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October 30 2013

Anthony Head interview. References to Buffy and Much Ado About Nothing.

October 10 2013

In a streaming world, it's harder to recommend "Buffy" to friends. Inkoo Kang of Film School Rejects explains her position on why it's harder to recommend "Buffy" to newbies in a world where everything is on-demand.

October 08 2013

Vote for your favourite sci-fi/fantasy show of all time in TV Guide's Facebook poll. The Slayer is up against the Doctor in the semi-finals to win "The Greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shows of All Time." You may cast your vote in the comments in the link. A Facebook account is required.

October 04 2013

"Terror has a new address: the World Wide Web." Huffington Post has over 6 minutes of "Buffy" promos from the first season, as well as promos from other shows like "The Nanny," "Frasier" and "ER." Nostalgic fun!
"A Reflection of Ugliness" - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the 'Seven Seasons of Buffy' anthology.

September 27 2013

Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV with The Crazy Ones. SMG talks about her role and working with Robin Williams.

September 17 2013

Buffy & Angel Complete Series Box Sets are's Gold Box Deal of the Day. If you still don't own the shows on DVD you can snag Angel for $54.99 and Buffy for $59.99 today. Get yourself some Jossy goodness!

September 12 2013

Wentworth Miller speaks at the HRC dinner. Miller, whom we know as the Creature from the Blue Lagoon (not Brooke Shields; Gage from "Go Fish") gives a speech about his life experience and recent coming out, at the Human Rights Campaign dinner.

September 09 2013

Buffy Season One review. A very interesting and fun review of Buffy's first season. The same guy also did an in-depth analysis of the pilot, part 1 and part 2.

August 28 2013

25 heart-rending Buffy moments. Except the order is all kinds of wrong!

August 22 2013

Wentworth Miller takes a stand against Russian anti-gay laws by coming out. Maybe a tenuous connection, having been a swimmer in "Go Fish" however many years ago, but this is pretty admirable, so it might warrant a post anyway. Miller is probably better known for his role on Prison Break.

August 15 2013

Sophia McDougal hates strong female characters. Here's why. "What do I want instead of a Strong Female Character? I want a male:female character ratio of 1:1 instead of 3:1 on our screens. I want a wealth of complex female protagonists who can be either strong or weak or both or neither, because they are more than strength or weakness."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A new version of you. "Unlike most teen dramas, Buffy wasn't a narrative about finding an identity; it was always about having a lot of them."

August 13 2013

65 kick-ass female fantasy characters. Three from Buffy on the list, one a bit of a surprise and not the one you might expect. Buffy comes in at #2, with #1 not who I expected.

August 12 2013

TVLine's Ausiello auctions off tv memorabilia. Amongst the goodies are VHS review copies for 'Hush', 'Once More With Feeling' and 'Not Fade Away'. And the highly collectible Dollhouse Echo action figure (more pics of that here) and a Dollhouse promotional tshirt are up for grabs as well. All proceeds go to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

August 07 2013

12 best supporting characters in the Buffyverse. Let the games begin!

August 06 2013

11 sidekicks who are indisputably better than their heroes. Our favorite witch makes an appearance.

July 29 2013

Buffy spin-offs we really want to see. Who wouldn't watch 'America's Next Top Slayer'?
Much Ado and more screening at The Schonell Theatre, UQ. Much Ado About Nothing, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) and Repo! the Genetic Opera staring Anthony Stewart Head will be screening at The Schonell Theatre on The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus starting July 30. More...

July 25 2013

FOX adds Buffy & Angel content to its trivia App, Trivie. Available now on Apple's App Store (currently not available on Google Play).

July 23 2013

27 Mind Blowing Statistics About Fictional Universes. A couple of our favourites make appearances. More...

July 21 2013

All day Buffy marathon today on SyFy. Beginning with "Welcome to the Hellmouth."

July 14 2013

(SPOILER) Felicia Day guests on Kevin Smith's "Smodcast"! Kevin talks to Felicia about homeschooling, conquering the internet and her role in the new film, "Rock Jocks". Contains adult language.

July 02 2013

Rebecca Sinclair is a guest on latest Nerdist Writers Panel. She joins other 2 TV writers to discuss writing and their carreers.

June 27 2013

Buffy is Entertainment Weekly's eighth greatest tv show of all time. The website has a list of the top ten. A list of the top hundred shows can be found in the print/tablet edition of the magazine.

June 26 2013

Visualizing Buffy. Uses data visualization to explore the time each character spends on screen and the deaths of characters in each episode. Currently Season 1 only.
Buffy Season 2 : Behind the Scenes. Jeff Pruitt, stunt coordinator on BTVS (S2-S4) uploaded a wonderful look behind the scenes of season 2, with several cast and crew members, and Joss directing at the end. A must watch.

June 14 2013

Lois Lane and the case for the female superhero movie. Criticizing the lack of strong female characters. Features Buffy, Avengers, Wonder Woman, and quotes from Joss. More...
Great origin stories from Movies & TV. The mythologies of Buffy AND Firefly are featured on this IMDb list.

June 08 2013

Ranking the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" vampires. Louis Peitzman of BuzzFeed ranks the top 22 vampires of Sunnydale.

May 29 2013

Dragged to the Altar. This supercut of forced marriages in sci-fi & fantasy includes Firefly & Dollhouse. More...

May 22 2013

"Which Buffy Character" is Emma Caulfield. In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Chosen, Emma Caulfield takes a Buffy personality quiz.

May 20 2013

On this day 10 years ago Buffy aired its final episode. Here is a link to the UPN promo for "Chosen".

May 13 2013

SteveVader101 dissects Joss Whedon's brain. This popular YouTube personality examines the unique brand of existentialism, feminism and humanism Whedon uses in his work. More...

May 10 2013

David Fury confirms his involvement in the return of "24". Fox is looking to bring back "24" as a limited-run series. More...

May 07 2013

The best gateway episode of Buffy. Slate makes the case for 'Earshot', saying that "[it] offers the best of Buffy: human themes explored by way of superhuman phenomena and a skillful latticing of playful comedy with suspenseful misdirection, and moments of heart and vulnerability".

May 04 2013

27 Reasons Darla Is The Best Vampire In The Buffyverse. In honor of Julie Benz's 41st birthday, BuzzFeed celebrates the show's most badass female vamp.

May 03 2013

The Man who Lives in a Paris Bridge, Buffy fan. Tangential perhaps, but in the midst of this already fascinating story, the only (apparent) pop culture reference in James B's house is a framed poster of the cover of the Buffy novel, Immortal.

April 22 2013

8 tv episodes that qualify as psychological warfare. io9 puts together a good list with an interesting selection from Buffy.

April 19 2013

(SPOILER) Anthony Stewart Head confirmed for Warehouse 13. He'll appear in the last three episodes of the season. More...

April 18 2013

Buffy: The impact of one television show. "To me it's not a hit cult show. It's the beacon of hope that led me through the dark ages of my life."

April 16 2013

Why Buffy's second season is the best. Den of Geek talks Buffy Season 2.

April 13 2013

An 8-bit version of the Buffy theme. Cool start screen as well.
The series finale of Buffy is heartwarmingly feminist. Hard to believe we're coming up on ten years since 'Chosen' aired.

April 06 2013

Jeph Loeb on Joss and Buffy Animated. 47:45 into Part 2 of this episode of the Fat Man On Batman podcast, Jeph Loeb (Executive Producer of S.H.I.E.L.D.) tells Kevin Smith the story of how he met Joss and what became of Buffy: The Animated Series. Contains some adult language.

April 05 2013

"A World Without Shrimp" - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show" anthology.

April 04 2013

"Big Damn Heroes" - A Whedonverse Tribute video. A tribute video from a fan for Whedon Month.

April 01 2013

New online webseries VERSUS has a Bond vs Buffy match-up! Some crazy geeks (nerds?) in London have created their own match up series on youtube, and this episode is our own Buffy the Vampire Slayer matched up against James Bond. Who will win? Who do you think?

March 30 2013

Happy Birthday, Juliet Landau! Declare your well wishes for our favorite, clairvoyant, crazy vampire in the comments.

March 27 2013

Whedon tournament final on It's down to Buffy vs Firefly.

March 19 2013

15 cancelled shows to bring back. TV lists 15 shows that should be brought back, including a half-dozen Whedon-related ones. More...
Brief comments from Scott Allie on the Buffy comics in new interview. The comments are towards the middle of the interview.

March 18 2013

You don't know all the secrets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer yet. Some tidbits from Nancy Holder's "Buffy: The Making of the Slayer" book via io9.

March 17 2013

Top ten girl-power moments in science fiction and fantasy. It wouldn't be a list without Buffy.

March 15 2013

(SPOILER) Interview with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. They talk about Bones, comparisons to Castle, and give a shout out to Buffy.

March 14 2013

'Buffy fans, how do you view Twilight?' - a survey. There's going to be a conference presentation to see if Buffy fans are informed about Twilight by video mash-ups such as the Buffy vs Edward video. There's a survey to collect as much as data as possible on this concept of anti-fandom (all data collected will be used anonymously).

March 11 2013

Sleeping Beauties Vs. Gonzo Girls. The New Yorker's discussion of modern female trickster heroines mentions Buffy.
Sarah Michelle Gellar with a Buffy cake. The picture was taken this Saturday at Duff's Cake Mix. More pictures here. More...

March 10 2013

The Buffy theme in reverse. It works quite well (btw the show first aired 16 years ago today).

March 06 2013

Worst of the Best. TWOP tells of the worst episodes of great series and chooses "Where the Wild Things Are" for Buffy.

March 05 2013

Why Netflix thinks Buffy is a "guilty pleasure" - and why it isn't. A response to Buffy's Netflix nomination as a "Guilty Pleasure".

March 04 2013

Netflix nominates "Buffy" for "Best Guilty Pleasure" in first ever Flixie Awards .... in the same category as "Toddlers and Tiaras", "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon", and "90210". ETA: Those outside the US may see different shows and movies nominated. More...

March 03 2013

Peggy from Mad Men invents Buffy. And then the rest of the Mad Men team ruins it.

March 01 2013

Joss Whedon shares his favourite Buffy episodes. Digital Spy lists the five greatest Buffy episodes in response.

February 26 2013

Buffy Facebook Recaps. One fan begins an effort to recap Buffy episodes using altered Facebook screencaps. "Welcome to the Hellmouth" is currently complete.

February 22 2013

Robin Sachs contributed voice work to the final piece of Mass Effect 3 story content. It will be released March 5th.The "Citadel" DLC mission includes voice work from most of the cast from the series, including Robin Sachs' character Zaeed Massani. Also, the next weekend multiplayer operation is dedicated to Robin Sachs. More...

February 15 2013

'Love Saves the World' - a Buffy essay. This originally in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy" anthology that came out in 2003.

February 12 2013

Nicholas Brendon to appear at Rhode Island ComicCon. Rhode Island Comic Con announced last night that Nicholas Brendon will be returning to RICC for 2013 after such huge popularity in 2012. More...

February 08 2013

One man's myth: how Joss Whedon showed me the crack in the invisible wall. A very interesting essay about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and mythology.

February 07 2013

Robin Sachs' dogs are looking for a new home. Fiona & Tiny are looking for new owners. More...

February 03 2013

TV teen super couples. Buffy/Angel and Buffy/Spike are both on this list. They called Spuffy 'Bike' for some reason, though.

January 24 2013

Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.

January 20 2013

A Whedonverse series makes a 25 Worst Seasons of Great TV Shows List. I'm sure this will have some agreeing and some disagreeing. More...

January 18 2013

Buffy Birthday Sale. Things From Another World is celebrating Buffy's birthday with a special offer.
BAMF Girls Club returns with a tribute to "Once More With Feeling" and a Buffy movie reference.

January 17 2013

The Trio, together again! Adam Busch tweets a photo of himself and Danny Strong, captioned "Tom Lenk's perspective". More...

January 10 2013

Who was the best Buffy villain? Oracle of Film ranks the seven main antagonists.

January 09 2013

Emma Caulfield takes Walking Dead character quiz, hilarity ensues. Blastr has an article and video of Emma taking one of those "Which character are you?" quizzes for The Walking Dead.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #17. In which a Chosen One meets an Old One and hilarity ensues (probably).

January 07 2013

25 little-known facts about 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. Although given the membership of this site, maybe it's '25 Sorta-Well-Known Facts'. More...

December 29 2012

Women of Whedonverse T-shirt. Want to wear Joss's most iconic (and one borrowed) women proudly on your chest? More...

December 14 2012

A Merry Buffy Christmas. The final scene of 'Amends' presented as a 1940s style (fan-made) Christmas movie.

December 13 2012

TV Guide's Best TV Show Fans contest winners. Firefly and Buffy are #4 and 6, respectively, and Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars (both of which Joss has said he's a fan of) are at #20 and 24, respectively.

December 12 2012

10 episodes that show how Buffy the Vampire Slayer blew up genre TV. List from the AV Club, recommending the ten episodes that best represent the series. Not necessarily the best episodes, though...

December 07 2012

How Buffy refutes some of the tenets of modern "dark" television. Alyssa at ThinkProgress blogs about how Buffy managed moral complexity without overdoing the gore or plot turns.

December 02 2012

'Dreams in American Television Narratives: From Dallas to Buffy' - out next year. Buffy gets included as a case study in this book that is "the first comprehensive analysis of one of American television's most frequently utilized tropes, the dream." More...

November 30 2012

(SPOILER) Scott Allie discusses Willow's quest to bring magic back. Interview at Comic Book Resources.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 9 #16. Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.

November 29 2012

(SPOILER) Preview Pages for Willow - Wonderland #2. Willow's adventures in the strange new dimension and her quest to bring back magic continue!

November 26 2012

"The Gift" is one of the best season finales, ever. Complex has counted down what they collectively consider to be the top twenty five best television season finales of all time, and a particular "Buffy" season capper makes the list.

November 24 2012

The 20 best cliffhangers ever shown on science fiction or fantasy tv. You'll find one or two Whedonverse gems in IO9's list of 20. Good hunting!

November 22 2012

Unflattering Buffy screencaps. Just came across this Tumblr blog on another site and thought it would be good for a laugh. Happy Thanksgiving guys!

November 21 2012

Neil Gaiman teases new project with Anthony Head. Author says he received a cast sheet with several notable British names, including Anthony Head's. More...

November 15 2012

Buffy and Angel feature in a "top 100 SF characters of all time" list. Stratego Sci-Fi surveyed more than 2000 people in the UK and Buffy came in at no. 50 and Angel at no. 67. More...

November 08 2012

A Buffy episode guide in limerick form. This Tumblr blog has just started on Season 3.

November 01 2012

"Joss Whedon's Angel" by Speechwriters LLC. Speechwriters LLC wants to be your angel - but in the Joss Whedon sense.

October 26 2012

Seven tragic Whedon deaths. Dorkly lists the 7 most tragic deaths that Joss Whedon created.

October 25 2012

BAMF Girls Club (co-starring Buffy) successfully funded through Kickstarter. Thanks to internet contributions, more episodes of this excellent YouTube series featuring our favorite vampire slayer and other BAMF girls are on the way.

October 19 2012

Amber Benson interview on Dust Up and Buffy. She talks about her movie career, Buffy experience, interacting with fans, Shakespeare readings at Joss' house and much more.

October 13 2012

Buffy is one of "The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years". Buffy is no. 11 on mental_floss' list. More...

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