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Issue #107 - “The Burton-Schumacherverse” (w/ Neil Macdonald)

Doctor DC Podcast

Release Date: 03/06/2019

Issue #442 - “Good Vibrations” show art Issue #442 - “Good Vibrations”

Doctor DC Podcast

This week we talk all about sound/vibration powers and characters!   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #441 - Issue #441 - "A Mirror Up To Nature"

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This week, Producer Richard returns and we discuss mirror characters - the villains and heroes that exist as reflections (good or bad) of our favourite characters! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #440 - Issue #440 - "Going Ape"

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This week, the Doc goes ape talking about the amazing host of ape characters in the DC Universe - from Detective Chimp to Ultra-Humanite to Grodd and beyond! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #439 - Issue #439 - "Outsiders"

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This week, the Doc talks all about the various versions of The Outsiders! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #438 - Issue #438 - "Loathsome Monstrosity"

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For our final week of Prescribed REIDing month the Doc dives into House of Secrets #92 and the first appearance of Swamp Thing! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #437 - Issue #437 - "Death, Life, and Power"

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Our third week of Prescribed REIDing month we are discussing the first appearance of Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern in 1940's All-American Comics #16! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Our second week of Prescribed REIDing month we are talking all about The Adventures of Bob Hope #109, the issue, the series, and celebrity comics in general! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #435 - “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen” show art Issue #435 - “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen”

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April is Prescribed REIDing Month - where Producer Richard selects a comic for us to read and discuss each week! So for our first week we are talking all about "Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133-#134", Jimmy Olsen himself, his friendship with Superman, and anything about the series! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out...

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Issue #434 - Issue #434 - "Showcase Showdown" (w/ Mrs. DC)

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This week, Producer Richard has lost his voice, so Mrs. DC joins the Doc to talk about Showcase, the classic anthology comic that debuted a ton of characters during the Silver Age! Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #433 - Issue #433 - "Talkin' DC" (Live w/ Niall Spain)

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Live at Toronto Comicon! We talk all sorts of general DC, from comics to TV to movies; from Batman to Watchmen and beyond - all with special guest Niall Spain of F*ck Buddies and No Quest For the Wicked! Please forgive the audio, there was an issue with the recording on the day! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our...

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In this week we sit down with filmmaker Neil Macdonald to talk all about the Burton-Schumacherverse Batman films!

Join us in our deep dive of all four of these Batman modern classics... three classics....two?...You decide!

Sponsored by Great Lakes Grooming Co. 

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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Meet Neil Macdonald

(1:53) What Neil does

(4:15) Film school

(5:50) Describing Neil's asthetic

(11:00) Neil's career path

(14:10) Neil's comic history

(16:50) Memories of the Burton-Schumacherverse

(21:50) The Superman movie that almost was

(23:55) The 1989 Batman film

 

The Burton-Schumacherverse

(29:59) Worst/cheapest special effect in Batman & Robin, Robin being trapped in Ivy's vines.

(34:41) Confirming that the only good one is the first one?

(39:46) Bane.  Explain.

(48:03) Recasting a villain, adding villains, adding members of the Bat-family, casting Batman.

(59:27) Continuing the universe after Batman & Robin.

(1:03:20) What should have been carried over from the films to the comics?

(1:13:29) What story arcs did the films draw from?

(1:20:30) Which one is the guilty pleasure?

(1:27:41) Which actor gave the best villain performance?

(1:34:05) Why is Batman Forever named Batman Forever?

(1:40:48) What unique to the movies worked and what didn't?

(1:44:02) Casting Harley Quinn.

(1:48:13) Reimagining the Burtonverse to fit the Evil Alfred narrative.

(1:52:36) Was Tim Burton's Batman "killing" an issue for fans?

 

Dial Doc

(1:59:29) The Projectionist

(2:01:05) The Willow Man

(2:01:55) The Key Grip

 

Characters, Places, Things

**All links reference the character 's Burtonverse appearance unless otherwise noted**

Bane (Bane) (Nolanverse)

Batgirl

Batman (Burtonverse) (Nolanverse)

Catwoman (Burtonverse)

Harvey Dent (Burtonverse) (Nolanverse)

Jason Woodrue

Joker (Burtonverse) (Nolanverse)

Man-Bat (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Max Schrek

Mister Freeze

Penguin

Poison Ivy

Riddler

Robin

Scarecrow (Nolanverse)

Solomon Grundy (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

 

Recommended Reading & Viewing

Batman: No Man's Land

Batman: Year One

Batman (1989 Film)

Batman Returns

Batman Forever

Batman & Robin

 

People

Joel Schumacher (Wiki)

Kevin Smith (Twitter) (Instagram)

Neil Macdonald (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Tim Burton (Wiki)