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Jonesing for Joss?

July 17th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

Since there’s always big Joss love shown on this blog, I thought y’all would appreciate this.

A relatively under-the-radar Joss Whedon project: “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”

Featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day.

Think Felicia Day looks familiar? Picture her with shorter hair, maybe in a group, say, of young women with ‘potential’…

Update: ooooOOOOoooo, just read the “Master Plan” behind this project. Worth reading in its entirety, but here’s a snippet:

“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.”

It’s only online this week people, get it while it’s hot.

Tags: laugh track

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