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June 30

Joss Whedon is one of the world's most powerful celebrities according to Forbes. Last year, Joss came 99th on the Forbes list. This year, he is 68th. The top 100 list can be found here.
(SPOILER) Kristin Bauer van Straten talks about her appreciation for Buffy. She talks about how Buffy opened the door for True Blood. Spoilers for the latest episode of True Blood.

June 29

Andy Serkis talks about working on Avengers: Age of Ultron. His latest film 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' comes out on the 11th of next month.

June 28

The Avengers cast you never see: Meet Marvel movie's stunt doubles. Earth's Mightiest-er Heroes! Includes an interview with Mark Ruffalo.
CSTS Charity events in Nashville/Murfreesboro TN, New York City and Norfolk, VA today. Lots of fun including Serenity, Dr. Horrible, and The Secret Commonwealth. More...

June 27

Top 10 most devastating TV cancellations. From the two guys who do the 'Nothing But Static' podcasts. At least four out of the 10 share Whedon-y connections.
Georges Jeanty interview at SlayAlive. SlayAlive talks to Georges about his work on the now concluded Serenity miniseries.
How long does it take to watch Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This is important research undertaken by Nielsen.
Buffy vs. pertussis. Sarah Michelle Gellar pens an open letter at HuffPo to encourage parents to vaccinate against whooping cough.

June 26

Mark Ruffalo says Avengers 2 cast will be at Comic-Con. He tells Collider "Yeah, we're gonna go out there. We're all flying, we're flying from London. We're working. We're shooting. We're gonna stop and get on a plane and go to Comic Con together. It's gonna be amazing."
Funko announces a Buffy Pop! Vinyl Comic Con exclusive. The limited edition variant is "Battle Worn" Buffy.
Out now - 'Rise of the Undead'. The Kindle book is "a look at the transition of the vampire from villain to hero in popular culture" and contains a chapter about Angel and Spike. It's also available for the Nook.
Bear McCreary honored by an ASCAP's inaugural Composers Choice Awards. At this year's 29th annual Film & Television Music Awards on June 25th, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers introduced the Composers' Choice Awards which honored the "Agents of SHIELD" composer in the category of TV Composer along Steven Price and Dave Porter. More...

June 25

Read an excerpt from Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography. "This is an excerpt from a self-serving celebrity autobiography that is different from other self-serving celebrity autobiographies."
Why is Orphan Black still fighting a war Buffy should have won over 10 years ago? "The geek community is ready for strong women. It has been for quite sometime. So why is this a war that's still being waged?".
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6. It's the final issue of the incredibly enjoyable Serenity sequel miniseries.
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.
(SPOILER) Adam Baldwin talks about his new TNT series 'The Last Ship'. He discusses his character, working on a Navy ship, and a bit of what to expect from the series.
SFX Magazine's top ten greatest scifi, horror and fantasy moments. Over 95,000 readers voted in the poll and there's two Joss Whedon scenes in the top ten . The rest of the results can be found in the 250th edition of the magazine. More...
Five Joss Whedon projects you never got to see. To mark Joss' 50th birthday the other day, Digital Spy lists five of his most promising projects that never saw the light of day. More...
A review of 8 movies where Joss was a script doctor. No surprises, except perhaps the last one.

June 24

(SPOILER) If true, I can see it actually.
"Firefly" movie welcome. Article in local paper about movie franchises. I presume they meant that a movie based off the series Firefly was welcome.

June 23

17 Joss Whedon quotes for his 50th birthday. Which one is your favourite? Oh and MTV decided to up the ante with 50 quotes.
Anthony Stewart Head talks about being a Joss Yes-Man. ASH talks to Vulture about Ripper,"Much Ado About Nothing", Rupert Giles in the Buffy Comics and Shakespeare brunches with Joss.
Ed Sheeran's 'Afire Love' samples Buffy score. He talks about chopping up the piano part from 'Remembering Jenny' and playing it in a difference sequence in this YouTube interview. More...
Happy 50th birthday Joss! Our wonderful Mr. Whedon hits the big 5-0 this year.

June 22

Jenny Mollen book signing in Los Angeles. Jenny Mollen, Angel Season 5's werewolf Nina Ash, will be signing copies of her new book " I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People". The signing is 7pm Pacific at Barnes and Noble. More...
Rolling Stone's Top 20 Sci-Fi films of the 21st Century. Serenity clocks in at #7.
Nathan Fillion will cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy" says James Gunn. Watch for Caleb...er, Captian Hammer... Mal Reynolds! in Guardians of the Galaxy.

June 21

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...
Community's Danny Pudi gets asked if he'll be appearing in Agents of SHIELD. He tells TV Line "Anything is possible. I never thought that Captain America was possible. I also never thought that being on Cougar Town was possible. So... why not? No one's contacted me about that. But please tell everyone that I am available and interested!"
The top 15 Joss Whedon characters. This time round, Digital Spy try their hand at producing a list that will please everyone in terms of characters and rankings.
Clark Gregg - KCRW's Guest DJ Project. Gregg reveals five favorite songs and how he prepared for his "death" scene in Marvel's The Avengers.

June 20

Q&A with Nick Brendon about his new movie 'Coherence' tomorrow in L.A.. This will take place after the 7pm showing at the Los Feliz 3 Cinema on the 21st. 'Coherence' seems to be getting some critical buzz, check out the website here.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #4. CBR has the preview.
John Rubinstein returns to Pippin on Broadway. A friend mentioned that John Rubinstein (Angel's Lindwood Murrow) was joining the cast of Pippin on Broadway and I was excited for "Yay! Linwood on Broadway!" Then I realized it was the theater geek part of me that was supposed to be excited as he was the ORIGINAL Pippin on Broadway and is returning 42 years later to play King Charlemagne.
James Marsters and Bianca Lawson to guest star on 'Witches of East End'. It's nearly seventeen years since they appeared together on Buffy.
(SPOILER) Some new exciting details about Avengers: Age of Ultron. These come from a recent Disney event (presumably the CineEurope screening).
Joss Whedon's Birthday Weekend 2014 CSTS Serenity Charity Events. Events in Boston MA, Lawrence KS, St. Louis MO and Slayage Conference Sacramento CA. More...
J. August Richards, along with Julianna Guill, has joined the cast of Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Adapted from the "Girlfriends’ Guide..." book series by Vicki Iovine, Marti Noxon wrote the pilot and is executive producing the series with Iovine, Meryl Poster and Adam Brooks. who also directed the pilot.
Anthony Stewart Head talks "Dominion". SyFy site Blastr interviews Anthony Stewart Head on his new SyFy series "Dominion," a continuation of the 2010 film "Legion."

June 19

MeFi watches The Cabin in the Woods. On the recently (in the wake of TWOP's demise) created TV and movies section of Metafilter, the community takes on Joss and Drew's film.
Salon reviews Nick Brendon's "Coherence". "In this ingenious improvised indie, a passing comet flings a bourgeois California dinner party into quantum chaos."
Joss Saves - a birthday project. Kiba Rika, the webmistress for the Joss is a hottie website has started a campaign to celebrate Joss's upcoming birthday on June 23rd. More...
BuzzFeed quiz: Which Buffy character should you hook up with? Finally, the quiz we've all been waiting for.
Possibly the coolest Marvel t-shirt ever. More new licensed Marvel t-shirts over at Her Universe.
Buffy fandom gets nominated for 'Best Fandom Forever' at the mtvU Fandom Awards. No, we've never heard of them either. However you should be able to vote for the fandom sometime in the near future by reblogging on Tumblr.
David Boreanaz reflects on 18 year TV run. He'll be at Wizard World Philadelphia this Friday and Saturday. James Marsters, Nathan Fillion, Eliza Dushku and Alan Tudyk will also be at the convention.
Disney debuts Avengers: Age of Ultron footage at CineEurope. There's no info on what was actually shown.
Julie Benz talks about her characters, figure skating and her favourite apps. The second season of her show 'Defiance' airs tonight on Syfy. She's also done a very recent Reddit AMA.
The Hollywood Reporter reviews "Dominion". "... Of the many, many things someone at the network needed to broach - and then squash - was why in the world you would hire Anthony Stewart Head and take away his accent. That's not just a bad decision - it's inconceivable in the whole of its asininity."

June 18

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 #4 makes Nerdist.com's Comic Book Day pull list. Nerdist highlights the Brendon penned issue for their weekly pull list. More...
Digital Angel & Faith Season 9 bundle for $39.99. That's 25 issues worth.
Zoe and Principal Wood -- together at last! I always hoped those two crazy kids would get together! Now it seems like they finally have on the USA Network show, Suits. More...
Tom Lenk guests in the latest episode of Spooked. It also features The Avengers' Ashley Johnson.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #4. It's the second part of Nick Brendon and Christos Gage's arc.
Harmony has minions? Well sort of.

June 17

Mark Ruffalo says Marvel are "entertaining the idea" of a Hulk movie. But as he tells Digital Spy "But there's still nothing definitive, not even a skeletal version of what it would be. I look forward to going down that road, if we could crack that nut."
Jewel Staite and Sean Maher to appear at Fanboy Expo in Tampa, FL. The fan convention runs September 12-14, 2014, with daily tickets as low as $20. In related convention news, Chloe Bennet will appear at Tampa Bay Comic Con in August and Mark Sheppard will appear at Conjure Con in Orlando (also in August).
'Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralist' - out later on this year. According to the publisher's blurb, "this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time". The book can pre-ordered at Amazon.com.
(SPOILER) Christos Gage interview on Buffy Season 10. He teases some new info.

June 16

(SPOILER) September solicitations for Buffy, Angel & Faith, and Serenity comic books. CBR previews what's to come in comics from the Whedonverse this fall.
(SPOILER) Set video from "Age Of Ultron". Tagging for spoilers on general principle but there's really not much going on that you wouldn't know about from the set pics that were posted last week.
Joss comments on the state of the superhero movie. A few quotes on pivoting from "things crashing into things" and some thoughts on The Dark Knight. No spoilers!
Happy birthday Tom Lenk. He turns 38 today. More...
Five fictional worlds you don't want to live in. One of Joss' worlds made it onto that list. Mostly due to the highly dangerous journey to get there in the first place ;).

June 15

Happy birthday to Neil Patrick Harris! He turns 41 today.
8 best fictional father figures (who weren't actually fathers). A certain Watcher appears on this Father's Day themed list.
Kickstarter for Sci Fi Museum in LA that will include Firefly. Thought this might be of interest to folks. Rewards include 2 Firefly related activities and drinks with Jane Espenson. More...

June 14

James Marsters talks about his latest play, Joss' Hamlet, and Spike. A good interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Nicholas Brendon's AMA on Reddit. Talking about his sci-fi movie Coherence and some BtvS.

June 13

(SPOILER) Avengers and friends spotted on set today. Multiple Avengers actors were spotted on set today at the University of East Anglia campus in Norwich, UK and photographed.
Fan submits an "Agents of SHIELD" LEGO set to LEGO Ideas. The proposed set includes prototypes of Lola, a jet, and FitzSimmons' science van. More...
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).
Tom Hiddleston to play Hank Williams. He is set to play and sing as the legendary singer in a biopic.

June 12

Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris - "I learned to talk by watching Joss Whedon". Jordan talks to EW.com about his collection of Buffy shooting scripts and dancing with Joss at Nerd HQ.
Emily the Puzzle Slayer (with Tom Lenk as a lifeline). Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for The New Yorker, talks to NPR's Ask Me Another about her love of Buffy. And then she gets Tom Lenk to help her out on a Slayer trivia quiz.
BuffyFest Israel 2014 Coverage. A recap of the recent BuffyFest convention in Tel Aviv, Israel.
'Speed' 20th anniversary: Meet the passengers of bus 2525. Brief mention of Joss Whedon in this article on the movie 'Speed' which he script doctored: "I teased him once when I did an episode of "Angel." I said, "You took my whole part away... Thank goodness!""
Agents of SHIELD features on the 2014 Emmy Nominating ballots. It's important to note that these are not the actual nominations. The show was put forward for the Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Guest Actor, Guest Actress, Writing, Directing, Costumes, Stunts, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories. We'll find out if Agents of SHIELD got nominated for anything on July 10th. More...

June 11

Six degrees of 'Buffy'-ration: connecting our favorite tv actors to The Slayer. Whimsical attempt to pull a Kevin Bacon "Six degrees" for Buffy...
Trailer for Alexis Denisof's new show 'Finding Carter'. This show will air on MTV on July 8th.
Dark Horse's Angel Big Bundle - 21 comics for $19.99. Not sure if it's a temporary offer or not, but it's a great deal.
(SPOILER) Preview: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6. The final issue of Zack Whedon's Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. More...
Listen to NPH in 'Hedwig'. For those unable to see the show, BuzzFeed is streaming the cast recording to promote the upcoming album release. More...

June 10

(SPOILER) Caveat emptor - Avengers: Age of Ultron early story details revealed. Latino Review has info on the first 15 to 20 minutes of the movie.
New Deathlok comic series to draw from Agents of SHIELD character. Deathlok's appearance on Agents of SHIELD has led Marvel to take from Mike Peterson's Deathlok character traits to help create the new comic book version of Deathlok, Henry Hayes, in an upcoming series focusing on the character. More...
Chloe Bennet featured in June/July issue of Esquire magazine. In the "gentlemen's magazine" recurring "funny joke from a beautiful woman" page. More...
Joss Whedon talks about working on the movie 'Speed'. Today is the 20th anniversary of Speed (yes, you may feel old) and HuffPost Entertainment has a fairly substantial interview with Joss about working on it.
'In Your Eyes' score and soundtrack are released today. The albums are available in digital and CD format (out later in July). The soundtrack contains the Joss penned song 'Crumblin''. More...

June 09

Neil Patrick Harris wins a Tony. A clip of Neil engaging the audience, including Samuel L. Jackson, in a Tony perfomance of Hedwig can be found here.

June 08

Read the latest issue of Watcher Junior. Volume VII: Issue #1 has three Buffy essays for you to look at.
Comedy Central adapting web sensation 'BriTANick'. Brian Mc Elhaney and Nick Kocher (First and Second Watchmen from 'Much Ado About Nothing') are the comedy team behind BriTANick. More...
Toronto doesn't worry about vampires. How one man is making Neighbourhood Watch signs more comforting.

June 07

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 10 #4. CBR has the preview for the fourth part of "New Rules."

June 06

Selected essays from the Joss in June conference. Slayage have a special double issue out and just about every aspect of the Whedonverse is covered (even Sugarshock!).
The Buffy scene in 'The Fault in Our Stars'. Author John Green was asked about it recently, and he said "That was a very smart decision from [director] Josh [Boone] to make a subtle comment about fandom. Because that could have been anything, and Josh was very smart it to make it Buffy and Angel. Josh is such a genius".
Mark Ruffalo on his 'bigger, more complex' Hulk in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. A preview of a recent interview Mark Ruffalo did with Total Film magazine.
Bid for a pink boxing glove signed by Joss Whedon and the Firefly cast. And when we say cast - we mean Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass and Mark Sheppard. All proceeds (after fees and costs) go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the auction ends on June 14th.

June 05

Clark Gregg's AMA on Reddit. This event came up for 'Trust Me' but was mostly about AoS.
Spooked Ep. 1 Featuring Dichen Lachman, Ashley Johnson, EP Felicia Day. The first episode of Geek & Sundry's new scripted series "Spooked," features Dichen Lachman and Ashley Johnson. More...
15 problems only people from Sunnydale will understand. "Come for the weather, slay for the friends."

June 04

Box art for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blu-ray and DVD. As previously reported, the first season will be available to buy on September 9th in the US.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #3. Victor Gischler's tale continues.
Clark Gregg on Agents of SHIELD Season Two. Gregg briefly discusses what season two will be about, season one's airing schedule, and a possible airing schedule for next year.
First review for the supernatural comedy 'Spooked' (produced by Felicia Day). The show premieres tomorrow on Hulu and YouTube, and guest-stars a collection of notable Whedonverse Alumni. More...

June 03

Listen to the Joss Whedon penned song from 'In Your Eyes'. Crumblin' is performed by Noah Maffit and Jessica Freedman.
Firefly nod in documentation for new Swift programming language. Apple released a new programming language today. Their documentation example for how to use arrays? Occupation list for Mal, Kaylee and Jayne (public relations, of course).
"Orphan Black: a worthy heir to Buffy's crown." The Guardian compares the Canadian sci-fi show to "Buffy," with a little on "Dollhouse."

June 02

Behind Buffy Season 10: Victor Gischler on Angel & Faith #2. Discussion of last month's issue at Comic Book Resources.
Neil Patrick Harris wins Drama Desk Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He shares the "Best Actor In a Musical" award with Jefferson Mays from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder".
Happy Birthday to Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite! The two lovely and talented ladies are 35 and 32 years old today, respectively.



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