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February 01

Repo! The Genetic Opera Featurette: Legal Assassin. Neat little featurette on ASH's character in Repo! The Genetic Opera. More...
Sonny Rhodes to sing tonight at Arcadia Blues Club, CA. Sonny Rhodes, legendary blues artist that sang the Theme for Firefly. Will be performing live at Arcadia Blues Club in Arcadia, CA. Cover $15.

January 31

Sam Anderson talks Leverage, Angel, Christian Kane and Lost. Interview with Sam Anderson that ran Tuesday in IF Magazine (as opposed to the one already posted with TV Addict). Fun quotes about "Angel."
Another Dollhouse TV spot. It's in two parts because the uploader's cell phone can only record 15 seconds at a time. Part 2 is here. And yeah, as you have probably already figured out, since it was recorded by a cell phone, the quality of the video is once again pretty bad.
Yahoo! TV Lists The Best Brilliant But Cancelled Series Of The Decade. Drive gets a mention. More...
(SPOILER) 24/7 reviews Dollhouse's 'Ghost'. And it does so very favorably. More...
(SPOILER) Press Release for Dollhouse 1x02 "The Target". This episode will be the first appearance of Miracle Laurie.
Eliza Dushku and Olivia Williams hit the talk show circuit. According to the Late Night Lineups, Eliza will be appearing on February 11th on Letterman and the day after that on Conan O'Brien and Regis and Kelley. Olivia visits Craig Ferguson on February 10th. More...
Adam Baldwin article in The New York Times. Discusses his career and working on Chuck.
(SPOILER) Nick Runge's covers for Angel Aftermath #18-21. They are finally revealed.
Georges Jeanty talks about BtVS S8 with Dollar Bin at Charlotte Mini-Con 09. Jeanty mentions Dark Horse's expectations and professes delight that the book seems to be bringing more women into comic book-reading. More...
Limited Edition Fruity Oaty Bar poster goes on preorder. Only 1,000 made and autographed by Geoffrey Mandel, the lead designer for Serenity. Ships February 6th. Shiny! More...
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #23 preview pages. Dark Horse posted two pages for "Predators and Prey".
Just Following Procedure. Kind words about Bones and the benefits of charm in an article about the plethora of procedurals with generic case-of-the-week story lines. Brief OMWF mention.

January 30

New Jossverse video from Fox. Dichen learns how to scream.
(SPOILER) Promo photos for Dollhouse episode 1.02. Spoiler TV has some more promo photos from the second Dollhouse episode due to be aired Feb 20th.
The TV Addict interviews Joss. From a press junket in January. In the site's words, about the "almost inhumane level of self-inflicted pressure and fan expectation". Says The TV Addict: "It's officially time to cut Joss Whedon a little slack."
Alyson Hannigan on Ellen today.
IGN's Top 10 Anticipated TV-to-Film Adaptions. Our favourite slayer ranks pretty highly on IGN's list of most wanted movie adaptions. More...
(SPOILER) Angel #21 cover from start to finish. Chris Ryall gives us a look at Gabriel Rodriguez's new cover for Angel: Aftermath #21 in three different stages of development (pencils, inks, and coloring).
A Serenity midnight screening in Seattle this weekend. At the Egyptian Theatre today and tomorrow. More...
"You feel like you're in a big, safe bubble". The LA Times has an interesting article about the underlying concepts and architectural references that influenced the design of the Dollhouse set. ETA: There are also some photos. More...
Amber Benson's debut solo novel "Death's Daughter" available for pre-order at Amazon.com. The page gives the official release date as Feb. 24. Amber Benson has written novels before -- but with Christopher Golden -- and written on her own before -- but not novels -- so this is a first. A review of it can be found here.
Amber Benson's Official Blog. She's blogging and twittering.

January 29

Tahmoh joins Joss for the Dollhouse panel at New York Comic Con. There's also an important update about the autograph signings. So do please read if you intend to go.
Buffy season 7 - a fan's manifesto. Radical (for want of a better word) meta that's getting a fair bit of attention in the LiveJournal fandom.
(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku, the Next Wonder Woman? Parade Magazine interviews Eliza about Dollhouse and rumors about her being the next big-screen Wonder Woman.
(SPOILER) Pie Spoilers reviews Dollhouse 1x01 "Ghost". It's not a "schizophrenic relaunch", it's just the "disjointed thoughts" of The One True b!X about the Dollhouse premiere. More...
(SPOILER) More preview pages for Buffy #22 "Swell". More...
Will TV slay Joss Whedon? The Daily Beast speaks to Joss about Dollhouse, the networks and the Internet.
Buddy TV adds the top 50 in their list "Top 100 TV Shows of The Last 20 Years". Veronica Mars, Dexter, How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, and Angel all make the top 50. Lost, BSG, and Buffy all feature in the top 25 here. More...
Critical Studies in Television: Essays on Dr. Horrible. Also this one: 'Breaking the Ninth Wall' with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Internet Creation.
(SPOILER) Variety review of Sam Anderson (Holland Manners) in an L.A. stage production. They think he's great. Spoilers only relevant to the content of the play, not "Angel," etc.
Official Dollhouse site on MySpace. Only 14 friends at this time. Some pictures and the "Understanding the Dollhouse"-featurette are there too.
Summer Glau is AOL "Star of the Week". Summer Glau is "Star der Woche" with AOL Germany. Probably because Terminator: SCC just started over here. It's a picture gallery with background information on her youth and recent projects. Since the original page is in German, the link is to a google translated page. One picture seems to be wrong, though.

January 28

Nathan Fillion talks Wonder Woman. He tells Comic Book Resources all about providing the voice of Steve Trevor in the upcoming animated DVD release of Wonder Woman. And there's other goodies to be had as well, it's a good read all round.
New Dollhouse TV spot. It aired during yesterday’s Fringe. The quality of the video is quite bad, but hey, it’s better than nothing...
Seth Green co-stars in Episode 4 of David Faustino's internet series "Star-ving". Definitely RATED R!! Also featuring Ed O'Neill, Katey Segal and Christina Applegate. More...
Alan Tudyk in new DirecTV commercial. Unlike the Hellboy one where the guy is actually DVRing Hellboy, this guy is just doing a random tv show. But Alan's pretty funny. The video is in the small window on the right. It's called "Held Up?"
Christian Kane leverages his top 5. This week's list ... villains. "And now Tuesday Night also means the Kane's Top 5! Christian is weighing in on his Top 5 Favorites (as requested by you). Then tell Christian what you want to know about his favorites." More...

January 27

What are Whedon and Goddard building with Cabin in the Woods? "Joss Whedon is one of the best in the world when it comes to building - and manipulating - online hype for his projects, essentially getting fans to do his PR work for him." More...
Tahmoh Penikett at Emerald City ComiCon. Just announced for the Seattle-based convention taking place April 4 and 5.
TV Witches: Sort Of Like That Grunge Look. Television Without Pity lists Willow as one of the Top Five TV witches.
(SPOILER) New page from the Not Fade Away comic. Mooney is updating his blog with a very pretty picture from the upcoming Not Fade Away adaptation.
Felicia Day to appear at Browncoat Booth at Wondercon. "She will be signing on Saturday only at our tables (F6/F7). Times TBA". More...
(SPOILER) Interview: Sam Anderson Talks Leverage. Wolfram & Hart's Holland Manners guest stars on tonight's episode of the TNT series, along with Danny Strong. More...
"A quick, no spoilers, review of Joss Whedon's upcoming Dollhouse". One attendee at the 'beer and popcorn' screening of "Ghost" reviews the pilot. More...
Buffy Season 8 nominated for GLAAD Media Award. It goes up against The Alcoholic, Final Crisis: Revelations, Secret Six and Young Avengers Presents in the category of Outstanding Comic Book.
Serenity bows to 821,000 viewers. For its premiere last night on Australian television. 10th place for the evening. More...

January 26

"Taken" with George Hertzberg to be released in the U.S. this Friday. The film also features Holly Valance. Back in 2003, a British tabloid claimed she would be taking over as Buffy for the 8th season.
Press Kits Unwrapped: Dollhouse. TV Squad gives us an inside look at Fox's press kit for Dollhouse. More...
Mark Sheppard to appear at NYC Comic Con, possibly Dragon Con. Mark Sheppard posted an update on his blog, saying he is working on a new Dollhouse episode directed by Tim Minear. He will appear at the NYC Comic Con with The Middleman co-star Kevin Sorbo and asks for help in getting an invite to Dragon Con later this year.
(SPOILER) New promotional photos for Dollhouse 1x01. Spoiler TV has 13 new promotional images from "Ghost".
More details about the Dollhouse event at New York Comic Con. In addition to the screening of the premiere's first act and the subsequent discussion, Joss will also be signing autographs on the day. More...
(SPOILER) Buffyfest interview with Mark Lutz. Funny interview with the Groosalugg himself, Mark Lutz. Spoilers for the last issue of After The Fall.
Angel After The Fall Issue 1 Wedding Variant signed by Brian Lynch on sale on Ebay. According to Brian :"Found a couple during a recent move!"
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and the TV audience. A'n'E Vibe looks at what's riding on the show's run.
Adam Baldwin in 3D. Thanks to next week's episode of Chuck. More...
New Dr. Horrible shirt added to store. Dr. Horrible takes on cartoon form in the newest shirt.

January 25

The music in Dollhouse. Dollverse has a list of music that will be used in the first three episodes of the show.
Latest Evil League of Evil member reveals his secret origin. Great feature on the actor who plays the circumcising supervillain Tur-Mohel.
Dave Herman in Season Finale of The Drinky Crow Show. Top voice actor Dave Herman, who recurred in Angel's 1st and 2nd Seasons as Geek David Nabbit, stars as Uncle Gabby, Drink Crow's best friend in the Season Finale of The Drinky Crow Show tonight on Adult Swim at 12:15am. More...
Premiere of Serenity tomorrow at 8.30pm on Australia's Channel 10. Don't miss it! More...
Where are they now: Fran Rubel Kuzui. FT.com interviews the director of the Buffy movie who was credited as executive producer along with husband Kaz on the TV Show. More...
The Chosen One: Heeb Magazine Interviews Joss Whedon. Instead of the usual, "why do you write such strong women?" question, this interviewer explores the influence of Judaism on Joss' characters.
Buffy and Angel episodes included in a list of fatal encounters [NSFW]. io9 has created a list of potentially fatal sexual encounters fom sci fi. The body jumping demon from "Lonely Hearts", and Buffy and Riley's marathon session in "Where The Wild Things Are" are included.

January 24

Happy birthday, Stephanie Romanov! Our favourite evil lawyer turns 40 today.
New York Times (mis)coverage of ' The Cabin in The Woods'. Turns out that the paper's info about the plot summary and the casting of Jena Malone and Bill Nighy is completely wrong. Joss says "while we are fans of both those actors, neither is attached to the movie" and "also, they got the plot wrong... to protect the story from spoilerization, we've been sending out our OWN misinformation". More...
Felicia Day's favourite games of 2008. Video interview with msnbc.com. Felicia also discusses The Guild with them here and we're up to Episode 8 of The Guild Season 2. More...
(SPOILER) Fox Press Release for Dollhouse 1x01 "Ghost". It includes a short synopsis of the series (and the episode) as well as a list of guest stars.
The cast of Dollhouse explains how to pronounce their names. You probably already heard it on Gossi's radio show, but now they've uploaded the video for it and we can actually see those pretty faces.
"Once More With Feeling" one of Amazon's Friday Five Deals. Amazon.com is featuring "the original cast recording from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical" as one of its weekly mp3 albums for $5.00 specials. Unfortunately, it's most likely only available to US customers.
Jane Espenson will be showrunner and co-exec producer on Caprica. According to the Chicago Tribune, she will be moving over as co-exec producer and will eventually become the showrunner. Which probably means this is her last Dollhouse episode for a while. More...

January 23

When Buffy went dark: An indepth review of Season 6. A comprehensive review of what is possibly the darkest, most controversial and daring season of Buffy. More...
Buffy season 8 - Wolves at the Gate featured in NPR's "Books We Like". "[It] is particularly good, with a fast-moving plot and plenty of whimsical repartee".
New Jossverse video from Fox. How to pronounce "Tahmoh".
Dollhouse to be shown at 'beer and popcorn' industry screening in Vegas. NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) attendees will get a chance to see it on Monday.
Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion address those Serenity sequel rumours. If you ever wondered why Alan was telling people there was going to be a Serenity sequel a while ago, here's a 4 minute tale of how it happened. Also, hilarious.
'Loving Leah' on Hallmark. Adam "Parker" Kaufman's latest TV movie airs on the 23rd. More...
Nathan Fillion "Commercial". Not really, but one could always hope lol. I just had to post this, because it's sooo funny! :D
A video of the photo shoot for the Buffy movie. Remember this? Well there's now another opportunity to gasp at the outfits and music from seventeen years ago.
Mordecai v. Cabin in the Woods. Apparently CitW has also been known as Mordecai since last November, based on some casting sides released back then. In fact, The Movie Insider first posted about it way back on 11/23/08. More...
(SPOILER) Harry Lennix talks to SCI FI Wire about Dollhouse. Calls his character "not so much the conscience", but just the guy who asks, "Why?"
Kaylee pops up in Scott "Basic Instructions" Meyer's fantasy. In Scott Meyers' "Basic Instructions" webcomic, he explains how to go to your mental happy place where several familiar-looking people are waiting. "Basic Instructions" does not often dip into sci-fi, but it's well worth reading anyway. I didn't know how to do half this stuff...
Bianca Lawson on Bones tonight. The Futon Critic has the synopsis for the episode.
(SPOILER) Brian Lynch's thoughts on After The Fall #16. If you haven't read the issue and don't want spoilers, don't read this.

January 22

David Fury - "Well, it IS all about me". Buffyfest interviews our Mustard Man. Buffyfest asks David Fury questions and he answers with David Fury-like stuff. Hilarious.
Behind the Scenes of James Gunn's PG Porn "Nailing Your Wife" with Nathan and Aria. Nathan being himself with Aria Giovanni and James Gunn...obvious spoilers if you haven't seen the first episode of PG Porn and slightly nsfw.
Richard Jenkins and Amy Adams nominated for an Oscar. Amy Adams of Buffy episode "Family" in a supporting role for "Doubt", and Richard Jenkins, of soon-to-shoot "Cabin in the Woods", for Best Actor in "The Vistor."
Composer for "Dollhouse". Rob Simonsen, whose previous credits include doing additional score on such films as "Surf's Up" and "Stone of Destiny" for film composer Mychael Danna and scoring at least a dozen projects himself, has listed on his site that he is the composer for "Dollhouse". More...
Felicia Day schools Jimmy Fallon on WoW. Gearing up for his new talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the actor/comedian gets tips from Felicia Day on creating a proper character in World of Warcraft.
Vote for Dr. Horrible as Best Web Original in the Hulu Awards. It must win. Btw Buffy is nominated for best comedy.

January 21

Listen to an online Dollhouse extravaganza. It's a very special episode of today's "End of Show". It's pure Dollhouse on the radio. You'll hear from Joss, Eliza, Tahmoh, Fran, Dichen, Enver, Olivia and Harry. Plus you will get a chance to listen to scenes from the first episode of Dollhouse as well. The show kicks off at 7pm GMT (2pm EST). ETA: A podcast of the show can be found here.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel: After the Fall #16. Brian Lynch says "It features my favorite scene in the entire series".
(SPOILER) Casting call for Dollhouse Episode 12. Written and directed by Tim Minear, the penultimate episode of the season starts filming today. More...
Beck and Tok from Brian Lynch's Spike comics "Asylum" & "Shadow Puppets" to return. "Whatever happened to...? I think maybe we're gonna find out later in 2009. But you didn't hear it from me." More...
A polite Canadian TV invasion. The Toronto Star presents an all-star line-up of Canucks stealing what Brits and Aussies have been making off with for a while now...TV show lead roles! More...
"Cabin in the Woods" casting begins with Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jenkins ("The Visitor", "Burn After Reading", "Step Brothers") is signed and Whitford ("The West Wing", "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip", "Bottle Shock", "An American Crime") is in final negotiations.
Bruce Bethke posts essay from Serenity found on his blog. On his blog, author Bruce Bethke posts the essay originally published in Jane Espenson's Serenity Found, titled Cut 'em Off at the Horsehead Nebula!. More...
Buddy TV Lists the 100 Best TV Shows of the Past 20 Years. Shows some love for Wonderfalls, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy among others.

January 20

Christian Kane podcast talks about Leverage. It's a radio interview Kane did a few weeks ago about Leverage and is now available for download. It also includes the song from "The 2 Horse Job".
(SPOILER) TV Overmind reviews the Dollhouse pilot. Yet another review along the lines of "good, not great, with a lot of potential". More...
Nominate Dr. Horrible for the first annual Streamy Awards. The deadline is Jan 23rd.
Total Sci Fi interview with Amy Acker. Dollhouse, her new movie "21 and a Wake Up" and the Angel comic books all get discussed. And the trailer for Amy's movie can be found on YouTube.
Whedonverse comic book chart positions for December. Buffy #20 came in at no. 17 shifting an estimated 71,896 copies while Angel: After The Fall #15 took 64th place shifting an estimated 37,649 copies. More...
Nathan Fillion on the likelihood of a Dr. Horrible sequel. He says "there is talk" but "not in the near future". We also find out about the trifectas and the chances of any more Firefly/Serenity projects.
Repo! The Genetic Opera with ASH comes out today on DVD and Blu-ray. Can't wait for a Dr. Horrible sequel? Then this Goth Rock Opera starring Anthony Head as the Repo Man might satisfy your evil musical needs for the time being. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #22 preview. 3 preview pages, courtesy of Dark Horse. What that entails is pretty self-explanatory.

January 19

Meet Joss Whedon in New York. He'll be discussing Dollhouse at the SoHo Apple Store on February 10th at 7pm. More...
Mercedes Bites! An Exclusive Interview with Mercedes McNab. Buffyfest interviews Mercedes McNab about Harmony's appearance in Season 8, her Buffy and Angel experiences, her upcoming projects, and more.
Tom Lenk tries to make a YouTube video. What is sexier than seeing everyone's favorite wannabe-villain?
Regular Bronze musician and outer rim prostitute performs on Rockwiz. Angie Hart performs "Care" live on SBS television in Australia on Saturday night. More...
Joss Whedon's Top 10 Writing Tips. Joss recently shared his top ten tips on screenwriting with 4talent magazine.
CSTS 2009 logo competition announced. With more freedom allowed than ever before and prizes! More...
(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse comic books for April. There's cover art and plot info for Angel #20 and (incorrect?) info for Angel: Blood and Trenches #2 and for Angel: Smile Time #3 as well.
Felicia Day unveils the central hub of her internet life. A new base of internet operations for Felicia and it looks snazzy!
EW.com's 20 Black Sci-Fi Icons. Zoe Washburne, Shepherd Derrial Book and The Operative all make the list (spoilers if you haven't last Friday night's Battlestar Galactica). More...
Space Pirates on the Run now have their own t-shirt. They aim to misbehave. Says so.
Eliza Dushku developing Mapplethorpe biopic. According to E Online Eliza Dushku is developing a film based on the life of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It will star her brother Nate who appeared in the Angel season four episode Orpheus.

January 18

The Los Angeles Times interviews Michelle Trachtenberg at Sundance. She's promoting her latest film, "Against the Current."
Cover finally decided for Vol 3 of Angel: After The Fall. I'm sorry to say that it's not a new cover drawn specifically for this volume, but at least we got one of the best covers of After the fall, the Alex Garner cover for issue 10. Also, the diary-feature sounds sweet.
Angel:After the Fall issue 16 confirmed for release this Wednesday. This is the penultimate issue of the 'After the Fall' arc-the tension is mounting up!
(SPOILER) First photos of James Marsters on the set of "Alien Western". One of the co-stars of the upcoming Sci-Fi Channel movie starring James Marsters posts some behind-the-scenes photos. More...
IGN profiles Nathan Fillions's new show 'Castle'. Find out which authors Nathan is reading as a result of him getting the role.
Strictly Sexual: A Love Story DVD due for release on February 24. The independent film, starring Amber Benson, is available online and in finer stores next month.

January 17

(SPOILER) The TV Addict interviews Tahmoh Penikett. He talks about the finale of Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse. More...
Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett have some Mickey Rourke Stories. A talk with Spike Feresten.
Official Dollhouse site gets revamped for the premiere. And very pretty it looks too.
Vincent Kartheiser appears on The Soup. With a few other guys from the cast of Mad Men, and for some reason, LeVar Burton. More...

January 16

Understanding the Dollhouse. Fox just released a new Dollhouse behind-the-scenes featurette which includes interviews with Joss and the cast, as well as some new footage from the show itself.
Anthony Stewart Head plays Prospero in Bermuda. Mr Head will be playing in The Tempest between the 25th and the 28th of February. More...
New Behind-the-Scenes video from Dollhouse. As promised, every Friday. Also, Dollverse announces the Dollverse radio show with a clip from the press kit.
Firefly Crew in top 25 Coolest Movie Crews. Empire magazines website has the 25 coolest movie crews and and the best crew in the verse is one of them. More...
Details about Charisma Carpenter's new horror movie 'Vivid'. It's set in England and she'll play a novelist.
Poll: Best conservative movies in the past 25 years. Serenity is among the nominees for Hot Air's Best Conservative Movies of the Last 25 Years. More...
(SPOILER) EW.com previews Dollhouse. And there's some quotes from Joss and Eliza about how the show will be more accessible for viewers.
Joss Whedon on Writing and New Media. Some very interesting insights into Dr. Horrible in this interview on the WGA's YouTube channel.
(SPOILER) Dichen Lachman and Fran Kranz talk Dollhouse. Video interview with TV Guide. And Access Hollywood has a video interview with Eliza, Fran, Tahmoh and Dichen from the same event as well.
Reasons to be optimistic about Dollhouse's future. Seven thoughtful reasons why we should be positive about Dollhouse! A nice read.
QMX and Lexigeek's Little Damn Mal maquette on sale now. "I Aim to Misbehave," the latest in QMx's maquette line based on the Little Damn Heroes series by Adam Levermore-Rich, is now on sale. But there's less than 100 left; presales were very strong.

January 15

(SPOILER) Stuff We Like interview with Amy Acker - part 2. "This time we talk about her career after her breakout role as Fred in Angel all the way to Dollhouse."
James Marsters' January Q+A. This month's topics include: Recording audio books, audition techniques, Hollywood barriers, choosing a guitar and why cows are better than magic beans.
Dark Horse Buffy Zone Update. We'll be getting another MDHP tie-in for the next issue.
The Tribe movie trailer - the one with Jewel Staite in it. They're releasing "The Tribe" and "The Lost Tribe" to DVD this year. "The Tribe" is the version with Jewel in, and "The Lost Tribe" isn't.
Joss Whedon and Dollhouse cast to appear at New York Comic Con. It's perfect timing as the con runs the weekend before Dollhouse premieres. And according to the official website, the panel will be on the Sunday and those who attend will see the first act of the premiere and get a mini-poster as well. More...
'Possession' possibly straight to DVD. The movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar will not be released in January 2009, like previously stated. More...
New SFX Five Star Special. SFX Magazine's Five Star special features everyone's favorite slayer. More...
Dollhouse 'American Idol' TV spot. 29 days until a new Joss Whedon TV series, folks.
"It has a kind of reverential quality". Harry Lennix, who stars as Echo's handler in Dollhouse, talks about the show's set and how it is, or is not, like a church.
(SPOILER) First look at Angel: After The Fall #16. There's a five page preview of the penultimate chapter and another opportunity to look at that gorgeous cover art. ETA: The preview pages have been pulled. According to Brian Lynch, "They were never supposed to go up."
Whedonesque named one of 30 essential Twitter feeds for TV fans. Let the self-ref-fest begin. More...
Angel: Cover Gallery Volume One is out today. Don't miss this! More...

January 14

(SPOILER) Casting call for Dollhouse Episode 13. Spoiler TV has the last casting call of the season.
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz on his 'Bones' directorial debut. A little bit spoilerish for the season finale as well (but in a good way).
Eliza Dushku speaks to EW.com's Ausiello. "The show's awesome". Nuff said.
Doctor Who opening credits - Firefly style. As recommended by SFX magazine. And if you're craving more Whedon/Davies mashups, then have a look at the sheer beauty of the British Dr. Horrible.
Anthony De Longis talks about training and fighting with Christian Kane. He appears in this week's episode of Leverage, thanks to Christian. Where he and Kane have a excellent knife fighting scene. More...
Video interview with Fox's Kevin Reilly at TCA. Mediaweek has a video interview with Kevin Reilly from TCA where he talks about putting Dollhouse on Friday saying "we've put a lot of money into this Friday night between Sarah Connor and Dollhouse... so if for no other reason than that we're committed to it."
Jane talks about BSG and its debt to Buffy fandom. In an interview with Newsarama, Jane Espenson talks about fandom from Buffy to BSG. (And a nice description of Star Trek fandom later on.)
Director Angela Robinson says Buffy season 8 has inspired her. When afterellen.com asked her if she'd do a sequel to her movie D.E.B.S., she said "I've been so inspired by the Buffy Season 8 comic books, I'm looking into doing the sequel as a comic."
Coverage of the Dollhouse TCA panel. There's also write-ups of the panel at Dollverse, IGN, The Live Feed, Wired and a bit from iF Magazine on Dollhouse vs. My Own Worst Enemy. More...
Dr. Horrible makes The Totally Rad Show's best of '08 list. In the show's year end special, Dan Trachtenberg thinks outside the box. Outside the television box, that is. More...

January 13

New Dr Horrible Tees for sale. The Dr Horrible team tweets about some new merchandise. Pick your team and wear it on your chest. Quote from twitter: "...some new merch. more to come." More...
Neil Patrick Harris: The Lost Doogie DVD Interview. From 2005. He discusses the episode fans always mention and his favorite, among other things. More...
(SPOILER) Tahmoh Penikett talks to Zap2it about BSG and Dollhouse. It's a video interview.
Fox's Kevin Reilly comments on Dollhouse's timeslot. The network's entertainment president says "We're going to let the show play out for 13 episodes ... if we can do some business there it will be a great thing for the future." More positive comments over at SCI FI Wire. More...
Fox cancels 'Prison Break'. This'll be the final season for Wentworth Miller's show. And it looks like Prison Break will be the lead-in for Dollhouse in April. More...
(SPOILER) Review of Amber Benson's 'Death's Daughter'. Extremely short, favorable review of Our Favorite Ash-Blonde's latest horror chick-lit novel. Mild plot outline spoilers.
The 25 best (and five worst) Angel episodes. Has it really nearly been five years since the show got cancelled?
Lots of details on Steven DeKnight's new Starz show, Spartacus. The new series will be "a totally R-rated-hard-hard show," say producers Rob Tapert and Steven S. DeKnight... More...
(SPOILER) "Dollhouse not perfect, but don't [picnic]." With apologies to Jenny Thomas of Pioneer Press Newspapers, I've substituted our own word for her actual one. Another premiere episode review, basically consistent with the growing consensus, calls it "a bit muddled" but emphasizes the "major potential".
Nathan Fillion auditioned for Farscape. Revealed in an interview with Farscape's lead Ben Browder.
James Marsters ups the "Numb3rs". Of Whedon related actors to guest star on the show that airs Friday nights on CBS and stars two former verse alums, David Krumholtz and Navi Rawat. More...

January 12

Leaked Dollhouse script is not the real deal. It's actually the first draft of a pseudo spec script that got put online without the author's consent. More...
Sonny Rhodes in bad health, needs a hand up. Sonny Rhodes, our favorite Firefly theme song blues musician, is in need of a hand up. He is a very proud man, but circumstances related to medical conditions are preventing him from working, and he's trying to keep a roof over his head. More...
(SPOILER) TV Squad takes an early look at Dollhouse. A fairly positive review from TV Squad that breaks with the mold by declaring "Eliza Dushku is terrific in her role."
A Dr. Horrible sequel? - 'Not right now' says Neil Patrick Harris. He tells MTV's Splash Page "We just worked on the DVD. It has its own unique commentary musical that I think is kick-ass. But otherwise there's no future with it at the moment".
Can't Stop The Serenity needs YOU to be in their video. The CSTS gang are looking to put together a introductory video for this year's screenings. And so, they're looking for fans to film themselves describing they love the 'Verse and more.
Firefly Mod for Freelancer video game goes into playable test phase. It looks pretty good but I have not played it yet. Freelancer already has a very "Verse" feel to it and the 26 ships this modder group has worked on look pretty good. More...
Fox's Entertainment Chairman discusses Joss and Dollhouse. Peter Liguori tells Broadcasting and Cable "I'm not burying him in the Friday graveyard. I'm giving him a little bit of a reprieve by being on Friday".
(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku on Dollhouse - "I'm proud of what we're doing". This interview was conducted at last week's TCA press tour.
New and Improved: 17 revamps that went much better than expected. "As a movie, Buffy is just a one-note idea. As a series, it's an epic."
Whedonverse alums at the Golden Globes. So far Neil Patrick Harris, Julie Benz, Amy Adams, Gina Torres, Zac Efron, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Kal Penn and Danny Strong have been seen. It's on NBC tonight. More...

January 11

Happy Birthday, Marc Blucas! Our favorite Initiative soldier turns 37 today.
Actors Who Get Fandom: Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion. Just another reason why we love them.
Speculating on Dollhouse. Dollhouse is now available for investment on the game site Hollywood Stock Exchange. More...
Heather Havrilesky has seen Dollhouse and wants more. She describes the first episode as a little bit dorky, but assures us that after the first episode, we'll want to see "more, more, more, more". More...
Trailer for Trucker on YouTube. Trucker, the indie flick starring Michelle Monaghan and Nathan Fillion is online.

January 10

Dollhouse..the Comic Book? Not yet. The premiere of Dollhouse is less than five weeks ago, but some people are wondering if the show would be perfect as a comic book series, like Joss Whedon's other shows. Buffy editor Scott Allie talk to io9 about the idea. More...
New Dollhouse promo images. There's one main cast photo, and a few of Eliza which are, well, a bit lacking of the clothes.
(SPOILER) Review for a new Dollhouse script. It appears to be for an episode that's neither "Echo," "Ghost" or "Gray Matter".
(SPOILER) TV.com review Dollhouse pilot. They think Dichen Lachman is poised to be a breakout star, amongst other things. Here's a FOX poster. There's TV spots on FOX starting now, too.
SNL promos with Neil Patrick Harris and Will Forte. I've also seen one on the teevee with Neil and Taylor Swift that may or may not be somewhere online.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #24 variant cover. Jeanty's cover art for Buffy Season 8 #24. Spoiler tag just in case...
Buddy TV Lists the 100 Best TV Episodes of 2008. Included are HIMYM, Chuck, Bones, T:TSCC, Dexter, Mad Men, Seth Green's My Name is Earl episode as well as American Dad, and Leverage.
A behind-the-scenes peek from the set of Dollhouse. Joss teaches Eliza how to do a sexy, confident walk. No, really. More...

January 09

Amber Benson to guest star on 'Private Practice'. TV Guide has the scoop.
Harry Lennix on Why Now? Our soon-to-be favorite handler in the Dollhouse gives several reasons why now is the time to vote "yes" on the SAG strike authorization referendum.
(SPOILER) Jane Espenson interview about her Buffy Season 8 work. The interview is loaded with spoilers for this week's issue. More...
Sing-along with Dr. Horrible in Madison, Wisconsin. This event will be held in the Majestic Theatre on February 11th.
Dr Horrible's PCA acceptance speech. Finally they get to say their piece.
SofaChip.com Interviews the Clever and Quirky Felicia Day. "Felicia Day is about to take over the entire known universe" according to Jessica Rae, in an interview which covers everything from writing process to hair styles.
Short review of Dollhouse's second pilot. AfterElton.com (A website for gay and bi men) has a quick mention of the Dollhouse pilot. The author admits he is a fan, but isn't impressed. It's a bit harsh...
Bid on a Seth Green-designed Guitar. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the Phoenix Theater's free-of-charge after-school music, theater and arts programs for at-risk youth. More...
Nathan Fillion on Robot Chicken. Voicing The Flash, Encyclopedia Brown's father and a government worker. More...
Win a half hour conversation with Felicia Day! In order to help Humanety Charity Auction Felicia is auctioning off 1/2 hour with her own sweet self (for conversation). More...

January 08

Exclusive interview with the creator of Ninja Ropes. Nice piece about the game that got its own song in Commentary! The Musical. More...
(SPOILER) Angel:Blood and Trenches preview covers. Ryall posts B+W covers for issues 1-3 of John Byrnes W.W.1 Angel story "Blood and Trenches" at his blog.
Happy birthday, Amber Benson! Our favourite witch who isn't part demon turns 32 today.
Who buys Buffy season 8? Based on the phenomenal sales of Buffy at one particular comic book shop in 2008, a Newsarama blogger asks "I'd love to see the breakdown, if it were possible, of the buyers of Buffy comics". One possible category could be "Heroes actresses".
Setting up the Dollhouse. Den of Geek has a look at the science of Joss' new show.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog wins People's Choice Award! For the category of Favorite Online Sensation. More...
Buffy season 3 : the trailer is here. Remember these awesome fan trailers ? well the trailer for season 3 has finally been posted. Enjoy. More...
Writers' strike impact not so Horrible. In an article about the top 12 film industry stories of 2008 Box Office Prophets describes Dr Horrible as one of the best things to come out of the writers strike.
Knit Wash's Sweater. A less-flowery addition to Whedonverse Wear for the craftily inclined. Would look cunning with a Jayne hat, don't ya think?

January 07

(SPOILER) Who's that girl? New info about Miracle Laurie's current character in Dollhouse. More...
Stephen Mooney mentions his wish to do a Illyria/Wes arc. Also in the post we see a sketch that's probably for the Not Fade Away comic.
Joss speaks about the buzz for Dollhouse. He also discusses the format and the timeslot for the show as well.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #21. Does everything change with this issue? Find out and see. ETA: Read a special blog by this issue's lead character over at MTV's Splash Page.
Blu-Ray Review: Cult of "Serenity" will grow with great release. From December 30th, a review of the Serenity Blu-Ray Release. I don't recall having seen it here. They like it :).
'The Cabin in The Woods' shooting in March says Joss. And find out more about his meeting with Tom Cruise.
Joss hopeful for more Dr. Horrible. "Until I'm sure how I can roll it out, I will say nothing except that I'm definitely pursuing that". He also wants to try more new stuff on the Internet.
(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Buffy #24. Stunning art work by Jo Chen. There's also details about the seventh Buffy omnibus out on June 23rd. More...
'Harmony Bites' - a Buffy Season 8 tale. Karl Moline and Jane Espenson collaborate to bring us "Harmony Bites".
The Futon Critic interviews Joss. Apparently, this was conducted at the 2009 FOX Midseason Press Junket. More...
Los Angeles Times interview with Jane Espenson. Fun little interview with Jane concerning her work on Buffy and BSG plus a mention of Dollhouse. More...

January 06

Neil Patrick Harris and Dr. Horrible mentioned in MSN's Year in Review. "If you haven't seen Dr. Horrible yet, you are, every minute that passes, bereft of writer/director Joss Whedon's musical."
Joss the Web Slayer. Written By (the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West) profiles Joss as a "new media guru" in its January issue.
Lost Angeles "bringing heat to '09." Tubefilter News highlights three web series, including Lost Angeles which stars James C. Leary (aka Clem). More...
Neil Patrick Harris on 'Anytime with Bob Kushell'. Watch it, if only for the Anthony Michael Hall comment. And more Neil goodness can be found in the latest EW.com 'best of' list.
(SPOILER) Anatomy of a fight scene (with Christian Kane). Video footage of Christian and a guest star rehearsing a fight scene for TNT's "Leverage". Additionally, Gina Bellman updated her TV guide blog for tonight's episode, entitled The Stork Job, in which Mark Sheppard again appears as Jim Sterling. More...
January 2009 American Airlines inflight magazine profiles Alyson Hannigan. Just a short Q&A, but it was a nice surprise on the flight yesterday!
"Book Your Playtime for the Dollhouse Now." So says Pop Culture Examiner, while the New York Times buzzes about "Joss Whedon's much anticipated techno-mystery, with Eliza Dushku."
He's baaa-ack. Dr. Horrible resurfaces on Amazon.ca.

January 05

Got a question for your favourite Fox star? There's a Fox press junket coming soon and the TV Addict is looking for questions. Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett and David Boreanaz will be there so get your thinking caps on.
(SPOILER) More preview pages for this week's Buffy #21. Also a preview page for the MySpace Dark Horse Presents tie-in to the issue by Jane Espenson and Karl Moline.
(SPOILER) the TV addict reviews the first episode of Dollhouse. "There are a few missteps - and some even glaring mistakes .... but there is a lot of potential in the concept, in the characters and in the story."
Dollhouse featured in TV Guide’s preview of new winter TV shows. It's even highlighted (together with "Castle") as one of the shows on TV Guide editors' watchlist. And you can vote for Dollhouse or Castle for Biggest Mid-Season Hit over at TV By The Numbers. More...
Lyrics for Dr Horrible's 'Commentary! The Musical'. Fasten your seatbelts.
Voting opens for the 17th Wizard Awards. Buffy, Angel and Astonishing X-Men all get nominated for various categories.
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty - eleven questions asked. Interesting insights into how he draws Buffy season 8. And there's details about a cool little in-joke for the next issue of Buffy. More...
Yet another XKCD reference to Summer Glau/Serenity. The comic deals with simplifying metric conversions (Summer is referenced under the length and volume columns). More...
Tracking the timeslot tussles. The Hollywood Reporter has a brief discussion of the matchup between Dollhouse and its main time slot competitor, Flashpoint (on CBS). More...

January 04

Michelle Trachtenberg may be back on "Gossip Girl". Michael Ausiello of "Entertainment Weekly" says that she may return as Serena's scary "friend", Georgina Sparks. It could happen towards the end of season two.
Neil Patrick Harris hosting Saturday Night Live next week. Hopefully we get some sort of Horrible shout out.
Dollhouse heads Ken Tucker's (from Entertainment Weekly) list of things he wants to watch. And Castle comes in in second place.

January 03

James Marsters' February New Jersey event now offering concert tickets. The ticket info is not yet posted on the main page but if you click buy tickets, they are the only tickets now available. They are $28 w/service charge. The concert starts at 8pm on Febuary 15th.
The importance of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. TV.com's list of Top 100 everything of 2008 includes Dr. Horrible at a very nice No. 4 spot. More...
Demons airs tonight on ITV. It's the latest show to be dubbed "Britain's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer". More...
Alyson Hannigan is the Tenth Sexiest Geek according to Wired readers. The actress, not any of her characters, is at #10 in this extremely unscientific reader poll at Wired.com, out of 400 or so nominees.
Buffy Season 8 places 9th in best comics of 2008. Astonishing X-men also places in Comic Book Resources Top 100 Comics of 2008 at 82.
Dollhouse: 10th Most Exciting Winter Premiere according to Kristin Dos Santos. Dollhouse is 10th on the list of top winter premieres at Watch With Kristin.
"Serenity" to air on Sci-Fi Channel Saturday at 9 p.m. One shiny light amidst the drek. And if you live in the UK, it airs on ITV4 at 10pm on January 5th.
Dollhouse rated most anticipated show of 2009. The series caps The Fien Print's Top 15 anticipated TV events for the spring of 2009 (limited to spring because who the heck knows what they'll be showing in the fall?). More...
(SPOILER) Dollhouse preview with Eliza Dushku on "Extra". Eliza is interviewed and we see clips from Dollhouse.

January 02

Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku are "Faces to Watch." AOLTv mentions both Nathan's 'Castle' and Eliza's 'Dollhouse' in their Midseason TV Guide.
Zap2it's Amy Amatangelo resolves not to panic about Dollhouse before it even premieres. About the pilot she says "it's good, not great (there’s a lot of exposition to cover), but it has potential". Also, Dollverse says that there won't be "Best Buy" preview DVDs for Dollhouse.
Canadian release of Dr. Horrible DVD delayed. The official fansite reports that Amazon.ca has been cancelling existing orders though "the Dr Horrible team says the item has not actually been canceled". In other news, Dr. Horrible has hit the number two spot on Amazon.com's DVD chart.

January 01

Amber Benson in the Lifetime movie "7 Things To Do Before I'm 30". Airs today at 1pm. "Pretty, charming, and weight-challenged (at least as she sees it) Lori Madison is a month shy of the big 3-0 when her life implodes."
Serenity Blu-ray problems? Apparently a few people who are watching Serenity on their PS3 are experiencing playback issues.
Lego Firefly: Wash's Dinos Video. A wonderfully strange little piece of YouTube-y goodness. More...



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