"Doogie Horrible, MD"

2008
Jul
6

I don’t usually endorse things I haven’t seen and I am NOT a Joss Whedon fanboy (Buffy was regular viewing for me, Firefly was not – yes, I was the real reason it was canceled). But this does look like a MAJOR INTERNET EVENT:
DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG

Reasons:
(1) otherwise ‘mainstream’ content producers need to be encouraged to go the D.I.Y. route, just like this. It is absolutely vital if we ever hope to see the Media become less Corporate.
(2) it’s a wonderfully funny concept that looks to be the right length to NOT wear out its welcome.
(3) three words: Neil. Patrick. Harris. I believe that, in time, he will replace Mickey Rooney as the Most Successful Former Kid Star Ever (if not him, who? Jodie Foster?) and this is an important step in that direction.
(4) an opportunity to laugh at Nathan Fillion without making Fillion Fans mad at me (In this, he’s supposed to be funny)
(5) the use of the word BLOG in the title

Ah, but I am delighted to see that Whedon, Harris and company are not the only ones to keep themselves busy during the strike… STRIKE.TV promises to show off various video adventures The Creatives have done away from The Studios. Some familiar faces in the Teaser video (yes, that IS Bob Newhart, who I admire almost as much as the late George Carlin, although/because he is essentially the Anti-Carlin… there is a dream team-up that should’ve happened). For now, it’s only for accredited Union members to participate (and Teamsters don’t count), but promises to widen its scope if it survives long enough. There is one thing about the whole thing that is hopelessly naive: “Strike.TV is donating all profits from the first three months to the Actors Fund, which aids Hollywood crew members affected by the Strike.” They obvious don’t know that no web site has EVER made any profit in its first three months – more like three years, amirite?

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