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March 31

Buffy and Dollhouse are worth the "effort". I don't know if I'd use that word, but the AV Club presents nice write-ups on why both shows are worth sticking with.
Bad Horse Pizza Restaurant opens in NYC. Not too sure if this is connected in any way but name; still, there you have it.
'Mad Men' renewed for two Seasons. Congratulations to Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser and the rest of the production.
Our favorite Firefly Doc on "Make It Or Break It". Sean started his role this week.
Ask a Browncoat at the Dark Horse Comics Booth at Wondercon. If you're about on Friday, why not chat to the California Browncoats about the 'Verse? On Sunday, Michael Dougherty, writer and director of Browncoats: Redemption will be on hand. And if you're interested, the very nice people at The Cortex are running a contest to help promote awareness of the fan film (proceeds from the DVD sales go to charity).
(SPOILER) Andrew Chambliss to return to the Dollhouse. He'll write a 5-issue miniseries set in pre-"Epitaph One" days. First issue drops July 13th. Should probably add that the link contains mild spoilers about plot details.
Back where it all began - great on set movie report from 1992 about Buffy The Vampire Slayer. A producer says they "flipped over this weirdly funny script by a 25-year-old with red hair flowing down to his ass."
The strength of Inara Serra. It's an exploration of the Companion and her love for Mal. If you want more Inara goodness, head over to the Drawbridge to see a Simon Fraser sketch of her.

March 30

Honorable mention of Serenity by author George R.R. Martin in his list of favorite sci-fi films.
The Guild: Bladezz comes out June 22, 2011. Written by Felicia Day and director Sean Becker, this issue reveals the secret origin of Bladezz's alter ego.
Chris Hemsworth talks about Joss writing and directing Avengers. Describes it as "Foolproof as you can get". He also discusses what it was like portraying Thor, getting to his measurements and how our favourite creator played a hand in him getting the role. More...
E! Online's Alpha Male Madness. Go vote for our Captain to win E! Online's Alpha Male Madness. He's barely beating some guy from the Vampire Diaries!
The family we make: chosen families of Whedon and Sorkin. A comparison between the two wordsmiths.
Stephen Mooney teases Angel: Yearbook. Stephen Mooney releases a panel from the final Angel book from IDW.
(SPOILER) 'Dollhouse: Epitaphs' comic book comes out today. The one-shot continues the tale that began in the comic book that came free with the Season 2 DVD. And it's written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.
High-Def Digest reviews Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic Blu-ray. Joshua Zyber of High-Def Digest takes a critical eye to the Blu-ray release of the first nineteen issues of season 8 of "Buffy" in motion comic form.
ICv2's top ten genre properties for Q4 2010. Find out how Dark Horse's Buffy and Serenity franchises fare against the likes of The Walking Dead, Sandman and Y: The Last Man.

March 29

Happy Birthday, Juliet Landau! IMDB apparently has the birth year all wrong, making Juliet way older than she actually is. Hopefully, some day, it will get changed.
(SPOILER) Little Buffy Season 9 preview panel from Dark Horse's Facebook page. A panel from something season 9 related.
Musical TV Episodes: The Gimmick That Won't Die. pays homage to Joss' visionary musical television excursion and ponders whether his followers have lived up to his "audacious" and "unrivaled" achievement.
Missing our friend - Andy. It's been two years, and since 2009, every March 29th is a bit somber knowing that we lost a beautiful person in Andy. God Bless you and your family, Andy.
Seven things we didn't know about Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Television Without Pity picks some fun factoids from the Dr Horrible book (out today in the States). And CliqueClack give five reasons as to why you should buy it.

March 28

Adweek's 100 Most Influential Shows of all time includes Buffy. The list is chronological, so BtVS appears as #82.
TIME picks the best 140 Twitter feeds. NPH is in the top 10, while Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt are in the top 30.
Camden Toy among stars coming together to support Japan. The Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, CA will host a number of actors and authors on Thursday, April 7th in a fundraising drive to help provide relief for the Japanese people.
Vote for Serenity in the "Elite Eight" of io9's March Movie Madness! In this round, Serenity is up against the original Terminator. More...
Nathan Fillion dishes on 12 roles. He speaks to about the roles he's played in 'One Life To Live' through to 'Castle'.
An interview with the Serenity Cutaways artist. SFX chats to John R Mullaney about his incredibly spectacular poster set.
Erica Tazel (Firefly / "Safe") on Justified. Erica Tazel from the Firefly episode Safe plays Depury Marshal Rachel Brooks on FX's Justified. More...
Round one of the TV addict's "TV Showrunner Madness" tournament. "Which TV Showrunner would you most like to see be given carte blanche to develop their own show?" The choices in the "Cult Favorite Division" are Joss Whedon or Eric Kripke.
Dr Horrible and Spider-Man - a comparison. It seems that they're more similar than you'd think.

March 27

Eliza Dushku answering questions on Facebook like a trooper. There's over a thousand there already, she's posting answers in the comments if you've got any burning queries.
Amy Adams has been cast in the new Superman film. Tara's cousin is the new Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot film. More...
Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg will be at Meltdown Comics in LA tonight. This is the fourth and final part in a series of writing panels featuring guests like David Fury, Rob Thomas, Steve Levitan, and others. Tonight's panel will also feature LOST's Damon Lindelof. $15 at the door (cash only). More...
Fan-made Angel Season Four trailer. Also from the same vid-maker, Buffy Season Seven. More...
Happy Birthday to Nathan Fillion! Captain Hammer is 40 today. More...

March 26

Jeff Ricketts stars in monochrom's ISS 2011. Our favorite Blue Glove Man and one of the five original Whedon hat tricks stars in this "ten-part improv-reality-sitcom about living and working on the International Space Station". More...
The Serenity crew in stitches... quite literally. The item on sale is the pattern for this adorkable masterpiece. Which means that you'll either need to cross-stitch it yourself, or ask someone really nicely to do it for you. Or perhaps you could ask the seller to make you one... for a higher price, of course.
The Whedonesque Clue-Tube Challenge! Brought to you by The Puzzle Hub in cooperation with Whedonesque.
Live Dr. Horrible Performance at North Carolina State University. March 30th through April 3rd.
Cobie Smulders talks about her Avengers costume. She also reveals that she'll be filming scenes in New Mexico very soon.
io9's 10 Perfect Murders in Sci-Fi. io9 lists 10 "perfect" murders in (apparently) modern science fiction, including The Operative's termination of Dr. Matthias in Serenity. More...

March 25

Twitter-sized interview with Amber Benson. Amber talks about her new book and wishes Twitter had been around in the Buffy days.
Bailey Chase (Graham on Buffy) cast in A&E's 'Longmire' pilot. The show is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery series of novels by Craig Johnson. More...
Concept art and sheet music from Dr. Horrible gives amazing insights into your favorite supervillain. Zack Whedon says "[W]e're never going to root for a guy who is going up against Peter Parker but we can root for someone going up against a jock blowhard like Captain Hammer."
Free showing of Serenity at Traverse City, Michigan tonight. It's at 6.30pm. More...
Shawn Ryan interviewed on The /Filmcast. David Chen talks to the former Angel scribe about his current project, The Chicago Code as well as The Shield and the differences between writing for Network and Cable TV. Also includes brief mention and praise of Joss Whedon.
Blastr's "14 sci-fi actors we'd watch in anything". Guess who tops the list? Several Whedon actors included.
Sean Maher and James Leary to appear at Houston Comicpalooza. The convention will run from May 27th till May 29th.
"What a Crazy Random Happenstance": Destiny & Free Will in Dr. Horrible. Did Billy have a choice in what he did or was it all just so inevitable?

March 24

The Avengers has begun filming? Marvel CCO Joe Quesada says The Avengers has started shooting. More...
Danny Strong's "The Rooster" will play L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. The original link was posted by Danny Strong on Facebook. The festival runs Apr. 7-10. The short also stars Carla Gallo, who plays Daisy on "Bones."
In the Buff: Sexual Conservatism in the Works of Whedon. Interesting essay with brilliant double entrendre in the title.
Willow's best moments. In honor of Alyson Hannigan's birthday, Jarett Wieselman at the New York Post discusses Willow's character arc and posts her most outstanding episode.
Amber Benson and the "Another Harvest Moon" cast talk about the film. An amazing cast, which includes Ernest Borgnine, Doris Roberts, Anne Meara, Richard Schiff, Piper Laurie, and our own Amber Benson, give us some insight into making the movie, "Another Harvest Moon," which hits theaters in April.
AssignmentX interview with Morena Baccarin. The actress talks tails, rats and whether she thinks there will be a third season of V.
Stephanie Romanov co-stars in the movie "Last Night". It starts in theaters on May 6th. The movie stars Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Eva Mendes.
Is the young adult novel 'Altered' the new 'Dollhouse'?'s Charlie Jane Anders investigates why the book's blurb got described as "Dollhouse meets Prison Break for teens". More...
Joss Whedon's original lyric sheet for the Dr Horrible song "Everyone's A Hero". It's featured in the brand new Dr Horrible book (out in the UK this Friday and in the US on Tuesday). And thanks to Titan Books, we have 3 copies of the book to give away. Head over to this thread at to find out how you can win.
Read the latest volume of Slayage. The Buffyverse essays include a feminist comparison between Buffy and Bella, drugs and posthumanism on Buffy, how 'Normal Again' and 'The Harvest' can be used as commentary on Buffy and Spike's relationship and why Buffy seasons 5 & 6 become a post-structuralist primer.

March 23

And happy birthday to Alyson Hannigan. She turns 37 today. More...
Anthony Head to reprise UK series role in the US. 'Free Agents' is a British comedy that is making its transition to the US market. Tony will play the same character as in the original.
"Captain America: The First Avenger" trailer is released. Directed by Joe Johnston and boasts a script written Joss Whedon, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and David Self. More...
Mark Sheppard joins Doctor Who panel at Wondercon. Our favorite respectable businessman will be part of the Doctor Who Panel on April 3rd to talk about his role in the two-part season opener. More...
Eliza Dushku lands CBS pilot. According to her Facebook page: "It is with insanest excitement & awesomeness I get to finally fill you guys in: I've JUST landed a new CBS comedy pilot w/ my comic idol Mr. Damon Wayans! Stay tuned, there is a serious happy dance occurring at the moment ;) xx!"
Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain leave CW pilot 'Secret Circle'. It was reported back in October of last year that the Angel/Dollhouse duo had signed up for the project.
Stage performance of Dr Horrible this week at Notre Dame. It will be performed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Washington Hall Lab Theater. There's even a Facebook page. And it looks like this adaptation will be the last licensed performance in the US until further notice.
'What Nathan Fillion stole from the set of Firefly' by Jewel Staite. It's the latest installment of her Blastr blog.
Julie Benz's Supanova appearance cancelled, Charisma Carpenter is set to take her place. Julie Benz has unfortunately had to cancel her Brisbane and Melbourne appearances due to work obligations in her new CBS pilot, as discussed here. A personal apology can be found on the page. Fear not though, as Charisma Carpenter has been called to replace her in the up-coming event, starting April 1st.
Heroic humanism and humanistic heroism in the shows of Joss Whedon. A look at the relationship between the hero and the larger community in the context of Buffy and Firefly.

March 22

Brad Meltzer on the Nerdist podcast. The author of the controversial "Twilight" arc from the Season 8 Buffy comics joins Chris Hardwick and company to discuss writing, the hardships of comedy and his show, "Decoded". More...
Which comedy should Syfy greenlight? Io9 is running a poll regarding which SyFy comedy should get a greenlight. "Three Inches" is leading the polling, so far. Besides starring Marsters, it looks like a clever premise :)
'The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy' premiere dates announced. The Tanner Beard directed indie, featuring Summer Glau and Buffy's Eric Balfour, is set to premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival which runs March 31st - April 10th (DIFF info here) as well as the Newport Beach Film Festival which runs April 28th - May 5th (NBFF info here.)
(SPOILER) Preview for Angel #43. Lo-res preview courtesy of Kitty's Pryde.
Firefly and the return to human realism in tv sci-fi. Find out how the show helped to kill off the traditional tv space opera.

March 21

This New York Times slideshow highlights the many female "enforcers" now portrayed on television, with a nod to our beloved heroine.
Dollhouse: Making of a Cover. Dark Horse takes us through the stages of Phil Noto's cover art for Dollhouse: Epitaphs.
Neil Patrick Harris and Christina Hendricks join Philharmonic's 'Company'. Paraphrased from the article: NPH will play perennially single protagonist, Robert. And also joining these "Company" performances which will run from April 7 through 9, is Christina Hendricks who will play the air-headed flight attendant, April.
Serenity vs. ET on io9 March Movie Madness. I09 is taking votes for the best SCIFI movie of all time. Serenity is up against ET in this round.
BBC extends Merlin's fourth series. The fantasy series, which stars Anthony Stewart Head, has been given an extra three episodes for season four. This brings the total to 13 episodes, like the previous seasons.
A Postcolonial Provocation: 'Serenity'. The latest PopMatters essay analyses the Big Damn Movie.
Still Flying - an interview with Tim Minear part 2. In which Tim shares his thoughts on Dr Horrible, the shows he has worked on and more.

March 20

Dollhouse C2E2 Q&A Panel. A mini-Dollhouse reunion went down with Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett at the Chicago C2E2 comicon.
Julie Benz Talks Buffy, Angel, Dexter, No Ordinary Family. TV Addict has coverage from Toronto Comic Con 2011.
ECCC 2011: MTV video interview with Scott Allie on Buffy Season 9. He says Joss is more involved then originally planned for season 9. More...

March 19

Firefly & Theology, Part 1. Exploring "questions of theodicy and evil as it related to the 'Verse." Part 2 is the first of a promised series of "theological interpretations of Whedon's narrative responses to wickedness." More...
Another Netflix content idea: saving cancelled cult hits. TechCrunch suggests how Netflix's plan to provide original content could succeed... by resurrecting shows like Firefly. More...
26 Great TV season finales. one of our favourite TV shows make the list! More...
Alyson Hannigan will co-host annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women. It's to raise awareness and money for women's cancers.
Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in Buffy. What does the show have to say about education theory?
Simon Helberg on the chances of a Dr Horrible sequel. "All I know is that we’re all interested in making this".

March 18

Michelle Trachtenberg cast in CBS Comedy Pilot . Michelle has been cast as the female lead in CBS' untitled Peter Knight comedy pilot set in a high-powered venture capital firm. More...
Tamara Taylor talks David Boreanaz and Nathan Fillion. She's starred on Bones AND Serenity.
Outlook Portland interviews Zack Whedon. Way back in December, the show talked to Zack, then posted to YouTube in January. Apparently we all missed it. Link goes to Part One. (Part Two, Part Three, Part Four.)
Nathan Fillion talks about the fan campaign to resurrect Firefly. He shares his thoughts on the response to his lottery remarks.
Interesting take on the Firefly cancellation. With a few good points. Still not sure I agree.
Trailer for Charisma Carpenter's new indie movie "Crash Site: A Family In Danger". Also film poster and production stills at this link.
11 Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon. Obviously, our favourite example is included.
Still Flying: an interview with Tim Minear. It's the first part of the highly anticipated PopMatters interview.

March 17

Alan Tudyk cast in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". Awesome.
A familiar face in the list of the hottest alumni from all schools in the 2011 NCAA tournament. Felicia Day named the hottest alumni from the University of Texas.
Nerd Bucket List. Newsarama contributor Jill Pantozzi presents the items on her "Nerd Bucket List", which includes two Whedony things to do before dying. More...
(SPOILER) Enver Gjokai is on tonight's episode of 'Community'. Entitled "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy". More...
Nathan Fillion is on the cover of latest Entertainment Weekly. As the cover says: "Geek God".
"Touch Me and Die, Vermin!": The Psychoanalysis of Illyria. Get to know your favourite Old One.

March 16

Wait, I've Seen that Redhead Somewhere. Some sharp-eyed person at the Huffington Post recognized "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks in a guest-starring role in a little-known, single season, "sci-fi cult classic". What was that show again?
Felicia Day - From SXSW Volunteer to Keynote Speaker. Felicia is interviewed by TechCrunchTV at SXSW about the new media landscape.
Now's your chance to buy a Whedon work - "Cabin in the Woods" up for sale. The new MGM heads are looking for a buyer for "Cabin in the Woods" (and the remake of "Red Dawn"). More...
River Tam vs Buffy Summers! "Admit it. You've always wanted to know. Well, we're giving you the chance to decide once and for all who would win in a fight, River Tam of Serenity or Buffy Summers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
SciFiMafia reviews Dr. Horrible: The Book. Sounds like an excellent companion piece!
Vote for Whedonesque in the SFX Blog Awards. The magazine has nominated us for "Best Fan Community". Jane Espenson got nominated for "Best Celebrity Blog".
It's Buffy day on the DrawBridge Blog. The acclaimed British comic book artist Simon Fraser has done a Cordelia Chase portrait. And there will be more drawings throughout the day.
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Joss Whedon's true tragic hero. PopMatters continues its Spotlight on Joss Whedon series.

March 15

"Beautiful Boy" trailer co-starring Alan Tudyk. Check out the trailer for the drama "Beautiful Boy," co-starring our very own Alan Tudyk. The film opens in limited release on May 20, 2011.
Vote for Serenity in io9's March Movie Madness. "This planet's greatest scifi films" compete in the "most important tournament of our time". Voting begins tomorrow at 11 AM PST. More...
(SPOILER) Saying goodbye to IDW's Angel. Jeff Mariotte, Brian Lynch, Scott Tipton and David Tischman look back on the last six years.
Eliza Dushku: "It's not just about focusing on yourself". Great interview with Eliza where she talks about dealing with the pressure to be thin in Hollywood, and the project to build a healing center in Uganda. More...
Morena Baccarin previews the bloody season finale of 'V'. TV Squad's Maureen Ryan gets all the gory details... Possible light spoilers for the episode in question. More...
'Whedonistas' gets released today. Heroine Content says "if you're a fan of the 'verse, this book is a great read", gave the anthology a glowing review saying "this book is essential reading" and SFX Magazine (online review coming soon) gave it three stars out of five in its latest issue. More...
(SPOILER) Spike #6 preview pages are up. The issue comes out tomorrow.
Neil Patrick Harris and others tout Kimmel Diet Plan. Some comedic fun from Monday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Lead via
James Marsters March Q and A. This month he talks about cooking, acting, and playing guitar. There's also a video of him answering the questions.
Reviews of Olivia Williams star-turn, In a Forest Dark and Deep. Solid reviews for Olivia Williams and Matthew Fox. More...
On "Wonder Woman" TV Series: Talk to Joss Whedon! Michael Lee of The Wrap writes an open letter to David E. Kelley about his developing "Wonder Woman" TV pilot, and his first two suggestions concern our very own "strong female character"-engineer.
The three faces of Anne - identity formation in Buffy and Angel. According to the author, the minor character is "Joss Whedon's prime example of humanity at its very best".

March 14

Angel: Complete Series on Amazon for $80.49. 42% off.
Buffy and Twilight in Comic Booked March Madness. The X-Men and some Avengers are in the competition too. Here's the bracket. Buffy is up against Spider-Man in the first round-- ouch. More...
Submit your questions for a Mutant Enemy fan trivia game. The Puzzle Hub are looking for the trickiest Whedonverse triva questions around for a quiz they're doing on the 25th. And if you're a Whedonesque poster, you'll get credited with your username.
Happy Birthday Harmony! Today is Mercedes McNab's birthday.
Julie Benz joining untitled supernatural-themed drama pilot from CBS. As reported on More...
Buffy among top 5 high school TV series of all time. Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews ranked his top 5 high school TV series of all time, paying special attention to those that addressed the academic side of high school, were well-written, and had significant reader support. More...
James Gunn on The Avengers - "[Everybody says] it's the best script for a Marvel movie ever". He also says that "nobody loves superheroes more than Joss. He's really got his heart in the right place."
Buffy Season 8 nominated for an Eagle Award. It got nominated in the "Favourite American Comicbook: Colour" category. And you vote it and other nominees by clicking here. More...
Returning to the Basement: Excavating the Unconscious in Buffy's "Restless". A very detailed look at Willow, Xander, Giles and Buffy's dreams.
Howard Gordon on why Joss Whedon is a genius. The veteran tv producer says "In Joss' case... the word genius gets thrown around lightly but in this case it applies; he truly saw things in a way that no one else does". More...
Buffy's Girls - commentary on the final issue of Season 8. A Sequential Tart writer talks about why the ending left her torn.
Registration is now online for 'Can't Stop The Serenity' 2011. If you're interested in holding a CSTS event to raise funds for Equality Now this year, the relevant details are now up on the website.

March 13

Dr. Michio Kaku talks about Firefly's "Bushwhacked". As seen on the Science Channel. There's a recap of the episode at
Our captain in the Sunday magazine. Nothing new, but a nice little interview.
Slayerfest '11: Buffy Quizzo in Philadelphia. Drinker's West in University City, Philadelphia is holding a Buffy Trivia night on Tuesday March 22. Free to play, prizes and stuff. More...
Coming out of the broom closet: Willow's sexuality and empowerment. An examination of the journey from "a nerdy computer geek filled with heterosexual longing to powerful witch and lesbian".
Top ten techies from the movies. Mr Universe gets some long overdue recognition.

March 12

Whedon Month on Facebook. Change your profile picture to a Whedon Character. More...
Felicia Day's SXSWi Keynote Speech to be livestreamed on conference web site. Speech is on Monday at 2pm CDT.
Eliza Dushku on Facebook Live - recording. I've changed a link to a recording.
Failure of the Everyman: the lost character that was Xander Harris. Did his development stall in Buffy's final seasons? More...
Nathan Fillion mentioned in The Onion. A back-handed compliment about his enthusiastic fans. Ouch.
Receive a 20 minute phone call from Anthony Head. The auction is in aid of The Mental Health Foundation. Bidding ends at 23.59 UK time on Saturday April 9th.
'The Smurfs' theatrical trailer starring Neil Patrick Harris. The movie will be out in August. More...

March 11

(SPOILER) The Cape Finale will be online by midnight tonight. The series finale will be available starting 12 AM EST at
Pop Culture Happy Hour loves Buffy. NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour team admit they were wrong about Buffy, and debate the merits of starting from the beginning.
Ten great pop music moments in sci-fi and fantasy television. Buffy gets a shoutout for Sarah MacLachlan's 'Full of Grace' being played over the final scenes of 'Becoming, Part Two'. The list does contain spoilers for last Sunday's episode of Being Human (UK).
The darkness of Buffy's Passion. Rhonda V. Wilcox (of Buffy academia fame) gives commentary on one of the show's most acclaimed episodes. More...
Sean Maher cast in NBC's 'Playboy' pilot. According to Deadline, he'll be a recurring character in the show that's set in a Playboy club in the early 60s.

March 10

"Raise your hand if you're invulnerable!" - a Harry Groener interview. There's some great insights into Faith's character and how he coped with getting Buffy season 3 scripts at the last minute.
March Madness Whedonverse Hairpocalypse Tournament. I can't believe that I missed the first 2 rounds, but Buffyfest is hosting their tournament and it's all about hair styles in the Whedonverse.
Sarah Michelle Gellar to ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. For the CARE organization, Sarah Michelle Gellar will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell tomorrow morning in New York. More...
(SPOILER) J. August Richards on "The Mentalist" tonight. Spoilers for episode plot in header.
The Summer Glau Curse: Is it more than a myth? puts a critical eye to what is apparently one of the more pressing geek topics of our time.
Assignment X interviews David Boreanaz. The actor talks plot, tone of Bones, and a new movie.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' in the Fantasy Canon. In which the show gets analysed as part of the magic realism genre.
Happy 14th Anniversary, Buffy! This link is just one of many that I noticed giving Buffy birthday wishes. Anyway. Happy fourteenth anniversary to the reason why many of us are here on this site!
There's no such thing as good Firefly cosplay. Personally, I disagree, I think some of these are quite good!
The Trains Probably Weren't All that Good in Quor'Toth. Via the wonderful FunnyorDie website, Vincent Kartheiser in his "Mad Men" character Pete Campbell, makes the case for high-speed rail.
Want to be an extra on The Avengers? The New Mexico Film Office has posted the dates for the open casting calls.
Women who hate women: female competition in Buffy. An analysis of the relationships between the female characters on the show.

March 09

Pre-order companion book for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. The book to go along with the film of the same name, of which Joss is a producer. Book hits July 4, includes introduction by Joss. No word yet on movie release.
Seth Green's voice erased from new animated film. He stars in it, but you won't hear him speaking any of the lines. UPDATED with a statement from Seth. More...
"Sometimes I get bitter... about things..." Sometimes it's the little things that make you happy. Like this. Other times it's dirigibles, which aren't as little. Here my brother Sam shows what an iphone is best used for. More...
Spooks writers cite Joss Whedon among influences. In an interview, new Spooks writers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent talk about season 9 of the BBC hit. Spoilers for series 9 of Spooks.
"She Don't Like Firefly" - the music video. It's a song that could quite possibly achieve cult status within the fandom.
Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic DVD gets UK release date. According to, it will be out on October 3rd.

March 08

Vampires, masculinity & language in Buffy. Another essay in the PopMatters "Spotlight on Joss Whedon" series.
Firefly Ratings! By Science Channel Standards. Found this and I didn't see it posted anywhere. Ratings from Firefly's showing on The Science Channel for your peppy little hearts. More...
Summer Glau to guest present at the 3rd annual Tap With A Beat concert. As reported by The event, whose proceeds go to benefit UNICEF's Tap Project, is set to take place on March 20th at the World Peace Ikeda Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. Go here for more info and tickets.
"Note to self, religion freaky": When Buffy met Biblical Studies. A paper that examines the ethnocentric, racist, classist and ageist charges against Buffy.

March 07

Help Nathan Buy Firefly say they are closing. Hopefully fans discover Browncoat groups across the world, the charity screenings of Serenity, the secrets of Book and other Dark Horse comics, fan funded fan movie Browncoat Redemption, and more.
Buffy Panel Q&A at Emerald City Comic Con. Clare, Nick and James go down memory lane during the Buffy panel Q&A last Saturday, March 5.
Robert Downey Jr. talks The Avengers with MTV. He's read the script and thinks it's going to be great....once he tells Joss what to do. More...
Buffy Season 9 news from yesterday's ECCC 2011 Dark Horse panel. Video from the panel.The Buffy info starts at the 43 minute and 15 second mark.Nothing spoilery but Scott Allie confirms exact release dates and other house keeping info. More...
Alien Resurrection - the unproduced script that shaped Joss' career. Time for another reevaluation?
(SPOILER) After Ellen reviews the pilot script of SMG's new series "Ringer". They say it's the right vehicle for her. Obviously includes spoilers for Sarah's new show.
Help Nathan Buy Firefly's new fan funding plans causes concern, backlash. Reaction to the "Big Damn Plan" has been mixed to say the least. UPDATE: Jane Espenson tweets about what's been going on here and here. More...
Entertainment Weekly remembers Firefly. With Firefly airing on the Science Channel last night, columnists Ken Tucker and Jeff Jensen talk about the show and what it means to them. More...

March 06

No more license requests for productions of Dr Horrible being reviewed. "We have plans of our own and are not licensing it". Start your rumour engines.
Seth Green to be a guest on Conan tonight. Be sure to tune into TBS.
Liberty and Serenity. "I'm from the interstellar government, and I'm here to help you." More...

March 05

100 Almost Hits and Misses on DVD. A DVD compilation, including a certain myth about the making of Serenity.
Happy Birthday David Fury! Our favorite puppeteer and mustard enthusiast turns 52 today.

March 04

Ghost of the Robot's album "Mad Brilliant" is available for download at iTunes and also And according to the fansite Civilised James, they will be releasing their new CD (B)-Sider on the 15th, which will also be available on iTunes and amazon. More...
Alyson Hannigan's "How I Met Your Mother" receives 2-season renewal. This takes the CBS comedy, which also stars Neil Patrick Harris and future Whedon star, Cobie Smulders, up until season 8. More...
Why cast a spotlight on Joss Whedon? PopMatters kicks off its epic Whedonverse essay series by looking at why Joss matters. More...
A new interview with Morena Baccarin. Conducted by
Trailer for Nathan Fillion's latest movie, "Super". Looks to be mostly focused on Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page, but Nathan seems to be playing another "superhero" type character.
First Whedon shows hit Netflix Canada. Netflix Canada added Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse this morning to Watch Instantly.

March 03

Evil mastermind running for President! A familiar face is running for Student Union President at the University of Alberta. More...
Firefly Cross stitches. There is a link on the page to more Whedon stitchery.
Why Steven S. DeKnight won't be able to write for Buffy Season Nine. DeKnight explains what's going on with his work life at present, and what he thought of Buffy Season Eight. Part Two of the interview where he talks about the prequel series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" can be found here (spoilers if you haven't seen it).
Fun interview with Nicholas Brendon. He was featured on the New Day NW program in Seattle this morning promoting the Emerald City Comicon.
Neil Patrick Harris to be a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight. Be sure to tune into CBS.
Buffy Summers among 'TV's Greatest Women'. TV Squad ranks the top 100 women in TV history. Buffy cracks the top 10!! Very solid list, imho. See where she placed (would love to hear some of our members thoughts on this).
The results of SFX's Whedon genderbending competition. Summer Glau is Captain Hammer, David Boreanaz is Inara and there's loads more to be had.
Stellan Skarsgard confirmed for Avengers. I'm sorry but I couldn't find this information in English. This is from Sweden's second largest evening newspaper, and they say that Stellan Skarsgård is confirmed for Avengers. He will play Dr Selvig, the same part he plays in Thor.
Why Firefly had to be cancelled. Former Fox Entertainment president Gail Berman gives her reasons.

March 02

Backstage interviews Nathan Fillion. A wide-ranging interview about his life, his career, his profession. (And, yes, another comment on that Firefly campaign.)
(SPOILER) Major Avengers scoop from Latino Review. Pretty big spoilers if they are right. Ain't It Cool has some more info including news about a trailer.
Pop Candy Posts Preview Pages from Tink (The Guild) Comic. Brought to you by one Felicia Day and the fine folks at Dark Horse Comics with covers by Peter Bagge and Ron Chan. As a reminder Felicia will be at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this very weekend along with Amy Okuda, Ron Chan, Clare Kramer and some guy named James Marsters.
Rodeohead Firefly. A fan made video of Firefly clips set to the music of Hard and Phirm's (Featuring Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman) Bluegrass medley of Radiohead songs. More...
Mark Ruffalo talks about Hulking Out in the Avengers. He talks to The Telegraph about the evolution of his career, and also about the process of digitally bulking him up to play the Hulk.
'Firefly' on The Science Channel. Great promo for "Firefly"airing starting March 8 on The Science Channel.
65% off Buffy the complete series on DVD till March 5th. Grab it whilst it's hot.

March 01

Keith Szarabajka appearing in theatre this weekend. He is currently appearing in the play Mlle. God by Nicholas Kazan at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles. The final performances are this Thursday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm.
Astonishing X-Men #1 reprint available on 3/2/11 for $1.00. This is part of "Marvel's Greatest Comics" reprint series. More...
David Fury is now on Twitter. As confirmed by Jane Espenson. More...
Buffy as Motion Comic: Paper Doll or New Art Form? A very interesting examination of how the story of Buffy Season 8 is told in this new medium.
Most Whedon shows are leaving Netflix Instant Viewing on April 1st. All of Angel, Buffy, Firefly, and Season One of Dollhouse drop off Netflix Instant Viewing on April 1st. More...
Know your Avengers. Don't have a clue about the major players in the movie? Well IGN Movies has compiled a handy primer.

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