Watchmen Podcast Season 1 – Episode 6: “This Extraordinary Being”

A supermarket stick-up had been prevented thanks to the intervention of “A tall man, built like a wrestler, who wore a black hood and cape and also wore a noose around his neck.” This extraordinary being had crashed in through the window of the supermarket while the robbery was in progress and attacked the man responsible with such intensity and savagery that those not disabled immediately were only too willing to drop their guns and surrender. Connecting this incidence of masked intervention with its predecessor, the papers ran the story under a headline that read simply “Hooded Justice.” The first masked adventurer outside comic books had been given his name. – Hollis Mason (Watchmen, 1985)

Our longest (and most important) episode of Watchmen Podcast is here. Your hosts Carolyn, Wendy, Vanessa, and Toni discuss the backstory of Will Reeves (whose heroic identity we can now confirm) as shown in this sixth episode of HBO’s Watchmen “This Extraordinary Being.”

  • #EmmyforRegina
  • WE WERE RIGHT! (because we’re huge nerds)
  • References to real history
  • Frank discussion of bi-erasure & the importance of not making assumptions
  • Revisiting assorted Superman allegories
  • Mind control

Supplementary podcast links:  (kudos on catching the very plausible Darwyn Cooke reference)

(Please read it this week; Laurie is hilarious!!!):

HBO provided supplemental reading on their site called “Peteypedia,” with all kinds of history, background and fill-ins for the episode.

LOGLINE: Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”; HBO’s “The Leftovers”) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.

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