"This is yours?"
"From the circus?"
"Not the one you’re thinking."
-- Rachel Roth and Dick Grayson, Titans: "Titans"
You guessed it, my fellow TitanTalker Jesse Jackson and I are back with another new episode of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast! This time, we discuss "Titans", the first episode of the new DC Universe series, featuring the introductions of Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy!
In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like Jesse's anticipation for the release of the first episode, my marriage being based on DC's New Teen Titans series, comics legend Gerry Conway calling out the Titans executive producers for not crediting Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Twin Peaks actress Sherilyn Fenn as "Rachel's Mother", Titans getting a second season, Titans not being the show many Wolfman and Pérez fans wanted, the Titans needing to be the light against the darkness instead of complementing it, Raven's struggle against the darkness inside her, Raven being the catalyst to bring the Titans together, the mystery of whether Rachel's "mother" is actually Arella from the comics, wondering how Dick Grayson became a police detective so young, Chuck Dixon's Nightwing comics run, the impressive Robin costume and his R-shaped shurikens, wondering why Dick Grayson set up shop in Detroit instead of Blüdhaven, Robin's excessive violence towards criminals, changes to the alley fight scene from the controversial first Titans trailer, Starfire losing her memory and looking like a '70s hooker, the decision to change Starfire's powers from the comics, Anna Diop being a great actress asked to portray a poor version of Starfire, Starfire speaking German and flirting with the hotel concierge, wondering how Starfire came to Earth in this version and whether she's an actual alien or an alien that took over the form of an Earth woman, Beast Boy changing into a tiger to steal a video game, Beast Boy's American Werewolf in London type transformation, the unexpected appearance of Covington, Ohio, some Doom Patrol casting news, my wife Lori's take on the first Titans episode, younger viewers comparing Titans against the Teen Titans animated series, and more!
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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 009 as Jesse and I discuss "Hawk and Dove", the second episode of the new DC Universe series, featuring the introductions of Alan Ritchson as Hawk and Minka Kelly as Dove, and the first appearance of The Nuclear Family! Look for more of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!