“Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, the latest project by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly & Serenity), is a three part web-based musical mini series staring Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer and Felicia Day as Penny.
Whedon says the whole point of this series, aside from making a bunch of silly jokes and adding to the not-very-large body of supervillain musicals, is to change the way Hollywood does business. He writes: “It wouldn’t hurt if this really was an event. Good for the business, good for the community – communities: Hollywood, internet, artists around the world, comic-book fans, musical fans (and even the rather vocal community of people who hate both but will still dig on this). Proving we can turn Dr Horrible into a viable economic proposition as well as an awesome goof will only inspire more people to lay themselves out in the same way. It’s time for the dissemination of the artistic process. Create more for less. You are the ones that can make that happen.”