The status is not quo! pursuing resolution in web-disseminated serial narrative

Anouk Lang

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Anouk Lang looks at Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a three-act, 42-minute serialized musical which had its genesis in the Writers Guild of America strike in late 2007. Joss Whedon, writer and creator of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse, funded the project himself and co-wrote the script and the songs with his brothers Zack and Jed, and Jed's partner Maurissa Tancharoen. The three acts were disseminated via the internet on July 15, 17, and 19, 2008. The show's creators were explicit that this distribution model was a way of subverting the studio system and making use of new media opportunities for distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-381
Number of pages15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • status
  • quo
  • pursuing resolution
  • web-disseminated
  • serial narrative
  • horrible's
  • sing-along blog

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