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From the writing desk of award-nominated and award-winning authors and podcasters Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris comes The Shared Desk, a writer's show that explores collaboration, science fiction, fantasy, and just about anything that catches their fleeting attention spans.
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Episode #63: Batman V Superman & Suicide Squad from the Writing Desk (with Laura Nicole)
This Shared Desk is, once again, a look at the silver screen from the Writer’s Desk. This time we have returned from watching Suicide Squad. With a re-watch of Batman V Superman fresh in our minds, we decide to do a breakdown of both films and discuss how Suicide Squad succeeded where BVS failed.
00:00 — Introduction
The drop-in’s are hinting over what we’re talking about
Look who’s in studio—it’s Laura Nicole, the Gypsy in the Attic!
Tee’s going with an old favorite: Romantic Chemistry from Dogfish Head Ale
The ladies are embibing with a Richmond Favorite: Blue Bee Cider
Laura’s got a new book…provided she could remember this book’s title.
03:45 — Batman V Superman & Suicide Squad from the Writing Desk (with Laura Nicole)
In preparation for going to see Suicide Squad, we all settled in to watch Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Working chronologically, but let’s talk a bit about the first impression of Suicide Squad.
Were there any funny moments in BvS? A few, actually…
Zac Snyder, fess up—you have no clue how to handle Kal, do you?
Stop playing favorites, Snyder!
Pip’s take on the plot of Batman V Superman: Utter ridiculousness.
How BvS is a great lesson in giving characters agency.
Tee’s new project: Bond CRIBS.
So why are people pissed at Superman again? Luthor? Senator Finch? Seriously, no one knows!
Even when the characters gained agency, the script stole it from them.
Anyone else think Doomsday was shoe-horned into this script?
No, Pip REALLY didn’t like Alexander Luthor.
Alexander Luthor, Social Media Douchebag.
For God’s Sake, Superman. Jesus Christ………
Addressing the 800-pound gorilla: DC Films is trying to catch up with Marvel.
Age of Ultron and Batman V Superman—what they share in common.
Pip loved Wonder Woman…but her presence was a little odd.
Both BvS and Suicide Squad suffered weak plots. That’s a shame.
The problem with Lois Lane.
What’s with the crazy dream sequences?!
The Writer’s Grades for Batman V Superman
Tee: C- (I’m trying to be good to it, Billy Flynn…)
That script was begging to be Ol’ Yellered!
Onward to Suicide Squad…
The odd story was easier to follow.
AMANDA WALLER. Boom.
Where Tee wags a finger at Billy on the “multiverse” defense for these film, and talks a bit about the inherent problem with comic book movies.
In praise of flashbacks
Suicide Squad worked (more or less) with the ensa