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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”
Marvel News
Audience Feedback

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ”THE END IS AT HAND” and “WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR” [3:48]

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D “The End Is At Hand” and “What we’re Fighting For” were broadcast on ABC on August 12th, 2020.

Main Cast:

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
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155739/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
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
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0068272/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2
11 Writing credits starting 1994
5x The X-Files
13x Angel
4x Alias
3x The Protector
1x Spartacus
12x Agents of Shield

“What We’re Fighting For"

Directed By: Kevin Tancharoen
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1160495/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
30 Directing credits starting 2004
18x Mortal Kombat: Legacy
1x Supergirl
1x 12 Monkeys
2x Prison Break
2x Legends of Tomorrow
3x Arrow
3x The Flash
16x Agents of Shield

Written By: Jed Whedon
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1871590/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2
10 Writing credits starting 2004
3x Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
7x Dollhouse
1x Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
2x Spartacus
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:
https://youtu.be/xeTuiz0IVtI?t=338

NEWS [1:18:06]

MCU – Marvel Studios

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/x-men-the-animated-series-revival-disney-plus-marvel-producer-confirms-larry-houston/
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."

https://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/walt-disney-company-posts-first-quarterly-loss-in-almost-20-years-195199.html
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.
Until Next Time!

OUTRO [1:32:47]

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