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Running time: 48:28
(Sorry for the delay, but there were editing complications. This episode was recorded on January 21)
Our voyage through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader continues. This time, Dr. Elwin Ransom joins Rilian and GlumPuddle as they talk about everything between the ‘Picture in the Bedroom’ scene and arriving at the Lone Islands.
It is time to do what NarniaWebbers do best: Nit-pick! Beginning with this episode, the podcasters will go through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film chronologically and share their thoughts. Rilian, Warrior, GymFan, and GlumPuddle start off by talking about the first few scenes. Further up and further in!
(For our Prince Caspian analysis, see episodes 33-42)
Running time 51:34
Here we are in the home stretch, NarniaWebbers! The third Narnia film will be here soon! In this episode, Rilian and GlumPuddle discuss the theatrical trailer for “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” which is currently playing in front of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” and “Tangled.” This will probably be the last time you hear from us until after the release. So catch you on the flip side!
If you want to follow along with Rilian and GP, we recommend downloading the trailer, or watching it on YouTube.
The NarniaWeb Council returns to discuss the new quote from Director Michael Apted. Rilian, glumPuddle, Warrior4Jesus and Dr. Elwin Ransom give their thoughts on how they feel about this direction as well as the potential ramifications and getting to the heart of the question: “Does this really reflect CS Lewis’s chronicles?”
For reference, here is the full quote from Michael Apted: “We were able to steal, really, from the book CS Lewis didn’t write, which is the one that would have gone between The Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair. He starts The Silver Chair with the witches building up an army underground to attack the above world, and Caspian, having married The Blue Star of is an old man with a son, and he married the Blue Star of Ramandu. In other words, a lot of things had happened between the books. So there were elements that we were able to draw out of that non-existent story and inject into this story to give it a bit more sense of purpose. And the CS Lewis estate didn’t seem to mind that, because there is a big hole in the story if you’re going to be literal about it. Whereas Star Wars and Harry Potter are a bit more attentive to that flowing stream of franchise narrative, Mr Lewis wasn’t so keen on it. But it enabled us to find a stronger reason for the journey, since there is no real reason for the journey as it stands.”
The VDT trailer is upon us! To tackle this mighty beast, Rilian sets sail with Gymfan15 and Warrior4Jesus in this voyage for the NarniaWeb Council. But this time, they are joined by Tirian (NarniaWeb founder) and his bright outlook to contrast Rilian’s underworldly gloom.
Note: This podcast is back online after being down for a few days due to technical difficulties
UPDATE: Here’s a short video with clips from the podcast: