Cultural Enrichment: Joss Whedon Edition

It has been over a week since the last cultural enrichment, and my partner in crime – the post’s normal author – is at work. Due to the information held in this post, I think it is necessary to get this up before he returns from work. That’s right, I’m taking over this week’s cultural enrichment post. Bwahahaha! This week, I am concentrating on Joss Whedon, obviously. There are three important bits of information that you need to know.

Jumping right into some of the best news I’ve heard in months. IMDB had a link to a post on io9 that went a little something like this…

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will be a series of three 10-minute webisodes about “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,” Joss revealed on Whedonesque, his fansite. Neil Patrick Harris will play Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion will play Captain Hammer, and Felicia Day will play Penny. Plus “a cast of dozens!”

Next, second on my list of awesome Joss Whedon news is something also found on io9, which is good news for all of the Firefly followers. My only complaint is that it seems like something that would make for a good movie as opposed to comic book issues. We can only hope that a movie is around the corner for this 3-part story.

Pick of the week for the majority of io9 readers would probably be the first issue of Serenity: Better Days, a new three-issue series set between Firefly and Serenity

Last but not least is Dollhouse. A new television show that is to be launched in May. It stars Eliza Dushku as an amnesiac agent named Echo. It will be nice to have a new Joss Whedon series on tv, since all you can see any more are reruns of past Joss Whedon adventures.

I know that Joss Whedon has had more of a cult following in the past, but at this point he is becoming more of a household name in small – and big – screen entertainment. I, for one, hope he continues to put entertaining content out on all four of his most frequently chosen mediums (movies, tv shows, comics and the internet).

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