Joss Whedon has revealed that there are plans in the works to a sequel to his web musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, according to this report on SciFi Wire checking in from the PaleyFest. It might be feature length, it might be on the web, and maybe even Felicia Day might return as Penny.
Since we all love a good filk, check out San Diegan songwriters Eben Brooks & Allison Lonsdale as they debut Brooks’ filk, “It’s the End of the ‘Verse as We Know It” last weekend…
Some little bits from the world of genre:
- io9 thinks that Dollhouse is possible now, with our existing brain manipulating tech. But will they make us as good looking as Eliza Dushku? Meanwhile, the Dollhouse first episode “Ghost” climbed to the top of the TV episodes list on iTunes.
- Sophie Winkleman, (Susan from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) has been cast in the upcoming Red Dwarf special: Back to Earth.
- Andrew Liptak lists out 9 sci-fi books that would be great movies. Karen Traviss and Tim Zahn make the list.
- Joss Whedon will be receiving the Bradbury award for excellence in screenwriting, to be presented at this year’s Nebula Awards this April.
Back in December, Joss Whedon was interviewed by Kim Werker of Crochet Me. They discussed his thoughts on what he describes as the ‘desperate rivalry between knitters and crocheters’, why crafters should watch Firefly, his secret past as a crocheter and knitter, and of course the ever popular Jayne Hat.
How did Kim score the interview? By getting the entire geekcraft community to shout for his attention, of course.
Martin Anderson over at DenOfGeek.com muses on cellular memory, integration, and other scientific explanations, based on other genre works, for how the titular system of Joss Whedon’s upcoming show, Dollhouse, might work? Will Eliza Dushku eventually realize she’s actually Faith? Dollhouse premieres February 13, 2009 on Fox.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation, in the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, beating out other such online sensations as “Paris Hilton’s response to McCain ad”. In the other geeky categories, Heroes nabbed the spot for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman got favorite superhero, and Christian and Heath beat out Harrison and Shia for Favorite On Screen Match Up. The Dark Knight beat out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man for both favorite movie and favorite action movie.
With the DVD release of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog coming up this Friday, the Amazon asked Joss Whedon to give it a review. A little odd, since he wrote it, so, well, he made his review a little odd in kind. It’s typical Joss goofiness, which is fun, and definitely worth a read. I give it forty eight billion stars.
I can’t wait to watch “Commentary!” the musical!
It’s Monday and I got nothing. Granted, I just got here, so don’t give up on us yet. But for now, take a look at The Secret Life of Toys. It has stormtroopers, Indiana Jones, and bloodthirsty Muppets. Score!
It’s like deja vu all over again. Fox has decided to place the new Whedon show Dollhouse on Fridays at 9pm, Eastern. Fans of Firefly are probably having flashbacks to its own deadly timeslot of Fridays at 9pm. And it’ll be in competition with Clone Wars and whatever lands on that slot on SciFi, once Stargate Atlantis is off the air. But they’re pairing it with The Sarah Connor Chronicles, so hopefully that will help it a little.
Not sure how this one slipped under the radar, other than the fact that we were too busy re-watching Dr. Horrible… Last month’s Myspace Dark Horse Presents included a Serenity comic one-shot, entitled “The Other Half”. Once again, Mal learns that jobs are never as simple as they are supposed to be. Check it out at Issue 13 of Myspace Dark Horse Presents