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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Actor Camden Toy chats about Joss Whedon’s classic series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Camden Toy | photo courtesy Albert L. Ortega

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking, cult-adored, academically-studied TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. The series, which ran for five years on The WB and another two on UPN (both of which have since merged into The CW) starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, an initially reluctant Slayer who was destined to kill monsters and prevent the end of the world (a lot) in the town of Sunnydale, California. Camden Toy played three of Buffy’s most iconic nemeses, and then went over to the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER spinoff ANGEL to play yet another monster. […]Read On »

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Interview: Joss Whedon chats about THE AVENGERS, S.H.I.E.L.D. and BUFFY at a special event screening Q&A

Joss Whedon on the set of THE AVENGERS | (c) 2012 Marvel

Last night, a special screening of MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS was held at the Director’s Guild in Hollywood which featured a special Q&A hosted by moderator Jeff Goldsmith. During the nearly 45-minute conversation Whedon spoke about BUFFY, THE AVENGERS and FIREFLY and the fact that the Wasp was originally included in an original draft of the screenplay. He also talked briefly about S.H.I.E.L.D., the new ABC TV series that is a spin-off from THE AVENGERS. Here are some highlights. On what Marvel wanted from an AVENGERS movie … “Marvel was very clear what they wanted to do and they knew it […]Read On »

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Interview: THE AVENGERS Director Joss Whedon captures the essence of the comics

Joss Whedon on the set of THE AVENGERS | (c) 2012 Marvel

A little movie called THE AVENGERS just opened.  Chances are good you’ve heard of it. Chances are also good you’ve heard of Joss Whedon, the gentleman who directed the film and wrote the script, working from a story he and Zak Penn co-created, based on the Marvel Comics. Whedon, an Oscar nominee for his work on the original TOY STORY screenplay, won a New Media Emmy for his Internet musical DOCTOR HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG. He also created the TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL (with David Greenwalt), FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE, wrote and directed the feature film FIREFLY continuation SERENITY […]Read On »

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Interview: THE AVENGERS’ Mark Ruffalo Hulks Up over Joss Whedon

Mark Ruffalo star as the Hulk in THE AVENGERS | (c) 2012 Zade Rosenthal/Marvel

At the risk of printing a big spoiler, Mark Ruffalo would like to make known what his most memorable moment was during the filming of THE AVENGERS. In playing Dr. Bruce Banner, who when angry turns into the formidable huge green Hulk, it would seem that Ruffalo has plenty of moments to choose from. At a press conference to promote the film, Ruffalo’s cohorts Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Thor, both cite the scene when all the superheroes are together for the first time. Ruffalo, however, has a different moment. “Mine was […]Read On »

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Book Review: WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

Editors: Lynne M. Thomas & Deborah Stanish Price: $14.95 Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press trade paperback (available in trade paperback and Kindle) It’s rare, though not as rare as it was, for a writer/director/producer to generate a fandom all his/her own. It’s inarguable that Joss Whedon resides at the pinnacle of this group. Should the title of WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM need explanation, it refers to female fans of the man and his released work so far: the television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE, the FIREFLY […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: BUFFY creator Joss Whedon will be actively involved with Season 9 (Exclusive)

Buffy & Angel from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed what role creator Joss Whedon will have in the upcoming BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 9 comic books. “He’s pretty busy, but we were really gearing up for how to do this with as little of his time as possible,” says Allie. “And we had figured out how to do it,” Allie says. “But [Joss] said he really wanted to be involved. So he has been making the time. He is writing the first issue of BUFFY, he’ll be co-writing […]Read On »

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WHEDONCON 2019 convention preview plus tales from the 2018 WhedonCon

WHEDONCON 2019 | ©2019 WhedonCon 2019

WhedonCon 2019, celebrating all of the works of Joss Whedon while raising funds for charity, is coming up this weekend, June 7-9, at the LAX Hilton Hotel. Guests include Julie Benz (Darla on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, as well as Rita on DEXTER), Summer Glau (River Tam on FIREFLY and SERENITY, the ballerina in ANGEL, Bennet Halverson in DOLLHOUSE), comic book artist Georges Jeanty, Dagney Kerr (Kathy on BUFFY), Juliet Landau (Drusilla on BUFFY and ANGEL), Miracle Laurie (Mellie on DOLLHOUSE), James C. Leary (Clem on BUFFY), Julia Lee (Sister Sunshine/Chantarelle/Anne on BUFFY and ANGEL), James Marsters (Spike […]Read On »

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Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon talk Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Henry Simmons, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 | ©2017 ABC/Kurt Iswarienkio

As is often the case, all hell is breaking loose on AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesday nights on ABC. As the fourth season ramps up toward its finale, Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are trapped in the computer-created artificial world of the Framework, along with virtually everyone they know. The difference is that Daisy and Jemma remember who they are in the real world. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and former director of the organization, thinks he’s a high school teacher who’s new to espionage. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) has just been murdered […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Writer and executive producer Drew Z. Greenberg on the series and Elizabeth Henstridge on her directing debut – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Elizabeth Henstridge and Joel Stoffer in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 7 - "As I Have Always Been" | ©2020 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD writer/executive producer Drew Z. Greenberg, he talks about adding characters, working with Elizabeth Henstridge on her directorial debut on tonight’s episode, and more. AGENTS OF SHIELD, now in its seventh and final season, airs Wednesdays on ABC. ASSIGNMENT X: Super-fast Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, played by Natalia Cordova-Buckley, first showed up as a recurring character in the middle of Season 3; socially awkward tech whiz from the future Deke Shaw, played by Jeff Ward, was added at the start of Season 5. Was it decided to make Yoyo […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Writer and executive producer Drew Z. Greenberg on the final season – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 7 Key Art | ©2020 ABC

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD is now in its seventh and final season, Wednesday nights on ABC. The series seemed to have wrapped up conclusively at the end of Season 5, then got renewed for two more seasons. The result was that AGENTS OF SHIELD Seasons 6 and 7 were produced almost back to back, so that production on the show actually ended last summer, even though we’re only getting the ultimate run now. Drew Z. Greenberg joined AGENTS OF SHIELD in Season 2 as a writer/co-executive producer, and became an executive producer beginning with Season 6. Greenberg’s first staff writing […]Read On »

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