Dr Horrible Sing-Along Blog
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Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) is just your average lovelorn bad guy trying to make it big — he's got some dubious weapons, a secret hideout, a square-jawed nemesis (Nathan Fillion) and a video blog. Oh, and he sings. Think The Diaries of Lex Luthor as told by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon conceived and produced the online video Dr.
The writers' strike, which began in November 2007, was the worst thing to happen to TV in 2008. But the best thing to come of it was this eccentric, tragicomic musical, which — like the strike itself — helped redefine what could be called "TV." Conceived as a strike-time diversion by Joss Whedon ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer ), it starred Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, a would-be supervillain applying for membership in the exclusive Evil League of Evil. Whedon released it online, where it became an iTunes smash and inspired a deluge of homemade Evil League of Evil application-videos by fans.
<img width="660" height="554" border="0" alt="Neil_crop" title="Neil_crop" src="/images_blogs/underwire/images/2008/07/14/neil_crop.jpg" /> Mad scientist Dr. Horrible is gearing up to take over the world. Or at least the internets.
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Team Whedon's online musical " Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog " surprised a lot of people in 2008 when the first chapter of the three-act production went live with stars Neil Patrick Harris , Nathan Fillion , and Felicia Day . The project went on to spawn prequels and spin-offs in the comic book world , a hit album and fast-selling DVD, and as many expected, an as-yet-untitled sequel .
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical tragicomedy miniseries in three acts , produced exclusively for Internet distribution. Filmed and set in Los Angeles , the show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris ), an aspiring supervillain ; Captain Hammer ( Nathan Fillion ), his nemesis; and Penny ( Felicia Day ), their shared love interest. The movie was written by writer/director Joss Whedon , his brothers Zack Whedon (a television writer) and Jed Whedon (a composer), and writer/actress Maurissa Tancharoen .
Edit Storyline Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat, a situation which complicates itself even further when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer after he apparently saves her life. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to ruin the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl?