During Comic-Con, I was introduced to Joss Whedon’s latest project, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. I’d vaguely heard about this one last year right about the time I was neck deep in work trying to get ComicBase Atlas out the door, so I never actually checked it out. Apparently, it was a project thrown together during the writer’s strike between fan-fave director Joss Whedon and his brothers, and starring Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), and Felicia Day (The Guild).
Amazingly, the whole thing was originally released on the internet for free and quickly became a fan phenomenon. Now, however, it’s out on DVD, and Shiaw-Ling managed to snag me an autographed copy so we all sat around in our hotel room at the convention watching it…and it’s great! Whedon funded the entire project himself, and even though it’s available for free from various outlets, I have no problem recommending the $9.48 DVD (both for the extras and just so Joss can get some of his money back!)
One of my favorite scenes is here: Self-aggrandizing super-hero “Captain Hammer” (Fillion) has just recognized Dr. Horrible (Harris) out of costume and informed him that he’s about to make off with the girl Horrible has a hopeless crush on just to spite him: