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April 01

(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x16 "Afterlife". This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x15 "One Door Closes". This episode was written by Lauren LeFranc and Rafe Judkins. It was directed by David Solomon.

March 31

(SPOILER) Henry Simmons on tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Some spoilers on the episode and returning characters.

March 30

(SPOILER) Edward James Olmos on Coulson showdown and 'Age of Ultron' connection. "Things are going to be more complex than they were before Coulson had to deal with Gonzales. Much more." Update: He also talked with Yahoo!.
(SPOILER) Second peek at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x15 "One Door Closes". This episode flashes back to events on the day that S.H.I.E.L.D. fell.
Anthony Mackie on Age of Ultron - "By far the most stupendous film experience you'll have." He did a Q&A at the Emerald City Comicon at the weekend. The whole recap is well worth reading.

March 29

(SPOILER) First preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x15 "One Door Closes". Coulson has a conversation with Mack.
(SPOILER) Declassifying 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Melinda. Episode synopsis and information about S2x17, "Melinda." More...
Coverage of J. August Richards and Amber Benson at Toronto Comicon. Includes some interesting advice from a Meryl Streep interview that helped J. August Richards land the role of Gunn.

March 28

(SPOILER) James Marsters joins HBO pilot about Salem Witch Trials. Marsters' role in The Devil You Know will be quite different than his role as Spike on Buffy. He'll play a minister who gets involved in the witch trials. More...

March 27

(SPOILER) How Joss Whedon brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the Avengers franchise. A nice piece from BuzzFeed which includes an exclusive video about the twins. A lot of new details about these characters and a few scenes they're in.
Happy birthday to Nathan Fillion. He turns 44 today.

March 26

The Royal Shakespeare Company names a few favourite things they'd like to see brought back. A certain short-lived sci-fi space western makes the list.
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 's Art of Level 7: 'One Door Closes.' Mockingbird is front and center in this piece as Jeff Bell hints about the next episode and what is to come in the conflict between SHIELDs.

March 25

Ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.5/5 in the 18-49 demo. So pretty much the same as usual.
Flash's Jesse L. Martin releases a beautiful gospel cover of the Firefly theme song. This was done to thank Joss for his donation to his Kickstarter for the musical short film, "The Letter Carrier".
(SPOILER) Brett Dalton on last night's SHIELD episode. He talks about where Ward's head is at the moment and what he might think about a few other developments. Possible vague spoilers about Ward's next move.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of SHIELD 2x15 "One Door Closes". This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Familiar faces on tonight's SHIELD. A brief overview of Mack and Bobbi's bosses and where else they have been before. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x14 "Love in the Time of Hydra". This episode was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Jesse Bochco.
Every argument about Buffy on the Internet, from 1998 until now. A good-natured glimpse at 17 years of passionate nerd debate. More...
The future of Fitzsimmons. Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker speak to CBR about that state of their characters and their relationship or lack thereof.
Mindy Kaling chooses sides in 14 of pop culture's biggest love triangles. Buffy, Angel, or Spike? Find out which team she's on.

March 24

John Litvack, TV executive who helped guide WB Network creators, dies at 69. Memories of a WB exec in the 1997-2004 era, who helped guide Whedon, Abrams et al through their early years at The WB.
Happy birthday to Alyson Hannigan. She turns 41 today. More...
Russo Brothers reportedly to direct Avengers: Infinity War films. After months of speculation, Joss will reportedly hand the Avengers reins over to The Russo Brothers.

March 23

Sean Maher was in last night's season finale of 'Looking'. He played Jake.
23 fun facts about Firefly. "Inara Serra" is a Hittite goddess?
(SPOILER) Ward and Agent 33 return in this clip from tomorrow's Agent of SHIELD episode. Very Tarantino-esque. There may or may not be an obscure Buffy reference in the clip as well.
Wisdom in tow, Eliza Dushku comes home. She spoke about Dollhouse and more at a recent event at Boston University.
33 behind the scenes photos from Buffy you need to see. Behind the scenes photos of cast and crew of Buffy. More...
Five surprise heroes for "Avengers: Age of Ultron". Comic Book Resources speculates about which Marvel characters might show up in Age of Ultron who have not be shown in promotional media.

March 22

TV Reboot tournament: 'Firefly' vs. 'Pushing Daisies' in the final. Esquire's "championship game, the Thrilla in Cancelled Showville-a... or something." There's a related interview with Nathan and Alan about the tournament.

March 21

(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD S2x16 "Afterlife". If you're curious about one particular character then head over to TV Line for a gander at them.
(SPOILER) Watch a clip from Agents of SHIELD 2x14 "Love in the Time of Hydra." This episode will air next Tuesday.

March 20

Luke Perry talks about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Early 90s nostalgia ahoy!
Nerdist interviews Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton and Elizabeth Henstridge. "The cast tells (Nerdist) what lies ahead for their intrepid heroes in the season's upcoming episodes, as dissent within its ranks threatens to tear S.H.I.E.L.D. apart. They also discuss whether or not (viewers) might one day see their characters cross over to the big screen."
10 Questions with Danny Strong. There's a brief mention of Danny Strong's role as Jonathan on Buffy, but this Q&A sheds light on how Strong went from struggling actor to "unparalleled success" as a writer on movies and co-creator of the hit new show, "Empire." More...
Television that Home Video forgot: Drive. Sight on Sound looks at Tim Minear and Nathan Fillion's show from 2007. The site also covers Marti Noxon's Point Pleasant which aired back in 2005. More...
Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age of Ultron cast. Marvel's The Watcher Lorraine Cink interviews Joss Whedon. Whedon hints at members of the cast not seen in the trailers.
Captain America: Civil War synopsis is revealed. Found out how it ties in with Avengers: Age of Ultron and how it might possibly impact on a third season of Agents of SHIELD.
(SPOILER) Morena Baccarin's role confirmed for 'Deadpool.' At least according to comingsoon.net - and Morena herself.
Sean Maher will attend the Batman vs. Robin panel at Wondercon. Batman vs. Robin, for which Maher reprised his Nightwing role, makes its premiere at Wondercon on April 3, and the panel will follow. More...
(SPOILER) Vox reviews Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The gist of the review is that the show has transformed most of its Season 1 weaknesses into strengths. More...

March 19

New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' extended tv spot. New footage. This looks fun.
(SPOILER) The Art of Level 7: 'Love in the Time of Hydra.' Ward appears to be with a lady-friend, but who exactly?
Raina trades her flower dresses for Tulip. Ruth Negga is the first actor cast in AMC's "Preacher" pilot, according to a Wednesday evening report from Deadline. She'll be playing the female lead role of Tulip, a main character from the comics and the ex-girlfriend of Jesse Custer, the story's titular preacher.

March 18

(SPOILER) A recap of the Buffy Season 10 panel at Long Beach Comic Expo 2015. Writer Christos Gage and artist Megan Levens were on the panel and they provided insight into what's going on with the likes of Giles, Andrew, Angel and Spike.
Ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.6/5 rating in the 18-49 demo.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #13. The issue is out April 1st.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #13. It's the third part of the "Love Dares You" arc.
Jenny Agutter on the filmmaking styles of Joss Whedon and the Russo brothers. She also gets asked if she's going to be in Age of Ultron.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of SHIELD 2x14 "Love In The Time Of Hydra". This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x13 "One of Us". This episode was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Kevin Tancharoen.

March 17

Titan Comics to bring out "Best of the official Buffy magazine" collection. Amazon UK has the first volume listed as "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Bind-up Collection Vol.1" but elsewhere it seems to be actually called "The Slayer Collection: Welcome to the Hellmouth".
(SPOILER) A Whedonverse cameo on the Season Premiere of "Community". One of our favorites makes a brief appearance in the new episode available through Yahoo.
Mutant Enemy writers room reunion from the Nerdist Writers Panel series. Ben Blacker (of Nerdist) reunites an illustrious team of script writers. More...
(SPOILER) Second clip from this week's Agents of SHIELD episode. Skye meets Mr. May - an on the job encounter for one of them.

March 16

Happy birthday Alan Tudyk! The "Con Man" turns 44 today.
Marvel releases character poster for Age of Ultron's titular villain. Oh yeah.

March 14

(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD S2x15 "One Door Closes". There are some interesting things going on with the guest stars too.

March 13

Age of Ultron character posters for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Yahoo! Movies got the exclusive.
(SPOILER) Sneak peek at Agents of SHIELD S2x13 "One Of Us". A clip from next week's episode.
Iron Man shares his bionic expertise. Robert Downey, Jr., presents a child with look-alike bionic arm in video for a good cause.
Composer Danny Elfman talks about filmography, 'Age of Ultron'. He mentions contributing to the score (go to 9:13), and incorporating part of Alan Silvestri's theme into a new "hybrid" theme.
13 TV character deaths that we never got over. Answers.com lists 13 television character deaths that fans never got over. Two of them are from Whedon shows.
(SPOILER) Buffyverse Solicitations for June 2015. Buffy #16, Angel & Faith #15 and the Angel & Faith Season 9 Vol. 2 HC are out. More...

March 12

(SPOILER) Clark Gregg talks Agents of SHIELD and possibility of Avengers tie-in. An article and radio interview by Entertainment Weekly with Clark Gregg today. Some spoilers for the next episode of S.H.I.E.L.D., and speculation about future plot points on the show.
(SPOILER) Art of Evolution promo image for Agents of SHIELD's episode "One Of Us". The episode is going to air next week.
(SPOILER) Promo pics from Agents of SHIELD S2x14 "Love in the Time of Hydra". These are the moodiest pics of the cast to date.

March 11

SMG lets her inner princess out. A YouTube "Princess Rap Battle" featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cinderella vs Whitney Avalon as Belle. Some cleverness.
Firefly Monopoly exists. Firefly Jenga to follow?
Ratings for last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD. The show got a 1.5/4 in the 18-49 demo.
Support Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's IndieGogo Project "Con Man". Alan & Nathan are trying to fund their new series "Con Man" through IndiGoGo. The series follows an actor (played by Alan Tudyk) who was once the pilot on cancelled sci-fi series and his trip around the various sci-fi conventions he visits. There's interviews with Alan and Nathan about the project at EW.com and IGN.com. More...
The 30 greatest superhero movies of all time. As voted for by Empire magazine readers. The Avengers comes in at No. 4.
Joss Whedon on world-building for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel's The Watcher chats to Joss about the Avengers sequel.
The upside of no-see me: Invisibility and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. PopMatters tackles "Plato's discussion of the Ring of Gyges, and the morally corrupting temptation of invisibility" in the context of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of SHIELD 2x13 "One of Us". This episode will air next Tuesday.
10 female roles that defied stereotypes. Buffy appears on this list. How could she not? :)
Two superheroes visit Seattle. Captain America and Star Lord visited sick kids in Seattle on Saturday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x12 "Who You Really Are". This episode was written by Drew Greenberg and was directed by Roxann Dawson.

March 10

18 reasons Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the best show on TV. On the anniversary of the first airing of Buffy, Metro News celebrates some of the things that made it great. The Atlantic has a feature about why the show is so revolutionary.
(SPOILER) Final trailer released for Steven DeKnight's Daredevil. All thirteen episodes of the first season debut on Netflix on April 10th.
How well do you remember the Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiere? Take the Buzzfeed test and find out.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' aired 18 years ago today on The WB. The episode was directed by Charles Martin Smith who played Agent Wallace in The Untouchables.
Who'd they play best? 12 TV actors and their top roles. Willow Rosenberg vs. Lily Aldrin, via EW Community.

March 09

(SPOILER) New Agents of SHIELD clip for this week's episode. It's the second clip from the Lady Sif episode.
20 of the most hardcore sci-fi and fantasy feminist icons. SciFiNow marks yesterday's International Women's Day.
The Avengers celebrate victory over Ultron in this SNL sketch. Featuring Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

March 08

(SPOILER) Buffy shout-out in this month's Rocket Raccoon. Nice Buffy shout-out in this month's Rocket Raccoon # 9. Mild spoilers, though this comic isn't really the most plot heavy anyway.
(SPOILER) Awesome Interview with Chris Evans. Chris Evans talks about consistency in Cap's abilities, how awesome his Avenger costars are, and the focus more on relationships in the new movie, including Cap's emotions. Mild spoilers.

March 07

(SPOILER) Promo pics for Agents of SHIELD 2x13 "One of Us". Bonus if you're a Blair Underwood fan.
(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD S2x14 "Love in the Time of Hydra". This episode will air on March 24th.
Buffyverse comic book writer Christos Gage is writing for Marvel/Netflix Daredevil. In addition, his wife is also writing for the series. More...

March 06

The Psychology of Inspirational Women: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Part of The Mary Sue's Psychology of Inspirational Women series, "in which Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Janina Scarlet talks us through the mindset of our favorite female characters."
(SPOILER) Promo pics for Agents of SHIELD S2x12 "Who You Really Are". This episode will air next Tuesday.
Behind the scenes of Avengers: Age of Ultron with director Joss Whedon. Three part video from Cineplex.com interviewing Joss Whedon, Jeremy Latcham, Jeremy Renner, and Prop Master Barry Gibbs.

March 05

Sarah Michelle Gellar discusses why there won't be a Buffy reunion movie. ""What people don't realize-they forget Buffy was a failed movie," Gellar, the No Kid Hungry spokesperson, says... "Buffy didn't work as a movie.""
The Joss Whedon Companion (revised and updated). New edition of this huge compendium is coming down the pipeline in a month, probably packed full of tasty goodies.
(SPOILER) The Art of Evolution: "Who You Really Are." Entertainment Weekly has the next poster for the next episode of SHIELD and an interview with executive producer Jeff Bell. More...
"What's wrong with Buffy's HD?" - a video. This is the latest fan effort to raise awareness about the HD remastering done for Pivot.
The latest volume of Slayage's Whedonverse essays is now available to read. There's a report about the Slayage conference and essays about Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Astonishing X-Men.
Joss Whedon on Avengers 2 - "I conceived it as a sci-fi horror movie'. This a great Q&A with Digital Spy. More...
AMC announces mega-sized Marvel movie marathon. All 11 films will be presented back-to-back in theaters.

March 04

(SPOILER) New behind the scenes video series for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It's called "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Double Agent". The first video features Ming-Na Wen and Jed Whedon.
Third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online. Much new footage, dialogue, and an appearance by a new Avenger.
Ratings for last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD. The show got a 1.6/5 in the 18-49 demo.
Joss Whedon: 'Avengers' sequel was a "nightmare" due to expanded cast. "Shoot me in the face! It is a nightmare. I long for the simple movies like Serenity! This is the hardest juggling act I have ever, ever tried to pull off."
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #12. It's the second part of the "United" arc.
(SPOILER) Hitfix interview with Chris Evans & Jeremy Renner from the set of AOU last year. Nice in depth piece, nothing too spoilery (I don't think) but tagged just in case. Lot's of love for that Joe Sweden bloke.
Promo for Chris Hemsworth's hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Hemsworth and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon make fun of various aspects of the actor's public persona including his role as Marvel's Thor.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of SHIELD 2x12 "Who You Really Are". This looks Sif-tastic.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. nominated for a Saturn Award. The show is nominated for "Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series."
Salon reviews Agents of SHIELD so far. No spoilers that I could detect; the focus of the article is on the Skye-Ward relationship. More...
Let's Play Together: charity livestream with Whedonverse guests. Geek and Sundry is hosting a 48 hour charity livestream to raise money for lupus in honor of Maurissa Tancharoen. It's just started a few minutes ago. You can learn more about the event here. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x11 "Aftershocks". It's back! This episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon. It was directed by Billy Gierhart.
De la estaca al martillo : un viaje por los universos de Joss Whedon, de Buffy a Los Vengadores. New Spanish-language book out now, and apparently available soon on Amazon: translates as "From the Stake to the Hammer: A Journey through the Worlds of Joss Whedon, from Buffy to The Avengers."

March 03

Sarah Michelle Gellar is joining Star Wars Rebels' second season. SMG will provide the voice for an undisclosed role.
The Mary Sue interviews Ming-Na Wen. She talks female superheroes and her bucket list.
(SPOILER) Yet another Yahoo! UK Avengers: AOU set interview from last summer. They talked with Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner who says of the film " There's a lot more action, a lot of new characters, and that makes it more complicated, but also there’s more intimacy in this one unlike the last one."
New Avengers:Age of Ultron trailer to premiere on ABC this Thursday at 10 pm. Is it ok to squee now? More...

March 02

(SPOILER) Latino Review reports Drew Goddard will write & direct the MCU Spider-Man film. Set for release on July 28, 2017,the new Spider-Man film will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 10 #13. This'll be out on the 18th.
Robert Downey Jr. announces an Avengers charity contest. Proceeds benefit Julia's House, a children's hospice. More...
20 great TV episodes too painful to watch again. Buffy and Angel both have an episode make this list. It's probably not a surprise which ones. Some spoilers for other shows.
Buffy, Angel and Firefly are set to leave Netflix at the start of April. Productivity levels at work are predicted to increase as a result.



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