Too Many Matts! Our guest Matt is renamed Mike but he brings Deuce the Devil Dog and audio descriptions to help recap episode 3 with NO SPOILERS for future episodes! Ron Howard is chipper and smiley, Ben Urich wears his best checkered shirt, Wesley scares us with his pinball skills, Fisk is very lonely, and the Punisher continues his reign of terror. Splat. Excelsior!
Matt is attended to by Claire while Mel throws a microwave at Robin’s head. Steph drops by to drink the eel with us as we discuss the passing of a great character, who may or may not be resurrected as a familiar face. We also chat about THAT FIGHT SCENE! And spurred on by feedback, we discuss fun pet names. For pets, not each other. Maybe next week. Excelsior!
The Defenders cross-examine a real man without fear, blind lawyer Josh Loevy. You may have read about Josh in the io9.com article “Why Isn’t Netflix’s New Daredevil Series Available For The Blind?“. We discuss the benefits of audio desciption for the visually impaired and how it isn’t currently available on Netflix. Josh weighs in on how accurate episode one of Netflix’s Daredevil was in regards to the blind and also clears up a lot of common misconceptions, like how true-to-life the Trial of the Incredible Hulk actually was. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode as we are planning several more in the future!
UPDATE: Since we recorded this interview, it looks like Netflix has made an announcement that they are indeed adding audio descriptions! This is great news!
On April 10, 2015, Daredevil superfan Claire stayed up all night and into the next morning bingewatching Netflix’s Daredevil like a 13-hour training montage. Meanwhile, newbie co-hosts Matt, Mel and Robin watched the first episode and ONLY the first episode as per Claire’s instructions. We are a SPOILER-FREE introcast and we discuss the trials and tribulations of delayed gratification before launching into our discussion of “Into The Ring”. How does this street-level vigilante fit into this world of dancing Groot plants? What are those opening credits trying to say? Which characters really stood out for us? What’s with the crouchfighting and the woob-woob-woob pitter-patter? And in the criminal underworld, where can we sign up for sandwich duty? Excelsior!
Join the Defenders as they talk about Frank Miller’s Daredevil: The Man Without Fear! In 1980, Frank Miller got to draw Roger McKenzie’s interpretation of the Daredevil origin and eventually he took over as lead writer for an epic run on the series. In 1993, Frank returned to give his own take on the “unfortunate” beginnings of Matt Murdock, a young man without fear. And this week, the classic miniseries is examined and cross-examined by The Defenders and special guest Killian! We hope you enjoy the show. We also recommend Dave’s Daredevil Podcast episodes 10-14 for more on this miniseries! And make sure to come back next week as we begin our weekly look at the Daredevil series on Netflix! It’s almost here!!! Excelsior!