whedon is one of the great showrunners in TV". Praise for Joss and David Boreanaz as well in this Q&A with Hart Hanson, the creator of the hit Fox show 'Bones'.
Eliza Dushku on Conan O'Brian tonight. If you are still up after that you can catch Seth Green on Carson Daly. Starting at 12:30am ET on NBC.
Spike the budgie wins Young Cross Stitcher of 2005 award. And a big "awwwww that's just too cute words" for this news item.
New York psychic predicts future for Sarah Michelle Gellar. Just a bit of fun as psychic John Cohan says she'll play Mae West onstage this year to rave reviews.
Review/Report on Serenity's Animal Use By the AHA. I don't think this was previously posted, but just came across it and found it so interesting. I remember seeing the "No animals were harmed" statement in the end credits the first time I saw it and wondering about that.
(SPOILER) Who Was The Killer On "Reunion"? Kristin at EOnline reveals the identity of the killer on Alexa Davalos' cancelled show.

January 17

"11th Hour's" Alternate Serenity DVD Covers Available. For those of you less than pleased with the Serenity DVD artwork, there are now alternate versions available. Created by "11th Hour", she of guerilla posters and RPG Cover Art and Graphic Design fame. More...
Stephanie Romanov to attend Wizard World. Booster Entertainment will be an exhibitor at Wizard World LA March 17-19 and they are bringing some friends.
It's Astonishing X-Men time in April! Not only will #14 be released (check out the cover art) but the deluxe hardcover collection of the first twelve issues will come out as well. More...
Tom Whedon Interview on "The Best of the Electric Company" DVD Set. See Joss' dad on Disc Three of the set in "The Creative Team Remembers" - an interview with head writer Tom Whedon and executive producer Sam Gibbon.
Julie Benz guest stars on tonight's 'Supernatural'. She plays a dying woman who joins Dean on a faith healer's fix-it list, according to TV Guide's current issue.
'Door still open for Joss to do Spike movie' say The WB. But as entertainment president David Janollari told reporters at the TCA's winter press tour, "Joss Whedon is fast becoming a big-feature filmmaker. He's currently working on an adaptation of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. He's simply just not been available to us". More...
Nathan, Morena, and Summer Slam into Tony Head in Pasadena, Ca. Creation's Grand Slam event March 10 - 12, 2006 at the Pasadena center, brings in Tony Head, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, and Morena Baccarin.
DVDFile posts a review of Serenity DVD... finally! Normally I'd think we'd probably had enough of these reviews, but this is a great one from a reviewer completely unfamiliar with Firefly.
PODCAST Gluttony, the Most Delicious Sin: a commentary on Buffy's "Band Candy". SMRT-TV's thirds in a series of podcasts featuring televison episodes that represent the seven major sins.
(SPOILER) Marsters heads back to "Smallville". Brainiac is coming back, and he's looking to enlist an unwitting Lex Luthor for help..

January 16

What do you want to see in a "Spike" TV movie? SFX are taking suggestions for a future edition of this regular feature (free reg. required).
SerenityMovie.org goes down -- temporarily. Wondering about the whereabouts and status of the new Browncoats board that went up as the official board went down? More...
Michelle Trachtenberg to star in remake of "Black Christmas". Production will begin later this month in Vancouver.
More on the best Joss Whedon anecdote in ages. A couple of days ago, Joe Quesada relayed the tale of how Joss helped choose the ending of Marvel's big summer event 'Civil War'. Anyhow Mark Millar (Ultimates, Wolverine, Wanted, Saviour) tells the tale and more in his own inimitable style.
'Serenity: The Official Visual Companion' ranked 509 at Amazon. This site will tell you the top 10,000 books at Amazon. Do a search on the word Serenity and you also see that Finding Serenity is 648. More...
Previews of Joss books. Ever wanted to read 'Finding Serenity', 'Five Seasons of Angel', 'Seven Seasons of Buffy' or 'Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy' but haven't for some reason? Well Smart Pop Books has PDF previews of these books at their website.
Firefly in Belgium. The show is airing on Kanaal 2 at 4.30pm every Sunday. In the print edition of the Belgium magazine 'Humo', it was dubbed "one to watch" and there's also a scathingly hilarious interview with Joss about the show and Fox (English translation provided). More...
Nathan pimps Dead Trolls. I have no words. Needs Flash Plug-in.

January 15

Download Serenity from Movielink. Starting Feb 2, you can legally download the movie to your computer. More...
Firefly coming to cards. After Serenity, Inkworks will produce a Firefly card set. A free Firefly promo card will be available in the next issue of NSU. (Check bottom of the link)
New Firefly and Serenity cast UK convention transcripts up at Summer Glau's official site. There's three transcripts from the last couple of years. Well worth reading. More...
All Movie Guide Loves 'Serenity' 4 and 1/2 Stars-worth. Features a really well-written plot synopsis and highly complimentary review, with the option for readers to add their own ratings. More...
What are Reavers anyway? Quite hilarious series of random web comics features a subtle reference to the BDM. Some day the whole world will understand...
Dark Horse to produce Serenity Zippo lighter and ornament. Pricey stuff, but, wow. Shiny. More...
Buffy and Angel Yearbook out on store shelves now. The yearbook contains an exclusive interview with Joss Whedon, plus David Boreanaz, and Amy Acker with Andy Hallett. As well as an interview with all the Hat trick performers.

January 14

Slither trailer for restricted audiences. A more explicit version of the trailer for Nathan Fillion's next movie. Not for the kids, or the faint of heart.
Battlestar Galactica is not comparable to the "more fanciful" series Firefly and Farscape according to Matt Roush. The 8th question down the page.
Sundance '06 to premiere in U.S. two films from Whedonverse alums. Vincent Kartheiser's "Alpha Dog" and Chiwetel Ejiofor's "Kinky Boots" will both be screened at the January 19-29th festival.
Joss Plots Marvel's 'Civil War' Finale. Joe Quesada discusses in an interview how Joss helped to find the best ending for Marvel's next summer crossover, 'Civil War'. More...
Jewel Staite and Clare Kramer to attend Sydney convention May 6th and 7th, with Clare only appearing on Sunday.
Vote for Mal in SFX poll. The question is whose crew you'd like to be on, and so far Mal has the majority of votes.

January 13

Tony Head's episode of Hotel Babylon will air January 26th on BBC One. His characters name is Mr. Machin.
Why's it so hard to get 'Buffy' on my iPod? As this CNET article points out, "Buying an iPod is easy. Filling it with video turns out to be much more difficult."
IMDB puts Serenity at $4.29 million in rentals so far. Listed at number 31. Don't know the accuracy on this, but combined with sales, that's close to another 20 mil, right?
The Siren Song of Fandom. In the post Buffy era, here's five reasons to help you decide if you want to be part of a TV show's fandom.
Josscentricality Serenity DVD competition. Win some lovely Serenity goodies by coming up with your own deleted scene from the movie (competition is only open to Australians).
New pics of Nathan Fillion in 'Slither'. The first one is just odd.
January is Scifi Month On Demand which means episodes of Firefly are currently on demand for Comcast subscribers ! More...
Buffy RPG revised errata includes a funny correction of the most embarrassing typo. They've also updated the Angel corebook errata.
Doctor Who will be shown in the US. The hit British show heavily influenced by Buffy and Joss Whedon will be airing on the SciFi Channel in March. More...

January 12

Jamie Chambers on Serenity RPG Canon. An amusing article discussing the official Serenity RPG, and where they got their 'official' information. (And something about cheese...) More...
"Bones" starting in the UK on Sky One at 10pm today. Just checked the TV schedule for tonight, grumbled 'nothing on as per usual' and lo and behold stumbled across this.
Serenity drops to #9 in overall DVD sales. The BDM is still the highest selling Sci-Fi DVD.
Joss talks to Empire about Goners. "Anything that's uplifting and sexy I feel is a good thing".
Universal Officially Announce R2 Release of "Serenity" on DVD and UMD. Available to buy and rent from the 27th of February. More...
Serenity Appears at Prince Charles Cinema, London. For anyone in or near London, who may have missed it in the theatrical release - or who just wants to see it in a cinema again - it's started appearing at the Prince Charles now. More...
(SPOILER) The Lex is yet to come. This is an extension of the TV Guide interview that Michael Rosenbaum gave recently. Very complimentary of James Marsters and we learn when he'll be back on Smallville.
The Serenity score is one of Cinescape's best soundtracks of 2005. "Newman brings a stirring orchestral atmosphere that provides an unusual ambience beneath the film's drama while also heightening its dynamic." Absolutely. More...
Angel Season 6 Opening Credits. Well, sort of. (requires Quicktime) More...
ToyFare goes inside the mind of Seth Green and comes out with a Robot Chicken. They talk with Seth and others about the line of "Robot Chicken" toys from Plastic Earth, who make the custom figures for the show.
Scifi. com pulls the poll. Remember the poll on what Whedon fans wanted to see him do next? Well, it's gone. More...
World Premiere of Done The Impossible. At long last! The world premiere of our much-anticipated fan documentary. Premiering at WonderCon, one of the formemost media cons in the US, Feb. 10th in San Francisco More...

January 11

AstroStart Film Top 100. A Dutch website about space films where you can vote for your three favorites (the top spot on the form being for your favorite, then second favorite, then third), Serenity being one of the options. In fact, it is currently ranked as #10 on the top 100. More...
DVDTimes Reviews the R2 Release of "Point Pleasant". "Quite a fun series, even if it doesn't really live up to the quality I often expect from an early-cancelled show".
Anything film can do, TV can do better. Joss Whedon and others chip in with their thoughts on whether tv is better than film.
The 7th Annual Golden Tomato Awards! Last year Serenity got an Tomatometer rating of 80%. So how did it fare against every other film? More...
Breaking the Story with Tim Minear...this time with video. An account of the Screenwriting Expo class along with bits of video.
Flanvention II Tickets On Sale Now and Going Fast. Flanvention II runs Dec. 8-10, 2006 in Burbank, CA, with attendance limited to 500. Nathan Fillion is the first guest announced. More...
Ron Glass to appear at I-Con in Long Island, NY on March 24-26. Serenity novelization author Keith DeCandido will also be in attendance. More...
AP talks to Seth Green about Four Kings, Robot Chicken, and flying under the radar. More...
Mark A. Sheppard (Firefly's Badger): upcoming TV appearances. Sheppard will be appearing in upcoming episodes of "24". He appeared in last night's "Medium", returning as the spirit of the vile Dr. Walker. (Click on "notable TV guest appearances, or scroll all the way down.) More...

January 10

New Buffy Verse Encyclopedia Project. While browsing I came across this amazing project which aims to create an encyclopedia of Buffy and Angel. More...
Nathan Fillion Nominated for Breakthrough Performer by Online Film Critics. The OFCS is the first national critics group to recognize Serenity. Scroll down, as it is the last category.
Angel season 4 DVD review from TWoP's Sars. One of Television Without Pity's co-founders discusses her problems with the season. More...
Serenity stars at Moonlight Rising Con. Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin on the East Coast in June. More...
No plans to get Joss more involved with Angel comics say IDW. But as Chris Ryall tells Newsarama "it's something I'd certainly love". And the second issue of IDW's 'Angel: Old Friends' is out in comic book stores tomorrow. More...
Serenity made from Paper. A really pretty Serenity model made from paper. There are also instructions on how to make one yourself. The site is in spanish but I think it's possible to understand it.
Best Buy Exclusive Serenity Trailer. Best Buy has a page explaining their $10 off offer for purchasing Serenity with Season 1 or 2.0 of Battestar Galactica. On that page is also a link to an exclusive trailer and an excerpt from 'Relighting the Firefly' with a new intro by Joss.
Serenity nominated for Worst Overall Poster of 2005 by the Internet Movie Poster Awards. "The IMP really enjoyed this movie, which makes it especially upsetting that it has such a bad poster." More...
Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for Rising Star award at this year's Baftas. As the BBC news site points out, "London-born Chiwetel Ejiofor was noted for his performances in Kinky Boots and Serenity". And UK residents aged 18 or over can vote for the award by going to the Rising Star Award website.
ZOIC's Loni Peristere tells SCI FI Wire there's hope for Serenity 2. Apparently, DVD sales are neck-to-neck with Wedding Crashers. More...
LA Comic Book And Sci-Fi Convention has posted video from the Dec 4 Slither panel featuring Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry and others. More...
Jake in Progress has its season premiere tonight. One wonders if its better now with Jane Espenson on board? If so hopefully it won't pull a Tru.
The Flanvention II announces first guest and dates. Nathan Fillion will be returning to the Flanvention, happening Dec 8-10, 2006 at the Burbank Hilton. Tickets onsale soon.
UK Serenity DVD Cover. Amazon.co.uk has a new picture of the UK Serenity DVD. More...

January 09

Guest role on Veronica Mars nixed. Those hoping for James Marsters or Andy Hallett to appear on Veronica Mars as a result of last week's TV Guide poll will be disappointed to hear that it won't happen. Rob Thomas told Mike Ausiello that he's "$100,000 over budget on that episode and we're losing the role."
Firefly 'verse vision of Chinese-English future becoming a reality. Chinese language catching on in U.S. classrooms, including elementary schools. More...
2005 Nebula Awards: "Serenity" Best Screenplay? The preliminary ballot for the 2005 Nebula Awards was posted and guess what's in the running for best screenplay? More...
Joss talks Serenity to Empire. A slightly inaccurate first paragraph (where they harp back about EW's article that just won't die) leads to... quotes! From Jewel Staite's adopted husband comes wordage.
Why "Four Kings" is worth watching. Entertainment Weekly lists Four Kings starring Seth Green as one of the ten midseason shows worth watching. They also lists Dick Wolf's upcoming Law & Order offshoot Conviction, starring J. August Richards, as one of The Best of the Rest. More...
Sci Fi Wire Poll: The Next Whedon Project. What would your choice be? More...
Trailers for the Electric Company dvd coming February 7th. Not Whedonesque, you might think, but wait! More...
Firefly F/X Led To Battlestar Galactica. Loni Peristere at Zoic Studios says the visual effects pioneered for Firefly directly influenced Battlestar Galactica. Ron Moore and others told him "that's the way it should be photographed, and please bring those rules to Galactica".
Serenity and cast are all over IMDB Best of 2005. Serenity #5 on the Best Picture list. More...
A Ghost of a Chance to win an Autograph from Amber. "In honor of Amber Benson's birthday, this week the Whedonverse Multimedia Project is offering fans the chance to win an autographed copy of Ghosts of Albion: Accursed that she co-wrote with Christopher Golden."

January 08

A God, a Vamp, and a Groo at Megacon. OH MY! Orlando, Florida Feb. 24-26. Clare Kramer, Julie Benz, Mark Lutz, and Jason Carter will be in attendance to sign autographs and meet fans at megacon.
Criticism for the trailer of Alyson Hannigan's "Date Movie". "Here was an actress whom I admired basically making fun of women like me", the writer says of the movie's take on Bridget Jones.
Joss Whedon talks Buffy. "It really does represent a huge (part of my life), the biggest journey I've ever taken, the longest journey I've ever taken, and the first journey I ever took as an artist that was truly my own". More...
Happy Birthday Amber Benson! Actress, writer, director and producer turns 29 today.
DVD Times on Serenity - "I adore this film". Back last April, a quote from DVD Times ended up on the first Serenity trailer. Find out how much they liked the DVD release in this extremely well written, highly comprehensive review.
Serenity in Canadian Theatre one more weekend. Vancouver's University of British Columbia student-run film society had the Big Damn Movie up in the Norm Theatre this weekend and it was fun for all! More...
Is Buffy responsible for worldwide spread of Valley Girl style English? Whatever.
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 35 includes confirmation that the Spike bust will be followed by Tara, and that the Dawn figure will be taller than Buffy's...
In tough movie year, a few bright spots. Columnist talks about the declining choices of good movies in 2005 and the few he thinks were worth seeing. "Serenity: "Revenge of the Sith" may have raked in more money, but Serenity is the movie that restored my faith in science fiction."
Channel 4 list Serenity as 3rd best film of 2005 - from viewers voting. (C4 are one of the biggest UK channels). Note: voting was conducted directly by Channel 4 and not mentioned on any Firefly/Serenity websites in advance. Star Wars Ep 3 was voted worst film of the year by the British public.
So in this episode . . . what show is this again? Article talks about the current popularity of TV shows on DVD, all the offer, and why people want them. Including the mention of "Joss Whedon for his near-scholarly comments on his own episodes."
Jonathan Woodward's Bettie Page movie has US premiere in Austin in March. The Notorious Bettie Page, co-starring JW, will make its US Premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas March 10-18.

January 07

James Marsters Limited Edition Words and Music DVD Pal version. Both are now shipping the pre-orders. However, if you haven't gotten yours, there are some left but since it is a limited edition once they are gone, they will be gone. This is the link to the NTSC version.
The DVD Archives' Glowing Review of Serenity. Our very own UnpluggedCrazy (Arlo J. Wiley) reviews Serenity for the new DVD review branch of My Film Website, The DVD Archives, citing it as, "just about as perfect a film as could be." More...
The results of E! Online's 2006 Save One Show Poll. Various shows, which have Buffyverse alums starring in them, make the list.
Illusion Arts' Bill Taylor on crash-landing 'Serenity.' A very cool, very illustrated discussion with Mr. Taylor about Illusion Arts' contributions to the Big Damn Movie. More...

January 06

BTVSFigs take a look at the new Spike bust. It's really more of a statue since it models him right to the waist, but never mind.
MWC's 2005 Best and Worst toys. Includes awards for Sideshow's Drusilla and Vampire Buffy, and No-Prizes for Diamond's Mal and the packaging on Palisade's Palz.
Verbazingwekkende X-Mannen: Astonishing X-Men (finally) to be published in Dutch. More...
The top ten hottest women in Sci-Fi. Remember last month when Fembot came out with her hottest men in Sci-Fi list? Well here's the female equivalent.
David Boreanaz linked with main lead in 'Splinter Cell' movie. Dark Horizons picks up on the rumour that may have originated at Moviehole.net. More...

January 05

Serenity DVD sales drop to #6 for week ending Jan 1. Per Hollywoodreporter.com. Behind Bandcamp and Into the Blue.
Serenity in the Top 20 movies of the year list at E! Online. People at E! Online voted Serenity as No. 20 with a glowing review. More...
Universal announce Serenity on HD-DVD. HD-DVD is very, very high quality video. More...
Review of Four Kings pans the show, praises Seth Green. "Green is a highly skilled and incredibly distinctive comic actor." And AICN's Herc offers more reviews.
No more Angel for author Jeff Mariotte. "I've written 11 Angel novels (some of them with Nancy Holder) and 11 Angel comic books. Seems like a good place to stop."
Astonishing X-Men Saga #1 out today. It's a recap of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's first 12 issues in one handy (or pointless) one-shot. Think of the entire season of Firefly condensed into one episode and you've got an idea what it might be like. More...
Serenity among the Best Things In Life for 2005. This according to 3 editors of Revolution Sci-Fi. More...
TV.com's Best in DVD in '05. TV.com released the Best in 05, and Angel Season 5 and The Chosen Collection made it in the best Action Adventure DVD section.
Christian Kane's band plays the Viper Room. Tuesday, January 24th, KANE is coming back to the Viper Room with Whitestarr. Kane hits the stage at 10pm.
(SPOILER) First pictures of James Marsters' new movie Shadow Puppets. Four pictures on the studio's page for this film. Mild spoilers. More...
The Women of Serenity featured in Sirens of Cinema magazine. One of the publishers of the magazine posted additional info over at FFF.net.
From Serenity to Silver. Brett Matthews talks about his new Lone Ranger comic book series and comments about how Firefly was very much a Western.
Serenity already becoming Star Wars-like reference. Just a nonchalant mention in the fifth paragraph. More...

January 04

A review of 'Kill the Poor'. A new film starring Mr. Universe himself, David Krumholtz. More...
Do Not Disturb Seth Green. Is Seth Green the new hardest-working man in show business? More...
Seth Green talks "Four Kings" to TV Guide. Short article at TVGuide.com with quotes from Seth and co-star Josh Cooke about their new show, "Four Kings," premiering on NBC Thursday 1/5. More...
Firefly screened on board a flight. You can watch Firefly on Jetstar Asia flights! Has anyone else encountered Firefly by air? More...
Vampire Angel Debut. The final plush in the Angel puppet line.
Chris Buchanan posts. And... can't give any details on what Universal thinks about the dvd sales. More...
Whedon answers with Serenity. Joss talking about Serenity and the DVD in the Toronto Sun.
Fanfiction Comes Out of the Closet. Fascinating article over at AfterEllen.com about fans, slash fiction and TV shows. There's several Buffy mentions including an interesting discussion about Willow/Tara femslash.
(SPOILER) Marsters and Hallett feature in Veronica Mars guest star poll. The poll as voted for by readers of TV Guide's Mike Auseillo's column has been forwarded onto Rob Thomas (numerous spoilers for US shows on this page as well).
Charisma visits a Wizard by way of Vegas. Las Vegas Autographs is bringing Charisma Carpenter (March 18) and Clare Kramer (March 19) to sign autographs and meet fans at Wizard World Los Angeles. More...
Deluxe Angel and Spike action figures set for Destiny as their core assortment, like the Deluxe Buffy and Faith figures were based on their fight in Graduation Day part 1. Limited edition "battle damaged" versions of the characters will also be available, with more exclusives to follow.

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Beckinsale as Wonder Woman? Nothing official here, but there is a picture of Kate in costume!
Amy Acker's Short Film "Mr. Dramatic" on New Compilation DVD. The new short film collection "Celebrity Mix" includes Amy's short, along with a number of other notable short films featuring tv/film stars. More...

January 03

Zap2it's Norman Wilner gives the Serenity DVD four stars , saying it "flies about as smoothly as its namesake - which is to say, it's an inelegant machine, but a sturdy one."
Buffy Complete DVD collection is one of the top 10 DVDs of 2005. As the DVD Active reviewer rightly puts it "Buffy is one of those TV shows that will stick around for a long, long time".
Official Serenity Movie site wins a Wooden Rocket award. It beat other sites such as the Harry Potter and King Kong ones to win the highly coveted 'Best Official Movie Site' award. Which is just ironic really considering the forum was closed down yesterday.
Nominate Whedonesque.com for the Sixth Annual Weblog Awards a.k.a. The 2006 Bloggies. Our site fits in the 'best entertainment' and 'best community' categories. More...
An interview with James Gunn. There's more Whedon related connections with the writer and director of Slither than meets the eye. Did you know Joss once hired him to create a sitcom for Fox? More...
The Browncoat board is gone. Browncoats.serenitymovie.com was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.
(ETA) Notice of demise and a brief message can be found here - with thanks to Relight. More...
Homemade Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mah Jongg set. Make your own? [via]
Summer Glau & Alan Tudyk at FX 2006 in Orlando. Summer and Alan will be attending the FX 2006 con January 27 - 29 for signings. Jason Palmer, mentioned several times around these parts will also be in attendance (and has created new art for the con program).

January 02

Herc's Top 10 Scripted Hourlongs of 2005!! Yet another end of year article but it does have a big shout out for Tim Minear's 'The Inside'.
TV Gal's Best of the Best in 2005. Joss gets awarded 'Best Cameo' for his appearance on Veronica Mars, Amy Acker gets 'Best Guest Star' and find out which show was the best place for Buffy alum.
Q and A with Eliza Dushku. Quite an insightful interview which has some surprising revelations. And curious about her new play? City of Angel has a good review.
Vote for IMDB Best Movie of 2005. Voting now open for best of 2005. Several categories for our BDM! (Reg required to vote).
Amazon.com Adds Listing for Serenity: Out in the Black. To ship on January 16. In the past day, it's risen in sales ranking from #315,380 to #7,487. It's an all new adventure for the Serenity Role Playing game. More...
Serenity DVD Widescreen edition - #1 at PlayUSA.com. More...

January 01

Sean Maher to attend both Serenity Cubed and Serenity 4, subject to his acting commitments.
"The Village Voice" Movie Poll Results. Serenity doesn't come out so good. More...
The Big Flicks of 2006. 'Date Movie' (Feb. 17). Starring former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Alyson Hannigan (yet another actor who dons a "fat suit" for the role).
2006: The year of .....? SMG named as one to watch. The article names Sarah as one actress to watch with 5 films on her plate for release this year.
Crooks and Liars, a mostly political blog, pumps up Serenity. John Amato has a sort of mini-review: "Joss Whedon gets major props for making a low budget, Sci-Fi movie that is significantly better than any of the other major releases."
Guest Columnist Joss Whedon Eyes the Future of TV. Joss writes a hilarious column for TV Guide, peeking at what TV in the coming years will be like.



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