Arc Reactions – 18 – Watchmen Part 3

We take our final look deep into the classic tale of The Watchmen from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. We had a blast researching and talking about this in depth tale. Join us for a double length episode as we try to cover the rest of our talking points.

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Talking points
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Sub-plots and did they add to the story for you (0:30)

Very much a cold war era book (25:55)

Philosophical question: Who makes the world? (Issue 4) (46:48)

Is this comic ‘adult’ for the sake of being ‘adult’? (58:40)

Watchmen is credited with starting several things (1:14:50)

 

Character study
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Orig. Silk Spectre (1:20:00)

Silk Spectre II (1:22:27)

Doctor Manhattan (1:25:20)

Night Owl (1:30:22)

Rorschach (1:34:31)

Ozymandias (1:41:05)

Fate of Hooded Justice and Cap Metro (1:51:46)

Daniel and Hollis discussing their times as Night Owl (1:54:19)

 

 

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Our next podcast will be on May 25th and we will be covering Days of Future Past.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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E-mail:  arcreactionspod@gmail.com

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We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.

ARP – 17 – Watchmen Part 2

We dive into the deep end of dissecting the classic story The Watchmen by Alan Moore. Please listen to part 1 first so you get the summary of the story as we started right where we left off last time. There will not be live tweeting this week as I will be out of town and cannot guarantee that I will be near a computer.

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Talking points

 

BAD THINGS
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Gibbons on the plot of Watchmen (0:29)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Technology (3:40)

Real superheroes drove people to want Pirate comics (6:09)

Deterioration over time (7:53)

The use of cancer as a scary thing (13:39)

Non-linear storytelling (16:24)

Supplemental materials (19:37)

What happens after Watchmen? (24:20)

 

MORE DISCUSSION
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Overall (58:49)
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Our next podcast will be our review of The Amazing Spider-man 2 on May 4th.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

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We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.