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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:01 pm

Every time it gets close to episode 13 during a season of "The Magicians" (as it has), I'm both happy and sad. Happy it isn't spread too thin just to hit a 20 episode mark, and sad that I'll have to wait another year for the next season. This is easily one of the shows I get most excited about.

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:38 am

^ It had to be that song, huh. I love that song. Now I have to watch that series as well. Damnit.

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Celedam wrote:It's weird to have Struckers in both [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] and The Gifted. Some of the same Fox-Disney licensing overlap that gave us two versions of Quicksilver.

I feel a compulsion to expand upon this. You may ignore this utterly useless trivia, I just need to get it out of my head...

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Baron Wolfgang von Strucker was the original character in the comics. He was a prominent leader of H.Y.D.R.A., and he was a recurring villain for Captain America and the Avengers.

Baron Strucker has appeared in the MCU, in the post-credits scene in The Winter Soldier and then in the opening scenes in Age of Ultron. He ran the H.Y.D.R.A. project that studied Loki’s scepter and used it to create the MCU versions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Baron Strucker’s son Werner is also appearing in the MCU, as a recurring villain in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Over on the Fox side of Marvel’s licensing scheme, in The Gifted, the Strucker family is descended from the mutant twins Andrea and Andreas von Strucker. In the comics, they were recurring but minor villains for the X-Men, which explains why Fox got them. But in the comics they were also children of Baron Strucker and half-siblings of Werner.

The Gifted cannot mention Baron Strucker, Werner, or H.Y.D.R.A., of course, so instead it shifted the twins themselves back to WWII-era Europe to give them that “Nazi supervillain” cachet.


This is the joy of comic book continuity. :crazy:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:37 am

From this week's episode of Legion



That's hot. :cool:

For those who don't understand what's happening here but are still curious…

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David Haller (Dan Stevens) is a powerful mutant telepath and telekinetic. Canonically, in the X-Men comics, he is the son of Professor Charles Xavier, but that's been only implied so far in this series.

In resolution of the Season 1 cliffhanger, David has returned to the mutant refuge Summerland and is using the lab there to telepathically search for his nemesis, the Shadow King. (If you're familiar with the X-Men, you can say Summerland's lab is like a jerry-rigged Cerebro: it boosts a telepath's abilities and projects them over long distances.)

The Shadow King is a purely telepathic entity that attaches itself like a parasite to other telepaths. It was attached to David for most of his life, causing him to suffer psychotic delusions that eventually put him in a psychiatric hospital, which is where we started Season 1. It is currently in the form of David's friend and fellow patient Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), although it can take the form of almost anything in order to hide in a host's mind.

With the help of Summerland, David learned to control his powers and expel the Shadow King from his mind, but it simply reattached itself to Oliver (Jemaine Clement), the founder of Summerland and another telepath who specializes in astral projection. Oliver, possessed by the Shadow King (perhaps willingly; Oliver is strange that way), escaped at the end of Season 1.

This dance battle is a metaphorical representation of the telepathic battle between David, Oliver, and the Shadow King.


Legion is an acid trip in video form, and that's perfect for the subject matter.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:09 pm

Celedam wrote:Legion is an acid trip in video form, and that's perfect for the subject matter.
Somehow I had forgotten this important fact, and it took me a minute to get back into it. :lol:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:33 pm

"YIBAMBE!" *



* Xhosa for "hold fast", "hold the line", "stand your ground".
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