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Published at: April 27, 2004, 12:34 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

Only the Mighty Hercules could get this excited about Nick Brendon mumbling the word “brothers” under his breath.

If anyone at this Cleveland con was standing closer to the public address speakers, kindly write in and explain what young Nicholas was on about.

I went to the Cleveland Slayer Convention this weekend and thought you might want to hear some news.

Nick Brendon did a Q/A and let slip that Joss is working on another show. When asked what it was called he mumbled something like "Brothers" but then said he didn't know. He also said that a Buffy movie is going to happen it's just a question of when. I also found it strange that he mentioned a Buffy cartoon that has Allison, Anthony and him doing voices that might be picked up soon. I thought the Buffy cartoon was dead...?

Mercedes McNab said that Angel is dead as an ongoing series but she did hear about the TV movies. She even started to cry when talking about the shows end.

Anthony Head talked about Whedon and him doing a spin off called Ripper. He said that he and Joss talk about it every time they see each other. It is supposed to start off as a 2 hour TV movie.

Morena Baccarin said that the Firefly movie would start filming in June and that you would get more back story on Inara and Book. She also said that as far as she knows everyone is back for the movie.

Call me sally

I am – Hercules!!





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  • April 27, 2004, 12:40 p.m. CST

    first

    by Ghoti

    He said "bother," like Eeyore. As in why bother.

  • April 27, 2004, 12:49 p.m. CST

    future projects?

    by mag7man

    The 'Buffy' cartoon has been dead forever. I've been reading about the 'Ripper' spinoff for the past few years mainly as a BBC limited episode series but does anyone really believe that is ever going to happen even though I really wish it would. I'm also not convinced we're ever going to see one much less six Angel movies. If there is any truth to that 'Brothers' series it sounds more like Brendon pitching an idea to Whedon to star Brendon and his twin brother in a series

  • April 27, 2004, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Buffy Convention

    by The Alienist

    Uh...how does one find out about these Buffy conventions? Could someone PLEASE email me and let me know how to get on a mailing list or somethin'...

  • April 27, 2004, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Buffy Convention

    by The Alienist

    Uh...how does one find out about these Buffy conventions? Could someone PLEASE email me and let me know how to get on a mailing list or somethin'...

  • April 27, 2004, 2:01 p.m. CST

    They'll be back

    by mulberry

    Gina Torres certainly says she's in it: http://www.gina-torres.com/ (go to career|Firefly) ...which is nice.

  • April 27, 2004, 3:49 p.m. CST

    The REAL Buffy news is that Charisma Carpenter's naked Playboy p

    by rev_skarekroe

    I would like to put my penis into her vagina. sk

  • April 27, 2004, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Floating? they're here

    by SpeakerWiggin

    http://216.127.95.123/2004/04/27/charisma.carpenter/

  • April 27, 2004, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Cordelia in Playboy

    by Barry Egan

    This is wonderful news. I wish she'd posed in 1999.

  • April 27, 2004, 4:58 p.m. CST

    One Brother Restaurant

    by pants malone

    Xander gets hit again with that demon laser thing and is split in two. He and his doppelganger spend their time trying to bring Anya back to life and give her one of her wishes, Xander action x 2. Or maybe he hunts his twin, who killed his wife and framed him for the murder. The hunt for the one eyed man begins. XH: the Fugitive.

  • April 27, 2004, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Buffy/Angel/Firefly Conventions

    by JossWorshiper

    The Cleveland Slayer Con was hosted by vulkon conventions, www.vulkon.com. You can find out about others usually through the actor's site who you want to see, like james marsters usually has a listing of where he'll be as does tara. I'm surprised no one mentioned that Xander said he just got out of rehab for drinking. He seemed twitchy on stage. All of the actors were very cool and gracious though.

  • April 27, 2004, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Angel movies

    by Barry Egan

    They are again reporting over at Dark Horizons that there will in fact be six Angel TV movies, the first of which will debut in September. They are saying Faith will be in the first one. This really does verify Herc's report that Angel will end the series in a huge cliffhanger. If this proves to be true, it's a really smart move by WB. It allows them to open the schedule for the new show they want while still providing 12 hours of Angel for the fans.

  • April 27, 2004, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I hope we get to see Ireanas boobs in firefly the movie

    by JackDonkey

    Firefly the movie has to be rated R... for violence and nudity, cause everyone knows they swear in a language that doesn't get censored or warrant an R rating.

  • April 27, 2004, 5:37 p.m. CST

    puppets!

    by myuserid

    buffy comes back as -- you guessed it -- a puppet! then spike and angel turn into puppets and they, along with kermit and his crew, take the fight to sesame street for the ultimate battle* vs big bird and snuffleufflegus. weedon should smoke more and maybe, just maybe, he would be able to come up with a non-puppet plot. note: * designates that ultimate battle will take place in widescreen on the most dramatic network on tv, the double-double-double-double-double-U-B !!

  • April 27, 2004, 5:41 p.m. CST

    holy shit the San Francisco Buffy Con has all the stars

    by JackDonkey

    Drool, I bet a lot of information gets released at that one.. damn. Sadly no firefly peeps, but happily that's because they'll be making the goram movie.

  • April 27, 2004, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Inara's breasts...

    by JossWorshiper

    In case Herc doesn't post this: For what it's worth, here's my review of "Way Off Broadway" with Morena Baccarin from Firefly. I saw it in conjunction with the vulkon convention for Buffy/Angel/Firefly this past weekend. Way Off Broadway is a damned fine attempt from a first time film director/writer. It's even pretty good considering the crap coming from the Hollywood studio grind these days. I'd recommend it for some funny jokes, compelling acting and the beautiful and extremely talented Morena Baccarin. She laughs, she cries and she has sex, a lot. She's not nude (although her breasts look great and possibly braless throughout), but there is nudity, both female and male. The nudity is humorous, so it doesn't seem gratuitous. The plot is contrived, but the characters are fun and likeable. The first 10 minutes is a little slow (for someone like me with ADD), but for the rest of the movie I didn't look at my watch and I actually laughed out loud on several occasions. The only thing I would recommend when watching, is that you don't sit right up front in the theater. The film was shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm for theatrical distribution, so the close ups are too close and the moving shots are too fast, if you're sitting close to the screen.

  • April 27, 2004, 6:46 p.m. CST

    HERC!

    by Cunty Bastard

    You stupid fucking knobrash. You cream your pants like a little girl whenever anyone mentions Buffy or any other such Whedon-related toss. Why? THe man isn't that good. I bet you want to rim Anthony Head, you pathetic fucking douche.

  • April 27, 2004, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Whedon seems to have a lot of projects "in the works"

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Maybe that'll be his new thing, just coming up with ideas but never fully developing em to fruition, like the cartoon and Ripper, and did that Fray series ever finish? I don't really see a Buffy movie happening anytime soon either, I dunno why, just a hunch.

  • April 27, 2004, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Cartoon

    by jgsugden

    Don't assume that a cartoon would be a Buffy cartoon just because Allison, Nick and Tony work together on it. The Gargoyles cartoon of the mid 1990s incorporated a lot of the 'crew' from ST:TNG. Brent Spiner, Jonathon Frakes, Marina Sirtis & Michael Dorn.

  • April 27, 2004, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Ripper script is on the net

    by snow scorpion

    The script for 'Ripper' is already on the net somewhere. I have it on a floppy somewhere around here.

  • April 27, 2004, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Fray is done and collected in a snazzy hardback edition worth ab

    by Silver_Joo

  • April 28, 2004, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Playboy pics and a question/rant...

    by Logo Lou

    The nude pics look nice, although a bit over-processed like most playboy pictures (seriously the fakes are becoming more real looking). But can someone explain to me though the logic of when these people all over the net have to put their little scan logo or identification/water marks/ borders on pictures. I've never understood this. What is the point? It's like, "Hey! Look at me! Sure, you can pick one up for 40 bucks easy too but I have a SCANNER! ME! You couldn't scan something out of a magazine like I did!" I always wish I could scream back, "Yeah, you have a scanner, and I have photoshop and removed your stupid fucking signature crap." Just like when some lame fan sites have the same batch of promo pictures and stuff scanned out of magazines everyone else has yet scream "Don't STEAL my pictures!!! Ask me before you use them! AND credit me!" Like they had fuck all to do with ANY of it. Original art or photo manips, okay... but some pictures from magazines or books or shit from the offical web-site? Fuck that.

  • April 28, 2004, 1:49 a.m. CST

    HOW ABOUT SOME TALKBACKS HERC?

    by GrinZ

    Sweet Christ!!! The Shield, Deadwood, Sopranos, 24 - HELLO??? HELLO??? IS THIS THING ON?????????

  • April 28, 2004, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Is that Joss "Vampire Fetish" Whedon who wrecked an Alien movie?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    I've never seen a single episode of Buffy, nor do I want to, but I hope this series is titled "Killing the Fat Fuck" and consists of three episodes: - The Abduction: Whedon is kidnapped by a group of masked men, roughed up and beaten for an hour. - The Interrogation: Whedon is gagged and tortured for an hour with a variety of tools, such as a Bosch drill, a blowtorch, a screwdriver, a nutcracker, a car battery... - The Justice: the fun continues, and finally Whedon dies. The men remove masks, revealing themselves to be Aliens, still extremely pissed off after seeing Alien: Resurrection.

  • April 28, 2004, 6:05 a.m. CST

    22 hours or 12 hours...

    by badboymason

    Is it only me who wonders why WB would CANCEL a show only to agree to renegotiate to make 12 hours more of it. Is it so they can ditch a lot of the cast and make it Angel/Spike and some Buffy people showing up. Why not make a half-season of 2-parters, and then they could show them as they want, as a season or as movies. To me - THIS MAKES NO SENSE.

  • April 28, 2004, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Logo Lou:

    by Macstone

    I could not have said that better myself.

  • April 28, 2004, 1:53 p.m. CST

    best CONVENTION

    by GollumsNutsack

    I agree, the best CONVENTION in the US is http://www.FlashBackWeekend.com Boreanaz in his only appearance....

  • April 28, 2004, 1:59 p.m. CST

    yep.

    by BruceCambellChin

    This is the better of all the Buffy/Angel cons, www.FlashbackWeekend.com. Boreanaz is there and for the price, you get way more. If the organizers are reading this, I better get a free ticket.

  • April 28, 2004, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Alien Resurrection

    by filmphi

    SalvatoreGravano: If all you've seen of Whedon's work is Alien Resurrection then I don't really think you can legitimatly diss him. Whedon himself said that movie was horrible and shed a few tears at the premiere because they hacked his work so much. Watch an episode of Buffy/Angel/Firefly then make your decision. I think we all know Alien Resurrection was horrible. On another topic: How long has this Ripper thing been in the works? I agree with whoever said Whedon talks about whatever ideas cross his mind, get his fans excited and then we wait for months or years till this actually sees the light of day.

  • April 28, 2004, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Alien Ressurection?

    by joe brady

    It was a hell of a lot better than Alien3, in spite of Whedon's contributions.

  • April 28, 2004, 8:15 p.m. CST

    re joss and alien4

    by arcadia

    If you read any interviews with Joss he hates Alien resurection, made him give up doing any film he didn't have control over. They basically brought in other writers and butchered his script .. as far as Angel the only resaon it was cancel was due to Dark Shadows, which I will not be watching

  • April 28, 2004, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Whoa! (Angel spoilers for tonight)

    by Alex Rogan

    I'm watching it now. Spike, Wes AND ANGEL just got killed. No kidding.

  • April 28, 2004, 9:40 p.m. CST

    A thought ...

    by jgsugden

    A thought just occured to me when I watched Angel on TNT. Was Conner headed to the proposed Faith spinoff that never got off the ground? They developed a relationship between Conner and Faith. They wrote Conner off Angel. Perhaps Conner was supposed to go through that change and end up on the Faith spinoff with no memories of his past life ...

  • April 29, 2004, 2:44 a.m. CST

    I think AR is fairly faithful to Whedon's script until the 3rd

    by Tall_Boy

    I remember reading the original script on the net, and aside from one or two action beats it was fairly similar. And there are a few very cool action beats / quirky lines in the first 2 acts. But when the Newborn hits the stage ... yes, the Newborn IS Whedon's concept, but in his script its like a spider / alien thing that doesn't talk, crawls around and doesn't have puppy dog eyes and says mommy. You can blame our AMELIE directing friend for that one. And yah, I don't watch Buffy or Angel (Firefly was pretty cool) but I think the first 2 acts of Alien Resurrection are actually pretty decent. Its only a mis-managed crappy ending that really tanks the movie because that ending is SO ... FUCKING ... BAD.

  • April 29, 2004, 2:50 a.m. CST

    ah-ha. here's whedon's Alien Resurrection draft

    by Tall_Boy

    http://www.scifiscripts.com/scripts/alienresurrection_early.txt Check out his badass description of the Newborn that sounds 100 times cooler then what was in the final film. "Something emerges from the wound. An alien, to be sure, but nothing we've seen so far, its forelegs arch out of its back like spiders legs, its back legs set on enormous haunches, thick and powerful.Its head is long, eyeless, like the others, but along its white expanse red veins, coming out of the skin and running like thick black hairs to the back. It has retracted pincers at the side of head that come out when its tongue does.Its much bigger the the others, nearly the size of the queen herself. And it's bone white." Now like I said above, I ain't a Buffy/Angel geek, I'm just an Alien geek who likes AR up until the horrible terrible bullshit ending. And reading this, it sounds alot cooler. (and no talking from the Newborn either)

  • April 29, 2004, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I know what the spin-off series is...

    by Uncle Stan

    Those five freaky Mexican wrestler brothers are back, baby!! They appeared earlier this season on Angel. And if they're back, can THE DEVIL'S ROBOT be far behind???

  • April 30, 2004, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Xander is in rehab

    by Darquon

    I wouldn't put too much stock in the Brendon quote, he just checked himself into rehab.

  • May 1, 2004, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Answer to "Is that Joss 'Vampire Fetish' Whedon who wrecked an A

    by Voice O. Reason

    That movie came out 7 years ago. Get over it, fanboy.