SERIOUS GEEK TIME: LAST TWO DAYS for Buffy/Firefly/Serenity fans to see Joss Whedon's online mini-series
Introducing "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!"
ONE WEEK ONLY! AN INTERNET MINISERIES EVENT!
"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 (but not THE Phantom – that’s still playing. Like, everywhere.)
In the Frequently (soon-to-be) Asked Questions:
1) Why, Joss? Why? Why now, why free, why us?
Once upon a time, all the writers in the forest got very mad with the Forest Kings and declared a work-stoppage. The forest creatures were all sad; the mushrooms did not dance, the elderberries gave no juice for the festival wines, and the Teamsters were kinda pissed. (They were very polite about it, though.) During this work-stoppage, many writers tried to form partnerships for outside funding to create new work that circumvented the Forest King system.
Frustrated with the lack of movement on that front, I finally decided to do something very ambitious, very exciting, very mid-life-crisisy. Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.
The idea was to make it on the fly, on the cheap – but to make it. To turn out a really thrilling, professionalish piece of entertainment specifically for the internet. To show how much could be done with very little. To show the world there is another way. To give the public (and in particular you guys) something for all your support and patience. And to make a lot of silly jokes. Actually, that sentence probably should have come first.
After tomorrow, this will be available for download on ITunes and then, eventually, purchase on DVD. However, see it while it's free...the quality is better than any online series in the past (think of a high-quality movie trailer). I can fill my 22 inch wide-screen monitor and the picture is still great!
And as far as the storyline goes, it's vintage Joss...something we've all missed. The "evil" Dr. Horrible is played incredibly well by Neil Patrick Harris (who has a gorgeous singing voice) and **swoon** Nathan Fillion (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Serenity) plays the roll of his "good" nemesis, The Hammer. Of course, good and evil are never black and white in Joss productions and the same is true here.
Also, as you can imagine, there's a girl they both want! (Felicia Day)
I would highly recommend watching this now...you'll be hooked. I'm looking forward to downloading on my video IPod...finally there's something with a quality picture worth watching, besides music videos and movie trailers.