Name: Paul Wade
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May 31, 2013 5:12 pm It sure sounds like basic incomprehension and not understanding that this pays service to the fans who know what is going on while sparing those who wandered in because Iron Man was sold out. As for my fear of this version of Paul: meh.
May 30, 2013 1:29 pm He told the whole story. You don't always have to kill the bad guy. You can strand him on a planet, or freeze him, which they did, which, no shit, proves you wrong right there. If it was so obvious, why ask the question? It was seriously so off putting I had to shut off the podcast. I went back to make sure based solely on this conversation. You weren't even joking about it. You ask for feedback, there ya go. Normally you're pretty right on or at least understandable. This one made no sense at points and was possibly done by hipster aliens who have never seen a movie before.
May 30, 2013 12:19 pm Paul, the larger story was what he said. That they stranded him to killed him. To a fan it was obvious, to a lesser knowing fan, it saves the movie from getting bogged down. You can not like the choice, but that's not my problem. My problem is it is fairly straightforward.
May 30, 2013 12:17 pm Conor, the problem is that you asked "what did he say?" Again, fairly obvious...
May 30, 2013 11:30 am The problem isn't that you had an issue with the use of Nimoy in the movie, the problem I had is that you couldn't figure things like that out, and there were three of you. I felt that the turn for Spock and Kirk was more choreographed than a ballet, but I gave it a pass, and that's just me. You had Kirk going in ready to destroy Khan before the first jump to warp, but Scotty and Spock counseling restraint and the rule of law. By the end Spock is doing everything in his power to kill the guy without having to see Nimoy spend 15 minutes saying "and then we stranded him on a planet, but it turned out to be the wrong planet and then he put a crawfish in the Russian's ear and then... so yeah, you gotta kill him. Only way." At the end Spock is committed to killing Khan while Kirk freely sacrifices of himself in the shot for shot remake of Wrath of Khan. I could say why I liked the movie more and explain it all, but at that point I'd have a small article, which would then make me want to sit around and defend it, which would then make me start a podcast, which would then make me buy a better computer, which would make me go to a computer store where I would see a robbery, when I see the robbery I would feel like a hero who should do something, then I get shot. Don't say why you liked the movie, just get DirecTV.
May 30, 2013 7:21 am Waited until I saw the movie to listen to the pod. Couldn't disagree with what you guys said more. I question whether you guys understand how storytelling works. Probably no moment gets this more than the "what did old Spock say to new Spock" discussion. He said "you have to kill him. We tried everything else, but it didn't work" Spock was the key guy for taking Khan alive, and after that point he was committed to killing Khan. The only reason Khan is taken alive is because Uhura stops him and tells him Khan's blood can save Kirk.
CANCELPOCALYPSE! DC Brings The Hammer Down on LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, THRESHOLD, DEMON KNIGHTS, & DIAL H
May 14, 2013 3:05 pm I agree. I liked Dial H too. Threshold has no plot that I'm aware of.
February 2, 2013 10:20 pm I agree, this issue was kind of a step back, but up until now it had been moving towards a better constant. I didn't like the numerous firestorms at all.
January 31, 2013 9:51 pm I don't know that Green Lantern even really exists in the new 52. It has retained all aspects of continuity I can see, except Hal appears younger. I thought the issue was more rushed than I would have liked. I enjoyed it for all the action, and you are right that it is nice to see an annual do SOMETHING. I would have liked more understanding in what is going on with the Guardians, but I guess we will have to wait for the end of the next Green Lantern "event." If it happens all the time shouldn't it just be a "Green Lantern normal"?
January 27, 2013 9:12 am This was a total waste. I'm not reading Justice League Dark and I almost had to for me to care about this story. I get that they want it to be a part of the bigger DCU, but it really feels like this one was shoe horned in there. It got my lowest rating of any of the books so far.