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Team Whedon’s DR. HORRIBLE!!

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“Dr. Horrible” is from Joss, Zack and Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Also Mike Boretz and David Burns. But it’s not a movie or a TV show or a funnybook! It’s something you watch on your “computer.” Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion are in it! One of them was Doogie, but now he’s on a sitcom with Willow. Just press play:
Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo. This teaser promotes a series of three 10-minute webisodes likely arriving next month. Co-writer/director Joss Whedon, a fellow once substantially involved with the creation of "Toy Story," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Astonishing X-Men" (and, yes, "Alien 4"), describes the premise thusly:
"It's the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he's too shy to talk to."

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  • June 25, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by 24200124

    Can't wait... Been looking forward to this for a while!

  • June 25, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Was that Mal?

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Wouldn't be surprised if Nathan Fillion filled in on a Whedon project, but did anyone else see that?

  • June 25, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I miss Firefly and Cap'n Mal

    by tvspace

    Call me a wuss. It was a well-written show.

  • June 25, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Had I bothered to read Herc's post I would have answered my own question. Having said that, think I'll pass.

  • June 25, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by Hikaru Ichijo

    I'm glad NPH is keeping busy. Did you see him in "Starship Troopers" Best sci-fi flick of the 90's.

  • June 25, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by cesaria

    This actually looks pretty balls deep.

  • June 25, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    will he fuck and kill hookers in this one too

    by bacci40

    i love that guy...i want him to rape hannah montana

  • June 25, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    must be nice


    to get to a point where you can do cheap-ass web movies with self-knowing kinda funny lo-key stars and know that people will watch them just because of the actually GOOD things youv'e done.<P> i'm guessing it got passed over as both a tv show or a movie. so now it pretends to live in the hip zone of a 'web experience'

  • June 25, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    fuck you haters

    by bacci40

    you all know you are all gonna watch...and get boners, and jack off to this geek piece of heaven

  • June 25, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Count me as one of the tasteless masses

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    as I'll surely watch it.

  • June 25, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck I think I've just had an epiphany

    by thefrood

    All those people who race to post a blisteringly negative comment about every damn thing on this site are actually bile filled un-married middle aged men who are terrified that youth has left them and people are actually finding some meaningful enjoyment in something that actively excludes them because they're too fucking bitter and joyless. Phew that's a weight off!

  • June 25, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Gotta be better than Middleman.

    by Squashua

    Just sayin'.

  • June 25, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST



    i'm happily married to a hot rockabilly piece, happy with my art career taking off, so much so that i rarely watch tv, occaisionally go to the theater but would never see the need to keep up with a semi-regular webisode like this. i'm just saying.

  • June 25, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    by thefrood

    You've got a life. The exception that proves the rule.

  • June 25, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Seems fucking rubbish

    by Pablo Escobar

    Just being honest Doogie must hate looking in the mirror after being forced to make this shite

  • June 25, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST



    What is this all about. Come on Joss, why waste your time on this? What am I talking about? I know I will watch if I am reminded on here or some place else. Am I the only person who didn't know that the guy from Starship Troopers was Doogie Howser M.D?

  • June 25, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Never could get the appeal of Whedon.

    by PumpyMcAss

    "Self-conscious dialogue, self-conscious dialogue, self-conscious dialogue." End episode. Doesn't get much more nineties than that.

  • June 25, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    agree with superjim


    he said it better than me. seems like a waste of time for all involved, as well as 'team whedon' (i have to wash my mouth out now...'team'...mlegh) why not use this money and time to, i dunno, make more movies and shows with wider scope. a web series like this- even at low budget- has to be a financial loss. that's what i mean when i say it must be nice to have the surplus of time and money to waste on something like this.

  • June 25, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Kevin Smith

    by Loosejerk

    This looks like a piece of Kevin Smith garbage.

  • June 25, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    This will be legen - wait for it!

    by Fawst

    DARY! I can't wait to check it out, in NPH we trust.

  • June 25, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST


    by Whitemouse

    actually though I kinda agree with Loosejerk it does look Kevin Smith-alike. But heh, Awesome! BTW my wife loves How I Met Your Mother and NPH is really good in it.

  • June 25, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Since the TB title contains the word "Whedon"...

    by chromedome

    ...we just need wait mere moments for the Obsessive Anti-Whedon Trolls to reflexively and uncontrollably enter and spew venom about how obsessive the fans of Whedon are.<p>Pity them--they are so owned by their obsession, they just can't stop themselves from doing their Monkey-Troll Dance.

  • June 25, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I'll check it out...

    by johnnyangelheart

    Looks like fun, and I can identify with evil but inept men. Wannaevils? I love that Butters character on South Park, Professor Chaos.

  • June 25, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    damn i miss firefly

    by ls420

    what a great show with potential to grow.

  • June 25, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by wet_trash

    ...does everything have to "rise" these days?

  • June 25, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    NPH rules

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    I'll be tuning in for sure

  • June 25, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    wow, you're a sad, sour little bunch of dweebs

    by omarthesnake

    You think Joss is wasting time with this? you're wasting time posting your negative comments about it. How about you go plant a tree, feed the homeless, do something productive rather than bothering to post in a talkback you're reflexively inclined to rant about because of your inherent superiority to all things Whedon? How about, instead of being negative about something you claim not to like (and yet sure know a hell of a lot about), you go be positive on some other forum about something else? Why bother? you're wasting your time, and we don't really give a flying shit what you have to say because we know you're just a pathetic little troll anyhow. I fucking hate sports, but i'm not on sports forums ranting about them. i'm out looking at forums related to things I DO like instead. It's much healthier, less bile-churning, less pointless way to live your life. "Monkey-Troll Dance," nice phrase.

  • June 25, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Buffyverse metts Ventureverse!

    by fiester

    You know you'd watch that mash-up. Brock Sampson would totally bone Faith. Hank and Dean would get all sorts of inappropriate boners. And Buffy and Triana would go shopping while Giles and Dr. Orpheus formed an acoustic duo and played coffee houses. Dr. Venture would probably creep them all out and start hanging out with The Monarch because no one else can stand him. Spike would fight Phantom Limb. David Bowie would pop up. Angel would go all evil and start running the Guild of Calamitous Intent. Andrew would move in with White and Billy Quizboy. Brock Sampson would bone Willow, which would surprise her (not as gay as she thought). Buffy would start dating Phantom Limb and fight with Dr. Girlfriend. Orpheus would erase Dawn from existence because she was never supposed to exist in the first place. Xander's Guild application would be denied and he'd start palling around with 18 and 24. Brock would bone Buffy, then Molatov Cocktease would show up and try and kill Buffy and Faith. That would end season one with a cliffhanger as Dr. Venture finally gets a date with Buffy--to Las Vegas!

  • June 25, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a Venture Bros. episode

    by Oski

  • June 25, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Felicia Day

    by Big Bad Clone

    Alright. Nice to see in somethng other than commercials.

  • June 25, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Hey, leave Middleman alone. Also this looks good...

    by Drath

    But webisodes? Not a TV show? Not a movie? It looks like more fun to me than Hancock (not to put that one down, just I trust the creatives involved with this more). I wish this was a new TV show. Sci-Fi, don't you have room for a new show yet? Can't USA put the money they saved by cancelling The 4400 to better use than that show about the US Marshal named Marshall and the other lady (show name escapes me)? All it appears to be missing are worthy production values, but if they could put money into Underdog, then this really should be a no-brainer.

  • June 25, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    This sort of reminds me

    by buffywrestling

    of what Stephen King did with "The Plant". Fuck the publishing company, I'm selling it straight to the fans (this was before that itune thingy). It didn't work out then but eventually....I mean, I mentioned that itune thingy, right? <p> I think Whedon - out of his intense support for artists and his intense dislike of corporate suits telling him what to do (bit of a diva, yeah? God bless him.) - is experimenting like Uncle Stevie did. Will it be a success? Probably not. Matt and Trey were correct when they said the internet wasn't commerically accesible right now. But it will be one day. And you need guys pushing the envelope, so they can develop technology to keep up with imagination. <p> Or you know, fuck it, maybe it's just a bunch of cute songs. That may be better. I wonder if Doogie and Mal kiss?

  • June 25, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    tee hee, pondscum

    by occula

    nice gag-reel name-check. i'm sorry, but i agree: whedon is still out there hanging on to his own style and keeping it charming as ever. haters hate away, the rest of us will hold down the fort with a smile on our face (yeah, my metaphors make no sense). i personally made time to watch 'clark and michael' and i will certainly make time to watch dees.

  • June 25, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    You had me at low-rent super-villain

    by password.swordfish

    It's not a movie or TV show cause he wrote it during the writer's strike. It's how he filled his time. I like all involved, I'll check it out. There is a lot of hate on this site, but I can't really complain, seeing that if this was a Michael Bay or Uwe Boll movie, I'd be the one spewing the hate. Some people just don't get Whedon. I think they're missing out, but that's just me.

  • June 25, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    So basically, It's Chad Vader.

    by Smerdyakov

    You dare speak Thus to ME?

  • June 25, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Damn You MCMLXXVI

    by TheyCallMeMisterBay

    Damn You MCMLXXVI

  • June 25, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Go Whedon!

    by cyberelf420

  • June 25, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST


    by cyberelf420

    I haven't really kept up with this sing-a-long thing. I heard a little hear and there but this trailer looks perfect for what it is -fun little 3 ten minutes webisodes. What's to hate? Some of you guys are so pathetic it makes we wonder if you're just playing characters in a WoW/DD like game called AICN that I don't know about "try and be the most obnoxious fanboy jerkwad and earn xp". The truth is - NOBODY cares if you like it or not. Not one person. For those of us who are looking forward to it I'd say the trailer is perfect.

  • June 25, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    this looks fucking awesome

    by Atomica

    superhero camp at it's cheesiest. love it!

  • June 26, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Whedon does camp well

    by flickchick85

    I don't normally like these purposefully campy types of things (Army of Darkness is a rare exception), but if the early seasons of Buffy were any indication, Whedon does seem to know how to do this stuff right. I'll check out the 1st webisode, at least.

  • June 26, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    That was hilarious

    by Mose Schrute

    Bring it on, Buffy-boy

  • June 26, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I'm not remotely a Neil Patrick Harris fan

    by splungiest

    but he looks really fucking funny in this!

  • June 26, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I'm officially more excited about this than Dollhouse

    by darth girlfriend

    too bad there's only 30 minutes of it.

  • June 26, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    truly, the laundrymat girl is fetching

    by mach5jack

    and NPH is dang funny. more please.

  • June 26, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Whedon no, NPH, HELL YES.

    by AnnoyYou

    This is the only way I could be induced to watch Whedon product again: the participation of the ever-awesome NPH. Joss, you sneaky bastard! Even Fillion looks hilarious in this, and I am definitely not a slobbering Browncoat. Damn it. I guess I'll have to buy it or something.

  • June 26, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST

    So after last nights alcohol fuelled anti-troll rant

    by thefrood

    I finally got round to watching the trail. And really, what's not to like? NPH is great, it gave me a laugh and I reckon it'll be worth 5 minutes of anyones time surely?

  • June 26, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST

    I'll watch anything with NPH

    by David Cloverfield

    He didn't say a word but his "evil face" at the laundromat was hilarious. And I kinda like Whedon. Count me in.

  • June 26, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    That looks class. NPH and Fillion. Count me in!!!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter


  • June 26, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Better than most crap on TV these days

    by Yeti

    Dollhouse cannot get on the airwaves fast enough for me.

  • June 26, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST

    The reason why buffy worked in the beginning..

    by emeraldboy

    was that wheedon was able to wrap a vampire and monsters scenarion around a coming of age story and wrap around that a story of a bunch of teens going through college and growing up. By the way for those who will say in the future Lucas raped my childhood. US Politicians are pushing to have rapists executed. Lucas will not be on death row anytime soon.

  • June 26, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    wooo... codex is in it...

    by seekshelter

    already got a crush on her... so i guess ill be watching this...

  • June 26, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    So it's Warren Ellis' DOKTOR SLEEPLESS meets MALLRATS?

    by SpyGuy

    Well, that's what it looks like...

  • June 26, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Yeah it's cheesy so what

    by Shub-Wankalot

    Still looks entertaining compared to some of the lackluster material floating on TV

  • June 26, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by Potch

    I didn't think it was possible to heart Joss more than I already did. NPH and Fillion... Hell yes!

  • June 26, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Fuck you guys... this rocks!

    by nonsensical

    Look at it again, look at how campy and interesting this is as compared to the other garbage out there. NPH is aweseom! Nathan is equally as awesome an actor. I dare you to find something that could be this good that just isn't going to be on TV.

  • June 26, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    by Potch

    Haven't read the whole talkback, but to those wondering WHY Joss spent time on this... from what I understood when I heard about this a few months ago was that it was something Joss did for fun during the writers strike, because there really wasn't anything else to do.

  • June 26, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    more than just a distraction

    by oisin5199

    Joss did come up with this during the writer's strike, but not just because he had nothing else to do. His idea was to show what could be done away from the WGA and the Hollywood machine. He's said he hopes to sell this on DVD or something (make it pay somehow), just to demonstrate a production and sales model outside of the typical Hollywood system. I'm all for it, and I'm certainly all for the actors! Nathan Fillion must be in everything!

  • June 26, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I love the Whedon and all

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I own all the Angel, Buffy, and Firefly DVD's. But why the hell do Whedonites insist on sticking a y at the end of any word and turning it into an adjective? It's derevitivy.

  • June 26, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    No Way was that Allyson Hennigan

    by Canaan

    The blurb said Doogie was in a sitcom with Willow. But no way was that the same actress.

  • June 26, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Sorry Canaan

    by password.swordfish

    The sitcom of reference is How I Met Your Mother.

  • June 26, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I think Doogie might be coming full-circle

    by samsquanch

    back to camp. His particular brand of self-referential humor is starting to wear a bit thin. is it not?

  • June 26, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski, you didn't know!

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Made me laugh... seriously though, I will never get over seeing that dude dressed up like a Nazi, talking like a fatalist. The only down side to the guy's success is that he doesn't have time to be in "Marauder"

  • June 26, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by isther

    The actress in the video is Felicia Day, known for appearing on Buffy as a Potential Slayer, and also because she starred/wrote the online webseries sensation "The Guild". Oh boy, and I thought you people were nerds.

  • June 26, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    those are the guys from "the guild"

    by punto

    on youtube. The girl, and also one of the guys who shows up for a split second about half way through.. I wonder if they got the whole "company"..

  • June 26, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    The appeal of Whedon: Original, funny, geeky, writing & Nathan

    by Stormwatcher

    Cuz the Fillion rules yo! I want to see him get another series. God use this guy.

  • June 28, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST


    by infinite_probability

    I agree with the first part of what you say, but can't make head or tail of the second. I think that BtVS had a great high concept which was very much about how highschool (it had already turned tp crap by the time they got to college IMO) was the *real* horror, you know? I think that the quality was also inversely proportional to the amount of 'mythology' they dredged up. Don't get me wrong, I think that mythologies have their place, just that that the Buffy/Angel one was often gratuitous, a creative crutch and not particularly well-thought out to boot (it didn't seem robust enough to support the epic aspirations).

  • June 28, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    More info from Joss hisownself

    by Jack Black

    Available at Whedonesque here:

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    by orcus