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August 31

(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #18 preview pages. The issue is out this week but some preview pages are finally out.
Buffy's first episode: The Hollywood Reporter's 1997 review. Another blast from the past.
Great TV characters that arrived late. The AV Club looks at later additions to various shows including a certain researcher found in Pylea.
Tony Head returns to The Rocky Horror Picture Show for a gala night charity performance. This will be on the 17th of next month at the Playhouse Theatre in London. Tony says "Who wouldn't jump at the chance (and to the left) to be a guest Narrator for Richard O'Brien in aid of Amnesty International. Let madness take control."

August 30

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, and others pay tribute to director Wes Craven. The horror film legend passed away at age 76.
FuseFX's VFX reel for Agents of SHIELD. The company also brought out a press release to tie-in with their Emmy nomination for their Season 2 work.
'Designing New Powers' - an Age of Ultron featurette. This focuses on Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch.
Coming soon - the Firefly Troublemaker bowl set. According to Entertainment Earth, this should be out in December.

August 28

NBC wins bidding war for 'Time' the new Shawn Ryan time travel action drama. Developed with Eric Kripke for Sony Pictures TV, it is described as - a high-octane hour about an unlikely trio traveling through time to battle unknown criminals in order to protect history as we know it.
Brett Dalton on his role in Agents of SHIELD Season 3 - "This is not like your father's HYDRA"'. His new PS4 horror game "Until Dawn" is out now, and it's been getting some good reviews.

August 27

CSTS event in Albuquerque, NM today. Dr. Horrible and some cool raffle items. More...
Julie Benz joins "Hawaii Five-0". She will be in a recurring role in the coming season.
Read the Firefly/Serenity special issue of Slayage. In all, there's five essays to be read.
Firefly's first episode: The Hollywood Reporter's 2002 review. The site is promoting its original review for some reason or other. But it gives us a good excuse to see what people thought of the show first time round.

August 26

Vulture chooses the best TV musical episodes of all time. In related news, I hear they got the mustard out.
(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs' Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #18. One very light spoiler that is already known if you have seen the blurb and covers for next issue of Buffy.
Agents of SHIELD's Clark Gregg makes things weird in new 'Muppets' promo. Like Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg does a promo for the new mockumentary style Muppets show.
Sarah Michelle Gellar reportedly to guest star In 'Those Who Can't'. Independent comedy troupe "The Grawlix" (Andrew Orvedahl, Ben Roy and Adam Cayton-Holland) have a sit-com happening soon and our beloved SMG guest stars in ep. 2!

August 25

Agents of SHIELD Season 3 synopsis reveals 'Lash' casting & much more. Matthew Willig will play the Inhuman character.
Crowdsourcing campaign for "The Way it Begins", a short film starring Amy Acker. Rewards include a lunch date with Amy.
Watch James Spader in his motion-capture suit for 'Age of Ultron'. The movie is out September 8th on digital HD platforms and Disney Movies Anywhere and released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 2nd in the US.
Marti Noxon developing new drama series for Fox. Titled 'Hungry', it is an hour long soap set in the down and dirty, cutthroat and exciting restaurant world of New York City.

August 24

Whedonesque competition! Win a copy of "Demons of the Hellmouth". Titan Books has given us three copies of Demons of the Hellmouth by Nancy Holder to give away. It's "a fully licensed guide to the vampires and other demons that flocked to the Sunnydale Hellmouth" as written by Rupert Giles. Head over to our Tumblr to find out how to enter. More...
Christos Gage speaks to CBR TV. The Buffy writer discusses his work on the canonical comic book continuation of the beloved television series in a conversation with Comic Book Resources Television.
Nathan Fillion makes his move. Hopefully kids don't pick up on this.

August 23

Watch Saturday's 'Firefly' Panel from this year's Chicago Comic Con. Featuring Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau having far too much fun.
(SPOILER) 10 reasons we can't freakin' wait for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3. Pretty much everything we know is coming (or not) laid out before us in one place.
Felicia Day is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her memoir has debuted at #3 in the Non-Fiction category. More...

August 21

CSTS events in Edinburgh UK, Lawrence KS, Melbourne Australia this weekend. Happy 10th Melbourne. More...
Details for Dubsmash Wars Round 2: This time It's for Charity revealed. As teased a few weeks ago, Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy and Agents of SHIELD's Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet return for round 2 where fans can vote for the winner by donating $1 per vote starting September 2, with all proceeds being divided between STOMP Out Bullying and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Votes can be cast on More...
Nathan Fillion questions Kermit. Television's newest love triangle?

August 20

Firewall/Iceberg podcast discuss Buffy and Angel. Alan Sepinwall and Daniel Fienberg discuss the finales of Buffy and Angel as a part of their summer series looking at the series finales of television programs. Buffy/Angel discussion starts at 40:25. More...
Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood to star in Marvel pilot for ABC. ABC has ordered a pilot for "Marvel's Most Wanted," starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood. More...
(SPOILER) Christos Gage's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #18. Touches on things coming up as well.
Buffy a part of pop culture's current nostalgia obsession? Buffy is mentioned (and illustrated) in Pat Saperstein's Variety piece on how nostalgia is seemingly having a particularly firm grip over much of the internet and pop culture/fandom in general.

August 19

Last chance to buy Nathan Fillion's Firefly shirt, for charity. It's a shiny shirt (photo from his Instagram), and it goes away in 6 hours. All of the proceeds go to Kusewera.
(SPOILER) Ming-Na Wen and Blair Underwood talk about Agents of SHIELD season 3. The show returns on September 29th.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #18. It's the third part of the "Old Demons" arc.

August 18

Comedy Central renews 'Another Period' for Season 2. The show was co-created and starred by Riki Lindhome (Much Ado, Buffy) and includes Christina Hendricks among its cast. More...
"Movies, Films, and Flix" rates "The Cabin in The Woods" as the best horror movie of the 21st Century. The list was developed by an aggregation of critics lists and users thoughts from multiple websites. Then Movies, Films, and Flix made a poll for their readers to decide the best film.

August 17

Joss joins Drew Goddard and The Martian author Andy Weir for a beer. Bestselling author of The Martian Andy Weir posted this on his Facebook page, saying that he had a couple of beers with Drew Goddard, who wrote screenplay for the Ridley Scott-directed film version, when Joss joined them. And of course Joss looks like he has a halo around his head in this group photo.
Chris Evans wins Teen Choice Award for Age of Ultron. He won in the Movie Scene Stealer category.

August 16

Best Buy has two Avengers: Age of Ultron Steelbooks for sale. There's an Ultron one and a Vision one.

August 15

Stars and producers pick the shows they'd revive. Find out who'd want to see Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel back on the small screen.
Firefly as pulp novels. looks at Robert Jimenez's artwork for Upper Deck's Firefly trading cards.
Alan Tudyk is in Star Wars: Rogue One. He's playing a performance-capture character in the movie.

August 14

A Can't Stop the Serenity Debut this Saturday in Fairfax, VA. Congratulations Fairfax. More...
Miss Piggy ogles Nathan Fillion. She really does.
Cobie Smulders is reported to be in talks to star in Jack Reacher 2. The Wrap says she's in early talks to play the female lead opposite Tom Cruise.
Felicia Day plays 'Do, Marry, Kill' with Whedonverse characters. Witty answers on Buzzfeed as Felicia decides who she'd bed and who'd be dead.
'Angel: After The Fall' gets repackaged as 'Angel: Season 6'. The first volume in the two volume set is out in October. The IDW blurb says " Angel: Season Six brings all the best moments from Angel: First Night, Spike: After the Fall, and Angel: After the Fall".

August 13

(SPOILER) 'Castle' Spoilers: Adam Baldwin to return for season 8. According to Entertainment Weekly he will be reprising his role as Detective Ethan Slaughter for an episode set to air early in the season.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 solicitations for November. Angel & Faith #21, Buffy #20 are out this month and there's info about Angel & Faith Season 9 Library Edition Volume 3 HC as well.
Screenshots of planets in Firefly Online MMO. There's videos of the development here.
Pluto TV has a Joss Whedon Shows channel. It's USA only because the content is coming from Hulu. But still, how cool is that?

August 11

Shutterstock posts an Infographic: The Influence of Star Wars on Film and TV. With titles such as "The Sci-Fi Cowboy", "The Chosen One", and "The Strong Female Badass", you can probably predict which Whedonverse characters will be on the chart. More...
Marvel sends in "The Cavalry" for SHIELD'S 50th Anniversary. "As part of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s big anniversary, Agent May will step into the comic spotlight in a major way with the one-shot "The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary"."
Felicia Day's memoir is praised for being an 'illuminating and frank' look at injustice and insecurity. BoingBoing does a deep dive into the book, which released today. More...

August 10

Win lunch with Nathan Fillion. Donate to the restoration of the theater Nathan Fillion used to perform at and receive various rewards from Nathan, including a chance for a trip to have lunch with him.
(SPOILER) Both Angel & Faith #20 covers and solicitation. The issue is out on November 4th. More...
Felicia Day talks with MTV about anxiety, success, and embracing weirdness. Her memoir, 'You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)' releases tomorrow (Aug 11th).
(SPOILER) The 'Inhumans' Lincoln may be "dangerous" for Agents of SHIELD. Lincoln tries to figure his place in the world after the events of season two.

August 07

Watch Gary Oldman take a pic of Joss Whedon for Juliet Landau's film. More details about the vampire documentary 'A Place Among The Undead' can be found on the movie's website and Facebook page. Gary's pic can be found on our Tumblr.
Felicia Day on what it was like to work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is from a recent Q & A on Tumblr. She also answered a question about meeting Joss for the first time.

August 05

CSTS events in Minneapolis and Perth this weekend. Minneapolis has 3 nights of events starting Thursday and Perth has two events Saturday. More...
(SPOILER) 16 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 3 teases. Lots of interesting bits !
(SPOILER) Elizabeth Henstridge teases the future of Simmons. She talks to TVLine about what is coming up for Simmons in Season 3. Light spoilers and hints about upcoming things.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #17. It's the second part of the "Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym" arc.

August 04

'The Avengers: Battle of New York' - the bystanders' story. It's the latest video in Machinima's Real Fake History series.
Mission impenetrable: are Hollywood blockbusters losing the plot? Phil Hoad decries the trend toward ever denser narratives in summer blockbusters.
Upper Deck to release Firefly Legendary Encounters. The company's first Firefly game 'Firefly Shiny Dice' is out this month.
The greatest year in television history. Apparently it was 2002.
'The Cabin in the Woods' made Film4's 50 'Must-See Horror Films of the Century' list. Alan Tudyk's 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil' also appears on the list.

August 03

Adam Busch to recur on 'Empire' and 'Colony'. Danny Strong is the co-creator of 'Empire' so it's a Buffy alum reunion.
Editors from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Ant-Man', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Daredevil' on working in the MCU. This panel was from the American Cinema Editors' annual EditFest LA event, which happened last Saturday at The Walt Disney Studios.

August 01

15 TV shows that reinvented science fiction in the past decade. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is featured on this retrospective list via io9.
What works do you love more than the critical darlings? Buffy seasons 4 and 7 get some love from critic Alex McCown.
CSTS events in Pittsburgh and Seattle today. Serenity on the big screen, Serenity soaps, Ariel Ambulance, Sean Faust, Jewel Staite and Lee Stringer. More...

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