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Marvel Movie Minute Season Four: Thor • Minute 92

Thor 092: How Long Has Thor Been Calling for Heimdall?

Minute Ninety-Two: From a Pinzgauer Ride to a Final Squeeze

Joining us this week to discuss the the impending trip through Bifrost are James Anderson and Colin M. Parker, hosts of the Timeline Scavengers podcast.

In the ninety-second minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor

  • The Pinzgauer arrives at Bifrost Junction with Darcy, Erik, Sif, Hogun the Grim, Fandral, and Volstagg. It looks like Volstagg rides on the top. Is he the only one?
  • Did they tell Volstagg he has to ride on top or was that his request?
  • Has Thor been standing here at the Bifrost Junction calling for Heimdall this whole time?
  • Perhaps there was a bit of a ‘Can You Read My Mind’ Superman moment where Thor flew Jane to Hawaii quickly?
  • Why didn’t Thor and Jane say goodbye while they were alone here?
  • There are the remnants of the SHIELD vehicles here. Where are the agents? Are they all walking back toward the SHIELD Crater Base?
  • It’s kinda funny how Thor keeps calling for Heimdall. It’s like a kid trying to get his parent’s attention.
  • Is there a small part of Jane that starts doubting Thor again as he stands in the desert calling some stranger’s name to the sky?
  • We pine for all those minutes of Thor’s Asgardian friends that we just won’t get.
  • Are the Warriors Three different facets of Thor’s personality? Perhaps they’re only figments of his imagination?

We talk more about Heimdall’s magical senses.

  • Andy forgets that Heimdall has great hearing on top of his great sight.
  • We discuss if his skills relate to his role or are just part of him and how it played out in the comics.
  • We feel like we come up with a solution that works for us.
  • It’s clear regardless that Marvel has found ways to fit everyone together.
  • We ponder if these skills actually belong to the character or… perhaps to Idri Elba himself?
  • So how is Heimdall breathing while encased in ice?
  • And is he just flexing or breathing hot air to soften the ice up?
  • We love that we can see his icy footsteps into the Himinbjorg.
  • And he gets things started up. Sure doesn’t look like he’s holding up very well.

Back on Midgard…

  • Again, why didn’t Thor get his goodbyes done while he and Jane were alone?
  • And again, why such big atmospheric disturbances here on Midgard?

It’s a great time to celebrate Heimdall breaking out of the ice and James Anderson and Colin M. Parker, hosts of the Timeline Scavengers podcast, are here for it. Tune in!

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