Me and Rachel just watched Marvel’s Loki, on Disney+. Really enjoyed it. It felt like a nod to so many other things, but in an good way. The beginning felt like a homage to Douglas Adams. Loki was Arthur Dent entering into the Vogon beurocratic dominion.

There was the, “But what if I am a robot?” – Bladerunner reference?

While queueing we get an explanation of the science of the TVA via a television presentation. An animated clock tells us about the One True Timeline in the old UPA style of cartoon. Was that a nod to the DNA cartoon in Jurassic Park? I reckon so.

During the cartoon we are introduced to the three god-like beings who keep the timeline in order. There is something very Bill and Ted about those gods.

The office scenes reminded me of Terry Gillliam’s Brazil and the movie adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

I liked the self-aware commentary of comic book writers creating new timelines for the superheroes they created. I’m wondering if that is an intentional meta commentary or if I’m just reading too much into it.

Owen Wilson and Tom Hiddleston are great together. Overall, excellent first episode. Looking forward to the next one. Smart pacy writing and spot-on visuals.

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