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September 01

Trailer for "The Killing Jar" co-starring Amber Benson. "A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner."

August 31

New promo pic for Dollhouse Season 2. It's Eliza on a skyscraper.
Eliza up for Best Science Fiction Actress in the Scream Awards. As she herself teased via tweet last week, the nominees are up and the voting has begun.
TV Squad's top ten Whedonverse big bads. Who features on your own list?
(SPOILER) Eliza talks Echo's engagement in "Vows". She chats about her experience working with Jamie Bamber.
T:TSCC's Thomas Dekker says "it really came down to Dollhouse or us". He says the reason Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was canceled is that "Dollhouse was a lot cheaper".
(SPOILER) Sneak peak at Dollhouse season 2 on iTunes. Looks like some of the clip can be viewed internationally by double clicking on the link.
Tom Lenk to make Broadway debut in 'Rock of Ages'. EW.com has the scoop and more.
Amazon Gold Box deal on Firefly/Serenity discs. Amazon's description for the Gold Box Lightning deal starting at 2PM PDT states "Join "Captain Tightpants" on extraordinary space adventures"
"Everything Is For Sale" - a look at the sucess of Buffy. PopMatters examines the fandom and the merchandising of Buffy.
Saving Sci-Fi from the Friday Night Death Slot. Wired Columnist Scott Brown urges the geekdom to take back their night and save Dollhouse from an undignified premature death. More...

August 30

Jeanty's 3rd Buffy sketchbook. The third sketchbook collecting the "Wolves at the Gate" arc. Presumably also collects "A Beautiful Sunset". Goes on sale September 4, 2009, and those attending DragonCon can pick up a copy too. $20 price includes an original head sketch by Georges.
FOX8's trailer for Dollhouse 1x13 "The Future Project". Nice teaser for "Joss Whedon's one-off Dollhouse event", airing on Tuesday, September 1st. (Spoiler-y, of course, for Australians who haven't seen the episode yet.) More...
James Marsters in "High Plains Invaders", tonight on SyFy. Spike will be donning cowboy boots tonight at 9pm, 8pm central for "High Plains Invaders". It's another of SyFy's ventures into the Art of Filmmaking. James appears to be the main character. It looks to be fun, permaybehaps.
Footage of SMG's 2008 visit to CARE projects in Tanzania. Although the visit took place last year, this footage on CARE's work in providing opportunities for Tanzanian women has just been released. To learn more, visit www.care.org.
Sasha's custom made Dollhouse figures. If you liked this promo poster then you might like these figures. They're excellent.
The latest volume of Slayage is now online. Volume 28 has five Buffyverse essays for your perusal. They include an analysis of Jonathan, a discussion of Buffy/Faith adult femslash and a look at patriarchal villains.
Marvel announce 'What If? - Astonishing X-Men' one-shot. The issue will contain two tales that diverge from Joss' story.
Angel crowned sexiest vampire. Angel beats Edward as sexiest vampire.
Jason Palmer's jumbo Serenity banner prints. Got wall? Also the Kaylee tee is now in a "breezy white, muscle tee raglan, with shimmery silver background motif". More...

August 29

What kind of Girl Talk girl are you? On a lazy saturday morning, I bring you this blast from the past. More...
(SPOILER) Cover and interior art for Angel #29. It's the second part of "The Crown Prince Syndrome." More...
Chicago + Melbourne AU Serenity + Dr. Horrible Charity Screenings this weekend.
Buffy & Dollhouse: Original pilot vs. Official pilot. io9 takes a look at shows that experienced significant changes between their original pilots and the aired ones. TSCC's in there too.
Help a fellow Browncoat's family. Dawnsister of the New England Browncoats and co-captain of the CSTS Boston lost her sister Kristen in a horrific car accident on Wednesday. She had no life insurance and because of this a memorial fund has been set up for Kristen's children. Details of how to contribute can be found on the linked news item and also here and here as well.

August 28

TV Without Pity Suggests You Watch Buffy Before You Die. After hearing Ted Kennedy saw every episode of 24 before he died, the website had a list of five shows everyone should watch before going to "the TV Land in the sky". Buffy made the list along with the original Office and Freaks and Geeks. More...
Men, women, and Dollhouse. Taking into account the opening disclaimers about use of generalizations, this is a pretty methodical tour through the different lenses through which different groups might view Dollhouse.
io9 Counts down the top 100 scifi/fantasy shows of all time - Lots of Whedon love. "Science fiction and fantasy have ruled television for over 50 years, but some shows have brightened our screens and supercharged our brains more than others. Here's our list of the 100 greatest science fiction/fantasy shows of all time".
EW talks with Neil Patrick Harris about being on the American Idol judging panel. "I shattered dreams", he says. He also talks a bit about the Emmys and "How I Met Your Mother".
Eaglemoss Spike figurine for sale. For you fans not in the UK (who can't order directly from the site), check out ebay and other online stores for Spike.
Eliza calls in to the Planet Mikey Show to help raise money for the Jimmy Fund. A nice 5-minute phone conversation with brief Dollhouse mentions in it. More...
Serenity on Universal HD, Uncut, August 30th. Universal HD will be showing our beloved BDM twice this Sunday, at 7:00 & 9:30pm, Eastern time. No "slash and burn" editing, either. :)
(SPOILER) Doll or No Doll? - Joss on Summer's new role. TV Guide Magazine features some brief quotage from Joss about Summer guesting on Dollhouse. More...
SF TV's Biggest Badass: River vs. Kirk. After besting both Caprica Six and Cameron in IO9's badass-off, River takes on James Tiberius Kirk. Add your vote to the contest.
Comments about, and by, Joss re: the "fangirl invasion". Newsarama looks at a posited increasing presence of women and girls in genre fandom. Joss is spoken of, and also himself quoted on the issue.
Christian Kane's 'Leverage' picked up for a third season. The hit TNT series will return for another round of cons and heists. More...
Teaser trailer for Good Morning Rabbit. First teaser trailer for the mysterious, Summer Glau-related project - helmed by former Sarah Connor Chronicles media consultant Hadley Klein. More...

August 27

(SPOILER) Casting call and title for Dollhouse 2x05. As usual over at Spoiler TV.
(SPOILER) Fox's latest press release for Dollhouse. Find out about what all those lovely guest stars will get up to.
Wordballoon podcast talks with Patton Oswalt about his Firefly comic book. He's writing a Wash One-shot for Dark Horse, the subject begins around the 14 minute mark of the interview. More...
Christina Hendricks joins the movie "Life as We Know It". The movie shows how two unattached adults lives are changed by the death of a mutual friend. In a somewhat related note, Morena is on the cover of the newest SFX for her role in the remake of V.
Another new Season 2 promo pic of Eliza. More promo pics. This time another pic of Eliza.
(SPOILER) Summer Glau in the House. According to Dollverse. And there's more details about her character over at HitFix.com.

August 26

A little Bewitched in Buffy's heritage? io9 explores the similarities between Buffy and Bewitched.
Faces of Echo. A Hulu-exclusive (hence US-only) retrospective of all the different personalities Echo assumed in Season 1. With an introduction by Jane Lynch (playing her Glee-character Sue Sylvester).
Joss talks to Access Hollywood. Joss talks about Jamie Bamber, Alexis Denisof,Summer Glau, and if SMG might guest star in the future. Not really worth a spoiler tag unless you don't want to know when Summer could show up.
(SPOILER) Episode descriptions for 'Vows' and 'Belle Chose' & other Dollhouse goodies. Maureen Ryan has some new info on what to expect in the early stages of season 2.
Big Apple Comic-Con welcomes some Whedonverse guests Oct 16-18th. Miracle Laurie, Mark Sheppard, Camden Toy, and *just added* Emma Caulfield will represent the verse at the New York City event. Also Georges Jeanty and Jo Chen are scheduled to appear at Baltimore Comic-Con October 10-11. More...
Chiwetel Ejiofor named one of the "New Reliables." Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune picks ten actors who are guaranteed to give a good performance. More...
(SPOILER) Eliza on Dollhouse Season 2 - "It's different, it's racier and it's deeper". Good Dollhouse feature over at TV Guide Magazine. There's also some interesting quotes from Tahmoh regarding episode 4 and find out what he has to say about Jamie Bamber and Michael Hogan guesting.
GeekSix at it again with Whedon B-listers. They take a humorous look at the lovable non-headlining characters of Joss.
(SPOILER) Preview of Steven DeKnight's comic book prequel for Spartacus. One reviewer said of Spartacus: Blood and Sands #1 "If you couldn't care less about a bunch of mostly naked, sweaty, buff men hacking each other to tiny bits, well then just walk past this one and on to whatever it is you enjoy reading".
(SPOILER) Regarding the next issue of Buffy Season 8. A TFAW blogger talks about her sneak peek at #28. Looks like the issue could prove to be a major talking point for the fandom. More...
Dr McKay's Sing-Along Blog. Great parody of the Dr Horrible trailer.
Cold Open talks about Dollhouse in internet piracy debate. The UK governments wants to disconnect file sharers, which causes this publication to ponder things from a TV fandom perspective.
(SPOILER) (Bigger and better) promo pics for the Dollhouse season 2 premiere. It's less than a month till 'Vows' airs. More...
Patton Oswalt talks to A.V. Club. On page two, he talks a bit about his roles on Caprica and in "Man On the Street". The latter yields a bit of insight into long-form television.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse Season Two is 'all about sex and murder'. E! Online has a few short interviews with some of the cast.
Neil Patrick Harris to guest judge on American Idol. Our own Dr. Horrible becomes the eighth person to judge on AI.

August 25

Who's Television's Biggest Badass? River Tam Vs. Caprica Six.
Season 3 of The Guild premieres on Xbox Live today. Written by and staring Felicia Day of course. And today's Wall Street Journal has an article about how The Guild stays successful. More...
Limited edition poster of A-Z of Awesomeness now for sale. Naked Joss! Hurry, there's only 250 posters available. More...
Dollhouse and the Metastory Trap. Interesting article that challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the first season of Dollhouse. Was the fandom too impatient in wanting the show to get to the overlapping plot arcs? More...
Learning to die: 23 fictional schools that might kill you. I think we all know what school made this list.
"Trucker" gets picked up. Starring our very own Captain - Nathan Fillion. More...
(SPOILER) Eliza talks Dollhouse with Laura Saltman from Access Hollywood. Vague season 2 mentions, Epitaph One mentions, and Eliza is a big True Blood fan. Being safe than sorry with Spoiler tag.
Dichen Lachman to star in Star Wars tv series? Following rumours and a comment on said rumours by Dichen herself. More...
Happy Birthday, Marti Noxon! She turns 45 today, many happy returns. More...
Inspired by: Buffy Summers. You too can dress like the Slayer for under $100.
The Whedonverse at the 2009 Portal Awards. Out of a bunch of nominations, the Whedonverse managed to score some nice wins: Alan Tudyk won the Best Guest Star (Television) category for his work on Dollhouse's "Omega", Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog beat out Jane Espenson's Battlestar Galactica: Face of the Enemy in the Best Web Production category, and Summer Glau was voted Best Supporting Actress (Television) for her portrayal of Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (beating runner-up Olivia Williams). Also, Whedonesque nearly won Best Web Site.
Felicia Day is proving that a geek community is better than broadcast. Felicia talks with FastCompany about The Guild Season 3, Dr. Horrible and working with Microsoft and Sprint. More...
TWOP Fall Preview: Watch, DVR, or Skip. TWOP breaks down the Fall TV season. Whedonverse mentions.

August 24

(SPOILER) More details on Keith Carradine's role in Dollhouse. Fox has given Zap2it new info about his role and which episode he'll first appear in.
Promo pics of Summer Glau in "Good Morning Rabbit". The pilot was being filmed just a few days ago.
The Legend of Neil musical episode. Featuring Felicia Day and Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon. Not safe for work and your children. It's also brilliant.
Dollhouse's 'Epitaph One' to be shown in Australia. But it will be retitled as 'The Future Project'. More...
Juliet Landau to attend LA Comic Book & SciFi Con. One day only - September 13th - at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. More...
"Speed" in Tarantino's Top 20 Movies of Last 17 Years. "There have been few exhilaration movies quite like it." Joss wrote a lot of the script.

August 23

(SPOILER) The Full Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #27. Lots of interesting bits in this one.
Finally, the Humanist Can be Heard by All. You can finally watch or listen to the entirety of Joss Whedon's acceptance speech from back in April when he received the 2009 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
New Whedon fansite - Whedonverse.co.uk. Looks shiny.
Dollhouse premieres in Malaysia on August 24. Yep, that's tomorrow, 9:30 pm on 8TV. Confirmed by the "coming soon"-section on 8TV's homepage and their Monday-schedule.
Dollhouse S1: SE DVD Australian release on the way. Looks like we can expect an announcement in coming weeks regarding the Australian release of Dollhouse Season 1 on DVD, given that it was classified by the Office of Film and Literature Classification on Thursday....

August 22

(SPOILER) Oscar winner enters Dollhouse. Michael Ausiello has news of a new guest star on Dollhouse. More...
The show lives through the fans. An interesting discussion of a new Firefly fanvid that focuses more on the state of being fans than the show itself. A link to the vid, Hard Sun, is at the top. More...
WET demo on the EU PlayStation Store. In the game, Eliza Dushku voiced the main character. More...
A Member of Generation Y Reviews 90's TV Shows. Five pilots are reviewed, and Buffy comes in at number three. More...
(SPOILER) Guild Crew at BlizzCon in Anaheim. Felicia Day and the cast of The Guild held a panel Friday afternoon at BlizzCon in Anaheim. They showed a preview of the third season opener of the show, as they did at Comic-Con, showed a preview of the whole season, and took questions.

August 21

Dollhouse Season 2 promo poster. The Live Feed has a hi-res version of the poster Fox signed off on. If you're looking for the three leaked low-res posters, they're no longer online.
Coming soon - a trailer for the Buffy Season 8 adaption? FoxStore.com and Amazon both list this trailer as being on the Bones Season 4 DVD. Will the trailer be for a motion comic or a full blown animated series? More...
"We beat the establishment and it fills me with glee". Felicia Day talks to BBC News about the success of (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar.
(SPOILER) Marc Blucas guest stars on 'Lie to Me'. "[He] has been cast in Episode 5 of "Lie to Me's" new season." According to SpoilerTV the character he will play is Tim Roth's rival and may become a recurring role.
(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse comic books for November. There's cover art and info for Angel #27 and Angel: Only Human #4.

August 20

Dollhouse Season 2 promo pics. Nine new ones and three you might have seen before.
"Trust in Joss, 'cause he's not gonna steer you wrong". Kelley Deal of The Breeders on why she's a huge Joss fan (and why she wants to say sorry to him about Dollhouse).
Book Addict interviews Amber Benson. "Death's Daughter is the first book in a trilogy... It's about a girl named Calliope Reaper-Jones whose father just happens to be the Grim Reaper."
Neil Patrick Harris on the cover of Genii Magazine. The September issue of the magician's magazine features an article on NPH: "Neil Patrick Harris Knows What Youíre Thinking" by Jim Steinmeyer. More...
Jane Espenson's series Andy Barker, P.I. comes out on DVD, Nov. 17th. The DVD will include the featurette : Writers Class 101 - A look at what it takes to write a series like Andy Barker with the creator and writers, including Jane.
Drew Z. Greenberg series Warehouse 13 is renewed on SyFy for a 2nd season. The former Buffy and Firefly scribe is one of the series writers and producers. Jane E. is still also credited as one of the creators.
TV Characters In Need of Fashion Help. Television Without Pity lists off TV characters in desperate need of fashion guidance and among them are our very own dolls while in Dollhouse gear. But, also, they list Ugly Betty who I'm certain is supposed to be unfashionable so...?
A "where are they now" for the actors of Buffy. Courtesy of TV.com.
Bid for Dr Horrible Sing-Along Blog figurines. The Captain Hammer figurine is signed by Nathan Fillion and proceeds will go to Kids Need to Read. The auction ends on the 24th of August.
(SPOILER) Angel vs Frankenstein preview pages. 3 coloured (but not lettered) pages from John Byrne's upcoming Hallowe'en story.
Felicia Day's "Avatar" now available as MP3 song on iTunes. The video already hit #1, now the song is available in MP3 format. More...
Brian White on Cabin in The Woods - "It's incredibly funny, it's gory and it's smart". The actor also says "I hear they just did a screening, and it went down very well- he [Joss] apparently hit it out of the park".
Commander Riker beams aboard the Dollhouse. According to this photo posted by Shawna Trpcic (the show's costumer), Jonathan Frakes directs the next episode.
Happy Birthday James Marsters. He turns 47 today.

August 19

The Shakespearean Heroes Science Fiction Should Steal From. IO9 takes a fascinating look at how some recent examples of science fiction could benefit from paying close attention to the Bard of Avon's playbook. Contains spoilers for the Dollhouse episodes "Echo" and "Epitaph One." More...
Eliza Dushku: "Fashion For The Cure". Eliza is hosting the 8th Annual "Fashion For The Cure" to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, on September 24th in West Hollywood. More...
TV Characters Who Live Double Lives. Can you guess which Whedonverse character makes the list? Some mild spoilers for other shows on the list.
(SPOILER) Stephen Mooney interview (Angel comics artist). The interview is about: his Pre-Angel work, his experience on "After the Fall", Boys and Their Toys, Last Angel in Hell and One Bad Mother.
Julie Benz's Third Season of "Dexter" is now available! Darla's all grown up and is still dating a serial killer. Julie actually has some well deserved screen time this season so it's a must-have!
A moment with Buffy's Clem. A brief video interview with James C. Leary about how he became involved in the Cabonauts project.
CBS bets on the cast of "How I Met Your Mother". Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and their castmates hosts the CBS Fall Preview Special on September 2nd, which will preview the networks new shows. More...
Olivia Williams talks about her work in Dollhouse. Ign.com interviews Olivia Williams about her work in Dollhouse. More...
Gina Torres Joins Gossip Girl. TV Guide reports that Gina will appear on this fall as Vanessa's mom.
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz faces his fears .... or does he? "I just wonít show up. I hate birds. They freak me out. Itís more roosters that Iím fearful of, but Iím not crazy about chickens, either." Spoiler tag is for Bones.
The Write Environment interview with Juliet Landau. On writing Drusilla for the comic, " I think it was because of having played her, that I was interested in exploring that reservoir."
The finished,colored covers for the Angel annual. Stephen Mooney's finished covers for,"Last Angel in Hell" are up at Nick Runge's blog.

August 18

Felicia Day & Jeff Lewis video interview. Felicia and Jeff (Vork) talk about The Guild and Dr. Horrible.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse On the Set Pics. They don't appear to be from Vows. Guessing they're from ep. 2x03.
Digital City Talks with Maurissa and Jed Whedon about (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar? The delightfully talented duo talks about the music video, some about Dr. Horrible and indie content. More...
(SPOILER) James Marsters joins Caprica. Michael Ausiello reports that James will join the BSG prequel for a "sizeable arc" (marked as spoiler as brief details are given about the character James will play). More...
Dollhouse season 2 gets UK airdate. According to the SFX website, the first two episodes will premiere on Sci Fi UK on Tuesday 20th of October.
SFX Magazine's 26 greatest tearjerkers. Five scenes from the Whedonverse make the list.
Pics from Sarah Michelle Gellar's baby shower. The first one features Michelle Trachtenberg and mum-to-be Sarah. Thumbnail pics of the event in full can be found here.
Dollhouse comes to Italy. As confirmed by Fox Italy official website, Season 1 will air from the 3rd of September. The website provides a very brief introduction to the show (in Italian- check Google Translate )
(SPOILER) Pics from Dollhouse season 2 premiere "Vows." Including a first glimpse at Jamie Bamber. Thanks via ProgGrrl and Eniaphets on twitter for the heads up.

August 17

(SPOILER) What's next for Dollhouse? Digital Spy gathers what we know so far about season 2.
Stephen Mooney at BICS 2009 in Birmingham, UK. The After the Fall artist joins Brian Talbot and many others from the world of comics at Millenium Point, October 3rd - 4th. More...
"(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar" Video Number One Video on iTunes!!! Co-written by The Guild's Felicia Day and Jed Whedon (Thanks for the link, Salocin!) and Maurissa Tancharoen's in the video. MP3 also available on Amazon. Oh and Joss thinks the video should be number one. More...

August 16

Dollhouse's 'Epitaph One' number one on iTunes. It can be purchased here.
Dublin, Ireland & Auckland, New Zealand having CSTS Affiliate City events. Date hasn't been set for New Zealand yet. 7 Countries. More...
DVD sales and the fate of Dollhouse. Agent DVD Insider offers his thoughts on what Dollhouse's DVD sales mean for season 2. More...
Dr. Horrible and QMX interviews in podcast. Dr. Horrible stuff starts right after the intro at 1:30 and the QMX stuff starts at about 9:30. More...
Knights of the Guild Intervews Felicia Day (part 1)! Kenny and Jenni have a great talk with Felicia, along with their regular podcasty goodness. More...

August 15

Why we love Malcolm Reynolds. A look into the moral fiber of our favorite heroes. More...
Behind the Scenes of WET. Eliza says: "It's a crazy, f*cked up ride."
James Marsters August Q and A. Questions range from Spike's vampire make-up, a few words about Andy Hallett, and favorite outdoor activies.
If We Ran Entertainment Weekly... we would totally run this fake EW Whedonverse cover every single week. Check out The TV Addict's preference over the endless Twilight covers we've been getting. More...

August 14

James Marsters to guest on 'Lie To Me'. His official website has the scoop. And there's also details about James performing in "She Stoops To Conquer" as part of the L.A. Theatre Works 2009-2010 season of play readings.
Catch up on Dollhouse with Double Dollhouse Days! Fan Campaign to catch everyone up on Dollhouse before Season 2 starts. Starts today with Ghost and The Target.
Nathan Fillion Talks to Watch With Kristin at E!. Dr. Horrible, Castle and Emmy stuff all get discussed.
Dollhouse makes list of Top 10 Blu-rays. Season 1 is one of High-Def Digest's top 10 blu-rays of the year so far. (Or rather top 13 since they grouped it together with 3 other TV shows). Their extremely positive review of the show and the Blu-ray can be found here. More...
Happy Birthday Zack Whedon! Felicia twittered today is Zack's birthday. Happy Birthday to the man who came up with all the good lines in Doctor Horrible (and made them funny).
Television Without Pity does Epitaph One. A major synopsis of Epitaph One done in the unique TWOP style.
Happy Birthday Robin Balzer! Cheers for the Minder of Buffy S8 Issue 10, the only character in all the 'verses who's got the same name in our 'verse! More...
A Comic Con red carpet interview with Joss Whedon. In which he manages to talk about if Firefly is coming back, the Dr Horrible sequel, the new Buffy movie (and use an Astonishing X-Men analogy for it), Buffy seasons 8 and 9 and Sugarshock! all in the space of 85 seconds.
"Hush" cited as one of TV's most unique, creativity-inspiring episodes. Smashing Magazine praises the Buffy episode for its "less-is-more" approach to storytelling.
Part 2 of Juliet Landau's interview with IF magazine. "Juliet talks about doing voices for the new GREEN LANTERN animated film and the STAR WARS videogame, acting in MONSTER MUTT and her projects as a director."

August 13

List of the 20 Greatest shows prematurely axed by FOX. A fairly impressive collection of familiar faces appear, and guess, guess, guess what show takes top spot?
(SPOILER) New Harmony comic on MySpace Dark Horse Presents. It's titled "Harmony Comes to the Nation." Written by Jane Espenson, art by Karl Moline.
Dollhouse coming to Spain. Link is in Spanish (Google Translate), but the important part is that the series will begin on Thursday, September 3. Here is the website (not yet filled in).
The Trio's Van is in the top 10 nerdware list.
(SPOILER) Ben Edlund Reveals Lessons from Joss Whedon (Supernatural spoilers). A video interview from 2009 SD Comic-Con where Ben Edlund talks about Joss's influence on him. Supernatural spoiler at the end.
Tom Lenk is Mortified this weekend in San Francisco! Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15, 2009. More...
Minneapolis, MN Three nights of Serenity + Dr. Horrible Thursday. Cute Snowperson logo. More...
Everyone's favorite weasel. Vincent Kartheiser explains why he loves playing Pete, Don Draper's bitter foil on Mad Men.
Buffy season 8 and Dr. Horrible on the syllabus of Henry Jenkins' new course at USC on transmedia storytelling, which includes a section on the Whedonverses. He notes "I still have room for more students." More...

August 12

Angel features in the IMDB Poll of the Day. Not Fade Away is one of the options for today's IMDB poll for best final episodes (poll now closed).
(SPOILER) Angel: Only Human #1 Discussion Thread. Spinning off of Angel #23, Scott Lobdell and David Messina take on this story featuring Illyria and Gunn.
Still no Dollhouse webisodes. The Toronto Star takes a look at web content accompanying TV and reports that Joss "is all for spreading his content out over several platforms, but this year he simply doesn't have the budget for it".
Dollhouse's 'Epitaph One' now available on Amazon Video on Demand. It'll set you back $1.99 and the usual licensing restrictions apply. And it's now available on iTunes USA and iTunes Canada as well.
(SPOILER) Casting call details for Dollhouse episode 2.04 'Belonging'. A tidbit to keep the spoiler fans going.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #28 preview. 2-page preview courtesy of Dark Horse.

August 11

Epitaph One as blogged by Anna Pickard of The Guardian. "Crikey, what a corker of an episode."
Bid for teddy bears signed by Jane Espenson and Felicia Day. The money raised will go to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Auctions for bears signed by the likes of Nathan Fillion, Tom Lenk and Mark Sheppard are still to come.
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #26. Jeanty's answers for last months Q/A are finally all up. Some interesting stuff. More...
(SPOILER) Covers and solicitation for Buffy Season 8 #30 & the Dr. Horrible one-shot. The issues are out in November.
Want to look like Amy Acker's character in Dollhouse? Well now you can courtesy of That Costume Girl.
Pics of James Marsters' Torchwood figure. Captain John Hart wowed fans in the second series of Torchwood and now his action figure is now available for purchase (try Play.com or your local comic book shop if you're struggling to find him). More...
The 100 best comic book covers. The 1979 Semi-Finalist blog places Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #5 and Buffy #18 at nos 97 and 73. John Cassaday comes in at no 34 and 23 for his Astonishing X-Men #12 and #2 covers.
The Guild's "Do You Want to Date My Avatar?" now available on Xbox Marketplace. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a version for people without an Xbox :(. The single is also listed on Amazon with a release date of August 17.
Serenity "Better Days" TPB for only $3.98. TFAW is having their annual Nick & Dent Sale. More...
Dollhouse: Starter Pack on iTunes USA. You can now buy the first five episodes for $4.99. In related news, 'Epitaph One' will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon On Demand later on today.
Estimated sales figures for the Dollhouse season one DVD. The Numbers website estimates that the Dollhouse DVD shifted 62,226 units in its first week of release with sales of $1,826,333.
Dark Horse's Willow one-shot due December. It's written by Joss with art by Karl Moline. The other relevant items in this one-shot wonder series are the Sugarshock and Dr. Horrible collections. More...

August 10

The Ballad of G.I. Joe. Features Alan Tudyk amongst others. Pure genius.
Morena Baccarin on V- Political Observations. Morena sounds off about the political implications of the new show V, where she plays an alien "ambassador."
Fringe & Dollhouse crossover! Well okay.. Maybe not really, but Television Without Pity thinks it'd be cool.
James C. Leary interviewed on Joss'd. The podcast about all things Whedon (as if there was one) includes a chat with Clem himself, around the 29-minute mark.
The Most Disappointing Episodes Of The Greatest Shows. "Where the Wild Things Are" is singled out as the worst episode of Buffy. More...
The wonderful world of Whedoncraft. Joss in stitches.
Alpha and Omega - an examination of Dollhouse's two unaired episodes. Thoughtful, critical analysis of 'Echo', 'Epitaph One' and the show itself.
Felicia Day on "Girls Go Geek". Released earlier this week for free on Xbox Live Marketplace (US only), Amber MacArthur's new show "Girls Go Geek" begins with "the queen of the internet" herself, Felicia Day. More...
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog wins a Hugo Award. Just announced out of Montreal, our beloved mushortio wins yet another award, for Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form. It was up against episodes of Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and Doctor Who. More...
"The Kiss": Our Captain shows his love for the Serenity Replica. I haven't seen this posted here, so I thought y'all might like it. Nathan popped by the QMx booth during Comicon, and made a 'physical statement' about the new Serenity Replica.

August 09

Harry Groener at last night's Angel comic book signing. He was there to lend support for Juliet Landau's signing at Golden Apple Comics. Adam Busch and Amber Benson turned up as well. More...
S.W.O.R.D. gets its own ongoing series. The interstellar intelligence agency, Agent Brand and Sydren - all created by Joss and John - get their own book (with Lockheed and Beast in tow). Covers by John Cassaday. More...
(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse comic books for October. Angel vs. Frankenstein, Angel #26, Angel: Only Human #3, Angel: Not Fade Away TPB, the Spike Omnibus and Fallen Angel #4 all come out in ths month.
(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #27. Another issue of Buffy Season 8 means another monthly question and answer session with the Buffy editor. More...
Win a QMX Inara's Shuttle Diorama. Express what Serenity means to you or be one of the first 1500 to follow QMxInsider on Twitter. More...

August 08

Whedon Fest 2009 in Nashville this weekend. Serenity and Dr. H Charity Screenings tonight in Tulsa, OK . More...
Report from Caulfield, Toy and Jones panel at Chicago Wizard World. Video of their panel is also available for purchase. More...
The Dollhouse DVD/Blu-Ray ad. As seen on Hulu and Syfy. The playlist also contains Joss' DVD-introduction with a clip from the "Designing the Perfect Dollhouse"-featurette attached to it, snippets from the "Ghost"- and "Man on the Street"-commentaries, and some clips from actual episodes too. Another promo clip with a Joss intro can be found here (spoilers for the unaired episodes).
(SPOILER) Fran Kranz talks "Cabin in The Woods". He describes it as "amazing and entertaining", the spoilers being only very broad descriptions of the main characters. More...
i09 has a list of silent but deadly characters. Scroll down to see our favorite "gentlemen" from Buffy.
Contropussy - Emma Caulfield's new webcomic. It was debuted this weekend at Chicago Comic-Con. Emma tweets "Yes CP will be motion animation in a few months. The web comic is only phase one people".

August 07

The AV Club staff explain which celebrities they would choose as a best friend. Mr. Whedon is one of the chosen. More...
(SPOILER) Fran Kranz talks "Epitaph One" and Dollhouse Season 2. He too confirms that "Epitaph One" is very much informing the stories they're doing now, and he hints at what place Topher's arc might start out in Season 2. More...
Five Movies in Desperate Need of a Sequel. Coutesy of dmc from the UniversalHD Boards. This is a nice little article from the Seattle Times that lists five good choices. Can you guess which film made #1 on the list? More...
Cousin Beth learns to cook from the Master - Chef, that is. Amy Adams, whose Cousin Beth famously called Tara a bitch for not doing the housework for the family menfolk, steps into the kitchen herself in "Julie & Julia", as an aspiring writer who spends a year cooking everything in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". More...
Summer Glau Dancing. I found this through Fireflyfans.net. A nice compilation of Summer's dance scenes, with a great composition from Greg Edmonson. Enjoy! More...
(SPOILER) Preview of Angel: Only Human #1. The Illyria/Gunn mini-series comes out next week.
A Mystery-y-ish-y Word Trend: The -Y Suffix Has Gone Bananas. Buffyisms like "crayon-breaky, heart-of-darkness-y, out-of-the-loopy, stammery, twelve-steppy, and unminiony" kicked off a larger lexical trend. The Oxford Press USA blog collects "Buffy-esque adjectives" and finds some crazy uses as far back as 1024.
AbbyShot Clothiers' Browncoat is on sale and available for preorder. Things from Another World (tfaw) has our good Captain's Browncoat available for preorder, at 20% off. Just the thing for your next Shindig or Con! More...
The Original Buffy - a new take on the 1992 movie. A thought provoking look at the first Buffy movie. Probably the best thing you'll read all week.
TV.com Favorite TV Brunettes Bracket Battle. Looks like this has been going on for a few months. Eliza is in the semifinals against Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl.
Dollhouse DVD enters the top ten on the first week of release. According to Nielsen VideoScan, it came in at no. 9 with a Blu-ray share of 20%. More...
(SPOILER) New Bones season 5 promo. A new Bones season 5 promo from FOX that was shown during last night's 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale. It features our very own David Boreanaz. Please be aware that the video does contain major spoilers. More...
(SPOILER) Salon critic reviews "Epitaph One". "Epitaph One" is the Holy Grail of "Dollhouse", its darkest and most promising episode. And Felicia Day is "America's biggest geek crush".

August 06

(SPOILER) Buffyfest Interview with IDW Editors Chris Ryall and Mariah Huehner. This new interview touches on everything IDW has in store for the Angelverse. Topics include Angel: The Crown Prince Syndrome with a look at Brian Denham's interior art, info about Angel: Only Human and John Byrne's Angel vs. Frankenstein, and when Spike's new series will begin. More...
Fox's Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice talk Dollhouse at the TCA Press Tour. Kevin Reilly, Fox's Entertainment President, said "Joss is an incredible creator of TV shows and the show got better and better as the season went on". Peter Rice, Fox's Chairman, added "In the second half, he really found the show and started having fun with it... It's going to be much smoother sailing this year". iFMagazine indirectly quotes Reilly as saying the first season's numbers would "give him confidence to order the back nine [of season 2] and perhaps even a third season".
Christina Hendricks Isn't All That Fussy. Esquire interview with Christina Hendricks.
Michelle Trachtenberg and Others on "Mercy" at TCA Press Tour. Says our Dawnie: "Yes, there is a lot of nurse stuff going on. Why not? These women are great. They are the backbone and heart of the medical field. I think audiences are interested in them as real-life people."
Firefly finally coming to German TV screens (link is in German). The RTL Group, which has held the German broadcasting rights for Firefly for years, has finally decided to air the series on German TV. It is scheduled to air on Saturdays around 10 p.m. on SuperRTL, starting September 12th.
A look at the Browncoats: Redemption Firefly fan film. The SFX website features a short article about the Firefly fan film Browncoats: Redemption, which is now wrapped and will be unveiled at Dragon Con.
Angelus vs. Edward Cullen-us. Joss talks Twilight.
The road to web stardom - a profile of Felicia Day. Forbes looks at Felicia's online success and quotes Joss as saying that "[she's] the queen of all Internet". Oh and this is for the stats fans, the article says that Dr Horrible has grossed $2.5 million so far.
Joss Whedon wrestles with the law during Dollhouse location shoot. Joss finds out what the long arm of the law feels like while on location today shooting Dollhouse. More...
When Science Fiction Fans Go Bad. Our favorite evil trio makes the cut for their fan-boy antics.

August 05

'We have a story for the Dr Horrible sequel' says Joss. He tells MTV News "the writers are trying to put something together".
New Mutant Enemy Crossword Puzzle. The 5th in a series of unique puzzles only the biggest Whedon fans could ever hope to accomplish. ;)
A new Cabin in the Woods cast member revealed: Jodelle Ferland. No word on what kind of role or even how large, but the news comes as a tail to this article about her role in the upcoming Eclipse.
Alexis Denisof starts shooting on Dollhouse today. Per Alyson's Twitter. ETA: She also states that this is his first of four planned episodes. More...
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #27. It's the second part of Jane Espenson's 'Retreat' arc.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel #24. Juliet Landau and Brian Lynch's highly anticipated Drusilla two-parter kicks off in this issue.
A review of the Dollhouse episode 'Omega'. Anna Pickard from The Guardian reviews Omega, shown last night on the Sci-Fi channel. More...
The ten best Angel episodes. That's according to Den Of Geek. So what do you consider to be the best Angel episodes?
Adam Busch & Common Rotation play with Indigo Girls. Adam Busch (Warren on "Buffy") and the rest of Common Rotation (the band he fronts with Eric Kufs) perform "Closer to Fine" with the Indigo Girls onstage in San Francisco. Mr. Busch and Mr. Kufs Eric get their own verse partway through and sing backup throughout.
Buffy Meet & Greet at Wizard World Chicago. Spend your Friday night enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with Emma Caulfield, Doug Jones and Camden Toy.

August 04

(SPOILER) Casting call details for the third episode of Dollhouse season 2. Slim pickings for spoiler fans but it's better than nothing. More...
Eliza is MTV's choice for the Alien prequel. Eliza is MTV's first choice for a kickass lady in the Alien prequel.
IF magazines interview with Juliet Landau Part 1. "It was surprisingly easy to find her voice again. I keep a file of all of my work, so I have all of my scripts." Changed to a different new interview until shewired.com site is fixed. More...
Mad Men cast as Muppets. Our Mrs Reynolds and our favourite son-of-vampires and their muppet counterparts.
(SPOILER) Angel artist Stephen Mooney talks about his upcoming issues. This interview includes some cover art (though none of it is new).
Total Sci-Fi's 100 greatest science fiction movies. Serenity comes in at no. 88 and gets praised for its witty, snappy dialogue.
Miracle Laurie answers those DollhouseTVForum questions from way back. A nice, lengthy-ish Q&A with our favorite November-named active. More...
Miracle Laurie's Behind the Scenes Interview for the Cabonauts. Hayden Black talks with Miracle about her role on the first episode of the upcoming sci-fi comedy musical web series. More...
Video of Nathan Fillion at Browncoat meeting - San Diego Comic-Con 2009. And Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. And links to b!X's pics of the meeting in this thread. More...
Jeffrey Bell Video Interview. V-theseries.com interviews the V showrunner and Angel alum.
(SPOILER) DVDTalk updates Dollhouse DVD Review. Now with more accurate details on video quality and extra features as they have received an official copy of the set (instead of the screener copy reviewed before).
Showrunners protest the removal of live presentation of writing awards at the Emmys. Jane Espenson, Steve DeKnight,David Fury and Jeffrey Bell among them.
When Wheaton saw Whedon. Wil Wheaton blogs about his expierence at SDCC, including being on 'The Guild' panel and seeing Joss Whedon in the front row.

August 03

From Falstaff to Joxer to Xander: The Fool is No Laughing Matter. A Torchonline article about the role of the fool with examples from Xena and Buffy. Namely Joxer, Xander and Andrew.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse Blu-Ray review. Generally very positive review of the show's first season on Blu-Ray, as far as I can see no major spoilers but just to be on the safe side...
(SPOILER) Chuck Comic-Con Video featuring Adam Baldwin. Something good to watch. This is Adam Baldwin at Comic-Con for the Chuck TV Series panel. Also another video where he talks about Joss Whedon here. More...
All Things Girl posts Part II of their interview with Felicia Day. The second half of Melissa Bartell's interview with Felicia Day is now live on All Things Girl.

August 02

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Guide to Freelancing. FreelanceSwitch offers tips to aspiring freelance developers and designers, using our favourite Slayer-centric television series as a guide.
How TV's new Spartacus will 'bend' history. SciFi Wire interview with Stephen DeKnight about their new show Spartacus: Blood and Sand. More...
Tigh-tastic news - Michael Hogan to guest on Dollhouse. According to Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, he'll be starring in the second episode of season 2. As previously reported, Jamie Bamber will in the first episode.

August 01

Video of Mark Sheppard on the Middleman SDCC Panel. The panel did a table read of the final episode of the Middleman. It is a very interesting watch.
Golden Apple Comics in LA to hold an Angel #24 Book Signing with Juliet Landau. The cocktail party and meet'n'greet will happen on Sat Aug 8th from 6-8pm. Juliet will also be doing a panel at the Carnival of Darkness Film Festival on Aug 6th, at the Majestic Crest Theatre.
(SPOILER) More from Dollhouse TCA visit, plus video w/Dichen and Enver. Another item from yesterday's Television Critics Association visit to the Dollhouse set. The article mainly has the same info as the earlier ones, but also has a new video interview with Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj.
Commentary! The Musical coming to iTunes. Finally fans will be able to listen to Commentary anywhere they want!
Vote for hottest male bloodsucker on EW.com. On the same page is a female vampire poll. David and James are down on the list way behind Twilight and True Blood.. not good. Darla is leading the female one.
Happy birthday to Miracle Laurie. She turns 28 today, many happy returns.
Portland DJ's call out for heroic vampires to fight evil lawyers. On their Thursday show from July 30th, Cort & Fatboy calls out for a brooding vampire to fight evil lawyers. And then there's some Firefly vs Dollhouse discussion as well. Eliza fans might wanna brace themselves.



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