Amph Agents of SHIELD Discussion Thread

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

  1. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    It is funny because Peterson was based off of another (very obscure) Marvel character altogether.
  2. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I think they merely share a name accidentally.
  3. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Was there an episode last night?


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  4. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    There won't be an episode until next Tuesday.
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  5. pronker Force Ghost

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    Comcast in the big fat middle part of CA is running "The Hub" post-State of the Union, for those who wish a rerun.
  6. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Nice Emil Blonsky reference there. And lol at Ward and Coulson trying to figure out the holographic projector.
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  7. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I'm still in "holy ****" mode and will need to rewatch tonight's episode from my DVR.
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  8. Havac Former Moderator

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    Is it just me, or was this show finally kind of . . . good?
  9. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    They just needed to find their footing.
  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Once Joss reverted to form and started killing or nearly killing characters... yep.
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  11. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    It's not just you. I gave up on it for a little while, in fact there are still a couple of episodes I need to catch up with on Hulu.

    I had high hopes for this show when it was announced and am glad to see a return of some sorts.
  12. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    So... is Coulson going to be forced to ask SHIELD to send Skye to Tahiti like him now?
  13. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Was Stan's line to Coulson intentionally meta?

    "As for you. Now is your chance to do better. Why don't ya see that ya take it!"

    Loved the holo table bit too. And some amusement at the use of Robocop cop ads in the commercial break.

    And now we know where the Abomination's cage is. Any potentially notable MU connections in Alaska?
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  14. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Was that Stan the same one from Iron Man 1?
  15. AstroFan428 Force Ghost

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    What's with the damn schedule of this show? They just came back tonight, but the preview said March 4th for the next one. That's crap.
  16. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Wow.


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  17. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    I liked the structure of this episode, seeing all the different POVs. And the holo table bit was hilarious. I actually felt a little bad for MarySkye, too.

    And no new episode til March 4?! WTHeck! Are they afraid of competing with the Olympics?
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  18. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Between this episode and All Hail the King it has been a very good day for the MCU.


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  19. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Olympics, primarily.
  20. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    I understand the rationale, especially since ABC is one of the main american channels... but they certainly left us hanging on a very big cliff there, didn't they?

    Lauré :)
  21. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    So we waited a week to get into sweeps, and that episode was maybe the second after the mid-season finale, and now we wait until March because of the Olympics.

    I hate TV scheduling.

    My one thought - the show has actually been good these past two episodes, but my question is why the hell it took more than half the season.
  22. Yodaminch Chosen One

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    Just like the previous episode, this show has started to move things along a bit more and better utilize the team. I really enjoyed Ward and Coulson trying to use the holoprojector table. And May continues to be the badass agent. Fitz in particular seems to have matured nicely and is more willing to stick his neck out for missions. Simmons was pretty funny with the backstory (and Stan's cameo was quite amusing because of that). Skye got much better last episode and this episode also worked because the situation made more sense in comparison to "Magical Place". That said, I was a bit disappointed that they left it with her in the chamber near death. Given what we've learned about her, I was hoping whatever abilities she has would be hinted out before the end of tonight's episode.

    The Deathlok thing was well done but would have been much better as a surprise. I hate that Marvel consistently jumps the gun and allows the news outlets to spoil everyone about certain things. Knowing that Mike was becoming Deathlok pretty much ruined any cool suspense. Hopefully they don't do this to us when it comes to the identity of the Clairvoyant. I'd like to actually find out on the show without having to avoid every entertainment website online.
  23. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I think they announced Mike was Deathlok because they wanted press that wasn't "Agents of SHIELD is still very mediocre." The number of times I saw the quote that "[this was] an origin story, you just didn't know for who" got pretty irritating. It was painful spin that tried to paint everything that came before as "all going according to our grand plan," and it'd be easier to swallow if Mike had had any meaningful appearances beyond showing up to get exploded. TL;DR, I think they saw an opportunity and jumped on it, I don't think it's carefully mapped out - and that's fine.
  24. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    With Deathlok and Sif showing up I think the show is adding 'heroes' and other supers to appear just to appease all the people who thought Agents of SHIELD meant 'but really super heroes saving the day' instead of actually being about agents of SHIELD
  25. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I disagree- they've obviously had a plan. It's not about not having a plan but rather how slow of a burn they took in revealing it. Did you really not think Peterson wouldn't be returning this season?

    On paper, their plan seems very logical and not all that dissimilar to the seasonal structure of other shows' first season:

    -Introduce a character in pilot that you want to be a major recurring character by season's end
    -Follow with a series of stand-alone episodes as we get to better know our main cast, but with seeds leading to the later mythology
    -Bring character from pilot back during mid-season finale 2-parter.
    -Turn recurring character into villain as we approach the back end of the season/season finale
    -Good guys vs Bad Guys showdown.

    It's just the execution is what threw people off, and so they're adjusting the pacing they've been doing while advertising this very publicly (thus spoiling the Stan cameo, Deathlok, etc).

    The State of the Union was another delaying factor for this month. Had the show aired on a night of the week other than Tuesday, tonight's episode probably would have aired last week.

    Another possibility is that, after tonight, I believe we are in the "back nine" that Marvel has been hyping up and, perhaps, those back nine are more serialistic in structure and, thus, would work better shown uninterrupted. That also helps nudge the season finale into May sweeps as well.
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