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Despite tentative assurances at last Thursday’s Q&A that the web hosts streaming Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog would be up to the challenge today, drhorrible.com has been crashing all morning, and server traffic has been slow at best. Per the Twitter of star Felicia Day: “Wow, Horrible […]

Despite tentative assurances at last Thursday’s Q&A that the web hosts streaming Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog would be up to the challenge today, drhorrible.com has been crashing all morning, and server traffic has been slow at best. Per the Twitter of star Felicia Day: “Wow, Horrible is breaking all the internet. Their site, my site, their fan site, whedonesque…”

If you want to keep posted on the site’s ups and downs, downforjustmeoreveryone.com is a good place to start, but right now the only certain way to watch the musical spectacular is via a $3.99 iTunes season pass. Of course, this could change at any moment, so feel free to comment with updates if you catch them before we do. The one thing we know for sure at this point — any concerns we might have had about a web series of this nature building an audience seem pretty moot.

  1. It looks like Star Power has won the day and Dr. Horrible is number one on iTunes TV Seasons

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  2. A blog includes posts with titles, descriptions and permalinks.

    Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, despite it’s name, isn’t a blog.

    This is:
    http://stevegarfield.blogs.com/drhorriblessingalongblog/

    :-)

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  3. WOW that is a lot of traffic to a big creator. Good job for a web series of this nature.

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  4. [...] I’m not the only one blogging about this. There are fans [...]

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  5. [...] It hasn’t loaded for me all day, presumably because rabid Joss Whedon fans have crashed a sizeable portion of the internet, which is a touch ironic considering the show is being distributed for free for a limited time [...]

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  6. [...] Dr. Horrible was an all-star success that broke the Internet, it looks like Children’s has the makings of being a smash hit on its own, and now [...]

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  7. [...] While Joss Whedon has definitely gotten the bulk of the credit for Dr. Horrible, the behind-the-scenes featurettes go out of their way to celebrate his co-writers. Jed Whedon is applauded for his visual style and musical sensibility (he claims the title “Writer/Composer”) while Zack Whedon (who’s also written for Deadwood, John From Cincinnati, and Fringe) is credited with authorship of most of the show’s best dialogue, including the most-quoted “The hammer is my penis” line. An entire featurette is devoted to the nitty-gritty details of the music recording process (which, per the traditions of classic musicals, was the first stage of production), while the final chapter, entitled What Just Happened?, covers the incredible web reaction to the series. A highlight is Jed Whedon admitting that the first two days of the show’s launch were “two days of hell,” thanks to intense demand that repeatedly crashed the web site. [...]

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  8. [...] the world that you could make a successful show outside of the Hollywood system. But that was more than a year a year ago. What has the web video industry done [...]

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