Prepare yourselves for… Dr. Horrible!

What happens when you combine Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, and Neil Patrick Harris? Why, you get Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the story of 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.

More info on the web-based three-part musical series can be found here. This is the second new Whedon-related series that’s coming down the pipe (the other is Dollhouse), and that’s good news. The more Whedon we have, the better off we’ll be.

On a related note, some friends and I watched several episodes of Firefly last night, and the series holds up magnificently in every way — characters, story, humor, action, etc. Its untimely demise is, without a doubt, one of the saddest events in recent TV history (and no, I’m not being melodramatic).