Sunday, December 31, 2006

Episode #009 Buffy SMG News, Anne Part II, Merle the Stool Pigeon

Happy New Year! News on Amber Benson, Sarah Michelle Gellar's current films, Toy Update, Podcast Monster Merle, and the Essay: Can I be Anne Part II, Champion.

-Amber Benson's tv film Gryphon!
-Amber Benson's tv film Holiday Wishes!
-Sean Maher's Wedding Wars!
-NY Times interview with David Boreanaz! -Keith RA Decandido's annotations on Blackout!
-More Buffy Fanfiction!

Genuine Molded Plastic:
-Smile Time Spike in stores now!
-Principal Wood announced as a Previews Exclusive.
-Slayer Scythe for $210

Where Are They Now? Sarah Michelle Gellar
-Happily Never After
-The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing retitles as Suburban Girl
-American McGee's Alice
-The Air I Breathe
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Podcast Monster: Merle
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Essay: Can I be Anne? Part Two: Champion!
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Friday, December 29, 2006

Episode #008 PVC Capt. Tightpants, Anne Steele, News from the Whedon Verse!

News from the Big Damn Whedonverse! Jason Behr! Buffy Book and Comic Updates! Serenity Toys and New Buffy Figures! Essay: Can I be Anne Part One.


New awesome Whedon-Verse fan-fiction Podcast called Strangely Literal!

buffy angel and firefly for download

-Bronzer Cookbook Project - includes recipes from David Fury & Nancy HolderIf you’ve wandered this far, you’re wondering how you can purchase The Bronzer Cookbook.First, the proceeds from this project, less the cost of printing, will go directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.The cookbook features recipes from ’verse VIPs such as David Fury and and Nancy Holder. You can purchase the book by going to http:// For each book sold, $3.00 (downloaded or print) will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.All the cooking measurements are in both American and European systems.If you have any questions about this project, please e-mail k8cre8 or Kessie at Thanks for your interest, and Happy Holidays.

Willow's Book Report:
Writers for buffy season 8 announced...

christopher golden's blog
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Buffy Dark Congress on amazon

Interview with Keith R A Decandido at
-Excerpt from the Deathless book...
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Angel Premiere Edition

Genuine Molded Plastic:

Serenity PVC Figures, Serenity in Disguise Ornament, and sneak peek at Oz, Dru, Wood, and Judge Action Figures

Where Are They Now? Jason Behr
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Essay: Can I Be Anne? Part One
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

More Firefly/Serenity news: toys and videos etc....

Check out Done the Impossible to get an awesome fan made documentary about bringing the Bid Damn Movie to life! Here's a link to the trailer...i think?
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Head over to Dark Horse Comics for info on the upcoming line of Serenity PVC figures...they look so very cute...
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Serenity PVC Set
By: Gentle Giant
Serenity fans rejoice! The master sculptors at Gentle Giant Studios have taken full-size 3-D digital scans of the main actors from Joss Wheden's blockbuster film Serenity and created a fabulous, realistically detailed PVC set of the favorite three crew members. This process has allowed us to achieve an unprecedented level of accurate detail, both in terms of the distinctive likenesses and the accessories and costumes. Since you can't get these actors to come visit you at home and sit on your bookshelf or computer, this is probably the next best thing!This is part of a continuing program of officially licensed Serenity items from Dark Horse, so watch this space for new releases. Publication Date: May 16, 2007 Format: Featuring Jayne (4" tall), Mal (3.9" tall), and River (3.45" tall), Packaged in deluxe, full-color window box Price: $17.99

Serenity in Disguise Ornament!
Due to overwhelming demand, we are creating a special variant edition of one of our most popular new releases, the Serenity ornament. This will be a special release, and will be limited to advance orders only. No reprints or reorders.As Serenity fans know, there is a sequence in the film where the crews disguises Serenity as a Reaver ship. We’ve taken the existing ornament, added a few sculptural details, and revised the paint application accordingly. Voila! Something special for the true fan.We will accept orders for this item until March 1, 2007, and will then set the print run. That’s it. We will not go back into production on this variant ship after that.Like the regular ornament, this version will have both a hanging hook and also a small pedestal base, allowing the ornament to be hung traditionally or displayed on the base on a flat surface. Publication Date: May 24, 2007 Format: 6" long x 3 1/2" wide, full color ornament Price: $24.99

Rumor has it more sculptures, ornaments, and other merchandise are on the way in addition to another comic book run! The more of this we get...the more the hope stays alive that we will get our Big Damn Trilogy! Shiny!

Firefly Universe goes Online...I will never leave my house!

Firefly Reborn as Online Universe
By Mark Wallace
Dec, 07, 2006
Like Capt. Mal Reynolds stumbling in after a bar fight, the short-lived but muchbeloved sci-fi series Firefly will soon make an unexpected return, not as a TV show, but as a massively multiplayer online game.Now that's shiny.Multiverse, maker of a free MMO-creation platform, plans to announce Friday morning that it's struck a deal with Fox Licensing to turn the show into an MMORPG in the fashion of Star Wars Galaxies or Eve Online.The "Browncoats," as Firefly's most devoted fans are known, have been campaigning to bring the show back almost since the moment it was canceled in late 2002. Now they'll get their wish, albeit in a new form."We see virtual worlds as an extraordinarily promising new entertainment medium," said Adam Kline, Fox Licensing's vice president of media enterprises in an e-mail. "We believe Multiverse can deliver an experience that will remain true to the original series, while enabling a whole new level of personal involvement for fans."Canceled in the United States after only 11 episodes, Firefly has become the Star Trek of 21st-century sci-fi fandom: a show that seemed to remake the genre even as it stayed faithful to the conventions of "hard" science fiction, like engine room problems and menacing hordes lurking on the edge of known space.What made the show special was the wry, often self-deprecating humor of its characters, from the captain with the checkered past to the unwittingly sexy engineer, the dull hunk of a mercenary with a girl's name, and the mysterious young woman passenger with special gifts.The online version will move away from those central characters -- after all, there's only one Mal Reynolds. In an MMORPG, "everybody has to have their own story," says Multiverse co-founder and executive producer Corey Bridges."Television series can be really good properties to turn into MMOs, because when you make a TV series, not only do you need great characters, but you need to create a full, rich, compelling place," Bridges says. "If you're doing science fiction, you have to really think it out and create an incredibly rich environment that is compelling in its own right, and worth exploring and going back to week after week. That's what Joss Whedon did with Firefly."The universe of Firefly and its spinoff film, Serenity, featured everything from Old West-style towns to futuristic urban environments, gritty spaceships and pastoral retreats -- freedom fighters, oppressive government agents, smugglers, outlaws, mercenaries, trader, townsfolk, futuristic geishas and a race of corrupted humans known as the Reavers.Bringing those environments and character types to life as an online game will be a challenge: Multiverse is not a game developer, but rather a platform provider whose product is still in beta. Instead of making the game itself, the company will hire a development team that will craft the virtual galaxy using Multiverse tools."We want to find someone who wants to do something unique and fun and interesting, not just a re-skin of World of Warcraft or Star Wars Galaxies," Bridges says.Because the underlying technology is already in place, "I feel confident that we'll see something the public can play sometime in 2008," he adds.Founded by several early Netscape employees, Multiverse hopes to do for virtual worlds what Netscape did for web pages: provide a universal browser that lets users access any world built on the Multiverse platform using the same client software.Already, some 7,000 development teams have registered for the Multiverse beta, according to Bridges, and more than 150 are making MMOs and non-game virtual worlds on a full-time basis. The tools are provided for free, with Multiverse taking a cut of revenue only if developers charge for their games, or for virtual items available within their worlds.Landing Firefly on the Multiverse platform would seem to be a sure-fire promotional move. But satisfying the show's committed fans will not be easy. Online communities like, the show's premier fan site, have generated an endless stream of fan fiction, art, blogs, pod casts, meet-ups and even a fan-produced documentary, Done the Impossible, which briefly broke into the top 1,000 in DVD sales on announcement comes just in time for this weekend's second annual gathering of Firefly fans at the Hilton hotel in Burbank, California. The "Flanvention" has already sold out, with 500 prepaid attendees signed up.Bridges shrugs off the pressure; he just wants to make "something worthy of the show," he says. "This all springs from the genius that is Joss Whedon. It's rewarding beyond words to be able to hopefully be a footnote in the history of Firefly."

Footnote form me: The flanvention was cancelled at the last minute so fans planned a backup bash...a bunch of the actors showed up anyway to just hang out. Gotta love those guys. I know I sure do...

See the upcoming Judge, Dru, Oz, and Wood Figures from DST! has pictures of the upcoming figures and variants! Go check them out:
Oz-sexed up Wild at Heart Oz, God Fear Itself Oz, and Dopplegangland Oz. Surprise Dru, Vamp What's My Line Dru, and School Hard Dru, Principal Wood, and the Judge (who looks AWESOME!)...the build-a-figure for this line. Very exciting stuff.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Jewelry as seen on Buffy and Angel

Head over to A.C. Chase to get the same jewelry worn on Buffy and Angel. I have a few of these pieces myself and they are very nice. If you sign up for their mailing list, they often send you coupons. In fact you might be able to score one just by emailing them and asking for one (Never hurts to try!) I just got a $25 gift certificate myself. I recommend the Byzantine Cross myself. I have it and its totally gorgeous!!! I just ordered the Jade necklace myself.

Sneak Peak New Buffy Statues!

The new issue of the Radical Confidential came out today at Diamond Select Toys! It gave us the sneak peak above (which looks like blondie bear to me) and refers to it as an exciting new statue line. The newsletter sent by email also says to look for the new "Bargaining" bookends soon! Very exciting. JusticeDemon on BTVSFigs Forum (JD works for ye olde DST) says, "They're not six-inch statues. Bigger, but not so big as to infringe on any other Buffy license." So they are only, 'slightly bigger than a bread basket' then. So larger than a figure but smaller than the Sideshow Premium Format Spike.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Promo #0 Long Live the Undead!

Here's a promo for Undead America...spread the good word. Fly my pretties, fly!