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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. Sep 25, 2013 #81 of 197
    dswallow

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    You think CBS will allow a show on their network to mention a show on ABC? :)
     
  2. Sep 25, 2013 #82 of 197
    LoadStar

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    Right. I think that BBT mostly references DC Comics properties, not Marvel.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2013 #83 of 197
    janry

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    We know Sheldon won't have good things to say about it. [/sarcasm]

    CBS couldn't possibly stop them from discussing it. It is too nerdy.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2013 #84 of 197
    TonyD79

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    Yes. That is what I was thinking of when the car took off. So, BTTF had a flying car in it. So did the Jetsons.

    This was honest to the original SHIELD. Doesn't matter if it was done in another movie since. It is part of the story, you do it.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2013 #85 of 197
    TonyD79

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    In other words, radio.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2013 #86 of 197
    gweempose

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    I chose to look at is as an homage, not a ripoff.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2013 #87 of 197
    gweempose

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    The one who was amazing on Dollhouse was the guy who played Victor. That dude was a fricken chameleon. I'm also a huge Amy Acker fan. Surely, Joss could have found a spot for one of them on this show ... :)

    Overall, I enjoyed the pilot. It didn't suck me in the way Firefly did, but it was a fun ride. Not digging the Wonder Twins at all. Love Ming Na's character! The Eliza Dushku chick is hot!
     
  8. Sep 25, 2013 #88 of 197
    JYoung

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    Acker was promoted to regular on Person of Interest this season so I'm going to guess her availability is limited.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2013 #89 of 197
    gweempose

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    I don't watch that show, but good for her!
     
  10. Sep 25, 2013 #90 of 197
    aepman

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    I enjoyed the episode. It was, perhaps, not as strong as I was hoping for, but still very enjoyable. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it will improve (though even if it doesn't, I'll still watch).
     
  11. Sep 25, 2013 #91 of 197
    squint

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    Felicia Day then.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2013 #92 of 197
    Azlen

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    Being a regular on a show on another network didn't prevent them from getting Cobie Smulders to appear in the pilot.
     
  13. Sep 25, 2013 #93 of 197
    Gunnyman

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    Dichen Lachman needs to be in this
     
  14. Sep 25, 2013 #94 of 197
    secondclaw

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    The dialogue made me smile - it really was the only reason I ever watch Whedon shows.
    Loved the response from Skye on the cosplay comment: What???! I would ... it was just one time.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2013 #95 of 197
    DreadPirateRob

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    But Cobie Smulders already has a well-established role in the Marvel/SHIELD universe, which I'm sure Marvel could leverage somewhat, especially since her show on that other network is ending. Acker does not.
     
  16. Sep 25, 2013 #96 of 197
    TonyD79

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    Plus she is planned on for the future Marvel movies.
     
  17. Sep 25, 2013 #97 of 197
    Azlen

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    That makes it more likely that ABC would want Cobie to appear in the show but it wouldn't have much bearing on CBS letting her appear on another network. Where her leverage with CBS existed is that they needed the cast to sign another contract for the final season of HIMYM and she probably stipulated that she wouldn't reup without the ability to guest star on SHIELD.
     
  18. Sep 25, 2013 #98 of 197
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And this way they didn't have to pay Samuel L. Jackson. ;)
    I doubt CBS had any ability to stop her, as long as her SHIELD work didn't interfere with her HIMYM work. And since her appearance here could easily have been shot on a Sunday morning, I doubt there was ever an issue.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2013 #99 of 197
    gweempose

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    I'd love to see Cobie join the cast permanently once HIMYM is over. She's pretty smokin' in that SHIELD uniform!
     
  20. JYoung

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    I said limited availability as opposed to no availability.

    While we don't know how often Smulders will appear in SHIELD (or if she has any scenes for the rest of the season), logistically, it's probably a lot easier for her to slip away for a morning or afternoon from a 30 minute show shot on the Fox lot over to (I'm guessing) the Disney Studios in Burbank then it would be for Acker to have a long enough break to fly in from New York where the 60 minute Person of Interest is shot.
     

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