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March 31

Alyson Hannigan, Amber Benson on the groundbreaking Willow-Tara romance. "The romance was one of the first major lesbian love stories shown on network television and became incredibly important to Buffy's fans and the LGBT audience."
Who should play Batgirl for Joss Whedon? Let the casting articles begin.

March 30

(SPOILER) Sneak peak of Agents of SHIELD 4x16 "What If..." A scene from the next episode airing on April 4. More...
Joss Whedon to direct Batgirl movie. So says Variety. As do EW.com who have news about which Batgirl will be in the movie.

March 29

Emma Caulfield's father passes away. Emma posted a picture on Instagram of her father holding her daughter, giving us the sad news that he passed away last week. Our hearts are certainly with her and her family.
Entertainment Weekly celebrates 20 Years of Buffy with cover and feature story. EW reunited the cast and Joss Whedon for their first joint interview and photo shoot in over a decade. Full reunion video can be found here and Group shot here. More...

March 28

The Bones series finale is tonight. David Boreanaz's twelve year run as Seeley Booth comes to a end. More...
Simon Pulse to publish new Buffy spin-off series. Kiersten White will author the series, which will focus on a brand new Slayer from the group of Potentials whose powers were awoken in the show's series finale. Slayer will launch in the fall of 2018.

March 27

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', reimagined by its fans. Remember when the New York Times asked for your Buffy fanfic for an article they were doing? Well here's the finished piece.
Happy birthday, Nathan Fillion! Captain Tightpants turns 46 today.

March 25

Willow Rosenberg will be bringing out a Buffy Grimoire in October. The Official Grimoire: A Magical History of Sunnydale "is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy".

March 24

The new X-Men series "Gifted" has started filming. The first behind the scenes photo has been released featuring Amy Acker being directed by longtime X-Men film director Bryan Singer who is shooting the pilot. More...
Happy birthday to Alyson Hannigan. She turns 43 today. More...

March 23

Eliza Dushku joins CBS' 'Bull'. She will have a 3 episode arc beginning May 9th with the possibility of a promotion to series regular for Season 2.

March 22

David Boreanaz to star in CBS Navy SEAL drama. He'll be replacing Jim Caviezel on the untitled pilot.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #5. And the title of this issue is "Desperate Measures".
Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, and Firefly will be leaving Netflix in April. Back to DVDs then.

March 21

(SPOILER) Synopsis and Promotional Photos for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4x16 "What If..." The third pod begins April 4th.
Star Wars Celebration with Sarah Michelle Gellar. She'll be doing autographs and photo ops at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, April 14 and 15.
9 sci-fi musicals that rocked television before Supergirl and The Flash. "This week, Supergirl and The Flash are airing musical episodes - a good use of the talents of Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, who had proved themselves on Glee. But theirs isn't the only musical interlude on sci-fi television." More...
Chris Evans is Ready to Fight. A profile of the actor from the April 2017 issue of Esquire magazine.
Does Firefly's appeal partly lie in its limited run? Den of Geek asks the question.

March 19

R.I.P. Bernie Wrightson. The acclaimed comic book artist did production work on Serenity. More...

March 16

Amber Benson co-writes new comic book based on the '90s film Clueless. I was, like, totally buggin'.
TV's 15 best musical episodes, ranked. #1 will come as no surprise to Whedonites.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel Season 11 #3. Out of the Past continues...
(SPOILER) Find out what's happening in your Buffyverse Season 11 comics in June. Angel #6 is out that month as is Buffy #8. The first trades for each series are also solicited and will be out in August.

March 15

The Avengers' line that Tom Hiddleston will never forget. It is a good line. And don't forget that the movie is 5 years old in a couple of months.
Buffy at 20: Ranking the seasons. That season you like the best is still number one in your heart.

March 14

Kal Penn praises Buffy/Angel writers for not engaging in racially stereotypical writing. In going through old audition scripts and sides Kal Penn identifies so many television shows used stereotypes of Indians to guide their writing sensibilities. He singles out the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel writers for not engaging in such practices in their writing.
J. August Richards joins 'The Gospel Of Kevin' ABC Pilot. The pilot is written and executive produced by former Mutant Enemy staffers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.

March 13

The 50 best movie monsters of all time. One creature from The Cabin in the Woods gets a mention here. Can you guess which one?
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 11 #5. The issue is out March 22nd.

March 12

Why MTV's Sweet/Vicious must be saved. "Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be familiar with the sight of two powerful, pint-size young women handing out beat downs to villainous bad guys, punctuating their punches with wry quips."
Felicia Day reflects on 20 Years of Buffy. An interview with CNET where Felicia talks about working with Joss and her time playing Vi. More...

March 11

Amber Benson takes the Spike vs. Angel question somewhere dirty. This is the AV Club's 11 Questions with Amber. She talks about how much fun she had filming the musical and gives lots of love to Dawn and Spike.
(SPOILER) Fox's mutant TV show gets tentative title: 'Gifted.' Some basic details about Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer's roles.
Buffy video games ranked from best to worst. Someone needs to re-release the top two for the mobile market.
Five music artists who appeared on Buffy share their memories. Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Nerf Herder, Bif Naked, and Cibo Matto share their memories in this unique restrospective.

March 10

Torchwood Boy watches Buffy for the first time. A young Brit (real name, Alex) who makes reaction videos on YouTube, takes a look at this whole Buffy thing everyone's talking about, starting with the pilot, Welcome to the Hellmouth. NSFW: Contains some adult language, due to his genuine reactions.
Ten famous writers love Buffy. Yes, today is all about the Buffy love.
Amber Benson reflects on Buffy. Another slideshow, including a bit about the nixed Tara return.
Anatomy of a Perfect Pilot - Welcome to the Hellmouth. Meredith Borders of Birth.Movies.Death. writes on the structure of that first episode, and how it serves as a perfect introduction for the series to come.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's post about Buffy at 20. She wrote a wonderful piece on her Instagram account.
'Buffy' at 20: Jane Espenson picks her best and worst episodes. A quick slideshow of Jane's opinions on her episodes.
"The Body": The radical empathy of Buffy's best episode. An analysis of the episode and its approach to grieving.
David Boreanaz reflects on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. There's a George Lucas story you might not have heard before.
'Buffy' at 20: Joss Whedon talks TV today, reboot fatigue and the trouble with binging. "I don't want to be a drop of water pretending I'm the whole wave, but where that wave crashes, that's our beachhead - empowering women and young people, and making everybody matter."
Nathan Fillion joins the cast of Disney Pixar 'Cars 3'. He'll voice Sterling, a brilliant businesscar who runs Rust-eze Racing Center, one of the most successful elite training facilities in the country.
Tony Head on why Buffy was a feminist parable for everyone - including him. Another great 'Buffy at 20' article.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted on The WB 20 years ago today. The Guardian reminds us why the TV show was so good and meant so much to a lot of people. As does Den of Geek, Gizmodo Australia, Salon, The Telegraph, IGN, Paste Magazine, New Statesman, Radio Times, The Independent, US Weekly, and Vulture. And if you've missed some of the previous 'Buffy at 20' coverage posted at Whedonesque, then check out our Slayer20 tag.

March 09

Joss Whedon looks back at Buffy. This is a great Joss penned overview of the show from start to finish.
'Buffy' at 20: 13 Key players on how it changed TV and why there shouldn't be a revival. The Hollywood Reporter sat down with James Marsters, Nick Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg, Tony Head, Emma Caulfield, Danny Strong, Amber Benson, Kristine Sutherland, Eliza Dushku, Gail Berman, David Greenwalt, and David Fury to talk all about Buffy.
Eliza Dushku opens up about her sobriety. Some frank talk from Eliza about her battles...
Buffy's James Marsters on the hardest day of his professional life. We all probably know which it is. An excellent interview with some bonus love for ASH.
The best bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7. Can stand up, will stand up.

March 08

13 TV shows to watch if you miss Buffy. Good recommendations via Vulture, but some obvious staples are missing.
The villains on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' showed just how pervasive misogyny can be. Alyssa Rosenberg explains how the villains of Buffy are "a field guide to misogyny."
Drew Goddard to direct "Bad Times at the El Royale." He wrote the spec script and will also produce.
The Guardian newspaper wants to hear what 20 years of Buffy means to you and see photos of your collections. You can share your photos and memories by visiting the site and clicking on the 'Contribute' button or by filling in their form. A selection of contributions will be featured on their site later for the 20th anniversary.
'Buffy' at 20: Gail Berman reflects on the rocky road to air and how the show could return. There's some interesting behind-the-scenes info here that you might not have been aware of. Like Buffy could have been an NBC show for example.
Adam Busch knows that Buffy fans think Warren's terrible. To think we could have had The Trio as an evil boy band in Once More With Feeling.
Seven episodes for the perfect all-night Buffy binge. Some might say that seven is too few.
Nick Brendon talks about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Another great interview from The A.V. Club.

March 07

We should thank Buffy for today's 'Golden Age' of television. BBC retrospective because of the 20th anniversary.
James Marsters shares the secrets of his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some nice anecdotes to be had in this Myspace interview.

March 06

Seventeen bizarre Buffy collectibles that will slay you. Never did get the Buffy Tongue Painter Chupa Chups.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' 20th Anniversary: Joss Whedon looks back - and forward. Interview with Joss about the 20th anniversary of Buffy.
Every episode of Buffy ranked. This is a Paste Magazine list and, like most lists linked to here, is not legally binding.
Tom Lenk talks about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's a good interview.
A slayer's lineage: 9 pop culture precusors to Buffy. In honor of Buffy's 20th anniversary, The A.V. Club cites various works that influenced and/or paved the way for the show's creation.

March 05

A Buffy family tree: 'Bones' and demons and rabid fans. The New York Times looks back at the BtVS phenomenon as the 20th anniversary approaches.
The top ten underrated Buffy episodes. As a Yahoo! writer puts it "here's to the unsung greats, the ones people don't tend to talk about".

March 04

Firefly posters in Deadpool 2 teaser trailer spark speculation. People are taking that and another reference to mean that Nathan Fillion is playing Cable in the sequel. Or it could be a 'Two Guys and a Girl' injoke. The trailer is what you call NSFW. More...
The New York Times is looking for your Buffy fan fic. No, really.

March 03

Ming Na-Wen and Brett Dalton guest star on the animated series Milo Murphy's Law. Promo clip for the episode which airs on March 14 at 7 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. More...

March 02

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel #3. The issue is out on March 15th.
The top 20 Buffy the Vampire Slayer quotes. This is actually a really good video to watch.
Amy Acker Set as Female Lead in Fox's still untitled Marvel / X-Men Drama created by Matt Nix. She'll play Kate Stewart, a woman who is struggling with family troubles, who finds that she's stronger than she thinks.

March 01

LURK: A Fray Fan Film arrives online just in time for Buffy's 20th anniversary. The short film is based on Joss's comic series about a futuristic vampire slayer named Melaka Fray.
How Buffy the Vampire Slayer will mark its 20th anniversary. With some new merchandise and competitions according to the press blurb. More of the merchandise can be found at Yahoo!.
The most heartbreaking TV Deaths of the last 20 years. "From 'Buffy' to 'Nashville', it was hard to say goodbye to these favorite TV characters."
SFX magazine are celebrating 20 years of Buffy in their latest issue. This month will be pure nostalgia for the fandom.



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