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1. I just finished reading Babylon's Ashes from The Expanse series of novels, so I'm mostly caught up on the prose version. Excepting the various short stories, of course. Yet to start watching the first season DVD set, though, and would like to watch at least the first two episodes before the weekend's over.

2. The plan today includes finally watching Wonder Woman at a movie theatre.

3. Coping with assorted aches and pains in a low-volume continuing way. Welcome to normal human aging, Dwight.

4. Stuff you might want to listen to:

Alan Alda on Q

Josh Freed on The Current about queues

Clifford V. Johnson, Ph. D. on science depictions in movies and TV, which I particularly recommend for the interview's Agent Carter connection...
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We may as well call it that. Since they nailed down V-E Day as a plot point for the last episode of the first season, why not?

A good run, with a good set of end notes to go out on. Even the chilling ones.

Thanks to all involved.
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Had fun watching the latest installment of the series this week, including the genuinely disturbing content. Might be the Black Widow backstory, might be the Howlers, might be a few other things.

How about the rest of you?
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Looking back at what I know of the character of Peggy Carter, it's a bit of a surprise to see her achieve such commercial stature with Marvel's film and TV operations. And yet, such commercial success for a property deemed "obscure" by modern lights is hardly unknown to comics, is it?

(I use that phrasing for a reason. When Peggy was introduced in 1966, she was as high-profile as Pepper Potts, Sue Richards, or Betty Brant. No longer, at least in the comics, though...)

Take a look at DC's Animal Man. When Grant Morrison and Chas Truog turned their attention to Buddy Baker back in the late 1980's, "A-Man" was about as obscure as it got. Sure, there was that gathering of "Forgotten Heroes" in DC Comics Presents a year or two before the first Crisis maxi-series. But did anyone expect the book that Morrison and Truog started to last a decade and become a cornerstone of one of DC's most acclaimed lines of product?

Hope, yes. Expect? Probably not.

And yet it did.

Not quite sure how it happened, but there were enough happy coincidences to make it work.

And now it looks to be happening again, to Marvel's benefit.

Curious to see where and how this goes...
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I don't know if anyone reading this LJ these days lives in Vancouver, but it would be good if some of you do, as such readers will be able to give an informed answer on this one. Read this link first:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/HulkstaTheatre/news/?a=93351

If that linkage is truth, then there's a concern I have. Can they find enough exterior locations of the right age range of sufficient diversity of purpose - housing, commercial sites, and so on - to make that work? I know that CGI set extension wonders can be worked with an astonishing degree of regularity nowadays, but the cost is still an ongoing concern for any production. And if the series in question is Agent Carter, then this is going to be a "period piece" series, set in the late 1940's...

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