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July 07 2008

Zack Whedon on the Dr. Horrible comic strip. Everything you wanted to know about the Captain Hammer tie-in and more.

Reckon this ain't the last we've seen of the Horriverse.

[ edited by Pointy on 2008-07-07 20:04 ]
The world just keeps getting more Whedonesquey-er. And that's a good thing.
How do I get in on the ground floor of the coming mushortio craze ?

Gotta say, i'd totally read more Doctor Horrible comics by Mr Zachary Whedon esq. (I know, I know, i'm almost too giving, that sort of willingness to sacrifice can be a curse too you know) especially if they were drawn by the same artist, his style was brilliantly suited to the story.

(actually, an online anthology with a segment from each of the writers would be very, very cool - i'd love to get a feel for all their voices)

And dare we hope that the idea of a read-out-by-Nathan DVD extra might be in the ether ?
That would be an awesome DVD extra, having Fillion read the comic's narration. Maybe even getting Neil Patrick Harris for his line(s?) and whoever else for any random extras' lines.
I can't get the link to open in either AOL or Firefox... :-\

[ edited by UnpluggedCrazy on 2008-07-07 21:19 ]
UnpluggedCrazy, it was working earlier (in Firefox), but seems to be down at the moment.
Seems to be back up (Firefox 2.0.0.15 on XP).

That would be an awesome DVD extra, having Fillion read the comic's narration.

It really would. I've got in mind something like the "Plot-holes" DVD extra from 'Shaun of the Dead' (R2, not sure about elsewhere) which features some of the cast describing what happened during three "off-screen" moments from the film over illustrations of the events. Course, for "Be Like Me" it'd arguably be even better because there's actual dialogue for Nathan and maybe even NPH to get their teeth into and act.

Might not be doable from a rights perspective though, too many legal hoops maybe ?
We have the power to envision a great deal and the power to create very little, hence my plain non-Dr. Horrible jammies. So we may have envisioned a comic alongside the lunch boxes and inappropriately-awarded Oscars and so forth...

He sounds just like Joss. There's 3 of these guys! How come they have taken over the world by now?
It strikes me that Zack sounds very much like Joss, verbally graceful and witty and bright. And gracious, but in a good way, like good gracious!
To think we made all those jokes here about cloning a certain someone so he could pursue the many ideas with the limited means.
Great. So now we have to clone 3 people?
Or we could just wait until Joss' kids are old enough to write. So, say, a couple years before the Whedon genius kicks in? I bet they do damn fine fingerpaintings.
I bet they keep killing Mr Potato Head (just when he finds the nose he really wants to settle down with too).
Great. So now we have to clone 3 people?

No, we only wanted 2 and we already have 3! We can abort Operation Purple Clone.
What's that about an embarrassment of riches or far too much talent in one family. Speaking of which, I think I stood in the wrong line when I got my family. What's the return policy? And I too would eagerly read more Capt. Hammer comic-y goodness.
I think on average you share of your genes with your siblings so from a cloning perspective we only actually have 1 Jossi unfortunately. Don't put away your test-tubes just yet.
Zack: "We have the power to envision a great deal and the power to create very little, hence my plain non-Dr. Horrible jammies."

Jammies! Yes! Sold with a tiny box of laundry soap! It's a whole laundromat tie-in! Doc Horrible Jammies! Laundry soap!! Woo-hoo! Why won't you listen to me?!!

*settles down.*

I like him. And ain't it true about the envisioning/creation ratio? It kills me every day... the imagination is so infinite and the 24-hour day so finite.

Okay, if I could pick just one product I'd like to see it would be Doc Horrible Colorforms. (No, not chloroform - where's that joke from? Seems like I just heard it recently.) No, I mean colorforms. I loved my Rocky and Bullwinkle colorforms, and I would equally love my Doc Horrible ones.
I think on average you share of your genes with your siblings so from a cloning perspective we only actually have 1 Jossi unfortunately.

No, it's about 50% on average, with some variability due to crossing over. It's close enough!

I would like some sort of Evil League of Evil stuff, myself. And if they don't sell that, I'm making some kind of ELoE decal to stick to my stuff myself.
I loved Colorforms, QG, and I surely loved me some Rocky and Bullwinkle, too.
Yay, just got to read it.

It is excellent.

And "MuShortio"? I'm down with it. Somebody make some T-Shirts.
I'll say it again. I looooved the Hammer Comic much much much. I really want more from Zach Whedon.
Sunfire: No, it's about 50% on average, with some variability due to crossing over. It's close enough!

Hmm. If there's a 0.5 probability of me having gene A and a 0.5 probability of my sister having it, surely the chance of us both having it (the events being independent but not exclusive) is 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25 ? On one hand that seems to make sense, on the other i've a feeling i'm probably making a simple-minded mistake ;).

(on average i.e. excepting cross-over, similar/dissimilar gender etc.)
It's 25% per parent. You have a 50% chance of a given gene from your mother and your sibling has a 50% of having that given gene, does make it 25%. But, assuming you share both parents, there's another 25% from your father.

That said, I really don't see a downside to more Whedony goodness. Send in the clones.
Hmm. If there's a 0.5 probability of me having gene A and a 0.5 probability of my sister having it, surely the chance of us both having it (the events being independent but not exclusive) is 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25 ?

That's the odds that you share a specific allele, yes. But you also have a 25% chance of sharing the other allele with your sister. So in total you have a 50% chance of sharing an allele (one or the other) for a given gene with your sister.
Aha, I was forgetting one parent. That'd be the simple-minded mistake (sorry Dad/Mum ;).

And cheers Sunfire/barboo for the learnin' ;).
I like MuShortio. I'll be chanting that all day.

And, yes, send in the clones. What would be the harm of an out-break of Whedons? Certaintly nothing like the Boba Fetts, right? ??

And we definately need more strips. And jammies.

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