The Master Plan has been revealed!
Joss Whedon’s minisode musical for the Internet, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion, will be broadcast for free starting July 15. There will be three episodes, and then downloads will be offered for a charge, with a massively-packed DVD coming along later. This is Joss’ plan for taking his skills straight to the people! The “people” meaning us. And, in his announcement, he has marching orders for us:
3) Joss, you are so kind, and generous, and your forehead is like, huge, like SCARY, like I think I can see Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint hanging off it… what can WE do to help this musical extravanganza?
What you always do, peeps! What you’re already doing. Spread the word. Rock some banners, widgets, diggs… let people know who wouldn’t ordinarily know. It wouldn’t hurt if this really was an event. Good for the business, good for the community – communitIES: Hollywood, internet, artists around the world, comic-book fans, musical fans (and even the rather vocal community of people who hate both but will still dig on this). Proving we can turn Dr Horrible into a viable economic proposition as well as an awesome goof will only inspire more people to lay themselves out in the same way. It’s time for the dissemination of the artistic process. Create more for less. You are the ones that can make that happen.
Wow. I had no idea how important you guys were. I’m a little afraid of you.
Get ready! Brace yourselves! Take whatever mental and spiritual precautions you feel are necessary! Also, spread the word. Head to the Dr. Horrible website and watch the teaser, join the MySpace and Facebook and Twitter pages, grab banners to spread around. Digg it! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Tell your enemies’ friends!