The Stand: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas
January 14, 2021 9:59 AM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Nadine and Harold's dark intentions continue to take shape. Meanwhile, the Committee's spies entrench themselves in New Vegas, where Flagg is building his own society, where officially-sanctioned sin and debauchery disguises a ruthlessly-enforced order. Back in Boulder, Frannie hatches a plan to confirm her suspicions of Harold while Mother Abagail seeks divine council. Air Date: Jan 13, 2021
posted by guiseroom (4 comments total)
 
My biggest gripe with this adaption is that they didn't follow the 90's adaptation and steal that one's iconic use of "Don't Fear The Reaper". But then they didn't. And then they use it for the closing credits for this episode? Did they mean for the scene with Dayna to be the last shot of the episode?
posted by Catblack at 11:27 AM on January 14


"Don't Fear the Reaper" is quoted at the beginning of the book; it's not "stolen" from the previous miniseries.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:51 PM on January 14


Minor quibble here, but "That Old Black Magic" is credited in the captions here to Peggy Lee and Harry Belafonte when it's clearly Louis Prima & Keely Smith.

Did Peggy Lee and Harry Belafonte even cut that song together?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:31 PM on March 13


"Don't Fear the Reaper" is quoted at the beginning of the book; it's not "stolen" from the previous miniseries.

I sometimes think about how songs get welded to particular visuals. I used to wonder about how “As Time Goes By” existed for a decade before Casablanca was made, and the way “Hello Ma Baby” was around for half a century before people began associating it with a dancing frog with a top hat and cane.

I realized recently that I may be among the last generation who can recall when “Don’t Fear the Reaper” did not bring to mind Gene Frenkle’s enthusiastic hand with the cowbell.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:45 AM on September 3


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