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October 31

(SPOILER) Buffy #21 preview pages. The issue is out November 18th. More...
11 Horror movies that are scary because of what they say about humanity. Eleven of the most misanthropic horror films ever made - Cabin In the Woods comes in at number 4.
The 13 best final girls in horror movie history. A certain someone from The Cabin in the Woods made the cut.

October 30

Buffy's David Fury talks about his Halloween episode "Fear, Itself". "Joss always makes everything better, and he is the one who added the exchanges at the end where she [Anya] said bunnies frighten her."
(SPOILER) The 1st preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x06 "Among Us". The new Powers Boothe character debuts.
EW ranks the top 100 witches and wizards in pop culture. A couple of Buffy mentions in the list
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: Revisiting four classic Halloween episodes. Just in time for tomorrow!
CSTS event at Hal-Con in Halifax, NS Canada today. Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Hero of Canton sing along and an Evil Laugh competition.

October 29

Is 'The Cabin In The Woods' a horror movie? Debating the best way to classify The Cabin in the Woods.
Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! The Man Called @CancelledAgain By Himself No Less failed to live up to his Twitter name by bringing his genius to bear on the fourth and fifth (that's four more than one) season of American Horror Story.
EW's list of butt-kicking women in movies/TV. It includes who you're probably thinking of.

October 28

TV ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.4/4 in the 18-49 demo.
Spike and Drusilla are some of IMDB's favorite vampires. "Flashback scenes in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' showed us that Spike, played with singular flair by James Marsters, was a Billy Idol-style punk in '70s New York City. In any era, he was a charismatic bad boy, one with style and wit and a sense of humor that eventually endeared him to the love of his life, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar)."
(SPOILER) Elizabeth Henstridge on Simmons' harrowing journey. Entertainment weekly interview about "4,722 Hours".
Imperfect Harmony in Buffy Season 8 #21. Comics Alliance continues their look at the "strangest, most interesting and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium" by examining the 'Harmonic Divergence' issue from Season 8.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x06 'Among Us Hide...'. This episode will air next Tuesday.
"Muzzled the Musical" Season One. Juliet Landau plays the Black Matron in this YouTube musical comedy about singing princesses. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x05 "4,722 Hours". This week's episode was written by Craig Titley and directed by Jesse Bochco.

October 27

The 6 greatest modern horror films. The Cabin in the Woods takes runner-up spot in a list of the best horrors from the last 10 years.
Juliet Landau launches crowdfunding campaign for vampire doc. This film features an interview with Joss himself. The link to the Indiegogo page can be found here.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x05 mega buzz. This is a pretty major spoiler. Be Warned. I have truncated the title to eliminate the spoiler contained there.
James Marsters surprises Spike fans. The Buzzfeed gang had James Marsters surprise Spike fans in this awesome video.
The best high school TV show of the past 30 years, round one. Buffy tramples Dawson's Creek in the first round of Vulture's tournament.
(SPOILER) The 2nd preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x05 "4772 Hours". More Simmons!

October 26

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. November Sweeps plans. Brief teases for the episodes on November 3rd, 10th and 17th. No episode November 24th.
Seth Green talks about the new season of 'Robot Chicken'. The 8th season of the show co-created by him started airing on Adult Swim on October 25.
Elizabeth Henstridge is doing a Twitter Q&A today. It's at 6 PM Eastern (3 PM Pacific) and the hashtag is #AskElizabeth. Her account is @Lil_Henstridge.
IMDb staff ranks the top 25 TV series since 1990. A list by IMDb's staff to celebrate their 25th anniversary. A couple of familiar shows make the list.
The 25 best horror movies since 2000. A certain Whedon film discussed at #14.
"Supergirl" premieres tonight starring Mehcad Brooks. Brooks guest starred in the "Dollhouse" episode "Echoes" as Sam Jennings. More...

October 25

Alan Tudyk on Blue Beetle/Booster Gold: "If it's working with Nathan, I'm in." Alan expressed interest in playing Blue Beetle if Nathan is cast as Booster Gold.
(SPOILER) Richard Jenkins in horror/western "The Bone Tomahawk" with Kurt Russell. According to this review, Mr. Jenkins is funny. Spoilers for the film in question.
CSTS 'van Gogh' inspired event at Southlake TX on Sunday. It is a 2 hour class to paint a Van Gogh inspired version of Serenity. More...
(SPOILER) Promo pics for Agents of SHIELD 3x05 "4772 Hours". This episode will air on Tuesday.

October 23

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #20. The issue is out November 4th.
What unconventional family do you most identify with? One of the AV Club writers identifies with the Scoobies.
Sarah Michelle Gellar on Good Morning America. She discusses Star Wars Rebels, Foodstirs, and Buffy is mentioned.
Which Buffy characters would the cast of Orphan Black 'Shag, Marry, Clone'? There's a choice between Buffy, Angel, and Spike.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron - the clues in its deleted scenes. Den of Geek looks at what didn't get shown on the big screen.

October 22

The Cabin in the Woods comes to Fright Nights at Thorpe Park in the UK. Amongst other movie themed scare attractions, Thorpe Park in the UK has a The Cabin in the Woods horror maze as part of its Halloween Fright Nights.
(SPOILER) The 1st preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x05 "4772 Hours". This covers a short period of time after Jemma was swallowed by the monolith.

October 21

TV ratings for last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD. The show got a 1.5/4 in the 18-49 demo.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #20. Tell us what you thought of 'Triggers'.
(SPOILER) Ming-Na Wen talks about major developments from last night's episode of 'Agents of SHIELD'. Events from the episode are discussed openly, so beware spoilers if you are not up-to-date with the show.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x05 "4,722 Hours". Great title.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x04 "Devils You Know". This week's episode was written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Ron Underwood.

October 20

Watch the short horror film 'Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol' starring Miracle Laurie. This was shown at the recent 2015 Screamfest Film Festival. If you're a bit squeamish, then best avoid.
Watch 'Zombie Overpopulation' - a short film narrated by Tony Head. It's an enjoyable parody done in the style of a BBC documentary.
Ten things you might not know about 'The Cabin in the Woods'. An enjoyable ScreenCrush feature about Joss and Drew's movie.
The most popular Halloween costume in every State, via Google. This list of the top Google searched costumes for each state yields a varied and diverse group of options. More...

October 19

(SPOILER) The 2nd preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x04 "Devils You Know". May and Hunter discuss his plans.
Family ties make Runaways the gold standard for teen superhero teams. Joss' run on Brian K. Vaughan's series Runaways is discussed in this essay.
Which season of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is your soul? Just in case you've ever wondered.

October 16

Win a Buffy Titans 'Welcome to Hellmouth' mini-figure display box. The box contains 20 unopened blind-boxed figures. Do note that the Nerd Fu site stipulates that the contest is "open to U.S. Residents, age 16 or over".
Fill in this survey about the reuse of actors in the Whedonverse. Help fellow Whedonesque poster whedongeek with her research.
The 25 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. This time according to Den of Geek US.
Syfy cancels 'Defiance'. Bad news for Julie Benz fans.
Deconstructing Age of Ultron: Language Transcended ... Almost. It's the second part of the PopMatters examination of the Avengers sequel.

October 15

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. adds Powers Boothe. Powers Boothe joins the show in a recurring role. He previously played one of the members of the World Security Council in The Avengers. More...
A Felicia Day AMA on Reddit. Already includes some Whedonverse responses regarding Dr Horrible and Con Man. More...
Alan Tudyk talks about the cameo-filled fun of Con Man, joining Star Wars universe. Includes a short article and video interview conducted by EW at NYCC. There are also a great interview from The Hollywood Reporter.

October 14

(SPOILER) A preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x04 "Devils You Know". A new and very different team up.
The passion of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Great interview about her new endeavour Foodstirs. A quote about Buffy which didn't make the cut can be found here.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for January 2016. Angel & Faith #22, Buffy #23 and the Angel & Faith Vol.4 TPB are out this month. More...
TV ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. The show got a 1.4/4 in the 18-49 demo.
Engineer makes homemade Thor's hammer that only he can lift. Then challenges people in the streets to see who's "worthy".
Highlights from the Dr. Horrible Q&A at PaleyFest NY. Indiewire makes a list of some of the highlights from the Paley event.
Syfy cancels 'Dominion'. Sad news for Tony Head fans.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x04 'Devils You Know'. This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x03 "A Wanted (Inhu)man". This episode was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Garry A. Brown.

October 13

Sam Mendes puts his questions to Joss Whedon and other directors. Ever wanted an insight into how the Hollywood A-List make movies? Then this is the Empire magazine feature for you. More...
Dr. Horrible team reflects on cutting costs, singing fears, and more. TVLine chatted to Joss, Neil, Felicia, and Nathan before their PaleyCenter event last Saturday.
CSTS event in Adelaide, Australia this Wednesday. Here is the find another event page.
James Marsters joins Twitter! Welcome James at @JamesMarstersOf!

October 12

10 actors you forgot were in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. We didn't forget, but a nice list of 10 guest stars.
Nathan Fillion sets the record straight about Firefly comic book read-throughs. He did mention it at the recent Firefly panel at New York Comic-Con but as he tells Vulture "I was just joking around. If we're going to talk about the logistics of that, I would have to license that, because we don't own that property, and it's not really my call." More...
Deconstructing Age of Ultron: Good and Bad Language. An interesting read about the Avengers sequel.

October 11

Happy Birthday to Michelle Trachtenberg! She turns 30 today.
Video of the Firefly panel at NYCC. It's from yesterday, and it has Nathan, Alan (who left halfway through to do ADR work on Con Man), Gina, and Jewel. A warning: sound on this has a lot of reverb, but everyone is understable.
Eliza Dushku and Ivana Milicevic talk about female roles in genre at NYCC. The Whedonverse alums discuss their roles on Cinemax's Banshee and discuss women role models in fiction and their work on BtVS is also mentioned. More...
Joss says he made more from Dr. Horrible than the first Avengers movie. Verily. According to Variety, he doth spaketh of it at the Fest of Paley.
Christian Kane Says There'll Be a Season 2 of Kane's Kitchen. Christian Kane has a cooking show on iTunes (website here). In this video he says there'll be a season 2 (from New York Comic Con).

October 10

25 best US TV characters in the last 25 years. Does Buffy feature on this Entertainment Weekly list? Yes. Is that a shock? No.
(SPOILER) A preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x03 - A Wanted (Inhu)man. Phil and Ms. Rosalind by the seashore. More...
PaleyFest Dr. Horrible reunion panel live stream! At the time of posting, this link leads to a countdown telling you when the panel (or stream) is supposed to start. When it's happening, if nothing fails, the link should lead to the video stream itself. EDIT: It now leads to the recorded video. More...
Zap2it's coverage of the Firefly reunion panel at New York Comic Con. Nathan, Jewel, Gina, and Alan were there and it looked like a lot of fun. And Nathan's answer to "Malcolm Reynolds and Han Solo walk into a bar. Who walks out?" is awesome.
The New York Comic Con trailer for LEGO Marvel's Avengers. This game is going to be so much fun to play.
Brad Kane (a.k.a. Tucker) and Lea Salonga reunite to sing "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin. Kane provided the singing voice for Aladdin in the original film (alongside Salonga as Jasmine).

October 09

Dark Horse announces "Buffy: The High School Years - Freaks and Geeks" graphic novel. The Mary Sue has an interview with the writer Faith Erin Hicks and there's artwork from Yishan Li to look at as well.
Video of Eliza Dushku's panel at New York Comic Con. This took place yesterday.
Video of Summer Glau's panels from Comic Con Russia. In which much fun was had - most especially by Summer (if singing George Strait songs and dancing is any guide.) The link is to a video of the 2nd panel she did for the event - highlights of the 1st panel (including a hands-on fight choreography lesson) are floating out there as well. More...
CSTS events in Fort Douglas UT, Jenkintown PA and Paris this weekend. Loni Peristere will be at the Utah event. More...

October 08

Joss Whedon will speak at the Oxford Union. According to the Oxford Union's website, this will be on November 9th at 8pm.
Watch Shawnee Kilgore's 'Little America' - shot by Joss Whedon in Austin, TX. There's a Patreon for Shawnee if you're interested.
A behind-the-scenes look at creating the epic main-on-end title sequence for Avengers: Age of Ultron. A fascinating insight into how Perception came up with the Avengers sculpture that wowed everyone at the end of the movie. And check out the three alternate main-on-end title sequences as well.

October 07

Agent Carter vs Agents of SHIELD - the final Dubsmash round. Fun all round. And a good amount of money being raised for charity too.
TV ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD episode. A decrease on last week, with the show getting a 1.6/5 in the 18-49 demo.
Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion on last night's Last Call with Carson Daly. The pair talk about Con Man, science fiction fandom and "nerds", conventions, and all that related stuff in this five minute spotlight.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #19. It's the first part of the "A Little More than Kin" arc. And you should now be able to buy this and other Dark Horse single issues on Comixology and Amazon Kindle.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x03 'A Wanted (Inhu)man'. This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x02 "Purpose in the Machine". This episode was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Kevin Tancharoen.

October 06

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #20. The issue is out on October 21.
Kickstarter for new music from Four Star Mary. Four Star Mary, the band that provided the music for "Dingoes Ate My Baby", has a Kickstarter campaign to support their new music.
Hydra has an image problem. Brett Dalton calls up Joe Quesada to discuss Hydra's image problem.

October 05

Tom Hiddleston reveals why Loki was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well that's a shame.
(SPOILER) A second preview clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x02 "Purpose in the Machine". Daisy & Andrew discuss the pressures of the situation. More...
Hayley Atwell and Clark Gregg to continue their Dubsmash rivalry on Lip Sync Battle. They will face each other on Spike's Lip Sync Battle programme, their episode will air sometime in 2016.
Joss Whedon - the LinkedIn connection. Is there one? Yes there is, as you'll see in this New Yorker profile of Reid Hoffman.

October 03

Harry Groener, aka the Mayor, will be on stage in "Uncle Vanya." Harry Groener has been announced as part of the "Vixens" cast (there are two sets of casts) in the role of Serebryakov for the Antaeus Theatre Company's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in North Hollywood, CA.
The 13 best villain songs of all time. Three Whedonverse songs made this list.

October 02

Ten great reveals from Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron commentary. The Age of Ultron Blu-ray and DVD are out in the States today and ComingSoon.net has picked out some interesting facts from Joss's commentary.
(SPOILER) Covers and information for Angel & Faith #22. The issue will be released on January 6.
(SPOILER) Sarah Michelle Gellar's Star Wars Rebels character revealed. Will be making her debut on the show in season 2.
(SPOILER) Ward at the Wheel - Behind the Scenes of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A behind the scenes look at one scene from the next episode.

October 01

A review of the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Blu-ray. There is for the 3D version which is reviewed by High-Def Digest. There is a 2D Blu-ray review as well but there's more to chew over in the 3D review.
A 30 second ad during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. costs $132,552. Marvel's Agent Carter has a slightly higher price of $135,093.
The rise of Buffy studies: why academics love the show. An Atlantic article about how Buffy led to TV shows being studied as serious literature.
Anthony Head talks briefly about Ripper. "The life of Buffy still goes on in the comics, and I'd have to play a 60-year-old or an 80-year-old, do you know what I mean? That's not quite fun!"
Felicia Day takes us behind-the-scenes on Con Man. Fun backstage discussion with Alan Tudyk and other cast-members. More...



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