Uber geek Joss Whedon has given us another reason to want to bear hug him, as if giving us Buffy, Angel, and Firefly weren’t enough.
Seems that during an interview with AICN, Neil Patrick Harris (Is his resurgence one of the better things in life and proof God may actually exist?? It’s like he’s become the Roy Hobbs of Hollywood: a young promising start, fading away to obscurity and then getting one last chance in the big leagues.? We fully expect for him to figuratively shatter the field lights sometime soon.) revealed he was shooting a superhero musical titled Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog.
Joss then chimed in at his website Whedonesque:
“The bag is catless. During the strike I started writing a musical intended as a limited internet series, 3 episodes of approximately 10 minutes each.”
The interest spread and shooting began this week with NPH as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer and Felicia Day as Penny. Day starred in Season 7 of Buffy as the young slayer Vi. So what’s it about yo?
“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.”
Sounds perfectly geeky. Though it woulda been nice to get Alyson Hannigan, because the FCC says it’s okay for her to get naked, we’ll settle for Day. By the by, I miss being able to go to Coolidge Corner to watch the Buffy musical episode sing-a-long. They should get that going in Stumptown.? Also, if this is as good as it sounds, then yes, we’ll concede that NPH just hit one so freaking far that lightening struck as he rounds the bases and glass rains down from the light poles.