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March 01

Enver Gjokaj cast in ABC's Murder In Manhattan pilot. Enver will play Jack, the leads best childhood friend and possible love interest. More...
10 greatest handguns in all of science fiction and fantasy. Including at least one familiar object that tends to go 'BANG!' More...

February 28

Nathan Fillion to appear at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. He'll be appearing on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th. There will be autograph sessions and photo ops, as well as a Q and A panel.
"What It Means to Mourn" - a Dollhouse essay. This originally appeared in the "Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum" anthology.
Nathan Fillion on the chances of a Firefly reunion and a 'Dr. Horrible' sequel. "There's something about 'Firefly' -- it was my first love. So if you get a chance to go back to your very first love, you'll do it, right?"
James Marsters talks Spike, Spock and Joss. This interview was conducted at Creation Entertainment's Grand Slam Convention a couple of weeks ago.
Mercedes McNab gives birth to a baby girl. Congratulations to the family.

February 27

Happy Birthday, Adam Baldwin! The man they call Jayne turns 51 today.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #19. It's part four of the "Death and Consequences" arc.
Read Joss Whedon's blurb for Bob Harris' new book "The International Bank of Bob". The book, which is about Kiva loans, is out next Tuesday.
Joss on his fans - "They have great taste, they're really smart and they're better than other people". A highly popular Joss quote from the recent Dublin screening that's doing the rounds in all the usual places. The interview (in full) with Click TV can be found here.
Tim Minear vs. Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard in the Bram Stoker Awards. In the Superior Achievement in Screenplay category, Minear is up for the "Dark Cousin" episode of American Horror Story, while Whedon and Goddard are up for The Cabin in the Woods.
How To Make Monsters with Doug Jones and Crabcat Industries. Doug has a very minor role in this episode of 'Try This At Home,' but an extended interview can be found here. More...

February 26

(SPOILER) Preview of Willow #5. These are actually more panels than full pages.
(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy Season 9 #19. This'll be out on the 13th of next month.
Joss Whedon on a plane! Whedon fan Jason Scott happens to find himself booked into the seat next to Joss on a flight back to Scotland from the Dublin premiere of Much Ado. A charming tale, with a lot more detail here.
Buffy Facebook Recaps. One fan begins an effort to recap Buffy episodes using altered Facebook screencaps. "Welcome to the Hellmouth" is currently complete.

February 25

Transcript of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival. If you couldn't make the UK premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, you can now read what Joss said after the screening. And if you missed it, audio from his Dublin Q&A can be found here.
Some Joss Whedon interviews from the UK and Irish screenings of Much Ado About Nothing. First up there's an interview with STV, a video interview with the Irish Independent, followed by an audio interview with Newstalk and finally one with Click TV (where you can catch a glimpse of us in the queue in Dublin). Joss also received an award at the Dublin screening, you can watch footage of that at The Movie Bit (the intro is gloriously cheesy).
Short documentary on Patton Oswalt: "To Be Loved & Understood". Via BoingBoing, "Julien Nitzberg's short (10 minute) documentary on comedian Patton Oswalt is out today, via Thrash Lab. Ashton Kutcher executive produced, but don't worry, it's still great."
Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof! One of Joss' most frequent collaborators turns 47 today.
Serenity Steelbook Blu-ray out in the UK today. It's one of Universal's 100th Anniversary editions. In related news, the Firefly Steelbook Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk.
Discuss tonight's Oscar Awards. The Avengers is nominated for Best Visual Effects and some of the cast (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo) will be presenting an award.

February 24

Glasgow Film Festival 2013: Joss Whedon talks about Much Ado About Nothing. Joss responds to questions about the making of Much Ado and how he approached filming Shakespeare. More...
Audio: Joel Grey's Cabaret. Joel looks back on his Oscar-winning role as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. NPR host Rachel Martin can't resist also asking him about the ongoing recognition he receives as a BtVS alum. More...
Day 10 at JDIFF. A short video, covering day 10 of Dublin Film Festival including the Much Ado premiere and an interview with Joss.
David Boreanaz will not be at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con in June. He is now listed on the Wizard World site as a cancellation, "David Boreanaz will not be able to attend due to scheduling conflicts. More...
Vote in the 4th Annual Whedonoscars! They're like the other Oscars, but way more whedony, and you get to vote. This year's Whedonoscars feature new categories and a special video. More...
Audio: Joss Whedon answers questions after Euro premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. And here are some pictures of the Q&A. More...
Photos: Joss Whedon at the European premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. On the red carpet outside the Savoy on Dublin's O'Connell Street this Saturday.

February 23

Fictional foods we want to try. A.V. Club Q&A list includes Mudder's Milk. More...
Tonight in Dublin - the European premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. And we'll be there. Follow our live tweeting from the event on Twitter.
Neil Patrick Harris is a guest on The Nerdist Podcast. NPH and magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes (Derek and Helder's show, "Nothing to Hide", was directed by NPH) talk about magic.

February 22

Vulture commemorates the 15th anniversary of "Passion". The entertainment section of NY Mag recalls what a game-changer the episode was for Buffy.
Firefly tabletop RPG coming soon from Margaret Weis Productions following the success of their Serenity game. Link goes to PDF press release at the company's site.
Firefly reference in today's Love and Capes. Today's strip tells us that the main character (a superhero) in Love and Capes is a Firefly fan, even if his girlfriend doesn't get it.
Happy Birthday, Dichen Lachman! Sierra/Priya turns 31 today.
The 13 greatest fictional make-out spots for getting lucky. The Hellmouth gets mentioned as a place to meet your monster-with-benefits More...
Robin Sachs contributed voice work to the final piece of Mass Effect 3 story content. It will be released March 5th.The "Citadel" DLC mission includes voice work from most of the cast from the series, including Robin Sachs' character Zaeed Massani. Also, the next weekend multiplayer operation is dedicated to Robin Sachs. More...
Denver's Westword laments Firefly, promotes midnight shows of Serenity. Another article on the loss of Firefly to promote local weekend Serenity screenings "The Esquire (art house theater in Denver) is airing Firefly's film sequel, Serenity, this Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, as part of their Midnight Madness program."
Makers of Firefly 'fan-game' abuse DMCA to try to silence critic. Whedonesquer The One True b!X's web host received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act request for content removal. The developer is trying to make a Firefly video game without a license via fan funding.

February 21

Joss Whedon's insidious hidden agenda exposed. Pajiba speaks out.
Short interview with Joss on Much Ado About Nothing. In which he recommends small and weird movies.
"At Fox, I was the guy who kept Joss on the air for more than one season." This was the Whedon reference in 'Cult', The CW's comedy meta-drama about fandom, which premiered on Tuesday night.
Read Jane Espenson's spec script for 'Frasier'. There's a new site called "Showrunners: Show Us Your Specs" dedicated to showing "early stabs at TV writing by some of today's top showrunners". Jane's script from 1994 is one of the first offerings.
Marc Blucas to co-star in ABC's 'Killer Women'. He will play a DEA agent who works with Tricia Helfer's character.

February 20

Alan Tudyk previews the latest Suburgatory, reflects on Wreck-It Ralph. MSN checks in with everyone's favorite pilot.
The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods receive Saturn Awards nominations. There are several nominations for Joss Whedon, The Avengers and Cabin, as well as a somewhat surprising nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Avengers and Cabin nominated for Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. This award is given by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America during the Nebula Awards weekend (May 16-19, 2013).
ASHBD2013, 'a nice video to celebrate Anthony Head's birthday'. Fans donate to Dogs Trust and create video in honour of Tony Head's birthday. More...
Building a digital New York for "The Avengers". A fascinating featurette from Industrial Light & Magic. The amount of detail in the CGI is astounding.
Buffy: "Making of a Slayer" on sale at Woot. Great price ($18.00) for Buffy: The Making of a Slayer. The box set has a great book along with lots of memorabilia from the show.

February 19

(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9: "Welcome to the Team: There's No Team". Dark Horse's Scott Allie discuses Buffy Season 9 #17 and #18 and what's come to next.
David Boreanaz will be at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con in June. Amongst other things, you will be able to have a photo op with him, James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter and Juliet Landau and others also in attendance.
Enver Gjokaj to guest again on Vegas (tonight). This is his second appearance on the show. More...
TV's Most Heartbreaking Deaths. TV Guide posts a photo gallery of 23 especially heartbreaking character deaths. Not only does it include one from BTVS, at least five of the deaths happened in shows starring or featuring Whedon alums. SPOILERS for Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead; do not view if you haven't watched the complete 3rd season of these shows!
Newsarama counts down the 10 Best Comic Book-Based Performances of All-Time. Several "Avengers" made the list.
Julie Benz talks about her new show "Defiance". She also talks about how Joss pushed her to take creative risks.
Whedon Ipsum. Strangely mesmerizing.

February 18

Joss Whedon talks of 'hopeful' S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. New brief interview with Joss about his most anticipated pilot.
3rd Annual Streamy Awards took place yesterday. Leap Year, in which Eliza Dushku and Emma Caulfield guest-starred, won a 'Best Branded Entertainment Series' award. More...
David Fury pitches two of his worst movie ideas. David Fury sits down with writer Chris Downey for an episode of "The Chris Downey Files" to discuss two of his self-admitted worst screenplay ideas, "Mermen" and "Nursery Crimes."

February 17

Live streaming of Nathan Fillion hosting the WGA Awards. This starts tonight (Feb. 17) at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time. Don't know if the link works outside the U.S., but it is available to the public. Whedon folk Danny Strong and Howard Gordon are among the nominees.
Joss Whedon wins the British Film Bloggers Circle's Best Director award. He was up against David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis), Michael Haneke (Amour), Leos Carax (Holy Motors) and Miguel Gomes (Tabu).
"Too much of a good thing?" - a Joss Whedon interview. With 'Much Ado About Nothing' having its British premiere next Sunday, the Scottish newspaper 'The Sunday Herald' speaks to Joss about his Shakespeare movie. There's also an update about his other low-budget movie "In Your Eyes".
Firefly Steelbook Edition Blu-ray coming out in the UK. According to Amazon.co.uk and other sites it will be out on April 1st. You can pre-order it at Sainsbury's and Zavii.

February 16

Love bites sale on Dark Horse digital, inc. Angel & Faith. And a Love Bites bundle incl. BtVS Season 9#1 and Angel & Faith #1.
Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in Robin Williams' CBS comedy 'Crazy Ones'. SMG might be gracing our TV screens once again!
Danny Strong begins work on final Hunger Games script. Danny Strong has finished the script for The Hunger Games:Mockingjay Part I and now begins work on Part II.

February 15

'Love Saves the World' - a Buffy essay. This originally in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy" anthology that came out in 2003.
"Would You Rather" starring Enver Gjokaj is now available on iTunes & VOD. Though the film's trailer was linked to here back in May, IFC Midnight has just recently made the film available across multiple, digital platforms.
'Much ado about Joss' - The Irish Times interview. In which Joss chats about his new movie, feminist agendas, internet criticism and whether the fans got Serenity made.

February 14

Steven S. DeKnight interview on the final season of Spartacus. DeKnight along with two actors from Spartacus reflect on the final season of the show in this podcast interview. More...
David Fury joins 'Tyrant'. The FX show is from the creators of Homeland and is about an American family in the Middle East.
(SPOILER) CBR Behind Buffy S9: Christos Gage on the last arc of Angel & Faith. Includes preview pages for Angel & Faith # 19.
Robot Chicken season finale preview where unlike his many short-lived sci-fi series, Joss is back from the dead, and not happy about Network TV.
Kevin Smith thinks David Boreanaz should play Han Solo in rumored one-off film. The AMC Movie talk podcast dicusses writer/director Kevin Smith's suggestion of David Boreanaz playing Han in the rumored film set between Episodes III and IV. More...

February 13

Browncoat Valentine's Day designs. Pretty cunning, don't ya think?
Details about the Much Ado About Nothing screening and panel at SXSW. The movie will receive its US premiere on March 9th. After the screening Joss Whedon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg will chat about the movie.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #18. It's the third part of the "Welcome to the Team" arc.

February 12

Nicholas Brendon to appear at Rhode Island ComicCon. Rhode Island Comic Con announced last night that Nicholas Brendon will be returning to RICC for 2013 after such huge popularity in 2012. More...
Rhythm & Hues to file for bankruptcy. The studio provided some of the visual effects for The Cabin in the Woods and Serenity.
Happy Birthday Enver Gjokaj! Dollhouse's Victor turns 33 today.
That's a wrap on S.H.I.E.L.D.. Maurissa Tancharoen announces a wrap on S.H.I.E.L.D. on Instagram

February 11

Gale Force Nine announces 'Firefly: The Game'. According to ICv2, the board game will debut at Gencon.
Morena Baccarin named one of AskMen's "Top 99 Woman" of 2013 along with Cobie Smulders (no. 64), Scarlet Johansson (no. 45), and Christina Hendricks (no. 14).
Tom Lenk's new blog: The Missing Lenk! I always find Tom Lenk to be funny and insightful (ever since I saw his one man show), so I assume this blog will be worth watching.
The Monomythology of Buffy. An actual chart of how Buffy the Vampire Slayer fits in to Joseph Campbell's theory of the 'monomyth'. More...
(SPOILER) Summer in Hawaii. Summer Glau guest stars in Hawaii Five-0 tonight. Since she's playing the daughter of a martial arts master, we'll get to see her in action. Marked Spoiler so we can discuss the show after it airs. More...
(SPOILER) Video Preview of Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion on Castle. Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion reunite on screen on tonight's episode of Castle.

February 09

Iain de Caestecker (S.H.I.E.L.D.) stars in new music video. Iain de Caestecker stars in the music video for Please Don't Say You Love Me by new UK artist Gabrielle Aplin. More...
Happy Birthday Tom Hiddleston! The villain everyone loves to hate, or loves to love, turns 32 today. Hopefully it won't be too long until this actor works with Joss again.
Five potential S.H.I.E.L.D. guest stars. shieldtv.net lists 5 people they would like to see on the show.
Sorting Les/Bi characters into Hogwarts houses. Of no real moment, but fun nonetheless, see Willow and Tara get sorted into one of the 4 Hogwarts Houses. And Willow gets to be head!
25 Shows you want remade and revived. TVLine asked their readers what shows they would like to see brought back and why. 2 Whedon shows make the list.

February 08

Myths about Joss Whedon (that keep non-Whedonistas away). io9 refutes seven myths that may be keeping fans of The Avengers from checking out his other works.
One man's myth: how Joss Whedon showed me the crack in the invisible wall. A very interesting essay about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and mythology.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's solicitations and covers for May. Buffy #21 and Angel & Faith #22 are released in May.
Glasgow Film Festival to show second screening of Much Ado About Nothing. There will be another screening at 8.45pm on Sunday, February 24th. Tickets are expected to sell out fast. UPDATE: The screening is now sold out. Btw the GFF press release sent to us said that the movie would be out on general UK release from Friday, 14th June.
Several Whedonverse comics creators to work on "Adventures of Superman". The digital-first weekly anthology series will include contributions from Jeff Parker, Chris Samnee, and Christos Gage.

February 07

Alan Tudyk on how Firefly could come back. Hypable's interview with Alan Tudyk asks questions such as how Wash could be brought back into the series.
Felicia Day reads poetry...about video games. Felicia does a dramatic reading of a poem she wrote when she was 12.
Artist James Hance is painting each 'Firefly' cast member today. "Remember yesterday when I said 'Hey! How about on Wednesday I paint the entire crew of the good ship Serenity! You know - all 9 of them, in one day!" So far, Kaylee, Jayne, Shepherd, Zoe, and Wash have been completed. Jewel Staite and Adam Baldwin have tweeted their endorsements. More...
Robin Sachs' dogs are looking for a new home. Fiona & Tiny are looking for new owners. More...

February 06

Morena Baccarin & Gina Torres to be honored at the National Hispanic Media Coalition Awards. Along with Lana Parrilla from "Once Upon a Time" and others. Event takes place Feb. 22 in Beverly Hills. Tickets are available to the public (albeit they are on the pricey side).
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #4. It's the second last part of the miniseries with Angel & Faith's Christos Gage joining the writing team.
The Avengers cast to present at the Academy Awards. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will be presenting at the Oscars. More...
The Avengers wins two VES awards. The movie won in the "Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture" and "Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture" categories.

February 05

13 directors who work with the same stars. Many of Joss' actors have appeared in more than one of his projects. Who got special recognition in this list? Hint: has appeared in five so far. More...
Alan Tudyk live streaming Q&A. As in right now. Courtesy of LA's channel KTTV Fox 11.
Spike and Dru are coming to Canada! James Marsters and Juliet Landau added to the roster of celebrity guests for Fan Expo in Vancouver (April 20-21 2013)
R.I.P. Robin Sachs. The actor who played Ethan Rayne on Buffy the Vampire Slayer has passed away. It's a very sad day for the fandom and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
J. August Richards guests in tonight's Emily Owens, M.D. J. appears as a patient in the series finale of the CW show. More...
Morena Baccarin is in the new GQ UK. Teaser for the new issue out on Thursday with a few photos of Morena modeling. Gorgeous as usual.
Ben Edlund previews his upcoming episode of Supernatural. He reveals his love of "Barney Miller" (which featured Ron Glass(Shepherd Book)).
Enver Gjokaj will guest in tonight's episode of Vegas which airs on CBS at 10 PM ET/PT.
Catch a glimpse of the S.H.I.E.L.D. set. And yes it's a real "blink and you miss it" moment.

February 04

New Iron Man 3 trailer. This the extended version of the trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl.
"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?" (video). A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal in 2012's superhero blockbuster.
S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet posts pic of her new bosses on instagram. Nice pic of the Whedon clan.
(SPOILER) Latino Review has Avengers 2 and Avengers 3 spoilers. They might be wrong, they might be true. But find out in this video blog about how the end of Phase 2 leads into the start of Phase 3. Huge spoilers abound.
BBC2 premieres "Dancing on the Edge" starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Head tonight. This is an explosive drama set in the early 1930s following a black jazz band in London at a time of extraordinary change. You can find more information here. More...

February 03

The Avengers' Leviathan warships could have looked different. An Avengers concept artist blogs about how the initial design of the Leviathan monsters. More sketches can be found here.
Geek Oscars. How the Academy Awards would look if movie nerds ran the show. More...
TV teen super couples. Buffy/Angel and Buffy/Spike are both on this list. They called Spuffy 'Bike' for some reason, though.
Alan Tudyk wins Annie Award. He won in the "Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production" category. Seth Green's Robot Chicken won "Best General Audience Animated Television Production" and ILM won "Best Animated Effects in a Live Action Production" for their work on The Avengers.
TV gripes you should quit complaining about. Time to move on from "Firefly was awesome and Fox cancelled it!"?

February 02

TV's best will they/won't they couples and a nod to some Whedonverse alumni.

February 01

Jeremy Renner to star in and produce "Kill the Messenger". The film will be directed by Michael Cuesta.
Adam Baldwin talks Joss, Jayne and Serenity dreams. In which Adam ponders on the greatest challenge a Serenity sequel would face.
House of Cards featuring Kristen Connolly is now on Netflix. Netflix's first original series has The Cabin in the Woods' Kristen Connolly in the cast, and the entire season is available to watch now.



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