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November 30

Nathan Fillion was a guest on Conan last night. Nathan is the 1st guest, Angela Kinsey is the second guest, aired Nov 29th. More...
Dollhouse comics and more Buffy S8, now digital. Dollhouse: Epitaphs (including the original one-shot), and issues 26-30 of Buffy S8 are now up at the Dark Horse digital store. Each run is also available as a bundle, slightly cheaper. And according to Dark Horse, as from December 14th "all titles from Dark Horse Comics will be on sale the same day in both print and digital format".
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #4. It's the fourth and final part of the 'Live Through This' arc. Will Pearl and Nash prevail?
Are you a fan of the British X Factor and Buffy t-shirts? If so, then this blog entry is perfect for you. If you're just a fan of the Buffy t-shirts, then you might want to check out the retro design. More...
One Series Wonders article from the Guardian. The launch of Charlie's Angels on E4 tonight prompts the Guardian to drag out the "one series wonders" template. blah blah favourite BDHs blah blah etc.
Jeremy Renner talks about The Avengers. He's not a fan of purple tights.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #4 preview pages. CBR has the preview pages for the conclusion of the first season 9 arc.
Marti Noxon gets new screenwriting gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she'll be working on the 'Ouija' script.

November 29

Jane Espenson, Cheeks and Sean Hemeon talk Husbands. Jane Espenson and crew talk about Husbands, if Barnabas really died on Caprica, kitten gangs, being offensive and more.
"Leverage" costarring Christian Kane back on TNT, Sundays at 9, in US. It resumed Sun. Nov. 27. For those who missed Sunday's new episode (like me), it's re-airing Wed. at 11 PM (according to www.tvguide.com). The TNT "Leverage" site has some fun making-of stuff, along with a nice photo of Christian Kane on the logo (slide screen to viewer right to see him, he's separated from the rest of the cast).
Neil Patrick Harris Steals a Kiss from Betty White. A video of NPH while guest hosting "Live" with Kelly Ripa. More...
Jo Chen's cover art for the first Buffy Season 8 hardcover. USA Today's Pop Candy has the scoop.
Erika Amato sings you a Merry Christmas! Erika Amato, of the band Velvet Chain (featured in the Bronze in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" - they performed "Strong."), has just announced the release of her new Christmas album. More...

November 28

Avengers Ass-emble! A role-reversing parody of the recently-released promo image that continues the promotional theme of male power and female sexuality. More...
Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! She reopened (with husband Jed Whedon) the Dollhouse, co-wrote one of the best episodes of Spartacus ("Missio"), turned our tears to ice in Mortal Kombat, got steampunky for The Guild, co-wrote a song for "Much Ado About Nothing", inspired record-breaking fundraising to cure lupus, and started the best blog in the history of bloggulary. More...

November 27

Christina Hendricks talks tech. Our Mrs Reynolds gets interviewed about the technology she uses in her life, her new video game persona, and how people don't answer their phones any more.
Prestige Television, Joss Whedon and the End of History. In which the author argues that Buffy and Firefly aren't just feminist shows but also "are a comment on the times and speak to my generation's struggle to find meaning in an end-of-history context".
Jane Espenson's first episode of Once Upon A Time airs this Sunday night. There will be a livechat with Jane at the link during the 8 pm EST/ 7 pm CST airing. Harry Groener also guest stars in the episode. More...

November 26

Fictional Friday :: 10 fictional doppelganger collections. And some predictions on whether they would get along with each other.
Five awesome Joss Whedon projects. Screen Junkies praise Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Harry Groener guests on Sunday's "Once Upon a Time." Per the tweet from Jane Espenson, who wrote the episode.
Den of Geek Celebrates Summer...Glau! Caroline Preece of Den of Geek! waxes rhapsodically about everyone's favourite prima ballerina-turned-psychic warrior/gynoid killing machine/21st century Oracle (Barbara Gordon!Oracle, not resident of Delphi!Oracle)/K9 unit officer. More...

November 25

Quantum Mechanix Black Friday sale includes some Whedony goodness. Starting at midnight, Quantum Mechanix will be selling the River BDH Maquette, Mule Replica, Fruity Oaty Bar girls, Penny Animated Maquette and a couple T-Shirts for at least 50% off. More...

November 24

Some new Buffy images by Jo Chen. Buffyfest has compiled links to 3 new Jo Chen images of Buffy, Faith, and Willow.
Whedonverse Marathons this Holiday Weekend. Chiller is airing a Buffy Season 7 marathon today, and The Science Channel will air a Firefly marathon on Saturday. More...
Red Dawn remake gets new distributor, release date. FilmDistrict has bought the long-delayed movie, starring Chris Hemsworth, and scheduled it for a November 2, 2012 release.
Nandi's dress from Heart of Gold up for sale again. Elonwy, the gal who currently owns Nandi's midriff dress from Heart of Gold is looking to sell it before she moves across the globe to Australia. Are you its next owner? More...
FoxConnect.com's Black Friday Sale includes many Whedon shows on DVD. $8.00 titles include Buffy S1-7 and Angel S1-5. The $10.00 titles are Dollhouse S2 and Firefly: The Complete Series.
California Browncoats >> Be a Part of the Zombie Apocalypse! Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire, NY Times bestselling author and winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer) has offered to "Tuckerize" two (2) undead winners in her upcoming novella "San Diego 2014: The Final stand of the California Browncoats". More...

November 23

James Marsters plays Angel. James Marsters was at the recent Alamo Drafthouse Buffy Singalong and agreed to play a scene, as Angel, with an audience member. This amusing write up comes complete with a video memorializing the performance. More...
Free Comic Book Day to include Buffy, Serenity, and The Guild. The official announcement from Dark Horse Comics as to its FCBD slate for May 5, 2012 includes the previously-known Star Wars/Serenity flip book, a new Buffy tale, and the Guildies go to the beach.
10 vampire stories that are more romantic than Twilight: Breaking Dawn. io9 lists Buffy The Vampire Slayer at #6.
(SPOILER) First look at Amber Benson on 'Ringer'. Her episode airs on the 29th.
Charity auction for a Tooned Up Spike, signed by James Marsters. Ends soon. More...
Barnes & Noble.com's pre-Black Friday sale includes most Whedon shows. All Seasons of Buffy and Angel are $9.99. Firefly The Complete Series is $12.49/DVD & $17.99/Blu. Dr. Horrible is $7.49/DVD & $11.99/Blu. Dollhouse on DVD S1 is $9.99 & S2 is $12.49.

November 22

(SPOILER) Christos Gage/Rebekah Isaacs Angel & Faith interview. An indepth interview with the creative team. More...
Miracle Laurie shares her favorite music videos. Dollhouse's Mellie gave a list to Examiner.com with reasons she likes each video. It's a very entertaining read!
Adam and Summer on the list of guests at Emerald City ComicCon. Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau will attend the comic convention, held at Seattle, Washington, from March 30 April 1, 2012. More...
Grimm gets full-season order and Thursday night tryout. NBC's fantasy/crime drama co-created by Angel's David Greenwalt will get a full order of 22 episodes after doing well in its first four episodes. It will also have a special showing at 10 PM on Thursday, December 8th, followed by another new episode the next night. ETA: Also, Amy Acker is cast (this link has spoilers). More...
io9's gift ddeas for 10 major species of Science Fiction fan. Includes several spiffy selections just for us.
Now 'Buffy' is a smartphone! HTC and Facebook will build a smartphone, code-named after our favorite vampire slayer.

November 21

Buffy 'changed course of television', says Sarah Michelle Gellar. She believes 'Buffy' "came at the right time".
'Dollhouse' on sale at Amazon.com. Seasons 1-2 in both DVD & Blu-Ray are 69-75% off.

November 20

'The Avengers' website gets updated. You've already seen the new banners but have you read the character bios? There's some interesting, albeit spoilerish, tidbits to be had.

November 19

Buffy Season 8 Volume 1 hardcover gets listed on Amazon. Coming out in July of next year, it's 304 pages and will set you back $29.99. More...

November 18

Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, & Jewel Staite to appear at Dallas Sci-fi Expo. February 11-12 at the Irving Convention Center
Top Score interviews Greg Edmonson. Greg Edmonson interviewed on Classical MPR's video game soundtrack podcast. Direct link to the mp3. Firefly discussion starts at around 20:15.
Joss talks Avengers with Yahoo. MOVIEtalk brings discussion of writing and directing ensembles, existing characters, and action (plus the latest on the Dr Horrible sequel).
Vote for Nathan Fillion as your favourite law enforcement crush. He's in the semi-finals but he's slightly behind Michael Weatherly, from NCIS.

November 17

(SPOILER) Amy Acker to guest on Grimm. Her episode will air in early 2012.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #4. Plus an interview With Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs. Catch up with the creative team of Angel & Faith as issue 4 is previewed.
GeoGlobalDomination: the Musical. This year's FOSS4G in Denver saw the premiere of a little musical (heavily) inspired by Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! FOSS4G is the global conference focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial :)
New Avengers banner is up on Yahoo! Movies. Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble next May. If you want to see a bigger version of the banner and the posters then check out Super Hero Hype.com.
Buffy Fan Trailer. A really good trailer for Buffy. More...
Interview with Emma Caulfield. She talks about her webcomic "Ripped".
(SPOILER) CBR Interview with Christos Gage. He talks about "Angel and Faith" and "Avenger's Academy." More...
The Word-Pocalypse: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and Dystopian Language. A very detailed examination of the show's relationship with language.
Alan Silvestri talks about scoring The Avengers. "Joss Whedon has really done something magnificent and I think everyone who loves Marvel and their films will especially enjoy this one."

November 16

Marti Noxon to re-write Disney's live-action 'Tinkerbell' movie. She also talks to Movies.com about the problems surrounding 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.
Buffy comics go digital. The long wait is over. Head over to Dark Horse Digital to see what's on offer so far.
Jason O'Mara chats to Jose Molina about the genius of Joss. The actor chatted to the former Firefly writer on the set of Terra Nova.
Confidence secrets from Sarah Michelle Gellar. It's an interview with Self magazine (and she's on the front cover too).
The top ten moments in 'Once More With Feeling'. Neatly tying in with the 10th anniversary, this article looks at the best moments from the musical in chronological order.

November 15

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics in February. Full info and covers for Buffy #6, Angel & Faith #7, Dollhouse Epitaphs collection.
An interview with Buffy's James C. Leary. He had hoped to go onto Angel but alas it was not to be.
Fran Kranz talks Much Ado. It's a video interview with The Morning After, on Hulu. He discusses how the project came up, other cast members, and the release method question. More...
Alexis Denisof on Last Night's "How I Met Your Mother". Alexis returns as Sandy Rivers. More...
Five Art Nouveau Posters of the Men of The Verse. Artist Megan Lara has designed for Quantum Mechanix 5 new poster featuring Mal, Wash, Jayne, Simon and Book, Art Nouveau style. More...

November 14

Nathan Fillion in an Episode of The Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast. Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) tweeted that today's episode has Patton Oswalt & Nathan Fillion in a delightful space western called "Sparks Nevada".
Neil Patrick Harris goes "Live". Neil will co-host Live! with Kelly for five shows, beginning Nov. 28th.
(SPOILER) TFAW interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie. Allie talks about Buffy Season 9, Angel & Faith, B.P.R.D., Star Wars, mostly. Spoilers for Buffy through Issue #3, and spoilers about characters appearing in the next A&F arc, if you've not been keeping up. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar to be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Be sure to tune in!
Trailer for 'The Iron Lady' featuring Tony Head. The Thatcher biopic will be out in the UK on January 6th.
Alyson Hannigan's "Lily Aldrin" in the final for E!Online's Ultimate TV Character Crush. She faces Glee's "Santana Lopez." More...

November 13

Firefly: The Complete Series is Amazon.com's Deal of the Day. The Blu-Ray is $18.99 and DVD is $14.99.
Summer Glau interviewed by CBR about "The Human Preservation Project". It's an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) in which she plays a scientist named Natalia Suttinger. To be found at www.survivalcode.com.
Buffy reunion on American Dad. First look at the characters that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan will be playing on next Sunday's episode.

November 12

TV Club comes to the end of its Buffy journey. It's taken over three years but Noel Murray has now reached 'End of Days' and 'Chosen' and says goodbye to the characters, one at a time.

November 11

A bite of a fame - "Buffy" collector Don Macnaughtan talks to The Torch. He's the author of the "Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
(SPOILER) Short NYCC 2011 interview with Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs by insertgeekhere. There are definitely some spoilers, including a plot detail about the upcoming Issue #5. And some deets about upcoming characters, but I think that's pretty old news there. More...

November 10

The Trailer for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. The films stars Chris Hemsworth, who is featured in 'The Avengers' and 'The Cabin in the Woods'. More...
(SPOILER) Read the latest Buffy Season 9 twitter chat with Andrew Chambliss. There are some spoilerish bits. More...
(SPOILER) US Army reservists discuss playing extras in The Avengers. Joss is given some quick kudos for taking their advice to lend some authenticity to a battle.
Harry Groener wins Chicago Jeff Award for "The Madness of George III". See first photo in photo slideshow on the Jeff Awards website. More...
Cheezburger Network launches FandomBase, with plenty of Whedonverse goodness. The good folks who brought you lolCatz and Failblog have launched a new site devoted to expressions of fandom, and the Whedonverse is heavily featured, such as here, here, and here.
Miracle Laurie joins Lust for Love. Miracle is cast (in the project that has about 30 hours of funding time left), Shawna joins the team and J-Mo adds their music.

November 09

Once Upon A Time up for a People's Choice Award. They are up for Best New Drama; Jane Espenson and Andrew Chambliss are on staff and Harry Groener and Emma Caulfield are set to guest. Alternately, you could make Jane cry and vote for Grimm (and David Greenwalt).
(SPOILER) The final issue of the Dollhouse: Epitaphs mini-series comes out today. The Andrew Chambliss, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen penned tale of Alpha and the Ivies comes to an end (for now?)
Read the utterly awesome "The Verse In Numbers". It's a fantastic effort to explain the 'Verse, a definite must read for any Firefly fan. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #3. Find out what's happening in issue 3.
Nathan Fillion: Pop Culture King Beyond Castle. LA Times Hero Complex talks to Nathan about his rock star cult status.

November 08

David Boreanaz and Nathan Fillion face off in People's Choice Awards. Vote Captain Tightpants! Or vote for our favourite puppet vampire!
Video for Your Favorite Martian's "Nerd Rage!!". Whedon reference at the end of the song.
Brian K. Vaughan will adapt Steven King's 'Under The Dome'. The Buffy Season 8 writer is adapting it for Showtime.
First Look at Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt. From her movie, "Hyde Park on Hudson". More...
Serenity Little Damn Heroes Maquette from Quantum Mechanix. It will be available in December.
(SPOILER) Joel Grey to Guest on Season 4 of 'Nurse Jackie'. The Oscar winner played 'Doc' on BTVS. Slight spoilers for Nurse Jackie.

November 07

Starz renews Spartacus for a third season. Steven S. DeKnight's series is picked up for Season 3 before Season 2 even debuts.
Joss Whedon talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Plus fab new pics from the movie!
A Hallowhedon 3 convention report. Charisma Carpenter, Tony Head, Phina Oruche, Amber Benson and Adam Busch were at the UK con and there's some good tidbits to be had from the Q&As. And if you're interested you can buy artprints from the event at under the floorboards.
Much Ado about Sean Maher. He chats to EDGE on the Net about Joss' Shakespeare movie and the cancellation of The Playboy Club.
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #7 covers and solicitation. Brought to you by Buffyfest. MAJOR spoilers about a character that will feature prominently in the "Daddy Issues" arc. Really, it's right there on one of the covers.
8 great (new) female positive ongoing comic books you should be reading. Comic Book Resources' She Has No Head! column recommends Angel & Faith and Buffy Season 9 in their list of ongoing books with good female portrayals.
(SPOILER) Phil Noto's cover art for Buffy Season 9 #6. He's taking over cover duties for the series. There's an interesting synposis for the issue as well. More...
Looking back at Joss Whedon's 'Serenity'. Den of Geek! casts its eye over the Big Damn Movie.

November 06

Ten years ago today - 'Once More, With Feeling' premiered. To mark the occasion, here's a UPN trailer for the Buffy musical. More...
Seven great unsung origin episodes. Two Whedonverse episodes make the list.

November 05

(SPOILER) Interview with Morena Baccarin. A nice interview with Morena about her new show Homeland. Includes spoilers for that show.
Signed Jo Chen Prints for CSTS on eBay. These are signed by Jo Chen, Joss Whedon and Alyson Hannigan. The second one is here. More...

November 04

'Once Upon a Time' gets a full season order. Jane Espenson and Andrew Chambliss are staffers on the show.
Promo video for "Danny & the Deep Blue Sea" starring Juliet Landau. Video includes interviews with Juliet Landau, her costar Matt Williamson and director John McNaughton regarding the stage production, currently running in North Hollywood.
Enver Gjokaj was in last night's episode of Persons of Interest. Somebody give this guy his own show, already.
Emma Caulfield talks about her new webcomic 'Ripped'. It's about Jack The Ripper and you can read it here.
(SPOILER) TFAW interviews Andrew Chambliss on Buffy Season 9 and Dollhouse: Epitaphs. There are spoilers along the way about the previous Buffy and Dollhouse books, but there's also a brief mention about the way Severin's powers work. Also some teases about stuff to come in the Buffy book, as well as some ideas for potential future Dollhouse books.
Alan Silvestri signed to score "The Avengers". Confirmed. Sorry, David Newman, Carter Burwell. More...

November 03

(SPOILER) A very Whedony Cast in "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas." Besides the already well-known appearances by Neil Patrick Harris and David Krumholtz reprising their roles, the film also features Patton Oswalt (from "Dollhouse") and Richard Riehle (Merrick on the TV "Buffy"). The names of the characters these last two play are spoilery.
Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman talk about Lust For Love. It's part one of a video interview where the two of them answers fans' questions about the movie. Part two can be found here and part three can be seen here.
Stratford-On-Hellmouth. It began on twitter, inspired by Bellwether's upcoming Much Ado About Nothing. More...
(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9: Buffy Enters "Freefall". Comic Book Resources continues their series of interviews with Editor, Scott Allie. Spoilers for the first two issues of Buffy Season 9.
Bones Season 7 premiere tonight on FOX. Looks to be a great season.
Did You All See the "Written by Tim Minear" on Last Night's American Horror Story? "Halloween - Part Two" is now available on Amazon streaming and iTunes. More...
Charisma Carpenter joins ABC Family's The Lying Game. It'll be a recurring role.

November 02

Q&A with David Boreanaz and Carla Gugino about The Mighty Macs. Joss gets a mention and DB gives his opinion on the Buffy reboot and Angel Does Stuff tumblr.
Is 'Once More With Feeling' Buffy's best episode? TV Blend thinks it could be and there's even a poll for you to vote on the matter.
Read the latest collection of Whedonverse essays at Slayage. Volume 9.1 features essays about The Body, anonymous vampires, Pangs, Dollhouse and colonial discourses in Buffy.
A great interview with James Marsters. In which he shares his thoughts on the Whedon-less Buffy reboot, Dragonball Evolution, Spike, Caprica, his new indie film and more.
The best licensed comic books. Find out how Buffy fares against the likes of the Mass Effect, Gears of War and Star Wars comic books.
Bid to win an "In Your Eyes" walk-on role. The auction supports The Adrienne Shelly Foundation.

November 01

Michelle Trachtenberg is headed back to the Upper East Side. She will return to Gossip Girl for a "Sizable Arc" in 2012.
(SPOILER) NYCC '11: Interview with Dark Horse Editor Scott Allie. brought by insertgeekhere. Allie talks about Buffy S9 and his experience in dealing with fans, Star Wars/Serenity flip book, Sugar Shock and Dr. Horrible comics.
Nick and Brian (BriTANick) answer your Much Ado questions. A few days ago The Shakespeare Geek blog asked for questions to Brian and Nick about their experience working on Much Ado and have now posted the completed interview.
Summer joins Scent Of The Missing, pilot to start shooting this month. Glau, will play a new member of the K-9 Search and Rescue team who is beautiful and very wealthy but much tougher than she looks. More...



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