What cool people I work with! Today at 12:30, we gathered in the boardroom with our lunches. Buddy Richard hooked up his MacBook Pro (oh! How I’m missing Bender. And it’s only the first day…) to the projector, and regaled us with the first episode of Joss Whedon’s latest effort: a micro-miniseries (3 episodes, 15 minutes apiece) entitled Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
It’s high camp, to be sure, and artfully showcases Harris’ impeccable comedic timing, as well as Whedon’s mastery of the genre.
The installments are released two days apart; the last one is coming out Saturday July 19th. (Look at that! Almost ahead of the curve here.) You’re welcome to watch them for free at Dr. Horrible’s website; but only until the 20th. Then you’ll be able to purchase them “for a nominal fee”. There are also plans for a DVD with, reportedly, “industry-changing” extras.
As a response to the Hollywood writer’s strike, this series just might have a chance to show the Keepers of Kopyright the way to new digital content business models that don’t, perforce, hinge on treating the audience as thieves and villains. Whedon just may come out of this looking like the saviour Hollywood’s been waiting for.
Let’s hope they’re not preparing a cross for him in the back room.
Link. (Thanks Richard and Joan.)