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    Episode 146.5 - Minisode 146.5

    Corrections and omissions to the corrections and omissions, even though it'll never get read on the air... The toilet worm wasn't in the water supply, it was in a toilet that leads to a septic tank, which doesn't go anywhere. Isolated cabin... (of course in rural Maine there are plenty of streams and rivers that run out to the sea eventually, but the toilet worms might not know that...) The cabin belonged to Beaver's Dad, so yes they went there as kids a lot... not every vacation place is an AirBNB. The book begins with a series of news reports about Roswell and UFOs and such, and Jonesy specifically refers to them as "grays" and talks about the X-Files... no mention of evil clowns... Jonesy was looking for friction tape because they knew they had it. If he'd found duct tape, he certainly would have grabbed that instead... in the book, he even considers using twine that he finds, or the Scotch tape he's pretty sure is in the kitchen, but he knows they wouldn't work... but the point is "friction tape" IS a real thing... As the 4 guys grew up, graduated high school, went on to college or jobs or marriage, yes they lost touch with Duddits... they had no idea they were being "groomed to save the world" until shit starts happening, and only when Jonesy flashes back to "seeing" Duddits in the ambulance does he understand what he's saying. Initially Duddits may not have intended for these guys to be used against Mr Gray, but since he was sick with cancer (there it is again) he was enlisting their help. Of course, the giant alien inside Duddits could have found a new healthier host somewhere, and left the Douglas "shell" to die of leukemia... Oy...
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    Episode 146.5 - Minisode 146.5

    Not a good day for SquareSpace...
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    FRIED CLAMS dammit... and he looks like Chris Hanson in this... "Why don't you have a seat... have a fried clam..."
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    Doing the audiobook of "Dreamcatcher" as a result of this episode... it does fill in a lot of the blanks and answer questions from the movie. For instance, in the childhood reminiscing pre-Dudditz, it mentions wrapping their hockey sticks in friction tape. Yes, I'm back on friction tape!! Also clears up a lot of the character questions, their inside jokes and terms, etc. Also a lot of things are sort of presented backwards... for instance, in the movie, we see Jonesy's "Dream Warehouse" before we realize it's based on the office at the moving company with the "prom queen" photo and desk, etc. Also, at the top of the warehouse's tower, you see the skylight with the dreamcatcher as the window. I think the level of discussion on this movie shows that, while it is flawed in many ways, there is a lot of stuff going on to explore.
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    Just reviewed King's wikipedia page... I wasn't sure of his timeline, but I'd heard about his accident... I presumed that accident is what inspired 1987's "Misery", but it's a case of life imitating art that he was hit by the minivan over 10 years after "Misery" was published. As has been discussed, the 1999 accident led to him writing "Dreamcatcher" longhand as he recovered from his injuries.
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    "Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic." -- Crash Davis, "Bull Durham" The same goes for home runs, invincibility, and every character being a perfectly trained wizard instead of a human fuck-up being.
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    Cameron H... please just call me Richard Bachman. Also just briefly addressing the question people keep raising about the "powers" each guy has, and how they don't seem to provide much protection, and two of the guys get killed off, etc. It's a battle, it's a mission. There are casualties. Soldiers/Fuckaroos die. People who've grown up on recent blockbuster/franchise movies are too used to NOBODY ever dying along the way, because it would prevent a sequel, or it's in the actor's contract to not die, or in some cases even to lose a fight (Rock vs Vin Diesel f'rinstance). Also, each character in today's movies has an exact special thing they can do to "win the day." But also, folks are used to Iron Man or Superman being able to do anything they want, at will, to trump any adversary. Boring... Something like Game of Thrones isn't afraid of characters failing and dying along the way as they're outmatched or have bad luck. There's some actual "skin in the game" and stakes to be won or lost. In Dreamcatcher, these guys are thrown into something, some win, some lose, but they're there to do what they can in the situation. That's where drama comes from. Gandalf could probably have just destroyed the ring himself, but where's the fun in that?
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    ...or why these hyper-advanced spaceships keep crashing on earth? Doh!
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    An isolated cabin like this probably only has well water and a septic tank, basically a closed system, not connected to a public water or sewage infrastructure. The well might be part of a public aquifer, but that may not be enough to accomplish the mission. Also this is a movie based on a work of fiction...
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    I think they chose Duddits (aka Douglas) rather than the other way around... they are fundamentally good kids who fight back against bullies, even against the odds, and are resourceful and strategic bullshit artists -- was that kid super fast? Doesn't matter. The boys were "puffing up" to discourage the bullies from starting a meaningless fight, even though they'd probably crush the littler kids. Again, presuming these are basically the same boys from "Stand By Me", they showed guts in that story standing up to Ace, then did the right thing by anonymously tipping off the police rather than exploiting the situation to be big shots, even though that was ostensibly their reason for making the trip in the first place. "Stand by Me" and"Dreamcatcher" both address that everyone in a circle of friends has their strengths and weaknesses, but friendship unites them despite the flaws, and combines their strengths as a team to overcome bullies, military badguys, and even tremendously powerful alien invaders. You see the same thing in Marvel Avengers, X-Men, Justice League, PowerRangers, the Seven Samurai, the Three Musketeers, and almost any story where two or more characters work together for a common goal. Literature 101... It's the point of the dreamcatcher scene -- they aren't 5 separate dreamcatchers (plural) but united as one single dreamcatcher -- all for one, one for all -- and probably why the title is "Dreamcatcher" (singular).
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    Watched the 11.22.63 miniseries, and as the hero arrives at the book depository and heads up the stairs, you can just barely see that someone has painted "REDRUM" in red on the wall... Tony must have been there, too, Mrs. Torrance...
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    One other little logic glitch... when Pete the car salesman pulls the woman's car keys out of the deep puddle, she uses the keyless entry to open the door. Pretty sure soaking in water for that long would render that broken, and she'd have to unlock it manually... woot!
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    I think the "host" whether human or animal, is basically just a food supply until the worm reaches maturity, sort of like in "Alien" -- hence the Ripley reference. It's also referencing cancer, how it starts growing inside you and you have no clue, but when symptoms present, it's often too late to do much about it.
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    Episode 146 - Dreamcatcher

    Or he dove out of the way into the snow bank and it got on him then, or he even pulled snow onto himself to hide better?
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