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April 01

Baratheon and beyond: 15 absolutely horrible child rulers. Our Anointed One makes the AV Club's list.

March 31

(SPOILER) Watch the opening of tomorrow's Agents of SHIELD episode. See the first 1:26 from "End of the Beginning".
Behind Buffy S10: Christos Gage on Buffy #1. Christos Gage talks about the first issue of Buffy in season 10. More...
(SPOILER) Cobie Smulders talks about her training for Marvel's The Avengers. Smulders talks about her role in the upcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier movie and her firearms training for Marvel's The Avengers. Small spoiler for Captain America: Winter Soldier. More...
Captain America's new look in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Production images show Cap's new suit.

March 30

Angel & Faith sale at Dark Horse Digital. All digital issues are on sale for $0.99, and 5-issue bundles cost $4.95. You can purchase the entire series for around $25.
Another clip from the HIMYM cast on Inside the Actors Studio. Neil and Jason reprise their Les Mis confrontation.

March 29

Graph ratings of your favorite TV shows. Graph TV's graphs show each respective TV series' episode and what the IMDb ranking of each said episode is (via io9.com).
ECCC14: Eliza Dushku panel report. CBR has a report from the panel where Eliza discussed her career.
Emma Caulfield bids adieu to YouTube Vlogging. After 20 amazing months of weekly musings and advice to fans, Emma's vlog has ended.
Cahiers du Buffy: TV Criticism vs Film Criticism. New Yorker critic employs Buffy as a platform to describe the co-evolution of film and TV criticism.
Jeremy Renner on Chris Evans and Avengers: Age of Ultron. A bigger role for Hawkeye this time round? Yes please.

March 28

(SPOILER) Patrick Brennan to play Marvel villain Blackout in upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D episodes. He talks about his role to Marvel.com. More...
(SPOILER) New pictures from The Avengers: Age of Ultron set. Images of Hawkeye's new costume and what seems to be Ultron's mask design have surfaced.
Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 3: The How'. It's the final chat in this lovely video series. A must for bibliophiles.
An apology from Joss to the residents of Seoul. He apologizes for the disruption the filming of The Avengers: Age of Ultron will cause to their city and country. More...
Alyson Hannigan talks Willow on 'Buffy'. On Inside the Actor's Studio James Lipton asks Alyson Hannigan if her personality is similar to the character of Willow Rosenberg. More...
The Banality Of The First Evil. "Sarah (Bunting) and John (Ramos) [ formerly of TWOP ] revisit their issues with Buffy's biggest bad, and wonder what might have been if Joss Whedon hadn't had 184 other plates in the air." More...

March 27

(SPOILER) Amy Acker talks about her Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. role. Bookmark this for later if you're avoiding spoilers because she does talk about the plot of the episode.
Watch Eliza Dushku in 'The Gable 5'. There's an interview with Eliza about the Machinima Prime pilot over at Big Shiny Robot.
Happy birthday Nathan! Our captain turns 43 today.
(SPOILER) Watch a clip from the next Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. "End Of The Beginning" will air on April 1st.

March 26

Amy Acker to guest on Agents of SHIELD! She'll be playing a familiar but previously unseen face from Coulson's past.
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3. Find out what happens next in Zack Whedon's miniseries.
Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 2: The Who & The Where'. If you want to win a signed copy of the book, then have a look at the publisher's tweet.
Agents of SHIELD cast and crew interview with CBR. Clark Gregg talks about wanting to write a graphic novel and online criticism of Deathlok. More...

March 25

The problem with 22 episode seasons. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is heavily referenced in this Den of Geek feature.
(SPOILER) Photos from Agents of SHIELD 1x17 "Turn, Turn, Turn". The episode will air April 8th. Things look tense.
Chris Evans says he's ready to leave acting behind after fulfilling his Marvel contract. He will make at least three more appearances as Captain America in Marvel films.
Chris Lowell launches Kickstarter campaign for film featuring Brett Dalton. Beside Still Waters is a love story to Lowell's family lakehouse in Georgia. More...
Robert Downey Jr. on Avengers: Age of Ultron. He tells Variety, "This one is a very ambitious sequel. If you read it, it's dense, it's smart. Joss [Whedon] is a really smart guy."

March 24

First Look at Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Set photos of Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (and Jeremy Renner) in costume during filming.
Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 1: The What'. There's going to be three videos in all about Natalie's novel and it's a lovely chat to listen to.
(SPOILER) The latest Agents of SHIELD mystery - one theory debunked. TV Guide speak to the cast and crew about the major plot development at the end of "T.A.H.I.T.I.".
Happy birthday to Alyson Hannigan. She turns 40 today. More...
(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #1. There is a minor spoilers for an upcoming issues in the last two answers. More...

March 23

'Why 'I'll be a Browncoat forever.' Jewel Staite talks to Blastr about her work in sci-fi and her new web series, State of Syn. More...
Live stream of Agents of Shield PaleyFest panel at 2:00 pm PT. The cast and crew will talk about their work on the Marvel television series.
(SPOILER) First shots of The Avengers: Age of Ultron filming. Filming is underway in Italy's Aosta Valley, and DarkHorizons has the details on the actors present and what's going on.

March 22

What is it that Fanfiction Opposes? The Shared and Communal Features of Firefly/Serenity Fanfiction. The first issue of Fafnir, the Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, includes an interesting article about Firefly fanfiction.

March 21

Nicholas Brendon and James Marsters talk to CBR about Buffy Season 10. The Buffy veterans discuss writing comics, some stories from the early days of Buffy, and the differences between television and print.
Ashley Johnson to star in Geek and Sundry series "Spooked". Felicia Day's web channel presents "Spooked", a comedy about a team of Paranormal investigators. Ashley Johnson is on the team, Dichen Lachman and Tom Lenk will guest star.
TV by the Numbers believes Agents of Shield is "certain to be renewed". That's not an official word yet but still gives a good vibe. TVline also thinks it's "a safe bet". Yay!

March 20

(SPOILER) Sean Maher talks Arrow, voice work, and singing. Among other things. But the bulk of it is on his Arrow appearance last night and his personal life. The interview also confirms his previously announced Dick Grayson/Nightwing voice role as for Son of Batman. More...
(SPOILER) Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Article contains traces of Whedonverse. Update: here's a spoiler free review written specifically for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans. It won't spoil UK fans for the tv series either.
Patton Oswalt to guest on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He'll be playing Agent Eric Koenig.
(SPOILER) Amy Acker on the evolution of Root on Person Of Interest. The Angel actress speaks about her newest role as the character Root on the show Person of Interest.
Disney to release The Avengers:Age of Ultron in IMAX. In other Avengers-related news, Scarlett Johansson gives a very brief video interview with IGN about her character's storyline in the sequel.
Brian Tyler will score 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. He was the composer for 'Iron Man 3', 'Thor: The Dark World' and the Marvel one-shot 'All Hail the King'.
(SPOILER) Christos Gage's SlayAlive Q/A for Buffy #1. Christos Gage did a Q/A for the launch of season 10. More...
Grimm renewed for 4th Season. According to Deadline Hollywood, Buffy exec. producer and Angel co-creator David Greenwalt's latest show Grimm has been picked up by NBC for a fourth season.

March 19

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #1. And we're back.
Mark Ruffalo teases an Avengers romance. Hulk himself talks filming in South Africa, being Science Bros. with Tony Stark, and whether Banner finds love in Avengers 2.
Firefly Online: find a crew, find a job, keep flying. VG247 chats to Andy Gore, CEO of Quantum Mechanix Interactive, publisher of the Firefly MMO.
Dr. Horrible kicked from Netflix? Balls. According to Allyourscreens.com, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will be removed from Netflix on March 20th. More...
HitFix March Mayhem: Heroes vs. Villains. Spike, Loki, and, of course, Buffy, all need our votes to advance.
Discuss the Marvel special "Assembling A Universe." Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns April 1. In the meantime, the special will hopefully have some Avengers: Age of Ultron tidbits for us. Related: Age of Ultron concept art!

March 18

(SPOILER) James Marsters on his new Spike Graphic Novel. James Marsters speaks about the stories he would like to tell in his new role as graphic novel author. More...
(SPOILER) Promo pics from Agents of SHIELD 1.16 'End of the Beginning'. This episode will air in two weeks time.

March 17

Cover art for Buffy Season 10 Volume 1 'New Rules'. This trade paperback is listed on Amazon.com as coming out on November 25th. The Serenity: Leaves on the Wind hardcover will come out a week before (no artwork for that yet).
Tom Hiddleston sings. This link, posted by Disney, has side-by-side footage of Tom Hiddleston in the booth recording a song for "The Pirate Fairy" with the finished animated sequence. There are also bits of interview with Mr. Hiddleston.
Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris talks Felix, fake accents, and Buffy. Gavaris chats briefly about his love of Buffy while promoting the new season of Orphan Black. More...

March 16

Sarah Michelle Gellar on Buffy and the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. She got asked about it in an interview about her work with Project Sunlight.

March 15

Make Alan Tudyk fall down. He's skiing to raise money for Operation Smile and promises to fall down the mountain for every $10 raised.
How Serenity ended up in Battlestar Galactica. Find out what Joss and Tim thought of the ship's cameo appearance.
(SPOILER) Synopsis and credits for Agents of SHIELD 1.17 "Turn, Turn, Turn". This episode will air on the 8th of April.

March 14

(SPOILER) Dark Horse June 2014 solicitations. Buffy #4, Angel & Faith #3 and the conclusion of the six issue Serenity: Leaves On The Wind miniseries.
David Boreanaz to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia and Chicago. He is scheduled to attend June 20-21 in Philadelphia and August 22-23 in Chicago.
Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg featured in Marvels "Tales to Astonish" docuseries. The first episode is about the "Civil War" Marvel event.
Three killer business tips from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A fun little article by City AM on what lessons business could learn from Buffy.

March 13

Dark Horse reveals Emerald City Comic Con variant comic covers. One for Buffy Season 10 #1 by Phil Noto, and one for Leaves on the Wind #1 by Jenny Frison.
How The Avengers was almost rated R. Movies.com interviews Kevin Feige on how the superhero ensemble almost got the dreaded R rating.
"Agents of SHIELD" hits a new high with "Yes Men". A particularly positive article by Brett White on Comic Book Resources about the recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. Another article in a similar vein can be found at io9.com.
What Angel's first season did right. Den of Geek point out why we shouldn't dismiss the many achievements of Angel's first season.

March 12

(SPOILER) Preview of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3. This'll be out on the 26th of this month.
Happy Anniversary to Wonderfalls! The quirky series from creator, Bryan Fuller (as if there was only one) premiered on Fox 10 years ago today!
Adrian Pasdar to play Glenn Talbot on 'Agents of SHIELD'. He's finally made it to the Whedonverse. More...
Agents of SHIELD ratings rise from last week. Last night's episode got a 2.1/7 in the 18-49 demo.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and mental illness. A writer relates how the show helped her confront the source of her anxiety and depression.
Joss Whedon directed one of the post-credits scenes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel's Kevin Feige confirmed this in an interview with Collider.
Promo for 'Marvel: Assembling a Universe'. This special will air next Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.
Neil Patrick Harris: Metamorphosis. Out.com has a lengthy feature on NPH -- "From Doogie to Barney to Hedwig, the shapeshifting career of Neil Patrick Harris is immune to typecasting". Also, EW has a promo video for his upcoming run as Hedwig, which begins previews on March 29 and opens on April 22.
Discuss this week's new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. "Yes Men" was written by Shalisha Francis and directed by John Terlesky. Lady Sif from Thor is in this one.

March 11

Made Man: Nathan Fillion almost ended up living in his parents' basement. Nathan Fillion is interviewed in this 5 minute video about acting in the soaps, why he loves Firefly so much and the journey to where he is now.
(SPOILER) New Scott Allie interview plus lots of new Buffy Season 10 Covers. The Mary Sue's interview Scott about women in Dark Horse Comics including newish tidbits about season 10 plus several new Buffy covers and two new Angel & Faith ones.
(SPOILER) Jaimie Alexander previews 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' guest role. Her episode airs tonight. Similar coverage over at TV Guide.
(Most of) Firefly cast will attend Dallas Comic Con. Fillion, Staite, Maher, Baldwin, and Glass will be in attendance.
Energy Times interview with Juliet Landau. "Healthy living is integral to this actress and producer’s personal life AND craft."

March 10

Chris Hemsworth on Avengers 2 - "Bigger and more exciting and crazier". He said at Wizard World Sacremento that "Everything in Avengers is ramped up though. It kind of blew me away reading it."
Firefly and Nathan Fillion to appear in "The Real History of Science Fiction." The 4-part BBC America program begins April 19. The second episode on April 26 "discusses the appeal of the beaten up 'dirty space' of Dark Star and Firefly."
7 characters who were saved by fans. No surprise a couple of Whedonverse favourites make the list.
Interview with Agents of SHIELD concept artist Phillip Boutte Jr. There's some great artwork that you might not have seen before.
The 15 greatest Buffy episodes that nobody talks about. A timely list seeing as the show premiered 17 years ago today.
Five movies and tv shows with brilliant clues in dialogue. Firefly and Buffy feature in this Cracked article.
Out now - Buffy Season 9 Volume 5 'The Core'. This trade paperback collects issues 21–25 and "Love vs. Life" from Dark Horse Presents issues 25 - 27.
In defence of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Den of Geek tackles criticism of the show.

March 09

It's Joss Whedon Week at Amazon. There's offers on Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse DVDs and Blu-rays.
Five compelling fictional women on tv. In honor of International Women's Day. Who's on your list?
Juliet Landau to be interviewed tonight by AICN's Hercules. She'll be discussing her new documentary on (wait for it) vampires, as well as the involvement of Anne Rice and Gary Oldman.

March 08

Watch Robert Downey Jr work out for Avengers 2.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': Rebekah Isaacs draws out Season 10. Hero Complex chats to Rebekah about working on Angel & Faith and moving to the Buffy title.
How the 'Buffy' cast keep in touch. SMG stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about her ongoing relationships with some BtVS castmates in a short video. It's all about the craft services.
Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun to star in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Soo Hyun mentioned her involvement on Twitter. It was confirmed by Walt Disney Company Korea. Her character was described by Marvel as "a substantial supporting role".
Geek & Sundry talks LGBT issues and Buffy comics. In anticipation of the release of Issue One of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Becca & Neil highlight the LGBT Slayers and Snake Lady Demons who have entered the Buffy-verse since the end of the TV series.

March 07

(SPOILER) Watch a clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 'Yes Men'. Another clip from the episode can be found at the ABC site (but it's geo-locked).
Eliza Dushku on strong female roles, comic conventions and her charity work. She's appearing at the Toronto Comicon this weekend.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Adams, and Chris Hemsworth nominated for MTV Movie Awards. The awards air on April 13th.
(SPOILER) Cast information about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 16. It's titled "The Beginning of the End." It was written by Paul Zbyszewski (who also wrote F.Z.Z.T.) and directed by Bobby Roth.

March 06

10 things Angel did better than any other show. "Melding many different elements from multiple genres, the show was able to effectively balance action, drama, romance and mystery into a singular hour that was equally adept at making you laugh or cry, while still leaving you unmistakably entertained".
In Your Eyes, written by Joss Whedon, to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. Details at The Wrap. The festival's website has a pic from the movie.
The 20 greatest Joss Whedon characters. Total Film pick their favourites.
(SPOILER) A chat with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" Chloe Bennet. She is the subject of today's IMDB blog post. Minor spoilers for next week's episode.
The cast of Angel: 10 years on. Den of Geek explores each cast member's career since the show ended nearly 10 years ago.
Cruel Intentions, 15 years later. EW looks at how the careers of the film's stars have progressed over the years (including Sarah Michelle Gellar's).

March 05

Agents of SHIELD returns low. The show got a 1.8/6 in the demo.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x15 "Yes Men". This episode will air next week.
Great Forbes review on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. A writer at Forbes says what a lot of us have been thinking.
Which vampire hunter would you trust to keep you alive? IMDb poll featuring our favorite slayer and her bicentennial boy toy.
Discuss this week's new (!) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. The show is back! For its 14th episode, "T.A.H.I.T.I.", written by Jeffrey Bell.
The Primary Instinct: A Stephen Tobolowsky Storytelling Film. Stephen Tobolowsky, who played the first Principal Flutie of Sunnydale High in the unaired Buffy pilot, wants to bring his master storytelling to the big screen in this Kickstarter project. More...

March 04

(SPOILER) Preview of Angel & Faith Season 10 #1. This will be coming out on April 2nd.
(SPOILER) Whedon and Tancharoen answer your SHIELD questions. Like they did before, Jed and Maurissa answer viewers' submitted questions. More...
Folk and fairy tales, as told by Angel. Den of Geek delves into the show's mythology.
Jose Molina teams up with Javier Grillo-Marxuach for Children of Tendu podcast. In the first episode, they talk about breaking into television.
Alan Tudyk Returns To Suburgatory. Alan returned to Suburgatory last week, and will reoccur in additional episodes according to IMDB. Link is a clip from last week's episode.
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD showrunners on Paxton, Deathlok, Sif and more surprises to come. With Agents of SHIELD returning this week, Jed and Maurissa chat to Comic Book Resources about what to expect next on the show.

March 03

Scarlett Johansson pregnant! Actress expecting first child with fiance Romain Dauriac. Congrats to the couple!
Nathan Fillion's favourite TV. As told to The Guardian.
(SPOILER) Oscars ad for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Uprising. I'm not sure if the subtitle "Uprising" refers to the specific episode that's airing on Tuesday, a mini-arc, or a total re-branding of the show. EDIT: Thanks to Sunfire, the original video-of-a-TV-screen version has been replaced by an actual YouTube version. More...

March 02

Tom Lenk's "13 Audition Signs That Only Actors Will Appreciate". Tom says "Here are some of my favorite signs and images from my adventures in Auditionland. Enjoy".



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