Show Notes 15: First Place Horse Wrangler

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This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Logan and the rest of the X-Men movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Interstellar, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Old Man Logan, Seven Samurai, Shane, Spider-Man: Reign, The Hobbit, The Magnificent Seven, and Watchmen.

0:43 – That man is Mr. James Mangold.

1:55 – Recurring Wolverine baddie (and occasional Wolverine spouse) Viper was played by Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova in the 2013 movie The Wolverine. Deprived of her ability to use her other main alias, “Madame Hydra,” by Marvel’s licensing agreements, she was instead given a mutant power to generate poisons and diseases in her mouth. At one point in the movie, she kissed a guy, and he hated it.

2:20 – The venue for these hangouts is their XFM radio show, The Ricky Gervais Show.

4:28 – Apologies, it’s neither. Storm was actually born in Harlem, in the Manhattan borough.

4:51 – Storm teamed up with Luke Cage in 1979’s X-Men (vol. 1) #122.

8:23 – “Not Dead Yet” was a 1997-98 story arc that appeared in Wolverine (vol. 2) #119-122, written by Warren Ellis and penciled by Leinil Francis Yu. The story pitted a newly adamantium-less Wolvie against a small army of assassins who came prepared to fight the full-strength metal-boned Logan. Wolverine’s strategy is basically to succumb to feral rage while walking agonizingly through hundreds of bullets.

14:31 – Rictor is primarily a New Mutants and X-Force character, though he first appeared in X-Factor (vol. 1) #17 in 1987, under the pen of Louise and Walt Simonson.

17:05 – So, literally, the pits had bottoms.

17:18 – That was a reference to this amazing moment from QI.

25:05 – I was probably referring to this illuminating roundtable discussion of the film.

27:48 – Those bastards.

31:05 – This is apparently a solid rule in the Marvel universe, as evidenced by the many appearances of the supervillain Wendigo. Unusually for a comic book supervillain, Wendigo is actually a different person struck with the cannibalistic curse in nearly every appearance.

33:30 – Stryfe, for example.

36:00 – We’re referring to the classic Mister Sinister costume, as seen here:

39:46 – Daken is one of Wolverine’s natural sons. First appearing in Wolverine Origins #10, created by writer Daniel Way and artist Steve Dillon, Daken took the role of Wolverine in the government’s shady Dark Avengers.

42:46 – Apocalypse was voiced for the 90s animated series by actor John Colicos, known to nerds as Baltar in the original Battlestar Galactica and as Commander Kor, the first-ever Klingon villain in Star Trek: The Original Series.

46:43 – I knew there was a third one. It was “historical truth.” Just check out the original.

50:58 – We’re talking about Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #205.

57:03 – You can see Moviebob’s review here.

1:00:03 – Earth X Wolverine:

1:13:39 – It was Angel season 2, episode 12, entitled, “Blood Money.”

1:23:48 – We’re big fans of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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