Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

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

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Location:
    I said out, dammit!
    Hm. Maybe that Winter Soldier scene was meant to place us in continuity... meaning that this episode of SHIELD took place right before that scene in the movie. Clever, if so.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    ^Yup. As I said, the bit about Sitwell being called to the Triskelion, as well as the line about Fury being back on the grid, also serve to position the episode relative to the movie.

    I usually wait a couple of weeks to see a new movie so the theaters won't be as crowded, but this time I feel I ought to see CA:TWS before next week's AoS episode. Which I'm sure is what they wanted.
     
  3. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Gene's office
    Perhaps. But even if psychic powers don't literally exist, the 13 individuals might nevertheless prove useful in some capacity.
     
  4. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    1123 6536 5321
    Yeah, to any fans of Agents of Shield, I'd recommend you see The Winter Soldier ASAP
     
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Location:
    I said out, dammit!
    I always wait for DVD, so I'll just have to muddle along.
     
  6. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Location:
    Ulster
    Yup, the cinemas really aren't that crowded at at the moment so everyone should be able to get a seat this weekend for it.
     
  7. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    I'll have to wait until after the weekend, but I'll most likely get to see it on Monday.
     
  8. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    1123 6536 5321
    Out of interest is that just because you don't like going to the cinema?

    As I see people say this a lot. I don't know what the prices are like in the US, but here in the UK a cinema ticket costs me less than buying a brand new DVD/Blu-ray. So doing that would actually cost you more. And also then if you don't actually like the movie, you're stuck with a physical DVD you'll never really want to watch again.

    Unless your local cinema is really expensive. My average price is about £7-8. A brand new DVD is generally £9.99, a Blu-ray around £12.99-14.99
     
  9. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Location:
    Ulster
    Our local omniplex is £4.50 ($6.80) for a single adult ticket, £5ish for a 3D movie.
     
  10. Enterprise1701

    Enterprise1701 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Location:
    Sol III, Sector 001, 2016 C.E.
    What do y'all suppose is the deal with Hand? Is she maybe
    an agent of HYDRA like Alexander Pierce?
     
  11. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Location:
    Dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
    I'm thinking so, especially since she left with Sitwell who was also one.
     
  12. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    I suppose the deal is she's a good guy. Has been since the start.
     
  13. kitik

    kitik Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    The prison wasn't closed, was it? I thought they showed a cup of coffee sitting on the counter, still steaming.

    The impression I got was that Fury was in a car chase at the exact same time the plane was being rerouted by Hand.

    That may not necessarily be the case though.
     
  14. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Location:
    I-L
    yeah, I took it to be a way to drop a time-anchor for the events of the show vs. the film.

    If not, it's pretty confusing.
     
  15. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 24, 2013
    Location:
    Right here buddy.
    Personally, I want Hand to be the bad guy (well, gal), what could the team do against her? It would be thrilling to see.
     
  16. kitik

    kitik Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    well Ward could just shoot her in the head the next time she says anything mean about Skye
     
  17. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 24, 2013
    Location:
    Right here buddy.
    That was shocking that Ward shot him (and I doubt it will be easily forgivable) but Ward has the rest of Shield standing in his way.
     
  18. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    I think the question is whether he did it under orders or not. The implication seems to be that he did.
     
  19. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Location:
    I said out, dammit!
    Exactly right. I came to really hate the experience of being sardined in with a couple hundred rude people. I really can't recall ever going to the movies and not being annoyed with someone on some level from a mere facepalm to wanting to use a flamethrower on their whole family.

    I grant that the price is a problem. DVDs at less than $20 were comparable in price to an evening for two at the movies, if you factor in popcorn and soda. A $32 BD is pushing that envelope for sure. But I honestly think the convenience of being home and not dealing with other human beings is worth it. :)

    And yeah, it's true, we have a lot of movies we'll never watch again. Another trade-off I guess.
     
  20. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    It still might not be a bad idea to make an exception this time, though, if you're watching AoS. Maybe a matinee showing, so it's cheaper and less likely to be crowded.