Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Admiral_Young, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Reverend

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    So by that logic, if medical science advances to the point that it can successfully reanimate a corpse days, weeks, months or even years later then they were never *really* dead? Yeah, didn't think so.

    Indeed. Actually, isn't the literal meaning of the word "revive" something along the lines of "restore to life" or "to live again"? You can't restore something that ain't gone, no? ;)
     
  2. The Old Mixer

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    Not directed to any particular poster at this point, but the line going through my head is, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on an internet message board."
     
  3. Silvercrest

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    I'm starting to get flashbacks to "Young Frankenstein", "The Princess Bride", and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". All at the same time. Interesting montage.
     
  4. Captaindemotion

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    Hell, 24 had Tony Almeida die in Season 5 and have his 'death' explained away in Season 7. If I can take that in a 'real world' drama, I can cope with it in a continuity that features helicarriers, Tony Stark's technology and gamma rays turning you into a green monster.
     
  5. Turtletrekker

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    "...but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night."
     
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  6. Turtletrekker

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  8. DEWLine

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    This is at least going to be entertaining musically...
     
  9. Venardhi

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    Hopefully they make better use of him than Walking Dead has.
     
  10. Turtletrekker

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    According to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Facebook page, the show will premiere on Tuesday September 24th!
     
  11. Turtletrekker

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    Even as I type this, the pilot is being shown at SDCC. The first spoiler to hit the net is the brief cameo appearance by...

    ...Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.
     
  12. Tom Hendricks

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  13. Turtletrekker

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    The above spoiler with a pic. Also, at the link-- details on Coulson's survival.

    J. August Richards is playing... someone I've never heard of. Apparently, he is a very obscure character from the comics, who gains his powers by way of...

    ...the Extremis process from Iron Man 3.

    First review.


    CBR's slight-spoiler coverage.

    Newsarama's more spoilery coverage.

    Ron Glass!
     
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  14. JD

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  15. Christopher

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    ^Where does it say she's recurring? That link only says she's in the pilot.
     
  16. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I like how Turtletrekker's careful efforts to prevent careless disclosure of spoilers went up in smoke in the very next post :p
     
  17. Turtletrekker

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    I tried. :lol:

    She's not recurring... yet. But may appear again down the line.

    The Newsarama link four posts above said this, by way of the Hollywood Reporter...
     
  18. Christopher

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    Articles say lots of things are possible. Doesn't make it news.
     
  19. Dream

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    How is it a spoiler? Of COURSE she would be appearing, it's not like the actress is a huge movie star that refuses to do TV. I can see her joining SHIELD once HIMYM is over with.
     
  20. Mister Fandango

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    I can't say that I'm a big fan of most of Whedon's work (I'm one of those people who really disliked Firefly, for instance), but I really am looking forward to this show.