“With the Extremis, there’s that lack of fear, there’s the lack of consequences. You can do whatever you want, you can wreck everything in here and things will continue. Because the nature of the Extremis is so out there, so wild, you can do things that normally you can’t do. For me, that was a fascinating thing to play with - the idea that there are no repercussions to your actions anymore.”
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin in Iron Man 3
Things I learned from the episode commentaries:
- Richard Erdman (Leonard) was Marlon Brando’s roommate for a while. Advanced Criminal Law commentary.
- Ted Rooney (Shirley’s marketing professor) was originally cast as Dean Pelton and did the table read for the pilot, but David Silverman said they should see if they could find a person of color for this role. And then they found Jim Rash. Environmental Science commentary.
- Craig Cackowski (Security guard/police officer) is the brother of Liz Cackowski (“say penis” lady/ writer of Comparitive Religion and Social Psychology). The Politics of Human Sexuality commentary.
The Subway Simulator tunnel extension that was built at the FDNY Fire Academy last year. Firefighters and EMS members train on this full-scale replica of an underground subway tunnel every day.