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May 01

The E! True Hollywood Story:American Pie. Learn the true(?) Hollywood story from the people who lived it in this E! TV special. My question is when are they finally going to do one of these for Buffy? Full House got one after all. It's on tonight and repeats at 11 pm and May 3rd at 8 pm.
DST Vamp Buffy, Chosen Buffy and Dawn early review. Michael Crawford's review on the new Dawn and Buffy figures. More...

April 30

20 questions with Charisma Carpenter in K9 Magazine. If you ever wanted to read what she thinks about dogs, well now's your chance. More...
Visit the Deffry Vale High School Web Site. The Headmaster of the school bears a striking resemblance to a certain Sunnydale High School librarian (contains spoilers for the current season of Doctor Who in the UK). More...
Wiccan Reverend Interview with Brief Mention of Buffy. While discussing the acceptance of Wicca, Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are referenced as bringing out the underlying morality of Wicca.
6 May is Ariel Ambulance Day when the ambulance will be purchased and transported to the Minter Field Air Museum for restoration and display and volunteers are needed. More...
Page vs screen: A Logan-Veronica case study. A look at epic couples. Includes Veronica/Logan from Veronica Mars and Buffy/Angel and Willow/Tara from BtVs.
Joss draws Emily the Strange in Dark Horse's "Twenty Years 25 Cent Issue". More...

April 29

(SPOILER) Tonight on BBC 1 - Tony Head stars in 'Doctor Who'. The Radio Times website reviews the episode and says Tony gives "a lip-smacking performance". More...
I prefer shopping to football. Anthony Stewart Head is the subject of a very cute profile by Mirror.co.uk.
Greatest Unrequited Loves. MSN is running a poll concerning the unrequited loves of television and two Buffy couples make the list. More...
BBC Radio Five Live Film Reviews pronounces "Slither" Movie of the week , and says Nathan Fillion is a "really really good actor". More...
Let's be bad guys. A new official Serenity shirt from Hot Topic. Stylin' Online have additional official Serenity shirts, which are cheaper, and some qualify for a 2 for $30 offer.
Wired: Why Firefly will Never Die. The May issue of Wired has a brief article on browncoatsriseagain.com, with a photo of Andrew Schultz, the founder.

April 28

The first European Pyramid (Illyria) discovered in Bosnia. I ran into this on another message board by accident... there is mention about Illyria, which I thought might be of interest to Angel/Amy Acker fans? More...
Astonishing X-Men #14 review. If you didn't manage to get a hold of this comic book this week, you really missed out. It was superb. More...
Buffy and Firefly make it on to a list of shows to watch if "Lost" on a island. The Albuquerque Tribune's most TV-addicted staffers weigh in on what shows they would want to watch if only five shows were available to them while "Lost" on a island.
Chiwetel Ejiofor joins the cast of 'Tsunami'. The HBO/BBC2 original film about the disastrous 2004 Thailand floods. Told from the point of view of survivors, media and relief workers. It will premiere on HBO by the end of the year.
Merl has a Blowout, while krad graces the Flan 2. Angel's favorite snitch demon, Matt James makes his convention debut at Boosters Blowout in Aug. As Keith R.A. DeCandido signs onboard for a return engagement to the Flan 2 in Dec. More...
How I Met Your Buffy. Craig Thomas, co-creator of Alyson Hannigan's new sitcom, demonstrates why he's just as big a Buffyverse fan as the rest of us. More...
(SPOILER) BBC video clip of Tony Head in this Saturday's Doctor Who! Tony appears 1:30 minute in (RealPlayer required). More...
Adidas to debut limited edition jackets featuring Dark Horse characters. Joss is mentioned as one of the creators whose characters will be on the jackets. More...
Mammoth on SciFi Tonight. Summer Glau's SciFi channel original movie Mammoth is being shown again tonight in the US. More...
James Gunn announces Slither DVD extra features. Writer/director/browncoat James Gunn posts the details of the upcoming Slither DVD's special features on his blog, including a commentary with Nathan. The rest of the blog is well worth reading as well.

April 27

Andy Hallett talks Angel, fandom and music. Loads of Lorne goodness over at iFMagazine.com.
GeekIntertainment's Buffy Season 5: part 1 BuffCast is now Online. "An overly optimistic look at Season 5. We discuss the first 12 episodes of season 5, complete with a breakdown of how the characters progressed, and which episodes we thought were the best (No Brainer: Fool for Love!)"
Bones helps FOX take first place on Wed night. Bones came in a 2nd for the 8pm hour but it was enough to help FOX stake a solid claim on first place for the last Wed night before May sweeps. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg parties with US Weekly and Perez Hilton. Apparently the necklace she is wearing is her own design and she is about to launch a range of jewelry.
The BBC review Slither. "Imagine for a minute that David Cronenberg, in the days before he got boring and respectable, had made a film with a young Joss Whedon. Between them, they might have come up with something very much like Slither."
Find Buffy on the Beeb. The BBC has put its entire 'infax' programme catalogue online and it's searchable. More...
International TV Turnoff Week? No thanks! A Guardian columnist cites Buffy and David Greenwalt's Profit as examples to show why people should love their telly.
"Hex" Gets Axed. The show that's been referred to as the "British Buffy" has been cancelled due to low ratings. More...

April 26

(SPOILER) A Look at the Future of X-Men Film Franchise. Joss cited as a reason why we could see "a fourth and an eighth and a tenth." Tiny X3 spoilers, bub. More...
(SPOILER) Tonight's 100th episode of Alias written by Drew Goddard. Whedonverse actors also appear in tonight's episode. More...
Scripts and correct viewing order for Tim Minear's The Inside. Most (nine of thirteen) of the scripts for the show's run are posted in .pdf format for folks to check out. Note: These are drafts, not shooting scripts. More...
Interview with Katee Sackhoff on White Noise 2 (co-starring Nathan Fillion). "I loved Firefly, I loved Serenity." I think I love her.
(SPOILER) BBC pics of Tony Head in Doctor Who this Saturday. Catch the full gallery here. More...
Joss Whedon directing "Sailor Moon" movie rumour debunked. Anime News Network has verified that no such story came from the Japanese magazine 'Animage'. More...
(SPOILER) Morena Baccarin to guest in Stargate SG-1. It looks like she'll be playing a recurring character next season. This carries on the merry tradition of Firefly cast members appearing in the Stargate franchise.
David Boreanaz on Ellen Degeneres Show Today. He'll be talking about his show "Bones." Check local listings.
Happy Birthday, Gina! Well, a day late... April 25th was her wonderful day! Blessings to you, Warrior Woman. :D
Jane Espenson signs 2-year deal with NBC.
Mercedes McNab Interview on Chud.com. She talks about her new movie Hatchet and opines on the state of the Spike movie.

April 25

(SPOILER) Preview tomorrow's release of Astonishing X-Men #14. You've already seen John Cassaday's stellar art but now there's sparkling Joss Whedon dialogue as well.
Dutch Serenity DVD getting different artwork. It's very hard to see, but there's the boat, a few other ships and some swirlin' things. Dutch fans were asked for input on the DVD cover last year. Due out 11th May.
Kaylee's recipes from the 'Verse. Jewel Staite donates some really cool sounding recipes to the Big Damn Chefs cookery book (proceeds from the book sales go to Freedom From Hunger).
Thousands of Film Goers Seek Gender Equality. "In June this year, film goers plan worldwide theatrical screenings of the Universal Pictures flick 'Serenity', with proceeds going to Equality Now. The move is a direct effort to help raise funds for Equality Now, one of writer/director Joss Whedon's favorite charities."
Amber Benson in poll for world's sexiest vegetarian. Vote to crown the veggie king and queen in PETA's sixth annual World's Sexiest Vegetarian poll.
Slayage Volume 20: "Beyond Slayer Slang" now online. A very special edition of the extremely readable Buffyverse academic essay series. Topics include Willow, language and Slayer slang, fan fiction and Television Without Pity.
Serenity DVD released today in France. It's ranking 18 at amazon.fr, and it is the "semi-complete" version, i.e. the one DVD version with all the extras (but not the Q&A of course). More...
Alexis on Tonight's How I Met Your Mother. Alexis makes another appearance as the anchor Sandy Rivers.

April 24

Empire magazine has a review of Slither praising Nathan in particular. More...
Nathan interviews fan. A completely off the wall link. Last November, Nathan used a moment of his Q&A time to interview a fan - the lovely Bauer. Prepare to say "Ouch".
"Connor Spotlight" comic - plotline & artwork revealed. The story will be by Jay Faerber, whilst the art is from Bob Gill. Due for release in August from IDW Publishing. (ETA) And in other comics news, at the recent Pittsburgh Comic-Con, artist Will Conrad reported that Dark Horse has talked to him about another Serenity series.
BtVS referenced in Nightline Horror Article. Buffy cited as influence in rise of horror genre popularity (on page 3).
DVD Talk reviews the Serenity HD-DVD. Got to love a review that the photographic style "doesn't necessarily look like a crisp and antiseptic Star Trek movie". This is probably the most authoritative review of the HD-DVD to date. More...
Buffy Sing Along! Come on down to The Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston, MA this Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm for the FINAL Buffy Sing Along! More...
Details on third and last prequel book for SMG's "Southland Tales". "Southland Tales Book 3: The Mechanicals" is the third of a series of three prequel graphic novels that will lead readers to the point where the movie will begin. Info on the second book can be found here and on the first book can be found here. Additionally the movie will take part in the competition showings in the 59th Cannes Festival.
Tony Head's talk from the SciFi Summit which was held in Pasadena last month. Snippets include Joss worship, auditioning for Giles and of course Ripper (headed for DVD?).
Those top ten TV season ending cliffhangers. Buffy's "Becoming Part 2" gets included alongside Dallas, West Wing and Twin Peaks in this article about shows that left viewers in a "summer full of anticipation" with their cliffhangers. Stay away if you haven't yet seen the Battlestar Galactica season 2 finale.
(SPOILER) Tony Head in Doctor Who. Watch the trailer and the Tardisode for Tony's episode of Doctor Who, showing in Britain on Sat 29th, now on the BBC Website.
Michelle Trachtenberg's voice on Robot Chicken. If you live where I live, you just missed it. More...

April 23

Kane playing 2 gigs in Germany in May. Christian Kane will be doing acoustical performances in Fulda on May 20th and Munich on May 22nd.
Firefly series starter DVD out soon in Germany. It will feature the first two episodes. And there will also be Buffy and Angel series starter DVDs out at the same time as well at a bargain price of 5 Euros each. Cool items for collectors and a good way to get newcomers into the fandom. Stay tuned to see if this will happen in the rest of Europe. More...
Serenity Fan Campaign. Some Browncoats are organizing a fandom wide mass purchasing of Serenity DVD on June 23 to show support for future sequels.

April 22

Firefly/Serenity Posts on Pan and Scan. This week, Pan and Scan posted entries on Do the Impossible, Into the Black, first hand account of Tim Minear at Creative Screenwriting, S/F Easter Eggs AND full list of Serenity/Buffy/Angel Alternative DVD Commentaries. Link leads to Tim Minear session, other posts, search: Firefly or Serenity or click on "Serenity" tag.
Tonight on SciFi - Summer Glau in 'Mammoth'. Described by iFMagazine as "a fun romp through the film style of yesteryear", this could be the definitive Mammuthus Primigenius movie of the last few years. And over at Slayerverse, there's an interview with the producer where he talks about the movie, Summer and other Serenity cast members. More...
Charisma Carpenter to be lead in Cheater's Club. She's been cast in the lead role in a new Lifetime TV movie to be directed by Steve DiMarco, currently filming in Ontario, Canada, according to Variety. More...
Deluxe Angel and Spike action figures confirmed. 1950s Angel from "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" and Spike from "School Hard" will be released this summer. And get this, there will also be a "Exclusive Hawaiian Shirt Two-Pack" which includes Angel from "Sense and Sensitivity" and Spike from "Doomed".
Steve DeKnight and Kevin Sorbo come aboard for Marsters and Friends. On the Queen Mary Sept 8-10 in Long Beach, CA.

April 21

Not Another Wonder Woman Poll. TV Guide has decided to do a poll on who should play Diana based on who had the 3 highest votes on Moviehole.com's poll. Its on the right side of the page and you need to register on their site to vote. More...
Adam Busch in the new movie American Dreamz. Warren of BtVS's Nerd Troika, has a role as Sholem Glickstein, a contender for America's wildly popular singing contest. The movie opens today.
Mea Culpa, Mr. Boreanaz. Writer apologizes for underestimating Boreanaz's acting ability.
"Buffy" and "Angel" ranked high as dramas that went out with dignity among TV Guide columnist Matt Roush's readers.
German opening for SLITHER postponed. More...
Dress Summer Glau. The lovely people at Paper Doll Heaven (Now called Star Doll) have created a Summer Glau doll we can dress. More...
New Buffy book "Portal through Time" and its plot revealed. In related news, the 2 Buffy books are listed without any plot details on Amazon.com ("Bad Bargain" & "Portal..") and Amazon.co.uk: ("Portal.." & "Bad..") More...
Mercedes McNab is "Miles from Home". Yep, Mercedes is in another indie film. This time, it's a short (directed by her Hatchet co-star Joel Moore) that was screened at the South by Southwest film festival last month. But even though the event is over, you can still see her in the film's trailer at the SXSW site linked above.
Eliza Apparently Cast In Theo Avgerinos's "Zoe," along with James Van Der Beek. The movie is still being cast. It will shoot in Montreal. More...
Big Damn Movie, Big Screen Benefits. An update on the tremendous effort by Browncoats to help raise funds for Joss' favourite charity "Equality Now". There are now plans to show screenings of Serenity in 20 cinemas in 4 countries in 3 continents on or around June 23rd (Joss' birthday). And you can now buy tickets at some of the venues. So spread the word. More...
Behind the Scenes on How I Met Your Mother. From April 24th each day for a week behind the scenes clips from How I Met Your Mother will be online at CBS.com. It follows the making of the episode "Best Prom Ever" to be aired on May 1st.
(SPOILER) Steven DeKnight posts on the Kryptonsite forum about his work on Smallville. Click here for more of his posts, the latest of which reveals that he and James Marsters will be doing a commentary for the episode "Splinter" on the Smallville DVD (that post contains spoilers for an upcoming episode as well). DeKnight also encourages people to go to his myspace site and give him feedback on his work. More...
Dana gets "Wanted: Undead or Alive!" Following on from roles in "Angel" and "The O.C.", Navi Rawat has clinched the lead role in a new horror movie. More...

April 20

(SPOILER) 'How I Met Your Mother' Gets UK Airdate. BBC Three have finally given the details on when they will air How I Met Your Mother after having the rights for many months. Warning: The link contains spoilers to several other shows. In other UK news, FX UK will be showing Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a 7pm slot starting from May 1st as well. And Adam Baldwin will be on tonight's episode of Bones on Sky One. More...
BtVS novelist Nancy Holder launches new book series. "LOCATION: The edge of the Buffy-verse." More...
Mammoth has no mercy. Mixed review of Summer Glau's TV movie Mammoth. "Pop the corn, sit back and enjoy." There's also a mention of Marti Noxon's new pilot "Brothers & Sisters".
Inkworks' Serenity card set named Non-Sports Card Product of the Year. The award was given during the 16th annual Diamond Gem Awards from Diamond Comic Distributors. More...
Southland Tales in Competition for Cannes. Richard Kelly's film staring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dwayne Johnson, and Seann William Scott is one of 19 films in competition for the Palme d'Or. More...
Veronica Mars Season 2 UK Airing. Living TV to air Season 2 from June, and in a more sensible slot than they aired Season 1. More...
Buy a piece of Firefly. Chris Bridges spots that The Prop Store of London have added the first Firefly prop to their collection.
Xander is missing! But Willow is okay. BtVS fans lose a pet. Anyone in Oregon keep an eye out! More...
A New York Magazine article compares the new musical "Lestat" to other vampire-related musicals , including OMWF, which definitely receives the most glowing mention.
Mr Universe (possibly) not working with Woody Allen. Allen has apparently cancelled his 'Paris Project', in which David Krumholtz was cast, due to an escalating budget.
Hatchet (featuring Mercedes McNab) premiering at Tribeca Film Festival. Adam Green's slasher film, set in the Louisiana swamps, is making its world premiere in New York next week. In addition to Mercedes, the movie also features Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, and the actor who played "Student" in the BtVS episode "Innocence".
(SPOILER) TV clips from tonight's Alias featuring Amy Acker. Alias returns tonight(wednesday) at 8 pm with Amy Acker in the opening credits. More...

April 19

It's all about Themes. Article talks about the repackaging of shows on DVD, and mentions BtVS. After the series ends and the season dvds have been released. What do the studios do then? "It's classic catalog marketing," says 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Steve Feldstein. "You never run out of product."
Adam B. hosts & Jewel S. voices on Done the Impossible Documentary. The production of the DVD is almost finish. There is a whole slew of extras listed besides the actual documentary, including DVD-ROM features(for the computer only). And it is announced that Adam Baldwin and Jewel Staite have contributed their talents to this. More...
Andy Hallett joins BE Blowout 1 in August. He'll be there along with Elisabeth Rohm and Mark Sheppard in Burbank, CA on Aug 18-20. SPECIAL REMINDER : In Las Vegas this Sunday there is a charity acoustical concert by Kane for the Lied Animal Shelter. The tickets include a meet and greet with Chris and Steve after the concert.
Ariel Ambulance Fund Has reached its Goal. The Ariel Ambulance Fund as reached its target goal of $4000.00 which will cover buying the Ariel Ambulance as well as initial moving and restoration costs. More...
David Greenwalt becomes showrunner for NBC drama 'Kidnapped'. The Angel co-creator's new show will air this fall. More...
Summer Glau part of ABC Family movie remake, "The Initiation of Sarah." This was one of ABC's Movies of the Week way back in the 1970's, about a girl who's involved in an evil sorority and witchcraft. It's scheduled to be broadcast in late October. More...
Dead city of Miranda/modern American high school. OK, this is arcane, but I got a hoot hearing about how the campus of Diamond Ranch High School (chosen as a perfect place for the cold dead city on Miranda) works as a living high school that can help students be "open and creative". More...
R.I.P. Scott Brazil. The Emmy award winner died Tuesday morning at the age of 50. He directed the classic Buffy episode 'Angel' back in season one.
Companion profession considered for MMORPG ...or not really. A dev journal at MMORPG.com contains a small, but funny, tip of the hat to Serenity. More...
The Signal #7 now available. This time, the show wraps up "Adventures in Serenity", reviews "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", compares the movie DVD versions around the world, and discusses the "Into the Black" fan project.

April 18

ASH as Frank 'n Furter. Tony will be a guest performer at the Rocky Horror Show Tribute in London on the 3rd of May.
Alan Tudyk in the musical version of 'Xanadu'. There's a first reading in three days time and if you're one of the chosen few, you'll get to see Alan perform a role from the cult (well that's one word for it) Olivia Newton-John film. More...
Happy Birthday KRAD!!! Our favorite Serenity novelization author turns 37 today.
First review of Serenity on HD-DVD. "...given the grungy look of the film, it is not really prime demo material". There's also another review at TechLiving. And The Digital Bits - "It's just utterly clean and clear without being too crisp or edgy - a very natural looking and extremely pleasing image".
Beware of Vampires on Eve of St George's Day (April 22) . Vampires and witches, were believed to be most active on the Eve of St George's Day, this Saturday. According to wikipedia, placing garlic on windows and rubbing it on cattle, ( maybe the family pet too!!) especially on St George's will protect against vampires. More...
Discussion on Wonder Woman at moviehole.net. It seems Morena is coming out on top so far! Lots of usual names being mentioned and some (I think) new ones.
Batty Legislation. Apparently assemblyman Lloyd Levine's office began promoting his Vampire Slayer Act of 2006 on Friday, Sarah Michelle Gellar's birthday (reg req). More...
A couple of Whedon goodies in print next week on April 26th, with the releases of both Astonishing X-Men #14 (Marvel) and Angel Scriptbook #2 (IDW), which covers the season five episode "A Hole in the World". In related news we'll see the release of the final issue of Angel: Old Friends #5 this week.

April 17

Moriarty hypes HD-DVD release of Serenity. "I've talked to someone who has seen this transfer, someone who actually works in the production end of the DVD business, and they were knocked out by the picture quality on SERENITY."
Coverage of the Firefly/Serenity panel at the SciFi summit which was held in Pasadena last month. Questions ably answered by Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and Morrena Baccarin, including the one about the River recast rumour.
James Gunn talks about fake Nathan blogs. Weird one, this. People are setting up blogs pretending to be Nathan. They aren't him. What's creepy, however, is the candid photos of people he knows. More...
The Boldly Go Sci Fi Blog shares some Firefly related thoughts. "Am I the last geek on earth to watch Firefly?"
Firefly to keep you in good spirits. The muscadine-wine-flavored vodka, now available in South Carolina, will be rolled out later across the Southeastern United States.
Buffy's old squeeze Fab Filippo co-wrote and stars in the new TV comedy Billable Hours. Discusses his career including his role as Scott Hope.
Happy (belated) Birthday Sean Maher! Happy belated birthday to Sean Maher who turned 31 on April 16th. (Thanks to kispexi2 for remembering.) And a happy birthday today to Kristine Sutherland.
The Comic Wire discusses the "Freshmen" trade paperback with Seth Green, Hugh Sterbakov and Leonard Kirk. "You've got these kids who are all away from home for the first time, dealing with being outcasts or misfits of one kind or another, and then you add the physical deformity of super powers." More...
Part 2 of The Angel Season 1 GeekIntertainment AngelCast is Now Online. The second part of GeekIntertainment's AngelCast is now online for you all to download with a new format for downloading as well.
New Words & Music clip on JMLive. A new short clip of James Marsters discussing Macbeth with the audience at last October's show in London.

April 16

(SPOILER) Down on the farm with Tony Head. He talks about Somerset and his upcoming stint on Doctor Who as well (and yes he wouldn't have minded playing the 10th Doctor). More...
Meet Seth Green at The Freshmen TPB signing this Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Veronica Mars star Michael Muhney talks about working with Amber Benson. "Amber and I have worked together twice, and I've name-dropped her to the producers of VERONICA MARS." - Michael Muhney.
Salon.com Review of Chiwetel Ejiofor's "Kinky Boots." "Ejiofor -- who made his first big splash in Stephen Frears' "Dirty Pretty Things," and who also appeared as a villain of Shakespearean elegance in Joss Whedon's "Serenity" -- is an actor with great physical grace, and a voice so deep and resonant you could get lost in its plush, rolling landscape."

April 15

"Greg the Bunny" (with Seth Green) starts on ITV4 tonight. Probably the first showing of this comedy series on UK terrestrial TV. More...
April's Q and A with James Marsters now online. Questions this month range from advice on public speaking, and describing himself in 3 words. As well as a Spike and Shakespeare question thrown in.
"Scenes From Next Week's Buffy The Vampire Slayer" - a poem by Stephen Burt. This is collected in "Alone Together" which tomorrow's Washington Post rates very highly. And if your cup of culture still needs to be filled, check out The Buffy Sestina (very clever indeed). More...
"Friend"ly version of the Buffy opening credits. It's just a coincidence Sarah Michelle has the same last name as Ross and Monica... or is it? More...
'New TV Shows Teeter on the Brink', some featuring former verse favorites. The TV Network up-fronts are just weeks away from announcing their new fall schedules. So which shows are solid returns, which shows are on the fence, and which will not becoming back. More...
Cool, Refreshing Zimas: A Buffy Podcast. An indepth season-by-season analysis and review of "Buffy" from the perspective of female high school students that can be downloaded on iTunes or individually here.
Project Teddy Bear 2006 includes denizens of the Jossverse. A woman named Lisa Spodak raises money for breast cancer research by getting celebrities to pose with teddy bears. More...
TAX REFUND? Don't forget the Whedonverse! "As of this morning, fans have raised $129.33. We now have until the end of the day on April 17th to raise the additional $70.67 to make the original challenge goal of $200....."
Joss Whedon vs. Mark Millar. Awesome X-chat.

April 14

BE Scared with Christian Kane on Friday the 13th. As he signs up for the Horror themed event in Burbank, Oct 13-15. Due to scheduling Christian will be appearing at the event Friday and Sunday only. More...
Serenity talk in the UK. Milton Keynes, April 30th. 40 minute talk, followed by screening of the movie. It doesn't actually say, but Alan and Ron are at the convention that weekend so I'd presume they are doing the talk.
"Days of Our Lives" actress Nadia Bjorlin rumored to be in the running for Wonder Woman role. This comes from a press release from her PR firm that also is confirming her involvement in the new auto-thriller "Red Line".
Happy Birthday to Sarah Michelle Gellar! Everyone's favorite Vampire Slayer turns 29 today. More...
Chiwetel Ejiofor talks to IGN. He discusses his new sci-fi film, "Children of Men," and offers his thoughts on a "Serenity" sequel. More...
Update from Jewel Staite. Jewel updates her blog with news of her travels, new movie and future con plans. Also something about scary grilled cheese.
My All-Time Favorite Characters in Sci-Fi Television. ScifiBrain's Fembot does another write-up, this time about her favorite sci-fi characters. One character from Firefly is included along with some additional thoughts.

April 13

Titan to release two Firefly Companion books. From Titan's Firefly ezine: "First, the breaking news - we've found so much excellent stuff that this will now be two volumes, not just one!" More...
Firefly DVD Box Set with $10 ProFlowers Gift Certificate for $23.99 at Buy.com. Thank Mom for that cunning hat with flowers and some BDHs.
Ron Glass at SF-3, Sept. 1-3 in Minnesota. The premier multimedia and pop culture festival held in Bloomington, Minnesota brings in a couple of verse guests. Besides Ron Glass the festival also includes Robin Atkin Downes.
Peter David posts missing dialogue from Spike vs Dracula #1. Ever noticed how that one page just had everybody be really quiet? More...
Vote for your Wonder Woman choice. While acknowledging the (elaborate?) April Fool's Day joke, IMDB now wants your opinion on who Wonder Woman should be. (Free reg. required to vote)
Marti Noxon signs seven figure deal with Touchstone TV. "Under the deal, which has been in the works for several months, Noxon will create and exec produce new dramas exclusively for Touchstone, with an eye for sibling network ABC." More...
Veronica Mars is no Buffy. What it was that Buffy had that is missing on Veronica Mars.
Are Browncoats big fans of the Halo video games? Well Bungie folks seem to be big fans of Firefly and Serenity!!! More...

April 12

Beware the Subliminal Fruity Oaty Bar Messages. KFJC 89.7fm is currently playing the theme song for our favorite futuristic snack bar. More...
Happy Birthday to Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan! The twins turn 35 today. Click for adorable photo of them.
Shadow Puppets exclusive behind the scenes at James Marsters and Friends event. Joining James for the weekend will be film favourite Tony Todd and director Michael Winnick. More...
Here's how it might have been... Virtual Firefly is a fan effort that picks up where Objects in Space left off and weaves in bits of the comics and Serenity. More...
Anthony Stewart Head's new ABC pilot mentioned in the Hollywood Reporter's rundown of fall pilots. More...
Vote in the 2006 Mr Pointy Awards! Slayage offers the best of Buffy and Angel analysis for your reading and voting pleasure. More...
"Mr. Universe" upcoming movie roles. David Krumholtz just joined the cast for the upcoming not yet named Woody Allen movie, and is part of Emilio Estevez's essemble cast on "Bobby". He is still featured weekly in CBS' "Numb3rs".
(SPOILER) "None. Zero. Zilch" - No talk of a Spike movie for The CW according to TV Guide's Mike Ausiello's source. Given that the much rumoured project is apparently supposed to be a Direct-to-DVD release anyhow, this comes as no great surprise (spoilers for US shows on this page). More...
Cover art for the Serenity R1 HD-DVD. So how different is it from the normal DVD cover? Well... More...

April 11

How to succeed in business by being Seth Green. Great interview with him, there's some fascinating answers as to why he left Buffy.
(SPOILER) Acker, Hannigan & Denisof Reunite. AICN posts a press release announcing the plot and guest stars of How I Met Your Mother season finale.
Nathan Fillion's Slither classified 15 in UK (without cutting). Opens April 28th.
Joss Whedon makes his artistic debut on Dark Horse. "Dark Horse Twenty Years" celebrates twenty years of Dark Horse comics, and it cost only 25 cents. More...
Alexis Denisof on "How I Met Your Mother". Hey West-Coasters! Alexis Denisof makes his first guest appearance on Aly's show How I Met Your Mother tonight! More...
Out on Wednesday - Astonishing X-Men Vol 1 HC. A must have item for X-Fans, a collection of the first 12 issues in a shiny hardcover format. Also available is the Joss Whedon variant HC which has his name in really big yellow letters. Elsewhere in the X-Verse: John Byrne, comic book industry legend, volunteers to work with Joss and provides a Buffy sketch.
Celebrity Jedi Master Chefs include Firefly, Angel and Buffy alumni. An Archive of images from various conventions of actors dressed up as jedi masters (light sabre and/or jedi costume), each wearing a chef's hat. Various actors like Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Adam Busch, Julie Benz, Christian Kane etc. Hilarious indeed, who knew the Jedi are so numerous. More...

April 10

(SPOILER) David Fury penned tonight's 24, "11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M." This episode reunites Fury with D.B. Woodside, aka Principal McHottie. More...
A podcast interview with 'The Master' Mark Metcalf. Wordballoon.com has some other Buffyverse podcast interviews. There's an interesting discussion with Jeff Marriotte about Joss Whedon, Angel and the IDW comic books. And if you have some spare change, you can find out how good Buffy the Animated Series really was in the premium version of this Jeph Loeb interview.
Iyari Limon on Buffy, Bisexuality and Adventures in Cooking. Fascinating and forthright interview with her over at AfterEllen.com. It's an extremely good read.
Moviefone wonders "Who'll Play Wonder Woman?" Moviefone looks at some of the actresses possibly up for Wonder Woman (as well as a few names outta left field), and has a poll up for readers to vote. More...
'Big Damn Commentaries' now offering a full deck of yack-tracks. With its latest fan commentary (on "Jaynestown"), the site crows about hitting a milestone: "we now have at least one commentary for each and every Firefly episode, Serenity, and the R. Tam Sessions."
Red is a wise colour choice for Sarah Michelle Gellar according to a Feng Sui expert in this Chicago Sun-Times article. More...

April 09

Drew Goddard to co-write Alias finale. This two hour episode should air on May 22nd.
"Consanguinity" fan-series. A computer-made mini-series by Damien Valentine, inspired by Buffy & Angel and set in that fictional universe. A review of the series can be read here. More...
Cover art for the "Firefly: The Official Companion" book. Notice the magic words 'Volume One'. Amazon.com has a release date for it for September 30th. Though its British store says it'll be out in the UK on June 23rd and will include "unseen photos, scripts, behind the scenes secrets, and exclusive input from the cast and crew". More...
Bodhisattvas - wisdom beings in science fiction. The Buddhist philosophy of helping others first and putting your own needs second is a prevalent theme in the Buffyverse according to this article in SyFy Portal.

April 08

Slayerverse Interview with Scott Allie. In this interview from last December, Scott Allie discusses the Buffy season 8 comics and the future of the Serenity comics.
James Marsters and Friends Update! Sept 8-10th on the Queen Mary. James, Jane Espenson, and Dee Dee Bradley are guests. More guests to be announced later. More...
Positive review of 'Slither'. An interesting and positive review of 'Slither' in The International Herald Tribune (The New York Times in Europe) mentioning Nathan Fillion and 'Serenity.'
Iyari Limon Update: New Film, New Girlfriend. The weekly gossip columnist at AfterEllen.com met Iyari Limon at last weekend's Dinah Shore Weekend, where she met Iyari's new girlfriend and heard about a new film and other plans. A bit of tease, but a full interview will be posted next week.
"Serenity" Is Universal's First HD-DVD Release. Universal has revealed the release dates of its first HD-DVD titles, and "Serenity" bats first, launching April 18. More...

April 07

Cinematical speculates why Slither did so badly on its opening weekend. Eli Roth summed it up rather succinctly: "In 15 years, nobody is going to be watching 'Ice Age: The Meltdown.' Everybody is going to be watching DVDs of 'Slither.'
TT20 Grand Giveaway. Amber Benson and Adam Busch are only two of the guests appearing at TT20 in Toronto this year, and you could win two weekend memberships, accomodations and much more.
Booster Blows Out and Scares up some verse guest for upcoming events. Aug. 18-20 is the BE Blow Out 1, which includes former verse guest Elisabeth Rohm and Mark Sheppard. Then Oct. 13-15, BE Scared reunites Darla and Dru as Julie Benz joins the line-up, with Juliet Landau and Dennis Christopher. More...
Serenity DVD out in Finland. Comes with the (non-US) extra features "Film makers Journey" and "Anatomy of a Firefly".
Mal Mini! I found a pewter mini of Our Dear Captain over at Heresy Miniatures...wasn't even looking, just stumbled through on my occasional visit to the site. The above should be a direct link, but if it's not, click on Sci-Fi Ranges, then Captain Nathan, and there it is in all of it's shiny glory.
Nathan, the soap opera, and the "Joss Whedon is my Master" t-shirt. "PvP" cartoonist Scott Kurtz passes along some intriguingly odd Nathan Fillion TV appearance news -- and gives approval for the use of his t-shirt on-air.... More...
Buffy on Mastermind. Earlier this evening, Buffy the Vampire Slayer received its highest accolade by being a topic on one of Britain's most respected quiz shows. The link goes to a Wikipedia entry about Mastermind and the questions are as follows. More...
The latest edition of "The Signal" is now available. This time, the show looks at Simon Tam, Blake's 7, and "Canonicity: The Truth of the Signal".
Serenity poll on Live Journal. More...
James Marsters and Friends tickets to go on sale April 8th. The date, venue, other guest and ticket prices have not yet been announced. However, all information regarding James' only convention appearance this year will be on his site by April 8th. The tickets will be on sale 11 am ET on the 8th. UPDATE> More...

April 06

Serenity to Play at Ohio 24-Hour Sci-Fi Marathon. From noon to noon, April 22-23, the Drexel Gateway theater in Columbus will be playing oodles of sci-fi films. Serenity will play alongside Forbidden Planet, Godzilla: Final Wars, and Tim Burton's Batman.
(SPOILER) More "Drive" Casting News. Alan Ruck and Melanie Lynskey are the latest to join Tim Minear's drama pilot. (Note: Contains plot spoilers for the pilot episode). More...
From the sublime to the ridiculous - Variety reports on that Wonder Woman joke. Here's the best part about journalists thinking that JoBlo.com's Kate Beckinsale April Fool's joke was real. No one bothered to phone Warner Bros to confirm the story.
Tom Lenk and Jenny Mollen join the Weekend with the Stars. July 15-16, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV. Tom and Jenny will be holding an art exhibition, of their work at the event. They will be joined by Andy Hallett, Summer Glau, Clare Kramer, and James Leary.
(SPOILER) Marvel hypes Astonishing X-Men #14. We're promised that Joss' next issue "contains a historic X-Men moment, one that readers have literally been waiting years for." Here's a subtle hint, the cover may give the whole thing away.

April 05

She hates to always bring up Buffy, but... More...
Astonishing X-Men nominated for 2006 Eisner Awards. It's up for 'Best Continuing Series', John Cassaday gets a nomination for 'Best Penciller/Inker'. More...
Angel fans remember 'the good old days' with Fang Gang Lite. Fang Gang Lite is a daily mini-comic that takes a light-hearted look at the A.I. team prior to the main plot arcs of season two. More...
Fox releases early details on DVD release for Alyson Hannigan's "Date Movie". Link contains covers and details for both regular and unrated releases.
Drew Z. Greenberg now a writer for 'Dexter' according to Jane Espenson. He wrote a number of Buffy episodes, most notably 'Smashed' and 'The Killer in Me'. His new show is on Showtime and according to Zap2it, it's about "a forensics expert for the Miami Metro police who moonlights as a killer". More...
Official site for Summer Glau's new movie 'Mammoth' gets updated with cast bios, premise of the movie and, most importantly of all, pics. Mammoth will premiere on the Sci Fi Channel on April 22nd.
Charity Screening of Serenity in Albany, NY on June 23. Event to benefit Equality Now. More...
Illyria One Shot Comic Advance Review. FractalMatter.com gets its hands on a copy of the Illyria comic by Peter David and Nicola Scott. More...

April 04

New SMG Southland Tales Stills. Ditzy blonde pornstar? Check.
Michelle Trachtenberg on "House" tonight. Buffy's little sis will be Dr. House's latest patient tonight. She'll be a heart transplant recipient who gets a mysterious allergy despite living in a "clean" house.
IMdb reports on Joblo story... Apparently some people didn't get that it was an April Fools joke. How very depressing.
(SPOILER) Amy Acker expecting her second child in September according to Kristin at E! Online. Big spoilers for US tv shows on this page. More...
Pre-Order 'These Girls' DVD (R1) starring Boreanaz and Dhavernas. To be released May 16th. "During their summer between high school and college, three girls blackmail a slightly older hunk into having sex with them".
Trailer for 'Shadow Puppets' starring James Marsters and Tony Todd. Trailer is available in wmv format. "Eight people awake in an abandoned asylum and soon discover that they are subjects of an experiment." (link removed for the time being, see comments section for details - Simon).
Movies now available for permanent download, including Serenity. Movielink, a movie download service owned by 5 movie studios, is now allowing American users to download movies to keep permanently instead of the previous (and still existing) temporary "rental" system. More...
(SPOILER) Was Slither Purposefully Sinked? Did word of mouth through the Internet ruin the chances of Slither's success, because small minds didn't like members of the production staff? "..Sw-what?" More...
Breaking the Story with Tim Minear now available on DVD. Breaking the Story is an exercise in breaking a single episode of a one-hour drama, with active audience participation. Armed with a white board and marker, Tim Minear guides the class through teaser and act breaks of an episode of the long-running WB hit television show, Angel. Edited to add: Tim is donating his share of the DVD sales to My Friend's Place.

April 03

Affinitive Serenity fan marketing case study. Affinitive (formerly known as FanPimp LLC) supplied the software used to manage Serenity's fan base marketing campaign back in 2004 and 2005.
"TeeVeePedia: The TV Encyclopedia," TeeVee.org's annual April Fool's joke. A take-off on wikipedia -- look at all the hits I got when I searched for "Buffy".
Toymania's CustomCon launches with Angel, Buffy and Serenity represented by action figure customisers right from day one.
Cinematical gives a list of actresses that should NOT play Wonder Woman. The list is a kidder listing RuPaul, the Olsen Twins and Dame Judi Dench.
Chosen specialist subject: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy to be a specialist subject on the BBC's Mastermind quiz this Thursday.
Getting Inside with Tim Minear. Excellent overview of Tim's career and that late, lamented show of his "The Inside".
E! Megaplex on Southland Tales. Even the cast seems to have trouble keeping track of the story, is that a good or bad thing ?
First look at Ice Cream Man Xander. How cool is that? If you want to see more, head over to the gallery at Figures.com. They've got loads of Buffyverse action figure pics including ones of Primeval Buffy.
Charisma Carpenter interview with Men's Edge. One of the best articles you'll ever read about her (some pics may not be considered safe for work).
Christian Kane's band Kane adds another venue and date to UK tour. May 11, 2006 at The Enterprise. So if you missed picking up tickets to the sold out May 15th show at the Troubadour, you get another chance to see him in concert. More...

April 02

Alan's icy voice melts Nathan's slithery slugs at the box office. Alan Tudyk's movie Ice Age 2 tops the weekend boxoffice with $70.1 million. While Nathan Fillion's new film Slither came in 8th with $3.7 million.
Seth Green & Matthew Senreich interviewed on Suicidegirls.com. (site is potentially Not Safe For Work) Among other things, Green and Senreich discuss Robot Chicken's production process, differences between season 1 and season 2 of the show, and the first season DVD set + extras. Green hints that the trade paperback edition of his comic book Freshmen will be out in the second half of April.
Angel does Brokeback: A Pylean Parody! "Angel" joins the ranks of movies and series spoofed in Brokeback Mountain trailer parodies on the internet. More...
Slither earns $1,500,000 Friday. Slither looks to earn about $4 million in its first weekend of release.

April 01

J August Richards' Conviction on demand. Starting in May, Comcast and NBC Universal will add some of NBC's most-watched programs to Comcast's ON DEMAND service. One of the series listed is J's new show.
Pre-order 'Bones' Season 1 DVD (R2). The UK release date is Aug 27, 2006. No offical news on when the R1 version release date will be, but Gordon from tvshowsondvd.com suspects it will be before Season 2 begins.
David Boreanaz chats to TV Guide in their weekly podcast. It's a really fun interview and is available to listen to via download (26.3 mb) or in streaming format. More...
Wonder Woman "Cast". JoBlo.com reveals the actress that won the part. More...
A Tim Minear Q&A. Hey kids, shake a leg and go and read all about Drive and parking issues. More...
Elin Hampton's "Mommy" at the NoHo Arts Center. Elin co-wrote "Go Fish" with husband, David Fury. Her musical is running in North Hollywood, CA through April 11th. ETA: Fury says, "Anyone who mentions "Whedonesque" gets tickets at half price. But only if they pay at the door."
88% fresh on the meter for Inside Man. Latest Spike Lee thriller has our favorite Operative playing a detective alongside Denzel Washington. There's an interview with Chiwetel about the movie over at blackfilm.com. More...



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