Disney World is in the news this week doing their part to help through the current crisis by donating foot to a local food bank. Then we'll give you some ways to pass the time at home with some virtual rides of Disney's popular parks. We'll look at Abigail Disney's reaction to masses of people flocking to Disney parks before their closure to combat the virus. And Disney releases Onward for digital download early to help the folks at home get through these troubled times.
In Star Wars Insights we take a look at the revival of a much beloved character moving from animation to real live action in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian and who has been picked to play the role.
Entertainment news highlights what TV's fictional hospitals are doing to help combat the spread of the virus. We've also got an update on the copyright suit against Katy Perry and Universal Pictures gets into the spirit of giving as it drops some of their content for early on demand streaming for home viewers.
As always we'll finish up with a few of our Insightful Picks of the Week that will surely help you get through these tough times.
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to Inside Scinto Entertainment. A podcast. Siri's taking a deeper look into entertainment and media. Your hosts. Joseph and Michelle Whalen. Ah, husband and wife team of pop culture fanatics are exploring all things from music and movies to television and fandom.
Welcome to insights into Entertainment. This is Episode 58. Surviving Social Distancing. I'm your host, Joseph Whelan, and my healthy and mostly self quarantined co host with Shell Weyland. Hi,
everyone. Sorry I had to fix my years. I was I was looking crooked.
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For the most part, you you haven't really been as much.
I haven't I've still been going to work for the most part, but, uh,
yeah, I've been I've been working from home since Wednesday because I only went in on Tuesday on dhe Tuesday seemed to be like the last day that a lot of people in my office, um, were there. There's still a couple of people right now that are still working just because they don't have laptops. But basically anybody that has, um, a laptop is home. And what's actually kind of funny was as a Friday my boss, who doesn't work in the same building that I work in, um works in a different location who never works from home because literally, he lives two minutes from the office. He is now working from home as a safety precautions
that's giving. It must be nice working two minutes.
I know, right? That's what I always say. I'm like how your commute is so rough. Let me tell you, my commute this week has been, I don't know. It's been tough, you know, going from downstairs to upstairs because I've been working. This is actually my office during the week. So
this is a studio and makeshift office during a crisis,
right? Whereas our kitchen, the pantry, has also been seventh grade, right? Right has been middle school,
an English language arts. It's been Mathis Jim.
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was the way he kept the
sea, isn't it? Could be kept. So
anyway, you know, a lot of people are homebound right now with this crisis going on, and a lot of people were probably suffering from a severe case of cabin fever. So some of the, um, some of the things that we're going to share with you today May I help you with some of that cabin fever? Um ah. Lot of the stories we have today are related to the current crisis. Some aren't
right. There was actually some other news going on,
actually, some new
thing to To to teach, like to try and fill the gap with something.
And then there's always are insightful picks of the week, so hopefully we'll have some stuff. It'll help those folks that are home for homeward bound, I guess. Uh, Ready to get started? Sure. Let's do it. All right, let's get ready to Disney detective for Disney Detective.
So the other week, we had a story that Disneyland was donating all of their unused food to local food banks in Southern California. And this week a new story came out that obviously Walt Disney World is donating food as well. S o, Disney hotels, stores and theme parks. Air shut down, and the company decided to donate all excess food that they have to Central Jersey Central Trixie Give Central Florida residents in need. Ah, the Walt Disney World theme parks have officially closed. And until the rest the end of this month, as of right now and now. Ah, the resorts have closed. And, um, all of the stores have closed in Disney Springs. Anything that was Disney operated. Um, I don't I know as of the beginning of the week that we're still a couple of stores that were open, but those air non Disney owned own stores. Um, so following the the closure, they've decided, um, to work with the second harvest food bank of Central Florida. They've actually been, uh, working with them since 1991 too. Um, donate excess food or unsuited served food from throughout Walt Disney World. So now they've obviously had ah, whole lot more, um, you know, to to give to them. Throughout the years, Disney Harvest program has actually collected and distributed more than £823,000 of prepared unserved food annually. And again, as we mentioned last week, Disneyland actually did something similar. Um, second Harvest Food, Bank of Orange County. So it's the same company, just a different location. So good to see that. You know, um, they're they're spreading love
again. Like, you know, we mentioned this last week about, you know, Disney being good corporate neighbors and reaching out and trying to help those in need, which is which is kind of nice. Um, hopefully it does help a lot of people.
Yeah, yeah, because, you know, and that's one of the things that you know. It's the kids, you know, it's it's families that, you know, that are now out of work that, you know, might not have, you know, savings or are still getting paid by their company, you know? So this is you know, definitely. I know, you know, a lot of people,
a lot of schools are continuing with their food programs, programs for kids, so that helps in this helps as well, because there are a lot of people that, unfortunately live paycheck to paycheck
or rely on the schools, you know, and and for us are our township. Um, the beginning of all of this, they were offering anybody that was on reduced or free lunches. Um, normally, they were able to still get their meals, and they announced on Friday that basically any student that was looking for food that needed food could actually, um, could get it. You basically just have to go online, order it and then pick it up. Um, you know, at the at the gym of the high school. So you know, now they're they're extending it toe everybody because I think they're starting to see that. You know, there are shortages all over the place, and we've we've, you know, seeing that I, I've, you know, been ordering groceries online for for a while now through our local walmart. And now it's a money order, you know, 20 things and see that half of them are are out of stock in there, you know, just normal staples, and I'm not tryingto hoard anything, and we're just trying, you know, go week to week, and you know, we haven't been able to get certain staples, you know? Fortunately, we there we have enough food and in the refrigerator and in our pantries, it's just, you know, certain things that were missing.
So Disney Disney stepping up and actually donating all that food is definitely going to help a lot of people. Absolutely. So our next story is something that, you know You can't go to Disney Parks at this point in time, but here might be a where the alternative was
s. So So this was this was Ah, cute little article. Ah, that popped up where? You know, obviously Disneyland and Disneyworld or closed right now. But it doesn't mean that you can't experience the most magical place on earth thanks to the Internet. Um, so we could go. The Disney parks obviously made the decision to close. Um, but now what you can do is if you're, you know, looking for that. Hey, I want to go on this ride. You can do it virtually, um, so those that, you know, even though these air not official sanction, virtual tours, thes air, you know, various videos of, you know, from guests that have been on the park have been the parking have posted their videos. Some of them are actually really good videos. Ah, there's a couple of different people that I follow on Facebook. Who? Um, they're Florida residents, and they, um, post, you know, videos of various things. So, you know, basically go on YouTube or the article was on Ah, hello giggles dot com where it has a link to all of them. And some of them are from different parks, not just Disney World, but from Disney land. So you can see you know what the different rides air like, um, you know, and just kind of spend the day going on on different rides, you know? And it was funny because I had posted this on Facebook and a friend of mine said So is therefore are wait for Star Wars. I said, Well, if you really want, you know, go outside in your backyard and and walk around t o T get the full experience of waiting on on the line. So, you know, sit with your family and writes, um, some rides or, like may somebody that doesn't go on roller coasters or things like, you know, the scary grownup rights. I could actually, you know, enjoy some of the rides. You know, this way. So something fun toe to do with with the family. That's
kind of a cool idea. Like I like the fact that you can you can comfortably sitting your home and do the rides. We've seen videos of this in the pants, but it's walk throughs and and those air generally very dark. And they're not professionally done. These all look very professional. Some of
them are really, really good. And like the one person I'll send a little shout out toe fat panda. His videos are excellent. He usually spends, you know, a couple of days videotaping them, editing them, putting them together, you know, even on you know, the dark rides. You know, you can still see. Um, you know, So it's not like somebody is there with you know, their cell phone or, you know, an old camera, whatever. Trying to take video thes air. Really good quality, you know? And usually
when we're not body shaming, fat pain is actually the name.
Yeah, that's his name. He's a friend. He's an awesome guy. Hope Toe. Meet him someday. You know, whenever we get down there, but yes. Oh, him along with other various people. Um, you know, so somethingto to pass the time. You know, you want to say all right. Today we're going to Disney kids, you know, and spend a couple of hours, you know, on the couch. You know, go make some popcorn. Hey, And at here's another shameless pope plug. Target actually was selling Mickey ice cream bars and Mickey ice cream sandwiches. So I bought a pack test,
so you can really wait. Just eat turkey leg. Now,
why shouldn't they? Didn't have any at the Amish market, but yeah, you know, make a turkey leg, get some ice cream bar, pop some popcorn, and you know, I don't get it. If you want to experience your cue, you know, walk around in your living room, see getting exercise so you're not just
find someone that can overcharge you for everything. You're going to be good to go. You'll
be totally. But
just think how much money
you're saving. So,
speaking, speaking of being overcharged and ridiculous. Abigail Disney once again in the news with some opinions willing to tell us about that.
Yeah. So, um So last week when Disney Disney World was closing, um, they had obviously record numbers of people that were there on on the last day. And so there was a tweet from ah W d w news today, I believe where they had posted, you know, all the crowds that were there. And, of course, she went to Twitter and said, Are you f ing kidding me like that was her response to seeing, you know, all this crowd basically, you know, you're supposed to be staying home, social distancing. And here all these people were at the park, so I get where she is. But you know, what? If people wanted to be, you know, on do their thing. You can't be mad at them, But, you know, So she's pissed off that everybody was Was that you know, her Grant grandfather's park, you know?
Well, and, you know, she makes a valid point. I certainly can't argue with it now. I would have probably made it a little bit more eloquently. Did
Zach late like, and she didn't do anything she said,
right? You know, it was all forward thrusting. Yeah,
Yeah. Four letter
or letters. I Yeah, I mean, she could have done a little bit, were tastefully expressing her disappointment. I think she he come out and do something sensationalistic, Lee, that you tend to hurt. You're your own credibility when you're making statements like that, right? Right. But again, Disney still did the did the right thing. As a corporation, they shut down right before they were even ordered to
write. They shut down beforehand. You know, Fortunately, they didn't have Ah, there were no cases of anything. Now, I think since then there has been one person that has come out that was tested positive, who had been to Disney World and Universal within, ah, couple of days. So, you know. But as of right now, nobody had come forward. And the one thing that this article actually talked about, that Disney said that it was actually still continue to pay its cast members during this time. So
well, you know, if there's any company in the world that can afford it
Oh, absolutely. And and that's the thing is, you know, we even talked about it, you know, briefly is you know, how much money are they losing per day for being You know being closed. But you know, just the theme park itself, Not not even you know, the resorts and things like that.
So you're losing retail. You're losing hospitality. You're losing theme park. Yeah. Religious, just transportation and everything.
Yeah, so it it's a big hit. So for them to still be able t
o under the current condition When they did, it was it was fairly unprecedented door. Was it mandated? Right now, it's mandated throughout the States. Everybody's losing the money now,
right? Right. Disney was responsible enough stuff to
do with Proactiv. So kudos to them. Absolutely. So one more Disney story Tell us what Disney's doing. The helpless is
so obviously Disney. You know, he had announced, um, last week that frozen was gonna frozen too. Was gonna be coming to Disney plus earlier, three months earlier. So that was a nice little treat. So now Disney has announced that its latest Pixar movie onward will be getting a dramatically early release for digital download, which actually was today and is gonna be, um, available to stream on Disney Plus as of April 3rd. So this is, you know, the movie was still in theaters when hitters were still open. Ah, so the move makes onward. The latest, um in the high profile films to cut short its theatrical run in favor of a digital release last weekend we already saw was the worst box office returns in the past two decades, with the entire industry bringing in just over $55 million. Onward actually led the pact with grossing 10.5 million in the US, but it was only a fraction of nearly 50 million that had been made in the first weekend when it was actually available in theaters when futures were actually still open. Um, a story that will talk about a little bit later is the trend that this isn't the first movie Thio to do this there There's a couple more. Ah, that are that are coming out. But this was ah, nice little surprise. I wasn't really expecting them to do that. But given the state of things and since, you know we don't know at this point when things we're going to get back to normal, you know? Hey, this is something that, you know again, you got families that are, you know, have cabin fever and you know, if you want to digitally downloaded it, you know it's available, Um, or, you know, wait till april 3rd and watch it on on your Disney Plus. So, you know, for all those people that kept their Disney plus, you're really getting your money's worth now.
Yeah, so do you. Do you foresee any other, uh, booth theater movies now that we're gonna be
early? That's one of the stories in our entertainment section that actually talks about ah, bunch of movies that are now, you know, obviously, we don't know some of the ones that got pushed out like the James Bond movie. Um, Milan, those they haven't talked about, you know, doing early releases. But there are, you know, some that we'll talk about it in our, ah, two more segments that are now going to on demand, you know, viewable. So
okay. And I think that does it for Disney. Detective will be going to our Star Wars inside. You got yourself a 20 on.
Of course, we had to find at least one story because I didn't have anything Star Wars related. And then you're like,
Hey, go, Mr War, so defend. So use it. Okay,
All right. So really, the only Star Wars news that came out this week Nothing to do with Cove in 19 a ll. That stuff is Rosario Dawson is joining the man DeLorean and A as a live action version of
Asuka Tanno. Who
s o um, So the story came out just, Ah, yesterday or the day before talking about it. So this actually marks, um,
a big deal because this is the first time a kn animated Onley character has finally been brought to the live action world. So she was actually introduced in the Star Wars universe in 2008 as Anakin Skywalker's Jet I apprentice in the Star Wars spinoff. Ah, spinoff Star Wars. The Clone Wars. Um, and she did, or her voice made an appearance in Rise of Skywalker in, you know, the unseen When all of the different jet eyes excuse me, the phone booth. So her her voice made an appearance for those that knew. So this is actually, um, kind of cool that you know, people are now going to get to see her, And I know one of the things that you mentioned yesterday was you were kind of surprised that they were using her,
like, why would they bring back actually Eckstine, who did the voice or ended the voice? Now my question is, they're gonna pull. David prowls on Rosario Dawson and dub over all of her lines by Ashley Extend says she can still do the voice.
That would be kind of weird, but the thing is also because of the way that the character is, you know, you know she's gonna be in makeup and things like that. So it's not like you're, is she? I don't know,
because you can digitally do everything at this point,
right? Right. Well, no, I meant in terms of like, you know it. It's not like you'd see her face more than likely, probably so. So at that point, why would you use her and use somebody else's voice? When we learn that you can't see that it's hard.
I guess the thing that I'm puzzled about is why was Rosario Dawson picked for this when actually exiting is mentalist? She wasn't available for. I mean, that's gonna be anything but like Rosero, Dawson really didn't have a connection to that role in the past, right? I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm sure the fans are gonna love it. Everybody loves a soca. Um, it's it'll be nice to see the continuation of her story. I just finished watching the last season of, um well up to the last episode of last season of Clone Wars. And then she shows up again and rebels and, um, her voice obviously shows up as a spirit, you know, 30 some years later. And rise of Skywalker, Right? Right. So her fate is unknown. So when you last see her and rebels, she is still alive. Eso It'll be kind of interesting to sort of put the pieces together because mainline set what, Five years after Jenna, Right? Right. Eso It will be interesting to see the character continue her role. So that's all we have for Star Wars in sight. Yeah,
a little bit of Star Wars, Just so you could use your sound effect
exactly. Uh, we'll come back with entertainment news. Sure. So fictional hospitals with Corona virus?
That's not it. Uh, TV, fictional hospitals, air helping riel hospitals that are in need. Eso as TV shoes, air. Obviously shutdown and productions are closed on various seasons, Um, or seasons are actually on hiatus because they finished for the year. Ah, there are medical dramas such as Fox is the Resident, NBC's New Amsterdam A Bee sees the good Dr Grey's Anatomy and it's been off Station 19 have decided to donate their surplus medical supplies from the set to reel hospitals and locals in need. So this, I thought, was
really real supplies, you
know, in some cases, they are really Yeah. So ah, so it said so at Station 19. This was a quote from the show's producer at Station 19 were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N 95 masks, which were donated Ah, which we donate to a local fire station. They were tremendously grateful. Um, so Station 19 is, um, filmed near the city of Ontario, California, and they donated, um, a bunch of that. They had some gowns and gloves that they were able to go to donate as well. In Atlanta, the Residents television show they were able to develop ah, donate supplies to nearby Grady Hospital, And they had, um, you know, again, various, you know, gowns and gloves and masks and stuff, um, that they used on the show on, you know, on basically showed up with, like, two trunk fulls of masks and caps and shoe covers and scrubs and hair covers, lab coats, isolation gowns, among other things. And
I would have never thought
Yeah, and and, you know, gave them to the local hospital, New Amsterdam, which is one of my insightful picks. Um, from months ago, um, the show runner confirmed that the show had donated everything to Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where the show was actually shot. So they actually film it in ah, local hospital. And basically, once filming shut down the donated you know everything to the hospital now one of the show's stars. Um who? I guess maybe this week's episode He showed up. I didn't watch this week's, uh, from Hawaii, 50 Daniel Dae Kim, who portrays a doctor who gets recruited to the new hospital. He actually revealed on Thursday that he had been diagnosed after production had had shut down. Um, so fortunately, you know, I don't think it's spread thio anybody else on the caster on the crew. But basically they said, you know, everything that we were able, um, you know, that we had in storage from, you know, costumes and props and things like that. Basically, you know, we've been able to, you know, anything that they could use, you know, we gave to them, um, and then the good doctor, which is based in Vancouver. They were able to pull of their stock to help. Ah, local Canadian government distribute, you know where needed. So I thought that was another, you know, feel good. You know, here's your fake doctors that were ableto help real doctors, and, you know, um, you know, and people that that are desperately in need for things, You're seeing it all over. Excuse me. Um, you know, social media right now, various people say, Oh, I have, you know, this one that works in the medical field in this one? If you have any, you know, extra supplies, please let me know and you know, so that we can get it to them. Um, you know, that
is kind of cool. Yeah, Yeah, I be honest with him. I'm much happier seeing the fictional hospitals donate their supplies than seeing, like the walking dead, donate their zombie apocalypse supplies.
We're getting to the point where we might need some of that.
might need the crossbow that Cheryl, come help.
That's kind of my point is like one of
the squirrels in the backyard. Thankfully, we're not at that stage. The squirrels air safe there.
Although I will say we are kind of set in our area. If it does come to that, because we do have wild turkey. So,
yes, we do actually have wild turkeys right down our street. We just gotta figure out how to catch him.
We will, uh We will be in better shape than neighbor neighborhood city dwellers. Right? Right. Sort of. So tell us about Katy Perry.
So this was actually a story that we had talked about months ago. Eso it. She was being sued along with her, um, record producer. Ah, if you remember, there was a joyful noise. Um, was came out and said that their song, uh, she had sampled their hurts Their song, um, in, um, dark horse in her 2013 hit. Well, it seems the judge threw that out. They, um so it was a $2.8 million verdict, and the judge said, no song is different. They had a musicologist come in and, you know, and go through the joyful Noise song and go through dark hot horse and said While there were some similarities, it wasn't the same song. So
I'm using neurologist. I know, I know. What is a music?
I don't know. His name is Todd Decker. He's a musicologist. Uh, yeah, he analyzed a song and you know the elements. But, you know, they included pitch sequences and temporal spacing, but basically two different songs for Katie.
Well, apparently, he's certainly a subject matter expert, and I'm not. So he's been calling self whatever he wants. Exactly, uh, one more cause we haven't had a knot, but one more Corona virus related story
here. This is kind of what I when we were talking about Pixar and onward having its ah, changing from theatrical to digital download and, uh, streaming. So now Universal is dropping some of their movies to be on demand. So obviously, with everything that's been going on, various movies have been pushed out to the fall. Now, like we said, uh, Mullan quiet place to right now, they have you know, to be determined dates. Um, But during the week, NBC Universal announced that they would be releasing their titles through Home Entertainment for the first time. Trolls World Tour, which was originally supposed to debut in theaters on April 17th will now be released on demand on April 10th. Um, and that's not the only one. So, according to NBC, Universal's movies that were currently playing in theaters will also be moved to on demand as well. Some were as coming a soon as Friday, so that included Ah, the Invisible Man, um, Jane Austen's Emma and the much debated thriller The Hunt, which was actually supposed to come out on Friday the 13th. Um, you know. So what does that mean for the future of theaters?
Sounds no release your moves on from
your movies unless it's about Friday, the 13th Jeff Shell, who is the CEO of NBC Universal, said in a statement. We hope, and we believe that people will still go to the movies in theaters, one available, and we understand that for people in different areas of world that this is increasingly becoming less possible. Um, you know, we kind of talked about this. We touched on this when we were talking about, you know, the Oscars and how there were, you know, movies that were up for Oscars that were on Netflix, that people could see much easier than their local theater. Or they don't live near a theater, which
offended some of you key members in Hollywood.
Oh, absolutely. So it because you know it does become that hole. Is this a trend now that it's going to be ongoing? Or is this just a temporary thing? You know, I think I think the biggest thing I know there's been again means galore about everything. And it's like, you know, once we're allowed to go back out in public and once it's safe again, you know the concert halls will you know, the the stadiums will be full to the brim. Everybody's gonna want to get out the movie theaters. They're going to be full. Everybody's gonna want that human interaction again so I could see this being a nice temporary fix. But in some areas, you know of the country where you can't get to a theater easily.
The one thing that I think you will see is that a lot of industries, they're gonna discover that they have a different business model. Now that you know, you can make X amount of dollars releasing a movie in the theater, right? And you can really you can urn. Why amount of dollars By releasing it to people who wouldn't be able to get to the theater. But you'd still be able to get their money,
right? Right. And that's the thing is, you know, and obviously I personally don't know how much it is to rent on demand anymore. I can't remember the last time we did. And on demand movie, I'm guessing it's a heck of a lot cheaper than three or four of us going to the movie theater. Um, you know, so obviously
you know. And the thing is, there are movies that can be very easily watched at home. There are movies that need to be seen in the theater star Rory. As much as I have been down on the last couple of Star Wars movies, they need to be seen in a movie theater to be appreciated. And I'm not talking I max or three d area crazy stuff,
right, right, right.
But There's just movies that are made to be a cinematic experience. Your rahm calms and stuff like that. They could easily be watched at home, their hallmark quality movies, my opinion, right? But when you go to see a blockbuster movie, you need to see it in a movie
now and and I could definitely see how it's like for us. If there's a big theatrical release of something, yes, we're going to go and see it in the theater where, as you know, something where you know. And here's another thing, too. There are times when there are movies that come out that I'm the only one that wants to go and see it. And I don't feel like going to the movie theater. Excuse me by myself or, you know, don't have anybody else that wants to go with me. So being able t o.
You know, let me just watch it
on the man. Boom. You know? So you have that. You know
that for something like that, you'd be more inclined to go to see it on demand. You don't want to go see it in the theater because you don't want that, you know. So experience or thank right. So they're not gonna get your money right? But if they release it on demand in that same time frame, right, they'll get should also
on demand of whenever I want to watch it. So if I, you know Oh, I could watch it at eight o'clock in the morning. But the movie theater doesn't open till you know till 12.
Or I can start watching it go, make dinner and come back and finish ish want, right? Right. There's that u
S O. I definitely see there's that. Okay, so where do we go? Moving forward. You know, things have changed. You know, I don't know. What's gonna happen
is once things go back to normal and they will, the world will continue to spin on. Humanity will continue to survive, and movies will get released back into the theaters again, and everyone go back to real life. But I think once that happens, a lot of these places, they're gonna find different outlets in different ways to tweak a little bit more money, and and they're gonna have to write because the amount of money that's being lost at this point in time is astronomical, Absolutely.
And that And that's the thing is OK, so if we go to the movie and $40.30 dollars for us to go to the movie versus you know, the company is not getting that $30 from us. But, hey, we release it on demand for $10. At least I'm making $10 you know? So So there's that where at least you know they're not making as much money as they would have, or in some cases, maybe they are. Because maybe there's that person that I really didn't want to see this movie in theater. I got nothing else to watch. I've been watched everything else on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I want something new and different. Well, sure, I'll spend the 10 bucks Thio
thing together. So is that so much has been moved into a streaming environment. It's second nature for people to strength thing, so whether I'm streaming on Netflix or Amazon, or I don't think anybody streams anything on Apple TV this point. But if I'm streaming everything else so they watch, it's nothing for me to write. It's it's simple. So that was only had for our entertainment news, we will come back with our insightful picks of the week for your insightful pick.
So speaking of streaming stuff on, uh, s Oh, this
show that I've been seeing, um, you know, previews for and and what not? And we kind of ran out of things that we watched together and I was like, Oh, come on, honey, let's let's watch this and you're like, I don't know, like, uh, let's watch it. And so and you actually enjoyed it. And that would be hunters. Ah, that is on Amazon Prime. So the Siri's, which actually is inspired by a number of real Nazi hunters throughout the decades. But it's not meant to be a specific representation of any of them basically follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City who discover that the Nazi war criminals are conspiring to create 1/4 Reich in the U. S. Um, very interesting filming style kind of guy. Ritchie Um, Newr filming style. Um, I believe Jordan Peele is actually one of the producers of the show. Um, very interesting cash you have. You know, um uh, Al Pacino, which
is always nice to see Pacino on something Traditional Mafia movie,
right? He's this, you know, old, Ah, survivor. You know, Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. Um, you know, the story follows this this'll teenage kid, um who lives with his grandmother. Um, And then, you know, there's all these different little clips. You you have this, um, FBI agent, um, who is a black woman who has this, like, Foxy Brown, you know, kind of jive to her and and stuff. So you you meet her, and you're kind of like, OK, where does she fit in with this? And you have all these little like backstories. And of course, you know, by the end of it, you find out, you know, it's almost like a band of superheroes. That's kind of, you know,
it was just a
snake. It was really the Jewish justice, Lee. Um, but very, um, it's it's a hard subject matter. It is definitely, um graphic. Um, they don't hide anything. Um, but it was definitely Ah, good story line. There's 10 episodes in the Siri's. We've only watched the 1st 1 and it was definitely one where, like after the 1st 1 I kind of needed to take a couple days break like it wasn't something I personally could binge just because of the subject matter. But it was definitely nice toe to see the Nazi says the bad cop. And, you know, and you know, the different ways that they, you know, are going around and finding them and hunting and that, you know, they're getting their revenge. So, you know, definitely. You know. Ah, good show. If you're you know, if you can handle the subject matter, you know,
there is some harsh language. I mean, vulgarity. I mean, a lot of hate speech that comes through it is set in the seventies. So is using that motif to kind of couch some of the yeah, otherwise politically incorrect terminology and attitudes. Yeah, but it captures. I think the authenticity Very well. Yeah. Yeah. Good pick. Thank you. I have sensed a disturbance in the fourth ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine on the two at the edges of the unknown regions, a threat to the empire is taking root, its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the imperial leader, toe born investigation. His most powerful agents ruthless enforcer, lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral throng fierce rivals for the emperor's favor and out spoken adversaries on imperial affairs, including the Death Star Project. The formidable pair seemed unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the emperor knows it is not the first time Lord Vader and Thrown have joined forces, and there's more behind his royal command that either man suspects. So my pick this week is a Star Wars novel. In case anyone didn't know, really, What was that? What was This is from one of my absolute favorite authors, Timothy's, on Ah, he wrote the original thrown trilogy that was part of the expanding universe and was Red conned out, and now they're bringing it back in. This is the second novel in the new throne, Siri's, and it's absolutely brilliant. It's really two novels in one Hey does a fantastic job of relating to stories in parallel from two different time periods, one that set during the Clone Wars, um, between Anakin Skywalker and Throng Myth Ron New Rodeo at the time, who hasn't joined the empire yet and then one decades later, or a decade or so later when Ah, Darth Vader is now you know Anakin Skywalker's become Darth Vader. Throne has risen through the ranks, being the outsider alien that Iwas and he has a grand admiral in the fleet. And both are right hand men of Emperor Palpatine. Um, they work in Conjunction together, Um, and all the while, Darth Vader's trying to pretend that he's not Anakin Skywalker and Thrones already figured it out. Um, the synergy between the characters is fantastic. The secondary characters that they have in error grade. Um, the novel itself is just a masterwork, just like anything that Timothy's on seems to do. Um, it was a great read. I was I was literally on the edge of my seat every time I pick this thing up, and, uh, I would highly recommend it. I think this was actually better than the last throne novel that he did, which was sort of an origin story to get thrown into the cannon, now withdrawn is an established individual. It was it was much more powerful and sort of picked up in the spirit of what The original thrown trilogy was back in the nineties. Eso This is thrown alliances and novel by Timothy Zahn available on Amazon Kindle paperback and hard cover or books or sold. And he's the
one has a little kitty on its shoulder.
He does, but not yet. Hey, doesn't have it yet.
Doesn't have a kid yet,
right? So that was it for my
pick. Very good pick.
Uh, we have anything else that we wanted to talk about.
One little thing. Just Ah, I was gonna try and do a little montage or whatever, but, you know, um, today happens to be a special occasion for us.
It is. It is. What is it?
So 16 years ago today,
in a galaxy far, far away,
far away, we went on our first date. Wow. So today is our day divers ary
Well, 16 years, for the record, by the terms of our marriage, I was not required to remember that, right, Because I was on Lee required to remember our wedding anniversary, which
I made Connie easy for you. I
made easy for you because I let you pick the day you picked your favorite holiday, which is Halloween. so I always remember what our anniversary, right? So I am off the hook for not remembering this, but thank you, dear, for remembering it. For us, not problem. So that is what we had. You want to give our contact information
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