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Amph Agents of SHIELD Discussion Thread (and Slingshot webseries)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How? She's a computer person they shorthand everything. It doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility for her to try to shorten Agent Coulson.
     
  2. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah but we already knew she was a computer geek and hacker. I just find it annoying and awkward.
     
  3. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So a computer geek and hacker isn't allowed to act like a computer geek and hacker? That doesn't make sense.
     
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  4. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Face and hair, though, Skye is all Dushku-lite.
     
  5. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    They can act as stereotypical as they want, doesn't mean I have to like it.
     
  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I still prefer Son of Coul.
     
  7. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So I take it you don't like a lot of people who act like themselves?

    Still don't see it.
     
  8. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Exactly, I dislike everyone and everything for remotely acting like themselves.
     
  9. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I hate everything and everyone equally.:)
     
  10. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay, good to know.
     
  11. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Fun episode.
     
  12. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I thought it was the best episode of the season so far. Very tightly written.
     
  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I have to agree- this was the best episode so far (last week's wasn't bad, but I wasn't as impressed with that one as most people seemed to be). Outside of a couple cringe lines it was a much more effective story with some nice spy stuff going on and an intriguing mystery.

    The lack of reaction to the red masks was a bit odd- though there was some reaction, it was a bit too subtle. I mean, I guess it was realistic to a point- I know if a group of red mask guys dressed the same walked around a NYC festival area, people would just assume they were another street art troupe or viral video thing being filmed- up until you're stuck on a subway car with them and kinda have to acknowledge them slightly, ha.

    Looks like the next episode will be tying advancing the 3rd Party blender subplot as well as Skye's infiltration. Whether or not that ties into the events of the episode is hard to say though.

    The (presumably) Chitauri formulas and the secret controller might be a separate subplot tying back to the device Ward recovered in Paris- it isn't necessarily connected to the 3rd Party.

    However, what is a bit weird is, if this effort is about retro-engineering Chitauri tech- why is it taking so long? And what is the big deal? It's been anywhere from 6 months to a year since the events of Item 47- SHIELD already has Chitauri-derived laser guns (not to mention Asgardian-derived weaponry that have had functional prototypes for 1-1.5 years).

    Now, granted, Item 47 doesn't give an exact timescale to it's end credits tech evolution cycle, but I don't think it's implied to be that long.

    Of course, with Agent MIB returning later this season, maybe the events of AOS will be expanding upon the tech evo credit sequence set within that timeframe.
     
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  14. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    Does no one else think it's a red herring?

    Either Coulson knows she's a spy and is playing along, or the 'traitor' is May or Ward. A bit too obvious to be Skye and for Coulson to act surprised after his conversation with Fury.
     
  15. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    If it's a red herring its of the former, not the latter
    given she was texting her Rising Tide buddies that she was 'in' in "0-8-4." So either Coulson's been playing along all along and was using her to get to the Rising Tide (which admittedly would reveal a darker side of Coulson than we've seen and add some deeper depth to his character that we haven't quite seen, even in the movies.), or there's another Jossesque twist coming that we're presumably not expecting.

    Not saying the traitor couldn't be another agent, but I sincerely don't think it's May, if only because A) the writers seem invested in holding onto her backstory and the mystery of why she decided to leave being a field agent in the first place and B) it seems like there's been an effort from episode one to establish that there's, if not friendship, then definitely a deep bond between Coulson and May, and lets face it, Coulson would not have gotten as far up as he did in SHIELD if he didn't have sound gut instincts, so I don't think, friend or not, he'd have let May anywhere near 'the Bus' if he thought she traitor.

    As for Ward... Joss usually pulls these kind of character twists on characters we've grown to care about (see: Dollhouse, Buffy, Angel), and quite frankly, nothing thus far has made me actually care or worry about what might happen to Ward if he was revealed a traitor. So at this point, unless next Tuesday proves me really really seriously wrong (and the actor who plays Ward has greater acting skills than we've seen thus far to play a villian), I doubt it's Ward either.

    Sorry for being so rambly.
     
  16. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm not saying any of them actually ARE a traitor, but framed? Definitely possible. Skye's reaction shots could easily be about thinking Ward had betrayed them. Afterall, there is some mystery in his back story. Same with May.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    We saw Coulson putting cuffs on Skye in the next time promo.
     
  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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  19. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    So would she basically be the US version of Billie Piper (actress attached to well known franchise with little known pop music past)? :p
     
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  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Also,
    May: Bus to short bus.
    Ward: Go for short bus.
    Coulson: Next time I'll decide what we call ourselves, ok.

    [face_laugh]
     
  21. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Got to watch episode four last night. Very enjoyable. Not as good as the third, but it gave me optimism for a number of reasons. First, it felt like the focus was the episode. I didn't feel like I was watching a commercial for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I liked this episode because it was enjoyable, not because I want to enjoy a Marvel TV show.

    Even better, the episode worked. Nothing seemed forced. The character interactions seemed relatively natural. The humor lines worked and didn't feel forced.
     
  22. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Just rewatched the first episode. I noticed the one guy has some very Spider like qualities when he climbing up to that lab. ;)
     
  23. Volderon

    Volderon Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm waiting for a few more episodes to come out then I'm doing a marathon watch. Sometimes I like to do that with shows, some binge watching.
     
  24. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    So... Grantland did an article on this today (somewhat middling-to-negative), but the more interesting thing was in the Facebook comments. There was an assertion made that Marvel/ABC owns all of their character rights for TELEVISION (as the movie rights are apparently on a different contract).

    If true... that's a pretty big potential game changer, no? Wolverine, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, etc. could all be used in the show? That doesn't SEEM right (especially with this last episode explicitly debunking ESP/telepathy, etc.) but that'd be a huge advantage...
     
  25. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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    It's been brought up before- I know disney has the animated tv rights.... not sure on live action (and I don't think it's been stated to the public how their deal is structured).