Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Trekker4747, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Agent Richard07

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    This discussion reminds me of an exchange from a 1993 issue of Superman...

    Superboy: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
    Superman: J.M. Barrie. Peter Pan. How appropriate.
    Superboy: What are you talking about? Captain Kirk said that!
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    Wait, you mean Captain Kirk didn't invent "'tis a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before"? :)

    Seriously, when they remade The Wolf Man a few years ago, I remember hearing that some people accused it off ripping off Twilight!
     
  3. bbjegglebells

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    Well I for one am not claiming anyone ripped off of anyone.
     
  4. Christopher

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    I've actually seen sources attribute "Revenge is a dish best served cold" to The Wrath of Khan, rather than Les Liaisons Dangereuses or the various other prior sources for that saying. Seriously, why do so many people assume that nobody ever created anything before they were born?
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Absolutely. I think we're just talking about the general reaction to the flying car scene.

    And, of course, that whole gag at the end of the Back to Future is predicated on the fact that flying cars are a cliche of Golden Age sci-fi futurism . . . like jet-packs, food pills, and robot servants! :)
     
  6. Guy Gardener

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  7. Greg Cox

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    Says the fictional comic-book character! :)
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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  9. Greg Cox

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    And a glo-in-the-dark cover?
     
  10. Reverend

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    Another example is the "comparing scars" scene from 'Chasing Amy'. In the DVD commentary Kevin Smith notes that a number of fans asked if that scene was a reference to 'Lethal Weapon 3'. Apparently those guys hadn't seen 'Jaws'. ;)

    I blame Tarantino for that, even if it was probably meant as a joke. ;)

    To be fair though, who the hell looks up every quote and turn of phrase they come across to find out where it originated? It actually reminds me of something I read a while back about how many common turns of phrase are attributed to Shakespeare. Not the famous quotes or soliloquies, but simple things that most people would never guess like "be all and end all", "all of a sudden", "dashed to pieces", "good riddance". Really simple common stuff that we use all the time without most of us knowing why. IIRC the one they really caught me out was "the game is afoot". I'd just assumed it originated with Arthur Conan Doyle, apparently not.
     
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  11. Nick Ryder

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    Well I don't think this is from the FIRST time it was shown - but it's still from the classic Kirby era

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    And lest we forget... Howard Stark was working on a flying car back in Captain America...

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    So it's not exactly far fetched for the series - I was actually hoping those Acura SUVs they roll around in would fly too.
     
  12. RAMA

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    Pretty underwhelming show, but holding overall judgement to see if the threads tie together. This thing was feather light, disjointed and badly written. The characters are appealing enough, but not as SHIELD agents. Not believable.

    RAMA
     
  13. Green Lantern

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    Just watched the pilot. Absolutely hated it. Corny and slow going.
     
  14. The Old Building & Loan

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    ^^^So...did Jack Kirby invent the air bag...?
     
  15. Corran Horn

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    You mean you weren't thinking of a comic or movie you'd never seen made decades before you were born? :cool:

    I think there is a big difference between 'when I saw this I thought of Back to the Future' and 'they did this as an homage to Back to the Future'.
     
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  16. Christopher

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    I was thinking the same thing, except I assume Stan Lee plotted the scene. And we all know that Stan's an expert in hot air... ;)
     
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  18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Kirby came up with that. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Kirby came up with that whole sequence and all Lee did was the dialog.
     
  19. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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  20. bbjegglebells

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    Well, I never said it was a homage.


    I would have rather seen them do the armed style in the comic page Nick Ryder posted. Armed pivotal wheel-jets seems more realistic than stationary ones.

    ... Wait, Nick Fury is WHITE!?!


    ... kidding.