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December 31

Buffy Season 9 included in Newsarama's 11 to watch in '11. These eleven series/graphics novels are the ones to look forward to in the new year, according to the site.
Happy New Year from Whedonesque! Things to look forward to in 2011: loads of Whedonverse comics (Buffy, Angel, Spike & Dollhouse), news about the release of The Cabin in The Woods (well we can dream can't we?) and the countdown to The Avengers. More...
Assignment X interview:Tim Minear talks Drive, Terriers & more: Part 3. In the final part of a three-part interview Tim talks about Drive, Terriers and the differences between running a show solo versus in collaboration with creative partners.
Suggested New Year's Resolutions for TV Showrunners from the Pacific Northwest Inlander. Explicit mention of Tim, implicit reference to Joss (I'm thinking), and just general all-round sense being spoken.
The results of the Buffy values survey. Remember this epic survey from a couple of weeks ago? Well there was over 700 responses to it and the Watcher Junior blog now has a breakdown of the results.
'Covering Jo Chen' - a Buffy Season 8 interview. With the Buffy Season 8 motion comics coming out on DVD/Blu-ray next week, Fox have provided us with an interview where Jo chats about her cover art.

December 30

100 Greatest Moments In Time Travel. Obviously, some of our favourites make an appearance. More...
Dr. Horrible, Live in San Diego July 2011 - a fan campaign. This is a fan driven effort to coincide with Comic Con, so they need to prove demand. By joining their Facebook group, you can help find them sponsors. They're trying to get to 500 by the end of 2010!
Vote for Nathan Fillion's Castle for E! Online's Best TV Show of 2010. It is one of those vote as many times as you want polls. So do that. More...
First look at Alyson Hannigan's Simpsons character. Her episode will air on January 16th.
Happy birthday Eliza Dushku. Her birthday wish came true!

December 29

"You know what my favourite show is?" "It's about a handsome anti-hero, a man with a Scottish name and a nickname that means something significant in Latin. He's a war veteran who's spending his days in a less noble line of work..."
Tim Minear chats Dollhouse and what season 3 could have been. Along with Dollhouse, he also talks about the passing of actor Andy Hallett who Minear worked with on Angel.
Rumour - Marvel seeking another actress to add to The Avengers lineup. That info is from The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, so it has the air of truth to it.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales' out this week in comic book shops. The hardcover collection contains "stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #31 and #32; Tales of the Vampires: Carpe Noctem parts 1 and 2; Buffy: Tales of the Vampires one-shot; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires #1--#5; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers #1--"Broken Bottle of Djinn"; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers TPB". More...

December 28

"Drones" to become available through Comcast On Demand starting Jan 1. So says Ms. Benson's Twitter feed.
Chris Hemsworth got a gold ring for Christmas. The Thor, Avengers, and Cabin in the Woods star got married over Christmas. More...
Win a video chat with Eliza and help celebrate her birthday! She is asking fans to donate and spread the word to help former child soldiers in Uganda. There's lots of ways you can help, and you could win a 10 minute live video chat with Eliza herself. There's two up for grabs - one via eBay and one as a giveaway for tweeting about the cause. More...
Buffyfest interviews Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic creator, Jeff Shuter. The Motion Comics come out on DVD/Blu-Ray next week.
"Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die". It's an epic Patton Oswalt penned essay.
AssignmentX Interview: V star Morena Baccarin sheds her skin. "We caught up briefly with Baccarin to talk about where V has been and where it's going when Season Two debuts January 4 on ABC".
Latest Avengers rumours are unfounded. SuperHeroHype decided to check to see if the news about the villians was true. The website says "the information published in the Albuquerque Journal was not officially released through Marvel Studios and can instead be attributed to a research error on the part of the newspaper".
A fan-made Firefly trading card sheet. More info on the project can be found in this thread.

December 27

Buffy-palooza at Wizard World New Orleans ComicCon!! New Orleans Comic Con is next month, the 29-30. SIX "Buffy" cast members will be in attendance. Will you? More...
Tim Minear talks frankly about 'Terriers' cancellation. Part 1 of an exclusive interview.

December 26

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #39. Has some spoilerish stuff for Buffy #40 and season 9. ETA Scott Allie posted this pic from Buffy #40. So since it's from next issue, spoiler warning.
Juliet Landau talks about her Gary Oldman documentary. Miss Juliet documents a Gary Oldman directed Music Video.

December 25

Buffy Season 8 round-up crossword. A "Kross" Kringle puzzle gift has been posted in time for Xmas, based solely on Season 8. More...
(SPOILER) Plot info for "The Avengers" revealed? Probably not. Ain't it Cool News reported on what may have turned out to be the real deal when it comes to just what "The Avengers" is about or, more specifically, who the villains will be and what their agenda is.

It's been confirmed, however, by that the information was erroneous. More...
Gingerbread Serenity. Someone made a gingerbread cookie version of Serenity.

December 24

Joss is on an unexpected but nice top 10 list. Joss is named as author of one of the top books that one of the 2 authors of Love YA Lit wishes to get this Christmas, for "Angel: After the Fall." More...

December 23

The Big Bang Theory's geekiest guest stars. Eliza Dushku and Summer Glau are listed.
Jed and Maurissa Whedon wish everyone happy holidays. Maurissa: "Happy Holidays yo! With love from me and @jedwhedon." Jed: "Happy Holidays to everyone. Especially you. You were always my favorite."
Christina Hendricks would love to play Wonder Woman. And I, for one, would love to see her do it.
Joss Whedon gives his perspective on the creation of Firefly. To mark Firefly's arrival on Ovation in January, the cable channel has unearthed an old promo video (from 2002?) of Joss talking about the show. Btw it's more than likely that the video can only be viewed inside the US.
AssignmentX Part 2 interview with Amber Benson. She talks about her Death's Daughter novel series and what's going on with Drones, the film she co-directed with Buffy's Adam Busch.
Help Emma Caulfield create Bandwagon Season 2. She's looking for pledges to fund the next season. The original documentary (which features some very familar faces) can be found on YouTube.

December 22

"The Avengers" to shoot in New Mexico, New York, and Michigan. Pre-production underway. Majority of film to be shot in New Mexico starting in April 2011.
Enver Gjokaj and Harry Lennix on tonight's Undercovers. Although not listed in IMDB both appear in the episode Funny Money airing now 8pm EST.
(SPOILER) Preview page for Dollhouse: Epitaphs. It's from the opening chapter. So if you've read the mini-comic that came with the Season 2 DVD then you will have seen it before.

December 21

The 'Hero of Canton' flashmob! As organised by Geek Girl Con.
Serenity keeps flying at Dark Horse Comics. Newsarama speaks to Scott Allie about the future of Serenity.
Christian Kane tops Billboard's Heatseaker Album chart . The chart is based on the week's top-selling albums by new acts, defined as those who have never appeared on any other of the Billboard charts. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. More...
'Dollhouse' episode 'Getting Closer' makes The AV Club's 45 Standout Episodes of 2010. The AV Club recently featured the Top 25 shows of 2010, these are great episodes from shows that didn't make that list. Are they banoonoos for not including 'Dollhouse' in the first place ? You decide.

December 20

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'': Where are they now? The New York Daily News looks at what the cast members of the movie and the tv show have been up to of late. More...
(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse comic books for March 2011. We're nearing the end of IDW's run with Angel as Angel #43 of 44 and Spike #6 of 8 are released.
Assignment X interview with Amber Benson (Part 1 of 2). "The actress-novelist-screenwriter-director-producer talks about her new children's books."
Ten best television episodes of 2010. Finale of Tim Minear's latest tragically foreshortened series "Terriers" gets some high praise.

December 19

(SPOILER) When Dr. Horrible and Willow Met Mr. Lipman. Ray Wise (head of the "other" Dollhouse) will be guesting on "How I Met Your Mother" with Neil Patrick Harris (and Alyson Hannigan), according to this article about an NPH tweet. Mild HIMYM spoiler in the description of who Mr. Wise is playing.
Take me out, to the black (hole), tell them I ain't comin' back. A well-made mash up in preparation for the next Fringe episode "Firefly". Created by 'The Fringe Network', a group of fans attempting to raise awareness of the show and gain new fans.
Top five likely locations for Dollhouses in London. What venues would you choose for your local town or city?
Christina Hendricks to star in film adaptation of 'I Don't Know How She Does It'. The Los Angeles Times' '24 Frames' reports Christina Hendricks will have a role in Sarah Jessica Parker's 'I Don't Know How She Does It'. The film, set to start filming in January, will also star Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers, Pierce Brosnan & Kelsey Grammer. More...

December 18

Haley Pullos cites Joss in funny on set moment. Child guest star on Dollhouse (episode 1, Ghost) describes a sweet and funny moment with Joss. More...
What are the values expressed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer? If enough people fill out the survey, we could get a really good insight into how fans view the show.

December 17

Hollywood Reporter includes Buffy in the top 80 moments in TV history. THR counts down what they consider to be the top 80 greatest moments in television's existence, and considers a particular episode of "Buffy" to be among the finest.
(SPOILER) Illyria: Haunted #2 preview pages & interview with writer and artist. CBR has the preview pages up along with a interview with writer Scott Tipton and artist Elena Casagrande.
Buffy Complete Series Box Set Sale! has Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series for a great price! Couldn't think of a better gift for the holidays! More...
Interview with Christian Kane about his new album. Also mentions Angel and Joss Whedon.
(SPOILER) A Review of Patton Oswalt's upcoming book, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland". Ain't it Cool News gives a preview of Oswalt's book coming out 1/4/10. More...
Buffy Summers quiz on sporcle. As well as the quiz to name the Buffy episodes, Sporcle now has a test of your knowledge of the vampire slayer.
Help Eliza Dushku celebrate her 30th birthday by giving to THARCE-Gulu, a charity which helps former child soldiers. Started by Eliza's mother Judy, it's a cause that's very important to Eliza and she's asking us to help out. Let's help make her birthday on December 30th a very happy one. Besides the video of child soldiers on Tonic's page, there is also a YouTube video of Eliza asking for donations for this cause. More...
Alexis Denisof to return to 'How I Met Your Mother'. Alexis is apparently returning as Sandy Rivers early next year.

December 16

Summer Glau Turns Crimefighter for The Cape. IGN talks to Summer Glau about her role on the upcoming crime-fighter drama as well as about what it's been like to have been on a tv show with a solid audience impact. More...
Eliza Dushku in TV Guide's "Worst of 2010" list. She is on the list for her guest spot on The Big Bang Theory.
Enver Gjokaj cast in USA pilot. Enver Gjokaj and Nick D'Agosto were cast as the leads in the USA pilot "Eden". More...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer heads to Portland State University. Remember last month when an entry was posted about the university class "Exploring 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'" in Portland? Well you can now read an interview with the person who is teaching the class.
Seth Green talks 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III'. G4 interview with Kevin Pereira.
Life Without an Amygdala. Wired Magazine's website discusses a woman, who like River, does not have a functional amygdala. More...
Danny Strong to adapt "A Conspiracy of Paper" for Ridley and Tony Scott. Actor turned in-demand-screenwriter Danny Strong has been hired to adapt the novel "A Conspiracy of Paper" for Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free production company.
James Marsters December Q and A. This month's questions range from saying "no", preference of theatre technique, and anything of sentimental value.
(SPOILER) Buffy #40 variant cover (featuring a previously missing character). Inked and Penciled. Including a character who wasn't in the previously released cover. Georges did say that this character was supposed to be on it. Still no word on why a certain other character isn't on it.
Top five Angel episodes. What are your picks?
(SPOILER) Unofficial Buffy Season 9 sample art. Slayalive has gotten some spec art for Buffy Season 9. According to Scott Allie, this art is no longer under consideration. More...

December 15

Another Buffy alum to guest star on "How I Met Your Mother". As mentioned by Aly Hannigan on Twitter. More...
Ovation to broadcast all of Firefly in the first week of January. It's part of the US art channel's "Unreal Worlds" event.
"Epitaph Two: Return" earns honorable mention as one of the best episodes of 2010. List created by TIME magazine's Tuned In column writer, James Poniewozik.
Nicholas Brendon comments on the Buffy reboot. Does he think it's a good idea? (Spoiler: no.) More...
The Daily Show uses Buffy as an example of ideal government infrastructure. Jon Stewart and Co. suggest that instead of a Big Brother government, we should consider having a big sister. Buffy goodness starts 5:52 in.
(SPOILER) Cover art for Dollhouse: Epitaphs. As previously stated, this comic book by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon will be out on March 30th of next year. More...

December 14

Tim Minear is on Twitter. Going by @cancelledAgain, poor man.
James Marsters guest-starred (again) on Hawaii Five-0 last night. The full episode is available at the CBS website. More...
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel #40. It's out tomorrow.
Wil Wheaton praises Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men. He recommends the Gifted tpb for those who are fed up with the Hollywood treatment of superheroes.

December 13

Auction to Benefit The LA Mission. Yes, the proceeds will be in Aldis Hodge's name, but items up for bid include stuff that feature Christian Kane and David Boreanaz. Check it out!
Nathan Fillion Preps for the VGAs. Honestly - does this need a description?
Lou Ferrigno says he'll be involved in The Avengers: "Lou Ferrigno, the actor who brought The Hulk to life in the original Incredible Hulk TV series, tells Nuke the Fridge (video) that he will be involved with Joss Whedon's upcoming Avengers movie 'in some capacity'."
God and Buffy. A nifty discussion of how God manifests in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Danny Strong's Screenplay Makes the 2010 Black List. Danny Strong's script, "The Butler," appears on the annual list, which highlights the best (by informal industry consensus) unproduced screenplays of a given year. More...
Simon Helberg and His Wife Would Like You to Get Into Bed with Them... Conceptually. Helberg's wife, Jocelyn Towne, has written a movie that she, Simon, Jason Ritter and others will star in, if they can just raise the funds to make the fool thing. That's where you come in. More...

December 12

Stage production of Dr Horrible tonight in Mannheim, Germany. It's on at 19.30 at the Mannheim College.
Olivia Williams is runner-up for Supporting Actress at LA Film Critics Awards. It's for her work in The Ghost Writer.
Jewel Staite stars in the Hallmark Original Holiday movie "Call Me Mrs. Miracle". Based on a book by Debbie Macomber, the movie's next air date is Dec 15th on the Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas.
Binding Buffy and Firefly in books. These are really cool, kudos. More...
CMT "In the Studio" video with Christian Kane. A short behind the scenes video of the making of Christian's album "House Rules". More...
20 TV Sci-Fi Gamechangers. Find out why SFX included Buffy falling for Angel and Angel Season 5 in their list of show-shaking moments.
"BtVS Season 8: Please Mind the Gaps". In an article originally intended for the Whedonistas book, Elisi gives a summary of the Season 8 comics series with a fair analysis and even-handed recount of fan reactions up through issue #35. More...

December 11

Dr. Horrible beats Captain Hammer. NPH not only hosts VGAs, he wins Best Performance By A Human Male, beating Nathan Fillion. More...
Save the date - January 19th is Buffy's birthday and the Season 8 finale. To mark the occasion, Dark Horse are arranging a Buffy birthday party at the Central Libary in Portland, Oregon.
Bradley Whitford on working with Joss and Drew on 'The Cabin in the Woods'. "I love them. Joss is one of those people I'd work for any time. They have a fierce vision, it's a fierce, crazy, wonderful movie and I loved working with them".
New Dollhouse One-Shot. Things from Another World (TFAW) now has the Dollhouse One-Shot available for pre-order with a release date of March 30th, 2011. Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen will be writing the one-shot and the Dollhouse comic series that follows. More...
Latest episode of Series Pass podcast is Angel Season 2. They talk about everything from what worked for them to what didn't and everything in between!

December 10

(SPOILER) Anthony Head speaks about Buffy #39. Tony Head's aware of what happens in That Issue. More...
Dollhouse receives an honorable mention on Mo Ryan's list of Best 2010 shows. Chuck and How I Met Your Mother are listed in the same category. The Guild ranks among her favorite Web Series. Bones & Castle are not as well regarded, but are mentioned as well.
New trailer for The Cape with Summer Glau. The latest trailer for The Cape centres of the character Orwel, portrayed by Summer Glau. The show premieres on 9th January on NBC.
(SPOILER) A Watcher's Job: On Giles' Story in Season Eight (spoilers for #39). Interesting take on Giles' journey and motivations throughout the series up to and including Season 8. More...
(SPOILER) CBR's Behind Buffy Season 8 #39. Scott Allie and Georges Jeanty talk about the issue,tease Buffy #40 and season 9.
Olivia Williams interviewed on the BBC's Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo film review podcast. Career retrospective including Dollhouse. Lovely woman. [direct download]
Marti Noxon's 'I Am Number Four' trailer released. The trailer was released today, online. Marti Noxon, a BtVS Goddess, co-wrote the script. More...
Eliza Dushku to guest judge on Rupaul's Drag Race. On Jan. 24th, catch Eliza guest judging "Rupaul's Drag Race", the search for America's next drag superstar. Drag Race is aired on the Logo network.
"Whatever Joss Whedon wants to do, just do it". Nathan Fillion chats to the Huffington Post about Firefly, Castle, Dr Horrible and more. Bonus for those who've always wanted to see a pic of Malcolm Reynolds and Colonel Tigh.
Serenity Sake, with just a touch of Saffron. Today's TeeFury "here today, gone tomorrow" t-shirt is obviously 'Verse inspired. Shiny! More...
Some Buffy love in Russia. Well, this time the pop reference is the other way around. This gives proof that Buffy in fact is quite respected in Russia. More...

December 09

Lunch with Jane Espenson! If only I had the funds and the fortitude to enjoy a lunch with Jane.
Best TV Characters we never actually see. Phantom Dennis makes the cut.
What would Buffy want from Urban Outfitters? One needn't imagine anymore, at least according to the official blog of Urban Outfitters.
Gift ideas for the ten major species of science fiction fan. Just call us Species #5. More...
Fringe moves to the Friday night death slot, first episode of 2011 to be titled "Firefly". An inside-joke that we understand all too well. More...

December 08

Serenity screenings this week in North Carolina and Minnesota. There's one today in Raleigh, NC and then in Minneapolis, MN on Friday & Saturday. More...
(SPOILER) Spike #3 is out today. Brian Lynch continues the story of Spike and co. in Las Vegas. Discuss.
Firefly cited as influence for Epic Games' "Bulletstorm". Cliff Bleszinski mentions Firefly as an inspiration for the next game from the creator of Gears of War.
A call for papers - spotlight on Joss Whedon. "[It] will have two major components: feature articles that zero in on an important aspect of Whedon's work and a series of "Joss Whedon 101" articles that will introduce newcomers to each of his individual projects". If you're interested in writing an essay then head over to PopMatters to find out more.

December 07

Ellen Ripley Saved My Life. Some interesting ruminations on the nature of the Strong Woman Action Heroine using several familiar examples.
Christian Kane talks New Album and Season Finale of Leverage. Interview with USA Weekend. More...
Seth Green Guesting on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart tonight. (Tonight being Dec. 7) Seth will be talking about his upcoming Star Wars Robot Chicken take-off.
Faking It: TV actors who don't use their real accents. James Marsters listed for his English accent in Angel and Buffy. Alexis Denisof is also on this list.
Christian Kane's album The House Rules released today. It's available to be purchased by download at iTunes and amazon or by CD at Target and Walmart in the US. International orders can be made through his website. Also check out his appearance dates as he makes the rounds touring.
Several Whedon alums as Buddy TVs 100 sexiest Men. David B. comes in at #13, Daniel Dae Kim at # 60, Nathan Fillion at #19.
Neil Patrick Harris to host the Spike VGA's. Nathan Fillion will also be making an appearance. More...
'I'd love to be on Glee and How I Met Your Mother' says Nathan Fillion. And make a return to One Life To Live too. The interview is a little bit spoilerish for upcoming Castle.

December 06

Eliza Dushku no longer starring in "Bird Dog" pilot for TNT. According to her Facebook page - "Hey guys! News to report~ We have mutually & AMICABLY decided to part ways on "Bird Dog" due to creative differences. No worries/fears/tears!"
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale Q&A with Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee. As conducted last week in Portland, Oregon.
Castle Exec Producer talks about Nathan Fillion and his fans. "His fans love him and we love his fans and we thought even if they're not a traditional ABC audience that they would also come to the show - and they do."
Terriers cancelled by FX. TV by the Numbers report that Terriers is no more.
David Boreanaz guest stars on Family Guy. The Christmas Special Episode.
10 One-Season TV Wonders. Obviously our favourite band of space cowboys makes the list.

December 05

Brian White talks Cabin and Joss to 411mania. "I wanted to do it for three big reasons; Joss Whedon, Joss Whedon, Joss Whedon." More...
"If I Were A Robot." - Ballads to the Buffy Big Bads #4 by Karuna Tanahashi. Karuna Tanahashi who gave us such great songs as "Ooh, Mr Mayor" and "You Renegade Vamp" now presents Ballads to the Buffy Big Bads #4 "If I Were A Robot" about the nastiest of nerdboys.

December 04

Happy Birthday Amy Acker! Raise a toast, she turns 34 today.
(SPOILER) From Script to Page: Buffyfest goes behind the scenes for Buffy Season 8 #39. "A rare look at a portion of the first draft from the now infamous issue #39, written by Joss Whedon and Scott Allie. Scott takes us behind the scenes of the writing process and shares a few initial pages from the script along with some of his thoughts."

December 03

Buffy writer to adapt DC's Raven for The CW. Diego Gutierrez ('Normal Again') will write and exec produce the project.
(SPOILER) interview with Scott Allie about Buffy Season 8 #39. Contains some hints about #40 and Season 9. The first 2 parts are Buffy-centric, the third is more focused on Scott's other projects.
(SPOILER) "Yes, thank you for that grand gesture. Rather touching in a grotesque fashion, but..."

(Spoilers for Buffy Season 8 issue #39) Don't read any further if you don't want to know the details, but we'd love it if you joined our merry wake... More...

December 02

Sideshow Collectibles teases upcoming Buffy figures. Looks like we'll be getting Willow and Faith maquettes.
Vote in Dark Horse's favorite vampire contest. You can win a prize package!
Twinbalaya: Dinner with Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan in New Orleans. Get a "double serving" as Nick Brendon and his twin, Kelly Donovan, host a meet n greet to coincide with their appearance at the New Orleans Comic con! More...
(SPOILER) Interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy #39. Major spoilers for today's issue. Covers a lot of stuff including the theme of season 8.

December 01

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #39. The fourth part of the 'Last Gleaming' arc and the penultimate issue of Season 8.
Angel on Zap2it's TV Spinoffs: The best and the worst. Angel's one of the best TV spinoffs since 1990.
(SPOILER) Brian Lynch reveals a page from Spike #5. Featuring a major spoiler for those who haven't been following spoilers for this series.
Auditions now open for Firefly Between the Lines. Think you can be a Mal or Zoe? Well now's your chance. Audtions for the fan audio drama are open until December 18th.
10 Funny Sci-Fi Episodes! Some of our favorite episodes in the Whedonverse make the list!
PR battle over Buffy reboot heats up. Seemingly stung by internet criticism, studio insiders told The Hollywood Reporter yesterday that Joss turned down the reboot last year. The press run with this story but fail to notice that Joss commented on it to back in June of 2009 "I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke. I think that's something better left untouched by me."

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