lightninglouie
lightninglouie
12/12/19
4:39 PM
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It’s hard enough figuring out how the movies are meant to fit together in a coherent timeline. I have no effing clue where Daredevil is supposed to slot in, nor how much time passes between the beginning of the Netflixverse and the end. Read more

12/12/19
1:55 PM
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All of his books are set in the same timeline. Even the ones that don’t have any overt genre elements, like Black Swan Green.

12/12/19
10:31 AM
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I thought Max Von Sydow spelled out their use pretty well in the last version.

12/12/19
10:22 AM
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Here’s a suggestion: read The Bone Clocks first. It has a number of sideplots and supporting characters who appear in the earlier book, though it was published later.

12/12/19
10:21 AM
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As for Mando, I liked the first 3 a lot but it’s been going downhill.

12/11/19
11:11 PM
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I like The Mandalorian just fine, though I kinda keep waiting for some sort of master narrative to emerge.

12/11/19
10:05 PM
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Some people are never going to forgive Disney for “killing” Mara Jade, or Corran Horn, or hell, even the Solo twins.

12/11/19
8:28 PM
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So wait, you’re saying that even though I’ve probably never met any of the commenters on this site, we exist in the same reality? Read more

12/11/19
8:22 PM
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If the last twenty years or so have taught me anything, it’s that hardcore Star Wars fans can never be satisfied. Someone could make a perfectly decent movie and they’d still hate it because it didn’t match the imaginary sequels they’d spent decades imagining.

12/11/19
8:19 PM
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The future of Star Wars is 6-10 episode miniseries, and standalone movies. That’s why they’ve recruited Feige. Read more

12/11/19
5:14 PM
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I don’t think so, because honestly there was always going to be less money involved in the ABC shows. I look at most of the pre-Disney+ TV projects as experiments, in a way. AoS was a proof-of-concept for a weekly Marvel show set in the MCU. The Netflix shows were an attempt to see how Marvel characters could work in Read more

12/11/19
4:34 PM
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Nah, it would’ve been like, “Oh hey, I heard that Downey’s on that Marvel show tonight!” “Huh, maybe I’ll set the DVR.” Read more

12/11/19
3:53 PM
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Again, though, there are all sorts of precedents for that in the comics. I remember a Defenders arc from the early ‘80s where an entire Midwestern city dropped into Hell. You’d think that would attract the interest of the Avengers, or at least one of the more powerful members, like Thor. Same thing with a lot of the Read more

12/11/19
3:37 PM
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I wouldn’t even say that; it’s more like one of those weird boomer FB memes where there’s like a Minion and a block-caps caption about trigger warnings or phones or spanking that’s supposed to be upsetting to Millennials. The sort of thing designed to appeal to a divorced Fox News viewer with early-onset Alzheimer’s Read more

12/11/19
3:00 PM
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If you look at the first two years or so, there are significant crossovers. Fury is in three episodes, as is Maria Hill, Sif shows up a couple of times, Jasper Sitwell and Dr. List have multiple appearances, and Peggy and the Howling Commandos appear as part of a crossover with Agent Carter. But that was when Read more

12/11/19
2:48 PM
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It’s this sort of fanboyish need for validation that has nothing to do with either the entertainment value of the movies in question, or their artistic merit. Read more