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Old October 29 2013, 04:12 AM   #1276
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

Geoff drew a line between Nationality and Race that seems plausible despite some messy overlap, otherwise why would he call the rest of the team European in stead of European American?

Fitz and Simmons are probably predisposed to murder anyone who calls them European.
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Old October 29 2013, 04:43 AM   #1277
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I think people are reading too much into Skye's blouse button.

The cast is somewhat diverse, but it could be more diverse. Maybe they'll add a token black, Hispanic, or LGBT character in Season 2.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:16 AM   #1278
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Geoff drew a line between Nationality and Race that seems plausible despite some messy overlap, otherwise why would he call the rest of the team European in stead of European American?

Fitz and Simmons are probably predisposed to murder anyone who calls them European.
Guy is correct. Five of the team's members have European ancestry and two have Asian. None, as far as I know, can trace their "racial" origins to the Americas. Since I'm unsure of the national origins of May, Ward, Sky and Coulson, I listed them as North American to cover the US and Canada.

Fitz might want to kill me for calling him a Brit.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:19 AM   #1279
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I think people are reading too much into Skye's blouse button.
Oh, I admit I probably got carried away. I'm a Star Trek fan.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:11 AM   #1280
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Fitz might want to kill me for calling him a Brit.
Why? It's not like you called him English.
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Old October 29 2013, 08:06 AM   #1281
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I don't think the problem is so much that they're all especially good looking (they are, with the exception perhaps of Clark Gregg who is intentionally average looking), but that they're all running around with perfect hair and makeup. I can only assume it is an intentional stylistic choice to enhance that live-action comic book feel. It is occasionally distracting, but only just.
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Old October 29 2013, 02:27 PM   #1282
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Fitz might want to kill me for calling him a Brit.
Why? It's not like you called him English.
Then there would be no doubt.
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Old October 29 2013, 02:27 PM   #1283
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Anyone else surprised the non-villain in "Eye Spy" didn't off herself? I mean, I'm in favor of being alive and all, but if everything I saw was being monitored and some sinister organization was ordering me to hurt people, I'd probably, uh, take corrective action, ifya'llknowwhatImean.

I was also a bit unclear as to why she was in danger once she got aboard the plane. Surely their holding room at a minimum (where Coulson questioned her) is/can be completely impervious to outside wireless signals? So they could have conducted the operation in there, with no time limit pressure.

Still, nitpicks are nitpicks.
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Old October 29 2013, 02:53 PM   #1284
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I was also a bit unclear as to why she was in danger once she got aboard the plane. Surely their holding room at a minimum (where Coulson questioned her) is/can be completely impervious to outside wireless signals? So they could have conducted the operation in there, with no time limit pressure.
But the technology in the bionic eye was years ahead of the state of the art. They couldn't assume that it didn't include some way to penetrate their shielding. After all, it was able to work down in the subway tunnels.
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No new episode tomorrow, likely because of The World Series.
Day off in the Series, so don't blame baseball.
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Old October 29 2013, 04:11 PM   #1286
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Good point about the subway tunnels in Stockholm. Until recently, wi-fi/cell phone signals were not getting into the subway tunnels in Toronto either. In that instance, they've had to start retrofitting infrastructure for that into the TTC system.

Wondering where the "Eyeball of Death" people got their tech again...
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Old October 29 2013, 06:38 PM   #1287
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These ratings drop-offs are what you get when you have a show that is considered to be 'a starring vehicle for Clark Gregg'. Of course, it doesn't even feature much about the Coulson character, really, besides the 'we know he died and something happened and even he doesn't know but we're stringing it along' take.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:48 PM   #1288
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No new episode tomorrow, likely because of The World Series.
Day off in the Series, so don't blame baseball.
According to ABC's website, they're re-airing the pilot. I'm curious as to why this is. Maybe most things are re-runs or preempted for baseball this week, so they wanted consistency. Alternatively, maybe this was planned before they knew what the baseball schedule was.
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Old October 29 2013, 10:09 PM   #1289
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Yes, Nerdette is supposed to be a fool. The real purpose of the scene of course is to emphasize that Skye was cheating on her SO, Squarejaw. (Yes, I know it's supposed to be Supervising Officer, but that's actually Coulson, so skip the pretend, pleace.) Since the SO relationship hasn't been consummated yet, Skye can be forgiven, after requisite humiliation and begging on her part. I've only seen some Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible, so I've never seen the slightest reason to think Whedon is a feminist.
Oh you might try his complete works.

Buffy.. title character is a teenage girl gifted with more or less superpowers to fight evil (and all other females on the show have some awesome talent in one way or the other)

Firefly.. gifted girl gets abducted, experimented on and occasionally kicks tremendous ass (in the Firefly movie she is shown to clear an entire room full off insane psychopaths)

Dollhouse.. main female character kicks all kinds of ass

Whedon is known for his strong female cast.. you won't find much "damsel in distress" type characters in his shows unless they need to be rescued by another woman

However be very afraid if you start to root for a couple that's become a fan favorite and took forever to get together.. i shudder to think what would happen to either Kaylee or Simon in Firefly if the show would have gotten a normal run

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I don't think the problem is so much that they're all especially good looking (they are, with the exception perhaps of Clark Gregg who is intentionally average looking), but that they're all running around with perfect hair and makeup. I can only assume it is an intentional stylistic choice to enhance that live-action comic book feel. It is occasionally distracting, but only just.
No... that's mainstream TV production targeted at a younger audience nowadays. It's the result of extensive marketing research and studio meddling which says you can't have young average looking people on the show because you might get people bored or become uninterested (never mind that Hiro from Heroes was anything but attractive but was a fan favorite because of the actor and the character he played, just one example).

Why they seem to think so is beyond me.. i just recently watched part of the pilot of "The Tomorrow People" and it was especially noticeable there.. nobody of the main people i saw for about 20 minutes of the episode would be called even mediocre looking.. all hunks and pretty girls, every last one of them. I turned off the episode.

It's also one of my main gripes initially of the show how ridiculously attractive some of them are, especially hacker girl who looked like she jumped off a catwalk to do some hacking in her van.
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Old October 29 2013, 10:20 PM   #1290
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