"You can’t keep a good scientist down."
ICYMI: it’s your Saturday content recap! Brought to you by this maybe AT-AT walker’s foot in the desert.
Review: I finished off Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for real this time, no backsies
Podcast: In Mamo #348, we did not discuss Captain America
'Nother Podcast: The Dew Over finally launched! We talked Oscar 1973!
Column: I looked at movie adaptations, focusing on Divergent and Game of Thrones
All this and more can be found at tederick.com.
The article referenced in the episode is here (spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier):
“When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, ‘Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.’ That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero.
Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to” - Anthony Mackie
This is the Wonder Woman that I grew up with. Here’s what I noticed when I saw this today: 1) she has boobs, but they aren’t gargantuan; 2) she actually looks like she’s having a good time, rather than being all dark n’ serious n’ post-Nolan. I miss this Wonder Woman.
On Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, The Wrath of God; words by Roger Ebert, video by Kevin B. Lee.
"…it is the final arc in the series that gains The Clone Wars the most traction, an ambitious and thoughtful epic whose reach is enormous while never exceeding its grasp. The "Lost One" arc, four episodes long, ties together loose threads from throughout the Star Wars universe so cohesively that it transcends Prequel apology and becomes a reverberating spine that holds the whole effort - movies, and television series - together like sympathetically vibrating tuning forks."
I spent the weekend re-watching the Prequels with my co-pilot R2-D2, and spent Monday night tying off the last of the Clone Wars with the Netflix “Lost Missions” addendum. It was a good night. Read my review here.