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Old 09-24-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 9/24/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

Seems like the writers are having fun making jokes about themselves. Loved the comment about trying too hard to spell out S.H.I.E.L.D. There were a couple other things like that which are slipping my mind right now.

The show looks promising.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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I liked it too. But Heroes keeps popping into my head.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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Will you join us for our Journey into Mystery?

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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So so. Doesn't feel like SHIELD.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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I liked it.

I'm in.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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I liked it well enough to keep the season pass.

Plenty of snappy funny dialog, gadgets and action. Not to mention beautiful people.

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"With Great power comes… a ton of weird crap that you are not prepared to deal with."
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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It didn't live up to the hype, but I enjoyed it enough to keep a season pass.

So who else thinks that Agent Coulson is a clone?
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #8
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It didn't live up to the hype, but I enjoyed it enough to keep a season pass.

So who else thinks that Agent Coulson is a clone?
I was prepared to type both sentences but you've saved me the trouble.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #9
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If this were the real Coulson the Collector, he would have kept the car absolutely stock and not tricked it out.

I'm also surprised they let them film at Union Station (that was the Patsaouras Plaza side). It's not an un-busy place.

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Old 09-25-2013, 12:40 AM   #10
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Very much a pilot episode. Lots of exposition, lots of time spent introducing the main characters, only a little bit of attention to a very slight plot-of-the-week that only served to show "this is the kind of thing you'll see in future weeks."

Definitely enough there to keep me watching. I like the very self-aware writing; the show knows that a comic book world is on the silly side and embraces that.

Only thing I kept thinking at the end: "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #11
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I was a tad disappointed that J. August Richards wasn't playing Luke Cage but I thought that the show was fun.

We'll see where this goes.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:40 AM   #12
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hot brunette..hot brunette...hot brunette ..guess hot blonde must be a power.

Hope they keep the dialogue style going and the series doesn't start going the 'lets make our voices low and raspy so we cab show we're serious' route.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:30 AM   #13
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I love Bleeding Cool's "Ten Thoughts" articles (originally "About Doctor Who," but they've been branching out).

"This is the superhero story that has its cake, eats it and then smears the frosting all over its breasts while singing showtunes from the eighties."

This Season on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Which reminds me of how hilarious Coulson was coming out of the shadows. "There's a bulb out."
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #14
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I thought it was ok and will probably continue to watch for awhile, but the back to the future scene was crazy. I almost cancelled my recording at that point.
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I kept thinking that the brunette computer hacker looked like Eliza Dushku, and wondered why Whedon didn't just hire her. Not complaining about the actress in the role, but Whedon often hires past actors/actresses he's worked with.
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So who else thinks that Agent Coulson is a clone?
"He can never know..."

Wasn't blown away by the pilot episode, but I liked it. I think it will grow on us.
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What happened at the very end? Last thing I saw, Coulson said "it means we only have 10 minutes...."

I thought it was OK overall. Not sure if I am a fan of bringing Extremis in as a story arc, I feel like we just had that story told.

The supernerds that are experts at everything including all forms of technology and biology was a little over the top for me.

Loved seeing Ron Glass. Awesome that Whedon got one of his alumni in the first ep
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There were a references to Figi, seems like it is the backstory they use when they grow a new clone of someone or something.

Were we supposed to recognize the name (in the Marvel universe) of the agent that was the pilot, or is that just a backstory that will unfold on-screen.
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Loved seeing Ron Glass. Awesome that Whedon got one of his alumni in the first ep
Two. J. August Richards was on "Angel," and Ron Glass was on "Firefly" and "Serenity."
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I kept thinking that the brunette computer hacker looked like Eliza Dushku, and wondered why Whedon didn't just hire her. Not complaining about the actress in the role, but Whedon often hires past actors/actresses he's worked with.
If Eliza Dushku were ten years younger and Asian and probably a lot cheaper...

For those who think Coulson is a clone, Google LMD.
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I kept thinking that the brunette computer hacker looked like Eliza Dushku, and wondered why Whedon didn't just hire her. Not complaining about the actress in the role, but Whedon often hires past actors/actresses he's worked with.
Maybe because he actually watched Dollhouse and saw what a limited range Dushku has.
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I enjoyed it very much. I will definitely follow it thru season one and hope for a season two.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:15 AM   #23
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Two. J. August Richards was on "Angel," and Ron Glass was on "Firefly" and "Serenity."
Duh of course. I even specifically recognized him from Angel, spaced on it when posting.

He was looking older than I expected, but that may have partly been the makeup to show the distress his body was in because of the "centipede"
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I kept thinking that the brunette computer hacker looked like Eliza Dushku, and wondered why Whedon didn't just hire her. Not complaining about the actress in the role, but Whedon often hires past actors/actresses he's worked with.
I thought she looked like Eliza too but the one thing I didn't want from this series was more of the Joss Whedon Welfare Project where he keeps employing the same people over and over. Oh, well. Looks like I'll just have to deal with it.

I wasn't a comic book guy when I was growing up so I don't know anything about S.H.I.E.L.D. I liked it and look forward to the next episode.

What's the back story on Melinda May? Is she supposed to be a badass? Feel free to spoilerize. Somebody is sure to complain.

I laughed when Skye was in her van, broadcasting how bad she was, then the door opens and it's the S.H.I.E.L.D. people. And that will be the last time I ever spell SHIELD with all the periods.
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What's the back story on Melinda May? Is she supposed to be a badass? Feel free to spoilerize. Somebody is sure to complain.
You know as much as we do. She's original to the TV show.
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They needed to call Dr. Impossible!

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The Goliath Serum's only cure was a gunshot through the head as well. :-)
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If Eliza Dushku were ten years younger and Asian and probably a lot cheaper...

For those who think Coulson is a clone, Google LMD.
There are probably a hundred different explanations they could use that would warrant the "He can never know" reference.

It'd be cool if they used the alien technology to heal Coulson, but because of that he becomes the Big Bad for the season. Or whatever the reason, I think Coulson would make a good Big Bad.
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Well it wasn't a gunshot so much as an "antidote delivery" right?
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Save the cheerleader, save the world?

So, not being versed in this mythology, are the agents good or bad? Does everyone in the organization have powers that will be revealed as we go along?
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