Donomark

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  1. I've not seen this pilot or the show in easily twenty years, so it was a trip to re-watch before listening to the commentary. In all the Best Lois Lane talk, I'll throw in Erica Durance as I don't think she got mentioned. But I'd also like to hear you guys talk more about the George Reeves series, as I've never seen any of that. Since it's on DC Universe, I'll likely get to it soon.
  2. I've said it before but IMO Thor should go down as the most underrated of the Phase One MCU films. If there was no larger Cinematic Universe for it to be apart of, it would be hailed as a solid CBM in its own right.
  3. That's right, I remember that visual. Dean Cain asking "You didn't sleep with Jimmy did you?" And I'm like "If this were either of their Silver Age Comic Titles, she would've."
  4. I still wanna re-watch Lois and Clark as well, but was there a line in the pilot where Lois admitted to sleeping with someone to get a story? Teri Hatcher looks just like Post-Crisis John Byrne Lois Lane, but I had memories of her being kind of goofy. IDK, I'll need to rewatch too.
  5. Brad Pitt's an entertaining actor, but that is not the role I would've given him an Oscar for. I thought Leo did more of the heavy lifting when it comes to giving a performance.
  6. "I just picture Gene Roddenberry writing this in a Jacuzzi full of cocaine." -Dan Toland, the line of the episode.
  7. Robin 80th Anniversary Special: Dick Grayson stans have argued that the special should be squarely on him, and they're not *wrong*, but the other Robins aren't going to get this much appreciation, so I don't mind. Dick gets the bulk of the stories anyway, whereas everyone else gets one-to-two. Overall the stories were pretty good, with some classic writers like Chuck Dixon and Devin Grayson returning to the characters which I didn't think would ever happen considering how much they were burned by DC. (Granted Dixon did the Bane series but nevertheless). The Jason Todd and Steph Brown stories were my favorites. I complained on Twitter how try-hard a couple of the Dick stories were in trying to distinguish him and Bruce by writing Bruce as this inhuman monster, but even then they almost redeem themselves by the end. It's weird that the first one was written by Marv Wolfman, with yet another retelling of how Dick left the Batcave to become Nightwing. I think this was more consistent than the Batman special, which was good but a couple of the stories in that were not as interesting. All of the Robins in this had at least one I liked, if not all of them.
  8. Cujo: S'alright. I was actually interested in the domestic story, but the threat of a rabid killer dog never landed as all that terrifying to me.
  9. Ronnie Coleman: The King: Documentary presenting the general history of bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman, inter-cut with a lead up to an impending back surgery to help with his constant chronic pain from injuries he accumulated over time. I don't think this did a great job going to specific detail as to why Coleman was such a legend, just that once he won Mr. Olympia, he was. Felt like a lot of details were missing.
  10. Justice League Elite #1-#12: One of the most emblematic of mid-2000s DC, this is vaguely implied to result from the fallout of Identity Crisis, Action Comics #775 and the like where the idea of superheroes and the lines that need to be crossed became more of the central concern. Recently revived Green Arrow, Wally West and Cassandra Cain (disguised as an assassin named Kasumi) team up with scant members of the Elite led by Vera Black (Manchester's sister) to run black ops missions, with the one rule being that they don't kill anyone. It was slow going for me at first, with Joe Kelly's writing feeling too much like Judd Winnick's which I generally don't prefer. Lots of swearing and a not-slight amount of racism involving all kinds of cultures. But early on a dictator is killed and the JLA want to know how it happened. That begins to drive the team apart and you get to see what they're really like when push comes to shove. Having not read the JLA run that predated this, I wasn't aware of the Apache characters Manitou Raven and Manitou Dawn. They were pretty interesting. The members of the Elite I could give a shit less of, although Vera was fairly sympathetic. And I do think the DC mains had their voices right for the most part. Ultimately I dug this, but it reminded me a lot of Winnick's Outsiders run which was almost good but went on too long indulging in the worst try-hard impulses at the time. A lot of "tHiS iSnT' yOuR dAd'S sUpErHeRoEs!"-ness going on in the wake of Identity Crisis, which is an infinitely better story.
  11. Nah, that happened in Phase 3 with Dr. Strange where every movie became a comedy.
  12. I was actually discussing this with my brother a few days ago, and he winced at the idea of a Peter Parker who's a millennial. But the weird thing is, Nightwing's generally presumed to be no older that 25-26, putting him perennially younger than Spider-Man, which sounds weird.
  13. I'm not set against this retcon at all but I want answers like Jameson wants pictures of Spider-Man.