Monday, June 30, 2008

You may have noticed the new banner on the right. It's for a little thing called Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog. DHSAB is a 3 episode web series created by Joss Whedon and his siblings during the writer's strike. It follows supervillain Dr. Horrible (HIMYM's Neil Patrick Harris) as he blogs about life, his nemesis, Captain Hammer (Buffy & Firefly Alum Nathan Fillion), and the girl he longs after at the laundromat (Buffy Alum Felicia Day), oh yeah and it's all a Musical!!!!

Whedon told SFX magazine that "It's a classic talk-then-break-into-song musical, the songs are a pop/show hybrid - that is, the sound is poppy and (hopefully) catchy, but the lyrics progress rather than just repeat. The songs move the story. But ya can't stop hummin' 'em! (Legally. Hum-stoppage will result in up to six months in WoW (World of Warcraft) as some lame healer)."

I've been very excited about the series since it was first mentioned late last year and after seeing the preview I'm even more excited. Joss Whedon himself blogged on his website announcing that the series would hit the internet as follows:

"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.)"

There's more goodness there about what happens after it vanishes (it will be available to download for a price) and here you can see info about shirts, soundtracks, and Comic Con.
I recommend clicking the links and reading it as Whedon's pretty dang funny.

Also earlier today TV Guide posted an early review/interview with Whedon by Matt Roush. Roush was lucky enough to see an sneak preview with Whedon himself and posts a more thorough synopsis. Whedon also reveals one of the special features for the DVD release that sounds amazing:
"We’re actually going to do, in addition to the commentary, what we refer to as ‘commentary with an exclamation point’! A musical commentary that is a completely original musical, that is all commentary songs, and we’re writing that now."
That's right an all new Musical Commentary on the Musical, Amazing! The rest of the review/interview is full of some great info and worth checking out. I'm getting more and more excited about this every minute!

And for those of you wondering about Joss' ability to write a musical I direct you to find "Once More With Feeling" the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is simply brilliant.

So what are you waiting for Click on the Banner to the right and check out the trailer.


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