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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Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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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Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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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Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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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Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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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Episode artwork by Matthew Rushing (@mattrushing02)

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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The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-history-of-wonder-woman-jill-lepore/1119132512?ean=9780804173407

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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https://ctc.usma.edu/the-causes-and-impact-of-political-assassinations/


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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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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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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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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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