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Old September 27 2013, 07:33 AM   #196
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

I thought the first episode was VERY average.

Chloe Bennet as Skye was hot though. My weakness for attractive women will mean I will be watching the next couple of episodes. Hopefully it will improve massively in terms of writing in the upcoming weeks!
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Old September 27 2013, 08:34 AM   #197
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Actually in my mind the movies (and SHIELD itself, thanks to Jackson's presence and gravitas) were all a lot more grounded and serious than this TV series was. They all had their light and jokey moments of course, but not to the degree we see here, where the characters are all joking and making wisecracks every 5 seconds, and the tone is light and cutesy as hell-- almost to the point of being a cartoon.

I'm not asking for this to be another dark and gritty 24 or anything, but it would be nice if the show at least took itself a little more seriously.

I can see what you're saying and where you're coming from, but I disagree. I like it because it's light and fun and I think the light tone suits it quite well, though it's still too early to really know the feel of the show. For all we know, it could be light one episode, more serious in another, etc. Being an intro episode, they couldn't exactly jump into the deep end yet. I expect it become more serious as threats develop further on in the season.
And besides, a tv show is not like a movie. Just because the pilot is cartoony doesn't imply every other episode is going to be the same. I'm sure the show can get dark and gritty when there's a need for it.

Yeah, there you go. I attribute the pilot to be like the first 20 minutes of the Avengers where they're all getting acquainted, before things got serious. And if they do go with a story arc, it would most likely be framed similarly to the movies. I have a feeling that Extremis will be part of that. They were most likely just planting the seeds.
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Old September 27 2013, 09:52 AM   #198
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

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Simmons references "our journey into mystery." Ha-ha.
I noticed that, too. It was funny, but seemed a bit random since it was actually Strange Tales where SHIELD appeared. Or were there other similar references that I didn't hear?
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Old September 27 2013, 10:24 AM   #199
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You it just occurred to me, in Whedon's last two shows he made much more ambitious pilots which the network didn't get and monkeyed around with. Perhaps this time he's starting simple on purpose so he can pull a bait & switch down the road?
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Old September 27 2013, 11:56 AM   #200
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Nah.

This is the second pilot.

His first pilot made 1 and a half billion dollars.
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Old September 27 2013, 12:40 PM   #201
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Nah.

This is the second pilot.

His first pilot made 1 and a half billion dollars.
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Old September 27 2013, 03:40 PM   #202
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Simmons references "our journey into mystery." Ha-ha.
I noticed that, too. It was funny, but seemed a bit random since it was actually Strange Tales where SHIELD appeared. Or were there other similar references that I didn't hear?
I guess "strange tales" was harder to work into the dialogue!
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Old September 27 2013, 04:03 PM   #203
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Plus it's all one big connected universe now (except the parts they don't have the license for). Marvel has always been promiscuous in its cross-referencing, so why should this show be any different?
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Old September 27 2013, 04:13 PM   #204
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Synopsis for 1.04, "Eye-Spy"...

"Eye-Spy" - Agent Coulson and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team try to track down a mysterious woman who has single-handedly committed numerous high-stakes heists. But when the woman’s identity is revealed, a troubling secret stands to ruin Coulson, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Coulson's cellist?
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Old September 27 2013, 05:07 PM   #205
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Nah.

This is the second pilot.

His first pilot made 1 and a half billion dollars.
RDJ is in this thing?
Yep, just like Jeffery Hunter was in Star Trek.
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Old September 27 2013, 08:07 PM   #206
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Seen the pilot. It was ok, I guess.

The flying car thing at the end felt kinda silly. Like, "Eureka" silly. But then again, this is the universe in which Norse gods are real, so it's not really an issue.
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Old September 27 2013, 08:15 PM   #207
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The flying car thing at the end felt kinda silly. Like, "Eureka" silly. But then again, this is the universe in which Norse gods are real, so it's not really an issue.
It's also a universe where the same organization has a flying aircraft carrier, where a billionaire has an array of flying armor suits, and where that same billionaire's father was shown demonstrating a prototype flying (or at least hovering) car over 70 years in the past. If anything, what's implausible is that there aren't more flying cars in the MCU by this point.
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Old September 27 2013, 08:19 PM   #208
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The flying car thing at the end felt kinda silly. Like, "Eureka" silly. But then again, this is the universe in which Norse gods are real, so it's not really an issue.
It's also a universe where the same organization has a flying aircraft carrier, where a billionaire has an array of flying armor suits, and where that same billionaire's father was shown demonstrating a prototype flying (or at least hovering) car over 70 years in the past. If anything, what's implausible is that there aren't more flying cars in the MCU by this point.
This. Pretty much, yeah.
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Old September 27 2013, 08:30 PM   #209
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Just watched it - very flat with some quite wooden acting, average at best.
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Old September 27 2013, 09:01 PM   #210
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Seen the pilot. It was ok, I guess.

The flying car thing at the end felt kinda silly. Like, "Eureka" silly. But then again, this is the universe in which Norse gods are real, so it's not really an issue.
It's probably worth pointing out, in the MCU at least, Norse gods aren't "real" so much as they're just long-lived, near immortal alien whom ancient humans took to be gods. ("Any technology significantly advanced..." )

The flying car struck me as just "looking silly" since it looked, and played out, a lot like the ending of Back to the Future. But on thinking about it it fits in a universe with a flying aircraft carrier and a man in a flying mechanical suit powered by a electromagnet that generates near limitless amounts of energy.

It fits in an already pretty fantastical universe on thinking about it just that on first-blush it was a bit goofy.
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