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September 30

(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x03 'Making Friends and Influencing People'. This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x02 "Heavy is the Head". Season 2 continues with an episode written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Jesse Bochco.
New trailer for 'Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show'. The film, which features Joss Whedon, will be released on Halloween.
(SPOILER) Amy Acker talks with TVLine about the new season of 'Person of Interest' and some other topics. The interview is mildly spoilery for the new season of 'POI', she briefly talks about what TV shows she's watching and if she's keeping up with 'Agents of SHIELD'. More...
Here's what the Buffy cast look like now. Thanks Buzzfeed.
Fran Kranz on Joss Whedon and Broadway's 'You Can't Take It With You'. He talks to Variety about his new play and wanting to work with Joss again.

September 29

Elizabeth Henstridge talks about her character in AoS' season 2. A nice chat on where Jemma Simmons is at the moment and how she could grow from here.
Buffy Season 9 Library Edition Volume 2 up on Amazon. Release date is June 23rd, 2015 and it contains Volume 3 (Guarded) and Willow: Wonderland.
Nathan Fillion's Playboy interview. The interview covers a variety of topics from Castle to "the golden age of geek." As ever, the site is NSFW.

September 28

Wash quote in xkcd comic on iOS 8 predictive text.
10 Buffy & Angel Easter Eggs you might have missed. Whedon's the master of hiding little "gifts" in his shows. How many do you know already...?
ABC spins the Live+3 ratings for the Agents of SHIELD S2 premiere. According to the press release, the show "went up to 8.9 million viewers (+48% - up +2.9 mil from 6.0 mil L+SD) and a 3.2 in Adults 18-49 (+52% - up +1.1 from 2.1 L+SD)."
Avengers 2 trailer date reportedly announced. So begins the build up to May 2015.
Avengers 3 as a two-part movie? Dark Horizons picks up a rumour from a fansite. More...

September 26

(SPOILER) Synopsis and cast list for Agents of SHIELD 2.04 "Face My Enemy". This episode will air October 14.
CSTS events in Atlanta, Grand Prairie, Nowra, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Tucson this weekend. Three countries, 7 Cities, Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Browncoats: Redemption, "Zoe's Shootin' Gallery" game, "Joss Whedon Jeopardy" hosted by Captain Hammer. More...
If Ayn Rand wrote Buffy. Courtesy of The Toast.
Agents of SHIELD twitter tweets J-Mo BTS pic. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchoren are pictured in the cell from Agents of SHIELD 2x01 "Shadows".

September 25

Juliet Landau joins Doctor Who audiobooks. She will play Romana in the new Big Finish's Gallifrey series. More...
Amy Sherman-Palladino talks about being influenced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Gilmore Girls creator tells Vulture, "Buffy was of the time when you really watched TV. Like, it was appointment television."
(SPOILER) Sneak peek from Agents of SHIELD episode 2.02 "Heavy Is The Head". Marvel has put the clip on YouTube for all to see. And another clip from the episode can be found here.
Syfy renews Tony Head and Julie Benz's shows. 'Dominion' and 'Defiance' both got 13 episode orders for their next seasons.
"Fitz & H.E.N.R.Y." to appear in new SHIELD comic book. In adorable news; Joe Quesada's "Fitz & H.E.N.R.Y." pairs tech genius Agent Leo Fitz, played by Iain De Caestecker on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," with an A.I. operating system called H.E.N.R.Y..
Sarah Michelle Gellar loves the animated version of Buffy by Stephen Byrne. Our Slayer posted the YouTube link on her Twitter account, approving the fan made video by artist Stephen Byrne.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 2 Begins. Bear McCreary explains the changes in musical choices in the AoS score from season 1 to season 2.

September 24

10 Space Empires that actually make economic sense. The Econ 101 of SF empires, according to io9 -- the Alliance checks in at #5.
(SPOILER) Photos from Agents of SHIELD 2.03, 'Making Friends and Influencing People'. It airs on Oct 7th
Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television. New scholarly book which reference both Buffy and Dollhouse.
Ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Season 2 premiere. The show got a 2.1 in the 18-49 rating and 5.98m live viewers.
(SPOILER) First look at Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. There is a little new plot information included below the photo as well.
(SPOILER) Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen talk to EW about episode 2x01, "Shadows". The duo talk discuss their decisions in "Shadows" and how they affect the rest of the season. Spoilers for "Shadows" and future episodes.

September 23

(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x02 'Heavy is the Head'. This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x01 "Shadows". Season 2 has arrived! The premiere episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon. It was directed by Vincent Misiano.
The animated adventures of Buffy. A great fan video created by artist Stephen Byrne.

September 22

Rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. with Clark Gregg. Great pre-show interview with Clark Gregg.
(SPOILER) Jeff Bell talks criticism and why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon talk to Entertainment Weekly about the new season.
The transcript of Joss Whedon's Impossible Screenwriting Seminar. "Joss Whedon the man who brought you Buzz has emergency root canal then gives you wisdom." The transcript is a must for fans and screenwriters.
The Firefly version of Clue is now available in stores. The link is for Barnes & Noble, because I've seen the physical game on the shelf of my local store. More...
(SPOILER) A review of the Agents of SHIELD Season Two premiere. First review out ... your definition of "spoiler" may vary.
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 Blu-ray only $20!! TCM.com has Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 1 (Blu-Ray) for $35 lower (63% savings) than the next best available price. Shipping is $4.99 (Update - Item is no longer available).
Lucy Lawless talks about her role on Agents of SHIELD. She speaks to Comic Book Resources about reuniting with Jed and Maurissa and what her character Isabelle Hartley is like.

September 21

(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy Season 10 #8 - the Halloween spectacular. This will be out on October 22nd and it features art from Richard Corben.
Agents of SHIELD Season 1 comes in at no. 8 for home video sales upon release. Variety has the top 20 sellers from Neilsen VideoScan for the week ending on 9/14.

September 20

Video of Joss Whedon and Seth Green at the Gallery1988 exhibition. This is from the Whedonverse art exhibition in Los Angeles (which finishes on the 27th).
From one Cap'n to another. William Shatner tweets a polite request.

September 19

Buffy the Mid-Life Crisis Slayer. Find out what the show taught a Paste Magazine writer about being forty.
(SPOILER) Photos from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x02 "Heavy is the Head". This episode will air on the 30th.
CSTS events this weekend. There's events in in Duluth MN, Halifax Canada, Orange County CA, Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ, Platteville WI and Sandy UT. Includes some first timers! Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Hero of Canton sing-along, a bonfire and staged combat. More...
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #7. The issue is out on October 1st.
Maurissa and Jed talk SHIELD with the Writer's Guild of America, West. The show returns next Tuesday.
Official poster for Agents of SHIELD Season 2. Comes with Nick Blood's Lance Hunter included.
Eliza Dushku talks 'The Scribbler', her 'bro' Joss Whedon and 'awesome' fans. Her new movie is out today in select theaters and on iTunes as well.
Is Liam Neeson making Joss' old spec script? Empire Online reports that Neeson has dropped the name "Suspension" as an upcoming film of his, with the George Washington Bridge as a central location--just as in the Joss Whedon script from 1993. More...
A photo from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot dinner party, courtesy of Ming-Na. She tweeted the pic last night.

September 18

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Seth Green reunite. The three Buffy stars met up for Gellar's daughter's birthday.
Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong origin film "Skull Island". The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world.
(SPOILER) Rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. with Nick Blood. The English actor talks to Marvel.com about being the new member of Coulson's team.
Tony Head has a new album out! It's called 'Staring At The Sun' and there's a version of 'Behind Blue Eyes' is on it. More...

September 17

(SPOILER) Synopsis and cast list for Agents of SHIELD 2.03 "Making Friends and Influencing People". The building blocks keep building.
Angel mention in Play it Again Dick. Play it Again Dick is a web series spin-off (sort of) of Veronica Mars. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #7. It's the Xander and Spike issue! Sound on Sight loved it and said the issue "succeeds as entertainment with its sense of humor and clear art and also connects to the larger arc of Buffy Season Ten.
A review of the Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray. Blu-ray.com reviews the first season, the Blu-ray video and audio quality and the extras on the discs as well.

September 16

(SPOILER) Watch the opening scene from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Premiere. Cool new clip from the season premiere.
Sean Maher returns to space. He has joined the cast of "ISRA-88" and will play Dr. Abe Anderson, a "scientist who begins to lose his mind" during a long mission.
(SPOILER) Agent Carter casting news. This one ties in to wider MCU plot lines.
Familiar voices for the Destiny video game. Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion voice two of the characters in Bungie's new IP.

September 15

(SPOILER) iTunes releases a sneak peek for Agents of SHIELD. It's free to view, runs at a little under two minutes. More...
(SPOILER) First official "Avengers: Age of Ultron" plot details released. Disney has released the synopsis for the sequel.
Nakatomi Inc. will print a limited run of Mal and Inara portraits. They're the latest installment of their free print series and are free... if one purchases another print from them. There are a lot of details, and it appears to me that one can't simply purchase these right out. The link has full details and what-not. More...
(SPOILER) Marvel reveals more stills from the season 2 premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Very spoilerish if you aren't already aware of certain guest stars in the episode.

September 14

Hallowhedon event features a screening of "Dr. Horrible". Discount tickets for the Los Angeles-area event (which also features guests and screenings of other Whedon-related programs) are available through Sept. 15.

September 13

Sarah Michelle Gellar is running a Twitter contest. See link for details.
New promo for Agents of SHIELD Season 2. This time with AC/DC's Highway To Hell. More...
Sean Maher narrates an Adam Shecter exhibition. It features a twenty-six minute panoramic animation running the length of the gallery room housing it. It opened at Eleven Rivington on Christie Street in New York on September 3rd and will remain there until October 5th. The link is to the gallery's description of the work, but there is also a trailer for the work.

September 12

CSTS events in Arcata, Aberdeen, Beeston and Montreal this weekend. Canada, UK and USA, Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Done the Impossible, Sword Dancing, a costume parade and more. More...
Nathan Fillion cast for The Black List's next live reading. He will be reading "The Seekers of Perpetual Love" with Alison Brie (among others) on September 20 at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles. It's a comedy about three upper-class siblings from a dysfuntional family who recruit a New Age "deprogrammer" (played by Nathan) to help save their sister after she has been enlisted by a doomsday cult.
Catching up with Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. The former Mutant Enemy alum talks about his new Marvel show, working with Joss, and Spartacus.
(SPOILER) Jeph Loeb on "Agents of SHIELD" Season Two. Loeb comments on the upcoming season of Agents of SHIELD and what's to come in Marvel TV.
Scarlet Witch meets Loki. Elizabeth Olsen will play Tom Hiddleston's wife in 'I Saw the Light'.
(SPOILER) Buffyverse Season 10 solicitations for December. Comic Book Resources has the info.
Giles gets knocked down, and he gets up again (and again, and again). An amusing tribute video to one of our favorite Watchers.

September 11

HISHE's Villain Pub-goers discuss tailoring options. "Unexplained accessories can be nice!"
The story of how Joss Whedon turned an extra into a lead actress. It is nice to hear some Hollywood dreams do come true!
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Henstridge! She spent the year making us laugh and cry and hope a beautiful brainy British biochemist finds love.

September 10

(SPOILER) Promo pics from the Agents of SHIELD Season 2 premiere. Nineteen photos in all to look through. Plus Marvel has released a group photo of the cast.
The Verse - a Firefly fan film. It's made by Loot Crate and it's not too bad. More...
(SPOILER) First look at Hayley Atwell on Agents of SHIELD. TV Guide had the exclusive. Spoilers for how she will appear on the show.
Out today for a dollar - The Whedon Three Way. This comic book collects Buffy Season 10 #1, Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1.
Agents of SHIELD showrunners reflect on Season One, look at what's to come. Maurissa and Jed chat to Comic Book Resources about all things SHIELD. There's some minor character spoilers if you trying to stay completely unspoilt for Season 2.

September 09

(SPOILER) Synopsis and cast list for Agents of SHIELD 2.02 "Heavy is the Head". Find out who is guesting in this episode.
Alexa Davalos cast in adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle". The pilot is being shot for Amazon.
Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD out today in the US and Canada. The Blu-ray was out of stock at Amazon.com but is back now. If you want to view the extras before you buy then IGN.com has a clip of Chloe's stunts, Parade Magazine has a deleted scene, TVLine has a clip from the 'Cello Duet' featurette and Hero Complex has a Sif featurette clip.

September 08

19 one and done TV shows: which deserved a second season? Obviously, one of our favourites makes the list. More...
(SPOILER) Avengers: Age of Ultron's Vision revealed. First full look at what Vision will look like in The Avengers' sequel. More...
Drew Z. Greenberg signs on for Agents of SHIELD. The Buffy and Firefly writer teased the news earlier on today.
(SPOILER) Synopsis and amazing cast list for Agents of SHIELD 2.01 "Shadows". There's one or two surprises to be had.
Neil Patrick Harris gets married to David Burtka. Congratulations to the happy couple.

September 07

Analysis of the Agents of SHIELD Season 2 teaser trailer. It may be 32 seconds long but Shadowlocked has some interesting thoughts on the trailer.
Fifteen creepiest Buffy the Vampire Slayer creatures. All the usual suspects appear, but it's a good solid list.

September 06

All the artwork from Gallery1988's Joss Whedon exhibit. Available to buy as well.

September 05

CSTS events in Providence and Salt Lake City today. Serenity in an historic Opera House, food drive, raffles with prizes including some signed by Joss Whedon and Felicia Day, Dr. Horrible and huge group photo. More...
Hot Topic to sell exclusive Willow Pop Funko Figurine. Called "Wishverse Wilow" the figurine is based on Vamp Willow.
List of the extras for the R2 Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD release. Click on the Components List to get a breakdown of the extras and their running times. The Blu-ray/DVD will be out in the UK on October 20th. More...
Scarlett Johansson has a baby girl. And her name is Rose.
Anya and Xander reunited at Oz Comic-Con. Great pic and interview with Emma Caulfield and Nick Brendon. Yesterday, Emma tweeted a pic of the two of them from Australia.

September 04

Course list for Rupert Giles, Master of Library Sciences Candidate, Michaelmas Term 1982. My library school courses weren't nearly this interesting.
Buffy and Avengers endings: unrealistic, but great anyway? io9's Charlie Jane Anders counts down ten moments from film and TV that she feels were unrealistic if given the critical/logical eye but still forgive for how great she feels they are despite that. "Chosen" hits #8 and The Avengers lands at #3.
Joss Whedon art show opening at Gallery 1988 tomorrow in LA. The show is a tribute to Joss's work and opens this Friday, September 5th from 7:00-10:00 pm. If you liked "River Tam and the Fireflies", this event is for you as Joey Spiotto has produced new art for it. More artwork from the exhibit can be found on Nan Lawson's Tumblr, on the Gallery1998 Tumblr (here, here and here ) and also on Beau Berkley's Tumblr.
First look at Agent of SHIELD's Lance Hunter. He's played by British actor Nick Blood and the character will have a major role this season.
Watch a deleted scene from Agents of SHIELD Season 1. This is from the Blu-ray/DVD release which comes out on the 9th.
Paul Bettany talks about working on Avengers: Age of Ultron. "It's a kid's dream of what being on a movie set is like.
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September 03

New video comparison for the Buffy HD Remaster. Some improvements in the last episodes aired on Pivot. But the HD still suffers from serious brightness/contrast issues. And the Diginal Noise Reduction is as bad as last week.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #6. It's the first part of the 'Lost and Found' arc.
Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson talk about the web series. It's yet another excerpt from "Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show".
ABC's synopsis for Agents of SHIELD Season 2. The show returns on the 23rd with a new regular, it would seem.

September 02

The specialist subject round is Joss Whedon. How many points can you get in this pub quiz round?
Joss Whedon and others talk about the writers' room. It's another excerpt from Tara Bennett's "Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show" book, which is now available to buy.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #7. CBR has the preview for the issue due on the 17th.

September 01

'Joss Whedon FAQ' book out in July of next year. Subtitled "All That's Left to Know About the Mind Behind Buffy, Firefly, and The Avengers", this book promises to answer our questions.



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