Monday, July 21, 2008

I want a death ray

A book and a Broadway musical by the same name, Wicked took the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West. The same author of Wicked took another fairy tale and churned out another book, asking how the stepsister of Cinderella felt during the whole glass slipper incident. Within the sci-fi genre, there's always a crazed scientist, loosely based on Dr. Frankenstein and probably a throwback to another form of egotistical madness brought on by the desire to rule the world. Mad scientists are a great form of entertainment of course. They have their robes, usually white, their dorky sidekicks (Igors), high tech laboratories thrown together from what seems to be wires and switches, and usually found in isolated locations. And the laugh. Mad scientists must be able to laugh; insane laughter goes with mad scientist (fill in your own SAT question here)....

Josh Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has created his own mad scientist and shares what an evil guy to be wants out life. Do they not bleed? Do they not love girls from afar while doing laundry? Do they not enjoy a large service of froyo? During the writer's strike late last year till the early part of 2008, Mr. Whedon and a few of his acting friends put up an internet movie in three acts. Make it a three part movie musical. Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog is a downloadable dark comedy, noir romance; boy meets girl, boy wants to be evil genius, boy loses girl to nemesis superhero, will the boy get girl back and win membership into evil league? Watch and find out! See Dr Doogie Howser sing!

2 comments:

Katrina said...

Have you watched it, is it good? Looks like fun! Grown-up Doogie here reminds me of the actor who plays Dr. McNamara in Nip/Tuck.

mtan said...

I watched all three parts, and it was a lot of fun. Singing's not bad either :)
Lol, I thought you meant the other actor who plays Christian Troy, then I realized who you meant. Yeah, same sort of boy-next door look, with lots of befuddlement.

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