Watchmen Podcast Season 0 – Episode 4: Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias

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Watchmen #12, 1987

Surprise! A second episode of Watchmen Podcast this week! The hosts Carolyn, Wendy, Vanessa, and Toni tackle the big guns of the original Watchmen comic run: Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias. Who was right? Who was wrong? Could any of us make the same choices in either position? Our hosts try to answer these questions and more while discussing the motivations and actions of both characters and also getting into Alan Moore’s use of visual and narrative themes as part of storytelling.

Detailed breakdown:

  • Overview of Charlton Comics inspirations: Captain Atom and Thunderbolt
  • Manhattan and Veidt as metaphors
  • Bubastis’s role in the narrative
  • Morality of Veidt’s actions
  • Humanity’s perception of absolute power
  • Visual symbolism used in the comic
  • Individual power and responsibility of choice

Mentioned in this episode:

Captain Atom #82, 1966
(Captain Atom #82, 1966)
Captain Atom #85, 1967
(Captain Atom #85, 1967)
Thunderbolt #1, 1966
(Thunderbolt #1, 1966)
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2, 2019
(Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2, 2019)
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4, 2019
(Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4, 2019)
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4, 2019
(Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4, 2019)


LOGLINE: Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”; HBO’s “The Leftovers”) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.

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