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April 01

From Electric Thief to Mystical Princess. Alexa Davalos has been cast as Andromeda, "the captured princess," in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Clash of the Titans" redo.
The Onion must have a Browncoat on staff... Though this centers on BSG, it references the presidential love of Firefly...

March 31

Miracle Laurie in Uke Box Heroes. Feeling sad? Listen to our favourite Mellie in her ukulele cover band with her man.
DVD cover art and early specs for the 1st season of Nathan Fillion's "Castle". It's slated to be released on September 22nd and it should retail for US$39.99.
Dollhouse continues with strong DVR numbers for "True Believer". The demo (again) jumps over the 2.1-mark, with total DVR viewership (again) being over 1.5 million.
Joss Whedon and Transhumanist TV. CHUD's Taylor Bettinson compares Friday night scifi shows BSG, Terminator: TSCC, and Dollhouse and decides that while BSG and Terminator: TSCC were both about man vs machine, beginning in ep #6 Dollhouse goes beyond this and is now about man as machine.
Alyson Hannigan gives birth to a baby girl. Satyana Denisof was born last week on Alyson's birthday.
Watch Eliza and Summer get April Fooled. They will be two of the Fox stars getting pranked in this April Fool's Day special. More...
Pajiba gives Dollhouse a Mid-Season Review. Pajiba, who previously gave Dollhouse an extremely negative review after the second episode re-visit the show after episode seven. More...
"How To Make A Streamy Nominated Web Series". Felicia Day twittered a link to the video on You Tube. More...

March 30

R.I.P Andy Hallett. E! Online confirms that he passed away last night. It's a very sad day for the fandom. Deepest condolences to his friends and family. Details about to send donations and cards can be found here and here.
The Ten Best Television Series Finales. Episodes of Buffy and Angel appear in the list from Blogcritics Magazine. Some of your other favorite shows are probably in the list too.
Backstage at the Streamys - an interview with Joss Whedon. Fresh from Dr. Horrible's triumph at the Streamys, Joss speaks to NonSociety's Mary about his beard, Dr. Horrible and why he doesn't twitter. And there's a very cool interview with Neil Patrick Harris as well.
Happy Birthday Juliet Landau. Our crazed Vampire Fiend, Drusilla turned 37 today!!
The New Ratings Game. The article uses Dollhouse as a good example of the new status of dvr viewers. Makes a good argument for keeping it on the air!
The top 70 Marvel comics. Three issues from Joss' Astonishing X-Men run appear in this "greatest comics in Marvel history" list.
James Marsters talks "High Plains Invaders". There's a pic of him from the cowboy/alien Sci Fi Channel movie as well.

March 29

Buffy Season 8 wins GLAAD Media Award. The awards are there to "to recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives" and Buffy won in the "Outstanding Comic Book" category. More...
Up to the Minute Coverage of the Streamys Red Carpet. Twitter reports from Tabz, who is in the press pool awaiting to speak with Joss, Felicia, NPH, Jed, Maurissa, Zack.... And the MANY others from the Whedonverse who are there. ETA: A list of who won what can be found at Tubefilter, official pics can be found here and interviews with the winners can be found at 12seconds.tv.

March 28

Spike: After the Fall is featured on the New York Times Graphic Book Best Seller List. Congratulations to Brian Lynch and Franco Urru!
Interview with Amber Benson. She will also be signing at Borderlands Books in San Francisco today at 4pm PT.
Ratings for last night's Dollhouse. It scored a 1.3/4 in the demo and 3.87 million viewers tuned in to "Echoes" last night. More...
What the papers say about Dollhouse episode 7. The Zap2it review notes the funny but says "I hope this is the ONLY episode that features [Buffy-esque] lines such as these". TV Squad thinks Echoes "was a terrific episode", the A.V. Club gives it a 'B+', IGN.com 5.5/10 and iFMagazine says "All in all -- a pretty solid episode". And finally, CliqueClack TV thinks "the funny stuff was welcome, and well done". More...
James Marsters to appear at Hallowhedon. This convention will take place in England on the Halloween weekend. Nick Brendon was previously announced as one of the other guests.
TJ Thyne gives people "Validation". No wonder he made such a good lawyer for Wolfram & Hart. Winner - Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse episode 8 preview. As seen after tonight's episode.
(SPOILER) Discuss the seventh episode of Dollhouse. Titled 'Echoes', this episode is written by Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft. And if you missed it, the episode is now available to watch at Fox on Demand and Hulu and is available for purchase on iTunes.

March 27

(SPOILER) Hulu has four clips from tonight's Dollhouse episode "Echoes".
All episodes of the first Dollhouse season will air. Fox told Dollverse that all 13 episodes will air before a new show takes over that timeslot on May 22 (ETA: well possibly - there seems to be some confusion to whether the finale will actually air).
The Ineffable Appeal Of Nathan Fillion. Happy Birthday Captain Hammer. More...
The best (and worst) tv episode titles. 'Apocalypse Nowish' and 'Conversations With Dead People' get praised by SFX. But 'City of' doesn't fare so well, "Just a bad idea".
Five Reasons We Love Eliza Dushku. TV Guide Magazine shares our love.
Supernatural's Winchester brothers vs. The Scooby Gang and Angel Investigations. Which Whedon gang does TWoP think beats the Winchesters? More...
The 20 all-time coolest heroes in pop culture. Buffy comes in at number eight on this EW.com list, beating the likes of Atticus Finch, Dirty Harry and Captain Kirk.
Yet another Firefly-related xkcd. "The Uncomfortable Truths Well".
Dr. Horrible wins Streamy Award for original music (Jed Whedon). And reportedly Jed gave the "best speech", and the work also won for editing (Lisa Lassek) and cinematography (Ryan Green).
18 Sci-Fi Twitter Feeds You Should Be Following. SCI FI Wire compiles a list of must-follow Twitterers, and naturally includes Felicia Day. More...

March 26

Details for the 4th volume of MySpace Dark Horse Presents. "Joss Whedon teams with Season Eight cover artist Jo Chen for a special Buffy the Vampire Slayer story". More...
Hey, even Xander Harris twitters. One of his recent tweets: Why do the vampires get all the action? More...
Another preview page for Angel: Not Fade Away (the comic). It's the Spike one. More...
Amber Benson shows us her beat sheets for Death's Daughter. "Basically, it's a very minimal breakdown of the book per chapter which I work from as I write".
TV Guide Feature: Joss Whedon Rules. A nice roundup of praise for our "pretty cool guy" coming from Eliza Dushku, Michelle Trachtenberg, Neil Patrick Harris and TV Guide's Matt Mitovich.
(SPOILER) Five page preview of "Angel: Blood and Trenches" #2. This'll be out next week.
Nathan Fillion on the Cover of Geek Monthly Magazine. Did you know we had a monthly magazine? The magazine has a six page interview with Nathan Fillion with wonderful pics. And a full-page ad pic of Felicia Day. More...
Amber Benson interviewed live at Film Snobbery tonight. Amber will be on at 9:30pm ET in the US. If you missed it you can now download the interview here. More...

March 25

Stan Lee nicknames mentions Joss. Paul Cornell recently ran a fun competition on his blog to come up with Smilin' Stan Lee type nicknames for current comic writers/artists. The suggestion for Joss might be slightly familiar.
David Boreanaz break-dances on the Rachel Ray show. I don't know if everyone has seen this already, but watching David B. pop-lock on a sheet of cardboard while plugging Bones made my day. I believe the episode aired on March 24, 2009. More...
James Marsters: From Spike to Brainiac. IGN speaks to James about his roles on Buffy, Torchwood and Smallville. There's also another IGN interview where he speaks about his new movie Dragonball: Evolution.
Dr. Horrible's Freeze Ray is now a reality. The X12 gun shoots a wireless jolt through the air that painlessly paralyzes a person up to 88 feet away. More...
Joss to give keynote address at 'Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns' in May. The Wesleyan seminar will focus on "Defining American Culture: How Movies and TV Get Made".
(SPOILER) Joss comments on the fight scene from last week's Dollhouse. TV Guide's Matt Mitovich gets the lowdown from him. It's also spoilerish for Alpha's identity. So best avoid if you're trying to stay unspoiled for that one. Spoilers for other shows on this page as well.
(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse solicitations for June 2009. There's details on what to expect from Angel #22, Angel: Blood and Trenches #4 and Angel: Not Fade Away #2.
The Key is Nursing. Michelle Trachtenberg has landed a lead role as a "tragically unhip" nurse in the NBC drama pilot "Mercy."
Dollhouse TV forum now accepting questions for Maurissa Tancharoen. Ask Dollhouse writer and future Whedon your questions now. The deadline is April 12th.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #24 preview. 2-page preview courtesy of Dark Horse.
Goodwill sells 'Verse stuff. Goodwill stores across the U.S. are putting their best merch on this auction site. It's an inexpensive way to round out your collection. For example, this link is to brand-new HD DVDs of "Serenity," plus "Dune" and "The Last Starfighter," with the top bid at $11.03. More...
Get all Astonishing X-men by Joss Whedon in one Volume. Marvel June 2009 solicitation bring us the description of this special publication. Also solicited Digest version for Joss' run on Runaways. More...

March 24

Nick Runge covers for Angel #24 and #25. Variant covers for the Dru in Hell-A story.
Willow as female tech heroine for Ada Lovelace day. Ada Lovelace day celebrates women in technology.
Nathan Fillion is the King of the Castle. iF Magazine talks to Fillion about his new series, past work, and asks if Joss Whedon might not make a cameo.
New Dollhouse DVR Ratings. TV By The Numbers has the new numbers for us, but not in detail. Looks like Dollhouse has a 2.11 when it's all added together.
Firefly on EW's list of "Great TV Shows that got a quick hook". 26 shows that were canceled too soon.
Willow Underwear?? A character in the web TV series "Anyone but Me" confesses to wearing "Willow Underwear" when she was 11. More...
Live chat with Jane Espenson at Boston.com. Jane will be chatting live on Boston.com Tuesday, March 24th, at 1PM EST. The chat will be moderated by Joanna Weiss of The Boston Globe/Boston.com.
Eliza Dushku and David Boreanaz: TV Guide's Sexiest Stars List. Behind the Scenes of the shoot. ETA: Christina Hendricks too!
SF2000 Fantrailer : the best Buffy trailers out there. This guy has been making Buffy (and Angel) trailers for years, and they really are the best I've seen. I'm surprised so few people know about it. More...
A Nerve-Twisting Acknowledgement. Chiwetel Ejiofor's Operative in "Serenity" gets a top-ten-kudos from Empire on their list of the 50 greatest finishing moves in cinema history. More...
(SPOILER) Zap2it's Korbi discusses the multiple Dollhouses. She basically confirms what Joss said about this earlier, but also delivers new and interesting details on that topic. Beware of spoilers for other shows as well.
Will The End Of 'Battlestar Galactica' Help Revive 'Dollhouse'? NPR tries to find out "why it might be logical to think that the end of Battlestar is the right time to go for a Dollhouse push".
And happy birthday to Alyson Hannigan. She turns thirty-five today. More...
(SPOILER) Spoilers for Dollhouse episode 8. New spoilers about what will happen for that episode (spoilers for other shows as well).
Oops: Colbert wins NASA space station name contest. Sometimes people just should not be allowed to write-in!

March 23

Fran Kranz in 'My Two Fans' episode five. He's in a web show about having fans who follow you everywhere and get overly involved in everything. You may well want to watch this.
The Nick Runge cover for Angel#23. We've already seen the Urru cover for this issue.Here is the other cover for the Gunn story.
Angel artist Stephen Mooney to do commissions of your favorite character. Too expensive for me, but man, I want one. Or ten.
Harry Lennix in "State of Play." Our favorite handler stars in this with Ben Affleck and Russell Crowe. More...
Juliet Landau talks Dru comic. The Comic Book Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer features an interview with Juliet Landau about her writer gig in the upcoming Dru miniseries.
Wash reunites with Inara on V. VisitorSite.net is reporting that Alan Tudyk has joined the cast of V, as an FBI agent named Dale Maddox. He'll be playing opposite Morena Baccarin, who is playing the Visitor leader Anna.
Cabin in the Woods gets a new cast member. THR reports that Brian White (of Stomp the Yard, apparently) has joined the cast. Article contains his character's name, but no more new information.

March 22

"Man on the Street" now available on iTunes. Buy the newest episode of Dollhouse.... finally.
A fan's 'Joss Whedon' room. That's an impressive amount of collectibles.
"Music, Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer". This impressive looking academic tome promises "an exemplary overview of the functions of music and sound in the interpretation" of Buffy. It's out this summer and can be pre-ordered at the publisher's site or at Amazon.co.uk.
Buffy Season 8 is a New York Times Best Seller. The third volume made its debut entry onto this week's Graphic Books (Paperback) Best Seller List.
Clip of Nathan Fillion on the Bonnie Hunt show. This is from earlier this month. More...

March 21

Ratings for last night's Dollhouse. It scored a 1.5/5 in the demo and 4.13 million viewers tuned in to "Man on the Street" last night. Marc Berman says "To the fans of Dollhouse: don’t rule this show out. There could be a possibility this will return next season." More...
What the papers say about Dollhouse episode 6. iFMagazine.com says it was "just as good as the best of any Buffy or Angel episodes". Ken Tucker at EW.com goes with "I know I'm along for the rest of the ride". The A.V. Club gives "Man on the Street" an 'A', adding"[it] was Whedon on his game". The Hitfix recap ends with "Whedon, you actually sucked me in again. Well played, sir. Well played". And finally, TVGuide.com says the episode "delivered on story, twists and action". More...
(SPOILER) Promo for Dollhouse 1x07 "Echoes". As seen at the end of "Man on the Street".
Joss Whedon and the Real Girl. The Atlantic takes a look at Dollhouse through the lens of Joss' previous "uncanny understanding of female psychology".
(SPOILER) Press Release for Dollhouse 1x09 "Spy in the House of Love". This episode airs April 10. There's four pics from this episode as well if you're interested.
Firefly-inspired shirt featured on Shirt.Woot! The design came in first place in their "TV Show Titles Reinterpreted" contest. More...
(SPOILER) June comics solicits reveal Georges Jeanty to draw Manhunter back-up in Batman: Streets of Gotham. IGN has advance solicits, which contain some spoilers for DC Comics released that month, especially the Bat-titles. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss the sixth episode of Dollhouse. Will 'Man on the Street' live up to the hype? If you missed it, the episode is now available to watch at Fox On Demand and Hulu.
How Buffy got her martial arts groove. Apparently it was all due to Sailor Moon.

March 20

IF Magazine interviews Tahmoh Penikett. Life in the Dollhouse and life on a Battlestar...discuss. ;-)
Felicia Day interviewed by PBS at South by Southwest. The Guild and Dr Horrible get talked about. More...
(SPOILER) TWoP review of the next two episodes of Dollhouse. "[T]hey do seem to be a vast improvement... though I still feel like I'm not 100 percent in love with this show -- yet."
Last day to vote for Serenity as the new name for NASA's Node 3. We have until 4pm EDT to get in today's vote! Put Serenity in Earth's orbit! More...
Sci Fi Channel to show Dollhouse in the UK. Thus putting an end to speculation that Sky One or the BBC would buy the show. More...
(SPOILER) Matt Roush's Cult Alert: Battlestar finale, Dollhouse. He reviews both Dollhouse's pivotal episode and the Battlestar Galactica finale and makes some interesting comparisons. (Spoilers for both shows.) More...
Why the time is right for a Serenity sequel. Den of Geek argues the case for Serenity 2.
(SPOILER) Maureen Ryan has a clip from "Man on the Street." One minute clip from tonight's Dollhouse episode at the Chicago Tribune site.
Midnight screening of Serenity in Dallas, Texas. It'll be showing this Friday and Saturday. More...
Hugo nominations are in... Dr. Horrible is nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form and Serenity: Better Days is nominated for Best Graphic Story.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon talks to IGN about the future of 'Dollhouse'. Another recap of Joss' conference call from Wednesday.

March 19

Eliza Dushku is all dolled up. She's on the cover of this months Saturday Night Magazine. Lots of cute photos of Eliza.
Did she say yes? The outcome of the Buffy #22 marriage proposal. Dark Horse's Scott Allie lets us know what happened with Dillon's letter. More...
Joss and Eliza FOX25 Dollhouse Interview. Just a cute Joss and Eliza interview. They talk about Dollhouse, and Eliza talks about Boston.
Juliet Landau & Green Lantern. Felt this was appropriate considering the news on Green Lantern & Nathan Fillion. Not sure if she is part of the cast or part of the production.
IESB says Nathan Fillion's name has popped up for Green Lantern. Chris Pine ('Star Trek') seems to be the front runner.
Vote for your favourite sci-fi theme tune. Buffy goes heads to head with the likes of Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and The X-Files. There's prizes to won but the competition is only open to those from dear old Blighty. And if that's not enough voting for you, then head over to this poll and decide if Buffy is better than Friends.
Live chat with Jane Espenson at AfterEllen.com. "We're teaming up with our brother site AfterElton.com to bring you a live chat with Jane Espenson on Thursday, March 19 at 6pm PST/9pm EST on both AfterEllen.com and AfterElton.com." Changed the link to the actual chat.
Eliza Dushku stops by 104.1 WBCN, The Rock of Boston. She chats with the DJs about the much-hyped episode 6 of 'Dollhouse', Camp Hale, and the differences between LA and Boston.
GeekU: Joss Whedon - Feminist? "This week the GeekU crew ask the burning question, "Is Joss Whedon really a feminist?"". ETA: Joss weighs in on the Shoe Scandal of '09! And feminism!
Whedonverse March Madness. "So if you're just stumbling on to this now, you're right on time for Round 2 of this "March Madness" tourney - Whedon style."
Doug Jones blogs about his new film "Super Capers". There is a sneak peak in selected cities this weekend. The movie is a comedy about a "would-be superhero, who possesses no super powers must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers."

March 18

(SPOILER) "Episode six of Dollhouse completely reenergizes the series". E! Online gets all praisey for 'Man on the Street' and gets some juicy info from Joss on what to expect next. More...
Joss plugs Dollhouse episode 6 to a (figurative) roomful of reporters. The LA Times posts excerpts from a conference call Joss apparently did today. No spoilers in the main link (unless you don't wanna know that 'Man on the Street' will be awesome... oops!). More...
(SPOILER) "Dollhouse improves -- finally". A review of ep. 6 from my local paper. Goes into some detail of the episode. Also a couple of quotes from Joss. IGN.com gives it a good review "this is indeed the best episode yet".
Caption It - A pic from last week's Dollhouse. Winners announced next week.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel #19. This is the second part of Kelley Armstrong's 'Aftermath' arc.
(SPOILER) TV Guide says Joss "was not kidding" about "Man On The Street" being the episode to watch. Spoilers for other shows included, as it is a spoiler chat. For the Dollhouse episode however, it's more a teaser and not a huge spoiler.
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A #2 Is Up. Georges Jeanty answers the questions submited a few weeks back. There's at least one piece of new info about an upcoming issue that we didn't know before. More...
TV Guide Magazine's Matt Roush answers questions about Dollhouse and corrects a "miscommunication" concerning which Whedon show panel he will be moderating at the LA Paley Festival. More...
(SPOILER) Promotional photos for Dollhouse 1x08 "Needs". Thanx to wiesengrund for the heads up. ;-) Some of them are quite spoilerish, so beware.
"The Devil's Panties" references "Dr. Horrible". Thought this was a pretty funny reference to both Dr. Horrible and 'net fanficcers.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 Volume 5 gets listed on Amazon.ca. Spoilers fans might want to read the 'Production Description' to get a glimpse of what happens in the last two issues of the 'Predator And Prey' arc.
(SPOILER) Is 'Dollhouse' About To Get Good? ScreenRant.com writer Bruce Simmons posits that FOX mucked with Whedon's vision, and proposes some changes that might have made it more palatable to viewers. Contains huge spoiler for the casting of Alpha.
From School Administration to Psychiatry. DB Woodside has been cast in CBS' drama pilot "Back" as a psychiatrist. More...
Joss Whedon iTunes celebrity playlist. Released yesterday, fifteen songs recommended by Joss.
Understanding the Dollhouse. New DH extra posted for free on iTunes. In case you missed the Jonatha Brooke video, it's no longer available through the same section. Get this one while you can!
Joss Whedon: Godfather of Sci-fi. Article reviewing some of Joss's career so far.

March 17

(SPOILER) Press release for Dollhouse 1x08 "Needs". Judging by the spoilerish synopsis, I think this episode is going to rock! Good choice to include it on the screeners. Things are definitely starting to kick into higher gear in the near future.
TV Guide posts: Irish People We'd Like to Share a Pint With. One of their picks is our favorite (Irish) witch! More...
Dollhouse continues to impress with DVR. TV by the Numbers has the data for "Stage Fright". More...
Boston Common magazine puts Eliza Dushku on their Spring 2009 cover. Eliza talks up 'Dollhouse', her production company, and growing up in Boston. More...
Dr. Horrible now up for "Audience Choice" in the Streamy Awards. (As is The Guild.) Voting has begun on the only audience-voting award for the Streamys, whose regular nominations were mentioned here the other day. You can cast one vote per day for your favorite show, up until March 28. More...
Televisionary Asks for Questions for Joss on Twitter. Jace over at Televisionary, a website all about TV, asks on Twitter for questions for his interview tomorrow morning with Joss Whedon.
Firefly Cruise 2009 is postponed. "Sadly, a combination of factors beyond our direct control have made it inadvisable for us to take the financial gamble at this time."
Sofadogs return to Minear. It's another full hour podcast of Tim on "Dollhouse, digital downloading, listening to your public, the 'cult' of Darla and war stories concerning creative credit."
Happy St Patricks Day from Angel! Irish Angel artist Stephen Mooney's tribute to Paddy's Day and Angel's Irish roots. More...
Dollhouse fanvid - Never Seen the Light of Day. I know we don't usually do fanvids, but this made me geek out a bit.

March 16

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for February. Are there any great surprises? Not really. Buffy #22 came in at no. 12 and Angel #17 and #18 took 51st and 53rd place respectively. More...
Happy Birthday to Alan Tudyk. Our favorite pilot is 38 today.
Poll - What do you think of Dollhouse so far? SFX Magazine asks that all important question. The results can be found here. More...
The latest issue of Slayage is now online. The 27th volume has four essays about the Buffyverse and an announcement about The Whedon Studies Association.
Joss and Eliza at SoHo Apple Store podcast finally up (iTunes link). Thanks to Rachelkachel mentioning it in the old thread, the Apple Store has finally posted the audio of this appearance in NYC from a month ago.
(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion Introduces IGN to Castle. He answers questions about Dr. Horrible, Dollhouse, Firefly etc. Nice pics too.
(SPOILER) Major Dollhouse Spoiler: Picture of Alpha? It seems that a certain casting rumor suddenly carries a lot more weight. This is a site showing set designs from Dollhouse, and a certain page shows "the lair of a madman". Complete with said madman. ETA: Pic now offline.

March 15

Preview art from Fallen Angel: Reborn. Writer Peter David posts art from his upcoming Fallen Angel/Illyria crossover.
James Marsters' March Q&A. This month's topics include acting, Shakespeare, and personal habits and attitudes.
Tim Minear Discusses "True Believer" On Sofa Dogs Podcast. John Pavlich and Tim Minear discuss "breaking the "cult" story, the importance of building a solid foundation for a script, "playing blind" and how to make exposition sound natural."
US air date for "Merlin" with ASH. Two-hour US premiere of "Merlin" scheduled to air on NBC at 8pm (EST) on June 21, 2009. The premiere will be repeated on June 28 with single episodes of the series beginning on July 5, airing Sundays from 8-9pm.
Dollhouse is the new Phantom Menace? Whedon discussion on the latest issue of Geek in the City Radio. More...
Remote Free TV is (probably) over. No more reduced advertising in Dollhouse, should the show be renewed for another season. According to unnamed sources, the practice hasn't proven to be "financially viable". Fox hasn't officially commented yet.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse episode 13 title revealed. And the name of the season finale of Dollhouse is...
What the papers say about Dollhouse episode 5. The A.V. Club gave it a B+ saying "Okay, now we’re getting somewhere". Zap2it wasn't so keen on 'True Believer', "it's only five weeks in, but we could all use a shakeup". ifMagazine said "sounds ridiculous on paper, the execution and writing is quite good" and Den Of Geek "a strange mix of the good, the bad and the tantalising" and last but not least TV Squad went with "overall, a pretty good episode". More...

March 14

Eliza nominated for 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Award. She's up for Best Actress for The Alphabet Killer.
Ratings for episode 5 of Dollhouse. "[Dollhouse] picked up some steam at 4.42 million viewers (#4) and a 1.5/ 5 in the demo". Terminator also picked up a bunch of folk. Hollywood Reporter has a take up, where they say the demo was actually 1.6/5. More...
A 'True Believer' chat with Tim Minear. He tells Dollverse all about yesterday's episode of Dollhouse. And the episode itself can now be bought on iTunes and watched for free on Hulu or Fox On Demand.
(SPOILER) Promo for Dollhouse 1x06 "Man on the Street". Check out a promo for next week's game-changing episode written by Joss in HQ on Youtube and discuss it. Spoiler-heavy because there is some intense stuff you wouldn't want to see if you're avoiding spoilers. More...
Streamy Awards nominations are finally announced. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is nominated for most qualifying categories. It faces off against Felicia Day's The Guild. Jane Espenson is also nominated for writing the BSG webisode. "The live Awards Ceremony will be live broadcast online on March 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM. Head to www.streamys.org to watch."
MidSeason TV: What Should You Watch? According to E! Online, one of the things you should be watching is that "lovable scamp", Nathan Fillion, in Castle. More love for Nathan can be found in the iFanboy Wonder Woman flick podcast (starts at 8:59).
The Sarah Michelle Gellar Birthday Project! (Donate to her favourite female-empowering charity). Sarah turns 32 on April 14th so for the occasion, fans have decided to donate to her cause for the second year in a row. The project was quite successful last year and we hope that people will participate again this year. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss the fifth episode of Dollhouse. Titled 'True Believer', this one's written by Tim Minear and directed by Allan Kroeker (who also directed the Firefly episode 'Ariel').

March 13

(SPOILER) "James Marster is coolness as Piccolo". Ain't Cool News has a review of Dragonball Evolution.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon comments on Dollhouse episode six. Matt Mitovich gives us some Joss quotes regarding 'Man on the Street', taken straight from the press packet containing the episode (along with Needs). One minor spoiler about the episode. More...
Dollhouse renewal "still possible" says TV Guide Magazine. But a Fox network insider tells The Biz "It's going to have to make financial sense for us".
Cousin Beth is cleaning up. Amy Adams in her latest screen role, learns to love scrubbing down crime scenes in what is described as a dysfunctional family comedy/drama. No mention of bodies mysteriously drained of blood.
Castle gets a DVD release date. The first season will be released on DVD on Sept. 22nd. More...
What do executive changes mean at FOX mean for Dollhouse and Kevin Reilly? TV By The Numbers says "As for Dollhouse, I seriously doubt it means anything at all." More...
"True Believer" is, um, available at Fox On Demand. That's a bit earlier than expected (ETA: It's now offline). More...
NPR talks about Remote Free TV. Joss briefly comments around the 1:20 mark.
Buffy Season 3 released today on Hulu! And they say Friday the 13th is a day full of bad luck... More...
Jewel Staite & Tahmoh Penikett to appear at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Jo Chen will also be attending April 25 & 26. More...
'Can't Stop The Serenity' Art Contest Winner announced! And the winner is... More...
Amber Benson on Private Practice tonight. Amber Benson Twittered that she will be on Private Practice tonight. Check it out! More...

March 12

(SPOILER) David Boreanaz answers YOUR questions (maybe) for PopWatch. spoilers for the rest of the season. Mentions of Castle and Nathan.
In beautiful people news...it's Christina Hendricks! I searched Whedonesque to see if this had been posted already...it's Christina Hendricks at the "A Night on the Town with Mad Men" musical revue in Las Vegas in Late January and was posted online at this shameless gossip site in early February. More...
(SPOILER) Charisma Carpenter guests on "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" in April. Mild spoilers for episode content.
(SPOILER) Five page preview of Angel #19. This'll be out next week.
Eliza on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight! Airing on ABC tonight at 12am/11pmCT, Eliza will chat up Dollhouse with Jimmy Kimmel.
(SPOILER) Three Previews for Dollhouse 1x05 "True Believer". Hulu has the sneak peaks for tomorrow's episode.
Firefly wins 1st annual Hulu award for "Shows we'd bring back". As voted by the fans. Scroll down the page to watch the pilot in high-res, streaming video for free. Also on the page, Dr. Horrible is currently the #1 Most Viewed Embedded Video, beating out the Presidential Inauguration! More...
Adam Baldwin is: "That guy from that thing". An Empire Online celebration of those touchstone actors you rarely know the names of, but always deliver the goods. Also features Brian Thompson. More...
Would you protect your pet from Reavers? IMDb has a new poll, featuring Serenity.
James Marsters' Piccolo Speaks And Smashes. A new Dragonball Evolution clip featuring James Marsters as Piccolo. More...

March 11

Playing with Dolls - a spotlight on Joss Whedon. A City of Angel feature on Joss' conference call from last month. The fansite also has a slightly spoilerish interview with Eliza as well.
David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman are expecting their second child. Congratulations David and Jaime!!
Angel: After The Fall Vol 3 out today. Also getting released is the debut issue of John Byrne's mini-series 'Angel: Blood and Trenches'.
GeekDad's Silence on Dollhouse is broken. Dollhouse is a "slow warm", but they like the way things are warming up.
The Totally Rad Show vs. Dollhouse. 40 minutes and 54 seconds into the video podcast series, the hosts give their opinions on the first three episodes during their TV segment. More...
Video of the Japanese premiere of Dragonball Evolution with James Marsters. The premiere took place yesterday, the movie opens in many areas of Asia on the 12th before making its way to the US, UK, and Europe in the beginning of April. More...
This musical American life. Following an earlier story about "This American Life: The Stage Show", afterellen.com is reporting that "rumors are circulating that the entire thing may be set to music coordinated by Whedon". More...
Daily Beast talks to "TV's Next Great Leading Man"... Groovy chat up with Nathan. Article is dated today.

March 10

Summer Glau nominated for Saturn Award. She got nominated in the "Best Supporting Actress in Television" category. More...
5 new interviews at Slayerlit. Slayerlit celebrates its 6th anniversary with new video interviews with Amber Benson, Ginjer Buchanon, Keith DiCandido and Tom Sniegowski. Stop on by and enjoy the discussions! Scroll down for the links to each interview series.
"Castle" debuts to strong, but mixed numbers. Nathan Fillion's new show "Castle" premiered with 11.6 million viewers. More...
Joss Whedon's Dark Storytelling Place. An insighful look at why Joss writes. Intermingled with clips from the first episode of Dollhouse, there's juicy quotes such as "When I say dark, I don't necessarily mean painful. I mean the that things people would like to keep hidden".
(SPOILER) Dark Horse press release of the new Tales of the Vampires one-shot. There's a decent size paragraph loaded with spoilers, so beware if you don't like spoilers. Artwork for the two covers for this issue as well as info about the Whedon packed 'MySpace Dark Horse Presents' Volume 3 can be found in Dark Horse's June soliciations at Comics Continuum.
(SPOILER) TV Guide's Matt Roush is intrigued by Dollhouse. But not yet convinced that it will become a Whedon classic.
Sci Fi Magazine is watching Marian Call. Marian Call's Firefly inspired album "Got to Fly" features at #6 in Sci Fi Magazine's Watch List. More...
(SPOILER) Promotional Photos for Dollhouse 1x07 "Echoes". As usual, Spoiler TV provides us with the yummy. The press release for this episode can be found here.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse panel at New York Comic Con. Fox has a 2-minute video recap of Joss' and Tahmoh's fun-time. Some never before seen clips of the game-changing Joss-penned sixth episode, "Man on the Street", included.
An SFX Magazine interview with Mark Sheppard. Dollhouse, Firefly, The Middleman and Leverage all get discussed in this fab interview. And you'll find who originally wanted to play Badger (hint - his first name begins with the letter 'J' and ends in the letter 'S'.)
DarkHorse.com launches Jo Chen Gallery. Catch a sneak peek of Jo's cover to the BtVS Season 8 Vol. 5 TPB.
Five More Join Cabin In The Woods. Including Fran-freakin'-Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, and Jesse Williams. More...
Dollhouse continues with strong DVR numbers. "Week two of DVR data showed both "Dollhouse" and "Terminator" improved 29% from their original airings." And TV by the Numbers has the info too. More...
Discuss Nathan Fillion's Castle episode: Flowers for Your Grave. (SPOILERS) in discussion.
(SPOILER) Bones returns this Thursday with David's Bones directorial debut. David's answering questions for popwatch on March 11 and you can ask your questions here. Also, a clip from this week's episode.
"Dollhouse" mini-cap: "Gray Hour" at Afterellen.com. 4 episodes in, Afterellen.com has started doing mini-caps (which I assume are miniature recaps) of Dollhouse. More...

March 09

Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune TV critic, talks about Dollhouse in her "Watcher Chat" video blog. Dollhouse comments start at 7:00.
Who is really in charge of the Dollhouse? Joss gives some hints in TV Guide's Mega Minute. There's also news about Charisma Carpenter starring in Stallone's new movie "The Expendables".
Bay Area fan writes " Leaving You (for a Browncoat)". Shawn Tutt, San Francisco Browncoat writes a fun song...
Final Battle! Whedon vs. Wheaton. Decide who should be the Secretary of Geek Affairs.
Armin Shimerman in new stage production of "Misalliance". Our favorite cranky principal (as opposed to our favorite nervous principal or our favorite sexy principal) appears live in Los Angeles in this revival of Moliere's comedy starting March 21.
How Buffy slew vampires 500 yrs ago. Following on the recent trend of vampirical history, UK's Metro reports on the discovery of a unique vampire slaying method in late Medieval Italy. More...
Amber Benson interviewed at the Dragon Page podcast. Amber Benson talks about her new book at the Dragon Page Cover to Cover podcast. More...
Remake of "Death at a Funeral". Featuring Ron Glass. More...
AV Club Interviews Nathan Fillion. Great chat with Captain Tightpants. There's also a MSN article which has a video of Nathan talking about Joss and doing a Christopher Walken impression.
Review of Nathan Fillion in Castle on TV Worth Watching. It cites his Whedonverse experience. More...
NPH, Tahmoh and David! Vote for the Alpha Male on E! Kristin is having a Alpha Male Madness competition and some of the hottest Whedonverse men are competitors!
Morena Baccarin takes over from Jane Badler. Visitorsite.net is reporting that Morena Baccarin has landed the lead role of Anna in V. More...
iFanboy podcast debates Buffy #23 and Season 8 in general. 36 minutes and 32 seconds in, the podcast reads a "harsh" listener review for the latest issue, leading to a discussion about the overall quality of the series. More...

March 08

King of the Castle. The Reading Eagle talks to Nathan Fillion about his own inner child, which he reports is "still pretty rambunctious."
(SPOILER) Scott Allie Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #23. The Buffy editor did another fan Q/A for the latest issue.Has some new spoilers revealed for upcoming issues.
Want to see Amber Benson do the macarena? In that case, write a review on Death's daughter on Amazon.com. More...
What the papers say about Dollhouse episode 4. The A.V. Club gave it a 'B' saying "[it's] an example of how the show's twisty plotting and nutty backstory helps overcome some unstable foundations". FearNet says 'Gray Hour' "finally had a substantial dose of that ol' Whedon wit" and Zap2it went with "provocative ideas, less-than-provocative drama". And finally, io9.com says "Hold The Phone! Dollhouse Is Pretty Great!". More...
(SPOILER) Press Release for Dollhouse 1x07 "Echoes". The second Craft & Fain-penned episode airs March 27th.
(SPOILER) Hazel is saved. "People can be molded, but everyone has a right to their own personality". The Dollhouse ARG (Alternative Reality Game) run by FOX has concluded. Here's a summary by a fansite of what went down. They (the ARG) reveal a Dollhouse plot point spoiler near the end, so spoiler adverse folk will want to avoid.
Serenity 78 feet wide! Denver Flashback Series! Denver's Continental Theatre has announced the next set of films in its FlashBack Features series including Serenity on April 15th, 2009, 9pm MST.
YouTube clip of Nathan Fillion on Friday's The View. Thanks Doc for twittering this. There's also a YouTube clip of Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Christian Kane stars in "The Forlorn". The movie is based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The trailer has been released, but no release date for the film as of yet.
Michelle Trachtenberg joins 'Marvel Super Hero Squad'. She'll provide the voice of Valkryie for the new animated series. More...

March 07

Dollhouse episode 4 ratings. "Terminator" was down 17% this week in the demo (3.0 million, 1.0/4) and "Dollhouse" dropped another tenth (3.5 million, 1.5/5)." More...
Auditions now open for 'Angel Between The Lines'. Brought to you by the people behind 'Buffy Between The Lines', this new fan audio drama is now doing an open voice casting call. So if you think you could do a good Connor, Darla, Gunn etc then your time has come to shine.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Dollhouse episode 5. Tim Minear takes a trip to the Dollhouse.
Watch Dollhouse episode 4 'Gray Hour' on Fox on Demand. Missed it last night? It's online at FOD. Or watch it on Hulu. It's also available for download on iTunes in SD and HD. More...
Ron Glass added to Dragon Con 09 guest list. Our favorite Shepherd makes an appearance.
(SPOILER) Discuss the fourth episode of Dollhouse. This one's called 'Gray Hour'.
GeekSix names Firefly as the show to bring back. In a list of "top five shows to bring back", our favorite Browncoats end up on top. More...
A dilemma for a Joss Whedon fan. Chelsea G. Summers ponders her current conundrum of being a huge fan of Mr. Whedon but not taking too much to his latest endeavor of "Dollhouse."

March 06

Joss talks Dr. Horrible and the future of television. He tells theTVaddict.com, "expanding the idea of what can be done on the internet is something that I have just begun to explore". We also find out what's on his iPod.
See Joss Whedon in 'This American Life' - the stage show. The radio programme will be performed on stage on April 23rd and sent live to select movie theatres and performing arts centers around the US. Joss will be making a special appearance and fans will be pleased to hear that tickets can now be purchased online.
(SPOILER) Eliza interviewed by Advocate.com. Eliza talks about Dollhouse, Bring It On, Prop 8, and other things. Dollhouse Spoilers!
TSCC's Cameron ranked hottest "non-human" female on TV. TV Squad ranks the hottest non-human female characters. Possible older spoilers for various shows.
(SPOILER) AICN has a mini review of tonight's Dollhouse. If you don't mind a spoiler, use your cursor to highlight the space after the last *.
Joss Q&A on the Hulu Blog. Joss answers the questions Hulu asked for a couple weeks ago.
'Buffy: Sacrifice' released in the UK today. The Nintendo DS game is a GAME exclusive so you won't be able to buy it at the likes of Amazon.co.uk or Play.com. A Whedonesque poster writes "not only is it the worse Buffy game ever, it's one of the worse games I've ever played in my 17 years as a hardcore gamer".
Too early to rule out "Dollhouse". The Hollywood Reporter interviews Fox President Kevin Reilly on this and the next television season and the future of "Dollhouse" is brought up.
Repo! hits the UK. Repo will be touring the United Kingdom on March 7-12. More...
(SPOILER) Five page preview of 'Angel: Blood and Trenches' #1. Written and drawn by comic book legend John Byrne, this'll be out next week.
Possession to be released on DVD in May. Hopes that Sarah Michelle Gellar's star vehicle would get a spring release to theatres have been dashed, probably due to Yari Film Group's bankruptcy this past December, and the movie will be D2DVD and Blu-Ray on 5/12/09. More...
Actors on Jeffrey Bell's New Show Talk Island Terrors. Stars Elaine Cassidy and Christopher Gorham talk to SCI FI Wire about their forthcoming horror-mystery series (premiering on CBS in April) "Harper's Island" which is being steered by none other than Jeffrey-"Angel"-Bell. More...
Best ways to kill a vampire. Novelist Scott Sigler takes on the myriad ways to keep the vamp population down... More...
Eliza Dushku's Best of L.A. Eliza lists her favorite places to go in LA. More...

March 05

(SPOILER) Sneak peeks from Dollhouse 1x04 "Gray Hour". Head over to Spoiler TV to watch five preview clips from tomorrow's episode of Dollhouse.
Buffy Reunion DVD Available for Purchase From Paley Center. The Buffy Reunion from PaleyFest is available for purchase at PaleyCenter.org and will also be available at the PaleyFest 2009 event. More...
(SPOILER) 50 Most Eligible Men according to Buddy TV. I count three Whedon alumnists and one current cast member in this list. Not a deep post, but who doesn't like looking at cute guys? Potential spoiler for Dollhouse. More...
Sarah to Attend Charity Premiere. Sarah Michelle Gellar will attend the LA premiere of "A Powerful Noise" - a one-night event in honor of International Women's Day.
(SPOILER) Ausiello has Dollhouse scoop. Somewhere in the middle is the Dollhouse bit. Beware of lots of spoilers for other shows.
Tahmoh Penikett talks Dollhouse and BSG. He chats about the premise, Paul Ballard and Battlestar Galactica. Nothing new (it was recorded before the premiere), but a lot of people like to see him talking.
(SPOILER) The first 13 minutes of the CASTLE pilot. Courtesy of ABC.com, preview the first 13 minutes of the pilot episode before the March 9th premiere (USA only)! More...
Gina Torres Lands Role in CBS Pilot. She's to be part of Washington Field, which is about a group of FBI expects who respond to cases that theaten national interests. She'll be a rapid-deployment team coordinator and tactical pilot. More...
Vampires cannot possibly exist. Bad news everyone.
Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Good Morning America Thursday and the View Friday. More...

March 04

Cut! Actors take five to Twitter their fans. LA Times discusses use of Twitter by celebs, including Felicia Day (who was famously caught "twittering under the table" at the Dr. Horrible panel.) More...
TWoP chat to Nathan about Castle. No real spoilers save for acknowledging that his character is a bit of a jerk - but not as big as one as Captain Hammer. As if that needed saying!
You can now vote for the 2009 CSTS promotional art. You can only vote once and you’ve got until March 12th to get your voice heard and your vote counted.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #23. Come with us now, if you will, gentle readers. Join us on a new voyage of the mind, a little tale we like to call: "Buffy, A Slayer of the Vampyrs".
Mitch Hurwitz on going back to Fox. Arrested Development creator chats to Tim Goodman with Dollhouse and Joss references. More...
(SPOILER) 'Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles' WonderCon Preview Reel. Michael Ausiello has an online exclusive look at scenes from the final 6 episodes of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. More...

March 03

Dollhouse - "it's an adult series, requiring an adult perspective". Now that the shock of the new has worn off, we're starting to get some good essays about Joss' latest show. Shadowkat's LJ entry about 'Stage Fright' and the show as a whole is well worth reading. More...
It's a Nice Day for a Red Wedding. Former "Angel" producer-scribe Jeffrey Bell, along with producers Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik, talk with SCI FI Wire about their upcoming horror-mystery saga "Harper's Island" premiering next month on CBS. More...
Jon Foster wins gold Spectrum Award for his Buffy #14 cover art. That's quite the honour, kudos. According to the website, all the winners "will be included in Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art to be published by Underwood Books in October, 2009".
Defending Buffy to the Uninitiated. A good recap of why we loved the show in the first place.
Bidding for the Bard now open. The winning bidder will get Cedric from the Bedlam Bards performing at a Can't Stop The Serenity screening of their choice. There's also tons of prizes as well including "Something shiny autographed by Joss Whedon!".
Tickets are now on sale for Joss's Humanist Award Ceremony and Q&A at Harvard University. Tickets are $10 each and are General Admission.
Kimberly Cole's MySpace. Liked the music from "Stage Fright"? Three of her songs were featured on the show, including "Superstar (Smash It)" which you can download from her MySpace (apparently...I don't see where to do it). Kimberly also appeared as one of the backup singers.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse Episode 12 title revealed. Dollverse gives away the title of Tim Minear's penultimate episode of the first season of Dollhouse. Only one more title to complete the puzzle...
Wonder Woman Animated DVD released today. Our Captain got promoted to Colonel: Nathan Fillion - Col. Steve Trevor (voice). More...
(SPOILER) Franco Urru Cover For Angel #23 - The Gunn Story. Brian Lynch posts the Franco cover for the Gunn One-Shot in Angel#23.The cover has a massive spoiler for the issue.And the text has some light spoilers.
'Angel of Death' Webseries co-starring Doug Jones. Zoe Bell stars as 'Eve' ("The Angel of Death"), a mafia assassin who grows a conscience, along with Doug Jones as 'Dr. Rankin', her heroin-addicted mafia doctor.
Lynda Carter thinks Eliza would make a great Wonder Woman and is happy to pass the baton to Ms Dushku. More...

March 02

(SPOILER) Promotional photos for Dollhouse 1x06. Spoiler TV has a couple of new stills from "Man on the Street".
Dollhouse gains huge DVR numbers. Like, amazing numbers. So does Terminator. More...
Neil Patrick Harris on Ellen today. Kaley Cuoco from Big Bang Theory is also on. Maybe she'll talk about Summer.
(SPOILER) Scott Allie talks about slayers and submarines. Scott addresses a controversy (read down) and discusses upcoming arcs and characters.
BtVS Death Makes TV Guide's Most Shocking TV Deaths List. TVGuide.com lists 13 shocking TV deaths, and one of the deaths on Buffy makes the list. Spoilers for other shows abound.
Another "Dollhouse" Related Webcomic. Have the guys of "HijiNKS Ensue" lost their faith in "Dollhouse"? More...
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Opening Credits In Dollhouse Style.
The Guardian on Joss' catch-22. Anna Pickard pokes at the notion that somehow his old work can be both "popular" and "critically-acclaimed" yet come any new work, "people (particularly TV critics) can't wait to call it a failure".
IGN TV Reviews "Flowers For Your Grave." IGN TV offers their thoughts on the premier episode of Castle in advance of the series start. More...
Summer talks Big Bang Theory. Before the T:SCC panel at WonderCon, Summer Glau talked to reporters about playing herself on an upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom.

March 01

Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse at PaleyFest '09 - individual public tickets on sale now!
Extras sought for the fan film "Browncoats: Redemption". If you've ever entertained the notion of appearing in the 'Verse, well this could be your lucky day.
Video: It's The End Of The 'Verse As We Know It. I heard about this through Linda Russel of the Charlotte (NC) Browncoats. Just a really funny version of the song by REM, performed live by a talented Duet. Lead singing and lyrics by Eben Brooks. Enjoy! More...
Vote for Buffy in "TV Cup". Vote for your favorite series of the 90's (I mean Buffy, of course) in this poll with the format of a soccer cup. In related poll news, Geek Madness is down to the final Reasonable Eight, with Simon Pegg vs Kaylee and Joss vs Felicia. More...
On US TV this month, there's trouble in Joss Whedon's new Dollhouse. "...a paranoid, science-fiction Secret Diary Of A Call Girl." Jonathan Bernstein discusses Dollhouse in the current Guardian Guide and makes a terrible mistake.
(SPOILER) L.A. Times review of Dennis Christopher (Cyvus Vail) in "Grand Motel." Major kudos for DC's performance, and a very nice color photo as well. Spoilers for the play's storyline.



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