Junk Drawer


Tonight, Katherine and I are going to see Brooding Alien God Substitute Man.

I fly for your sins.

We've been waiting thirty years for this moment. Our very first date was supposed to be us seeing an earlier version of him.

This version:

Superman III

There is a significantdifference between the films: In Man of Steel, the tone is uniformly serious. In the earlier film, only Brooding Alien God Substitute Man appears to understand the massive danger presented by a man so powerful that he can reverse time.

Most of the Christopher Reeve films featured Superman dealing with significant world-threatening events, usually paired with an equal amount of personal struggle. Superman: The Movie had Lex Luthor using nuclear weapons to destroy part of California and Clark Kent's growth from a kid to a hero, Superman II had three Kryptonian criminals taking over the planet and Superman trying to balance his role as a hero with his needs as a person, and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace had Lex Luthor's use of a Superman clone in an attempt to rule the world and Superman's trying to use his powers proactively to create good instead of just negating evil. But in Superman III, Superman faces his greatest challenges: trying to get drunk while stopping a guy from taking over the world's coffee supply.


This is Ross Webster. He does not work for Starbucks. Ross is a palentologist in love with Rachel a smarmy businessman who sometimes fights THRUSH. He's not smart enough to control the coffee of the world on his own.