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Each week four fans of Marvel Comics Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle Agent Chris, and Director SP Rupert debrief you on the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or other related Marvel Universe content and news. Don't forget to leave a Voicemail at 1-844-THE-BUS1 (1-844-843-2871). Legends of Shield is a proud member of the GonnaGeek Podcast Network.

Dec 4, 2017

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Haley, Agent Lauren and Consultant Michelle discuss the eighth and final The Defenders episode “The Defenders.” The Agents debrief you on the good enjoyable fight choreography that ends up with everyone kung fu fighting, how Haley changes Lauren’s life while helping out Jessica Jones, why K’un Lun is like the Vatican, why Luke is Team Dad, why Iron Fist is like broccoli, a Defenders series review and a whole lot more in the post credit scenes.




  • The Defenders “The Defenders”
  • Weekly Marvel News
  • And YOUR Feedback






The Defenders ShowRunners: Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez


Douglas Petrie (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)

Marco Ramirez (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Orange is the New Black”)


Executive Producer: Drew Goddard (“The Martian,” “Lost,” “Alias”, “Marvel’s Daredevil”)


Netflix made all 13 episodes of The Defenders available on Friday August 18th, 2017.


Directed By: Farren Blackburn

4th Discussion Appearance on Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Previous Discussions Included:

  • Episode #79 Daredevil 1x05 “World On Fire” (Director)
  • Episode #85 Daredevil 1x10 “Nelson v Murdock” (Director)
  • Episode #197 Iron Fist 1x07 “Felling Tree With Roots” (Director)

25 Directing Credits spanning back to 2000 that include:

  • 2 x Doctor Who
  • 2 x The Musketeers
  • 2 x Daredevil
  • 1 x The Defenders
  • 1 x Iron Fist


Written By: Marco Ramirez

(The Defenders co-Showrunner)

15th Discussion Appearance on Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Previous appearances:

  • Episode #77 Daredevil 1x03 "Rabbit in a Snow Storm"
  • Episode #80 Daredevil 1x6 “Condemned”
  • Episode #113 Daredevil Season 2 First Impressions (Showrunner)
  • Episode #117 News Story: Showrunners for The Defenders announced
  • Episode #130 Daredevil 2x1 “Bang”
  • Episode #131 Daredevil 2x2 “Dogs To A Gunflight”
  • Episode #140 Daredevil 2x09 “Seven Minutes in Heaven”
  • Episode #143 Daredevil 2x13 "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen"
  • Episode #206 The Defenders 1x01 "The H Word"
  • Episode #208 The Defenders 1x02 "Mean Right Hook"
  • Episode #212 The Defenders 1x04 "Royal Dragon"
  • Episode #214 The Defenders 1x05 "Take Shelter"
  • Episode #216 The Defenders 1x06 "Ashes, Ashes"
  • Episode #219 The Defenders 1x07 “Fish In The Jailhouse”

8 writing credits since 2007

3 x Sons Of Anarchy

2 x Orange Is The New Black

6 x Da Vinci’s Demons

1 x Fear The Walking Dead

6 x Daredevil

7 x The Defenders

ALSO PRODUCED: Da Vinci’s Demons, Fear The Walking Dead, and Daredevil


Written By: Lauren Schmidt

8 Total Writing Credits since 2004

This is Lauren’s 8th Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. discussion appearance. Previously:

  • Episode #136 Daredevil 2x5 “Kinbaku”
  • Episode #140 Daredevil 2x9 “Seven Minutes In Heaven”
  • Episode #143 Daredevil 2x12 “The Dark at the End Of The Tunnel”
  • Episode #208 The Defenders 1x02 "Mean Right Hook"
  • Episode #210 The Defenders 1x03 "Worst Behavior"
  • Episode #214 The Defenders 1x05 "Take Shelter"
  • Episode #219 The Defenders 1x07 “Fish In The Jailhouse”

3 x Daredevil

20 x The West Wing

4 x Private Practice

ALSO PRODUCED: Private Practice, Parenthood, Do No Harm, Power, Daredevil, The Defenders




The Defenders In The Midland Circle Lobby

  • What will we do?
  • Sweet Sister - Claire reasons
  • Not one single innocent person gets hurt
  • Let’s Go Do Something Crazy


Elektra Walks Through A Dragon Skull

  • Gao wants the substance
  • It’s just a city. They Rise, They Fall. You’ll see many more


The Defenders

  • The Plan


Misty Knight And The Cops Outside

  • C-4 is missing
  • Misty vouched
  • ESU and Bomb Squad


Karen and Trish

  • Reporting
  • What’s Matt’s deal?
  • Real Stuff
  • Midland Circle is the epicenter. (Foggy and Malcolm)


The Defenders

  • Deep Elevator
  • You guys ready or what?


Claire and Colleen Set Charges

  • Bakuto
  • Claire and Misty’s Phone Call while Colleen and Bakuto sword fight
  • Misty shoots her way in


Danny And Gao

  • Elektra captures Danny


The Defenders In The Elevator

  • Luke has an idea
  • Let’s go Iron Clad


Bakuto And Colleen

  • ...and Misty


Cave Fight

  • The Defenders … and Elektra
  • The only way out of here is together
  • Light It Up


Misty loses her arm

  • Bakuto loses his head
  • Bombs are armed - 10 minutes (29 minutes left in the show)


Elektra versus The Defenders

  • Matt lets them leave
  • Elevator fight starts


Elektra and Matthew

  • Before you let me die?
  • I know when you are lying


Jessica holds the elevator


Elektra hasn’t killed Matt yet

  • The Game is fun


Luke - I can’t let this happen

  • 10-33 all officers evacuate


Murakami impaled


Bombs go off


Matt and Elektra kiss while building comes down


“Protect my city”


Matt’s dead


Trish’s radio show

  • News on Quakes and Midland Circle
  • Jessica and Trish


Foggy, Claire and Luke

  • It never happened
  • Claire walks Foggy out


Colleen and Misty

  • Misty’s arm is gone
  • Danny owns a hospital


Jessica and Luke at the bar

  • It’s been a hell of a week
  • Try stayin in touch
  • Maybe we’ll grab a coffee?


Danny In The Dojo

  • Colleen
  • New York is starting to feel like home


Malcolm covers up Bullet Holes

  • Alias Investigations Is Open for business


Karen and Foggy at church


Iron Fist on the rooftop


Matt Murdock is awake?

  • Who’s Maggie?


NEWS [44:05]




Avengers: Infinity War trailer


Marvel’s new Editor-in-chief wrote as “Akira Yoshida”




First 17 minutes of Agents of SHIELD premiere online




Jude Law cast as Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel


Sebastian Stan leaves a message for his dad on GMA

(Starts at 4:00)




Marvel’s Runaways now streaming on Hulu


FEEDBACK [62:47]



Christy @adanagirl

FollowingFollowing @adanagirl


Christy Retweeted ComicBook NOW!

Is that the same eye Odin lost? @LegendsofSHIELD

Christy added,



ComicBook NOW!Verified account @ComicBookNOW


4:35 PM - 29 Nov 2017


Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes

FollowFollow @MrParacletes


Dr. Gnome to you Retweeted Elizabeth Henstridge

@LegendsofSHIELD #Skimmons

Dr. Gnome to you added,

Elizabeth HenstridgeVerified account @Lil_Henstridge

Happy 100th episode @agentsofshield ! But also, it’s our wedding so.  #skimmons #saisy (?) #suake @ChloeBennet4

7:57 PM - 27 Nov 2017

andiminga @andiminga

FollowingFollowing @andiminga


@LegendsofSHIELD … Found Stan Lee in Bulgaria

1:53 PM - 24 Nov 2017


OUTRO [66:43]


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 Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five episodes one and two “Orientation” on Sunday December 3rd, 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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This podcast was recorded on Sunday November 30th, 2017.


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