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September 01

Harmony's Horrorfest Hits Hollywood. Mercedes McNab's horror flick Hatchet opens September 7th. The film has been getting a lot of buzz since its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. It also co-stars horror legends Kane Hodder and Robert Englund. Go Mercedes!

August 31

The Signal Podcast #16 Now Available. The latest installment of the Serenifly-centric podcast series features an interview with Martin Firrell (including discussion of his take on Browncoats and Hero, his project with Nathan Fillion) and the Big Damn Test Kitchen (A Tale of Two Baos, part one).
Serenity Collectible Plate, hat, new Mal t-shirt, Photos 8 x 10. T-shirts sizes S to XXXL. Oh, look shirtless photos. Thud. More...

August 30

(SPOILER) Wizard Interview with Brian K. Vaughan. Wizard sits down with Brian K. Vaughan about his work on Buffy: Season 8. Includes some VERY pretty pictures from Jo Chen. Also note that Wizard #192 (the Fall TV Preview issue) also contains a small Ripper article and a Faith character spotlight (-ed).
The Spiritual Side of the Slayer. David Lavery leads a seminar on religious themes in BtVS. More...
Become a friend of SugarShock MySpace. Only if you are NOT Viking, because Sugar Shock friends/fans are never Viking. More...
Nathan Fillion's Waitress to be screened for fundraiser. The Art Theatre in Hobart, Indiana will show the film on Thursday, August 30th to help raise funds for the Caring Place, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. The $25 ticket includes a post-showing discussion with an area film critic, as well as pie for all! More...

August 29

Chuck pilot available from Blockbuster on Tuesday. From September 4 until October 21, you can rent the NBC New Fall Preview DVD -- which includes the pilot of Adam Baldwin's new show -- for free, online or in stores.
UGO's Top 11 Cameos Features a Familiar Face. The Jossly-one's appearance as Numfar in Angel Season Two makes the list of UGO's favorite cameos today. The whole list can be perused at this link. More...
Latest Ripper rumour: British tabloid has casting news. According to a story made up by the Daily Star, Ripper has been greenlit and Joss wants Pete Doherty to play a villain in it. Needless to say, take this news with a very heavy pinch of salt.
Fire breaks out on 'Bones' set. "A source tells E! Online a production assistant was able to extinguish the blaze before any serious damage was caused to the set."
Before They Were Famous: The 10 Most Regrettable Celebrity Commercials. A couple of Buffy stars made it onto this amusing list of celebrity commercials, and it's definitely worth it to check out a teeny little brunette Buffy ragging on McDonalds (not to mention Seth's hair). More...

August 28

'Dark Congress' released today. Christopher Golden's alternate Season 8 tale, featuring the return of some prominent former BtVS characters, hits bookshelves today. It's also the penultimate book in Simon & Schuster's Buffy series. More...
Brian Lynch's Myspace Q+A on 'Angel: After the Fall'. Brian Lynch is opening up the floor to questions about After the Fall (albeit the non-spoilery kind) over on his Myspace page. More...
(SPOILER) Another Page from Vaughan's first Faith issue. TVGuide.com's exclusive mini interview with BKV and one more previously unseen page from the upcoming issue.
Faithless Minear Opts to Make Miracles. Sorry Faithophiles, Tim Minear's new project has him teaming up with Wonderfalls co-creator Todd Holland to craft the story of a disgraced former televangelist who suddenly finds himself performing real miracles. (Thanks to AICN for the tip.)

August 27

Nathan Fillion: The Fannish Inquisition. Remember back in April when SFX magazine wanted fans to submit questions for Nathan? Well the full Q&A has now been put online at the magazine's website. Enjoy.
New interview with Tony Head about "Ripper." "It's more likely than it has been for some time... It's all about Fox now, whether Fox will give permission but the BBC [is] up for it." More...
Eliza Dushku signs new talent deal. Variety reports that 20th Century Fox and the Fox network have signed a new deal for her to star in a new project. 20th Century Fox president Dana Walden described Eliza "as an interesting, smart, soulful person and that all comes through on the screen".
Alan Tudyk chats about '3:10 To Yuma'. It's one of those on set video interviews with Alan dressed up as his character (with moustache!).
This year's breakout stars. A Chicago Sun-Times writer picks Summer Glau as one of next season's breakout performers. More...

August 26

Save Buffy Figures: Buy-A-Figure Day. Two Buffy forums have come together to "Save Buffy Figures." More...
Some Lucky person can win Sarah Michelle Gellar's look. SMG is on the cover of Lucky magazine this month, a magazine about shopping. You can enter and win the outfit she wore on the cover. The magazine is on store shelves now.
(SPOILER) First look at the variant cover for 'Angel: After the Fall' #1. Has a great epic vibe to it and sets the scene nicely for the new official adventures of Angel. More...
Official Ship's Papers from QMx on sale now. The Official Serenity Ship's Papers from QMx are on sale now. It's a set of 13 full-color sheets of various sizes up to 8-1/2″ x 14", designed by fan favorite replica artisan Ben "Whitefall" Mund based on designs from "Serenity" with input from "Serenity" graphic designer Geoff Mandel. More...
A fan tribute to James Marsters, in photos of expression. This book (filled with the many faces of James taken by the fans over the years), will be given to Mr. Marsters at Dragoncon next weekend. If you are going to Dragoncon and you want to sign the book you can find out when here. More...

August 25

Joss Whedon in Robot Chicken. Wait till the end credits finish. Priceless viewing.
(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion as a marine in "Halo 3" (Xbox 360). Nathan Fillion's voice spotted in a "Halo 3" preview clip. More...
(SPOILER) New, younger, handsome gynecologist husband. "Behind the Scenes" video about the new characters in "Desperate Housewives". There's a lot of Dana Delany, a little of Nathan Fillion. More...
Browncoat Cruise sold out? So says the mailing list this morning, due to a combination of sales and no longer having access to the original number of cabins. Oddly, there appears to be no announcement on their forums, nor on the Cruise website, and the sales/reservations pages remain up. More...
Astonishing X-Men #22 Reviewed. The latest Astonishing X-Men has been reviewed by Tyler. Minor spoilers included. More...

August 24

BBC's Torchwood Has U.S. Roots. Julie Gardner, executive producer of the BBC series Torchwood, discusses how the show has been influenced by American shows of the 1990s, including Buffy and Angel.
James Marsters talks upcoming projects with EW. James talks about current projects and what he would like to do in the future.
Serenity is Cinematical's DVD of the Week. Really nice Commentary and Review of the CE. I don't Think this one's been posted yet...
(SPOILER) More information on Nathan Fillion's role in Desperate Housewives. Contain spoilers for the new season and include a small promo pic with Nathan in it.
Joss Whedon in today's IMDb poll. "We created a list of contemporary writer-directors who are superb with dialogue; whose lines would you say are the strongest?" Joss is indeed listed as an option. More...
Joss on whether Serenity is this generation's Star Wars. "It's like comparing apples to... unbelievably HUGE apples".
MTV interviews Brian K Vaughan. This interview covers Y The Last Man and Ex Machina heading to the big screen. Also Buffy, Runaways and his work on Lost. Plus, interview snippets with Amber Benson and Joss (both interview clips are from a few months ago - the same sessions used here). More...
(SPOILER) Talking Faith and Buffy season 8 with Brian K. Vaughan. You've seen his preview, now read his Newsarama interview. It's very good indeed (especially for the reveal of what could be the title for Buffy Season 8).

August 23

(SPOILER) Six page preview for Buffy #6. This first part of Brian K. Vaughan's "No Future For You" Buffy season 8 arc will come out on September 5th.
Serenity on the Big Darn Screen this weekend. Lucky Michigan Browncoats get to celebrate the release of Serenity Collector's Edition with two midnight screenings. More...
James Marsters at the Mile High Club. He will be doing a concert at the club in LA, CA on October 27, 2007. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 27. He will also be in Cardiff, Wales on November 17, 2007 for a concert. In other Marsters news, the futon critic reports Marsters will be on the season premiere of 'Without A Trace' on Thur Sept 27th at 10pm ET. More...
Buffy: Issue 5 Inks for Sale. A few black/white pages from Issue 5 for sale. More...

August 22

Monday's Unshelved comic has a Firefly shout-out. Though, it doesn't *say* anything about Firefly, so, maybe it's more of a "show-out"? ;)
Clark Duke Hearts Joss. In Whitney Matheson's latest Pop Candy podcast, Duke discusses being a fan of Buffy, the Season 8 comics, and working with Seth Green. And what he'd say (or wouldn't say) to Joss if he met him. More...
Paley Center for Media Fall preview Parties including Chuck, Bionic Woman. Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is having FREE fall preview parties during the first few weeks of Sept. Stars may or may not show up, it says surprise guests expected, but at the very least it's a way to show our BDH's some support on their new shows. You need to email to reserve seats, first come and all that.
Restoration of Angel's Ennis House finally completed. Recently America's 11th "Most Endangered Place" according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis Brown House (Angel's mansion from seasons 2 and 3 of Buffy) is officially safe. No news on whether it will be open to the public.
(SPOILER) Brian Lynch on how to write a comic script. He includes a page from Shadow Puppets #3 as his example. More...
Willow's new crush. Alyson Hannigan says that Enrique Iglesias wasn't "too bad on the eyes" during his guest appearance on 'How I Met Your Mother'.
Sense and Serenity - Nathan Fillion finds a new love! Martin Firrell's part in introducing the two new lovebirds is included, as well as reaction from Joss Whedon and James Gunn! More...
Everyone watches Buffy. Buffy got a quick mention over on J. Jacques comic, Questionable Content. More...
Director Seth Gordon suggests Nathan Fillion for A Fistful of Quarters. Gordon thinks Nathan would be good for a role in the forthcoming dramatization of the recently released documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. More...

August 21

A chance to win Serenity CE DVD! (Only in Canada). It is a contest from Universal Canada, and they have skill testing questions for the contest, I loved the possible answers for the first question. I could use a second copy to give away as a gift. And another cool point, I found this through a banner on a stargate site!
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #22 reviewed one day early at IGN. Favorably, I might add. Whodathunkit?
QMx to release new version of blueprints. Over the wire via the QMx Insider (and also mentioned in the DVD insert), Quantum Mechanix will be releasing "a new handy reference-size, spiral-bound pack" of the blueprints. Less expensive than the large-format limited-edition blueprints, and with some added material. More...
"I Am Geek" celebrates the new Serenity DVD Release. One of the 'verse's best Comics waits impatiently for the BDCE, just like us.
Three more Serenity RPG products coming out in 2008. ICv2 News reports that Margaret Weis Productions will bring out "a collection of short adventures; .... Six-shooters and Spaceships, a ship and technology sourcebook; and the Big Damn Heroes Handbook".
Donald Sutherland brings the ham and cheese. Sutherland's turn as Merrick in the original Buffy movie is one of 20 supporting performances Entertainment Weekly readers can't support. More...
Out today! The Serenity Collector's Edition DVD! Two disc special edition! Lots of extras including the Session 416 videos and a new cast commentary! Whose getting a copy? More...
Another Serenity Collector's Edition review. That one from Pop Syndicate. But wait, there's more! Digitally Obsessed and DVD in My Pants (yes, really) offer up reviews as well. More...
That Joss Whedon Comic-Con panel in full. Couldn't get to see him last month? Well there's now a full length fan video you can watch on YouTube (via the ever great su_herald).

August 20

TV Summer School: How to Have an Overall Deal. E! interviews Tim Minear about overall deals, his new secret show, and another possible project with Todd Holland. More...
DST cancels planned 6" Buffy figure series. Including the Judge wave (Oz, Drusilla and Robin Wood with a collectible multi-part Judge figure) and the Revamped series of dioramas.
Black Market Beagles’ Levermore-Rich joins QMx team. The man who has designed so many gorgeous browncoat items - like the Can't Stop the Serenity official movie poster - joins QMx in creating official licensed merchandise.
The Host and a Watcher visits Glasgow this weekend. Andy Hallett and Tony Head will be attending Collectormania Glasgow this weekend. Then the following weekend Andy Hallett will also be at LFCC in London. More...
Malcolm Reynolds is one of SciFi Now's best TV heroes. The Captain came second in the list, beating Buffy who took eighth place.
Official website for Felicia Day's (Slayerette Vi) "The Guild". The videogame/humor online TV series' site has posted two YouTube webisodes so far. More...
James Marsters turns 45 today. Happy Birthday!!
Amber Benson interview at After Ellen. "I would love to shake my booty on The L Word. Let's make it happen." More...
(SPOILER) Brian Lynch podcast about 'After the Fall' and more. Brian Lynch linked this podcast at his most recent MySpace blog wherein he discusses how his first issue of Angel: After the Fall would have blown the budget for the TV show's entire budget for the year. More...
Viva Laughlin Producer Shakeup. Shakeup leaves former Buffy and Angel producer Stephen S. DeKnight as co-executive producer of the new show with Tyler Bensinger.
DVD Talk reviews the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD. And they love it. "This is a film for the masses, a bona fide kickass movie with wide-reaching appeal".
Adam Baldwin not able to make Dragoncon. His cancelation is due to shooting conflict with his new series Chuck.

August 19

Angel and Buffy DVD box sets (all seasons) for $15.99 each at Best Buy. Sale extends to both seasons of Dark Angel as well.
A Serenity Collector's Edition DVD promotion. SerenityStuff reports that Best Buy will be offering a free Serenity comic book with the DVD. More...
New Serenity gear. Hoodie and t-shirt versions with a pic of the cast on the back. More...
Nathan's "Outing Riley" comes to DVD on October 30. The DVD release date of Nathan's "Apatovian" gay comedy has been announced for October 30th. And a trailer is posted. More...
"Harold & Kumar 2" Teaser Online. Teaser features Alyson's HIMYM co-star Neil Patrick Harris, the film will also star Mr Universe himself, David Krumholtz. More...

August 18

Identity, choice and heroism in Buffy #5. Good essay on the themes in the first standalone story of Buffy season 8. And there's even a bit of "Objects in Space" thrown in for good measure. Why? Cause of Existentialism.
Review of Alan Tudyk's "Death at a Funeral" in IF Magazine. Comprehensive and complimentary review of "Death at a Funeral," one of the stars of which is our very own Alan Tudyk!
Firefly Talk wins People's Choice Podcast Award. While it won't be known until the end of September whether or not it also wins "Best Produced", it's been announced that the Verse-related podcast has won in the "Movies/Films" category. More...
Zoic Studios' Serenity reels. Eagerly awaiting the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD that's coming out next week? Till then why not pass the time by watching the reels that Zoic Studios put up on their site. The "Before and After" feature is great fun to watch. They've also got some fab "Best of" Buffy, Angel and Firefly videos as well. More...
IGN declares Buffy as the best movie-to-tv transition. In one of many IGN top 10 lists, Buffy is on top, even beating Mash. UPDATE. UGO declares Buffy the #1 show of all time, while Firefly is at #11. More...

August 17

Mayor Richard Wilkins III named one of Top 5 Fictional Mayors. Cracked.com has him on a tie for 3rd.
Comics Sales Report For July 2007. Buffy #5 clocks in at the 12 spot.
Electric Tiki's Tracy Mark Lee's final drawings for Spike. The very talented Tracy M. Lee shares his final drawings of Vamp Spike for the upcoming statue in Eletric Tiki's Buffy series.
(SPOILER) New York Times Reviews "Death at a Funeral". Refers to Alan Tudyk's performance as "played with phenomenal focus." (I'm never a 100% sure the line between plot summary and spoilers... I added the tag to be safe.)
(SPOILER) New Buffy Season 8 desktops. Some new Season 8 desktops were added to The Buffy Zone, including one that could possibly be the #9 cover.
Nathan Fillion interviews PJ Haarsma for IGN. The oft-interviewed actor turns the tables and interviews PJ Haarsma, sci-fi writer, friend, and Halo adversary about PJ's book, The Softwire, and their literacy project, Kids Need to Read.
(SPOILER) CBR has preview pages for Astonishing X-Men #22. Also in the same website, the usual higher quality preview pics for Dark Horse releases for November.

August 16

More pics and new info on ship's papers. A more thorough look at the Serenity ship's papers coming from QMx. 13 full-color sheets of various sizes, wrapped up in a fashion-grade, hand-crafted leather wallet with brass fittings and a hand-made screw-down plate. Goes on sale on August 25, limited to 1,500 pieces.
D.B. Woodside talks "Buffy" on IGN. He also discusses his time on 24 and his new gig on Viva Laughlin. More...
Vincent Kartheiser talks about his new show 'Mad Men'. At the end of the interview, he mentions what he took away from working on Angel.
Nathan Fillion to star in Trucker. Trucker is an independently-financed drama that stars Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams and Jimmy Bennett. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy and Serenity goodies from Dark Horse in November. First look at the variant cover for Buffy #8, info about the Buffy Omnibus Vol 3 and a lovely pic of the Reaver Ship ornament.
Nathan Fillion looks back on "One Life to Live". With the 10,000th episode of the soap airing this week, the official website has a cool video clip of Nathan talking about his character and how the show made him "technically perfect". More...
Look even further into the Serenity Collector's Edition. We're in the home stretch, and SerenityStuff (thanks to World’s Finest DVD Report) has some more pictures of the new DVD -- front, back, unfolded, folded. I know, we're getting obsessive now. But aren't we all okay with that?
James Marsters August Q and A is now online. This time out he answers questions ranging from best decision he ever made, Leno or Letterman, the fairness of love and war, and the potential for "President Marsters".
Equality Now Annual Report for 2006. Browncoats of New York City and London Browncoats organizers are pictured. The caption mentions that last year globally we raised over $60,000. Go Browncoats!

August 15

(SPOILER) "It's Nothing Like Angel, We Swear." - CBS's New Vamp Detective Show, Moonlight. "[David Greenwalt] worked really hard on the arc of the series," says [Executive Producer Joel Silver]. "He really helped us focus and get started." More...
(SPOILER) James Marsters joins cast of "Without A Trace". He's landed a recurring guest star role in CBS drama "Without A Trace". The extended description of his role contains spoilers for character and plot. More...
(SPOILER) Spike: Shadow Puppets #3 released today. Issue 3 of 4 from Brian Lynch and IDW. More...
"Buffy is exciting, really exciting". Best selling author Brad Meltzer comments on his Buffy season 8 writing gig.
(SPOILER) Buffy #8 cover revealed. Very intense Jo Chen artwork. This third part of Brian K. Vaughan's Buffy season 8 arc "No Future For You" will be out on November 7th. More...
The CIA is watching... Buffy! Wired explores the "anonymous" editing of Wikipedia - and notes that someone inside the Central Intelligence Agency edited a page about song lyrics in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...
Screenwriter Alex Epstein explains 'The Rule of Joss'. "I'm working on my metaphysical pay cable series, and as a massive sf&f geek, I find myself tending to look at episodes from a point of view of "what is the cool sf&f antagonist in this ep?" More...
"Family Guy Live" with Seth Green Returns. Seth and fellow castmates will perform an episode live on stage in two Chicago performances on September 15th. More...

August 14

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Black Panther? John Singleton, who's attached to direct 'Black Panther' and 'Luke Cage' for Marvel, is considering The Operative to play the king of Wakanda.
Felicia Day posts the second entry in her very funny online series, The Guild. It's also the editor's pick in YouTube's Entertainment category. More...
Win a Serenity Collector's Edition DVD. SerenityStuff has a mission for you: Help spread the word about the release of the Collector's Edition, and you could win a copy via random drawing. More...
More printings for Buffy Season 8 issues 1-4. A 4th printing for #1, a 3rd printing for #2, and a 2nd printing for #3 and #4 with all new designed covers.
Universal is Actually Advertising the Serenity Collector's Edition. "Well, at least they're doing banners." More...
IGN review of the Serenity CE DVD. IGN gives the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD the score of 9 out of 10. More...
(SPOILER) The Futon Critic reviews the pilot for "Nurses". Eliza Dushku and Tom Lenk's would be new show at Fox. Spoiler tag for plot details from the pilot. More...
"I've always just been kinda geeky". EW interviews Seth Green, mostly about "Robot Chicken", but Buffy is very briefly noted.
PopWatch's Michael Slezak is buzzing on Chuck. EW's TV columnist loves Chuck, fears for Jezebel James, and loathes Cavemen. Includes a three minute YouTube trailer with glimpses of Adam throughout. Also mentioned are Bionic Woman, Pushing Daisies and Reaper.

August 13

Brief interview with Summer Glau. iF MAGAZINE chatted with the actress and found out just what to expect from her surprisingly human performance as a soulless machine.
Angel: After The Fall #1 gets November release date. IDW releases solitication info for the official continuation of the Angel series.
Gellar and Gaiman: What Could Have Been. Sarah turned down the lead in Neil Gaiman's Stardust to stay close to her husband, who was filming in New York. *ponders how cool that might have been* More...
Elizabeth Rohm is set to slay them at DragonCon. Ok well maybe not slay literally but she can be really funny, anyway she's on the line-up in Atlanta, GA. Also, Larry Bagby has been added as well. So the verse is well repped there this year.
Angel's 11 - a fan trailer. George Clooney and co's casino heist movie gets reworked Buffyverse style. A highly entertaining fan video. More...
Eliza Dushku in the new Nickelback 'Rockstar' video. If you like seeing Buffyverse stars in music vids, then you'll love this. More...
Read the shooting script for the Firefly episode 'Out Of Gas'. A great way to start the week.
Danny's "Recount" Recast. Read about the surprising director's chair changes on Danny Strong's film "Recount." Pollack = out, Roach = in? Item and reporter's incredulity - located at the bottom of the page. More...
Zack Whedon has written an episode of John From Cincinnati. Tonight's (Sunday's) season finale is written by Joss' younger brother. Airs at 9pm EST. More...

August 12

James Marsters on comic books and voicing Lex Luthor. Amazon.com has an exclusive video interview with James about his role in the DVD Superman: Doomsday release, in stores Sept 18th. More...
Alan Tudyk's "Death At A Funeral" wins award. The film won the audience award at this year's Locarno International Film Festival. More...
Avoiding Buffy. Stephenie Meyer, author of the YA vampire series that began with Twilight, talks to a group of fans about how she got started, the difficulties of pitching vampire books, and why she can't watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer despite her own sister's urging. More...
(SPOILER) Alan Tudyk talks about his nude scenes in Death at a Funeral. A small article/interview detailing Alan's nudity in his upcoming movie (possible reg req).
Civil War Panel at Wizard World Chicago. Civil War Panel at Wizard World Chicago with Mark Millar and Joe Q describes Whedon's involvement with Civil War and a story about Joss and Quesada at Comic Con. More...
Buffy is the number one tv show of all time. Well according to UGO.com that is. They describe it as "one of the most enduring and influential shows of our time". More...

August 11

Amber Benson to Guest at Midlands MCM Expo. The con will be in Telford, near Birmingham, England.
Tim Minear back for Screenwriting Expo 6. "Tim will participate in this year's Screenwriting Expo with his Breaking the Story Seminar. Sun. Oct 28, 2007 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM". More...
Buffy Live Trivia Game on Saturday. Play for a chance to win books donated by author Alice Henderson. More...
Official Serenity Ship's Papers Coming Soon. QMx is coming out with an officially-licensed, leatherbound set of ship's papers. The set was designed by fan-artist Whitefall, under the supervision of Serenity graphic designer Geoff Mandel. More...

August 10

Tooned Up Buffy statue now available for pre-order. Designed by Electric Tiki, it's the Buffster depicted as a cartoon figure.
EW profiles "Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby?" Entertainment Weekly featured Allyson Beatrice's book in its July 30th edition. If you missed that, get caught up online.
Nathan Fillion's movie Waitress opens this Friday in the UK. If you ever meet Nathan Fillion at a convention, don't ya want to be able to say you saw a Romance/Comedy movie because of him and it was great! More...
Julie Benz in Trailer for "John Rambo". Lots of face time for Julie. WARNING Extreme violence
Gwen Raiden at World War 2. Alexa Davalos will star in the movie "Defiance" alongside a 007 and Billy Elliot. More...
Have a look at the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD packaging. No, not the cover. This is a look inside, from a reviewer who has received their screener copy.

August 09

Firefly eight-episode marathon running on Scifi. The Scifi Channel is airing Safe, OMR, Ariel, War Stories, Trash, The Message, HoG and OiS tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May be a good opportunity for newbies without the DVDs to set their DVRs!
Tony Head is Gently Benevolent. Tony Head is appearing in a BBC Radio Dickens spoof next week as 'Gently Benevolent'. I think this will be available to download for a week afterwards. Can't be certain though.
Nathan Fillion returns to Saturday Matinee. The webcomic Saturday Matinee has posted its latest offering, featuring a return appearance from Nathan as he demonstrates new skills learned on the set of Waitress. More...
Tony Head guest stars in BBC America's "Hotel Babylon". Our favorite watcher gets a mention towards the bottom of the page. More...
UK Release Date for The Air I Breathe. "The Air I Breathe" is possibly being released in the UK on December 14th. Hopefully we will learn of a North American release date soon. More...
(SPOILER) More info on Joss' next Office episode. He's tentatively scheduled to direct it in October, as rumored on the E! site.
Seth Green on All Things Considered. BtVS's Oz talks to NPR's Andrea Seabrook about his current project, Robot Chicken. More...

August 08

Elisabeth Rohm's Wedding Plans. Elisabeth Rohm (who played Kate on Angel) discusses her engagement to entrepreneur Ron Wooster. Also, some career news: "Rohm, who left Law & Order after four seasons, will appear opposite Lost's Terry O'Quinn on the ABC Miniseries Masters of Science Fiction on Saturday."
Once More, With Feeling comes to Dallas and other cities. Buy advanced tickets for the Joss scripted sing-a-long coming to a city near You! Well, maybe. Trivia and prizes abound.
IGN TV's One on One with Nathan Fillion. The actor talks about moving in with the Desperate Housewives, working with Whedon and telling stories.
Interview with Buffy Sing-a-Long's Clinton McClung. In the latest episode of 'Upside Down and Halfway to Happy Land', Athenamuze interviews the producer/creator/brain behind the Buffy Sing-a-Long.
The Onion's AV Club interviews Joss. Huge interview with Joss in this week's The Onion. Lots of info on what he's been doing, what he won't say in interviews anymore, some tidbits on how he works, and, as always, great quotes. More...
(SPOILER) Joss on Robot Chicken? Michael Ausiello reports that Joss will lend his voice to season 3 of Robot Chicken. (scroll down)
Serenity showing on the big screen tonight. If you're in Oxford, UK, that is. More...
Nathan Fillion on his return to "One Life To Live". "It was important for me to go back to where I got my start". And he'll be appearing on the soap next week.
6 Movies That Should Be Made and the Directors Who Should Make Them. #6: Joss Whedon directing Runaways.
25 reasons why you should buy the Serenity Collector’s Edition DVD. No. 2 "It makes you tingly." No. 27 "Whistling innocently". No. 27 (which is in the comments) makes me think maybe that is the one of the reasons the DVD was pushed back from July to August.
"The Secret to Selling Sci-Fi" by Jane Espenson. It's all about The Chosen One.

August 07

(SPOILER) Watch a preview for Justice League: The New Frontier. Watch the producers describe the project and a short scene of David Boreanaz voicing Hal Jordan (no sound though).
Joss Whedon - the Amazon.com interview. Great discussion about Firefly and Serenity (plenty of material for fans to chew over). He also chats about whether he'd return to a weekly tv series and his love for Battlestar Galactica.
Suzanne Brockmann gives us The Joss Report. She writes about her ComicCon/Equality Now Dinner with Joss and the winning Scoobies. "...at least I didn't Chris Farley all over him." More...
Scott Allie speaks on Slayerlit. Scott Allie talks up the Buffy comics, working with Joss, and more...

August 06

Dragoncon News, have some Friday Night Fun with James Marsters, and another BDH comes aboard the event. 100 fans can spend the evening with James at an informal meet & greet on Fri Aug 31. You must reserve you ticket ahead of time, payment will be made at the door. Also in other D*C news, Adam Baldwin will be joining the line-up for the event.
A hollywood.com interview with Joss (via NY Post). I'm putting this under general because it covers everything. Includes in the Firefly/Serenity bit my current favorite idea: Radio.
Nathan Fillion Signed Book - Kids Need to Read Project ... led by sci-fi author PJ Haarsma and supported by Nathan Fillion ... More...
Artwork revealed for the Angel Collector's DVD Set. There's also new details about what comes with the R1 boxset.
The top 25 cliffhangers of all time. From Heroes to Lost, Wizard Magazine picks the cliffhangers that sent us into "geek-spasms". And of course, there's the obligatory Buffy and Angel moments.
Serenity Worldwide Box Office more than Budget. According to Box Office Mojo, Production Budget was $39 million. So Domestic Total Gross: $25,514,517 + Foreign Total Gross: $14,935,769 = $40,450,286. More...

August 05

Project Fray - the trailer. A fan interpretion of Joss' Slayer in the future story. And you know what? It's really impressive. More...
Warren Ellis talks about his plans for Life with Astonishing X-Men after Joss. Its timeline "runs parallel to mainline continuity, sort of looping in and out of the timeline like a drunk driver cutting you up on the open road." More...

August 04

Happy Birthday to Andy Hallett. The Host with the most, who made us all love green celebrates his birthday today. We wish him well on this special day.
Bones moves to Tuesday nights. A few articles on Bones' move to Tuesday nights. Premier's on Tuesday 25 Sept.

August 03

Whedonopolis covers most things Whedon related at Comic con. Including coverage of panels and interviews with people like; David Fury, Ben Englund, Mercedes McNab, and Tony Todd.
Rope Of Silicon interview with Joss Whedon. A great discussion which covers the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD and the chances of a sequel: "Hope for it probably rests with this DVD". There's also some insight into what happened with Wonder Woman and there's even a Goners mention.
The He and She of It. Read "Gender and Fan Culture" by Derek Kompare and Cynthia Walker. Its subsections include "Fandom Meets The Powers That Be," and "Fanboys/Fan Girls Revisited," among others, and several fandoms, including Joss Whedon & his fans, are mentioned in passing. More...
Serenity on the Big Darn Screen this weekend. Lucky California Browncoats! And lucky Michigan Browncoats on around the release of the Serenity Collector's Edition. Still hoping for more screenings this month! More...
Joss video interview at San Diego '07. A four-minute conversation with Joss, where he talks a little about his vision for X-Men 3, why you shouldn't use Wikipedia to look up Harry Potter characters while you're reading "Deathly Hallows", and which of the two Buffys he thought was the hotter one.

August 02

Scholars Love a Merry Marvel Midlife Crisis. The cry resounds throughout all of academia for learned treatises on the chosen one's epic transmogrification into a comic book, as well as Joss "Whedon’s work on [the] Amazing[ly Astonishing] X-Men, Runaways, Fray, or Tales of the Vampires/Tales of the Slayers." More...
James Marsters answers a few more questions. Outside of his monthly Q&A, here are some bonus questions and answers. Including, the secret to starting a conversation with a stranger, and his favorite Saturday Night Live personality.
Short Interview with Richard Kelly about Southland Tales. With I think the longest comment on SMG's character yet.
Entertainment Weekly interview Joss. Joss expands on his exit from WW, the status of Ripper, the development of Goners and more. EW use the term "Nerd Prom", and don't horridly misquote Joss. All good.
Buffy Omnibus Volume 2 Preview. A 22 page preview of the upcoming Buffy Omnibus Volume 2 which will be released on September 12.
Give us more real women on TV. An article on positive women role-models, with a mention of Joss's work in the field. "Clearly this guy needs to write more TV shows." I heartily agree.
Variety's Anne Thompson talks to Joss briefly about Wonder Woman. Anne ran into Joss at Comic Con. She also posts about the upcoming BDM DVD. More...
Universal press release for Collector's Edition. On July 31, Universal issued its official press release for the forthcoming new Serenity DVD. Not news that there's a DVD, but nice to see the release -- and it's somewhat interesting to see what other film and TV work they picked to identify the cast members. More...

August 01

More encounters with Joss at Comic-Con. Remember the Darling family's efforts to meet Joss? Well they managed to see him in the end.
Nothing But Red open for submissions. This project came about as a result of Joss' impassioned post about the death of Dua Khalil. The organisers are planning an open-format anthology of responses to her death and "essays, short stories, poems, photographs, drawings and other kinds of literary or visual arts will be considered for inclusion".
'Another moment on the Olympus of fame'. Gabriel Ba explains Joss' visit to his and Fabio Moon's table at Comic-Con, and the genesis of Joss' awesome t-shirt of Dandelion from his and Moon's new Sugarshock online comic from Dark Horse. More...
Warren Ellis could take Joss Whedon. Or so he thinks. We also learn he'll take over Astonishing X-Men in August '08.
J. August Richards in new legal drama from Steven Bochco. The series is to air on TNT, "the untitled project revolves around young lawyers who have been friends since law school but now work on opposing sides."
Meeting Joss - an encounter at Comic-Con. A great fan write-up that'll make your day.



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