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Old 09-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #181
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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.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #182
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Do they actually use Union Station, or do they have a large set somewhere that is a duplicate of it?
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.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #183
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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.

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:39 AM   #184
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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.
That's a really good point, and one that hadn't occurred to me.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #185
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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+.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #186
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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.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #187
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I guess I figured the opening, with the meeting on the city-sized flying headquarters where the boss says she's setting up a small, compartmentalized team would have covered that...
I totally missed that dialog. I must have been distracted at the time.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #188
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We all know it's part of a larger organization. However, anyone not familar with the comics or hasn't seen The Avengers movie may get a different impression. I realize it's just the first episode and no doubt the storyline will spill over to the rest of the organization. It just seemed like the first episode was severely compartmentalized and some folks might not realize that.
I guess I figured the opening, with the meeting on the city-sized flying headquarters where the boss says she's setting up a small, compartmentalized team would have covered that...
Hey, this is why I read these threads, to pick up on the dialogue that I missed or glossed over. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #189
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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+.
What is a suburban American kitchen? It looked like a normal kitchen to me for the place it was in...
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #190
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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.
Plus, the fact that he's related to Jed (and Maurissa) means that they probably have more access to him...
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #191
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Plus, the fact that he's related to Jed (and Maurissa) means that they probably have more access to him...
I dunno. If I'm a writer working for Joss, I'm answering any call from him.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #192
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I dunno. If I'm a writer working for Joss, I'm answering any call from him.
But he may not be answering every call from you.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #193
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If there is one thing we know about Joss Whedon, it's that his shows always have compelling story arcs. This is one thing I'm not worried about at all.
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?
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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.
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.

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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?
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.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #195
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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.
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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Old 01-08-2014, 08:00 AM   #196
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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
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #197
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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 ... !

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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