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Old July 19 2008, 06:29 AM   #106
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Re: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along blog

Well, at least we meet the Evil League of Evil!

Bad Horse
Professor Normal
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and
Snake Bite

That was sad. And not nearly as entertaining as parts 1 and 2.
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Old July 19 2008, 06:30 AM   #107
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I kind of thought
When that didn't happen, I was kind of shocked.
That would've been awesome!
I think that would have been uninteresting, personally.

Anyway, I thought the ending was totally appropriate. This whole thing was about people failing at things. It was like the musical version of The Venture Bros really!
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Old July 19 2008, 06:33 AM   #108
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Joss, you bastard. Yeah, part three was disappointing. I thought for sure that this would end with his reform. That's where the story seemed to be heading. Oh well. The first two parts were still great.


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I kind of thought
When that didn't happen, I was kind of shocked.
That would've been awesome!

Yeah, you think I'd have learned by now to try and guess what Joss Whedon was about to do...



As for Dr Horrible, I don't think the last installment was quite as bad as some people saw it. For one thing, Captain Hammer just singing "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAH" while giving Horrible the finger was one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.



Though, come to think of it, why did the death ray explode? Did I miss some phelbotinium?
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Old July 19 2008, 06:37 AM   #109
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^It's because Dr. Horrible is a totally inept supervillain and his death ray was a piece of crap.
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Old July 19 2008, 06:39 AM   #110
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It was a Stun ray with the word "Death" taped over Stun.
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Old July 19 2008, 06:59 AM   #111
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For sure, Act III had some really funny bits, and I found the songs just as strong as any of the other ones all the way through--though Captain Hammer's number went on a bit too long for my liking. I just didn't think that the overall story came together well, plus it reduced Penny's character to a plot device. I don't mind unhappy endings. I like a lot of Joss' endings. This one just didn't really fit for me, and I thought that it cheated to get where it wanted to be more than a little bit.
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Old July 19 2008, 09:07 AM   #112
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Re: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along blog

FALCONX0N wrote: View Post
Pilot Ace wrote: View Post
OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
Joss, you bastard. Yeah, part three was disappointing. I thought for sure that this would end with his reform. That's where the story seemed to be heading. Oh well. The first two parts were still great.


FALCONX0N wrote: View Post
I kind of thought
When that didn't happen, I was kind of shocked.
That would've been awesome!

Yeah, you think I'd have learned by now to try and guess what Joss Whedon was about to do...



As for Dr Horrible, I don't think the last installment was quite as bad as some people saw it. For one thing, Captain Hammer just singing "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAH" while giving Horrible the finger was one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.



Though, come to think of it, why did the death ray explode? Did I miss some phelbotinium?
When it was dropped on the floor you could see red arcs coming off it, that weren't before, that indicates it was damaged.
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Old July 19 2008, 12:44 PM   #113
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I think Joss miscalculated on this one. You can go for the shocking twists when you've got other stuff to fall back on, but this effort wasn't substantive enough for that. I feel this ending is going to hurt DVD sales.
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Old July 19 2008, 01:40 PM   #114
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The ending was a bit of a surprise but I thought it was good. Dr. Horrible was basically a super villian want to be (like Johnny Snow!) who had a sort of romantic view at his profession as shown by the first two episodes. He sort of accepts it in the end of the third and is faced with the harsh reality of what he aspires to in the end, once again thanks to the fact that he isn't really good at what he does, and in the end despite getting what he has always wanted it leaves him empty inside.

I hope they do more of this in the future, not sure if they have any set plans for continuation (if someone does know I'd like to be filled in).
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Old July 19 2008, 03:20 PM   #115
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I thought Act III was a fitting end to the overall story. Captain Hammer's "Everyone's a hero" was just a little too long for my personal tastes, but Fillion played that bit to perfection as the clueless, narcissistic superpowered oaf. Dr Horrible bearing responsibility for Penny's death was, I thought, the right way to handle the character. He's just not very good at being evil and his heart really isn't in it, yet he wants to be a supervillain nonetheless. It felt right to me that he would continue on, not knowing what else to do now that the life of his love was dead -- and since it was by his hands, he becomes emotionally numb, a necessary step in taking his evil goals seriously and understanding the cost of his actions.
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Old July 19 2008, 09:17 PM   #116
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Oh jeezz Joss, Not again. how very cliche of you.

seriously just when I thought you could make a fun campy show you had to turn around and do that.
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Old July 19 2008, 09:22 PM   #117
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I thought Act III was a fitting end to the overall story. Captain Hammer's "Everyone's a hero" was just a little too long for my personal tastes, but Fillion played that bit to perfection as the clueless, narcissistic superpowered oaf. Dr Horrible bearing responsibility for Penny's death was, I thought, the right way to handle the character. He's just not very good at being evil and his heart really isn't in it, yet he wants to be a supervillain nonetheless. It felt right to me that he would continue on, not knowing what else to do now that the life of his love was dead -- and since it was by his hands, he becomes emotionally numb, a necessary step in taking his evil goals seriously and understanding the cost of his actions.
I agree completely. I kinda think some people got attached to their idea of what should happen, rather than just going with it.
I know people think it's cliche that Joss killed the love interest again, but I thought it was pretty much the only way it could go down.
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Old July 19 2008, 09:53 PM   #118
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Basically agree with most of the sentiments, but still enjoyed it.

Great cameos from David Fury & Marti Noxon as the newsreaders, and Doug Petrie & Drew Goddard on the Evil League
(they were all writers on Buffy & Angel btw)
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Old July 19 2008, 09:55 PM   #119
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Neil Patrick Harris is a selling point?
Uh...yeah. Where have you been?
I've loved NPH since Harold & Kumar. I've enjoyed Joss Whedon's little side projects like this and the Sugarshock webcomic.
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Old July 20 2008, 12:20 AM   #120
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What a sad ending! But, I felt, very appropriate. As the old adage says, "Be careful what you wish for."

It did crack me up, though, that Bad Horse was a real horse.
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