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May 31

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon effusively praises 'The Girl With All The Gifts'. "The story of Melanie and the people around her is so thoughtfully crafted, so heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human, that it takes the potentially tired trope of...and makes it as fresh as it is terrifying". More...
'In Your Eyes' soundtrack release in June/July. "Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the indie sci-fi romance In Your Eyes. The album features the original song Crumblin' [and] songs by Santigold, Iron & Wine, Opus Orange and Twinbed, as well as a track from the film's score composed by Tony Morales." A score album is also being released.

May 30

Serenity and The Avengers feature in Empire Magazine's '301 Greatest Movies of all Time'. It's a readers poll and Serenity got voted the 90th Greatest Movie of all Time and The Avengers the 16th. More...
A tour of The Avengers' S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit. This'll be on in New York until January 5th.
Josh Brolin cast as the voice of Thanos. He will voice the character ,first seen in the end credits scene of The Avengers, in "Guardians of the Galaxy" releasing in theaters on August 1st. Variety has also picked up the story. More...
Agents of SHIELD out on Blu-ray and DVD in the US on September 9th. Same day as Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Agents of SHIELD will return to Channel 4 for a second season. The finale airs tonight in the UK.
NPH's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to get cast recording. To be released on the 1st of July.
A definitive ranking of every season of every TV show that mattered. Obviously, Buffy is one of them.

May 29

Agents of SHIELD wins 2 EW TV season finale awards. The show won awards for Best Redemption and Best Fight.
Joss Whedon's best heel turns. The Artifice looks at Whedonverse characters who change their allegiance.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mark Ruffalo nominated for the Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014. They're competing in the same category of "Best actor in a movie or mini-series", the ceremony will be taped and aired on the CW on June 19th at 8pm.

May 28

Tim Minear interview on Circuit 42 Presents. He talks about his body of work from The X-Files to American Horror Story.
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5. It's the penultimate part of Zack Whedon's tale.

May 27

James Marsters to star in L.A. Theatre Works' 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. This will run from June 12th to 15th and will broadcast on US radio at a later date. tickets for the performances can be bought here.
12 of the most game-changing TV episodes ever. Not one, not two, not three, but four Whedonverse episodes feature on this io9 list.

May 26

Cast of Agents of SHIELD speculates about Season 2 at Comicpalooza. The cast was on hand at Comicpalooza to talk to reflect on the past season of Agents of SHIELD and what may come to pass.
Clark Gregg is the guest on today's Nerdist Podcast. They talk about S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel, and Clark's new movie Trust Me, among other things.

May 24

Report: Drew Goddard has left Daredevil. This hasn't been the best two days for Marvel. Update The Hollywood Reporter says Steven S. DeKnight will take over Daredevil and indeed Marvel has confirmed it.
Joss Whedon shows solidarity with Edgar Wright. Joss tweeted a pic of him holding up a Cornetto. Yesterday it was announced that Edgar had parted from the Ant-Man movie.
2014 Geek-A-Long - a mystery blanket knit-along. This week, Buffy the Vampire Slayer features as a square in the blanket.
A review of the documentary 'Showrunners'. Joss features in the movie.
Ranking Joss Whedon's most heartbreaking character deaths. Light hearted reading for a Saturday morning.

May 23

(SPOILER) Preview: Angel & Faith Season 10 #3. A preview of the newest issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 sister series.

May 22

The Mind Robbers versus Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Hosts, Scott Carelli and Matt Smith (not THAT one) talk their Buffy history as well as Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the movie.
What Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got right and wrong. Season wrap-up by The Mary Sue.
AfterBuzz TV interviews J. August Richards. This 30-minute long interview discusses his role in Agents of SHIELD, including the audition process and how he got hired, his work on Angel, playing lawyers on the screen and also about his career choices.
Zap2it's wishlist for characters to appear on Agents of SHIELD Season 2. Some of them might actually be rather realistic.

May 21

A HuffPost challenge: We bet you didn't know these TV co-stars are married in real life. I'm sure we'll all get the obvious one but maybe not the second one.
Dallas Comic Con 2014 - Nathan Fillion Panel. Nathan Fillion shared some stories and answered some questions during his own, last-minute panel at this past weekend's convention in Dallas, Texas. Spoilers for the end of season 6 of Castle.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #3. This marks Nick Brendon's writing debut.
Previously.TV begins a Buffy rewatch. Not without criticisms, but "Better than I remembered" does seem to win out.
Cover art for the Agents of SHIELD: Season One Declassified book. This'll be out on July 22nd, just before Comic-Con. So that's handy for any signings.
(SPOILER) Tidbits on Avengers 2 - Ultron, costumes, weapons and more. JoBlo has some info regarding the sequel.
Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof on their favourite Angel episodes This is from a Much Ado About Nothing interview from last year.
The Whedonverse Character Index. "This index lists all named, credited characters that appeared in canonical TV series, films, and comics created by Joss Whedon. Also listed are the episodes in which the characters appeared, and, where applicable, the names of the actors who portrayed them."
The Problem of Evil in Spooky Stories. Sci-fi author John Wright discusses Christianity vs. vampires, using Buffy as his primary example.

May 20

Dallas Comic Con 2014 Firefly Cast Panel. Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk (briefly, via iPhone) were on stage before an enormous crowd (they ran out of chairs, many people had to stand) at this past Sunday's convention in Dallas, Texas. More...
You are the Star In NPH's autobiography! Neil Patrick Harris is sharing the cover art for his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography . More...
Own a piece of Buffy history! There is a screen used prop from "Once More With Feeling" being sold.
The one complaint Joss had about the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy script. According to James Gunn, "Joss said, 'I wish there was more James Gunn in this script.'" The rest of the article is semi-spoilerish for the movie.

May 19

Bill 'Garrett' Paxton talks about Million Dollar Arm, and SHIELD. In this interview about playing a baseball coach, he also talks about being part of the SHIELD cast.
The Whedon Threeway - a new Dark Horse #1 for $1. Dark Horse announced that the first issue of Buffy: Season 10, Angel & Faith, and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind will be collected together for a $1. There's new Georges Jeanty cover art for it as well. Joss, by all accounts, suggested the title.
Watch a clip from "Lost River" starring Iain De Caestecker and Christina Hendricks. Formerly titled, "How to Catch a Monster," the film is showing at Cannes right now.
Buffy will be the next 'Starting Point' for Dark Horse. Issue 8 of Season 10 will be the place for new readers to jump on board. The wrap-around cover for the issue is certainly very Halloweeny.
One movie/three structures: The Avengers. A comparative analysis of The Avengers through the lens of Jospeph Campbell's 'Hero's Journey', Blake Snyder's 'Save The Cat', and John Truby's 'Anatomy of Story'.
Brett Dalton cast in new movie "The Tourist". Brett Dalton has booked a role in the indie drama The Tourist for writer-director Evan Oppenheimer. More...
Ten years of not fading away. It's been a decade since Angel left our screens.

May 18

Vintage Casting: A 1970's Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. This is great. Who wouldn't want to see Kurt Russell play Xander?
Whedonverse comics boost Dark Horse sales. Despite losing the rights to Star Wars, Whedonverse comics like Serenity and Buffy are giving the publisher a sizable boost.
See the trailer for "Spooked", a new paranormal digital series produced by Felicia Day and Bryan Singer. The series, featuring Whedonverse alum Ashley Johnson, will premiere June 4th on YouTube and Hulu. As reported earlier, Tom Lenk and Dichen Lachman will also guest star.

May 17

QMX preview 1/6 scale Malcolm Reynolds figure , online as well as at Dallas Comic Con. He's the first in a range of realistic Firefly figures. More...
10 most bizarre things In Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 and 9. A "collection of weird and bizarre moments from Buffy Seasons 8 & 9" allegedly proving that "just because you can do anything...doesn't necessarily mean you should."

May 16

View the trailer for Anthony Stewart Head's new Syfy show, Dominion. Variety.com has the trailer for "Dominion", starring Anthony Stewart Head and Chris Egan, premieres June 19 on SyFy.
James Marsters will be "Team Spike" for all of eternity. Buzzfeed chat to James about Buffy, Spike, Dragon Warriors and Ghost of the Robot.
Axel Alonso shares some thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Marvel's Editor in Chief talks about the show at Comic Book Resources.
Jose Molina joins Agent Carter as writer. The former Firefly scribe tweeted about his involvement. More...
The Avengers rally around father with cancer. Actors from the MCU have taken to social media to show their support for a fan battling cancer.

May 15

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comic books for August. CBR has the solicitations/covers for Angel & Faith #5 and Buffy #6.
"In Your Eyes" thanks fans by sending a few surprises in the mail. AKA Joss Whedon’s reverse Kickstarter campaign.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Looking Back at Season 1: Looking back at the scoring sessions for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Season 1, featuring outtakes and exclusive score clips.
"Joss Whedon's Names: The Deeper Meanings" - out now. This book is written by the author of "Buffy and the Heroine's Journey".
(SPOILER) Preview: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5: A preview of the fifth issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind written by Zack Whedon.
Neil Patrick Harris' future at CBS. NPH discusses why he is not interested in hosting a late night talk show and that a weekly variety series maybe in his future.
Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen on the highs and lows of SHIELD's first season. BuzzFeed's exclusive interview with our favourite Agents of SHIELD.

May 14

SHIELD: Five things that worked. Nice article on Huffington Post, along with a list of "hopefuls" for next season.
(SPOILER) What now for Hydra in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Den of Geek speculates how much Hydra will continue to impact Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.
Ratings for the Agents of SHIELD season finale. Now that the final ratings are in, 'Beginning of the End' got a 2.0/7 in the 18-49 demo.
Buffy as Peanuts characters. Awesome. Especially number 3.
(SPOILER) Jeff Bell and Jeff Loeb discuss the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale and beyond. "I think there’s an opportunity for us to make season two wholly its own rather than just a continuation of season one." More...
"The Lord of Catan" with Amy Acker and Fran Kranz Playing at The New York Short Film Festival The festival runs May 27th through May 29th at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. The short was written and directed by Stuart C. Paul. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x22 "Beginning of the End". This episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon. It was directed by David Straiton. It's the final episode of the season.

May 13

The LA Times: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a true television marvel". Some interesting commentary on how the show is breaking new ground by developing story lines that support the Marvel film narratives while also standing alone.
Agents of SHIELD will move to Tuesdays at 9 pm in the fall. ABC believes moving it away from NCIS will boost ratings. More...
Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon on M.A.O.S. Declassified. The showrunners guest star as pop stars on the recap show (video is not available outside the US).
Danny Strong talks about "Empire". He describes it as 'King Lear' meets 'Hip Hop' meets 'Dynasty'. More...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who will win in the ultimate showdown? Bill Paxton talks to TV Guide ahead of tonight's season finale.

May 12

(SPOILER) Another sneak peek at the Agents of SHIELD season finale. Stay with it for the reveal.
A spoiler free review of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale. "This is, by far, the most well put together episode of the series to date." Added: MTV also has a review up which we would describe as very spoiler light. It has a lot more detail so if you want to stay entirely uninformed, try the main link instead.
TBS cancels "Men at Work". The 3-season comedy starred Adam Busch and also featured David Krumholtz recurring in its final season.
The Nerdist Writers Panel discusses the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marc Bernadin asks the fellow panelists whether the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just a big writers room run by Joss Whedon. The conversation starts at 55:10.
Joe Quesada talks Daredevil and Agents of SHIELD. The chief creative officer of Marvel talks about developing Daredevil with Drew Goddard and the potential of Netflix plus the critical response to Agents of SHIELD.

May 11

Elizabeth Henstridge on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Elizabeth Henstridge talks to Craig about her experience at a Turkish bath. The full episode is also available which contains the full interview.
"Trouble I'm In" from "In Your Eyes" hits download/streaming. The track everyone kept asking about and for has gone up on iTunes, according to the artist. No word on other release points. As seen below, Google Play and Spotify have it, Amazon is on the way.

May 10

Five questions we want answered on the Agents Of SHIELD season finale. We'll find out if they do get answered in a few days time. More...
"The Crazy Ones" canceled by CBS. Sarah Michelle Gellar's comedy is no more.
J. August Richards to appear at Motor City Comic Con May 16-18. J.August Richards from "Angel" and "Agents of SHIELD" will be appearing Friday to Sunday. Please stop by his table and welcome him to Detroit! Nick Brendon will also be at the convention.
Much Ado About Nothing now streaming on Amazon Prime. And it's on Netflix as well.

May 09

Whedonverse donations needed for silent auction for Slayage Conference. The silent auction, organised by the Whedon Studies Association, will fund travel scholarships to help students attend the conference to present their work.
(SPOILER) A new sneak peek from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale. Coulson rounds up his team, Garrett goes Gonzo, and "Flowers" asks a question.
A preview of Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy autograph card. Some background info as to why this is a major deal for trading card collectors can be found at Beckett.com.
'Dollhouse's Future History Machines' - an essay. This originally appeared in the "Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum" anthology.
ABC renews Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and picks up Agent Carter to series. The link also includes the official description for Agent Carter. Sources told the Hollywood Reporter, "Agent Carter will be a short-order series and likely used as a "bridge show" to air during the second season hiatus of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, with both series ultimately being tied-in together".
Morena Baccarin to star in "The Red Tent" for Lifetime. It is a two part miniseries also starring Minnie Driver and Debra Winger.

May 08

Powerful poster art for the Agents of SHIELD season finale. As ever, EW has the scoop.
Seven actors discuss pilot season. Brief interview with Fran Kranz with mentions of Dollhouse and Joss.
Fox cancels Seth Green's sitcom 'Dads'. 'Surviving Jack' and 'Enlisted' also bit the dust.

May 07

John August ponders if Joss has "pulled a beyonce". The screenwriter of Go and Big Fish compares the surprise release of In Your Eyes with the surprise release of Beyonce's last album.
Seattle International Film Festival to honor Chiwetel Ejiofor. On May 19th SIFF will honor Ejiofor with an award for Outstanding Achievment in Acting. Festivies include a screening of Serenity the evening prior to the award. More...
Tom Hiddleston's reaction to pint-sized fans. Hiddleston has warm interaction with young fans.
Neil Patrick Harris is on the new cover of Rolling Stone. (Accompanying picture is NSFW.) From playing hyper-masculine Barney Stinson to transsexual Hedwig, how the onetime child star met himself.
Ratings for last night's Agent of SHIELD episode. Now that the final numbers are in, 'Ragtag’ got a 1.9/6 in the 18-49 demo.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #2. Victor Gischler's "Where the River Meets the Sea" arc continues. And there's scheming pixies. That never ends well.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 10 #3. This is the first issue that Nicholas Brendon has worked on with Christos Gage.
Danny Strong's pilot "Empire" ordered to series by Fox. Strong wrote the pilot that was directed by Lee Daniels.
(SPOILER) Trailer for the Agents of SHIELD season finale. 'Beginning of the End' airs next week.
Which episodes you 'must' watch to catch up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The author maintains that several episodes may be skipped if you're trying to quickly catch up on the show. Do you agree?
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x21 "Ragtag". This episode was written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Roxann Dawson. It's the penultimate episode for this season.
Agents of SHIELD is nominated for a Rocky at the Banff World Media Festival Awards. SHIELD is nominated against some very popular shows in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Action category.
Ming-Na Wen joins Blumhouse-Universal thriller '6 Miranda Drive'. '6 Miranda Drive' is about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from their vacation to the Grand Canyon. More...

May 06

Here's a trailer for Nicholas Brendon's intriguing sci-fi movie Coherence. This movie, the feature directorial debut of James Ward Byrkit, looks pretty interesting in its comparison to Primer, amongst other high praise so far, and also has Nick Brendon in a supporting role.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a LucasArts adventure game. This is great, kudos.
"Die Jagerin" - a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan film. Decent production values and you can more or less follow the plot even if you don't speak German.
Andrew Chambliss signs a 2 year deal with ABC Studios. This deal will hold him as writer producer of "Once Upon a Time" next season and also to develop new projects.

May 05

Clark Gregg debriefed on the final episodes of Agents of SHIELD. Comic Book Resources has a chat with Clark Gregg about the impact of Captain America 2 on SHIELD, the Avengers sequel and the first Marvel comic book that hooked him. And as the headline would suggest, there's also some hints about the last couple of episodes of the current season.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen talk Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's an Avengers specific interview from their recent Godzilla press tour.
Seven foot LEGO Serenity is absolutely perfect. "This was filmed over the course of about 14 months and encompasses 4166 individual images, taken at 60 second intervals, plus detail images from the first build. More...

May 03

Zap2it calls Marvel's Agents of SHIELD one of the Best Shows of 2013-14. Terri Schwartz of Zap2it discusses how the show has evolved from a rough beginning to become one of the best shows of the season.

May 02

Brin Hill interviewed on the Schmoes Know podcast. Hill appears in studio for the Schmoes Know movie podcast to talk about In Your Eyes.
(SPOILER) Watch a clip from next week's Agents of SHIELD episode. 'Ragtag' is the second last episode of the season. Btw Hero Complex has the opening if you want to see another clip.
Andy Serkis helping Mark Ruffalo with Hulk motion capture. Mark revealed the news the other day.
Talking to the producers of Showrunners: A Documentary Film. The producers talk about interviewing Joss Whedon and mention being in the Spartacus writer's room.
Marvel's The Avengers movie graphics part of animation tradition. The number "A-113" appears in all Pixar movies for a special reason. Marvel's The Avengers is included in this tradition.

May 01

Thirty-three fun facts about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Mental Floss looks back at a beloved show. More...
(SPOILER) Marvel's exclusive art companion piece for Agents of SHIELD's "Ragtag". Entertainment Weekly presents the piece and has a chat about it with Jeff Bell.
10 Angel episodes that were too big for Sunnydale. More Angel content from the folks at Den of Geek.
'Empower: Fight Like A Girl' - a special collection of short stories by many Whedonverse writers. All proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Maurissa Tanchroen appears on the cover. Here's an Amazon UK link.



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