Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"We Love You for Crashing the Site"

Today, creative genius Joss Whedon unveiled Act I of his new, straight to computer, three-part musical superhero comedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Staring How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and Firefly's Nathan Fillion, this bit of unconventional entertainment was conceived during the WGA Writer's Strike. Here's the trailer:

Naturally, I'm super stoked to see it. However...

...I can't. The first installment, which began streaming free today, has already garnered so much attention that the Dr. Horrible site crashed — a fairly strong indication that this little enterprise is going to be rather popular. Be patient, my friends. As Joss and friends posted today, "Our site should be up and running again in a few hours. Your support is warming our hearts and kicking our asses. So thank you thank you."

The clips (Act II becomes available on Thursday, July 17 and Act III becomes available on Saturday, July 19) will be streaming online for free through Sunday, July 20, 2008. After that, you'll be able to purchase them on iTunes ... or just wait for the DVD release.