Marble Halls & Silver Screens With Sarah Lee Ep. 75: The 'Oppo Research Culture, EVIL, and Mandalorian Schmandalorian' Edition

When I recorded this week’s show, I hadn’t yet seen this partnership:

The gist is that Gina Carano, fresh off her firing from Disney+’s hit show “The Mandalorian” is partnering with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire on a film.

EXCLUSIVE: Less than 24 hours after her explosive ouster from Star Wars series The Mandalorian for incendiary social media posts, Gina Carano has hit back at her detractors and revealed a new movie project she is making with conservative website The Daily Wire.

Carano told us today: “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”

Carano’s tweet about the rebellion is just a sweet, sweet jab at the franchise that seems to have forgotten its fans. Perhaps there’s room to be optimistic that a variety of opinions will have a chance to be heard in film going forward.

And we need all the good news we can get at the moment, as the weirdness of the impeachment trial to remove a president from office who’s no longer in office plays out in the background, and New York’s Governor is outed as having hid the fact that 9000 plus COVID patients were quietly put into the nursing home system in the state, leading to these statistics as of February 1, 2021:

Summary NY COVID Fatality Data (2/1/21)
NH (Total) 9,025
ACF (Total) 219
14-day increase 573
Total 9,244

I cover all of that today, and review CBS’s excellent show, “EVIL” (trailer below).

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