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April 01

The preview poster for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Thanks to a pointer from the official fansite, our first glimpse of promotion for the musical.
Brief but insightful essay by Jane Dark about arc plots in television references Buffy. More...
Double dose of the 'verse: Buffy #13 and Angel: ATF #6 ship this week! According to Diamond's shipping list.
"Green River Killer" scores LMN's highest ratings ever. "The Capture of the Green River Killer" Part 1, featuring James Marsters as Ted Bundy, delivered the highest ratings in the cable network's 10 year history. Part 1 averaged some 2 million total viewers and 577,000 women 18-49. More...

March 31

Firefly DVD boxset for under 10 pounds (UK). The Firefly boxset is currently up for grabs at play.com & amazon.co.uk for just under 10 pounds sterling- so there's no excuse for all those Serenity movie fans from buying the series it was based on (link to play.com with free delivery). More...
Jane Espenson on Firefly/Battlestar differences. She explains the differences between the two shows over at io9.com.
(SPOILER) Six page preview for Serenity: Better Days #2. Shiny!
Buffy on Radio National Australia. A nifty podcast about BtVS and its relation to philosophy. More...
Fan pictures of James Marsters in concert. James in concert at the San Diego Indie Music Festival.

March 30

Jewel Staite says new special edition of Firefly DVD coming! And "absolutely" still hopes for another Firefly/Serenity movie! More...
James Marsters Portrays Ted Bundy on LMN. James' "mesmerizing portrayal" of the late serial murderer in "The Capture of the Green River Killer" Tonight at 8 (Part 2 Monday at 8) on the Lifetime Movie Network. More...
James Gunn/Nathan Fillion "Cut!" event tickets available. "Slither" filmmaker James Gunn posts on his myspace page that tickets will be available at the door for the "Cut!" event "Slither" screening/Q&A today (Sun. Mar. 30) -- featuring him, Nathan Fillion and other "Slither" personnel -- in Los Angeles at the New Beverly Cinema.
Loads of pics of Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk at the Halo 3 event. These are really good.
Happy Birthday to Juliet Landau! Juliet celebrates her 36th birthday today! More...
Short but comprehensive piece on the BTVS Paley Reunion. DreamWatch Total SciFi's take on the recent reunion. There's also a review over at the LA Weekly.

March 29

Amber & James perform at San Diego Indie Music Festival. James Marsters plays his music on the Main Stage at 6pm and Amber Benson has a Q&A on the Indie Film Stage at 4pm today!
Happy Birthday to Max Perlich! Whistler, from BTVS turns 40 today.
Article on Fan Marketing quotes Joss saying "I like to see fan fiction of Firefly." I don't think he ever said this and I think the conclusions the author draws are a bit of a reach.

March 28

IGN's 'Chick Fight' Pits Slayer Against Terminator. After wiping the floor with BSG's Number Six, Summer Glau's Cameron is currently winning the fight against "the first, true lady ass kicker". More...
Buffy #2 on Empire's list of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time". Firefly and Angel also make the list!
Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon tonight on the Sci Fi Channel. It has remarks from both Joss Whedon and Seth Green. More...
"Worlds of the Alliance" - a new limited edition Serenity print. Those smart cookies over at QMX are bringing out a stunning guide to the planets of the 'Verse. It was created by Serenity graphic designer Geoffrey Mandel.
For a strong, vampire-free, America. Vote Whedon/Minear this November. More...
Joe Quesada thinks that Joss Whedon is one of the comics industry's "800-pound gorillas." Scroll down a little more than halfway through to see the Marvel Comics editor-in-chief say that Joss is one of the big hitters who always deliver their A-games. (Minor spoilers for various Marvel series throughout.) More...
Promo clip for The Write Environment. A promotional clip for a new series featuring interviews with Joss and a number of other prolific and high profile writers. This was created and is hosted by Jeffrey Berman, better known to many of us as Jeffrey from United Hollywood. More...
Variety article on Jeanine Basinger's influence in Hollywood. She heads the film studies department at Wesleyan University; Joss Whedon was her student. Contains brief quotage from Mr. Whedon himself. More...
(SPOILER) Alex Garner's cover for 'Angel: After the Fall' #10 revealed. In Brian Lynch's Myspace blog. More...

March 27

Dr Horrible has a lair! A report from filming of Dr Horrible from the person whose house was used as the evil supervillain lair.
Geek - Stories of People Taking Things Too Seriously. Call for submissions: artists, writers, everyone... what are you a geek about? More...
(SPOILER) First look at Buffy #16. This has epic written all over it.
Web comic character auditions for Joss' online musical. Although, really, I'm more interested in the blog post's suggestion that the devotion of Joss' fans only can mean that "all 7 season’s of 'Buffy' were laden with subliminal messages that will allow Joss to activate us in his time of need."
Happy Birthday Nathan Fillion! Elsewhere, there are pages and pages of Birthday wishes on our favorite myspace. More...
BSG's Helo Cast in Dollhouse. Kristin dishes the casting news of Tahmoh and others.
(SPOILER) Moline returns to the 'Fray': News and Spoilers for Buffy #16. "There are going to be definite character evolutions that people will not expect and people will be thrilled, hopefully, by everything Joss hands them. Personally, I am thrilled getting these scripts."

March 26

Michelle filming Gossip Girl. The first pictures of Michelle Trachtenberg filming Gossip Girl!
Julie Benz will topline 'Saw V.' It's been filming for just over a week. More...
"Redbelt" with Chiwetel Ejiofor will premiere at ESPN-sponsored Film Festival. The movie, where Chiwetel pays a martial arts teacher who will find himself competing in the ring, will be the premiere movie at the Triberca/ESPN Sports Film Festival on April 25th. It will premiere in L-A and N-Y on May 2nd, and other cities a week later. Tim Allen and Emily Mortimer will also star.

March 25

Son of More Paley. Another fan account, this one including an .mp3!
Groundbreaking gays on TV. Willow and Tara, natch, on this msn.tv website.
Georges Jeanty talks Buffy season 8. Quite an insightful interview with the comic book artist.
Christina Hendricks will be a guest on Conan this week. The lovely actress who played Yosafbrig on Firefly will visit the set of "Late Night" this Thursday, March 27.
"Pop-culture icon" Joss (and some other people) explains the lure of graphic novels. "Whedon says Dark Horse allowed him to 'plumb the depths' of the Buffy story in a new genre, and also introduced him to what he calls 'a different kind of fandom.'" More...
Marc Blucas in Trailer for Meet Dave. It's a new Eddie Murphy movie about a spaceship shaped like a person and full of tiny aliens. More...
Cut 2008 SLiTHER Screening followed by panel with Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry and James Gunn. Anybody here lucky enough to get tickets before they SOLD OUT? More...
Even more Paley Fest coverage, this time from IGN. Multi-page write-up of the Buffy cast reunion, complete with photos.
Buffy Alums Circling Whedon's Dollhouse. TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reports that several Buffyverse grads are being considered for supporting roles on Dollhouse.
More MTV Paley Coverage, with even more behind the scenes quotes. This time asking the cast members where they would like their characters to be if a Buffy follow up movie were made.
A Salute to Buffy. Paley Buffy Reunion Panel moderator Matt Roush shares his opening remarks in text form with the fans who weren't there. More...
(SPOILER) Scott Allie on Serenity, Buffy and the Joss Whedon Universe. Excellent interview with the Dark Horse editor. Spoilerish for Joss' next arc on Buffy season 8.

March 24

How do you want Buffy to continue? SciFi Wire asks the question and lists Buffy on Broadway, Spike, Faith, Ripper and Dawn shows as the choices.
Will Fox give Dollhouse a chance? TV Guide's Matt Roush gives his answer.
And happy birthday to Alyson Hannigan. She turns 34 today. More...
MTV News story on the Paley reunion. There are a few funny Nicky Brendon quotes that are definitely worth reading :).
One Whedon Fan's Report From The Paley Festival. Monique from "My Celebrity Encounters" has a report on her week at the Paley Festival, especially seeing the Chuck and Buffy panels. It includes a clip on how Sarah Michelle Gellar prepared for the classic episode, "The Body." It also has great pictures from that panel.
Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog fan site. And on the right of the home page, a link to "The Assumed To Be Official Site". More...

March 23

Summer Glau cancels appearance at StarFury: Serenity Complete. This Firefly con is scheduled for April 11-13 2008 in the UK. More...
(SPOILER) The Onion's AV club reviews Whedonverse comics. Angel #5, Buffy #12, and Serenity #1 are all reviewed (mostly) favourably. Scroll down a little on the page to read.
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty writes to SlayAlive about the upcoming arc. The almost regular artist on the series offers comments on Buffy/Satsu and tantalizing reactions on a possible identity for Twilight. More...
An interview with Alan Tudyk. Kick off your Sunday morning in style by watching Alan on "Secret's Out".
32 Cities listed for 2008 Serenity Charity Screenings so far! $4,010 (Houston, Tx ) already raised towards this year's goal of over $150,000. More...

March 22

Giant Size Astonishing X-Men and Runaways #30 Delayed Until May. The latest Diamond Distribution list includes more delays for both Giant Size Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. More...
EW's Ten Prime Picks On Hulu - Firefly. Described as Joss Whedon's no-longer-underrated sci-fi swashbuckler. It's about time! More...
Aint it Cool reviews Serenity: Better Days #1. No spoilers for the series in this review. More...
Amber Benson and Tom Lenk talk PETA. Passionate words from the actors.
Future of restored "Angel's Crawford Street Mansion" in limbo. Neighbors of the newly-restored Ennis House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright and seen in S2-S3 BtVS, are trying to block the mansion from being reopened to the public, and may force its sale to a private owner.
Tony in Vanity Fair! To help celebrate Nescafe's 70th anniversary, many past stars of the coffee's advertisements recently reunited for a photo shoot to be featured in Vanity Fair. More...
The Guild takes the Yahoo! Video Award. Fresh on the heels of winning the YouTube award for a series and the Greenlight award (at SXSW) for a series, Felicia Day's web series The Guild takes one more award for series. More...
Which Science Fiction Ass-Kicker Would You Want As Your Bodyguard? Cameron (Summer Glau) is leading the pack right now, but Jayne is a close second.
(SPOILER) Another round of Q-and-A with Brian Lynch. Brian once again opens the floor for questions about his projects, including Angel: After The Fall, Spike: After The Fall, and Everybody's Dead. Spoilers are certain to abound in the questions.
"I've Got a Theory" explained for businessmen. Or to put it another way, the world's greatest Buffy chart.
Video clip highlight from the Buffy Reunion extravaganza. And there's some official pics as well.

March 21

Mosquito webcomics now available. From the folks behind the Firefly parody fan film "Mosquito". More...
Subtle fandom at Harper's Magazine. Nice poem, title is a fun little shoutout. More...
Nice capshaws...captions for David and Michelle. Pics of "forever hottie, David Boreanaz" and Michelle Trachtenberg. Both looking amazing at star-studded Prada party.
Reports start coming in from the Buffy Reunion. TV Guide's Ausiello has his report and there's more from the likes of Matt Roush, E! Online's Kristin, Pink Is The New Blog, SciFi Wire, ifMagazine, TV Squad, CNN, BuzzSugar, The Hollywood Reporter, AfterElton and The Futon Critic. Whedonesque posters are chipping in with their coverage here.
Getty Images from the Buffy Reunion at PaleyFest. The gang's all here! Well, not really, because Alyson and Eliza sadly were no-shows, but here are some pics of the other fabulous 'verse to whet your appetite.
Felicia Day's "The Guild" wins another award. Felicia's funny web series, "The Guild" has won for Best Series in the YouTube Video Awards, just after winning an award at the South By Southwest Festival. She's also up for a Yahoo Video Award. And episode 8 of The Guild is now online.
(SPOILER) Nick Brendon blogs before Paley Festival. Nick updates his audio blog to talk about the Paley Festival tonight, answer a question from a fan, talk a little about Criminal Minds, and pitch his new project "Super Cat" to Cartoon Network. More...
Danny Strong (Jonathan) in "Bad Guys" at Beverly Hills Film Festival. Danny Strong costars in a crime drama that is the opening night premiere at the Beverly Hills Film Festival on Apr. 9. Please note: you need to click on the "9" on the BHFF calendar to get to the film's page. More...

March 20

Scott Allie Interview about Season Eight. Big overview and some new tidbits about the Buffy comic books, interlaced with info about Dark Horse's "Blood +". Includes confirmation of where all the Slayer Squads are set around the globe. Tries to be spoiler-free.
Buffy Reunion at Paley fest will not be streamed live. It was announced earlier that the Paley site would stream the Buffy panel live. This is now not possible, but in the comments David Bushman, curator at the Paley Center, says they are hopeful that there will be a DVD. More...
Felicia Day: The Guild youtube interview by MahaloDotCom. Mahalo dot com interviews (former slayer Vi) Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh about their wildly successful internet video series, The Guild. More...
NYT reviews DB Woodside in The Conscientious Objector. They refer to him as a "fine actor". More...
Buffy vs. Dracula - a meta essay. Find out why the Buffy season 5 premiere mattered back then and why it matters now.
Video interview with Summer Glau at Wizard World LA. She's also Vanity Fair's bombshell of the month (pic perhaps not safe for work). More...
Joss and Seth talk Battlestar Galactica. The special Battlestar Galactica: Phenomenon, previously mentioned here as being broadcast on March 28, already is online at the SCI FI Channel website (contains very mild spoiler for season 4).
All-time Best Midseason Replacement Shows. Buffy listed as 3rd in MSN's list of best midseason shows. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg to join Gossip Girl. She is going to play "a troublemaker from Serena's past who makes Blair look about as dangerous as Donna Martin". More...

March 19

Christian Kane's Smoke Signal from Starstruck Studios. Instead of his blog, Christian filmed a video this week. In addition to thanking fans, he talks about various things including his upcoming single and his new TNT series. More...
(SPOILER) The past, present and future of Astonishing X-Men. Marvel editor Nick Lowe chats about Joss' X-Men run and calls it "the most consistently excellent X-story ever". In the second part of the interview, there's some discussion of Joss' Dead End Kids arc on Runaways.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel: After The Fall #5. Big cliffhanger? No doubt. Stunning revelations? More than likely. So come and tell us what you thought of the latest chapter of Angel's adventures. More...
DH 100: Serenity: Better Days Contest variant cover finally revealed. And up for bid on ebay. More...
(SPOILER) Icv2 reveals new details of Spike: After The Fall. We get some intriguing new tidbits about Spike's road to Hugh Hefner-hood and Beta George's role in First Night.
"Joss Whedon is a geek, J.J. Abrams is a nerd". McG explains the difference at the Chuck panel at PaleyFest '08.
Christophe Beck scores again. "Buffy" composer Christophe Beck is back in theatres with the score for "Drillbit Taylor." More...
Backstage.com reviews D.B. Woodside in the off-Broadway play "The Conscientious Objector," in which he plays MLK, Jr.
Cordelia is one of the top 5 TV Bad Girls. Cordelia makes the list as one of the baddest of the bads...

March 18

Buffy is Toyfare's number one kick-ass woman. The magazine describes her as "a self-sacrificing heroine who faced the darkest of forces". Firefly's River Tam made number 13 on this pop-culture list.
Morena Baccarin stars in an installment of T Takes. Written and directed by Brody Baker, this is a series of 12 short films shot during the Sundance festival. The latest (and second one) to be released features Morena Baccarin. More...
A Profit in his own time. Salon.com's "Re-viewed - Better than New TV" section finds David Greenwalt's Profit in a second look. More...
Spike and Buffy make number one in list of TV Guide's Hottest Love Scenes. "According to American TV guide editors, who have put together the top ten list of steamy TV scenes, Sarah Michelle Gellar and James Marsters' lovemaking scene in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' has been named TV’s hottest ever love scenes".
Video of the recent Elizabeth Fain/Sarah Craft talk. This video is from the recent Kansas City Library event and it's an enjoyable insight into the two writers. Dollhouse amongst other things gets mentioned.
It's double Adam Baldwin month in comic form. As Dark Horse wraps "Better Days", DC Comics brings his character John Casey into comic pages, by releasing "Chuck"'s first comic book miniseries which will come out on June 2008. (Rolldown to over halfway of the page to read the solicitation information. More...
James Marsters March Q&A. This month's questions include the problem with people, territorialism, oh and some thoughts about those crazy kids Spike and Buffy.
(SPOILER) Preview page for Angel:After The Fall #5. This issue is out this week along with Brian Lynch's other series "Everybody's Dead".
See Seth Green's Doodle. Seth doodled this for the annual Doodle Day auction fundraiser for Gillian Anderson's neurofibromatosis foundation. Bid, win, and help!

March 17

(SPOILER) Too much of several good things: Joss wants to direct BSG....but probably can't because of Dollhouse. From Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune, blog entry about an interview with Ron Moore of BSG contains this nugget of potential joy. [Minor casting spoiler for BSG season 4.] Also info about Ron Moore's Warehouse 13 SciFi project with Jane Espenson. More...
Whedonverse comic book chart positions for February. The Buffyverse comics continue their solid performance, Buffy #11 was 14th and Angel: After The Fall #4 was 37th. Joss' penultimate issue of Runaways came in at no. 55.
Kelly Manners moves into the Dollhouse. Another alum of past Whedon shows signs up for the new series, taking the position of Line Producer.
Paramount releases dvd cover and early details for Drew Goddard's "Cloverfield". Underrated or overrated you decide, the DVD will be released on April 22nd.
(SPOILER) Cover art and info for 'Angel: After The Fall' #8 and #9. These issues will be out in June along with the first hardcover collection of the series.
Yes, I am in Doctor Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog. Felicia Day makes a quick post to her blog to confirm her work on Joss' three-part web-musical series. She describes the series as "clutch" - though isn't really sure if she uses the word right.

March 16

Blood on the Highway gets its world premiere at AFI Dallas. The horror-comedy starring Nicholas Brendon will premiere at midnight on March 28th during the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Click on the link and scroll down the page for all the showtimes and tickets. More...
Winning retailers announced for DH 100: Serenity: Better Days Contest. 100 stores received 10 free copies with a custom, full-wrap around cover created by the mini-series artist Will Conrad.
Happy Birthday Alan Tudyk! Happy Birthday to our favorite leaf on the wind, Alan Tudyk! Let's hope when he's blowing out those candles that he's wishing for another Serenity movie.
A message from The Guild. Want to see what kind of snappy moves will be in "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog?" Then vote for Felicia Days "The Guild"! More...
Joss Whedon confirms his new project "Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog". Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day will star in it.
(SPOILER) Editor Axel Alonso talks Astonishing X-Men. Quite a lot of new information about the future of the book - "this series won't stop astonishing you when Joss and John leave." More...

March 15

(SPOILER) "I knew it would create not a ripple, but a wave". Georges Jeanty, Scott Allie and others comment on the reaction to Buffy #12.
Neil Patrick Harris working with Joss Whedon? Right at the end of this interview, Neil says he's appearing in a musical web short called "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog" written and directed by Joss. (Possible spoilers for the new Harold and Kumar film)
Bad movie physics report card. Featuring Serenity and a star-studded list of other star-studded flicks. More...
Buffy the PhD Slayer. Another call for papers, but NOT for the upcoming Slayage Conference. More...
Amber Benson Q&A in Houston, Texas on May 3rd. The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) are hosting a special screening of "Lovers, Liars and Lunatics" followed by a Q&A with Amber. Tickets cost a very reasonable 10 dollars.
Goners movie goes M.I.A.. Mary Parent at Universal goes to a chairman job at MGM, and Gonersarianozites everywhere fear for the welfare of the movie. More...

March 14

This be the 'Verse. Gorgeous Serenity movie artwork by graphic designer Geoffrey Mandel. More...
Click Critics: The Power of Fan Websites Tickets Go On Sale. Whedonesque readers are eligible for discounted tickets (member price, $8) to the spring Paley Center event in New York City on May 19th. Tickets go on sale at noon Eastern Time today. Note: this is a panel of fan website mods/admins, not the actors/creators panel taking place in LA. Additional details on the event below. More...
Matt Roush moderating Paley Buffy Reunion Panel. He also invites even more questions. More...
SMG may replace Kate Bosworth in "Veronika Decides to Die". Based on a book by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho.
Brian Lynch updates on length of Angel After The Fall. A confirmation that the series will run for more than the previously announced 12 issues.
Tom Lenk on Eli Stone. Blink and you'll miss him! More...
SyFy Portal Giving Away "Sands of Oblivion". SyFy Portal is giving away copies of a film featuring Morena Baccarin film and Adam Baldwin. More...
Know Your Movie Screenshots. Sci-fi fans will get a lot of these. No one will forget which one is from the mind of the great one. More...
(SPOILER) The making of Serenity: Better Days #1. Great feature over at the Dark Horse site. Reading the script for the first six pages is a wonderful treat.
VIP Fan Poll asks: "Which Actor would you most like to interview?". David Boreanaz and Summer Glau among polling choices for potential interview. I believe it's just for fun; I don't think it's part of a real interview.

March 13

The Guild up for Best Series at 2007 YouTube Awards. Felicia Day's magnificent webseries is up for another award! More...
Spoilers: In Defense of the American Watercooler. The New York Magazine says it's about time we reevaluate our attitude towards spoilers.
Summer Glau will terminate again? According to the Hollywood Reporter "Fox executives like the creative product and thought the finale's performance last week was solid".
Angel's Lament....how is Angel going to eat? The Brobdingnagian Bards have done a parody song about Angel (17th song on the media player).

March 12

Casting process rumours for Dollhouse. Want to know who might be auditioning for Joss' new show?
Ten episodes of Buffy and Angel to sate your Dollhouse cravings. An intriguing concept from this new Dollhouse fan blog.
Bid on signed teddy bears. Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, James Marsters and David Boreanaz have signed the bears. More...
(SPOILER) Serenity: Better Days #1 discussion. I have it and it's shiny! More...
BTVS Collector's Set $99.99 at Amazon.com. The set was a bit cheaper in November, but still a good buy. The Angel Collector's Set is currently $69.99. Also on sale are individual seasons of both series.
Hulu now open to the American public. The much hyped corporate site is now open for business and you can watch online Buffy Season One and all of Firefly for free.
The Guild won at the Greenlight Awards at SXSW. The Guild, starring Felicia Day (Vi on Buffy), won the On Networks Greenlight Award for best original production.
Four Star Mary tour the UK. Four star Mary who provided the music for Dingoes Ate my Baby in Buffy and appeared in Restless, are currently touring the UK.
(SPOILER) Spike:After the Fall-coming in July from IDW! A 4 issue spin-off of Angel:After the Fall from Lynch,Whedon and Urru. More...

March 11

Nathan Fillion's movie Trucker premieres at Tribeca Film Festival. - Scheduled screening dates now showing on the website More...
(SPOILER) First look at Serenity: Better Days #2. Comic Book Resources has a five page preview of the second issue. This'll be out on April 9th.
Bid for the Gem of Amara and other crazy cool Buffy/Angel gear. Currently on eBay there's a charity auction to help benefit the Hilltop Nursery School in Los Angeles. Up for grabs are some very rare props from Angel plus concept/prop drawings from Buffy and Angel too (a must look opportunity for any Buffyverse historian).
(SPOILER) Fractal Matter gives an advance review of Serenity: Better Days #1. A very positive review from Fractal Matter. More...
Chris Ryall hints at two new Brian Lynch series. IDW's editor previews cover art for Everybody's Dead and announces Brian will start two "somethings".. could one be an Angel continuation ? Meanwhile over at his Myspace blog, Brian gives an update on the writing progress for Angel: After The Fall.
Superheroes: Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films. Whedonverse scholar and frequent Slayage contributor (and an incredibly sweet and approachable person) Roz Kaveney talks about her latest book. More...
Serenity: Better Days #1 (of 3) shipping this week. According to Diamond's shipping list. More...
Thrice Mentioned Whedon in this week's "Lying in the Gutters." We're called "fanboygirls" from the man who made the biggest noise over Buffy #12 in previous installments of his Comic Book Resources column. Also what Australians are paying on eBay and there's some "Wonder Woman" fallout as well. More...

March 10

Jewel Staite reconfirms Supanova 2008 Melbourne & Brisbane! Unfortunately this means Jewel will not be appearing at the Dallas Comic Con as the Brisbane event is the same weekend. (I have it on good authority that she's definitely going to be in Brisbane that weekend)
Nathan Fillion Signed Serenity: Better Days Comics for Charity! Nathan only signed 250 of them. $25.00 SOLD OUT! Help promote literacy! More...
Chiwitel Ejiofor wins Best Actor. Our favourite Operative carried off the best actor Olivier award (for London stage performances) for his stunning interpretation of Othello. More...

March 09

The WB back online? TVGuide.com reports that the WB will be streaming free videos of our shows from the now defunct network and is hoping that Buffy and Angel will be part of the lucky few.
More from Brett Matthews on 'Serenity: Better Days'. IGN.com has a top notch interview with Brett about the upcoming Serenity mini-series. There's some nice insights into the 'Verse and indeed the fandom as well.
(SPOILER) "What makes it about Buffy?". Messrs Whedon and Allie provide a handy overview of Dark Horse's Buffy season 8. Don't read if you've still managed to remain totally unspoilt for Buffy #12. More...
Audition for Buffy Between The Lines Season 2. Fancy yourself as The Mayor or Cordelia? Then why not audition for the popular Buffy fan audio drama. There's loads of roles to try out for.
(SPOILER) James Marsters' return to "Smallville." March 27th episode info, images, and future episodes. On the same page: previously seen Dark Horse solicitations for June.

March 08

"The Power of Fan Websites" at the Paley Center in New York. Discussion of the power of fandom in creating meaning and aiding development in television. (Scroll down, on the right - Whedonesque will attend).
Cineprov! - An Evening of Buffy Fun. "Atlanta's premier movie mockery show is excited to announce An Evening of Buffy Fun in conjunction with Relapse Theatre". More...
(SPOILER) Anthony Head is royal! Anthony has a new role in a BBC series! (Please note - this link goes directly to his news page; this is about 1/4 down the page) More...
Brett Matthews talks "Serenity: Better Days". The writer discusses how the mini series came about. If you know the general premise, nothing spoilery, but a loose confirmation of when the three-issue story takes place. With some previously released preview pages. More...
Art for "Angel: After The Fall #1 - The Director's Cut". Cover art by Alex Garner. More...
Production on Dollhouse pilot to begin on April 23rd. DollhouseTV.net has some lovely little snippets of info from a Q&A session with Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft.
Marc Blucas speaks of his latest movie "Animals". It's an adaptation of the 1993 novel.

March 07

The Bountiful Harris Yulin. The former Quentin Travers is directing a production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. More...
(SPOILER) Scott Allie comments on Buffy #12 and Whedonesque's reactions. Scott updates his Buffy column on the DH site and talks on this very blog's take on the "event". Plus he explains why the NYT/ABC interviews came to be.
Amber Benson and...Ron Jeremy? Amber and Ron co-star in One-Eyed Monster, a risque sci-fi comedy. More...
(SPOILER) Solicitation for Buffy # 15. Dark Horse has released the cover art and info for the last part of Wolves at the Gate.
Senior Editor Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriter Drew Goddard about Cloverfield on his Podcast. He also mentions his time on Buffy and Angel. More...
Does your DVR ever make you late for work? EW Popwatch blogger Mandi Bierly uses Angel as an example of how her DVR made her late for work. More...
(SPOILER) Let's Fill Eliza Dushku's "Dollhouse". Cute casting ideas from afterellen.com.
'Skins' creator Jamie Brittain mentions Buffy influences on his show. He says Buffy was one of "the two main influences" on his writing. You should all be watching Skins, also, as it's the best teen drama in the history of ever on UK TV.
New message from James Marsters. James passes a message to his fans via his official website, including news of more Smallville. More...
David Greenwalt added to Paley Buffy reunion event!
(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy 8.13 "Wolves At The Gate" Part II. And just after a day after issue 12 coming out, Dark Horse gives us the preview for next month's. Spoilers for issue 12's "mysterious" guest star.
(SPOILER) Scott Allie interview with Comic Book Resources. Buffy Season 8 editor Scott Allie talks to CBR about Issue #12 and #16, and confirms writers until the end of Season 8.
(SPOILER) Joss talks to Newsarama about Season Eight and issue 12. Long, juicy and revealing new interview about Issue 12, the outline for the rest of the season, and Joss' life-long relationship with the Buffster.

March 06

Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin scheduled to appear at Dragon*Con 2008. According to the Whedonverse programming track director, Jewel and Morena have been added to the Dragon*Con 2008 guest list.
(SPOILER) Media coverage of Buffy #12 continues. ABCNews.com speaks to Joss and comic book experts about that aspect of the story. And MTV.com has a word with the writer himself Mr. Drew Goddard.
Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudyk @ Halo 3 Event on March 20. "Hear the actors from Halo 3 discuss such topics such as "Killing Sprees", "Can Ladies Own?" and "What’s a Noob?". All this plus sweet video clips from online play and the chance for an audience member to play 1 on 1 with a Halo Pro, a must see!"
Jewel Staite and Christina Hendricks to appear at the Dallas Comic Con. April 5th and 6th.
David Boreanaz and Bones crew at Paley Center on April 9th. Subscriptions/tickets for non-members on sale soon. More...

March 05

Happy Birthday to David Fury. The Buffy/Angel writer/producer turns 49 today.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of (the rest of) Buffy #12. Asides the plot arc that The New York Times revealed, some other stuff happened in this issue. Come tell us what you thought of it all. Also a big huzzah to Drew Goddard's return to Buffy. More...
Amy Adams hosts SNL this weekend. Who else thinks it's funny that the musical guest is Vampire Weekend?
Bid for a Serenity DVD signed by Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk. All proceeds go to the Kids Need To Read charity project and the auction ends on March 7th. So if you really want to own it, you better get your skates on.
James Marsters' Dragon Ball postponed to 2009. Originally slated to open on August 15th, 2008 the movie will now be released on April 3rd, 2009.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon speaks to The New York Times about Buffy #12. The new plotline is going to generate a huge amount of discussion in the fandom.
Best and Worst TV Principals Ever...Snyder??
Entertainment Weekly's "TV Characters You'd Date" Reader Picks. Kaylee Frye makes the cut at #16.
Firefly tops list of highest rated Sci Fi television shows. As found by TV.com's audience reviews. Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes in at number 5. (And Angel would have placed at 12 if it had not been inexplicably omitted.) More...

March 04

Serenity HD-DVD $11.95 on Amazon.com. I'm buying it and I don't even own a HD-DVD player:) More...
EW's favorite immortals. Entertainment Weekly's list of their favorite immortals include some of our favorites. More...
(SPOILER) TV Guide's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" recap. It includes several Firefly/Serenity references. More...
Serenity seen to be 'neglected'. Remember the hoo-ha over the no-show for Serenity on the AFI's Best Sci-Fi films? Well fans can now take cold comfort from the news that SciFi Wire readers decided that Serenity should have been on the list after all.
(SPOILER) Character descriptions for Dollhouse regulars, recurrings. As opposed to Ausiello's own descriptions, these are the ones the casting process itself has been using (as confirmed by this link, where the info eventually will expire).
Onion Parody: FCC Okays Nudity on Television if it Involves Alyson Hannigan. A very funny spoof on the FCC rules regarding nudity on television, focusing on Alyson Hannigan. Let's keep it clean out there, but this is very clever.
Caption Summer Glau and win a ton of Terminator stuff. Over at i09 they're giving away a pile of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles items, just in time for tonight's season finale. Just enter the caption in the comments.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Eliza Dushku’s movie "The Alphabet Killer". The film is supposed to be based upon a true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY and reteams the lovely miss Dushku with her "Wrong Turn" helmer Rob Schmidt. And if one trailer isn’t enough for ya, you can also check the preview for another upcoming movie with Eliza called "Open Graves", which looks like a scarier and more violent horror version of "Jumanji".
Buffy Season 8: #12 Wolves at the Gate ships this week. According to Diamond's shipping list.
What Sci Fi Franchise Should Joss Take Over? Which classic sf franchise would you like to see getting the Whedonian do-over? io9 asks, we all answer! More...

March 03

Nathan Fillion helps a fan propose. FX 2008 just posted some of the photos from last month's Orlando convention, including this wonderful set of a planned surprise proposal with our captain helping keep it sneaky. More...
"Buffy & Angel DVD collection" partwork official website. The UK-based Buffy/Angel Collection has its own website with plenty of information about the new DVD/magazine title.
Wired Magazine's best sidekicks. Willow Rosenberg makes the list along with Spock, Chewbacca and Sam Gamgee.
Slayage Volume 25 - the Firefly edition. Tons of essays to read, with lots of issues to ponder on.
Wanna hold a Serenity Charity Screening? Directions on how to help raise $150,000 for Joss' fav charity. More...
"It's the closest thing... to a scary, funny successor to Buffy". Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under) recreates Charlaine Harris' "Southern Vampire" book series for HBO. More...

March 02

Have Any Questions for Adam Hughes? Serenity: Better Days and Those Left Behind cover artist (not to mention, "Once More, With Feeling" poster artist) Adam Hughes has agreed to answer any questions that you have about his 'verse related work. Post your questions in the comments for this thread and Adam will be stopping in to answer. More...
"Dollhouse is going to be an awesome show". More comments from producers Craft and Fain regarding Joss and Eliza's new show.
(SPOILER) Whedon chips - or Joss' influence in the future. Philip Palmer pays tribute to Joss (and Buffy season 4) in his debut sci-fi novel 'Debatable Space '. Link goes to the relevant page from the book on Amazon's Online Reader. More...
(SPOILER) Tidbits on Dollhouse from Production Weekly (pdf). Says that Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (previously mentioned) have each been given the title of Producer. Also adds a possibly-new detail on the premise.
Buffy Season 8 Among Best SF/F Books of 2007. Ranked an impressive 3rd for the year by the editors of SF Signal.

March 01

(SPOILER) Guess who is a fan of Angel:After the Fall? Spoilers for issue #4. More...
The Master reviews 'The Graduate'. Ever wanted to read a Buffy actor's opinion of the classic Dustin Hoffman film? Well now you can. More...
ET Canada Interviews Summer Glau. A nice interview with Summer in which ET Canada also reports that Terminator has been picked up for fall, although I can't find confirmation anywhere. More...



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