So this has got to be THE COOLEST THING EVER! I daresay… it’s LEGENDARY!
Joss Whedon has done it again. And with more pure brilliance. Only this time he’s working with Neil Patrick Harris in the mix. Also featured is Nathan Fillion (whom Joss LOVES and refuses to let die, so he gets put in EVERYTHING Joss does… LOVE IT!).
The name of this new project is Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a mini-webseries. It’s the story of a low-rent supervillain who is desperate to be a part of the EVIL LEAGUE OF EVIL, but his application is still being reviewed. Harris stars as Dr. Horrible, and Nathan Fillion plays his nemesis, Captain Hammer. Felicia Day rounds out the cast by playing Penny, the girl of Dr. Horrible’s dreams, and Captain Hammer’s reality.
This webseries was born out of frustration during the Writer’s Strike, and Joss has pointed out that he created this to prove that so much more could be done with little money. Whole franchises could be formed on very little budget, and so far, that seems to be the plan for the Dr. Horrible series. There are plans for merchandise as well as DVDs and a soundtrack, and maybe even a sequel or two.
I found out about this yesterday, although I vaguely remember reading or hearing about it a looong time ago. Anyhoo, I downloaded the 3 Act story, and have not stopped laughing since. I’ve watched it about 3 times, and honestly, it is so very funny. The writing (as any Joss fan would know) is so great, and the acting is fantastic. And for a low-budget project, it was surprisingly well done.
You can find it on iTunes, and I’m sure the DVDs and soundtrack will be available eventually.