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Screener Squad: Cowboy Bebop

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Cowboy Bebop Series Review


It’s time for everyone’s least favorite experiment known as Netflix anime adaptations. You may remember this series from every Adult Swim lineup ever and it goes by the name “Cowboy Bebop”, a space western about bounty hunters, cops, and deadly crime syndicates. With Netflix’s new live action adaptation, John Cho plays the main character known as Spike Spiegel, accompanied by his partners Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda). Watch as these cowboys jump into any danger to get their bounty and try to find themselves along the way. With an all star cast and an earnest attempt to bring the source material to life we were really curious to see if this particular adaptation might have the right stuff. And on that we have Wright Sulek who is joined by buckaroos Eliot Nelson, Rose M, and Marcos all valiantly seeking to find out if this season hits its mark.


CREATED BY: André Nemec and Christopher Yost

STARRING: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine, Alex Hassell, Eden Perkins, Tamara Tunie, Mason Alexander, Ira Munn, Lucy Currey, Geoff Stults, Cali Nelle, Nathaniel Lees, Adrienne Barbeau, Matthias Luafutu, Wade Williams, Josh Randall, Rodney Cook, Christine Dunford, Tyson Ritter, James Hiroyuki Liao, Blessing Mokgohloa, Molly Moriarty




” width=Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Audio Editor)

Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He’s co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. His current hosting gig is with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright is also hosting reviews with Screener Squad and editing reviews as well.


” width=Eliot Nelson (Screener Squad, Staff Writer)

Soaked in the soggy rains of Seattle, Eliot developed a love of sci-fi, movies, cartoons, heavy metal, and all of geekdom. Pursuing his passion for the written word, he got his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He has since worked exclusively in the foodservice industry, like any liberal arts major worth their salt. Eliot wiles away the hours listening to movie reviews, writing his epic sci-fi novel, and consuming as much media as possible. His favorite movies include The Lord of the Rings, City of God, Dawn of the Dead, and Groundhog Day. When not rambling to himself about the ineptness of entertainment executives, Eliot posts infrequently on Twitter and squawks regularly on his podcast The Debasement Tapes.



Rose Mattox (Screener Squad, Eye On The Prize)

Originally hailing from Austin then Houston, Rose has been an avid movie and TV fanatic pretty much since birth. She spends spending her days watching Star Trek reruns, 60’s spy fiction, and Audrey Hepburn movies with her beloved minion (see: dog Riley). She also occasionally dabbles in comedy, screenwriting, as well as graphic and interior design. Rose has been contributing to One of Us since 2019 as a member of the Screener Squad, as well as making regular appearances on Eye on the Prize during awards season. She can be found on Twitter at @nightattheopera.



Marcos Lira (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Me? I come from the South, Out there, beyond the horizon by the big river. Out there where the bandits formed cities, and the gambling is legal. I got into movies like most nerds by watching Tarantino but fell in love with movies through Chinese Cinema for some reason. A few of my favorite things would probably be live music, new experiences, and belt-fed ammunition. You can catch this occasional podcaster, occasional other Marco and full-time human on any form of social media by typing jlmarcos62. Hit me up for music suggestions and bad jokes.



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