Thanks to the magic of the Internets, I’ve been introduced to a curious little made-for-web TV miniseries, called Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It stars Neil Patrick Harris (above), who plays the misunderstood evil genius who’s just trying to get some from a pretty girl.
What I like most about this is that the three main actors represent a broad range of geek cred. Harris, of course, brings along the middle-age Doogie crowd and is no doubt the most mainstream-recognizable actor here.
Nathan Fillion, of Firefly fame (and just about every other series that Joss Whedon has been involved with), brings along the Whedonites. Not that this is necessary, mind you, since Whedon directs this project.
Felicia Day, meanwhile (the aforementioned pretty girl, as you can see) brings along the ubergeek web crowd who totally recognize her from this other show she does.
BTW Felicia, that marriage proposal is still open. Just, you know, putting it out there.
Some back story on this whole thing from the L.A. Times.
(Oh, did I mention it’s a musical?)
UPDATE (July 21): Too late. Now you have to buy it on iTunes ($6) if you want to see it. Either that or find a low-quality pirated version somewhere.
You realize that someday all the women to whom you’ve extended marriage proposals, stricken with the biological imperative, will cash them in… and you’ll be the star of a new reality series on FOX.
You mean like one where I’d have to date them all one at a time? And have them compete for my affections (read: money)?