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June 01

Coverage of Joss Whedon's keynote address at Wesleyan. On Saturday night Joss gave a lecture on "Defining American Culture: How Movies and TV Get Made" at Wesleyan University. Topics of interest included The Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse, Goners, Dr. Horrible and that Buffy movie. More coverage can be found at Still Indie. More...
New Official Dr Horrible Merchandise. I really love the Freeze Ray t-shirt. Don't remember seeing the hat, mug, tote bag or the Dr. Horrible Goggle t-shirt before.
James Leary writes an LA Survival Guide - Gays Throws The Best Weddings. Our favorite loose skin demon gives his take on the LA scene.
The Grinder Nintendo Wii trailer voiced by Mark Sheppard. Mark is currently at E3 (lucky him) doing promotion for the game due out next year. More...

May 31

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse: 21st century Neo-Gothic. An interesting angle on the series which includes, but is by no means limited to, the suggestion that it is "in a sense, more 'feminine' than Whedon’s earlier Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

May 30

Tony Head on the new Buffy movie: "It may be a bit like watching a car wreck". He tells USA Weekend's The Who's News Blog, "the Kuzuis didn't do a great job on the movie the first time around".
Hamburg, Germany is registered for CSTS Charity Screening. CSTS first time in Germany! CSTS has 47 registered cities. More...
"Whedonites" included in madatoms comparative chart, "Know Your Internet Cults". Funny look at a selection of enthusiast groups, includes "Whedonites," "Mac Zealots," "Wikipedia Editors," and "Second Life Residents." Besides "leader" and "core belief," chart includes such topics as "How to infuriate other members."
Jeff Green discovers Buffy. Former Computer Gaming World editor and columnist explains why Buffy rocks.
"Doll of role has this star on rise". The Sydney Morning Herald (very briefly) interviews Dichen Lachman, in advance of Dollhouse premiering on FOX8 on June 9.
"I miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer". In light of the new "Old" Buffy movie. I thought we all could use something like this to remember our roots.
Anthony Head Talks Coffee & Kisses. And briefly mentions his new role in The Invisibles with NPR's Scott Simon.
Interview with Nathan Fillion fan who made the Green Lantern Trailer. Nice interview with Jaron Pitts, where he talks about his inspirations for the YouTube video. More...
Firefly: Would FOX or NBC Be Willing To Bring It Back? TV by the Numbers looks at the possibility of more Firefly. More...

May 29

(SPOILER) Is this the next Big Bad? Pictured is an item snagged from a Cabin in the Woods set sale in Vancouver. Is this what is lurking in the woods waiting to strike? Could we be looking at the new face of evil? More...
Google's new "Wave"; was the name actually inspired by Firefly? Curious if the name of Google's new application called "Wave" might be Whedon-inspired, I watched the developer preview... More...
Eliza Dushku talks Dollhouse season 2. By the looks of it, this video interview was conducted at the Fox Upfronts a couple of weeks ago (if you're having trouble viewing it from outside the US, change the country view to USA at the top left of the page). More...
Tracy Bellomo and Andrew Chambliss back for Dollhouse. @MoTancharoen answers a Twitter inquiry from Australia and confirms that the writers of "Needs" and "A Spy in the House of Love" (respectively) will be back in the writers room for the second season of Dollhouse.
Alan Tudyk on stage in LA and New York in September and October. He'll feature in "An Evening Without Monty Python," co-directed by Eric Idle, and co-starring Hank Azaria and Jane Leeves, among others.
James Marsters to appear in The Importance of Being Earnest. It will be an L.A. Theatre Works limited run, June 17-21.
Morena Baccarin in "Our House". Photos from the off-Broadway play. Morena stars in this satirical look at news and reality TV. More information about the play is available at playwrightshorizons.org.

May 28

Clinton McLung considers where some of Sunnydale's lesser-known alumni are now. The man who brought us the OMWF Singalong is throwing a ten-year Sunnydale High School Reunion. Also check out the slideshow featuring our favorite characters.
A former Watcher drawn back into the vampiric-fray. Check out Roy Dotrice, who of course memorably played Roger Wyndam-Pryce in the season five episode "Lineage" of "Angel," in a short promo-trailer for filmmaker (and now author) Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's new horror novel "The Strain" which is the first installment of a trilogy.
(SPOILER) First look on 4 pages of the new Tales of the Vampires One Shot. Newsarama posted a short preview of this special issue which Dark Horse is releasing in June.
Gallery of Slayers. On the heels of this week's news from the Kuzuis, the LA Times has a gallery of all our favorite slayers. (Oh, and Kennedy is in there, too.) Nothing new here, but it's nice to see the continued exposure.
Write-up and video of Joss at last month's Harvard Humanism Award Ceremony. A new write-up (with cool cake photos) to accompany the five minute video clip of Joss speaking at Harvard on April 10th, 2009, when he was presented with their "Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism"
Summer Glau on Dollhouse? EW.com's Ausiello quotes Joss: "If anybody thinks [bringing Summer onto Dollhouse] hasn't occurred to me already then they have not met me." This link contains spoilers for other shows.
Already become a fan of "Cabin in the Woods" on Facebook? Was searching Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's new film on Facebook and came about the [possibly] official fanpage and preliminary teaser poster.
O.G. Buffy: Consumed, Enjoyed. The Alert Nerd blog posts an article by Sarah, a long time fan of 'Buffy' the TV series, about watching the original 'Buffy' movie for the first time.
TV Without Pity on Buffy Movie, actresses for the role, and directors. TWoP suggests actresses and directors for the rebot.

May 27

Now, The case for a Buffy movie without Joss. Graeme McMillan of io9 responds to the widespread disapproval towards remaking "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" without Joss Whedon. He gives several reasons why such a movie may not be a bad idea. More...
No Whedon = No Buffy. Joblo.com makes it clear where they stand on a Whedon-less Buffy.
Seth Green on ABC's 'Un-Broke' special, his new Adult Swim show, and 'Robot Chicken'. Pretty much what the titles says. More...
Dollhouse episode 2 blogged by The Guardian's Anna Pickard. "This is a weekly discussion of the episodes airing on UK TV".
(SPOILER) IESB Interviews Tony Head about Merlin. (And some Whedon-connected stuff as well (like what happened to Ripper)!
"Buffy marked a turning point toward the new breed of paranormal". Publishers' Weekly article on the continued surge in paranormal romances, despite a difficult economic situation. More...
Eliza marches in Prop 8 NO H8 rally. She joined others such as Perez Hilton, Drew Barrymore et al., to protest the California Supreme Court's upholding of the law. More...
Variety has more on the Buffy reboot movie. Vertigo principal Roy Lee says "Now seems like the right time, studios are looking for a franchise and vampires are relevant again" and "as a producer, I'm just trying to find a movie the studios want to make. It seems the core concept is the way to go".
Dollhouse collector's item up for grabs. Remember the Echo figurine that was included in the Fox press kit for Dollhouse? Well Collider.com is giving one away in a competition (open only to those in the United States).
Brian Lynch posts Stephen Mooney's take on a Whedonverse movie. Given the furor over the non-Jossian 'Buffy' movie, Brian and friends give us a unique take on what an 'Angel' movie would look like sans Joss.

May 26

Joss speaks out on Whedonless Buffy movie! It's not a lot but it's all we got so far.
Opening shot of Serenity as film trivia. This week's "Weekly Twelve" trivia quiz from Trivia Hall of Fame is about long takes, and includes reference to the BDM. More...
Trailer for Dollhouse on Australia's FOX8. Dollhouse premieres there on June 9, exclusively on that cable/satellite channel.
Top fall time-slot battles: 'Dollhouse' vs. 'Medium'. James Hibberd looks at the new schedules, the Friday 9pm lineup in the fall and Dollhouse's competition.
(SPOILER) IDW's Angel comics for August. Lots of goodies here including the Illyria/Gunn spinoff, Juliet Landau's debut and the Illyria in Bete Noir crossover.
The Guardian's Cable girl writes about Dollhouse. Buffy fan Lucy Mangan tells us she is keeping the (lower case) faith.
Heroes, Dollhouse, and Chuck: How Short Seasons Are Saving Sci-Fi TV. LeAnn Tiede of the Omaha Sci-Fi Examiner argues that "[s]hortened seasons allow for lower production costs, greater freedom for actors to be involved in other projects, and most importantly a tight focus for the writers."
Buffy Movie: Vertigo Entertainment and the Kuzuis in talks to do a Buffy feature film. The catch... It'll be a reboot and there'll be no Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joss, Willow, Xander, Giles et al. Reaction to this news can be found over at Entertainment Weekly, Aint It Cool, io9.com, Empire, E! Online, Perez Hilton, the New York Post, Metafilter and countless other sites. Ausiello has a reaction from Joss.
Nathan Fillion now on the poster for Trucker movie. In the photos, you can see the original gray movie poster that "might" have had his name in the fine print. More...

May 25

River Tam vs Dr. Gregory House. Vote for TV's most badass character.
Why you should watch Chuck & Dollhouse next season. The Cinema Post on why watching these two shows next season is a great opportunity to give networks a new outlook on bubble shows.
Alexis Denisof before he was Wesley. YouTube video of Alexis in George Harrison's "I Got My Mind Set On You". More...
Mutant Enemy crossword #2. The Puzzle Hub features a 2nd Mutant Enemy crossword. More...
Dr Horrible's Steve Berg in Mike's Hard Lemonade commercials. Looks like these have been around since last year, but I just saw one air and found a good link to an earlier commercial. Couldn't find any reference here, so here it is. More...
Fan-made Green Lantern Trailer with Nathan Fillion. A wonderful imagining of Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern in this fan-made live action trailer. Link via Bonniegrrl on Twitter.
Amber Benson book tour. She's hitting Boston, Chicago and NYC for signings and readings in June. More...

May 24

Help Jonathan Woodward raise funds for his Haitian charity trip. Browncoat Events has details on how you donate money for Project Racine and help spread the word as well.
Mark Sheppard spreads the word about High Voltage. Mark not only does a voice-over for High Voltage's latest game for the Wii, but he is also going out and promoting it with them.
Amy Acker to enter the Cabin in the Woods? IMDB has Amy listed as a "rumoured" cast member. More...
Buffy and her bump. "Sarah Michelle Gellar shows off her burgeoning belly on shopping trip" More...
Translated Buffy Season 8 arrives in Brazil. Panini will publish the Joss and BKV's arcs The Long Way Home and No Future For You as a 5 part mini-series. Release date is yet to be confirmed. More...
Felicia Day is doing a ustream chat May 23rd. From her tweet; "I'm doing a ustream chat for the DVD 5pm Pacific today. I make good on my trades! :) @ me any questions, I'll compile!"

May 23

Dollhouse Season 2 (Or Why Fox Did It) (Or NickC's take on it). The mysterious NickC, who has built somewhat of a reputation as a knowledgeable commenter on TvByTheNumbers.com, provides his view on how Fox were able to renew Dollhouse despite its dire ratings, on his brand new eponymously named blog. More...
Thank You from Equality Now for CSTS 2008.
'Time of Your Life' tops New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list. The fourth volume of Buffy Season 8 took the number one slot in the paperback section for the week of May 16th.
Charlie Brooker reviews Dollhouse. Not for the faint hearted.
Blue Sun 100% Grain Alcohol t-shirts. Hmmm, not wood alcohol. stylinonline also has two new Serenity Official t-shirts. More...
Dollhouse Region 2 DVD now up for pre-orders. Those of you in Region 2 can now officially get ready. Amazon puts the release date at 14 September 2009. (Took the cue from Progressive_Stupidity.)
Great Deal on autographed Serenity Comics. I found a website that is blowing out it's supply of autographed Serenity Comic books. More...

May 22

Dollhouse theme song available for purchase on iTunes. Jonatha Brooke knocks it out of the park (here's the music video).
Quotes needed! Whedonesque needs your help (again). The quotes section that appears in the top right hand side of the page needs to get updated with Dollhouse dialogue. So please do post your favourite lines from the first twelve episodes.
Old hat: WW casting speculation. New and improved: Lara Croft casting speculation! With a reboot of the Lara Croft franchise in the offing, Summer Glau is high on the rumour list. More...
Dollverse vs Fox PR. Fox sends a letter to Dollverse advising them some of their posts, treated as facts while Fox denies the information, are doing Dollhouse and Dollverse a disservice and tells them to stop. More...
Eliza will be on Last Call with Carson Daly. It's on Monday. Doesn't appear to be a repeat.
The Joss Whedon method--or, why Dollhouse season 2 is a good thing. Blast magazine gives nine reasons why Dollhouse getting a second season is happy news for all. More...
Buffy Season 3 now on iTunes (USA).
Gone Too Soon: 14 TV Shows We Want Back. Angel, Firely and SCC make the list More...

May 21

Seth Green gives financial advice on Funny or Die. Witness the hilarity that is Un-Broke: The Seth Green Cribs Edition.
Inara makes ScienceChannel.com's Top 10 Hot Alien Chicks. They seem to have a very broad definition of "alien." And "hot" (the Alien Queen also makes the list).
TWOP offers up its suggestions for future dolls (and some make sense!). TWOP suggests a few Buffy alum and some others for future roles on Dollhouse- and lord help me, some of them are really good suggestions (and a few are not so good...).
(SPOILER) Televisionary reviews Happy Town. A negative (and spoilery) review of the pilot that laments Amy Acker's lack of anything much to do. More...
IGN reviews Dollhouse Season One. Getting off to "a difficult start", the show got a 7 out of 10.
(SPOILER) Is Amy Acker in Dollhouse next season? Joss is desperate to have her according to Ausiello (spoilers for other shows as well).
Dollhouse pickup featured in HijiNKS Ensue webcomic. How exactly did the executives pick between Dollhouse and TSCC? More...
Green tips from Christian Kane. He's in a video at Mother Nature Network.
Buffy Omnibus 7 in stores now. More...
Maurissa Tancharoen Turns in her Drop Dead Diva Script. Maurissa tweeted earlier that she has completed her script for the series Drop Dead Diva. Sean Maher appeared in the pilot, for Lifetime, which stars Margaret Cho. More...

May 20

Christian Kane's band will be performing at Dante's in Portland. Sunday June 7, 2009 at 9 PM. More...
Joss'd interviews Buffy cover artist Jo Chen. She's at 52:25 of the podcast's current episode.
Comics chart for April. Sales for last month's Whedonverse comics are out, and it looks like they have slipped quite a bit from March. More...
The Guardian reviews 'Ghost'. The first of Anna Pickard's episode-by-episode Dollhouse reviews, as they air in the UK. More...
(SPOILER) Televisionary Reviews the V Pilot. Jace at Televisionary has seen the V pilot and devotes a full paragraph to praise of Morena's performance. More...
(SPOILER) New Fallen Angel: Reborn #1 preview. Chris Ryall posts a 6-page, lettered preview on his blog. Includes artwork not seen in earlier preview.
(SPOILER) Jane Espenson talks Buffy Season 8. She tells Comic Book Resources about her upcoming arc and there's some preview art from #26 as well.
Thank Goodness It's Not 2005. This Variety article cites Dollhouse as an example of the shrinking broadcast-cable divide saying that with the show's ratings, a renewal would have been unthinkable as recently as four years ago. More...
CBS renews How I Met Your Mother, moves it to Mondays at 8pm. The sitcom, which stars Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris, will be the lead-in for a new show starring Jenna Elfman. More...
Juliet Landau in "Green Lantern: First Flight". The actress lends her voice to a "sultry alien" in the new animated movie by WB Green Lantern: First Flight. In this brief interview she also talks about the Drusilla arc she's co-writing with Brian Lynch and other projects.
A 'Thank You' message from Summer. A thank you message from Summer Glau to all her fans post T:SCC via her official (unofficial) website. More...
(SPOILER) Trailer for Morena Baccarin's and Alan Tudyk's new series "V". There is also a trailer for Amy Acker's "Happy Town" here . More...
(SPOILER) Felicia Day talks The Guild, that Dollhouse tweet and more. Really good interview which promotes the release of The Guild on DVD. Minor spoilers for 'Epitaph One'.
First movie tie-in for 'The Cabin in The Woods'. Titan Books will be bringing out 'The Official Visual Companion' on February 9th of next year. More...
(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku on whether Amy Acker will return to Dollhouse. TVGuide.com's Mega Buzz also answers the question if the lower budget for Season 2 will lead to cuts on the staff. As ever, there's also spoilers for other shows.
Firefly makes a Guardian blogger's top 6 sci fi shows. "The list.. is by no means definitive – what list could claim to be? – but highlights some of the picks of the genre."
Dollhouse UK Premiere Ratings. Digital Spy has the scoop on the audience viewership for "Ghost".
These Are the Worst TV Dramas, Ever? The ultra-short-lived crime musical "Viva Laughlin" co-starring our favorite ex-Sunnydayle High principal D.B. Woodside makes TV Crunch's list of the twenty five worst television drama series to ever make it onto the small screen.
Eliza to bust ghosts? Dan Akroyd sure hopes so, as Ghostbusters 3 casting ramps up. More...
Nicholas Brendon on tonight's "Without a Trace". Nick's guest starring on the series finale of the CBS drama, airing now in the Eastern and Central time zones.
Today's Best TV Villains - Who's Your Favorite? Alpha makes the list. "Now that 'Dollhouse' was picked up, Alpha's story is hopefully far from over..."

May 19

SFX Magazine review of the Dollhouse episode 'Ghost'. The show premiered tonight on Sci Fi UK.
Chuck will be staying on Mondays at 8. But it won't be appearing until February. Click here to access the article if you live outside the US. More...
(SPOILER) Two clips from 'V' featuring Morena Baccarin. The Live Feed has two clips from ABC's upcoming remake of 'V', both heavily featuring Morena Baccarin. And new cast photos featuring Morena and Alan can be found here. More...
Fox Network's solicitation preview for Dollhouse Season 2. The synopsis presented to advertisers regarding season 2 of Dollhouse. Contains some new plot information.
Ridiculous Robots. "I was Made to Love You" gets a nod from the AV Club.
First cast promo shot from V, featuring Morena Baccarin. VisitorSite.net has posted the first promotional shot of the cast of the new V remake. A short haired Morena, as Visitor leader Anna is shown along with Joel Gretsch, Lourdes Benedicto, Logan Huffman, Elizabeth Mitchell, Scott Wolf, and Morris Chestnut. Unfortunately Alan Tudyk isn't included.
TV Guide talks to Eliza about Dollhouse renewal. Matt Mitovich talked to the producer and star just after FOX's upfront presentation Monday in NY.
The Independent interviews Joss. On the eve of Dollhouse's UK premiere, the paper prints an interview mostly about the impact of Buffy. Includes a rather direct smackdown of Buffy movie rumors.

May 18

Letter from Terminator showrunner, Josh Friedman. The man behind Summer Glau as a killer-robot-from-the-future (praise he, by the way) gives his final word on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. More...
TV Worth Watching comments on renewals/cancellations. "I hope Whedon grabs his old Firefly cast member Summer Glau, now that she's freed from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and slips her into Dollhouse."
(SPOILER) Joss talks about the Dollhouse renewal. James Hibberd interviews Joss. Minor spoilers for episode 13.
"DVR viewing can save low-rated programs". So says FOX Business, quoting Fox exec Kevin Reilly in reference to Dollhouse. More quotes from Kevin about Dollhouse and Joss can be found here. Fox additionally say: "DOLLHOUSE delivers an educated audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in "Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College" and that "DOLLHOUSE [is] the #1 most time-shifted show on network television".
Michelle Trachtenberg all praise for Mom-to-Be Sarah Michelle Gellar. The former sister of the Slayer herself reverberates excitement about the newly-expecting Gellar.
PVP Online knows the real reason Dollhouse got renewed! So, which one of you Whedonesquers did it?
FOX's official fall schedule. The Live Report says Dollhouse will still be on Fridays. But Human Target won't be its lead-in; rather, two comedies--Brothers and 'Til Death--will ring in the new season.
Fox execs keep playing with Dollhouse. Why Dollhouse was saved when other low-ranked shows were not.
"Epitaph One" will be aired on Fox says Dollverse. Apparently the decision to renew the show has led Fox to reconsider their treatment of the Season 1 coda. Dollverse has the news and speculates about possible airdates. But Mo Ryan tweets that Fox has no plans to air it at this time.
Dollhouse Australian air date. For those people waiting for Dollhouse in Australia the wait is over! Dollhouse will make its debut on Australian Cable TV on FOX8 on June 9th. No time slot has been scheduled as yet.
Tom Lenk on Twitter. Andrew joins other Whedon-alum on Twitter. More...
The Sarah Connor Chronicles cancelled according to reports. Not much of a surprise, but still news. End Of Show is reporting it as well. Update: Official statement from show creator Josh Friedman and Kevin Reilly's comments. More...
NBC has renewed Adam Baldwin's Chuck. The Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd is reporting that NBC has renewed Chuck for a 13 episode 3rd season. Michael Ausiello is reporting some catches with the renewal. More...
FOX's fall schedule? The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed has an unconfirmed copy of the FOX schedule to be unveiled tomorrow. Dollhouse appears paired with Human Target on Friday, so it's the identity crisis night of the week.

May 17

"I'll do cold and British if you let me do morally troubled and lonely". Olivia Williams speaks to Sci Fi UK about her role as Adelle DeWitt in Dollhouse.
(SPOILER) Q&A with Georges Jeanty over at Slayalive. There's also a new Scott Allie Q&A as well.
Dr. Horrible and The Guild cited in Washington Post article on the emergence of web series. This is an interesting article describing the emergence of web series as an alternative media to TV, citing several of our favorites as leading indicators. More...
Message from James and news about "High Plains Invaders". James Marsters talks about his european tour and thanks the fans. Right under, you can find the air date for his Sci-Fi movie.
(SPOILER) New trailer for SMG's "Veronika Decides To Die". It's on the official movie website.
Chris Hemsworth is THOR. Cabin in the Woods star, and Jim Kirk's heroic Daddy will be in the Branagh film and an Avengers movie.

May 16

Bones gets a fifth (and a sixth) season. David Boreanaz will be back for the 2009-10 season and beyond.
Welcome to the All-New, All-Different Dollhouse? io9 pieces together quotes from several different sources to theorize about likely changes when the show returns.
Felicia Day on G4's Attack of the Show. She tweets, "[I'm a] Tiny bit nervous, but excited!" More...
Everyones Favourite Immortal/FBI Agent Turns 40! David Boreanaz hits the big 40 today!!
Introducing Andrea Von Foester, Music Supervisor for Dollhouse. Tvshowmusic.com's guest-blogger steps in to talk about her involvement with Dollhouse's eclectic soundtrack.
A Good Day for Unconventional Television. The fabulous Maureen Ryan (@moryan) aka The Watcher has a new entry up about Dollhouse's renewal and what it might mean for network television in general. More...
ABC renews 'Castle'. Seems like there's another Whedonverse-related show looking at a second season. The network also picked up V (starring Alan Tudyk and Morena Baccarin) and Amy Acker's 'Happy Town'.
Surprise: Fox RENEWS 'Dollhouse'. The first confirmation of an actual renewal as opposed to "the signs look good." The Guild says so as well on their twitter account following a cryptic tweet from Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon. And Joss posts as well.

May 15

First guests announced for Creation's Salute to Firefly and Serenity event. Adam Baldwin and Morena Baccarin will be attending the event in Los Angeles, CA on Nov 21-22, 2009. More...
As with other Whedon works, Box Office Prophets likes Dollhouse. "[A] show like Dollhouse has untapped and untold potential for television's artistic possibilities. Give it a shot."
The Live Feed: "Fox leaning toward Dollhouse renewal". This is really going down to the wire. Update 1: Variety thinks it could be a 13 episode order for a Friday night. Update 2: End of Show reveals that 'Epitaph One' is being screened at Fox's offices as "part of their upfronts preparation". Update 3: Ausiello says "Joss Whedon will have to agree to a drastically reduced budget". Update 4: Sources tell TV Guide that Dollhouse is now "looking really good" for a Season 2.
Ausiello Files upgrades Dollhouse's renewal prospects. Dollhouse's status on his cheat sheet is changed from "long shot" to "prospects brightening". More...
Nice review of Dollhouse in UK newspaper The Independent. They talk about Dollhouse and Joss's career to date, as well as mentioning favourite moments from his other shows.
Specs for Dollhouse DVD and Blu-Ray set. The Blu-Ray specs got posted a few days ago, now we have a Table of Content for the DVD too.
James Marsters monthly Q and A. Questions range from "What don't you understand about the opposite sex?" to "Would you eat a tarantula for $1,000?"
TWOP: 10 Showrunner Switches We'd Like To See. Most people aren't going to be a fan of their suggestions.
Madam Adelle introduces Dollhouse to the UK. Olivia Williams gives a nice interview in regards to Dollhouse and its UK premiere - 9pm, Tuesdays on Sci-Fi. She also gives her thoughts on the mythical episode 13, renewal, and what she'd like to see in Season Two.
The N picks up Marti Noxon's new show "Gigantic". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show "takes a skewering look at the glitzy, chaotic and oftentimes hilarious life of Hollywood "it" kids whose parents are A-list celebrities".
Amber Benson/Christopher Golden Book Signing in Boston - June 19th. Amber Benson who wrote the BBC anime series with Christopher Golden, will be on hand at Pandemonium Books on June 19th for one night only from 7-9. Also signing will be author Thomas Sniegoski, a comic book writer, and co-author of the Menagerie series with Golden. More...

May 14

SCI FI airing Serenity tonight at 9PM Eastern. The Big Damn Movie also airs tomorrow night at 6:30PM Eastern.
Which Bubble Show Should Be Saved? Vote Dollhouse! More...
Resistance is futile... You will be assimilated... Should Alan Tudyk be cast in a Star Trek sequel? TWoP thinks so... More...
Project Teddy Bear auction with a Dollhouse theme. There's teddy bears, photos and boxing gloves signed by the likes of Eliza Dushku, Alan Tudyk, Tahmoh Penikett and Mark Sheppard. All proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Neil Patrick Harris to Host 63rd Annual Tony Awards! Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris will host the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which will be held June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. CBS will broadcast the three-hour event live beginning at 8 PM ET.
Escaping The Dollhouse. SocialistWorker.org: "Dollhouse should be renewed--and folks should watch it. For all Whedon's wild plots, his stories are some of the few on television that really resemble the complications and conflict of life as it is actually lived." More...
Miracle Laurie urges Dollhouse fans to make their voices heard. She tweets details of how to get in touch with Fox. Which did seem to have an impact.
FOX abandons Remote Free TV. The move means, if Dollhouse returns, the show will return to the usual 40-something minute length. The article incorrectly states the WSJ say the show is returning. The WSJ don't actually say that, however.
Dollhouse renewal watch for Thursday. Variety says "Dollhouse is said to still be in play". The Hollywood Reporter says "negotiations continue on fan favorites Chuck and Dollhouse, with the shows facing cost-cutting requests from their respective networks... and their pickup odds seeming to shift from moment to moment". And End of Show says Dollhouse could be paired with Human Target.
(SPOILER) First look at Angel #21. This'll be out next week.
(SPOILER) Inara and Wash back together again!! AICN has an early fairly positive review of the pilot of V, which stars Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk..

May 13

SMG's Harvard Man now available on YouTube. Must be 18+ to view (rated R).
ABC's 'Castle': Exemplary TV. "Like the best works of popular culture, the ABC mystery-crime series Castle is both entertaining and edifying. It exemplifies an increasingly strong trend in the American culture: the use of grim, sensual, bizarre, disturbed, or perverse imagery and subject matter in works of popular art that promulgate positive values and attitudes."
Hey, Fox. Save Dollhouse. TV critic Todd VanDerWerff makes a case for why Fox should save Dollhouse.
Why "Dollhouse" Struggles and "Fringe" Soars. The Incomparable compares Fringe & Dollhouse and explains why Fringe has more mass appeal (spoilers for last night's finale).
(SPOILER) Buffy, Becky, and Tales of the Vampires. Becky Cloonan tells Newsarama all about her upcoming Buffy Season 8 one-shot.
Dollhouse UK magazine cover story. Eliza and Dollhouse make the cover of UK TV magazine TV and Satellite Week. More...
Nathan Fillion answers your questions. Let's see "Five by Five" question, the answer is Yes.
"Dollhouse fans shouldn't lose hope". So says James Hibberd's sources. "[D]espite the show's recent ratings, the show is still alive. Whedon pitched the network on his vision for season two late last week. Discussions have commenced between Fox and the studio about how to make the show work financially."

May 12

Sci Fi UK's promotional video for Dollhouse. The show premieres in the UK next Tuesday.
Dollhouse DVD details revealed. Includes commentary for Ghost, Man on the Street and Epitaph One.The unaired pilot is also included. Plus five featurettes and deleted scenes.
James Marsters clip from High Plains Invaders. Features him talking about the movie and clips from it as well.
(SPOILER) First look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires. This Season 8 Interlude tale will be out in June.
Eliza Dushku reveals that Dollhouse talks are going on. She tweets "it'd be an extravaganza bonanza to return 4 rnd 2!"
(SPOILER) Covers and info for Angel: Only Human #1. Spinning out of Angel #23. More...
Anthony Stewart Head to appear on GMTV this morning. Anthony is a scheduled guest on 'GMTV With Lorraine Kelly' on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, at 8.55am.
KC Star has an article about the Dollhouse. The usual info is here, plus a short interview with writer-producers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain.

May 11

(SPOILER) 'Epitaph One' to be shown at Comic Con. Though the thirteenth Dollhouse episode may well be shown in other countries first, like Sweden for example.
Global TV says new season for Dollhouse coming this Fall. The ad appeared on the Canadian tv network site earlier today. Update Fox tells End of Show: "The series has not been renewed yet. Any renewal announcement would be made at the upfront Presentation a week from today". Update The ad has now changed to "Starring Eliza Dushku" and an explanation of what happened and an apology can be found at this GlobalTV tweet. More...
Nathan Fillion talks Castle, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible. A brief interview with Nathan Fillion on the likelihood of Castle being renewed, what he knows about a possible sequel to Dr. Horrible (there's a title) and his thoughts on Dollhouse.
Go all in or go home. In a look back at Dollhouse's season, that's the advice James Poniewozik (TIME's TV critic) gives to networks who want to work with Joss.
IGN's Top 10 Sci-Fi Blu-rays. Serenity comes in at number four and gets highly praised, "what filmmaker Joss Whedon has going for him here are integrity, heart, soul, and a cadre of rich and memorable characters".
"One of the weirdest, most surreal hours I've witnessed all season". TV Guide Magazine's Matt Roush about "Omega", the season finale of "Dollhouse". The Televisionary also talks about the finale and why he was disappointed with it.
Top five shows worth saving. Dollhouse, Terminator, and Chuck make the list.
Possible line-ups for Fox. The article has some talk about the fate of Dollhouse and what may stand in the way of a second season renewal.
Nathan Fillion to appear at Collectormania event in UK. Taking place on 5th-7th June 2009 in Milton Keynes, England.
Seven franchises J.J. Abrams should reboot. In light of the new Star Trek, Cinematical suggests other ideas for Abrams to revive. Three Joss-related items make the list. More...
NPH #1 on AfterElton Top Hot 100. Neil Patrick Harris tops the Hot 100 list, becoming the first out gay actor to ever be #1. Woo! Eliza Dushku came int at number 14 on the AfterEllen Hot 100. More...

May 10

What if everyone in the Dollhouse was an Active? io9 has some intriguing theories regarding the main characters.
"Seven Things I Love About Sci-Fi" by Joss Whedon. Number seven is Kurt Russell. Pure genius of a list.
Whedonverse ladies on Maxim Hot 100 of 2009. Three of our gals Summer Glau (#87), Michelle Trachtenberg (#85) and Eliza Dushku (#6) made the list.
Sunnydale High Fan Reunion. The people from the Buffy sing-along now want fans to get together for the 10 year anniversary of Graduation Day!
Felicia Day on the Kevin Pollack Show tonight. Online at 8pm ET. More...
Jane After Dark: Is Angel As Good As Buffy? I'm going to try and dive into a deeper answer later tonight, but keeping it as short and simple as I can for now... . More...
(SPOILER) The secret promo pic from 'Epitaph One'. Want to see another pic from the thirteenth episode of Dollhouse? Now's your chance.
Joss Whedon discussing the Dollhouse finale at Paley Fest 09. Spoilers for 'Omega' - Fox posted this interview on Saturday, holding it back until after the finale for obvious reasons. Joss' interview is only spoilery if you haven't seen the finale yet (that wouldn't be anyone here? Right?). More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Zone gets updated with new info. And there's some interesting hints on what to expect from the Joss/Jo two page Buffy comic strip for MySpace Dark Horse Presents.
An afternoon with Amber Benson and Tom Lenk. This special event to promote Amber's book "Death's Daughter" will be held in the Santa Monica Public Library next Saturday.
James C. Leary (Clem) Joins the Ranks of Twitter! The good folks at Whedon Trivia claim that Mr. Leary confirmed this is his actual account via Facebook. More...
Cowboy Pete plays with "Dollhouse". Writer Peter David explains on his blog why he won't be heartbroken if the show isn't renewed. More...

May 09

Dollhouse Season Finale Ratings. THR has the news on preliminary ratings figures for 'Omega'. More...
Read the script for 'Omega'. Find out which scenes from the Dollhouse finale got cut for time.
Thumbs up for Dollhouse. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette poll results are in, and Dollhouse gets 30% in the "keep" category and only 61% in the "don't care" category. Thus beating many other shows. More...
'Epitaph One' will be a no-show on Hulu. The site says "the 13th Episode of Dollhouse will not be available for online streaming".
Dollhouse is still on the bubble. Variety looks at the prospects of original, scripted TV on Friday.
What the papers say about Dolhouse episode 12. EW.com's Ken Tucker said there were some good moments but it was "a bit of a let-down". The Watcher loved it, saying the episode confounded her expectations. iFMagazine raves about it, "Damn. This is great storytelling". IGN thought Omega "was a disappointment after the last few very good episodes". The AV Club gave it a 'B+' but said it was a show that "deserves respect" and called for a renewal. And lastly, TV Squad called the finale "an excellent episode".
Eliza Dushku thanks the fans. She tweets "WoW- THANK YOU guys..ALL of you for the D.house love! We were very proud of TimDawg/Omega ep."
(SPOILER) Discuss the US season finale of Dollhouse. Omega. The End? And if you missed the episode, it's now available to watch the episode for free at Fox on Demand and Hulu and can be purchased on iTunes.

May 08

(SPOILER) "There might still be an alternate Dollverse for us to play in". Watch with Kristin gives an interesting tidbit about another possible Joss show.
Why Dollhouse is really Joss Whedon's greatest work. io9.com argues the case for why the show is the best thing Joss has ever done. SciFi Wire goes down a similar route with its Dollhouse finale feature but includes an "anti" fandom point of view.
(SPOILER) New Angel Miniseries Announced Spinning Out Of Angel #23's Gunn Story. Plus two pages from Angel#23 previewed. More...
Cracked Topics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Cracked.com's new "Topics" feature has a section about BtVS. More...
(SPOILER) Last Chance to Visit Joss Whedon's Dollhouse? Jennifer Godwin for "Watch With Kristin," fighting the good fight.
(SPOILER) AICN's Hercules has seen the Dollhouse finale. "What's good? The show’s remarkable cast. The realization that we’ve come to care a great deal about so many of these awful people."
Buffy Chosen Collection is only $75 today on Deep Discount. $74.94 to be precise. According to the front page, the sale price is good today only. ETA: Unfortunately the offer is no longer valid. More...
(SPOILER) Cover art and plot details for Buffy #27. The second part of Jane Espenson's arc will be out in August.
Possibly the greatest cake of all time. It would have been fun if they had used this for "Surprise", no?
"Dollhouse lives up to the hype". Because you should always trust Joss Whedon to deliver: recap of the season's highlights in anticipation of today's finale. Spoilers only for the episodes already aired. More...
xkcd- the race - part 5. The conclusion to the epic saga.

May 07

(SPOILER) Clip from tomorrow night's episode of Dollhouse. And if you crave more amazing scenes from the finale, then here's clips numbers two and three. More...
Another "Save Dollhouse" campaign. This site urges fans to send dolls to Fox (thus keeping in the spirit of the Roswell and Jericho campaigns). More...
The 10 Best Wives On TV. Who are the best wives currently on TV; attractiveness, sass, levelheadedness and loyalty are all taken into account... More...
io9 posts about Emma Caulfield's TiMER. Includes a poster, clip and trailer for Emma's new movie.
A few thoughts on the Dollhouse finale. Maureen Ryan from the Chicago Tribune says Omega "delivers action, suspense, quippy dialogue and a tangled set of relationships, all while asking thorny questions about human nature".
TV Worth Watching: Student Blog about Dollhouse. A student from David Bianculli's TV History class guest blogs about how Dollhouse should be more of an ensemble show instead of an Eliza Dushku vehicle. More...
BuddyTV wants to help save Dollhouse. They want fans of Dollhouse to write comments about the show which will be forwarded to the network, and invites fans to put a Dollhouse message on twitter.
(SPOILER) Slate podcast "Star Trek Spoiler Special" compares the film to Serenity. The podcast spends about 6 minutes going on about how much the new Star Trek movie owes to Firefly. More...
Seth Green Plans To Spoof Voltron in New Adult Swim Show. After his successfful "Robot Chicken" series, everyone's favorite werewolf will produce "Titan Maximum". It's a takeoff on Voltron and similar anime where a group of teens protect the universe with their giant robot. Green plays one of those teens who has decided to turn evil, and the "good guys" aren't so smart. More...
xkcd: The Race - Part 4. And they're off!
Nathan Fillion reminds us he is on Craig Ferguson show tonight. He asked Browncoats to stack the audience and I guess they did. Kilt! More...
Eliza Dushku & Mom Abroad. USA Today asks Eliza and other stars what they are giving their mothers for Mother's Day. More...
The Chronicles of Humanity with Felicia Day. This is an interview with the creator of The Chronicles of Humanity which featured Felicia Day.

May 06

Film Snobbery reviews the Buffy Paley event and Amber Benson's movie. They review the DVD of the event, along with Amber's movie 'One Eyed Monster' also on DVD.
Five page preview of Angel: Not Fade Away #1. The first part of this three issue mini-series will be out next week.
Summer Glau Interview about stuff! A Summer Glau interview from somewhere across the pond. More...
T1 Convention Recap. A good recap of all the goings on at the T1 convention that happened in the UK about a week and a 1/2 ago with lots of photos. Guests included Summer Glau, Dichen Lachman, Miracle Laurie, Felicia Day and Adam Baldwin. More...
Ask Nathan a question, save Castle. Ask your preferably Castle-related question, Nathan may answer. WARNING: If you're trying to stay spoiler-free, skip the parts after the word "sunglasses". Didn't notice until too late...sorry!
Package Art for Dollhouse Season 1 Blu-rays and DVDs. It's a nice cover. Shiny!
Camden Toy appears in Renfield music video. For added "Buffy" cred, the music video is directed by Ezra Buzzington, who played the bartender who listened to Riley's woes.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #25. This story is penned by Doug Petrie ("Fool For Love", "Bad Girls", "Beneath You"). The Buffy Season 8 Volume 4 "Time of Your Life" tpb also comes out in comic book shops today.
Where Have All The Superheroines Gone? A look at current TV trends since the end of Buffy and Veronica Mars.
Wizard Magazine's 25 Greatest SciFi shows ever. Angel and Firefly come in at nos. 14 and 11 respectively and Buffy takes fourth place.
Comic: 'Hijinks Ensue' compares Alan Tudyk to bacon bits. A short comic featuring one of our favorite actors.
Hmm, What's Neil Patrick Harris's Fave Viral Video? He tells Jimmy Fallon on the Late Show's Internet Personality Test. What could it be?!?!
xkcd: The Race - Part 3. Part 3 of the XKCD comic featuring Nathan Fillion, his Firefly compatriots, and his electric skateboard.
Nick Brendon on Criminal Minds again Wednesday. He's back in his recurring role of Kevin Lynch.
Joss singing on This American Life available for download. Joss performed "Heart, Broken" for "This American Life - Live!", and the radio episode is now available in podcast form. More...
Joss, David & Eliza in New FOX.com Promo. Joss Whedon, David Boreanaz & Eliza Dushku are featured in a new FOX promo for FOX.com that was posted on the FOX Broadcasting YouTube site.
(SPOILER) New Dollhouse promo for 1x12 'Omega'. Spotted on FOX Broadcasting YouTube that there is a new 20secs promo of Dollhouse 1x12 - 'Omega'. All new to the previous one that was posted last week!
(SPOILER) Our own UnpluggedCrazy interviews Alan Tudyk... sort of. UPC sat in on a conference call with the one and only Leaf On The Wind to talk about his role on Dollhouse. Unfortunately the call ended before our boy could ask his questions. But he still writes a great piece on it. Possible spoilers for the season finale.

May 05

After Ellen Hot 100 preview: Dichen Lachman. She was just listed on AfterEllen's 2009 Hot 100 Preview list.
Bailey Chase takes the initiative and invades Castle. He guest starred on last night's episode of Nathan Fillion's series, he will also be on next week's season finale. They also included a nice little shout out to Buffy, just listen for Castle to show a little Faith.
Why isn't Dollhouse succeeding? TV Guide Magazine's Matt Roush gives his answer to that question.
Top 5 'Star Trek' Dream Directors. fearnet.com lists their dream picks for Star Trek directors, and our 'god' is one of them.
xkcd: The Race - Part 2. Part 2 of the XKCD comic featuring Nathan Fillion and his electric skateboard. More...
Vote for the Blu-ray Deal of the Day at Amazon. Firefly: The Complete Series is one of the choices! More...
Whedon Week at CC2K - The Lost Script For Alien: Resurrection. CinCity2000 digs up Whedon's shooting script for Alien:Resurrection and compares it to the filmed version. More...
(SPOILER) John Byrne talks about Angel: Blood and Trenches. He also mentions an Angel/Angelus One Shot planned to be released on Halloween. (Mild spoilers about the series itself)

May 04

Entertainment Weekly's 17 beloved TV moms. In honor of Mother's Day, Entertainment Weekly counts down their favorite TV mothers, and a familiar face makes the list.
'Why We Are Here'- a fandom effort. Can't Stop The Serenity will be running a story every Friday about injustices against women.
Microsoft orders a third season of 'The Guild'. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Felicia Day's internet series.
(SPOILER) Juliet geeks out about her and Brian Lynch's Dru two parter. Chris Ryall posted on his blog an entire interview with Juliet from GEEK Magazine about the upcoming Dru arc in Angel #24 and 25.
(SPOILER) Alan Tudyk explains the theology Of Alpha. io9.com has a great write-up of today's Dollhouse conference call. More coverage can be found at PioneerLocal, iFMagazine and Zap2it.
Dollhouse: New and Improved. TIME's James Poniewozik talks about "Briar Rose" and how he now hopes for another season. More...
Michelle Trachtenberg's new show Mercy picked up. "Mercy," a new medical drama with a unique point of view, portrays the lives of the staff at Mercy Hospital as seen through the eyes of nurses. Watch a featurette with Michelle in it. In related news, the decision to renew Chuck has been delayed till May 19th (according to EW.com's Ausiello). More...
Poll: Which is the greatest Joss Whedon show? Sci-Fi Heaven.net asks that all important question.
Amber Benson Does the Macerena (With Common Rotation). As promised, Amber Benson's YouTube video/fulfillment of her bet with her fans that if she got 85 reviews on Amazon, etc for her book "Death's Daughter", she would Macarena.
Dichen Lachman on twitter. Confirmed via her facebook page. :) (thanks One True b!x)
xkcd: The Race. The xkcd webcomic is doing a five-part daily series, and this time it involves Nathan Fillion.
Which shows have been picked up? Ausiello from EW has been updating the list lately on what shows have been picked up by the Network. A lot of our own Whedonverse star shows have been mentioned.
Wolfram Alpha to Challenge Google? Looks like two of Joss's evil inventions are teaming up to take over the real world. More...

May 03

Happy Birthday Christina Hendricks. Our Mrs. Reynolds turns another year older!
A Dollhouse/Ghost Whisperer pairing for next season on Fox? At least it's an original rumour. More...
Eliza Dushku's Twitter revealed. Kevin Smith reveals Eliza Dushku's Twitter.
Dollhouse exposed - how to hack in and who runs it. Impressed by Alpha's mad hacking skillz in 'Briar Rose'? Well prepare to be massively disappointed.
Jane After Dark: Top five Buffy hookups! Miss B is back for another Buffy-centric offering of her TV Squad column. This time we get some of her favorite couplings of the series. More...
Why the Razorbacks? An Arkansas-ian reporter asks why a TV show would pick his town (or town's team) to focus on, and describes a brief encounter with Joss in which he asked that very question. More...
Vote for Captain Reynolds. Blockbuster has a poll up to vote for your Sci-Fi favorites. Even the Reavers made it into the favorite baddies category.
The Fit with Eliza Dushku. Eliza goes shopping for Myspace's The Fit episode. Adorkableness ensues.
Official Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog Keychain. Just perfect for your keys to a shiny new Australia or your lab or for a Horrible or Serenity Screening prize. Any other suggestions?
Adam Baldwin on the Save Firefly and Chuck campaigns. This interview with him (and Zachary Levi) was conducted at T1 last weekend.
Dr. Horrible now available on Xbox Live Marketplace! Available in SD or HD! More...

May 02

What the papers say about Dolhouse episode 11. The A.V. Club gave it an 'A-', saying the special guest star was "f***ing gold". Zap2it said the episode was "outstanding" and TV Squad and Alan Sepinwall both liked it. iFmagazine thought 'Briar Rose' was "a pretty good episode". And there's a fab write-up at Cultural Learnings as well. Finally, the Pioneer Local blogger called it a "great, great episode". More...
Ratings for episode 11 of Dollhouse. Click for your weekly dose of doom and depression. More...
Limited edition Dollhouse DVD boxset announced for Comic Con. Dollverse has news on what the special features will be.
Common Rotation opening for Indigo Girls. Adam Busch's band will open for the Girls at their San Francisco and San Diego shows this summer.
(SPOILER) Promo for the "Dollhouse" season finale, "Omega". It's written and directed by Tim Minear.
(SPOILER) EW.com's Ausiello has an exclusive interview with Alpha. There's discussion about his role and hints for next week's finale and the future of the character. And Zap2it reports that Fox are arranging a conference call with the actor for May 4th.
(SPOILER) Discuss the eleventh episode of Dollhouse. The two-part US season finale kicks off tonight with 'Briar Rose'. And if you missed it, the episode is now available to watch for free on Fox On Demand and Hulu and can also be purchased at iTunes.

May 01

(SPOILER) Clip from tonight's episode of Dollhouse. Think that's good? Wait till you see the second clip. Very chilling indeed. But wait! There's a stunning third clip as well and a fourth one too. And last but not least, the final clip from 'Briar Rose'.
Happy Birthday to the lovely Julie Benz! Julie Benz turns 37 today!!
(SPOILER) Final look at Dollhouse's future through Buffy's lens. Last installment in a series of four articles that revisit Buffy entire run drawing comparisons to Dollhouse. *Heavy* spoiler for episode 11. More...



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