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July 31

Preorder the Angel Box Set for $97.99. The complete set of Angel is now available for preorder at Amazon. It retails at $139.98 but is listed at $97.99, and if it's anything like the Buffy set you'll want to grab the price while it's there. No info there on what's included.
Buffy season 8 cover art for sale. If you've got a spare $150, you could be the proud owner of one of the stunning Jo Chen covers from issues 2, 3 or 6. What you get is a limited edition 13" by 19" giclee reproduction which would look great on your office or living room wall. More...
Nicholas Brendon joins lineup of Creation's Salute to Supernatural, Smallville & Buffy/Angel. The convention takes place November 10-11 in Chicago.
Video: The Geek Beat talks to Jewel Staite. Andy from The Geek Beat interviewed Jewel Staite at Comic Con. She talks about her role(s) on Stargate Atlantis, the joy of wearing appliances, how Dr. Keller is different from Simon Tam, and her continuing love for Firefly. More...
Dinner with Joss - another account. Great write-up from someone else who was at the dinner on Friday.
CCI: Joss on Buffy and Beyond. Since the one account was brief and now off the main page, here's ComicBookResources.com's coverage of Joss' Dark Horse Panel with some more information. More...
Cordelia Chase goes to college. Charisma Carpenter gets guest spot in "Greek". More...
GIANT Magazine interview with Allyson Beatrice. An interview with the author of Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? Allyson answers questions about online community and cult fandom.
Eve weds Andrew's brother. Sarah Thompson (Eve from AtS) marries Brad Kane (Tucker from BtVS).
Martin Firrell and Nathan Fillion's HERO 2.5- an update to the update. This one is a beautiful tribute that will lay Nathan Fillion appreciators flat! More...

July 30

Suzanne Brockmann gives a little info about her dinner with Joss. More to follow. This is courtesy of QuoterGal, who boldly emailed and was rewarded. More...
A gorram article about swearing. An interesting article on swearing which references Firefly.
Buffy book "Portal Through Time" wins Young Adult award. Yet another Whedony thing from Comic Con: the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced their Scribe Awards there over the weekend and Alice Henderson won Best Novel in the Young Adult category for "Portal Through Time." More...
James Marsters on "Saving Grace" tonight. The episode airs tonight at 10pm ET on TNT and should be up on iTunes by tomorrow if you miss it. Although he is in the episode he is not in the trailer for the episode, so I guess we will find out how big his part is tonight.
The Angel retrospective with Tim Minear. Excellent little interview with Tim about Angel, Joss and his continued love for the Angelverse.
Summer Glau talks Terminator. Coverage of The Sarah Connor Chronicles panel at Comic-Con. More...

July 29

Sending A Wave podcast interview Martin Firrell. He's the dude behind the 'HERO' art project, lead by Nathan Fillion. There's even a brief behind-the-scenes clip from the project. It's a really good interview. More...
More Whedonverse guests for Dragon Con. Ken Feinberg (chaos demon) and Georges Jeanty (Buffy season 8 artist) join the list of guests at this year's Dragon Con in Atlanta.
Nathan Fillion clarifies those Joss project remarks. He sets the record straight regarding that recent IGN article.
CCI: My Dinner with Joss. Well, not mine, of course. Someone ate with him. Odd heading considering it's not a first-hand account, but a Dark Horse press release on the charity event.
(SPOILER) Comic Con: Stargate Atlantis Panel - Jewel Staite is part of the panel! The link takes you to scifi.com's exclusive coverage of the "Stargate Atlantis" panel discussion at Comic-con 2007. More...
Jennifer Ouellette on Allyson Beatrice. The author of The Physics of the Buffyverse reviews Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? in The Huffington Post.
The Joss Whedon panel at Comic-Con. It kicks off today at 4.45pm PST and lasts an hour. And here's the major announcements. Ripper optioned by the BBC, Joss has written a horror movie with Drew Goddard, he's working on a short ballet film with Summer Glau and more Fray to come plus Buffy season 9 as well. More...
Have A Nice Apocalypse... I think I'll have something to say about that. The new poster for the Sarah Michelle Gellar starring film "Southland Tales" has arrived courtesy of Joblo.com, with a new tagline (I like to think they had me in mind) and complimentary eerily reaching hand. More...

July 28

James Marsters and Adam Baldwin film special video greetings. The dynamic duo filmed these from Comic-con for the Xbox Live Marketplace. More...
Comic Con Report on Chuck. Starting off with Zap2it, Chuck and Adam Baldwin, who unfortunately wasn't there, Chuck got a standing ovation from the fans. From Zap2it: "The good vibrations were so palpable that even Baldwin's absence couldn't harsh the buzz and the people here love Baldwin like Wade Boggs loved chicken." More...
Sands of Oblivion on Sci Fi US tonight. Reminder for all the US Whedonesquers that Adam Baldwin and Morena Baccarin's movie is on tonight, 9/8C.
(SPOILER) Brian Lynch talks 'Angel: After The Fall'. More lovely details on the official post 'Not Fade Away' story. More...
Suzanne Brockmann confirms Dinner with Joss. Just ran across a reposting of Suzanne Brockmann's enewsletter that confirms she was the winner of 2 seats at dinner last night. (This was also confirmed more publicly on her site.) Details are in item #2, about halfway down the page. More...
Reaver Ship Ornament. Some pictures from SDCC of Dark Horse's Serenity ornaments including the new Reaver ornament.
Whedon and Fillion Together Again? IGN TV talks to Nathan Fillion about a possible new collaboration with Joss Whedon. More...
(SPOILER) HIIFI TCA Press Tour Bones Report. One more nice article about the TCA Press Tour Bones Panel. Some new info included. Minor spoilers for season 3.
Firefly Talk nominated for 2 podcast awards. Firefly Talk been nominated in the 2007 Podcast Awards for the "Best Produced" and "Movies And Film" categories. More...
Warren Ellis to write Astonishing X-Men. Joss and John's successors get announced. And an interview with the new artist Simone Bianchi can be found here.
(SPOILER) First smidgen of info from IDW's 'Angel:After the Fall' panel at Comic-Con. And there's more coverage with cover art over at Newsarama. More...
The Guild by Felicia Day. Felicia Day posts a funny new video to YouTube. More...

July 27

New Runaways creative team announced. From #31, they are Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos. More...
Andy Barker, P.I. on sale at iTunes for $6.99. All six episodes of the canceled sitcom, which featured Jane Espenson as a writer, are available for seven bucks. More...
(SPOILER) David Hewlett talks Jewel Staite. Amongst other things. Spoilers for season 4 of Stargate Atlantis. More...
(SPOILER) TV Guide talks with Teri Hatcher, gets scoop on Nathan's role. Teri Hatcher describes her first scene with Nathan. If you don't want to know anything about Nathan's character or the arc of the next season of Desperate Housewives, this would be a spoiler for you.
Matt Roush discusses Mad Men. The new show featuring Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks gets some very positive comments in this week's Ask Matt. Joss gets a mention too.
(SPOILER) Newsarama reviews Superman: Doomsday. Some comments about Adam and James' performances in this animated movie.
Joss mentioned in today's Penny Arcade news post. Tycho mentions Joss when talking about his love of using female avatars in games. Full quote after jump. More...
Sugarshock! An all new Joss Whedon story! Read the first part online at 'MySpace Dark Horse Presents'. For more info, read these Newsarama and Comic Book Resources articles. More...
Marti Noxon talks Buffy season 8. Find out who she'd bring back if she were writing for the comic books. There's also some talk about her new show 'Private Practice".
Official Serenity movie site gets a makeover. With the Collector's Edition DVD coming on August 21st, the site gets updated accordingly. There's several "all new behind-the-scenes clips" to be viewed plus the new trailer as well.
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #22 covers revealed. The first one is very good indeed. This issue will be out on August 22nd. More...
Offical "Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd" Poster. It only features the star, Johnny Depp. But we care because it's a musical co-starring Anthony Stewart Head. Plus, a pretty cool image. More...

July 26

David Greenwalt exits 'Moonlight'. According to E!, he is no longer attached to the show.
Harmony and Eve together again. Okay, Mercedes McNab and Sarah Thompson are in the movie "Pink Conspiracy," which is playing at 11 AM July 28 at the Action on Film International Film Festival -- www.aoffest.com -- in Long Beach, CA.
A Big Man for Big Blue. Newsarama has an interview with Adam Baldwin on his voice acting on the new Superman/Doomsday animated DVD. They believe he also has the look to play a live-action Superman and are able to work in a few mentions of his Mutant Enemy gigs.
Joss knows how to embrace his inner-nerd. Joss gets a decent nod in an article about art direction in video games. More...
(SPOILER) A review of Buffy #5 'The Chain'. So what you think of Joss' first stand-alone story of season 8?

July 25

Blue Sun Travel poster set available for pre-order. The posters wowed fans a few days ago (Joss called them "Extremely cool. Masterfully designed") and they can now be pre-ordered at TFAW.com at 20% off the RRP.
(SPOILER) Sarah Connor Chronicles scenes revised. More...
SyFy Portal Genre Awards Voting Begins. On the ballot are Whedonesque.com, Nathan Fillion, and Doug Jones. More...
You can help stroke James Marsters, well his ego anyway. Over on a Marsters' fan site, a fan is putting together a photo book to give to James at Dragon*Con for his Birthday. She's looking for submissions of photos of James taken by fans, as well as some James stories to add to the book. More...
The poster 3:10 to Yuma, co-starring Alan Tudyk, is online. Alan is listed in the credits. The film opens on September 7th.
Cover art for "How I Met Your Mother" season 2 DVD. Besides starring Alyson Hannigan, second season featured appearances by Morena Baccarin and Tom Lenk and also "Robin Sparkles". You can find information on its extra content over here.
Southland Tales release date Nov. 9. Finally!

July 24

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #5. Six pages (plus all the covers) which will whet your appetite for the next issue of Buffy season 8.
10 TV Shows That Should be Films. Premiere lists 10 shows that deserve (or might just fare better) on the big screen. Some Drive love, or possibly pity, and a rather unfortunate Serenity mention.
How to keep your shows on the air. Comic strip mentions a few favorites.
Summer talks about her role in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" during Fox's TCA event. There is more information about the panel here.
Happy Birthday, Summer Glau! Serenity and Firefly's favorite Psychic Enigma turns 26 today. All the best, Summer.
Carl Ellsworth to adapt Brian K. Vaughan's 'Y: The Last Man' for the big screen. Or in other words, Buffy season 2 writer to write movie which comes from a comic book written by a Buffy season 8 writer. Phew. And now the circle is complete.
Boreanaz fillm Mr Fix-it on WE tv tonight. You can catch it at 8pm & 10pm tonight or it will be replayed on July 24th and August 14th on the cable channel WE.
Old Serenity DVD - $8.99 at Best Buy (7/22 - 7/28). Just stopped at Best Buy tonight and now I have to find a loving home for Old Serenity and SLiTHER ($9.99). More...
Dark Horse Announces Joss Whedon at Comic-Con Booth Saturday. Joss, George Jeanty and Andy Owens (who also worked on "Fray") will be appearing at the booth Saturday, July 28th. Joss' appearance is a ticketed event, however.
Buffy Season Eight #5 shipping July 25? According to Diamond, Buffy Season Eight #5 will ship the 25th of July, one week earlier then the original release date.
Pimp your PC, Buffy-style.

July 23

Happy Birthday, Charisma! Cordelia turns 37!
"Bones" in today's IMDB poll. "Bones" is one of the choices for the IMDB "2007 Emmy Poll: What omission from the Outstanding Drama Series nominees irritated you the most?"
(SPOILER) New Blue Sun travel posters for the 'verse. An exclusive offering at Comic Con. More...
Martin Firrell and Nathan Fillion's "Hero" part two. Add the power of your voice to the world's most important public art project! More...
(SPOILER) TV Guide's Ask Ausiello Fox press tour report. There's some info about Drive and Bones (small spoilers for season 3) and a short Q&A with David, Emily and Hart Hanson.
Early press about the Justice League: New Frontier direct to DVD film. David Boreanaz is the voice of Hal Jordan (aka Green Lantern) in this much anticipated adaptation of the 2004 series from DC. The related New York Times link can be found here.

July 22

Buffy Singalong comes to Tulsa! Showings are this coming Friday and Saturday nights.
DC Buffy Singalong "sold out faster than any other show I've done anywhere else." Washington Post article about this weekend's OMWF singalong at DC's Avalon Theater. I believe registration is required.
No more heroines any more? Guardian TV columnnist Lucy Mangan considers, ahem, strong female characters and the lack thereof in light of the new James Bond novel by Sebastian Faulks, and drops a certain name at the end.
More love for 'Mad Men,' this time from Salon's TV critic Heather Havrilesky. Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks have scored big with AMC's Mad Men. This is a particularly glowing review of the first four episodes.
(SPOILER) 'Supernatural' Wants to be 'Buffy', not 'One Tree Hill'. Michael Ausiello talks to Supernatural series creator Eric Kripke about new cast additions next season. "What we're trying to do is what shows that we admire tried to do, like The X-Files and Buffy... Buffy had other characters that were coming in and out of the storyline, and they were fascinating characters." Some spoilers for season 3. More...
Liquid Generation's 'Who'd You Rather' features comic book Buffy. This week's Liquid Generation's 'Who'd You Rather' poll (which has men, women, food etc depending on the week) features comic book women- it's all rather frivolous but Buffy (from Season 8, issue 1) is pitted against Vampirella- and she's losing (at 32%).
If Joss Whedon wrote the end of Harry Potter. Absolutely no spoilers for the Deathly Hallows.

July 21

Serenity at Comic Con 2004 - a honeymoon tale. One of those feel good fan accounts that'll brighten up your weekend.
(SPOILER) David Greenwalt talks 'Moonlight'. Inevitably Angel comes up in this audio interview but the premise of Moonlight is intriguing and David's very enthused for his new show.
'Mad Men' premiere does ridiculously well in the ratings. According to the Hollwood Reporter, "...the rating means that Mad Men's premiere is AMC's highest-rated original series telecast ever." More...
Light-up Serenity navigation panel. SerenityStuff notes a doozy of an item suddenly put up at The Prop Store of London: "The pad is made from grey plastic with a window on the front, this has an informational acetate sheet attached to it and when the light is switched on using a small slide switch on the bottom shows a fantastically detailed image of the Firefly class ship 'Serenity'". More...
The CW's Dawn Ostroff comments on the Spike movie. She tells reporters "We typically don't do movies of the week but never say never. But we have not had conversations with Joss Whedon about a Spike movie". And according to MSNBC, she added we "would love to be in business with Joss". More...
Adam Shankman's 'Hairspray' is 95% fresh. The man who choreographed "Once More With Feeling" directs the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway smash to mostly positive reviews! More...
Creation adds Sean Maher to Serenity Salute. Lots of events and ticket info posted also. More...

July 20

How Drive made Emmy history. Fascinating follow up to yesterday's news about the show getting an Emmy nomination.
(SPOILER) Spike:Shadow Puppets #3 preview. A 5 page preview of the hilarious series from IDW and Brian Lynch More...
Buffy, the Gateway Comic Book. The Buffy Season 8 comic is responsible for bringing in more non-comic book readers than any other comic in a long time. More...
Mark Sheppard joins cast of Bionic Woman as a regular and crashes his new car. More...
News of Eliza Dushku's new projects in the Hollywood Reporter. Article reports that Eliza Dushku is to appear in an upcoming film, Bottle Shock, with later mention of The Alphabet Killer.
Whedonopolis talks with Steve 'Stunt Spike' Tartalia. He talks about working on Buffy, Angel, what he's doing now, and his years in Hong Kong.

July 19

AMC's Mad Men Premieres tonight. Watch Saffron and Connor in their new series that's getting great buzz.
'Adam Baldwin, it's got to be Adam Baldwin.' Josh Schwartz tells PopGurls that Adam was the top pick for the role of John Casey in the new fall show "Chuck." Also? Looks like Adam may get chances to bring the funny in the role.
'Drive' gets an Emmy nom. "Drive" was nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special in today's announcements of the 2007 Emmy Awards.
Magic Box replica raffled off for Slay-A-Thon fundraiser. Tickets costs $25 each and all the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More pics of the Magic Box can be found here. More...
Allyson Beatrice interviewed by SerenityStuff.com. Covers many interesting things including, of course, her book, fandom, saving shows, Whedonesque and Tim's ugly child...
David Greenwalt on why 'Moonlight' is no 'Angel'. For one, it doesn't have the word 'Angel' in its title.
Amber Benson to star in Girltrash. A web series written and Directed by 'D.E.B.S.' Angela Robinson. More...
Universal HD promo: Firefly set to Strauss. First 2001, now our BDHs.
Sarah and Freddie at the London premiere of Hairspray. The usual rainbow carpet pictures. More...
Tim Minear to sign at the Browncoats' table at Comic-Con! Tim will be signing on Saturday from 12:30-1:30pm.

July 18

Breaking Atmo Video. Although I rarely use the word "awesome," it seems very appropriate to use it to describe this fanvideo celebrating the arrival of Serenity and Firefly at the International Space Station. Really awesome.
Nothing But Red. Inspired by Joss' post on the murder of Dua Khalil Aswad a group of activists have decided to publish an arts anthology titled "Nothing but Red," with proceeds to benefit a charity, probably Equality Now. More...
I'm in ur dark alleyz. The lolcat phenomenon gets adapted for the Buffyverse fandom. The Firefly equivalent can be found over at lolfirefly on LiveJournal.
(SPOILER) Spike: Shadow Puppets #2 out this week. Five page preview for it over at the IDW site. More...
A guide to Save Our Show campaigns. It cheerfully slaughters a few sacred cows. There's an article in a similar vein over at SyFy Portal.
Amber Benson's "Race to the Bottom" available on DVD. "Bisexual travel writer Nathan (Cole Williams) examines his increasingly complex feelings for Maggie (Benson) as they travel through California's wine country on assignment."
Chiwetel Ejiofor's Talk To Me does well as Captivity flops. Starring Don Cheadle, Talk To Me opens in just 33 theaters but is second only to Harry Potter in per-screen takings.
Alec, Steven, Daniel, William, and...Adam? Michael Ausiello notes a stupid question asked of Adam Baldwin at today's Chuck press tour panel. D'oh! A few nice tidbits about the upcoming show as well. More...
Explore comic book covers and more with Cover Browser. Behold the power of the internets. Cover Browser displays galleries of comic book (and book, games, DVD or magazine) covers. More...
Free "Mad Men" behind-the-scenes video at iTunes. iTunes is offering a free 23 minute behind the scenes look at the upcoming AMC show "Mad Men" featuring our own Christina Hendricks and Vincent Kartheiser. The show premieres July 19 at 10 pm. (Link requires iTunes) More...

July 17

Buffy Sing-Along Segment on NPR. An audio interview with Clinton McClung of the Buffy Musical Big Screen Extravaganza on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Jayne and Inara in Egypt. Adam Baldwin and Morena Baccarin star in Sci-Fi Original Movie, Sands of Oblivion which premieres 28th July.
James Marsters July Q and A. This time out he dicusses gadgets, guitars, and world peace.
NBC sends "Chuck" to Monday nights (at 8PM Eastern) this Fall. Adam Baldwin's new series, from the creator of The O.C., has been moved to a new night. More...
Joss still wants to do Ripper series says Tony Head. It's the second part of the fab iF Magazine interview. In addition to Ripper (or The Watcher series): Heroes, Buffy fan fic, Reaper, Buffy Animated and James Marsters all get a mention.
Joss to direct another episode of 'The Office'. iF Magazine has the scoop.
Last two episodes of Drive online. It's the last two hours of Tim's shortest lived, most accessible show yet. And you can read the shooting scripts here.

July 16

'Waitress' Makes the Top 10 in the Rotten Tomatoes Mid-Year Report. Waitress came in at #9, with a Tomatometer of 89%. Nathan is in two of the featured photos.
Buffy voted fifth best sci-fi show of all time. Three thousand readers of the British magazine 'Radio Times' voted in the poll.
Vote in the 2007 Wizard Fan Awards. Joss Whedon, John Cassaday and Laura Martin all receive nominations in various categories for their work on Astonishing X-Men.
Lets all get a tuckin' into a "Feast Of Love"... The Trailer for Morgan Freeman and Alexa Davalos' new film, an apparent modern day retelling of Shakespeare's "A Midsummers Nights Dream" set in Oregon, is out on Apple Trailers now. May be slightly NSFW due to some brief scenes of them getting, uh, tucked in... More...
(SPOILER) First look at James Marsters in Torchwood. The BBC confirms his guest spot and release a promo pic along with some quotes from him as well.
Seth Green is going to the 'Dogs'. Although it's sad to say that he is not donning his wolfish attire again. However, he is joining the cast of Disney's Travlota-Williams comedy 'Old Dogs'.
A conversation with Anthony Stewart Head. A fantastic post Buffy interview. Highlights include Tony's comments on the Giles action figure,the steps in the Sunnydale High School library and the new Buffy season 8 comic books.
Two Weekends of Whedony Goodness. Recaps of the Seattle Can't Stop the Serenity and OMWF Sing-a-long. Includes lightbulb jokes!
Vote for our BDM. Serenity is in the running to be shown in the SF section of the Oxford Film Festival. More...

July 15

It's Chris Golden's birthday. And if you'd like to have the chance to wish him a happy birthday in person, he's going to be at San Diego Comic Con later this month! More...
New York Daily News feature on Buffy season 8. It has some lovely quotes from Joss in it.
Waitress considered Oscar Bait. "Last month, Fox Searchlight began offering passes for academy and industry guild members to see Waitress and Once free in theaters, a privilege studios usually withhold until fall." A profile of the director, the late Adrienne Shelly, can be found in this Observer article (Warning: may induce a mournful sense of unbelievable waste). More...
Persephone Pickers release 'Sounds of the Verse' album. It's a CD available to buy of original folk music, inspired by Firefly. The first two minute of songs can be streamed free on iTunes and the like with the links at the left. More...
Georges Jeanty at Gaylaxicon. The BtVS artist will be a Guest of Honor at the international gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & friends Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Gaming Convention, held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5th through the 8th. More...
(SPOILER) Interview with John Barrowman about Torchwood with mention of James Marsters. Turns out JB grew up in the Chicago suburbs and was interviewed about Torchwood. There is a brief mention of James Marsters' guest role in the UK's second season as well as some mild spoilers about the first season and Dr Who.

July 14

Buffyworld is back. Transcripts are back up and screencaps are promised. More...
Buffy Season 8 is Janet Evanovich's summer reading. Writers reveal their guilty summer pleasures in the pages of Time magazine. More...
Website and trailer up for Marc Blucas' film The Jane Austen Bookclub. Set to open September 21 in New York and Los Angeles. More...
Website now up for Christian Kane's film Hide. The film is described as "a psychological thriller in the vein of Kalifornia and Natural Born Killers". More...
NY Times Review of Captivity. In addition to (negatively) reviewing the film, talks about the controversial marketing of Captivity... including Joss' comments.
For a good time call, James Marsters. For those people waiting for their Sunday Photo Op from Fangoria with James Marsters the photos are now up at Creations site for claiming. For those who couldn't make it check out the fun you missed.
Anita and Buffy: Compare and Contrast. Popular author Laurell K. Hamilton compares her Executioner to the Slayer. More...

July 13

Buffy #4 was the tenth bestselling comic in June. More...
Common Rotation plays Hotel Cafe July 21. Adam Busch and the boyz have the 9pm slot at this non-smoking, 21+, pay-at-the-door show in Los Angeles.
Anthony Head in ITV1 drama comedy this autumn in the UK. He will be co-starring in Sold with Kris Marshall from My Family. More...
Lawson Has Bite In Supergator. Bianca Lawson co-stars in this upcoming SCI FI original movie. More...
Mad Men: review of Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks' new show. While you're at the LA Weekly site, also check out the nice write-up of the Joss-attended OMWF sing-along. More...
Joss' dinner auctions net more than $52,000. The mystery now? Who is suzbrock*123 -- the bidder who won two dinner seats? (Meanwhile, combined with the other items up for bid, the entire auction brought in nearly $62,000.) More...
Sideshow Angel premium format available for pre-order. The exclusive version comes with 2 heads. More...
MWCToys reviews the Premium Format Spike figure. A thorough and well-illustrated review of this 18" scale figure/statue.
MWCToys reviews Buffy Deluxe Action Figures, series 3. Chosen Willow, White Witch Willow, Kendra and Kennedy in super-articulated 6" figure form. Michael Crawford's reviews are always detailed and well illustrated with quality photographs. More...
Cable's saving grace is women. Huge props given to Mutant Enemy alumn, Shawn Ryan, in this USA Today article about big name actresses making the jump to cable to get TV's best lead roles for women. More...
David Denman ("Angel's" Skip) in "Taming of the Shrew". David Denman stars as Petruchio in an Orange County, CA production of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" (presumably not in Skip makeup). More...
Celebs going online with viewers. Variety looks at celebs and their internet fanbases and uses Joss as an example for using this site to "keep his many followers informed of his doings". There then follows perhaps a somewhat jaw dropping comment from an Universal marketing executive regarding Serenity.
"I’m a Porn Star With a Heart of Gold". Sarah Michelle Gellar can hardly wait for the release of "Southland Tales." More...

July 12

Win shiny prizes from the CA Browncoats’ online only prize drawing! As part of their fundraisaing for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital they are offering up their Comic Con exclusive mug designs and whole bunch of other stuff to people who donate online. (And it looks like the mugs themselves are actually available for presale now.) More...
Dynamic Forces announces Joss Whedon sale to help benefit Equality Now. "From now until the San Diego Comic Con, 100% of all proceeds from this [comic book] sale will be donated to Equality Now. ... Brett Matthews will be signing the new Serenity HC (as an extra special surprise to help support the cause!)".
Vampires amidst the community. An essay about the role of the State in dealing with the supernatural. The author asks if "The Initiative was a logical answer to the Demon world, and whether the Buffyverse still needs such an organization even now?". More...
Angel Season 6 at Comic-Con. On Friday at Comic-Con, there's an IDW Publishing Panel which will have "an overview of... upcoming projects, including an "Angel: Season 6" comic by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch".
Last day of the Dinner with Joss auction. Current bids for the five dinner spots stand at well over $9000 each (a couple are at $11000).

July 11

Capacity crowd in Portland for 'Firefly'. On a day that earlier had reached over 100 degrees, the first Tuesday night of Firefly at the Mission nonetheless prompted more than 300 people to pack themselves together for the two-hour pilot. More...
The Initiative's Forrest at UK Convention. Buffy's "Forrest Gates" will be appearing at "Insurgence", a convention run by Rogue Events. More...
2007 Can't Stop The Serenity hits its goal. Screenings pass $100,000 raised for Equality Now. More...
Fred speak gets added the dictionary with 'ginormous'. "It was a ginormous year for the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster. Along with embracing the adjective that combines "gigantic" and "enormous".
Favourite TV/Movie Psychic. River featured in todays IMDB poll!
"Zoe's Revenge" Statue. First River, then Inara and now Zoe. Diamond Select Toys has put up a preview of their next Serenity statue. More...
James Marsters Sunday Q&A from Fangoria. "Nobody can accuse James Marsters of not being gracious to his fans." More...
Release date for 3:10 to Yuma, co-starring Alan Tudyk, has been moved up to September 7th. Lionsgate moved the release up from its original date of October 5th.
Officially Licensed Serenity U.S. Postage Stamps. This is the first set of the series, featuring Jayne, Capt. Mal, Zoe and Wash.

July 10

SF writer John Scalzi opens up discussion on Web reality. "Overheard recently: 'The problem with using the Web as a model for what's really going on is that on the Web, Ron Paul is a presidential front runner and Serenity is the greatest science fiction movie ever made.' Discuss."
Read Joss Whedon's Runaways debut online at Whedonesque and Marvel.com. Issue #25 of Marvel's Runaways, entitled 'Dead-End Kids', written by Joss Whedon and pencilled by Michael Ryan is now available for your online perusal in full.

View the cover and first page here at Whedonesque.com/runaways/, then click through to the full digital comic version at Marvel.com. More...
AfterEllen Includes Willow in its "Coolest Female Geeks" List. She's wedged between Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Gillian Anderson (X-Files).
(SPOILER) Dark Horse Comics for October. Covers and info for Buffy Season 8 #7 and also a new Serenity ornament.
He has a birthday! Happy Birthday to the man with no listing of rank or serial number.
For your entertainment. An article in The Guardian about the rise of "torture porn" in mainstream movies mentions the letter Joss wrote to the MPAA about the ad campaign for "Captivity". Warning: there is explicit description of various scenes of "torture porn". More...
(SPOILER) The post Drive wrap up interview. Tim Minear and Craig Silverstein speak about what have happened had Drive continued. In related news, fans have been getting word back from Ask Fox saying that that the last two episodes will be put online for free in about a week's time.
'Bellflower' begins filming. Production has begun on the first episode of the Australian Firefly fanfilm. More...
(SPOILER) When Giles met Purdey. Tony Head stars alongside Joanna Lumley on tonight's episode of Sensitive Skin on BBC2 at 10pm. To whet your appetite, there's an ace clip of the two of them on the Beeb site (probably not viewable outside the UK).
Booster Entertainment assets being sold off? It looks like their assets are going to be liquidated to pay their creditors (which includes many Browncoats and stars), possibly on eBay.
Official Cloverfield trailer now online. The trailer for Drew Goddard's supersecret project can now be viewed with pristine audio/video quality. Turn off the lights, turn up the speakers, and watch in the dark for best effect. More...
"The Brute, the Brawler, and the Ballerina: Fighting Styles and Character Development in Firefly and Serenity". An article in the Journal of Theatrical Combatives. More...
"How I Met Your Mother" Season 2 coming to DVD. October 2nd according to TVShowsOnDVD. More...

July 09

Juliet Landau added to Dragon*Con guest list. She joins fellow Whedon-alum James Marsters, Mark A. Sheppard and Ron Glass at the event, which takes place Aug 31 - Sept 3 in Atlanta. More...
Seth Green rated No. 3 Geek. TV Squad lists their top 7 geeks on TV and puts Seth Green on the list, citing that "Buffy alone gets him on the list." Also mentions Robot Chicken and the Star Wars special.
Richard Kelly "nearing post-production" on Southland Tales. The director posts an update on his MySpace page. More...
Angel series DVD set in the works. Fox is working on a Region 1 complete series set due to be released on October 30 at MSRP $149.98. No word on a bonus disc.
This year's Comic-Con has a lot for Whedon Fans. The biggest day will be Saturday the 28th with the Dark Horse panel on Joss, but that will be up against the "Sarah Connor Chronicles" with Summer Glau. More...
Punch N' Pie visits Serenity. Webcomic Punch 'n Pie visits our beloved spaceship. This is the beginning of a storyline featuring the BDHs More...
Book signing. Ron Glass will be doing a signing at the Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank, CA on July 21-22.
Whedonopolis covers James Marsters appearance at Fangoria. Find out what the Spike movie would have been about. They also cover his concert at the Crazy Donkey in Long Island.
"Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby?" is available now! The book is on sale now at Barnes & Noble and bn.com. More...
SyFy Portal Genre Awards Nominations. Video announcement of the 2007 nominees for the Sy Fy Genre Awards. Nominees include Whedonesque, Nathan Fillion, and Doug Jones. More...
Mere Smith is a supervising producer on "Burn Notice". This is the new summer series on USA. More...

July 08

BuffyWorld.com has gone the way of a... gone thing. Another Buffy fansite bites the dust and this time it's one of the big ones (the link goes to BuffyForums.net which is the new home for the former BuffyWorld posting community). More...
My wish list: Buffy Animated. A writer comments on the success of Buffy Season 8 and wonders if it could lead to a revival of the Buffy Animated series.
iPhones, Phil Carey, the Softwire, and free kefir. I checked it is set to public readable. Whoo-hoo! Nathan is already working on getting in shape for those Desperate Housewives!
Official Serenity Cast Photo T-shirt. I love new Official Firefly/Serenity Merchandise. Don't you? There is also a new Serenity ship one at tfaw. More...
(SPOILER) The Doctor Who Fan's Phrasebook contains a range of Buffy references. Collated by Keith Topping author of 'The Complete Slayer'. Big spoilers for the third new series, which has just begun on Sci-Fi in the US, and possibly Torchwood. Everyone else though... More...
(SPOILER) James Marsters leaks some delicious info about his Torchwood episode. And if fangirls didn't want to watch before, they sure will now (minor spoilers for his episode).

July 07

Review of Runaways #27 from ComiXtreme. Reviewer Scott A. Williams loved the latest issue, and so did I. More...
iF Magazine Interview with Nathan Fillion. Drive, Lost, Waitress, Firefly and Serenity all get a mention.
JOSS is our Idol: In the famous Partridge "A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English", the word JOSS is Anglo-Chinese pidgin English for "Idol".
What did his parents know when they named him. More...
Browncoats' Yearbook Announced. The Southeastern Browncoats have created a shiny yearbook with proceeds going to charity. Firefly fans everywhere will enjoy over 500 photos on 170 pages, showcasing events, art, and a few interviews too :-)
Buffy forum site announces "One More With Feeling" showing at Comic-Con. Whedonopolis announces there will be a showing of "Once More With Feeling" during Comic-Con in San Diego on July 28th, about the same time as the annual Masquerade. There will also be a showing of an extra Buffy episode.
One family's attempt to have dinner with Joss. This is awfully cute, but I'm thinking they won't raise the $5,000 currently necessary to get into the running for the Big Damn Dinner tickets!
Drive no longer. FOX removes the air dates for the final episodes of Drive, so Friday the 13th wasn't lucky after all. So the final episodes produced won't air. More...
He's the Executive Producer. Scott Allie updates the Buffy Zone about how much Joss is involved with Season 8. Some new info aswell.
Joss talks to video camera. But not randomly, there is a reason! Earlier this week, MySpace Comic Books asked for questions to ask Joss in a video interview. Here is the result.
Dexter among dramas on Emmys shortlist. The shortlist of this year's nominees has been leaked and the Dexter episode "Born Free" is on the list.

July 06

The criminal case is closed on Booster Events. Reguarding the failed Flavention 2. The bad news, they are not filing any crimnal charges against the organization. The good news we've gained another Browncoat. More...
Reflections on Reflections in Buffy Season 8, Issue 4. Our man Pointy writes about the themes in the last issue of 'The Long Way Home'. It's in six sections and here's the links to the other five parts: Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V and Part VI.
Emma Caulfield to Host Internet Radio Broadcast. Emma will host the Dark Matters program this Sunday on KarmaAir.com and will soon become a regular co-host of the program. More...
River triumphant. Some new pics and a review of the latest Serenity action figure.
Joss Whedon's Comic-Con panel Officially Announced. The panel will be on Saturday, July 28 from 4:45 - 5:45 and a sneak peak of the Serenity Collectors Edition DVD will be shown!
Sideshow announces Angel premium format. A pre Comic-con announcement: Angel statue to join Buffy and Spike. More...
Question: What is Cloverfield, and why should we care? Answer: 1) It's the upcoming film you saw a mysterious teaser for if you went to see the new Transformers movie. 2) It was written by former Buffy/Angel writer Drew Goddard. Shiny!
His Marsters voice. Dreamwatch covered James Marsters' appearance at the Creation Grand Slam. They made some of the article available on their site.
Fandom of the Opera. "The musical has become a centerpiece for one of the community's shared rituals," says some guy from MIT. More...
Michael Hitchcock interviewed in Firefly Talk #53. Everyone's favorite evil Alliance guy, Dr. Mathias, talks about working with Joss on Serenity.
PopWatch is Desperate For Fillion. The good Captain is featured in this story about the Desperate Housewives cast additions - and PopWatch asks what shows need the OMWF musical treatment. More...

July 05

No Star For Joss. Looks like Joss did not get selected for the 2008 group. More...
Dark Horse's Serenity lunch box cancelled? A products/shipping update over at MillarWorld mentions the following: "The Lunchbox Serenity (MAY070071U) has been cancelled". More...

July 04

Big Damn Chefs Cookbook sales resulted in $1000 donated to Freedom from Hunger! Apparently as of mid June, more than the necessary 330 copies were sold, and $1000 will be(or has been) donated to the charity! More...
Adam Baldwin talks about Independence Day. Which is quite appropriate given today's date.
QMx pledges to support CSTS "for as long as the effort continues". So said the maker of Verse replicas on July 2. In addition, they "challenge other vendors who have benefited from the generosity of the Browncoat community to do the same."
Joss dinner auction makes SCI FI Weekly news. Other good stuff on this page as well. More...
"It feels like Buffy should". An overview of the first story arc of Buffy season 8.
Firefly at The Mission. Details of the upcoming Firefly marathon in Portland, Oregon. More...
Quick mention of Runaways at The A.V. Club. More...

July 03

Browncoat Cruise Winner Announced. The worldwide CSTS Cruise winner was announced yesterday.
(SPOILER) Zap2It Suggests Role for Charisma Carpenter and other actors it wants to see back on TV (lots of spoilers for lots of shows - mention of Drive as well).
iF Magazine interviews Morena Baccarin about Heartland. She also talks about Firefly, Serenity, and Browncoats. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar on This Morning... this morning. She will be appearing around 12.10 Probably to tell us all about opening the Harrods sale.
ABC and Fox extend option for Tratchenberg and Dushku's shows. Michelle Tratchenberg's "The Hill" (ABC) and Eliza Dushku's "Nurses" (Fox) were both excluded from the fall schedule announced last may, but are receiving second lease of life through networks extensions for the cast. More...
Nathan Fillion in negotiations to be a regular on Desperate Housewives. "Delany and Fillion would play a woman and her much younger husband who move to Wisteria Lane with the woman’s daughter (Fonseca)." More...
eBay Auctions Open for Dinner with Joss, other whedonverse items. AuctionCause has opened the eBay auction for Dinner with Joss (!). Auctions are also open for other Whedonverse items. More...
New York City gets Unholy. Starting August 13th, NYC fans can catch screenings of 'Unholy', starring genre icon Adrienne Barbeau and Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon, at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater. Advance tickets available here. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar Opens Harrod's Sale. There are pictures. More...
Steve DeKnight To Write Issues 20-23 Of Buffy Season 8. In the third part of a interview talking about his time on Smallville which he departed at the end of this season,it's revealed that DeKnight's issues of Buffy season 8 are #20-23 due out in about a year. More...
PopWatch contemplates the meaning of the word 'Geek.' The post talks mostly about Allyson Beatrice and her book 'Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby' but also mentions Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Tim Minear.

July 02

Kirsten Beyer, One Thing or Your Mother, and the end of the Buffy books. Slayerlit has a new interview with author Kirsten Beyer, new to the Buffy world but author of other tie-ins, about her S2-set book, and also that it is the final book of the Buffy novels. More...
Cheating on your partner with...Netflix? BtVS and Dawn being a ball of energy mentioned as tools of infidelity.
Morena Baccarin at Super Mega Show in NJ. Baccarin is listed as a guest at the Super Mega Show in Secaucus, NJ which takes place July 21-22. More...
Drew Goddard Writing A Secret Movie. Drew Goddard is writing a new monster movie for J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot, codenamed "Cloverfield." More...

July 01

Review and new poster ? for Waitress. "Nathan Fillion (TV’s Firefly, Serenity), an actor so charming and natural that I dare you to not fall in love with him" More...
Camden Toy in stage play "Famine Plays". It's on at the Theatre of Note in Hollywood, running June 29 - Aug. 4. More...



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