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Inception-style Serenity trailer

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Proving that Hans Zimmer’s über-intense Inception score makes everything more awesome, Youtube user Mechanical Biscuit’s Serenity trailer makes one think the film might have been a better commercial success if it had been marketed as the brain-bender it really is.

Based on Joss Whedon’s short-lived show Firefly, 2005’s Serenity tells the origin story of the Reavers, a group of subhuman monsters. The film has achieved cult status today among both Whedon fans and film-lovers. Both the show and the film are required viewing for all hardcore science fiction fans.

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The eminently possible return of Dr. Horrible

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Back in 2008, during a Hollywood writer’s strike, Joss Whedon set out to prove that filmmakers didn’t need big budgets and big distribution to create something that would resonate with movie fans. So he took Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day, and put them in a… musical. Which is not something one would immediately deem a “good plan with a high probability of success.” Honestly, on the surface, the concept sounds ridiculous – Doogie Howser, M.D. and Captain Malcolm from Serenity, not only together, but singing?

However, we’re talking Joss Whedon here. There’s a reason he has millions of rabid fans – the man’s a genius. “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog“, released exclusively online in three acts, was a resounding success, garnering a server-crashing 2-plus million views in its initial week-long run, not to mention spawning countless fan and tribute videos, sites, and Internet memes. Then, Whedon and Company released a Dr. Horrible DVD with bonus features like singing commentary, to very brisk sales and overwhelmingly positive reviews.

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