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April 06 2012

Joss Whedon interview at Collider. He "talks The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, his writing process, Comic-Con, collecting and more".

March 28 2012

Joss Whedon - the GQ interview. "There are two things that I cannot resist: one is musicals and the other is a spaceship in trouble. But I am smart enough not to combine the two things..."

March 26 2012

Joss Whedon - the 'A' Magazine interview. Remember that Joss feature that appeared in 'A' Magazine last year? Well an interview is now online and there's lots of good stuff to be had.

March 21 2012

Is TV paying too much attention to fans? An article about how the web brings audiences and creators closer together talks to Chris Buchanan, one-time president of Mutant Enemy, about "the early beneficiaries of this new online fan-community model".

March 10 2012

Coverage of the "Conversation with Joss Whedon" panel at SXSW. It's happening right now. So far The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing have been discussed by Joss. The next thing he plans to do is an Internet series. The whole session is just chock full of quotes. More coverage of the panel here (Goners gets a mention as do Serenity and the Buffy comics). There's also cartoon coverage at Unified.

March 06 2012

Joss Whedon's heroes and inspirations. Interesting SFX magazine interview with Joss, does what it says on the tin.

February 15 2012

Equality Now kicks off online fundraising drive!! In conjunction with their 20th anniversary event in April, Equality Now has launched a $20K in 2012 fundraising drive on More...

February 14 2012

Sci-fi and Fantasy's 14 Greatest Romances. SFX includes Zoe and Wash in 9th place and Willow and Tara at third. Buffy and Angel, Willow and Tara and Zoe and Wash feature in Starburst's "10 of the Greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romances" list. Zap2it included 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' as one of their classic Valentine's Day episodes. also list Buffy and Angel in their True (Fictional) Lovers feature. And the L.A. Times Hero Complex has Buffy, Angel and Spike and Zoe and Wash in their "Geek-culture couples we love" article.

February 10 2012

The A.V. Club discusses fictional crushes. Three Joss characters make the list. More...

January 18 2012

The 15 questions keeping Hollywood awake in 2012. Question 1 - "Can Joss Whedon finally conquer the feature film world with 'Cabin In The Woods' and 'The Avengers'?"

January 06 2012

TV Surveillance's Joss Whedon theme week. The site's writers have been looking at the pilots for Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse in great detail. There's some interesting points raised.

December 20 2011

Making It with Joss Whedon. Fab one hour podcast interview about how Joss got started in his career, his love of writing and the decisions that defined his career. More...

December 16 2011

Parody - Joss Whedon's letter to Santa. From the imaginations at Pop Culture Monster, along with letters from other real and fictional persons. ETA: Link down due to traffic.

December 03 2011

IMDB's best origin stories. Two of our favorite origin stories make the list.

November 27 2011

Prestige Television, Joss Whedon and the End of History. In which the author argues that Buffy and Firefly aren't just feminist shows but also "are a comment on the times and speak to my generation's struggle to find meaning in an end-of-history context".

November 26 2011

Five awesome Joss Whedon projects. Screen Junkies praise Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

November 24 2011

Whedonverse Marathons this Holiday Weekend. Chiller is airing a Buffy Season 7 marathon today, and The Science Channel will air a Firefly marathon on Saturday. More...'s Black Friday Sale includes many Whedon shows on DVD. $8.00 titles include Buffy S1-7 and Angel S1-5. The $10.00 titles are Dollhouse S2 and Firefly: The Complete Series.

November 23 2011

Barnes &'s pre-Black Friday sale includes most Whedon shows. All Seasons of Buffy and Angel are $9.99. Firefly The Complete Series is $12.49/DVD & $17.99/Blu. Dr. Horrible is $7.49/DVD & $11.99/Blu. Dollhouse on DVD S1 is $9.99 & S2 is $12.49.

November 06 2011

Seven great unsung origin episodes. Two Whedonverse episodes make the list.

October 27 2011

Jewel Staite's Latest Foodie Blog: First Up, Montreal!

October 26 2011

What has Joss Whedon ever done for movies? A fair bit, it would seem.

October 19 2011

SFX Magazine's Hot 50 preview. Joss comes in at number four in this year's list of "the movers, the shakers and the decision makers" in sci-fi. If you want to see the whole list, you'll have to buy the latest issue of SFX.

October 12 2011

Joss Whedon is voice-over man! It's a clip from the Warren Ellis documentary "Captured Ghosts".
"Lust for Love" - Fran Kranz & Dichen Lachman's Kickstarter movie project. "We're a group of friends who have worked and created together over the last few years and want to step up and make a feature. With a little support through the Kickstarter platform we believe we can make a wonderful movie." Felicia Day, Enver Gjokaj and Maurissa Tancharoen will also be in the movie.

October 06 2011

10 TV universes you would and wouldn't want to live in. Dollhouse and Firefly make it onto one of these lists. Maybe not the one you'd hope though...

September 27 2011

Joss, briefly, in trailer for Warren Ellis film. NSFW if your work doesn't like cursing. Trailer for the forthcoming Captured Ghosts, about Warren Ellis, who at some point will be collaborating with Joss on the web series Wastelanders. Btw if you're interested in trying to set up screenings for Captured Ghosts, head over to this Facebook page.

September 20 2011

Reaper Awards 2011 nominations announced. The awards honour the best horror and thriller titles of the past year on DVD and Blu-ray. The Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic DVD got nominated in the "Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title" category and The Cabin in the Woods features in the "Most Anticipated Title" category.

September 15 2011

A question and answer regarding Joss and Toy Story. A Pixar camera artist gives his recollections on Joss and his work on Toy Story . More...

September 12 2011

(SPOILER) Positive review for "Comic-Con Episode 4: A Fan's Hope" from the TIFF. Joss Whedon is a producer on the documentary.

September 10 2011

The best comic book movies Hollywood never made. IGN includes Joss' Batman and Wonder Woman in this feature about comic book movies caught in Development Hell.

September 09 2011

Why is TV losing women writers? Maureen Ryan investigates why the number of staffed female writers has been halved in the last five years. Features quotes from Whedon alums Jane Espenson and Shawn Ryan, and mentions Felicia Day. More...

September 05 2011

Joss Whedon's advice for getting through high school. He provides four very important rules.

August 31 2011

We're All Mad Here: Institutionalization in the Whedon-verse. An examination of how Joss explores the idea of institutionalization as a form of controlling and punishing women. It's a good read.

August 20 2011

Organisers for Women of Wonder Day 2011 seek contributions. They are looking for "Artwork, Collectibles, and Autographed Items featuring ANY "Women of Wonder"" (so Buffy for example). The event will raise money for domestic violence charity programs.

August 18 2011

Joss' Equality Now T-Shirt Design. See Joss' design for one of Equality Now's t-shirts. Buying one will, of course, help out the organization and its mission. More...

August 16 2011

Joss Whedon will appear in 'Captured Ghosts'. He got interviewed for the feature-length documentary about Warren Ellis. Presumably the Whedon/Ellis webseries that gets mentioned in the tweet is 'Wastelanders'.

August 05 2011

CNET video interview with Joss Whedon from Comic-Con. It's 4:22 long with a bit of Season 9 and a bit of Avengers. There's also a Whedonopolis/Fanboy Comics interview with Andrew Chambliss. The Andrew video is 8:26 in length with a bit about Dollhouse comics and a bit of Season 9.

August 04 2011

Joss Whedon speaks about "Buffy: Season 9" & "The Avengers" to CBR TV. Juggling his work on “Avengers” with the comic’s new season and his plans to dial back the widescreen action from “Season Eight,” returning to the character’s roots as well as the level of interaction fans can expect between the various Buffyverse titles.

August 03 2011

Comic-Con: Episode IV to premiere at 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. It's part of the documentary line-up for the festival, which runs September 8 to 18. More...

July 28 2011

MTV interviews Joss Whedon at SDCC '11. Joss speaks about many things: Season 9, Angel & Faith, The Avengers, etc. And he manages to avoid giving out spoilers. Sometimes, it's just nice to hear his voice...

July 24 2011

Watch the Joss Whedon panel at Comic-Con. filmed the whole event. Joss talks about Buffy Season 8 and 9, Angel & Faith, Dr Horrible 2, the unlikelihood of a Serenity sequel, Buffy on Broadway, more Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr Horrible comic books, The Avengers actors and wanting to write a strong male gay character.
Joss Whedon talks Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods and Buffy. Great video interview at Techland also has an interview with him where he talks about the Buffy comics and the Harry Potter ending.

July 23 2011

The Joss Whedon panel kicks off shortly at Comic-Con. Hopefully we'll get rolling coverage in the comments section. ETA Fannish Inquisition is live blogging. Recaps can be found at Hero Complex, Collider and Superhero Hype.

July 21 2011

The four biggest Whedonverse betrayals according to an Examiner writer, one for each show.

July 18 2011

Buy Joss Whedon's NOH8 photo. The magnificent Buffy writers photo is also available for purchase as are various solo pics of the writers. More...

July 15 2011

Whedonverse shows that deserved Best Series' Emmy nominations. Pajiba's Dustin Rowles cites two Joss Whedon-created shows that deserved to receive a Best Series' Emmy nomination in his countdown of the 25 best TV series to never get a Best Series' nomination.

July 07 2011

Top five Joss Whedon moments! As provided by WhatCulture!.

June 25 2011

The sexiest couples on network tv. Guess which Buffyverse couple and Firefly couple make the cut!

June 23 2011

Happy birthday to Joss Whedon. He turns 47 today.

June 09 2011

Watch the new Joss Whedon PSA Video for "Equality Now". This video will be shown in the Can't Stop the Serenity screenings in 2011. ETA: The video has now been set to private.

May 26 2011

Joss Whedon and His Creations: Some of the Best Reasons to Watch Sci-Fi & Fantasy. James Sherlock of Den of Geek shares his thoughts on ten things that make sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV shows worthwhile, and both Joss as well as many of his creations are noted as highlights.

May 11 2011

Whedon topics on Quora. Recently started exploring Quora and found lots of Whedony topics, including BTVS, Angel, Firefly, Nathan. Lots more to find, given time. Oh, and Felicia answers questions on her topic.

April 13 2011

Layoffs at Dark Horse. Hard times hit Whedon's publisher of choice. More...

April 08 2011

Teenage girls who can kill you whenever they feel like it. Two Whedonverse female characters make the list. Hint, they've both worked on at least two Whedonverse projects.
A Debate on Joss' Feminism. The linked author defends Joss' feminist credentials against this critique .

April 07 2011

"The Sky isn't evil. Try looking up." The link attached to the preceding quote is to Joss Whedon's post on this very site - approximately four years ago - about the stoning to death of Du'a Khalil Aswad. More...

April 06 2011

TV's Grim Reaper: Why Joss Whedon continually kills the characters we love. Today's PopMatters essay looks at Joss' "willingness to kill off recurring characters in order to ratchet up the narrative tension and create a sense of danger".

April 05 2011

PopMatters' Joss Whedon 101s - from the Buffy movie to Angel: After The Fall. There's been a series of PopMatters essays looking at each Joss work to date . Here's the complete list so far. More...

April 04 2011

Zombies, Reavers, Butchers and Actuals in Joss Whedon's Work. A look at how the Zombie is portrayed in Buffy and Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse.

April 01 2011

Buffy and Angel back to Netflix instant streaming. After disappearing for less than a day, BtVS and AtS are available for instant streaming again thanks to an expansion of Netflix's deal with Fox. More...
Buffy and Dollhouse are worth the "effort". I don't know if I'd use that word, but the AV Club presents nice write-ups on why both shows are worth sticking with.

March 30 2011

The family we make: chosen families of Whedon and Sorkin. A comparison between the two wordsmiths.

March 24 2011

In the Buff: Sexual Conservatism in the Works of Whedon. Interesting essay with brilliant double entrendre in the title.

March 23 2011

Heroic humanism and humanistic heroism in the shows of Joss Whedon. A look at the relationship between the hero and the larger community in the context of Buffy and Firefly.

March 14 2011

Howard Gordon on why Joss Whedon is a genius. The veteran tv producer says "In Joss' case... the word genius gets thrown around lightly but in this case it applies; he truly saw things in a way that no one else does". More...

March 07 2011

Alien Resurrection - the unproduced script that shaped Joss' career. Time for another reevaluation?

March 04 2011

Why cast a spotlight on Joss Whedon? PopMatters kicks off its epic Whedonverse essay series by looking at why Joss matters. More...
First Whedon shows hit Netflix Canada. Netflix Canada added Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse this morning to Watch Instantly.

March 01 2011

Most Whedon shows are leaving Netflix Instant Viewing on April 1st. All of Angel, Buffy, Firefly, and Season One of Dollhouse drop off Netflix Instant Viewing on April 1st. More...

February 02 2011

Cast your vote in TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorite Awards. Nominations include Nathan Fillion, Castle, HIMYM and Eureka (Felicia Day will be in it so that counts, right?)

January 25 2011

io9's list of most iconic, stylish and just plain wacky opening credits. Both Firefly and Buffy make the cut.

January 19 2011

Seven Joss Whedon projects we'll never see (and one we eventually will). That's according to Blastr. No mention of the animated Dracula musical and the 1998 Buffy movie. More...

January 16 2011

Charisma Carpenter announced for Hallowhedon 3. She has been announced as the first guest at this London convention in October.

January 15 2011

The Nicest TV Bad Guys. has a list of the nicest baddies from television. Whedon characters galore.

January 13 2011

The most exciting severed hands of all time. Buffy and Angel can seemingly appear on any list these days.

January 12 2011

Syfy UK's top ten Whedonverse episodes. What episodes feature on your list?

January 05 2011

Joss Whedon's 'The Write Environment' interview airs tonight on KCET. So if you live in Los Angeles and haven't seen the interview from 2008, do tune in.
Television as art and literature. Such is the subtitle of Smart TV, a course at the University of Utah. Shows include Buffy, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible. Amber Benson and Jane Espenson are listed as guest speakers (although whether in person or electronically isn't clear).

December 31 2010

Suggested New Year's Resolutions for TV Showrunners from the Pacific Northwest Inlander. Explicit mention of Tim, implicit reference to Joss (I'm thinking), and just general all-round sense being spoken.

December 12 2010

20 TV Sci-Fi Gamechangers. Find out why SFX included Buffy falling for Angel and Angel Season 5 in their list of show-shaking moments.

December 08 2010

Ellen Ripley Saved My Life. Some interesting ruminations on the nature of the Strong Woman Action Heroine using several familiar examples.

November 25 2010

Joss Whedon talks Firefly, Dollhouse and leaving television. It's an extended interview from the latest issue of SciFi Now.

November 23 2010

Television Without Pity considers which of Joss' work is better suited for a reboot. Dollhouse, Alien Resurrection, Titan A.E., Speed and Roseanne all get a mention.

November 19 2010

"This is the picture". A stunning fanvid comparing all of Joss's shows to each other - showing some unexpected similarities. I wouldn't normally link to a vid, but this is more an analysis of Whedon's overall themes and ideas than anything else.)

November 17 2010

Tuning into SciFi TV Contest to Win Complete Buffy Series on DVD. In celebration of their special episode all on BtVS, the folks at Tuning into SciFi TV are running a giveaway to win the complete Buffy series on DVD. Open to US Residents Only.

November 16 2010

The 100 greatest sci-fi and fantasy TV shows. Find out where Buffy, Angel and Firefly ended up on this Total Sci-Fi list.

November 04 2010

Buffy and Dollhouse: female empowerment and disempowerment, respectively. The writer argues that Dollhouse is "an extraordinary exposé on structural, systemic oppression and its implications for feminism".

October 27 2010

Five days with the Alien Anthology: Day Four. In light of the recent Blu-Ray release, Bleeding Cool revisits Joss' Alien: Resurrection and calls it "the secret weapon of the series."

October 26 2010

Robin Sachs confirmed for Hallowhedon 2. Ethan Rayne will be appearing at this weekend London convention, which starts this Friday. More...
Vampires in pop culture. Buffy is among several pop culture texts to be discussed by two Duke University professors at the Durham County Library. More...

October 22 2010

Do we want too much from TV's creators? Deep in the age of television viewers networked by technology, Emily Nussbaum ponders the question. Includes "Heart, Broken" in its discussion.

October 16 2010

Greatest actor-director collaborations in sci-fi movies and TV. Joss Whedon and .....?

October 06 2010

"It Gets Better" - a video campaign. Julie Benz participates in the "It Gets Better" video campaign (sparked by the recent suicides of gay teens) and endorses The Trevor Project. More...

September 30 2010

Ten shows you should watch now that they've ended. Firefly and Dollhouse make the list!

September 27 2010

Novacut, a new open-source video editor, owes its origins to Joss. "We're developing [this] video editor because there's no reason for Joss Whedon to ever have a show canceled." More...

September 24 2010

20 of the most epic failures in network science fiction TV. Half of the shows that Joss created made the list. More...

September 20 2010

Sing Something Sci-Fi. Amber Benson, Adam Busch, James Marsters and David Boreanaz make this list of 15 sci-fi and fantasy actors who have performed extra-curricular vocal duties.

September 18 2010

History of Forgotten Things review. Jed Whedon's album gets discussed on Summer Sound Check 2010 Podcast. Scott Carelli and John Pavlich feature twelve new albums to recommend, including track samples.

September 17 2010

Full transcript of Joss's Melbourne Writers Festival talk. Covers a wide variety of topics.

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