Tuesday, December 18, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 18

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 18 (Diana Prince and Victor Stone meeting face-to-face) of Justice League.

  • Diana using her empathy and human connection
  • Diana's car and clothing on a generic city street
  • Cyborg's arrival and the city lights
  • Isolation and collaboration, Cyborg's early arc
  • Connections to BvS and Wonder Woman
  • Cyborg's gifts
  • Cyborg flies away
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Monday, December 17, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 17

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 17 (Diana and Vic chatting on the batcomputer) of Justice League.

  • Diana tries to "dig up" Victor Stone
  • Intersections in the Justice Leaguers stories
  • STAR Labs footage of Silas and Victor Stone, comparison to BvS
  • Victor's text and images on the batcomputer
  • "Are you Victor Stone?"
  • Diana and Alfred
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Monday, December 10, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 16

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 16 (Bruce Wayne meeting Barry Allen) of Justice League.

  • Recap of what we know about Barry Allen
  • Location of Central City
  • Barry Allen's apartment and prototype suit
  • Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen duel of wits
  • Batarang and visual parallels to BvS
  • Bruce is putting together a team, and Barry needs friends
  • Barry's bad hair day and brunch?
  • Barry's explanation of the speed force
  • Physics and details
  • Flash caloric intake
  • "Special fight team" and rich, product placement
  • Location of Central City, reprise
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 15

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 15 (Diana's history lesson to Bruce about the past invasion attempt) of Justice League.

  • Steppenwolf, the End of Worlds
  • Parademons and missed opportunities
  • Weak connections to BvS
  • Motherboxes, Unity, and Power
  • The action and the characters in the scene (Green Lantern!)
  • God vs. Man (BvS) is now Gods and Men and Women together (JL)
  • Doomsday clock has a snooze button and Bruce's attitude
  • The three motherboxes on Earth
  • Diana leary of leadership
  • Cyborg listening in low-tech style
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scenes 13-14

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 13 (Cyborg discovers Batman's identity) and Scene 14 (Diana discovers Batman's hanger) of Justice League.

  • Cyborg's apartment and family photo
  • New abilities
  • Batcave camera and Batman's identity
  • Autumn, what year?
  • The Flying Fox
  • Bruce and Diana's relationship
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Sunday, October 21, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 12

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 12 (Lois and Martha in the Daily Planet) of Justice League.

  • Starting the scene with humor
  • Martha Kent's new characterization
  • Disrespect for Lois Lane
  • Random Guy with a notepad
  • Thirsty
  • Smell
  • Is that some Kryptonian music?
  • Lois's arc and Lois's final comment on truth and world engines
  • Uninteresting camera work
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Monday, October 15, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 11

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 11 (Diana sees the news of invasion) of Justice League.


  • Initial framing with foreground and background
  • Diana's juxtaposition with the statue
  • Connections to BvS and Wonder Woman
  • New report about the Temple of the Amazons
  • "Invasion" and tension mounting
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 10

In this episode of the Justice League Universe podcast, Sam and Nick discuss Scene 10 (Steppenwolf and the battle on Themyscira) of Justice League.

  • Themyscira and the Amazons
  • Our first active motherbox and boom tube
  • Steppenwolf's arrival and relationship with mother
  • Nick's favorite scene and Sam's one nitpick
  • Action out in the open
  • Amazonian selfless sacrifice
  • Righteousness of power? You'll all love me?
  • Steppenwolf v. Enchantress
  • Firing the signal flame in the Aegean Sea
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saturday, August 4, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 46

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 46 (Ares' monologue) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Villain monologue trope
  • Is Ares telling the truth?
  • Ares as Satan
  • Should Ares have appealed to Amazon?
  • Connections to Man of Steel
  • Philosophy of good and evil

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 44-45

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 44 (Sir Patrick is revealed to be Ares) and Scene 45 (the Oddfellows get into position) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Twist 1 - Sir Patrick is Ares
  • Gas masks and cutting scenes together
  • "Horrors"
  • Hippolyta's vs. Ares' version of history
  • Can gods die?
  • Twist 2 - godkiller
  • Thoughts from Casper Richter on saving humanity
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 43

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 43 (Diana and Steve's dialogue after Ludendorff was killed) from Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Looking back - "What are you?" and Ludendorff's straight badness
  • Diana is surprised the war is still going
  • Steve talks about mankind
  • Deserve and Believe
  • Steve asks for help
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 41-42

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 41 (Wonder Woman riding out to the airfield) and Scene 42 (Wonder Woman's fight with Ludendorff) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Diana upset (with just cause)
  • Momentum into Act 3
  • Sideways shot
  • Amazonian dismount
  • Wonder Woman and Ludendorff fight scene
  • Higher ground
  • The (Diana) Princess Bride
  • Why all the night scenes?
  • Ludendorff's death and Diana's upward gaze
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 7

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 7 (Barry and Henry Allen in Iron Heights) of Justice League.

  • Barry's red apparel
  • The Iron Heights guard
  • A comedy gag in the movie
  • Informing Bruce and Alfred
  • Acting and emotion
  • Terrio wordplay
  • Snyder glass reflection motif
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 39-40

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 39 (leaving the Gala) and Scene 40 (the gassing of Veld) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Blue dusk
  • Blue dress gets left behind
  • Orange gas
  • Diana's reactions to the loss of Veld
  • Diana and Steve confrontation (continued)
  • Learning another lesson about mankind
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Monday, June 25, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 38

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 38 (the gala) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Steve and Maru, Diana and Ludendorff
  • Production design for the gala
  • Doctor Poison and alcohol
  • Entropy
  • Diana in the blue dress
  • Ludendorff seems like Ares
  • Diana allows Steve to stop her
  • Diana doesn't allow Steve to decide what she should do
  • Full feminism

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 36-37

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 36 (Oddfellows on horseback) and Scene 37 (entering the gala) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • The morning after
  • Shifts in the team (motivations, Diana's leadership)
  • Charlie singing
  • Steve telling Diana what to do
  • Sameer gets to do some acting
  • Diana sizes up a blue dress
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Friday, June 8, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 35

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 35 (Magical night in Veld) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Language with Sameer, Music with Charlie
  • Dancing and charming
  • Reminders of war
  • Steve lets his guard down
  • "Magical" snowfall
  • Tasteful directing

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 33-34

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scenes 33 (Veld celebration) and 34 (call with Etta and Sir Patrick) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Pacing after the Veld Rescue
  • Photographic connections
  • Diana's awareness of her friends
  • What is Sir Patrick up to?
  • Diana makes a conjecture about Ares
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Monday, June 4, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 32

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 32 (saving the village of Veld) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Diana as leader
  • Action scene compared to Batman's warehouse rescue
  • Wonder Woman's musical themes
  • Diana and Steve on parallel tracks
  • Destroying instruments of war
  • The Oddfellows helping out
  • Shield callback and symbolism
  • Observations from @PrimeEarthMook

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 31

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 31 (No Man's Land) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Overall thoughts on an instant-classic scene
  • Wonder Woman's costume reveal
  • Music, camera angles, and color
  • Diana assuming leadership
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Friday, June 1, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 29-30

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 29 (walking to the front) and Scene 30 (in the trenches) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Patty Jenkins' thoughts on the added scene
  • Diana seeing the horrors of war
  • Being told not to do anything
  • Trenches
  • Language and empathy
  • Antiope's tiara


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 6

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 6 (Bruce and Alfred on the plane after Iceland) of Justice League.

  • Alfred and Bruce Debrief Iceland
  • Info about Barry Allen, the orphan
  • Bruce and Diana, 'ship?
  • Vic Stone, pre-Cyborg
  • Theme: A changing world
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 28

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 28 (campsite with Chief) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Chief, played by Eugene Brave Rock
  • Napi
  • Shaking hands with Diana
  • What we deserve
  • Male vulnerabilities
  • Evening hate

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Monday, April 9, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 27

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 27 (Ludendorff and Maru poison the German leaders) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • What are the villains up to?
  • Ludendorff framing and mindset
  • More doors in Man's World
  • "Ludendorff, enough!"
  • Maniacal laughter
  • Demonstration for the Kaiser
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 26

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 26 (King's Cross Station and the Docks) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Overall thoughts
  • World War 1 setting and contrasts
  • Diana's ice cream sampling
  • Liars, murderers, and smugglers
  • Diana sees the horrors of war
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Friday, April 6, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 5

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 5 (Bruce recruiting Arthur) of Justice League.

  • Icelandic location
  • Theme: Stronger together
  • Arthur and Bruce - starting their character arcs
  • Bruce on the cliff
  • Villagers and a stranger
  • Hitting us over the head with three boxes
  • Bruce trying to recruit Arthur, banter
  • Bruce as prophet
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 25

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 25 (recruiting Sameer and Charlie) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Quick note about the "men who can"
  • Entering the London pub
  • Sameer
  • Charlie
  • Driven by money
  • Sir Patrick and Etta Candy are here to help
  • 100th Episode!

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Justice League Commentary

In this episode of the Justice League Universe podcast, Sam and Nick provide audio commentary for Justice League. We synchronize at the 14 second mark, right after the WB logo goes dark.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 24

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 24 (Diana and Steve on the stairway) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Overview of themes and character development
  • "Do something"
  • Diana's naivete without stupidity
  • Shift in tone
  • Foreshadowing Steve's death
  • Scene transitions
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Saturday, March 17, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 23

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 23 (Diana confronting the British generals) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Themes and character development
  • Deciphering the notebook
  • Letting a woman speak
  • Shaming the generals
  • Women in leadership positions

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Friday, March 16, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 21-22

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 21 (British War Council) and Scene 22 (Doctor Maru's new poison) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Doors and barriers to the halls of power
  • Diana's intrusion into the council meeting
  • Sir Patrick (aka, Ares) calling for armistice
  • Steve's "blind sister"
  • Sir Patrick foreshadows Steve's death and meets Diana
  • Doctor Maru tests her new poison gas
  • David Thewlis

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 20

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast features Sam and Sydney discussing Scene 20 (Alleyway fight scene) from Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.


  • Top-level perspective on the scene
  • Continuity on the sidewalk
  • Homage to Superman: The Movie
  • Fight in the alleyway
  • Etta helps out
  • Cyanide and Ares
  • Diana's worldview and straightforward storytelling
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 18-19

In this episode of the Justice League Universe podcast, Sam and Rebecca discuss scene 18 (arriving in London) and scene 19 (shopping for clothes) of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Contrasting Man's World with Themyscira
  • How long was the boat ride?
  • Observations on the streets of London
  • Meeting Etta Candy, Secretary
  • Shopping for an outfit
  • Humor and a subtle spy

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Monday, March 12, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 4

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 4 (Wonder Woman in London) of Justice League.

  • Reactions to the assassination of Superman
  • Connections between Wonder Woman and this scene in Justice League
  • Film techniques at the beginning of the scene
  • Wonder Woman on Lady Justice
  • Upward shots and the lasso of Hestia
  • Dark ages and Holy fear
  • Blocking bullets
  • "A believer"

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 17

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 17 of Wonder Woman (General Ludendorff and Doctor Maru with a new gas and a terrible breakthrough).


  • Ludendorff framed powerfully
  • On-the-nose villany
  • Maru's chemical lab and missing notebook
  • Ares and red herrings
Shout-outs to the following:

Contributors: @ottensam, @raveryn, @derbykid, @wondersyd
Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 16

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Wonder Woman, Scene 16 (Diana and Steve on the sailboat).


  • Act 2 and blockbuster formulas
  • Lack of color
  • Diana's naivete about the war, lessons to be learned
  • Steve's appreciation of Diana's spirit
  • Sleeping arrangements and marriage
  • Pleasures of the flesh
  • Music
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Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 3

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 3 (world-without-Superman montage) of Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder.

  • "Everybody Knows" song selection
  • Dealing with loss: world (general)
  • Dealing with loss: Lois and Martha (personal)
  • Foreclosure on the Kent farm
  • Newspaper headlines and homeless man

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Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd @NBego

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Justice League Scene 2

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 2 (Batman and the burglar) of Justice League.

  • Additional thoughts about Scene 1
  • Vertical shot motif
  • Batman's first appearance
  • Phony physics (homage to Batman 66?)
  • Fear and riding the parademon
  • Where did the three motherbox symbols come from?
  • Burglar comes back and comments on Superman
  • Motherboxes
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Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd @NBego

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-superman-justice-league-henry-cavill-20171119-story.html
https://www.mensfitness.com/life/entertainment/interview-actor-holt-mccallany-getting-beat-batman-justice-league-and-season-2

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