A Midsummer Night's Ramble
A Midsummer Night's Ramble
September - December 2000
Just a short message to say that the Golden Globe nominations were released and Sarah Michelle
Gellar is up for Best Actress in a Drama Series! Her competition is: Lorraine Braco in "The Sopranos", Amy Brenneman in "Judging Amy", Edie Falco in "The Sopranos", Jessica Alba in
"Dark Angel", and Sela Ward in "Once and Again. The Golden Globes will air on NBC on
Lots and lots of new articles... hmmm... what to start with... the Dec. 23-29 issue of TV Guide (with "Gone With the Wind" on the cover)
contains the list of the 10 best shows for 2000. Click here to see what Matt Roush said about Buffy, which
was number seven on the list.
TV Guide Online has an interesting review of
Angel's Darla story arc, which you can read here. There's also an
article on tonight's Buffy episode, mainly dealing with Riley. Click here to read that one.
And to top it all off, EW.com has a lovely interview with
Angel's Christian Kane (Lindsey). Read that here.
TV Guide Online had a lovely little article on Julie Benz
this past week, which you can read here.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be appearing in an upcoming episode of WB show "Grosse Pointe" during February 2001. She will be playing herself.
Some movie news about Buffy actors. Marc Blucas has won the role of Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in the
upcoming film "A View From the Top". And SMG is reported to be starring the future live-action movie version
of Scooby Doo with Freddie Prinze, Jr. Lastly, the official site for "Valentine", the upcoming David Boreanaz movie,
has a trailer of the movie for you to check out.
Entertainment Weekly's Best of 2000 issue was released this
week and Buffy was number five on list of the ten best TV shows. Read what Ken Tucker had to say about
the show here.
A little old, but cool, nonetheless... Cape Cod Times ran a wonderfully informative and interesting article on Andy Hallett (the demon karaoke host on Angel) back in
October, which you can check out here. (Thanks to Jen of BuffyNewsWire for discovering this gem!)
Buffy as a cartoon? According to David Fury, it's in the works... find out more at
IGN Sci-Fi. (Thanks Sarah!)
There's a lovely and interesting interview with Marti Noxon up at Teen Hollywood. Be aware
that the article does contain some spoilers. Click here to read it.
Some figure news from our resident expert Phazer:
"The new 12" Buffy doll has been delayed until Feb 2001, but there is some good news.
The reason for this is that the assortment is being increased! There are
also going to be the 3 gentlemen figures from Hush! While this is cool,
they seem to be a bit of a funny choice in preference to any of the
Other news - Moore's action collectables has gained the rights to do
action figures based on the Angel TV series as well as Buffy. Best date
I have at the moment thought is '2001' for the first wave. I don't know
which figures will be released, but if it isn't Angel, Cordelia, Doyle
and possibly Wesley I'll be very surprised."
And lastly, I kept meaning to post this before, but my memory just sucks. Christian Kane (Lindsey on "Angel")
is starring in a made-for-MTV movie this coming Friday, December 1st. The movie is called
"Love Song" and it also stars the singer Monica. Here's the description from MTV.com:
"Will Camille Livingston follow her heart -- or her parents' ideas for her future? Camille's life may seem
perfect with her fiancée and her plans for medical school, that is, until she meets singer Billy Ryan (Angel's
Christian Kane). Billy shows her the new and exciting world of music and more. Award-winning singer Monica
makes her acting debut as Camille in this original MTV made-for-tv movie, airing without interruption, on
December 1 at 8 p.m. ET Tune-in to hear the song." You can also visit this page
to see pictures from the movie. (Thanks Rashna!)
The December 1st issue of Entertainment Weekly (with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson on the cover) has a great
interview with Anthony Stewart Head and James Marsters in it. I highly recommend picking up a copy, even if
it's just to get the pictures. Click here to read the article.
There's a great interview with Clare Kramer (Glory) up at EW.com... you can read that here.
People.com has a great and very informative article about
Michelle Trachtenberg... it does contain some spoilers, but nothing major. Check it out here.
Kept forgetting to mention this... Sarah Michelle Gellar is on the cover of the December issue of CosmoGIRL!, so be sure to pick up a copy (even though the cover shot is from an
old photo shoot... grrr).
And lastly, some funny, but definitely interesting news... Salon Selectives will be holding "See it. Do it. Celebrity
Challenge", a celebrity filled hairstyling competition. The list of celebrities is chock full of Buffy peoples...
Amber Benson (Tara) and Julie Benz (Darla) will both be participating, as well as Elizabeth Anne Allen (Amy) and Christopher Wiehl (Owen in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date").
The competition will air online on December 6th at 10pm EST / 7pm PST, but you need to sign up to get the URL of the
webcast. Go to helenecurtis.com to find out more and to sign up.
We might as well start with the bad news... just to get it over with. Apparently Amazon.com
put up the pre-order page for the Season 1 DVD set a little too early. Since Buffy is going into syndication in the Fall of 2001,
the DVD release has been delayed until late in 2001 to prevent conflicts with that. So, if you already pre-ordered the set, Amazon.com
should be sending you a message (if they haven't already) about it. As far as I can tell the video set, The Slayer Chronicles, will still be released
in January since it's not a complete season set. I'm just annoyed I have to wait even longer to get the complete season on DVD... my videos are wearing out!
TV Guide Online has a fun little article about tonight's crossover with some info
on Juliet Landau. You can read it here, but be aware the article does contain spoilers.
It seems that FOX is trying to make up for taking down transcripts... a book of the scripts from Season One will be released in two volumes
on November 28. You can pre-order the books from Amazon.com right now:Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Script Book Season One Volume One: $12.60 (Contains "Welcome to the Hellmouth" through "The Pack")
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Script Book Season One Volume Two: $12.60 (Contains "Angel" through "Prophecy Girl")
Some more info on the possibility of Buffy moving to another network once the WB's contract with them ends...
EW.com has an interesting article about it with quotes from Anthony
Stewart Head and Marti Noxon. Read the article here.
I'll start with the awesome news... Amazon.com
is now allowing people to pre-order the Season 1 DVD set of BtVS. The DVD set is being released on January 9, 2001 and is selling for $41.99 right now.
On the same day, a new 3 video set is also being released, titled the Slayer Chronicles that sells for $34.95. It will contain three tapes, each with two episodes from Season 3. The episodes are also available on separate tapes for $12.99 each:
"Bad Girls" & "Consequences", "Enemies" & "Earshot", and "Graduation Day (Parts 1 and 2)".
TV Guide Online has an interesting article about James Marsters... seems he wants to do more work on "Angel". You can read it here.
Something else to pre-order for the holidays... AnotherUniverse.com is now taking advance orders for the Buffy Series II figures for $32.95. Right now, the set contains Buffy, Giles and Oz. Speaking of the action figures... our action figure guru, Phazer, informed me that there are reports of an exclusive Giles figure wearing a sombrero a la "Fear, Itself". Quite exciting, eh?
Did you miss seeing Anthony Stewart Head and Amber Benson on VH1's 25th Anniversary Special for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"? Don't despair... it's being repeated Tuesday (Halloween) at 1pm and again that night at 12:30am, as well as November 9th at 8pm and November 10th at 1am. Amber performs "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me" and Anthony performs as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Definitely a must see.
Speaking of Amber Benson... she will be co-writing a comic entitled "WannaBlessedBes" with comic and novel regular Christopher Golden for Dark Horse Comics. The comic will spotlight Willow and Tara and will be illustrated by Terry Moore. (Thanks to Little Willow of The Essence of Amber for the news!)
And last, but not least, a huge congrats to Danny Strong aka Jonathan on getting his first screenplay optioned! I can't wait to hear more about it.
I know I posted this a while before, but just a reminder: Sarah Michelle Gellar is scheduled to be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
tomorrow, October 16. Also, Alyson Hannigan will be on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn that same night. You can check the times
Entertainment Weekly has a small but interesting article about Buffy's TV future in the October 20 issue. Apparently rumors are going around
that ABC has an interest in picking up the show if The WB can't afford it. Check out the article here.
Just a couple quick things because I don't have a lot of time... David Boreanaz will be making a few TV appearances
this week. First, he'll be on the Rosie O'Donnell show on Monday, October 9th, and also MTV's Total Request Live that same day. And on the 10th, he'll be on
Live with Regis. Also, Charisma Carpenter's appearance on Craig Kilborn has apparently been rescheduled to October 20.
You can check clicktv.com for local times on all of those. And that's all she wrote (at least for tonight).
So, the wait has finally ended... I sure enjoyed my night, even if I'm extremely tired now from working on the site.
Remind me never to move again, or plan a site opening on premiere night. Anyhoo, onto the news.
More TV appearances by Buffy actors: Charisma Carpenter is scheduled to be on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn next Monday,
October 2nd. And soon after that, Sarah Michelle Gellar is reportedly on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno... Monday, October 16th to be exact.
You can check local times and such at clicktv.com.
TV Guide Online posted three (yes, three!) articles on Buffy today.
The first talks about the show in general, the second focuses specifically on Dracula and the season premiere, while the third is all about Tara.
Sci-Fi IGN has a wonderful interview with Marc Blucas, and yes, it does deal with the rumors going around about his,
so if you're trying to stay spoiler free, you've been warned. You can read the article here.
And speaking of interviews, TheWB.com has posted an interview with Michelle Trachtenberg, which you can read here.
Whoo hoo! That's
my celebration and the start of my countdown to the season premieres of
Buffy and Angel. Can we say "excited much"? Ummm... anyways...
onto the news. David Boreanaz is scheduled to be on Late Late Night
with Craig Kilborn on Monday, September 25th in order to promote the new
season of Angel, so be sure to catch it. You can check for local
times at clicktv.com.
Forgot to mention this
in my last update (Thanks for reminding me, Rashna!)... Alyson Hannigan
is on the cover of the October Teen
Style. I'm still trying to get my hands on that and the Premiere
issue with SMG cover, so those articles will have to wait.
Online has a lovely Q&A with Michelle Trachtenberg, which you can
here. Be aware that it does contain a few spoilers.
Sci-Fi has a great interview with Julie Benz (Darla) about the new
season of Angel and herself. Check it out here.
There's also a wonderful new Buffy
Bonus up there all about Julie Benz, Emma Caulfield, James Marsters,
Amber Benson and Danny Strong, so go forth and do the reading thing.
Fox Interactive announced
the release of the BtVS game for Color Game Boy today and you can read
all about it in the press
release. Or go purchase it from Amazon.com
for $29.99 (btw, they mention in the press release that the PlayStation,
Dreamcast and PC versions will be available in Spring 2001).
And let's end up with
the stuff that made my day... AOL released some season 5 promo pics for
Buffy and season 2 pics for Angel today. The pics are not the best
quality, but they're still great and the top quality ones should be released
when the WB station sites do their updates. So for now, content yourself
with these, courtesy of The
Buffy Cross & Stake.
Well, I like to start
with bad news, if there is any, so: Joss did not win the Emmy for Best
Drama Series Writing for "Hush". The award went to Aaron Sorkin and
for "The West Wing". So, no joy for us this year... let's hope the
academy wises up next year and gives the show what it truly deserves in
Lots of magazine covers
and articles for the month of October... Sarah is on the cover of Glamour
as well as Premiere
and Nicholas Brendon is on the cover of Teen
Magazine. The article about Nicky from Teen is here,
as well as some pictures. The articles on Sarah will be coming later
this week, but you can see the pics here.
CosmoGIRL! (Leslie Bibb of "Popular" is on the cover) also has an article
on Marc Blucas and the pics and article can be seen on this
From the ever amazing
are offering exclusive unpainted Giles and Oz figures from their website,
they're available now (they were previously comic con
exclusives), but I think you need to be a member of the MAC
fan club to get them. Also, online store Entertainment
Earth will have an exclusive Oz before Christmas. Not the rumoured
Werewolf though, just another repaint. This one is wearing black trousers
and a dark green 'Entertainment Earth' T shirt. Apparently the colours
for this one were choosen by Seth Green himself, which is kinda cool. It's
also limited to 3000 figures."
The new composer for BtVS
has been chosen. His name is Thomas Wanker and his previous works
include the film "The Thirteenth Floor". Check
out IMDb for more info on him. While announcing this, former
BtVS composer Chris Beck reported that Sony Records would be releasing
another song compilation before the end of this year and a CD of Buffy
score music in the spring of 2001.
Just in time for the holdiays:
Creations is releasing Buffy ornaments. Go
here to see them and to pre-order.
If you're impatient for
the season to start, check out this
article at IGN Sci-Fi
by the always entertaining Sarah Kuhn.
Guide Online recently had an article on Eliza and her new movie, "Bring
it On", which you can read here.
The Creative Arts Emmys
were held last weekend neither Buffy or Angel won any of the awards that
they were nominated for. Buffy lost Best Cinematograpy to The West
Wing and Best Hairstyling to Saturday Night Live, while Angel lost Best
Makeup to The X-Files. So our last hope for this year is Joss' nomination
for Best Writing (for "Hush"). That award will be presented on the
TV broadcast airing on Sunday, September 10th on ABC.
More from the awesome
Phazer on the upcoming Wave II Buffy Action Figures:
Toy Maniac has posted some better pictures of the Buffy II, Giles and
Oz figures (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/824.shtml),
including a painted Buffy II. Unfortunately they also report that the wave
has been pushed back to December, and that Cordy and Xander won't appear
until February! (probably meaning Spike getting pushed to March/April at
least). Have to say that sounds dubious to me, I just can't see them releasing
a figure case with 2 figures in it."
The WB has posted a longer
Buffy promo for the season premiere that's at the same address as the previous
(see below), but at least we get to see a bit more in this one. Here's
link again. (Thanks Kristina!)