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Old September 25 2013, 02:47 AM   #61
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

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Besides, they did "lead character finds out he's a robot" on Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, which was not one of their best seasons.
It worked well enough in Blade Runner.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:48 AM   #62
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And with one thread, it'll balloon up in no time if the commentary continues.
If it gets out of hand/too long (and the series lasts) I'll make a second thread for the second part of the season after the Winter Hiatus. But I doubt we'll get too much active discussion unless the series takes off/really reveals something and takes off and if it does episode-specific threads may be called for.

Right now I see no reason to do episode threads.
Please keep using the season thread and do not make individual "gameday" episode threads. It's not like there's a ton of traffic, so let's keep everything in one house.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:49 AM   #63
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Besides, they did "lead character finds out he's a robot" on Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, which was not one of their best seasons.
Whether or not it's a good idea, I can't say. But it certainly doesn't rise or fall on Power Rangers

I did notice that he seemed to reflexively say "It's a magical place" about Tahiti every time it was mentioned. That suggests some kind of conditioned response.
I thought that was just a running gag.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:53 AM   #64
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Excellent start. Favorite moment was Coulson's dramatic entrance then his apology for the light bulb being out Classic Whedon!
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Old September 25 2013, 03:18 AM   #65
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Good start. I had trouble telling some of the female cast apart at times. Too many brunettes. Very Whedon in the scripting.

Wonder if the plane is called Serenity?
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Old September 25 2013, 03:19 AM   #66
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There were a lot of Marvel Universe nods, including one that puzzled me -- did they say the guy Ward took the Chitauri tech from in Paris was called Longshot? Isn't that the X-Men member from Mojoworld?
It wasn't Longshot. I had the closed-captioning on, and it was some European-sounding name. "Rachant" or something like that.
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Old September 25 2013, 04:07 AM   #67
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Nice touch having the flying car be a vintage one. For those not in the know, those are straight out of the '60s Nick Fury comics, not a BTTF rip-off.
Perhaps, but it was hard to not watch that ending and not think Back to the Future.

Though we know flying cars in the MCU, in theory, are "possible" since Howard Stark was experimenting with them during the World's Fair in the 1940s.
I would imagine flying cars are very possible in a world with flying aircraft carriers.
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Old September 25 2013, 04:22 AM   #68
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Nice touch having the flying car be a vintage one. For those not in the know, those are straight out of the '60s Nick Fury comics, not a BTTF rip-off.
Perhaps, but it was hard to not watch that ending and not think Back to the Future.

Though we know flying cars in the MCU, in theory, are "possible" since Howard Stark was experimenting with them during the World's Fair in the 1940s.
I would imagine flying cars are very possible in a world with flying aircraft carriers.
Indeed, the flying cars with the flipped-up wheels appeared in the very first SHIELD comic way back in Dec 1963.
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Old September 25 2013, 04:33 AM   #69
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Interesting, that theory about "LMD as remote-control prosthetic device".

That would do nicely as an explanation.
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Old September 25 2013, 05:03 AM   #70
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Liked it quite a bit. Will be watching.
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Old September 25 2013, 05:11 AM   #71
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Perhaps, but it was hard to not watch that ending and not think Back to the Future.

Though we know flying cars in the MCU, in theory, are "possible" since Howard Stark was experimenting with them during the World's Fair in the 1940s.
I would imagine flying cars are very possible in a world with flying aircraft carriers.
Indeed, the flying cars with the flipped-up wheels appeared in the very first SHIELD comic way back in Dec 1963.
And appear in a LEGO set.

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Spider-Ma...le-Chase-76004
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Old September 25 2013, 05:35 AM   #72
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Now that I've had time to let it percolate, the Sleepy Hollow pilot was better and is the show I think I am looking forward to more next week.
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Old September 25 2013, 05:40 AM   #73
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Note how Coulson bends over backwards/Neos on his heels to avoid the explosion.
Coulson was actually shown to be quite fast and agile in "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer".

A good start. With the exception of May, I haven't really gotten a feel for any of the new characters yet, but I trust in Whedon to not make any of the characters cyphers.

I love the irony of a "Mutant Enemy" show not being allowed to use the word "mutant".
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Old September 25 2013, 05:49 AM   #74
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Old September 25 2013, 06:38 AM   #75
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Surprisingly light-weight but I suppose that does give them room to maneuver the story darker in the future, like Buffy.

A little social commentary much not much of a clear message.

still enjoyed it quite a bit and will keep tuning in.

I'm betting that whatever kind of robot/clone/LMD/whatever Coulson is now, he was even before Loki "killed" him and the real/original Phil Coulson was part of some kind of SHIELD project back in the 60s.
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