For those who haven’t heard about this yet, this is a wacky little project Joss came up with of a series of 3 short films to be broadcast on the Internet. The story follows Dr. Horrible’s (Neil Patrick Harris) quest to get in to the Evil League of Evil while also trying to woo Penny (Felicia Day). The problem with both of the Doctor’s quests is that Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) is getting in his way by stopping his evil deeds and wooing Penny.
So, why do you need to watch these before Sunday? Well, for now, they are free to watch, but after Sunday they will be taken down and you will only be able to purchase them through iTunes, or wait for some sort of DVD release. Each episode is 13 – 14 minutes in length, and episodes 1 & 2 are out, with episode 3 coming out on Saturday.
Now, I am sure some folks out there are wondering how they actually are quality wise, and I have to say I have loved the first two episodes. I get the feeling Mr. Whedon is a frustrated musician, but I would love to see him do a rock & roll musical film, or dare I say, a Broadway show? I think he may actually have the chops for this after this project and the Buffy, The Vampire Slayer musical episode showing what he can do.
Anyway, it is great fun, and well worth your time. It has his common theme that no one is black or white, but we are all shades of gray. And, could someone please tell me when I started enjoying Neil Patrick Harris’ work so much? I love him in just about everything he does now. Nathn Fillion is Nathan Fillion as always, but his last line in episode 2 made me nearly cry I was laughing so hard at his delivery.
Get over there and watch it for free before it’s gone!