There comes a point when a revered piece of work is forever legitimized in its era of pop culture by an extreme act by a very dedicated fan or group of fans.
If winning an Emmy for the best “Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs” [NOTE: I did not make up that category] didn’t legitimize Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog, then the 8-Bit Dr. Horrible version certainly does.
The video looks like it was ripped from a classic Nintendo game in the ’80s and I’m probably not the only one who wishes this game actually did exist so I could play it immediately.
The video has already been mentioned on Twitter by several members of the cast and crew including Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. horrible), Felicia Day (Penny), Jed Whedon, and Nathan Fillion, according to the video’s creator Doctor Octoroc.
He’s pretty candid about the time frame for completing Acts 2 and 3, but does offer plenty of goodies on his personal site like an HD version of the video and a link to download the soundtrack.
Check out the standard quality video of Act 1 embedded below.