Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog was judged by yours truly to be the nerdiest musical ever made. If you have not seen it, then look it up…NOW. It’s only about 45 minutes long–I’ll be here when you’re finished.
Aren’t you glad I made you do that? Want more? Of course you do. And while it’s old news that a sequel is in the works, there hasn’t been many updates from the filmmakers. Which is understandable, as Joss and Jed Whedon have been ridiculously busy as of late.
Follow the jump to read what Jed had to say to Entertainment Weekly about the further adventures of Nerddom’s favorite lovelorn evil scientist: (more…)
In all this hype leading up to the premiere of Agents of SHIELD – tonight at 8pm EST on ABC! – executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have been giving all sorts of interviews. They gave one such interview today to The Hollywood Reporter, in fact. It’s full of all sorts of bits about their creative process, their expectations for SHIELD, and the trials of creating a superhero-less superhero show. It’s really great, go check it out.
But first! Let me draw your attention to this. THR, wisely, took the opportunity to get any info out of the pair about the much anticipated Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog sequel. What did they have to say?
Tancharoen: We wish we could be doing everything at the same time, but it’s always something that is in our hearts and always something we desperately want to do. But now Joss is away. He’s in London prepping, and we are here everyday consumed by this. But there are about six songs ready to go.
Whedon: In some form or another, it will exist. Obviously we’ve been saying that for a long time and it’s been slow going. But we never forget. It lives in our hearts.
Tancharoen: I will play Groupie #1 before you can call it Old Hag #1 (laughs).
Six songs, guys! That’s something, right!? Though I’ll admit, I don’t believe there’s any way in the forseeable future Whedon, his brother, Joss, or Tancharoen will find the time. And let’s not even imagine what the schedules of Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day (assuming her character would appear in a sequel), and Nathan Fillion are like!
Sheesh… more and more Dr. Horrible 2 sounds like a pipe dream, but what do you think? Will we see a sequel before we’re dead? Maybe they’ll just release the songs or even record a soundtrack only at some point?
The humor is hip deep in the latest episode of Neil Patrick Harris‘ new web series Neil’s Puppet Dreams. Nathan Fillion guest stars and two of Nerdom’s favorite sons re-unite to bring us some innuendo and giggles. The chemistry between the two is fantastic, you can just imagine how much fun they would be as guests at your backyard BBQ. The only thing missing was an appearance from the queen of web series Felicia Day.
“It was intentionally blue, but was intentionally light blue,” Harris said with a laugh. “The whole joke at the end is none of it is relating to genitals at all. We pushed the boundary for sure. That’s kind of The Muppets, [Jim] Henson-style of comedy that I always loved. The double entendre, if you will.”
This web series is defiantly worth putting on your weekly viewing list along side Geek and Sundry‘s The Guild, Space Janitors, Table Top, and College Humor‘s Troopers.
What other weekly web series should your fellow NerdBastards be watching? Let us know in the comments section below.
The wildly popular webisodes of Nerdom’s Lord and Master Joss Whedon’sDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blogwill be coming to a television near you. The CW will air the show in its entirety on October 9th, 2012 at 9 PM.
Is this really news?
Really, anyone who wants to see this or show it to a friend just has to have an Internet connection to watch the whole thing on the web. I guess if you’ve been dying to get your grandmother to watch this and she is deathly afraid of computers and all that pornography, this might help.
Now, if you were to have a Dr. Horrible party, invite all your friends to dress up, drink beer out of beakers, and sing the songs when the show airs in October, that would be epic!
Dr. Horrible should be the Rocky Horror Picture Show of the Internet.
Just to show how easy it is to watch Dr. Horrible on the Internet . . . here it is all together in one convenient video. Now grab your grandmother, tell her it’s a new Soap Opera spin off of General Hospital, and start the damn video.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is filled with some of Nerdom’s biggest stars, there’s creator Joss Whedon, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Simon Helberg.
It may not be the sequel announcement that everyone’s clamoring for, but to prove that Joss Whedon now has some extreme cache post Avengers, The CW is picking up Whedon’s Dr Horrible Sing-a-long Blog, a web-based project he made during the 2007-08 Writers Strike.
Starring Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as his nemesis Captain Hammer and Felicia Day as the object of both their affections Penny, Dr. Horrible has become a real cult success. And considering that all three stars have become even more popular in the intervening years since the first Sing-a-long Blog, showing it on The CW may cultivate even more fans, especially considering that it’s creator is now the director of the third most money-making movie of all time.
What do you Bastards think? Smart move by The CW, or been there-done that?