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November 01

Buffy - Myth, Metaphor and Morality. A first post of a site worth watching. More...
Fan-made Angel Season 5 trailer. An excellent final trailer from youtube user BuffyverseTrailers, this one is Angel Season 5. More...

October 31

"American Horror Story" renewed. Tim Minear's writing gig gets "one of the fastest pickups in the history of the network."
(SPOILER) Advance review of Buffy Season 9 #3. Some slight spoilers for the issue.
Bellwether Pictures announces next film. In Your Eyes is "a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined." Joss will write, with Brin Hill to direct.

October 30

(SPOILER) A roundup of reviews for Buffy Season 9 #2. IGN says "Season 9 tells stories in the style of the original TV show without having to make the same sorts of budgetary concessions". Geeks of Doom thought the issue was "a good, fun read". The Comic Book Review liked it and said Buffy was "not relegated to one end or another of a gender-role dichotomy". The Daily Blam! liked the plot device but thought the story relied too much on self-pity and What Culture! thought the book "shows great promise". More...
Director of Photography Jay Hunter talks Much Ado About Nothing. Fab interview about Joss' Shakespearean movie at Whedonverse.net.

October 29

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! The writer/producer/director is 48 today.
Christophe Beck: the Billion-Dollar Composer. Variety's Jon Burlingame takes a look at our former "Buffy" composer's increasing success in the world of feature films. More...
Felicia Day to appear on 'The Talking Dead'. The Live show will air this Sunday on AMC.
Seth Green's letter to his younger self. It's from a book called "Dear Me" where celebrities write letters to their 16-year-old selves. Seth's letter is really good, check it out.
Olivia Williams's Diary. She shares a bit of her diary with ES Magazine.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #3 preview. A four-page preview on the Dark Horse website.

October 28

Tom Lenk and Adam Busch on the "Pop My Culture" Podcast. They chat with Cole and Vanessa about... More...
Interview with David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf about Grimm. David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf talk about their new show Grimm, which premieres tonight at 9 pm on NBC.
Puss in Boots is in Theaters Today. The screenplay was written by Angel scribe Brian Lynch. More...
Felicia Day discusses 'The Guild', 'Dragon Age' and more. The lengthy interview focuses on web series and her history with them.

October 27

JossJunkie's newest song, this time about Anya. Karuna Tanahashi -- aka Joss Junkie -- writes and performs songs about folks in the Whedonverse. Her latest, "Love You... With a Vengeance," is all about everyone's favorite Vengeance Demon.
Julie Benz's Surprise Engagement. She shares how her fiancée Rich Orosco popped the question and threw a surprise engagement party in their backyard... More...
Tim Minear and Steven S. DeKnight on the Nerdist Writer's Panel! Recorded on June 19th, 2011, the panel also includes Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Ganz (Community).
Splitsider interviews BriTANicK's Brian and Nick about Much Ado. Some Q&A with two of the newest additions to the Joss Whedon stable of performers.
Kristy Swanson, Tom Lenk on tonight's vampire-themed "Psych". Typically fun episode is airing now in the eastern and central time zones, repeats at midnight central. Tons of vampire references (though no specific "Buffy" references yet), and Corey Feldman is in it, too. More...
Jewel Staite's Latest Foodie Blog: First Up, Montreal!
Joss doing stunts on The Avengers set. Anecdotes from Tom Hiddleston about Joss giggling on set among other antics.

October 26

Can't Stop the Serenity's Annual Charity Auction has begun! 100% of the final sale prices will support Equality Now. A lot of very cool items from Firefly/Serenity and other fandoms are up for auction this year.
Robert Duncan is on Twitter! The composer on season 7 of Buffy (and a bunch of Whedon-adjacent TV) is on Twitter.
What has Joss Whedon ever done for movies? A fair bit, it would seem.
'Homeland', with Morena Baccarin, renewed. The show will have a 12 episode second Season.
Marti Noxon to Executive Produce "The Executioner". Our very own Marti Noxon, along with Dawn Parouse, will executive produce Showtime's "The Executioner," based on the real life of Anatole Deibler, the official Executioner of Paris in the late 1800s. Tim Sexton is writing and executive producing/showrunning the project.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #3. It's the third part of the much praised "Live Through This" arc.
Much Ado Questions? Ask cast member Brian McElhaney. The Shakespeare Geek blog is going to have the opportunity to ask questions of Brian McElhaney (half of the comedy duo BriTANicK), who plays 'Second Watchman' in Joss Whedon's Much Ado. If there are any questions you want him to ask, leave a comment on their blog.

October 25

New song in Much Ado from Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Jed Whedon will also score Bellwether Pictures' first production.
Vote for Can't Stop The Serenity's 2012 Official Artwork! Promotional art nominees for next year’s CSTS events have submitted entries and now they are competing to decide what will be next year's official art!
New Angel Sideshow statue up for pre-order. There's also a regular version available, without the extra vampire head. More...
Felicia Day, Christos Gage, Seth Green, Georges Jeanty to appear at the Long Beach Comic Con. The event will be Oct 29-30.
Ultimate Male Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tourney. The first round kicks off with David Boreanaz as Seeley Booth. More...
Press interviews with Much Ado cast and crew. Main link goes to Entertainment Weekly and its exclusive interview with Joss, Sean Maher, and Amy Acker. Includes photos and much information about shooting, secrecy, release plans, and the house in which it was shot. Also: The Hollywood Reporter talks to Sean Maher. UPDATE: Sean Maher tells TheInsider.com that Much Ado features some original songs. And The New York Times talks to Clark Gregg (aka Agent Coulson) who plays Leonato in the movie. More...

October 24

Much Ado About Nothing: The press release (pdf). Also accessible directly from the Much Ado website. The film is "the first feature from Bellwether, a micro-studio created by Joss Whedon and Kai Cole for the production of small, independent narratives for all media, embracing a DIY ethos and newer technologies." More...
A List of 17 Immortals: One from the Whedonverse. Out of all of Whedon's Immortals, one is singled out to stand beside 16 other Sci Fi/Fantasy immortals in a small article on blastr.com. More...
Much Ado About Nothing casting details. Edit - there's also more in the official press release.
Firefly fan-art by French cartoonist and blogger. Boulet is a french cartoonist who has an illustrated blog that also gets published in comic book form. He somethimes draws fan-art, and this time it's an hommage to Firefly, in kawaii style. More...
Press reacts to Joss Whedon's film Much Ado About Nothing. The Hollywood Reporter ponders "whether it is in fact some sort of adaptation of the William Shakespeare play." Entertainment Weekly says "Joss Whedon announces secret film of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' ability to warp time and space at will". The Wrap says "Joss Whedon has directed, adapted, cast and filmed an entire movie" and has a plot overview (uhm, spoilers) of the play, SFX pools together tweets and our posts, io9 ponders if it's a fake (it isn't), and Tor remarks "..in many ways, this resembles the underground quality of Dr. Horrible."
Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Nathan Fillion just tweeted this link!

October 23

(SPOILER) Clark Gregg reveals some Avengers spoilers. The bad guy sounds really scary!
Buffy Gems on Tumblr. Buffy screencaps + the tweets of @Preschoolgems (the Dada-ist musings of young children). It works better than you might think.

October 22

An interview with Buffy Season 9 cover artist Steve Morris. He also does the Angel & Faith covers.
Portrait pics of The Avengers cast at New York Comic-Con. Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg make an apppearance in this IGN feature.
(SPOILER) NYCC Interview With Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs. The two talk how they got the job and working with Joss.They also drop some spoilerish info at the end. More...

October 21

Cool "Buffy" reference on '"The Vampire Diaries". Damon Salvatore demonstrates to Elena that he actually knows the Slayer. More...
(SPOILER) Tonight on The CW - Charisma and James guest on Supernatural! This episode looks like it could be a lot of fun. And there's an interview with Charisma about the episode over at EW.com.
Juliet Landau's new play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" opens tonight. It's being performed at The Crown Theatre in North Hollywood and will run till December 18th. Whedon fans can get half price tickets by calling the box office and mentioning "Whedon fan 1/2 price". There's a Facebook event for the play here.
Seth Green is creating an animated Star Wars sitcom. Apologies if this has already been posted, but the article is dated today.
(SPOILER) A review of Dollhouse: Epitaphs #4. This issue came out in comic book stores last week.
The Avengers? Yeah some of it was filmed with an iPhone. This, according to Seamus McGarvey, the director of photography for Marvel Studios' Joss Whedon-directed superhero flick. ETA: Turns out he was misquoted, Seamus tells the Hollywood Reporter "[it] was edited to read that I shot some of the film with the iPhone. This is not true."

October 20

Jewel Staite talks Firefly, Food, Fun and Fillion. She talks about food, wine, Nathan, and muppets. Yes, muppets.
Second half of Astonishing X-Men to be motionized. Marvel Knights Animation, Marvel's division for motion comics, is going to work on the second half of Joss' run. More...
TV Guide gives FB users a chance to vote for their Dec 12th cover. SMG'S 'Ringer' is in the running, and Adam Baldwin might make the cover if 'Chuck' were to win.

October 19

Joss Whedon plots his return to the Web. He talks about Wastelanders and says Internet shorts are "the punk rock of filmmaking". More...
The Avengers Trailer: Sweded. Or, what Joss' new movie might look like if Marvel Studios was really, really, cheap.
Interviews with actors at ComicCon: reaction edition. They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
Supernatural and the Whedonverse: 20 stars who've crossed over. In anticipation of James and Charisma's episode this Friday, there's a handy BuddyTV slideshow that shows the Whedonverse actors that have appeared on Supernatural.
SFX Magazine's Hot 50 preview. Joss comes in at number four in this year's list of "the movers, the shakers and the decision makers" in sci-fi. If you want to see the whole list, you'll have to buy the latest issue of SFX.
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Q&A for Buffy Season 9 issue 2. I think Georges let something big slip in this one.So a spoiler warning is for sure.

October 18

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Solicitations for January 2012. The new Angel and Faith arc looks like it's made of win.
Jesse Williams on The Cabin in the Woods. In an interview with BlackBook, Williams talks about whether or not the men on his t-shirt are villains, and the frustration of the film's repeated release delays.
10 great stand-alone episodes that totally represent their respective shows. Smile! Our favourite puppet Angel comes in at #1. More...
Patton Oswalt flying geek flag again for the masses. He'll be taking on Brian (the Brain) from The Breakfast Club in a live reading produced by Jason Reitman.
Buffy and Angel Complete Series Boxsets get (Twilightesque?) makeover in the UK. Gaze upon the new artwork for the Buffy and Angel boxets at Play.com.
(SPOILER) Buffyfest's exclusive NYCC 2011 interview with Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs. They cover a lot of ground, and there are some pretty big spoilers in there about the next Angel & Faith arc as well as Issue 5 (in a way, it's actually a nice segue into the next arc, at least the way it sounds right now).
Morgan Spurlock talks Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. Quick interview on the project that includes a great picture of the "geek dream team" that made the documentary possible.
"There's my boy" - an Angel essay. Smart Pop Book's free essay of the week comes from Five Seasons of Angel. A look at Angel and Darla's relationship through centuries

October 17

Summer Glau On 'The Human Preservation Project' And Fandom. Some MTV coverage from the just-concluded New York Comic Con this weekend.
Shiny ditty for the pretty. The Browncoats are playing for us brownish coats, a little Firefly-themed song, for those of you out there in the black who's unaware of it. I think it's a gorram songy song.
"Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon" - coming out next year. " This study explores the myriad natural and supernatural methods Whedon's characters use to achieve power and control over unsuspecting friends and foes, including witchcraft and other paranormal means, love, aggression, and scientific devices such as psychosurgery and psychopharmacology."
(SPOILER) Buffyfest Interview with Scott Allie from NYCC. There are some spoilers about the Serenity free comic book day flip book.The season 9 stuff might be considered light spoilerish. More...

October 16

Bionic Woman / Buffy mashup. Fan edit of footage from the 70s Bionic Woman series set to the opening Buffy theme. Alternate links for restricted areas: Vimeo and Facebook. More...
(SPOILER) Avengers Clip Debuts at NYCC. In which we learn how one superhero is persuaded to assemble. Hitfix covers the highlights in the main link. Video of the panel is now available on YouTube. More...
Robin's Angels. Sorry Charlie, not even Principal Wood could save the Angels. DB Woodside's guest turn aired just days before the series cancellation announcement.
Interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie on Buffy & Firefly comics. A short interview from New York Comic Con touches on Buffy Season 9, the future of Firefly comics from Dark Horse, and digital comic books.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'Conan' Interview. Video interview from 'Conan' little mention on Buffy and she thanks the fans. Also talks about her current show 'Ringer.'

October 15

(SPOILER) Recap of Dark Horse's Buffy and Angel panel at NYCC 2011. The panel just concluded. There are some new spoilers. More...

October 14

'Grimm' to premiere to Twitter followers, take 10-city tour. The forthcoming NBC show from David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf (Buffy, Angel) will DM followers details on how to watch online early. And ten cities will get screenings, some with Q&A.
Might be a little built in demand for the Avengers. Joss' little art film is breaking records on iTunes already.
Alan Tudyk's 'Suburgatory' receives a full season order. The show airs on ABC.
Julie Benz talks about auditioning for the role of Buffy. She also reveals that she'd love to work with David Boreanaz again.
New Sideshow Angel statue teaser image released. Hot on the back of their recent Spike, Buffy, Willow and Faith releases, Sideshow Collectables have now released a brief teaser image of their forthcoming Angel statue. Just click on day 14 of their "countdown to Spooktacular" to view it.
Anthony Stewart Head is a guest on Late Late Show. Where it is still October 13th, Anthony Stewart Head is on the Late Late Show tonight. More...
(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy Season 9 #2. As usual,interesting tidbits are revealed.

October 13

Summer Glau debuts mysterious new project. Details on the Human Preservation Project are curiously scant at the moment, but official word has it that Summer will be making a last minute appearance for the transmedia entity's NY Comic Con debut tomorrow, Friday October 14th.
Even Wall Street people like Firefly. TheStreet.com writer Jeanine Poggi suggests shows Netflix should consider reviving. Guess which is the first on her list.
(SPOILER) New pics of James and Charisma on Supernatural. The episode airs October 21st.
The Mighty Macs, with David Boreanaz, to premiere October 21 in Philly. The film is about the first women's national basketball championship winners and stars David Boreanaz. Per linked article, it will be released to 1,000 theaters. More...
Dark Horse to publish a Star Wars/Serenity Free Comic Book Day Flipbook. At the New York Comic Con Retailer's Breakfast Dark Horse announced that they will be publishing a Star Wars/Serenity Free Comic Book Day flip book in May.
The Red Band Trailer for 'American Reunion', Starring Alyson Hannigan. NSFW.
Christmas, now with added Marsters. For anyone in the Covent Garden area on December 3rd.
How The Avengers characters fit in with the rest of the Whedonverse. Feature from Empire.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Simon Helberg to be guests on Conan tonight. Be sure to tune in. More...

October 12

Joss Whedon is voice-over man! It's a clip from the Warren Ellis documentary "Captured Ghosts".
'Ringer' gets full-season order. Good news for fans of Sarah Michelle Gellar's new show.
"Lust for Love" - Fran Kranz & Dichen Lachman's Kickstarter movie project. "We're a group of friends who have worked and created together over the last few years and want to step up and make a feature. With a little support through the Kickstarter platform we believe we can make a wonderful movie." Felicia Day, Enver Gjokaj and Maurissa Tancharoen will also be in the movie.
Felicia Day is on the Cover of Paste Magazine. The article talks about Dragon Age, The Guild, and makes mention of how Joss approached her about Dr. Horrible.
Nice, comprehensive breakdown of The Avengers trailer. Courtesy of SFX.
Neil Patrick Harris at Hitrecord's Fall Formal. He was a special guest at Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Fall Formal event in Los Angeles. Not being there, I'm not sure if this was his only contribution.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #2. Find out what happens after last issue's cliffhanger (ahem).
Why Paramount, not Disney, gets Avengers credit. If you like reading about the industry side of film making, then this article is for you.
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith # 3 preview. Four-page preview on the Dark Horse website.
Amber Benson to appear this Friday at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach, CA. She will be signing her newest book, 'Serpent's Storm'.

October 11

(SPOILER) A Clip from the Catwoman Animated Short, featuring Eliza Dushku. It will appear on the Batman Year One DVD/Blu-Ray. More...
RedemptionCast starts watching Angel. The first time BtVS watchers behind PotentialCast start watching Angel. More...
Felicia Day's 'Dragon Age' Series: "The Ultimate Experience". Interview with Felicia about her new companion web series for BioWare's new role playing game.
The Avengers trailer is online. It's officially up.
Our little Dawnie is all grown up. Michelle Trachtenberg is firmly in her mid twenties.
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A for Buffy S9 #1. Georges lets some big spoilers slip both outright and hints.
Interview: Buffy Alum and Bandwagon Star Emma Caulfield. VeryAware's Jason Tabrys (@jtabrys) has a fun discussion with Emma about everything and anything, from Buffy to the Peach Pit. More...

October 10

'Once Upon a Time' casts Buffy alum Emma Caulfield. She will play the Blind Witch from Hansel and Gretel.
Alex Day is Doctor Horrible. YouTuber Nerimon sings 'A Man's Gotta Do' with his friends. More...

October 08

SFX Magazine's top 25 sci-fantasy icons of the 21st Century. You voted for them back in April, the magazine special came out in July and now you can read the feature online (several Whedonverse characters feature on the list). An additional interview with the actor whose character got voted number one can be found here. More...
What I see in the mirror: Olivia Williams. She talks about... well, what she sees in the mirror.
(SPOILER) Chistos Gage Podcast Interview. The Angel & Faith talk starts at the 36 minute mark. More...
Horror's greatest heroes: The 10 greatest monster fighters. Buffy gets included on this io9 list.

October 07

Friday Fever: TV Shows Axed Too Soon. The list features a Whedon favourite.
Postergate is over: UW-Stout relents. The university's administration has reversed its decision regarding the Mal poster. Fan opinion was split over the rights and wrongs of the situtation.
(SPOILER) Jewel Staite talks about guesting on Supernatural. Her episode airs tonight. Looks like she had a good time working on the show.

October 06

Amber Benson to appear on Ringer. She will be in episode 10 playing a stripper who is a informant for Agent Machado .
First theatrical trailer for The Avengers coming this Tuesday. The announcement was made on the movie's official Facebook page. And there's a countdown to The Avengers trailer on the iTunes Movies Trailers site.
Joss Whedon's video for Equality Now. Shown at the CSTS events over the summer, it's now properly available to view on YouTube. Read a transcript of Joss' remarks from the video here. And you can watch the 2011 CSTS Global intro video (which features some very shiny people) in full at the Can't Stop The Serenity site. More...
Anthony Head's "Free Agents" cancelled. After another low rated episode, NBC has pulled the plug on Tony's comedy, making it the second cancellation this fall. More...
ABC commits to a pilot written by Seth Green and others. It is described as a "Sci-Fi White House Drama".
10 TV universes you would and wouldn't want to live in. Dollhouse and Firefly make it onto one of these lists. Maybe not the one you'd hope though...
Jane Espenson Live Chat. Late notice but Ms. Espenson is on air right now discussing her body of work.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters Who Lost Their Mystery (but Stayed Cool.) An interesting list complete with more than one whedonverse appearance (spoilery if you've been living under a rock for the past 15 years.)
Trailer for "Answers to Nothing". Co-starring Julie Benz, "Answers to Nothing" opens December 2, 2011.

October 05

American Horror Story premieres tonight on FX! Tim Minear is involved, though it's difficult (read: impossible) to find that out through IMDB. Looks like it starts at 10pm on the West Coast.
Dragon Age: Redemption trailer. The new web series featuring Felicia Day. More...
Buffy and Serenity now on Netflix Canada. After over a year of being operational in Canada, Netflix finally adds Buffy (all 144 episodes) and Serenity to its library. More...

October 04

Avengers stars announced for New York Comic Con. Kevin Feige, Chris Evans, Thom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders scheduled to attend and new footage will be shown. More...
Fall's first cancellation: NBC axes Playboy Club. Sean Maher played a character on the show.
(SPOILER) First look at Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters on Supernatural. Their episode will air on October 21st. Spoilerish for the plot details.
(SPOILER) Komix's exclusive interview with Georges Jeanty. They talk about his beginnings in the industry, his past work, and of course, Buffy. Georges drops some hints about what's to come (character appearances) and flat out names one returning face.
'The Buffyverse Catalog: A complete Guide' - out now in print. Both new and used ones over at Amazon. Can't wait until I get my hands on one. More...
(SPOILER) An advance review of Buffy Season 9 #2. This issue will be out on the 12th.

October 03

(SPOILER) New photos from The Avengers. There's a new one featuring Thor and Captain America, a behind-the-scenes pic with Joss and Scarlett and some hi-res images of the ones that appeared in Entertainment Weekly.
TV Guide cheers Morena Baccarin's performance in Homeland. Short, but very complimentary.
Out in every way, Sean Maher is happier than ever. A more revealing look at Sean's experience of spending 14 years in the closet. Also, in an interview with TheTVAddict.com, Jewel Staite comes out as a huge supporter of Sean's. More...

October 02

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #2 preview. Three-page preview on the Dark Horse website.
(SPOILER) A roundup of reviews for Angel & Faith #2. Comic Book Resources gave it 4 stars out of 5 saying, "This isn't just an excellent licensed comic, it's an excellent comic, period". Multiversity Comics praised the issue and thought "the best part of the series is the dual narrative being told". ComicBuzz went with "overall this is a very exciting series to be following" and Geeks of Doom say "If you have any love for the world of Buffy and Angel, grab this series, it won't disappoint you at all". More...
Emma Caulfield on the Nerdist podcast. A nice little conversation with our favorite ex-demon on the Nerdist podcast.
A short musing on the role of the music at the end of Buffy Season 6. The author feels the climactic scene in 'Grave' is evangelical, partly because of the song playing in the background.
Jane Espenson Joins GeekGirlCon in Seattle. GeekGirlCon adds television writer and producer Jane Espenson as a special guest. Espenson will appear at GeekGirlCon on Saturday, October 8th at the EMP Museum's Oral History Live!, GeekGirlCon's "Whenodnistas" panel, and to greet fans at the convention. More...

October 01

Smoking, Shoes, Secret Talent, and Super Powers. Fun, short video with Alyson Hannigan discussing 10 things you didn't know about her. Interview starts after a short commercial.
(SPOILER) Preview for Dollhouse: Epitaphs #4. This comic book will be out on the 12th.
Adam Busch cast in TBS pilot. New comedy pilot starring Danny Masterson fills out the rest of the cast. More...



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