Spoilers What If...? discussion thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Evil Headhunter, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Wednesday Addams

    Wednesday Addams Princess of the Dark Arts Premium Member

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    I know I'm a little behind, but I wanted to comment on this because these are such great questions! The show may not have dealt with them, but well... you *are* a writer. :biggrin:

    I really love how you put this! :lol: Yeah, he's just like us. But bigger. And powerful. And immortal. :hugegrin:

    So sad. I'm glad we got this little last bit of Chadwick's wonderful's acting.

    I really enjoyed the last two episodes. My heart broke a little when Carter passed the pic of Steve on her way back home - and then
    the reveal that they found the armor!
    :luvlove:

    Also, while Chris Hemsworth needs to do as much comedy as humanly possible, my favorite line was Peggy: "Nothing good has ever followed the phrase 'Bernard in Accounting'".

    I understand the arguments about timelines and universes and such, but you all gave me headache! :lol:
     
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  2. DonIago

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    Just caught up myself.

    It was fun enough, but I share the concerns expressed by other posters that the plot was kind of straight up when the multiverse concept and the infinity stones really laid the groundwork for all kinds of crazy events. The latter I can at least rationalize as Ultron doesn't know/care enough about the stones, or just lacks the creativity to use them to their full potential.

    I had vague thoughts that we might be looking at an Endgame-style ending with different versions of the heroes and/or Ultron, but, as I said, what we got was something pretty by-the-numbers. Not bad, just...alright. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the somewhat deus ex machina ending either.

    I did enjoy Killmonger's sudden-yet-inevitable betrayal, even if it was entirely unsurprising in the broad strokes that he would do so. I wonder whether Uatu saw that coming, and whether he might have even hoped that Killmonger would, in the end, choose differently.
     
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  3. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Anyone got withdrawal symptoms already?
    When is Hawkeye due again?
     
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    LOL.. Yeah. I was just thinking that this morning. Most of my "must see" shows are done for the season now. Now that I'm through with Squid Game, What If, and Titans, I'm trying to figure out what to watch now.
     
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  6. Turtletrekker

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    I've been going with Leverage: Redemption.
     
  7. marillion

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    I'll take a look!
     
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  8. Evil Headhunter

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    Surprisingly, there's no new episode of Marvel: Assembled today even though it's a week after the finale. I hope they made an episode for this show and it was just pushed back so it wouldn't conflict with Black Widow's episode that's probably coming out on Friday. Although that explanation doesn't even make sense considering there's no reason they can't release two episodes in the same week on a streaming service.
     
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  9. Mr. Adventure

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    ^ So I'm not the only one that looked. Seems like it could be an entertaining one too.
     
  10. Evil Headhunter

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  11. Wednesday Addams

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    How is it?
     
  12. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    I'm enjoying it so far. The team isn't quite the same as in the original show, but they have the same dynamic and chemestry. I always loved a good caper. The show, both the original and the Revival, has always been chock-full of nerdy references to Star Trek and Doctor Who. In fact, the revival has a guest appearance from LeVar Burton...

    ...whose character didn't know what "TNG" stood for. :guffaw:
     
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  13. Christopher

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    And who loved recommending good books to children. (And you could say the plot had him going back to his career roots, but that would be stretching for a pun. But then, how else am I going to get my exercise?)

    The same episode pointed the camera at Noah Wyle's character while the rest of the team was scoffing at the idea of a heroic librarian. A later episode had Wyle's character impersonate a doctor, and I think a namesake of his E.R. character was paged when he first arrived at the hospital. So yeah, they enjoy their in-jokes.
     
  14. Wednesday Addams

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