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Dr. Horrible
July 18th, 2008 01:05 am
Joss Whedon's new thing. Online only. Goes away this weekend.

http://drhorrible.com/

Click it! I'll wait.



Ok, are you back? Good. So, here's the best part.

"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. "


The future is finally here.
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From:lifeofreilly
Date:July 18th, 2008 - 08:27 am

hah!

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little known fact?

Doctor Horrible's place is actually my house. :)

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From:browascension
Date:July 18th, 2008 - 02:50 pm

Re: hah!

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Somehow that doesn't surprise me at all.
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From:lifeofreilly
Date:July 18th, 2008 - 03:42 pm

It was a good day

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From:suburban_gypsy
Date:July 21st, 2008 - 05:38 am

Re: hah!

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God damn I love the internets.
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From:suburban_gypsy
Date:July 21st, 2008 - 05:37 am
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I watched it twice through in the past couple days and it is such a wonderful treat, only made better by Joss Whedon's statements on its creation. Heart, heart, heart.
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