In this session, we discuss Simon Pegg and the Super Hero conundrum… Your 30 Minutes of Diabolical begins now.
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– Show Notes –
Simon Pegg’s Dengar
The Clone Wars stylish animation further illuminated the schism of the Prequel era. Meeting characters from the movies, seeing planets only discussed previous. It was a hit with the younger fans of the saga- and caught the attention of older fiends like Team Diabolical when it announced Simon Pegg would show us a young Dengar, the cyborg bounty hunter only seen briefly in The Empire Strikes Back. Until that point the EU had painted him as a formidable swoop racer youth-crossing paths with Han Solo on several occasions. Most fans were bummed by the lack of continuity he was portrayed in the animated show but Simon gave him a snarky vibe as one might assume and he flexed a brawlers fighting style. Pegg giving life to an original trilogy hunter… fanboy integrity intact.
Simon Pegg – Big Mouth Strikes Again
During the Summer of 2015, Simon Pegg found himself mired deep in controversy after an interview dropped where he insinuated Super Hero and Fantasy films were “dumbing down” audiences. At first glance, given Pegg’s heavy involvement with Sci-Fi and Fantasy films, and being a relative fixture in pop culture, his words seemed rather sardonic and hypocritical. However, Pegg soon responded to the controversy with a rather thought provoking blog entry entitled, “Big Mouth Strikes Again.” In it, he illuminates his reasoning for those words and how, mostly, they were taken out of context. We have to admit, Team Diabolical did a bit of eye-rolling when this Pegg interview first hit the interwebs, however, after digesting Simon Pegg’s blog think piece, we actually agree with a lot of what he has to say. Take a read for yourself and let us know your thoughts.
This Week’s Dope
Being a huge Evil Dead fan, when news of the tv show first broke, I was beyond elated… but also skeptical. In today’s P.C. littered landscape, I was worried the very essence of what made the character of Ash so great, would be lost. I’m pleased to say that, after having watched the premiere episode, Ash vs. Evil Dead not only continues the bravado of the original series, but actually, dare I say, improves upon it. If you’re an Evil Dead fan you NEED to find a way to watch this show… finally T.V. is “groovy” again. Cheers to Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi!
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