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June 01

Preview of the Buffy comic book story out on Dark Horse Day, June 4th. The story features in the Dark Horse Day Sampler, a a forty-page comic which marks the 30th anniversary of the comic book publisher. Click here to see if your local comic book store is participating.

May 31

"The Nine Truths About Eating Disorders" - a PSA by Marti Noxon and others. The cast and crew of 'To The Bone' made this video to mark World Eating Disorders Action Day on June 2nd.
Serenity is being shown at the Prince Charles Cinema in London this Saturday. And on 35mm film by the looks of it. Availaiblity of these prints was an issue for the fandom several years ago in the US.

May 30

Lionsgate & Comic Con International to air Con Man Season 2. A new Video On Demand platform will be the home of Alan Tudyk's comedy series. More...

May 27

Kaylee Teddy Bear now available. QMx have also brought out Kaylee's Shindig Parasols for your cocktails. Shiny?
Zack Whedon's 'Come and Find Me' acquired by Saban Films. They have picked up the North American rights to his feature directing debut.

May 26

Rolling Stone's 40 best sci-fi tv shows of all time. Hooray for a list that doesn't just show the usual suspects.
"My words stayed in folders": life as a fandom lurker. Elizabeth Minkel of the NewsStatesman tells of how becoming a Buffy fan led her to lurking in online fandom communities.
Twelve must-see Buffy episodes to watch before the show leaves Netflix UK. Slightly different from the usual Buffy episode lists.

May 24

Full video for Joss Whedon's Speech at HeForShe Media Summit in LA. Joss starts speeching around 27:30. Q&A starts about 35:00.
Frys.com has Serenity (Blu-ray) on sale for $4.79. Select free in-store pick-up where available.

May 23

How to keep a musical great. Focused on the female replacements in two Broadway shows (Heather Headley and Marin Mazzie), but, also has some kind words about Daniel Dae Kim in The King & I. More...

May 22

Joss Whedon reveals clues about his new movie script. "It is a story about a girl who goes through some unbelievable sh-t".
Read Joss Whedon's speech at the HeForShe Media Summit last night in LA. He got an award for his activism from the United Nations Women group. Video footage of the event (including the panel) is forthcoming but clips of it can be found here, here, and here.
(SPOILER) Where does the new 'Captain America' film leave the MCU? Collider.com speculates on how the events of Captain America: Civil War will affect future plotlines for the Marvel movie and TV franchises. Spoilers for those who have not yet seen the movie.
Thirteen years on: what happened to the Buffy spin-offs? A run-down of all the potential Buffyverse TV and film spin-offs that never came to pass (sadly).
Can't Stop The Serenity shirts are available for purchase online. There are a variety of styles and colors - not just t-shirts. New this year, you can buy a shirt online to support CSTS and Equality Now. In former years shirts were only available to buy at your local event. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Equality Now.

May 21

First CSTS event of the 2016 season goes to the Utah Browncoats on Saturday. Salt Lake City event with Serenity, raffle, costume contest, and live and silent auctions. More...

May 20

Joel Silver comments on Joss Whedon's 'Wonder Woman'. "Joss wrote a great script, and he was supposed to direct it, but they [the studio] just didn't see it and they didn't want to do it. They said, "We're not going to move forward," and it went back into the DC Comics world."
Emma Caulfield's love letter to The 100. Here's why the 'Buffy' actress went all in on The CW post-apocalyptic show. More...

May 19

How Joss Whedon helped Shane Black get through Iron Man 3. He gave Shane some good advice about Marvel.
Trailer for 'Powerless' - featuring Alan Tudyk. This NBC superhero comedy looks like it could be worth watching.
Why "Not Fade Away" is the best TV finale of all time. An appropriately praise-filled piece on the enduring brilliance of Angel's swan song.

May 18

Trailer for 'Still Star-Crossed' - featuring Tony Head. This is the tv series sequel to Romeo and Juliet.
Trailer for 'Lethal Weapon' tv show - featuring Buffy actor Clayne Crawford as Riggs. He, as we all remember, played Rodney Munson in the Buffy ep "Inca Girl".
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #27. It's part two of the "Own It" arc.
(SPOILER) Jeffrey Bell, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen discuss the events from the Agents of SHIELD season finale. They also tease season 4. Main article goes to the EW interview, there's also similar interviews from THR, Variety and IGN. Brett Dalton also did the interview round for the finale with IGN, THR, EW and CBR.
(SPOILER) Discuss the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale. The finale is two episodes. "Absolution" was written by Chris Dingess and Drew Z. Greenberg and directed by Billy Gierhart. "Ascension" was written by Jed Whedon and directed by Kevin Tancharoen.

May 17

ABC unveils Fall 2016 schedule. Agents of SHIELD remains on Tuesday nights but moves to new time-slot at 10pm.
Thor writer reveals real origin of Marvel's Agent Coulson. Proof that life is stranger than fiction.

May 16

(SPOILER) Second clip from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. two-part finale. The necklace of death makes an appearance, of course.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer voted fourth greatest TV drama of the 21st century. Not bad for a show that has been off the air for over a decade (unlike the other shows in the top 10).

May 15

SMG's 'Cruel Intentions' revival still alive at NBC. Our Buffy is starring in and producing the pilot. More...

May 13

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Finale Sneak Peek #1. The necklace game continues.
Armin Shimerman on Inside the Extras Studio. Buffy's former principal guest stars on the latest episode of the web series Inside the Extras Studio as a typecast Star Trek extra.
Jewel Staite talks "How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town". It's a comedy movie about a sex columnist returning to her old town.
An interview with Buffy's Kristine Sutherland. There's some nice insights into Joyce's relationship with Buffy.
'Joss Whedon would my choice to direct Andre the Giant movie' says wrestler's daughter. Robin Christensen-Roussimoff says that Joss has "just got such an interesting view of things that I think he could make it a lot of fun."
J. August Richards' show 'Notorious' picked up to series. Our favorite Gunn/Deathlok will be back on tv. More...
'Marvel's Most Wanted' SHIELD spin-off not moving forward. I assume this means they'll be back on the main show which I support.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's August 2016 Solicitations. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #30 (Season finale) and the second volume for The High School Years are listed. More...
Nathan Fillion's 'Castle' cancelled. Wow. Not a good day so far for our shows on ABC.

May 12

Agent Carter cancelled. Sorry everyone. On the bright side for Hayley, her legal show is moving forward.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #27. The issue is out next week on the 18th. More...
Every Marvel movie definitively ranked. Both Avengers movies are ranked in the top 5. No real spoilers if you haven't seen Civil War yet, just a mention of some things that already appeared in the trailers.
Alan Tudyk's "Powerless" is ordered to Series at NBC. The comedy is set in the DC Comics universe.
Drew Goddard to write "Wraiths Of The Broken Land". He reunites with director Ridley Scott.

May 11

Buffy is leaving UK Netflix at the end of the month. Alas.
WTF podcast: Interview with Clark Gregg. "[He] is well known in the Marvel Universe as Agent Coulson from The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But as Marc finds out, Clark long ago established himself as a serious actor with The Atlantic Theater Company under David Mamet's guidance. Clark talks with Marc about his thoughtful evolution as an actor, writer and director."
Five great depictions of Hell in geek film and TV. Who could forget the chilling elevator scene with Holland Manners and Angel?
What's the greatest TV drama of the 21st century? - a poll. It's a great way to find out which show has the most active fanbase.
(SPOILER) Trailer for the two-part Season 3 finale of Agents of SHIELD. And we'll find out what happens next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x20 "Emancipation". The episode was written by Craig Titley and directed by Vincent Misoano.

May 10

A streamlined video of the first five Dollhouse episodes. Called 'Meddle' this is designed to get new fans into the show. Or they could just watch the first five episodes regardless.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x20 'Emancipation' Sneak Peek #3. Hellfire does have a point, who goes down an alley dressed like that?
'Twister' is 20 years old today. Joss was an uncredited writer on the movie.
Whedoncon is May 13-15 in Los Angeles. Announced guests include Juliet Landau, Miracle Laurie, and Gentlemen Doug Jones and Camden Toy.

May 07

Four reasons to revisit the 'Angel' Pylea arc, 15 years later. It was a great few episodes.
(SPOILER) There's a Serenity comic book out today for Free Comic Book Day. Find out out which comic book stores are participating by clicking here. And Dark Horse has some free digital comics (including Buffyverse ones) on their site.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x20 'Emancipation' Sneak Peek #2. The first sign of a consequence of Civil War shows up.

May 06

Alan Tudyk chats about 'Con Man' new comic book 'Spectrum'. And does his best not to talk about 'Rogue One'.

May 05

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x20 'Emancipation' Sneak Peek #1. Re-discovery requires experimentation. More...
Revisiting Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body," for Mother's Day. Thoughtful stuff from Paste Magazine.
The Path of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. This essay is from "Five Seasons of Angel" anthology. More...
Tom Lenk recreates every Meta Gala outfit (for free). Très chic, Tom.
Elizabeth Olsen discusses Scarlet Witch's outfit in film vs. comic. She shares a small anecdote about her first meeting with Joss and his comments about the character's outfit. More...
Nicolas Noxon, father of Marti Noxon, dies at 79. He had quite the career in documentary filmmaking. Our condolences to his family on his passing.

May 04

Alan Tudyk is visiting several SoCal comic shops for Free Comic Book Day. The website Celebrity Book Signings and Events is reporting Alan Tudyk will be visiting a number of comic book shops in Southern California on May 7th to sign Spectrum #0 for Free Comic Book day. An additional signing in Santa Clara, CA is listed for May 11th.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x20 'Emancipation'. The antepenultimate episode of the season will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x19 "Failed Experiments". The episode was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Wendey Stanzler.

May 03

Nolan North announces 'Con Man: The Game'. Also references a Season 2 pickup of the show itself. More...

May 02

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x19 'Failed Experiments' Sneak Peek #2. Quite an entrance.
Joss Whedon & Shawnee Kilgore finish mixing EP. "We're both head over heels in love with it," says she. More...

May 01

Happy Birthday Julie Benz! She turns 44 today.



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