On the same day Friday that there was a pretty joyous celebration of another Joss Whedon product in “Firefly” at Comic-Con in San Diego, it was revealed that the broadcast network now has plans to air another one of his famous works in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” on television for the first time.
For those who are unfamiliar with this project, it was one of the few good things that came out of the television writers’ strike back in 2008, when Whedon wanted to find a way to employ writers and actors in a way that would not violate any sort of Writers Guild of America agreements or cause strife with any other unions. The webseries starred Neil Patrick Harris as a man with a double identity as a “supervillain” named Dr. Horrible, with Felicia Day serving as his love interest and a Whedon favorite in Nathan Fillion as the arrogant superhero Captain Hammer. There was also a few brief appearances by “The Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg in a non-singing role.
Hopefully, this announcement allow some non-Whedon fans the opportunity to see this glorious series for the first time — and for longtime “Dr. Horrible” sympathizers to watch it on the same form that many of his other classic programs such as “Angel” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” aired. Hopefully, we are going to see this eventually set the stage for a “Dr. Horrible” sequel. While both Fillion and Harris are busy working on “Castle” and “How I Met Your Mother,” respectively, perhaps they could find enough time in their schedules to make this happen.
Just in case you have never seen any part of this musical before, you can check out one of our favorite performances in “A Man’s Gotta Do” below. If you want more from the “Firefly” panel, be sure to visit this link.
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