Episode #34 – Spotlight: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

“Based on the Graphic Novel” are common words to see in the credits of movies these days. Comic books have become an invaluable source of inspiration for many Hollywood movies, but comics extend beyond the commonly associated superheroes. Every once in a while an indie comic makes the jump to the big screen where our hero is one that doesn’t wear a cape. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a perfect example of a memorable film that came from an indie comic. It’s a heartfelt exploration of love and relationships in your 20s while also being a fast, funny, and over-the-top loveletter to video games. To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, the panel spotlights Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.  

Credits

Panel:
Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
Support by RFM – NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

Episode Notes

Use of Letter “X” in Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim walking down a snow covered street where there are  seven railroad warning X signs round him to allude to Ramona's the seven evil exes. This is a picture from the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the world.
this image shows other times X symbols appeared in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to represent the evil exes.

Numbers in Scott Pilgrim vs The World

This image shows how each evil ex in Scott Pilgrim vs the World had there number on them or them when they ar in the movie. Matthew Patel has a #1 on his coat. Lucas Lee's Car has a #2 on it. Todd is wearing a shirt with the #3 on the front.

Wallace’s things in Scott and Wallace’s Apartment…

…and in the Graphic Novel 

Scott Pilgrim Cast/Character Reveals

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Toronto holding a book in front of half of her face. The book is Scott Pilgrim Vol 2 and has an illustration of Ramona Flowers on the cover.
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Vegan Police

The Vegan Police from Scott Pilgrim vs the world, who are played Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins Jr. They are pointing their fingers like "guns" and laser are coming out of their fingers.

Spirit Gun from Yu Yu Hakusho

Scott Pilgrim vs the Animation short from Adult Swim

Some Alternative Comics/Graphic Novels We Would Like to See Adapted:

Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

Scud the Disposable Assassin by Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon

Mouseguard by David Petersen

Imminent Watch Challenge Alert!

We have another Watch Challenge coming up next week. This time Frank challenged Zack to give Rick and Morty a shot, and Zack challenged Frank to try out Cowboy Bebop. Both Frank and Zack chose five episodes each to represent their chosen shows. Both had some familiarity with the show they were challenged to watch, but neither had ever seen full episodes. We invite you to watch along at home to prepare for this discussion with us. All Episodes are currently streaming on Hulu.

The chosen episodes from each show are:

Rick and Morty

S1 ep 5 – Meseeks and Destroy
S1 ep 6 – Rick Potion no. 9
S1 ep 8 – Rixty Minutes
S2 ep 1 – Rickle in Time
S2 ep 4 – Total Rickall

Cowboy Bebop

01 – Asteroid Blues
05 – Ballad of Fallen Angels
11 – Toys in the Attic
15 – My Funny Valentine
16 – Black Dog Serenade

Check out the Watch Challenge episode on August 19th to hear our thoughts on all of these episodes, and find out if either show has a brand new fan.


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