The Guild and Dr. Horrible Screenings

composite_Horrible_Guild-223x300Added to the list of reasons I wish I still lived in California, The Guild and Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog are screening in LA beginning with the first show on October 16th. Watch The Guild has:

On Friday, October 16 at 8pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Location and more info on the American Cinematheque website (they’re the non-profit org that programs the Egyptian). Tickets are $10 and available online via Fandango.

Both these shows are getting more high profile lately. Some say, “so what. We don’t want them to go mainstream.” What I see is two quality pieces of entertainment that should be seen by everyone. There comes a point where pure evangelism doesn’t work anymore. Not to mention the extremely talented writer/producer/actor Felicia Day getting more exposure. I’d love to see her develop more shows for us to enjoy.

In case you missed Felicia on Jimmy Fallon, here it is below:

Dr. Horrible Rides Again!

Hot off the heals of the Emmy win, Joss Wheadon makes mention of the sequel to the smash hit Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog during an Dollhouse interview. TVGuide Magazine reports:

There will be a second Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon said in a Thursday conference call with reporters to promote Dollhouse. The main question, he says, is whether he does it “on a shoe string again” or goes bigger budget and “invites other people into the process.” Either way, he promises that it won’t affect the storyline.

We all knew it was coming, but how long do we have to wait? My first reaction was “No! Don’t go bigger!”. But, after thinking about it a minute, that would probably be the best thing to do.

Allowing it to grow would help to bring in a wider audience. More exposure. There are still those who don’t realize that there are great net-only entertainment options out there that surpass the quality of much of the mainstream.

Who will return for the sequel? NPH is very hot right now, but he would, or course, be a necessary component of a Horrible sequel. Nathan Fillion’s new show Castle is keeping him quite busy; but we all want Captain Hammer to return. Does Moist step up and become a super-henchman? Will the Doctor resurrect Penny? Or build a Penny-bot? (come on, you have to get Felicia back).

What are your thoughts?

A Horrible Emmy

via @NathanFillionJoss Wheadon picked up his first Emmy this weekend. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog won the Emmy Award for short-format live-action entertainment programs. I, like most, found out via Twitter. The cast did a great job of building suspense with their constant updates throughout the evening.

Of course, Joss winning an Emmy is a long time coming, but I bet this one is extra sweet for him. Not just for being his first, but Doctor Horrible belongs completely to them, not to any studio. I really hope that he returns to the web again. A crossover talent like him can really legitimize online video, and get the word out that there is real quality on the net. We need another Horrible-esque show from the Wheadons. They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but I get Joss can come close.

It would have really been nice to see this on the Primetime Emmy Awards. There are still people who haven’t seen, or even heard of Dr. Horrible. Maybe with NPH hosting, we’ll get some allusion to his alter ego. Congratulations to everyone involved.

(images in this post used without permission from @nathanfillion and @ motancharoen …hope they don’t mind)