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Comments for the week ending March 3, 2019

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Okay, so Disney just announced a new mobile game called [I]Disney Sorcerer's Arena[I] and um...

Demona's a playable character!


Also for your consideration; Mickey, Ariel & Sully vs the Steel Clan..


Business as usual...

PHOENICIAN - I'd never thought of that before, but that speculation on possible Shakespearean influence for "All things are true" is certainly appealing.
Todd Jensen

FIFTH (you counted Todd twice, Vinnie)

Speaking of Shakespeare, I'm seeing more and more teasers for All is True, a film about the Bard's years after the second Globe theater burned down, starring Judi Dench as Anne Hathaway and Kenneth Branagh as William. I don't think it has a general release yet for those in the States, but it sounds like its already out in the UK.

Evidently the name was also an alternative title for Henry VIII but bringing it up here on this site is definitely making me wonder how much of an influence the title may have had for one of our favorite show's classic lines. :-)

"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka

I'll take the (5th)Fifth!!!!!
Vinnie - [thomaspeano at yahoo dot com]
Deplorable and loving it!

MATTHEW> “First Commander Riker and Counselor Troi and now Lieutenant Uhura? I feel I should start making a Star Trek counter.”

You have NO idea...

(Well, actually you do but I realize your "character" is still new to Gargoyles.

TODD> IIRC, there was a brief resurgence of Westerns in the '90s. 'Snot hard to imagine the director of Showdown going for a retro nostalgia feel.

The thing with the Lex referring to Shakespeare as a "new writer" is it implies there are "old writers" to contrast him with (maybe 10th century Goliath was a big fan of Aeschylus or Euripedes?). Obviously, that logic doesn't really work with Westerns.

For the honor of love!

Sorry for the double post, but I remembered that in the next episode, Lexington refers to Shakespeare as "some new writer" - which could support the theory that "Showdown" was a "new western" from the gargoyles' perspective. (The description of "Deadly Force" at the GargWiki, which I was just reading, reminded me of that.)
Todd Jensen

MATTHEW - Thanks for your review of "Deadly Force".

I'd forgotten about the minor oddity that the "new" western Broadway had gone to see was in black and white. I can think of two possible explanations for it:

1. When you've been asleep for the past thousand years, practically everything is going to seem new.

2. The production team for "Showdown" decided to film it in black and white for artistic reasons.

Hudson's "These days it's hard to tell what's real from what's not" line still stands out to me - it might be linked to the "moral of the story", but it also really does feel like a medieval person still trying to make sense of his new surroundings, like the "maybe we shouldn't believe everything we see on the television" part in "The Thrill of the Hunt".

Todd Jensen

My review for "Deadly Force" is up, you can find it here:

This took a lot longer than I expected, but considering the subject there was a lot to talk about.

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