29 – Sonic Boom – Search – Cemetery – Structure

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coverblackSonic booms and other collateral effects of flying at super-speed, showing Lois’s investigative skills in the search for her rescuer, the cemetery scene, an analysis of the structure of the first act, and the psychology of selflessness and killing.

Answers, insights, and commentary on:

  • Larry Niven’s critique of Superman
  • John Hodgeman and Neil Tyson on nostalgia
  • Beneficial collateral effects and power evolution
  • How Lois tracks Clark and shows skill
  • How long the investigation would have taken
  • How and why Clark tracks Lois to the cemetery
  • How the first act reaches a new status quo
  • How the first act structure reinforces the theme of identity
  • Why heroes don’t necessarily need origins
  • Why film can be silent on psychology but not comic conceits
  • Revisiting themes from 1988

…and more!

Science Vs. | Wendy Zuckerman
If superpowers were real: Super Speed – Joy Lin | TED Ed
What if Quicksilver Ran Past You? | VSauce3
The sonic boom problem – Katerina Kaouri | TED Ed
Flying Fast, Flying Quiet | NASA
Black Box | RadioLab
The Adventures of Superman | BBC
Are all Hotels the Same place | Idea Channel
Tips from Bob Woodward on Investigative Journalism | Washington Post
A Psychoanalysis of Clark Kent | Emory University
What makes a superhero? – Stan Lee | TEDxGateway ’13
I Need A Hero | RadioLab
Soldiers of Conscience – POV | PBS
Superman on Trial | BBC
New Stu | RadioLab

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