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Old October 15 2012, 02:04 PM   #181
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Re: Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!

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Also Wheedon is a bloke not overly a fan of killing somebody off completely
In what parallel universe is this?
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Old October 15 2012, 02:05 PM   #182
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Nick Fury deactivates his Samuel L. Jackson holographic disguise to reveal: David Hasselhoff?
I would weep openly.
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Old October 15 2012, 04:12 PM   #183
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I can just imagine Thor rubbing this in Loki's face - how he not only failed the invasion of Earth, but he also failed to actually kill Coulson.
You mean "the Son of Coul."


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With no DC Nation I watched the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon on Disney which I hadn't seen in a while. Agent Coulson is doing well over there even taking Aunt May out on a date.
That character is not our Coulson. He's Principal Woodman as played by Clark Gregg. The real Coulson is cool and fun; this guy is just a stock rigid authority figure for the teen heroes to rebel against. He's even more out of character than that show's version of Spider-Man, who's the same snarky, irresponsible teen hero that Man of Action write in every one of their shows. I mean, seriously, Spidey is the last character it makes sense to write as lacking responsibility.


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Lets face it even Thor and Loki being in the Avengers kinda ruins the end of the first Thor movie.
It was addressed in a throwaway line, that Odin had to harness immense energies to find a way to send Thor back to Earth after losing the Bifrost. And Loki had others' help. (And of course Loki's presence on Earth after his "death" scene was established in Thor's post-credits scene.)
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Old October 15 2012, 05:46 PM   #184
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Also Wheedon is a bloke not overly a fan of killing somebody off completely
Wash and Book might disagree.
the only reason they are not yet back, is because there has been no Firefly for them to return to.
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Old October 15 2012, 07:33 PM   #185
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^That's an odd interpretation. Plenty of characters killed in Whedon shows haven't come back to life. Leaving out those who died in finales, they include Jenny Calendar, Kendra, Tara, Buffy's mother, Doyle, and Jonathan. You could make a case for Darla, who was actually resurrected twice (first when she was sired as a vampire), but whose third death was final.

Also, it's simplistic and misguided to assume that all Whedon shows are identical in approach. All the resurrections we've seen in his canon to date have been in the Buffyverse, which is blatantly a fantasy universe where magic and a variety of afterlives exist and it's actually quite common for the dead to return in some form (heck, the whole premise depends on the existence of vampires). And in Dollhouse, the ability of an individual's identity (or at least a copy thereof) to survive death by transferring to a new body is one of the main ramifications of the core premise that the show explored, so it's built into that universe in a completely different way. But Firefly/Serenity is a science fiction universe that, aside from a sloppy grasp of astrophysics and terraforming, is fairly naturalistic. There are no aliens, no faster-than-light travel, no teleportation -- really the one fanciful element is the existence of telepathy. The closest thing we've seen to a resurrection in that universe was in the first comic, where a character Mal shot in the pilot turned out to have not quite died from the injury. Clearly the ground rules are different, so it doesn't follow that resurrection would be as feasible.
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Old October 15 2012, 10:35 PM   #186
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That character is not our Coulson. He's Principal Woodman as played by Clark Gregg. The real Coulson is cool and fun; this guy is just a stock rigid authority figure for the teen heroes to rebel against. He's even more out of character than that show's version of Spider-Man, who's the same snarky, irresponsible teen hero that Man of Action write in every one of their shows. I mean, seriously, Spidey is the last character it makes sense to write as lacking responsibility.
I thought he was fun in the last one with the Beetle but that's my only experience with the animated version.
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Old October 15 2012, 11:26 PM   #187
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fair enough about the Firefly verse, no Buffy style magic in that. Some future tech of course, but no magic.
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Old October 25 2012, 03:37 AM   #188
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Casting news!

Interestingly, this is not one of the characters described in the recently released casting call sheet.
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Old October 25 2012, 03:40 AM   #189
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No, it is one of those characters; they've just renamed her from Althea Rice to Melinda May. It's quite common for character names to change in the development of a show.
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Old October 25 2012, 04:40 AM   #190
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I was just going by what the article said...

Melinda May is a new character, one not from Marvel Comics, or the list of characters publicized earlier this month. THR describes her as a "top-notch pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is described as being soulful but damaged by her time spent in combat."
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Old October 25 2012, 04:51 AM   #191
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Yeah, that was some poor work on the part of the writer, there. Melinda May's description matches the one used for Althea Rice in the initial list of characters.
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Old October 25 2012, 02:38 PM   #192
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Yes, the article said that, but clearly their own writer failed to follow the link he included, since that link makes it clear the character description is the same. I've seen the same news reported by multiple other sites in the past day, and they all recognized that May and Rice were the same character. Newsarama just fumbled the ball.
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Old October 26 2012, 12:14 AM   #193
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An AV Club commenter shoots first:

Joss Whedon's SHIELD: Now with more major Asian characters than his universe where Chinese people are meant to be a major cultural and political factor.
Anyhow good fol ol' Chun-Li!
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Old October 27 2012, 04:10 PM   #194
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An AV Club commenter shoots first:

Joss Whedon's SHIELD: Now with more major Asian characters than his universe where Chinese people are meant to be a major cultural and political factor.
That's actually me. Small world.
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Old October 27 2012, 06:30 PM   #195
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Just waiting for her character to unexpectedly drop Chinese phrases from time to time
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