Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: The Book
Joss Whedon, et al.
When I was younger, I scoured the school’s Scholastic Book Club to pick up the latest Unofficial Guides on The Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I hoped to learn more about the characters I loved, but I was just shelling out (my parent’s) hard-earned money for gems of information such as “Michelangelo likes pizza.” (Spoiler alert: All the Ninja Turtles enjoy ’za.) So when I saw a printed compendium to Joss Whedon’s three-part Internet musical, I was cautious, to say the least. Thankfully, our Lord and Savior, Joss Whedon, doesn’t let his followers down. Instead of recycled information and bad screenshots, this is 160 heavy-stock pages of cast and crew comments, a full script, and a complete set of sheet music. It’s a little more expensive ($12 on Amazon) than the $1.25 books I bought in middle school, but the sheet music alone is worth the price—if you can play an instrument. The book still recalls the days of downloading X-Files scripts at 14.4 kbps, but the quality, content and humor matches the source material perfectly. Consider it another way for hardcore fans to support this 2008 grassroots entertainment production that far surpassed anything from Hollywood that year.