Aug 16, 2020
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Haley, Agent Lauren and Agent Michelle discuss the ABC television series Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale episodes “The End Is At Hand” and “What We’re Fighting For,” along with the weekly Marvel News and some listener feedback. The Agents say goodbye to Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. after seven years of covering the series and debrief you on the Agent’s first impressions of the finale, how Victoria Hand had an entire episode named after her, a trip down memorable series finales, how the effects in this finale were mostly movie quality, how “crabification” applies to space energy technology, Jemma Simmons’ brain break, Haley getting a 1950’s idiom reference, finally the Lighthouse comes to an end and what was so special about it in the series (it’s not what you think), how duct tape and clothes pins and coffee help the series, how and when to launch Chromicon Zombie Missiles, some of our noted missed series finale cameos plus Bill Coat’s amazing finale cameo, an 0-8-4 on a timer, why Fitz could not have been in the season much for the plot to work, a fond look at the last time the team was together, Director Deke Shaw’s selfless act and “deleted” final epilogue scene, how the production team laid out one of the best “show don’t tell” storylines ever including Team S.H.I.E.L.D. in hazmat suits, the epic callback of Piper and Flint and Davis, the symbolism of the containment pod, how May owned the Calvary one last time, detailed break downs of the final fights, how the ending was Robotech inspired as the team fought for family, all the completed character arcs, Haley’s fond remembrance of Sitwell and Nathaniel Malick’s farm, SP’s nitpitcks of the episode, THE SCIENCE BABY, a comparison of the season 5 finale “The End” to the series finale and which worked better, why Lauren is a sucker for “Found Family” narratives, the dreaded post-series finale syndrome emptiness, and why Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be the last of the great genre series on broadcast TV as we come to the end of an era. Plus stay tuned after the credits for over 13 minutes of bonus audio for you to enjoy!
THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ”THE END IS AT HAND” and “WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR” [3:48]
Clark Gregg Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen Melinda May
Chloe Bennet Daisy 'Skye' Johnson / Quake
Elizabeth Henstridge Jemma Simmons
Henry Simmons Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie
Natalia Cordova-Buckley Elena 'Yo-Yo' Rodriguez
Jeff Ward Deke Shaw
Iain De Caestecker Leo Fitz
Joel Stoffer Enoch
Briana Venskus Agent Piper
Maximilian Osinski Agent Davis
Coy Stewart Flint
Enver Gjokaj Daniel Sousa
Harlow Happy Hexum Alya
Tamara Taylor Sibyl
Thomas E. Sullivan Nathaniel Malick
Dianne Doan Kora
James Paxton John Garrett
Stephen Bishop Agent Brandon Gamble
Bill Cobbs Old Man
Katy M. O'Brian Kimball
Cassandra Ballard Agent Mulcahey
Rachele Schank Victoria Hand
Christopher Charles Shepard
Joss Glennie-Smith Lead Hunter
Rest Of Season Cast:
John Lee Ames Dr. Grady
Fin Argus Gordon
Byron Mann Li
Tipper Newton Roxy Glass
Dichen Lachman Jiaying
Lucas Armendariz Francisco
David Bianchi Javier
Ricardo Cisneros Oscar
Sophie Rabe-Martinez Young Elena
Tom Simmons Cop
Larry Clarke Tom
Philip Alexander Joe
Stephanie Drapeau Lana
Paul Rogan Concierge
Greg Finley Tillman
Luke Baines Chronicom
Joseph Culp Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Karl Kwiatkowski Patrolman Fischer
Amos Glick Waiter
Darren Barnet Freddy Malick
Nora Zehetner Freddy's Contact
Patton Oswalt Ernest Hazard Koenig
Christopher Wallinger Copper
Eric Schloesser Spectre 1
Kevin Alexander Stea Spectre 2
Julian Acosta Dr. Pascal Vega
Michael Gaston Gerald Sharpe
Christian Gehring Lt. Carpenter
Zac Pullam Biff
Peyton Woolf Barb
Brion Brionson Neatnik Scientist
Erik Gersovitz Timid Lab Tech
Kara Gibson Salty Waitress
Hugh B. Holub Tightly-Wound Scientist
Stephan Käfer German Scientist
Karson Kern Crew Cut Guy
Mary Eileen O'Donnell Stern Woman
Alex Ross Well-Dressed Man
Neal Bledsoe Wilfred 'Freddy' Malick
Cameron Palatas Young Gideon Malick
Tobias Jelinek Captain Terrence Luke / Luke
Paulina Lule Lilla Mackenzie
Dawan Owens Agent Ford
Sedale Threatt Jr. John Mackenzie
Shakira Barrera Agent King
Patrick Warburton General Rick Stoner
Jolene Andersen Olga
Austin Basis Russell Feldman
Ryan Donowho Cricket
Karl Girolamo Chip Womack
John Yuan Tommy Chang
Matt Yuan Ronnie Chang
Lynden Orr Tawni
Azalea Davila Bartender
Lauren de Miranda Genesis
Marcus Jordan Marcus
Gabriel Sousa Durant
S7E12 "The End is at Hand”
Directed By: Chris Cheramie
2 Directing credits starting 2016
1x Agents of Shield: Slingshot
1x Agents of Shield
Agents of Shield - Producer (74); Co-producer (42)
Written By: Jeffrey Bell
11 Writing credits starting 1994
5x The X-Files
3x The Protector
12x Agents of Shield
“What We’re Fighting For"
Directed By: Kevin Tancharoen
30 Directing credits starting 2004
18x Mortal Kombat: Legacy
1x 12 Monkeys
2x Prison Break
2x Legends of Tomorrow
3x The Flash
16x Agents of Shield
Written By: Jed Whedon
10 Writing credits starting 2004
3x Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
1x Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
22x Agents of Shield
The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Showrunners are husband and wife: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon
Deke Shaw “Deleted” Scene pitch by DJ Doyle as told by Jeff Shaw:
MCU – Marvel Studios
X-men TAS revival in talks at Disney+
"We've had talks, but that's about it," showrunner Larry Houston said Friday during a virtual Wizard World panel.
"We've made conversation and it's up to them to make the decision, but we've let them know that we're all available for whatever they want to do in the future."
Walt Disney Company Posts First Quarterly Loss In Almost 20 Years
By ALEX DUDOK DE WIT | 08/06/2020 6:37 pm | 4
In 2019, The Walt Disney Company closed the mega-acquisition of 21st Century Fox and bestrode the box office like the Hulk.
This year, its fortunes have reversed: few entertainment companies, if any, have been as badly hit by the coronavirus. Largely as a result of the pandemic, Disney has posted its first quarterly loss in decades.
Here are the details:
Disney lost $4.72 billion in the three months ending June 27, with total revenue falling 42% to $11.8 billion. The company earned a profit of $1.43 billion in the same quarter last year.
Revenues from its theatrical, theme park, and live sports businesses were severely dented by the pandemic. Costs relating to its Fox acquisition, including integration expenses and severance pay, were also a factor.
The direct-to-consumer and international division was the only one to report an increase in year-over-year revenue. In less than nine months, Disney+ has passed 60 million subscribers — a milestone Netflix took around eight years to reach. Combined with subscribers to Disney’s other streaming services, like Hulu and ESPN+, Disney has over 100 million subscribers.
The company revealed that the much-delayed Mulan will launch on Disney+ as a premium rental, costing around $30 in the U.S. and other territories. Disney CEO Bob Chapek called this strategy a “one-off,” but added that Disney+ is now the company’s top priority.
Chapek also announced a new streaming service under the Star brand it inherited from Fox; it will include content from ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, and 20th Century Studios. Disney shares have rallied nearly 12% in the last two days, buoyed by the good streaming news, however they’re still down around 12% on the year.
Disney’s ill-considered decision to reopen the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando while the pandemic rages throughout the state of Florida has been profitable for the company, but less so than it had expected. “It’s worth noting that while Walt Disney World is operating at a positive net contribution level, the upside we are seeing from reopening is less than we’d originally expected given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Florida,” Disney CFO Christine McCarthy said on the earnings call.
The company’s last quarterly loss came in early 2001, according to Factset Data. It amounted to $567 million.
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Long story short, i loved loved loved it. Big thanks to the showrunners, cast, and crew. And also thank you to SP, Lauren, Haley, and Michelle for covering this show and others. It's a treat knowing I'm not escaping into all of this stuff alone.
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