Name: Tom McCormack
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December 6, 2012 9:53 pm Loved the first movie with this group. Wrath of Khan is also one of my all time favorites (just watched it again 2 nights ago). Khan as the villain just does not fit. Everyone is 15 years too young. Even if Kirk & crew did find Khan's ship in this timeline, and left him on Ceti Alpha V, that would happened like 5 seconds ago. No time for Khan's wife to die or for him to build up the desire for revenge that he had in TWOK. Since this character has some personal issue with Kirk already, it does not seem like it could be Khan. I saw a possible suggestion that it could be Kirk's brother who we saw for 5 seconds in the first movie. Also, how about Kodos?
October 30, 2012 4:58 pm I hope "creative consultant" means he will only be around to tell them how to spell the names. Seriously, the prequels bled any enthusiasm I had about future Star Wars movies right out of me. Last time I was enthusiastic about Star Wars was Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy.
October 23, 2012 9:36 pm Looks very good. But why does the Mandarin sound like Morpheus? Also, does Cap's shield tattoo mean there is a connection between Mandarin and the Red Skull? We don't know where Skull ended up at the end of CA. I apologize if that has already been thrown out there.
September 2, 2012 3:57 pm Great podcast. Conor, I was surprised that you did not have Batman, Inc. in your present top 5. Is it b/c we are only 3 issues into the current run?
July 22, 2012 10:14 pm Conor, I was right there with you and thought it would end with Alfred nodding to the camera and then cutting to the credits without actually showing Bruce was still alive. That would have been an Inception type ending. I think the movie was fantastic and was a great ending to the trilogy. I think the entire trilogy stands up there with the best trilogies of all time. It goes the Original Star Wars trilogy, then Dark Knight, then Lord of the Rings. The Godfather movies don't make it b/c #3 was so bad. I also don't count the Indiana Jones movies b/c those were clearly 3 separate movies and not a continuing story. Overall, I think TDKR was the best movie I have seen this year.
July 21, 2012 5:18 pm Fantastic movie and one of the all time trilogies!!! Really enjoyed it! Did anyone else think Nolan was going to end it with a smile and nod to the screen by Alfred and then cut to credits without actually showing Bruce sitting in the cafe? Figured he would go with an Inception type ending.
July 8, 2012 9:51 pm I was hoping you guys would talk about Batman: Earth One. Do OGN's not count for the pick of the week?
July 7, 2012 9:13 pm Put me down for good but not great. Not as good as SM2 but better then SM1 and miles ahead of SM3. Think we may all have to reserve ultimate judgment until see all movies in the trilogy and see how everything plays out. Andrew Garfield is a much better SM then Tobey Maguire. He is actually funny (although he did say "oh boy" at one point which was pretty much all Tobey said in his 3 films). Emma Stone was much more likable then Kirsten Dunst. What is the issue with the alleged change to the origin (specifically Uncle Ben's death) that everyone is talking about? Uncle Ben dies b/c Peter does not stop an armed robber. In the original storyline, didn't the robber kill uncle Ben when he breaks into their home? So the Raimi movie did it differently too and I don't recall anyone crying about that (I'm talking about the 1st movie - I know everyone thought the change in the 3rd movie w/ sandman ultimately being responsible was rightfully criticized).
July 5, 2012 10:58 pm This was good. Could have used a few more flashbacks to Bruce as a kid with Alfred raising and training him. But I assume that will come in the next volume. I liked the new takes on all of the characters and look forward to Vol. 2. Question: Do OGN's count for the pick of the week podcast?
July 2, 2012 10:16 pm It's Snyder and Capullo so it will be great. However, I'm surprised. I thought with TDKR finally arriving that the next story arc would involve Bane. Still waiting for a great Batman vs Bane storyline and I was hoping Snyder and company would accept the challenge.