Nov 14, 2014
The @LegendsOfShield (Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Agents Lauren, Haley and Stargate Pioneer enjoy the podcasts' 50th episode as they break down the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode The Writing On The Wall! They also run down the week in Marvel news and comment on all the awesome Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. feedback.
The crew discuss the great BuzzFeed article forwarded to us by Jay on twitter titled “17 Perfect Marvel Headcanons That Will Give You All The Feels” including “The one where the ladies of S.H.I.E.L.D. run the world” (http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/perfect-marvel-headcanons). The hosts don't forget (Thanks to GallifreyPublicRadio.com) that The Doctor does indeed have a device that can download comics from the future and that we all both wants it and are a bit scared of all the content we’d have to “catch up” to. And how we’d all use the TARDIS to go jump through time to catch all the great upcoming movies not on opening weekend and how Biff Tannen wasn’t all that wrong in Back To The Future. Also, how we’d use the TARDIS to raid recent shipwrecks for their precious metals without getting in trouble with the law.
The hosts join listener Starsaber and iO9 in speculating on the future of Joss Whedon in Marvel or DC following Avengers 2 (http://io9.com/what-happens-to-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-when-joss-1656990975). And we discuss Jay’s top 5 Marvel character list:
Nov 9 at 5:34 PM
Took me a little while to put them in the right order, but here they are.
2. Spiderman (Ben Reilly)
3. Spiderman (Miles Morales)
4. Spiderman 2099
5. Kane (failed Spiderman clone, later stabilized and is now Scarlet Spider)
Ok, I'm kidding....kinda.
For real now.
1. Spiderman (Peter Parker, though my favorite costume is the Ben Reilly version from the Sensational Spider-Man title.)
3. Venom (Eddie Brock)
All three hosts are revving to see Big Hero 6. If you’ve seen it drop us a line and tell the hosts what you thought of it! Also, the hosts discuss L+7 ratings (including the latest 3.0+ point jump from L+Same Day ratings) and what they might mean in the future for advertising and product placement in the television shows we love to watch in the future.
Haley’s not-seen movie list now includes: Showgirls, Top Gun, Skyfall, Magic Mike, Starman, Highlander and Much Ado About Nothing.
The crew discuss The Fantastic Four Movie, the new Victor Domashev (Dr. Doom) and why all the hosts really would like at least The Fantastic Four villains back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Skrulls, Galactus, Silver Surfer).
Of course there’s science in this episode as Stargate Pioneer brings forth a DARPA article on possible future Helicarriers (to be powers by nuclear power plants and flown over enemy territory via Haley) and Wired.com’s latest article on why no one can lift Thor’s hammer (spoiler: Gravitrons).
There seems to be a hiccup in how YouTube is counting views for the new Avengers 2 trailer that was released with additional footage. If anyone knows exactly how the YouTube counts views (especially with a replaced file) please let us know!
Haley and Lauren shower Stargate Pioneer with their knowledge of Attilan and how StarPi’s son Sandrock Kai teased his Dad about crossing the DC-Marvel streams.
This episode had a plethora of great lines and quotes including an homage by Skye to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and how much of an Epic Fail Coulson’s 0-8-4 reveal was to Skye.
Stargate Pioneer pleads with Disney, ABC and Marvel to NEVER see the T.A.H.I.T.I. mind erasing device again.
We learn that the T.A.H.I.T.I. alien host is thousands of years old and Haley questions why the nuclear option to destroy the “host.” And Lauren regales us with her knowledge about genetic memory and retroviruses. For a great counter argument to genetic memory check out the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson (stop killing Pluto as a planet, dude!).
In this week’s episode The Writing On The Wall the show reveals to us a possibility for Fitz to regain his brain’s backup files! Yay Science Babies!
Plus we get friction between Science Baby (Simmons) and Mack (Science Babysitter).
The hosts attempt to get a timeline on just when S.H.I.E.L.D.’s T.A.H.I.T.I. project occurred and where the painting carvings and the chalkboard writing from last year came from.
The shady Hydra Goldbricks Boston tavern is a reference to Fury calling folks Goldbricks. And why Goldbricks isn’t a real apt descriptions for Fury to be saying anyway.
Ward’s dead man switch bugs Haley. A lot. And Lauren equates it to the thermal detonator in Star Wars.
The hosts discuss all the fun things that should have been on Bakshi’s cell phone to make it more entertaining for the viewers. Everything from sexting to selfie singing videos.
Guardians of the Galaxy
production budget: $170mil
China: $96.5mil (11/9)
Agents of SHIELD
7 Reasons to Get Hooked on Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
1. Bad Ward is so GOOD
2. FitzSimmons 2.0
3. Aliens are among us
4. Hydra is so fun to hate
5. May is an even bigger badass
6. Kyle McLachlan as The Doctor
7. Hunter and Bobbi's chemistry crackles
[Henry] Simmons declassifies his “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” recruitment
Palicki makes her superhero mark as Mockingbird in “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”
Will Civil War Launch on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Doctor Doom will have a different name and profession in the new Fantastic Four movie
Wanted: Ideas for transforming planes into “aircraft carriers in the sky”
Finally, Science Explains Why No One Can Lift Thor’s Hammer
Avengers Extended Trailer
Guardians of the Galaxy bluray bonus features
Haley, Lauren and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about your top 5 Marvel character lists, you science of Marvel questions, why Wing is wrong at any time, what you'd like to see as the untitled 2018 FOX-produced Marvel based comic movie, or what kind of sport Agent Coulson would have played in school. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.
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