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November 01

Monsters and their Molls. Just in time for Halloween, a site does a list of beauties and their beasts. Buffy and Angel make the list as do Oz and Willow.
BTVSFigs' Ask Diamond 45 includes confirmations of assorted previously-revealed future releases in DST's various Buffy and Angel lines, and some questions about other licences too.
Update: The Multimedia Project meets its goal before it closes. The goal was to finish out the request of the remaining libraries before November 1st and the verse, as usual, stepped up to the task. Just a few days ago webragous announced that the site had met and surpassed its goal. The remaining funds will go to the LA Food Bank. More...
Q&A session with Ron Glass at Dallas Comic Con. 35 minutes. Nothing much new, but fun is had. More...

October 31

(SPOILER) CBS and NBC releases information for their November Sweeps episodes. Main link takes you to the CBS line up, which include details for upcoming episodes from Alyson Hannigan's "How I Met Your Mother" and David Krummholtz's "Numb3rs". Click Here for NBC's line up, which includes details for upcoming episodes from Leonard Robert's "Heroes" and Carlos Jacott's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip". More...
UGO.com's Top 11 Scream Queens. Sarah Michelle Gellar comes in at number two in this Halloween inspired list.
Studio 60 on the Chopping Block. Aaron Sorkin's spectacular new drama, starring whedonverse alum Sarah Paulson and Carlos Jacot, is in danger of imminent cancellation. (ETA: this is being denied by NBC. -thanks, katayla) More...
Adam Baldwin finds Day Break Nov 15th. When his new show starts on ABC in a 2 hour premiere at 9pm ET. The show stars Taye Diggs as a guy who keeps living the same day over and over. Reminder: Standoff (with Gina Torres) is back tonight at a new time 8pm ET on FOX. More...
Tim Minear's Drive picked up. Two things: former Angel and Firefly executive producer Tim Minear's excellent Drive pilot has been picked up for series as of today. More coverage at Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Also, happy belated birthday to Timothy Minear, who turned 43 yesterday. More...
'Redeemed' - New Angel guide coming out soon. It's written by the same people who wrote 'Dusted' and it'll be out at the end of November.

October 30

CBR interviews Wonderfalls creator. Bryan Fuller talks about what the future of the show might have been and the troubles with the network. Plus comments on "Dead Like Me", "Heroes", "Carrie" and "Star Trek". More...
BtVS special effects makeup artist offers tips to ratchet up the ew this Halloween. Accompanying photo and some of the article are a bit graphic & gross, but if you're looking for that special recipe to gore up it up next week, Kelman's your man.
Viral marketing virus attacks the brain. Let's update about that legal action against 11th Hour and chums by Universal. Movie sites and blogs all over the internet are alight. All over the world. There's an open letter to Universal. theonetruebix's Browncoat Invoice site nears 100,000 visitors in a few days. Here's 11th Hour's store for those who haven't seen it. More...

October 29

James Marsters Additional Q & A. James answers a few more questions due to the shorter Q&A this past month.
(SPOILER) Morena to guest star in How I Met Your Mother. According to TVguide.com, Morena will be in episode 7 of HIMYM, which will air on November 6th. More...
David Boreanaz's "Bones" will be receiving an award from The 14th annual Diversity awards. Bones will receive the most compelling drama award. More...

October 28

Who would you prefer to live with? Buffy Summers or Veronica Mars? The writer ponders which TV characters/personalities she would like to live with and which she would avoid in this MSN article. Our favorite Vampire Slayer makes it onto the list. More...
Serenity vs. Star Wars. A highly amusing space fight article. Could Han take Mal? How would Kaylee fare against R2D2?
Seth Green's Robot Chicken will produce a half hour Star Wars special. In a joint venture with Lucas Film, Seth Green's Robot Chicken is producing a half hour special to be air during super bowl Sunday. More...
River's barfight scene-without Summer. The company behind the choreographing of many if not all of Serenity's fight scenes show the previsualization of River's big fight in the bar, using all stunt people. Click on 'Stuntreels' then 'Sample fight scene'. More...
Everything you wanted to know about the Buffy season 8 comic book and then some. Major interview with Georges Jeanty over at Hellmouth Central. It's very exciting reading material for Buffy fans.
"Gawker stalker" spots James Marsters filming with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler in New York. The boys were signing autographs for students from NYU. More...
Dark Horse to Deliver More Serenity Sculptures. Figures.com reports that Dark Horse, makers of the Serenity ship ornament, have plans for "possible new spaceship ornaments and a PVC mini-figure box set". More...

October 27

The (Browncoat) Invoice. A tongue in cheek website set up in the aftermath of Universal's actions against 11th Hour and others. It may be a light hearted approach but it does draw attention to the serious issue of what happens when a film studio and a fanbase get into bed.
Sing-along "Once More with Feeling" at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater in Oakland, California. Thursday, November 2. FREE ADMISSION!!! Trivia, prizes and fan-fare. The theater is located at 1834 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94606. For More Information More...
Anthony Head's Fortean Times Interview. Anthony Head talks about his work on Destroy All Humans 2, Doctor Who, True Horror, Ripper, and more! More...
(SPOILER) New Stills From The Return. A half dozen movie stills of Sarah Michelle Gellar that I don't remember seeing before. More...
Even more Doug Jones news... Aside from his recent mainstream casting as the Silver Surfer in the next Fantastic Four movie, Doug will also star as Cesare in a remake of the classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."
So what really scares Sarah Michelle Gellar? After years on Buffy, horror films like I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Grudge, and The Scooby Doo films (just a little joke), what really scares Sarah are building contractors. Well, that was anti-climactic.. More...

October 26

Serenity premieres 4th November on Sky Movies. Serenity and Star Wars Episode 3 kick off Sky's month of Sci-Fi classics. They have profiles of a delightfully grinning Joss and the ever beautiful Summer, along with a review. They declare Serenity a box office smash twice, and it's on the internet so it must be true. More...
(SPOILER) Fox Offers Thrills and Chills for November Sweeps. Bones and StandOff Spoilers for their sweeps eps inside. Also all other Fox shows. More...
Vampyre Club seeks new Recruits in London. More...
Angel: Masks out this week in comic book shops. These are classic Angel stories. IDW's best one-shot release to date. More...
Webcomic "Home on the Strange" has a minor, yet charming Serenity tribute in its Halloween 2006 series (currently in progress). Also contains a bonus mention of Sarah Michelle Gellar's role in "The Grudge."
(SPOILER) Nathan on LOST Nov 8th. Serenity star Nathan Fillion will guest star on the Nov. 8 episode of ABC's hit series Lost.
Joss Is a Chick Magnet. Hoping he will lure women into comic book stores, Marvel hires some guy named "Wheedon". More...
Joss Whedon to appear on Fanboy Radio November 26. The show can be heard live at 6 p.m. on KTCU-FM (88.7) in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and online via www.fanboyradio.com. More...
Researcher mathematically proves that vampires don't exist. University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou has come up with a mathematical way to disprove the existence of vampires. More...

October 25

Open Letter to Browncoats written by the folk at Serenity Stuff. A call to creative folk to produce things that won't infringe on the Firefly/Serenity copyright. Also a site has been created the Browncoat Invoice. It is another community building exercise in determining how many hours fan put into marketing Serenity/ More...
James Gunn blogs about Slither's DVD release. Includes a couple pictures of everyones favourite Captain. If you haven't seen this film (or even if you have) go and buy it now.
(SPOILER) The name of the Buffy alum who auditioned for ER gets revealed. If you thought it was *ar* *lu**s, you'd have been right. TV Guide's Mike Ausiello also reveals how David Boreanaz reacted to the idea of a Buffy/Angel reunion movie (numerous spoilers for US tv shows on this page). More...
David Boreanaz on Rachael Ray's talk show Wednesday. Check local listings -- time and channel will vary. More...
(SPOILER) D.B. Woodside's 24 role evident in season 6 trailer. More...
Astonishing X-Men #18 further delayed this time to Nov. 8th. More...
Firefly Talk Celebrates its First Anniversary. Happy first anniversary to Firefly Talk, the second firefly and Serenity podcast, which launched a year ago to the day. More...

October 24

Universal's legal action against 11th Hour. As mentioned previously, Universal LLLC is starting to crack down on fan wares. 11th Hour received a pretty blunt notice that she is struggling to comply with, and I'm posting this as a separate entry to try and keep focused on her specific case rather than the larger issue behind it. More...
Summer in Oz. Charles Purcell gets geeky with cult actress Summer Glau, who starred as the lethal River in Joss Whedon's cult hit sci-fi movie Serenity. She will be appearing at pop-culture expo Supanova along with Kevin Weisman (Alias), Mira Furlan (Lost) and Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). More...
Universal Licensing LLC closing Serenity/Firefly fan shops. Fans getting C&D orders, Cafepress have removed all search results for Firefly and Serenity. 20th Century Fox closed another site earlier in the month. Edit: Chris says 'Some shopowners have gotten notices from Universal's legal people about infringement, with some serious language (not just Cease and Desist).' Edit: Black Market Beagles closing. More...
First Look and details for David Boreanaz's "Mr. Fix It". The DVD will be released in December, 2006.
An interview with Tim Minear. So many goodies in this interview, it's unbelievable. A must read. Drive, The Inside, the Buffyverse tv movies (not dead after all?) and comics all get covered and there's lots, lots more as well.
An exclusive Joss Whedon story. It won't be what you expect. More...
Australian Sci Fi Channel official website up. Complete schedules of broadcast times are available, including Buffy three times every day, Monday to Saturday. Firefly will also air Mondays and Tuesdays. More...
Justice League Unlimited - Season One DVD, which features many Whedonverse actors , goes on sale today (10/24). The Whedonverse voice talent includes Gina Torres (Vixen), Juliet Landau (Talia), Morena Baccarin (Black Canary), Adam Baldwin (Hal Jordan) and Nathan Fillion (Vigilante).
Ask Men Magazine Article with David Boreanaz. Pretty nice article about DB. No spoilers.
"Joss Whedon was particularly good at finding the perfect theme-song writers" says a reader to Matt Roush, hypothesizing that studios today "are just not willing to search out or hire someone to write the perfect song." Under the second question on the page.

October 23

Heroes finally gets some Initative. We know Leonard Roberts (Forrest on BtVS) had joined the cast of the hit TV drama and now we finally have the first episode, he actually appears in airing next Monday, Oct 30th.
Buffy Season 8 Comic Pic! The Kaba Lounge posted a new picture from the upcoming Season 8 comic of Buffy, Xander, Willow and Dawn! More...
Superheroes bust out of comics. Blogger describes superheroes in comics vs movies & television. More...
James Gunn compares the families of Slither and Serenity. Promoting Slither on DVD More...
Eden Studios decides to not continue license with FOX to produce new material. Eden Studios has been in negotiations with FOX for some time on the license issue. They have both decided that Eden will NOT continue to put out new books or supplements for either Role Playing Game. More...

October 22

Studying Television: Morality In Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The 4 week course held at the Cleveland Community College in North Carolina will start Tuesday, January 16, 2007, it's $30 for the class. The class is being taught by mockingbird who posted about it over at whedonesque.org->(reg req). More...
David Boreanaz is on the tentative guest list for Fox's fall party so e-mail Michael Ausiello questions to ask DB.
Buffy actor won't be playing a role on ER afterall says Michael Ausiello, but he still doesn't say who the actor "vying for the role" was.
Yahoo and share Joss Whedon with future generations. Yahoo is creating a digital Time Capsule for 2006 and they are asking for people to contribute what matters to them. What a unique way to continue the signal, by sharing some of what Whedon has meant to us. The Capsule will close on Nov 8th and then be sent to the Smithsonian Institute until 2020. More...
Fantasy book The Black Tattoo has familiar storyline. Review in The Guardian points out some clear similarities between new novel and Buffy. More...
Clare Kramer's "The Gravedancers" part of "8 Films To Die For" weekend. Her horror film is one of eight that will be aired at this multi-city "After Dark Horrorfest" in November. More...
Angel to Return to the UK... Season's Four will premiere on Sci-Fi on New Years Day while Numero Cinco will be showing itself sometime in February. Seasons One through Three will also air between December 23rd and 31st. Spoilers for other shows.
Audio Interview with Summer Glau. Newstalk ZB reporter Darren Bevan chats to Summer Glau of TV series Firefly and movie Serenity ahead of her appearance at the Armageddon Pulp Expo in Auckland over Labour Weekend. More...

October 21

Second episode of "Dexter" on Sho.com. US only, I think. The second episode of the acclaimed series starring Julie Benz is now streaming at the Showtime site. More...
Fans of cult shows like Buffy may get "fantasy-prone personality disorder" says Australia's top expert on cyber-psychology. Apparently some people might think they're in an alternative reality, identify too strongly with the characters and stuff like that. Who knew?
Star Trek's ideology vs Firefly's. Article on the fascist nature of Star Trek. Author goes on to contrast it with the Firefly/Serenity 'verse, the "anti-Trek".
Patronage would improve films. Article about the difficulties of making great movies (and TV series) in the bottom-line era. Great Firefly mention. More...
What to watch at Halloween? Buffy of course! TV Guide picks the classic Buffy season 2 episode 'Halloween' as one of their favourite All Hallow's Eve tv specials. More...
Live Journal has a poll on Firefly. It's another chance to vote for a Whedon series and name your favoite character. More...
SMG talks about her role in The Return with IGN. In the movie, SMG plays Joanna Mills who feels cut off from the world, and hence becomes a masochist who cuts herself just to feel. More...
'Slither' included in 'Even Scarier Moments'. Bravo celebrates Halloween by showing the top 30 scariest moments in horror. Slither is featured in Part 1, which repeats Saturday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 27. More...
Joss on Serenity - "It's the freedom to act". Excellent ten minute interview. This was recorded back in February when Joss was over for the UK launch of the Serenity DVD. More...
Marcie Ross & Cheryl Reunite on HEROES. Our favorite invisible girl and that accident prone cheerleader reunite... More...
An Ubervamp and a Gentleman - Camden Toy tells all. There's some lovely behind the scenes info about Hush here, it's a real gold mine for Buffy trivia.
Marvel explains those Astonishing X-Men delays. It's due to lots of little things. More...

October 20

Nathan Fillion SLiTHERs. On James Gunn's MySpace blog there are a bunch of pics of the SLiTHER showing. Fillion's in a couple.
Which show is the more popular? An article on the "Google Trend" graph which plots the volume of traffic on the search engine. Apparently, Buffy has held steady in search popularity years after its final episode. More...
Intermedio on SciFi channel October 21. Movie featuring Edward Furlong, Cerina Vincent and Amber Benson premieres this weekend. More...
Pictures of Anthony Head On Stage in Little Britain. Anthony Head has joined Matt Lucas and David Walliams on stage for the London run of Little Britain in a very risque skit. More...
Boxer Rebellion for Marsters' Shadow Puppets. At the Queen Mary event, Michael Winnick, the director and writer for Shadow Puppets spoke about the project saying that the producers are hoping for a wide theatrical release and added that they would appreciate fan support.
Michelle Trachtenberg and Fireflies... Just not that Firefly. MT have signed to star in "The Possibility of Fireflies", which will begin shooting in January.
(SPOILER) Review of Summer Glau's "The Initiation of Sarah". Summer gets a positive mention in this slightly spoilerish article. More...
Harry G- no longer the Mayor... he's now the Gov! This is a link to a bunch of pictures from the benefit concert of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas which featured our favorite mayor. More...

October 19

Serenity HD-DVD to be released in the UK. DVD Times reports that the movie will be amongst the first wave of UK releases on the 13th of November.
Buffy alum to star in ER? Michael Ausiello over at TV Guide has the scoop. But he doesn't reveal which male Buffy regular is one of the finalists for the ER role. More...
IDW Solicitation For January. Angel:Auld Lang Syne #3 and Spike:Asylum #5 descriptions. More...
Title change and an air date on Sean Maher's TV movie. Original title was "Wedding March", it is now "Wedding Wars" and it is scheduled to air Dec 11, 2006 on A&E. More...

October 18

Morena Baccarin on her Stargate SG-1 gig. She loves playing "sweet, sick" evil, Adria could kick Inara's arse, and the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon was Morena's favorite.
When NOT to go for the funny. Jane Espenson tackles the question "How to write jokes that aren't funny" and uses Xander as an example.
Wonder Woman Day. To be held in Portland, Oregon on the 29th of this month. So if you live in the area or thereabouts and want to know more about this legendary comic book character, why not pop along?
Comic News Insider interviews Serenity comic writer Brett Matthews! Jimmy and Joe speak to Brett about his work with Joss, the Serenity comic book "Those Left Behind", the upcoming Serenity comic book, "Better Days", his current Lone Ranger comic book, etc in this podcast interview.
The latest Dear Roj note from Jewel Staite. The Serenity Cubed convention, Snapple and Stargate Atlantis all get a mention.
Andy Umberger on "Shark": A Whedonverse hat tricker, best known as D'Hoffryn on Buffy, will be on Shark Thursday night.
Warren Ellis has pictures of Joss in London.
California Vampire Slayer Act of 2006. In case you guys didn't see this when it was passed in May, the best-named law in this history of the California legislature has to be the Vampire Slayer Act of 2006. It's devoted to minimizing the amount of electricity sucked out of walls by two-pronged vampire appliances--even when those appliances are supposedly off. More...
Vote for Jewel Staite to play Pepper Potts in the upcoming Iron Man movie. Director Jon Favereau is asking people on his MySpace Iron Man blog who should play Tony Stark's secretary in the upcoming movie and several people have already chimed in with Jewel's name as she has the same basic features (except for the hair) as the comic character.
Which Whedon death sucked mostest? Non-open poll, but interesting statistically, plus decent discussion in the comments. More...
Boreanaz Trades Bones for Balls. As a celebrity owner of a fantasy football team in the NFL Total Access Hollywood League, Tall-Dark-&-Forehead is 3-3 on the season and on-deck to appear on the Wednesday night football show. More...

October 17

Buffy & Angel inspired Torchwood. Russell T. Davies said that he'd long wanted to do something like Joss' shows, and that's become the new Doctor Who spinoff. More...
Nathan Fillion signs deal with Fox. "Under the pact, the studio and the network will develop a comedy or drama script for the actor".
Being Wonder Woman for Halloween, the costume decoded. A cute article about what halloween costume you wear might say about you. "The famous super-heroine remains a perennial favorite at Halloween time." Wonder Woman is listed among the 5 female costumes discussed.
Georges Jeanty on the Buffy season 8 comic book. The artist tells Comics Continuum that he's drawn the first issue, what it's like to work with Joss and which Buffy character has given him the most trouble to draw.
Summer Glau on the possibility of a Serenity sequel. "There is still a chance".
"Writer Mixes Humor, Fantasy," & Joss-Love. Fantasy/Horror/Humor writer Tracy S. Morris says, "I like watching or reading anything Joss Whedon puts out. I write what I like to read, and I don't like to read a lot of overblown, overstylized writing."
Inkworks will release a set of 90 trading cards celebrating seven years of Buffy. "This beautiful 90-card set depicts the scariest, the most passionate and the very sorrowful memories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spanning all seven seasons and including all your favorite characters!" More...
(SPOILER) James Gunn reports results of Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Fuse TV will air the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards next Sunday, but if you can't wait, James Gunn blogs about the results, with pictures, gossip and a confirmation that Nathan Fillion will attend the screening and Q&A for Slither in Los Angeles Tuesday night (10/17). More...
Why we watch "How I Met Your Mother". The Radio Times explains how the Alyson Hannigan sitcom is more than just a replacement for Friends. More...

October 16

Alex Epstein studies "Our Mrs. Reynolds." A recent post on the screenwriting blog, Complications Ensue, examines what elements in the script make this episode so engaging.
Lilith Saintcrow talks about writing strong female heroes - post Buffy. Is there a difficulty in writing strong female horror characters in the wake of Buffy?
MSN asks "Are they going to kiss or What?". Booth and Bones from David Boreanaz's show "Bones" make this interesting list. More...
I hate everything about this whole night. Michelle Trachtenberg graces 'Go Fug Yourself'.
The Grudge 2 is number 1 at the box office. The Grudge 2, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (sort of), took in around 22 million dollars this weekend making it number one at the box office.

October 15

James Marsters' October Q&A is up. It's that time of the month again. More...
Rate the original Buffy movie @ The Daily Movie! LiveJournal users can give Fran Rubel Kuzui's film a rating from 1 to 10.
Universal HD's Firefly trailer. Curious to see how how the cable channel sells the show? Well look no further. "Where the western frontier meets the final frontier". It makes an interesting companion piece to the less than gripping Firefly DVD trailer.
Numb3rs Season 2 (R1) DVD was released this past week. The show stars 2 former verse guest Navi Rawat (Dana - Angel) and David Krumholtz (Mr Universe - Serenity). Navi got main cast credit in the 2nd season of the show. More...
Dubious Shout-Out at Something Positive. The comic that brought you zombie sex-kittens and The Redneck Tree rpg character has decided to name its newest character after one of our own. Perhaps not the best compliment...
Plowing the Untouched Field. Jane Espenson blogs about developing a spec script based on an underdeveloped show character. In her ongoing on-line screenwriting seminar, using Buffy episodes "Superstar" and "Storyteller" as examples, Jane discusses focusing TV scripts on secondary and tertiary characters, centering on their relationship to the main characters. More...
Richard Brooks was on Law & Order on 10/13/06. Richard Brooks, Firefly's Jubal Early, returned to the TV role that originally made him famous, portraying Paul Robinette in last night's Law & Order episode, "Fear America." More...

October 14

Mercedes McNab to sign Playboy at Virgin in Hollywood. On October 19th, ask Mercedes in person what she thought about her nude photo shoot for Playboy when she has a signing of the magazine at the Virgin Megastore at Highland and Hollywood in Los Angeles. Don't let the irony of the location keep you from attending! More...
"Initiation of Sarah" remake with Summer Glau coming Oct. 22. ABC Family has set a date for a remake of "The Initiation of Sarah". It will be on October 22nd as part of its "13 Days of Halloween" event. More...
Christian Kane at Fangoria Event in Chicago in Feb 2007. He will be part of the Death Walks the Streets panel.
Serenity - River Triumphant Statue now available at tfaw.com for pre-order. "A Diamond Select Release! From the climactic final battle comes this latest Serenity release - the River Triumphant statue!". More...

October 13

Serenity charity screening Nov 7 in Greenville, SC. Not a member of this Browncoat group, but I was asked to do this posting for them. :) More...
Contest for naming Node 2 of ISS. Name it Serenity? Browncoat(maiii) who posted about the Serenity DVDs going to ISS, also posted info about a contest open for teachers and students (K-12), and submissions are by either class or school. No individual submissions. More...
New Comic at Serenity Tales. Mal and Zoe's first heist is debuted on the Serenity Tales "Big Damn Fan Comics" site. More...
NanoCon cancelled. Due to low ticket sales, Booster Events have sadly been forced to cancel their Gina Torres con, due to take place over the weekend of December 2nd. More...
(SPOILER) Anthony Stewart Head guest stars in tonight's Doctor Who. The episode was already broadcast in the UK, but it makes its US debut tonight at 8pm [EST] on the SciFi Channel. More...
Wash reads his own eulogy and makes some changes as he goes along. Glorious Friday fun courtesy of Alan Tudyk at Dragon*Con.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's "The Grudge 2" Hits Theaters Today. The horror sequel hopes to match the original's box office. (Minor Spoilers in thread) More...
Brian K. Vaughan loves Whedon's first Runaways issue. From Broken Frontier's interview with BKV: "I just read Joss Whedon’s first Runaways script, and it was so goddamn good, it makes me want to set my stupid Powerbook on fire". More...
'The Return' Sarah Michelle Gellar stills At Horror-Fanatics. Horror-Fanatics at MySpace have added seven stills to their site, one of which has already been posted at Whedonesque. And there's three official clips from The Return over at Rope of Silicon (thanks to jerryst3161 for the heads up).
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz blogs about Bones. Over on the FOX website David has a newly updated blog. Maybe minor spoilers for future episodes.
Sarah Michelle Gellar interview in Independent Online.
Guy Builds Serenity's Mule from Scratch. I got the heads up from a friend. Model builder Brian Thewlis, built a replica of Serenity's (the movie) ATV Mule from scratch and describes how he did it. All you modeling freaks get your learn on.
Woah! Xander does have bite! (30 second promo). This seems to be an ad for "Barqs" starring Brendon as Xander. I'm guessing this promo was shown in Season 4 (2000-2001). Came across this little gem through Buffy promos page.
(SPOILER) Tonight on The CW - Amber Benson guests in Supernatural. And in two weeks time, there's an episode penned by Ben Edlund. So it's all good really. More...

October 12

Buffy shoutout on Lost. Ultimate Drew Goddard co-wrote last night's Lost episode "The Glass Ballerina" and it had a nice Buffy shoutout; "You taste like strawberries".
Buffy and Angel complete series R2 DVD box sets reissued for Halloween. This'll be the second time that the "limited" Buffy collectors edition has been re-released in the UK. Still no word on whether the Angel boxset will ever get released in the States. More...
Fox has picked up three additional scripts from "Standoff". As reported earlier Tim Minear has also recently come aboard this show. More...
Boreanaz Poses for Bones Season 1 (R1) DVD Cover. More...
Dennis Christopher joins the Sci-Fi mini series "The Lost Room". The mini series is supposed to air in December on the Sci-fi channel. It's filming in New Mexico and causing something of an uproar among Librarians. More...
Nathan Fillion confirmed for Slither Q&A in Los Angeles. James Gunn's MySpace blog gives more details about the Slither screening and then gives you a big piece of his mind about other schtuff ...
Tony Head on that Ripper spin-off. He thinks that the BBC would still be interested in making it. That and more in this fab QuickTime interview.

October 11

Rudolf Martin (Buffy's Dracula) has joined the cast of Dexter. Rudolf Martin has joined the cast of Dexter as drug lord Carlos Guerrero. He's listed on three episodes, so far. Also, check out IMDB's listings at here and here.
Joss and Brian K. Vaughan talk Runaways. Joss and Brian chat about how they started collaborating and give a brief idea of what's in store for the Runaways (spoilers for upcoming issues). More...
Into the Black trailer. Official trailer for the Fan-film "Into the black" as shown at V-Con.
Whedonverse Multimedia Project Farewell Fundraiser. "We have accomplished a great deal in the time we've worked together to bring Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity to public libraries, but alas its time to say farewell. Let's go out with a bang!" The site itself will be closing in November 2006.
Why Buffy slays us. A sympathetic article in The Age (as Amber Benson and the Troika get ready for their appearance at the HUB in Melbourne) about why we are “still nuts about Buffy”.
No more TV for Sarah Michelle Gellar. Sarah Michelle Gellar says that she doesn't think she could ever do a one hour series again because it is too exhausting.
Video searching by sight and sound. Researchers have developed a system that uses a combination of face recognition, close-captioning information, and original television scripts to automatically name the faces on that appear on screen, making episodes of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer searchable.
Tour Buffy's Torrance home this weekend. Owner opens to public one weekend only as part of Historical Society tour.
Joss Whedon, George Lucas and redemption. Interesting conclusion from the author of this piece on the work of Joss and George Lucas.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be on Conan tonight and Regis and Kelly this morning. Just a reminder, to promote The Grudge 2, Sarah will do both the early morning and late night circuit. More...
Today is the 21st birthday of Michelle Trachtenberg. Happy Birthday to everyone's favorite green ball of energy. Dawnie turns 21 today and is now old enough to drink. Happy Birthday Michelle!
(SPOILER) More on Nathan Fillion and Lost. A spoiler-ific website has a little more information on Mr. Fillion's appearance on the show, based on a fan sighting of the Lost film crew. Lots of spoilers for other Lost eps, too. More...
Getting Some Action. Jane Espenson blogs about the difference between writing action scenes for "Buffy" and recently for "Battlestar Galactica".
Adventures in Font Matching: part deux. Awesome! More info about the fonts used in Serenity including a look at "Fruity Oaty Bar". More...
(SPOILER) Alan Tudyk to appear on CSI! Our beloved ex-pilot (bereft of life, he rests in peace) will be appearing on CSI, episode airing November 2. More...
Anthony Head Nearly Turned Down Buffy Role. He narrowly missed out on the role of GILES, because he hated the 1992 movie.
'Heroes' picked up for a full season. The hit new drama featuring Leonard Roberts (Forrest in Buffy) and other Whedonverse connections is the first show to be ordered for nine episodes. More...
The 101 most influential people who never lived. Buffy comes in at #44 in this pop culture book about fictional characters that shaped our culture and our lives. More over details over at the publisher's website. ETA: There's also an official author's site for the book too, a blog will be arriving soon.
Second Season opener of "Bones" available for free on iTunes. The episode "The Titan on the Tracks" is a good way to see if this Whedon-like "CSI" is for you (USA only, link goes to iTunes).

October 10

Dear Joss - an open letter to Joss Whedon. A new LiveJournal community for people to write about how Joss has affected their lives. It's an interesting concept and worth coming back to now and then. They must be on to something as it's already been parodied in the form of Dear Hoss.
James Marsters Drafted into Web Comic Alt-Country Gotterdamerung. More...
Wonderful Buffy in Oz. SCI FI channel in Australia will show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...
"Go Fug Yourself" has an interesting idea for a Joss Whedon pilot. Starring the very lovely Gina Torres, naturally. (read the description)

October 09

Free Slither Screening with Q&A in Hollywood. On Oct 17th, there is a free Slither DVD screening at the Mann Chinese Theater. Afterwards there is a Q&A with the director James Gunn. Apparently one can win DVDs and there are some special surprises. Details on how to get the tickets are on the link. More...
Co-star announced for Sarah Michelle Gellar's Addicted movie. Wonderfall's Lee Pace will be starring opposite Sarah in the supernatural thriller which is set to begin shooting later this month.
Slash fiction - "On the internet, they're lovers". AfterElton.com takes a look at one of the more interesting sub-genres of fan fiction and of course there's the obligatory Joss Whedon and the two vampires with a soul mention.
Sarah Michelle Gellar attends the premiere of The Grudge 2. Pics of Sarah attending the premiere of The Grudge 2 at Knotts Scary Farm in Orange County, California. More...

October 08

Doug Petrie helped write last week's C.S.I.. Buffy producer/story editor Doug Petrie is credited for work on the teleplay for the unusual October 5th episode of C.S.I. More...
A review of "Stan Lee Meets The Amazing Spider-Man". Joss' story "Some Steves" gets praised for its comedy. And what wasn't there to love about Hedgehog Man? And for the Whedon completist, there's a Joss quote on the front cover of "The Losers: Endgame" tpb was released late last month More...
Bones coming to Germany. The German TV station RTL announced that they will air two episodes of 'Bones' every thursday at 9.15pm, starting with the show's pilot on October 19 (German text).
Reminder: BlueSunShirts.com closes shop on Sunday, Oct. 8. The best-known purveyor of "Firefly" fan shirts leaves a farewell message on his site.... More...

October 07

Mercedes McNab goes commando: Harmony gets the cover of the November Playboy. See Mercedes getting her kit off , very tastefully! (link goes to the Playboy site so Not Safe For Work). More...
MTV.com article on Southland Tales. Director Richard Kelly explains a bit more about SMG's role in the movie, among other things. More...
Before Nerf Herder, the original Buffy theme: "Codo" by 1980s Austrian band, Dof. You'll notice a very familiar melody kick in at 0:50. This song sounds crazily like the Nerf Herder's Buffy theme, but the band had never heard this song. For those that can't get enough of this hilarious song there's a second performance here, also you can sing along with the german lyrics. Or you buy the song at iTunes or here or here. More...
Armin Shimerman guest spot gives "Numb3rs" a verse trifecta on Friday night. With representation from the verse's of Whedon by Armin (Buffy), Navi (Angel), and David K (Serenity). More...
Big Kev's Geek Stuff podcast interviews Brian Lynch. Spike: Asylum writer Brian Lynch is interviewed on the aforementioned podcast. Brian Lynch's interview starts at approximately the 35 minute mark and continues till the hour mark.
Wil Wheaton blogs about Firefly/Serenity. More...

October 06

(SPOILER) Katee Sackhoff talks White Noise 2. Some insight into her character in White Noise 2 and how she got on with Nathan Fillion (spoilers for Battlestar Galactica season 3). More...
Hyjacking Nathan - furry animal cartoon version of Mr. Fillion. A fan, Khei, has drawn up some webcomics involving a furry version of Nathan Fillion. From the site "A furry fancomic that chronicles the random insanity that ensues after a furry version of our favorite BDH is drawn with a special pencil simply called "The Red Pencil of DOOM" by our protagonist, Khei" More...
Ron Glass is on Shark on CBS tonight. He plays the Judge in the episode, airing Oct 5th.

October 05

(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion on Lost. Exactly what the title says. More...
"I Will Never Stop Believing". Following a lot of speculation about Joss' recent comments about there not being a Serenity sequel in the works, widely misinterpreted as meaning there will not be a sequel, Browncoat and design virtuoso Adam Levermore-Rich felt compelled to make a T-shirt (and related stuff) declaring that "I Will Never Stop Believing"!
An Open Smile on a Friendly Shore - Jane Espenson blogs about dividing the writing of single TV episodes among writing staff. In her ongoing on-line screenwriting seminar, using Buffy and other examples, Jane explains several ways that one episode's writing chores can be split among multiple TV writers. More...
Sendit.com Fox promotion includes Buffyverse shows. UK site Sendit.com's latest Fox TV sale lists the Buffy and Angel slim season sets at 14.89. Tru Calling and Point Pleasant are also on offer. More...

October 04

Winner of the Big Damn Thank You site is announced. Followmal posts that the winner of the contest is Adam Vandergriff. He will be getting a free tshirt. More details in the post. More...
Those Joss Whedon Serenity sequel comments. In light of the growing coverage of Joss' comments made here at the weekend, here's a special one-off Whedonesque blog entry for posters to discuss the remarks and indeed the coverage as well. (ETA - now with extra vitamins and a Joss post). More...
"I thought it was just a 'kick-ass show about Vampires'". Mercedes McNab chats to Fractal Matters about all things Buffy and more. The site also has an advance review of IDW's Angel: Masks comic book for your perusal.
Equality Now's 2005 Annual Report acknowledges support from the 'verse. Joss, cast, and fans are thanked. (link to pdf) More...
Fox Fall TV Line up Launches on MySpace. Among the shows you can catch previously-aired episodes of at myspace, starting today, are verse related shows Bones and Standoff.

October 03

Tim Goodman compares Buffy and Veronica Mars. He says Buffy is the gold standard. More...
Karen Davis got a Myspace. Sarah Michelle Gellar's character, Karen Davis, has a myspace to promote The Grudge 2.

October 02

(SPOILER) Spike: Asylum #2 and Spike vs. Dracula TPB out Wednesday. If you enjoyed Spike: Asylum's excellent first issue, you're in luck. The second issue is out this week. Weekly installments making it more like an epic program/movie than ever. Though, this is only a scheduling snafu, issue #3 isn't out until November (as far as I know). Sneak peak of the first five pages. More...
Report of a "Drive" test screening. "Kept me on the edge of my seat, didn't want to get up for a moment. Not many TV shows out there like that, and I feel this really blew LOST out of the water!!" Also, Joss loves it too.
(SPOILER) Summer Glau guest stars in October 19th episode of Supernatural. Joining the ranks of whedonverse actress who've also made guest appearances in the show, such as Amy Acker and Julie Benz in season one. Amber Benson will be in October 12th episode.
Check out some preview images from Angel: Masks and Angel: Auld Lang Syne #1. Includes a 5-page preview for each comic, roll down to the middle of the page. Angel: Marks is the 4th preview and Angel: Auld Lang Syne #1 is the 6th preview.
Eliza Dushku's "Last Supper" trailer now up. The film was screened this weekend at the San Diego Film Festival (link opens Quicktime file). More...
Marti Noxon on This American Life. Marti Noxon tells a story about an early experience she had on the fringes of the movie industry for the "Getting and Spending" episode of This American Life on NPR. More...
SyFy Genre Awards announced. Firefly, Whedonesque win stuff. More...
Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) has not seen Firefly/Serenity ....maybe we can get Joss to personally convince him (or bribe him) to take a look.
Tonight's "Brothers & Sisters" co-written by Marti Noxon. As previously reported, Noxon left this show citing creative differences with creator Jon Robin Baitz, but first she helped pen "An Act of Will", which (here on the east coast) is on right now.
The Vague and Winding Road - Jane Espenson blogs about developing a TV show's mythology. In her ongoing on-line screenwriting seminars, Jane answers a Buffy/Angel fan's questions about story arcs, mythology, and other questions of seasonal development. More...

October 01

Article on/review of Common Rotation's New album "Isalie". Nice article about the new CD by Adam Busch's band Common Rotation . More...
The web comic PvP tips its hat to the Big Damn Movie. If Francis is a browncoat, would that make Cole a fed?



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