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Website Closure.

9 February 2012 Leave a comment

I am saddened to inform you that I will be closing Whedon’s World for an indefinite period of time.

It is with great regret that I have to do this at a time when I should be celebrating 10 years on the web and when so much Whedon goodness is just around the corner.  I have nurtured this site from a simple listings page to the rather unmanageable beast it has become today.  So much has happened in these last 10 years both in my world and in Whedon’s world, both good and bad and 2012 is set to be an amazing year.  However, having just returned to full time work and taken on an Open University degree I find I just do not have the spare time needed to do this website justice and keep it up to date.

This website, and Joss Whedon’s work have given me so much joy over the years and I hope this will be a temporary situation and that I am able to come back bigger and better at some point in the future. In the meantime I will continue to update the Twitter and Facebook page, so you can check in there for news.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited this site, or contacted me for your support over the years. Here’s of many years of Whedon goodness to come.

Cider.

 

 

 

 

Morena Baccarin Talks Homeland with TV Line

13 November 2011 Leave a comment

Homeland‘s Morena Baccarin Previews a Heated Face-Off and the Moment Jessica Cries, ‘Enough!’

It’s rare that a nightmare is capped by a (seemingly) happy ending, and yet that twist of fate was dealt Jessica Brody on Showtime’s Homeland(airing Sundays at 10/9c).

Having been led to presume that her husband Nicholas (played by Damian Lewis) was killed in Iraq eight years ago, Jessica – and the world – learned that the U.S. Marine sergeant in fact was alive, and had been held prisoner all this time. And while CIA analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) suspects that this war hero was “turned” during captivity and now is part of a terror plot to be exacted on American soil, Sgt. Brody suspects that his wife found comfort in widowhood with his colleague and best friend, Mike (Diego Klattenhoff).

This Sunday, the men in Jessica’s life have their most intense war of words yet. Morena Baccarin, who shines as Brody’s conflicted bride, spoke with TVLine about how she went from playing an out-of-this-world queen V to the grounded, very real Jessica.

TVLINE | I saw you tweeting with “Abu Nazir” [aka actor Navid Negahban] this morning – I’m pretty sure that’s not a good idea.
[Laughs] Maybe I’m a terrorist.

TVLINE | You and I often spoke about how on V, you had work to find your moments as an actress, given Anna’s innate lack of emotions. And here you now are with moments ripe for the taking. How tricky and yet satisfying was that transition?
Yeah, it was really satisfying. And it’s the smallest things that mean the greatest things, like being able to reach and put my hair behind my ear. Suddenly, because I’d been restrained for so long, I had a wealth of human nature things at my disposal. Being able to explore emotion again was really great.

TVLINE | And some of your Homeland moments have been so raw, so vulnerable.
Yes, and they were not easy to tap into after so long of being kind of disconnected from that. [Jessica] is in a very vulnerable place that’s not very fun to be in all the time, but it’s very cathartic!

TVLINE | Jessica thus far has kept up a good façade. But is there a moment coming up where she just lets it all out?
I did kind of lose it a bit when my husband shot the deer, which was completely insane. But no you’re right, she’s a very strong woman and she knows that she needs to support him, so she’s putting herself second at this point, in the name of trying to get him back any way she can. But there is a moment in the eighth episode where Jessica finally says, “Enough! I am not going to keep blaming myself for this. It’s not my fault. I thought you were dead.”

TVLINE | This Sunday, tensions reach a boiling point between Nick and Mike, at a memorial service. What can you say about that?
There’s a very interesting scene where Brody kind of clocks everything that’s been going on, and the boys have it out.

TVLINE | He, what, also “clocks” Mike?
Uh, yeah! It definitely gets physical.

TVLINE | Do you think Nick at this point knows for sure about the affair? Or is he still just strongly suspecting?
I think it’s that thing where you think for a second you know exactly what happened, and the next you’re like, “How could that have happened?” He knows that what I did was not necessarily wrong, but he can’t deal with it right now, for obvious reasons. He was imprisoned for eight years and the only thing that got him through it, besides I guess the Muslim religion, was the thought of his family waiting for him.

TVLINE | Lets talk about those eight years. What would you say is the state of Jessica’s love for her husband right now? Has she almost “forgotten” that love…?
I think it’s more complicated than that. She’s had to come to terms with the fact that he’s not the man that left, that he’s a different person — almost a stranger to her — however they still are who they are. I think she had an expectation of who he would be when he comes back, but he’s obviously not that guy, and the only point of reference she has is those first few years they were together. So it’s about building a relationship again, from scratch. There are nice scenes coming up where we actually share some moments again and you see a bit of the history of their relationship. You see their [current] relationship kind of evolving into a more healthy one. It’s still strained, and we’re both playing at being “the good husband and wife,” but underneath there’s still a lot of recovery we need to do.

TVLINE | You mentioned the deer incident. Are there any other erratic behaviors of Nick’s that start to rouse suspicion in Jessica? That, while not quite along the lines Carrie is thinking, something about Nick is quite different?
No — in fact they start to really patch things up, in a surface, healthy way. [In the Nov. 20 episode] he makes a choice about the life he wants to lead, which is kind of a big twist in the season. She fights it at first, but things between them become better once she allows him this decision. But I have a feeling it’s sort of the calm before the storm. It’s exciting to be playing that, the rumbling underneath of something about to happen!

Origianl Interviw at TVLine

Seth Green Working on Spoof Star Wars Series

29 October 2011 Leave a comment

Seth Green is working on an animated TV series based around Star Wars, Howard Roffman of Lucasfilm recently revealed at the Brand Licensing convention in London.  The series is expected to premiere sometime “within the next two years”.

Source: BBC

Julie Benz Talks Reuniting With David Boreneaz with Zap 2 It

27 October 2011 Leave a comment

Julie Benz makes no ‘Bones’ about reuniting with David Boreanaz


 

By Jay Bobbin October 13, 2011


Julie Benz would love an on-camera reunion with her former “Angel.”

Now recurring as Patrick Wilson‘s sister on the CBS drama “A Gifted Man” — on which she’s featured Friday (Oct. 14) — the “Dexter” and “No Ordinary Family” alum is game for a guest shot on FOX’s “Bones” once the show returns Thursday, Nov. 3. That would put her back in the company of series star David Boreanaz, who was Angel to her Darla as still seen in weekday-morning TNT repeats.

“David and I always had a very special relationship,” Benz tells Zap2it, “and to work with him again would just be very exciting. We joke around about it, and hopefully, it’ll come true. Charisma Carpenter [alias Cordelia on both ‘Angel’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’] is still a close friend; with David, the two of us are always like, ‘We need to work with you again!'”

Carpenter will reteam with James Marsters, a.k.a. Spike, when they guest on The CW’s “Supernatural” Friday, Oct. 21, The same network will host another “Buffy” reunion soon when Amber Benson appears on Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s current show “Ringer” … and had things gone differently, Buffy herself might have been Benz instead of Gellar.

“I was one of a thousand girls who went in and read,” Benz recalls, “and that’s how I happened to meet (‘Buffy’ creator-producer] Joss Whedon. I was not right for the role of Buffy, but as an actress, I’ve always made interesting choices in auditions. Joss said he really liked what I brought to the character, and he asked if I would be interested in playing ‘Vampire Girl No. 1.’ Darla didn’t even have a name then.

“I was new to the business, so I said, ‘Sure, of course.’ And then ‘Vampire Girl No. 1’ evolved into what I think was one of the most amazing characters on television. I’ve always had a healthy perspective on the audition process, that it’s not always just about that job. I take it as my time to perform that character in that moment, and do the best I possibly can. And that’s all it is.”

Starring with John Corbett in one of the first “TNT Mystery Movie Night” thrillers when “Ricochet” debuts Wednesday, Nov. 30, Benz often gets feedback from moms and dads on her time as Darla. She cites both “Buffy” and “Angel” as “the types of shows where parents could sit down with their teenagers and have an hour of bonding every week, where maybe they weren’t able to communicate the rest of the time.

“They were shows that appealed to both parents and teens, when teens are in that awkward phase where maybe they don’t want to talk to their parents. There was that common interest, that common ground. So many parents have come up to me and said, ‘”Buffy” and “Angel” got me through those years when I wanted to kill my kid!'”

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Original Interview at Zap2it

ABC Commits to Pilot Written by Seth Green

16 October 2011 Leave a comment

ABC have made a committment to a pilot for a show written Seth Green ha, Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci and Michael Doherty. Ex-Comm, a “sci-fi drama with humour” is described as a “presidential-procedural” which is a “cross between the paranormal suspense of The X-Files and the political intrigue of The West Wing.”

Centering on a newly elected President and his Executive Committee (Ex-Comm) who investigate strange occurances, the show will remain “within the realm of possibility.”

Source: Deadline

Seth Green Cast in The Story of Luke

23 August 2011 Leave a comment

Seth Green has been cast alongside Lou Taylor Pucci in independent film from Fluid Film and DViant Film, The Story of Luke.

The film centres around an “autistic man searching for a job and a girlfriend.” Seth plays his mentor. The film goes into production this month in Ontario.

Source: Variety

LA Times Recap Joss Whedon’s Comic-Con Panel

28 July 2011 Leave a comment

Comic-Con 2011: Joss Whedon talks ‘Avengers,’ ‘Buffy’ on Broadway

July 23, 2011

Joss Whedon (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)

The ensemble of A-list actors starring in his upcoming “Avengers” movies makes a better team than the actual Avengers in the Marvel comic book that inspired the film, director Joss Whedon told fans at his Comic-Con International panel Saturday afternoon.

“What I find is that these characters mesh through these differences really well,” he told the capacity crowd at the Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom. “And what I also find is these actors have a great time playing against each other, and they are, as a troupe, actually a much better team than the Avengers are.”

He said working on “Avengers” has been easier than he expected. “In fact, the only problem I’ve had with ‘The Avengers’ is: Where is the 14-year-old girl with superpowers?” he joked.

The creator of the wildly popular television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off “Angel” gave a quick update on the Dark Horse comic book series featuring the same characters, then devoted the rest of the time to answering questions from fans. The new “Angel & Faith” series launches in August, and Season 9 of the Buffy comic series hits shelves in September, bringing the vamp-staking superhero back to the sort of world she inhabited in the TV show, Whedon said.

Season 8 took the “Scoobies” and new slayers out of a destroyed Sunnydale and made them part of a worldwide demon-fighting operation — a choice that ultimately “became an albatross,” Whedon said. “Kind of the point of Season 8 for me was, ‘Hey, we’re a comic, and we can do these things.’ People were more interested in her life than the fact that we could draw bigger things…. Having discovered that we can do more than the television show, I’ve discovered that I don’t really want to.”

Whedon also told fans he would love to take “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to Broadway.

“I can’t say that I will, or that by the time I try to, anyone would want me to, but yeah, I think she belongs there,” Whedon told a cheering audience. “In the theater across from ‘Dr. Horrible,’” referring to his popular Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

He teased the “Dr. Horrible” sequel, saying that some songs have already been written and that they are “so good.” He also said he would love to do more with “Firefly,” though he has no projects on the front burner. “I’m waiting for someone to call me to make a ‘Serenity’ sequel,” he said, but after two minutes of thunderous applause, added: “… but they won’t.”

One fan asked Whedon whether he regretted creating or killing any of his characters.

“Every character that we had, we got to milk for some really interesting stories,” Whedon said. “If people didn’t like them, we either found a way to make them like them, or play that up as part of their persona…. I’m not big with regret. It’s not on my schedule.”

– Noelene Clark

 

Original Article at The Los Angeles Times

 

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