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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Sep 24, 2013.
And Jed & Maurissa are great in their own rights anyway.
I didn't realize that. That will make me less likely to stick with it if it doesn't improve over the next couple of episodes.
Probably more important than his brother, Jeffrey Bell is the other main showrunner. He spent a lot of time running Angel, worked on Alias, several other shows. He wrote the last episode of Angel, if you liked how that show ended.
In fact, Whedon is under strict orders from Marvel not to use the word "mutant" in SHIELD or the Marvel (Studios) movies.
The ratings for the pilot mean next to nothing... merely that the show was hyped to death before air so everybody was at least interested in watching.
Every social site (I include TCF) I'm involved in it seems lots people aren't really excited about the premiere. Kind of a "meh" reception. Maybe I'm just sensitive to it because I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan and want SHIELD to succeed.
Anyway, I suspect the ratings will go down at least a third for the second episode. Hopefully they'll hold steady after that.
Not a crazy prediction. Most new series drop 20-33% off their series premieres. Revolution dropped 20% in week 2 last year, and that was airing after the Voice.
He's still going to be executive producer, and he's not one of those guys that just puts his name on a show as EP without actually being involved to some extent. No, he won't be a day-to-day showrunner, that's what Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen are for, with help from Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell. Still, I would expect that he'll contribute quite a bit to the show.
There's also Jeph Loeb, who has an extremely long string of producing super hero/comic book works, both animated and live action.
Ok, fair enough. It does tend to be extremely slanted towards DC Comics stuff; virtually all the props and costumes that feature visible copyrighted comic book images are all DC Comics. I could be wrong, but I think every single comic book shirt that Sheldon has ever worn has been from DC.
Who is also Marvel's TV guy (that is, the Marvel executive in charge of TV development).
I've only recently started watching BBT (the last season), and I was thinking the same thing.
I did like the Flash shirt I saw him wear recently. (beakers) + (lightning bolts) = (Flash logo)
I just watched the SHIELD pilot. I did like it about as much as I thought I would, so I'm happy. I liked the touches of humor in it (spelling out SHIELD, injecting truth serum into the agent, busting the girl in her van). The season pass stays.
If they follow the usual pattern, we'll get a few villain/freak of the week stories with a few over arcing pieces dropped here and there while they develop the characters. Then just after the half way point or so they'll crank up the season arc and the show will get more serial in nature. The season finale will tie up most of the plot with a cliffhanger element or two. I would like to seem them throw a wrench into this pattern but I wouldn't be terribly surprised either way.
The Warner marketing department seized upon as a great opportunity to promote their products, especially since the producers started featuring a comic book store in the show.
And it worked well. People buying BBT stuff are really buying DC stuff (Flash, Green Lantern).
Union Station is used quite often...
Do they actually use Union Station, or do they have a large set somewhere that is a duplicate of it?
The times I've seen Union Station used it certainly seems to be the real deal; I've been there.
Actually, Ian Flemming created James Bond, which the original Shield and Nick Fury are inspired by. He also wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The original flying car in the SHIELD is an homage to Flemming's other work.