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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Preview of Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible Sing-Along blog

Joss Whedon is at it again.

The genius who brought us one of television’s best musicals, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Once More With Feeling, is bringing a new musical to a computer screen near you.

Yes, I said computer screen.

Whedon has masterminded a new musical comedy “Internet miniseries event” starring two of my favorite TV guys: Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. And I've got a sneak peek for you right here. Just click play below.

The series debuts Tuesday, July 15, with act one, followed by act two, Thursday, July 17th, and act three on Saturday July 19. All acts will stay up until midnight Sunday, July 20th, according to the Dr. Horrible Web site.

The series is free for now and only available on the Internet at this point, but with aspirations to eventually make its way to DVD.

TV Guide’s Matt Roush has seen a sneak peek of the series and is already raving. I’m sure I will be, too.

Is there anything better than a singing Harris and a villainous Fillion? Nope.

Here’s how Whedon described this new project that he apparently got involved in during the writer’s strike:

“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, another way,” Whedon said. “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.”
I hope Whedon is ready for the onslaught of hits his Web site is about to get on July 15. Seriously, it’s been years, and I still can’t get his last musical effort out of my mind. “Life’s a show and we all play a part…”

Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.


Nat08 said...

OMG, Joss and Neil Patrick and Nathan all together? Dream come true!!!!

tube talk girl said...

I know, right? Dream indeed. I loved it when Neil sang on How I Met Your Mother (I believe the video clip is archived here at Tube Talk if you search under How I Met Your Mother.)

spikeme20 said...

I loved Once More with Feeling too, especially Spike's song and Zander's duet. Ah, the good old days.

tube talk girl said...

That clip look awesome. I'm thrilled that Joss is going straight to us, THE FANS, and bypassing the network. Let's support this effort everyone. Maybe it will help other writers produce content that doesn't have to adhere to silly network niches. (Wipeout, really?) And hopefully, we'll get more quality shows on the Net that never seem to have a snowball's chance on the tube. (R.I.P. Veronica Mars, Studio 60, Jack & Bobby, Freaks & Geeks, etc.)

Michael43 said...

I agree with what you're saying Tube Talk Girl. But at the same time, I want the networks to stand up and realize we don't want anymore shows like Celebrity Circus, Wipeout, Moment of Truth. But sadly people are watching them.

katiescool said...

Wait, doogie sings? How did miss this? I'm off to find the clip.

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