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Jul 3, 2017

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Stargate Pioneer, Agent Haley, and Agent Lauren discuss the Iron Fist premiere episode “Snow Gives Way.”




  • Iron Fist “Snow Gives Way”
  • Marvel News Since Last Show
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Netflix made all 13 episodes of Iron Fist available on Friday March 17th, 2017.




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.



Trevor Morris

65 Composer Credits spanning back to 1997 that include:


The Bridge


Olympus Has Fallen


London Has Fallen




Scott Buck (Dexter)

  • In December 2015, Buck was hired to serve as showrunner and executive producer for the Marvel and Netflix television series Iron Fist. Following the series' debut online via streaming, reviews for Iron Fist were predominantly overall negative with critics calling it "easily the worst of the Netflix Marvel shows." In December 2016, it was announced that he would return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the showrunner and executive producer for the Marvel, IMAX Corporation, and ABC television series Inhumans.


Directed By: John Dahl

46 Directing Credits spanning back to 1989 that include:

1 x Battlestar Galactica

1 x Breaking Bad

4 x True Blood

2 x Caprica

1 x Falling Skies

1 x Arrow

4 x The Vampire Diaries

1 x Person Of Interest

16 x Dexter

2 x The Americans

10 x Californication

2 x Outlander

3 x The Bridge

2 x House Of Cards

6 x Justified

2 x Hannibal

1 x Jessica Jones

2 x Iron Fist


Written By: Scott Buck

13 credits since 1991

15 x Coach

1 x Everyone Loves Raymond

7 x Six Feet Under

2 x Rome

18 x Dexter

3 x Iron Fist

1 x Inhumans

ALSO: He’s the “Showrunner” for both Iron Fist and Inhumans



Meaning of “Snow Gives Way”


Danny Rand shoelist on the streets of New York

- Company ad plays in the lobby

- Fights his way into Rand Industries

- Sees Ward and Joy on the 45th floor

- Harold Meachum is dead. Cancer. 12 years ago

- Snaps at Joy

- Flashback to private jet


Danny’s Old House

- Danny Mom Dad in sidewalk

- Hidden key doesn’t work

- 2nd floor open window

- Guard dog pacified

- Flashback to kids; Ward is a liar and a cheat


Danny In The Park with Big Al

- Big Al looks up Danny and Harold Meachum

- Piss in new shoes you can get at the shelter


Danny Tries To Talk To Joy Outside The House

- Danny flips over a taxi in the street


Danny Meditates

- Meets Colleen Wiig


Joy Tells Ward about Danny

- Chinese Expansion

- Danny would own 51% of the company


Danny “Steals” Ward’s Car

- Ward pulls the gun

- Danny asks for answers

- No way to verify his identity

- Ward always bullied Danny

- Ward denies it

- Danny freaks out

- Both vow further action


Danny In The Park with Big Al x 2

- Share dinner

- Hunter-Gatherer

- Buddha “Purpose in life is to find your purpose”

-- To protect K’un-Lun for all oppression

-- To honor the sacrifice of Shou-Lao The Undying



- Martial Arts Class

- Danny wants to challenge the master - protocol

- Colleen gives Danny shows


Rand Security

- Jump Danny outside the Dojo

- Colleen watches

- Danny disarms the man

- Danny hides in Chinese street celebration

- Ward Meachum sent them


Ward Meets With DAD

- Harold has a...slave?

- What if this is Danny Rand?

- Harold will tell Ward what to do


Big Al dead of overdose

- Tattoo


Danny Breaks Into Joy’s Office

- Talk

- Tea

- Joy is open to the possibilities

- Joy and Ward drugs Danny

- Danny is held captive in the hospital

- Flashback  - Danny was hit in the head; mom sucked out the top of the plane


NEWS [43:19]




First trailer:




Tom Holland confirms Peter Parker in Iron Man 2


Kevin Feige confirms Miles Morales exists SOMEWHERE in MCU




Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s Julian Dennison joins Deadpool 2


X-Men: Dark Phoenix: Evan Peters to Reprise Quicksilver Role  


New Mutants Casts Alice Braga as Rosario Dawson Exits




Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Gets An Epic 8-Bit Remake -


FEEDBACK [57:55]



 Dr. Gnome to you‏ @MrParacletes

@LegendsofSHIELD Happy Summer Sullust to you too @StargatePioneer ! Also, hi @sithwitch mom! How you doin', @AwsmEngrGrl ?

digitalSoup‏ @thedigitalsoup

digitalSoup Retweeted Legends S.H.I.E.L.D.

I need to get caught up on @LegionFX so I can listen! Still working my way through the @CW_Arrow @CW_TheFlash universe!

Richard‏ @KodiakGWC

Richard Retweeted io9

@LegendsofSHIELD Trailer was meh. Hope the series is better.


OUTRO [61:38]


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