The DC universe has never looked brighter (The Daily Charge, 12/09/2019)
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Good morning and welcome to The Daily charge.
It's Monday, December 9. I'm Roger Chang.
I'm Oscar Gonzalez.
And let's get to today's headlines.
The trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 popped up yesterday it was literally electrifying.
We saw Wonder Woman lasso lightning as a novel form of transportation and Dawn some new golden armor of all the trailers that we saw last week.
I feel like that was the most impactful for me Oscar, what do you think?
It had a bit of everything.
It has the action.
It had all these questions that are coming up.
And, of course, it had Blue Monday.
I mean, that's almost what everybody's talking about more than even-
The soundtrack definitely kind of makes this particular-
The belnding in.
Yeah, that should be like the key thing everybody was talking about.
Absolutely, and the 80s vibe.
I mean I'm just because I'm an 80s kid I just so my.
Really, yeah, I was really drawn into that, right?
All ight, so next up Crisis on Infinite Earths premiered last night, but we won't get into spoilers.
Kick things off in an epic and tragic way.
Now Oscar, I know you ever watch this The episode but you're familiar with the story.
I'm just here.
So just your ideas like as you're envisioning them, try to put this on screen like giving your institutional knowledge about the arc like How does that work in your head?
Like do you think that you'll probably be disappointed like it's such an epic story right?
From what I've seen so far.
Again, I haven't seen the episode just seeing a couple of trailers.
Couple of other shots.
It looks like they're gonna do the best of what they can just the same way the vendor said within the war.
They're not going to have the hundred 200 heroes.
And you know, like the case of civil war, they're not gonna do that it's the same thing.
It's just, hey, let's bring what we can together.
Wth all these characters from the past and have some fun with it.
And they really did.
I mean, just in the first few seconds alone, you know, they reference the 1989 Tim Burton Batman with a nice cameo the 1966 Batman series with Burt Ward.
It was just sort of like a nice nod.
Almost a celebration of all things DC over the past four or five decades.
Which for me is I mean that's that's great.
Like as a as a big fan of Superman and DC stuff I just sort of appreciated that.
Yeah I really I'll watch it.
I know it has a weird restructure so.
It is three it's basically three hours.
And then, early January concludes with two episodes.
And it does.
I think, this is what makes it, kind of, intimidating for folks, is you know, it pulls together Supergirl, Batwoman, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash.
That's a lot of.
That's a big commitment for anyone, even a DC fan.
I haven't actually watched Watch any of those shows I've been watching the arrow a little bit.
But the good thing is with this first episode when I jumped into I didn't feel like I was missing too much.
There was some interpersonal drama to last night's episode was a Supergirl episode technically.
So there are some cast members there like I wasn't even all that aware of, but I found it was it was fun, jumping fresh.
So, do it.>>Yeah, that format reminds me of back in the old Star Trek the Next Generation where they would have the cliff hanger and it'd be three months before you saw the next one.>>Yeah, yeah, fortunately it is only a couple weeks.>>A couple weeks.>>All right, lastly, Watchmen may be the most buzzed about show out there.
Oscar, you've watched it.
I haven't had the time.
I really want to watch it though.
Without getting into total spoiler territory, what is it about the show That is worth our time.
The big thing is written by Damon Lindelof, the guy who wrote Loss in the leftovers, so it has all that mystery.
The first episode
The part that made me when I first heard this announcement, I was a little standoffish about the whole project.
I was a big Lost devotee and then the way it ended, I felt a little burned.
His first movie was Prometheus, also another movie that didn't really stick its landing so I was kind of I was a little on guard.
I hear ya.
This is more like The Leftovers, did you watch that?
Okay, I have not watched Leftovers.
I heard it's good.
After the first season though.
Well I liked all three seasons.
But in the case of The Leftovers is that it sets you up with the first couple episodes.
You're not knowing what's going on.
It just throws everything at you and you're just.
What is this?
And is that coming from the perspective of someone who's read the comics or hasn't read the comics?
I've read the comics, I've read-
And you're still just as lost.
I read the comics, I read the prequel comics.
I read the annotation comics, I read the current Doomsday Clock, which is the current DC.
So you're an authority.
So I'm familiar and even I was like what the hell isngoing in.>> Okay.
So that tells you, that is was, it set up all these restraints because it's her day.
And in the end though, well I won't, obviously no spoilers.
But the way David Littleoff does his writing is that there is an episode that explains everything.
And that was last noght's episode.
There's one episode left.
The Daily Charge, I'm Roger Chang.
I'm Oscar Gonzalez.
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