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Old November 13 2013, 05:42 AM   #1576
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

This weeks Maguffin came straight out of the comics.
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Old November 13 2013, 05:50 AM   #1577
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Goes ALL the way back to the old Strange Tales run, in fact.
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Old November 13 2013, 05:51 AM   #1578
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^The Triskelion was seen in the CA:TWS trailer.
I know we saw an HQ which was speculated to be the Triskelion, but I'm not sure if we've actually had confirmation that it would be called that. Now we do, if we didn't already.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:02 AM   #1579
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The Bus is officially called a CXD-23, rebuilt by Stark's El Redondo people.

As for a 'Carrier fleet, again, this was implied in the fact that there was a pennant number on the one we saw in Avengers. Just seeing that "64" implied there'd always been more than one of those boats around.

And for Cinema'Verse purposes, the Triskelion looks to be on the Virginia side of the Potomac as opposed to the "Ultimate'Verse" edition being initially in the NYC region.
Well yeah, you couldn't have anywhere near as epic an elevator fight scene with DC height restrictions.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:07 AM   #1580
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So I've heard and read. Ottawa City Hall was "persuaded" by the Campeau Corporation into ditching similar restrictions with the first Place de Ville tower back in the mid-1960's.

Not relevant to the SHIELD issue, I admit, unless they decide to film an episode here. Which, given the location shoots already done in Paris, Stockholm, Uppsala and elsewhere...they might yet do someday. I'll be interested to see which areas they'd scout for an Ottawa SHIELD branch office.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:13 AM   #1581
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I was about to ask where they film this show.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:16 AM   #1582
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Wow. Another great episode. I like how they pair up certain characters every week and really show the work chemistry between them. I must say I liked Ward and Fitz's team-up. Two hot guys on a dangerous mission, lying next to each other at some point. Oww! I gotta start looking for W/F fan fic.

Agent Victoria Hand said towards the end, "It's Coulson's team. They don't need an extraction." So does that mean she was not concerned about Coulson's team's welfare, whether Ward and Fitz survived or not, or she just trusted them to complete their mission against all odds? It sounded to me like the latter.

Can't wait to see next week's Thor tie-in episode.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:27 AM   #1583
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As for a 'Carrier fleet, again, this was implied in the fact that there was a pennant number on the one we saw in Avengers. Just seeing that "64" implied there'd always been more than one of those boats around.
Or, y'know, it was just numbered to give the impression of there being more than one. It's not like there really are 101 airborne divisions in the US Army, or really six SEAL teams. The units are numbered so as to not give away the real number of units available.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:28 AM   #1584
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Wow. Another great episode. I like how they pair up certain characters every week and really show the work chemistry between them. I must say I liked Ward and Fitz's team-up. Two hot guys on a dangerous mission, lying next to each other at some point. Oww! I gotta start looking for W/F fan fic.

Agent Victoria Hand said towards the end, "It's Coulson's team. They don't need an extraction." So does that mean she was not concerned about Coulson's team's welfare, whether Ward and Fitz survived or not, or she just trusted them to complete their mission against all odds?

Can't wait to see next week's Thor tie-in episode.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:36 AM   #1585
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Or, y'know, it was just numbered to give the impression of there being more than one. It's not like there really are 101 airborne divisions in the US Army, or really six SEAL teams. The units are numbered so as to not give away the real number of units available.
Sure, they could be doing a repeat of the old Soviet Navy trick of reassigning pennant numbers across their fleet every few years. And we know from US naval history that construction contracts get cancelled and so pennant numbers in that service already set aside have occasionally gone unused.

Given SHIELD as we've known it from its several comics incarnations, I'd be inclined to go with the latter situation as being more probable. But they still have a fleet of some size.
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Old November 13 2013, 07:06 AM   #1586
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All the moral ambiguity, SHIELD's shadowy nature, and talk of trusting the system reminded me a lot of some of the stuff we saw in the Winter Soldier trailer (SHIELD apparently building up a helicarrier fleet, "This isn't freedom. This is fear."). It really feels like the show is building up to an event that will play into The Winter Soldier somehow.
Ever since I saw the trailer for Winter Soldier I've been thinking the same thing while watching SHIELD. This episode highlights the problems within the organization even more. I imagine they'll deal with a lot of it in Winter Soldier, and I imagine we'll see more of this strife in the build up to that movie.

Also, could someone tell me the origin of Elizabeth Henstridge's IMDB photo? The other poster who pointed it out is right...wowza
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Old November 13 2013, 07:11 AM   #1587
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Also, could someone tell me the origin of Elizabeth Henstridge's IMDB photo? The other poster who pointed it out is right...wowza
It's credited to Sasha Gusov along with a couple others in the photo collection. Looks like portfolio work.
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Old November 13 2013, 01:13 PM   #1588
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Didn't they mention that the Bus had VTOL capability early on?
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Old November 13 2013, 01:59 PM   #1589
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Not as good as last week's episode.

Just a couple of concerns. The evasion of the border patrol, especially their dogs, was hard for me to believe. And, an organization like SHIELD tolerating, if not encouraging, that much overt insubordination strikes me as somewhat bizarre.

For now, I'm going to roll with it; I'm giving it a pass on these sorts of issues (at least for the time being), because it's a comic book spin-off. When it comes to spy organizations and infiltrating Russia, the standards in comic books for believability are generally somewhat looser, than, say, in John le Carré spy novels.

In terms of believability, I'd probably score this week's episode worse than a lot of James Bond films, even.

Still watching, though.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:18 PM   #1590
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It was good and I like mid-fight starts but I too liked last weeks episode better though it was nice seeing Fitz in a fight and keeping his cool (more or less, and when is he going to make an Iron Man like suit?).

And May isn't Skye's mother, right?
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