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July 15 2008

Whedonesquer lands Dr. Horrible interview with Joss. Chris Bridges posts the transcript of his interview with Joss on his personal blog. Chris' article, which he wrote for his day job at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, will appear on the paper's Web site tomorrow.

Yay. Now, off to read it. :)
Read it. Good job!

Q: "You have a knack for attracting obsessive fans. What do you think they see in your work?"

A: "An obsessive fan"

Aww. ;)
Hm. Maybe elevator pitches are more of a business thing? I hear it a lot in the nonprofit world anyway. I think I heard it first in a political context though. You're on a elevator with a senator for two minutes, and they ask you what you do, and in response to your answer, they ask for your professional opinion on a very complex and important topic. You have two minutes to clearly communicate a very important idea to them.
I wasnt as sure Neil would be interested in it and he said yes faster than I had the question out. But hes, you know. Just incre...


Oh. My. God. He really is making us wait for it.
Good interview!

Q: "If everything came true the way you wanted it to be, what would you like to see happen because of Dr. Horrible?"

A: "I would like to be a gagillionaire.

I would like to see more of this kind of content, I would like to make, but even if I cant Id like to see more people sort of stepping up between the home-made and the studio-made and putting things on the Internet that are truly strange and personal and yet accessible to as many people as possible. Id like the Internet to be a viable economic framework for a sort of, a world of B pictures. A new, strange, surreal B studio, the kind they dont have anymore. Thats what Id like to see.

And Id like to run it."

I'd like to see that, too.

And Joss running it? Well that would be icing on the pie.
(Pie can have icing! Or it should, anyway.)
Best interview of the bunch, C.A. Bridges.
Great questions and great responses. I think I want to wait another day until the show is live because then we will get more fun interviews.

*runs away serpentine while ducking*
I'm thanking people all over today for these neat links. So thanks!

No, we only have the bandwidth to support 17 viewers at a time.

Big fibber. Big gagillionaire obsessive fan fibber. That's a lot to be at one time.
C.A. Bridges, wow. Great job.
Oh. My. God. He really is making us wait for it.


I actually ctrl-f'd to see if there was a closing '..dible' in there somewhere that I missed, heh ;)

Very fine interview, this. Kudos, C.A. Bridges.
C.A. Bridges thanks for a great interview. Lord....can I stay up until 3:01 a.m. EDT?
Well done, sir :)
Very nice, best one yet!
Indeed, well done, Mr. Bridges. Thank you so much for interviewing the man with style and substance.

Now, are we all absolutely sure about the 12:00 a.m. being Pacific time? The zones list on doctorhorrible.net are speculation, the last I looked. I am being driven insane by pondering this....
Well done, cabridges - nice selection of questions.
Joss says it goes on at 12:01 am and the Dr. Horrible Twitter says it's EST without giving a time, so I'm hoping it's 12:01 am my time and I've got a double espresso on ice for if it's 12:01 West Coast time.

IOW, I don't know.
Loved it. Semed like real, fun answers, not what by now must seem like rote. Well done, Chris.
Id like the Internet to be a viable economic framework for a sort of, a world of B pictures. A new, strange, surreal B studio, the kind they dont have anymore. Thats what Id like to see.

And Id like to run it.


Interesting comments. It used to be that movie studios made "B" pictures for drive-ins, and later to fulfill the need for DVD's. Now, YouTube could do for entertainment what American International Pictures did for drive-ins. Well, he may have a point. With the exception of "Repo", it's very unlikely any movie studio would want to make an original musical rather than something from Broadway. If the internet proves it can be done, and Joss becomes our new Steven Sondheim, then bring it on!

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2008-07-15 02:36 ]
I wish the phrase "bring it on," hadn't been sullied by our current President (because I totally agree - Joss has the ability to become a great innovator for the film world).

[ edited by Tonya J on 2008-07-15 02:41 ]
Oh, it's already been broughten!
You are totally correct, m'c a ;)!
Hey, that movie is one of the all-time funnest guilty pleasures around, zeitgeist! ;) < shallow="on">Plus, y'know, miss ED and miss Dunst in one movie? Dancing in small outfits? The world needs no more than that, really< /shallow>
"You know, if we dont crash it, weve failed."

I'll be there, logging in at midnight, helping to crash the site! But I actually just hope I get to see it!

"I would like to be a gagillionaire."

I love that term, I'm guessing it is enough money to choke on....

Great interview, BTW, I really enjoyed it!

[ edited by embers on 2008-07-15 03:31 ]
Sadly I had only 10 minutes - he was doing a series of these, one after another, and I was fortunate enough to get in there - and I had to write my article for the general public so I couldn't ask really specific questions for my own curiosity. Like "Which one of you is doing the Dr. Horrible twittering?", "Remember me from ME Day? Huh? Do ya?" and "Why do you write such strong female characters?" As it was I only got about half my questions in before I was given the heads up to ask my last one, but that was because he gave long and thoughtful answers, and no way would I give that up for quantity.
By the way, even if you're read it, you should listen to the interview when it gets posted. You get to hear my slurry questions (I had to talk fast) and you get to hear him do different voices.
Hey, that movie is one of the all-time funnest guilty pleasures around, zeitgeist! ;) < shallow="on">Plus, y'know, miss ED and miss Dunst in one movie? Dancing in small outfits? The world needs no more than that, really< /shallow>


Preachin' to the choir, GVH. The whole series probably falls under "so bad its good". We were just discussing this the other (in Real Life(tm)) - I didn't realize there was a fourth one!
I actually liked that movie. It was hilarious. (It was supposed to be funny, right?)

embers, I think we are trying to "fandango" the site. Not sure which thread explains that one.
Love Bring It On guiltlessly.
Wow, Z, I have to disagree on this one. Bring It On was just good, not "so bad it's good." It wasn't trying to be anything other than snarky, kinetic, slightly silly entertainment. And it succeeded hugely. It totally brings a smile to my face. (OTOH, never seen the sequels, and never want to.)

Whereas, say, Showgirls is fun when you're kicking back after the pub and just want a good laugh . . .

ETA: Oh, great interview, CAB, BTW! :-)
Whereas, say, Showgirls is fun when you're kicking back after the pub and just want a good laugh . . .

Or if I suddenly find myself in need of something to prompt me to reach for the nearest spork and gouge out my own eyes.
I was gonna say the sequels fell under 'so bad its good', but I couldn't remember the first one well enough to be sure (I haven't seen all of the sequels, but I am assured they are so bad they are good). I figured better safe than sorry ;) I'll reqatch it at some point, but I dunno if I believe you! LOL re: Showgirls.
I have thus far avoided Showgirls.

ETA cuz I like my eyeballs in my head.

[ edited by NYPinTA on 2008-07-15 04:26 ]
Haven't seen Showgirls. There are easier ways to see naked women, with less stress to their dignity or mine.
Not only does he interview Joss, he also gets in an awesome dig/quote. Well done again, sir :)!
Adding to the chorus of "best one yet."

Great job, CAB. Guess you work well under pressure. But too bad you didn't get to ask the twitter question. (And of course the s.f.c. question--really wanted to hear the answer to that one.)

Almost Horrible time! Yay!
The Dr. Horrible Twitterfeed just posted "...30..."

That settles it, it's EST. Time to get my clicking finger ready.

[ edited by C. A. Bridges on 2008-07-15 04:38 ]
Great interview, C.A. Bridges! Certainly the best so far.

And EST?! Shiny!
This would a bad time for the power to go out in LA, huh?
Ah! Don't temp the gods of ... power outage!
I was channeling my inner Dr. Horrible.
I think your acceptence into the Evil League of Evil is already in the mail!
Unfortunately, the site tells me that I can't access it because I don't live in the US!!
OK, obviously I'm a little behind the times, but... exactly WHEN was Nathan singing on Broadway?!
I hate to echo what everyone else has already said but, really, best interview yet. =) I hope you get more time than this when the Dollhouse push starts.
Ditto to the ditto's, best interview yet. Congrats, Mr. Bridges sir. :)
Clearly what's needed is someone else to say "Nice job CA Bridges" so consider it said ;).

And is he quoting his own stuff ? Man, that is so cool. He really is an obsessive fan ;).
OK, obviously I'm a little behind the times, but... exactly WHEN was Nathan singing on Broadway?!

More importantly, when is Dr. Horrible going to be on Broadway? ;)
That was lovely, C. A. Bridges. Thank you!
Chris, that was awesome, thank you! Must have been thrilling for you to ask questions of the man himself. Always great to hear Joss talking about projects. Takes me back to when a bunch of us congregated here to listen to the live Fanboy Radio broadcast that I think was mostly (maybe I'm misremembering) about the advent of the Buffy S8 comic and for which folks here, along with the world, submitted questions in advance.

[ edited by Tonya J on 2008-07-15 18:24 ]
Under the Dark: I think Joss meant Neal APtrick Harris sang on Broadway.

Syren: Yes, pie can have icing, I've eaten them*, usually Dutch apple. *But not since the 70s I don't think.

GVH: A Jossverse fan praises Bring It on without mentioning Ms. Cramer and Ms. Bilderback? Tsk-tsk.

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