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June 01

Waitress goes Wide -It is Official. The movie is in 605 theaters this Friday (i.e. 6/01/2007). Also it's week 5 of its release AND Waitress still in original 4 theaters--two of them with two screens. A good sign. More...
Gentleman Doug Jones cannot be hushed. IESB did an interview with Doug Jones at the Grand Slam event.
Why can't television do college? An article on one of the Guardian's many blogs focuses on the difficulties US TV shows have in depicting college life. It's mainly about Veronica Mars but also mentions Buffy.
When this thing gets moribund. Another report from Joss at Wesleyan, in which he's asked "if we were ever going to find out how Book knows so much more than a Shepherd should about so many things". The phrasing of the answer is causing some debate. More...
Who Wants to Write “Buffy for Beginners”? Pink Raygun is looking for a writer to take over this column, which appears to be dedicated to recapping/discussing every episode of BtVS.

May 31

Fillion's Unreleased Indie Flick Outing Riley to Air on LOGO Channel. Outing Riley, an independent film that Nathan Fillion appeared in and which has been unreleased until it recently started making the film festival circuit will be aired June 10th at 10 p.m. on the LOGO channel.
"It's unbelievably important": 'Flooded' as a blueprint episode. A major look at this Buffy season 6 episode.
Female Action Pics Need Heroes Of Their Own. The Hollywood Reporter examines the lack of female-led action films and asks the question, "If 'Buffy' creator Joss Whedon is let go for not being able to nail a 'Wonder Woman' script, what hope do lesser mortals have?". More...
Sing a Song of Saffron. Best Firefly competition in ages and Christina Hendricks is one of the judges as well.
Firefly on the Big Screen. What would happen if you smash together Star Wars and Dawn of the Dead? Answer: Serenity. More...
Livejournal Censors Adult Content, Fandoms. A CNET article about Six Apart's recent deletion of 500 communities, including fandom groups. Mentions Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction. More...

May 30

(SPOILER) Buffy mention in NY Times Review of "Hidden Palms". The mention turns up near the end of the review in the 30 May issue... More...
Geek Monthly reviews Knocked Up. More praise for Alan Tudyk's new movie, a comedy from The 40 Year Old Virgin creator Judd Apatow. More...
"The Best Space Opera Since the First Two Star Wars Movies". Respected American politics and culture magazine, The New Republic, groks sci fi western comedy noir disaster movie musical dance anime Summer Glau vehicle that redefines "balletic violence." (Registration Required) More...
Ask Diamond #48. Diamond Select Toys answers more questions about upcoming BtVS, AtS, and Serenity action figures, statues, and other merchandise. More...
(SPOILER) WIRED UnderWire blog takes a first look at the "Sarah Connor Chronicles." ..."like alien deer caught in the headlight(s)..." More...
The thing on Giles' lapel. Jane Espenson blogs about her stage directions in the "Band Candy" script being taken a bit too literally by members of the production staff.

May 29

Benson in new horror comic and film. Amber Benson will appear as a character in Shifter, a new horror comic to be published this fall by Fangoria. More...
Christian Kane is sending up Smoke Signals. Kane has started a blog to keep in touch with the fans and to let us know what he is upto with his music, movies, and other various things.
Pre-order Serenity Lunchbox. You can now pre-order the Serenity lunch box from TFAW and save 20%. It's due out September 16.

May 28

Matt Roush Answers Questions on Moonlight - CBS' New Angel-Like Show. Potential spoilers for those who are not completely up-to-date with all American shows. More...
Cover and some release details for Superman/Doomsday DVD. This direct-to-dvd animated release that features the voices of James Marsters and Adam Baldwin is set to be released in September, 2007.
"Waitress" 5th highest selling movie this weekend. While the article is really about the performance of "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," "Waitress" is listed in the top 5.

May 27

Doug Jones is a fish out of water? Doug blogs about his Hungarian experience as he prepares to start filming of Hellboy 2. He talks about miming around language problems, and his issues turning on the tv. More...
The joy of socks (according to David Boreanaz). Awesome, there's no other way to describe those lucky green Irish socks of his.
Charisma Carpenter joins the Toronto Fan Expo. August 24-26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Highlights of Joss Whedon's talk at Wesleyan. Find out his thoughts on the importance of Keanu Reeves and there's also an update on the progress of Goners. More...

May 26

New website for Adam Busch's band Common Rotation. Common Rotation's new website is now live. More...
Adopting the Hollywood Model for Comic Books. The New York Times looks at how comic book companies are changing their approach for creating comics. Joss speaks about his role of executive producer for Buffy season 8, "a nonexistent title in comics, but it best fits what I'm doing".
Slay-A-Thon 2007 for Make-A-Wish. It's the stuff dreams are made of... More...

May 25

Joss to direct Osiris Release? According to iFMagazine Joss is one of a number of directors in talks to direct "Osiris Release" which is a movie from New Line Cinema about "five young men who discover that they are the reincarnations of ancient Egyptian Gods." More...
'Inara Strikes' statue. Diamond Select Toys has released information and pictures of their upcoming Inara statue.
Buffy teaches us how to write a cliffhanger. Writing coach Roy Peter Clark uses "Welcome to the Hellmouth" script to teach cliffhangers. More...
Buy Amber Benson's Handcuffs. Diane Benson, with her daughter's consent, is offering for bid on eBay the pair of handcuffs which Amber wore in the film The Crush. More...
James Marsters to appear at Dragon*Con 2007. According to his website, he'll be doing autographs and a Q&A session.
Nathan Fillion radio interview. The May 18th Fangoria Radio interview with Nathan Fillion can now be downloaded.
Browncoat Prayer. This may not be news, but it could be... We now have our own Browncoat Prayer. Spread the word and do good works. Thanks, tdbrown1.
Alan Tudyk booked for Creation's 'Serenity Salute'. The linked event page in question says it was updated on 23 May, so I guess this went up a bit ago and no one noticed until today. More...

May 24

"On Monday we disbanded the Tarzan club". Joss talks about the first time he saw Star Wars (his clip starts at 0:38).
Vote for the World's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity. It's that time of year again and nominees include Amber Benson.
Parts 1 and 2 of a 3 part Steven S DeKnight interview. "When I write Lois I dip into my Buffy and Angel brain". Spoilers if you are still catching up on Smallville Season 6. More...
Can't Stop The Serenity screenings. With under a month to go till the charity events kick off, here's a reminder of which cities are showing Serenity around the time of Joss' birthday. Proceeds from these screenings will go to benefit Equality Now.
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May 23

Veronica Mars the next Serenity? Michael Ausiello reports that Rob Thomas wants to make a Veronica Mars movie, and namedrops Firefly as the little show that could - and did - inspire a feature film. More...
New Chris Golden interview at Slayerlit. Chris Golden talks about his new book Dark Congress, in which a certain stuttering blond witch is brought back, at least for a little while.
Boreanaz will star in basketball drama "Our Lady of Victory". DB plays Carla Gugino's husband, and the movie is set against the backdrop of the 1972 feminist movement.
(SPOILER) New sketches from Buffy season 8 artist Georges Jeanty. There's a couple of portrait sketches of two well known vampires and also some b/w artwork from Buffy #3 (one of them is that scene). More...
Firefly box set makes list of Amazon "Sleepers & Keepers". Amazon.com has identified 200 of their most consistent selling DVD sets, and Firefly comes in at #2. More...
Newsflash: Buffy Still Big! Shoptalk about Buffy Season Eight. More...
Cory Doctorow writes in praise of fan fiction and singles out Buffy fanfic as particularly well done.
Serenity LA tickets now on sale. Starfury's first Firefly/Serenity con, slated for November 2nd through November 4th, has tickets on sale as of this afternoon. Includes a "half now/half later" payment option for those who weren't sure they could pay it all up front. More...

May 22

Xander for Mayor of SF??? Leah Garchik of the San Francisco Chronicle muses on similarities between SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and Season 8 Xander. At least, lookswise.
"Let's watch a girl get beaten to death" writ large? Joss's essay/rant/brilliant polemic treatise about the honour killing death of Dua Khalil and the trailer for Captivity is looked at in the Arts & Entertainment section of the May 22nd edition of The Toronto Star. More...
(SPOILER) Full Marvel Solicits for August 2007. Featuring the previously posted listing for Astonishing X-Men, and the new Runaways. Including a cover image, and--obviously--solicitation spoilers.
Nick Brendon's Kitchen Confidential DVD now available for $19.99. Now you can get your copy of the series.
Buffy and Angel Season 2 Slim Sets for $17.99 at Amazon. Also Tru Calling Season 2 for $12.14. Amazon follows up on last week's Season 1 sale.
Will we finally visit the Southland? Joblo.com is reporting that Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales" has finally been picked up by a distribution company. Sony will apparantly team with Samuel Goldwyn Films to exhibit the Sarah Michelle Gellar starring film. More...
Serenity Collector's Edition DVD menu shots. They are very similar to the normal DVD menus in case you were expecting anything radically different.
Boreanaz's "Bones" Season 2 DVD gets a release date and an interestingly named featurette. This DVD set will include commentary from David as well as the gag reels from both season 1 & 2. Also a featurette titled "The Angelator", can't wait to see what that one is about. The release date is set for Sept 11th this year.
Eight simple rules for surviving sci-fi. Pink Ray Gun has a survival guide for girls in sci-fi including being written by Joss. More...
"Buffy" is IMDB's FAQ of the week. At the IMDB homepage, Buffy is the site's featured FAQ of the week. More...
A YouTube fan girl acts out Joss' speech for Equality Now. I found this on You Tube and thought it was just too cute...and seeing the latest Joss post on the atrocity in Iraq-- ...well this just kinda cheered me up.
'Serenity Found' - now on Amazon.com. "This follow-up to Finding Serenity takes the examination of Joss Whedon's canceled cult favorite even further . . ." More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #23 solicitation info. The penultimate issue of "Unstoppable" hits stores by summer's end. No Cassaday covers given, and no specific date until tomorrow. More...

May 21

(SPOILER) Joss as the interviewER. Over at Newsarama, Joss gets to ask the questions instead of answering them, interviewing Bryan Hitch about the finale of Marvel's Ultimates 2. More...
Waitress makes the top ten box office list. In its third weekend, "Waitress" broke into the top ten box office list with $1,135,000 in 116 theaters. That's up from #17 last week and #35 the one before. Considering the juggernauts at the top of the list right now, that's damn impressive. Here's hoping it hangs on... More...
Those Whedon comic book chart positions for April. Buffy #2 came in at number 12 and Runaways #25 finished in the top fifty, getting to number 42. ETA: Estimated sales for these issues can be found over at ICV2.com. More...
Sarah Connor Chronicles Trailer. Summer Glau is prominently featured in the trailer.
What's your favourite Firefly episode? SF Signal asks that difficult question in their latest poll. More...
'The Psychology of Joss Whedon' - available for pre-order. It appears to be a collection of pop culture essays about Joss and issues arising from his shows. We're informed that it will have an "in-depth examination of the psychological gravity that has captivated his deeply devoted fan base". This'll be out in December according to Amazon. More...

May 20

Let's Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death. This is not my blog, but I don’t have a blog, or a space, and I’d like to be heard for a bit. More...

May 19

Angel and Buffy listed in favourite season finales. Listed by TV Blend writer The Clicker. More...
When Darla met Rambo. First look at Julie Benz on the set of Sylvester Stallone's new movie. And if you're curious to know more, Ain't It Cool News has a three and half minute Quicktime promo video of the movie for available for download.
Nathan Fillion: Video Games Yes, Lewd Propositions No. In a public blog on his MySpace page, Nathan writes some very funny stuff about playing Guitar Hero 2 and Halo 3 Beta, plus advises fans what NOT to post or say to him (hint: don't tell The Fillion what to do, ask about more Firefly, or make rude comments about his work or his ass). More...
This week's crush - Joss Whedon. A Newsarama blogger expresses her devotion for Joss. ETA: Oh and Joss has a couple of questions for you.

May 18

(SPOILER) Preview Clips from "The Sarah Connor Chronicles". IGN provides a look at three clips from the upcoming series. Summer Glau can be seen in the third. More...
Buffy and Angel listed as favourite small-screen superheroes. As an accompaniment to the Joss love on IGN listed below, is a list of favorite small screen superheroes from the staff at IGN.
Joss to appear in "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" documentary. This will air on the History Channel in the States on May 28th. More...
'Faith' or 'Watcher' top IGN's list of Most Wanted Television Spin-offs. While they acknowledge that neither seem likely at this point, the crew at IGN declare that television without Joss Whedon is "just plain wrong". More...
Are you a fangirl? If so Woodward is looking for you. Jonathan Woodward is showing his support for some friends who are working on a fangirl project... "this project is to represent the flip side of a presumably male-dominated demographic". More...

May 17

CW cancels Veronica Mars. And here's the bad news, folks...
PopWatch says Nathan Fillion should be "the next Hugh Grant." EW's blog features our good Captain as the ideal 'romantic leading man.' Well, yeah, but we knew that...
Fox Unveils Their New Shows for the Fall Season. Including Summer Glau's The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Alas, Eliza Dushku's Nurses is not included. More...
Boreanaz dates in Gray play change. For those of you planning to see David Boreanaz in the Spalding Gray show "Stories Left to Tell" next week (like me... damn it!), his appearance dates have been changed to 6-10 June. More...
CBS to copy Angel? CBS has four new hourlongs and a new sitcom coming to its schedule this autumn. One of these shows are “Moonlight” about a vampire who makes his living as a private detective. More...
Complete Buffy Box on sale at Amazon UK. All seven seasons of Buffy on Region 2 DVD for 80.97.
IDW Publishing August solicitations. Includes Spike: Shadow Puppets #3.
Dark Horse's Scott Allie talks Buffy season 8. This a great insight into what goes on behind the scenes. More...

May 16

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #4 preview is now available at Dark Horse. Several pages are available for viewing.
Alyson Hannigan at world famous Montreal 'Just For Laughs Comedy' Festival. She and the rest of the cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' will be in Montreal on July 21. More...
Eliza Dushku comments on her new movie 'The Alphabet Killer'. When asked about the modified adaptation of the investigation into a series of murders, Eliza says "It’s meant only to be respectful. There might be some controversy, but who knows".
Spike:Asylum TPB is out today. All 5 issues of the first mini-series for IDW by Angel season 6 co-writer Brian Lynch.
This month's Q&A with James Marsters. Acting, holidays and the ultimate peanut butter and jelly sandwich all get discussed. And for those wanting to know more about James' new movie 'Shadow Puppets', check out the latest interview with the director. It has news about special screenings, the DVD release and indeed praise for the fans.
A new horror role for Nick Brendon. Fangoria reports that Nick has signed up for a movie called 'Wittenberg' which has "a cast that's becoming a Who's Who of horror". More...
No Bones About It: David Boreanaz Turns 38 Today. Happy Birthday to our favorite cocksure FBI agent/broody hot vampire! More...
Son of a Slayer Soon To Say "Viva Laughlin!" After serving as President during this past season on "24", D.B. Woodside will soon be in the CBS musical drama "Viva Laughin!", based on the BBC show "Viva Blackpool". It will be part of the new lineup which will be announced today. It also includes "Moonlight", about an "undead" detective. More...
Variety reports that 'How I Met Your Mother' is renewed. Alyson Hannigan's sitcom will go to a third season. In related Whedonverse alum news, Variety also says that Supernatural and Smallville got picked up as well. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Mars "won't be coming back".

May 15

A site to share celebrity encounters is giving away Buffy comics. To celebrate the site's launch, they are having a contest looking for stories and photos of celebrity/fan encounters. The winner will receive a copy of the Buffy Season 8 Issue 1 comic. There will be a winner announced every 2 weeks over a 10 week period.
Angel Season One on sale for $17.99 at Amazon. Season one of Buffy is also listed as being on sale for $17.99, along with Season one of Tru Calling at $26.99. More...
Ultimate fan thrill - Kevin Smith talks about Joss and Firefly. In the middle of this utterly huge interview at Rotten Tomatoes, Kevin criticises US networks for not sticking with their shows and brings up Joss and Firefly as examples. More...
David Boreanaz and Bones submitted for Emmy. Buried in this master list are the submissions for David and Bones in the Drama Catagories.
David Boreanaz Up for Sub-Mariner? According to Superhero Hype!, there is a whiff of a rumor that David may be up for playing the title character of Namor in a big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' Sub-Mariner. More...
Nominate Whedon Alumni for SyFy Genre Awards. Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, and Morena Baccarin are among those eligible for "Best Special Guest." More...
See a preview of Adam Baldwin's new show "Chuck". Which also features another verse guest, Tony Todd. More...
Serenity Collector's Edition DVD Cover Art. DVD Active posted the new cover art today. More...
(SPOILER) Alyson Hannigan's Mother Love. A lovely interview which covers season 2 of 'How I Met Your Mother' (the finale airs tonight btw). And find out what Alyson thought of the tenth anniverary of the first airing of Buffy.

May 14

Top 20 All-Time Best TV Cliffhangers. Buffy again makes a best cliffhangers list, this time AOL Television's. The show comes in at #4 for Buffy's death in "The Gift."
We Could All Be Heroes or.......We Could Just Get Lost. Columnist, J. Scott Wilson, writes about "Heroes" and "Lost" being the best character-driven shows on television since "Firefly." He also talks about the "Serenity" screenings in June and links to the website.
Firefly on the Big Screen in Oakland. This month's installment features Our Mrs. Reynolds, Jaynestown and Out of Gas, and is being hosted by BlackMarketBeagles.com.
David Boreanaz on The View tomorrow (Tuesday). I think this might be David's second appearance on The View; he is always a fun guest.
The Angel DVD-rewatching society. A group has been set up at the IDW forums in the lead up to Season 6. More...
Joss inspires faith. A new book, just published, in the UK and USA about one family's experience of Huntington's Disease who found some inspiration from the good Shepherd in "Serenity". More...
Buffy's Gentleman Doug Jones signs autographs in Burbank, CA May 15th. This will be his last personal appearance for 2007 as he is off to start filming Hellboy II. He will be there to sign copies of the Oscar winning film "Pan's Labyrinth".
"And Firefly did shine pretty brightly". A writer over at Stylus Magazine analyses Joss' sci fi western and breaks it down into three categories: the good, the bad and the questionable.

May 13

Mark Sheppard on BSG podcast. Scifi has released a bonus podcast with Mark Sheppard and BSG writer Michael Angeli. More...
Vote for Cordelia in UGO.com's Miss Entertainment pageant. UGO's Miss Entertainment is the beauty pageant for the twenty-first century. No more sleazy judges. No more crusty old men serenading the winner. No more Donald Trump. Only you can crown Miss Entertainment! More...

May 12

Studio 360 interviews Joss about Buffy Season 8. Also available as a podcast at the iTunes store.
Great Comic Moments - April - a certain scene from Buffy #2! A hilarious moment from the second issue gets picked by a Mania blogger.
Buzz on Eliza Dushku's new show. TV Upfronts to be announced starting Monday and nearly everyone writing about it calls Nurses a shoo-in. And it looks like lots of other cool actors have promising shows this season -- ABC seems to have dibs on the lion's share of 'em.
Parade magazine's InStepWith David Boreanaz. Sunday's Parade magazine features a James Brady InStepWith piece on David Boreanaz. The article isn't available online until May 15, but the photo of David and his yellow Lab Buddah is included in the associated slide show. More...
"How I Met Your Mother" Rumored to be Renewed. A 3rd season of the Alyson Hannigan starring sitcom appears on a version of CBS' fall schedule that's currently making the rounds. More...
Nathan Fillion - the intrepid journalist. If you're going to watch just one video interview today, let it be this one.
One of the summer's hottest comic books - Buffy season 8. IGN says "we absolutely guarantee this is going to be one of the best books throughout the summer". Wizard Entertainment also chimes in with the love for the series on their Heat Index, "action-packed and overflowing with Whedon's patented snappy patter". More...
Summer Glau's new show "picked up for next season". According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'The Sarah Connor Chronicles' is one of six new shows that Fox has picked up for the 2007/08 season.
Dexter (starring Julie Benz) DVD now available for pre-order on Amazon. Also up for pre-order is Jeff Lindsay's third 'Dexter' book.
Whedonverse Miis. One person got inspired to create Buffy and Firefly avatars for their Nintendo Wii. More...
Interview with Nathan Fillion. Nothing all-too new on the Waitress front, but some personal tidbits about travel and movies towards the end. Plus, Nathan thinks the Dutch are prettier than you. More...

May 11

Doing the time warp again, this time with Buffy. The Villager looks at the 'Once More With Feeling' screening phenomenon. And if you're wondering if the screenings will be coming to a town near you over the summer, then check the Buffy Sing-A-Long website for details.
Chiwetel Ejiofor to play Othello. He'll join Ewan McGregor in the Donmar Warehouse production in London from November 29 to February 23. More...
Pre-viewed copies of Serenity are $5.99 for Netflix members. If you need more copies on hand to give to friends who have shown an interest in the 'verse (membership required for link). More...
Another BDM card set wins an award. Firefly: The Complete Collection Premium Trading Cards won the award for Non-Sports Card Product of the Year from Diamond Comic Distributors at the 16th annual Diamond Gem Awards. As you might remember, Serenity: Premium Trading Cards won last year in the same category. More...
TFAW's Current Top 5 Hottest Products-Buffy, Serenity: TLB. Guess Buffy comics must be selling. Serenity: Those Left Behind too. Thought everybody already had that. More...
Nathan Fillion is Pajiba’s 2007 Sexiest Man of the Year. That's right, Cap'n Tightpants is number 1! Some language and side advertisements may be NSFW. More...
Lin's Bin (WXRT Radio Chicago) used a nice BtVS clip. You can either download or stream the show from their website. It's the one titled "Spiders, part 1." The audio clip of Xander and Willow is about halfway through the five minute show. The rest is an interesting listen as well.
Nathan Fillion on tonight's (5/10) Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Our Captain will be a guest on the CBS talk show Thursday promoting Waitress. It airs at 12:35am EST/PST, 11:35pm CST (check local listings). More...
Adam Baldwin To Co-Star In NBC Series "Chuck" This Fall. Adam will play the character John. The series, a spy dramedy from the creator of The OC, gets an early pickup from NBC, along with Journeyman, Life, and The Bionic Woman (of which Glen Morgan - writer and producer on The X-Files and Millennium - is looking to join the production). More...

May 10

'The Hard Easy' DVD release news. David Boreanaz's "action-packed thrill ride" will be released in the States on May 22nd. And David fans will be pleased to hear that Titan Books will be releasing 'Bones: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2' later on this year. More...
James Gunn Appreciation Society Chat (JGAS). There was a live chat hosted by the JGAS MySpace Group on Friday, May 4th. More...
Sarah Connor Chronicles pickup decision possible next week. This is according to a story from E! Online. Also discusses the next Terminator trilogy, without Arny.
'Weekend psychosis'. Peter Bradshaw writes in the Guardian about how Hollywood studios' obsession with blockbusters and the opening weekend squeezes out smaller films. Serenity is mentioned as an example of the 'very decent films which get shouldered aside because their opening weekend figures have been poor'. More...
Nathan Fillion Gets Award At Newport Beach Film Festival. Our own Captain Tightpants was selected as "Best Actor in a Feature Film", while "Waitress" won the Audience Feature Award.
Serenity Opening on List of Best Long Tracking Shots. The opening scene taking viewers throughout the ship has been included in the Daily Film Dose blog's new list of the best loooooong tracking shots. More...

May 09

Out of print and out of stock. A comic book store owner comments on the non-availability of Joss Whedon's Dark Horse back catalogue at a time "when the heat for the [Buffy] series is on NOW".
Kristy Swanson on Law and Order: CI. The original Buffy will be on NBC's Law and Order: Criminal Intent tonight playing an Anna Nicole Smith-like character. Also click here to see Kristy talk about her role. More...

May 08

Special Auctions for charity from Whedonopolis.com. You can win a signed "You're Welcome" script or a signed one-of-a-kind event poster. More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info and cover art for Buffy #5. It's worth noting that this standalone 40 page issue is "personally important to... Joss Whedon". This'll come out on August 1st with the the regular Jo Chen cover and also variant covers by Georges Jeanty and Paul Lee.
EW readers want to hang out with the crew of Serenity. EW.com's PopWatch blog asked its readers what sci-fi characters/creatures they'd love to hang out with. Our favorite crew is featured alongside Tom Servo, Chewbacca and Hiro Nakamura, to name a few.
Joss' Alien Resurrection in Chud's 50 Biggest Disappointments list. Gets a five on the travesty scale of 1 to 10.
Drive's final episodes to air back-to-back on July 4th. More...
Another One Gone: HellMouthCentral. Contains information on where the Powers Of There will be continuing their pop culture opinionating.
New Into the Black trailer. The Vancouver-based Firefly fanfilm project has unveiled a new trailer, "hopefully the last thing we release before an actual episode".
Summer Glau's 'Sarah Connor Chronicles' pilot likely to be picked up for series. According to After Ellen "Fox execs are very happy with this pilot" and they also say that "The buzz says this is one pilot that will surely be picked up for a series." More...

May 07

"Brief But Wonderful." That's how the New York Times described Firefly while touting the release of the Serenity Deluxe Edition DVD. (Registration Required) More...
One Buffy Night ends, another begins, in Portland. As the Mission Theater in the Portland of Oregon winds down its weekly Buffy Night, out of nowhere the Tonic Lounge begins its own (warning: link is to a music-embedded MySpace profile). More...
Julie Benz is the female lead in Sylvester Stallone's "John Rambo". According to Variety (May 6). More...
Impatient? You can now pre-order the 'Serenity' collector's edition DVD. When it was posted here the other day that a 21 August release date had been set for the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD, many posters noted the pre-order link didn't work. It does now, with a listed shipping date of 19 August. More...

May 06

The Clicker Cites Angel as a Successful TV Spin-Off. TV Blend writer discusses the much-hyped Grey's Anatomy spin-off and cites Angel as one of the most successful examples of the increasingly less common premise for a series.
Preliminary box office results for "Waitress": $91,500 opening weekend. The preliminary numbers, which will be updated Monday morning, show "Waitress" earned an average of $22,875 per screen (in 4 theaters) over its opening weekend, for an estimated total box office to date of $111,000. More...
(SPOILER) Some new spoilers for Buffy season 8! Wizard Entertainment has some teasers for the next three issues.
Buffy Book News: "The Deathless" has been released (also out in UK). Upcoming Buffy novel, "One Thing or Your Mother" has had its cover art released. And there is a new interview at SlayerLit with Nancy Holder where she talks about her past writing. Asked 'Where do you see the Buffy line going in the next few years?' She only responds 'At least we have Joss's Season Eight comics!' Also for those who still have yet to try the superb "Go Ask Malice" find some previously unlinked reviews: here and here. More...
Nathan Fillion "Breaking Through" according to NY Times. Our hero gets some deserved recognition in today's "Summer Movies" section in the (ahem) Paper of Record. He's the last of five profiled, and thus appears on page 2 of the article. It works well if you read all five, as Mr. Fillion makes a fine counterpoint to Dane Cook. Registration required.

May 05

Marc Vann in Spider-Man 3. You may remember him as Doctor Sparrow from S5 of Angel, but now he's producing plays on Broadway along with Father Jack from Six Feet Under. He's only got one scene, but it's important...ish. More...
Free Comic Book Day includes some Whedonesque goodness. Among the many excellent free sampler comics being given out at comic shops all over the place today, there's Dynamite Entertainment’s Lone Ranger/Battlestar Galactica Flip Book, with a Lone Ranger story by Brett (”Heart of Gold,” “Serenity: Those Left Behind”) Matthews, cover by John (”Astonishing X-Men”) Cassaday. It’s not a Serenity comic but it’s as close as you’ll get till this fall. And it's free! More...
"Shadow Puppets" starring James Marsters and Tony Todd gets a special showing in June. The film is getting an exclusive one week theatrical engagement June 22nd-28th in Beverly Hills, CA. The movie will be presented at the historic Fine Arts Theater. Tickets for the showings are onsale now. More...
Serving Up the Stars..... A positive review of Nathan Fillion's new movie at movie site Cinema Confidential. Waitress seems to be causing quite the buzz.
(SPOILER) comiXtreme.com review of Runaways #26. I hadn't noticed anyone else posting a review of the new issue of Runaways so here is one... More...

May 04

NY Times review of "Race You to the Bottom". Brief review (not so loving) from today's New York Times of the new Amber Benson film, with nice BtVS mention (registration req'd, I believe). More...
(SPOILER) TVSquad Review of Buffy Season 8.3. A very positive review, which obviously contains spoilers. They give it a score of 6 out of 7. More...
Firefly/Serenity Ranked 15th Best in Sci-Fi Countdown. Entertainment Weekly ranks the best in science fiction in the last twenty five years. More...
JoBlo.com review "The Air I Breathe" in part two of their Tribeca coverage. Sarah Michelle Gellar's film gets a mostly positive review stating that "Even if lacking in originality, the film’s powerful performances by its ensemble cast are worth witnessing". Very mild spoilers.
Serenity Collector's Edition DVD gets release date. According to the Universal website, it'll be out in the States on the 21st of August. More...
Fascinating, lengthy interview with Nathan Fillion. The Fillion talks about Waitress, FOX canceling Drive, life and the pursuit of happiness, and the fate of Firefly. More...
(SPOILER) Silver Bullet Comics' review of Astonishing X-Men #21. It was an issue of many emotional layers and a great read to boot.
The PopWatch Confessional likes to say "Grr...Argh..." A fun post on the Entertainment Weekly blog details TV and movie phrases that have snuck into daily lingo; our favorite Mutant Enemy saying is third on the list. More...
Review of "Waitress" in iF Magazine. Excellent review of an excellent film! More...
"Simple Things" featuring Amber Benson, wins Best Film at Appalachian Film Festival. The film is an inspirational story about a pediatrician, his son and a community. You can view the trailer for the film at the "Simple Things" website.

May 03

Alan Tudyk gets a guest stint in "Don't Quit Your Night Job". Called a "late night happening of music, comedy and improvisation features a revolving company of Broadway's brightest new stars." It begins its offical run May 17th in New York at the HA! Comedy Club. More...
(SPOILER) Julie Benz's series 'Dexter' will return to Showtime in October. They begin filming in late May. Julie told E!'s Kristen, "All I know is I have to deal with the implications of the shoe!" Also news on the DVD (R1) release coming in August. Spoiler alert is for other shows. More...
(SPOILER) SawKat = Spuffy? Entertainment Weekly's latest review of Lost (briefly) compares the romance between Sawyer and Kate to that of Buffy and Spike in Buffy season 6. Contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Lost.
(SPOILER) DVD Talk Reviews "The Thirst", featuring multiple verse names. The film comes out on DVD(R1) May 15th, with Adam Baldwin, Clare Kramer, and Tom Lenk. The movie calls itself a "Requiem for a Dream meets Near Dark." The reviewer agrees they "steal quite blatantly" from the other films but this is more "campy", observing that, "Most of the actors seem to be having a little tongue-in-cheek fun with the material". More...
New Serenity-related stuff coming from QMx. Lurking Rhythmically has the scoop on a new project from QMx and Browncoat fan-artist Whitefall. More...
Kane Rocks the UK in June on the Barfly Tour. Christian Kane has just announced acoustical concert dates for June 4-10 in the UK tickets go on sale this Friday.
'Firefly: The Official Companion' volume 2 reviewed. SerenityStuff says "You want it. Trust me.". More...
(SPOILER) Herc's seen Buffy season 8 #3. Couldn't get a hold of the issue? Want to know what happened? Then read on. Spoilers await (and if you want even more juicy details, then head off to the Wikipedia recap). More...

May 02

(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion comments on Drive cancellation. He tells TV Guide's Michael Ausiello "It's unfortunate. I was having a really good time. Just the lines I got to say. I had some great lines". (Link contains spoilers for numerous tv shows).
It's the Joss Whedon comic book day! Buffy #3, Astonishing X-Men #21 and Runaways #26 get released today. Previews for the three issues can be found here, here and here.
The Easy as Pie Mother's Day. Spend Mother's Day with Nathan Fillion. More...
Amber Benson's "Race You To The Bottom" opening in NYC. More...
Salon reviews Waitress. Stephanie Zacharek calls Nathan Fillion's performance wonderful but gives him the dubious distinction of having "the face of an anxious space alien." A New York Times review says the film is "lovely, touching and infused with life."
Spike to go boldly where no man has gone before? A poll at Coming Soon.net has James Marsters as an option to play the young Kirk in the new Star Trek film.
Curious about what Sarah Michelle and Eliza look like on the Tribeca red carpet? The Buffy alums appear in Part 1. Kerry Russell does an interview for Nathan Fillion's film, "Waitress", in Part 3. More...
Armin Shimerman discusses his acting experience on both Star Trek and Buffy. Short video responses to questions. He has some great things to say about Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Alyson Hannigan. And apparently, he had the wrong attitude when he first started out guesting on Buffy but learned very quickly how wrong he was. Quite interesting. More...

May 01

Orson Scott Card talks Firefly on the latest Firefly Talk podcast (#50, part 1), and explains why he thinks Serenity is the best sci-fi movie ever made.
(SPOILER) Cover art for tomorrow's release of Astonishing X-Men #21. The preview pages have already been seen but X-fans finally get a chance to view John Cassaday's artwork for the two covers.
'Can't Stop the Serenity' 2007 charity swag already on sale. The official CSTS poster and t-shirt are now available for pre-order. Click the title link for a list of cities allowing pre-orders; click here for a good look at the shirt and poster. More...
JoBlo.com reviews "Suburban Girl" with a very positive edge, especially to our leading lady, Sarah Michelle Gellar. "However, aside from its inspiring and vicarious plot, Suburban Girls’s greatest strength is its stars, Alec Baldwin and Sarah Michelle Gellar". Contains mild spoilers.
Happy Birthday Darla and Graham! Julie Benz and Bailey Chase both turn 35 today in a Buffyverse stellar alignment.



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