01 July 2008

Whedonites can't miss: NPH Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog


"Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" will be streamed, LIVE (that part's not true), FREE (sadly, that part is) right on Drhorrible.com, in mid-July. Specifically:
  • ACT ONE (Wheee!) will go up Tuesday July 15th.
  • ACT TWO (OMG!) will go up Thursday July 17th.
  • ACT THREE (Denouement!) will go up Saturday July 19th.
All acts will stay up until midnight Sunday July 20th. Then they will vanish into the night, like a phantom.
- via Joss Whedon's blog

What's this about, really? Here's what Joss said about when and why this production came about:
During the strike I started writing a musical intended as a limited internet series, 3 episodes of approximately 10 minutes each. Writing with me was my brother Jed, his fiancee Maurissa, and my other brother Zack. To my shock and surprise, we finished it. To my greater shock and surprise, we managed (with the help of many people I'll be praising at length soon) to drag it into preproduction (yes, just as DOLLHOUSE was given a start date two months away and all my comics were due.) And today, after a grueling week of writing everything ever while trying to be a producer, I got to start shooting. A musical.

This much I will say: It's the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he's too shy to talk to. And I'm having the time of my life.


Neil Patrick Harris.....as Dr. Horrible
Nathan Fillion..........as Captain Hammer
Felicia Day.............as Penny

And a cast of Dozens!
And here, my friends, is the teaser:

Bummed that it's just going to be on for one week. Though, I'm quite sure someone somewhere is going to grab the videos and distribute it elsewhere.

But wouldn't it be great if they made this into an actual TV series? I feel it's going to trump Heroes big time.