Thursday, July 17, 2008

Creative Detour: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

It seems JossWhedon (creator and director of the TV series' Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Firefly) had a lot of fun during the recent writer's strike. Forced to halt work on his upcoming series 'Dollhouse' he got his family together and, with a few friends, wrote a 'Supervillain Musical'. The idea was to do something on the fly, for cheap but 'professionalish' (Joss' word, not mine) and make it freely available on the web to whoever wants to see it. (That is just SO cool of a famous/professional writer-director to do.)

And he did.

It's here, it's happening and it's online now!

But you don't have long to see the awesome brilliant silliness for free. Acts I and II are streaming now (or you can download for $1.99 per episode/Act through iTunes) with Act III coming out on the 19th of July. Then on July 20th, 2008 at midnight - *poof!* - it disappears, never to be seen again (until they release it on DVD with a whole heap of cool extras but that, my friends, won't be free).

Despite being done
(take a breath!)
it looks really slick
(Joss has some pretty talented [not-to-mention famous] friends...)
and not-at-all cheap.

So what is it about? We're talking about a blogging supervillain ("I have a PhD in Horribleness!"), his nemesis Captain Hammer, a pretty girl they both want, unexpected musical outbursts (with hilarious lyrics), immediately quotable one-liners, action (with snazzy special effects) and an evil master plan... apparently (Dr. Horrible is still working out the details).

This is excellent quality entertainment people!
Oh yeah - and did I mention it's FREE?!
The clock is ticking...
Stop reading, click HERE or on the posters above and GO WATCH IT NOW!

NOTE: I have no idea whose midnight this is so play it safe and GO WATCH IT NOW! (Feel like you're having deja vu? Maybe the Universe is trying to tell you something,like: GO WATCH IT NOW!)

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