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February 04 2016

Sarah Michelle Gellar gets asked if she thinks there will ever a Buffy reboot. She also got asked about the Cruel Intentions reboot.

February 03 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #23. It's a really good read.

February 01 2016

Buffy starts airing in HD on Syfy Spain and 6ter (France) on February 1st. According to Syfy, the HD version is the same that aired on Pivot. More...

January 29 2016

Seven hidden gems from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1. Love for 'The Puppet Show' is always a good thing.

January 28 2016

The resurgence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Back when the show ended in 2003, some of its detractors said that no one would be discussing Buffy after a little while. This Mary Sue article reminds us why that didn't happen.

January 27 2016

The most searched '90s shows. Is Buffy on the list? Yes it is.

January 26 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Seasons ranked. One of the fandom's more non-contentious topics.

January 25 2016

TV Episodes About School Shootings - sadly still relevant. Huffington Post looks at how different shows have handled school shootings, including Buffy's "Earshot."

January 23 2016

We know which "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" villain you are. This BuzzFeed quiz makes a bold claim.

January 22 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #23. The issue is out on Feb 3rd.

January 21 2016

Friends as family: how Buffy keeps the Scooby spirit alive. "Since 1997 Buffy has epitomized the notion that we create our own family with our closest friends."

January 20 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #23. It's the third part of the "In Pieces on the Ground" arc.

January 19 2016

Ranking the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' birthday episodes. All because Buffy turned 35 today. comiXolgy are doing a sale on the Buffy comic books to mark the occasion.

January 16 2016

The cold, hard stats of vampire comedies. A deconstruction of over 60 years of vampire comedy films (including the original Buffy film).

January 14 2016

(SPOILER) Buffyverse covers and solicitations for April. Angel & Faith #25, Buffy #26 and Buffy The High School Years - Freaks And Geeks. More...
The 20 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. "This is how many best-of Buffy lists for us now?" "Oh, uh, well six, at least. Feels like a hundred."

January 07 2016

Why Game of Thrones and Jessica Jones owe Buffy Season 5 a debt. Inverse says Buffy laid the groundwork for today's genre TV.

December 30 2015

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

December 26 2015

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

December 23 2015

(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 19 2015

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

December 18 2015

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

December 17 2015

'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.

December 14 2015

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 solicitations for March. The covers and blurbs for Angel & Faith #24 and Buffy #25. More...
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 10 2015

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.

December 08 2015

Five iconic works of genius made to prove a petty point. You may be somewhat familiar with #3. More...

December 02 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #21. More Nadira? Yes please.

December 01 2015

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.

November 22 2015

A Buffy Mad Libs book will be out next year. It's available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

November 18 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #21. It's the first part of the "In Pieces on the Ground" arc.

November 17 2015

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stuntwoman Jessie Gradff was inspired by Buffy. Local article about a former Nebraska college student turned stunt woman (IMDB link). Not only did she want to be Xena or Buffy but she has worked on S.H.I.E.L.D., most recently for Bobbi Morse's stunts.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Season 10 releases for February 2016. Angel & Faith #23 and Buffy #24 come out this month.

November 13 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #21. This issue will be out on December 2nd.
Why Buffy can't win a Vulture bracket (and why that's a compliment). Vulture examines why the beloved and excellent BtVS continually gets knocked out of its bracket competitions.
Buffy's impact on today's superhero shows. CBR looks at how Buffy influences the current comic book shows.

November 12 2015

Geeky crowdfunding projects that will make you open your wallet. Mentions A Place Among the Undead, Juliet Landau's Vampires Documentary with accompanying video for her project.

November 07 2015

Buffy bests Daria in Vulture's High School TV Showdown Tournament. The next round will see Buffy face off against either Friday Night Lights or Beverly Hills, 90201.

November 06 2015

Not even an '80s training montage can help Giles slay Buffy's demons. Writers look back on "Once More, With Feeling."

November 04 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #20. It's the second part of the "A Little More than Kin" arc.

October 31 2015

(SPOILER) Buffy #21 preview pages. The issue is out November 18th. More...

October 30 2015

Buffy's David Fury talks about his Halloween episode "Fear, Itself". "Joss always makes everything better, and he is the one who added the exchanges at the end where she [Anya] said bunnies frighten her."
EW ranks the top 100 witches and wizards in pop culture. A couple of Buffy mentions in the list
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: Revisiting four classic Halloween episodes. Just in time for tomorrow!

October 28 2015

Spike and Drusilla are some of IMDB's favorite vampires. "Flashback scenes in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' showed us that Spike, played with singular flair by James Marsters, was a Billy Idol-style punk in '70s New York City. In any era, he was a charismatic bad boy, one with style and wit and a sense of humor that eventually endeared him to the love of his life, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar)."
Imperfect Harmony in Buffy Season 8 #21. Comics Alliance continues their look at the "strangest, most interesting and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium" by examining the 'Harmonic Divergence' issue from Season 8.

October 27 2015

The best high school TV show of the past 30 years, round one. Buffy tramples Dawson's Creek in the first round of Vulture's tournament.

October 23 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #20. The issue is out November 4th.
What unconventional family do you most identify with? One of the AV Club writers identifies with the Scoobies.
Which Buffy characters would the cast of Orphan Black 'Shag, Marry, Clone'? There's a choice between Buffy, Angel, and Spike.

October 21 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #20. Tell us what you thought of 'Triggers'.

October 19 2015

Which season of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is your soul? Just in case you've ever wondered.

October 16 2015

Win a Buffy Titans 'Welcome to Hellmouth' mini-figure display box. The box contains 20 unopened blind-boxed figures. Do note that the Nerd Fu site stipulates that the contest is "open to U.S. Residents, age 16 or over".
The 25 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. This time according to Den of Geek US.

October 14 2015

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for January 2016. Angel & Faith #22, Buffy #23 and the Angel & Faith Vol.4 TPB are out this month. More...

October 11 2015

Happy Birthday to Michelle Trachtenberg! She turns 30 today.

October 10 2015

25 best US TV characters in the last 25 years. Does Buffy feature on this Entertainment Weekly list? Yes. Is that a shock? No.
Brad Kane (a.k.a. Tucker) and Lea Salonga reunite to sing "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin. Kane provided the singing voice for Aladdin in the original film (alongside Salonga as Jasmine).

October 09 2015

Dark Horse announces "Buffy: The High School Years - Freaks and Geeks" graphic novel. The Mary Sue has an interview with the writer Faith Erin Hicks and there's artwork from Yishan Li to look at as well.

October 07 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #19. It's the first part of the "A Little More than Kin" arc. And you should now be able to buy this and other Dark Horse single issues on Comixology and Amazon Kindle.

October 06 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #20. The issue is out on October 21.
Kickstarter for new music from Four Star Mary. Four Star Mary, the band that provided the music for "Dingoes Ate My Baby", has a Kickstarter campaign to support their new music.

October 03 2015

The 13 best villain songs of all time. Three Whedonverse songs made this list.

October 02 2015

(SPOILER) Covers and information for Angel & Faith #22. The issue will be released on January 6.

October 01 2015

The rise of Buffy studies: why academics love the show. An Atlantic article about how Buffy led to TV shows being studied as serious literature.
Anthony Head talks briefly about Ripper. "The life of Buffy still goes on in the comics, and I'd have to play a 60-year-old or an 80-year-old, do you know what I mean? That's not quite fun!"

September 28 2015

The Sailor Moon/Buffy the Vampire Slayer connection. Den of Geek US looks at the similarities between the two shows.

September 25 2015

(SPOILER) Comic Book Resources reviews (and praises) Buffy Season 10 #19. "This comic reminds us that a media tie-in comic can not only be good, it can be fantastic."

September 23 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #19. We also get the title of the arc.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #19. "Freaky Giles Day" looks good. And take time to appreciate the Steve Morris cover and the Hulk homage that Rebekah Isaacs did for the variant cover.

September 22 2015

Marti Noxon reveals that she was approached to do a Buffy movie several years ago. And if you're a fan of "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce", Marti chats about that show as well in this TVWise interview.

September 21 2015

The A.V. Club's guide to horror TV shows. Buffy is featured alongside the likes of The X-Files, Twin Peaks, and other landmark shows.

September 10 2015

(SPOILER) Covers and solicitations for Buffy Season 10 in December 2015. Angel & Faith #21 and Buffy #22 are released that month.

September 09 2015

"Eddie" from Buffy Season Four on his current gigs. Pedro Pascal talks about playing a vampire in Bloodsucking Bastards (with Fran Kranz!), as well as his work on Game of Thrones and Narcos. More...

September 07 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #19. CBR says the release is this week but I'm pretty sure that is wrong and this issue is out on the 23rd of this month.
Top 10 immortal characters from TV. WatchMojo.com lists Spike as one of the characters who "just keep breathing", even though he technically, y'know, doesn't...

September 02 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #18. It's the third part of the "Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym" arc.

August 31 2015

(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.

August 27 2015

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.

August 24 2015

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...

August 20 2015

(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 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #18. It's the third part of the "Old Demons" arc.

August 14 2015

(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.

August 10 2015

(SPOILER) Both Angel & Faith #20 covers and solicitation. The issue is out on November 4th. More...

August 07 2015

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 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #17. It's the second part of the "Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym" arc.

August 01 2015

What works do you love more than the critical darlings? Buffy seasons 4 and 7 get some love from critic Alex McCown.
The Key to the Hellmouth: The Importance of Doors in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "Have you ever stopped to think how often doors play a central role in Joss Whedon's cult show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Buffy kicked the door open when it comes to strong female-fronted genre shows (not to mention realistic portrayals of LGBT characters on TV) but that's because, as this video shows, she spent plenty of time kicking LITERAL doors wide open."

July 30 2015

Interview with Camden Toy: A Buffy retrospective. Camden Toy only made a handful of appearances on the massive cult television show Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, but each of those roles are ones that fans will probably never forget.

July 29 2015

(SPOILER) Christos Gage previews new arc of Buffy Season 10. The second-to-last arc of the season includes a "contest of champions" organized by Harmony and the return of some other characters.
(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 10 #18. This issue will be out on August 19th.

July 24 2015

The 13 best Buffy monsters-of-the-week. A couple surprising inclusions and omissions.
Tiny Fences - A Weekly Buffy Podcast. A fun quirky podcast from Canada that's doing a full Buffy watch, at one episode a week. They are up to Season 2. More...

July 22 2015

What the hell are you wearing: the science of tacky formal dresses. Featuring at least two examples with which you are most likely very familiar.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #17. It's the second part of the "Old Demons" arc.

July 21 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #17. The issue is out on August 5th.

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