Late to the Dance
Wow, I am super late to the Dance on this one, but yesterday I was able to catch the Dr. Horrible Sing along blog while it was posted for free. It now only available on itunes. I have purchased it, its from Josh Whedon creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayera show I have previously written about as well as Angel & the short lived show Firefly go on to IMDB if you want his resume… I enjoyed this show immensely and highly recommend it, so go forth and buy it support we need more like it.
I was going to give you a write up and review and that’s been done by every other blogger and their dead ancestors so how about just a block quote from the Dr. Horrible site instead? Sound good…
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.
Amen brother Amen
Update: Anyone know where you can get a post graduate degree in horribleness or Mad Science?
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