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January 01

Amber Benson to sign her new book 'The Witches of Echo Park'. The event will be held in New York City, January 11th.
Happy New Year from Whedonesque! Things to look forward to in 2015 - The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second half of Agents of SHIELD Season 2, more Buffy Season 10 comics, the release of Joss Whedon and Shawnee Kilgore's album and maybe news about Joss' next project?
Discover the secret origins of TV's 'Big Bad'. Marti Noxon talks to MTV News about how Buffy the Vampire Slayer came up with the phrase.

December 30

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron promo art reveals additional origin info for Ultron and The Vision.
Joss makes a generous donation to Kids Need to Read. It's in honor of Nathan Fillion, but don't be alarmed by that wording. He's still around.
Happy Birthday, Eliza Dushku! All she wants for her birthday is for you to give to Gulu. For Faith, Echo and Eliza!

December 29

A fan sculpture of Melaka Fray. Good job!
Fran Kranz clarifies Agents of SHIELD rumour. He's says he won't be on the show. Fran also chats about his new movie 'Murder of a Cat', and what's it like to work with Joss.

December 27

Bonus Point: The Avengers on PRI's Science Friday. A piece of dialogue from the Avengers is the bonus point question in a science in science fiction movie quiz on PRI's weekly broadcast '"Science Friday. More...

December 26

The David Fury collection. Check out the material that David donated to the Writers Guild Foundation. Did you know that the Buffy and Angel writers' rooms exclusively used silver brads as an homage to the supernatural subject matter? Btw the New York Observer has a recap of David's talk from his recent Genre Smash! event.
Cracked looks at whether the Browncoats were really the good guys and the Alliance was really the bad guy. It's Cracked so, naturally, it's a bit tongue in cheek, but a couple of nice points are raised, though I think them a bit off the mark on some.

December 25

(SPOILER) First look At S.H.I.E.L.D. #1. Some very nice alternate covers which may or may not be spoilers.

December 24

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Comics' Sierra Hahn talks Buffy, Serenity, and more. An interview with Scott Allie's replacement as editor of Whedonverse comics.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #10. Last issue of 2014!

December 23

Whedonverse comics nominated for the 2014 Diamond Gem Awards. Diamond Comic Distributors nominated the Whedon Three Way One-shot for "Comic Book of the Year Under $3.00", Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 for "Licensed Comic of the Year" and Serenity: Leaves On the Wind for "Best New Comic Book Series".
Things to do in LA this weekend: Last chance to see Harry Groener as Noel Coward! "Love, Noël" traces Coward's six-decade career as a playwright, composer, director, actor and singer. More...

December 22

Joss Whedon on artificial intelligence and Age of Ultron. Entertainment Weekly has a feature on the A.I. movies coming out in 2015 and includes Joss talking about Ultron.
The 15 best sci-fi and fantasy television episodes of 2014. The Agents of SHIELD Season 2 premiere features in this Blastr list.
Why 'Firefly' and 'Jeff 1000' star Summer Glau loves making sci-fi. Indiewire talks to Summer Glau about what has emerged as the central focus of her film/tv acting career, in honor of her latest project - itself a collaboration with Wired Magazine.
Reed Diamond's Christmas special podcast. It's his second Christmas podcast with Culturally Fixated. More...

December 21

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #10. The issue is released January 7th, 2015.

December 20

Angel and Faith Season Nine Library Edition Volume 2 up on Amazon. Containing A&F Vol. 3 Family Reunion along with Spike: A Dark Place and released on August 25th 2015.
'Veronika Decides to Die' to be released theatrically and on VOD on January 20th, 2015. The movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar has been shot in 2008 and is finally getting an US release. More...
Help Badger raise money for charity. Firefly and Dollhouse star Mark Sheppard is raising money for DCES and Camp Conrad-Chinnock, a sleep away camp for diabetic kids. More...

December 19

Promo for Neil Patrick Harris' "American Horror Story" Appearance. The episode airs January 7th.
Clark Gregg possibly teasing Avenger appearance on Agents of SHIELD? The actor's post elicits fan speculation on a certain Avenger popping up on the show.
Preview of Marvel's The Avengers #1. It's a comic book adaptation of the first Avengers movie. This issue will be out on the 24th.
A review of the Buffy Fanmeet with Eliza Dushku, Nick Brendon and James Marsters. It's a very good read with some nice tidbits from the actors' Q&As.
i09's Best & Worst TV Moments of 2014 includes one we'll all agree on. In the 'Best' category, obviously.

December 18

Best of 2014 - How Agents of SHIELD pulled off the epic May vs May fight. Entertainment Weekly goes behind the scenes for an interview.
In Your Eyes now streaming on Netflix. The film has finally found its place in the Netflix library, but who knows for how long?
Gina Torres heading to "Revenge." Entertainment Weekly has the details.

December 17

IGN interviews Joss Whedon on the Age of Ultron Set. "There's something terrible coming that you'll love." ScreenCrush, moviefone, superherohype, HitFix, and /Film also have the interview with him about the film.

December 16

What the Agents of SHIELD's winter finale means for the MCU. Comic Book Resources speculates about how the Agents of SHIELD impacts story lines for the Marvel movies and how the company thinks about its characters in the comics. More...
'Jeff 1000' starring Summer Glau . Summer stars in a 3 episode YouTube series about a 10' Tall Robot named Jeff. More...

December 15

Christina Hendricks cast in Showtime Pilot "Roadies". The show is from writer/director Cameron Crowe.
Hot Toys reveals Iron Man's Mark XLIII armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's a very well put together collectible figure.

December 14

Maurissa and Jed's Latest Collaboration. Coming May 2015.

December 13

Why the Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale was an enormous deal. Vanity Fair recaps the episode (with gifs).
The Serenity Film-Scale Artisan Replica. It's a thing of beauty.
Read the current issue of Watcher Junior. There's essays to be had about Dollhouse, The Avengers, Firefly and Buffy.
The thing you like (that everyone else hates). Entertainment Weekly has a list of things in pop culture that are universally disliked by the majority, but that you might really like anyway... A certain season of Buffy is mentioned.
Joss Whedon says widescreen 'Buffy' is 'nonsense'. The HD version of Buffy shown on Pivot has garnered bouquets and brickbats from fans.

December 12

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: an oral history of "Hush". TV Guide interviews ASH, Christophe Beck, Doug Jones, and Amber Benson to mark the 15th anniversary of Hush. More...
(SPOILER) Buffyverse Season 10 solicitations for March. Buffy #13, Angel & Faith #12 and the second Angel & Faith Season 10 TPB covers and info are released for this month.
Netflix premieres 'Marco Polo' featuring 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' cast member Claudia Kim. The actress plays the role of Khutulun on the 10 episode show that will be entirely available from December 12th on all markets where Netflix is available. This is a first opportunity for western audiences to check out the Korean actress work before her still shrouded in mystery role on 'Age of Ultron'. More...

December 11

Nathan Fillion discusses Firefly and Firefly Online with Larry King. Hulu has the clip. Nathan's whole episode is also on Hulu. David Boreanaz was also on the show recently. ETA: Link to the Firefly clip for outside the US.
Blair Underwood cast in recurring role in Agents of SHIELD. Plays someone's estranged ex ... link will tell you who.

December 10

Summer Glau talks to io9 about Jeff 1000 and The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Jeff 1000 is her new web series, premiering December 15. The interview includes a trailer for it.
Felicia Day announces she's writing a book. It will be a memoir of Felicia's rise from shy home-schooled child to new-media mistress. More...
The 5 geekiest Cleveland appearances in pop culture. Number 4 will ring a bell.
The Avengers sing Christmas carols. Get into the holiday spirit with the top heroes of the MCU!
Mark Ruffalo and Richard Jenkins nominated for SAG Awards. The are facing off in the TV Movie or Miniseries-Male Actor category.
Ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.7/5 in the 18-49 demo.
The Mary Sue interviews Elizabeth Henstridge. A little about the show, but more about depictions of women in science.
(SPOILER) SHIELD's latest victim on speaks out. Entertainment Weekly talks to the actor who didn't make it out of last night's episode.
(SPOILER) "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Showrunners on the Midseason Finale's Marvel "Gamechanger". Maurissa and Jed talk about the consequences of the midseason finale. More interviews with them are on The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, IGN, MTV, Zap2It, and TVLine.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x10 "What They Become". It's the midseason finale! The episode was written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Michael Zinberg. The show returns March 3rd in the spring with Agent Carter airing in the meantime.
Sarah Paulson lands a lead role in "American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson". She will play prosecutor Marcia Clark in FX Network Limited Series from Ryan Murphy.

December 09

(SPOILER) Second clip from Agents of SHIELD S02E10 "What They Become". The episode airs tonight.
The Mary Sue interviews Fran Kranz. An interview about the film Murder of a Cat, including an exclusive clip.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 10 #10. The issue is out on December 24th.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will feature a tie-in to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. This will come as a shock to absolutely no one.
Ming Na Wen talks to IGN about her character Melinda May. "It has been such a challenging, exciting season. I think we definitely have evolved ourselves."
Reed Diamond talks about his villainous role in Agents of SHIELD. The interview is with Marvel.com and he talks about how he prepared for the role and where he would place Whitehall in the Marvel Villain Spectrum.
Scarlet Witch features in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" behind-the-scenes footage. A Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray extra features a clip of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from Age of Ultron plus commentary from Joss.

December 08

(SPOILER) "Quite possibly, the best episode of the series to date" - an AoS mid-season finale review. It seems something new is on the horizon. io9 says the episode "will blow your mind".
'Buffy: Demons of the Hellmouth - A Guide for Slayers' coming out next year. According to the publisher's blurb, it's "an illustrated in-world guide to the vampires and other demons in the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, written by Giles and Buffy."
Much Ado About Nothing has set a Guinness world record. "Most people recording commentary for a Blu-Ray DVD". The recording had 16 people.
The Librarians premieres tonight on TNT. With our good friend Christian Kane in his latest role as a butt-kicking art historian.

December 07

Five super alter egos for Agents of SHIELD's Skye. Comic Book Resources has a go at trying to figure out who Skye really is.

December 06

Win tickets for 'Genre Smash! with David Fury' in Los Angeles. Our chums at the Writers Guild Foundation have given us five pairs of tickets to give away to see David Fury on December 16th at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles. So you're interested in winning a pair, just send an email to whedonesque@gmail.com with the subject "David Fury competition" and we'll pick the winners on the 10th. More...
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD "What They Become" sneak peek. EW has a look at the mid-season finale.

December 05

Morena Baccarin shares her "Memories from the Set". She talks about Firefly and Homeland, among others. More...

December 03

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: an episode roadmap for beginners. Den of Geek has a look at the episodes you should watch if you want to focus on particular characters or arcs.
Ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. "...Ye Who Enter Here" got a 1.8/5 in the 18-49 demo. Once the final ratings are in later on today, this number may be adjusted up.
(SPOILER) SHIELD writers on last night's episode and the midseason finale. Jed and Maurissa speak to Entertainment Weekly. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #9. It's the fourth part of the "Lost and Found" arc.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of SHIELD S2x10 "What They Become". The mid-season finale will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x09 "...Ye Who Enter Here". The episode was written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Billy Gierhart.

December 02

Marti Noxon talks about her new show Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The show premieres tonight on Bravo at 10pm and include among the cast J. August Richards.
Leaves on the Wind is #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List - Hardcover Graphic Books. The ranking reflects sales for the week ending November 22. The volume was released November 18.
Four celebrity team ups too awesome to ever happen. Would Joss & JJ create the greatest tv show ever? More...
Brett Dalton discusses the unpredictable nature of Grant Ward. The character's growth is discussed and his motivations throughout the second season of Agents of SHIELD. Ward as a hero is discussed with Newsarama. More...
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind wins a Goodreads Choice Award. Big congratulations to Zack Whedon & Co.! More...
Age of Ultron reshoots scheduled for the UK. Age of Ultron reshoots to take place in the UK some time in January. Also news on Avengers 3 and 4.
(SPOILER) Jeff Bell addresses the current season of Agents of SHIELD and upcoming episode developments. Newsarama interviews the executive producer about this season structure and other Season 2 related topics.
Autographed Serenity filming slate up for auction. Castle crew member Jay Galbo (lighting technician on Serenity) has put up for auction a filming slate from Serenity to benefit the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation. More...

December 01

(SPOILER) Second clip for Agents of SHIELD S02E09 "Ye Who Enter Here". Raina returns, along with Billy Koenig, and a rather combative Skye.



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