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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In Case It’s Something That You Might Like…

posted by on July 15 at 16:00 PM

…and in case you haven’t heard it, like, all over the internet today, the first thirteen-minute chapter of Joss Whedon’s weeklong musical superhero comedy experiment, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, has gone live today.

It stars Neil Patrick Harris, who really should change his name to Neil Doogie Harris, as an evil super-criminal who’s trying to get up the courage to talk to a girl. Nathan Fillion (who I have a semi-enormous man-crush on, though not enough of one to make me want to watch him on Desperate Housewives) stars as a superhero. Turns out, Fillion’s singing voice leaves something to be desired, although it has a certain rough charm. Harris is enjoyable and witty and he has a lovely voice, even if the songs leave something to be desired.

Not much happens in this first bit, really, although it’s pleasant enough and, importantly, free. The next two segments will go live on July 17th and July 19th, and then the whole thing will disappear on July 20th, whereupon you will be charged for the privilege of watching Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I’m not convinced that it’s going to be worth any amount of money, but it’s certainly fun to watch at work.

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Posted by AHHHHHHHHHHHH | July 15, 2008 4:05 PM

Tres gay!

Posted by Gaylord | July 15, 2008 4:05 PM

Why do you hate us at work so very very much?

Who do you think pays your bills?

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 15, 2008 4:07 PM

Who cares what Defamer said 3 weeks ago? This is a timely reminder.

Nathan Fillion is H-O-T hot. Rrrrowr.

Posted by leek | July 15, 2008 4:07 PM

Holy shit, @1, you really need to relax. If something doesn't say "Breaking News," it's not breaking news. This post, for instance, even suggests the fact that lots of people had already heard about this, and the news is up everywhere.

Posted by Paul Constant | July 15, 2008 4:12 PM

Nathan would never do you, leek. You'll have to settle for something in your league, like your MOM HAHAHAHAHAHAHA THREE POINT.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 15, 2008 4:14 PM

I just realized that I forgot to rip the nekkid episode of Firefly when I had the chance. Fuck!

Posted by keshmeshi | July 15, 2008 4:27 PM

what would NPH do about the Alaska Way Viaduct?

Posted by michael strangeways | July 15, 2008 4:32 PM


Damn site, meanwhile, doesn't seem to be responding.

Posted by leek | July 15, 2008 4:48 PM

Defamer does have a super cool events vid, tho.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 15, 2008 4:57 PM

The link times out for me, but does not (i.e., without the 'www').

Posted by kris | July 15, 2008 5:54 PM
12 crashed early this morning and I haven't been able to watch it at all. Tres lame. And I love Nathan Fillion, but I too refuse to get near Desperate Housewives. Maybe someone put up a compilation video of his appearances on youtube or something.

Posted by Jessica | July 15, 2008 6:05 PM

Aha! Thanks Kris. Done and done. (It was sorta eh, a little too reminiscent of the Buffy musical. But worthwhile nonetheless.)

Posted by leek | July 15, 2008 6:32 PM

Kris, you are my hero a little bit.

Posted by Michelle in OH | July 15, 2008 7:39 PM

You guys can get it on iTunes, too, as I did. And have since watched it six times on my iPod.

Posted by Emily | July 16, 2008 10:35 AM

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