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October 31

Nathan has been tweeting fan Halloween costumes. I just cannot get over the awesomeness of this Serenity. I want to make my own now!
Promo poster for 'Much Ado About Nothing'. As seen at the American Film Market.
Comic Book Resources interview with Jane Espenson & Brad Bell. They discuss the merits of filming a successful web series, casting famous faces, and discuss their Husbands comic book. More...
Felicia Day returns to Supernatural. Felicia Day reprises her role as Charlie Bradbury in the upcoming Episode 11 of Supernatural. Other than the casting news, the article does not contain any information about the episode (so no spoilers).
QMX reveals Firefly dog tags. Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds' dog tags will be available during the first half of 2013.
Jeremy Renner hosting Saturday Night Live. On November 17th. Maybe he'll sing.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #15. Will our perception of the Buffyverse ever be the same again?
Kaleidoscope buys international rights to release Much Ado About Nothing. Can I get a yay?
Seven horror movie characters Joss loves. Just in time for Halloween, Joss lists his seven favorite horror characters.

October 30

Forbes suggests 3 options for the next Star Wars trilogy. They think Joss should direct it. Alyssa Rosenberg, on the other hand, doesn't.
Lisa Lassek working on World of Steam web series doing the green screen editing. Lisa has worked with Joss on Buffy, Angel, Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Cabin in the Woods, and Avengers. More...
(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy Season 9 #15. This Drew Z. Greenberg penned issue will be out on the 14th of next month.

October 29

Maria Hill to appear in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". So that's at least four characters from The Avengers to appear in this sequel.
TVLine names 25 actors they would like to see back on TV this pilot season. One of our Scoobies makes the list.
Joss Whedon discusses his acting roles. Evidently Husbands is the biggest role Joss has ever had on screen.
Bradley Whitford cast in ABC Comedy Pilot. "The Trophy Wife" will co-star Malin Akerman.
Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 49 today. More...

October 28

First part of the long-in-the-making Australian Firefly fan film "Bellflower". They've been working on this film, which set in the Firefly universe, for over six years now. More...
Whedon on Romney. Joss creates a video about Mitt Romney's vision for America.
The 15 best vampires not in Twilight. The list features one of our favourite vampires.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Warehouse 13. Another great pic courtesy of Eddie McClintock.

October 27

50 tv characters in Halloween costumes. The Chicago Sun Times gives a look at 50 memorable Halloween costumes, including one unforgettable one from Buffy season 4.
James Marsters' episode of Metal Hurlant will air tonight in France. 'Shelter Me' is on France 4 at 23.31.

October 26

Alan Tudyk in the "Wreck-It Ralph" voice cast. Character name may be a bit of a spoiler. Despite his name placement in the IMDB listing, he is fifth/seventh-billed in the actual movie credits and has a very large role.
Seth Green to guest on "How I Met Your Mother". Willow and Oz back together at last!
For sale - a sock puppet Joss Whedon portrait. This homage is part of a Ongoing Celebrity Series.
Seven tragic Whedon deaths. Dorkly lists the 7 most tragic deaths that Joss Whedon created.
Marsters of the Universe. In this eclectic interview, James talks about his career, the Mars rover Curiosity, 50 Shades of Grey, accents, whether he'd play Spike again and more.

October 25

A group of friends replicate the Avengers shawarma scene. A group of friends in L.A. decide to replicate the Avengers shawarma scene in the exact filming location. More...
BAMF Girls Club (co-starring Buffy) successfully funded through Kickstarter. Thanks to internet contributions, more episodes of this excellent YouTube series featuring our favorite vampire slayer and other BAMF girls are on the way.
Where are they now? The cast of Dollhouse. With the release of the Dollhouse Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray this week in Australia, has a look what the show's cast did next.

October 24

Ming-Na Wen to star in S.H.I.E.L.D.. She'll play Agent Melinda May.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #3. It's the third part of the "A Dark Place" mini-series.
'Husbands: Drawn In #1' is now available for download. Jane Espenson's web series goes down the digital comic route.

October 23

Interview with 'Justified' EP Graham Yost. Includes some interesting details on Joss' rewrite work on the Yost-penned 'Speed' and teases Patton Oswalt's guest spot on the FX series.
Watch the Q&A from the Gina Torres/Alan Tudyk panel at last weekend's Fan Days convention in Dallas. Plus Gina sings!
Ira Glass talks haircuts, blow jobs and Buffy and Angel while making balloon animals. More...
"Gentleman" Doug Jones added to "Dr. Horrible" screening lineup. Doug Jones is now among the announced guests - also including Ben Edlund and Jane Espenson - attending the Saturday night charity screening of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," Season 6 of "The Guild" and Season 2 of "Husbands: The Series."
This is not the Much Ado you are looking for. A U.S. movie chain is showing the limited release of The Globe Theatre's version of Much Ado About Nothing. But somewhere between the theater's listings and the Fandango listings, a miscommunication has occurred.
Anthony Head on the set of Warehouse 13? Or not? Eddie McClintock, aka Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13, tweeted this picture of himself with Anthony Head. More...

October 22

People's Choice Awards now open. First stage of voting is open for the awards and lots of Whedonverse options to vote for including The Avengers, Nathan Fillion, Castle, Bones and more.
Watch the brand new Iron Man 3 trailer. Available now on the iTunes movie trailers site and on YouTube.
The 7 dumbest things a TV character could possibly do. A Pajiba list.
Rotten Tomatoes updates their 75 best reviewed horror movies of all time to include 2012. The Cabin in the Woods lands at #34.
'Homeland', with Morena Baccarin, gets renewed. The show has been picked up for a 12-episode third season.
Adam Baldwin joins TNT's "Last Ship" pilot. He replaces Titus Welliver who was forced to drop out due to a family health emergency.
Summer Glau to live tweet the Alphas Season Finale. Via the show's official twitter handle @AlphasSyfy. The fun starts Monday night at 8/7c.
Paul Bettany (Jarvis) talks The Avengers and Iron Man. He gives a very interesting insight in the role of a voice over actor.

October 21

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy # 14. As usual,a lot of topics are covered and there are spoilerish bits.
Teaser trailer for Iron Man 3. The full trailer will be out on Tuesday.

October 20

Cosmic horror in the Buffyverse. Biff Bam Pop! touches upon Lovecraft's Cosmicism in the Angel episode 'A Hole in the World'. More...
Predicting the nominations for the 2013 Oscars. Awards Circuit thinks that The Avengers could be nominated for "Best Sound Mixing", "Best Sound Editing" and "Best Visual Effects".
Morena Baccarin is TVLine's Performer of the Week. The website has started a new feature honoring what they consider the standout TV performance each week, and Morena is their inaugural choice for "Homeland".
Summer Glau talks Alphas' big Season 2 finale. Plus, the actress comments on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. series and ten years of Firefly.

October 19

Marti Noxon joins Pixar to work on new project. That's the news that's coming out of the Austin Film Festival.
Alyson and Michelle in Costume. CNN gallery with pics of celebs in their Halloween costumes, including Alyson Hannigan and Michelle Trachtenberg.
The Avengers (in 90 seconds) video. Another funny summarization of the Avengers. More...
Top 10 sci-fi and fantasy sidekicks. Topher gets some well deserved attention in this SFX list.

October 18

Joss Whedon responds to "appalling" Avengers comments. When asked about the negative remarks made by The Dark Knight Rises' cinematographer Wally Pfister, Joss replied "I'm sorry to hear it, I'm a fan."
Amber Benson interview on Dust Up and Buffy. She talks about her movie career, Buffy experience, interacting with fans, Shakespeare readings at Joss' house and much more.
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #15 preview pages. CBR has the preview pages up for A&F issue 15, which is out on 31st of October.
Mash-up! The Buffyverse teams up with comic book characters. If you've ever wanted to see Buffy and Hit-Girl meet up, John Constantine berate Spike or Buffy fight along side her long lost brother Scott, well now's your chance.
The 10 most defining performances in the history of genre television. Not just one but two of our Whedonverse favourites makes this list by Charlie Jane Anders over at io9, and deservedly so.
The Great Showdowns - out now. Funny book with a foreword from Neil Patrick Harris.
A Q&A with Dollhouse's Harry Lennix. He chats about growing up in Chicago, his new movie 'Mr. Sophistication', why he wouldn't want to play Obama, his love of Superman and more.

October 17

(SPOILER) NYCC12: interview with Angel & Faith's Rebekah Isaacs. Has hints of what's coming up.
Firefly cast and writers discuss nudity in "Trash". After 5,000 tweets to a specified hashtag, Science Channel releases a clip from the roundtable discussion they shot for November's anniversary special.
The Glorification of Fanboyism in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" , Part I - Surreal Objectification and Ideology. Part II - "September 11th, 2001 as "'Traumatic Origin'" and Part III - "The Chitauri, The Avengers, and the Fanboys" can be found here and here.
The Superhero Yin and Yang. 10 ways The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises can't be better than each other.
Firefly, the tragic love of your life. CollegeHumor imagines what it would be like if TV shows were relationships.

October 16

Tom Lenk joins Lifetime's 'Witches of East End'. He'll be playing a recurring role on the pilot.
Boreanaz, Hannigan, and NPH makes EW's list of "TV Stars With More Than One Signature Role". Angel and Willow get nods here (in addition to Seeley Booth and Lily Adrin, respectively), though Dr. Horrible goes curiously unmentioned.
Overheard at New York Comic Con 2012's Firefly Panel. Highlights from the NYCC Firefly Panel More...
Win double gold passes to see Cabin in the Woods in Australia. 15 double passes each for NSW, Vic, Qld, SA & WA special Halloween screenings courtesy of SF Australia.

October 15

Cracked article with two Whedonverse references. The page talks about stereotypes in TV and movies, referencing Willow and Tara about homosexuality and one of Echo's assignments regarding the disabled.
Whedonites listed at #12 in Vulture's "25 Most Devoted Fan Bases" list. Whedonesque is mentioned as the fandom's "main hangout".
Is someone actually trying to make animated Firefly happen? Sean Maher tells the NY Post: "I know somebody who is actually trying to get that done, who has approached Joss [Whedon, the creator] about it. He used to work with Guillermo del Toro." You guess is as good as mine what that's all about, or not all about.
(SPOILER) Summer Glau on tonight's Alphas. Summer is back on Alphas tonight and in the season finale next week. 8/7c, Syfy.
Ant-Man movie gets November 6, 2015 release date. Can we expect Hank Pym to be at first introduced as part of the superhero line-up in Joss' second Avengers film that comes out only 6 months earlier?
Video Interview with Jane Espenson. Interview conducted during New York Comic-Con about Husbands upcoming comic book.
Gina Torres Cast in Bryan Fuller's Hannibal. She'll be playing the wife to her real life husband Laurence Fishburne. Per the article, she'll continue with her Suits role.
Gawker's Violentacrez expose and how Buffy predicted geek misogyny. Great article from Alyssa Rosenberg about how Buffy season 6 predicted a lot of the misogyny we see online today.
Sale for digital Dr. Horrible comics. 50% off, due to the TV debut.
Trailer for the Australian release of Dollhouse Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray. As previously announced, it will be out in Australia on the 24th of this month.
"Let the Tide Come In" - a Dollhouse essay. Originally appearing in the "Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum" anthology, this essay looks at how Dr. Claire Saunders is "the true representation of Dollhouse's premise".

October 14

Watch some of Saturday's NYCC Firefly panel. Parts two and three can be found here and here.
(SPOILER) Buffyfest posts entire Buffy panel from yesterday at NYCC. This panel is from Saturday and has spoilers for things coming up in the Buffy Season 9 comics.
A Joss-based PostSecret on today. Notice the quote in the URL too!

October 13

IDW unveils "Mars Attacks Spike" variant cover. If you missed Franco Urru's Angelverse art, well you're in for a treat. More...
"I don't think I'll be involved in S.H.I.E.L.D." says Amy Acker. But as she tells Spinoff, "I just did Much Ado About Nothing with Joss, so we have that. It's very exciting, that will be coming out in the spring. I hope I get the chance to work with him again."
Jewel Staite replaces Sean Maher at the Edmonton Expo. Sean unfortunately had to postpone his appearance, but his former co-star (and good friend) Jewel is taking over his spot!
Watch the Firefly panel live at New York Comic Con. The Science Channel are showing the panel on their website and it'll kick off at around 6pm EST. There will also be live streaming on the New York Comic Con website.
Agent Coulson to 'headline' S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. How is anyone's guess.

October 12

Buffy is one of "The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years". Buffy is no. 11 on mental_floss' list. More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse solicitations for January 2013. Includes Buffy Season 9 #17, Angel & Faith #18, Willow #3 and Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Volume 4.
Thrilling Adventure Hour Kickstarter offers Whedonverse rewards. With the seemingly never-ending Kickstarters tugging at our fandom wallets, Thrilling Adventure Hour have some rewards that stand out from the crowd. You can have a digital fireside chat with Jane Espenson or David Fury if you pledge $500 or more.
Dark Horse Digital NYCC sale, including Spike #1. Will set you back $0.99.
Bunnies retell The Cabin in the Woods in 30 seconds. And do a pretty job too.
First clip from 'Browncoats Unite'. EW has the scoop.

October 11

(SPOILER) NYCC12: Big new Scott Allie interview about the rest of Buffy Season 9. It covers a lot of new material and new information.
Science Channel promo for Firefly: Browncoats Unite special. The cable network has started running spots for it's 10th anniversary special which airs on November 11.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1. 'Buffy' season 9 spin-off 'Willow': Our favorite witch tries to bring magic back to the world!
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #3. Courtesy of Comic Book Resources.
Kate Nash to play a 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' themed Halloween show. "The London gig will take place at the Hackney Picturehouse on October 31."
Buffy Season 9 Chevy at New York Comic Con. That's quite cool, actually.
Joss' inspiration for "The Avengers" Shawarma line? Maybe Xander should get a writing credit. More...
Dark Horse to put out Season 9 issue 1 collection in January. It will be one comic collecting the first issues of Buffy,Angel & Faith,Spike and Willow. Cover also at link.

October 10

Firefly drinking game. It's hard to stay sober with this one!
Joss Whedon gets voted one of the top 49 men of 2012. He came in at no.18 in AskMen's poll of the most infuential men in 2012. Neil Patrick Harris was 38th.
(SPOILER) CBR talks to Jane Espenson about the new arc starting in Buffy # 14. "The core of the "Buffy" style of storytelling is to always have a reason to tell a story -- to have something you are setting out to say. That is an agenda."
Ratings for last night's airing of Dr. Horrible on The CW. It got a 0.2. adults 18-49 rating.
Two "Buffy" alum in new film "Argo". In the fact-based film "Argo," opening Friday, Clea DuVall (Marcy the Invisible Girl) has a costarring role and Tom Lenk (Andrew) plays a reporter for Variety. "Planet of the Apes" fans should note that John Goodman costars as makeup artist John Chambers.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #14. This Jane Espenson penned story features the debut of Billy.

October 09

Dark Horse promotes Scott Allie to Editor-in-Chief. Comic Book Resources talks to the newly minted E-i-C about his promotion and his career at Dark Horse.
Dawn's friend Janice ties the knot. Amber Tamblyn (Janice in the BtVS Season 6 episode "All the Way") got hitched to her long-time beau David Cross.
Tonight on The CW - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! We're promised a slightly edited version airing tonight so tune to see what got cut and to enjoy the sensation of seeing a Joss Whedon production on prime-time US television. The official Dr. Horrible site will be running a live tv event - "The East Coast airing will be fan based hilarity. The West Coast airing may include special guests". And if you know nothing of the internet musical, here's some handy cheat sheets from TV Line and CNN.
Joss Whedon's top five horror characters. To read the article properly, scroll down to the middle of the page. More...
Felicia Day sees CW airing 'Dr. Horrible' as big victory. She tells The Hollywood Reporter "It's a big victory as far as mainstream Hollywood acknowledgement of web series as a legitimate format".
Relationship blogger Dr. NerdLove discusses Dr Horrible. One doctor uses another to discuss problematic approaches to starting relationships. ETA: The accompanying video for the article can be found here.

October 08

VLC won't play the Avengers DVD. Copy protection doesn't allow VLC to play the DVD on your desktop or laptop. More...
(SPOILER) Q&A with Rebekah Isaacs for Angel & Faith #14. Courtesy of SlayAlive.
'Dr. Horrible' on The CW and sequel scoop. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen speak to the Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan about the super-villain musical and its sequel. Jed says "We want it to come out five years after the first one. That'd be a nice place for it to land."
New design for Dr. Horrible website. No new content (that I could see) but it does look shiny.

October 07

Amy Acker to attend screening of Sironia. Amy Acker will attend a screening of a film she co-stars in called Sironia. The screening will take place on Monday, October 8th at North Hollywood, CA, 7:30pm at Laemmle's Noho 7. You can purchase tickets at the above link. More...
Rutger Hauer joins True Blood season 6 cast. The original Big Bad will be on the HBO show next year.
Emily Blunt, Ruth Wilson reportedly linked with Avengers 2 role. It's been a couple of months since the last casting rumour for the Avengers sequel. More...

October 06

The Princess Bride - Whedon style. 'Cheesewearing Theology' casts the Princess Bride characters with Whedonverse actors. Inconceivable? Well that's for you to decide.
Tahmoh Penikett's short film, The Hostage, is released online. Tahmoh produced and starred in a short film, The Hostage, 2 years ago with his good friend and fellow BSG co-star, Aleks Paunovic. Last night, it was finally released online.

October 05

Seth Green guests on Save The Supers season finale. The web-only superhero satire wraps up its first season. Felicia Day has also appeared. More...
The Weekly Whedon previews Dr. Horrible's TV Debut. The article includes some quotes from Maurissa Tancharoen regarding Dr. Horrible 2 and the CW airing. In regards to the sequel, Mo says "The goal is that we are going to be shooting next year, and getting the script and everything done at the end of this year".
What Buffy says about entrepreneurship. Is there nothing that this show cannot teach us?
Okay, I Finally Watched It: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This Was Television has a look at the first three seasons of Buffy.
Eliza Dushku's 'My Console' music video. Lots and lots of swearing.
(SPOILER) TV Guide interview with Jane Espenson about 'Once Upon a Time'. Jane Espenson, who wrote this Sunday's episode, talks about season 2.

October 04

Bid on plush bears signed by Joss Whedon and various Whedon alums. Project Teddy Bear raises breast cancer awareness and money for research ( by auctioning off plush bears signed by celebrities. More...
10 kick-ass women who should guest star in Joss' S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show. Who would you add to the list?

October 03

The Avengers has huge debut on Blu-ray and DVD. After earning a massive $1.512 billion in theaters worldwide this summer, Marvel's The Avengers dominated the home video market last week.
Danny Strong and the art of the Hollywood pitch. Big Think's Think Tank talks with Danny Strong about how to be a successful screenwriter in Hollywood.
I'm Felicia Day, and this is how I work. The article mentions Felicia Day working on Buffy and Dr. Horrible and is a nice article about how she keeps up with her amazing schedule and does all that amazing stuff she does. Mentions her web series work as well.
Dr. Horrible - the Anime Musical. What if Dr. Horrible was an Anime Musical?
(SPOILER) Christos Gage talks to Newsarama about his comic book projects. The interview is mostly about the end of his two series at Marvel, but he also talks about Angel & Faith as well as upcoming projects. Mild spoilers for Avengers Academy and X-Men Legacy.
J. August Richards' short "The Hypnotist" finalist in film fest. J. August Richards tweets about his film (he wrote/directed/produced) being a film fest finalist. Those who want to see a screening of the film on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles can follow the Tweet link to his Facebook page (must be signed in to FB for link to work).
Anthony Head is recording an album. (Facebook link) Tony Head announced on his Facebook page that he is recording an accoustic album of - mostly - covers and some original work. More...

October 02

(SPOILER) Patton Oswalt to appear on 'Justified'. He will have a recurring role in its upcoming fourth Season.
Ain't It Cool News talks to Richard Jenkins. Quint talks to Jenkins about Cabin in the Woods.
Buffy and research as a common good. Buffy as an exemplar of doing the public good by actually doing research. Go librarians, and note the response from Grace De Candido.
The Season 6 premiere of the Guild is now online. Episode #1 of 6th Season of Felicia Day's Web Series is now online courtesy of Geek and Sundry.
(SPOILER) Behind Angel & Faith's 'Family Reunion' arc in Buffy Season 9. Christos Gage gives the lowdown to Comic Book Resources.

October 01

Original Serenity comic book artwork for sale. Fábio Moon, who drew Zack Whedon's Serenity short story for Dark Horse's Free Comic Book Day issue is selling the original artwork. More...
Double O Fillion on the cover of Geek magazine. Nathan makes an impressive Bond.
The Cabin in the Woods debuts in 4th place on the US DVD sales chart and 2nd place on the Blu-ray sales chart. More...
First peek at the core S.H.I.E.L.D. characters. TVLine lists five characters that are being cast for the pilot. E! Online has a link about this, as well.
Danny Strong to pen final Hunger Game films. Variety just announced that Danny Strong (Buffy's Jonathan) has been chosen to write the final two Hunger Games films, both based on the novel MockingJay. More...

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