So last night we watched the first episode of Firefly, and I remembered how totally awesome it is, and now I want to do NOTHING but watch Firefly all day, every day! But that’s not going to happen because I have responsibilities and duties and whatnot (and a copy of Into Great Silence out of the library, so the time constraint bumps it into greater urgency).
Also, though, my sister just informed me of this — and you’d all better listen up! — Joss Whedon (creative genius behind Firefly, Angel, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is putting on a three-part Internet musical, Dr. Horrible. It seems to be in part a reaction to the screenwriters’ strike (not owning a TV, I don’t even know if it is still on; I only watch Doctor Who, really, and it’s from the UK, so they can write as many episodes as they want) as well as an opportunity to do something fresh, new, and cool.
Dr. Horrible will air on Drhorrible.com July 15, 17, and 19. The three parts will only be up until midnight, July 20th, then they will vanish. They will subsequently be available for a cheap download — but the original streaming video for those days will be FREE. You can read what Joss has to say here.
And here’s the preview, just in case you’re not really sure what on earth I’m talking about:
Teaser from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.
So you should watch Dr. Horrible.
And Firefly when you get a chance. Seriously. Buy it, it’s only $25 (check your change jar if you don’t think you can afford it).