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November 30

Joss Whedon looks back on 2012. Check out the very cool Entertainment Weekly photo.
(SPOILER) Scott Allie discusses Willow's quest to bring magic back. Interview at Comic Book Resources.
Dark Horse Digital's "Angels & Demons" Sale. Select issues of "Angel" and "Angel and Faith" are on sale for $.99.
Production Designer Carey Meyer talks about working on Firefly. He discusses the design of the ship.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 9 #16. Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.
ABC president on S.H.I.E.L.D. - "It's very Joss Whedon". Paul Lee told TVLine "We're optimistic, because Joss is a genius and we love the idea and we love what we've seen. But it's early days, and it's a long way to go between now and a successful series. But we are very excited about it." (Spoilers for other shows at the source).
Kickstarter for "Showrunners: A Documentary Film". Many showrunners in this documentary, including Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, and Steven S. DeKnight.

November 29

Much Ado About Nothing gets a release date! "Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have set a June 7 opening for Much Ado About Nothing... The film will open that day in five markets and then broaden out on June 21".
The Avengers is one of the ten finalists for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. The five nominees will be announced with the rest of Oscar nominations on January 10th.
Help for the Holidays: On Location. A brief behind-the-scenes video about the upcoming Christmas-themed Hallmark original movie starring Summer Glau and Eva La Rue. A short preview of the the film itself may also be found here.
Franco Urru has passed away. The Angel and Spike artist who worked with Brian Lynch on the various IDW books has passed away. More...
Nathan Fillion is EW's "Most Entertaining Tweeter". In EW's Entertainers of the Year poll, Nathan received 28% of the votes in his category, outranking Aziz Ansari, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jason Segel.
(SPOILER) Preview Pages for Willow - Wonderland #2. Willow's adventures in the strange new dimension and her quest to bring back magic continue!
Neil Gaiman mystery project with Tony Head revealed. It's a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Neverwhere with ASH as Mr. Croup. Awesome!
"Make sure your desk faces the right way." Joss Whedon on overcoming writer's block. More...
Tahmoh Penikett guests on the CW's Arrow tonight. Dollhouse's Agent Paul Ballard meets a different kind of law enforcer when Tahmoh Penikett guests on the CW's Arrow tonight.

November 28

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #16. It's the first part of the "Death and Consequences" arc.
Nathan Fillion pays tribute to Joss Whedon. Joss is one of Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainers of the Year". More...
Tim Minear returns to Redemptioncast! This "Introcast" (a group is watching a show for the first time, spoiler-free) welcomes back Tim to share in a discussion of Angel (2x02), "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..."
Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen!
Juliet Landau signs items for charity. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation (the auction's beneficiary)combats bullying and violence.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Grant Ward is cast. Brett Dalton has been cast as the newest addition to the Whedonverse.

November 27

Neil Patrick Harris talks about "Neil's Puppet Dreams". The first episode is available here. More...
(SPOILER) New interviews at Collider about the start of Marvel Phase 2. In the headline link, Kevin Feige talks about how Iron Man 3 relates to The Avengers. There's also a few nice tidbits about the tonality of Iron Man 3 here and an interesting interview with cinematographer Seamus McGarvey about (among other things) The Avengers and its sequel. More...

November 26

'BDSM in American Science Fiction and Fantasy' gets released this week. Two Whedonverse chapters appear in the book - "'Sounds Like Kinky Business to Me': BDSM on Buffy and Angel" and "It's About Trust': Slavery and Ethics in the Dollhouse". More...
"The Gift" is one of the best season finales, ever. Complex has counted down what they collectively consider to be the top twenty five best television season finales of all time, and a particular "Buffy" season capper makes the list.
Cinema Blend is thankful for Joss Whedon. Joss makes an appearance in their list of things to be thankful for in 2012.
Grace Randolph's reservations about SHIELD tv show. BleedingCool/Stacktastic's Grace Randolph's older but still relevant video expresses some concern about how the SHIELD TV show will play in the broader MCU scheme. More...
Dark Horse digital sale on all comics - today only. It's 50% off all comics (minimum purchase $15). Use "dhdcyber" at checkout.
'Merlin' officially not returning for Series 6. Co-creators and Executive Producers, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, comment on the show ending. Cast members, including Anthony Head, comment on the show's end here.
Jo Chen's cover art for the 'Spike: A Dark Place' trade paperback. There's also her cover art for 'Guarded', the third volume of Buffy Season 9.

November 24

20 actresses you want back on TV right now. TVLine readers voiced their opinions on who they want to see on their TV's again. The Chosen One makes the list. The actor's list includes some Whedoneverse choices as well.
The 20 best cliffhangers ever shown on science fiction or fantasy tv. You'll find one or two Whedonverse gems in IO9's list of 20. Good hunting!
Science Channel to air Dollhouse. Today during the Fringe marathon Science Channel has been airing promos for Dollhouse and Terra Nova.

November 23

QMx's Black Friday sale kicks off. There's a fair number of licensed Whedonverse items that have been discounted.
Firefly DVD Box Set for only $8!! Amazon.com is doing the deal.

November 22

Unflattering Buffy screencaps. Just came across this Tumblr blog on another site and thought it would be good for a laugh. Happy Thanksgiving guys!

November 21

Interview with Nancy Holder about her new book "Buffy: The Making of a Slayer." The book examines the making of "Buffy," its themes, its impact and more - the interview covers a lot of ground. And Nancy will be doing a book signing at Dark Delicacies, Burbank CA on December 15th at 2pm.
Geek Nation talks with Amber Benson about her new film, Dust Up. Amber and Ward Roberts discuss the film on Five by Five. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #4. Find out what happens in the latest installment of the "A Dark Place" miniseries.
Neil Gaiman teases new project with Anthony Head. Author says he received a cast sheet with several notable British names, including Anthony Head's. More...
Angel & Faith Volume 2: Daddy Issues TPB out now in comic book stores. The volume collects issues 6 to 10. The Amazon.com release date for the trade paperback is November 27th.

November 20

Widescreen Warrior podcast #320: Everything Comes Back to Joss Whedon. Weekly podcast movie reviews featuring lots of Whedony goodness.
Discover "Neil's Puppet Dreams" in this teaser video for Neil Patrick Harris' new show for the Nerdist YouTube Channel. This new online show is set to debut on November 27th.
Twenty-five great gifts for Joss Whedon fans. How many of these items do you own already?
The Cabin in the Woods 'Choose Your Own Adventure' print is now available. The cover that made the internet rounds a couple of weeks ago is now available as a limited edition $20 print. More...
Sci-fi actress finds her elf in new role. The Houston Chronicle talks to Summer Glau about life and Christmas celebrations in advance of her latest tv movie endeavor, the Hallmark Channel's Help for the Holidays, due to premiere this December 9th at 7pm EST.
Marvel's 'Phase One' box set, take two. The set will go back on pre-sale today and will be released on April 2nd. It will have a different case, as well as a Phase Two preview and deleted scenes from the Phase One films.
Please Bring Firefly Back (For Christmas). Perhaps the best Christmas Song of 2012.... Wonderful job by Mikey Mason.

November 19

Patton Oswalt on his most memorable roles. He mentions his role on Dollhouse on page 2.
What do ABC cancellations mean for S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series? Some up to the minute speculation from comicbook.com. And in related news Amy Acker may have just slipped tvline.com a further, indirect piece of current S.H.I.E.L.D. casting information on the topic of age ranges.
Alyson Hannigan interviewed on Ellen Degeneres Show. She was a guest on the show originally aired on November 19th, 2012.
Down In Front releases their commentary for The Avengers. Comprised of Teague Chrystie (Fringe), Brian Finifter (Apocalypse, CA), Michael "Dorkman" Scott (The Avengers) and Trey Stokes (The Abyss). Contains some adult language and a silly shout-out to Whedonesque. More...
Target has Cabin in the Woods (BluRay) for $8 as an unadvertised part of their "Beat the Rush" Sale. More...
Firefly's one-time official blogger selling rare crew jacket. Kelly Wheeler -- she of the official Firefly blog in 2002 and your Blue Sun cola spokesmodel -- is selling one on eBay: "Crew Jacket given to the FIREFLY crew by the wonderful/generous/good-looking Writers/Producers (yes, that means Joss & Tim)."

November 18

Best Buy has the Blu-Ray Firefly box set for only $13 with free shipping!
Jeremy Renner parodies The Avengers. As seen on Saturday Night Live.

November 17

Dichen, Enver, and Miracle reunite again. Another Kickstarter movie, starring Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj, and Miracle Laurie, and written by and starring Adam J. Yeend who was a producer on Lust For Love. More...
ABC cancels 'Last Resort'. The show was created by Shawn Ryan and featured Dichen Lachman as a series regular.

November 16

Which tv show has the best fans? TV Guide does their best to get more site traffic.
The Cabin in the Woods monsters: behind the scenes. A fantastic SciFi Now feature on Joss and Drew's horror movie. Special makeup effects designer David LeRoy Anderson, founder of AFX Studio, talks about his involvement on Cabin. There's some great behind the scenes photographs, concept designs and storyboards to be had.
The five top moments from Astonishing X-Men. With the motion comic Blu-ray set out this week, Marvel.com lists the most memorable moments from Joss, John and Laura's acclaimed run.
Agent Phil Coulson collectible figurine announced. Look at the attention to detail on the face.

November 15

Kristen Connolly in a trailer for House Of Cards. She shows up briefly in the trailer for the new Netflix-exclusive series, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
Buffy and Angel feature in a "top 100 SF characters of all time" list. Stratego Sci-Fi surveyed more than 2000 people in the UK and Buffy came in at no. 50 and Angel at no. 67. More...

November 14

"Joss and I have been talking about Avengers 2" says Seamus McGarvey. The cinematographer said that Joss "has asked me to shoot it."
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #16. Courtesy of Dark Horse's website
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #4. Courtesy of Dark Horse's website.
(SPOILER) Drew Z. Greenberg interview about Buffy Season 9 #15. CBR spoke with writer Drew Z. Greenberg about what makes Billy tick beyond that goodness, the consequences of being an amateur slayer, and how growing up gay primed Billy for his new calling.
A live twitter chat with Jane Espenson today at 7pm PDT. Buffyfest will be hosting a live Twitter chat with Jane courtesy of Dark Horse Comics! Whether you're wondering about her web sitcom Husbands, the Billy the Vampire Slayer arc currently taking place in the Buffy Season 9 comics, Once Upon A Time, or something from deep in her past. ETA: A recap of the chat can be found here.
Bring Back Firefly T-shirt. Stylin' Online has other Firefly shirts as well.
"Bach To The Future." A delightful new video featuring Felicia Day on violin and Tom Lenk on keytar (just the way Bach intended). The tune is also available via Amazon.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #15. Drew Z. Greenberg writes the second part of the Billy the Vampire Slayer tale.

November 13

Joss makes it big, finally... Nice article about Joss and his growing popularity.
Browncoats Unite delivers big for the Science Channel. According to the network, the Sunday night special "garnered a total of 1.2 million viewers and was also the Science Channel's most-watched Sunday night ever among the 25-54 demo with a 0.5 rating".
Two more S.H.I.E.L.D. agents revealed. Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker have boarded the Marvel TV adaptation.
(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs Interview with Horror Talk. There are some light spoilers towards the end of the interview about the next Angel & Faith arc.
'Firefly': still aglow after 10 years. Nathan Fillion says our favourite western in space is "the bar to which we compare every job."
Firefly fan film Browncoats: Independence War slated for Summer 2013. Says the site: "For six months, 16 Combat Brigades of the Independence Army held off a massive Alliance assault on the Planet Hera. They made their final stand in the mountains of the southern continent - in a place called 'Serenity Valley'."

November 12

Interview and breakdown of the 'The Cabin in the Woods' intro titles. A discussion with Director Drew Goddard, and Main Title Designers Jarik van Sluijs and Pamela Green of PIC Agency. Extras you won't find on the DVD/BluRay...
Spaceship Alphabet. A great poster with a spaceship for each letter of the alphabet -- and of course, S stands for...? More...
"Georgiana" by Jane Espenson. This story originally appeared in the "Flirting with Pride & Prejudice" anthology.
"Brownie Coats" or Lil' Damn Heroes. Fab print by Patrick Ballesteros.
Bid on the set for Science Channel's Firefly anniversary special. It's a charity auction. "This is your chance to bring home the table, five chairs and lamps used by the cast and writers when shooting the Firefly Anniversary Special, airing on Science! Made by the production designers who worked on the series itself, take home this homage to Serenity today and be the shiney-est Browncoat ever!" More...

November 11

Tonight on the Science Channel - Browncoats Unite. The highly anticipated reunion starts at 10pm EST. In the meantime, why not read this EW.com article about why Firefly has endured for a decade.
TV Guide's Quick Take with Firefly - Comic-Con Edition. A short video from the TV Guide Magazine yacht covering some cast and crew reactions from right after the Comic-Con Firefly 10 Year Reunion Panel.
Down In Front recording The Avengers commentary NOW! Click the link to go to the live stream and participate in the chat room.

November 10

Firefly: Flock to Unlock. This is best described from what the site says about it: More...
Firefly 10th Anniversary this Sunday on the Science Channel. A nice write up of what we're all waiting for this Sunday.
Fran Kranz cast as lead in The Truth About Lies. According to Deadline Hollywood "Kranz has the lead role of Gilby, an aimless guy who's fired from a dead-end job, dumped by his girlfriend and forced to move in with his mother when his apartment building burns down."
Sean Maher wants Whedon to make Serenity sequel. Hero Complex talks to Sean Maher about Firefly and the reunion special coming up on Sunday and the possibility of a Serenity sequel.
Willow and Oz, reunited. A cute pic from the set of How I Met Your Mother. More...

November 09

'The Newsroom' adds Patton Oswalt for season 2. He will have a recurring role on the show.
Nathan Fillion reveals Alan Tudyk's Firefly script idea. It involves big, feral dogs and dog pheromone. More...
D.B. Woodside to guest star on 'Emily Owens, MD'. He's booked a multi-episode arc on the show.
"Livin' on a Prayer" spoken by the cast of Firefly. Fan videos don't get much more awesome than this.
The Trio... as otters. French artist Boulet drew a sketch of Warren, Andrew and Jonathan... as otters. More...
Jewel Staite calls Firefly "the one that got away". With the reunion special airing on Sunday, Hero Complex spoke to Jewel about Firefly, Serenity, Joss and what's next for her.

November 08

Buffy to be featured in new book from TV critic Alan Sepinwall. The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever will examine the current spate of high-quality TV dramas, including a chapter on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...
The Cabin in The Woods as a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Cool fan art that's doing the rounds on the social media circuit today. Spoilers if you haven't yet seen the movie.
A Buffy episode guide in limerick form. This Tumblr blog has just started on Season 3.
A Review of Browncoats Unite. The special airs Sunday night on The Science Channel (after a Firefly marathon). Diane Werts over at Newsday provides an early review.
And Now, a Joyful Firefly Music Video: "No Power in the Verse Can Stop Me". This Sunday, the Science Channel celebrates Firefly's tenth anniversary, with Firefly: Browncoats Unite. They gave us some autotuned goodness to rest our ears on.

November 07

Best Buy's Black Friday sale will feature some Whedon titles. Both the Firefly DVD box set and the BluRay of Cabin in the Woods will be available at Best Buy for only $7.99 each on Black Friday if you are one of the brave that participate in this. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #1. Our favourite witch begins her epic quest to bring magic back to the world.
Neil Patrick Harris' science fiction favourites. SFX Magazine have put online the best of their "My Sci-Fi" feature that appeared in their print edition. It includes Neil chatting his favourite sci-fi show, film, book and guilty pleasure. You'll also find Jonathan Ross talking about Firefly and Dollhouse.

November 06

(SPOILER) Jeff Parker interview about the Willow: Wonderland miniseries. The first issue is out tomorrow. ETA: An interview with Scott Allie about the mini-series can be found at Buffyfest.
Mark watches Dollhouse for the first time. He's already on episode 1x03.
Harry Groener plays Lincoln and LBJ in new play. The Mayor of Sunnydale is currently portraying two U.S. presidents in "Appomattox," a new play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. More...
The Most Amazing and Inspirational Cosplay from Long Beach Comic Con 2012! You'll see some awesome Avengers costumes, and more!

November 05

Tonight on ABC - a very special episode of Castle. Richard Castle meets Nathan Fillion (sort of). It's the episode we were all getting excited about back in September.
Michelle Trachtenberg to guest star on 'Criminal Minds'. She'll appear in episode 12, which will air early next year.
Down In Front releases fan commentary for The Cabin In The Woods. A group of filmmakers and VFX artists (including one who worked on 3D conversion for The Avengers) share their love for the picture as they watch. Contains adult language. More...
Tickets for the 2013 Browncoat Ball are now on sale. The website is up and the Phoenix Arizona Browncoats have started packing the weekend of Oct. 4-6 full of shiny things to do. More...
'The Thrilling Adventure Hour': L.A.'s geekiest cult theater experience. How a labor of love about an old-fashioned radio show with guest stars like Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris built an Internet-fueled fandom (which includes "Buffy," "Lost" and "Fringe" alums).
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Season 9 solicitations for February. There's Willow #4 of 5, Buffy #18, Angel & Faith # 19 and the third Angel & Faith trade collection.
Force is strong with dream 'Star Wars' directors. A wouldn't-it-be-cool list.
The Operative takes on Shakespeare. Watch Ejiofor perform Shakespeare's Hamlet and make an appearance in the 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?.

November 03

Bid for unique Whedonverse collectibles. Can't Stop The Serenity's latest auction to help Equality Now has some really nice collector's items. There's a Shindig script signed by Jane Espenson, a Firefly crew gift from Gina Torres, a Jaynestown tshirt and poster signed by Adam Baldwin, a Buffy cast and crew belt bag from Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan and lots, lots more.
(SPOILER) Christos Gage's Slayalive Q/A for Angel & Faith #15. As usual,there spoilerish hints of things to come and the writers gives wonderful insight into this pivotal issue of the series.
Eyes on The Avengers. Too late for Halloween, but makeup artist Karita Brun mines The Avengers and other pop culture favorites for the inspiration behind some amazing peepers. More...
Welcome to Wolfram & Hart: The Semi-Complete Guide to Evil. This originally appeared in the "Five Seasons of Angel" anthology.

November 02

S.H.I.E.L.D to begin filming in January? A casting call is out for the pilot. It describes Phil Coulson as a central character in the series. It's mostly just a confirmation of news we'd already seen elsewhere.
Watch a clip from the Firefly special "Browncoats Unite". This footage from the Science Channel show may not be viewable in some countries.
Vampirella vs Fluffy the vampire killer. A comic book homage/parody of Buffy from Dynamite Comics is out this week!

November 01

Charlie Weber to appear on "90210". Buffy's "Ben" has booked a reoccurring role on the CW series.
(SPOILER) A clip from Armin Shimerman's appearance on Castle. The Comic-Con themed episode airs this coming Monday.
Eliza Dushku Q&A from Austin Comic-Con. She talks about Dollhouse, Buffy, and Angel, among other things.
Amy Acker on The J.V. Club Podcast! The star of Joss Whedon's, "Much Ado About Nothing" talks to Janet Varney about line dancing, paralyzing spider bites, doing odd computer commercials for Japan and more. Contains some adult language.
The 5 ways sci-fi universes treat black characters. Cracked article exploring how black characters are written in Sci-fi. Firefly is number 3 on the list.
Watch Kate Nash perform 'Once More With Feeling'. This is from last night's Buffy themed Halloween event that was mentioned here last month. And the NME has quotes from Kate talking about why this was the culmination of a long-standing dream for her.
Amazon.com's Gold Box Deal of the Day - Big discounts on Joss Whedon classics. There's some good bargains to be had here. Just in time for the holiday season too.
"Joss Whedon's Angel" by Speechwriters LLC. Speechwriters LLC wants to be your angel - but in the Joss Whedon sense.
Joss Whedon to guest on 'Robot Chicken' again. There's going to be a Cabin in the Woods spoof in the season finale.



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