I’ve been playing “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” on my player for days. I can’t believe how much of an impact it’s made that I have taken the effort to:
- Get my own copy of all three Acts,
- Extract my own songs from the iTunes Downloads,
- Transcribing my own lyrics to all the songs from all three acts, and finally-
- Blogging all about it.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend you check it out. Joss Whedon, creator of TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly has teamed up with brothers Zack and Jed, together with Jed’s fiancee, Maurissa, to come up with an internet musical which they called “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”.
Supposedly, the idea for the whole project came about at the peak of the Writer’s Strike earlier this year- the whole fiasco was just dragging on, and everyone just wanted to get back to writing somehow.
Then they enlisted the support of people they’ve all worked with- including actors Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day. The result: an internet musical masterpiece that broke down their servers, and quickly became the most downloaded TV show (it was classified under ‘TV shows’) on iTunes.
They came up with three acts of about 15 minutes apiece- which put together, is about as long as any regular TV episode. You have to see it for yourself- after all, would you know of any musicals featuring super-villains?
Neil Patrick Harris stars as Dr. Horrible, and you can see that he’s put his theater training into good use here. Nathan Fillion plays the role of the semi-cheesy and borderline juvenile beefcake Captain Hammer, nemesis of Dr. Horrible. And of course you have Felicia Day as our ingenue, Penny.
Sing along to your other favorite Dr. Horrible songs by checking out parts 1, 2 and 3 of my Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Songbook, right here on another blog of mine (which you can really, now sing along to as well…), My Thoughts In Stereo.
Check out Part 1 of the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog Songbook here, featuring the songs
- “My Freeze Ray”,
- “Bad Horse (The Application)”,
- “Penny’s Song”, and
- “What a Man’s Gotta Do”
Check out Part 2 of the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog Songbook here, featuring the songs
- “On The Rise”,
- “Bad Horse (The Phone Call)”,
- “Keep Your Head Up”, and
- “Brand New Day”
Check out Part 3 of the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog Songbook here, featuring the songs
- “So They Say”
- “Everyone’s A Hero”
- “Slipping” and
- “Finale/ Brand New Day (reprise)”