Friday, July 18, 2008

Wild Speculation

The dramatic conclusion to 'Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' will involve Doctor Horrible gaining ultimate power, becoming a dark and vengeful god with power over space and time itself. He realizes that he is destined to travel back and found the Evil League of Evil, announcing to the defeated Captain Hammer, "I am the Bad Horse. I create myself."

(Sorry. I just had to post that during the one day it was actually funny to anyone at all.)

6 comments:

Mory said...

Um, yeah, I don't see that happening. :) Then again, this is Joss Whedon. Who knows.

Puma said...

Why the heck was Rose "Bad Wolf" anyway? Was that ever explained? I missed it if there was a reason.

eryntzun said...

Yes, because everything in fandumb has to apply to Doctor Who WHAT WHAT somehow. :Þ

Won't spoil Act III, in here in case you didn't watch it this morning.

I thought the ending was lame, though not that surprising of when it comes to Joss.

magidin said...

Well, it's really setting up a sequel, isn't it? If it is not, then I agree that it was a bit of a let-down.

Mory said...

I think it doesn't seem to be setting up a sequel so much as showing him get everything he thought he wanted. As such, it's supposed to be a let-down. Which doesn't, of course, make it any less of a let-down. :(

Lovely little musical, though.

John Seavey said...

I thought it was jarring, and certainly I think anyone who writes a comedy with an unhappy ending should be aware they're going to take their lumps from the audience...

And yes, I'll say it, it was a little bit sexist, the way that Penny was more or less there to have things happen to her so that the two male characters could have big emotional reactions to it...

But the message of the story was pretty resonant. It helped, I think, to go back and watch Part One again, and see him singing about "It's not a death ray, or an ice ray..." and him picturing himself dancing with her in a world that was just the two of them...all the things he was doing, he was doing them for her, and he got them all but they didn't mean anything anymore. It's a tragedy, really. With funny songs. Once you wrap your head around that, it makes more sense. :)

And Rose was 'Bad Wolf' because those were the words she'd seen. It's a closed loop--she left the message "Bad Wolf" for herself, back in time, to tell herself they were still connected...and she knew to do it because she knew she'd done it. Any words would have worked, really. But not, y'know, dramatically. "I am the Crunchy Frog. I create myself." See? Doesn't work. :)