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January 01

A New Year - all new Joss Whedon tales. Comic Book Resources looks forward to Runaways and Buffy season 8 in 2007.

December 31

Help DB win hottest male star at TV.com. David Boreanaz is pitted against 4 other male stars for sexiest of 2006. He's in 3rd place now but if the Whedonesquers get their vote on, we can push him to the top!
Whedonesque gets its own MySpace page. Is it self-linking for a Whedonesque poster to point out that Whedonesque now has a MySpace page? Add The Big W to your Friends list!
Fan builds Firefly/Serenity inpired car. The 'Capissen 38' is an art car built by Phil Teller. "Chinese characters around the trunk key say: 'Off', 'Danger', 'Extreme Danger'"

December 30

Happy Birthday, Eliza. Today (December 30th) is Eliza Dushku's birthday.
Remember When Willow Shot Xander? "Wigu" makes a Buffy reference when Wigu is faced with his zombified dog. Perhaps he wasn't watching it too closely . . .
Homo sapiens whedonum. Author Peter Watts (or some guy from FizerPharm) provides slideshow to explain vampires. Very clever. More...
Astonishing X-Men: the trailer. Marvel has created a trailer to promote Joss's final AXM arc, UNSTOPPABLE. More...

December 29

Trailer for 'White Noise 2: The Light'. Gravelly voice over man? Check. Flashy vaguely frightening images? Check. Far too brief shots of Nathan Fillion? Check.
Amazon Warrior Woman to Harried and Married Mother of (at least) Two. Gina Torres is co-starring in the Chris Rock-directed and led film "I Think I Love My Wife." More...
Amber Benson's "Gryphon" to debut January 27 on Sci-Fi Channel. The network page for the movie has a spiffy shot of her in her chainmail hat that makes her look about twelve, but not much else info.
Two more drivers take the wheel. Fillion is just the first of many roles in the process of being recast for "Drive".

December 28

(SPOILER) Astonishingly Lost in Space. As the Astonishing X-Men head off into the wide blue yonder, Wizard Magazine ponders upon (with input from Joss) on Blindfold's prediction made in the last panel of issue 18.
Serenity midnight showings in Seattle. Serenity will be showing as the midnight movie this Fri and Sat (12/29-30/06) at Seattle's Egyptian Theatre. Buy tickets here for Friday or Saturday. More...

December 27

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #19 out this week. It's the final plot arc and just to whet your appetite, here's a sneak preview of the first four pages.
Browncoat Cruise Reservations Opened Early. The organizers have opened registration for deposits on cabins/suites. Get a discount for early deposits or full payment on the cruise. Click on the Reservations tab when you get to the site.
An excerpt from Keith R.A. DeCandido's latest Buffy novel "The Deathless".
David Boreanaz interview in the New York Times. Handily the paper tells us how to pronounce his name.
Merry Christmas from "Into the Black" crew! "Into the Black," a live-action, fan-made show set in the Firefly/Serenity 'Verse, made a short video of Christmas happenings onboard their ship, the Samsara. More...
Firefly Official Companion vol. 2 available for pre-order. After months of taunting us with "This Item is Not Available," Amazon.com is finally taking pre-orders for an estimated May 8, 2007 release (UK even sooner: 27 April 2007). More...
(SPOILER) Joss talks about his influences for Runaways. And he also talks about what to expect as well. It's all good really. More...

December 24

(SPOILER) Scary New Year's wishes. Editor Scott Allie talks Horror at Dark Horse in 2007, with Buffy Season 8 leading the charge.
Marc Blucas' "Thr3e" to open January 5. He plays a seminary student who teams up wtih a psychologist to stop a serial killer. More...

December 23

The alternative PM: Anthony Head. The Times raises a glass to Britain's national treasures and counts Tony Head among them. More...
Whedonverse actor features in IMDB's STARmeter Top 25 for 2006. Is it Sarah? Nope. David? Not so much. James? Nah. Nathan? Fraid not. It's Zac Efron, star of Disney's "High School Musical". Who? He played Young Simon in the Firefly episode "Safe". Ah. More...
iTunes Best of TV 2006. Staff favorites include BDHeroes and Scoobies. Topping the staff list of 15 is Firefly. A little further down is Buffy. (I suppose they felt including Angel would have been stuffing the ballot box.) The list may be in random order, but it's still nice to see the Whedon-y goodness so prominent (need iTunes to view link, click here for screen grab). More...
TV Guide's best and worst of 2006. Alyson Hannigan's "Date Movie" is voted one of the worst movies of 2006, while How I Met Your Mother is given an honorable mention as best TV of the year. Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars receive mentions as best tv as well. More...
Morena Baccarin guest stars in tonight's Justice. Tonight's episode of Justice on Fox features our very own Morena Baccarin...
Michelle Trachtenberg's outfit does not please the ladies at Go Fug Yourself.
"Why is it heroic or not insulting when an unambiguously straight character is suddenly "outed"?" someone asks Matt Roush, wondering why people are offended by the "de-gaying" of Zach on Heroes but not the by Willow's sudden transition into homosexuality on Buffy.

December 22

Interview with Emile Edwin Smith of Zoic about the CG aspects of Serenity. There are lots of CGI [desktop wallpaper-worthy] pictures of the ship. More...
"Songs From The Black", an album of Firefly/Serenity music from the Signal podcast. With music from the Signals' past two seasons, including songs by the Firefly Music Project, Michelle Dockrey, Greg Edmonson, and more.
"We're gonna need red paint" - Dark Horse promote the new Serenity ornament. The "Serenity In Disguise" ornament now has a nifty price tag and can be pre-ordered here.
(SPOILER) Summer Glau on 7th Son podiobook. Summer joins the list of Whedon related people to help out J.C. Hutchin's book, 7th Son Book Two: Deceit. She performs the episode intro for episode 13. Other Whedon-related people include Peter David, author of Spike vs. Dracula, who performed the episode intro for episode 12, Nathan Fillion was on episode 9, and Jeph Loeb participated in the book one summary. More...

December 21

As the year draws to a close, another Wonder Woman rumour appears. Now that the rumour mill has gone through just about every A List actress around in regards to the Wondy casting, it now moves on the unknowns. Have a gander (and a giggle) at the casting gossip then visit the deeply surreal (but with a decent promo vid) Myspace page.
Serenity Pirates. After looking on YouTube for the Into the Black fanfilm trailer, I came across this video mashup combining clips from Serenity with a song called 'You are a Pirate' taken from the childrens' series LazyTown. Oddly enough, it works. More...
Trailer for Juliet Landau's new movie 'Hack'. Looks to be a straight to DVD movie but she is featured heavily in the trailer. More...
A Jenny Mollen interview. A lovely Q&A with the actress who played Nina on Angel. She's doing an art show at the EM & Co in Los Angeles on January 25th.
A Firefly Christmas. One lovely Whedonesquer (Mimbles) has reworked the classic 'Night Before Christmas' by Clement C Moore into a Very Browncoat Christmas, and it's so good, I just had to link it. More...
April O'Neil, Vampire Slayer? SMG is cast in the role of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles friend, April O'Neil in their new CGI movie. More...
Adam Baldwin added to FX Show line-up. He'll be appearing at the Orlando convention, January 26-28, alongside fellow Whedon-alums Ron Glass, Christina Hendricks, Sam Anderson, Andy Hallett and Bianca Lawson. More...

December 20

Brian K. Vaughan moves into television as a LOST writer. Runaways creator and Buffy comics writer joins Buffy TV writer Drew Goddard on Lost writing staff. More...
(SPOILER) Spike Asylum #4 Available Today. Brian Lynch's excellent series continues and is available today. Do not click on the link if you don't want to be spoiled -- big surprise revealed. More...
Buffy season 8 comic book writers announced! Find out who's onboard from the old Mutant Enemy days (and the comic book world) and lots more in this Joss Whedon interview at the Wizard website. Oh and an update from Joss on who else is writing. More...
Some thoughts on re-imagining 'Buffy: Chaos Bleeds'. Revamping (ahem) the game into a "first person staker" for the Wii? Best concept ever.
"Big Damn Chefs - the cook book" now on sale. It contains over two hundred and fifty recipes from Browncoats around the world. All proceeds go to Freedom From Hunger. More...
Espenson Back On Battlestar. Called "Dirty Hands", the episode was co-written with Anne Cofell and will air in February 2007.
SciFi.com's site of the week - Serenity Tales. Great recognition for the comic strip site.
Michelle Trachtenberg and Seth Green appear in new Fall Out Boy video. Their cameo is very brief, but how often do you get two completely unrelated Buffy alumni in one music video, much less appearing together in a funeral sequence?
Firefly Star and Producer Reuniting To Drive. Cinescape says that Tim Minear saved Fillion from "Bruce Campbell rejected direct to video trash"
Boreanaz flick, Mr. Fix-It goes straight to R1 DVD on Dec. 26th. When she thinks she can do better...let her. Plot summary, a man who tricks women into returning to their ex-boyfriends soon finds himself falling for one of his marks.
The Return comes To DVD February 27, 2007. The Sarah Michelle Gellar thriller hits DVD with extras that include a Creation of a Nightmare: The Making of The Return featurette, deleted scenes, and an alternate ending.

December 19

Christian groups fume over Black Christmas. Christian groups have slammed Michelle Trachtenberg's remake of cult 1974 movie Black Christmas, because they find the horror movie "offensive" and "insensitive to Christians". More...
The Signal Podcast giving away 15 Alliance money replicas from QMX. My fellow podcasters are giving away 15 Serenity Money Packs reproductions. More...
Look!! Joss is an Elf!!! Sorry....couldn't resist. Happy Holidays, Boss. More...
Coming soon - Firefly the score. According to the publisher, this folio of 12 piano solo arrangements by Greg Edmonson should be finished by mid to late January. More...
Julie Benz wins Satellite Award. Actress in a Supporting Role, for her work as Rita Bennett on Dexter. Congrats, Julie!! More...
Ground zero at Flan B. Somebody filmed at the convention-that-wasn't that fateful Friday night, capturing Nathan, Alan and a few hundred fans in the Hilton lobby. More...

December 18

White Noise 2 - The Light details. It's confirmed now as opening in 3 weeks in the UK. The Yahoo page has the one sheet poster and a clip. Nathan stars as the lead.
(SPOILER) Variety reviews Happily N'ever After. ""Happily" taps strong voices such as Weaver and Gellar for key parts, but otherwise relies on animation regulars to elevate the repartee." More...
The Browncoat Backup Bash - the documentary. Lovely Quicktime feature done by QMx Tv which includes interviews with Camden Toy and Tim Minear.
The results of the Whedonverse fandom survey. Remember the survey from last month? Well the results are in and there's some interesting findings. More...
Firefly on the Big Screen...in Oakland, CA. Scroll down to December 28, and you'll see that the Parkway Speakeasy Theater will be showing the entire series of Firefly on the big screen, three eps at a time.

December 17

Serenity DVD on sale at Best Buy this week for $9.99 - Buy 5 of them and get a FREE $20 gift card - a nice present to yourself for spreading the word. More...
David Boreanaz thanks NORAD for tracking Santa every year. DB and other celebs thank the NORAD via video for keeping up the 50 year old tradition of "tracking" Santa so he stays safe in the air during his Christmas deliveries.
Real Life and Firefly - yet again. Firefly has again been featured in the Real Life comic, this time concerning the MMORPG announcement. More...
That Firefly online game explained. Good interview with Corey Bridges of Multiverse which deals with the ins and outs of the game. For an alternate take on the Firefly MMORPG, have a look this article "How They Are Going To Screw Up Firefly".

December 16

Riverdale = Sunnydale? Peter David weighs in. As comic book fans get into a tizzy over the new look for Betty and Veronica (click here for full story), the acclaimed Spike vs. Dracula writer chips in with his tongue-in-cheek thoughts. More...
The Bronzer Cookbook. A project by kessie and k8cre8. The cookbook includes recipes from the likes of Amber Benson (pumpkin pie), David Fury ('David Fury's Faux Brooklyn Egg Cream' mmmm) and Nancy Holder (Anti Vampire Pasta - tasty and practical). All proceeds (minus cost of publishing) go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Eliza Dushku's guide to her Los Angeles. A rare gem of an article (possible reg req).
James Marsters' Q&A now online. Read his December Q&A at his official website.
Adam Baldwin's show "Day Break" off ABC schedule. ABC has announced it will pull the remaining episodes of "Day Break" to make room for new comedies starting January 3rd. The remaining episodes will be streamed at ABC.com. This is due to the show, along with "Show Me the Money", hitting new ratings lows.
Tim Minear Vid from the Backup Bash. Someone's posted a video on YouTube of Tim from the Backup Bash, including the whole "tighter pants" thing.
Rasputina gets 'Framed.' The Buffy soundtrack band (Drusilla's fave, we can assume) is immortalized in Greensboro, NC web-comic artist Chris Lowrance's monthly strip. More...
Personal Statement from Booster Events' Denise Adams. She's made a statement about the events leading up to the collapse of Flanvention II...
Christopher Golden returns to Buffy with a new book called Dark Congress, which will be available in the summer. Also a blog post. More...
UPDATED - BtVS Memorabilia in Profiles in History Auction! Auction Results/High Bids ((link opens large PDF file!). More...

December 15

The Browncoat Cruise... is officially announced. More details in the News section. More...
(SPOILER) 'I was the test pilot for the vampire look'. Not one but two interviews with the wonderful Julie Benz. The IGN.com one is fantastic and if you're an Buffy and Angel fan, you will want to read it. The TV Guide interview focusses more on the Dexter finale and it's a lovely read as well. But if you had expected Julie to be in Halo 3. Well....
Nathan Fillion 'tapped' for Drive. Confirmation over at The Hollywood Reporter.
'Grahh.. I Have Post-Party Syndrome'. Arwen Bijker posts another installment of "Notes on a Fridge", in which the crew of Serenity recover from B3. Follow-up to the previously-linked emergency edition which hit last Friday. More...
Browncoats Backup Bash makes Wikipedia. Marsia Powers found this newest entry into Wikipedia. This could be one of the few entries on fan conventions on this site.

December 14

Good Works Presents featured in Edmonton Journal. The charity drive to benefit Edmonton's Fringe Fest in honour of Nathan Fillion's Birthday is featured in this article(and linked to on the front page). So far $2200 canadian has been raised(and his birthday is still 3 months away). The article also mentions that the organization had a charity raffle at the firefly "convention". More...
Chiwetel Ejiofor Bags Two Golden Globes Nominations. Chiwetel is up for "Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical" for "Kinky Boots" and "Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television" for "Tsunami, The Aftermath". More...
Fillion goes for a 'Drive' with Minear? I confess, I'm not really familiar with all the finer points of the (slowly) upcoming Minear series Drive. But the mighty Tim's involvement, combined with the possibility of Captain Tightpants in the driver's seat will undoubtedly bring me to the TV.
Director on a hot tin set. Amber Benson's warts and all account of the production of her movie "Lovers, Liars and Lunatics". A must read for those interested in the film making process. To read the article, follow the instructions to view the sample issue (starts on page 10). More...
Cover and early details for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amber Tamblyn's "The Grudge 2" DVD. Region 1 DVD is scheduled to be released on February 6th, 2007. Amber Tamblyn played Dawn's friend Janice, in Buffy 6th season episode "All the Way".
Buffy Season 8 gets spotlight in Diamond Comics' PREVIEWS. New season gets Front Cover spot in publication mainly used by retailers from the US and importers from all over the world.
Dennis Christopher interview on the Slice of SciFi podcast. Dennis played Cyvus Vail on Angel.
Extra tickets released for James Marsters' Concert. The formerly sold out Union Chapel concert is now.....not so much. More...

December 13

Morena Baccarin's pilot "Heartland" picked up by TNT. The cable network has given a go-ahead to this series about heart transplant surgeons, starring Treat Williams. More...
Julie Benz talks Angel, Supernatural and Dexter. Cool insights into how she views Darla and how she auditioned for the role of Rita in Dexter.
Exclusive clip of SMG's "Happily N'Ever After". "With her own fairy tale spinning wildly out of control, Cinderella (a/k/a Ella) is forced to shed her damsel-in-distress trappings in order to seize control of her own destiny and lead the resistance without her Prince Charming." More...

December 12

An Astonishing X-Men primer. Marvel do their best to make sure everyone's up-to-speed for #19 (out on the 27th). And there's some lovely early designs from Cassaday to boot. There's also new solicitation info (including release dates) for #20 and #21. No cover art previews though - boo.
A Browncoat Backup Bash recap. Lovely details of what happened each day.
Alyson Hannigan the 10th best "Redheaded Hottie". According to the latest Top 10 (or top 15 in this case) on JoBlo.com. (Possible NSFW) More...
"One More." Tim Minear's posted another video on YouTube with clips from all his shows, plus him from 1985.
Giles the knitted donkey. Blog of the year? More...
Fox site sells Buffy and Firefly for download. Direct2Drive offers Firefly for $24.95 and Buffy seasons 1, 2 can be bought for $19.95 and $39.95 respectively. Individual episodes cost $1.99. More...
Southland Tales Is Locked. Southland Tales, which was booed at Cannes, has been cut by half an hour and is locked, director Richard Kelly wrote on his online blog. The apocalyptic SF movie Southland Tales now clocks in at two hours and 17 minutes.
Official forums for Tim Minear's "Drive" open. Notice how I'm not saying "race on over"? I think I've grown.
Dennis Christopher (Cyvus Vail on Angel) costars in "The Lost Room". More...
Summer Knight audio book. Free Download of James Marsters' reading chapter one of the Jim Butcher book. More...
"Dexter" selected by the American Film Institute. The excellent TV show "Dexter" from Showtime co-starring Julie Benz was selected as one of the 10 'most outstanding achievements in film and television' by the American Film Institute for 2006.

December 11

Buffy: season 8, issue 1 available for pre-order at TFAW! And it looks like one can also subscribe to the whole season... More...
Joss Whedon - A Fanboy Radio Recap. Didn't get a chance to listen to Joss on the radio a couple of weeks back? Newsarama has the details of what he said. More...
Jewel Staite Blogs About Flanvention 2 Cancellation. Jewel Staite writes about how disapointed she is that she couldn't be in LA this weekend.
(SPOILER) Tonight on A&E - Sean Maher in 'Wedding Wars'. There's some clips of him in the video section. It's a must see event for all Simon fans. More...
Official website for Eliza Dushku's new movie. Eliza's starring in a new movie called "The Alphabet Killer" that'll begin filming soon. More...
Dark Horse blurb for the Serenity PVC set. Prepare to have your hopes dashed if you expected the actual cast dressed in PVC. Also, news about the Serenity Ornament Reaver Variant as well. And to cap it all off, there's new pics of the Oz and Drusilla figures over at Action-Figure.com.
Penny Arcade comic covers Firefly MMO!
Firefly game licensers hope to get input from Joss and cast. The other big news of last week was the announcement of the Firefly MMORPG. This story got picked up by a lot of sites and now it's Variety's turn. And if you have a question for the people behind the game, then head over to FireflyFans.net. More...
"Minear's stuff" - A fan video by Tim Minear. No, really. It is by him and was shown yesterday by Tim at the Backup Bash.
Booster Events site back up and running. Sunday night at approx. 10p Pacific time the Booster Events website is up and running. Vicki has posted a public Flan Cancellation notice.
Serenity Screening in Arlington, VA. Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse in Arlington, VA is holding a showing of Serenity to celebrate the one year anniversary of the DVD release Wednesday December 20th. If you live in the DC Area this is a geat way to get together with other Browncoats to watch the movie!!
Dead & Deader featuring Armin Shimerman. Airs next Saturday on Sci Fi.

December 10

Firefly fans resurrect canceled convention - CNet News. On the back of the canceled Flanvention, the Browncoats headed to Claire Kramer's restraunt La Cantina in West Hollywood last night, and were joined by Nathan Fillion, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Michael Fairman (Niska), Mark Sheppard (Badger), Jonathan Woodward (Tracey), Yan Feldman (Mingo and/or Fanty [Mingo -ed.]), Christina Hendricks (YoSafBridge), Claire (Glory), James Leary (Buffy - Clem), Camden Toy (Buffy - all sorts), Michael Muhney (VM) and Greg Edmonson (Firefly score). This has an awesome scale of 11 out of 10. More...
Firefly Season Set - Under $10.00 - FYE Deal Of The Day. "FYE's Deal of the Day continues this week with Firefly: The Complete Series". More...
My night with the Browncoats. Veronica Mars' Sheriff Lamb tells all.
David Boreanaz would be the shark... if each member of the "Bones" cast was in a tropical fish tank. So says his "Bones" co-star TJ Thyne. He also talks about what David's like on the set in this Q&A.
A man named Jayne. A rather humorous telling of the Firefly history. This is one of the funniest fanvid / filk songs I have ever seen. More...
Serenity Region 2 HD-DVD review from DVD Times. More...
James Marsters, May UK Event tickets went onsale today and promptly SOLD OUT. Spring Fever will be at the Rich Mix Arts Complex, Bethnal Green, on Thursday, May 3. Ticket holders will be automatically entered into a drawing to win the chance of a post-show supper with James following the event.

December 09

"Fix You" - A Firefly/Serenity fan video. This was originally intended to be shown at Flanvention II. It's stunning, no other word for it. More...
Serenifly cast turn up to cancelled convention. There's no simplier way of putting this. Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Mark Sheppard, Jonathan Woodward, Christina Hendricks and Adam Baldwin have all turned up and are partying with fans at the hotel bar into the night at the cancelled convention Flanvention. These actors? I don't have the words. An update: there's a lovely LiveJournal entry with photos and recaps of what happened with the actors last night here from Whedonesque's embers. More photos. More...
Serenity Crew Hears about Cancelled Flan. Notes on a Fridge, part 11... just click on the link :)

December 08

Remember that Buffy/Angel Snowglobe? I just received a Newsletter via e-mail from Diamond Toys and you can now pre-order the Snowglobe item for $150.00. They also mentioned Bargaining bookends but I was unable to locate them on their confusing site.
Art for Astonishing X-Men 19. Variant cover and splash page for AXM #19 coming out this month and beginning Whedon's last arc on this title. Nice art from Cassaday as usual.
Serenity returns to Dark Horse. Found this little tidbit about a new Serenity comic book mini-series forthcoming from Dark Horse Comics.
(SPOILER) Jane Epsenson's first Battlestar Galactica episode airs tonight. Just a reminder that Jane's first episode "The Passage" is on SciFi tonight. Also confirmation from the woman herself that she is indeed co-writing another episode later in the season entitled "Dirty Hands". More...
"Angel: The Premiere Edition" - details at Amazon.ca. Huge hardcover collection of IDW's Angel titles (The Curse, Old Friends and Auld Lang Syne). There's also "Spike : The Premiere edition" too (Spike vs Dracula, Spike: Asylum and the one shots as well by the looks of things). More...
Browncoats' Backup Bash Is On! In the wake of BE's last-minute cancellation of Flanvention, the California Browncoats launch an even-more-last-minute resurrection of Backup Bash. The linked site is where to watch for updates. And according to the latest update, it will be at 8pm in the hotel bar and lobby.
Anthony Head to be in Sweeney Todd. Tony Head will be appearing in the upcoming movie version of Sweeney Todd, being directed by Tim Burton. No word on what role he'll play though.
Flanvention cancelled. "Booster Entertainment apologizes for the great inconvenience, but due to unforeseen circumstances, Flanvention is cancelled. An official notice will be posted within 10 days." Boosters entire website has been removed except for that notice. Let's try to help the 500 Browncoats (many international!) descending on LA as we type salvage something from this weekend.. Edit: Adam Baldwin just showed up regardless. Edit 2: Mark Sheppard ('Badger') has turned up to say hello. Update: Nathan Fillion shows up. Update: Jonathan Woodward shows up. More...
Firefly Reborn as Online Universe. Wired is reporting that we will be getting more Firefly in the form of an authorized MMORPG. (Think Star Wars Galaxies, Eve Online, World of Warcraft).
Buffy makes Yahoo's TV on DVD top picks list. Yahoo! also chose Alyson Hannigan's sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" for their "TV on DVD" gift guide. More...
James Marsters Spring Fever. Another UK Event for those one or two James Marsters Fans out there More...

December 07

Which Serenity character are you? Nathan Fillion took the test, did he get Mal? Ummm no. Go over to his Myspace page to find out which character he really is.
Joss on Wesleyan. Joss bigs up Wesleyan's Film Studies course. More...
Buffyverse-related interview with Keith R.A. DeCandido (krad). SlayerLit Q&A session on "The Deathless", "Blackout" and the Buffyverse. We last heard from SlayerLit in their Robert Joesph Levy Q&A on "Go Ask Malice". More...
TV Guide Q&A with Joss Whedon. Joss talks about Season 8, Wonder Woman, AXM, Fray and the Verse. It features another glimpse to Georges' portrayal of Buffy and some preview pages: 1, 2, 3 and 4.
More Flanvention Confusion. An afternoon scare as Booster Events claims the Hilton cancelled Flan 2, then deletes the thread and says to disregard. Later, an attendee calls the Hilton and they say they've not been told of any cancellation. (Title here changed on late edit.) More...
Even more Serenity Tales. How can you not admire a feature titled (deep breath) "Pretty Much Every 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' Webcomic Reference Ever (We Think)"? There's also an adorable Jayne comic strip called "Diversionary Tactics". Go have a gander at them.

December 06

Jane Espenson answers questions about writing for Battlestar Galactica. Fan favorite Buffy writer/producer answers questions about writing this week's Battlestar episode "The Passage." No spoilers.
Eliza Dushku signs on for new movie. It's called,"The Alphabet Killer" and is about a group of murders in Rochester, NY where the victims all had," the same first letter in their names as the town their bodies were discovered."
Will Smith watches Buffy and Angel. That's just great.
Changes for ABC's shows featuring Jossverse cast and crew. According to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello: Jeffrey Bell and Adam Baldwin's "Day Break" might be canceled. Drew Goddard and Daniel Dae Kim's "Lost" will get a new time slot. And on related news David Arquette's "In Case of Emergency" debuts in January. More...
Sarah's movie "A Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing" has new title, new pics, and a release date. The movie is titled Suburban Girl (release date in June), and there are some neat new stills of the movie at the site linked too. Also, news on Happily Never After, Southland Tales, and The Air I Breathe. Apparently, SMG will be in every movie made in 2007, and to borrow a line from Seinfeld, not that there is anything wrong with that. More...
James Marsters' UK concert in May 2007. More...
Daily TV Show Polls Angel! Vote for your favorite season of Angel and characters at the Daily TV show Live Journal.

December 05

(SPOILER) Poll: Heroes' Jessica vs. Buffy. A fun poll at heroestheseries.com , pitting Jessica and Buffy against each other. Might contain spoilers for those who haven't seen all the episodes of Heroes. More...
Happy Birthday Amy Acker!
Chiwetel Ejifor to Appear on London Stage from January. Chewie to play in a production of Chekhov's The Seagull at the Royal Court from 18th January 2007. He's on the Beeb tonight, "Tsunami the Aftermath" on BBC 2 (9:00-10:30) and in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" on BBC 1 (11:25-1:55). More...
Dark Horse Comics for March...and.... BUFFY! March 7 2007, with the description for the first issue. More...
Firefly's Mark Shepard is on this week's Battlestar Galactica podcast. This week's podcast is the Battlestar roundtable which answers fans' questions and also includes cast members Jamie Bamber, James Callis and Tahmoh Penikett (71.3 mb download).
Done The Impossible featured in fan doc article. Emerald Rose, the Bedlam Bards and the Brobdingnagian Bards (featured on the soundtrack) get mentions too. More...
IDW's Angel comics books for March 2007. Details for Angel: Auld Lang Syne #5 and find out which six scripts are in the second Angel Scriptbook volume (Hint! They include the following dialogue - "You're a wee, little puppet man!", "I kind of want to slay the dragon", "No, it's not enough time!", "I'm Angel. I beat the bad guys", "Blondie bear?" and "Say no more. Evil's still afoot!").
Jason Palmer's limited edition Mal & Zoe prints to premier at Flanvention. Each limited to 300 Giclee prints and 100 Canvas prints. Next week Book, Kaylee and Jayne will be released. All 10 (including Serenity) will be out by the end of the year. More...
Chiwetel Ejiofor on Craig Ferguson. According to this week's TV Guide Magazine, Chiwetel Ejiofor (the Operative of "Serenity") is scheduled to be on the Craig Ferguson talk show on CBS Mon. night/Tues. morning Dec. 4/5, 12:35 AM, discussing "Children of Men." Or according The Late Late Show's site, it's Dec 7th .
Pierce Askegren has died. The author of the Buffy novel Afterimage, as well as novels based on Marvel Comics, Alias, and more, and the original SF trilogy The Inconstant Moon, and short stories in dozens of anthologies. More...

December 04

Ariel Ambulance Needs Driver To Get It To Flan. Adam Whiting posted to the SoCal Browncoats group that the Ariel Ambulance has the okay to be parked at Flan. But it needs a driver. More...
Hawking's future is Serenity not Star Trek. iTWire looked into Stephen Hawking's vision of the future and found it to be more Mal than Kirk. More...

December 03

The Sunday Times' 50 Best DVDs of 2006. The UK newspaper picks Serenity as one of its choices saying "reincarnated from the cancelled TV series Firefly, Joss Whedon's film version fully justifies fans' obsession".
Christian Kane News on a new album, film making the circuit, and a new tee. He has had a busy year so far and it looks like he is not slowing down in '07. His band, Kane, is busy recording an album, the film he co-stars in, "Four Sheets to the Wind", has just been accepted at 2007 Sundance Film Festival. More...
"Firefly" Mini-Marathon on Sci-Fi December 12th. Eight episodes are airing on the Sci-Fi Channel on December 12th, starting at 8:00 a.m. Eastern. More...
Julie Benz nominated for Satellite Award. She's up for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for her much praised performance in 'Dexter'.

December 02

Interview with Angel comic book writer Scott Tipton. A great insight into what it's like writing for IDW's Angelverse comic books. Fractal Matter also has an interview with Chris Ryall (IDW's EIC) who praises Brian Lynch's Spike: Asylum series.
FLANVENTION IS A GO!!! Yipee!!!! More...

December 01

Sing Along with Buffy. A look at the emerging phenomenon of Buffy sing-alongs. Apparently OMWF could be the next Rocky Horror. More...
Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Select Fox Box Sets. Including Buffy, Angel, and Firefly! Offer ends 12/15/06 and includes free S&H. More...
(SPOILER) What does Jane Espenson think of tonight's new Battlestar ep? Ms. Espenson, who wrote next week's episode of BSG, has high praise for tonight's edition. More...
Serenity film cell presentations. Buy some of that movie magic at Rye By Post (do a search for Serenity to bring up the results).
KTCU Blender show's Whedon-verse playlist. I thought the Blender did a great job with the Whedon-centric music before the Joss interview last Sunday. If you missed the beginning of the show or just who sang that one song, Meg and Celeste's playlist is now posted. More...
Joss Whedon and friends. In this month's SFX magazine, there's a great feature about Joss' London meetup with chums back in September. Buy it to find out what Joss, Bryan Hitch, Warren Ellis and Natalie Haynes have to say about comic books, Wonder Woman and James Bond. More...



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