On this week's special "extended edition" of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Guillermo Del Toro’s new film Pacific Rim! Is it truly better than any of the Michael Bay Transformers films? Does it adequately capture the spirit of either Kaiju films or “Super Robot” anime? Why are Hollywood filmmakers so captivated by the “Super Robot” genre? Would Jeagers beat Autobots and/or Decepticons in a fight? Does Guillermo Del Toro have a better handle on how to film large scale battles involving giant robotic combatants than Michael Bay? Will there ever be a sequel? Are fanboys too concerned with box office tracking? Are modern audiences able to embrace any property that isn’t associated with an established brand name?
We’ll also be having a candid discussion about the George Zimmerman verdict. Does his acquittal set a horrifying new precedent? Has America openly declared war on young Black males? Are Zimmerman’s supporters delusional, hateful, or both? What, if anyth