Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

As Mentioned in Episode 60 – Rachel Summers and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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  1. You know, Rachel uses that “judge, jury and executioner” line of Wolverine’s on Cable when he arrives to try and kill Colossus in Excalibur #71. It’s a common enough idiom, but all the same …

  2. Let me take a minute to illustrate my offhand comments regarding Dazzler and Lila Cheney and their contemporary musical equivalents.

    Here’s Taylor in full Alison Blaire mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmtNOvAtj4I&t=6m55s

    Kiesza, who has a good sound for Dazzler but looks exactly like Rachel Summers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxY0To9Cb2g

    Genevieve, so emotionally positive it might actually kill you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=big8H6WLHds

    Dotty from Swimsuit Addition, giving me what I want from Lila Cheney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym0TGKr1bBw

    Chastity Belt, who have the kind of easy-going sound you want from an intergalactic thief: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU0xad1JNNQ

    Laura Jane Grace and Against Me, ready to escape from the Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWB_b480-9c

    1. Love love love the Lila Cheney / Against Me! comparison.

      Given all the jokes about Dazzler being perceived as washed up and a disco holdover, I feel like she’s got a lot in common with Kylie Minogue. Dazzler would absolutely show up on a Doctor Who Christmas Special.

      (Not that Kylie Minogue is actually washed up, just people think she is cause she’s not as big in the US.)

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