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Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 35

CATFA 035: The ICEE Injection

Minute Thirty-Five: From Another Step Towards Annihilation to Serum Injection!

Joining us on the show today, we’re joined by Matthew Costello, author of ‘Secret Identity Crisis: Comic Books and the Unmasking of Cold War America’.

In the thirty-fifth minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger

Needle-phobics beware! This is an injection-heavy minute. But first, we have Erskine’s speech. We feel it invokes certain elements from famous American speeches from days of yore. It’s his Ends Justify the Means speech for sure. But does he know this will actually work? How does he know the serum’s ready now? And what’s he told Steve? But this is science in wartime. It does seem rushed though… Maybe that’s why there are no needles going into his legs and why he’s still wearing his pants? There’s also a discussion about the origins of VitaRays and how they fit into Cap’s backstory.

The penicillin’s not so bad, but how about the blue serum, Steve? Tune in!
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