Watching this now.
That's all I need to say. It looks like Cap is going to be done right this time:
Geek warning: The following is unashamedly Geeky! If the thought of a man old enough to be your grandfather talking about comics annoys you, go pound sand.
Captain America was Steve Rogers, A man who was turned down for military service just after Pearl Harbor. He was a skinny runt, but wanted to do what he could .
He was chosen to be the original lab rat in an experimental "Super-Soldier serum" developed by the scientist "Dr. Josef Reinstein. This transforms him into a highly efficient and very strong individual. Not a Superman, but a human with better than average reactions balance. strength and endurance.
After the physical transformation, a Nazi spy reveals himself and shoots Dr Reinstein . Because the scientist had committed the crucial portions of the Super-Soldier formula to memory, it cannot be duplicated.
The United States government, making the most of its one super-soldier and to hide all information about Operation: Rebirth and its failure, re-imagines him as a superhero who serves as both a counter-intelligence agent and a propaganda symbol to counter Nazi Germany's head of terrorist operations, the Red Skull. To that end, Rogers is given a uniform modeled after the American flag, a bulletproof shield, a gun, and the code name Captain America. He is also given a cover identity as a clumsy infantry private at Camp Lehigh in Virginia.
Later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who presents him with a new shield, forged from an alloy of steel and vibranium, fused by an unknown catalyst. The alloy is indestructible, yet the shield is light enough to use as a discus-like weapon that can be angled to return to him. It proves so effective that Captain America forgoes the sidearm.
If you know your comic book history a little different, bear in mind origin stories are sometimes subject to change as often as I change my sox.
Cap has been in the movies before.
The first was a Republic Production in 15 chapters. Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.
At least that's what IMDB says. I admit I only vaguely remember this, but cap was a D A named Grant Gardner who wore a suit to help him solve crimes.
In 1979 a made for TV movie showed up. I really dont remember this. I think he drove around on a bike, wore a helmet, and had the silliest shield you ever saw. Or maybe I was drunk.
I chose not to remember something in the late eighties early nineties. I'm not even going to look it up. You're on your own.
Well yes I have, but only once before. A couple of post ago.
The history of the G&T as stated in Wikipedeia:
Tonic water contains quinine, which was used to prevent malaria. In the 18th century, tonic water contained a large amount of quinine, which caused it to have a very bitter taste. Gin was added to make it more palatable. Tonic water sold today contains only a very small amount of quinine and is consequently much less bitter (and it is sometimes sweetened).
Because of its connection with warm climates and its refreshing effects, gin and tonic is a very popular cocktail during the warmer months"
So, it was invented as a cure for malaria. Its nice to know that these one thing I'll never die of.
Speaking of cures:
Three refractions and you go to prism.
Oppps! Forgot to give a nod to
I haven't plugged the B Movie Cast in a while, and since show Number 150 is coming up I thought I'd take a mo here and now.
Since last we spoke of this happiness, a new member has been added to the cast, and she is most welcome to be here. Mary is Vince Rotolo's wife and she is a Gem! She is like the girl that came to your tree house, walked over to your comic books and started reading. She does manage to keep Vince and Nic in line, but only when really needed.
But Mary's presence has been felt on the show long before she was given a mike. She has been doing all the graphics for each show. Note this one for "Not of This Earth" featuring Beverly Garland from the 1957 version AND Traci Lords from 1988 .
Beverly... and Traci..... Hmmmm.
Sorry, got off track there.
The show itself is a lot like a book club. Everyone reads an assigned book and then meets at so and so's house for ice cream and book chat.
Here, we know what next weeks movie is all about, and when we meet, you bring your own dessert of choice.
My favorite as you might have guessed is gin and tonic.
But do Nic a favor. Don't mention "That Movie", or the music will start to play.