Monday, February 27, 2012

My Favorite Evil Genius: Dr. Horrible

First, a big shout-out/Happy 2nd Blogiversary to The Golden Eagle! Our beloved hostess has been planning world domination entertaining the blogosphere for over two years now! How cool is that? :)

To celebrate, she created The Evil Genius Blogfest.What does that mean? Well, basically, participants get to highlight the evil genius of their choice. Three guesses who I chose. ;)

Dr. Horrible

For those of you who aren't familiar, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was a low-budget film created during the WGA strike of 2007-2008. Joss Whedon fans (*cough* me) were able to watch all three parts of the film online--doled out in 14 minute increments, every two days--back in July of 2008.  It. was. hilarious.

After the trailer, I'll prove Dr. Horrible's evil genius status with facts straight from the movie. That is, if I haven't worn out my DVD yet...
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Three quotes from the man himself:

NPH + Nathan Fillion + Felicia Day = Win
3. (After talking about using a vocal coach to improve his evil laugh.) "A lot of guys ignore the laugh, and that's about standards. If you're going to get into The Evil League of Evil, you've got to have a memorable laugh."

2. "And by the way, It's not about making money--it's about taking money. Destroying the status quo because the status is not quo. The world is a mess and I... just need to rule it."

1. "So, as of tonight, I am in the Evil League of Evil if all goes according to plan... which it will, because I hold a PhD in horribleness."
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Not enough for you? How about three (non-spoiler) facts?
3. He created a TransmatterRay, a FreezeRay, a StunRay, and a DeathRay.
2. At least one of those used wonderflonium he procured from an armored truck a courier van.
1. His arch-nemesis is a superhero: Captain Hammer!
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See? He's the epitome of an evil genius.
...Sort of. ;) Have a great week, guys! ♥

65 comments:

JeffO said...

My daughter and her friend made me watch Dr. Horrible last year. I was doubtful at first, and found I loved it. Great fun, great choice for Evil Genius.

April Plummer said...

I've never heard of that...but I admit you've got me curious now. LOL

Sarah McCabe said...

Dr. Horrible! He's got a PHD in horribleness.

One of my all time favorite movies. Such great music. And Nathan Fillion is always awesome.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

LOL I laughed so hard at this. Good post Carrie:)

Cassie Mae said...

Oh my gosh, how have I not heard of this before??

Lucy V Morgan said...

I love Dr. Horrible. Joss Whedon is still my hero.

Emily R. King said...

Why haven't I heard of Dr. Horrible? Now I must YouTube him.

Old Kitty said...

Hi! I came over to celebrate Golden Eagle's Evil Genius Party!!

Oh I've not heard of this film but now I want to see it!! "The status is not quo"! LOL!!

Take care
x

Melodie Wright said...

How have I never heard of this guy?? AND I have a teenager in the house? Unforgiveable. *frowns in useless teen's direction* Am following Emily to YouTube.

Iain said...

There appears to be a Dr Horrible hole in my life. I'll have to play catch up now.

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are hilarious quotes! :)

I've heard of Dr. Horrible before but never saw it. I'll have to see if I can track it down now.

Thank you for participating in the blogfest!

Joylene said...

I'm looking on Netflix to see if Dr. Horrible is there. I hate missing out. Nathan Fillion from Castle. He's Canadian. Yay, Canucks!

Sarah B said...

Fillion is a superhero and I'm there. Love this. So much.

Stuart Nager said...

LOVE Dr. Horrible, and I really do hope they put together another one (although time does tick away). So much fun.

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Ciara said...

I LOVE Nathan!!! Oh, I want to watch it now.

jamieayres said...

My sisters and I were obsessed with those videos that summer, lol. Nathan is hilarious! Did you catch him on Jimmy Kimmel last week?

Alleged Author said...

I love that movie! Neil is one of my favorite actors. Adore, adore, adore.

Lydia Kang said...

How perfect! I hadn't watched any of these but I should. I love that actor!

Medeia Sharif said...

How did I miss this? It looks charming. Thanks for sharing.

Tyrean Martinson said...

LOL! I have never seen this, and Now I just have to look it up at Netflix. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Butler said...

Your daughter has excellent taste in films. ;) Thanks, Jeff!

Carrie Butler said...

You should check it out! :)

JeffO said...

And I'll add that Felicia Day has that nerd-girl thing nailed down. Have you seen The Guild?

Carrie Butler said...

I love The Guild! They have a great cast. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! I knew there had to be another Dr. Horrible fan around here somewhere. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Gotta love Dr. Horrible. :D Thanks, Lindsay!

Carrie Butler said...

Darn it, Cassie! Don't make me revoke your geek status! *grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yeah! Joss Whedon is the man. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Oh my goodness. You must! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Welcome! :)

Oh, you should see it. It'll brighten your day, I promise. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Your teenager must be slackin'! *Grins* You'll enjoy it. It's a perfect distraction from writing woes. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You must! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Eagle! It was a lot of fun. :)

Oh, and please do. It's a great film!

Carrie Butler said...

You know, someday I wish to see this "Canada" that you speak of. It sounds like a lot of fun! *Grins*

I hope you find Dr. Horrible on Netflix!

Carrie Butler said...

Oh heck yes. You'll love his first appearance in the film. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

I've read in a few interviews they're definitely doing a sequel. Exciting stuff! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I do, too! You should. :D

Carrie Butler said...

You just gained some major cool points. :D

Aww, I missed Kimmel last week. I'll have to hunt it down!

Carrie Butler said...

(Psst... for anyone else who wanted to see Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel, it's here.) :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yeah! Gotta love NPH. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I highly recommend it! :)

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome! I hope you get a chance to check it out. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You're welcome, Tyrean! Enjoy. :)

Sophia Chang said...

Aaaah those were such good times! That was basically the start of the NPH is a musical genius movement. And I had no idea that Firefly guy was the hero!

Carrie Butler said...

And I had no idea you had such great taste in entertainment! You rock, Sophia! :)

Sophia Chang said...

hahahaha I could play this game all night - what else do you like? I think maybe my bad reality TV shows might kill your opinion...

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Bad reality TV shows? Well, I guess it's safe to admit I watch Big Brother.

(...I can't help it! I feed off the drama! LOL)

Sophia Chang said...

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I never miss an episode.

Carrie Butler said...

I've seen that a few times. (Usually late night reruns.) Those women kill me!

Talli Roland said...

Well, that's an interesting choice! :) What a great idea for a blogfest.

Natasha Hanova said...

Wasn't familiar with this one. Thanks for the laugh. :-)

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

bad horse, bad horse!

Dr. Horrible was such a great webseries! I love my dvd, the musical commentary is just such a brilliant invention :)

Susan Kane said...

I love this mini-web series. Nathan Fillion: can you come and visit me soon?

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Talli! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad I was able to introduce you to it! :)

Carrie Butler said...

The thoroughbred of sin! :O

Heck yeah! The musical commentary was amazing. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! And can he visit me on his way to you? *Grins*

Jen Chandler said...

This is the second blogfest entry I've found on Dr. Horrible! That movie is one of my favorites :D Thanks for the awesome post. I really enjoyed it!

Oh, and love your blog header!
Jen

Carrie Butler said...

Really? I haven't been able to make blog rounds yet. Too cool!

Thanks, Jen! :)

Melissa said...

I'll have to look this up. Interesting post. = )

Sarah Pearson said...

I asked the family who their favourite Evil Genius was - both the girls had Dr Horrible on their list :-)

Carrie Butler said...

You should! It's hilarious. :)

(Though, I warn you there is a reference to the male anatomy--in case you watch it with the kiddos.)

Carrie Butler said...

Smart girls! :) I love that.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Awww. Dr. Horrible is the BEST! Er, the worst. Er... the best at the worst. Something like that. Either way, I love him.

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Yes, exactly. :D