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July 01

Once More With Feeling returns. As the closing event of Comic-Con in San Diego.
(SPOILER) The second cover for Angel:ATF #12 has been released. It's the Alex Garner cover.Like the Nick Runge cover that was released earlier in the month,it's spoilerish. More...
Felicia Day asks for Dr Horrible pimping help. The trailer is up on the official Dr Horrible Youtube channel.
Reminder: Buffy #16 and Angel #10 ship this week. According to Previews.

June 30

(SPOILER) Matt Roush has some Dr. Horrible details. Matt has plot spoilers and DVD extras info from Joss himself. Seriously, y'all, the extras sound amazing.
"It's a classic talk-then-break-into-song musical". More Dr. Horrible snippets from Joss.
Win a million Alliance credits. Replica 'verse money stuffed into replicas of the money bags from Serenity: Better Days, no less. QMx announces a strange little prize drawing where the grand prizes include that, a Kaylee maquette prototype, and other items. More...
Invisible girl goes virtual. Clea DuVall (who played Marcie back in Buffy season one) has been cast in the Ron Moore pilot 'Virtuality'.

June 29

Best Buy has $16.99 Fox TV on DVD Sale this week. Includes Buffy, Angel, Bones, Firefly, and Tru Calling. More...
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - the comic book. Brothers Whedon will be writing the tale of Captain Hammer for the next issue of MySpace Dark Horse Presents.
(SPOILER) Josh Friedman and Summer Glau talk SCC Season 2. News on casting, a few hints about the direction of the new season, and Thomas Dekker's bangs.
Fox TV "dramatically" expanding its presence at Comic-Con. 20th Century Fox properties, including "Dollhouse" and "Bones," feature on nine TV panels. In addition to Joss, Eliza, and David, Seth Green and Wentworth Miller are set to appear.

June 28

Buffy Summers is #1 on IGN's list of "Sci-Fi Babes"! Plus many other Joss women on the list!! More...
CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates. The fourth season of How I Met Your Mother begins Monday, September 22nd at 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT.
Joss posts about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Find out the release dates for the three part musical and more importantly what you can do to help promote it.
Doctor Horrible website is live. With the teaser, promotional banners, links to the official Facebook, MySpace & Twitter pages and a newsletter you can subscribe to.
Happy Birthday, Felicia Day. Former Vampire Slayer Vi, the star of the acclaimed online series "The Guild", and the upcoming "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog", turns 29 today. Share your birthday wishes to one of the Jossverse's best!
Press for the Phoenix CSTS showing on Saturday. The article includes info about the showing, in addition to a blurb about the fans and Serenifly. More...

June 27

Spike and the Buffybot make Wired's List of Best Robot Love Stories. Wall-E has a classic Hollywood romance at its heart, with a robot twist. Wired decided to take a look at some great robot love stories, including entries ranging from Bladerunner to Metropolis. So they had to include one of our favorite electronically-enhanced couples.
Review of Runaways 30! The long-awaited issue is read and reviewed by a Whedon-fan.
(SPOILER) New trailer for "Repo! The Genetic Opera". More Tony Head goodness. More glorious lunacy as well.
Happy Birthday, Christian Kane! Wolfram & Hart's golden boy turns 34 today.
Top Five Favorite TV Robots. CinemaBlend's Kelly West ranks the television 'bots, with Summer Glau's Terminatrix "Cameron" at #3 spot, and the Buffybot coming in at #2.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Official Myspace. Only has 125 friends at this time. The teaser and behind the scenes pics are there too. More...
Oz: the most quotable character on Buffy? A quick little feature by the TV Squad on why Oz contributed to the humor and awesomeness of BtVS.
The skinny on Hollywood stars. AfterEllen blogger Gina Vivinetto discusses Hollywood's thinness obsession, with a comparison of Amber Benson (who is described as "dreamy") with Alyson Hannigan and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy.
Firefly, Meet Blu-ray. Fox officially announces Firefly on Blu-ray for release on . . . a date yet to be scheduled. More...

June 26

TV Squad chronicles and reviews online Buffy trivia quizes as part of their ongoing Buffy week. Test your smartness!
Can recasting help save a pilot? The Guardian mentions the recasting of Willow in Buffy while talking about how to save the Life On Mars US pilot.
Three Firefly Ladies Make IGN's Top 25 Babes of Sci-Fi TV. Summer Glau comes in at 15, Morena Baccarin at 21, and Christina Hendricks gets an Honorable Mention. And Eliza Dushku is IGN's TV Babe of the Day. More...
Buffy in one word. John Rogers - a good writer who's worked on some bad movies - gives his one-word summary of Buffy's theme. It might be the opposite of yours. More...
Save Up to 50% on TV DVDs from Amazon.com. Included in this offer are the following including Whedonverse actors: Bones, How I Met Your Mother, The Unit, Prison Break. More...
That Joss Whedon schedule at Comic Con in full. The timetable has yet to be confirmed officially but it's looking like the Dr. Horrible/Buffy season 8 panel will be on Friday July 25th at 1:30–2:30 p.m. and the Dollhouse panel will be on the following day at 1–2 p.m. More...
J. August is 'Raising the Bar' this August on TNT. JAR co-stars in the series. This is a new series from Steven Bochco. The series follows the lives and cases of young lawyers who have been friends since law school, but who now work on opposing sides. The series is scheduled to premiere Labor Day Weekend.
Hands on: Zoomii breathes life into Amazon's bookshelves. This might be stretching what constitutes a Whedon reference, but it's also really cool on its own: Ars Technica reviews zoomii.com, a "real" online bookstore with browsable "shelves" of books. The choice of book for the detailed view screenshot is what made me post this.

June 25

Tim Minear's "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" Script. Tim's unproduced movie adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's 1966 science fiction novel in .PDF format. More...
Voting begins for SyFy Genre Awards. Vote for Whedonesque as best web site, and James Marsters as best guest star on Torchwood (if you agree of course!). You can vote once a day. More...
Become A Dr. Horrible Fan on Facebook! Felicia Day is! And the page has shiny behind the scenes photos. Spotter's tip: BrewBunny.
AOL Money Lists Top 25 Ad Icons of All Time, including Tony Head. Tony and his romantic partner from the Taster's Choice ads are listed at #22, but of course they are #1 in our book!
Buffy Tarot Deck cancelled. "Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dark Horse will not be producing the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Tarot Deck." More...
(SPOILER) Runaways #30 comes out today. It's the end of Joss Whedon's 'Dead End Kids' arc and if you want a peek before you buy, then head over to the preview at Comic Book Resources. If you want reviews, there's a couple up at Comics Bulletin and Pulp Secret.
Doctor Horrible Teaser Video. So excited! More...
Saturn Award Winners Announced. Summer Glau, Amy Adams and Drew Goddard's Cloverfield are among those honored. Congratulations to the winners! More...
Jane Espenson podcasts "The Hub". Jane, Ron Moore and others podcast her masterpiece BSG episode.

June 24

FedCon USA "Star Trek" con with Buffy/Angel guests canceled midway through. This is in no way affiliated with the German FedCon event. Guests included John Billingsley ("Angel's" werewolf expert Dr. Royce) and his real-life wife Bonita Friedericy (Cordelia's dress shop boss on "Buffy" and Jasmine's assistant Patience on "Angel"). More...
Date Announced for Chicago's Slayathon. Marathon screenings of two of our favorite shows for charity. More...
Brent Spiner wanted James Marsters in Star Trek: Nemesis? Nemesis co-writer, reveals his first choice to play Picard's clone.
SMG no longer attached to Alice. American McGee’s Alice Interview with Producer Scott Faye. More...
Dark Horse's Serenity lucite ornament cancelled? The fansite SerenityStuff.com notices that "TFAW has removed the laser-engraved lucite ornament from their preorders and sent cancellations to early buyers". More...
Win a "Serenity: Those Left Behind" Hardcover signed by Hunter Ansley Wryn. Young River from Serenity signed this book, and all you have to do for a chance to win it is respond to one of Equality Now's action alerts.
Unsolicited advice to Warner Bros: bring back Joss. They say that "There are very few people who can write both movies and comics, and Whedon is one of them." Damn straight. More...
Christina Hendricks is IGN's TV Babe of the Day. They say her best work is Firefly, and illustrate their point with a screencap from "Our Mrs. Reynolds." Woah. Good bible. More...
The thing that made me like you (even more): SMG edition. EW writer Mandi Bierly writes about her talk with SMG for the magazine's 1000th issue. Also, find out which South Park character competed with Cartman for her Top 10 nod. More...
New Sugarshock art on MSDHP trade paperback. The first time the news of the trade was posted it had this art which was just taken from the comic itself. Now, the DH product page has the actual cover art, a new piece by Fabio Moon.

June 23

Serenity makes SyFy Portal's Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the Past Decade. "I still laugh at the funny parts and cry at that part" says the writer of the article.
The philosophy of Buffy's hair. TV Squad continues its trip down Buffy lane with a look at the key metaphor of the show. More...
Nick Brendon Is Joining Adam Baum and the Jew Movie Next Month. Begining July 11th, you can catch Nick at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles.
The Buffyverse Spin-Off Showcase. TV Squad gets all imaginative with the five Buffy/Angel spin-offs they'd want to see.
Angel #11 and Spike #3 exclusive variant editions from Dynamic Forces. Editor Chris Ryall is excited about this as the covers will be drawn by Marvel comic legend John Romita Senior, whom Stan Lee nicknamed 'Jazzy' in the 60's. More...
Angel now on Hulu. Season 1 went up today and is a welcome addition to Hulu's set of television programs.
A celebration is in order. On this day in 1964 a genius was born. More...
Cover Art for Joss's "Runaways" Hardcover Collection. Apparently they REALLY want us to know Joss Whedon is the writer.

June 22

Seth Green and James Marsters compete for Amy Awards. Both James and Seth are nominated for "Hey It's That Guy/Girl or Best Guest Star" in TV Gal's Amy Awards on zap2it.com. Voting closes Friday, June 27. More...
Tru Calling marathon on July 2 on SciFi channel. I think it's episodes 7-14, though, for some unknown reason.

June 21

Special Auction for Equality Now. As part of Can’t Stop the Serenity, the New England Browncoats are auctioning off an UK Movie Poster of Serenity autographed by Nathan Fillion. More...
Eliza's environmentalist trip. Eliza recounts her trip to Brazil where she visited nut plantations protected by the Amazon Conservation Association. It's nice to see her, like SMG, involved in awareness-raising activity. Plus, further pictures from the rest of her South American trip. More...
David Boreanaz on the cover of Smoke magazine. And that is a cigar in his hand. More...
Dr. Horrible & Buffy S8 Presentation Along With Dollhouse at Comic Con? Will there be a combined Dr. Horrible/Buffy S8 Presentation at this year's San Diego Comic Con? A certain CSTS screening attendee let slip that that may in fact be the case.
(SPOILER) First Promo for Leverage. Christian Kane's new show on TNT. More...
Firefly Geekery or Disney Princesses? WebComic InkTank ponders proper way to raise children. More...

June 20

Watch With Kristen video from the Fox upfronts. Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku yuk it up on camera with Niecy Nash and Jerry O'Connell of Do Not Disturb.
Buffy is placed in EW's top 100 list of TV shows. With a compliment of "genius" to Whedon, where does our show place? (Also inclusions of Whedon assisted films such as Speed and Toy Story in the top 100 list for Film) More...
Christian Kane's Podcast Interview avaliable for download. Yesterday's WFRE-FM interview includes live versions of the songs "Happy Man" and "Drinking to Drink". Additionally, the single "More Than I Deserve" (coming out soon) is also played. More...
A review of Alan Tudyk's new pilot. Joss'd producer Tabz attended the taping last night and posted a comprehensive review.
John Cassaday and Brian K. Vaughan nominated in the 2008 Harvey Awards. Cassaday has nominations for "Best Artist" and "Best Cover Artist". Vaughan has been nominated for "Best Writer".
Original artwork from Serenity: Better Days #3 up for auction. This could be your last chance to get Will Conrad artwork from the mini-series. And Will will be appearing at Paradise Comicon in Toronto this July.
SMG tell Entertainment Weekly about 10 male TV roles she wishes she could play. She's also featured as Buffy, on the cover from this week's 1000th issue of the magazine.
"Oh man, she's quoting Firefly". Webcomic XKCD depicts geek romance on the fritz. As always, don't forget the rollover text.
Hunter Ansley Wryn, Young River in Serenity, to attend Los Angeles' CSTS Screening. Hunter will be joining fans to watch the movie tomorrow night. More...
Jo Chen's cover art for the Serenity: Better Days tpb. Now you can see how well she captures the crew's likeness. This collection of the mini-series should be out on October 29th. More...
IDW releases press blurb for Spike: After The Fall. There's some great quotes from Brian Lynch to be had. In related IDW news, here's some superb cover art for Angel: After The Fall #13.

June 19

Questions raised about whereabouts of some of last year's CSTS funds. "Equality Now has indicated that they never received the money raised in 2007 by the Can’t Stop the Serenity events held in either Denver or Dallas/North Texas." ETA: The Global Organizer for the CSTS 2008 event responds here. More...
Rate Serenity in EW.com's "TV to Movie Remakes" poll. It's all to see if "'Get Smart' [will] live up to the best of this list of TV shows that turned into movies".
AFI lists "Toy Story" as one of the all time best Animation Movies. The new lists announced on June 17, separate movies in 10 different genres. More...
(SPOILER) Comics Continuum has solicitations for IDW Angel releases in September. They include Angel #12, Spike #3 and the First Night HC.
Drew Goddard is one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch. A short feature including quotes from Drew and J.J. Abrams, with whom Drew is working on another film project.
Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Portland Mercury writes up the CSTS event. A feature article about the tragedy of Firefly, how Serenity came about, CSTS, and the dedication of Browncoats. More...
Special Give-Aways During Firefly on Universal HD. The Mods on the forum are giving away prizes when Firefly airs on Saturday nights. More...

June 18

Bottle Shock wins award at Maui Film Festival. The film, which features Eliza Dushku, tied with "The Great Buck Howard" for best ensemble cast. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for today's release of Angel: After The Fall #9. The main story resumes after the First Night interlude. Come tell us what you thought of the issue.
(SPOILER) Jo Chen talks about her cover for Buffy #20. Brilliant artwork for Jeph Loeb's issue of Season 8. More...
Chiwetel Ejiofor on directing his first film 'Slapper'. Fab article over at The Guardian website. More...
Summer Glau is Teen Choice to Break Out. Summer is nominated for Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure and Choice TV: Breakout Star Female in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards on FOX this August. More...
Dollhouse panel rumoured for this year's Comic Con. Seat42f says it'll be on the Saturday afternoon. More...

June 17

Are Some Theater Owners Taking Advantage of CSTS Screenings? Are some theater owners taking advantage of the upcoming Can't Stop the Serenity charity screenings to make a little money for their own favorite charity (aka themselves)? More...
Angel: After the Fall #9 out Wednesday. Just a heads up.
Jo Chen to appear at June 21 CSTS screening in Arlington, VA. She'll chat and sign autographs before the screening. A piece of her artwork will be auctioned after the screening. It features Faith and is autographed by Jo, Joss Whedon, and Eliza Dushku.
(SPOILER) Angel After The Fall #12 Runge cover. Found this link over on IDW forums. Thought I'd share. Warning though. Disturbing image and spoilers.
The Franchise-Premise Differentiation. A fascinating examination by Michael Cassut of why he thinks Moonlight, and attempts to revive it, failed. For examples in his analysis, he mentions Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse and Joss Whedon, among other programs, personalities and concepts.
A Review of "The Middleman." A BtVS mention in the final paragraph, talking about shows' performance after their pilots. He calls Buffy a show "that doesn't find its legs for at least a season." More...

June 16

Watch Firefly and Buffy to save the world. Remember this SciFi Channel 'Visions For Tomorrow' poll? Well the results are in and Firefly got voted the most powerful work of sci-fi telly. Buffy came 10th so it's all good.
May 2008 comics sales charts are released. Joss' books do very well, and Season 8 tops the trade paperback charts. More...
(SPOILER) Jane Espenson writes a letter to TV Squad about the Battlestar Galactica mid-season finale. For any of you who love this show as much as she and Joss do, it's a must-read. More...
A Joss Whedon video game? A report claims that Joss is creatively involved with an upcoming video game called 'Powers and Titans'.
Video interviews with Mad Men cast, including Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks. This is the 30 minute AMC Mad Men promo show that's been running on AMC at various times in their schedule lately. It's available on-line, split into short clips. The interview portions feature six cast members talking together in costume - Jon Hamm, Vincent, John Slattery, Elizabeth Moss, January Jones, and Christina.
"50 Ways To Leave Your TV Lover" - Buffy/Angel got to number four. Buffy and Angel got to number four on Sky One's "50 Ways To Leave Your TV Lover", presented by Fern Britton. Buffy sending Angel to Hell in Becoming Part 2 was the scene shown. The show aired yesterday (15/06/08). More...
James Marsters Q&A Soundclips. No new questions this month. But, there are three short mp3 soundclips of his answers from previous sessions as well as transcripts of said sessions.
Scriptwriters Network TV Panel writeup featuring Jane Espenson. Where does Jane see herself in 5 years? "She'd like to be running her own show, or working for Ron Moore or Joss Whedon" as a "lieutenant to genius". More...

June 15

Firefly reference in webcomic "The Non-Adventures of Wonderella". A mildly depressing shout-out in this otherwise excellent series. More...
Amber Benson interviewed in Supernatural Magazine. In issue #4, currently on newsstands, she talks about her guest role playing a vampire, the possibility of her character's return, being typecast in Hollywood, the new novel she's writing, and more. More...
Steve Anderson Can't Stop the Serenity Limited Edition poster. I think that is the state of Texas on the right so I suspect Texas Browncoats are involved. More...
Duct Tape Shindig. Kaylee and Mal Shindig costumes made from duct tape! Entry #4239 in the "Stuck at Prom" competition (Top 10 final round). Fireflyfans.net has a bit more info.

June 14

New podcast interview with Nathan Fillion conducted by Comic News Insider podcast co-host Jimmy. Topics covered in this lengthy interview include Nathan's career, current work, and more. More...
The Operative gets honoured by Her Majesty. Chiwetel Ejiofor got an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. More...
Warren Manser is a design genius. The Serenity conceptual artist is listed as one of io9's ten Hollywood designers to watch out for.
Should Joss write Spidey? Based on Joss's writing of Spider-Man in Astonishing X-Men, should he be given his own arc(s)? This guy thinks so.
(SPOILER) Scott Allie talks 'The Shepherd's Tale'. ComicM!x talks to the Dark Horse editor about Shepherd Book's origin story. Contains some minor spoilers, including confirmation of a spoiler for Season Eight. There's also another interview with him over at Pop Culture Zoo.
(SPOILER) Preview of Spike After the Fall. From editor Chris Ryall.

June 13

All new Black Market Beagles site. Adam has a new site design and some all new products too. Plus all the usual cool stuff including the QMx items he has designed. More...
All the pies of the movie Waitress. From TechLife Web, a nice list of all the creative pie names and ingredients.
Revenge of the Nerdette. There's a brief Buffy mention in the fourth paragraph. More...
The second great teacher of Joss Whedon's life. Nikki Stafford blogs about meeting Jeanine Basinger at the Slayage Conference. There's some lovely anedcotes about Joss.
Obscure character of the day - Buffy's roommate Kathy. IGN gives some love to the demon from 'Living Conditions'.And If you're feeling nostalgic as a result, then click here to watch the trailer for the episode. More...
The trailer for Punisher War Zone, co-starring Julie Benz, is online. The film opens December 5th.
Getting THE INSIDE Out...on DVD! Showcasing the twisted mind of Tim Minear and the deadpan...deadpannity of Adam Baldwin, THE INSIDE was a unique crime drama canceled by Fox (surprise!) and not released on DVD (surprise!), leaving close to half the series unaired (surprise!). See what you can do to change that.
2008 SyFy Genre Award Nominations (The Short List). James Marsters nominated for Best Guest Actor/TV (Torchwood, "Exit Wounds"), Summer Glau for Best Supporting Actress/Television (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Whedonesque for Best Website! Voting starts June 25! More...
23 Movies You'd Love to See on the Big Screen, among them Serenity. Entertainment Weekly gives a list of the 27 movies that are too big to watch on the small screen. Serenity comes in at 11. More...

June 12

Buffy episodes to be available online from TheWB.com. As part of comeback attempt by the WB Network, Warner Bros. Television Group has cut deals to distribute TV shows to TiVo, Veoh Networks and other Web-video sites. More...
From the mail bag: the accessibility of Buffy season 8. A visually impaired Buffy fan wrote to Whedonesque about his frustration of not being able to follow the series in its new format. He's tried to find audio and electronic formats of the comic book but to no avail. Can anyone help? More...
"I'm Joss Whedon and I'm here just to support the actors". Joss speaks to Brave New Media about the SAG negotiations and whether he was satisfied with the results of the writers' strike.
Nandi to visit Jayne Cobb, sort of. Melinda Clarke will meet Adam Baldwin again, when she guest stars in the second episode on the new season of "Chuck". More...
Dollhouse star reveals her favourite cycle route. Olivia Williams tells The Guardian why Cambridge is a cyclist's dream.
How Does Buffy Feel? This American Life's Ira Glass says that he learned something from Marti Noxon: for each story, see if it has the "How does Buffy feel?" moment. Scroll down to where the text gets really big to read this part of the article. More...
Amber Benson's "Blue Tooth Virgin" debuting at Seattle Film Fest. The film will premiere at the International Film Festival on Thursday, June the 12th, and will be shown again on Saturday the 14th. More...
The Guild at Comic-Con. Felicia Day and other cast members of The Guild will be making themselves a home at the California Browncoats booth at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. It will be the first place to buy the Season One DVD. More...
io9's best vacation spots. Miranda is No. 1. But I wouldn't wanna live there. More...
Ask Buffy season 8 artist Georges Jeanty. SlayerLit.us will be conducting an interview with Georges Jeanty, and is opening up the questions to fans. Just submit your question(s) to SlayerLit@yahoo.com by June 15. For more details, visit SlayerLit.us.

June 11

Yahoo calls BtVS "essential viewing". This list contains some pretty good shows, though I quibble with their rec that if you like Buffy, you should check out "Charmed".
Serenity Adventures available for pre-order. The all new RPG book from Margaret Weis Productions is listed on Amazon. It's also on the MWP site. More...
"Conservatism could handle Stalin and Lenin, but is too fragile a thing to survive Joss Whedon." A political blogger's cheerfully snarky response to the "fear of liberalism" also sneaks in some choice words for people who are horrified that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is being analyzed in our colleges. More...
Castmates Who Click. Entertainment Weekly website celebrates the chemistry that Buffy shared with both Angel and Spike.
Angel Premiering on Hulu June 23rd. As part of the "Hulu Days of Summer," the first season will become available.
Oz to show up in Robot Chicken? In an interview with Moviehole Seth Green shared this little tit-bit "I don’t wanna tease it too much, but we have a bit [of Buffy] as our fourth-season opener that Joss Whedon is in", says Green. Matt adds, "Without giving anything away, Oz may or may not show up in that same episode."
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel: After The Fall #8 here! Released today.
TV Guide interviews Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan. They talk separately about their work on CBS'"How I Met Your Mother".
Some more Serenity Tales. Plenty of good reading material for you today, there's four new comics set in the 'Verse and also links to a couple of webcomics.
Seth Green to guest star on NBC's "My Name is Earl". He'll play a former Make-a-Wish child whose wish was ruined by Earl.
Sarah Michelle Gellar spotted on the set of her latest movie project. The movie, Veronika Decides to Die, is set in New York; SMG plays "Veronika, a woman who wakes up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt." More...
(SPOILER) The Futon Critic reviews the Dollhouse pilot script. It's probably the most thorough examination so far and the reviewer says "this could be Whedon's most accessible work to date".
Kids Need to Read...and swear in phonetic Chinese. The Kids Need to Read Foundation is calling on Browncoats to help raise money through a very enticing auction. Proceeds go to help provide books to disadvantaged youth, as well as under-funded schools and libraries. More...
Filming on Dollhouse pilot not quite a wrap. The fan blog Dollrific! reports that some reshoots for the pilot are going on at the moment because "the show just got back notes from the network who asked (told?) that certain parts be redone".
Catch up with Sarah Connor Chronicles in August. Fox will show the first season of "Sarah Connor Chronicles" starting August 10th. They'll show all nine episodes Sunday through Wednesday for two weeks, then show the finale on the 24th. The second season will start two weeks later. More...
More coverage of pre-emptive "save Dollhouse" activity. Audio of NPR talking "to one of the Groupies-in-Chief". More...

June 10

Guardian TV critic demands musical episodes of more series and puts Once More With Feeling up as the exemplar of the genre.
TV Squad previews the WB.com site currently in beta. Looks like only five BtVS episodes are available at the moment. More...
(SPOILER) Five page preview for Angel: After The Fall #8. This issue comes out tomorrow and then issue 9 will be out in a fortnight (or maybe even next week).
ABC.com Reviews TV's Best And Worst Spinoffs. Buffy and Angel gets a mention.
(SPOILER) Final cover art for Buffy #16. Four little words that say....
(SPOILER) Jane Espenson talks Battlestar Galactica. She speaks to io9.com about her recently aired episode 'Hub'. And there's also more Q&As with her over at TV Guide and Comic Mix.
Joss shows support for actors. Nikki Finke reports that he was at yesterday's SAG Solidarity Rally in Los Angeles.
D. C. Entertainment Examiner picks Firefly as a Netflix tip. Advice for people to watch Firefly now that our "TV wunderkind" strawberry-blonde auteur has Dollhouse premiering in January. More...
Josshole moment over on Wax Banks. "... I kind of love this guy." Comparison of Fray and Firefly, with a little of television Buffy, Season 8 Buffy and Alien: Resurrection thrown in for good measure. All sorts of pro-Joss-ness!
Angel: After the Fall #8 ships this week! According to Diamond's shipping list.

June 09

Classic-Horror's great episodes of horror television. Did The Gentlemen creep you out when you watched 'Hush' for the first time?
SyFy Portal awards long list for 2008. Whedonesque gets nominated for best website, Summer Glau for best actress, Adam Baldwin for best supporting actor, Amy Acker and James Marsters for best special guest. More...
50 Serenity Charity Screenings. Newest Screening Cities are Las Vegas, NV and Warwick (UK). Screenings in 23 cities on sale. Denver, Co is Sold Out! More...

June 08

Buffy: hero, or genocidal maniac? Do vampires have rights? This argument discusses whether vampires count as sub-human (not deserving rights), or as persons--though not humans--still deserving rights. It uses the Buffyverse to support its argument. More...
DVD Times reviews Suburban Girl starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. This is a straight-to-DVD movie that was released in late May. In addition to Sarah, the movie stars Alec Baldwin. Not a very favorable review, and he picks on SMG's acting, which just irks me. And, relatedly, Movies in a Nutshell reviews The Air I Breathe, giving it an overall grade of C: "competent, but not memorable."
The Operative is a top movie hitman. The Operative comes in at number 4 on theshiznit's list of top 20 movie hitmen. Some NSFW language.
Spoof Google News page. Scroll down the page for "good news" in the Entertainment section ;-)

June 07

Serenity on HD DVD for only 6 bucks. Online store iNetVideo is having a clearance for those who backed the wrong HD horse. Other titles include Apollo 13 and King Kong.
(SPOILER) First set pics of Summer Glau in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2. Courtesy of Giant Freakin Robot, Summer's robot character will be back! More...
First look at Vampire Amber. CineQuest are bringing out two minibusts of Amber Benson's character from Supernatural. More...
California Browncoats announce Serenity Better Days #1 Exclusive Variant. Dark Horse produces San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive to benefit Kids Need to Read. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg takes the wheel in ABC Family movie this Sunday. Buffy's sis is moving from Gossip Girl to stock car racing in The Circuit, which airs Sunday at 8 PM East and West. She's an up-and-coming racer who's dealing with her dad, whose career is fading, and a boyfriend who happens to also be a rival. The article explains how she got used to racing although she admits she doesn't like to battle the freeways. More...
(SPOILER) New Dollhouse pilot pics. One of them features Joss talking to Eliza and Fran, the rest are from the first episode. And a couple more can be seen here.

June 06

Mirror's Edge takes whedonesque cues on dystopia. Gaming website Gamasutra has a fun mention of Joss in this quick writeup of EA DICE's (makes of the Battlefield series) new first person action game. More...
Ark. academic conference examines Joss' works. Another academic look at Buffy, Firefly and other Joss works. More...
Agent Brand gets the spotlight in "Who Do You Trust?". Two-page preview of the Agent Brand story in the Secret Invasion one-shot, by Mike Carey and Tim Green III.
(SPOILER) First photos of the Angel:After the Fall volume 1 hardcover collection. Once again courtesy of Mr Brian Lynch.It looks amazing.
Fox unveils return dates for "Bones" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles". Boothe and Cam will be back on Wednesday, September 3rd and Cameron will be back on Monday, September 8th. The complete Press Release can be found here. More...
Reminder: Firefly Marathon Today (June 6th) on Sci-Fi. From 8am to 4pm today. A noteworthy Event for several reasons, actually. In all of 2007, there were two Firefly Marathons on Skiffy. So far this year we've had Three. The last Marathon covered from the Pilot through Jaynestown. This one picks up with Jaynestown and completes the entire Run. Very Shiny, very fun. If you agree and want to thank them, you can e-mail feedback@scifi.com and do just that. :)
DVDtown reviews The Air I Breathe Blu-ray. A relatively spoiler-free review of the movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray last month.
(SPOILER) Buffy 8.18 and Wolves at the Gate TPB's solicitation and covers. Comics Continuum has the description and the images for September's issue of Season 8 up. Once again, Jo Chen outdoes herself.. and this Dawn comes from the leftest of fields:-) More...

June 05

Mad Men up for four Television Critics' Awards. Lists the nominees for the awards, as well as a lamentation that TCA seems to be overly guy-centric. The article's proof? The TCA's snubbage of our own BtVS when it ran. More...
City of Angel interview with Juliet Landau. It was conducted when she was at Motor City Comic Con last month. There's some nice little tidbits to be had.
SFX Magazine has the first pic of Nathan in Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Sadly it's not online (boo!) but if it's any consolation he does strike a manly pose in his costume. More...
(SPOILER) IGN Reviews Buffy #15. A mostly favorable review of the conclusion to Wolves at the Gate.
Alan Tudyk Pilot taping June 18th in Burbank. Free tickets available, get 'em while they last. More...
A Day in the Life of a Buffy Editor. Scott Allie updates the Buffy Zone with some new information and Jo Chen's cover for issue 20. More...
Fox pulls 35-40% in premiums for Remote-Free TV shows Dollhouse and Fringe. A short blurb explaining a little more about Fox's Remote-Free TV project and how it's going to work. More...

June 04

(SPOILER) Pink Raygun reports some new Dollhouse spoilers. Some new bits among the old.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #15. It's the final part of Drew Goddard's Buffy season 8 'Wolves at the Gate' arc.
Rotten Tomatoes says Serenity is fifth best-reviewed TV adaptation of all time. In their list of the 50 best jumps from the small screen to the big screen (in terms of critics' estimations), Rotten Tomatoes gives the BDM some love. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for Runaways #30. Joss' stint ends with this issue and if all goes according to plan it'll be out on June 25th.
Firefly/Serenity reference at 'HijiNKS Ensue' today. Re: Universal Studios fire. More...
Jewel Staite heading back to Australia in June 2008. More...
(SPOILER) Mondocomics chooses Astonishing X-Men as Book of the Month. Minor spoilage. The guys' big finale is very favorably reviewed.
Joss featured on Rolling Stone's Top 10 Best in TV and beyond. Joss and Eliza make the list of awesomeness, along with the Muppets and others! More...
(SPOILER) Meet the Big Bad of Spike:After the Fall. Brian posts an image of the main villain of the Spike mini at his blog.
Pajiba Recognizes Firefly as One of the 15 Best Seasons of TV. Pajiba, the movie/TV/book review site with the tagline "scathing reviews for bitchy people" has written an article about Firefly as one of the 15 best TV season in the past 20 years. Woo!

June 03

Reminder: Buffy #15 ships tomorrow. According to Diamond's shipping list.
(SPOILER) Dollverse reviews the script for the Dollhouse pilot. With some shiny new pictures to go with it! More...
Early DVD details, cover pic and release date for "Recount". Written by Danny Strong.
(SPOILER) Alex Garner's cover for Angel After The Fall #11. Have a look at the incredibly vibrantly red cover for ATF's August issue.
Charisma Carpenter's Heading Back to College. After making a big impression at the end of season one of ABC Family's "Greek," all about frat life, Charisma will be back as a national representative for the ZBZ sorority to deal with a troublesome pledge. The episode will be shown in the fall.
Big Damn Auction. Attend the LA or Orange County CSTS screening for a chance to win Mal or River prototypes by QMX. More...
Angel: After The Fall #10 to get Comic Con variant cover. According to the Previews press release, it'll be a "wraparound cover with gold foil enhancements. Plus, every copy comes signed by artist Alex Garner! Limited to 2,500 pieces.".

June 02

'Vampire People' named a Book of the Year. Allyson Beatrice's Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? takes third place in ForeWord Magazine's Book the Year Awards.
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine selects Buffy as Best TV Superhero. (Scroll down in the article for Buffy mention.) The June issue of the magazine calls Cordelia a "prissy teen-queen," however. So points deducted for that. Cordy may have been lots of things, but "prissy"? Never.
The 2008 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 list is out. Voted on by AfterEllen readers, Eliza Dushku (28), Alyson Hannigan (59) and Amber Benson (65) make the 2nd annual list. More...
A Buffy musical wedding tale. An EW.com reader tells of how she got her wedding guests to dance to "Under Your Spell".
(SPOILER) "Honey, I accidentally created a Fox show". Joss talks Dollhouse to Sci Fi Weekly. More...
Auction to benefit ailing Slayers artist. Legendary comic book artist Gene Colan (who illustrated two Tales of the Slayers stories by writer Doug Petrie), is seriously ill and lacking health insurance. Luckily, many of his friends...including Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, and BtVS novelist Christopher Golden...have rallied to his side, donating items for an auction to raise money for Gene's bills. More...

June 01

Julie Benz interviewed on Newsarama. Benz talks about her roles in Dexter and Rambo, as well as the upcoming Saw and Punisher: War Journal movies. There's a little Buffy stuff in there as well.
Universal Studios On Fire. This is an ongoing story. Please click on "refresh" or consult other sources for updates. There has been extensive damage to the area near Universal's Vehicle Collection (The Serenity "Mule" is there).
Amber Benson filming 'Another Harvest Moon' this month in Pennsylvania. Another Harvest Moon, to be shot starting this month in central Pennsylvania, is being headlined by Ernest Borgnine. Amber is mentioned as being part of the cast.
Details about the first 'Angel: After The Fall' hardcover. Brian Lynch spills the beans.



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