BW’s Daily Video: Corridor Digital Reacts To 2001 And Other Special Effects

How they did some of the effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey is why I’m posting this. Just be warned it’s followed up with how they decapitated a dude with blue blood with a stand-up toilet and vivisected another dude with a sink. It’s the same fight scene, mind you.

Catch more expert reactions at the Corridor Crew’s behind-the-scenes YouTube channel.


BW Vs. Fansided: Should MCU Spider-Man Be A Mutant?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has it’s benefits and problems, one of the latter being how Marvel prior to forming Marvel Studios (which was before and why Disney came calling) had licensed out Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men since they didn’t plan on making their own movies. Disney/Marvel had to buy 20th Century Fox in order to get the Fantastic Four and X-Men back (though I doubt that was the reason why) but Sony, despite having only three successes with the wall-crawler, holds on to Spider-Man as tight as they can. In order to get Spidey in the MCU like fans wanted many hoops had to be jumped through in order to make it happen, including major alterations to Peter Parker and his circle of friends.

Well Michael Williams, writing for Fansided’s “Bam Smack Pow” superhero site, wants to add one more change as he feels the best way to introduce the mutants into the MCU from their former licensing purgatory is to make Peter a mutant. It makes more sense in the context of the article, but as you’ll see it’s an idea I am not on board with as it will not only make the translation errors worse than the Sony deal has made it but comes with problems of its own.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Robotech: Mechangel #0

“The only thing bigger than my missiles are my wings.”

Robotech: Mechangel #0

Academy Comics, Ltd (September, 1995)

WRITER: Bill Spangler


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BW’s Daily Video: MatPat Ruins Electric Pokemon

Catch more Game Theory on the Game Theorists YouTube channel.

 Are you sure you Pika-fans want realism that badly?

Could Spider-Man’s Black Costume Have Debuted On The TV Show?

The black costume is my favorite Spidey costume…when it isn’t a brain-eating symbiote. In the past we saw that the black costume eventually grew on people but it was too late to save it. It just makes him look more spider-like, and if Spidey by nature is part ninja then it’s an even better choice (by cultural standards anyway). Unfortunately it will always be tied to the aforementioned symbiote.

But before that kid sent in black costume concept we could have had a black costumed wall-crawler on the 70s Spider-Man live-action series. No, not the Japanese show with the giant leopard robot–because Japan. I’m referring to the CBS series with Nicholas Hammond as Peter Parker that is underrated while the pilot does get most of Peter’s lore wrong…which didn’t stop Spider-Man: Homecoming from being a success. Hero Journalism, while interviewing John Romita Sr., gets a look at how the makers of the TV show tried to change even more, including Spidey’s classic red and blue duds, because of course they know better than those silly comic makers that created him. Yeah, that didn’t start with Todd Philips.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ultimate Annual

“Yep, you definitely have the power up too high!”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ultimate Annual

Malibu Comics (December, 1995)

EDITOR: Phil Crain

“No Time Like The Present”

WRITER: Laurie Sutton

PENCILER: Leonard Kirk

INKERS: Scott Reed, Saleem Crawford, & Leonard Kirk

COLOR DESIGN: Moose Baumann


LETTERER: Tracey H. Munsey

LINE EDITOR: Mark Paniccia

“The Nagus’s New Clothes”

WRITER: John Vornholt

PENCILER: Patrick Woodrow

INKER: Larry Welch

COLORIST: Ruth Yarshapour

LETTERER: Edd Hendricks

“Small Victory!”

WRITER: Mariano Nicieza

PENCILER: Anne Timmons

INKER: Scott Reed

COLOR DESIGN: Mike Heliemann

LETTERER: Patrick Owsley

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BW’s Daily Video: Another Champion Of Believable Versus Realistic

Catch more Dannphan on her YouTube channel.

It’s nice to see someone else saying the same thing I’ve been saying on this site for years.