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March 01

(SPOILER) Watch the first four minutes of this week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, "T.A.H.I.T.I.". Picking up right where the last one left off, spoiler tag for those who don't want to know anything about what shape Skye's in as we rejoin the action. More...
This WB promo from 2000 will blow your mind. "Every famous person from late-90s television parties together in this amazing, glorious promo."

February 28

Top eleven times Joss Whedon made me cry with sadness. What's on your list?
A chat with the Master from Buffy, Mark Metcalf. Nice overview of his career with some tidbits from Buffy as well.

February 27

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to return to the UK on March 14th. Bleeding Cool says "the remaining episodes will now run uninterrupted, one a week until they catch up with the US and match them all the way to the finale".
ABC to air Marvel special with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' sneak peek. The docu-special promises to give viewers a "front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television." Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will premiere Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
Tracking Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s week-long numbers. Comic Book Resources gets all in-depth with SHIELD's ratings.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's AMA on reddit! Started at 6pm (EST).
(SPOILER) Watch a clip from next week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. Get your first look at Bill Paxton in action.
12 most codependent supervillains of all time. Two Whedonverse pairings made this io9 list.
Michelle Trachtenberg to co-star in CBS comedy pilot 'Save the Date'. The sitcom centers on Katie (played by Maggie Lawson), "who drunkenly books a wedding venue and now is faced with the task of meeting the right man in time. Trachtenberg will play Hillary, Katie's buttoned-down, no-nonsense sister who is sharing an apartment with her."

February 26

Spike and rape culture. Philip Sandifer writes in his blog about Spike's character progression and the events of 6x19 that impact his journey the most.
Buffy! a parody play. Funhouse Lounge in Portland (Oregon) is presenting its unique take on the original movie, running Thur. Fri & Sat thru March. There's an interview with the director at The Oregonian.
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. The adventures of Mal and co continue in the second part of Zack Whedon's miniseries.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets nominated for a Saturn Award. The show got nominated in the "Best Network Television Series Release" category.
(SPOILER) Sif-tastic pictures from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s 'Yes Men'. There's thirty-five in all to peruse.
Out this week - Angel & Faith Volume 5 'What You Want, Not What You Need' tpb. It collects issues 21-25 of Gage and Isaacs' run.

February 25

(SPOILER) Synopsis and credits for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.15 'Yes Men'. This episode will air on March 11th.
Happy birthday Alexis Denisof. He turns 48 today!
Drew Pearce interview sparks "Joss Whedon to direct Avengers 3" speculation. Various pop culture sites are picking up on this comment Drew made to Movies.com, "Unless you're Joss [Whedon] and you're making Avengers 2 and 3".
A librarian knows what is important for his baby girl. In the "Unshelved" comic strip, mostly about books and library life, a pair of librarian parents debate what book is best for their daughter. More...

February 24

'Reading Joss Whedon' Goodreads giveaway. Syracuse University Press are giving away 10 copies of 'Reading Joss Whedon'. It's a collection of essays that covers "a wide array of topics that clarify Whedon's importance, including considerations of narrative and visual techniques, myth construction, symbolism, gender, heroism, and the business side of television." More...
Is Agents Of SHIELD really an interracial family show? Another perspective on MAoS. (h/t Slacktivist )
First look at Agent Triplett in the upcoming episode "T.A.H.I.T.I.". He'll appear on the March 4th episode.

February 23

Call for questions: interview the "Agents of SHIELD" showrunners! Once again, Comic Book Resources are looking for fans to put forward their questions to Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.

February 22

Happy Birthday, Dichen Lachman! This year, Priya (Sierra) reunited with Dollhouse peeps to produce and star in the indie rom com, Lust for Love, available on iTunes and Amazon. More...
(SPOILER) Promo pics of Sean Maher in 'Arrow'. We haven't seen the end of his character, Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel.

February 21

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. There also some house cleaning Buffy comic answers from Goerges's work on season 8/9.
Nick Brendon talks about writing for Buffy Season 10. "It was neat to just be among all those great writers - Joss included - and see this thing come into being. It's really cool."
Miracle Laurie on this week's Tabletop. Miracle Laurie, Wil Wheaton, Angela Weber, and Audrey Weber play a game of "Lords of Vegas" on the latest edition of Geek & Sundry's Tabletop. More...
Nick Brendon on Xander - "He was the everyman". Nick will be at Pensacon in Pensacola, Florida this weekend.
Which Joss Whedon heroine are you? Kaylee, apparently.
Homeland's Morena Baccarin joins ABC medical drama Warriors. Her character is Tory Sterling, "a soldier, psychiatrist, mother and wife who just returned to work at Walter Reed after completing a nine-month tour in Afghanistan".

February 20

Happy Birthday to Tony Head. The best Watcher a Slayer could ask for turns 60 today!
Is Faith a hero or villain? HitFix aren't sure which bracket to put her in for their Greatest Heroes vs Greatest Villain poll.
(SPOILER) Promo pics for the Agents of SHIELD episode 'Tahiti'. This episode will air on March 4th.
Marti Noxon's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" is greenlit at Bravo. The show has received a 13 episode order.

February 19

Cobie Smulders is a woman we love. As published in Esquire's March issue.
Tom Hiddleston wins ELLE Man Of The Year. There's a video message from him on the page.

February 18

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for May. There's solicitations for Buffy #3, Angel & Faith #2, Spike: Into The Light and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 of 6.
(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy Season 10 #1. This is written by Christos Gage with art by Rebekah Isaacs and it'll be out on March 19th.
Marvel announces that Avengers: Age of Ultron will film in South Korea. Joss and co are going all over the world.
Dollhouse's Olivia Williams to star in WGN America's 'Manhattan'. The drama is about the development of the first atomic bomb.
The Cast of How I Met your Mother delivers the Top 10. Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, and Neil Patrick Harris appear in this video from Late Show with David Letterman.
In the Name of the Moon, She is the Slayer: The Sailor Moon/Buffy connection. An enjoyable article over at Den of Geek.
Firefly After Show episode 1. John Campea of AMC Movie Talk hosts a new after show that will cover the whole series. More...

February 17

8 mind-blowing connections between the works of Joss Whedon. The Cracked team put forward their cunning conspiracy theory of how the Whedonverse is all linked.
Danny Strong on HBO's "Girls" this week. The "Beach House" episode first aired last night. Danny appears as Elijah's new boyfriend.
Looks like there was a little informal Whedonverse reunion yesterday. Maurissa, Jed, Felicia, Seth, Nathan... I'd hang out with these guys any day!

February 16

Chiwetel Ejiofor awarded with Best Leading Actor at The 67th BAFTA Film Awards. He was recognized for his role in "12 Years of Slave". BBC1 (for the UK) and BBC America (for the US) will be showing the ceremony later on tonight. More...
Dark Horse's Scott Allie talks about Buffy Season 10. "There was a point in the Season 10 summit when Joss broke into a rendition of the Friends theme song... There may have been dancing, it was a long day."
First Look at Buffy and Firefly Funko POP! Figures. Buffy and Firefly get the cute vinyl treatment in these first images from ToyFair 2014. More...

February 15

Elisabeth Rohm is part of TNT's new pilot "Guilt by Association". She's once again playing a tough-as-nails but by-the-book LAPD detective, this time named Bailey Keller.
Tom Lenk on the Nerdist Podcast. He's the special guest on their SF Sketchfest podcast. Nerdist also has an instagram video of Tom Lenk's Muppet Dance from the podcast.
Vampire Slayer beer. It had to happen. "Vampire Slayer" beer, a creamy mocha stout from Clown Shoes Brewery.
First Look at Buffy and Firefly ReAction Figures. The 80s inspired ReAction Figures are now available for pre-order. More...

February 14

Alyson Hannigan to star in CBS' Tom Papa pilot produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. "Based on the stand-up of Papa and the experiences of Damon, More Time With Family centers on Tom (Papa), a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his family. Hannigan will play Tom's wife Cindy."
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog sequel 'will exist' says Jed Whedon. But as he told EW.com in a statement, "Unfortunately, the when is still unclear".
Avengers 2 production foiled by UK floods. Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England has been devestated by floods where members of the cast were due to attend for costume tests this week.
(SPOILER) Preview of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. This issue will be out on the 26th.
'Firefly and Story Structure, Advanced' - an examination of 'Out of Gas'. This essay originally appeared in the Serenity Found anthology.
The 10 most bad ass couples in movie history. Guess who made this list on IGN? More...

February 13

TVLine counts down the 19 best kisses in TV history. Guess which Whedonvese couple made the list?
Yesterday's Daily Show features a Russian lady quoting "Angel". Jason Jones interviews Russians regarding their views on the anti-gay laws. There's a Photoset on Tumblr if you can't view the clip. Btw the Russian lady in the video is a Whedonesque poster and talks about the experience here. More...
Dollhouse premiered five years ago today. Where does the time go?
Neil Patrick Harris hops in bed for sexy new music video. NPH sings in a music video for the "SLEEP with neuro" drink campaign.
Elizabeth Olsen talks about her Scarlet Witch costume from The Avengers 2. "It respects and involves the comic-book character but it's different, more rooted."

February 12

'Firefly' producer: A limited series reboot could be great. Yep.
Lawyers are the devil's ministry: Fearsome pop culture law firms. AV Club looks into some of pop culture's most fearsome firms.
Review of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind issue 1. The issue came out last month.

February 11

Matching Buffy and Angel scenes with real life. These pics are really good.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is now filming. Production has started in South Africa today.
Once More with Feeling sing-a-long in Helsinki. Heads-up to Finnish fans that "Once More with Feeling" and "Helpless" will be shown in Helsinki on Feb 21st. OMWF will be a sing-along. More...
Top Gear behind the scenes with Tom Hiddleston. He was the star in the reasonably priced car. More...

February 10

(SPOILER) First look at Jaimie Alexander on Agents of SHIELD. TV Guide had the scoop.
Joss Whedon answers the question "Who is the strongest between The Hulk and The Thing?" French comic book artist Davy Mourier asked Joss this question and about Dr. Horrible when Joss was over in Paris. Be warned - he (Davy) gets naked at the end of the YouTube video so possibly NSFW. More...

February 08

(SPOILER) First rumors on the Vision's costume. Unconfirmed details on Paul Bettany's character outfit. Always good to speculate.
'Across the Universe' Event in Los Angeles, tonight! This burlesque/fan event is at Fais Do Do in LA and Georges Jeanty will be attending. Tickets are still available!

February 07

Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Joel David Moore join Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider'. The movie is expected to be shooting this month in Savannah, Georgia. More...
Lust for Love now available! Buy/rent from a multitude of online locations, including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play as well as cable on demand.
(SPOILER) Knights of Badassdom is a sweet, gory tale of geek social life. io9's Annalee Newitz gives an in-depth analysis of what to expect from the long-awaited LARPing musical horror comedy. More...
(SPOILER) Avengers 2 - Ms. Marvel to appear? El Mayimbe at Latino Review has a scoop on The Avengers sequel (not the Paul Bettany news). More...
Neil Patrick Harris in 'Hedwig': 6 things to expect. NPH and members of the creative team briefly talk about the Broadway musical.
Cast of "Lust for Love" on life after "Dollhouse". The cast sits down with BuzzFeed to discuss how Dollhouse, and Joss, made their new film possible.
Marti Noxon's "Unreal" gets a series order at Lifetime. The show stars Shiri Appleby and chronicles the behind-the-scenes activities of a Reality Dating Competition.
(SPOILER) Paul Bettany joins the Avengers 2 cast. And we don't mean as Jarvis.

February 06

Clark Gregg discusses Agent Coulson's arc. Agents of SHIELD's fearless leader is interviewed at Marvel HQ on his character's motives especially in latest episodes and his relationship with Skye.
All Oscar roads lead to Joss Whedon. Find out how all this year's acting Oscar nominees can be traced back to Joss through two or three degrees of separation.
Chiwetel Ejiofor cast in 'Triple Nine'. The film will be directed by John Hillcoat.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Captain America: the Winter Soldier will impact Agents of SHIELD. After reports from test screenings, an official confirmation that the second Cap movie's outcome will influence both Agents of SHIELD and Avengers 2.
Tom Hiddleston to star in J.G. Ballard adaptation 'High-Rise'. The film is slated to start shooting this summer.
(SPOILER) Synopsis and credits for the next Agents of SHIELD episode 'TAHITI'. If you've seen last night's corker of an episode, then you may have an inkling of what will happen next.

February 05

Drew Z. Greenberg on Buffy, Firefly, and various other shows. A video interview with writer Drew Greenberg on many of the shows he has written for. Over 30 minutes of live interview. More...
Ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.13 'T.R.A.C.K.S.'. The show got a 2.2/6 in the demo.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 1x14. This will air on March 4th. Yes, you read that right.
(SPOILER) Discuss this week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The episode is "T.R.A.C.K.S." and it was written by Lauren LeFranc and Rafe Judkins.
Clark Gregg talks to AssignmentX about Agents of SHIELD and Avengers 2. During this set visit the actor talks about coming back to the character he loves.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 11 "The Magical Place" finally to air in Latin America tomorrow. Up until episode 10 they were airing episodes one day after ABC, but this is the first episode to be aired since December.

February 04

Dichen Lachman on building the community behind 'Lust for Love'. It's quite an interesting and insightful interview. Another interview with her can be found at CraveOnline (bonus clip of Fran headbutting Enver).
A round-up of reviews for the Agents of SHIELD episode that aired on January 14th. 'Seeds' seems to be the best received episode to date. Den of Geek liked it a lot as did The Escapist. 411Mania gave the episode 8.4 out of 10, TheHDRoom a 9, IGN an 8, TV Fanatic 4.9 out of 5 and ScienceFiction.com 4 out of 5. TVOverMind said "the writing for this episode was compelling" and TV.com declared that "the episode tugged on viewers' heartstrings while also finding moments to make us laugh". Though Paste Magazine wasn't fond of the scenes that told the viewers what happened, rather than showing the viewers what happened.
(SPOILER) What to expect in the last nine episodes of Agents of SHIELD Season 1. "Full throttle is the key word for it" says Maurissa Tancharoen. More in a similar vein over at IGN.com.

February 01

Whedon's Avengers heading to Johannesburg. There was discussion last year that the movie would be shot in South Africa.
Which Firefly character are you? Fun quiz over at BuddyTV.



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