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October 24 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar speaks about Buffy , changing her name, wearing glasses and more during her visit to Australia. Interview links: The Project on 24 October (skip to 30:00), Sunrise (23 October), Kyle & Jackie O Show (23 October) & Rescu (22 October)

October 23 2014

Ranking the Halloween costumes from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Yes, a list that we've never actually had before.

October 17 2014

Celebrating TV music: 15 unforgettable tracks from our favorite shows. Buffy and Angel songs are featured.

October 16 2014

Read The Sunnydale Press. Handy for finding out what was going on in Buffy's home town back in the '90s.

October 10 2014

US Weekly's 20 most beloved TV characters from the last 20 years. Buffy made the list but where did she end up?

October 08 2014

#WhyBuffyStayed: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Riley, and the Cycle of Abuse. Samantha Field examines the connection between Buffy the Vampire Slayer, domestic abuse, and #WhyIStayed.

September 30 2014

Here's what the Buffy cast look like now. Thanks Buzzfeed.

September 28 2014

10 Buffy & Angel Easter Eggs you might have missed. Whedon's the master of hiding little "gifts" in his shows. How many do you know already...?

September 25 2014

Juliet Landau joins Doctor Who audiobooks. She will play Romana in the new Big Finish's Gallifrey series. More...

September 24 2014

Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television. New scholarly book which reference both Buffy and Dollhouse.

September 23 2014

The animated adventures of Buffy. A great fan video created by artist Stephen Byrne.

September 20 2014

Buffy the Mid-Life Crisis Slayer. Find out what the show taught a Paste Magazine writer about being forty.

September 19 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Seth Green reunite. The three Buffy stars met up for Gellar's daughter's birthday.

September 07 2014

Fifteen creepiest Buffy the Vampire Slayer creatures. All the usual suspects appear, but it's a good solid list.

August 04 2014

WIRED's summer binge-watching guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You may disagree with the episodes/seasons that you should skip or watch. But then if you're binging, you should probably watch all 144 episodes (you will be a better person for it).

August 01 2014

Before Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal was on Buffy. Pascal reveals one of his very first TV roles.

July 31 2014

Free talk with Todd McIntosh, Buffy makeup artist, in Burbank, CA on August 13th. This free talk with Todd in Burbank, CA will revolve exclusively around his work on Buffy in which he will unveil over 100 never before seen, behind the scenes stills from the show. Deverill Weeks, husband of Juliet Landau (Buffy/Angel) will be the interviewer. More...

July 24 2014

Was Sarah Michelle Gellar really banned for life from McDonald's? Comic Book Resources examines this TV urban legend.

July 18 2014

New QMx Buffy Maquette announced. A new Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1:10 scale polystone Buffy statue just announced to release in Q4 by QMx. Pricing TBD. Seems new BtVS merch is popping up all over.

July 17 2014

Titan Merchandise announces Buffy the Vampire Slayer line of vinyl collectibles. This is part of their “Welcome to the Hellmouth” collection with 20th Century Fox set to arrive in December of 2014. More...

July 12 2014

Sex, Women and TV: 21 shows that changed the way we see female desire. Buffy the Vampire Slayer features in this Time article that looks at " 50 years of female sexuality on the small screen".

July 09 2014

On the ethics of vampire slaying in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One writer makes a case for re-ensouling all vampires in the Buffyverse.

June 27 2014

How long does it take to watch Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This is important research undertaken by Nielsen.

June 25 2014

Fight! Which Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode is the best? So far it's 'Once More, with Feeling' battling it out with 'Hush' for the top slot on the leaderboard.

June 21 2014

Nick Brendon interview on Schrodinger's Cat and Buffy. Nick describes making a sci-fi movie without a script, his favorite Buffy episodes and the 'very political' cancellation of Kitchen Confidential. More...

June 16 2014

Happy birthday Tom Lenk. He turns 38 today. More...

June 15 2014

8 best fictional father figures (who weren't actually fathers). A certain Watcher appears on this Father's Day themed list.

June 13 2014

TV Guide's 24 greatest action heroes. Buffy comes in at number two on this list. "She always rose to the challenge of reducing terrifying monsters to dust while confronting inner demons of adolescent turmoil".
Press release for Funko's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pop! Vinyl Figure Line. There's also new pics of the figures (which includes a variant Spike).

June 05 2014

15 problems only people from Sunnydale will understand. "Come for the weather, slay for the friends."

May 30 2014

A definitive ranking of every season of every TV show that mattered. Obviously, Buffy is one of them.

May 22 2014

The Mind Robbers versus Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Hosts, Scott Carelli and Matt Smith (not THAT one) talk their Buffy history as well as Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the movie.

May 20 2014

Own a piece of Buffy history! There is a screen used prop from "Once More With Feeling" being sold.

May 18 2014

Vintage Casting: A 1970's Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. This is great. Who wouldn't want to see Kurt Russell play Xander?

May 14 2014

Buffy as Peanuts characters. Awesome. Especially number 3.

May 09 2014

A preview of Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy autograph card. Some background info as to why this is a major deal for trading card collectors can be found at Beckett.com.

May 06 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a LucasArts adventure game. This is great, kudos.
"Die Jagerin" - a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan film. Decent production values and you can more or less follow the plot even if you don't speak German.

April 22 2014

Seven dudes in distress who needed saving by damsels. Joss fans will appreciate #7 on this io9 list.

April 18 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast: then and now. US Weekly recaps each actor's career over the years.

April 07 2014

Diego Gutierrez returns to the supernatural in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Joss Whedon's former assistant and the writer of Buffy's "Normal Again", has written the second episode ("Blood Runs Thick") of Robert Rodriguez's new Horror series.

March 29 2014

Cahiers du Buffy: TV Criticism vs Film Criticism. New Yorker critic employs Buffy as a platform to describe the co-evolution of film and TV criticism.

March 17 2014

Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris talks Felix, fake accents, and Buffy. Gavaris chats briefly about his love of Buffy while promoting the new season of Orphan Black. More...

March 16 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar on Buffy and the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. She got asked about it in an interview about her work with Project Sunlight.

March 12 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and mental illness. A writer relates how the show helped her confront the source of her anxiety and depression.

March 10 2014

The 15 greatest Buffy episodes that nobody talks about. A timely list seeing as the show premiered 17 years ago today.
Five movies and tv shows with brilliant clues in dialogue. Firefly and Buffy feature in this Cracked article.

March 05 2014

Which vampire hunter would you trust to keep you alive? IMDb poll featuring our favorite slayer and her bicentennial boy toy.

March 01 2014

This WB promo from 2000 will blow your mind. "Every famous person from late-’90s television parties together in this amazing, glorious promo."

February 26 2014

Spike and rape culture. Philip Sandifer writes in his blog about Spike's character progression and the events of 6x19 that impact his journey the most.
Buffy! a parody play. Funhouse Lounge in Portland (Oregon) is presenting its unique take on the original movie, running Thur. Fri & Sat thru March. There's an interview with the director at The Oregonian.

February 18 2014

In the Name of the Moon, She is the Slayer: The Sailor Moon/Buffy connection. An enjoyable article over at Den of Geek.

February 16 2014

First Look at Buffy and Firefly Funko POP! Figures. Buffy and Firefly get the cute vinyl treatment in these first images from ToyFair 2014. More...

February 15 2014

Vampire Slayer beer. It had to happen. "Vampire Slayer" beer, a creamy mocha stout from Clown Shoes Brewery.
First Look at Buffy and Firefly ReAction Figures. The 80s inspired ReAction Figures are now available for pre-order. More...

February 11 2014

Matching Buffy and Angel scenes with real life. These pics are really good.

January 21 2014

The 10 best 'Monster of the Week' episodes of all time. Buffy and Angel episodes both get shout-outs.

January 13 2014

Why do you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The show airs on pivot tonight and the channel is looking for videos along these lines - "What's your story about Buffy? Why do you watch? Your video might just end up on pivot TV alongside your favorite vampire slayer".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2015 Wall Calendar now available for pre-order. It features pics from the show and Buffy Season 9 art.

January 12 2014

Can you answer the Buffy questions on Celebrity Mastermind? Ava Vidal answered questions covering Buffy Seasons 1 and 2 on tonight's episode (her segment starts at 4:08). The show was a specialised subject on Mastermind back in 2006.

January 09 2014

BuzzFeed ranks 117 Buffyverse Characters from Worst to Best. BuzzFeed has compiled this exhaustive list of the best and worst characters of the Buffyverse, from Buffy's Sunnydale to Angel's L.A. and every dimension in between.
Sarah Michelle Gellar wins People's Choice Award - gives Buffy shout out. Sarah took the opportunity in her acceptance speech to praise her seven years on Buffy and thanked the cast, crew and fans. How lovely.
The legend of Buffy. This article delves into why we are still talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

December 26 2013

Front Row special on Buffy the Vampire Slayer airs tonight on BBC Radio 4. The show starts at 7.15pm GMT. Listen to it live here. If you can't wait, you can listen to a clip of Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman talking about the legacy of Buffy. UPDATE - The show now available to listen to at your leisure (well for the next seven days) and can be downloaded as a podcast (web, iTunes).

December 23 2013

Gay fans celebrate affinity for TV's Buffy. "What is it about the show that has gay men celebrating its legacy a decade after it went off the air?"

December 20 2013

IGN's top ten TV action stars. Buffy/Sarah Michelle Gellar is featured on this list of tv action stars.

December 17 2013

Funko announces Buffy Pop Figures and Re-Action Figures. The Scooby Gang is getting the cute vinyl treatment!
Pivot to show Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the US. They'll be showing it alongside Veronica Mars in a Women Empowerment Programming Block called the "Buffy and Veronica Power Hours". This'll kick off on January 13th.

December 15 2013

Reading Joss Whedon. First notice of a new academic book studying Joss.

December 12 2013

Why are so many still fascinated with 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'? PopMatters reviews one of the latest Buffy books "Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

December 05 2013

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

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...

November 21 2013

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 19 2013

Film Geek Radio's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.C.A.S.T.. Not pertaining to a specific episode of the series, the hosts of this podcast decided to evaluate the season, so far. They try to examine the show with some much-needed perspective, as they feel some critics are being unfairly negative with regards to comparing it to past Whedon programming. More...

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 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 07 2013

Michelle Trachtenberg on Carson Daly tonight. She is scheduled to be on Carson Daly tonight, 7 November at 1:35 EST on NBC.

November 01 2013

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

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 Amazon.com'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).

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