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August 18 2017

Buffy in Japanese - an analysis of the dub. This is a series of very interesting Tumblr posts about the show's dubbing in Japanese.
Read the draft scripts for the Buffy Season 7 episode "End of Days". There's also an interesting insight from Jane Espenson in regards to the Buffy Season 5 episode "The Replacements".

August 17 2017

13 great TV characters who arrived after the first season. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood.
(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 11 #10. This'll be out on the 30th.

August 16 2017

Buffy movie to get a 25th anniversary release on Blu-ray and DVD. There's no word if there's going to be any new extras. This will come out on October 3rd in the US. More...

August 15 2017

Buffy the Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition Boxset to come out in the UK as well. Amazon UK has a release date of September 25th for it. It'll be out in the US a week before.

August 12 2017

The best fake '80s songs on television. ā€œIā€™m just worried this whole session is going to turn into a training montage from an ā€™80s movie.ā€

August 11 2017

James Marsters explains why 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is this generation's 'Star Trek'. "And if we become the new "Star Trek" then I claim Spock. Spock Spike, Spike Spock - either way."

August 09 2017

Clare Kramer looks back on her snake scare on the set of Buffy. She's recently wrapped directing her first documentary, Joyrider.
Read Jane Espenson's draft scripts for the Buffy episode "First Date". This is a great insight into the writing for a tv episode.

July 31 2017

The Buffy movie is 25 years old today. Oh vampires of the world beware.

July 29 2017

How Syfy's 'Wynonna Earp' is paying homage to 'Buffy'. Showrunner Emily Andras talks to The Hollywood Reporter about the comparisons between her show and Joss'.

July 24 2017

Buffy 20th Anniversary panel report from Comic-Con. The panellists were the writers of "Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy and Angel."

July 22 2017

Funko announces wave 2 of BtVS Pop VInyl Figures. Previewed during Funko Funday event at SDCC, the new wave includes Faith, Giles, Dark Willow, Prophecy Girl Buffy, Xander and Xander with eyepatch.

July 20 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #9. Find out what happens in "The Great Escape".

July 14 2017

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel S11 #7. The issue is out next week.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy S11 #9. The issue is out next week.
Marti Noxon talks to NPR about upcoming film directorial debut, Buffy, and Joss. 'To the Bone,' a drama based on Noxon's own struggles with anorexia (she also wrote the screenplay), debuts on Netflix this weekend. Joss drops a typically incisive quote.
Some new official Buffy prints you might not have seen before. The Angel one is terrifying.

July 12 2017

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for October. Angel Season 11 #10 is out that month and the season finale of Buffy Season 11 too.
Start Buffy with Season 2? An article about binge watching TV and sometimes skipping over the first season.
Buffy writer Rob DesHotel talks working with Joss Whedon & the first two seasons of Buffy. Rob was a story editor on the show and wrote "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date", "The Puppet Show", "The Dark Age", "Phases", and "Killed By Death".

July 11 2017

Buffy tie-in novels are getting re-released for the Kindle in September. So far there's listings for Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row, The Lost Slayer series, Blackout, Dark Times, Spark and Burn, The Willow Files: Vol 1, The Faith Trials: Vol 1, Coyote Moon, How I Survived My Summer Vacation: Vol 1, and Blood and Fog. More...
Buffy heat change mug coming out this month. Pour hot liquid into it and a hidden image is revealed. There's also a Buffy pint glass being made by the same company as well.
Why Buffy was a great role model and we need to bring her back. So says an opinion writer in the Metro.
Which Buffyverse death hurts the most? Gosh, where to start?

July 10 2017

Buffy authors to hold a 20th anniversary celebration panel of the show at Comic-Con. Surprise guests are promised. This will be held on the Sunday at 12pm in Room 7AB. More...

July 08 2017

Torchwood Boy's very special reaction to "Hush". They say 90% of communication is nonverbal. Youtuber, Alex wishes to test that theory while watching the 10th episode from Buffy's 4th season. WARNING: Contains one, single word of profanity.
There will be a 'Reunion of the Buffy Art Department' panel at Comic-Con. This'll be held on the Friday at 7pm in Room 29AB. More...

July 07 2017

Hot Topic's Buffy inspired clothing line launches. Hot Topic, after much success with their Outlander inspired line and most recently the Wonder Woman collab fashion line, announced back in March their plans for a Buffy line.

July 04 2017

Details about Upper Deck's "Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer" game. The card game is set for an August release.

July 03 2017

Forget the hacks - create a real integrated marketing plan. Author mentions the twentieth anniversary of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in this column in a marketing industry magazine.

June 29 2017

Kel McDonald talks about her latest Buffy: The High School Years graphic novel. 'Parental Parasite' is out in comic book shops this week.

June 28 2017

Alyson Hannigan likes the idea of a Buffy cartoon. Same here.
20th Century Fox to release Buffy: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Boxed Set. There will also be a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying" fan event to be held in San Diego to coincide with Comic-Con.

June 27 2017

Funko to bring out Buffy Rock Candy figures. The Buffy and Willow figures will be released in August.

June 24 2017

Can you guess this villain from Buffy The Vampire Slayer? Well if you can't you're probably following the wrong website.

June 21 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #8. A familiar face returns.
(SPOILER) Corinna Bechko Slayalive Q/A For Angel Season 11 #5.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 11 solicitations for September 2017. Buffy # 11 and Angel# 9 come out this month.

June 20 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets nominated for a Teen Choice Award. It got nominated in the Choice Throwback TV Show category. Agents of SHIELD got a couple of nominations too.

June 18 2017

Alyson Hannigan on Buffy, and Wonder Woman trolls: 'I'm just like, 'Dude, really?!'. Alyson Hannigan aka Willow answers questions about the misogynistic pushback on Wonder Woman as well as reflecting on one episode that meant a lot to her.

June 17 2017

Nick Brendon on twenty years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also tells ScienceFiction.com that he's shooting a new show called The Wannabees which he is also wrote.

June 08 2017

Why Willow is one of the most important LGBTQ TV characters of all time. Decider did a top 50 list of LGBTQ TV characters which was decided by "over 40 LGBTQ entertainment professionals - writers, directors, showrunners, actors, journalists".

June 06 2017

Tiny Fences makes a musical review of Once More With Feeling. Buffy podcast releases the very special "607: Tiny Fences: The Musical!" with all original music. More...

June 02 2017

(SPOILER) Previews for Buffy Season 11 #8 and Angel Season 11 #6. Both issues are out on the 21st.

May 24 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #7. It's a good story this season, let's find out what happens next.
(SPOILER) Your Buffyverse comics for August. Angel Season 11 #8 and Buffy Season 11 #10 are both out that month. There's also solicitation info for the Serenity: Everything's Shiny Adult Coloring Book which is out October 11th.

May 18 2017

Why "Buffyworld" still matters. CBC radio program on the 20th anniversary of Buffy.

May 12 2017

Why Joyce Summers will forever remain a beloved TV mom. With Mother's Day taking place in the States this Sunday, Nerdist takes a look at Buffy's mom.
Camden Toy talks about being one of The Gentleman on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "The original name of the Gentlemen was not the Gentlemen, it was the Laughing Men, if I remember correctly".

May 10 2017

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 11 #7 preview pages. The issue is out May 24th.

May 09 2017

(SPOILER) Angel Season 11 #5 preview pages. The issue is out May 24.

May 07 2017

Do teens know 90's TV shows? Prepare to feel old.

April 29 2017

(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs Slayalive Q/A for Buffy # 6.

April 23 2017

Sandy Gallin passes away. He was a producer on the Buffy movie and an executive producer on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel TV shows. More...

April 21 2017

(SPOILER) Slayalive's Christos Gage Q/A for Buffy #6. With the midpoint of the season now reached,Christos Gage touched based with Slayalive and fans.

April 20 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #6. This issue is called "Back to the Wall".

April 18 2017

(SPOILER) Dark Horse July 2017 solicictations. Buffy #9,Angel #7, Buffy Omnibus: Season 8 Volume 1 TP and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book TP.

April 12 2017

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy S11 #6. The midpoint of season 11 for Buffy is out April 19th. More...
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel S11 #4. The issue is out April 19th.
SyFy Australia celebrates 20 years of Buffy with gorgeous promo. The post also announces airing all seasons on the network programming soon.

April 10 2017

Emma Caulfield writes a eulogy to Anya. And it's great.

April 01 2017

What makes Buffy still relevant and enjoyable today. A look back on IGN.

March 31 2017

Alyson Hannigan, Amber Benson on the groundbreaking Willow-Tara romance. "The romance was one of the first major lesbian love stories shown on network television and became incredibly important to Buffy's fans and the LGBT audience."

March 29 2017

Entertainment Weekly celebrates 20 Years of Buffy with cover and feature story. EW reunited the cast and Joss Whedon for their first joint interview and photo shoot in over a decade. Full reunion video can be found here and Group shot here. More...

March 28 2017

Simon Pulse to publish new Buffy spin-off series. Kiersten White will author the series, which will focus on a brand new Slayer from the group of Potentials whose powers were awoken in the show's series finale. Slayer will launch in the fall of 2018.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', reimagined by its fans. Remember when the New York Times asked for your Buffy fanfic for an article they were doing? Well here's the finished piece.

March 25 2017

Willow Rosenberg will be bringing out a Buffy Grimoire in October. The Official Grimoire: A Magical History of Sunnydale "is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy".

March 22 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #5. And the title of this issue is "Desperate Measures".

March 21 2017

9 sci-fi musicals that rocked television before Supergirl and The Flash. "This week, Supergirl and The Flash are airing musical episodes - a good use of the talents of Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, who had proved themselves on Glee. But theirs isn't the only musical interlude on sci-fi television." More...

March 17 2017

Amber Benson co-writes new comic book based on the '90s film Clueless. I was, like, totally buggin'.
TV's 15 best musical episodes, ranked. #1 will come as no surprise to Whedonites.

March 16 2017

(SPOILER) Find out what's happening in your Buffyverse Season 11 comics in June. Angel #6 is out that month as is Buffy #8. The first trades for each series are also solicited and will be out in August.

March 15 2017

Buffy at 20: Ranking the seasons. That season you like the best is still number one in your heart.
Kal Penn praises Buffy/Angel writers for not engaging in racially stereotypical writing. In going through old audition scripts and sides Kal Penn identifies so many television shows used stereotypes of Indians to guide their writing sensibilities. He singles out the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel writers for not engaging in such practices in their writing.

March 13 2017

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 11 #5. The issue is out March 22nd.
Why MTV's Sweet/Vicious must be saved. "Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be familiar with the sight of two powerful, pint-size young women handing out beat downs to villainous bad guys, punctuating their punches with wry quips."

March 12 2017

Felicia Day reflects on 20 Years of Buffy. An interview with CNET where Felicia talks about working with Joss and her time playing Vi. More...
Amber Benson takes the Spike vs. Angel question somewhere dirty. This is the AV Club's 11 Questions with Amber. She talks about how much fun she had filming the musical and gives lots of love to Dawn and Spike.

March 11 2017

Buffy video games ranked from best to worst. Someone needs to re-release the top two for the mobile market.
Five music artists who appeared on Buffy share their memories. Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Nerf Herder, Bif Naked, and Cibo Matto share their memories in this unique restrospective.
Torchwood Boy watches Buffy for the first time. A young Brit (real name, Alex) who makes reaction videos on YouTube, takes a look at this whole Buffy thing everyone's talking about, starting with the pilot, Welcome to the Hellmouth. NSFW: Contains some adult language, due to his genuine reactions.
Ten famous writers love Buffy. Yes, today is all about the Buffy love.
Amber Benson reflects on Buffy. Another slideshow, including a bit about the nixed Tara return.
Anatomy of a Perfect Pilot - Welcome to the Hellmouth. Meredith Borders of Birth.Movies.Death. writes on the structure of that first episode, and how it serves as a perfect introduction for the series to come.

March 10 2017

Sarah Michelle Gellar's post about Buffy at 20. She wrote a wonderful piece on her Instagram account.
'Buffy' at 20: Jane Espenson picks her best and worst episodes. A quick slideshow of Jane's opinions on her episodes.
"The Body": The radical empathy of Buffy's best episode. An analysis of the episode and its approach to grieving.
David Boreanaz reflects on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. There's a George Lucas story you might not have heard before.
'Buffy' at 20: Joss Whedon talks TV today, reboot fatigue and the trouble with binging. "I don't want to be a drop of water pretending I'm the whole wave, but where that wave crashes, that's our beachhead - empowering women and young people, and making everybody matter."
Tony Head on why Buffy was a feminist parable for everyone - including him. Another great 'Buffy at 20' article.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted on The WB 20 years ago today. The Guardian reminds us why the TV show was so good and meant so much to a lot of people. As does Den of Geek, Gizmodo Australia, Salon, The Telegraph, IGN, Paste Magazine, New Statesman, Radio Times, The Independent, US Weekly, and Vulture. And if you've missed some of the previous 'Buffy at 20' coverage posted at Whedonesque, then check out our Slayer20 tag.

March 09 2017

Joss Whedon looks back at Buffy. This is a great Joss penned overview of the show from start to finish.
'Buffy' at 20: 13 Key players on how it changed TV and why there shouldn't be a revival. The Hollywood Reporter sat down with James Marsters, Nick Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg, Tony Head, Emma Caulfield, Danny Strong, Amber Benson, Kristine Sutherland, Eliza Dushku, Gail Berman, David Greenwalt, and David Fury to talk all about Buffy.
Buffy's James Marsters on the hardest day of his professional life. We all probably know which it is. An excellent interview with some bonus love for ASH.
The best bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7. Can stand up, will stand up.
13 TV shows to watch if you miss Buffy. Good recommendations via Vulture, but some obvious staples are missing.
The villains on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' showed just how pervasive misogyny can be. Alyssa Rosenberg explains how the villains of Buffy are "a field guide to misogyny."

March 08 2017

The Guardian newspaper wants to hear what 20 years of Buffy means to you and see photos of your collections. You can share your photos and memories by visiting the site and clicking on the 'Contribute' button or by filling in their form. A selection of contributions will be featured on their site later for the 20th anniversary.

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