Episode 15: Jupiter Ascending

In this episode we review Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in a universe-spanning sic-fi original that inspires Alan to question what planet I’m from. I’m shocked by the answer.

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Episode 15 Notes

  • For some reason I can never remember if his name is Channing Tatum or Tatum Channing
  • I highly recommend Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces
  • At least part of Jupiter Ascending takes place in Chicago
  • The lizardish Gorn make their first appeared in the Star Trek (1966–1969) episode “Arena”
  • Those Wachowski’s are most well known for The Matrix (1999) and it’s sequels but their most recent film was Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • The running time for Speed Racer (2008) is 2 hr 15 min
  • Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997) starred Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Maybe I was being too hard on it but I still love The Professional (1996) a million times better.
  • The scene I was trying to describe from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) is known as the “Coruscant Speeder Chase” and the other scene is the one in Dex’s Diner
  • Sean Bean played Ned Stark on Game of Thrones—Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount of the North, and Warden of the North but definitely not the King of the North
  • The Animatrix (2003) was a collection of nine animated shorts set in the Matrix universe
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars was created by Genndy Tartakovsky and was stylistically similar to his previous series, Samurai Jack (2001–2004)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson discussed the Magnolia (1999) running time and many other topics on a recent episode of WTF with Marc Maron“Episode 565 – Paul Thomas Anderson”
  • Jupiter Ascending opens in the USA on February 6, 2015

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