A Midsummer Night's Ramble
A Midsummer Night's Ramble
January - March 2002
Couple of nominations I keep forgetting to mention... first off, Buffy and Angel are up for a
bunch of Saturn Awards. The Saturn Awards honor genre films and TV shows. To see a list of the
categories the shows are nominated it and who they're up against,
click here. The Saturn Awards will be presented this summer
in Los Angeles.
And Joss Whedon has been nominated for one of the prestigous Nebula Awards for his
screenplay for last season's "The Body". The Nebulas honor Science Fiction and Fantasy writers.
Check out their website or
see a list of the other nominees up for Best Screenplay
along with Joss.
Next, a charming article/interview with Andy Hallett of Angel from
that one here (I'm in love it with 'cause Andy rocks AND Moulin Rouge is mentioned).
Some upcoming TV appearances by Seth Green to promote his new Fox show, "Greg the Bunny"
(premieres March 27). He'll be on "Live with Regis & Kelly" March 26, and that evening he'll
be on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". On March 28, he'll be on "The View" and the evening of
April 2 he's scheduled to be on "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Last of all, Metro Entertaiment
in Santa Barbara, CA is holding a signing on April 27th with Amber Benson, Stephanie Romanov
(Lilah on Angel), Andy Hallett, and Mark Lutz (Groo on Angel). If you can't attend, they
allow you to order personalized autographs. For more info or to order, check out their
For starters, the Season Two DVD for Region 1 (meaning North America) is now available for
pre-order at amazon.com. You can order a copy
here for $44.99 to be shipped when the DVD is released on June 11. The DVD set
includes commentary on "Reptile Boy" (David Greenwalt), "What's My Line" (Marti Noxon), and
"Innocence" (Joss Whedon), as well as host of other extras.
Amber Benson is scheduled to be on KROQ's Loveline tomorrow night. For radio stations and
times, I would recommend searching for your area at adamanddrew.com,
which has a good listing of radio stations that carry Loveline.
James Marsters is featured on the cover of the April 2002 issue of Starburst Magazine.
Read a portion of the article over at their site by clicking here.
And lastly in the MVP issue of TV Guide (March 9-15), both James Marsters and Joss Whedon
are listed as some of the most valuable players in TV. James is one of the featured stars, and
Joss is a featured writer. To see the blurbs about them, go here.
Couple tidbits and articles today. TV
Guide Online had an article about Marc Blucas in relation to his appearance on this week's
Buffy, as well as the upcoming opening of his new movie, "We Were Soldiers". Read that
Some more "Firefly" casting news. Joining Nathan Fillion on
the show will be Adam Baldwin (X-Files) as Jayne, Jewel Staite as the ship's mechanic,
Sean Maher as a mercenary, Alan Tudyk (28 Days, A Knight's Tale) as Wash, Summer Glau (the
ballerina in Angel's "Waiting in the Wings") as River, Gina Torres (Alias), and
Ron Glass (Barney Miller). Joss will be writing and directing the two hour series premiere,
which begins filming next week. For more info on the show, check out
Firefly: The Premiere Fansite.
Not too much today... mostly some fun articles. First off, a bit of news regarding Joss'
new show, "Firefly". Actor Nathan Fillion
has been cast in the lead as Captain Malcolm Reynolds. Read more about the show and the
character over at Sci Fi Wire.
TV Guide Online had a cute article
regarding romances on "Angel". That one can be seen here.
A wonderful interview with Buffy's geek troika (Danny Strong, Adam Busch and Tom Lenk) is
up over at SciFi.com. Read that one
right over here.
Just a few tidbits for today... first off, a reminder. If you haven't yet picked up a copy
of Anthony Stewart Head and George Sarah's album Music for Elevators, do so now! It was
released on the 5th and it's absolutely wonderful. You can order it here from amazon.com or
from the official album site, musicforelevators.com.
TV Guide Online had a nifty little article
about Andy Hallett and his character on "Angel" the other day. You can read that one
And lastly, an "Angel" guide (like the Watcher's Guide for BtVS) entitled Casefiles is set to be
released in April 2002, and can be pre-ordered for $13.56 from amazon.com. Just click
here to find out more and order a copy. (Thanks Kristina!)
Just a couple items for today... first, it seems that the Official Buffy Magazine is back
and under new ownership. Thanks to Titan Publications, the new magazine will be appearing on
newsstands starting February 5th. You can read the press release
here or take a look at the cover of the first issue over
Entertainment Weekly Online has a nice
little interview with Marti Noxon. Some talk about DVDs and past and upcoming storylines. Read that one
And lastly, this tidbit is from Soundtrack
Magazine (thanks to LW for the tip!):
"Attention fans of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Composer Christophe Beck has just completed the music to the new comedy
BIG FAT LIAR with the 80 piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (no word on a CD release as of yet). And rumors are flying that
there will be an album of the soundtrack to the musical episode of BUFFY that 'might' contain several suites from other episodes
scored by Beck."
Some articles about the upcoming Angel episode, "Waiting in the Wings", which Joss wrote
and directed. Be aware that spoilers are included in both of these! The first is from
TV Guide Online and can be
seen here. The second is from Zap2it.com
is over here.
Some small Buffy DVD news. The Season 1 set that was released on January 15th contains an
ad for the Season 2 set, saying it will be released in June 2002.
Nominations and awards tidbits... Buffy was presented a Special Achievement Award at the
2001 Golden Satellite Awards for Outstanding Television Ensemble. The Golden Satellites
are presented by the International Press Academy.
And you may remember that Buffy was nominated for Best TV Drama at the 1st Annual AFI Awards.
Unfortunately, we lost to "The Sopranos".
About a month ago, news came out that CBS was taking over the running of UPN, and at that
time, the future of Dean Valentine as the head of UPN was unknown. Now, it seems that
he will no longer be the head of UPN. Read more about it in this article from
The NY Daily News recently had a
small article/interview with Joss. In it, he mentions the future possibility of crossovers.
So be aware, some spoilers. The article is up here.
Nicholas Brendon will be appearing on "Hollywood Squares" during the week of February 11-15
for show's annual college tournament. Check tvguide.com
to find out local air times and channels.