I think I’m a realist. And I think I just like to upset people. People in Hollywood are such babies; they really are. They can’t take it. I mean, I love our show, but it’s a procedural. We misdiagnose someone at 9:11, then again at 9:23, then at 9:41, and we figure it out at 9:52. I remember they would bring in the ratings, and I would say things like, “Oh no, Gilmore Girls is kicking our ass in the 4-9 age group!
- Robert Sean Leonard (Dr. Wilson on House)
So, in the middle of last winter’s writers’ strike, Joss Whedon, Neil Patrick Harris, and Nathan Fillion are all sitting around on their asses feeling useless. When all of a sudden Joss Whedon’s little brother goes, “Hey! Let’s make a musical called Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and put it on the internet, like the kids do!” And that is what they did.
“It’s the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to.” says Joss Whedon.
Neil Patrick Harris plays the lovelorn villain, and Nathan Fillion plays the mean ol’ do-gooder, and a “cast of dozens” plays other people. And they sing. There are three episodes, and it’s almost done (Fillion says in the interview below that he’s seen a rough cut), but I can’t figure out when it’s actually going online - apparently not before Comic-Con in July, because the three principles are going to be there to pimp it.