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December 05 2013

Which season of Buffy had the coolest Big Bad(s)? Fun poll over at SpoilerTV.

December 03 2013

11 dated internet-related plots from 90s TV. "I Robot, You Jane" from the first season of "Buffy" makes Mental Floss' list of eleven dated internet-related plots from the 1990s.
Cyber Monday sale at Dark Horse Digital. All Dark Horse digital comics, including Buffy and Angel & Faith, are 50% for one day only. More...

December 02 2013

TVGuide ranks top TV and movie robots. Just as the title says, although they use the term "robot" loosely - androids and robots are both listed. A couple 'verse bots turn up. More...

November 30 2013

Buffy Box Set: among today's Lightning Deals for Canadians. At one of the lowest price points I've seen. Could be a nice gift for the uninitiated or, you know, just because.

November 26 2013

Yahoo! explores 12 shocking tv deaths. Yahoo! looks at 12 of TV's most shocking deaths, in response to Family Guy's big plot twist of killing off one of its most beloved characters. More...
Buffy Trivia Night in Brooklyn. First Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia at Brooklyn Winery on Tuesday, November 26 at 8pm.
Elizabeth Taylor watched Buffy! One of us!

November 25 2013

A bit of love for the original Buffy movie at FilmDrunk. No spoilers for BtVS, but there are for some of the other movies under discussion; also, some needlessly childish language used, presumably for humorous intent.
"Playing Vampire Towns": An analysis of "Sleeper." Chris Stangl of the blog The Exploding Kinetoscope continues his in-depth writing on season seven (begun with "Conversations with Dead People" here).

November 22 2013

Buffy cast at their first ComicCon. What is Seth Green holding? Why are Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter holding hands? Is Joss Whedon 12 years old?

November 21 2013

Dark Horse responds to James Marsters graphic novel reveal. Scott Allie chimes in. More...
The Slayer lives: a look inside a fan's custom-built 'Buffy' pinball machine. More details about the pinball machine can be found on the BuffyPinball website. More...

November 20 2013

James Marsters' idea for the Spike TV movie is becoming a graphic novel! James Marsters reveals the secrets of his dark new Spike comic.

November 16 2013

SMG comments on Buzzfeed Buffy rankings. Sarah Michelle Gellar tweets on "The Prom" episode of Buffy.
Our Favorite TV Small Towns. Our favorite Hellmouth earns a spot on this EW list.

November 14 2013

BuzzFeed has ranked every Buffy episode from worst to best. I'm sure everyone here will agree 100% and this will be a very boring thread.

November 10 2013

The evolution of demon morality in Sunnydale. This article casts its eye on the line drawn between good and evil on the show.

November 06 2013

11 saddest moments in teen drama history. Buffy comes in at #7. More...

November 01 2013

Geek Road - fan art. You'll recognize a certain somebody crossing Geek Road...

October 30 2013

Buffy and the Heroine's Journey. A new book examining the Heroine's journey as represented in BTVS. More good scholarship!

October 24 2013

io9 lists their Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time. Guess which two Whedonverse episodes appear on this list.

October 21 2013

A Disney character as Buffy Summers for this Halloween. In this artwork by artist Isaiah Stephens, Alice shows off some potential. It's impossible not to remind of the "Slayer, Interrupted" story arc that makes reference to "Alice in Wonderland".

October 13 2013

"Fan Phenomenon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - out now. This new text is part of a series, with books looking at, in addition to Buffy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who and Batman.

October 12 2013

(SPOILER) NYCC13: Newsarama's Whedonverse panel report. Buffy Season 10 & Serenity creative teams were introduced here. A video of the panel can be found at Buffyfest.
(SPOILER) Buffyfest's Scott Allie Interview. It's 53.39 minutes long.

October 11 2013

(SPOILER) NYCC Interview with Scott Allie, Christos Gage and Victor Gischler on Buffy Season 10 & Serenity. News on the creative teams, how it came together and first spoilers.
Buffy reference in last night's episode of 'The Crazy Ones'. Find out what Sarah said in the bloopers part of the end credits. An animated gif of it can be found here.
British band Anavae reference "Amends" in new single. The last verse quotes Travis's speech to Angel in the episode.
Creative teams announced for Season 10 of the Buffyverse. Unveiled today at the retailers' breakfast at NYCC. Includes the previously released artwork by Rebekah Isaacs and what appears to be two covers from the upcoming season. More...

October 10 2013

Preview of Buffyfest's Scott Allie interview. As part of the NYCC announcement for Buffy Season 10 and Serenity, Scott Allie will be doing a interview with Buffyfest tomorrow. There's a 40 second teaser for interview on their site.
When The Gentlemen stole our voices (and hearts). Erik Adams, Phil Dyess-Nugent, Molly Eichel, and Ryan McGee of The A.V. Club discuss the Emmy-nominated fourth season episode of "Buffy" and why it's so praise-worthy.
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 09 2013

Excerpt from a Joss interview on the new BFI player. The BFI Player launched tonight and features this excerpt from Joss about vampires from his BFI Q&A.

October 08 2013

Vote for your favorite witch in a Parade poll. A movie-TV mash-up. Willow is one of the candidates.
New teaser image for the Buffy Season 10 comics. We should be seeing more news over the next few days as NYCC gets going.
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 06 2013

Spoiler TV favorite show, Buffy against Castle. Two great Whedon actors but I had to go with Buffy.

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.

October 02 2013

"Breaking Bad and beyond: TV series finales that satisfied." Buffy and Angel series finales are both included on this AV Club list.

October 01 2013

Buffy Archives - search episodes. Clay Weill has been working on a project (The Buffy Archives) that allows users to search for specific events in Buffy episodes.
Favorite TV show contest. Spoiler TV's favorite show poll is back and has Buffy against Grey's Anatomy and Firefly versus The Mentalist. ETA: A new poll featuring Angel vs Castle can be found here.

September 30 2013

IFC orders 'Garfunkel & Oates' pilot to series. The comedy pilot, starring comedy duo, Whedon alum Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel), Joss' "Scary Smash" co-star Kate Micucci (Oates) will join the cable network's roster of scripted originals to premiere in 2014. More...

September 18 2013

TV's most traumatic scenes: from Breaking Bad to Game of Thrones. No prizes for guessing which Buffy episode makes the list. Spoilers for Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Shield and Spooks in the article and quite a few other shows in the comments.
(SPOILER) Behind Buffy S9: Andrew Chambliss on Buffy #25. Has season 10 teases.

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 13 2013

Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #25. Georges talks about the last issue of season 9 and his time on both season 8 and 9.
Cover art for Angel & Faith Volume 5 "What You Want, Not What You Need'. Included in Dark Horse's December Solicitations, this volume will be out in February of next year.

September 12 2013

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #25. There might be light hints for season 10.
"Buffy Gave Me Butterflies" - an open letter from Georges Jeanty. Talking about his time on Buffy Seasons 8 and 9.

September 11 2013

Behind Buffy S9: Christos Gage on Angel & Faith #25. Christos Gage discusses the final issue and the season as a whole.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #25. The season finale is out now.

September 10 2013

Slayalive Q/A with Rebekah Isaacs for Angel & Faith # 25. The issue came out two weeks ago and was the conclusion of season 9 for Angel & Faith.

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.

September 03 2013

(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9 #24. Andrew Chambliss discusses the penultimate issue of Buffy Season 9. More...

September 01 2013

Christos Gage's Slayalive Q&A for Angel & Faith #25. The last issue came out on Wednesday.

August 28 2013

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 9 #25. The season finale comes out on the 11th of next month.
25 heart-rending Buffy moments. Except the order is all kinds of wrong!
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel and Faith #25. The season finale arrives in stores today.

August 21 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Dark Horse Presents #27. Jane Espenson and Karl Moline's Billy story comes to a conclusion

August 16 2013

(SPOILER) Preview of Angel & Faith #25. The final issue will be released August 28th.

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 14 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #24. It's the fourth part of 'The Core' arc.
Happy Birthday, Robin Balzer! Hurrah for the only hero of the Buffyverse who walks among us under the same name in this here 'verse. More...

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 11 2013

Autostraddle reviews Buffy. A review of the show after a marathon watching episode. Interesting if not all I agree with.

August 08 2013

(SPOILER) SDCC13: Georges Jeanty's Buffy panel report. The last part of the report Georges offers some spoilerish teases about the end of season 9 including the last shot of issue 25.
Buffy season 9 digital mega-bundle for $20. All 23 issues to date at one low price from Dark Horse Comics in case you need to catch up or start your digital collection. ETA: There's also a $0.99 sale on Angel & Faith comics. More...

August 07 2013

(SPOILER) CBR Behind Buffy S9: Christos Gage on Angel & Faith #23-24. There is a little tease for this month's final issue at the end of the interview.
12 best supporting characters in the Buffyverse. Let the games begin!

August 01 2013

Ten Creepiest Buffy Villains. Might be surprising...

July 31 2013

Was Dolly Parton a producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? A question not as daft as you might think.
Time for a Buffy movie Kickstarter campaign? Sarah Michelle Gellar weighs in. She does say if there ever was the right story, she and Joss would do the movie. Though "at this point, the stake would be my walker and I would be hobbling in."
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #24. It's the second last issue of the final arc 'What You Want, Not What You Need'.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #24. CBR has the preview up.

July 29 2013

Buffy spin-offs we really want to see. Who wouldn't watch 'America's Next Top Slayer'?

July 27 2013

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith # 24. It's the fourth part of 'What You Want, Not What You Need'.

July 26 2013

Joss Whedon interview at Comic Book Resources. Talks Buffy season 9, hints at season 10 and how he would bring in Spider-Man and Wolverine to The Avengers if he could.

July 25 2013

SDCC13: Fanboy Comics talks to Scott Allie. The Buffy comic talk is at the beginning of the video. More...

July 24 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Dark Horse Presents #26. Part 2 of Jane Espenson and Karl Moline's Billy the Vampire Slayer story.
Joss talks Buffy Season 9, Angel & Faith, Fray and Avengers with Nerdist. It's a add on to the podcast.

July 21 2013

All day Buffy marathon today on SyFy. Beginning with "Welcome to the Hellmouth."
(SPOILER) SDCC13: Georges Jeanty interview with Fanboy Comics. There are small spoilerish hints about the end of season 9.

July 20 2013

SDCC13: Georges Jeanty interview with Whedonopolis. Nothing really spoilery but there is a look at what I think is the final trade paperback cover from Jo Chen.

July 19 2013

(SPOILER) CBR Behind Buffy S9: Scott Allie on Buffy #23. Has first spoilerish hints about one of the arcs in season 10.

July 10 2013

Why Buffy made your adolesence seem just plain. Destiny never came calling for you when you were in high school, right? :-)
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #23. It's the third part of The Core arc.

July 07 2013

Making 'The Wish'. The latest release from Buffy stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt, featuring close to half an hour of largely continuous uncut behind the scenes footage.

June 28 2013

Buffy - an example of the cosmology of serialized TV. David Auerbach of The American Reader takes a look at "the cosmology of serialized television," and points to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as an example where "the expansionary model" fails. More...

June 27 2013

Buffy deserves a movie! TVGuide lists cult shows they feel deserve a movie. More...
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.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #23. It's the third part of the "What You Want, Not What You Need" arc.
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.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #23. CBR has them up.
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #23 preview pages. The issue comes out tomorrow/tonight but we finally have the preview pages.

June 21 2013

Love and marriage in Buffy: Willow and Tara. Nice overview of the relationship between Willow and Tara and some of the textual and subtextual meaning therein.

June 20 2013

Crave Online talks about "the best Buffy episode ever". "It's actually the Best Episode Ever put on television".

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