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April 01 2008

The preview poster for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Thanks to a pointer from the official fansite, our first glimpse of promotion for the musical.

Not sure if the owner of the fansite is reading this, but the link there to the official site is broken (should be .com, not .net).

Otherwise, cool!
That is all kinds of awesome. Hee!
Awesome. Lookin' forward to it.
Mwwwaaaahhhh....that is what I envision NPH saying (singing). This is quite awesome.
Whenever this comes out cannot come soon enough. Just...wow.
*gulp*

That is my town that scary Dr. Horrible is terrorizing, and I am a'scaired.

Nonetheless, I am completely stoked.

(I've examined the logo on Dr. Horrible's Mad Scientist labcoat pocket and it looks to me like a skeleton head. Anyone else see it as something else?)
Hahaha. That's just hilarious!
Wait a minute. Is the official site http://drhorrible.com/ or http://doctorhorrible.com/ or like both. Cause the doctor one still says nervouscircus.
Anyone else see it as something else?

Well, it's very blurry, but to me it looks like a bird of prey (heraldic style) over a five-pointed star. No idea what the curves joining them are, though.
QuoterGal,

I think it is a head with the same goggles on that Dr. Horrible is wearing on top of his head.
I think you need to do a forced refresh anonymous - doctorhorrible.com is showing the poster for me - was the first thing i checked when I noticed it was a different address ot the one we'd seen previously (hold down the ctrl key and press F5)
AWE + SOME = DR HORRIBLE.
Thanks, Beth'll, that fixed http://doctorhorrible.com for me. I was getting scared because it is April 1st you know. I thought someone (not Joss and company) had grabbed http://drhorrible.com and made up a poster.
NPH + Nathan Fillion + Felicia Day + Joss= Legend... wait for it ...dary.
I love.

Can't wait!
I neeeeeeeeeeed your t-shirt, QG! :D
I agree with cabri. That is very shiny, QuoterGal!

The guild has gear http://www.watchtheguild.com/gear/

Joss, we need gear!!!
This is going to be legen...
(wait for it)
...dary!


Had to be done.
Had to be done.

Which is why it already had been.
bring it on.
Because one can never be too freaked out, I just made this my desktop background, stretched to fill the screen.
Neil looks like a human version mix-up of Brain from Pinky and the Brain and Brainiac here. Hmmm. I smell coolness.
Which is why it already had been

Oh yeah, I'm sure it has. That doesn't surprise me. I was just on a bit of a high from a great episode tonight and a visit to tedmosbyisajerk.com.
I've been wondering... Is this going to be really low budget?
From the description of the shooting onset by the owner of the house, it sounds lower budget than Buffy, higher budget than The Guild. And we all know from Serenity how Joss is an expert at squeezing the most out of every penny. Very much looking forward to this.
Oh yeah, I'm sure it has.

Yes, three comments above your own.
Me like it a laht.

Bizarrely, it sort of reminds me of 'Doktor Sleepless'.

(and I think the budget will be not too much and not too little but just right ;)
I thought it had a Warren Ellis vibe about it but I couldn't quite place it.
I had a dream last night that Joss was filming something in my place. I /really/ must have envy issues with the dude whose flat was used as the lair.
Attend the tale of Dr. Horrible!
His practice was murder; his voice, adorable.

He tied up poor Penny in complex ligatures
Then sang of his crimes in complex time signatures.

This is the ballad of Dr. Horrible.
It's too soon for fanfic but he's not ignorable!

[ edited by Pointy on 2008-04-01 16:58 ]
Pointy that was ... what's the opposite of 'deplorable' ? ;)
It's too soon for fanfic but he's not ignorable!

You realize that's the equivalent of throwing down the gauntlet around here, right?
Slainte, Saje, and Sunfire: Let the games begin!
Oh no, I wasn't volunteering. It's a musical, so the fanfic must consist of lyrics. I have written no fanfic, and even less music.

ETA: Plus I have no idea of the specifics yet, outside of about a sentence or so. Not that that's been a barrier for Dollhouse, I hear. ;)

[ edited by Sunfire on 2008-04-01 18:20 ]
Oh my God. Wow.

And, also, Pointy? That was incredible.
Attend the tale of Dr. Horrible!
His practice was murder; his voice, adorable.


Heh! Nice reference to Sweeney Todd, too - which Joss told me once was his favourite Sondheim musical!
Double-DVD version of the Sweeney movie recently came out. (The movie, unlike the stage version, doesn't have the ballad.)
Anonymous1- re: the labcoat logo) - I do believe you've got it - and Horrible-Avec-Goggles is eversomuchomore Jossian than the very ordinary death's head insignia that I first pictured. Ya know, I like a Mad Scientist who brands with a sense of humor. (BTW, does anyone else besides me dislike that whole "branding" thing? - this from a graphic artist yet... I know we hafta have "corporate identity" - and I love designing logos - but I just loathe the whole "branding" term and imagery... sorry, OT3.)

However, dreamlogic - your take is also... intriguing, and I think I've figured out what those joining curves are.

Oh, and Sir of the Pointy - you are my Lyrical Hero - but I couldn't possibly add a thing to what you've written about the 'Dorable Horrible.

Back of his smile, under his word,
Pointy heard music that nobody heard.
Pointy pondered, and Pointy planned,
like a perfect machine, he planned.
Pointy was smooth, Pointy was subtle
Pointy would blink, and rats would scuttle.
Pointy, Pointy, Pointy, Pointy, Pointy!

Double-DVD version of the Sweeney movie recently came out. (The movie, unlike the stage version, doesn't have the ballad.)

Well, yes, I knew that - but I have an addiction to musicals and Sondheim musicals especially. I really wish the ballad had been over the opening credits of the Burton film, though!
I'm with you there, crossoverman - its absence kinda boggled the mind...
Tim Burton said: "We’d hired a bunch of great actors, recorded it, and everything, but as we started shooting, it became apparent that it just wasn’t working. It works great onstage, but for a movie it seemed like we wanted to see the story and not be told what we’re seeing."

Which is why it could have worked over the credits! Another interview he said something like "You don't need to be told to attend the tale - you're already attending it!"
However, dreamlogic - your take is also... intriguing, and I think I've figured out what those joining curves are.

I will be vindicated. Viindicated!

and yes, that's pretty much what it looks like to me, minus the arms, plus I think now the top point isn't a point but a smaller star.

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