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Old September 27 2013, 09:06 PM   #211
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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..." )
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Old September 27 2013, 09:36 PM   #212
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I think I underrated the pilot. Top notch fight scenes, some very good twists, and the acting wasn't as wooden on second viewing. The speech about it not being enough to be a man in these trying times had me cringing a bit, yeah, but that's forgivable.

Question: are people aware of mutants and Spider-man in this tv show's world?
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Old September 27 2013, 09:40 PM   #213
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Question: are people aware of mutants and Spider-man in this tv show's world?
No, because Fox holds the rights to X-Men, and Spidey is still Sony's.
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Old September 27 2013, 09:50 PM   #214
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Of course people in the show's universe are aware of the X-men and Spider-Man... from comic books, cartoons and movies.
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Old September 27 2013, 10:07 PM   #215
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Old September 28 2013, 12:07 AM   #216
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First clip from "0-8-4". It would seem that Skye will officially be a consultant, like Stark, not a SHIELD agent.

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Old September 28 2013, 12:14 AM   #217
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Well, it was O.K. but not great. Good enough to keep me watching, but not really, er, 'Whedon'-ish for me. I expected a little more wit.

It was all shiny and zippy, but the plot was predictable, the cast so-so and the CGI dodgy in places.

It should improve as it goes on. I hope.
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Old September 28 2013, 12:56 AM   #218
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Watching that clip, I can't help but wonder once again where the rest of SHIELD went. Isn't chasing down new superpowered threats something that you'd want the entire organization in on-- or at least more than the five people we see here?

Is everyone else just waiting on standby until the next alien invasion or something? Somehow it just seems like an awfully small team for the mission they're undertaking.
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Old September 28 2013, 01:00 AM   #219
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Maybe Coulson and his group is just one of many teams that are out chasing down super powered folk.
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Probably, there's more than one such field investigation team out there in the world.
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Old September 28 2013, 01:03 AM   #221
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Trekker4747: I'll say it again: loving the idea of "Classic" Asgard being depicted as a variant on the Alderson Disc concept.
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Aldo: You and I are in agreement on that point.

Also, I suspect regional field offices have their own dedicated investigation units.
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Old September 28 2013, 01:28 AM   #223
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You know you can edit your posts to add more, right?
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Watching that clip, I can't help but wonder once again where the rest of SHIELD went. Isn't chasing down new superpowered threats something that you'd want the entire organization in on-- or at least more than the five people we see here?

Is everyone else just waiting on standby until the next alien invasion or something? Somehow it just seems like an awfully small team for the mission they're undertaking.
On the other hand, past history with superhumans has shown that they don't always respond well to the hard sell, or to a military organization charging in to surround them. That could get people hurt. Maybe the idea is that a softer sell, approaching them with a smaller team, would be less threatening, less likely to provoke conflict.
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