117 – Sam Hamm’s Watchmen, Part 1

It’s 1989. Alan Moore’s Watchmen is a commercial and critical success. Batmania is taking the nation by storm, ushering in a golden age for superhero movies. So there’s only one thing to do: Hire the Batman guy to write a script for Watchmen… and hire Terry Gilliam to direct!

Does all of that sound too good to be true? Well, if you’ve paid any attention to what this podcast is about, then, yeah, it should. That’s kinda what we’re about here.

This first part of Sam Hamm’s Watchmen script gives us a glimpse at the downfall of the superhero team known as “the Watchmen.” Yes, we know that they’re never actually called that in the comics. TELL SAM HAMM, NOT US. Because they are explicitly referred to by this name. It’s a whole, weird opening sequence set at the Statue of Liberty, complete with Dr. Manhattan, an oddly glib Rorschach, and one exploding superhero. Who? Well, hit play and find out!

This week’s cover photo is courtesy of Michael Stoler… and make sure you check out his site: http://www.stoler.info — so many projects there that you absolutely MUST SEE!

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