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August 01

Boreanaz 'Bones' interview from TV Week. With Bones premiering on Australian television, the Australian TV magazine TV Week has a nice interview on him. The website has a sample. Ergo, posting. More...
New pic and synopsis for Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie, The Return. Pretty much self-explanatory, but this picture is a new picture from SMG's movie to be released on November 17th. Looks good! And check out the hair. More...

July 31

Test Your Knowledge of TV Shows Made Into Movies. Question 2 is one to which we all know the answer - or should if we're on this website.
(SPOILER) SyFy Portal story on character deaths. Article on the effects of killing off main characters to advance the story. References Joss's views on the subject. Spoilers for BSG season 3.
Analyzing the storytelling techniques used in the Buffyverse. Deep, very deep thoughts over at Tea at The Ford. If you've had your fill of the usual "Buffy was good and it rocked! lol!" critiques, give this a shot. You might want to check out 'The Escherian Idiom of Angel' as well. More...
Lesbian Hopes in Wonder Woman. On AfterEllen.com, there is an article on lesbian subtext in action movies and the hopes in Joss Whedon to introduce the first lesbian encounter on screen in which nobody dies. Scroll to page 2, last paragraph.
(SPOILER) L.A. Times Review of "Lobster Alice". Positive review of Nicholas Brendon's performance in his new play about Salvador Dali. More...
UPN's "Buffy's Dead" promo campaign from 2002. Cool adverts in which Buffy actors played in character. Also there's also an old video promo from 1997, "History of the Slayer", and a "Buffy Christmas" promo featuring SMG and Boreanaz.
Sci-Fi UK's Angel promos. Relive those halycon days from the first two seasons of Angel by having a gander at Sci-Fi UK's character specific promos. Perfect viewing for those Angel completists.
Interview with Emile Edwin Smith, Zoic Studios' Visual Effects Supervisor for Firefly/Serenity. NewTek interviews Smith of Zoic Studios, who worked closely with Loni Peristere, the VFX supervisor on the show and film. More...
James Marsters Answers "a Few Extra Questions to Cure the Mid-Q&A Blues." Lima beans are not discussed.
Adam Hughes on All-Star Wonder Woman. Adam Hughes (comic book artist and Once More with Feeling album/poster artist) is going to be doing All-Star Wonder Woman. He thinks it could affect Joss in some interesting ways. More...

July 30

River vs. Daredevil: who would win? You decide. (reg. req. to vote) More...
Stage to Screens: Chats with Hinton Battle. Short interview with Hinton covering what he's up to and past credits that include Buffy.
Call For Papers: Critical Studies in Television (CST) is asking for proposals for a book of essays on Firefly and Serenity. Two American academics, Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran, ask for up to 500-word proposals by September 1, 2006. More...
Just what in the world is going on with Southland Tales? Flopped at Cannes... saved by Sony... what is going to happen to this film? Watch Netscape reporter Karina give her opinion after sitting in at ComicCon with Richard Kelly.
Ask Georges Jeanty - the Buffy season 8 comic book artist. Hellmouth Central will be conducting an interview with Georges at Dragon*Con in September and they're looking for fan questions. So if you want ask Georges something about the highly anticipated Dark Horse Buffy series, send them an email.
Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk at London Film & Comic Con. Dixie1708, a 15-y-o Welsh lass, has uploaded a video journal of her day at the Con from July. It includes clips & photos of Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and others. More...

July 29

Slither on dual format DVD and HD-DVD. I didn't even know dual format existed before I saw this. It's awful pretty. More...
Contest: Submit the winning Firefly/Serenity-related slogan for an upcoming Zoe T-shirt, and win shiny prizes. A company called Lilac Trading Station is making a limited-edition Zoe T-shirt and are in the market for a Big Damn Motto to go on it. More...
Booster Bash 2 tickets on sale and First Guest! Booster Bash 2 tickets are now on sale and Alexis Denisof announced!
Presenting... FireWhedon! Damian Conway, at the Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon, gives a talk on (don't ask) "Maximizing Non-stakeholder Buy-in by Leveraging Depatented Generic Information Transfer Protocols". In essence a "public flogging" of various aspects of the technology industry, the talk included the following sudden and random shout-out: "We thought that we might call it... firefly, fireangel, firebuffy. Then it became obvious - the new browser is called FireWhedon."
Fanvid Crossover: Serenity lands on Lost island. Posted on Fireflyfans.net, this is an excellent fan made Serenity/Lost video. More...
Dark Horse confirms those Buffy season 8 comic book rumours. Scott Allie at Comic Con confirmed that Joss has "an outline for about 20 issues" and that the story will be set a few months after the end of the tv series. More...
Seth Green reveals new details about Freshmen II at Comic-Con. Seems like the biggest news is interest from Gale Anne Hurd in producing a TV version.

July 28

Brief nod to the ubiquity of Firefly on Wikipedia. Funny Onion story with mention made of Firefly's wikipedia presence.
Two Firefly Fan Podcasts Nominated for People's Choice Podcast Awards. Firefly Talk and The Signal have been nominated for the second annual People's Choice Podcast Awards, which allows listeners to vote for their favorite podcasts in more than a dozen categories. More...
South Africa's The Star mentions Serenity in Ultraviolet review. Ultraviolet bombed hard at the box office, but kept its international release whilst Serenity didn't keep all the planned releases is the thrust of the article.
Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie will write episodes for The Kids' WB "The Batman". Scroll to midway of the page.
(SPOILER) Ron Moore's Blog Discusses the Episode Jane Espenson will be writing for Battlestar Galactica, among other things, for the upcoming season.
Buffy, David, and the Religious Left. Interesting way of looking at religion through David and Goliath, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...
(SPOILER) Photos of Stargate SG-1's "Counterstrike". Morena Baccarin guest stars in Stargate SG-1 episode "Counterstrike" as Adria.
NCLS wants to wish Andy Hallett a Happy Birthday and they need your help to do it. Andy will be turning 31 on August 4th and the Nude Chocolate Lorne Society has set up an online birthday card for him and they would like to have as many people as possible to sign it, before then.
Mercedes McNab chats about all and sundry. She was getting her nails done during this interview. Anyhow you get to find out the latest info on her new film 'Hatchet', her thoughts on the future of the Buffyverse and what it was like crossing over from Buffy to Angel.

July 27

Electric Cars Lighting Up Again. Summer Glau poses next to an electric car in the fifth pic in photo gallery for this USA Today article. More...
Joss and California Browncoats get mentioned in podcast... Joss was interviewed, along with John Cassaday and that podcast will air possibly next week. Shiny! This episode also has interviews with Rosario Dawson and Blair Butler. More...
The Noxons. A New York Times feature (it's very Hello Magazine) on Marti and her family. Talented bunch of people, it must be said (possible reg. req).
Nicholas Brendon's Latest Audioblog. Nick discusses his new play and popping his cherry, but refuses to discuss politics.
"End Titles" -- Jane Espenson blogs about titling TV series episodes, including several Buffy episodes. In her ongoing online screenwriting seminar, former Mutant Enemy writer Jane Espenson talks about nailing the perfect title. More...
California Browncoats Raise Over $10,000 for Charity at Comic-Con. The California Browncoats raised over $10,000 ($10,901.77 exactly) at Comic-Con for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation! With the help of prizes generously donated by Adam Baldwin, Joss Whedon, and several others, the California Browncoats raised an amazing amount of money for Adam's favorite charity.

July 26

Joss Whedon gets shout-out from Hanso Foundation investigator. Rachel Blake name checks him in an Entertainment Weekly interview. If you get Lost in all of this, seek Persephone for help. More...
Fan film: "Slayers" teaser promo on YouTube. The plot line revolves around two young new slayers in California (see "Slayers" main site for more). In fan-film related news, episode 2x04 of Cherub, "Wallow" is released, "Vangelis" gets onto Wikipedia, and whatever happened to the fan film, "Spiral"? More...
"Pretty much all you need to know" about 'Standoff'. Part of an MSNBC article about what Fox has planned for the fall. More...
Eureka! Is apparently David Greenwalt's new show. Although the credit isn't even showing up on IMDB yet, Tuesday's episode of the new Sci Fi Channel show 'Eureka' has David credited as consulting producer. More...
IDW releases solicitation info for titles to be published in October '06. Including Angel: Masks (which was previously announced here) and Spike: Asylum #2. More...
Break a Leg Nicholas! Nicholas Brendon makes his debut tomorrow night in Lobster Alice! And you have a chance to send in your well wishes. More...
Fox unveils Fall series premiere dates . Bones gets late August premiere date and Standoff premieres the following week. More...

July 25

Christian Kane's "Walks The Streets". Our little Texan has a movie coming up. Looks familiar too. More...
(SPOILER) "I will give you this" - Joss reveals some details about Goners. A fan report from the Marvel booth at Comic-Con. More...
Angel's Gwen Raiden, Alexa Davalos get big screen lead role in "The Feast of Love". She'll screen with big names such as Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Selma Blair.
A Q&A with Morena Baccarin. "I unfairly compare every experience to 'Firefly'. Nothing quite equals it". Awww. There's also some tasty little tidbits about her upcoming stint on Stargate SG1.
Shortened season of Melinda Clarke's "The OC", might mean try-out chance for Tim Minear's "Drive". Fox clears the reason to order less episodes for "The OC" and when we might see "Drive" in the screens. Can Tim Minear's new show take on the CSI/Greys Anatomy juggernaut?
Michael Ausiello reports on Fox's TCA Press tour Day 1. He has some comments about Gina Torres and about her missing Firefly's ship.
New Comics from IDW this week. A new Angel Scriptbook, the Doyle one-shot and issue #4 of Spike vs. Drac, all with pages and cover art. More...
Video clip of Joss at Comic-Con. Clip being the operative word here but find out how he reacts to being asked "So Joss, why do you write these strong female characters?".
What might have been - the Faith spin-off series. Marti Noxon chats to iFMagazine.com about what could have happened after Buffy season 7.
Favreau gives props to Firefly at Iron Man Comic-Con panel. The director discussed CGI that enhances stories rather than pulling the viewer out. More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men: the Eisners and a Look Ahead. Some stuff we already knew (the title and creative team behind it dominate the biz) and some stuff that's considered spoilery (upcoming #16 talk and preview art for that issue). More...
(SPOILER) Futon Critic reviews the Bones ComicCon Panel. David is his usual hysterical self complete with impersonations. More...

July 24

The director as a brand. Bizarro article which tries to cite Joss as one of those directors who attach themselves to "franchise movies" instead of going for original projects.
SyFy Genre Awards Begin! Finally, after a long delay, the SyFy Genre Awards voting has begun. Nominees include Firefly, Serenity, and Whedonesque. Amy Acker also nominated for 'Alias.' More...
(SPOILER) Tess is back. Summer Glau is back on The 4400 this Sunday. More...
Pop Autopsy - Why did Firefly fizzle? Much praise for the show and Serenity as well in this blog entry at Brilliant But Cancelled.
(SPOILER) The Grudge 2 Trailer Description From Comic Con. The trailer contains MAJOR SPOILERS for SMG's character More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar in talks for Resident Evil 3? According to IMDb, Sarah Michelle Gellar is in talks to play Cindy Lennox. IMDb sometimes gets false info though.
Spike premium format figure up for pre-order. The premium format Spike figure has finally been put up for pre-order today. More...

July 23

No cross-talk between DC and Joss Whedon in regards to the Wonder Woman movie and comic book. Dan DiDio broke the news at DC's Big Three panel at Comic-Con.
Happy Birthday to Charisma Carpenter. Our favorite former cheerleader turned demon hunter turns 36 today. More...
Buffy's Second Season available on iTunes! Who knows how long it's been there, but I am beyond psyched. Just more opportunities to spread some Jossy goodness. In addition, if the great folks over at Apple are uploading another season to their store, the first season must have sold relatively well. Yay us! (link opens up relevant iTunes page).

July 22

Astonishing X-Men wins Eisner Award for 'Best Continuing Series'. Joss, John and Laura get to take home the comic book equivalent of the Oscar. More...
SMG does an introduction of a "Grudge 2" documentary. I don't know if this has been posted before, I haven't seen it but SMG looks as stunning as ever and it was really nice of her.
Angel to get new anthology book 'Masks'. IDW also revealed at Comic-Con that Angel and Spike will team up in the mini-series "Angel: Auld Lange Syne". There's preview artwork from the two comic books as well. More...
Done The Impossible goes BitTorrent download. And a legal torrent at that - "..because modern copyrights are so restrictive, nobody dares do anything that *might* infringe on somebody's oh so holy copyright. Thus, we have chosen to not go down that road with our documentary. Enjoy it, share it, re-mix it all you like!". Torrent - here. Buy the DVD with extras, etc - here.
Joel Silver talks Wonder Woman. The movie's producer talks about Joss' script, the challenges the movie faces and the intention to cast a young unknown actress. Superhero Hype! has more from Joel on why he picked Joss to write and direct the movie " I love Buffy and he's a great writer". Empire Online has Joel saying that they could be "talking about that movie next year".
Things we didn't know about Julie Benz (Darla).
Trailer for Chiwetel Ejiofor's new movie "Children of Men" From Alfonso Cuaron the director of "Y tu mama tambien", based off the book by P.D. James. Also starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine. More...
Serenity nominated for SpikeTV Scream Award. The network, which bills itself as "for men," is hosting its inaugural Scream Awards 2006. Serenity is nominated for Best Science Fiction Movie. More...
Poster for the "The Return." (Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie.) "Sarah Michelle Gellar in a supernatural thriller? What a stretch!!" You have to scroll down...

July 21

The 1 Second Film. Project to make the shortest film ever. Yup, its 1 second long. And partly produced by Seth Green. More...
Collectormania 10 featuring Adam Baldwin, Amber Benson and Juliet Landau. They (and Supergirl) will be visiting Milton Keynes in September/October this year.
How Sci-Fi Doesn't Work. Interesting article about mistakes and misconceptions in sci-fi movies and t.v. shows. Small mention of Firefly and Serenity in the "Lasers, Sound and Strange New Lifeforms" Section.
Keeping the spirit of Buffy alive. Very cool article about Buffy fan screenings in Portland, Oregon.

July 20

Amber Benson interview on Slayerlit. This is a comprehensive and intelligent interview with Amber Benson, conducted by Shiai of Slayerlit, and based on question submitted by members of that yahoo group.
Marti Noxon mention in Ausiello's Press Tour Diaries. Her new show 'Brothers and Sisters' is rumored to be in trouble, and it hasn't even premiered yet (last story; scroll down).
Comics Continuum gives info on the upcoming Spike: Asylum mini from IDW. The writer praises Joss and Spike. Includes six preview pages. And according to IDW's Chris Ryall, Spike vs. Dracula #4 will be out next week (not this week as previously thought) and the final issue will be out on August 9th.

July 19

Alyson Hannigan wants to be in Wonder Woman...as the invisible jet. An 11-page TeenTelevision.com interview with Alyson Hannigan, where she tells how she almost directed an episode of Buffy, how tips she learned on "The Amazing Race" helped save her vacation, and much more. It's a long interview and she has a lot to say.
More Props from Serenity Auctioned. Propstore has a bunch of things that I haven't seen there before. Get 'em while they're still (sort of) inexpensive!
"Because all Joss is good Joss". Big plug for Joss' Fray series on Whitney Matheson's Pop Candy blog. Post your replies of support!
"Sweet" to direct Evil Dead Musical. Hinton Battle will be orchestrating the splatter adaptation in New York from October.
Joss will be at Comic-Con. He and John Cassaday will be signing at the Marvel booth on July 22nd at 4pm.
Narrated By Eliza Dushku: Eliza Dushku has narrated a Lauren Weisberger audiobook... More...
NASA browncoats boost the signal into space. Post on Fireflyfans.net about how Captain Mal's message of love was sent up to the ISS (International Space Station). "Some of the Houston Area Browncoats are working the current Shuttle and Station Mission and they got the Captain's quote about love uplinked to the ISS crew in tomorrow morning's daily summary. Below is the review copy of the daily summary" from Artcat81's post. More...
Sideshow 12" Lorne & Giles & a PF Spike too! Sideshow reveals Lorne at SDCC! And preview pictures on a 12" Giles and Premium Format Spike available now on Sideshow's website! More...
Serenity Role Playing Game official character sheet. Two pages, black and white, right shiny-lookin'.
'Heroes' Stars to Have Q&A Panel at Comic-Con. The cast of the new NBC series starring Leonard Roberts (Forrest, from BtVS)will be at a panel, which will include an exclusive screening of a 72 minute cut of the show's pilot. Buffy Animated artist Eric Wight will also be appearing to promote his new TokyoPop book 'My Dead Girlfriend' and will be doing signings as well. More...

July 18

Alexis Denisof to star in the Arthur Miller play "All My Sons". He'll be appearing at the Liverpool Playhouse in September. So that's very good news for British fans. More...
First look at new Buffy comic. Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive cover image from the upcoming season 8 comic.
Done The Impossible starts shipping TODAY. Jeremy posted this from digg.com: "The discs arrived back from the replicator TODAY! There's nothing quite like holding a years worth of work in your hands. :) We will begin shipping discs out later today, in the order in which they were received. We should have them all out the door in about a week. Also to those that have already ordered, thank you. Be sure to check out the DVD-ROM."
Preview of Deluxe Willow and Kendra figures and Willow bust in Action-Figure.com's interview with Diamond Select's Chuck Terceira prior to the San Diego Comic Con.
Serenity Oz returns home. Universal Pictures Australia & UIP hand the Serenity Oz site back to the fans. It completes the online journey for all the official sites back into fan control. More...
Puppet Spike? A Diamond Select Release. "Depicting the puppet version of the blond Brit himself, this plush toy is the perfect companion to the sold-out Puppet Angel Plush". More...
(SPOILER) D.B. Woodside joins the regular cast of 24. David Fury did love writing for him on Buffy. Now he gets to do it on a regular basis. Theres not really any spoilers in the article, although it does name the background of another new character so better safe then sorry.
Tim Minear signs new deal with 20th Century Fox Television. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Minear will work on existing series and develop new drama projects for the studio". The article also has a lot of praise for him from the 20th Century Fox TV prexy (and rightly so).
Slither Comes To DVD On October 24th. Universal will be releasing,"Slither" on 10/24/06 in both standered DVD and HD DVD.Edited To Add that the list of extras are now up as well as menu shots.
Mark Lutz (Groosalug on Angel) will play Gold medalist swimmer Victor Davis , in the CBC-TV bio-pic "Victor", based on a screenplay penned by Lutz. More...
Alien Vs... Vampire? Darla turns up in this week's Alien Loves Predator comic. Turns out that after the end of her TV career, Darla (or at least her action figure self) has taken up journalism to make ends meet.
Buffyverse Fan Film Fest. New article on Wikipedia has some nice info and links to many new & old projects, including one that has not even been mentioned at Whedonesque yet: the upcoming "Slayers" (requires Flash). More...
(SPOILER) Spike vs. Dracula #4 Is Out This Week. It is set in 1950's Italy. More...
Easiest Buffy game ever. This makes me feel good about myself. More...

July 17

Starry Cast Set for August Xanadu Reading- Alan not included... They of course already had the reading that included Alan Tudyk, and as usual they make changes to the script/cast based on how the audience reacted... More...
When John Crichton met Malcolm Reynolds. In an article devoted to the 10th anniversary of Stargate, Ben Browder briefly relates a tale of how he met Nathan Fillion on a plane and how they ended up swapping stories about Farscape and Firefly. More...
DVD Times reviews the High Definition Serenity DVD. After reading this review, you might be convinced to upgrade your home entertainment system.
John Cassaday: Director! The Hollywood Reporter reports that John Cassaday, artist of Astonishing X-Men, is set to direct I AM LEGION. An adaptation of the graphic novel written by Fabien Nury and drawn by Cassaday himself. Publisher's Weekly also has a great article.
Anthony Head is 'Big in America'. Anthony Head is mentioned in today's edition of The Independent as one of the few Brits doing well in America . Apparently our dear ex-Watcher has "just a hint of the night about him".
Is Joss Whedon feminist enough? A timely blog entry in the wake of the widespread acclaim for Joss' 'Equality Now' speech? Who knows. But it's an interesting, well written critique and doesn't resort to the usual trite cliches. More...
"The Heady Thrill of Obeying the Law" -- more screenwriting tips from writer Jane Espenson. In her blog, Jane explains that learning some of the rules of screenwriting, especially spec scripts, need not take all the fun out of creation, and likens the joy a screenwriter first experiences when they realize that they are controlling the characters' behaviors to "Whee! It's like making your Ken dolls kiss each other!" More...
Alyson Hannigan comments on the unlikelihood of her starring in a Buffy movie. She tells a reporter at the TCA's annual summer tour event "I think I'm pretty well gone after that finale. But, you never know". ETA: See also, these photos of Alyson's new hair color (hat tip to Desilu).
(SPOILER) Spike: Asylum #1- 5 page preview. First five pages with official dialog. Shiny! More...
A review of "Crafty Writing: Thinking inside the Box". Joss is mentioned as having given a "supporting opinion" on how to write for TV.

July 15

Adventures in Font Matching. Everything you wanted to know about the fonts used in Firefly/Serenity and then some.
IDW Sneak Peek of a new secret project by David Messina. Could this be the Halloween Spike/Angel comic?
James Marsters Q&A for July, He answers what he misses about "Buffy" and "Angel" and more...
SciFi Channel Unveils Some New Fall Shows. The home of BSG and SG-1 unveils some new shows and miniseries it has for its fall lineup. Very small mention of Ben Edlund's new show "Witch Doctor".
Michelle Trachtenberg to voice Tika in the Dragonlance movie. The cast list for the upcoming full-length animated Dragonlance movie has been announced, and features Michelle Trachtenberg as the spunky barmaid, Tika. [Insert your "Dragons of Spring Dawning" joke here.]

July 14

Entertainment Weekly says Willow is the 17th greatest sidekick of all time.
Why do you think Serenity failed at the box office? Alex Epstein attempts to answer that reader question on his popular screenwriting blog, Complications Ensue.
Firefly: A Mini Marathon at the Kirkland Performance Center (Seattle, Washington, USA vicinity), July 22, 2006 at 5 PM. More...
Done the Impossible finished! The fan documentary on the Browncoats DVD is finally ready, and will begin shipping in 7-14 days (after the 11th). More...
(SPOILER) TV Guide's Ausiello talks with "Bones" Executive Producer, about the new developments for David Boreanaz' Booth and the new character played by "Serenity's" Tamara Taylor.
Doug Jones, Scott Schwartz, and Jeph Loeb bring a bit of Buffy to Chicago. The weekend of August 3-6, 2006. Jeph is the special guest of honor and he will be holding an auction to raise money for Sam's fund while there. Also Kristin Bell has just been add to the line up at the event. More...

July 13

Warner reveals details for first Justice League Unlimited DVD set. Several episodes features a wide variety of ex-Mutant Enemy shows cast members. Includes 26 episodes from the first 2 Unlimited seasons. On barely related news Warner has also announced details for the release of The OC Season 3 dvd set which featured Morena Baccarin in several episodes and stars Melinda Clarke (Nandi in Firefly). More...
Marsters Class. James Marsters is doing a play about schooldays as part of his convention on the Queen Mary this Autumn. More...
Booster Events announces, Nano-con I featuring Gina Torres. Sunday Dec 3, 2006, the 1 day event will be held in Burbank, CA. It will be the weekend before Flan 2. The tickets will go onsale Friday, July 14. More...

July 12

Odd Couple Breathes Life into "Bones". David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel share their thoughts on their Bones characters. More...
(SPOILER) The Futon Critic previews 'Day Break'. Adam Baldwin and Jeffrey Bell's new series set to bow midseason.
Hot Chicks in Metal Bikinis, Cool Fightin' Tools. They Make, We Want. Because seriously, who doesn't crave a shiny metal brassiere with gravity-defying upthrust? Or a sleek pole weapon perfect for those hand-to-hand combat moments? Sword & Stone, Burbank, CA armor and prop fabricators extraordinaire to the industry, has you covered ... More...

July 11

ENnie roleplaying game Awards nominations including the Serenity Role Playing Game in the category of Best Production Values.
Return To Serenity DIY trailer described as "a fake trailer for a hypothetical sequel to Joss Whedon's Serenity. Hey, we can dream!"
(SPOILER) Watch with Kristin Weekly Column 10/07/06. This week's Watch with Kristin column has some Whedonverse-related spoilery goodness. More...
Jane Espenson reports that Joss had a pink mesh backpack, which she found adorable. This is from Jane's ongoing online seminars about screenwriting, and it's used to explain the power of analogies in stage directions and dialogue. More...

July 10

Win Buffy stuff signed by Joss Whedon and Alyson Hannigan. It's all part of Mark Millar's efforts to raise funds to develop a cure for Crohn's Disease (which he suffers from). So you have a chance to bid for the utterly huge Chosen DVD boxset (signed by Joss) and a 'Once More, With Feeling' script (signed by Joss and Alyson). How good is that? More...
Being Gay, the final frontier of Sci-fi. Willow/BTVS mentioned in the article.
Tim Minear to attend Screenwriting Expo 5. Tim Minear will again host his Breaking the Story seminar where the audience will break an episode of Angel, Firefly or Wonderfalls. Warning: link goes to a lengthy pdf - see page 11.
A Q&A with Harry Groener. Who didn't love his performance as the Mayor? Best Buffy villain ever.
"Winding Roads" with James Marsters on Showtime. Here's a chance to see James Marsters in the indie movie "Winding Roads." (site not accessible to those outside the United States). More...
Happy Birthday Ron Glass! Our dear departed Shepherd Book is 61 today, according to the IMDB. :)
ASH on "Only Fools on Horses". Anthony and his partner, Sarah Fisher, will be filming an appearance in 'Only Fools On Horses' on Wednesday, July 12th. Their appearance is scheduled to air either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, July 12th - 14th. More...
Top Ten TV Shows Discovered on DVD by blogcritics.org. Firefly is #7. Tru Calling and Battlestar Galactica also get mentions. More...
The National Review on Firefly. Actually it's an article ostensibly about Steven King's "The End of the Whole Mess" but the writer spends more time talking about the politics of Firefly, Serenity, and Dark Angel. It's a positive review of the show, despite the condescending attitude towards many of the characters. More...
Happy Birthday Chiwetel Ejiofor! Happy Birthday to our own, Chiwetel Ejiofor! He turns 32 today. More...
David Boreanaz's Dad Talks 4th of July Parade Coverage. Dave Roberts (DB's dad) gives his thoughts on Channel 6's coverage of the July 4 evening parade and concert as well as mentioning the upcoming season of Bones. More...
TV Gal's Weekly Column has an Emmys run-down (including Whedonverse mentions) and the full results from the Amy Awards (with many Whedonverse related nominees/winners). More...
Gina Torres' Standoff trailer. A trailer for Gina's new show, Standoff is showing on Fox's main page. More...

July 09

Comic-Con has some Joss-related goodness on their schedule for July 23. Nancy Holder will discuss Buffy novels and other media tie-ins, the trailer for The Grudge 2 (which SMG has a small part in) will debut, and the California Browncoats will hold a group meeting. In fact, the Browncoats have a press release about the event and how they hope to raise lots of money for charity. More...
ASH to Play Von Trapp in Sound of Music? It looks like Anthony Stewart Head has been cast in a revival of "The Sound of Music." But according to his official fan site, it says he isn't. More...

July 08

We Have Our Summer Knight. James Marsters has been announced to read the fourth book in The Dresden Files series, "Summer Knight." (reg. req.) More...
Love for Wesley Wyndham-Price. Or rather a new review of the Wes Vampire Anthology DVD which came out in the UK last year.
But did their penises get diseases? Ok, I totally accept that this may be too tenuous a connection to keep up here, but if you read the article, you'll get it. Let's just say that Jane Espenson probably did a little research about Californian tribal history! More...
Seth Green's 'Best Man, Worst Friend'. Airs Sunday, July 9th at 8:00p.m. EST on ABC Family. More...
Jane Espenson has a new gig on Andy Richter's new show, "Andy Barker, P.I.", according to today's blog entry.
TFAW has goodies and pre-orders ready for the taking. Comics retailer tfaw.com has the famous buddha shirt, Jayne's 'let's be bad guys' shirt and the serenity logo shirt in mens and womens sizes. Also, Astonishing X-Men 16 and 17 are available for pre-order as is Angel Scriptbook #7.

July 07

Joss Whedon Still F--ing Rules. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford talks about why Joss rules and also the Equality Now Speech which was already posted here but it's embedded in this link too.
"Buffy" Jumped the Shark at the End of Season Five? How many things can you find wrong with this article? He's not even questioning, just stating a 'fact'! On the plus side, there's also an ad for "Serenity" playing on Movie Central (Canadian channel) tonight. More...
New Faith novel, "Go Ask Malice" positively reviewed by Sci-fi-Online. The novel by Robert Joseph Levy has only recently been released. It also has four glowing reviews from people on Amazon. More...
David Boreanaz will be at Comic-Con on July 21st. He'll be at Room 20 at 3pm (after the Battlestar Galactica panel). He and the executive producer of "Bones" will talk about what will happen when the second season starts in August.
Joss Whedon and race. One of those critical essays that tend to pop up from time to time. It's an interesting and provocative read.
Another great fan encounter with Nathan. A random Hollywood run-in with a Browncoat leads to a quick photo op by the ever gracious Cap'n. The photo also shows he still has a fondness for kilts and Kane shirts. ;) More...
Sideshow Cordelia available for pre-order! More pictures and details of what she comes with. More...
Serenity screenings at Filmhouse Edinburgh on August 14th in honour of 59 years of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where its World Premiere was "the fastest-selling Film Festival screening ever".
Avon Theater offering sneak preview of Scoop. It's a Woody Allen film which has Tony Head in it. Unfortunately, you do have to be a member (and that does cost) but if you know anyone who is a member or want to support the arts in Connecticut, you can see Scoop before it is released. More...
TVsquad talks about the unaired Buffy pilot. Please note: these sorts of links have to be removed due to copyright and other concerns. I am leaving this post up as this link is being posted almost as often as the Priyanka Chopra casting rumours. More...
Building the Ultimate Bookshelf. Ign's new comic special "From A to Z, every trade paperback you need to make the perfect collection" features Fray: Future Slayer on their list. Whedon's Astonishing X-Men also get's a mention.

July 06

More on Firefly and the Long Tail. MIT professor Henry Jenkins discusses the economics of direct to DVD, VideoIpod and series continuation using Firefly as his study model. It's a follow-up piece to a previous entry.
Kane and Tudyk's 'Into The West' gets Emmy nods. Up for 16 awards -- the most this year. Battlestar Galactica , Hannigan's 'How I Met Your Mother', Goddard and Ackers' 'Alias' and Glau's 'Mammoth' also make the noms. Oh, and Fury's 24 got 12 noms.
Georges Jeanty has something to say about "Buffy" Season 8 comics. A few words about his work and about not being a fan before starting to work on the series.
60 second interview with Tony Head. He gets loads of chewing gum from Buffy fans! And he's appearing in a Woody Allen film with Hugh Jackman. As you'd expect there's much Tony love for Joss and Buffy. This interview will be a little bit spoilerish for non-UK fans as there's a brief discussion of his Doctor Who guest role.
"Dark Horse 20 Years" comic book out this week. A celebratory issue (hey it's only 25 cents!) which amongst other things has Joss making his artistic debut with his take on 'Emily The Strange'.
The Existential Joss Whedon. A book about evil and human freedom in Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity. Apparently Joss' works "are part of an existentialist tradition that stretches back from... Jean Paul Satre... to Fyodor Dostoevsky". It's all very deep stuff. Anyhow the book is out in September and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com. More...

July 05

Jewel updates her journal. Dear Roj has been updated, relating the challenges of filming "The Tribe" in Costa Rica. More...
Astonishing X-men nominated for the Wizard Fan Awards including Joss for 'Favorite Writer'. Voting for these awards is now open.
Birthday Thread for Summer Glau! Your chance to wish Summer Glau a Happy Birthday! More...
(SPOILER) More details on the Buffy season 8 comic books. According to the latest All The Rage column, the storyline will be around 20 issues and Joss will recruit some of his former Buffy writers to "handle the bulk of the writing chores" though he may write the finale. Plus plot details for the first issue get revealed. More...

July 04

Another Wonder Woman Rumor. Another idea of someone Joss is considering... (actually it's not, it's a false rumour - Simon).
Serenity RPG Wins Gamer's Choice for Best Role Playing Game of the Year. The fans have spoken! The Serenity Role Playing Game is the Gamer's Choice for Best RPG of the year in the 2006 Origins Awards. More...
Celebrate Independence Day with Adam Baldwin. Not in person, sadly. But don't forget his excellent portrayal of Major Mitchell in this 1996 film. What better way to spend the holiday than by sitting back and watching Earth That Was get invaded? More...
"If Alias could do it, so can Angel". Comic book superstar Peter David (who penned the wonderous Spike vs. Dracula mini-series) answers the question "what would you have showed in [Angel] season six?". More...
James Marsters wins TV Gal Award. Zap2it readers voted him the "Character/Actor You Would Most Like to See Brought Back on Another Show Next Season" - Veronica Mars, Lost and Alias also receive nods (and mentions of very dramatic moments of what happened in those shows last season).

July 03

David Boreanaz nominated for a Teen Choice Award. Boreanaz is nominated for his work on 'Bones' in the 'TV - Choice Actor' category. Voting is currently underway, and winners are annouced August 20.
London Convention Report from this past weekend, with Nathan and Alan. "Alan dragged his chair away from his signing table, and used it to climb up to the poster of Nathan above them. Using his pen he drew a rather large and very camp looking mustache on our captains pic."
Reminisce, being at the Bronze, with a solo Angie Hart show in Sydney. Angie Hart plays at the Vanguard in Newtown on July 20th and also for all the lovely people in Melbourne on July 13th at the Northcote Social Club. More...
Willow hotter than Buffy? Alyson makes the 99 hottest, but where are her ex co-stars? More...
Joss' Equality Now speech and video game genderbending. One blogger was so taken with the speech Joss made at the Equality Now event, that she used it to look at why men play as female avatars in video games. More...

July 02

The earlier, longer script for Serenity. SerenityStuff.com takes a very in depth analysis of an early copy of the Serenity screenplay which has surfaced.
Only one man can save the budget. Article in the Times about the use of unknown actors in major movies uses Joss's intention of casting an unknown actress as Wonder Woman as an example. More...
Clash of the Comics Titans. The Washington Post examines the differences between DC and Marvel. Free registration required. More...
England for the World Cup says Alyson Hannigan. Unfortunately despite Willow's endorsement, England lost 3-1 to Portugal on penalties earlier today.
Tim Minear talks about Drive. A Drive blog interviews Tim on filming the pilot, his influences, how the concept evolved and more.

July 01

Serenity showing on Sky Box Office - and in HD. Although I can't see it mentioned in the page, this is showing on the HD Sky Box Office channel too, for those who have their Sky HD boxes - Shiny! More...
From Slayers to Cylons. Jane Espenson talks Battlestar Galactica. (ETA - If you haven't seen the end of Season 2, this contains massive spoilage - so say we all!)
A tribute to the Buffy Xbox game - Team Xbox takes another look at this underappreciated gem! More...



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