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Vartha1

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Murrkon5

Subj: Re: Super Science doesn't bother me too much...
Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 04:19:43 pm EST (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: Super Science doesn't bother me too much...
Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 10:21:44 am EST (Viewed 179 times)

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I try to avoid spoilers and info concerning movies I intend to see no matter what. Still, from places like this board, I've heard grumblings that the Thor movie will suggest they're more super science than mythological.

But, the Asgardians in the Marvel universe has always had an element of the super science about them. At least, back in the Grand Olden Times of the comic.

When Odin sent Thor out to seek the mystery of Galactus, he went in the "Odin Ship". As trim a little starship as any space traveller could wish for.

The Grand Vizier once donned the "Odin Helmet", which turned wishes into reality. Very high tech looking head gear.

As many times as Odin and company have scanned faraway events and places with magic smoke or mystic pools, Odin has activated funky view screens with a wave of his hand.

When their heavy hitters were not available against Mangog, the Asgardian army rolled out a massive artillery piece called the "Thunder Cannon".

Even Walt Simonson, the master of merging Marvel and mythology, had an interesting little moment. Beta Ray Bill was a warrior mind placed into a revved up, bioengineered monster body. When Thor and Bill had their great duel to claim Mjolnir, both were badly hurt. In their convalescing, Bill thanks Odin. "Your physicians and your smiths have worked wonders." So, Asgardian blacksmiths can not only forge a mean sword, they're pretty good with advanced cybernetic systems.

So, as much as I am a fan of Norse Mythology, if the movie wants to go the super science route, I'm good with it.

Well Thor DOES say "where I come from Science and Magic are one in the same", I've always considered Magic a Science because for the most part it's blending Natural "ingredients" to get something else alot like chemistry, tho it's much more than that.

As for the Look of Asgard I LOVE the tip of the hat to Kirby. I don't see why some, or most people don't understand that the Asgardians are far more advanced than a Viking. Thor himself has rarely been written to be able to sit in on a discussion with Tony and or Reed and completely have him understand.


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