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I ummed and ahh-ed about where to put this, the Buffy thread, the Dollhouse thread or this one, but since it features Capt. Tightpants, I thought this one would do.

Short interview with Joss Whedon on Dr Horrible's Sing A Long Blog from IGN.com

Question: So Dr. Horrible - How did it come about, what is it about and where will we see it?

Joss Whedon: It should be on the internet. We don't know how - We're literally just finishing it. Then we're gonna show it to people at CAA and a bunch of other people and sort of discuss, "How do we go about this? Where is the venue for this?" It's about a low-rent supervillain, who's trying to get into the Evil League of Evil and defeat his nemesis Captain Hammer and work up the nerve to talk to the pretty girl at the Laundromat. It's an idea I had awhile ago that I thought would be just right for a weird little internet venture. I wrote it with my brothers and my brother's fiancé and somehow got the best actors to jump in, which was very scary for all of us. And then we got this amazing crew and everybody just sort of said, "We'll just jump on," and in six days we shot this 36-minute, three-part oddity that I think is the most fun I've had in about seven years.

Question: And it's a musical, right?

Whedon: Yes, it sure is!

Question: How did your cast take to the musical numbers?

Whedon: Neil Patrick Harris is a Broadway star. He's the real deal. And so he scared us the most. Nathan, he sings fine. He sings very well - he's not a Broadway voice, he's a good voice. But he's Nathan! He fears nothing and he plays Captain Hammer, who's a complete idiot. So he can sell anything, and if he couldn't, he'd still sound great. But actually, he sounds really good. And we didn't do any tweaking – we didn't have the technology or the money to do any tweaking. He just got out there and did it. And Felicia; classic Felicia Day, she's like, "I don't know… I don't know if I can sing. I sing a little. I did four years of opera training, but if you want me to come and audition…" That's so Felicia. She was amazing. The first time she sang with Neil, there was something in my eye. They have a duet that just kills me.


I can't wait.
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post Jun 29 2008, 12:28 AM
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From Joss:

Here's the Message Joss Posted to the Dr. Horrible Fans on MySpace:

Dear Friends,

At last the time has come to reveal to you our Master Plan. BEWARE! Those with weak hearts should log off lest they be terrified by the twisted genius of our schemes! Also pregnant women and the elderly should consider reading only certain sentences. Do not mix with other blogs. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading this blog. You must be this tall to read.
‘Kay?

It is time for us to change the face of Show Business as we know it. You know the old adage, “It’s Show Business – not Show Friends”? Well now it’s Show Friends. We did that. To Show Business. To show Show Business we mean business. (Also, there are now other businesses like it.
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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.
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And now to answers a few Frequently (soon to be) Asked Questions:

1) Why, Joss? Why? Why now, why free, why us?

Once upon a time, all the writers in the forest got very mad with the Forest Kings and declared a work-stoppage. The forest creatures were all sad; the mushrooms did not dance, the elderberries gave no juice for the festival wines, and the Teamsters were kinda pissed. (They were very polite about it, though.) During this work-stoppage, many writers tried to form partnerships for outside funding to create new work that circumvented the Forest King system.


Frustrated with the lack of movement on that front, I finally decided to do something very ambitious, very exciting, very mid-life-crisisy. Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.


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.


2) What happens when it goes away? Does it go to a happy farm for always like Fluffy did when mommy was crying and the neighbor kept washing his fender?

No, Dr horrible will live on. We intend to make it available for download soon after it’s published. This would be for a nominal fee, which we’re hoping people will embrace instead of getting all piratey. We have big dreams, people, and one of them is paying our crew.


And somewhat later, we will put the complete short epic out on DVD – with the finest and bravest extras in all the land. We’ll go into greater detail about that at Comiccon, but we’re changing the face of Show Friendliness a second time with that crazy DVD.


3) Joss, you are so kind, and generous, and your forehead is like, huge, like SCARY, like I think I can see Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint hanging off it… what can WE do to help this musical extravanganza?

What you always do, peeps! What you’re already doing. Spread the word. Rock some banners, widgets, diggs… let people know who wouldn’t ordinarily know. It wouldn’t hurt if this really was an event. Good for the business, good for the community – communitIES: Hollywood, internet, artists around the world, comic-book fans, musical fans (and even the rather vocal community of people who hate both but will still dig on this). Proving we can turn Dr Horrible into a viable economic proposition as well as an awesome goof will only inspire more people to lay themselves out in the same way. It’s time for the dissemination of the artistic process. Create more for less. You are the ones that can make that happen.


Wow. I had no idea how important you guys were. I’m a little afraid of you.


4) Joss, do you ever answer a question simply or coherently?

Shledzguohn?

There’ll be more questions, and more long, long answers, but for now I’m just excited that we’re actually making this happen. We (and a lot of other people -- gushing to commence soon) worked very hard on the show and we hope/think you guys will be pleased. Until July 15th , I remain, yours truly, -j, of the firm j, j, m & z.


Great fucking timing. Guess when I go on holiday?

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- gulfcoast_highwayman   Dr Horrible's Sing A Long Blog   Jun 1 2008, 09:55 AM
- - Serafina_Pekkala   Delightful. I can't wait. Joss being silly w...   Jun 1 2008, 12:03 PM
- - gulfcoast_highwayman   First look at the forthcoming fun!   Jun 25 2008, 06:09 PM
|- - dolfyn   QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Jun 26 2008, 04...   Jun 26 2008, 12:10 AM
|- - PrincessKate   QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Jun 25 2008, 07...   Jun 26 2008, 06:48 PM
- - Svein   Is it me, or is Doogie Howser beginning to resembl...   Jun 25 2008, 06:11 PM
- - Raven   I've split these posts from the Firefly thread...   Jun 25 2008, 10:52 PM
- - gulfcoast_highwayman   From Joss: Here's the Message Joss Posted to ...   Jun 29 2008, 12:28 AM
|- - thirtyhelens   QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Jun 28 2008, 04...   Jun 30 2008, 11:56 PM
- - dolfyn   ^ That's friggin' awesome! What...   Jun 30 2008, 04:34 AM
- - Ade   Looks like some good fun.   Jun 30 2008, 10:50 AM
- - widowspider   I love the philosophy behind this idea - that you ...   Jun 30 2008, 02:51 PM
- - melzilla   This sounds fun. I bet I forget though.   Jun 30 2008, 03:54 PM
- - shaka37   I am really looking forward to this as well. The t...   Jul 1 2008, 12:13 AM
- - thirtyhelens   IT'S HEEEEERE! "Smells like cumin......   Jul 15 2008, 07:31 AM
- - Peronel   Gah! Blast not living in the States. Is it as ...   Jul 15 2008, 08:10 AM
- - ipse dixit   This is sucky. We'll have to wait for someone ...   Jul 15 2008, 09:20 AM
- - Raven   It's working for me, but as I'm at work I ...   Jul 15 2008, 10:59 AM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   Skipped through it - nice idea, Fillion is funny, ...   Jul 15 2008, 11:14 AM
- - gulfcoast_highwayman   It's working fine for me, and I loved it! ...   Jul 15 2008, 11:33 AM
- - logger   I liked Fillion and Felicia was pretty. QUOTE (Jes...   Jul 15 2008, 02:00 PM
- - widowspider   That was awesome! Fillion camps it up like a c...   Jul 15 2008, 02:50 PM
- - Julie   Balls. I can't get on the site.   Jul 15 2008, 03:53 PM
- - widowspider   I saw a note on Facebook from Josh that they are w...   Jul 15 2008, 04:16 PM
- - thirtyhelens   ^ Sounds like it's resolved for some, too, if ...   Jul 15 2008, 04:28 PM
- - Julie   That was good fun! The last line made me chok...   Jul 15 2008, 07:38 PM
|- - thirtyhelens   QUOTE (Julie @ Jul 15 2008, 11:38 AM)It makes...   Jul 15 2008, 07:43 PM
- - mousespider   Just watched it. Pretty damn funny. NPH's bl...   Jul 16 2008, 01:13 AM
- - dolfyn   It worked fine for me, & I freaking loved it...   Jul 16 2008, 08:01 AM
- - ipse dixit   Neil Patrick Harris reminds me of Gordon Ramsey. ...   Jul 16 2008, 09:25 AM
- - Raven   I completely forgot to watch this last night.   Jul 16 2008, 09:32 AM
- - Flame7581   Can't get in.. Kind of pointless trying when I...   Jul 16 2008, 12:30 PM
- - Ade   Teehee. 'Tis rather jolly fun. I like it.   Jul 16 2008, 02:34 PM
- - shaka37   I really like what I've seen so far. It's ...   Jul 16 2008, 04:57 PM
- - Raven   Entertaining, but I'm not sure how far the jok...   Jul 16 2008, 06:32 PM
|- - shaka37   QUOTE (Raven @ Jul 16 2008, 11:32 AM)Entertai...   Jul 16 2008, 07:16 PM
- - Ade   Fillion as any kind of superhero is a masterstroke...   Jul 16 2008, 10:57 PM
|- - shaka37   QUOTE (Ade @ Jul 16 2008, 03:57 PM)Fillion as...   Jul 17 2008, 02:35 AM
- - logger   Act II now up.   Jul 17 2008, 04:46 PM
- - Stella MM   I've just popped back in to gush about this wi...   Jul 17 2008, 05:10 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Stella MM @ Jul 17 2008, 06:10 PM)I...   Jul 17 2008, 06:27 PM
- - widowspider   STELLA! We miss you! Come back more often...   Jul 17 2008, 05:57 PM
- - widowspider   That was fupping superb.   Jul 17 2008, 08:07 PM
- - shaka37   Act II went right where I hoped it would. Nice. I ...   Jul 17 2008, 08:45 PM
- - maian   Finally got around to watching Act I and my, my wa...   Jul 17 2008, 09:53 PM
- - Starscream`s Ghost   ...the 'hammer' is my penis...   Jul 17 2008, 11:03 PM
|- - shaka37   QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Jul 17 2008, ...   Jul 18 2008, 12:58 AM
|- - widowspider   QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Jul 17 2008, ...   Jul 18 2008, 01:36 PM
- - Ade   Act II was distinctly awesome.   Jul 18 2008, 07:48 AM
- - mousespider   Act III is up.   Jul 19 2008, 06:51 PM
- - PrincessKate   Finally caught act one. Lacy, wafting curtains is ...   Jul 19 2008, 09:21 PM
- - logger   RE: Dr Horrible's Sing A Long Blog   Jul 19 2008, 09:31 PM
- - widowspider   Woah. That was so sad and beautiful. Bravo, Joss.   Jul 19 2008, 10:38 PM
- - shaka37   very dark -- in a musically sort of way. I liked i...   Jul 20 2008, 12:51 AM
- - thirtyhelens   "So, when's the cruel and unusual Joss mo...   Jul 20 2008, 04:53 AM
- - Ade   Wow, that was really quite somethin'. Good wor...   Jul 20 2008, 10:19 AM
- - Starscream`s Ghost   It was good. I liked it. (Not sure why everyone th...   Jul 20 2008, 09:24 PM
|- - shaka37   QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Jul 20 2008, ...   Jul 21 2008, 07:27 PM
|- - Starscream`s Ghost   QUOTE (shaka37 @ Jul 21 2008, 08:27 PM)... bu...   Jul 21 2008, 08:51 PM
|- - shaka37   QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Jul 21 2008, ...   Jul 21 2008, 09:33 PM
- - ella   I can'tg believe that I have only just got rou...   Jul 20 2008, 11:51 PM
- - Peronel   Arrgh! The link was working for me this mornin...   Jul 21 2008, 09:17 AM
|- - dolfyn   QUOTE (Peronel @ Jul 21 2008, 07:17 PM)Arrgh...   Jul 21 2008, 01:34 PM
- - Ade   I really like the songs. Slightly cheesy in places...   Jul 21 2008, 10:24 AM
- - Ade   I'm rather stoked to read (via the 'Read T...   Jul 22 2008, 09:02 AM
|- - widowspider   QUOTE (Ade @ Jul 22 2008, 09:02 AM)I'm ra...   Jul 22 2008, 02:02 PM
- - gulfcoast_highwayman   It simply is not fair! Even though I can pop ...   Jul 22 2008, 07:49 PM
- - PrincessKate   Dr Horrible 'macros' Such things only exis...   Jul 24 2008, 09:25 PM
- - Rebus   Well that's frustrating, why was it put solely...   Jul 24 2008, 09:57 PM
- - Ade   QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Jul 22 2008, 08...   Jul 25 2008, 09:03 AM
|- - gulfcoast_highwayman   QUOTE (Ade @ Jul 25 2008, 10:03 AM)In Spain, ...   Jul 25 2008, 06:54 PM
- - logger   QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Jul 25 2008, 07...   Jul 25 2008, 07:02 PM
- - Ade   QUOTE (gulfcoast_highwayman @ Jul 25 2008, 07...   Jul 27 2008, 06:45 PM
- - gulfcoast_highwayman   You know what best mates are for? For recording s...   Jul 27 2008, 09:30 PM
- - logger   Nathan Fillion explains Captain Hammer's power...   Jul 29 2008, 10:22 AM
|- - thirtyhelens   QUOTE (logger @ Jul 29 2008, 02:22 AM)Nathan ...   Jul 29 2008, 09:15 PM
|- - Julie   QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Jul 29 2008, 05:15 PM)T...   Jul 29 2008, 10:16 PM
- - Raven   I finally got a decent enough connection speed at ...   Aug 11 2008, 10:55 AM
- - dolfyn   I finally got to watch parts 2 & 3 a couple of...   Aug 11 2008, 07:14 PM


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