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Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 76

A Totally Different Steve

Minute Seventy-Six: From Setting Up an Appointment to Blowing Himself Up

Joining us today, we have Jason Dittmer, Professor of Political Geography at University College London and author of ‘Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero’.

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

Ah, the red dress. Hayley Atwell looks stunning in it and clearly, Bucky and Steve react the way Peggy wanted them to. We chat about both of their reactions here and why it works well. We also discuss Bucky’s expectations with women – particularly when Steve’s around – and how he’s dealing with shifts in their dynamics.

We also talk about Howard Stark testing the Tesseract peas. How does this work? We struggle with the science behind this a bit. Why does he throw shade at Steve? And why does the Tesseract pellet react to the wire but not to the robotic arms holding it?

Ah… Marvel science…. Tune in!

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We could do this all week.

Andy Nelson and Pete Wright pick up the Infinity Saga Phase I mantle with Captain America: The First Avenger one patriotic minute at a time. 

Andy Nelson


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