Okay Whedon haters, you can skip this post as there is nothing you’ll want to read here.

The first installment of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog dropped today (streaming via Hulu), and at first the episode looked to be really lame – Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) reading e-mails on his video blog.  But wait a couple minutes and the music kicks in and becomes a really wonderful little piece full of comedy, romance, and yes, music.

The entire three part series is only going to online this week only, so if you like Whedon, evil villains looking for love, and musicals (who doesn’t love a musical?) then point your browser to Dr. Horrible’s site.

Oh, and that getup Dr. Horrible is wearing is the exact same costume for another superhero action adventure film showing up somewhere in the near future.

Update: Even though this three act musical is said to only be available for one week, and only available at the Dr. Horrible website, you can download all three episodes and keep them for as long as you like via the iTunes Store.

via Dr. Horrible Act 1

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Credits

Directed By – Joss Whedon

Written By – Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon


  • Heather Black
  • Richard Partlow – Mayor Hankins
  • Norma Jean Riddick – Helping Hand Volunteer
  • Steve Berg
  • Felicia Day – Penny
  • Nathan Fillion – Captain Hammer
  • Stacy Harbert
  • Neil Patrick Harris – Dr. Horrible
  • Simon Helberg
  • Rob Reinis
  • Maurissa Tancharoen
  • Nick Towne
  • Jed Whedon

via IMDB

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. hermit
    July 15, 2008 at 10:54 am — Reply

    i can’t access the site. i don’t want to have to install itune, dang it

    i guess i’m gonna have to wait for the dvd

  2. July 15, 2008 at 11:47 am — Reply

    What’s wrong with iTunes – it’s great, plus it doesn’t cost you anything…

  3. hermit
    July 15, 2008 at 11:59 am — Reply

    i loath everything apple. i don’t know why.

  4. hermit
    July 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    ok, i installed it, just to find that i have TO PAY!!!! WTF

  5. Cory
    July 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    “Hermit Says: Ok, I installed it, just to find that I have TO PAY!!! WTF”

    That’s why Whedon “neglected” to have sufficient computing server resources. He wants people to PAY for it.

    Hmm. I’ve heard these rumors of “the torrents”.

  6. Roy
    July 15, 2008 at 4:01 pm — Reply


  7. hermit
    July 15, 2008 at 10:04 pm — Reply

    but i thought i read it was supposed to be free

  8. hermit
    July 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm — Reply

    ok, on drhorrible.com it is free

  9. July 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    hermit: the free part I was referring to was the itunes application – sorry for the confusion. And yes, on Dr. Horrible.com the vids are free.

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