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redlancer said:Not too worried. CDC says just this current flu season alone there have been up to 18million cases and up to 17,000 deaths. This new virus has resulted in, what, 6 or so confirmed fatalities?
Just the current Disease-of-the-week™ for now.
Doctor_Nick said:rkcrawf said:I think Empire is the only one that holds up to the strict scrutiny of today's fanbase. Like CB said, I think new viewers would rip both ANH and ROTJ apart on nitpick stuff:
- How did the Alliance not know there was a new Death Star? Why didn't the writers come up with a new threat?
- The Galactic Republic becomes the Galactic Empire. The Rebel Alliance eventually forms out of the ashes of the Separatists (from the prequels)
- The Rebellion eventually forms into a government, which is the the New Republic.
- The New Republic is weak and has issues (see Articles of Confederation). This allows the First Order to build up from the scattered remains of the Empire.
- The First Order destroys the seat of the New Republic in TFA, but the Resistance had already started under Leia and others in the New Republic. This explains why the Resistance is on the run in TLJ.
50 min into the podcast...a couple of points I think maybe missed.
1. The Mastermind’s OG purpose was to make the world a safe place for real Elliot. To this extent, Elliot was wearing a mask and we saw his superhero side in his drawings. Somewhat relevant to Watchmen viewers. If you do look back at Elliot’s early series behavior, he is trying to fix the world like a superhero.2. We saw how Whiterose and Angela could not let go of their delusions, and how it destroyed them. I think they are trying to say letting go and moving on is the healthy approach, which is what Mastermind eventually does.3. I believe they did say Whiterose’s project didn’t work. It caused an explosion, but Elliot was saved by being in that safe room. Delusions of grandeur.