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August 01

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast would definitely rescue Jon Snow. You know they so would!
The Key to the Hellmouth: The Importance of Doors in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "Have you ever stopped to think how often doors play a central role in Joss Whedon's cult show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Buffy kicked the door open when it comes to strong female-fronted genre shows (not to mention realistic portrayals of LGBT characters on TV) but that's because, as this video shows, she spent plenty of time kicking LITERAL doors wide open."

July 31

28 fantastic words and phrases from sci-fi and fantasy. Guess which Whedonesque word makes the cut?
Serenity Valley located. It's called "Serenity Chasma" and is just to the north of the Vulcan Planum on Pluto's moon, Charon. More...

July 30

Could the Firefly Universe Exist? "The chances of finding five stars each orbited by a brown dwarf would be about 1 in 3 million" (video) More...
Joss Whedon on his early film making years at Wesleyan University. This Hollywood Reporter article about the top US film schools contains the following fab Joss quote "I try to make science fiction, but I always end up making a Western."
Agents of SHIELD adds Constance Zimmer in season 3. That's a great casting decision.
Interview with Camden Toy: A Buffy retrospective. Camden Toy only made a handful of appearances on the massive cult television show Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, but each of those roles are ones that fans will probably never forget.

July 29

(SPOILER) Christos Gage previews new arc of Buffy Season 10. The second-to-last arc of the season includes a "contest of champions" organized by Harmony and the return of some other characters.
Felicia Day & Alan Tudyk team up to play Magic the Gathering. The latest episode of Geek & Sundry's Spellslingers features this Whedonverse duo. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 10 #18. This issue will be out on August 19th.
Enver Gjokaj signs up for Zack Whedon's 'Come and Find Me' movie. The screenplay for the movie made the Black List back in '12.

July 28

The Dubsmash War continues, now for charity. There are no details yet but the challenge issued by the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast mentions fans deciding the winner over three rounds. Related, Hayley Atwell recaps the battle so far at London Film And Comic Con.
Jeph Loeb on Agents of SHIELD and the other Marvel TV shows. Wordballon podcast interviewed the head of Marvel Television during the weekend which includes his observations on the Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, plus a look back at ABC's Marvel Agents Of Shield, Agent Carter and what the future holds. More...
Firefly's costume designer Shawna Trpcic - origin story. A great insight into what it was like to design costumes for Firefly.
Twenty five films which will haunt you with only one viewing. The Cabin in the Woods features on this great Den of Geek list about films that get under your skin.

July 27

Watch "Hollywood Hitmen" - The Web Series. This stars Enver Gjokaj and Maximilian Osinski. Dichen Lachman also appears in it.
Andrew Howard joins Agents of SHIELD. He'll be playing a major recurring role in the third season of the show.
A look back at Agents of SHIELD Season 2. Marvel recaps the previous season in this YouTube video.
10 episodes of Angel that show how it was more than Buffy redux. The AV Club picks the episodes of Angel that help explain what the show was all about.

July 25

Felicia Day on Dr. Horrible - "I'm so grateful to be a part of it". She made the comments about the online musical yesterday at VidCon.

July 24

The 13 best Buffy monsters-of-the-week. A couple surprising inclusions and omissions.
Trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray. Catch a glimpse of deleted scenes and the gag reel. The Blu-ray will be out in the US on October 2nd. New clips from the movie can be found at MTV.com, EW.com and JoBlo.com.
Tiny Fences - A Weekly Buffy Podcast. A fun quirky podcast from Canada that's doing a full Buffy watch, at one episode a week. They are up to Season 2. More...
Happy birthday to Summer Glau. She turns 34 today. More...
James Marsters cast in LA Theatre Works' "As You Like It". James will perform the dual roles of Duke Senior and Duke Frederick, in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in April 2016 at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA.

July 22

What the hell are you wearing: the science of tacky formal dresses. Featuring at least two examples with which you are most likely very familiar.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #17. It's the second part of the "Old Demons" arc.

July 21

Talking with Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk about fans, con and comic books. This is an enjoyable Con Man interview from Comic-Con. The Serenity comics come up for discussion as well.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #17. The issue is out on August 5th.
Malcolm Reynolds is one of Empire's '100 Greatest Movie Characters'. Captain America, Loki and Iron Man also make the list which was voted for by the magazine's readers.
Clea DuVall making directorial debut with film starring Cobie Smulders. Invisible girl Marcie Ross is directing Maria Hill. The untitled movie from a script written by Duvall herself will also feature Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Ben Schwartz and Alia Shawkat.
Sean Maher and Morena Baccarin will reprise their roles for Batman: Bad Blood. Bad Blood continues the storyline running through Batman vs. Robin and Son of Batman, and it will see release in early 2016, direct to home media in the way of all DC's animated films. Maher voices Dick Grayson/Nightwing, and Baccarin voices Talia al Ghul.

July 20

Norwegian site lists Age of Ultron Blu-ray extras. No huge surprises but it's nice to see that Joss will be doing commentary for the movie and the deleted/extended scenes. More...
Jenny Mollen to host "After Paradise". Angel's Nina will join Chris Harrison for the "Bachelor in Paradise" aftershow.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast filmed themselves with Go Pros at Comic-Con. And here is the result. It's a pretty good behind the scenes about the scale of Comic-Con.

July 19

The WGA interviews Marti Noxon about 'Unreal'. Along with the show's co-creator they talk about how it was created, about their Writers Room and how writing for this show differs from writing for BtVS.

July 18

CSTS events in Albuquerque, Beeston UK, Miami Springs and Raleigh this weekend. Serenity, Dr. Horrible and Big Hero Six. More...
Bugs in the system. "From 'Ant-Man' to 'Thor,' why does Marvel clash with its directors?" An attempt to answer the question: "...why, in a world of friends and heroes, do Marvel directors so often walk?"
Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! The J before the dash turns 40 as a father.

July 17

"Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection" Box Set to arrive this holiday season. The thirteen-disc box set will contain all of the movies from the MCU's Phase Two including 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in BluRay and Bluray 3D, plus digital copy, and a top-secret bonus disc, all packaged in collectible, specially designed disc holders, filled with exclusive Marvel memorabilia. This set is already available for pre-order on Amazon. More...
Christophe Beck talks about the 'Ant-Man' score. The award winning composer talks mixing super-heroic flourishes with funky embellishments, and honoring Vince Guaraldi on 'The Peanuts Movie' score.
Anthony Head on Buffy's influence on Doctor Who. Promoting the return of Dominion, in a brief interview, he made a comparation of the shows.

July 16

Firefly on Ice. A fun little collection of short behind-the-scenes videos including alternate takes and joke-catwalk versions of familiar scenes from the filming of various episodes of Firefly.
Agents of SHIELD gets nominated for an Emmy. The episode 'The Dirty Half Dozen' got nominated in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects category.

July 15

Christina Hendricks cast in TV series Hap and Leonard. This 80's set drama will air on Sundance.

July 14

Tahmoh Penikett's web series Riftworld Chronicles now available in the US. The show is a fantasy/comedy about a wizard who lands in our world. Available in Canada on CBC and internationally on YouTube here. More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Season 10 solicitations for October. Angel & Faith #19 and Buffy #20 are out that month.
Video of Joss Whedon's panel at Comic-Con 2015. It's been uploaded on youtube by Flicks And The City, Enjoy!
(SPOILER) Gregg and Bennett discuss AoS Season 3 storylines. Gregg and Bennett discuss how the comics and MCU will interact with Agents of SHIELD season 3.

July 13

Joss Whedon on why he'll never be finished with superheroes. Joss talks with io9 about Twist and the Black Widow controversy in Age of Ultron.
Whedon gives definitive comment about "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Director's Cut. During the NerdHQ Q&A, Joss explained why there wouldn't be a director's cut. More...
CBR interviews Joss about Twist. "The idea is six issues, but it definitely could continue. I want to build it, and then see if Dark Horse feels like bringing it further if I can." EW has additional comments from him. More...
TVLine interviews the (always increasing) cast of Agents of SHIELD. Some serious non-spoilery teasing for season 3. These people are a joy to watch even when they are not acting. Just sayin'.

July 12

Artist Stephen Byrne premieres an excellent new piece inspired by TWIST. Stephen has become popular for his work depicting Whedonverse characters and other pop culture icons.
SDCC: SHIELD Vs Carter in a Dubsmash Throwdown. Smiles may ensue.
Discuss NerdHQ's Conversations for a Cause panels. These will all be livestreamed in three places: IGN, the app (iTunes, Android), and YouTube. More...
Joss Whedon Just Explained The Meaning Of Life To Us. io9 gives a summary of Joss's answer to the meaning of life during his panel. More...
Nerdist discusses Con-Man and Comic-Con with Alan, Nathan and Felicia. Filmed at the 'Conival' offsite event in front of a crowd of fans. More...
Joss was presented with the Comic-Con Icon Award during his panel. "Comic-Con Internationalís Icon Award is presented to individuals or organizations who have been instrumental in bringing comics and/or the popular arts to a wider audience." According to people in the room he was given a standing ovation and was quite moved. More...
"Twist" is Joss's new comic book about a female Victorian superhero. It will be six issues, probably published in 2016, with an artist yet to be determined.
Discuss Joss's Dark Horse panel at SDCC. It's 4:45 - 5:30 pm Pacific.

July 11

Joss speaks of the social importance of 'Another Period'. Whedon connects the social satire of the show to recent statements made by affluent celebrities.

July 10

Discuss the Marvel Television Presents panel at SDCC. The Marvel television panel starts at 3 pm Pacific. The showrunners and cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter will be there. Update: There's video on YouTube.
Agents of SHIELD S2 gets Blu-Ray/DVD release date, will be Amazon exclusive. They'll be out on September 18th.
New Con Man trailer, shown at SDCC. Lots of Whedon people in the trailer, including the man himself.

July 09

The Honorable Josh Something interviews Your Betters. The Bellacourts condescend to appear in San Diego and an eager admirer will excitedly spew queries upon them! O! That we live in such times! More...
Anthony Head talks about the new season of Syfy's 'Dominion'. The new season debuts tonight at 10/9c.
Amy Acker to guest on 'Suits'. She'll be playing a recurring character.

July 08

Joss Whedon will be interviewed in 'Raiders, Raptors and Rebels' ILM documentary. This will air on the Science Channel on July 19th at 10pm ET/PT.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featured in TVLine's "What Happens Next" series. They speculate the results of Season 2's cliffhanger. Spoilers if you haven't finished Season 2.
Teaser trailer for Enver Gjokaj's 'Hollywood Hitmen'. Dichen Lachman is also in it.

July 07

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #17. The issue is out on July 22nd.
Marti Noxon's "Unreal" gets renewed for a second season. 10 additional episodes will be produced to air in 2016.

July 06

Felicia Day announces her Book Tour details. Our own Joss Whedon will be providing the foreword for Felicia's memoir (available Aug 11). More...
First look at the Agents of SHIELD Comic-Con poster. This is by artist Jim Cheung and colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr..

July 04

Fan Friction - an improvised live Whedon show. On July 14th, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by self-professed super Whedon fans (including Whedonesque's own Kiba) at the Dirty South Comedy Theatre - dreaming up and performing an episode of Firefly you only wish you got to see. More...
What video game should Rocksteady Studios make next? EW suggests The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
CSTS event at Montreal Comic-Con today. Jewel Staite a guest at the con. More...

July 03

Composer Brian Tyler of Age of Ultron analyzes the music accompanying the title card. "The title card for Avengers: Age of Ultron comes up twelve minutes into the movie. Against a black background, the Avengers logo takes up almost the entire screen. You might expect a triumphant, heroic piece of music, but the film called for something more complicated."

July 01

Joss Whedon will be doing a Conversations for a Cause panel at Nerd HQ. This will be on July 12th at 12pm in the New Children's Museum in downtown San Diego. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. If you can't make it, IGN will be streaming all the panels.
Watch 'Sidekicks', a fab sketch from 'HitRecord on TV'. This video features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Brian & Nick from BriTANick and a very special Whedonverse cameo.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #16. It's the first part of the "Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym" arc.



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