Dude on Facebook: Electra and Catwomen say “whats up”
Me: Do they? Green Lantern, Fantastic Four (ALL OF THEM), Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Daredevil, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: The Last Stand, most of the various Spider-Man films, Superman 3, Superman 4, Captain America (1990), X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, Jonah Hex, Hulk, The Green Hornet, GI Joe, GI Joe 2, GI Joe refuses to fucking go away, The Shadow, Blade Trinity, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Spawn, The Phantom, RIPD, Judge Dredd, every goddamn Transformers film light them on fire, Iron Man 3, The Spirit, fucking Watchmen I apologize for reminding people that pile of garbage exists, Man of Steel, and more that I’m probably forgetting completely drown them out in a symphony of shit.
the first thing we hear from Doug Eiffel is that his voice, as we hear it, is a recorded, transmitted log, and that his job is to communicate.
Minkowski is introduced speaking over the Hephaestus’s intercom.
so is Hilbert.
Hera is, arguably, always speaking as though over an intercom.
the first time we hear Cutter’s voice, he speaks over his own intercom, and then is on a call with Minkowski and Eiffel.
Lovelace comes in on her recording left for future crews, then her own logs and message for Goddard. when she appears in person, she also is first heard as a transmission, hailing the Hephaestus.
Rachel is first heard making a phone call.
Kepler’s first appearance is his “Horrible Unending Nightmare” call to Eiffel.
Jacobi is introduced attempting to hail the Hephaestus.
Maxwell, as she does with so many of this show’s character signifiers, breaks the pattern – her intro is a mid-episode surprise, but she’s talking right there.
and of course, there are the Dear Listeners.
in short: with the notable exception of Maxwell, every character on the show is first heard through, or while making, a call, recording, or transmission of some kind. (Even the Blessed Eternal is first heard over the intercom.) Because Wolf 359 is a show about two things – personhood and communication. People are shaped by their attempts to reach out to one another.