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June 01

Charisma Carpenter's new movie, Voodoo Moon will air June 4 on the SciFi Channel at 9PM (8 Central). More...
New Firefly Podcast. A couple of UK-based Browncoats have set up a Firefly podcast for the UK/Europe. More...

May 31

Firefly Reaches 20,000 Votes on TV_Vote: Best 5. Firefly has reached 20,000 votes on TV_Vote: Best 5, a site dedicated to finding the 5 most popular tv shows ever made. On the top of the main page is a slideshow congratulating browncoats. More...
Mission Theater in Portland, OR will screen weekly Buffy episodes. This event starts Monday June 12, 2006. It's 21 and over, and it's FREE! More...
Additional On Set Pictures From Girls' Guide To Hunting and Fishing. More pictures here and SMG taking pictures of the Paparazzi here on wireimage.
Firefly Music Project. This music project has come up on My Space and is of interest to those who enjoy filk. More...
Joss Whedon to write Stan Lee tribute story. It's all to celebrate Stan Lee's 65th anniversary with Marvel Comics. Brian Bendis broke the news to Stan in an interview at the revamped Wizard site. Update: Joss' story isn't really about Spider-Man but instead it's "an inter-dimensional comic book convention" tale according to Newsarama. More...

May 30

Forthcoming book by David Lavery: Joss Whedon: Wonder Boy. Prospectus for David Lavery's "comprehensive critical biography of Joss Whedon." More...
Superman/Batman #26 out this week. This is Sam Loeb's story. More...
"Serenity" documentary could be done before Comic-Con. The producers of "Done the Impossible" have a production update on their site. They've been very busy, but they say they are making progress. They also announce that, barring any new snags, they will be ready to ship the DVD before July 20th, before Comic-Con.
BtVS DVD R1 Slimsets released. "Today is the day Fox Home Entertainment issues the new "Buffy..." slimsets, which contain all the episodes and all the extras in skinnier packaging for a whole lot less. Now you can inexpensively shower friends, family, libraries, places of worship and romantic conquests with the cool, funny and heartbreaking adventures of Willow, Xander, Giles, Cordelia, Oz, Angel, Spike, Dru, Jenny, Faith, Glory, Anya and the Nerds of Doom." More...
SC2: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses. Report on the second Slayage conference. More...
Buffy prop replicas resurrected. Diamond Select Toys have announced they've entered "into a licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox to deliver more Buffy and Angel collectibles than ever before!". The first release will be the Urn of Osiris. More...
(SPOILER) Morena Baccarin discusses her new role on Stargate SG-1. Brief Firefly mention.
Episode 32 of Firefly Talk features the last half of a recording from the Serenity panel at ComicCon 2004, with Joss and all the BDH's in attendance, and an article about creating and running Firefly/Serenity panels at conventions.
Mid-Atlantic Farpoint Con announces Firefly guest. Summer Glau has first right of refusal, if she passes then it will probably be Ron Glass. More...

May 29

Panandscan.com - Buffy Fans Unite: Demand More Spike on DVD. News of a campaign by Buffyverse fans to overwhelm 20th Century Fox with postcards about a Spike movie on Whedon's birthday is spreading on the web. More...
Will Shaun Cassidy pull a Joss Whedon and release a feature movie to tie up loose ends and continue the story of "Invasion"? Matt Roush gives his answer.
A review of Steven Brust's unofficial Firefly novel. Back in October, news broke that the scifi author had written an original Firefly novel that had yet to be accepted for publication. Anyhow at the weekend, the author read a chapter of his book at the Oasis 19 con and SerenityStuff.com has a review of it.
The Buffyverse tv movies - what happened? Clint at Moviehole.net does his best to work out what went wrong and what the Buffyverse sequels would have been about. More...
Joanna Russ: Buffy Fan. During an interview with Samuel R. Delany at WisCon 30 in Madison, WI, the legendary feminist SF and F writer Joanna Russ expressed her admiration for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...

May 28

Angel polls! Vote for most tragic character and favourite male lead. Not one but two polls where you can vote for Angel. Sideshow Collectibles has a poll for the most tragic character (Boromir, Mrs. James Bond, Anakin Skywalker etc). Whilst over at the Fox UK DVD website, they want to know who your favourite male lead character is (reg. req for that one).
Celebrity ASCII art. Bit of a strange one this. Someone has taken the trouble to make pictures of famous people including Whedonverse stars in ASCII. More...
A collection of Buffy and Angel micro heroes. Because Sundays are boring...
Serenity wins as Favourite Movie at the 2006 Spacey Awards. The results are in! The SPACEY Awards are the only broadcast event in Canada that honours the best in sci-fi and fantasy film and television. More...
Christian Kane exclusive interview from Fedcon in Germany. "I'll do whatever Joss wants me to do. I believe in him and I trust him..." There is also an exclusive interview with Clare Kramer "I love Joss' work. He's a really creative guy, the dialogue he writes... it's superb!" from the same event. ETA: Inteview with Andy Hallett is last but as ever not the least.

May 27

David Krumholtz's Lucky "Numb3rs". The first season of the hit CBS show starring Mr. Universe himself will be out on DVD May 30. More...
Zap2it Reviews "Little Britain" Season 2 Set. The British comedy starring Anthony Stewart Head goes to DVD. Extras include commentaries, a making-of special, and deleted scenes.
Another SciFi Channel Firefly marathon is scheduled for their "daytime rotation" block on July 14. More...
Spike vs. Dracula #4 cover art. Belli vampiri in Venezia. More...
Girls' Guide To Hunting and Fishing On Set Pictures. SMG and Maggie Grace filming in the Bronx.
Who Gets the Golden Lasso? Writer makes his top picks to who can play the Amazon. More...
Joe Fridays: Week 52. Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb (Buffy animated), Brian Bendis and J Michael Straczynski take over Joe Quesada's weekly column at Newsarama. Joss talks about his work at Marvel, and comics in general.
Those top 25 greatest moments in X-Men comic book history. A certain scene from Astonishing X-Men #4 comes in at No. 21 in IGN's rundown of great X-moments. In some what related news, April's estimated comic book sales figures are out and both Astonishing X-Men #14 and the hardcover collection of the first 12 issues did very well indeed. More...

May 26

Sugar and spite - the dark side of girl power. Buffy gets cited as an example for a new theory that suggests that television is causing girls to be more aggressive.
Blow Out and BE Scared with the Flan add some new guest and another Bash. Booster Events adds some more verse guest to their convention line-ups in Burbank, CA this year. They also announced the Angel Booster Bash II, with guests from Buffy, Angel and Firefly, will be held on the East Coast in June 2007, more details on that soon. Update : For the Flan announcement. More...
(SPOILER) X-Men: The Last Stand out in US cinemas today. Given the movie's history, it seems fitting that there's Joss references in the reviews. The Washington Post said the movie is "Buffy... with car crashes". And what of one of the movie's key plot points which came from Astonishing X-Men? Well some reviews refer to it as being "somewhat inspired", "based loosely", "pulled from" or quite simply "swiped" from the comic book. Given all that, one reviewer ponders "wouldn't Whedon have been the perfect director for this?". More...

May 25

"Him and Us" may have been too much for U.S audiences. Small article over at The Stage where Kim Catrall offers her opinion on why Anthony Stewart Head's latest pilot (based on the life of and written by Elton John) wasn't picked up this fall.
A review of the latest Buffy book "Carnival of Souls" by Nancy Holder. We're assured it's "a fun romp from yesteryear for Buffy". And there's a less than complimentary review of another recently released Buffy book "Afterimage" at the SFX website. More...
Gina Torres' "Standoff" trailer shown during American Idol finale. More...

May 24

"I'm writing in drag." Great Joss interview conducted by SF Said which covers gender issues, Buffy the icon, Alien Resurrection and Firefly. More...
Chuck Jones' "Buffies" and Buffy Comic Mention. DVD Blog Pan and Scan post on Buffy comic release date (old news) and included Chuck Jones' video art piece "Buffies" in which he isolates every utterance of the word "Buffy" from BtVS Season One (also old news, but may be new news to some).
Miss out on the Serenity pre-screenings last year? Fans are currently in the mist of organizing "Can't Stop the Serenity: Big Damn Movie, Big Screen Benefits" to benefit Equality Now for the summer. More...
Slither is IMDb's movie of the day. The link goes to a juicy review that is positively dripping with praise for Slither.
Spike vs. Dracula #3 gets released today and there's interior artwork and cover art (which is interesting to say the least) at the IDW site for your perusal. More...
Losing the Plot - When TV dramas get too popular. Buffy, Alias, and Veronica Mars mentions. More...
HEY KIDS!! IT'S SMILE TIME!!! Everyone's near-favorite ep airs tomorrow on TNT, 7am E&P, 6am C. I just couldn't help myself. More...
Rent Serenity from Movielink for 1/2 price until May 30th. The service is a joint venture of the Hollywood Studios, including Universal. Besides the rental of Serenity you can get 'Serenity: An Look Inside' for free. (The rental is not discounted until you place it in the cart). More...
Check the DVD cover and early info for the complete series of Conviction ,starring Eric Balfour and J. August Richards.

May 23

SF Books Get Comical. Sean J. Jordan, executive editor of Dabel Brothers Productions, tells SCI FI Wire about his company's comic book titles and why Buffy and Firefly fans will like them. More...
Fox DVD Blowout at Amazon! Great prices on some Whedonverse related shows. More...
Eliza Does Karaoke. Eliza Dushku did some karaoke this past weekend with fellow cast members of her film singing Madonna's ''Like a Prayer" and Bell Biv DeVoe's ''Poison." More...
Buffy Season 8 comic book out in October and will be a six issue mini-series according to ICv2.com. No word yet on who'll be drawing the Joss penned issues. More...
Kristen Bell and Prince voted World's Sexiest Vegetarians. The Veronica Mars actress beats Amber Benson for this "prestigious" prize awarded by PETA. Nominations originally discussed here. More...
Oh, dear. SMG fugged at Go Fug Yourself. The ladies at Go Fug Yourself did not like what SMG wore the the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Southland Tales or how thin she looks.
Serenity DVD of the week on FreeRecordShop.nl. My, what marvelously good taste some stores have. More...
IFC video interview with Joss at the Saturn Awards. Joss talks about the rise of sci-fi and fantasy films and why he likes to work in these genres.
Variety announce Jewel Staite's film 'The Tribe'. "Jewel has landed the lead role in Avatar Entertainment's "The Tribe," about five young adults shipwrecked on an island inhabited by savages."
Firefly Talk Episode 31 is Available. It features part 1 of a recording from the Serenity panel at ComicCon 2004, with Joss and all the BDH's in attendance, an article entitled "Shades of Purple and Brown: Ethical Situations in Firefly and Serenity", and the regular news, review, and message board discussions.

May 22

Buffy ep "The Harvest" selected as US-iTunes staff favorite. It's a small thing, but the episode is only one of two videos listed as a staff favorite on the US iTunes Music Store (US iTunes software required to view link). More...
(SPOILER) New info for Nick Brendon and Charisma Carpenter's tv movie. 'Relative Chaos' is scheduled to air on the ABC Family network this September. More...
More Buffy Sketches from Eric Wight. This batch is of Buffy, Angel and Spike.
Serenity: The MST3K Version. Truly spot-on MSTing of our favorite BDM. More...

May 21

Sarah Michelle Gellar talks about Southland Tales at the BBC. Along with healthy doses of the cult of celebrity, and film making disappearing from Hollywood.
(SPOILER) The Hollywood Reporter reviews 'Southland Tales'. Now that you've seen the pics of Sarah at Cannes, read the review of her new movie. Phrases like "the will to live is lost in the first reel" may give you a hint of what's in store. Cinematical.com is more damming in its assessment of the movie "failed ambitions and vain pretensions". More...
James Marsters answers fans' questions. Some very interesting questions and answers this month. More...
SMG Photocall at Cannes Film Festival after Southland Tales press screening.Video footage of photocall and interview session here. Update:Pics of Sarah at the premiere can be found at WireImage.
I'm grateful for Buffy says Alyson Hannigan. A really nice interview which covers her career to date.

May 20

Chaucer's Blog Recommends Buffy for a Broken Heart. A blog written as if by Geoffrey Chaucer recommends Haagen Dazs and Buffy for a broken heart. (It's about halfway down in the post.)
Rafael Feldman (Fanty in Serenity) is appearing in an L.A. play called "A Bed & A Bar," though the production is double-cast, so he's only appearing on certain dates. More...
James Marsters gives news on 'Shadow Puppets' release date and thanks his fans for tuning into Smallville even though "I know they didn't use me that much". More...
Last night's Close to Home finale. For those who missed the season finale of Close to Home Friday night, what happened wasn't actually that big of a surprise. More...
Trailer for the horror movie 'The Thirst'. It stars Whedonverse alums Adam Baldwin, Clare Kramer, Tom Lenk and Serena Scott Thomas. No word on a release date yet but if you want to see some extremely bloody pics of Clare and Adam, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Boreanaz Redux - Mea Culpa version 2.0. A columnist at MediaBlvd Magazine responds to criticism about a previous article about David Boreanaz he wrote and tries to clarify what he really meant.
Seth Green's NBC Sitcom won't be shown this summer. NBC has decided not to show the remaining unaired episodes of Seth Green's sitcom, "Four Kings". It was scheduled to be shown May 25th, but that's been changed. It's also unlikely they will show the remaining unaired episodes of "Joey" and "E-Ring".

May 19

Beckinsale Doesn't Have Right Undies To Play Wonder Woman. Most pushed-around name for the part says she wouldn't take it, even if it really was offered to her. More...
A pic of the Nebula Award that Joss won for his Serenity script. Before it was delivered to Joss, the award was being guarded by Puppet Angel. More...
Astonishing X-Men Hardcover Vol. 1 review. "A remarkable and monumental title that stands above anything X-related in the past 20 years" according to the reviewer at IGN.com. More...
Judd Winick mentions Joss as he discusses his new 'Trials of Shazam' series. He describes it as, "A little bit of Hellboy, a little bit of Joss Whedon, a lot of Neil Gaiman, the cleanest version of Garth Ennis' magic stuff." More...
Serenity DVD Japanese Edition. Japanese DVD of Serenity released on 11th August. As I don't think it got a theatrical release in Japan or Korea, this might be the first best chance for people based over in those countries to get to see it. More...

May 18

Firefly Official Companion Volume 2 on Amazon UK. Available for pre-order, release date March 23rd 2007.
SciFi.com video interview with Joss Whedon. In it Joss discusses the possiblity of a Serenity sequel (at the moment, it's doubtful) and whether in regards to the Wonder Woman movie, he'll be faithful to the comic book. More...
The (pretty much) Official CW Lineup. Connections here are Veronica Mars, Smallville, Supernatural, and Gilmore Girls. Sadly, no new Joss shows. More...
Fox unveils its schedule for 2006-2007 season. Shows with some relation to Whedon cast and crew include: Standoff, Prison Break, Bones, 24.
In defence of Joss Whedon. A reader objects to Joss being lumped in as a "voodoo atheist" at The National Review Online's weblog 'The Corner'. More...
"Into The West" marathon to air on TNT on May 29 (Memorial Day). The entire mini-series will air from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (eastern time). More...
Want to know more about the Spike: Aslyum comic book? Well the writer Brian Lynch fills in some of the details. Jay and Silent Bob fans may be in for a disappointment. Marvel and DC followers might be amused by his Buffyverse spoofs of Civil War and Infinite Crisis in his subsequent blog entry. More...
(SPOILER) Amy Acker talks Alias. Another convention report from SyFy Portal, this time round she chats about her character Peyton. There's some lovely anecdotes about being told "try and be like Fred in this part" for one particular Alias episode and her audition process as well.
K. Todd Freeman tours with "Wicked." K. Todd Freeman (Mr. Trick from Season 3 of Buffy) tours with "Wicked", a play telling the story of Oz sympathetic to the Wicked Witch. More...
Nominate Firefly and Serenity for SyFy Genre Award. Because unaired episodes of Firefly aired for the first time in the US in 2005, it is eligible for these awards, as is Wonderfalls, and of course, Serenity. More...

May 17

MySpace Makes Room for "24" (Joss & other goodies mentioned). Though I do have a myspace account, I'm not an avid user of that site. I did, however, come across this tidbit of news while looking at the E! site today. More...
Sawyer was a vamp. Josh Holloway of "Lost" appeared in the first episode of AtS as "Good-looking Guy/Vampire". We see him in the bar in the very first scene, and then outside Angel brawls with him (and other vamps) and ultimately stakes him on top of a car. One damsel, saved. More...
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 40 contains the usual mixture of straight answers and broad hints as to future plans for Buffy and Angel figures and busts.
Inkworks Firefly cards on sale today. Inkworks has released their set of Firefly collectible cards today. Reportedly Inkworks is already sold out (but don't panic! That just means they were all bought up by the people that you'll be buying them from, the retailers and distributors). More...
Astonishing X-Men #16 cover art. This issue should be out on August 23rd. More...
'Not Fade Away' - the latest fan campaign for the Spike DVD movie. If you're interested in showing support to get a Buffyverse straight-to-DVD movie released, well there's details at Support Spike.com.
Alan Tudyk to appear at Dragon*Con. He joins fellow castmates Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau, as well as other Whedon-alum, at this year's event in Atlanta. More...
Serenity is IMDB's movie of the day. There's a critical but fairly extensive and ultimately quite positive review.
Gina Torres's "Primary" renamed by Fox. New title: "Standoff."
That Geek-Week vs. Joss Whedon interview explained. There's been a fair bit of comment on blogs and such ilk about whether the Geek-Week interviewer knew he was interviewing the real Joss Whedon. Anyhow, the interviewer posts to FireflyFans.net and explains what really happened. More...
Episode 9 of the Signal. Features include: Tricks from the Training House; The Hidden Depths of David Newman's Soundtrack; Operation Sequel; Sci-Fi Review (Lost); and Music Section (Unsere-Crew Serenity)

May 16

Veronica Mars renewed. It may have Charisma Carpenter appearing in season 3.
David Boreanaz on The View - Wednesday May 17th. He will appear on The View (ABC's morning talk show) sitting with those ladies on the couch.
Study Buffy at university. The 'first UK course of its kind' offers a chance to study the Buffster! More...
NBC Fall Schedule announcements. David Greenwalt's show "Kidnapped" gets a pickup (he's an EP), as does "Heroes", featuring Leonard Roberts (Riley's buddy Forrest) among others. More...
Official: 'Day Break' and 'Brothers and Sisters' get picked up by ABC. Jeff Bell's new show which stars Adam Baldwin (seemingly best known for his guest stint in NCIS) looks to air mid-season. However Marti Noxon's latest show will air this Fall on Sundays at 10pm. Update: In other news, Veronica Mars got renewed. More...
Teaser trailer for 'Forgotten Memories' - a Buffy season 8 fan film. We seem to be in a golden age of Whedonverse fan films and this particular one looks rather promising. You can find out more out more by going to the film's website. More...
It's David Boreanaz's birthday and People.com has a Q&A with him to mark the occasion.
Pics of Joss Whedon at last night's Equality Now event. He was a special honoree for "his outstanding contribution to gender equality in film and television". Read the press release if you'd like to know more. And how cool is it to see him and Meryl Streep together? More...
CBS renews Christian Kane's "Close to Home". Kristin at E! dishes that CBS has renewed Kane's series on CBS.
(SPOILER) Tonight on CBS - The 'How I Met Your Mother' season finale. Alyson Hannigan, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof reunite for the first time since the Angel season four episode "Orpheus". It's quite possibly a must see TV event for Buffyverse fans. More...

May 15

(SPOILER) Angel spinoffs "not happening" according to Amy Acker in a short convention report at SyFy Portal (spoiler warning in case they ever make anything involving Gunn). More...
VidCon '06 details. A different kind of convention - "Vidcon is Florida's only con devoted to fan fiction in all it forms. Come and interact with other fans who read, write and love fan fiction". They plan to have Firefly and Buffy fandoms present.
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" trailer up. Aaron Sorkin's new show, premiering this Autumn. This aired with the finale of the West Wing in the US last night. Whedon cohorts Sarah Paulson (Serenity) and Carlos Jacott (Angel, Buffy, Firefly) feature in the cast.
"Four Kings" Cancelled. NBC announced their 06/07 season today, and Seth Green's Four Kings isn't in it. More...
X-Men Greats: Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. UGO.com explains why the Astonishing X-Men duo helped give the X-Verse "its heart and soul". Click on the pics to see the articles in full. More...
(SPOILER) Jeph Loeb talks more about "Superman / Batman #26". "Joss stayed with Cassaday 'cause... uh...well... you tell Joss what he can or can't do [laughs]!". The link contains spoilers for "Infinite Crisis".
Amy Adams to appear in Underdog. "Underdog has found his girl. Amy Adams has joined the movie adaptation of the 'toon series, though what role she's playing is still a little unclear". Amy played Tara's cousin Beth in the Buffy episode "Family".
Nick Brendon's 'Kitchen Confidential' to air in June in the UK. And the good news is that the Paramount Channel will be showing the nine unaired US episodes. (There's also spoilers for next Saturday's BBC episode of Doctor Who on this page btw). More...
Top 75 Heroines of Sci-fi. Buffy comes it at number 2, just behind Ellen Ripley. More...
Kane Interview, part 1. Slayerverse got an exclusive interview with Christian and Steve before they played their concert in London on May 11th. The same concert where they announced their record deal with RCA. More...
Gina Torres cast in Chris Rock comedy. Gina Torres will co-star in the big-screen comedy "I Think I Love My Wife" alongside Chris Rock (who will also direct) and Kerry Washington.
Episode 30 of Firefly Talk is Available. Part 2 of 2 of a recording from Collectormania, the convention in Milton Keynes (UK) two weeks ago, with Alan and Ron in attendence, and an article about the Civil War-era influences on Firefly.
NBC loses 'Conviction'. The network pulls the plug on J. August Richard's new show.

May 14

When Did "Buffy" Jump The Shark? An upcoming new regular feature in SFX magazine will cover this question, and they're looking for people to submit their opinions. (Free registration required to take part) More...
Surprise surprise guest at the last ever Starfury Angel con. Jonathan Woodward made a surprise appearance at Not Fade Away, the last ever Starfury Angel con, in London on 13 May. More...

May 13

(SPOILER) Pics of Alexis Denisof from the 'How I Met Your Mother' finale. Awesome side parting. More...
"Him and Us" officially not picked up: The Official Anthony Head Site has confirmed that the ABC comedy pilot 'Him and Us' has not been picked up.
Serenity stunt coordinator wears Serenity shirts in '300' Journal. Chad Stahelski is working on the new movie '300' and is seen wearing two different Serenity shirts in this video (at the 1:25 and 1:44 marks). More...
Brian Lynch Writes Spike: Asylum. Lynch writes IDW Publishing's newest Angel/Spike comic book. More...
Marti Noxon's drama gets ABC greenlight. Noxon will be one of two executive producers for the multi-generational drama,"Brothers and Sisters", which stars Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths.

May 12

Early Reavers at the Prop Store. Concept drawings for Reavers in Serenity.
Buffy makes The Phoenix's Top 10 Season Finales. "The Gift" is number 4 on The Phoenix's list of Top 10 Classic Season Finales.
Morena and Juliet at SFX Toronto - Sept. 1-3, 2006. Morena Baccarin and Juliet Landau are among the many guests announced for SFX Toronto. Alice Cooper will also be there. Should be interesting.
Update on Equality Now event next week. Meryl Streep and her daughter (actress Mamie Gummer) will introduce Joss to the event this Monday evening in New York. Tickets available on the door or book online in advance, extra price for post-event private reception. There are some truly interesting people speaking at the benefit.
University of Chicago 2006 Scavenger Hunt List. The University of Chicago Annual Scavenger Hunt searches out a fitting tribute to the Hero of Canton (pdf reader req). More...
See 3 pictures from Gina Torres new show "Primary". With some luck, our "friends" from FOX will run it on order and won't cancel it after four episodes. Also features new show "Vanished" featuring the almost but not really Inara, Rebecca Gayheart.
Other people name-drop Buffy and Joss. A round up of whose bringing up Joss and the Buffyverse in interviews. First up, Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence chats about Buffy's cult following. Then Rob Thomas briefly notes the difference between Buffy and Veronica Mars (spoilers for VM season 2). Brian K. Vaughan mentions Joss and Astonishing X-Men. And finally vampire authors Serena Robar and Mari Mancusi chat about their love of Buffy. More...
Angel Investigations season 2 podcast. Part 1 of season 2 now available for download. More...
IDW comic best sellers. Five of the top ten best sellers are from the verse..
A Buffy Animated joke courtesy of Jane Espenson. And just for good measure, here's another. More...

May 11

Xander and Cordelia Reunited. Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter are cast in an ABC movie of the week called Relative Chaos.
How much interest is there in Joss Whedon? Google's new Trends feature aims to teach, based on search engine usage. See also: Buffy, Angel and Serenity. More...
(SPOILER) SMALLVILLE season finale. James Marsters' evil Brainiac starts an apocalypse tonight. Trailer for this episode at the link.
Good news, bad news on pilots. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the early word about pilots is that ABC is "handing a series order" to "Day Break," the Taye Diggs series that co-stars Adam Baldwin, but that "Him and Us," the sitcom starring Anthony Stewart Head, is a "no-go" but might be shopped elsewhere. The article also reports that Christian Kane's "Close to Home" is "looking good to return next season" on CBS. More...
Spike: Lost & Found and Angel Spotlight: Illyria comics released today. Illyria is written by Peter David so it should be good and Spike has the same artist from the other Spike one-shots. More...

May 10

Physics of the Buffyverse. A science writer goes indepth on what scientific principles the Hellmouth relies on to keep things smooth. More...
Video interview with Joss from the Saturn Awards. Joss discusses where he is with Wonder Woman and the chances for the Spike movie ever getting made in an interview at IESB. More...

May 09

Seremuppety Act Three - All Good Things. Previously on Seremuppety "Everyone... to the Firepig!". And now the thrilling conclusion plus pics from the premiere party. More...
BtVS S1 and Firefly Complete Series added to iTunes. You read correctly, a couple of our favorite shows have been added. Although they're apparently classics already, they can be found at the iTunes TV Shows section as Fox was just recently added. More...
What does Adam Baldwin have to do with Law and Order? What if Law and Order were set in space and starred Adam Baldwin? Check out this article if not purely for the awesome graphic at the beginning... Actually, you should read that whole thing, it's pretty interesting.
What Is Mia Made Of? Another Goners fan site, exploring possible concepts of the mysterious film. They're starting to dominate Google. More...

May 08

Fox pick up Gina Torres's "Primary" for full season order. The show was also created by Craig Silverstein who worked with Tim Minear on "The Inside". More...
Christian Kane music video and tribute to his mom. This is the first song Chris ever wrote, with the help of his cousin and songwriter, Brandon Hart. They made a video to celebrate Mother's Day and to honor his mom. It's only appropriate that this be his first video. Enjoy.
Brazilian Region 4 Serenity DVD to be released on June 1st, 2006. It basically keeps the Australian and UK box art, with a BBC quote on top of it. Check the Larger art. More...
Firefly TV DVD set soaring for Fox. Two and a half years since the release of the DVD set, Firefly is the 5th highest selling TV-DVD from Jan to April 23rd 2006, according to the New York Times - ahead of Lost, The Simpsons, The Office and 24.
Wonder Woman audition trailer. One "young, unknown" actress is so keen to play Wonder Woman, she's made her very own trailer. Whatever you think of it, you have to admire the fact that she's gone to all this effort.
Adventures on the Hellmouth: BtVS S2 and S6. Here's an interesting essay that uses Campbell's "Hero's Journey" to critique Buffy S2 and (unusually) S6. More...
Firefly Talk Episode 29 is Available. The first half of a recording from the convention in Milton Keynes (UK), with Alan and Ron in attendence, and an article entitled, "A Question of Faith". Happy Ariel Ambulance Day!

May 07

Jewel Staite, Jonathan M Woodward and R.D. Price in Australia. Stories and photographs of this last weekends HUB convention in Sydney. There were parties, beers with the boys, and drop bears. More...
'Buffy Animated' Designer's Take on 'Fray'. Eric Wight, the designer for the defunct 'Buffy Animated' has a new blog that reveals his own take on another slayer, Melaka Fray. Plus lots of new art for his other projects.
Joss Whedon wins Nebula Award for Serenity script. Michael Cassutt accepted the award for him at the ceremony run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. More...
(SPOILER) Joe Quesada gives a shout-out to Joss in Newsarama's "Joe Fridays". While chatting about Marvel Comics' huge Civil War event, the Marvel editor-in-chief manages to squeeze in a brief shout-out to Joss: "There has been no changing on the fly to the heart of the story and we've always known the ending with the exception of a few minor tweaks that occurred at our last creative summit several months ago (thanks, Joss!)." More...
"The Ariel Ambulance is in Browncoat hands!" Akin documents -- with text, photographs, and video -- Saturday's culmination of the ten-month effort to rescue the ambulance seen in "Ariel" from a scrapyard.
(SPOILER) Mercedes McNab's film "Hatchet" screens at Tribeca Film Festival to reviews ranging from great to so-so. New York Magazine says, "Adam Green's homage to seventies horror flicks wants to be the next Halloween, but it's actually the next Wet Hot American Summer." Cinema Strikes Back calls it "100% fun". I was at the premiere, and I tend to side with... More...
Gina Torres' film 'Five Fingers' screens at the Tribeca festival to harsh reviews. Reviewer says that the film, that also stars Gina's husband, is sheer torture and that for a psychological thriller it lacks suspense.

May 06

(Un)Happy endings, Angel makes the list of best and worst of series finales. More...
Boreanaz and Rohm slated to attend the Farm Sanctuary's Gala. Celebrating on May 20th its 20th anniversary as the first established shelter for farm animals, as well as working to help create laws to ban cruel factory farming practices.
Seth Green's 'Four Kings' returns to NBC to burn off remaining episodes. You can see the 6 remaining episodes starting May 25 at 8:30pm ET. The show is considered a long shot to be renewed for another season.
Design the cover art for the Big Damn Chefs cook book. The winning prize includes a Serenity prop. And fan favourite Greg Edmonson has donated a recipe to the book as well.
(SPOILER) Daniel Dae Kim voices Metron in the penultimate Justice League Unlimited. More...
Top 25 TV Shows-to-Movies. As the title says, these are the top 25 tv shows that became movies. Serenity comes in at #20.
(SPOILER) Production Notes For Southland Tales. Full details on SMG's new movie Southland Tales, complete with quotes from everyone involved with filming. Other than watching the film, this is as much information as you can get... More...
Is Joss Whedon the only creator that understands character development? One Everwood fan tells Matt Roush that he isn't.
More Fun Than Shingles. One year ago, um, yesterday by this site's clock, Browncoats in 10 cities in the United States saw the first of what turned out to be three advance screenings of the still-unfinished Serenity, complete with special introduction from Joss. (Link goes to an archive of Joss' posts to the Universal boards. His announcement is the second post down.) More...
'Circle of Friends' with Julie Benz. The production wraps up filming on May 10th in Montreal. It's a movie of the week thiller starring Julie. Look for it to air this fall on Lifetime Network in the US.

May 05

Sneak Peek at ABC Fall Schedule. Anthony Stewart Head's new comedy Him & Us is tentatively slated to air Fridays on ABC this fall. More...
Buffy the sci-fi phobia slayer. Article about how Buffy cured one journalist of her phobia of sci-fi.
IGN's Top 25 TV Shows on DVD. Firefly and Buffy both make the top five with the latter getting described as "one of the best TV series of all time".
Happy birthday Vincent Kartheiser. The actor who played Angel's son Connor on AtS turns 27 today.
"And I dressed up as Joss Whedon". Is this the funniest thing you'll see today? Very likely. More...
Serenity Role Playing Game Master Index released in .pdf format, plugging a gap in the game's core rulebook.

May 04

Joss Whedon talks comic books. He tells iFMagazine that he plans a "mind-blowing annual" for Astonishing X-Men and at what stage his new Buffy and Serenity comic books are at. More...
Boreanaz film 'Mr. Fix It', being shopped around. TV Guide spoke with David's co-star Alana De La Garza and she gave them an update on the film (last 3 questions). She mentions that there's a twist at the end, "It was fun sitting in the theater [at a screening] and hearing the audience gasp. It's like, "All right, good. We got 'em!".
J August's conviction is driven to succeed. He talks about his new show and being an actor, "I may have thought I got into this business to be famous but that changed quite quickly and I realized I love what I do as an actor."
Sarah sings again. This time she is singing a song for the movie Southland Tales. She just laid down the voice track for the song "Teen Horniness Is Not A Crime".
Next Vulkon Slayercon guest is Vincent Kartheiser ! Vincent will join the convention as a regular guest for autographs, photo sessions, Q&A, and the banquet.
TV Best Bets - James Marsters on Smallville. He returns to Smallville tonight for the final two episodes. There's also a trailer up at The WB site that features him.
A review of the Rocky Horror Tribute - from the Guardian with a brief mention of Anthony Head.
Julie Benz on CSI tonight. CSI Episode #622 - Time of Your Death will feature Julie. She is getting her fair share of jobs on the top 20 shows (like NCIS), it seems TV casting directors are not so stupid. More...
Buffy: Chaos Bleeds revisited. As part of a longer interview, the game's writers Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski chat about working on the game and why in the end they weren't that pleased with it. And there's some discussion about their love for Joss' characters as well. More...
"The Final Fight" used in One Tree Hill promo. It seems that the WB has excerpted parts from Robert Duncan's "The Final Fight" in the promo for the finale of One Tree Hill. More...
Episode 8 of the Signal is Now Available. The newest episode includes: Conversions and Healing; The Two Serenities; Sci-Fi Review (Farscape); Music Section (Reaver) and a brand new regular segment, Tricks from the Training House.
The Alan & Ron Serenity Talk Show (Dead Men Talking, 28mb mp3). Ron Glass & Alan Tudyk were recently seen at Collectormania 9 in Milton Keynes (UK) and they did a 28 minute talk about life after (screen)death and other things. Want to hear it? Check out the shared link. More...

May 03

Wonderfalls DVD box set is on sale at Amazon.com for on $19.99. The DVD box set is usually priced at $30-35.
"Veronica Mars" Season 2 Coming To DVD (R1). The season that features appearances by Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, and Joss Whedon himself will be released on DVD on August 22nd. More...
(SPOILER) Advance review of the 'Angel Spotlight: Wesley' comic book. Not really a must have item judging by this review.
Summer Glau wins Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Serenity. And as reported elsewhere, Joss picked up the award on her behalf at last night's ceremony.
Joss Whedon gives an update on the Wonder Woman script. He tells SciFi Wire that the script has been given to the producers (not to the studio yet) and that he's working on revisions. No news as of yet on the movie's start date or indeed the casting. Update: iFMagazine has news about the movie's villain.
Jeff Mariotte talks Angel. Quite an extensive and interesting interview with the comic book writer. Criticism of 'Angel: The Curse' gets addressed and as does whether the post Not Fade Away comic books should be considered canon or not.
A visit to the White Noise 2 set and a chat with Nathan Fillion. As ever he's on top form with numerous quotes to chuckle over. And there's the first ever pic from the movie to look at too.
Mike Massa (Angel stunt double) in Superman Returns. He's acting and stunt doubling as Supes himself. More...

May 02

Serenity's Chiwetel Ejiofor cited as one of the new Brit Pack. There's a new UK gang in town and they're taking coveted Hollywood roles. Well according to the Daily Telegraph that is.
Nathan Fillion's Slither debuts 6th in UK. Most people continued to flock to Ice Age 2 (still #1 here...).
(SPOILER) Yet More "Drive" Casting News. Andres Saenz-Hudson and Shahine Ezell have been cast. Spoilery character descriptions below... More...
'Whedon's evil is a positive evil,' says Geoff Klock, author of 'How to Read Superhero Comics and Why' on his weblog, snappily titled 'Geoff Klock's Blog'. More...
'Cherub' season two coming soon. The success of the first season of the Angel parody series (60,000+ downloads - pretty darn good) has convinced the makers to go for another one. More...
My dream project would be working with Joss Whedon says Steve Rolston. For those not familar with who Steve is, he was the artist on Greg Rucka's superb 'Queen and Country' comic book. Anyhow at the end of the interview, he's says he'd love to do a Spike comic and there's a cute lil sketch of Buffy by him as well. More...
Pics of Amy Acker and Family at Recent Pet Event. Amy was at Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Buffet 4/29/06 with her husband and her son Jackson. More...
The Final Season - the movie. A new movie with Eliza Dushku, Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Tom Arnold....and others.

May 01

Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass in Milton Keynes. A summary of the Serenity screening yesterday. Alan mentions he's just got a part in a film called "Death at a Funeral", shooting in London.
New David Fury Interview at Popgurls. Writing at BtVS vs. writing at 24, Xander in a speedo, and H.P. Lovecraft. Oh. And the Spike thing.
Buffy's mom appears at Chiller Theatre Jun 2-4. Kristine Sutherland (Joyce/Buffy) and Tamara Gorski (Rebecca/Angel) will be at the expo in Secaucus, New Jersey. Nathan's co-star in 'Slither' Michael Rooker will also be there.
Happy Birthday Julie Benz and Bailey Chase who both turn 34 today.
A roughcut trailer of the 'Vangelis' fan film. First look at the latest Angel parody.
Show's Over. It's not easy for TV writers to think up the perfect ending to a hit series...
Sunday Night Safran talks Buffy and Firefly on Triple J. A podcast of the show, John Safran talks to Buffyologist Sue Turnbull from La Trobe University on Australia's Radio Station Triple J. Starts at about 45 minutes into the show. (Approx 28mb to download) More...
'How I Met Your Mother' UK Date Change. Despite what was posted a few weeks ago, it seems 'How I Met Your Mother' won't be starting in the UK until the end of this week, not today. More...



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