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July 18 2017

Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! The master of music-making, script-writing, and show-running turns 42!

April 20 2017

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was the best thing to come out of the writers' strike. With another WGA strike seemingly on the cards, Polygon looks back what Joss and co came up with during the last strike.

November 27 2016

Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! Celebrate by making a gift to the Lupus Foundation. More...

July 18 2016

Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! The writer/show runner/rock star is 41.

June 14 2016

Marvel could solve its problems by rewatching 'Dr. Horrible'. It's not as daft as you might think.

June 12 2016

'Euro'Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Schedule available. Lots of fun for academic nerds, but so hard to choose which sessions to attend!

April 22 2016

Maurissa Tancharoen reveals Lupus attack during pregnancy. In a fundraising appeal for the Lupus Foundation, Maurissa describes how lupus threatened the life of her unborn daughter.

November 27 2015

Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! She co-shepherded Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. through its 50th episode with husband Jed Whedon, inspired record-breaking fundraising to fight Lupus, and gave birth to a girl who, let’s get real, will probably rule us all one day. More...

October 19 2015

The most popular Halloween costume in every State, via Google. This list of the top Google searched costumes for each state yields a varied and diverse group of options. More...

October 13 2015

Highlights from the Dr. Horrible Q&A at PaleyFest NY. Indiewire makes a list of some of the highlights from the Paley event.
Dr. Horrible team reflects on cutting costs, singing fears, and more. TVLine chatted to Joss, Neil, Felicia, and Nathan before their PaleyCenter event last Saturday.

October 10 2015

Joss says he made more from Dr. Horrible than the first Avengers movie. Verily. According to Variety, he doth spaketh of it at the Fest of Paley.
PaleyFest Dr. Horrible reunion panel live stream! At the time of posting, this link leads to a countdown telling you when the panel (or stream) is supposed to start. When it's happening, if nothing fails, the link should lead to the video stream itself. EDIT: It now leads to the recorded video. More...

October 02 2015

The 13 best villain songs of all time. Three Whedonverse songs made this list.

September 25 2015

traceroute Someone's having a bit of fun with machine names. More...

September 15 2015

"I would love to do a Dr. Horrible sequel" says Neil Patrick Harris. He did a video Q&A with fans on IMDB to promote his new show "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris". Neil also said Dr. Horrible was his favourite role to date.

September 14 2015

Dr. Horrible reunion panel at PaleyFest NY next month. Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Joss Whedon will be there. Will you? (If you can't, it'll be streamed live on Yahoo!).

July 25 2015

Felicia Day on Dr. Horrible - "I'm so grateful to be a part of it". She made the comments about the online musical yesterday at VidCon.

July 17 2015

Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! The J before the dash turns 40 as a father.

February 13 2015

NPH talks about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Inside the Actor's Studio. In this video clip Neil demonstrates his lip-syncing gym rehearsal technique!

November 27 2014

Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-show-runner shepherded the televised side of the Marvel universe through tumultuous twists and turns, tangled with a super-villain, and inspired women writers to unite against lupus and fight like a girl. More...

November 03 2014

UC Davis Marching Band does "Dr. Horrible" medley. The songs translate quite well.

September 14 2014

Hallowhedon event features a screening of "Dr. Horrible". Discount tickets for the Los Angeles-area event (which also features guests and screenings of other Whedon-related programs) are available through Sept. 15.

July 30 2014

"The Cabin in the Woods" makes i09's list of the 13 greatest sci-fi comedies of all time. Dr. Horrible and Serenity get honorable mentions.

July 17 2014

Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! Rock star allegedly turns 39, looks half that. Alien biotechnology suspected.

June 18 2014

Tom Lenk guests in the latest episode of Spooked. It also features The Avengers' Ashley Johnson.

June 05 2014

Spooked Ep. 1 Featuring Dichen Lachman, Ashley Johnson, EP Felicia Day. The first episode of Geek & Sundry's new scripted series "Spooked," features Dichen Lachman and Ashley Johnson. More...

March 19 2014

Dr. Horrible kicked from Netflix? Balls. According to, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will be removed from Netflix on March 20th. More...

February 14 2014

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog sequel 'will exist' says Jed Whedon. But as he told in a statement, "Unfortunately, the when is still unclear".

January 04 2014

Dr. Horrible Art Nouveau posters. If you liked QMx's Firefly prints, then you'll love these.

November 27 2013

Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! This year Maurissa co-show-ran Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., co-wrote the pilot, "0-8-4", "The Asset", and last night's utterly awesome "Repairs", raised Lupus awareness and money, appeared on Learning Town, released "Sigh No More"* as a music video on the Much Ado About Nothing DVD, and inspired love and devotion and song! More...

September 23 2013

Villainy made interesting. Science blog Pharyngula has a brief piece contrasting stereotypical one-dimensional computer game villains with Dr. Horrible.

July 04 2013

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog screening at Comic-Con. This is on the Thursday and the event is organised by the California Browncoats.

June 24 2013

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, for String Quartet. Four talented young ladies (fans, I assume) interpret the entire soundtrack to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on their string instruments. Personally I think it sounds great.

June 12 2013

Joss Whedon on Much Ado and what future projects interest him. The most interesting bits to me are toward the end, where he discusses his contract outs for smaller projects, and what interests him at this point. References that Wastelanders, Dr. Horrible 2 are not on his schedule. Also mentions In Your Eyes. More...

May 29 2013

Dr. Horrible / Calvin & Hobbes Art from Hero Complex Gallery. Artist Alice Lin re-imagines Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer in this piece from the "Arch Nemesis" gallery show.

May 02 2013

Horrible Poetry 101: Arise and Sing. Fantastic analysis of Dr. Horrible's final song, Everything You Ever.

April 18 2013

Dr Horrible 2 will have to wait. Joss says "We've written a bunch of it. It's really just getting that into production, there's too much even for me."

December 03 2012

Henry Jenkins on Joss Whedon, fans, and independent media. This description will just echo the title, since that pretty much sums it up.

October 23 2012

"Gentleman" Doug Jones added to "Dr. Horrible" screening lineup. Doug Jones is now among the announced guests - also including Ben Edlund and Jane Espenson - attending the Saturday night charity screening of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," Season 6 of "The Guild" and Season 2 of "Husbands: The Series."

October 15 2012

Sale for digital Dr. Horrible comics. 50% off, due to the TV debut.

October 10 2012

Ratings for last night's airing of Dr. Horrible on The CW. It got a 0.2. adults 18-49 rating.

October 09 2012

Tonight on The CW - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! We're promised a slightly edited version airing tonight so tune to see what got cut and to enjoy the sensation of seeing a Joss Whedon production on prime-time US television. The official Dr. Horrible site will be running a live tv event - "The East Coast airing will be fan based hilarity. The West Coast airing may include special guests". And if you know nothing of the internet musical, here's some handy cheat sheets from TV Line and CNN.
Felicia Day sees CW airing 'Dr. Horrible' as big victory. She tells The Hollywood Reporter "It's a big victory as far as mainstream Hollywood acknowledgement of web series as a legitimate format".
Relationship blogger Dr. NerdLove discusses Dr Horrible. One doctor uses another to discuss problematic approaches to starting relationships. ETA: The accompanying video for the article can be found here.

October 08 2012

'Dr. Horrible' on The CW and sequel scoop. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen speak to the Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan about the super-villain musical and its sequel. Jed says "We want it to come out five years after the first one. That'd be a nice place for it to land."
New design for Dr. Horrible website. No new content (that I could see) but it does look shiny.

October 05 2012

The Weekly Whedon previews Dr. Horrible's TV Debut. The article includes some quotes from Maurissa Tancharoen regarding Dr. Horrible 2 and the CW airing. In regards to the sequel, Mo says "The goal is that we are going to be shooting next year, and getting the script and everything done at the end of this year".

October 03 2012

Dr. Horrible - the Anime Musical. What if Dr. Horrible was an Anime Musical?

September 28 2012

A Dr. Horrible reunion at Haunted Play. A fab pic provided by Felicia Day. More...

September 26 2012

The first promo for Dr. Horrible on the CW Network. Courtesy of

September 05 2012

Whedonesque (no relation. ed.) Burlesque - Seattle. After five sold out performances, Whedonesque Burlesque has left Seattle. Here are the cast photos. ('Whedonesque Burlesque' is not affiliated with our website. Ed.)

August 30 2012

Dr. Horrible sequel to hopefully be in production "within the next year". Variety's Cynthia Littleton asked Joss about the status of the follow-up on Tuesday night.

August 02 2012

Nathan Fillion does an impromtu AMA in /r/denver on Reddit! Our Captain apparently was practicing for his AMA in the wrong place...

August 01 2012

Simon Helberg on the Dr Horrible sequel. Short clip of Moist himself talking some Dr Horrible at Comic-Con.

July 31 2012

Vote for your favourite Dr. Horrible character. Bad Horse sadly not an option.

July 30 2012

CW sets air date for 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog'. It will make its television debut on the CW on Tuesday, October 9, at 9 PM.

July 17 2012

Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! He's fit a lot of awesome into just 37 years.

July 12 2012

Pictures from QMX booth at SDCC including "Little Damn Heroes" cartoony statues of Book and Inara, Penny from Dr. Horrible and a more realistic version of Felicia Day as Codex in the Guild, and a "cut-away" model Serenity where you can lift off the roof and see into the dining room.

June 29 2012

"Horrible Music" part one - a look at Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The second part in this Sequential Tart feature covers Commentary! The Musical.

June 11 2012

Felicia Day, Country Music Star. This popped up in the Geek and Sundry channel at YouTube. She has a duet with singer Jason Charles Miller, who's also lead singer for Godhead, called "Gamer Girl, Country Boy". Pretty good song, and having her playing a Rock Band guitar is a nice touch. More...

May 18 2012

The Washington University Pops Orchestra plays a Dr. Horrible medley! A little bit rough in places, but still very nifty and definitely worth checking out.

May 12 2012

Cloud Five comic features geeks attending Avengers premiere. Web comic depicts varied (though all positive) geek reactions to The Avengers' opening night. The next three strips continue the story. Minor spoiler.

April 24 2012

Dr. Horrible Freeze Ray Tee available at Thinkgeek. Freeze-Ray. Stops time. Tell your friends.

April 03 2012

Felicia Day: A rising star for the Internet geek. The Washington Post profiles Felicia Day. "If you are a geek-a proud, noble reclaiming-the-word geek-then Felicia Day is your deity." Pegged to this week's launch of her new YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry.

March 20 2012

Making It with Riki Lindhome: Felicia Day. Riki interviews Felicia about having panic attacks during auditions, carving your own path, the previously untold story of The Guild's origins and her new YouTube Channel, Geek and Sundry! Contains mild, adult language.

March 19 2012

Chris Hardwick talks to Neil Patrick Harris on The Nerdist Podcast. At the 1:11:22 mark into this episode, Chris asks Neil about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and they talk about how the internet musical will be airing on television soon. Contains adult language.

March 15 2012

Wait is almost over for new Dr. Horrible, Joss Whedon says. Production could start this summer.

March 12 2012

Joss on Dr. Horrible 2: "We plan to be working on it this summer". Crave Online has the highlights from yesterday's Whedon/Goddard roundtable interview.

March 01 2012

Who Would Win in a Fight? Dr. Horrible vs. Axe Cop. Cast your vote.

January 31 2012

(SPOILER) Pop Candy chats with Neil Patrick Harris. The topic of DH2 closes out the article. Spoilers for fans of How I Met Your Mother.

January 16 2012

Dr. Horrible kawaii fan-art. Boulet, a french cartoonist, did several kawaii fan-arts about show he likes, including a Firefly one in october. Now it's Dr. Horrible's turn.

November 17 2011

GeoGlobalDomination: the Musical. This year's FOSS4G in Denver saw the premiere of a little musical (heavily) inspired by Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! FOSS4G is the global conference focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial :)

November 01 2011

(SPOILER) NYCC '11: Interview with Dark Horse Editor Scott Allie. brought by insertgeekhere. Allie talks about Buffy S9 and his experience in dealing with fans, Star Wars/Serenity flip book, Sugar Shock and Dr. Horrible comics.

September 22 2011

Dr. Horrible and the False Dichotomy of the Love Triangle. An interesting and unusual analysis of the differences between the Buffy/Angel/Spike and Penny/Billy/Captain Hammer love triangles. More...

September 15 2011

"Sing Along with the Horrible Doctor" shirt at TeeFury. A portion of the proceeds for each sale of this Dr. Horrible inspired shirt will be donated to "Club Mo" for the Los Angeles "Walk For Lupus Now". More information at: Support Club Mo. Also, TeeFury will be matching the donation amount. More...

August 22 2011

Shindig for Equality Now. The folk who bring you Pubcast are taking part in the global "Can't Stop The Serenity" fundraising drive for Equality Now in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. More...

August 05 2011

One last Dr. Horrible stage production this weekend. It turns out there's one last post-licensing stage production of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog after all, this one in North Carolina, as a fundraiser for tornado relief. More...
The Q Ratings love Nathan Fillion. According to recently released Q ratings, Nathan Fillion is "The 6th Most Popular Star on Television". More...

July 28 2011

Felicia Day answers fan questions on Ustream. To celebrate the 5th season of The Guild, Felicia Day took to ustream to chat with her fans. Many topics are mentioned (Dr. Horrible 2, briefly). It's a laugh riot. More...

July 17 2011

Attend! It Is the Birthday of Jed Whedon! Harken! He rocks, often literally. Plus: Dollhouse comic! More...

July 12 2011

Felicia Day in mini animated Penny form by QMx! More...

July 08 2011

The Hollywood Reporter interviews Felicia Day. Felicia talks about Comic-Con, and reminisces about her first time at the event with Joss Whedon.

July 01 2011

MTV Geek interviews Shawna Trpcic. The costume designer for Torchwood: Miracle Day of course has worked in the world of Whedon, including Firefly, Dr. Horrible, and The Cabin in the Woods.

April 18 2011

Joss Whedon revisits Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. A fantastic interview at the New York Times site. Aside from the internet musical, Joss comments on that io9 poll, Wastelanders, The Avengers and whether The Cabin in The Woods will ever get released (next year?).

April 09 2011

Dr Horrible - the My Little Pony version. It works on so many levels. More...
Maurissa Tancharoen talks Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Book. Not a lot of new information, but she does reveal her role in the upcoming Mortal Combat: Legacy.

April 08 2011

Jed Whedon reveals the heroic equivalent of The Evil League of Evil. It's one of the first tangible hints for a possible Dr Horrible sequel. He also says that Captain Hammer was most fun to write for.

April 06 2011

Zack Whedon's Talk-Along Interview. The promotional campaign for the Dr Horrible book hits MTV Geek.

April 03 2011

What has Dr. Horrible done for you, lately? Liz Shannon Miller of Gigaom ponders what "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" has done for new media or web-based content.

March 31 2011

Bad Horse Pizza Restaurant opens in NYC. Not too sure if this is connected in any way but name; still, there you have it.

March 29 2011

Seven things we didn't know about Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Television Without Pity picks some fun factoids from the Dr Horrible book (out today in the States). And CliqueClack give five reasons as to why you should buy it.

March 28 2011

Dr Horrible and Spider-Man - a comparison. It seems that they're more similar than you'd think.

March 26 2011

Live Dr. Horrible Performance at North Carolina State University. March 30th through April 3rd.

March 25 2011

Concept art and sheet music from Dr. Horrible gives amazing insights into your favorite supervillain. Zack Whedon says "[W]e're never going to root for a guy who is going up against Peter Parker but we can root for someone going up against a jock blowhard like Captain Hammer."
"What a Crazy Random Happenstance": Destiny & Free Will in Dr. Horrible. Did Billy have a choice in what he did or was it all just so inevitable?

March 24 2011

Joss Whedon's original lyric sheet for the Dr Horrible song "Everyone's A Hero". It's featured in the brand new Dr Horrible book (out in the UK this Friday and in the US on Tuesday). And thanks to Titan Books, we have 3 copies of the book to give away. Head over to this thread at to find out how you can win.

March 23 2011

Stage performance of Dr Horrible this week at Notre Dame. It will be performed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Washington Hall Lab Theater. There's even a Facebook page. And it looks like this adaptation will be the last licensed performance in the US until further notice.

March 19 2011

Simon Helberg on the chances of a Dr Horrible sequel. "All I know is that we’re all interested in making this".

March 18 2011

Outlook Portland interviews Zack Whedon. Way back in December, the show talked to Zack, then posted to YouTube in January. Apparently we all missed it. Link goes to Part One. (Part Two, Part Three, Part Four.)

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