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January 31

David Boreanaz to speak at Ithaca College's 2013 Commencement. He graduated from Ithaca in 1991 and confirmed the news earlier today on Twitter.
Much Ado About Nothing gets US premiere at SXSW Film Festival. The festival runs from March 8th to 16th. And yes, Joss will be there.
Top ten Whedon women. Who features on your list?
Meet Joss Whedon's stunt double on S.H.I.E.L.D.. It's an uncanny likeness.
Watch the Christophe Beck scored and Oscar nominated animation short "Paperman". Disney made this short available in their official Youtube channel, it uses minimalist black-and-white style, merging hand drawn and computer animation in a whole new way. More...
BAMF Girls Club - episode 7 (with special Buffy guest star). That actress has that character down to a tee.

January 30

How I Met Your Mother will end next season. The ninth season will be the show's last.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #18 preview. Three-page preview is up at Comic Book Resources.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #18. It's the third part of the "Death and Consequences" arc.
Firefly pick-up lines. "I am a leaf on the wind... in bed".
Joss Whedon confirmed for Much Ado screening at Glasgow Film Festival. Not that there was much doubt but it's nice to have it now officially confirmed. More...
Maurissa Tancharoen appears in the latest installment of 'Learning Town'. The show follows comedy duo Paul and Storm as they try to run a TV show for kids. Maurissa plays a small part in the third episode.
(SPOILER) Robert Downey Jr. previews 'Iron Man 3' (part 2). Second installment of a five-part EW interview. Part one can be found here.
Tom Hiddleston doing good In Guinea. BuzzFeed highlights Tom Hiddleston's ongoing visit to Guinea for Unicef. More...
Third time is the charm for Felicia Day. Felicia Day will be reprising her role as Charlie Bradbury on Supernatural for a third time. No date has been given yet for the episode. More...

January 29

Tim Minear on The Nerdist Writers Panel. This time he's talking about American Horror Story: Asylum, with his creative cohorts from the show.
Dear Hollywood: cast Gina Torres as Wonder Woman. So says BuzzFeed's Donna Dickens, armed with a list of reasons for why.
Joss Whedon to receive honorary degree from Wesleyan University . He will also deliver the commencement address at the event in May. More...
Joss Whedon talks about every episode of Firefly in this month's SciFiNow. The magazine is available in print and digital (iTunes) edition.
Nerdist website interviews Steven S. DeKnight. He talks about the final season of his show Spartacus: War of the Damned. Mild spoilers about the new season.
List of best fictional libraries. One we all know makes the list.
(SPOILER) Robert Downey Jr. previews 'Iron Man 3'. This is the first installment of a five-part EW interview.

January 28

Whedonesque presents Whedon Week on Comediva. There will be various Whedonverse goodies throughout the week including the highly popular BAMF Girls Club.
The Cabin in the Woods wins several Fright Meter Awards. Honors include Best Horror Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Screenplay, and Best Make Up/Special Effects.
Joss Whedon ponders a Firefly/Serenity resurrection. "And I always, in the back of my head, think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'"
Alan Tudyk gets a shout-out on Jeff Goldsmith's podcast for his voice over work on Wreck-It Ralph. Kudos to him around the 26 minute mark and at 35:35. Spoilers for those who haven't seen the movie yet.

January 27

Cobie Smulders could appear in S.H.I.E.L.D.. She tells the I Am Rogue website "the commitments to [How I Met Your Mother] don't affect it and I can't really say but there are definite talks about it." ETA: And a Hollywood Reporter video interview with Cobie talking about S.H.I.E.L.D. can be found here (find out whose show it is!).
Reed Diamond returns to The Mentalist. He'll be back as CBI Agent Ray Haffner in the January 27th episode More...

January 26

Agent M does a series of videos visiting the set of S.H.I.E.L.D.. There's so far 4 videos visiting the set, but not showing a whole lot just yet, so no spoiler tag. More...
Maurissa Tancharoen tweets photos from the S.H.I.E.L.D. set. With more likely to come as pilot filming continues.

January 25

Adam Busch's band Common Rotation performs live in L.A. Sat. Jan. 26. Adam Busch (Warren) is part of the folk/rock band Common Rotation, which will be playing live in Echo Park at the 1642. Click on "tour dates" to get the day and address (show is at 9 PM, according to the club itself - time not given on tour dates post).
10 TV shows that deserve a second life. Dollhouse makes an appearance on this short list. More...
Both The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win Golden Tomato Awards. They win the the Comic Book and Horror Categories, respectively. Both films also rank in the overall wide release category.
Anthony Head returns to Cabin Pressure. He guest starred on this week's episode of the brilliant BBC Radio Four radio sitcom Cabin Pressure, reprising his role as Hercules Shipwright. More...
Dust Up's Ward Roberts and Amber Benson interview. Amber Benson and Ward Roberts discuss their new film Dust Up on Huffington Post.

January 24

Kevin Feige: 'Avengers 2' has 'seven things' that are 'worth the price of admission alone'. We'll know more about these seven things in the upcoming Phase 2 movies.
Hypable lists the best and worst musical TV episodes. It's no surprise which episode is the "Big One." More...
Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.
(SPOILER) Willow: Wonderland #4 preview. Three page preview courtesy of Comic Book Resources.
News about Chris Hemsworth's movie "In the Heart of the Sea". Upcoming Chris Hemsworth project ("Cabin in the Woods," "The Avengers) with Ron Howard tipped to direct.
Check out SHIELDtv.net. Just found this fan site while browsing through IMDB. This is the first SHIELD specific site I've seen so far and the layout is pretty neat. Not much content cause its still early days but they have podcasts and a forum up.

January 23

(SPOILER) Victor Gischler interview about Spike: A Dark Place. An interview with the Spike: A Dark Place writer. Spoilers for today's issue.
'The Selection' lives again at The CW. An update on 'The Selection' pilot written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain who most recently worked with Joss Whedon on Dollhouse. More...
Joss Whedon and Much Ado About Nothing confirmed for Dublin Film Festival. The movie will be shown on Saturday, 23rd February at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Tickets go on sale at 11.59pm GMT tonight.
ABC launch official SHIELD Facebook and Twitter accounts. Here's the Twitters of it.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #5. It's the final part of the "A Dark Place" mini-series.
Buffyverse Sampler out this week in comic book shops. This one-shot collects Buffy Season 9 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Spike: A Dark Place #1 and Willow - Wonderland #1 and costs $4.99.
(SPOILER) Felicia Day on her Supernatural return. TVGuide.com interview with Felicia about her upcoming "LARP and the Real Girl" episode.
Nicholas Brendon to co-star in "Big Gay Love" film. A new rom-com co-starring everyone's favorite glorified bricklayer!

January 22

Neil Patrick Harris dreams Bollywood in the amazing season finale of Neil's Puppet Dreams.
14 TV series that usurped their original film versions. "The simple difference between the film and the funny, insightful seven-season TV show: Whedon actually took the concept seriously. "
Today in Whedonverse history - Joss Whedon starts filming of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV pilot. A new Whedonverse story begins with Joss directing a script in Los Angeles written by Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Joss.
Real life Firefly spaceship...kinda. Robotic Spaceships called FireFlies will inspect asteroid mining targets, the first of which are targeted for launch in 2015. More...
Adam Busch to act as Judge on next episode of King of the Nerds. TBS Reality competition seeks to determine which competitor is the most nerdy. Air date Jan. 24, 2013.

January 21

Summer Glau to guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0'. As first revealed by cast member Daniel Dae Kim and now officially confirmed by tvline.com.
'Firefly' board games and more coming. Toy Vault, Inc. announces that it has entered a licensing arrangement with Fox to produce 'Firefly' table-top games, plush, and novelty items.
S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicle spotted in L.A.. Photo from local's Twitter.
'Mal's Morals' - a 'Verse essay. This examination of moral pornography originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.
Reed Diamond will be back on Bones. He will appear in the January 21st episode. More...

January 20

Buffy digital comics birthday sale at the Dark Horse website.
Joss Whedon's Never Ending Story. Omar & Mia (aka the 2 Broke Geeks) wrote & performed their recent Nerd Song segment about what it would be like if our fearless leader wrote/directed "The Never Ending Story"...
A Whedonverse series makes a 25 Worst Seasons of Great TV Shows List. I'm sure this will have some agreeing and some disagreeing. More...
Amber Benson interviewed by Patrick Rothfuss. Topics touched upon include "Authorship, Indie Film and Erotica".

January 19

9 things we want to see in Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D.. Decent enough list from SuperHeroHype.

January 18

Buffy Birthday Sale. Things From Another World is celebrating Buffy's birthday with a special offer.
If Joss Whedon directed Star Wars Episode VII. MTV Splash speculates about a Joss Whedon Star Wars film if he could have done it.
BAMF Girls Club returns with a tribute to "Once More With Feeling" and a Buffy movie reference.
The Nerdist podcast interviews Amber Benson. In this interview she discusses her writing process and selling interesting things on E-Bay.
The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods get nominated for Golden Reel Awards. The awards recognise sound editing and The Avengers got nominated in the "Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film" category whilst Cabin got nominated for "Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film".
(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy Season 9 #13. Due to his busy schedule, Georges ran late on answering the back half of the Q/A (questions 18-29) but it's now finished and has some spoilersh hints about the end of the season.

January 17

The Trio, together again! Adam Busch tweets a photo of himself and Danny Strong, captioned "Tom Lenk's perspective". More...
Is the new legal drama "Suits" the new "Buffy"? Legal scholar and reviewer for the Atlantic and closet Buffy fan thinks that the new legal drama "Suits" may do for big law firms what "the best teen drama ever made" did for high school, succeeding because "the central metaphor, though ridiculous, dramatized a deeper truth. For teen-agers, high school really is a life-or-death struggle against monsters." And oh yeah, Gina Torres!
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #18 preview. Three-page preview up at Comic Book Resources.
CBS Chicago Horrible Horoscope: Spike is an evil Leo and loving it! Come on, be honest, how many of you knew Spike was a Leo?
10 decent movies that were doomed by unfair memes. io9 places a familiar one at the top of the list, although "decent" certainly undersells it!
Alphas cancelled. Sadly Alphas, the excellent SyFy series Summer Glau guest-starred in several times, is no more.
Autopilot Podcast does Firefly pilot. 2 Tech podcast legends discuss the pilot in their latest episode.
Samuel L. Jackson: Joss Whedon had me baffled. The Avengers star revealed "that it was only when he saw the film on screen and saw Joss had made a "visual comic book" that he understood the motivation behind the director's approach."
Sneaky Angel reference in this week's 'Robot Chicken'. Can you spot it? (language probably NSFW) More...
Some new pics from Much Ado About Nothing. They're on the international distributor's website. There's another one on the Glasgow Film Festival website as well.
Neil Patrick Harris: A probing Q&A. EW has a short Q&A with NPH about the Puppet Dreams abduction episode.
Buffy writer Tracey Forbes runs a new CBC series, Cracked. It's a drama about police investigations using psychiatric insight to solve crimes and manage crises.

January 16

Big Damn Heroes - Zoe. QMX sneak peeks the next in the Big Damn Heroes Line and it's another winner!
Much Ado About Nothing to show at the Glasgow Film Festival. It will close out the festival on the 24th of February. ETA: Tickets for the showing can be bought here.
Buffy digital comics megabundle at Dark Horse Digital. Over 2500 pages of "classic" Buffy comics for $100.
Buffy Season 9 nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. The rest of the nominees in the Outstanding Comic Book category are Astonishing X-Men, Batwoman, Earth 2 and Kevin Keller. More...
Fan-made full-length live action shot-for-shot remake of Toy Story. Group identifying themselves as JohanasonsMovies have produced a full-length shot-by-shot 'remake' of Toy Story (based on Joss Whedon's Oscar-nominated screenplay). More...

January 15

Neil Patrick Harris gets abducted on the latest episode of Neil's Puppet Dreams.
River Tam and the Weaponized Women of the Whedonverse. This essay originally appeared in the 'Serenity Found' anthology.
Joss Whedon nominated in the YOUreviewers Awards for Best Director.
(SPOILER) New photos of Felicia Day's return to Supernatural. The episode, entitled "LARP and the Real Girl", airs on January 23rd.

January 14

The Awl examines the theology of Angel. "Our world is a black iron prison ruled by cruel alien monsters, while a distant Powers That Be are separated from us by an immense gulf of space, time, understanding and several hundred thousand years of inbreeding with the demons who prowl our world."
Danny Strong at last night's Golden Globe Awards. The Strong penned "Game Change" won Best Miniseries or Movie Made for Television.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2014 Wall Calendar now available for pre-order. It features pictures from the show and artwork from the comic books. There's an interesting fact on the back of the calendar, the Buffy DVDs have sold over 11 million copies internationally.

January 13

That Joss Whedon's got some moves! Yahoo! was at the Critic's Choice Awards and they spotted Joss dancing at the after party. Skip to 2:06 for the after party. Its a very small bit but it's great.
Buffy/ Twilight Mash-up is legal! I've never been more happy to be wrong. Jonathon has won his copyright case and his video has been restored to YouTube.

January 12

Joss Whedon talks Star Wars Episode VII. He would love to have the Star Wars gig but he's already got the Avengers/Marvel job and is tied up with that.But he does have some thoughts on Episode VII.
Tim Minear and Ensemble of American Horror Story Honored by AFI. Tell Tim he did good, here and at his Facebook page. More...

January 11

Cracked lists Nathan Fillion as a notorious photobomber. He ranks as number 3 on this short list.
ABC president confirms S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place after The Avengers. More details about the pilot and how the show will relate to the Marvel movies. More...
Avengers 2 script should be done in a couple of months, says Whedon. "I've done the outline, I'm writing the script now." It's a nice red carpet interview video over on MTV News. He also talks about the SHIELD tv show which will be shooting soon.
James Marsters would do anything for Joss. Especially if it involved working for him. Brief article about how James Marsters would love to work for Joss again. Fluff, mainly.
Reel Life, Real Stories interview with Joss Whedon. MakingOf.com's Christine Aylward sat with Joss in a (somewhat awkward but new-to-me) conversation on Much Ado About Nothing and his career.

January 10

(SPOILER) Spike: A Dark Place #5 preview pages. CBR has the preview pages for the delayed finale. More...
ABC boss weighs in on Joss' S.H.I.E.L.D. mission. ABC President Paul Lee really likes the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot script and revealed the show has been fast-tracked and thus will be ready for review "a lot earlier than others".
Saving lives in Serenity: can a fanboy and physics change a movie? A Scientific American guest blogger tries to prove that the movie was "wrong".
Seth Green on WTF with Marc Maron today. "The showbiz veteran talks with Marc about putting expectations on child stars, surviving the tabloid culture, creating Robot Chicken, letting it all hang loose on Family Guy and keeping calm while working with George Lucas." More...
Sneak peek at the latest issue of Firefly Owner Monthly! This a stellar fan effort.
The Avengers gets nominated for an Oscar. As expected, it got nominated in the Visual Effects category. ETA: Jeff White, VFX supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, comments on the nomination to The Hollywood Reporter.
The making of The Hulk. Another Avengers behind-the-scenes visual effects video courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.
Who was the best Buffy villain? Oracle of Film ranks the seven main antagonists.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Nathan Fillion win People's Choice Awards. The award ceremony was held last night and highlights from the event can be found here.
Buffy vs Edward creator's fair use dispute with Lionsgate. Jonathan McIntosh writes about his ongoing dispute with Lionsgate, who recently filed DMCA complaints against his work. More...
Robopocalypse postponed indefinitely. The Drew Goddard penned film, which was set to be Steven Spielberg's next film with Chris Hemsworth in talks to star in, has been put on hold over budget and script concerns.

January 09

Emma Caulfield takes Walking Dead character quiz, hilarity ensues. Blastr has an article and video of Emma taking one of those "Which character are you?" quizzes for The Walking Dead.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #17. In which a Chosen One meets an Old One and hilarity ensues (probably).
Mark Ruffalo cast in HBO's The Normal Heart. HBO has announced that Mark Ruffalo will star in The Normal Heart with Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer. More...
Pop Between Realities, Home in Time for Tea 51 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). TARDIS Eruditorum is dramatically long cultural studies essay project about the history of Doctor Who from theorist Philip Sandifer. Sometimes he glances at other influences. Today, it's Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
The Avengers is nominated for the BAFTA for special visual effects. The nominees are yet to be confirmed.
Enver Gjokaj to guest star on tonight's Law and Order: SVU. It airs on NBC at 9 PM. More...
Amazing behind the scenes videos from Jeff Pruitt, Buffy stunt coordinator. Pruitt has just uploaded these great behind the scenes clips from his personal home video collection. This is gold.

January 08

(SPOILER) Dark Horse advance solicits for April 2013. Contains solicitations and covers for Buffy #20, Angel & Faith #21, and Spike: A Dark Place trade paperback.
Jeremy Renner says Avengers sequel will provide more opportunities for Hawkeye. He also states that he has no hard feelings towards Joss for Hawkeye's story (or lack thereof) in the Avengers.
"Bones" renewed for a ninth season. FOX has just announced the news. More...
New Defiance trailer for Syfy's action epic with Julie Benz. Here’s the new trailer for Syfy's upcoming major drama series Defiance. More...
The visual effects of "The Avengers". Tying in nicely with the award nominations mentioned in an earlier post, Entertainment Weekly has more on ILM's work.

January 07

Wired magazine's "100 quotations every geek should know". Check out #51 & #60, you might known them!
Marc Blucas and Mehcad Brooks' Necessary Roughness get renewed. The new season will add 10 episodes to the series, that still has 5 episodes remaining from the current season which resumes on January 23rd.
Watch James Marsters rock out as Declan Horn in 'Wedding Band'. James will be appearing on the Wedding Band on January 12th on TBS.
The Avengers gets nominated for six VES awards. Hulk Punch gets a nomination!
Joss Whedon's 2013 to-do list: 'The Avengers 2,' 'Much Ado' and maybe more 'Dr. Horrible'. Joss reveals his 2013 plans to Entertainment Weekly.
Happy birthday, Jeremy Renner! Avengers' Hawkeye turns 42 today.
25 little-known facts about 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. Although given the membership of this site, maybe it's '25 Sorta-Well-Known Facts'. More...
BriTANick's Brian and Nick on Riki Lindhome's Making It podcast. Features some minor Much Ado chat, a Whedonesque shoutout and the story behind this Joss post. More...

January 06

Interview with Jeremy Renner on "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters". Bleeding Cool has compiled clips, interviews, and B-Roll from Renner's latest film.
411mania interviews Charisma Carpenter. She talks a little bit about her role in The Lying Game and touches on her past work on Angel and Buffy as well.
Firefly MMO claims to have Fox's blessing for an "inspired" title. DarkCryo wrote on their Facebook page "With the well wishes of Fox Entertainment Group, we have reactivated the FUO MMORPG Facebook page in preparation for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign." Further comments clarified that it was for an "inspired" title and it would be launching on the 20th on Indiegogo. ETA: And in a surreal turn of events, Kotaku seems to think it's all a Yes Men stunt.

January 05

Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV? She's eyeing off a comedy for next season. More...
Screenwriter Todd Alcott on the structural virtues of The Avengers screenplay. Part 1 of a 17 part(!) appreciation of Joss' work as "a startling model of precision, density and propulsive narrative". More...
Men's Health names 100 hottest women of 2013: Whedonverse actresses weren't forgotten. Cobie Smulders is 92nd, Morena Baccarin 71st, Julie Benz 44th. Two of ours make it to the Top 10: Scarlett Johansson is 6th and Firefly's Saffron, Christina Hendricks, is 3rd.
Science Channel put Firefly deleted scenes online. The Science Channel has released three deleted scenes (from the DVD) that aired during the special in November - one of them reveals that River wanted to marry her brother!
Preview for Learning Town - guest starring Maurissa Tancharoen. This Geek & Sundry comedy musical will be going online on the 15th.

January 04

io9 retro reviews Titan A.E.. Meredith Woerner's article is called "Why Titan A.E. is an Underappreciated Masterpiece" And who's to argue?
Morena Baccarin talks about her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. A travel website interviews her about her favorite places and memories in Rio.
Peter David in need of financial assistance after stroke. Peter David who, among many other things, wrote the Spike: Old Times and Spike vs. Dracula comics at IDW, suffered a stroke on December 30th and as the medical bills begin to pile up he and his wife are asking for help.

January 03

Pajiba ranks 10 most rewatchable films of 2012 which include The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods.
Christos Gage to pen Thor and Iron Man "Marvel Cinematic Universe" comics. Christos Gage, writer of Angel and Faith and Willow, is writing a Thor comic that bridges the first Thor film and Thor: The Dark World. Additionally, he is writing a comic that bridges together Iron Man 2 leading up to Iron Man 3. More after the cut. More...
The Avengers voted most overrated movie of 2012. A Los Angeles Times online poll voted The Avengers as the most overrated film of 2012.

January 02

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #3. Find out what happens next in Willow's quest to restore magic.
TVGuide.com Users' Favorite Actors of 2012. Nathan Fillion and David Boreanaz make the top of the list.

January 01

Joss In June - an academic conference. The deadline for proposals for this conference in North Carolina has been extended to February 15th.
Japanese poster for The Cabin in the Woods. The movie will be out in Japan on March 9th.
An illustration of That Shawarma Scene by Anna Rettman. A fan's rendering of our post-battle heroes available for purchase as a print, on a hoodie/shirt or as a decal. More...



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