26: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Show Notes

First Segment

  • Thunderbirds
    • Algonquin
      • Control of the “Upper World”
    • Menominee
      • Control of the Rain and Weather
    • Ojibwe
      • Created by Nanabozho
      • Enforces morality
    • War with Serpents/Underwater Creatures
      • Misikinubik
  • Roc
    • Legendary Bird of Middle Eastern/Indian Origin
  • Occamy
    • Origin of Name
      • Occam’s Razor
      • Old Bastardization of the word “Alchemy”
    • Ouroboros
      • Ubiquitous World Symbol
      • Greek “Eating Tail”
      • Used in Western Alchemy
    • Jormungandr
      • “The World Serpent”
      • Ouroboros Symbol
      • To Infinity and Beyond

Second Segment

  • The Original Book
    • Published in 2001
    • Written as a Textbook
      • Gap Between The Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix
    • Quidditch Through the Ages
  • Original Content
  • Rowling’s Interest in Newt Scamander
  • Rowling’s Screenwriting Debut
  • Producers David Heyman and Lionel Wigram
    • Original Producers Behind the Harry Potter Franchise
  • Producers David Heyman and Lionel Wigram
  • Heyday Films and The British Film Scene
    • Relationship with Warner Brothers
  • What Else Could They Do in the Harry Potter World
    • Newt Scamander Documentary
  • Rowling’s First Screenplay
    • Revised withe David Yates and Steve Kloves
  • Critical and Popular Reception

Third Segment

  • Q and A with Matt Cox

Fourth Segment

  • Not a Fan of This Movie but Very Hopeful for the Franchise
  • The Astoundingly Creative Mind of J.K. Rowling
  • At First, Didn’t Believe this was Written by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter for Infinity?