The Marvel Cinematic Universe nearly dominates the superhero movie/TV landscape today, but in 1997 things were a bit…more terrible. This week, we dive deep into the Marvel vault, and watch the ’90s superhero series Night Man, featuring such guest stars as Little Richard, Jerry Springer, and future President of the United States Donald J. Trump. Nothing about this makes any sense.
Still in the ’90s, we turn our attention to cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, an Australian comedy/drama about three drag queens on a road trip through the Outback.
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[00:00] Intro to Night Man
[02:18] The Malibu Cinematic Universe
[06:29] Johnny Domino: Origins
[12:50] Pilot & Finale: Hasselhoff, The Boogeyman, and the Captain of Earth
[17:25] Little Richard is Jubilee Jones
[19:07] Jerry Springer’s Adventures in Ancient Chinatown
[21:08] Yes, Of Course Donald Trump is In This
[22:27] Does Night Man Have Any Redeeming Traits?
[26:42] Should Marvel Reboot the Ultraverse?
[30:06] Is Night Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
[34:01] Intro to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
[42:48] Queer in Australia
[49:44] Blending Humor & Drama
[52:50] Priscilla’s Filipino Problem: Addressing Racism in Cinema