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February 01

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x13 Promo "BOOM." A desperate search and deadly face-off.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4x12 "Hot Potato Soup". The episode was written by Craig Titley and directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado. The Agents Koenig return!

January 31

Casting suggestions for the 13th Doctor who aren't straight, white men. Nice to see a couple of Whedonverse alumni on the list.
The Batman: Nine directors who could replace Ben Affleck. IGN has Joss as one of their choices, he'd be a safe pair of hands plus Joss has pitched for a Batman movie way back in the day. They also suggest Drew Goddard as well, him getting the gig would make up for never seeing his Sinister Six movie.

January 30

Felicia Day has a baby girl. She tweeted it today. More...

January 29

The best bit of Firefly is... Mal's dry sense of humour by all accounts.

January 28

Preview of the Buffy: The High School Years comic out on Free Comic Book Day. You'll be able to pick this up on May 6th.
Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood won't be returnng to Agents of SHIELD anytime soon. EW briefly talked to the producers who confirmed Bobbie & Hunter won't be back in the near future (spoilers for other US shows in this article). More...
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x12 Sneak Peek 2 "Hot Potato Soup.". Things about fan-fic that I did not need to know.

January 27

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x12 Sneak Peek "Hot Potato Soup." Ummm...
Seth Green guest stars on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." The episode airs tonight on the CW.
The future of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. An optimistic look at the chances of the show getting another season.
The five greatest all-singing episodes ever. A list from the Guardian. Of course Once More With Feeling is in there.

January 26

See Buffy episodes of your choice on the big screen for free in New York and Los Angeles. David Bushman from the Paley Center posted details on our Facebook page about how to get a private screening for your family and friends.
TV's 8 most moving reunions, guaranteed to make you cry. Well maybe cry. Your mileage may vary.
Whedonesque's position regarding posting on the coverage of Joss Whedon's political Tweets. Earlier today a post appeared on the front page that linked to a less than savoury article about a recent tweet of Joss' regarding the Trumps. It was deleted because the article was pure poison, for want of a better phrase. We're not in the business of facilitating cynical "news" sites who get clickbait by perpetuating a culture war. And we have no desire to have Whedonesque engulfed by the political maelstrom going on in the US right now. Fandom has to reflect the changes in society but it also has to be a safe space for people to escape into, even for a moment. So we point blank do not want to see articles about Joss' political tweets on this site right now because the coverage of them is an unholy mess. More...
An ode to the greatest hero yet to appear in any superhero movie. 'There are no men like me.' 'There are always men like you.'
'Love Saves the World' - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy" book.

January 25

(SPOILER) Another Contender for the Most Buffyesque New Series. Vox critic, Todd VanDerWerff thinks "The Magicians" is like "some long-lost second cousin of Buffy the Vampire Slayer". More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #3. Things get political in "A House Divided".
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #4. Things don't seem to be going well for the crew (again).
Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Screenqueens looks at the sound design of 'The Body' and 'Hush'.
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x12 Promo "Hot Potato Soup." Patton Oswalt(s) with a secret that could destroy the world!
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4x11 "Wake Up". The episode was written by Drew Z. Greenberg and directed by Vincent Misiano.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse Solicitations for April 2017. Covers and info for Angel Season 11 #4,Buffy Season 11 #6, and Buffy The High School Years Vol.3.

January 24

Ruth Negga nominated for Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress for "Loving."
Hillarious Twitter account lists Bad Buffy Outfits. One outfit a day. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #4. This issue will be out tomorrow.

January 23

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x11 "Wake Up" Sneak Peek #2. Doubt this is reality...
"Back to Eden" music video (directed by Joss Whedon) is live. Check out the first straight-up music video directed by Joss, starring co-writer Shawnee Kilgore and actors Richard Jenkins and Ashley Johnson. More...
The inspiration behind Hawkeye's house in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Stuart Ellis, Atomhawk Principal Artist, says "Joss Whedon handed our Production Director an image of his own house as a point of reference and the design moved on from there". There's also some nifty concept art from various parts of the Avengers sequel to be seen.
Marti Noxon talks about her eating disorder movie "To the Bone". There's some new quotes from Joss about her in this Hollywood Reporter article.
Danny Strong on his Sundance debut with J.D. Salinger film "Rebel In The Eye". He wrote and directed the movie.
Playing dead: my part as a corpse that came back to haunt me. A beautifully written and touching true story from the great Olivia Williams.

January 22

'Fray' fan film to be released next month. Backers of 'LURK: A Fray Fan Film' received an update from the filmmakers saying the project will release on February 15th.

January 20

New Buffy: The High School Years comic officially announced. CBR has the details and cover.
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x11 Sneak Peek "Wake Up." This is one of the team's stupider plans...
Dark Horse has a Digital Megabundle deal for Buffy's birthday. 211 Buffyverse issues for $99.99.

January 19

Happy birthday Buffy Summers! They say she saved the world. A lot. More...
Screen Rant suggests several Whedonesque actors who could play Bruce Wayne/Batman on CW. Five out of 15, if we count major cast members, and 2 more who guest starred on Whedonesque shows. Though the article admits that one of them would make a great Bruce Wayne, but a terrible Batman.
Joss-directed "Back to Eden" video will be released January 23. It stars Mutant Enemy players Richard Jenkins and Ashley Johnson and, in her video debut, singer/song(co)writer Shawnee Kilgore. More...

January 18

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel Season 11 #1. Angel is back and so is Fred (and Illyria).
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x11 Promo "Wake Up." Action on multiple fronts; SHIELD's image takes a hit again.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4x10 "The Patriot". The episode was written by James C. Oliver and Sharla Oliver. It was directed by Kevin Tancharoen, which means high expectations for the action scenes.

January 17

(SPOILER) CBR interviews Angel Season 11 writer Corrina Bechko. Issue 1 is out tomorrow.
'Verses - a park inspired by the works of Joss Whedon. Can you imagine if that was a real thing?
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x10 "The Patriot" Sneak Peek #2. That is a bit of a hole in Radcliffe's logic..

January 16

After a two year absence, the Buffy Calendar is back! Universe Publishing will be bringing out a "20 Years of Slaying" calendar for 2018.

January 15

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the most Asian show on TV you've never heard of. The Star says the show is "as close to a post-racial universe as you will get on TV, with visible minorities both in front of and behind the cameras". Maurissa Tancharoen and Ming-Na Wen get interview for the article.
The parallel lives of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Olivia Pope. Like Scandal and BtVS? Then this is the article for you. If you've never seen Scandal, then read it anyway. It's always nice to see comparisons between Buffy and other shows.

January 14

(SPOILER) Patton Oswalt(s) returning to Agents of SHIELD on Jan 31st. Both living Koenig brothers return with a 'family secret.'

January 13

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x10 Sneak Peek "The Patriot." He died as he lived...
Fox would be open to Firefly reboot if Joss Whedon wants to revisit it. The comment was made by Fox Broadcasting President of Entertainment David Madden at the TCA 2017. Rotten Tomatoes noted that "Madden suspects Whedon is now too busy with movies, and he would not consider doing Firefly without Whedon".

January 12

Neil Patrick Harris gets more horrible as Count Olaf. Neil Patrick Harris stars in a Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events". He thinks the project is something Joss would like.
Nick Brendon and Clare Kramer are in a new anthology series called "Dark/Web". Also starring in the eight-part sci-fi horror series is Agents of Shield's Gabriel Luna.

January 11

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 11 #3 preview pages. The issue is out on January 25.
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x10 Promo "The Patriot." Next week appears to be a Mace backstory with some action also on the May front.
Joss Whedon will be speaking at UCLA Anderson today. He'll be chatting about his Save the Day project.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4x09 "Broken Promises". Welcome back for the midseason premiere! This episode was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Garry Brown.

January 10

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD S4 will feature a third arc later in the season. Jed Whedon spoke to the press at the 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour and discussed the upcoming LMD arc and what's coming next. EW spoke with Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment Group, and the future of the show and other marvel projects for the network are also briefly addressed.
Kyle MacLachlan's 'Twin Peaks' returns May 21st on Showtime. It will run for 18 episodes with a two hour premiere and episodes 3 & 4 will be online soon after.
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x09 Sneak Peek #2 "Broken Promises." This looks to be the scene that preceded the first clip but it does contain a little bit more than the discussion about Aida.

January 08

The Story Toolkit's latest writing podcast: "Firefly: Out of Gas - Polarising the Cast". An in depth look at the craft of the Firefly episode "Out of Gas" written by Tim Minear and directed by David Solomon. More...

January 07

Ruth E. Carter talks about working with Joss Whedon and designing the costumes for Serenity. The Serenity bit of the podcast interview starts around the 32:00 mark but the whole thing is worth listening to.

January 06

CBR.com ranks the 20 most important episodes of Buffy. Another list for discussion and argument.
High school students to include Joss Whedon's work as part of a time capsule for a NASA satellite. The CubeSat will be launched from New Zealand on June 23rd. By a sheer coincidence, this is Joss' birthday.
Nathan Fillion will guest star in Drew Barrymore's new horror comedy show on Netflix. "Santa Clarita Diet" will be available to watch on February 3rd.
'Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of BtVS & Angel' is also out this year. The 20th anniversary tie-ins keep rolling in. This book promises us "candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics and cast members". More...
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse' will be out this year. This book is by Nancy Holder and Lisa Clancy. According to Amazon.com it'll be out on September 26th.
Marti Noxon's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's first novel "Sharp Objects" will air on HBO. The project stars Amy Adams who played Cousin Beth in the fifth season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer entitled "Family". Joss wrote and directed that epsiode.

January 05

Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals where she thinks Buffy would be today. She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth."

January 04

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD 4x09 Sneak Peek "Broken Promises." We return January 10th with a few upgrades.
Felicia Day announces she is pregnant. She broke the news with a photo. She says she is due in a few weeks and the baby is a girl. Congratulations Felicia!

January 03

Dark Horse to release Buffy Season 8 Omnibuses. Volume 1 (which presumably collects the first half of the run) has a release date of September 26th on Amazon.
Nathan Fillion talks Firefly, Destiny, Halo, and his passion for gaming. This is an extended version of an interview that ran originally in Game Informer.

January 02

ITV premieres Olivia Williams' new show 'The Halcyon" tonight at 9pm. The eight-part series, set in 1940, tells the story of a bustling and stylish five star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war.
Tom Lenk bares it all for New Year's photo. The Buffy actor is well-known for his celebrity parody photo shoots.



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