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Things We Saw Today: Petition for Squirrel Girl to Get Her Own Netflix Show

Could Squirrel Girl be the next Marvel superhero with a Netflix show? One fan thinks so, and they've started a petition to try and get it off the ground--even adding that they think writer and producer Jane Espenson would be the perfect choice to serve as showrunner. I will never say no to more Squirrel Girl in every medium possible.

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10 Women Who Should Be Involved in Bryan Fuller’s New Star Trek Series

Call them maybe.

Last week, when we covered the addition of writer/director Nicholas Meyer to the team on Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, I mentioned that while I was thrilled with his addition, I was also waiting for a female name to be associated with the project. Hell, maybe even several if they're feeling particularly rambunctious! So, I've decided to help.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Jane Espenson Talks Being An Inspiration, What Inspires Her, and Future Plans

Well, sort of. She can't really talk about it.

Jane Espenson is one of the biggest names in genre television, which means that chances are - pick a favorite show, any favorite show - she's probably written for something you love. This year, she was honored with the 2015 Etheria Inspiration Award at Etheria Film Night in Los Angeles for her body of work, and for the way she's inspired so many women who aspire to what she's achieved in genre.

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2015 Etheria Film Night Spotlights Women in Genre Film and Honors Genre Powerhouse, Jane Espenson

An all-female slate of quality genre film? Don't mind if I do!

Los Angeles was the place to be this weekend if you enjoy quality genre content from amazing female creators. Saturday marked the 8th Annual Etheria Film Night, which celebrates female filmmakers who create genre films. Held at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater, the evening included the North American premiere of an Australian horror film, a screening of six awesome short films, and Tricia Helfer and Amber Benson presenting the 2015 Etheria Inspiration Award to the inimitable Jane Espenson!

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The CW Ignores Fans and Their Own Website With Digital Series Boost


Recently, The CW network announced that an online show featured on their Seed website will become a full TV series, then acknowledged the show selection ignored the online programming their viewers actually preferred.

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Things We Saw Today: A Sherlock Bag To Help You Blend In

Things We Saw Today

Just think, you could wear this bag, sneak onto the set of BBC Sherlock and no one would be the wiser. For sale on Etsy by FeerieDoll, $30. (via Fashionably Geek)

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Interviews Like This One, About the Women of Doctor Who, Are Why You Should Love Jane Espenson* [VIDEO]

she blinded me with science

In this episode of Just Cos, sci-fi writer/producer extraordinaire Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood... seriously, if there's a genre show you've liked from the past ten years, chances are good she's been involved. She's like Mark Sheppard that way.) talks the intersection of ladydom, Doctor Who, and the larger world of sci-fi. Specific topics adressed by Espenson and a vast array of Who cosplayers include how to set about writing an awesome female character (Hint: You don't), why there are so few male TARDIS cosplayers, and which female Whedonverse alum should play the Doctor. (*also because she's a good writer and producer. We don't need just one reason to love Jane Espenson.) (via: Fashionably Geek) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Once Upon a Time to Finally Introduce Alice in Her Own Wonderland-Set Spinoff?

Curiouser and curiouser!

Last we heard of Once Upon a Time's rumored Mad Hatter spinoff, things weren't looking good: Actor Sebastian Stan is too busy being Bucky Barnes in the Marvelverse to reprise his role, and Once showrunner Eddy Kitsis said they weren't going to recast him. Oh well. A Wonderland-set Once spinoff could've been neat, but— Wait. They're still doing one? Just with a different main character? Oh there you are, Alice! Where've you been?

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Dark Horse Introduces Billy the Vampire Slayer To Their Buffy Season 9 Comic

Allow Us To Explain

You know how it goes: "Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer." Operative words there being "girl" and "she," so what's the story with Dark Horse Comics' new gay male slayer? Hit the jump to find out! 

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Comic-Con: While You Were Sleeping, Part 4

And All Was Right With the World

You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. Fans came, saw, and conquered Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego but it had to end sometime. The last day at Comic-Con didn't provide much in the way of big announcements but it did see lots of panels including the last one for Fringe, True Blood, the Venture Bros. and more plus there was a tiny bit of news concerning Mr. Joss Whedon and Ms. Jane Espenson. Hit the jump to find out what you missed Day 4 of Comic-Con. 

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Meeting of the Amazing Minds: Jenna Busch Conducts an Interview With Stan Lee and Jane Espenson [Video]

Together At Last

I barely know how to deal with this video. Jane Espenson, prolific writer for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, and ABC's Once Upon a Time (plus her web series Husbands), recently appeared on a new interview series, Cocktails With Stan, that features Jenna Busch and the Generalissino Stan Lee as hosts. I implore you to spend the next few minutes watching Espenson and Lee discuss good villains, mutual admiration for each other, how Lee believes that had Marvel hired Espenson as a writer, they would have become "a bigger company faster," and a tiny bit of Joss Whedon. I'm going to throw the idea of a Whedon-Espenson-Marvel movie out there and hope it somehow materializes. What do I have to do? Clap my hands? Spin around three times? Light a candle? I'll do everything humanly possible to see this in my lifetime. (via World of Heroes on YouTube)

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Things We Saw Today: Lego Hulk

Things We Saw Today

Awww man I really hope you can swap Hulk's head with other minifigs. (Empire Online)

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You Could Be Holding Game Of Thrones: The Complete First Season Like A Baby Dragon Right Now

Winter Is Coming

Most of us here are weeping in anticipation of April 1. That's when Season 2 of HBO's award-winning series Game of Thrones returns to the network. We can't wait to see our favorite characters return and find out where their stories go next (that is, if you haven't already read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series) but some people will be watching the show for the first time today. Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season is out on dvd and blu-ray today. Read on for our thoughts, the specs, and as an added bonus, what it would look like if Walt Disney had made Game of Thrones.

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Jane Espenson Talks To Crazy Sexy Geeks

Shameless Self-Promotion

Jane Espenson has a resume that makes most writers (myself included) very jealous. She's worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Dollhouse, Game of Thrones and Warehouse 13 just to name a few. I recently added a new high point to my geek life when I got to speak to Espenson on my podcast with Alan Kistler, Crazy Sexy Geeks. We spoke about her new gig on ABC's Once Upon A Time, her marriage equality web series Husbands, how young women writers can break into the industry and more! Hit the jump for some highlights.

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GeekGirlCon This Weekend In Seattle!

Today in Boobs

This weekend marks the first-ever GeekGirlCon! The new pop-culture even will be taking place October 8 & 9 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms and EMP Museum in Washington State. None of us here at The Mary Sue could attend this year (and for that we are inconsolable) but we wanted to give you the scoop on what and who you could see the show.

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Jane Espenson Hints At Eliza Dushku’s Casting in Torchwood Web Spinoff

Educated Guess

TV writer Jane Espenson, who has written for Buffy, Firefly, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, and, most recently, Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, has revealed via her Twitter account that a new web series spinoff of Torchwood will star perennial Joss Whedon favorite Eliza Dushku. The not-so-cryptic message?
We have faith in Torchwood: Web of Lies. ... It's tru; there's an echo of my past work in #Torchwood: Web of Lies.
Get it? Faith from Buffy? Tru Calling (or even True Lies)? Echo from Dollhouse? All of them directly connected to Ms. Dushku? It's not the most subtle hint, but way more fun than your typical announcement. Now, about this web series ...

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HBO Isn’t Playing Around with Epic Game of Thrones Promo

Game of Thrones is coming: Did you bring your coat? It was back in early March that HBO originally greenlit a series about George R. R. Martin's series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. Now we're getting confirmation of a 2011 release date, most likely in spring, and some sweet, dark, jittery footage to whet our appetites for the series.

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