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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 9/24/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

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    Am I recalling correctly, or was there a Hank Pym (Ant Man/Giant Man) reference in the pilot? He had something to do with the Centipede project.
     
  2. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Yes, they definitely use the real deal, although it's made a little bit easier because there are a couple of areas not normally open to the public where a lot of filming takes place: one is a former ticket counter area, where parts of this episode were filmed; another is a former restaurant.

    The climax of this episode, though, was the first time I remember seeing the "new" part of the station being used extensively for filming.
     
  3. Unbeliever

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    I walk through Patsaouras Plaza foyer (where the climax was filmed) on a regular basis to get to the LAX Flyaway or to go from the Gold to the Red/Purple lies. You could see the busway through the glass doors in the background.

    Well, not quite Patsaouras plaza, since the plaza is the busway, but the foyer area of Union Station on the Plaza side.

    --Carlos V.
     
  4. Hunter Green

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    That's a really good point, and one that hadn't occurred to me.
     
  5. SullyND

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    That was the most suburban American kitchen I have ever seen in Europe.

    Besides that I thought it was pretty good. I'm a fan of Marvel, and like this genre for TV, but wasn't blown away. I'd give it a B/B+.
     
  6. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    I liked it a lot. Definitely the best comic book show I can remember seeing. I didn't much care for the Avengers movie. I liked this more - better energy and less overcrowded and rushed.
     
  7. mr.unnatural

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    I totally missed that dialog. I must have been distracted at the time.
     
  8. kettledrum

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    Hey, this is why I read these threads, to pick up on the dialogue that I missed or glossed over. :) Thanks!
     
  9. AeneaGames

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    What is a suburban American kitchen? It looked like a normal kitchen to me for the place it was in...
     
  10. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Plus, the fact that he's related to Jed (and Maurissa) means that they probably have more access to him...
     
  11. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    I dunno. If I'm a writer working for Joss, I'm answering any call from him.
     
  12. Azlen

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    But he may not be answering every call from you.
     
  13. mrdazzo7

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    Agreed, BUT... Whedon is usually in a position where he answer to Whedon and does what Whedon wants to do which, as we all know, is the best possible direction to go in for any show :) But this is a totally different animal. I don't know if there's better example of "too many cooks in the kitchen" as there are here. This is one of the biggest properties of all time and while I'm sure he has some pull after last year, he's part of a huge corporate machine on this one.

    I'm gonna keep it going for now because I love what the movies are doing, and I love anything connected to Whedon, but like some others, I just don't think it's gonna hold my interest if it's a "monster of the week" or "track down this mysterious object" of the week show... They're also in a tough spot because they exist in the same universe as the Avengers, so I feel like it can never really be THAT epic because if a threat was that big, the Avengers would handle it, lol.


    Anyway, I was doing other stuff when I watched the pilot, can someone explain Sky to me? Maybe I should re-watch the episode because she was a target, then it looked like she was SHIELD agent taking part in a ploy to test Ward...but then at the end Coulson's all "do you want to join SHIELD".

    Was she already recruited around the same time as Ward, and the whole Ward/Truth Serum thing was her test? She must have been connected with them before the events of the episode because she has clearance and she's walking around the plane like she works there. I guess I missed something because I wasn't following that whole thing. And does she actually work for Red Tide or whatever it's called, or was that part of their ruse?
     
  14. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Keep in mind that Joss' success with "The Avengers" has netted him a surprising amount of latitude. I've heard that he's basically been given a role that puts him more or less in creative control of anything Marvel on TV and movies. He's now been called in as script doctor for the new Thor movie, and I've heard that other Avengers related properties (Captain America, etc.) have to clear quite a bit through him.

    They were trying to recruit Skye. The whole truth serum was Coulson's way of getting her to believe that SHIELD isn't everything that she thought they were, by offering her full disclosure. And yes, she worked with Rising Tide before joining SHIELD.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    Right, he's basically the creative director of Marvel's media projects.

    He still has to work with others, but he's been working with those same others for years now (he used to write X-Men comics for some of the people who now run Marvel Entertainment), and he knows how to play the game.
     
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    LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Not sure if there is a more current thread for this show, couldn't find one with search, but my morning is made.

    I missed the episode last night, never would have thought it would have been back this soon after christmas as the rest of the shows I watch don't resume for at least an other two weeks.

    Got an email this morning that a new episode is now available to watch and I got all excited. Going to go watch it now, hehe
     
  17. Azlen

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    Looks like they found a spot for Amy on this show. Going to put the link in spoiler quotes as the link specifies the role.

     

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