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Originally posted on 18 Jul 2008

I almost never post during the day. I almost never post merely for the purpose of linking to another site. But for Dr. Horrible I’ll make an exception.

ZOMGWTFLOLBBQ, fabulous with a side of awesome sauce!

OK, let’s back up for a moment and explain the cause of all the commotion…

Imagine if you will the boredom which must have been inflicted on some poor souls during the writer’s strike earlier this year. I don’t mean the schmucks who willfully subjected themselves to countless hours of reality TV because “there’s nothing else on.” Heaven forfend they might tear themselves from the TV to oh, say, read a book or something like that. No, I mean the poor writers, suddenly and temporarily relieved of their livelihoods, sitting around at home twiddling their thumbs, sighing wistfully and recalling better days. One of those sighers was Joss Whedon, the brilliant mind whence sprang Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the superb Firefly.

I guess Joss doesn’t like to be bored so he called up a few friends. “Hey, wanna put together a web movie with me? It’s about an evil scientist, his nemesis and the woman they both want. Oh and did I mention it’s a musical?” Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day said yes and the world cheered.

There are three acts to this wonderful piece of work. Acts I and II are already available with Act III coming online tomorrow. As of Sunday all three will be taken off the web (later available for purchase on DVD, a purchase I will be making).

So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this, run to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and watch as many acts as are available. Your boss won’t mind…