Saturday, September 15, 2018

Special Retrospective: Favorite Parts of WONDER WOMAN

This special episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on our favorite parts of Wonder Woman (directed by Patty Jenkins), with submissions from listeners and a special Blake Snyder beat sheet analysis from Sam.

  • Blockbuster formula beat sheet for Wonder Woman (Blake Snyder, Save the Cat!)
  • Favorite Parts of Wonder Woman (starting at 22:30)
    • Rebecca, Sydney, Nick, and Alessandro's Favorite Parts
    • Sam's thoughts on Gregson-Williams' music
    • Justin Nauth - Diana leaving home
    • Mark and Nathan (@DCEUMinute) - Diana's Innocence, Doctor Maru
    • Patrick (@fourstepspainting) and John Carr - No Man's Land
    • Collin Smith (@raptorcollin) and Stuart Little - Diana's characterization
    • Viola Kovacs (http://victoriawaterfeild.tumblr.com/) - choosing love
    • Omesh (@PrimeEarthMook) - Steve's sacrifice
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Monday, September 10, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 52

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 52 (Wonder Woman in Paris) of the Wonder Woman film, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Did Wonder Woman end the war?
  • Storytelling bookends
  • Diana's final narration
  • Continuity and Wonder Woman 1984
  • Killing things from other worlds
  • Leaping (flying?) toward the camera

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Submit your favorite part of Wonder Woman to JLUpodcast@gmail.com by 9/10/2018
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Contributors: @ottensam @wondersyd @raveryn @derbykid

Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

Friday, September 7, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 51

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 51 (Trafalgar Square Celebration!) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Color returns
  • Connections to history
  • No closure for Etta Candy
  • Gal Gadot's acting and Diana's emotions
  • Photograph foreshadowing
  • Diana's motif - looking up toward the sky
  • Diana walking away from mankind amidst the crowd
  • Father and child
  • Wonder Woman is not famous (or at least isn't known to be Diana)
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Submit your favorite part of Wonder Woman to JLUpodcast@gmail.com
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Contributors: @ottensam @derbykid @raveryn @wondersyd
Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 50

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 50 (Ares' aftermath) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Can a demigod kill a god? (listener L B)
  • Diana floating down
  • Cello, we're at peace!
  • Former enemies embrace
  • A few quick questions about the aftermath
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Submit your favorite part of Wonder Woman to JLUpodcast@gmail.com
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Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd
Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 48-49

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scenes 48 (Steve's sacrifice) and 49 (Wonder Woman defeating Ares) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Movie formula: all-is-lost moment
  • Steve's sacrifice (and Chris Pine's acting)
  • Diana's rageful god mode
  • Love has become sorrow
  • Diana losing Steve foreshadows Lois losing Clark (@DerfelBarada)
  • Wonder Woman posturing just like Ares
  • Doctor Maru's face backfires on Ares
  • Steve's final words to Diana, Casablancesque
  • Tank thrown off
  • Cheezy love and Agape, walking away from mankind
  • Killing Ares
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Contributors: @ottensam @wondersyd @raveryn @derbykid
Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 47

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 47 (Wonder Woman and Ares begin their final battle) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Ares doesn't want to fight Diana
  • Sam and Alessandro's differing views on Ares' motivations
  • Hovering or flying?
  • The Oddfellows talk about how to handle the plane
  • Diana and Ares fighting
  • Ares makes armor out of war
  • Diana and Steve have a muffled final exchange
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Contributors: @raveryn @ottensam @derbykid @wondersyd
Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scenes 8-9

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 8 (Howard the Janitor at STAR Labs) and Scene 9 (Vic and Silas Stone at the apartment) of Justice League.

  • Father and son parallels
  • Scout ship connections to MoS and BvS
  • Silas's quick conversation with Howard the Janitor (friend of Vic?)
  • Photos of a happy family, reflective glass motif
  • Crafty dialogue
  • Who is the monster?
  • Cyborg juxtaposed with kitchen appliances
  • Glimpse of Cyborg's developing powers, Cyborg as a threat
  • Sam likes the movie thus far
  • Howard, oh Howard
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Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd @NBego
Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)