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September 01

Charisma talks Relative Chaos, Veronica, Buffy and Angel. A lengthy and very nice interview.
(SPOILER) Marvel announce variant cover for Astonishing X-Men #17. It's a black and white sketch version of the normal cover. Cynical sales move or a reward for the fans? Who knows. But at the end of the day, it is classic X-art.
Deadline for SSC Firefly Episode Trailer Contest is Today! As the title suggest, today is the last day for the trailer contest. Apparently the ornaments for the trophies were in last week, and Hera is working on the trophies. And if you check the link on the thread linked here, you can see there have been some entries posted at the end. Check it out. More...

August 31

Nick Brendon is Noah Wyle's slave. According to Nick's latest audioblog, his Lobster Alice co-star won Nick at auction. Sometimes, the slash writes itself.
Slaying with Science. Author of The Physics of the Buffyverse throws down the gauntlet in defense of vampires...or at least in protest of the methods the vampire debunkers use for, um, debunking. Either way, it's funny. More...
Serenity Commentary at No. 1. Joss Whedon's commentary on Serenity is currently no.1 at the Top 100 list of the best commentaries ever.
"Done the Impossible" reviewed at DVD Verdict. A decent mark of 79%.
(SPOILER) Spike: Asylum interview at Broken Frontier. Brokenfrontier.com has an interview with the very handsome writer (his words) of SPIKE:ASYLUM, Brian Lynch.
A Joss Whedon Wonder Woman anecdote. As told by Melissa Balin, an independent film maker, in this podcast interview (35.8 MB). The fun starts at around 21 minutes in (some of it may not be safe for work).
A year on from the release of the Serenity novelization. Author Keith R. A. DeCandido talks to Chris Bridges.
BtVS is still the queen of pre-new-school-year nightmares. Interesting article, about the fears people have as the new school year opens, which references Buffy as the archetype of such nightmares. More...
"Relative Chaos" site is live. The official website for "Relative Chaos," the ABC Family movie starring Nick Brendon and Charisma Carpenter, is up! Includes pictures, character/actor bios and more. More...

August 30

More info on the Buffy season 8 comic book series from Georges Jeanty. The Buffy artist says "I can tell you readers are not ready for what they're gonna get!" and that "Buffy should hit stands later this year" (scroll to the end of the interview for the relevant info). More...
David Fury Script Giveaway. To celebrate the relaunch of DavidFury.net, the new webmaster is giving away an autographed copy of Helpless, as well as a couple of autographed 24 scripts.
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz digs deep for Bones. The new season of Bones starts tonight on Fox. And to mark this here's an interview David did with iFMagazine. He chats about the show, how it compares to Buffy and whether his Buffy and Angel fans have embraced it. TV Guide's Insider has a new spoilerish interview with him too. IGN.com has a Bones set visit article where amongst other things, David chats about singing 'Mandy'.
SMG will get "Addicted" in new movie. This is in indie movie based on a South Korean movie. She plays a woman whose husband and brother-in-law are in a coma after an accident. The brother-in-law wakes up, claiming to be her husband, and she has to figure out what's going on. Filming starts in October.

August 29

Firefly meets Moulin Rouge! And yet it seems oddly natural.
Jane Espenson's reaction to Serenity's Hugo. Former Buffy writer mentions her delight at Serenity's Hugo. And for the writers (like me!) there is mention of a brand new "drive" for stories!
My Southland Tales remarks were taken out of context says Richard Kelly. The director clarifies an interview he did with Hotdog Magazine where he said the movie would be cut by an hour. The story got picked up first by Female First and then later by the likes of SciFi Wire and other sites.
New Stylised Browncoat T-shirt available at hottopic. It has the Serenity title and large star shape on the back.
That Joss Whedon Hugo acceptance speech. As read by Morena Baccarin.
Happy Birthday to J. August Richards. Happy 33rd Birthday to J August Richards, who played Charles Gunn on Angel.
Bones ... a reason to live. Review of David's performance in Bones Season 2. More...
Julie Benz in a "Circle of Friends". Also starring Chris Kramer. Airs tonight at 9 on the Lifetime Network. More...
A (School) Year of Buffy Screenings. UNCG walks into the fire of pop culture studies with two Buffy screenings per month followed by lectures on the episodes' meaning and importance. More...

August 28

Adam Baldwin's appearance at Dragon*Con has been cancelled. On the official Firefly board, Adam posts that he was unable to attend due to his work schedule and apologies for the late notice and the inconvenience it may cause (req. reg). Summer Glau, Alan Tudyk, Andy Hallet and Nicholas Brendon are still scheduled to attend.
imdb Enters the World of TV Show Ratings. Many of you may have noticed, but just in case, imdb recently started tracking ratings for TV shows, so why not take a trip over and let your opinion be known. More...
"Serenity" the 10th best movie based on a TV show ever. According to a new list on JoBlo.com More...
Nathan Fillion nominated for a Fango Chainsaw Award for his role in 'Slither'. He faces off against the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and King Kong in the "Dude You Don't Want To Mess With" category. More details over at the Fangoria website.
Zen Noir, the feature film edited by Camden Toy, opens September 15th. More...

August 27

Tony Head confirms roles in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'. He will be playing Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot.
"We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero!" Well now you can. It's called Washtown and it exists in the virtual world of Second Life. And there's a full scale Firefly class ship for you to explore as well.
(SPOILER) A review of the Veronica Mars second season DVD with a Buffy mention. Mike Moody of the Brownsville Herald loves Veronica Mars, and like others, thinks it is the second coming of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. More...
Tim Minear is my Master now. More fun at the Corner on National Review as Tim Minear sets the record straight on the libertarian influence on Firefly (and pokes gentle fun at Joss too). And in related news, Serenity won a special Promethus Award awarded by the Libertarian Futurist Society at WorldCon on Friday.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Serenity. The Hugo Awards for best science fiction works in 2005 were presented Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the 64th World Science Fiction Convention, LACon 4, in Anaheim, CA.
"This year, we did the impossible. Next year, we top it." Devin Pike of the Dallas Serenity screening, who recently answered my call to take the reins for the much-desired 2007 round of charity screenings, reports on the answers to the two most pressing questions for Universal. So, in a sense as my last official act of stepping down, I turn you over to Devin and what he's learned. More...
Shindig script raises $2,750 for charity in California Browncoats eBay auction. After hovering at around $760 for several days, generous Browncoat bidders raised the final price for Adam Baldwin's autographed original shooting script for the Firefly episode Shindig to an amazing $2,750, all for charity. Currently up for bid: Safe, which at the moment has a bid of around $960. More...

August 26

'Brothers and Sisters' creator comments on Marti Noxon's departure in this Chicago Tribune feature on the show. "I think she's hugely talented, and I love her writing and I love her voice. But we came from different approaches and they clashed again and again".
And this year's Buffy goes to Battlestar Galactica. The sci-fi show wins Salon's annual TV award for the "most underappreciated show in all of TV land". The Buffy, of course, is "named after a little vampire thriller that staked a claim on our hearts". More...
Jane Espenson blogs from WorldCon in Anaheim, CA about the Hugos, and spec scripts, including a Steve De Knight script for the Buffy/Angel 'verse.She touches on her upcoming Whedon-related & other panels, spec scripts, Steve De Knight, other cool spec scripts, and, of course, her lunch. More...
Inara visits SG-1. For those of you on the west coast, be sure to catch Morena Baccarin on Stargate SG-1 tonight.
Internet buzz and all that jazz. Interesting article which amongst other things looks at whether internet buzz actually translates into box office success. There's comments from the head of marketing at Universal Pictures about their Serenity campaign. More...
David Boreanaz on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show Tonight on CBS. So feel free to post here anything interesting he might have to say. And hat-tip to Karolina for the prompt.
Browncoat Ball Posters. Beautiful posters (and T-Shirt) for this year's Browncoat Ball in San Francisco. Seriously, these are fabulous (said with all the panache I can muster). Edited to change Link Original Link More...

August 25

Sam Loeb Scholarship Fund receives $72,000 from Wizard World Auction. Earlier this month Jeph Loeb was in Chicago to auction off the original artwork from the Superman/Batman #26 comic to raise money for Sam's Fund. Jeph sent a letter to Wizard to post thanking everyone for their support and help.
First look for the poster of Sarah Michelle Gellar's movie "The Return". The movie follows SMG's character quest to get to the bottom of certain nightmares about a murdered woman.
'Big Damn Hero', a new officially licensed Firefly t-shirt, is available from StylinOnline. Latest design features Mal and his big darn gun. Extra: 2 more new Firefly shirts, featuring Jayne and a straightforward 'Firefly' logo design. More...
Nathan Fillion's 'Outing Riley' Gets Distribution. Nathan plays the older brother of a closeted gay guy having trouble coming out to his family in this comedy from Project Greenlight winner Pete Jones. The DVD is getting released by LGBT distributor Wolfe. More...
[Aus] Buffy and Angel DVD sets with backpacks. EzyDVD (Australia) is selling complete sets of Buffy and Angel DVDs that come in a Buffy or Angel backpack. Buffy: AU$249.83, Angel AU$184.83. Pretty spiffy.
Make Nicholas Brendon your servant. Nicholas Brendon will emcee The Blank's Sweet Sixteen Benefit Gala next Monday August 28, 2006 at Cinespace in Hollywood. He joins entertainers Sam Harris and Deborah Gibson for an unforgettable night of entertainment and festivities! Oh, and he will be auctioned. So bid away folks! More...
Mike Marts Leaves Marvel for DC. Mike Marts, editor on AXM, leaves Marvel for DC. And hot Joss update on Marts, projects, and sundry. More...
Angel's Penn to star as zombie fighter in 28 Days Later sequel. Jeremy Renner, who played Penn in "Sonambulist" from season 1, will star in 28 Weeks Later, produced, but not directed by, Danny Boyle.
Dinner with Badger. This past Sunday at the BE Blowout, guest from Smallville, Roswell, Veronica Mars and Firefly auctioned themselves off for dinner to raise money for becharitable's Itty Scholarship. Dinner with Mark Sheppard was one of those auctioned off, the person who won the auction was asked to tell us about it and thus this blog began. More...

August 24

(SPOILER) "Because no one makes fun of Wolverine like Whedon". Well that's how Brian K. Vaughan described Astonishing X-Men #16, so what you think of the issue? Post your thoughts in this Whedonesque review thread. ETA - See also the Wizard Thursday Morning Quarterback review of AXM16. More...
Angelverse comic book info for November. IDW has released more cover art and info for Angel: Auld Lang Syne #1 and Spike: Asylum #3. Also out that month is Angel Scriptbook Collection: Vol 1, a collection of the five best Angel scripts.
Snakes on a Plane and Fan Led Marketing. Firefly and Browncoats are referenced in this Henry Jenkins blog post looking at the less-than-expected performance of Snakes of a Plane. More...
Tribute song to "Jayne's Hat" created by myspace musician Stan Peal. His mom sent it to him in a box, and he'll keep it in a drawer with his jocks. More...
E! Online names Buffy in Top Emmy Snubs. E! Online's "Weekly 6" feature spotlights Top 6 best shows Emmy never gave the big prize to in Best Drama or Comedy catagories. Buffy makes #4. Video Link.
City of Angel. Short post on choosing a LA neighborhood to live in based on its depiction on Angel.

August 23

Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch blog carries on the listmania! References the recent Whedonesque thread where Joss & James Gunn chimed in on their all-time favorite TV characters. More...
iFMagazine interviews Badger. Nice interview with Mark Sheppard about his creepifying roles on Medium, 24, and some other show I can't recall.
The Our Time Emmys. Firefly gets nominated for "Outstanding Sci-Fi Series" in UGO.com's alternative Emmy Awards.
Joss Whedon Poll on LiveJournal. "The Daily Director" LiveJournal community - which polls opinions on directors every day - looks at Joss' work in features. More...
(SPOILER) Ausiello announces some news for Summer Glau and Rebecca Rand Kishner. Summer's joined 'The Unit'. There's also spoilers for Bones, How I Met Your Mother, 24 and Veronica Mars. In related news, TV Guide has also confirmed USA's renewal for the fourth 13-episode season of The 4400. More...
(SPOILER) Composer for Eliza Dushku's movie "On Broadway" talks about the movie. They needed everything to be finished so they could enter it in the Sundance Film Festival in September. More...
"It is striking what a conservative movie Serenity is." Jonah Goldberg of the National Review also thinks Browncoats are "sour" on the BDM as compared to the series. More...
First Look At SMG In "The Air That I Breathe". Small picture of SMG from "The Air I Breathe" at Inferno Distribution website. Scroll down the page to see. More...
The Onion AV Club picks the best TV seasons on DVD. Check out which Buffy & Angel seasons they pick.

August 22

Big Serenity/Firefly Knowledge Test.
Official Browncoat shindig at Dragon*Con. The SEBC has just announced they've been approved for an official shindig at D*C next week. Shiny! More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #16 preview. Cover plus first four pages from Astonishing X-Men #16, out tomorrow. More...
'Firefly: The Official Companion Vol. One' availability update. Titan Books have dropped another line to say that "Amazon.com now has the Firefly Companion, and is shipping it within 24 hours" and good news for UK fans as "the copies have arrived, and will start shipping from our UK distributor to bookshops (and Amazon.co.uk) next week". More...
Morena loses another gig. Sci-Fi Veteran Stargate SG-1 gets cancelled. More...
Inkworks Pieceworks for Buffy Memories. Inkworks announced the 16 piecework cards for their upcoming Buffy Memories. More...
Jason Palmer releases limited edition River painting - first in a series of Serenity character portraits. "All prints feature the Universal Logo and are signed and numbered by the artist... Each edition will be limited to a very small number, and each of the cast members will be presented with their own copy." More...
The Browncoat Ball is now offering day passes. Friday and Saturday passses are now available for the Ball in San Francisco, Sept 22-24.

August 21

Nathan Fillion talks about White Noise 2: The Light. Nathan being Nathan and talking about filming the movie and the creepifying set they have to work on.
Computer-animated upcoming Buffy fanfilm: "WINTER" trailer. The story takes place immediately after "The Gift", but does not follow the canon from there. The director may still be looking for people to perform voices for Giles and Spike. Anyone interested in making movies this way may want to check out a brief guide to making Buffyverse computer-movies. More...

August 20

Happy Birthday, James Marsters! If my math at 12:30am holds, James turns 44 today.
The Serenity ornament is SHINY! says C.A. Bridges of SerenityStuff.com. Dark Horse took their time manufacturing this 6" long reproduction of our favorite Firefly-class vessel, but the results are outstanding. More...

August 19

James Gunn responds to our complaints. The Slither director explains why Mal didn't make his best television characters list. Also, you can see the artwork for the UK Slither DVD here. And Joss posts his own Top 25 TV characters list here. A further reply from Gunn can be found here.
Poster for 'The Air I Breathe'. This is one of Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movies. More...
The complete Jossverse Worldcon schedule. Off to Anaheim next week? Want to see what's relevant for you? Well here's the schedule (many thanks to deannaB for compiling it).
New preview videos of Gina Torres' series "Standoff." IGN has added new videos (including a tour of the set) to its web page on "Standoff," the new Gina Torres series from Fox, which premieres on Tuesday, September 5 (after the season premiere of "House"). More...
Trailer for the Buffyverse fan film, "In The Heavyskies". (Flash required). The plotline revolves around rising 'Old Ones' and a male slayer. An official blog logs activity on production, & there's also an unofficial Wiki-article. In related fan film news "Cherub" has released eps 17, 18 & 19 since last mentioned here, and the "Vangelis" blog has been updated. More...
(SPOILER) New Joe Fridays reveals solicitation copy for Astonishing X-Men #19. Joss's final AXM story arc begins, and it's "Unstoppable!" (Scroll all the way down to the bottom.) More...
Angel R1 DVD boxsets to go slim set in November. But where oh where is the North American release of the "Angel - complete DVD collection" that came out in the UK last year?

August 18

From footlights to vampires. An interview with Alexis Denisof about his theatre work, the Buffyverse and Alyson Hannigan.
Home on the Strange comic about the Buffy season 8 comic book and Buffy comics in general.
'Wonder Woman: Battle of Justice' - a fan film. This six minute short led to a forty minute sequel called 'Wonder Woman: Balance of Power'. Both are enjoyable in a knockabout panto way. So if you're waiting for Joss' vision to hit the silver screen and have some spare time today, have a look at these films.
Nathan Fillion narrates Documentary about Edmonton Fringe. Apparently, "Edmonton's Fringe is also larger than other fringes, where perhaps reviewers cut shows some slack.... and the film is narrated by Nathan Fillion, of Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame (among other roles)."
'Bones' Season 1 R1 DVD officially announced for November 28th. It will be a four disk set with commentary by David on one episode at the very least. A full list of extras are included. In related news, the 'How I Met Your Mother' Season 1 R1 DVD will come out on November 21st and will be a three disk set. Alyson is doing three commentaries. More...
Make Nathan Fillion the star of "The Evil Dead" remake. A follow-up to the article on our Captain being quoted as "The Next Bruce Campbell". Now the site goes even farther in calling Browncoats to Make Nathan the star of the movie by flooding the e-mail of Sam Raimi's production company.
More info on IDW's Angel: Masks. The comic book gets an extensive description, reasons why the comic got made (mainly felt-Angel) and new preview pages over at the Comics Continuum. Looks like a nice treat for tricks.
The Buffy Summers Bridge? Buffy Summers is included in an online contest to name a new bridge in Hungary. More...
Drive pilot episode reviewed. Drive Blog (which covers Tim Minear's new show - currently on the front page of Blogger as their blog of the day), reviews Drive's pilot script. "With seventeen characters and the mythology of the premise all needing to be established the script doesn’t waste anytime and by the end of the episode not only are we aware of the race and its rules and trappings, but each character is also given a moment to shine"
MWP's Gen Con Serenity Role Playing Game demo adventures at Waves In The Black. Direct link to the Zip file here.

August 17

The Unitarian Slayer. Fascinating Unitarian course on Buffy that ran from September 2005 to February of this year. It may be over but there's food for thought from the questions that arose from each week's session (via ChurchOfJoss).
New Buffy Line: Drusilla, Oz and Robin Wood. Diamond Select Toys next action figure line includes Drusilla, Oz, and Robin Wood. More...
Buffy makes Slither director's top 25 tv characters. Straight in at number 10.
The Facts of Buffy. Buffy opening with The Facts Of Life theme song (YouTube video).
SSC Firefly Episode Trailer Contest. This fan contest is hosted by fireflyfans.net and part of the Summer of Serenity Campaign. Participants are asked to make trailers (not fanvids) of Firefly episodes. Deadline Aug 31st. "The purpose would be to tell enough of the story to intrigue someone unfamiliar with FF so they would rent and/or buy the DVDs. " -Hera. More...
Preliminary Season 8 Buffy Art. Georges Jeanty's site is updated with a "Buffy section" and a sample of what Buffy will likely look like.
Funny Little Willow Joke at the Main PT Anderson Fan Site. On the August 10th entry, the site links to a production report from PT Anderson's new film "There Will Be Blood". The article mentions filming near the corner of Orange and Willow, so the site admin posted a pic of Ms. Rosenberg with the comment "I love Orange Willow." More...
Vote Willow Rosenberg for Class President. She faces Bill and Ted in the first round of UGO.com's latest 'versus' feature. And there's campaign videos as well, it's all quintessential American high school material. More...

August 16

Twenty questions with Jane Espenson. A lovely insightful read over at PopGurls. No love for Colin Firth as Mr Darcy but some interesting comments on how a writer reacts to message board criticism.
When Story Arcs Lead to Cancellation. Scott Nance talks about how the final two seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer resulted in the inability of the show to garner new viewers, the lack of stand alones, and how all shows should show a balance between story-arc and stand alone episodes. More...
Winner of the Serenity pilot script posts details including a physical description and all of Adam's notes.
"She was there... and, yet, not there." MSN TV names Joyce Summers' death one of television's most dramatic exits.
(SPOILER) Doug Petrie joins CSI writing staff. According to TV Guide's Mike Ausiello, the former Buffy writer has been "given what my source calls "a very free hand" to bring a wilder take to the storytelling" (as usual Mike's column contains spoilers for umpteen US shows such as more info about Amber Benson's role in Supernatural). More...
(SPOILER) Angel: Spotlight Connor comic book out this week. 5 page preview over at the IDW site. More...
The Signal wins People's Choice Podcast Award for best podcast in the category of Movies and Film. Shiny! The listing is about 2/3 of the way down the page, on the right-hand column. More...
From Spike to Spock?? Yes, James Marsters has been "cast" as Mr. Spock in this fan re-imaging of Star Trek. The link will take you to his cast photos, but all fan-ficcers (esp. Browncoats) would do well to read the scripts. They are that good!
The Chosen Collection available again after apparently disappearing from most U.S. retailers. More...
One week left to vote for the SyFy Genre Awards! A plethora of Serenity, Firefly, Acker, and Whedonesque nominees await your choices. More...

August 15

(SPOILER) Details on Eliza Dushku's "Noble Son" given by the movie's composer. Watch for a theatrical release this fall. More...
James Marsters' latest Q&A up. Shakespeare, Spike, and writer's block!
(SPOILER) Amber Benson to appear in 'Supernatural'. As she says herself "It's a very juicy guest spot".
Tim Minear scheduled to appear at WorldCon 2006. He'll participating in three panels. One of which is "Crafting the Whedon-verse" which also has Marti Noxon, Loni Peristere and Jane Espenson on it. How cool would it be to go to that?
Brian Bendis Presents... With Dan Slott. Another Brian Bendis presents, this time with She-Hulk writer Dan Slott, who names his favorite TV show of all time as Buffy. More...
TNT kicks off its Dramavision with 'Into the West'. Fans can watch the entire six-part series, as well as extensive behind-the-scenes content. The mini-series which features Alan Tudyk and Christian Kane can be seen at tnt.tv, starting Aug 15th.

August 14

"Done the Impossible" Reviewed at DVDTalk.com. Detailed review of the DVD...Rated as "Highly Recommended".
Today's IMDB Poll: Kate Beckinsale as Wonder Woman? So far, as of 8:30 pacific time, the votes lean to "Yes."
Morena Baccarin lands new TV pilot. She's one of the leads in TNT's "Heartland", a drama set in the world of transplant surgery.
'Firefly: Old Wounds' episode one. A special first for the fandom, Firefly audio drama. More...
Whedon alumni in AMC period series "Mad Men" , a series set in an ad agency in the 1960's will feature Christina (Firefly) Hendricks and Vincent (Angel) Kartheiser.
Fruity... Speaker Bars? The world of Lost again makes a sidelong Serenity reference with the linked image, lifted from this blog post from a site tracking the so-called "Lost Experience" game. More...
(SPOILER) Summer Glau on next week's "The 4400." Appearing once again as Tess in episode 3.11, "Terrible Swift Sword". More...
Veronica Mars S2 DVD gag reel features Joss. IGN says highlights of the gag reel include "a montage of Joss Whedon clearly adlibbing some dialogue as his car rental agent chastises a coworker." Release date is 8/22. More...

August 13

First there were fan credits, now there are fan trailers. So the question is now, if this had been the official Serenity trailer, how would that have changed the outcome for the theatrical run. More...
TV Squad Includes Buffy Season Eight Comic in Five Fall TV Picks. Keith McDuffee of TV Squad announces his five most-anticipated fall TV shows, including the Buffy Season 8 comic, and says fans of the show would like to see the issues reviewed as TV episodes. More...

August 12

Joss Whedon and Steve McNiven? In a recent interview with Wizard, Civil War artist Steve McNiven named Joss as the person he would most like an opportunity to work with. More...
White Noise - The Light photos. It mentions that the movie may have secured theatrical distribution, with January 7th 2007 as the reported opening date (against Hostel 2). Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff star.
Bones on US iTunes Music Store! Season 1 available for download (iTunes software required to view link).
The Ten Best Marvel Comics. IGN.com's list of the top ten Marvel Comics that are currently being produced. Astonishing X-Men, not surprisingly, is on the list.
But Can He Get You a Deal on the AngelMobile? RD Price has a new project on which he's working! If you're in Northern Georgia you (yes, YOU!) can buy a Chevy from the man who allegedly was once forced by Wolfram and Hart to eat his own liver!

August 11

Slayage, Number Twenty One. Once again, some more academic Buffyverse essays. The major highlights are the first piece which looks at the history of Buffy studies and the final essay which takes a critical look at the recent Slayage conference.
Firefly still popular 700 years from now. Look what showed up in the background of David C. Simon's webcomic Crimson Dark! There's also a nice comment underneath about the likely endurance of our BDHs. The Niobe and its crew fit nicely into the 'Verse, I think.
MWCToys review: Chosen Xander, Wish Cordelia figures with Mr. Crawford's usual degree of detail, including photos comparing them to the original MAC figures and the previously-reviewed S7 Xander and Pylean Cordelia, reviewed here.
Kendra joins the BE BlowOut Line-up Aug 18-20 in Burbank. Bianca Lawson is joining the other whedonverse guests at the BE BlowOut next weekend. Tickets available at the door, starting at $25. Other verse guests include Elisabeth Rohm, Andy Hallett, Matt James, Kelly Donovan, and Mark Sheppard. More...

August 10

Firefly: The Official Companion Vol 1 already out in the States. Titan Books dropped a line to say that "We're told that copies have already begun to appear on shelves in the US". The book is a fantastic read: packed with juicy cast and crew interviews, beside the scenes pics , costume sketches and of course the scripts of the first six episodes. Based on what posters are saying, try your local comic book shop for a copy. More...
Bones premieres on Australian TV tonight. This article gives a good idea of what to expect.
Promo Pics for Bones Second Season. More...
Nathan Fillion Is The Next Bruce Campbell. A poetic comparison of the career of the "King Of B Movies," Bruce Campbell, and our Captain. Nathan Fillion is cited as being the next "King Of B Movies"
Serenity RPG adventures running at Gen Con, the world's largest tabletop games convention, at publishers MWP's stand, and to be released on fansite Waves In the Black afterwards.

August 09

(SPOILER) Stargate SG-1's homage to Firefly. The 200th episode for Stargate SG-1 has the cast playing parts in a "plethora of science fiction and fantasy favorites." The episode is scheduled to air on August 18th on the SciFi Channel.
Spike Asylum #3 Cover by artist Franco Urru. Spike Asylum is written by Brian Lynch.
Firefly rated "Best Sci-Fi opening" while a FF alum comes second on the worst list... More...
(SPOILER) Trailer for Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie 'The Return'. Looks good. This supernatural chiller is scheduled for release on November 10th. More...
Giles' jacket up for auction at Tony Head's official website. It was worn in the Buffy season 5 episode 'Family' and proceeds will go to benefit the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust. More...
Marti Noxon quits ABC's 'Brothers and Sisters'. Creative differences cited.
(SPOILER) Preview of Upcoming Comics From IDW. Additional preview pages from the upcoming series Angel: Masks and Angel: Auld Lang Syne from IDW. More...
(SPOILER) More Bones News from iFMagazine.com. Even more Bones news and comments from David too over at TV Guide. More...

August 08

(SPOILER) Excerpt from new Buffy novel, The Deathless. This story will be taking place between the third-season episodes "The Zeppo" and "Bad Girls" This is about ring day! More...
L.A. Theater to show Serenity. Serenity to play four times at New Beverly Cinema from August 20th. Also, there's Star Trek... More...
Anya vs Evil Bunny vids: "A New Threat". Also see parts 2, "The Bunny Strikes Back", and part 3, "Revenge of Anya". They can be downloaded from Rapidshare. More...
The cult of the writer. Much praise from the Los Angeles Times for Jane Espenson and her blog.
Cover art for the 'Voodoo Moon' R1 DVD. The horror movie starring Charisma Carpenter is scheduled for release in the States on October 3rd. More...
"Done the Impossible" reviewed at IGN.com. A very thorough look at the Firefly fan documentary. Praise for the extras, not so much for the documentary itself.

August 07

AfterElton's Exclusive Review of ASH's "Him and Us". This gay media news site has the exclusive lowdown and review of Anthony Stewart Head's apparently excellent pilot for ABC. More...
(SPOILER) Sneak peek at Spike vs. Dracula #5. The last issue of Peter David's fantastic mini-series is out this week and Spike and Dracula face-off at... well you'll see. More...
"Ballad of Serenity" appears in an story in this morning's "Morning Edition" on NPR. In an piece on tabulature, two interviewees are heard learning how to play "Ballad of Serenity" from Tabulature. More...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Future Is Now. A response to the essay "Messages About Sex & Violence in the Buffy/Spike Relationship" and a look at why Buffy started a new age in television. More...
"Still, Most Of Them Smell Fine." Jane Espenson blogs about adding dimensionality to character development. In her ongoing online screenwriting seminar, the former Mutant Enemy writer discusses the introduction of contradictory character traits, using the character of Cordelia (among others). More...
J. August Richards on tonight's "The 4400." He's listed in tonight's credits for the episode "The Starzl Mutation."
(SPOILER) Relative Chaos promotional images. Promotional pictures for Nick Brendon and Charisma Carpenter's TV Movie "Relative Chaos" have been released, and yes, they are together in a few. More...
WhedonCast debuts with mammoth Buffyverse timeline. New Joss-inspired pod show has released its second episode, which along with the first comprises a lengthy journey from the fall of demons all the way up to a last stand in a rain-soaked alley. More...

August 06

Angels and Darlas. Downloadable MP3 taken from the vampire concept album "Impeccable Blahs" by the lo-fi indie band 'Say Hi To Your Mom'. More...
"Give them what they need, not what they want". SMRT-TV column includes Buffy/Angel in column discussing how much much more interesting it is when TV relationships go badly than when they end happily ever after. More...
Sending A Wave podcast online. The first Serenity related podcast from people in the You-Kay.
Done the Impossible legal bit torrent gets some attention. Beyond the fact that the idea of the documentary is well received, the idea there is a legal bit torrent download gets some appreciation. More...
Joss Whedon at SDCC 2006. Josh & Ron of iFanboy.com present their 31-minute ComicCon coverage, including a brief talk with Joss. More...
Aspects of Mal. Lovely essay focussing on Mal's character in Firefly over at The Soulful Spike Society. More...
First look at Diamond Select's new deluxe Buffy figures at Wizard World Chicago. There's some really good Willow action figures and some perfectly hideous ones of Giles and Faith. The Kendra figure leaves a lot to be desired.

August 05

(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku Not Joining "Lost". Ausiello has revealed who's been newly cast in Season 3 of Lost, and it isn't Eliza Dushku as many had guessed.
Astonishing X-Men wins Wizard Fan Awards. The fans spoke and Astonishing X-Men won 'Favorite Ongoing Series', John Cassaday 'Favorite Penciller', Laura Martin 'Favorite Colorist' and Kitty Pryde 'Best Female Hero'. More...
Filefry: Fan-Made Animated Firefly with a dark twist. Probably NSFW. Filefry's website needs an update, but the files are still being hosted: Ep. 1 | Ep. 2 | Ep. 3. More...
Buffy at 60-years old? She looks good! A featured entry in the "Fountain of Age 8" Photoshop contest. A related Worth1000.com contest has been previously discussed here. More...
Adam Baldwin Auctions "Firefly" Pilot Script On eBay. He's putting all 14 of his shooting scripts (signed by the cast and crew) up for auction over the next four months. It's to help raise funds for the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation which provides financial aid for disabled kids of Marines.

August 04

Happy 38th, Daniel Dae Kim! Happy birthday to the best zombie lawyer to grace our screens.
Interview with Buffy composer Shawn Clement. He gives an interesting insight into the kind of music score Joss was looking for in the early days of the show.
Buffy: The Machinima Musical. Computer-animated versions of a "Buffy trailer", and several "OMWF" songs, all made by Ravensclaw and available for viewing/downloading. Click on 'More'/'Comments' for some info about making your own Buffyverse machinima. More...
Elisabeth Rohm and Sean Astin to star in upcoming "Masters of Science Fiction" series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the six-episode anthology series is filming in Vancouver for airing during the upcoming 2006-07 season on ABC. More...
(SPOILER) A day on the set of Adam Baldwin's Day Break. A fan who worked a day on the set of Adam's new series reports on the LJ Firefly Fans group that the actor seems to be enjoying himself in the role...and with guns. ;)
More info about Firefly in glorious high definition. "Twentieth Century Fox Television has remastered the show's 35mm print to 1080i high definition for a Sept. 24 debut on UHD, a network spokesperson confirmed." This'll take the last scene in 'Trash' to a whole new level.
Buffy poll on Live Journal. The LJ site "thedailytvshow" has a poll on Buffy. Choose your favorite season and character. More...
MWC reviews Season 7 Xander and Pylean Cordelia figures with his usual attention to detail.
Colleges' open minds close door on sense. An opinion piece bemoaning college courses about Buffy and other non-traditional interests.
(SPOILER) Could Eliza be getting Lost? Michael Ausiello mentions that one of the actresses up for it has clueless readers always asking about her axed show. Spoilers for other shows. More...
John Cassaday to appear at Wizard World Chicago! John Cassaday, artist on Astonishing X-Men, will appear at Wizard World Chicago to sign books from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm tomorrow.
Top 10 most anticipated comic book movies. Wonder Woman makes the list. More...
"Relative Chaos" with Nick Brendon and Charisma Carpenter set for Labor Day. ABC Family has announced "Relative Chaos" will be shown Labor Day, September 4th. Nick is part of a competitive family with Terry Bradshaw as their dad. More...
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 Trade Paperback Available for Pre-Order. The title is "Torn" and will cover Issues 13 to 18. More...

August 03

Greg the Bunny: Best of the Film Parodies comes to DVD. "Greg is getting back to his edgy roots with old pals Warren the Ape, Count Blah and the inimitable Seth Green to parody some of Hollywood’s most classic films."
Morena Baccarin has canceled her appearance at the Super Mega Show in New Jersey. No reason was given for the cancellation. She is still scheduled to be in Toronto at the Fan Expo on September 1-3.
How to Totally Fake Being a Geek. Geekily thorough overview of all aspects of true geekhood, from math to Medievalism. Whedonesque creations are mentioned. More...
Overcompensating does Firefly themed comic! And everyone rejoices.
Macaulay Caulkin joins "Sex and Breakfast". Billed by Digitalspy.co.uk as a "dark comedy", Caulkin will join Eliza Dushku in the movie about a bored couple who on the advice of their sex therapist, indulge in a spot of group sex. How delightful! More...
(SPOILER) Official trailer for 'Shadow Puppets' goes online. If you didn't already know, the movie stars James Marsters.
Firefly to be broadcast in HD? Well it's scheduled to be shown on the Universal HD channel on Sunday, September 24th. More...

August 02

12 mystery quakes shake corner of Cleveland. Hmm, wasn't there supposed to be a Hellmouth in Cleveland? And we know what happens when a Hellmouth goes all quakey. Apocalypsepalooza. We need some slayers there ASAP... More...
Serenity Moves to HBO. Serenity's HBO premiere is set for Saturday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. More...
BE Scared with Andy Hallett and fall under the spell of Juliet Landau at the Bash. Andy is the latest guest to be added to BE Scared in Burbank, CA in Oct. Also, Juliet will be joining Alexis for the Bash in the Bluegrass State in June 2007. Tickets for both events onsale now.Update: Booster now offering GA tickets for Blowout. More...
Harry Groener, Live! UPDATE- EVENT CANCELLED! Chicago Mama and Spamalot King Sing at "Broadway in Bryant Park," Aug. 3- TOO DARN HOT- Event Cancelled. More...
Joss Whedon/John Cassaday podcast interview from San Diego Comic Con! Joss Whedon interview on Comic News Insider! (16.3mb download - interview starts at around 24:30). More...
"Astonishing X-Men is still delivering consistently high sales". Seems like fans still can't get enough of Joss' take on The X-men. Issue 15 was Marvel's highest selling book that didn't have anything to do with the much hyped crossover 'Civil War'. More...
Los Superespacicos interview with Nathan Fillion shot during the London Film & Comic Con in July. Nathan is interviewed by two Spanish videocasters at the event. Alan Tudyk also makes a quick cameo. More...
(SPOILER) Kristen Bell praises Joss. "I knew of him and his creations and how amazing he was". The interview contains spoilers for the third season of Veronica Mars.
(SPOILER) The official Grudge 2 trailer has been released. This is the official trailer for The Grudge 2, which will be released sometime in October. More...
The best 11 movies based on tv shows. Serenity comes in #5 in this AOL feature beating the likes of Mission Impossible and The X-Files. And there's a poll as well.
(SPOILER) Spike: Asylum #1 reviewed. Want to know more about the anticipated IDW Spike mini-series? Fractal Matter has the first review. More...
Official Seth Green Website Q&A from July 24. The Official Seth Green website has a few fan Q&A's with Seth. More...
Movie Web site Cinematical talks about Done The Impossible. The site talks about getting the film free via FreeTorrent and encourages folks to still buy the DVD.
SFX Asks "When Did Angel Jump The Shark?". The issue #149 edition of this regular feature will try to answer this very question (including if it ever did), and they're asking for people to contribute their views. (reg. required to take part) More...

August 01

Preview of 'Joss Whedon, Wonder Boy'. Or quite possibly the neverending preview. It doesn't seem to end. Ever. Anyway if you want to know more about this criticial bio of Joss, go have a look.
'Heroes' available on iTunes. The new show featuring Leonard Roberts (Buffy's Forrest) will be released for a free download (US only) Sept. 1. More...
Sean Maher's new telepic "Wedding March". This is for the A&E channel in the States. He's also on UK TV tonight in Ghost Whisperer. E4 at 9pm. (He's so very cute in it!).



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