|Episode Fifty-Four: Some Assembly Required
||[May. 14th, 2012|11:39 am]
Episode 54 is live!
SPOILER WARNING: We discuss The Avengers in this episode and we are not shy about spoilers. Go see it before you listen to us.
Thank you to Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug for joining us again! You can find his review of the movie here. Also, he's back to doing History Of Power Rangers so DEAR GOD LEAVE THE MAN ALONE. XD
Also thanks to Gavin Leaf for joining us for his first time on the flagship podcast! Gav plays Q on our Star Trek: Galilea audio drama (we're up to episode 5!) and regularly appears on the Bromance podcast with RolloT and ArcLight.
Everyone give a huge congratulations to our tireless editor Devin, who will be officially married on May 19th! (We asked him if he was prepared for the wedding and he replied thusly. It's possible we should be concerned.)
We also recommend you watch Doug Walker's reviews of the Avengers, both as the Chester A. Bum character and himself. We hear it's the greatest movie he's ever seen in his LIFE!
 of the episode: No solid confirmation for a Black Widow movie. While one article claims it's a done deal, it just reads as "they've been talking about it a lot."
Jim Hines writes an interesting piece about the Black Widow's role in The Avengers, which we more or less disagree with but it's still well-written.
Joss Whedon has Things To Say about the movie, and we're also happy to report that as of this posting, it's grossed $1 billion worldwide. NUMFAR! DO THE DANCE OF JOY!
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Great episode as always guys. Aside from me wanting to shout out loud about Ant Man or Susan Richards' pregnancy at a few moments, but overall amusing as always.
Yeah, I completely confused Franklin and Sue's miscarried baby. At least I realized it at the last second.
That movie was so good, wasn't it? I'm kind of surprised Dana didn't see most of the other Marvel movies. Not that you have to to get the full story in Avengers (okay, maybe Thor since Loki is the villain), but things like Banner getting a bit more control over the Hulk at the end of his movie play an important part.
The way it was described by the writers of Thor is that, no, the Asguardians don't use actual magic, they just have technology that's so highly advanced - mechanisms so minute so as to be invisible, the way it links with operators' minds and harnesses energy - that it's become indistinguishable from magic (based on the old Arthur C. Clarke quote about advanced alien societies). One of the most interesting aspects of having seen all of the films is that Tony's Iron Man armor is essentially the first draft of getting humanity to the level of Asguardian tech, which is why he can hold his own against them while still having limitations that leave him with extreme battle damage. In fact Tony's arc reactor technology - both the big one powering the tower and the small one in his chest which powers his suit - is based on the designs of his father, Howard Stark. And Howard's designs were based on what was learned about the Tesseract through its involvement in Captain America. So Iron Man is tied to Thor and the Asguardians through the Tesseract in a way very similar to how Hulk is tied to Captain America through the Super-Soldier Serum.
It all ties together, which, for my money, is one of the coolest aspects of what they're doing with this series. :)