Editor’s Rant: Not to Say I Told You So….
….But yeah. I did.
The Dr. Horrible website has been down since earlier this morning, one can assume due to high traffic. Most people can't even get on the page. With any normal server, this was bound to happen. Which begs the question: why didn't Joss just get someone to back him at the beginning of all this?
He talks about "selling the dvd to pay his actors", but couldn't he have paid them and been on a high-powered server just by getting a small'ish studio to front some money at the start? It just seems like bad business practice.
I'm sure the site will come up (maybe at any moment), but these questions should still be asked. Whedon's business sense doesn't seem to be all that great (keeping in mind I love his creative sense).This, of course, is the same guy who thought, "I think i'll show serenity before its even done to all the hardcore fans for 6 months, and then assume they'll spend money to see the film again on opening night." Which they did not. It's kind of in the same vein.
Also, taking the show offline and thinking NO ONE will leak it on youtube is also making silly assumptions. Of course someone will post it on youtube. This is the internet. If you don't think it'll happen because your fans are loyal minions, you're being naive.
Anyway, it's currently 11:22 AM EST, and the site is still down….and I have not seen part 1 yet. You may want to check back here for a review on part 1 once I actually get to watch it.