Much news abound about the upcoming Joss Whedon “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. With the teaser trailer release, the Official Website has been launched. The site itself is a tease itself with links to various social networking sites to include Dr. Horrible in your life.
Also on the site is news from Joss outlining his plans for
world domination release. Included in this plan is:
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.)
I’ve been excited about this production since the first mention of it. Grass-roots, online entertainment needs to be recognized, and someone like Joss can bring it to the forefront. He didn’t do anything that anyone else couldn’t (or have in the past), but I think he will make it popular, and bring mainstream attention to the venue.
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.
Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Neil Patrick Harris are wonderful entertainers, and I believe will bring us a wonderful and entertaining week. What do you think?