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August 01

io9 has a shiny chapter from the new Joss Whedon biography. It's about the creation of Firefly. Read to learn, among other things, why Firefly is named after its ship.
CSTS events in Melbourne and Perth Australia this weekend. Serenity, Dr. Horrible, cosplay competition, Cinema Paradiso and all manner of games. More...

July 31

(SPOILER) Buffyfest's SDCC Buffy Season 10 interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie. Some vague spoilers about the direction of both Buffy Season 10 and Angel & Faith.
Call for papers: Joss Whedon The Complete Collection, updated. Remember that collection of essays that PopMatters and Titan Books brought out a couple of years ago? The good news is that an updated version is planned and they're looking for fresh essays and an editor.
Free talk with Todd McIntosh, Buffy makeup artist, in Burbank, CA on August 13th. This free talk with Todd in Burbank, CA will revolve exclusively around his work on Buffy in which he will unveil over 100 never before seen, behind the scenes stills from the show. Deverill Weeks, husband of Juliet Landau (Buffy/Angel) will be the interviewer. More...
Interview of Alexis about his new series. He talks a lot about Andy Hallet, whose passing still pains him.
(SPOILER) Preview for Angel & Faith Season 10 #5. This issue will be out next Wednesday.
Buffy Season 10 artist Rebekah Isaacs draws Rocket Raccoon piece to be auctioned to help Bill Mantlo. The post features Isaacs' black and white drawing of Rocket Raccoon as well as a listing of her contributions to the Buffyverse.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD get UK release date. According to Amazon.co.uk, they'll be out on October 20th.

July 30

"The Cabin in the Woods" makes i09's list of the 13 greatest sci-fi comedies of all time. Dr. Horrible and Serenity get honorable mentions.
Emma Caulfield on "The X-Files Files" podcast. Emma and the host, Kumail Nanjiani, discuss two episodes from the first season of The X-Files, "Darkness Falls" and "Tooms."
Buffyfest Scott Allie Interview Teaser. Very funny teaser for the interview going up tomorrow.
Jada Pinkett Smith discusses her Buffy obsession. She's one of us.
Robert Downey Jr. on the emotion of a certain scene in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. RDJ talks about the scene-stealing ability of the new cast members of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' adds Simon Kassianides in a recurring role. "He will play Bakshi, a confident right-hand man who's not afraid to do the dirty work."

July 29

Video: James Spader reveals he's not done with his motion capture work. Brief but satisfying interview with the man who would be Ultron at Comic Con.
Mark Ruffalo promises 'a Hulk we've never seen' in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Ruffalo talks about the Hulkbuster scene and finding the character of The Hulk.
Chris Hemsworth on being blown away by James Spader in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Hemsworth talks about Ultron, what he can't say about the Vision and what he thinks of Thor now that he is a she in the comics.

July 28

(SPOILER) Paul Bettany discusses playing The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He manages to sidestep most of the more direct questions about his character.
EW interviews the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. talk about their characters' close relationship (Links will not work on a mobile). More...
Kevin Feige talks Avengers: Age of Ultron and more. He heavily implies a 2018 release date for The Avengers 3.

July 27

Watch Nerd HQ's 'A Conversation with Joss Whedon'. Joss couldn't appear in person at Nerd HQ today so he video chatted instead. Check out the mystery panel guests as well. More...
Marvel launches S.H.I.E.L.D. monthly series by Mark Waid and Carlos Pacheco. The new monthly will introduce the characters from the show into the regular 616 Marvel universe alongside Coulson. There's an interview with Mark Waid about the new series at Comic Book Resources.
Watch the Avengers: Age of Ultron panel at Comic-Con. Good quality video from Flicks And The City.
Video of Dark Horse's Whedonverse panel at Comic-Con. Kindly provided by Buffyfest. Scott Allie, Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty were on the panel.
CSTS Serenity Screening in Raleigh, North Carolina today. Sold out 5th year running. More...
Discuss the Marvel Studios panel at SDCC. It starts at 5:30 Pacific time. We expect to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones. It won't be livestreamed - that's just for a signing going on beforehand. The link goes to ComingSoon's liveblog. SFX has a recap as well as does io9.

July 26

HISHE give letter J in their project ABCDEFGeek to Josh... Joss! "Meanwhile at Uber Con, a persistent fan waits hours in line to meet the one and only JOSH Whedon."
The Avengers: Age of Ultron poster. It's comprised of the eight individual posters that Marvel have released over the last couple of days.
Agents of SHIELD SDCC panel footage. Video courtesy of Flicks and the City.
Joss Whedon not attending Comic-Con. Our king tweeted that he will be missing Comic-Con due to knee surgery. More...
J. August Richards drops the mic at The Black Panel at SDCC. Best career resume ever.
Happy Birthday, Olivia Williams! Absolutely flawless at 46!
Agents of SHIELD Season 2 teaser video. This just played at the Marvel TV panel in Ballroom 20. There's some interesting character news to be had. And watch the Season 1 gag reel as well.

July 25

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collector's Set now 41% off on Amazon. Amazon (US) has a great deal today on this blu-ray collector's set.
Recap of the Marvel Television Presents SDCC panel (featuring Agents of SHIELD). The big casting news is that Dollhouse's Reed Diamond will play the Agents of SHIELD Season 2 big bad.
Tom Hiddleston's email to Joss after reading the first Avengers script. Bonus! You get to read Joss' response.
First glimpse of The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He's in the latest batch of Avengers: Age of Ultron posters.
First gameplay trailer for Firefly Online. As previously covered the cast return for the game.
(SPOILER) Christos Gage's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy Season 10 #5. Christos Gage answers questions about the just concluded first arc of season 10.
The Firefly cast will reunite for the Firefly Online game. The news was announced in the game developer's panel at Comic-Con this evening. The game will feature the entire cast, plus Alan Tudyk in multiple roles. Michael Fairman returns as Niska. More...
Joss Whedon interviewed at the Guardians of the Galaxy London premiere. Video interview of Joss on the red carpet for the new Marvel release.

July 24

Cult shows that would have survived in the streaming age. No prizes for guessing which Whedon show made the list in The Guardian.
Nathan Fillion on first Comic-Con with Joss Whedon. 'The Floors Began to Shake'.
Happy Birthday, Summer Glau! The Alliance removed her ability to grow old.
SDCC exclusive concept art for Age of Ultron. Marvel.com has unveiled these two fantastic posters. Update: Four more posters can be found here and here.
Was Sarah Michelle Gellar really banned for life from McDonald's? Comic Book Resources examines this TV urban legend.

July 23

RadioBastard chats with Alan Tudyk. They talk about his entire body of work, including the recent Premature, working with Colbert back on Strangers with Candy, motion capture, and, in more Whedonverse related matters, Dollhouse, Firefly, and (naturally) Wash's death. The interview is in audio form, runs a bit over thirty minutes. More...
Sinister Six film has a release date. Drew Goddard's Amazing Spider-Man spin-off comes out November 11, 2016 with the Amazing Spider-Man 3 following in 2018.
Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day enter the Family Guy Universe. Both Whedonverse alums are playing versions of themselves in the 'Quest For Stuff' Video-Game. More...
Happy birthday Charisma Carpenter! Still smoking at 44!
Buffy and Giles, Together Again. Anthony Stewart Head and Sarah Michelle Gellar pose together wearing bracelets supporting Cool to Be Kind.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #5. It's the final part of the Dracula arc.
Ming-Na Wen is back at Mulan. "Years before she was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ming-Na Wen voiced the title role in the 1998 Disney hit Mulan. Now she's bringing back the beloved character in Disney Channel's Sofia the First". More...
The Avengers - the 8-Bit game version. This is a wonderful thing to watch.
5 nackte Fakten uber... Joss Whedon. On German website www.moviepilot.de.
Hayley Atwell confirms Peggy Carter will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. More Marvel Cinematic Universe synergy.
Dichen Lachman is engaged! Enver is in the wedding party.

July 22

German review of Much Ado About Nothing. The film is on limited release in German cinemas from Thursday. High praise for Amy Acker in a positive review in German newspaper Die Welt. Another review can be found on the Faz website. More...
Time Out's 100 best sci-fi movies. The magazine polled leading lights in the fields of both science and science fiction (including Guillermo del Toro, George RR Martin and Stephen King) and it's a good list to read. Serenity came 95th, with Time Out describing it as "whip-smart, action-packed and wildly inventive".
UK competition time! Win a copy of the Joss Whedon biography. If you live in the UK, head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy of Amy Pascale's biography of Joss. More...
"Working at Mutant Enemy is what shaped me more than anything else." Une entrevue avec Tim Minear. English translation at bottom of linked page.
Joss Whedon helped cast Thanos for Avengers sequels. Whedon and Gunn worked together on casting the space villain, whose casting was confirmed today.

July 21

Lucy Lawless is joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. TV Guide has the scoop.

July 20

Five "deleted scenes" from "Joss Whedon: The Biography" by Amy Pascale. Amy has very kindly provided Whedonesque with five deleted scenes from her soon to be released biography of Joss Whedon. Her book is out in the UK on the 24th (Amazon UK link) and will be out in the US on August 1st (Amazon.com link). An eBook version of the book is available at the publisher's site.
Summer Glau wins Best Actress at Spain's Festival de Cine de L'Alfas del Pi. It is for her performance in the short film Inside the Box. More...
Happy Birthday, Reed Diamond! He turns 47 today.
Listen to some really great interviews with Jane Espenson and Marti Noxon. These podcasts are from this year's Genre Smash! events run by the Writers Guild Foundation. The Jane Espenson interview is from April 15th, the Marti Noxon interview is from January 21st. Both interviews give a great insight into Buffy, Joss, the writing process, women writers and more. More...

July 19

Undeniable proof that Spike And Angel were meant to be. Just two neck-sucking dudes in leather pretending to like the same girl. More...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. meets Agent Carter in Comic-Con poster. Fans heading to San Diego will get a rare opportunity to score the very first poster that depicts both Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter.
Neil Patrick Harris stars in new campaign for Heineken Light. Read the article, or go straight to the commercial here.
Geek King of The Universe - SFX review the Whedon biography. "Packed with trivia, filled with wit and endlessly readable, this is the biography Joss’s career deserves. We can't recommend it enough."
Joss Whedon's honesty about the original Avengers script. "You need to pretend this draft never happened."
Mark Ruffalo joins hundreds of protesters to rally against Detroit water shutoffs. Mark Ruffalo joins the cause to let the world know that the people of Detroit are lacking access to water.

July 18

First Look trailer for 'Sequestered' - starring Summer Glau. The Crackle original 12-episode legal-thriller miniseries starring Summer Glau and Jesse Bradford is set to premiere August 5th.
Scarlett Johansson talks Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon. There's also a feature over at EW.com about Joss and co are working around Scarlett's pregnancy whilst shooting the Avengers sequel (article is a little bit spoilerish for an Age of Ultron scene).
(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion's cameo role on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' confirmed via credited cast list? Walt Disney and Marvel has provided Stitch Kingdom website with the list, which seems to confirm his role, among other cameos. The article contains mild spoilers for the movie. On a related note, Nathan has also been confirmed to be returning as the voice of Green Lantern on DC Animation upcoming release, 'Justice League: Throne of Atlantis'. More...
New QMx Buffy Maquette announced. A new Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1:10 scale polystone Buffy statue just announced to release in Q4 by QMx. Pricing TBD. Seems new BtVS merch is popping up all over.
CSTS Event in Halifax Nova Scotia, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington DC this weekend. Small ensemble from the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Shiny. More...
Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! Rock star allegedly turns 39, looks half that. Alien biotechnology suspected.

July 17

(SPOILER) Why Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and The Vision will fight the bad fight. More details about this trio of new Marvel Cinematic Universe characters.
Super Hero Hype Interviews Tara Butters and Michelle Fazekas. It's mostly about Agent Carter, but they do address synergy between their show and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
How Buffy The Vampire Slayer predicted Joss Whedon's Marvel work. Den of Geek examines parallels between Marvel mythology and Buffy.
Titan Merchandise announces Buffy the Vampire Slayer line of vinyl collectibles. This is part of their “Welcome to the Hellmouth” collection with 20th Century Fox set to arrive in December of 2014. More...

July 16

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Executive producers tease season 2. KSiteTV chats to Jeffrey Bell, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen about what to expect next season. There's a similar interview over at Zap2it with a focus on potential crossovers with other Marvel franchises.
Out this week - 'Spike: Into The Light' graphic novel. It's penned by James Marsters and drawn by Derlis Santacruz. Bloody Disgusting said it's "a fan-must-have for your Buffy comics collection".
Read Shangel's in-depth review of London Film and Comic Con 2014 , with guests from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Shangel is a UK blogger, passionate about Joss Whedon and his works. He runs a blog where he currently reviews Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Firefly, Dollhouse, and other non-Whedon shows are also planned!
Agents of SHIELD Season 2: ABC head is 'loving those scripts'. Paul Lee commented on the show at the recent TCA press tour.
Entertainment Weekly's exclusive first look at 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. "If you're part of a group that has already saved the world nine times, eventually you can't help but wonder: Isn't it somebody else's turn?" And there's pics too!
Recapping seven seasons of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' -- on napkins. EW.com get inspired by Joss' doodling.
Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige talk Avengers Tower and Hulk sequence. This is from a recent Guardian of the Galaxy press event in London. A two minute behind the scenes featurette on the Avengers was shown. The discussion of the Hulk sequence is mildly spoilerish.
See Patton Oswalt in Weird Al Yankovic's "Foil". This latest video parodies "Royals" by Lorde.
Joss Whedon weighs in on the big Thor news from Marvel. Joss comments on Twitter: A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? Picture of Starbuck.
(SPOILER) Cover art and info for October's Buffyverse comic books. Bleeding Cool has the goods on the Buffy Season 10 Halloween issue (aka the 'Starting Point' for newcomers), Angel & Faith #7 and the first Angel & Faith Season 10 TPB.

July 15

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 premiere airdate announced. The first episode of Season 2 will be broadcast on September 23rd at 9pm.
Spotlight on Diversity - a charity event with Sean Maher. This event, hosted by the The Box Scene Project, is a celebration of the impact and importance of LGBT media representation. It will take place in Culver City, CA on August 17th. Sean will be on the panel and Q&A and will introduce the keynote speaker.
Joss Whedon now gives us a Firefly drawing. Real news will resume next week when Comic-Con starts. But for now, enjoy the silly season.
Forever young: 8 grown-ass actors who can only play teens. Oz and Kendra both make the list.

July 14

Kristen Connolly cast in "The Whispers". The Cabin in the Woods' Kristen Connolly has been cast in the new ABC show "The Whispers".
Disney announces Alan Tudyk as part of "Big Hero 6" voice cast. He is the voice of the character Alistair Krei on this adaptation of a Marvel comic book series set to premiere in the US on November 7th. More...
First volumes of the Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith Library Editions get listed on Amazon. Buffy Season 9: Volume One is out on January 27th of next year and the first volume of Angel & Faith is out on March 24th.

July 12

Help James and Jasmin Marsters produce short film "Kessi Blue". James and Jasmin Marsters are asking for fans to help fund their short film "Kessi Blue" via Indiegogo. There are quite a few perks, including James' autograph, a YouTube message from James, a one-on-one Skype chat with James and a brunch with James.
Christos Gage podcast interview on Buffy season 10. Christos Gage chats with Word Balloon. More...
Get Loki - a parody. Fans spoof Avengers and Get Lucky music video. Hilarity ensues.
Joss Whedon makes more 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Joss grants a fans wish to make more Buffy via Twitter.Update: Now with new bonus Firefly.
Dark Horse's Whedonverse panel at Comic-Con. Scott Allie, Christos Gage, Georges Jeanty, Nick Brendon and Jane Espenson will be talking about the Buffy Season 10 and Serenity comic books on the Saturday at 1.30pm in Room 24ABC.
Sex, Women and TV: 21 shows that changed the way we see female desire. Buffy the Vampire Slayer features in this Time article that looks at " 50 years of female sexuality on the small screen".
Firefly Online to present first public demo at SDCC 2014. Going to be a very shiny convention.
Denver's 9th year of CSTS Charity event today. Remember to bring your "cunning hat". Pre-screening shindig, Serenity, Dr. Horrible and a costume contest. More...

July 11

Christos Gage on "Buffy" and the benefits of co-writing. Comic Book Resources interviews Christos Gage about himself and also Buffy.
Marvel Studios panel at this year's Comic-Con. This'll be on the Saturday at 5.30pm in Hall H. Last year's panel had the announcement of the title for the Avengers sequel.
'Sequestered' first Look. Co-starring Summer Glau, Jesse Bradford, and Patrick Warburton as well as featuring the directing talents of Kevin Tancharoen, Yahoo TV gives a first look at the promo art and synopsis for the upcoming Crackle.com original miniseries about a jury trial gone awry.

July 10

Marvel TV comes to San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel have released details about their panel on the Friday which features Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter cast and crew.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 #5 preview. This'll be out on the 23rd.
Emma Caulfield to attend Starfury Vampire Ball convention. James Marsters was announced last year. It's at Birmingham in the UK in September.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets nominated for an Emmy. The show got nominated in the Special and Visual Effects category. More...

July 09

Joss Whedon's behind the scenes role on Guardians Of The Galaxy revealed. More and more of the round-table Guardian interviews are coming online and this CinemaBlend interview expands upon James Gunn's comments about Joss from May.
(SPOILER) A review of James Marsters' 'Spike: Into The Light' graphic novel. "The man himself joins the Buffy comics to write his own. And it's good." More...
Giles featured on Previously.TV's "badass week." In which Giles' surprise return for the season six finale is deemed to be badass.
On the ethics of vampire slaying in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One writer makes a case for re-ensouling all vampires in the Buffyverse.

July 08

Marti Noxon to adapt Gillian Flynn's debut novel 'Sharp Objects' for EOne. Looks like Marti Noxon is working on another series
See Neil Patrick Harris in the new "Gone Girl" trailer. "[Gone Girl's director David] Fincher ups the creepiness with a first look at Neil Patrick Harris as Desi, Amy's ex-boyfriend, who's likely to play an integral role in the plot no matter how much the screenplay strays from the book."
Alexis Denisof's new show "Finding Carter" premieres on MTV tonight at 10pm. This drama centers on a teenage girl who finds out she's been abducted as a toddler and must return to her original family. Alexis plays her father. You can find the trailer in this thread and Variety's review here.
The first use of 'to Google' on television? "Have you googled her yet?" "She's 17!"

July 07

Mark Ruffalo on Avengers 2 - "There's more Science Bros stuff". He also describes the movie as "sweeping" and "epic".
Alan Tudyk on never playing the same role twice - except that one time. Alan Tudyk reflects on his career in The AV Club feature Random Roles.

July 06

The six Joss Whedon geek girls who captured our hearts. Well that's according to PopSugar.
Call for papers: Joss Whedon's comic books. This is going to be for an upcoming anthology. Abstracts must be in by August 31st.

July 05

CSTS Charity events in Albuquerque, Leicester and Toronto this weekend. Leicester has a video to promote their event and a their own Jayne and Wash. More...

July 03

Win tickets to see Ben Edlund at Genre Smash! in Los Angeles on July 15th. We have five pairs of tickets to give away to see Ben chat about his work (Angel, Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham). So if you're interested, send an email to whedonesque@gmail.com with the subject "Ben" and we'll pick the winners randomly on the 6th of July.
Preview an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic "The Chase". Looks like the full version will be available July 24. Something to tide fans over until September?

July 02

Amber Benson narrates the audio edition of John Scalzi's "Lock In". Amber and Wil Wheaton narrate two versions of Lock In, and if you pre-order one version, Audible.com will give you the other one, too. More...
Buffy Season 10 #5 SDCC14 exclusive cover. Scroll down to number 3 on the list.
Clark Gregg discusses Coulson's role in Agents of SHIELD's S2. No hints at what's to come, just a reflection on what S1's finale set up.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #4. The "Where the River Meets the Sea" arc continues.
Dollhouse among worst-case scenarios of computers controlling your emotions. The revelations regarding Facebook's emotional manipulation study prompts io9.com to think about science fiction warnings of computer systems manipulating human minds. Joss Whedon's Dollhouse figures in at #7.
Serkis to play a role in Avengers 2, but not one that has been announced. Drew McWeeny of Hitfix clarifies a rumor created by an interview Serkis did with Variety. The piece also contains details on James Spader's contribution to the film.
Reddit, ready for Ruffalo? Mark Ruffalo answered some questions from the Reddit community. Tor.com has a summary here. More...
'Negative Space in the 'House' - a Dollhouse essay. This originally appeared in the "Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum" anthology.
Mark Ruffalo talks about the Hulk and many other things. Mark Ruffalo talked with Nigel M. Smith of Indiewire about things related and not related to "The Avengers."

July 01

Sarah Michelle Gellar visited the set of "Bones" in February. With a picture of SMG with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.
(SPOILER) Details about the Avengers: Age of Ultron finale get revealed. They're character specific spoilers.



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