Attention all Joss Whedon (Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) addicts!  He’s finished a new film – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – and the first installment is now available online.  I normally don’t go for musicals (The Producers pissed me off, and the ten minutes Sacha Baron Cohen was onscreen in Sweeney Todd didn’t come remotely close to saving that film) but Whedon seems to be able to make anything work.

As Whedon describes it, “It’s the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to.”

Dr. Horrible is being released in three acts, the whole thing being 42 minutes long.  The next episode is out on the 17th, and then the final video on the 19th.  You can watch Dr. Horrible at http://www.drhorrible.com/ or download it via iTunes (unless you’re in stupid Australia, where the iTunes store doesn’t seem to have it available).

Act quickly – it’s available for free until the 20th, then it will disappear, only to reappear later for some sort of nominal fee.

Mmm.  Yummy trailery goodness.