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Ah, I see. Thanks. I'll probably pick up the show when it hits the digital market, but that's the one thing I wanted to know right away. I knew they weren't killing him for real when I saw the movie.
Saw the premiere last night. Really enjoyed it. I'll be following the show for sure, although I hope future episodes keep the momentum of the pilot.
Random quote (changes once in a while)
"I have sacrificed much to achieve peace. So too must a new generation sacrifice to maintain that peace. Responsibility! Duty! Honour! These are not mere virtues to which we must aspire! They are essential to every soldier, to every king!"
- Odin, Thor
I thought this was a pretty solid start to the series. It was good but not great, but it definitely has enough to build on to become a strong show. I like the characters and each one seems to have a past worth exploring. Even Coulson, who we've known from the movies. I'm a little disappointed with their choice to go with a "freak of the weak" for the first show but I like how it connected back to the Extremis story in Iron Man 3.
Overall I can't wait to see where they go from here and I hope it only gets better.
So is anybody going to speculate on a possible hidden meaning in Coulson's return from the dead and his continual description of Tahiti as "magical"?
Never read it. I saw Lola as Coulson's fanboy affection for the Doc Brown DeLorean of Back to the Future, particularly since Lola's wheels turned horizontally in the identical manner. Did Marvel get it from BttF, or did BttF get it from Marvel?Lola is revealed to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. Flying Car like in the comics. Howard Stark demonstrated the likely prototype at the World's Fair in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Back to the Future got it from marvel, (the s.h.i.e.l.d. flying car was introduced in Strange Tales #159, August 1967 and BttF was in 1985
"Despite all logic, my feelings for you short-lived, small-brained, foolish idiots are sufficient that I have chosen to spend my life among you, instead of on my own world where my intellect would be suitable honored... because you truly are my friends.
(Legion of Super Heroes, Vol 6, Issue 11, May 2011)
Marvel came up with it first (though flying cars have been around in science fiction forever). The SHIELD flying cars are probably a product of the Jim Steranko years back in the late 60s/early 70's. Jim Steranko actually posted his stern but fair review of the show just a couple nights ago. That article has a small bio of Steranko, if you're interested.Originally Posted by The Old Maid
Conquer America for the good of the nation!!
Considering that Ear Loeb is involved with this show, you'd think he'd know better than to ignore the theory that Wonderfly referenced, which I also was thinking of, to tell you the truth. Loeb & Quesadilla as EP's on this show spells trouble, considering those two have already screwed up the cartoons.........!
Had to watch this On Demand a week late, since it's still baseball season, and I'll be looking for this week's ep OD as well. I have a review up on my blog (not my TZ blog, mind you), in case anyone wants to check out The Land of Whatever.
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