Monster(s): Fantastic Beasts
Featuring: Sam, Adam, and Libby
Rating: Mature (for some offensive language and adult themes)
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Say alohamora to a menagerie of magical and mythical beasties this week as the CA Team casts themselves into part one of three fantastic episodes, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016). We can’t get enough of Niffler and his bower bird tendencies. We harrumph at the erumpent’s almost diminutive size comparative to actual giant rhinos, Paraceratherium. We flush a common goldfish myth down the toilet as we look at the occamy’s trait of indeterminate growth. We chuckle that the adorable bowtruckle is likely a predator. We call lies on the demiguise’s futuristic eyesight. We tank the idea of Frank’s six wings. And finally, we shine some much needed lumos on the origin of many “borrowed” words in this wizarding world.
00:00:34- Introduction and News (Wolves & Dinosaurs)
00:07:40- Trans Rights Are Human Rights
00:08:38- Fantastic Summary And Film Thoughts
00:20:15- The Niffler
00:24-46- The Bowtruckle
00:27:27- The Erumpant
00:31:01- The Demiguise
00:34:47- The Occamy
00:37:13- The Thunderbird
00:39:45- Rowling Etymology
00:47:45- Which Of These Animals Do We Feel The Worst For?
00:49:59- Would We Recommend This Film?