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Old November 11 2013, 03:05 AM   #1516
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

You saw how Fitz carried on with the bio research after Jemma was infected. I'm sure she could do the same with the tech. Or they could just add another character.
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Old November 11 2013, 03:17 AM   #1517
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Well, he really didn't. He had his hand held to explain how the antiserum worked and figured out the helmet thing. He also injected a mouse.

Sure, they could kill off one of them. They could kill off both of them if they want to. I'd argue it makes more sense to have both leave than just one.
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Old November 11 2013, 03:25 AM   #1518
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I would be willing to bet that if a dire fate lies ahead for either Fitz or Simmons, it will be at the hands of their former instructor Dr Franklin Hall aka Graviton. I noticed that when Fitz was exclaiming,"Oh no, Dr Hall!", Simmons was saying "Not Frank!"

Perhaps it will come to pass that Dr Hall has a soft spot for sweet little Jemma.
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Old November 11 2013, 04:04 AM   #1519
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Well, got bored, and the good press here led me to try it. This one was watchable because the dreary Squarejaw and Sky didn't suck all the life out of it. Can't say I really agree that the hermaphrodite monster got personalities. Being in the same age bracket as Squarejaw, Nerd has to be beta male, which in the hands of hacks means a male ingenue who hasn't got the liveliness of say, Harry Kim. It's not likely there will every be any Nerd/Nerdette shipping, it would be too gay for broadcast. And Sky is the Mary Sue, plus Nerdette is still too smart.

As to the continuing arc of What Happened to Coulson? It's hard to believe that anyone was ever interested, but the news that he went to Heaven inspires two thoughts. The writers are shameless hacks. And Heaven has no standards for entry at all.
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Old November 11 2013, 04:17 AM   #1520
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You saw how Fitz carried on with the bio research after Jemma was infected. I'm sure she could do the same with the tech.
Please, no. I am so sick of the cliched TV assumption that any given scientist can be an expert in every branch of science at once. It takes years and years of dedicated, intensive study to become an expert in just one field, and most scientists are so narrowly focused on their own fields of expertise that they know very little about other fields. Granted, we've already seen Fitz & Simmons portrayed as polymaths who were somehow both able to have the same mentor even though none of the three were in the same field. But at least having two experts with complementary specialities is a little less stupid than having one person who's a genius in everything.


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I noticed that when Fitz was exclaiming,"Oh no, Dr Hall!", Simmons was saying "Not Frank!"

Perhaps it will come to pass that Dr Hall has a soft spot for sweet little Jemma.
Or maybe Simmons is just a friendlier and more outgoing person than Fitz and thus is more likely to refer to someone by his first name. Which is absolutely consistent with their characterization so far. So I don't think it's evidence of anything unprofessional there.
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Old November 11 2013, 05:16 AM   #1521
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Please, no. I am so sick of the cliched TV assumption that any given scientist can be an expert in every branch of science at once.
I'm pretty sure that's far more prevalent in the comics than in TV or pretty much any other medium. Just in the Marvel universe alone you have characters like Reed Richards, Hank Pym, Doctor Doom, Beast, Mr. Sinister, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, and even friggin' Peter Parker, all off the top of my head.
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Old November 11 2013, 05:37 AM   #1522
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Hank Pym is the Scientist Supreme.
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Old November 11 2013, 05:48 AM   #1523
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Mister Fandango wrote: View Post
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Please, no. I am so sick of the cliched TV assumption that any given scientist can be an expert in every branch of science at once.
I'm pretty sure that's far more prevalent in the comics than in TV or pretty much any other medium. Just in the Marvel universe alone you have characters like Reed Richards, Hank Pym, Doctor Doom, Beast, Mr. Sinister, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, and even friggin' Peter Parker, all off the top of my head.
It's a commonly abused trope in tv/movies as well.
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Old November 11 2013, 05:56 AM   #1524
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Nerd/Nerdette shipping, it would be too gay for broadcast.
What? You do realize we've had gay characters on network shows for quite a while now.
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Old November 11 2013, 06:17 AM   #1525
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That Will and Grace show will never make it past the pilot.
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Old November 11 2013, 06:31 AM   #1526
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Nerd/Nerdette shipping, it would be too gay for broadcast.
What? You do realize we've had gay characters on network shows for quite a while now.
Sorry, I had a Guy Gardener moment. That was just a joke about how Nerd is so emasculated that a Nerd/Nerdette 'ship would be lesbian. But in any event the gay characters very rarely have relationships.
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Old November 11 2013, 06:40 AM   #1527
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Hank Pym is the Scientist Supreme.
I didn't vote for him.


Who's idea was it to create the concept of a "Scientist Supreme"?
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Old November 11 2013, 06:56 AM   #1528
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Good question. Aren't all scientists in an anarcho-syndicalist autonomous collective?
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Old November 11 2013, 07:37 AM   #1529
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Hank Pym is the Scientist Supreme.
I didn't vote for him.


Who's idea was it to create the concept of a "Scientist Supreme"?
Dan Slott.
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Old November 11 2013, 07:49 AM   #1530
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Hank Pym is the Scientist Supreme.
I didn't vote for him.


Who's idea was it to create the concept of a "Scientist Supreme"?
Please tell me that's not an official title in the MU nowadays akin to Sorcerer Supreme held by Dr. Strange in the past and last i heard passed onto some Voodoo guy a few years back.

But i agree with others that having one supergenius who's equally capable in all fields of science would just be lame.. part of the budding charm of the duo is that they compliment each other and they're rarely mentioned as one person (which i kind of find funny when they're names are mashed together).
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