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December 31

Happy New Year from Whedonesque! Things to look forward to in 2016 - Joss' 'Twist' comic book mini-series, the Buffy Season 10 finales, the second half of Agents of SHIELD Season 3, and hopefully some news about new Whedon projects.

December 30

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 10 #23. The issue is out January 20th.

December 29

Happy Birthday, Eliza Dushku! You know her best as Faith, Echo or, quite possibly, Eliza Dushku! Celebrate soulfully with a gift to THRIVEGulu.
Agents of SHIELD: Is there actually still hope for SkyeWard? Jed Whedon does his best to answer the question without giving much away.
Elizabeth Henstridge talks filming her S.H.I.E.L.D. bottle episode. Part of EW's "Best of 2015 (Behind the Scenes)."

December 26

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #22. The issue is out on January 6.

December 25

Best TV of 2015: 5 incredible single episodes. The TV critic at Salon mag picks out 5 episodes from shows that she otherwise has not covered very much, and "4772 Hours" is among them.

December 24

Joss Whedon is matching donations to Equality Now. He will match 100% of every donation they receive until Dec. 31st.

December 23

Joss is matching donations to Planned Parenthood. According to the site, "Screenwriter and Director Joss Whedon will chip in an extra $50 for every new monthly gift in December - up to $100,000 total."
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #22. It's the second part of the "In Pieces on the Ground" arc and it's an epic, yet personal issue.

December 22

Elizabeth Henstridge is TVLine's Most Underrated Actress in a Drama for 2015. Well deserved recognition.
Brian Michael Bendis talks about working with Joss Whedon. He also chats about Powers and Jessica Jones.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron animatic reveals alternate bridge rescue scene. This was uploaded onto YouTube by Federico D'Alessandro of Westlawn Films, who provided storyboards and animatic sequences for Marvel films.
Alan Tudyk is getting married. Alan is engaged to performing artist Charissa Barton.

December 21

FX Guru on Serenity (as well as BSG, Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Voyager) Mojo could use some goodwill. Mojo has been having some low times both health and money wise and is looking for a little help to get by while he gets treatment. Any help would be appreciated.
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet to be featured on Captain America: 75 Heroic Years special. ABC will air this one-hour special on Jan. 19 at 9pm, it will also include contributions from Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb, Louis D'Esposito, Hayley Atwell and Chris Evans.

December 20

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is noted in GLAAD's annual "Where We Are on TV" Report (for introducing a gay Latino male character this season).Thanks to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jessica Jones, it's nice to finally see a few LGBT characters in the MCU (none in the films yet though...).

December 19

Nine reasons Buffy Summers is TV's greatest feminist. This is according to an article at Digital Spy.

December 18

Pre-order a life-size Iron Man 'Hulkbuster' statue from Avengers: Age of Ultron. This has to be the most expensive collectible we've ever had on the front page.
(Almost) everything I know about Hell I learned from 'Buffy'. This piece is part of a series on God in sci-fi and fantasy. This article originally ran in the November/December 2003 issue of Sojourners magazine, but I could not find mention of it in the archives here. (h/t slacktivist)

December 17

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 #22 preview. Three-page preview is now up on the Dark Horse website.

December 16

'Xander the Slayer': Steven DeKnight details the spec script that got him hired on Buffy. It's an enjoyable insight into what's it like to be a TV writer.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three to start on UK TV in January. It has moved to Channel 4's E4 channel.

December 14

Chloe Bennet celebrated as "Actress of the Year" by Unforgettable Awards. The Unforgettable Awards celebrates Asian talent in the media. Chloe Bennet won the award for her work on Agents of SHIELD. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 solicitations for March. The covers and blurbs for Angel & Faith #24 and Buffy #25. More...
Drew Goddard and Vincent Kartheiser nominated for the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards. Drew is nominated for his work on Adapted Screenplay for 'The Martian', Vincent is nominated for his work on NGC's 'Saints & Strangers'. Marti Noxon's work is also recognized for the show 'UnReal' nominated for Best Drama.
The AV Club consider Buffy's 'Amends' to be a Christmas classic. "What this episode captures, and what so few other "holiday special" episodes of TV fail to appreciate, is just how dark Christmas despair can get."

December 13

The top ten Joss Whedon characters. puts forward their case. Heated debates on the Internet follow.
For every Firefly episode there's a tribute song. HitFix chats to The Fallen Stars about their Firefly inspired music project.

December 11

Joss Whedon talks about working on 'Toy Story'. This is from last night's 'Toy Story at 20' special on ABC. Scroll down to the last video on the page to see the Joss clip.

December 10

Watch all of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Oxford Union. This took place on the 9th of November. More...
Jeanine Basinger is profiled by The Hollywood Reporter. "What she teaches you is that everything you see is an expression of yourself, and therefore everything you film is going to be an expression of yourself." As one of her former students at Wesleyan University, Joss has cited her as a major influence in his work.
Neil Patrick Harris may reunite with Felicia Day in Mystery Science Theatre. The kickstarter for the revival of the show is ending soon. NPH is being courted for a cameo. More...
Preview of new Serenity comic to be a part of Dark Horse FCBD offering. Our Big Damn Heroes return in a free offering from Dark Horse on May 7, 2016, known as Free Comic Book Day at local comic shops across the United States. The writer is Chris Roberson and the artist is Stephen Byrne.
The 14 best movie scenes of 2015. The gang trying to lift Mjölnir in Avengers: Age of Ultron comes in at number 2 on this Empire list.
Watch a new deleted scene from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. This can be found in the Marvel Cinematic Phase 2 Box Set.

December 09

The social surrogacy hypothesis: Why you still miss Firefly. "It's basically because your brain processes these people as your friends. And, understandably, you miss your friends."
The year TV deaths lost all meaning: What Buffy can teach current shows. Spoilers if you haven't been keeping up to date with what's going with certain US cable shows.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers - open world briefing video. The latest trailer for LEGO Marvel's Avengers introduces players to the expansive streets of open world New York City, as well as seven (7) other HUB environments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to freely roam and explore. The game will be released on January 26th for PS4, XBox One, PS3, Wii U, XBox 360, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS and PC.
TV ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.3/4 in the 18-49 demo.
Jewel Staite gives birth to a baby boy! After documenting her pregnancy for months on Twitter, she finally gave birth to her son early this morning.

December 08

(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of SHIELD S3x11 and Agent Carter Season 2. Agents of SHIELD will return, eventually.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x10 "Maveth". The winter finale was written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Vincent Misiano. Agent Carter premieres January 19, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns March 8.
Five iconic works of genius made to prove a petty point. You may be somewhat familiar with #3. More...
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is on the shortlist for Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination. Twenty films in all are on the list. The nominations will be announced on January 14th.

December 07

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x10 'Maveth' Sneak Peek #3. A Ward & Fitz discussion of sorts.
(SPOILER) 6 Hints for the Midseason Finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Very vague spoilers.
Unboxing the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collection Box Set (Video). Announced back in July, this Amazon exclusive BluRay set is priced at $249.99 and will begin shipping when it releases on December 8.

December 04

(SPOILER) Jane Espenson (and others) discuss Jessica Jones. Insightful interview of some of the women who brought the amazing Jessica Jones to life on Netflix.

December 03

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x10 'Maveth' Sneak Peek #1. Those left on Earth try and regroup after the plan turns to rubbish. The second peek can be found here.

December 02

Joss Whedon will appear in 'Toy Story at 20' special on ABC. This one hour tribute will air next Thursday at 8pm EST.
TV ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.3/4 in the 18-49 demo.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #21. More Nadira? Yes please.

December 01

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x10 'Maveth' Promo. Winter finale looks intense!
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x09 "Closure". The episode was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Kate Woods.
A very thorough recap of the Buffyverse 'Vampire Ball 6' convention. This was held last month in England. There's some really interesting insights to be had from the likes of J. August Richards, Charisma Carpenter, George Hertzberg, James Leary, Keith Szarabajka, Clare Kramer, and Georges Jeanty.
Your tv show doesn't have to be a novel: Alan Sepinwall defends the episode. In reaction to the increasing trend of serialization, Alan Sepinwall defends the episode and mentions some stellar standalones, including one from Buffy.
Alan Tudyk scores his 2nd Annie Award nomination. It's for his voice work in Star vs the Forces of Evil. Alan won the Annie in 2013 for voicing King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph. More...
Lisa Edelstein praises Buffy. Joss has a cameo on tonight's Season 2 premiere of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. She also mentions her ending on 'House.'
Trailer for "How to Avenge a Guy in 10 Days". It's the best Marvel Xmas movie ever.

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