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Sep 25, 2017

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Stargate Pioneer and Agent Haley discuss the eleventh Iron Fist episode “Lead Horse Back to Stable,” run down some Marvel news from the week and discuss listener feedback. Heard in this episode: Lauren staples herself to a couch, the crew discusses being raised in a cult in the Marvel Universe, the crew's newest saying: Pulling A Danny, they describe Real World Class in K'un-Lun, Lauren's experiences with New York pizza and we create the technical term for a bunch of Deadpools: A "Chimichanga Of Deadpools."




  • Iron Fist “Lead Horse To Stable”
  • Marvel News Roundup
  • Listener Feedback







Netflix made all 13 episodes of Iron Fist available on Friday March 17th, 2017.


Directed By: Deborah Chow

15 Directing Credits Starting in 2002

1 x Copper

1 x Mr. Robot

1 x The Vampire Diaries

1 x TURN: Washington’s Spies

1 x Tyrant

6 x Reign

2 x Fear The Walking Dead

1 x Iron Fist


Written By: Ian Stokes

3 credits since 2009

10 x Warehouse 13

7 x Teen Wolf

2 x Iron Fist

- Felling Tree with Roots (2017)

- Lead Horse Back to Stable (2017)

ALSO Producer For: Warehouse 13, Teen Wolf, and Iron Fist




Meaning of “Lead Horse To Stable”


Cold Opening: Davos Running Through Rocks

  • Danny asleep
  • Danny survived - he’s the Iron Fist


Danny In The Bathroom

  • Remembers the cave


Opening Credits Sequence


The Hand Is The Reason For All Of This

  • Davos was trained to be the Iron Fist
  • Danny took it and ran
  • Danny needs Davos’ help
  • Colleen is no-one important


Colleen Returns To The Dojo

  • Bakuto is there
  • You will tell me where Danny is when you find him


Claire’s Mom’s Place

  • Claire helps to fix Danny
  • Something in the wound
  • Heal yourself?
  • Staple yourself?
  • Colleen is in The Hand
  • SHE LIED!!!!
  • Danny went nuclear
  • Did the monks teach you how to heal a broken heart?


Harold Punches Bag

  • Money is moving from Rand
  • We’re going to make The Hand pay
  • Ward comes back - he always does


Davos and Claire

  • Danny is meditating
  • Kung Fu not Karate
  • Who is Shou-Loa? The dragon. Think infinite
  • Does Davos have the Iron Fist? There can be only one
  • Danny abandoned K’un-Lun
  • A weapon doesn’t know feelings


Colleen Delivers Pizza

  • Did you try a different name for the group?
  • The Ear?
  • The Arm?


Danny wears Luke’s t-shirt

  • Chi
  • Danny remembers the past in K’un-Lun; guarding the pass
  • Danny and Colleen argue on the rooftop
  • Colleen Wing took an oath to serve The Hand


Davos likes pizza

  • Get to Harold
  • Claire’s last advice to Danny
  • Can I borrow your car?


Colleen asks a student (training ot be a doctor) for anti-biotics


Danny With Joy and Harold

  • Plan to take on Bakuto
  • Murder - cut off the head and the snake will die … unless it’s HYDRA


Colleen taken by The Hand


Henchman Gary - he helped us with the Miami thing


Is that your just come back from the dead?


Colleen is taken prisoner

  • Bakuto does not believe in Colleen anymore
  • Final moment - still be giving to the hand
  • Colleen is taunted by her student
  • Colleen fights her way out
  • Girl’s got anger issues



  • Do you have a license? No. It’s different. I’m rich
  • Flashes of anger in meditation
  • The way to K’un Lun was open
  • Danny rescue’s Colleen




Finn Jones - as - Danny Rand / Iron Fist (The Sarah Janes Adventures, Game Of Thrones)

  • A billionaire Buddhist monk and martial artist proficient in kung-fu, with the ability to call upon the mystical power of the Iron Fist. Jones described the character as "someone struggling to find his identity", and identified with the character's loneliness being an orphan like Rand. He noted that "Danny gets really stressed and really pissed off sometimes, and I understand that ... [his] optimism and where that comes from."In preparation for the role, Jones studied kung fu, wushu, and tai chi, along with weight training, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation. Toby Nichols portrays a young Danny Rand.


Jessica Henwick - as - Colleen Wing (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones)

  • A martial artist ally of Rand who runs her own martial arts dojo called Chikara Dojo in New York City. Henwick felt the most defining word for Wing was "alone", saying, "She doesn't want to be anyone's love interest and open herself up in that way." Henwick also tried "to pull out that sort of very dry humor that [Wing] has, and that no bullshit New Yorker demeanor" from the comics version in her portrayal.


Tom Pelphrey - as - Ward Meachum (Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Banshee)

  • The son of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Rand, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with his sister Joy is threatened to be undone with Rand's return. Ward is a character from the comics, though Pelphrey noted "we’re not necessarily beholden to representing him [in the series] exactly as he appears in the comic book." Stroup said that Ward would experience some "male angst" on Rand's return, because "Ward would have been the one who picked on [Rand] when he was little so as pure and innocent and great as Iron Fist is, he comes in and he causes some problems" there. Ilan Eskenazi portrays a teenage Ward Meachum.


Jessica Stroup - as - Joy Meachum (90210, The Following, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back)

  • The daughter of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Rand, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with her brother Ward is threatened to be undone with Rand's return. Stroup said that Joy "absolutely loves" Rand, and his return to New York is "like this rebirth of what she once was, and she gets to ask these questions about herself because he’s posing them to her." Stroup said that Joy would initially be unsure whether Rand is who he says he is. Aimee Laurence portrays a young Joy Meachum.


Ramón Rodríguez - as - Bakuto (The Wire, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Charlie's Angels TV Series, Need for Speed)

  • A leader of a faction of The Hand and Colleen Wing's sensei.


Sacha Dhawan - as - Davos (After Earth, An Adventure in Space and Time, Sherlock)

  • A skilled martial artist who is the son of Lei Kung and Rand's former best friend in K'un-Lun, who grew envious when Rand became the Iron Fist. Although Dhawan first appeared in the ninth episode of the first season, Dhawan noted that the majority of Davos' storyline was intended to be explored in a potential second season.


Rosario Dawson  - as - Claire Temple (Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Sin City, Rent, Clerks II, Robot Chicken, Gemini Division, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders)

  • A former nurse from Hell's Kitchen who joins Wing's dojo. Dawson reprises her role from previous Marvel Netflix series.


David Wenham  - as - Harold Meachum (Moulin Rouge!, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, After the Deluge, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Van Helsing, 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

  • A ruthless corporate leader and co-founder of Rand Enterprises who was partners with Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. Regarding Harold's relationship with his children, Joy and Ward, Wenham said the dynamic between the three of them "is complex, to say the least. It’s multilayered, it’s multidimensional, it’s surprising and it’s forever changing, depending on the circumstances."




David Furr as Wendell Rand (Bit part actor in a ton. Noted for appearances in 13 Hours, TURN: Washington's Spies)

  • Danny's father and co-founder of Rand Enterprises.


Barrett Doss as Megan

  • A secretary to Danny Rand and the Meachums at Rand Enterprises.


Alex Wyse as Kyle

  • Harold Meachum's personal assistant.


Marquis Rodriguez as Darryl

  • A student at Wing's dojo. Rodriguez reprises his role from Luke Cage.


Wai Ching Ho as Gao

  • An accomplished woman and former ally of Wilson Fisk with her own heroin trade in Hell's Kitchen who has connections with The Hand. Ho reprises her role from Daredevil.


Ramon Fernandez as Kevin Singleton

  • Harold Meachum's loyal bodyguard.


Clifton Davis as Lawrence Wilkins

  • A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.


John Sanders as Donald Hooper

  •  A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.


Elise Santora as Maria Rodriguez

  •  A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.


NEWS [33:05]




Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91




No, the new Inhumans trailer doesn’t mean it’s been cancelled (yet)




Official Punisher trailer released




Marvel Comics bringing Jean Grey back from the dead


Apparently, New Mutants is more The Shining than a superhero movie




Matthew Vaughn would love to apologize to Fantastic Four fans by making a new movie


FEEDBACK [51:00]

Johnny ~R @BornToEatBacon



@LegendsofSHIELD Remember when I won that Deadpool crate from you?

Look what you started...


7:34 PM - 18 Sep 2017

Ferris @dxferris



Every time I read the word "Inhumans" or read about them, it's 1 more vote to make me never catch up on this era of Marvel. @LegendsofSHIELD

6:45 AM - 17 Sep 2017


Picked up this fellow #ChronicPainWarrior at the church bazaar today! He will be buddies w/ my Star-Lord mug. @LegendsofSHIELD #drstrange


8:29 PM - 16 Sep 2017


OUTRO [55:08]


Haley, Lauren and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about your top 5 Marvel character lists, your science of Marvel questions, who would you pick in an all-female Avenger team, or who’s Marvel abs you would like to see. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.


Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the Iron Fist penultimate and twelfth episode “Bar The Big Boss” on Sunday September 24th, 2017. You can listen in live when we record Sunday Afternoons at 1:00 PM Eastern time or Thursday Evenings at 9:00 PM ET at (Also streamed live on Contact Info: Please see for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871


Don’t forget to go check out our spin-off podcast, Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D..: Longbox Edition for your weekly Marvel comic book release run-down with segments by Black Adam on S.H.I.E.L.D. comics, Lauren on Mutant Comics and Anthony with his Spider-Man web down. Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Longbox Edition is also available on the podcast network.


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