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Man of Steel Answers Insight Commentary dives deep into Man of Steel (2013). Answering the questions, criticism, and controversies to gain insight into DC films. We tackle a MOSAIC of topics for fans of Man of Steel who anticipate the DC Cinematic Universe. This show is not meant to convert anybody- reasonable minds will differ- but it’s for fans who love to chew their food. DrAwkward, your DC Cinematic Universe Apologist, will walk you through the answers logically to give you greater insight into the film and the minds of the filmmakers. We cover the DCEU DC film DC movie (whatever you like to call it!) with systematic analysis. Science, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, Literature, and Law guide our journey.

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Man of Steel Answers Insight Commentary dives deep into Man of Steel (2013). Answering the questions, criticism, and controversies to gain insight into DC films. We tackle a MOSAIC of topics for fans of Man of Steel who anticipate the DC Cinematic Universe. This show is not meant to convert anybody- reasonable minds will differ- but it’s for fans who love to chew their food. DrAwkward, your DC Cinematic Universe Apologist, will walk you through the answers logically to give you greater insight into the film and the minds of the filmmakers. We cover the DCEU DC film DC movie (whatever you like to call it!) with systematic analysis. Science, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, Literature, and Law guide our journey.

    70 – Doomsday Pt.3

    70 – Doomsday Pt.3

    [Recorded February 2017, August 2017, October 2019, December 7, 2019]  Defeating Doomsday.

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    Answers, insights, and commentary on:



    * Why did Batman leave the spear with Lois?

    * Hindsight Bias

    * Batman's crashed vehicles

    * Lois Competence, Spear In Water, Falling, and Recover Spear

    * If Onlys, Regrets, Time Travel, & Sisyphus

    * Actual Facts versus Abstraction

    * Critics Who Review Films They Didn't Finish

    * Edit Bay of the Brain / Nostalgia

    * Literature as Ethical Simulators

    * Eucatastrophe

    * Monsters versus Positive Thinking

    * Demonizing and Redemption

    * Hot-Cold Empathy Gap

    * And much more!



    To learn more:Talking to Strangers | Malcolm GladwellChoiceology: Knew It All Along | Katy MilkmanHidden Brain: Looking Back | NPREmpire Podcast| EmpireImaginary Worlds | Eric MolinskyPublic Health Ethics | James Wilson







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    “Whether you call someone a hero or a monster is all relative to where the focus of your consciousness may be.” - Joseph Cambpell

    • 1 hr 13 min
    69 – Wonder Woman ’84 Trailer 1

    69 – Wonder Woman ’84 Trailer 1

    [Recorded December 8, 2019]  Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer reaction.

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    Answers, insights, and commentary on:



    * Almost nothing!  No time!

    * Blue Monday "How does it feel?" - Emphasis on emotion again

    * Trash can scene indicates a reprise of Fish-Out-Of-Water



    To learn more:

    Wonder Woman 1984 Official Trailer | WBBlue Monday Cover | BBC







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    #HowDoesItFeel?

    • 16 min
    #ReleaseTheSnyderCut

    #ReleaseTheSnyderCut

    #releasethesnydercut

    Adapted from my Introduction to the ForSnyderCut.org site, drafted December 2017 and published January 2018.

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    ForSnyderCut.org







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    #ReleaseTheSnyderCut #AFSP

    • 5 min
    68 – Doomsday Pt.2

    68 – Doomsday Pt.2

    [Recorded February 2017, August 2017, October 2019]  Defeating Doomsday.

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    Answers, insights, and commentary on:



    * Temporal Frame of Reference

    * Superman's Decision-Making



    * Danger to Self / Selflessness

    * Learning and Rational Choices





    * Stakes: Threat to Superman's Life

    * Doomsday's Intelligence



    * The Primal Zombie





    * Super-Jumping "Flight" Physics

    * Doomsday's Genitals



    * Triploids / Lex's Genetic Contribution





    * Size Strength Bias

    * Bioluminescence

    * Solar Flare Substitute For Evolutionary Power

    * Why Take Doomsday to Space?



    * Why Not Keep Going?

    * Lack of Astronomical / Cosmic Intuitions





    * Why Didn't Superman Fly Faster?

    * Fantasy User Interfaces (FUI) Canonicity

    * Is Tracking Superman a Plot Hole?



    * Novel Tech

    * Mutual Regard, Competing Interests

    * Consent / Stealth Powers



    * Plasma Stealth

    * Force Field Absorption









    * Time to Thermonuclear Launch

    * Why Didn't Superman:



    * Dodge The Nuke?

    * Let Go of Doomsday?

    * Return Doomsday to Space After The Nuke?

    * Take Doomsday to the Ocean?





    * Nuclear Strike Reveals Nature of Superman's Powers



    * Invulnerability - Force Field not Composition

    * Muscle Mass - Biological Default not Built By Exercise



    * Myostatin





    * Regeneration - Two Types



    * "Undead" Genes









    * And much more!



    To learn more:

    Threat of Ancient Mesopotamian Zombies | STBYMBoeing AH-64 Apache | WikipediaProjectile Use By Non-Human Organisms | WikipediaLight On Earth | David AttenboroughSpontaneous Photon Emissions From Humans | KobayashiElectric Life Forms Live On Pure Energy | New ScientistDraper Point | WikipediaCut Travel Time To ISS From 2 Days To 6 Hours | EngadgetSuperman Space Suplex | Superman: DoomsdayMan of Steel Spoiler Special | EmpireBvS Fantasy User Interfaces | PerceptionDesigning Fantasy User Interfaces | PixelHubPlasma Stealth | WikipediaTo Launch A Nuclear Strike | BloombergMuscular Baby | New York TimesThantomicrobiome | Peter NobleUndead Genes Come Alive Days After Death | Science AAAS

    • 1 hr 13 min
    67 – Doomsday Pt.1

    67 – Doomsday Pt.1

    [Recorded February 2017, August 2017, October 2019]  Defeating Doomsday.

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    Answers, insights, and commentary on:



    * Real World Ethics vs. Thought Experiments

    * Why Trinity Didn't Use Lex to Stop Doomsday?

    * Criminal Liability For Conversion of Extraterrestrial Specimens

    * Thad Roberts and "Sex On The Moon"

    * Valuation of Moon Rocks

    * Liability For Power Grid Disruption

    * And much more!



    To learn more:

    Theory of Mind Deficiencies | WikipediaSex On The Moon | Ben MezrichWhere Does NASA Keep Moon Rocks? | Smarter Every DayProjectile Use By Non-Human Organisms | WikipediaSpontaneous Photon Emissions From Humans | Kobayashi







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    • 51 min
    66 – East

    66 – East

    [Recorded August 8, 2019] Learning from Eastern thought. Seeing much more detail and connection. Comparing high and low context communication. How Superman's silence can be seen as sophisticated. The Problem of Evil in the East. Harmonizing Batman and Superman.

    Based on the research of Dr. Richard E. Nisbett and his book, "The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently"

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    Answers, insights, and commentary on:



    * East Asians less inclined towards Fundamental Attribution Error (00:04:40)



    * Dr. Richard E. Nisbett (00:07:40)





    * Objects vs. Context (00:17:45)



    * Nouns vs. Verbs (00:18:30)

    * Facial Expression (00:25:11)

    * Michigan Fish Test (00:32:44)

    * High & Low Context (00:36:17)

    * Superman's Silence (00:48:37)



    * Thinking and Speaking (00:51:03)

    * Counter-Intuitive Wisdom (00:58:02)

    * Modesty and Bragging (01:06:35)









    * Analysis vs. Holism (01:08:49)



    * Comparison (01:09:30)

    * Logic & Paradox (01:15:00)

    * Dialectical Reasoning (01:25:03)

    * Retcons / BvS Critique (01:25:55)

    * Existentialism (01:28:45)

    * Embodied Knowledge & Wisdom (01:43:40)

    * The Problem of Evil (01:57:24)





    * Applied to Batman v. Superman (02:03:24)



    * Lex's Bad Faith Dilemma (02:07:00)

    * Dialectical Synthesis of Batman & Superman (02:10:55)





    * And much more!



    To learn more:

    PressPlacing the Face in Context: Cultural Differences in Facial Emotion | Takahiko MasudaThe Michigan Fish Test and the Middle East | Sheena IyengarWhat Does The Michigan Fish Test Say About You? | io9Eastern and Western Cultures See Emotions Very Differently | University of AlbertaJapanese More Sensitive Than Westerners To The Big Picture | WiredThis Mistake We All Make | Richard Nisbett | The GuardianAre You A Holistic or Specific Thinker? | Erin Meyer | Harvard Business ReviewEast & West Part Ways in Test of Facial Expressions | NYTZack Snyder's Superhero Life | BloombergEast Versus West | Forbes

    BooksGeography of Thought | Richard NisbettThe Culture Map | Erin MeyerYou May Also Like | Tom VanderbiltHit Makers | Derek ThompsonThe Misinformation Age | Cailin O'ConnorHeaven & Earth Are Not Humane | Franklin Perkins

    MediaWest and East Cultural Differences | EBSEAST or WEST: Which mindset do you have? | Off the Great Walla href="https://www.youtube.

    • 2 hrs 35 min

Customer Reviews

Barrywansworth ,

Wow!!

A truly wonderful podcast that deserves to become widely heard. Thoughtful, deeply considered and thoroughly researched interpretation and speculation regarding the DC Film universe. Highly recommended to all DC fans regardless of your opinion of the state of DC on the silver screen.

I cannot wait for your thoughts on Justice League!

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