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February 29

(SPOILER) Juliet Landau, Christos Gage and Scott Allie discuss "Drusilla". The trio talk to Comic Book Resources about the piece. Some interior pages of the project are included in the article.
Amber Benson joins Dark Shadows audio drama. Big Finish have announced that Amber Benson will feature in their Dark Shadows audio story, "Dress me in Dark Dreams".
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 9 #7. CBR has them up.
Marvel's The Avengers theatrical trailer #2 is now available. "Director Fury? I think it's time." YouTube link here. More...
(SPOILER) Time to discuss Angel & Faith #7! Cool revelations and the return of a slightly different Drusilla, what else could we ask?
Trailer for 'Firefly Universe Online'. The unauthorized MMO now has a release date. More...
(SPOILER) ET on set of the Avengers. Short video of Entertainment Tonight on the set of the Avengers where they interview cast members and preview the trailer. Not very spoilery but there's some fresh footage. Also here are exclusive cast interviews by Entertainment Weekly which are spoilery. More...
Zac Efron talks about Firefly. Firefly comes up in one segment of this interview with Zac Efron at Collider.
Let the Slayer live again: why we should reboot Buffy. A reasoned approach to the reboot debate.
Nathan Fillion talks Green Lantern in "Justice League: Doom". Interview with Nathan about his second time playing Hal Jordan in an animated film.

February 28

(SPOILER) Scott Allie and Christos Gage talk Angel & Faith. It's the latest installment of Comic Book Resource's 'Behind Buffy Season 9'. Plus there's Steve Morris' mysterious Issue 11 cover art to gaze upon.
Alan Tudyk performing in the "Play That Beautiful Laugh" in New York. From the production website: "An exploration of laughter featuring clowning, live music, and joy, this high-energy, rhythmically-driven comedy piece was inspired by the creator's nightly bedtime ritual of developing stories with his young son." More...
'The Avengers' to be renamed for the UK? Steed and Mrs. Peel do have prior claim. ETA: The official UK Facebook page for the movie says it's now renamed as "Marvel Avengers Assemble" and will be out on the 26th of April.
New one-sheet poster for The Avengers. Features all the main characters and a lot of battle damage.
Nathan Fillion on The Daly Show! Tim Daly thinks he's actually Superman in this hilarious episode of The Daly Show, starring Nathan Fillion.
(SPOILER) Drusilla returns to "Buffy". She'll star in her own five-issue spinoff that takes place "'literally a panel after' Drusilla's final appearance in issue No. 9 of the Angel & Faith comic series" and will be written by Juliet Landau herself. More...
'Exploring Buffy the Vampire Slayer' returns to Portland State University. The extremely popular class focused on the academic side of Buffy is being offered again at PSU. More...
Malcom Reynolds vs. Rick Castle. It's a match up to see who wins Beckett's heart. No matter who looses, ruggedly handsome wins. (Hulu - USA only). More...
Serenity & Firefly Stamped Metal Cuff Bracelets. Found on Etsy, 3 designs: "The Future is Worth Fighting For", "You Can't Take the Sky from Me", "I am a Leaf on the Wind, Watch how I Soar".
Bones moving to Mondays. On April 2, Bones switches time slots yet again.

February 27

(SPOILER) Phil Noto's cover art for Buffy Season 9 #10. Comic Book Resources got that exclusive and there's the the usual solicitation info for the issue as well. Newsarama has Georges Jeanty's cover for #10 and Rebekah Isaacs' cover art and solicitation info for Angel & Faith #11.
(SPOILER) Preview of the free Buffy/Guild comic book. Buffy goes on holiday, what can possibly go wrong?
(SPOILER) Preview pages from Star Wars/Serenity free comic book. "It's never easy". More...
Web series "Jedi Camp" is looking for funding. A web series inspired by Star Wars that deals with the topic of childhood bullying, headlined by Buffy's Camden Toy (who plays one of the Gentlemen and the Ubervamp).
Amber Benson to appear this Tuesday at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach, CA. She will be attending a launch party for her newest book 'How to be Death'.
Disney's strong-arm tactics over Jenny Agutter's Avengers comments. Recently Shadowlocked ran a comprehensive interview with Jenny Agutter which included comments from her about The Avengers. But according to the EIC of the site, "I was told via a proxy that Disney had heard about the interview and contacted Jenny Agutter directly to ask that any reference to the 'Avengers' movie be removed from any video footage of the 47 minute chat or excerpts thereof." More...

February 26

Vote in the 3rd annual Whedon Oscars. The online ceremony begins at 8pm EST.
New Avengers trailer in 3 days time. Marvel's facebook page for Avengers has announced that trailer #2 will be on Itunes in 3 days.
Coverage of today's shooting of 'In Your Eyes' in New Hampshire. Head over to ExeterPatch to find out what's happening so far. There's pics as well.
DigitalSpy takes a look at TV's Best Musical Episodes. I wonder what could possibly make the list. More...
(SPOILER) MovieHole's exclusive look at "In Your Eyes". "There's something crafty simmering away in Whedon's screenplay - something "best episodes of Buffy" brilliant about it." Big spoilers for the movie's premise and plot.

February 25

Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal! Lolcats and Firefly together. Nirvana.
Happy birthday Alexis Denisof! The great preppy-turned-bad-ass Watcher turns 46 today! More...
Bullet Magazine: "Here's Why We're Still Obsessed with Sarah Michelle Gellar". Mrs. Freddie Prinze Jr. channeling Patrica Arquette in a True-Roman-esque photo shoot.

February 24

MTV cancels "Good Vibes" featuring voice work by Alan Tudyk. He played "Lonnie", the hippie surfer.

February 23

'The Cabin in the Woods' is on the cover of Fangoria. Spoilerish if you haven't seen the trailer.
Buffy the 8-Bit Slayer. Can you guess all the characters? More...
Showtime's Steve Howey joins 'In Your Eyes'. You'd know him as Kevin Ball on the US version of Shameless.
Fox gives a presentation order to Patton Oswalt's 'Working Class Hero'. Oswalt will star in and produce this animated superhero comedy.
Trailer for Comic-Con: Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. The movie will be released April 6th. YouTube link courtesy popgoestheshelby. More...
The Big Bang Theory cast reimagined as Firefly crew. As depicted by designer Megan Levens.
Live chat with Charisma Carpenter. She will be answering fan questions from her Twitter Monday at 9pm EST/6pm PST.

February 22

(SPOILER) Dare you gaze upon the latest photo for 'The Cabin in the Woods'? It features Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz and Anna Hutchison.
New official Avengers photo. Disney has officially released the new Empire magazine photo. More...
Amber Benson returns to the Once and Future Podcast. Anton Strout speaks to Amber about her new book, How To Be Death. They also discuss why some people watching Buffy were Tara Haters, what "bonnet rippers" are, why traveling cross country by train blows, and bathrooms. Plus a chance to win a full set of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series!
Dichen Lachman cast in ABC pilot "Last Resort". TV Line has the scoop.
Watch the pilot for "Awake" early! Executive Produced by Howard Gordon (Buffy, Angel, The Inside), the series premieres on NBC, March 1st but folks with access to Hulu can see the pilot now. Spoiler Alert: It's Amazing! :) More...
Juliet Landau to guest star on Criminal Minds. She will be a guest on the show alongside Robert Englund, who portrayed Freddy Krueger for many years. More...

February 21

Tony Head to present "Buffy: The Greatest Episodes" on Syfy UK. The episodes will air over two days starting March 3rd. According to the press blurb, "Anthony Head will not only reveal the order of the top 20, he will also share his own personal anecdotes and insights on the featured episodes". More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar promoting Ringer on the "Rachel Ray show". Also, Misha Collins (Castiel from Supernatural) guest stars on tonight's Ringer at 9/8c on the CW.
Joss Whedon's 'In Your Eyes' set to film in New Hampshire. Principal photography is scheduled to start next week.
Tim Minear reflects on the first season of American Horror Story. In this recent interview he discusses what attracted him to the FX series and what was involved in breaking each episode.
Screening of Company and Q&A with Neil Patrick Harris. The screening is on 15 March 2012 at the Curzon Mayfair in London.
Vote for the sexiest characters in sci-fi and fantasy. There's numerous Whedonverse characters listed and there's also a write-in option.

February 20

Tavi, fashion blogger, founder and EIC of Rookie Mag, gets inspired by "Witch". About a year ago she got inspired to dress as a voodoo barbie after watching season 1, episode 3 of Buffy, "Witch". She's also the one who conducted the fabulous interview with Joss Whedon in Rookie Mag back in November. More...
Ask Joss your question on The Geek Files Blog. "The best questions submitted will be put to Whedon in a video interview that includes the names of the people who sent them in"
A Buffy trailer inspired by "The Jane Austen Season". A very well made trailer based on the promo made by ITV1 a few years ago. It's very touching, I thought I would share it. Also take a look at this very moving tribute, I shed a tear. More...
A portrait of the Firefly cast. By comic book artist Katie Cook.
Happy birthday to Tony Head. He turns 58 today.

February 19

Alan Tudyk guests on "Doug Loves Movies" Podcast. Listen to our very own space pilot appearing on the "Doug Loves Movies" podcast as he alongside a few other former co-stars from the movie "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" as they try to win at movie trivia.

February 18

Sean Maher finds his Serenity. Sean Maher came 'out' last year, but I hadn't heard that he was the stay at home Dad. More...

February 17

New photo from 'The Avengers'. It features Agent Coulson and Thor aka Clark Gregg and Chris Hemsworth.
Several Whedonverse alums to appear at Paleyfest 2012. David Boreanez, Nathan Fillion, and Vincent Kartheiser will be at the Bones, Castle, and Mad Men panels respectively.
Buffy Digital Sale this Weekend. Buffy Season 8 Issues 16-30 are on sale for $.99 through Dark Horse Digital.
Mark Feuerstein joins Joss Whedon's 'In Your Eyes'. The 'Royal Pains' star will play Zoe Kazan's husband in the movie.
Neil Patrick Harris's Legendary Valentine's Day Dinner. NPH tweets his entire Valentine's Day dinner, with drool-worthy pictures. More...
A nontrivial event: Win a signed copy of The Big Damn Firefly & Serenity Trivia Book. The fan site Bashing In Minds has a signed copy of author Kristin M. Barton's new Firefly & Serenity themed trivia book they are giving away. Just answer three questions correctly by midnight on February 22, and it could be yours.

February 16

Limited Australian cinemas to show 'Company'. Australia will finally get a chance to see the filmed production of Company starring NPH and YoSafBrig! More...
Marti Noxon on The Nerdist Writers Panel! In addition to the Buffy, Angel and Glee writer, this episode also features Danny Zuker (Modern Family) and Craig Silverstein (creator, Nikita; co-creator, Terra Nova). Recorded November 20th, 2011.
TVLine Interviews Morena Baccarin. She talks about her return to The Mentalist, which airs tonight.
Joss Whedon talks about the inspiration behind Cabin. "It's basically a very loving hate letter".
Starburst magazine interviews one of the visual FX supervisors for The Avengers. He's seen a rough cut of the movie and thinks it's pretty good. "My biggest problem with every single superhero movie is I don't think the payoff ever matches the build up. This one definitely does." There aren't really any spoilers here.
The Cabin in the Woods soundtrack drops April 3. Composed by David Julyan (Insomnia, The Prestige, Memento), it will be released by Varese Sarabande shortly before the film itself opens on April 13.

February 15

Joss Whedon's 'In Your Eyes' lands leads. Deadline reveals that Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan have signed on to star in the movie.
Felicia Day discusses Microsoft Advertising. Felicia Day discusses how Microsoft has helped her, and what they have to offer.
Firefly added to the ATX Festival in June. The start-up television festival slated for Austin, TX, this June this morning announced its latest programming addition, at overwhelming request. For tickets, donate to their Kickstarter, which has six days left to fund. More...
Felicia Day visits Clockwork Couture. Felicia Day stopped by Clockwork Couture, so they dressed her up and took her picture.
'The Cabin in the Woods' gets a '15' rating for the UK. The movie has a running time of 94m 49s.
Morena Baccarin to star in movie written and directed by Michael Rosenbaum. It's Rosebaum's feature debut as writer, director and co-star. He chose wisely for his leading lady.
MoSF's Ultimate Imaginary Boyfriend of 2012. It must be that poll time of year! Misfits of SciFi have their own romance offering, Ultimate Imaginary Boyfriend of 2012, where we pick the genre characters we'd most like to have a relationship with. There are several Whedon-y characters available. More...
Zap2it's 'TV's Most Crushworthy' Poll. Features quite a few Buffyverse representatives, including the Slayer herself. More...
Equality Now kicks off online fundraising drive!! In conjunction with their 20th anniversary event in April, Equality Now has launched a $20K in 2012 fundraising drive on Crowdrise.com. More...

February 14

Sci-fi and Fantasy's 14 Greatest Romances. SFX includes Zoe and Wash in 9th place and Willow and Tara at third. Buffy and Angel, Willow and Tara and Zoe and Wash feature in Starburst's "10 of the Greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romances" list. Zap2it included 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' as one of their classic Valentine's Day episodes. EW.com also list Buffy and Angel in their True (Fictional) Lovers feature. And the L.A. Times Hero Complex has Buffy, Angel and Spike and Zoe and Wash in their "Geek-culture couples we love" article.
(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9: Andrew Chambliss discusses Buffy's Choice. Comic Book Resources talks to Andrew Chambliss about the latest developments in Buffy's world. Spoilers for Issue #6, of course.
Sci-Fi Coexist bumper sticker. Saw this on "Set Phasers to LOL" last night, thought it was pretty shiny.

February 13

(SPOILER) A love letter to Buffy. Kelly Thompson at Comic Book Resources praises Buffy Season 9 #6 by saying "This single comic book made for a good day for comics. A good day for characters. A good day for creators. A good day for feminism."
A Review of Sunday Punch starring Dichen Lachman. Monster Popcorn reviews the short film that has Dichen in the lead role.
(SPOILER) Buffyfest talks to Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy #6. "We reached out to Scott Allie to see how he feels about the big questions floating out there."
Recap of the Firefly panel at the Dallas SciFi Expo. Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Ron Glass were on the panel. On Sunday, Jewel tweeted this great pic of the four of them. Clips of the panel (plus one of Eliza chatting about Dollhouse at the Expo) can be found here.
The Scoobies T-Shirt. From the person who made the similarly styled "River Tam and the Fireflies" and "Sing Along with Doctor Horrible" t-shirts. More...

February 12

A Buffyverse gender-swapped Valentine. Jess Fink pays homage to Angel, Buffy and Spike in this Comics Alliance series of swapping the sexes in famous romances.
(SPOILER) Preview page for Buffy Season 9 #7. It'll be a long wait till next month.
(SPOILER) Sarah Michelle Gellar invited to guest on American Horror Story. Creator Ryan Murphy wants to write "something glamorous and sexy" for her. Small spoilers for Season 2 of the show.
Dark Horse's "Women in comics" sale. 50% off Angel & Faith digital comics this weekend.
(SPOILER) Can this artist see into the future? Look at the date it was posted(although it was first posted on the site Oct 29). And notice the season 9 spoiler-ish features of this custom figure. Creepy, huh? More...

February 11

Whedonverse veterans confirmed for Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Adam Baldwin and James Marsters announced as media guests at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in April. More...
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon gets political with Buffy. A full-page article looks at the controversy aroused by the events at the end of issue #6.
(SPOILER) Avengers mystery villains revealed ? Major spoilers if true.
Buffyverse Vampires and Criminal Liability. Are vampires liable for murder? The Law and the Multiverse blog investigates.
Nerdist Writer's Panel with Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon. The panel is this Sunday February 12th at 5 PM. Tickets are $15.

February 10

Ask Joss about The Cabin in the Woods. Bleeding Cool and the DIY Magazine website are taking questions for a video interview with Joss regarding the upcoming film.
The A.V. Club discusses fictional crushes. Three Joss characters make the list. More...
(SPOILER) Webcomic about Buffy Season 9 #6. "Gutters", a webcomic about the comic book industry, shows more love for a Joss production.
UK poster for 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Finally. Some actual studio publicity for the movie. It's only two months until it comes out.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for May 2012. Brought to you by Comics Continuum. Included in the line-up are Buffy Season 9 #9, Angel & Faith #10, and a new Guild one-shot.
(SPOILER) Clip of Amy Acker on Grimm. Amy guests on this weeks Grimm, airing tomorrow (Friday) night at 9PM EST in the US. See also this TV guide interview with Amy as well as an earlier TV Guide link about this ep.

February 09

SXSWorld enters The Cabin in the Woods. With the film opening SXSW Film this year, the magazine takes a look-see, including some stuff on the process of actually writing it that I don't believe we've heard before, and a look at its days at MGM.
New February Sweeps Promotional Photo For Ringer. Another beautiful promotional photo for Ringer, with Sarah Michelle Gellar as beautiful as ever. More...
Welcome The Earth's Littlest Avenger. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan welcome Exton Elias Downey into the world.
Nathan Fillion is on Jimmy Kimmel Live February 9th. The interview will air very shortly on the West Coast.
Bendis, Bagley & Brevoort on "Avengers Assemble". In Marvel's special live conference call on Avengers Assemble (the new series starring the heroes featured in Joss Whedon's "Avengers" film), Bendis throughout the call, continued to reiterate that he had seen The Avengers, saying he thought it was "the best thing [Joss Whedon] has ever done."
(SPOILER) EW.com interview Joss Whedon about the latest events in Buffy season 9. A good read. And Mr Chambliss speaks here.

February 08

Boycott the Avengers? A Slate writer discusses why Marvel's troubled history with artists has led him to boycott the upcoming project, despite his love for Mr. Whedon. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #6. Find out what happens in the aftermath of last month's revelation.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon talks about Buffy's biggest challenge. As you would expect, there's huge spoilers for Buffy Season 9 #6. UPDATE: Reaction to the interview (and plot development) at Bleeding Cool, Pink Is The New Blog, Comic Book Resources, io9, Comics Alliance and The Mary Sue.

February 07

(SPOILER) Scott Allie on Making "Buffy" Bold. A new article on Season Nine at Comic Book Resources.
The 25 Hottest Women On Horror TV Shows. Gellar in #19 and Dushku in #9, the sexiest Vampire Slayers ever placed alongside names such as Deborah Ann Woll and Madchen Amick.
Dancing on the Edge. The Watcher and the Operative in 1930s London! More...
Anyone care for a game of Tall Card? Den of Geek examines the finest fictional card and boardgames in movies and TV...including Firefly. More...
Sonic Youth frontman Moore names new band after Eliza Dushku. A little tongue-in-cheek but you never know! More...
Empire Online's "The Sexiest Characters In Cinema - The Men". Capt. Mal makes the top 25. Personally I think the Capt. should have been closer to #1. More...

February 06

Firefly cake with crew cupcakes and light-up Serenity. Not much more to say than that, really. More...
(SPOILER) Details about Issues 8-10 of Buffy Season 9. In addition to the title of the 3-issue arc, the link also contains images of some of the covers. Courtesy of Buffyfest.
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Think Angel, think Israel Defense Forces? The latest IDF YouTube video uses the Angel theme tune.
"Darn Your Sinister Attraction!" - a Buffy essay. This is taken from "The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly".
The Avengers Extended Superbowl Spot. The commercial is now available to view on the Avengers Facebook Page or on YouTube.

February 05

More Avengers anecdotes from Jenny Agutter. "It was so bizarre being on this big set in Santa Fe. I said as much to the director Joss Whedon and he whispered, "Shhh, I'm trying to appear cool.""
End of an era for Serenity: 35mm prints have been retired for U.S. screenings. This is expected to have minor impact on CSTS screenings since the majority of last year's events were already using digital copies and CSTS has been anticipating the change.
Ballads to the Buffy Big Bads #6 What kind of Master are you? The 6th of Karuna Tanahashis ballads to the Buffy Big Bads give us What kind of Master are you. This time sung "...as if Etta James was a Buffy fan."
Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous to come out on DVD. The DVD, which collects the motion comic book adaptation of Joss and John's second X-arc, will be out on April 10th.
(SPOILER) Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton talk about the "The Guild: Fawkes" comic. The duo co-wrote the one-shot which is out May 23rd.

February 04

New Avengers banners and promo pic. There's also a Hulk figure and Avengers Minimates to gaze upon as well.
(SPOILER) Harry Groener was in last night's Supernatural. Recap of the episode at Sound on Sight.
Pics of James Marsters on the set of Metal Hurlant Chronicles. The live-action TV series is based on the French magazine Métal Hurlant.

February 03

(SPOILER) CBR's Behind Buffy Season 9 with Andrew Chambliss. They discuss issues 3-5 and Chambliss give some spoilery bits about upcoming issues and developments as the season continues.
(SPOILER) Preview for Angel & Faith #7. Three-page preview courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

February 02

Trailer for 'Reverse Parthenogenesis' starring Amber Benson and Adam Busch. The short film is written and directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
(SPOILER) Cover art and details for Buffy Season 9 # 9. Phil Noto does the painted cover and Cliff Richards continues as guest interior artist.
Staking Dawn - A 'Breaking Dawn' parody by MAD with Buffy. Our beloved Slayer interrupts Bella and Edward's wedding and shows her skills to the sparkly ones (and to Al Gore) in this bloody, amazing MAD Production's parody.
Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain Pilot is picked up by The CW. The Selection is set 300 years in the future and centers on a woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation. Elizabeth and Sara are executive producers and writers of the proposed series.
Amber Benson and Adam Busch's Drones is available on Instant Netflix. I'm not sure when this happened but Drones is now available for instant viewing on Netflix (at least in the U.S.)! More...

February 01

(SPOILER) Covers for Angel and Faith #10. This issue features guest artist Chris Samnee (The Shepherd's Tale).
Ryan McCluskey talks about kissing Amy Acker on Cort & Fatboy. Ryan McCluskey (who plays Amy's husband on Grimm) was on Cort and Fatboy and talked about the upcoming episode, what it's like to kiss Amy, and how the shooting of Much Ado About Nothing came to be!
(SPOILER) First Look at Amy Acker on Grimm. She'll be guest starring on February 10th.



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