Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

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

  1. DEWLine

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    And within those parameters as theorized, anything SLJ ad-libbed could be mined for plot gems later on?
     
  2. DEWLine

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    Indeed not.

    I fully expect there to be other teams like this one, but without the special attention given because of Coulson's role. Some will be mobile, others specific to regional offices.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    Multiple Buses?

    Generalists vs. Specialists.

    This is a general team for general problems.

    Although considering half the team are "technicians" maybe they are the "science" specialists?
     
  4. Shawnster

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    It's a magical place.

    And, seriously, nobody here Has ever busted on someone, be it a friend or subordinate, for fun or in jest?
     
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    Maybe... multiple Coulsons? :eek:
     
  7. stj

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    The pointlessness of the conflict meant unification in the face of a common enemy means little, or nothing. Nerd, Nerdette, Squarejaw still have no personalities. Skye is so determinedly anti-intellectual, you can't make me believe she could be supreme computer whiz no matter how many times the characters tell each other about that. Coulson's movie persona is faithfully replicated but one good character does not a series make (suffer through all season of Fringe if you don't believe me!)

    There's a faint hint of something genuinely interesting in a different point re politics from Skye. In which case, you better hope that there's no Firefly influence, since that series bungled its politics, by any standard. The series is decidedly mediocre, just like The Avengers movie, but can't have the big screen spectacle. I certainly will never again bother to watch live.
     
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  9. Christopher

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    Hmm, if the show did change the name, I wonder whether they'd bother to explain it or just pretend it was that way all along. That's happened a couple of times in the past. In The Six Million Dollar Man's second season, Monte Markham played the original bionic man Barney Miller, but then the sitcom named Barney Miller debuted soon thereafter, so when Markham's character returned, he was named Barney Hiller and the show just pretended he always had been. And then there's Ralph Hinkley, lead character of The Greatest American Hero. When John Hinckley, Jr. shot President Reagan, Ralph abruptly became Ralph Henley for a few months, then just Ralph or "Mr. H," before eventually going back to Hinkley.

    Well, shows have more continuity these days, and more fans aggressively jumping on inconsistencies. So either they'd change the name and hang a lampshade on it ("Yeah, there was another group using that name and we were tired of getting their mail") or they'd redub the episodes and change the graphics for reruns/DVDs.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    In the 70s Doctor Who worked with/for the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce on a weekly basis... U.N.I.T. for short.

    After the show came back in 2005, the UN decide that it wanted to distance itself from a dinky little children's drama that portrayed them as a bunch of trigger happy cowboys mowing down aliens with abandon.

    UN.I.T. "United Intelligence Taskforce"

    It took over thirty years for the World Wildlife Fund to notice the World Wrestling Federation.
     
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  11. Mr. Adventure

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    ^^ I still find it funny that the UN went after one of the few properties that treat them as a relevant effective organization.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    What happened to the Silurians was ethnic cleansing, possibly a genocide and the only reason it wasn't a war crime is because the Silurians just signed a peace accord minutes before the Brigadier rained hell on them.
     
  13. DEWLine

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    Funny, if a little sad.

    At any rate, it wouldn't surprise me that this is why Fury's bosses are credited as the "World Security Council" in Avengers.
     
  14. Trekker4747

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    Wasn't there something similar with the WWF?

    And I know my uncle was none to happy with his genealogical status and a certain 60's spy show.
     
  15. Scroogourner

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    Post 650?
     
  16. Trekker4747

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    Pretty sure that wasn't there when I made my post.
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    That's right.

    I snuck up behind you and pulled you underpants right over your ears.
     
  18. ATimson

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    Your post came 52 minutes later. I'm pretty sure it was. ;)
     
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    It's Whedon, so it'll just change on a whim. He's done it before with the Firefly intro.