A recent movie discussion at work about ‘Superman: The Movie’ brought up an interesting point: While Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor was nothing like the authentic comic Luthor, he was both memorable and entertaining in the role.  My coworkers were entertained by my descriptions of Silver Age comic book Luthor and the myriad of things that made Gene’s Lex different, but even I had to admit it was a fun role to watch.  Part of my well-defined aversion for comic book adaptations falls squarely on the difficulty in achieving accuracy with the source material, but many of those attempts (such as the Saturday morning TV version of ‘Shazam’) are entirely wrong but right in their own way, leading to today’s subjective query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still finds the cartoon adventures of The Superfriends to be wonderful for what they are, while being completely inaccurate for the JLA of the comics, asking: What bits of pop culture do you find wrong but right in their own way?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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3 Comments

  1. April 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    “Star Trek: Enterprise”. I can see both why it is the most hated entry in the franchise for some fans, and the most liked by some others. There is something off about the series to me as a “Star Trek” series, but I do find it enjoyable as a general sci-fi series.

  2. April 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    George Reeves’ Superman. Its different to pretty much everything that’s currently Superman, but its actually how he was meant to be before any of that current stuff happened.

  3. April 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    The Flash: TV Show
    The show is largely taking the story and personality of Wally West and mashing it with Barry Allen. I love how it is done, but I also loved the Wally West run of the Flash when he started Post-Crisis. Barry was boring and should have stayed dead.

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