Discussion in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' started by Thread Manager, Jan 30, 2013.
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I hope Joss really gets to let his Joss flag fly with a series like this. I loved Avengers and thought he did a great job of making a crossover like that work, but compared to some of the other stuff he's done, the story telling just can't compare.
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I just couldn't take him seriously as a threat. That pseudo Terminator-meets-Frankenstein look was horribly goofy-looking, imo. Another reason I never saw him as a serious threat was because his sci-fi origins made the source of his strength seem more Earthbound than the other villains (and therefore more easily defeatable), and it didn't help that he seemed pretty damn slow-moving (ala Frankenstein). There wasn't a moment where I didn't think that if Buffy and Co. really wanted to get this over with, they could just pull out that rocket launcher they used on the Judge. Most of Buffy's villains were invulnerable due to some kind of supernatural reasons, so I always felt the physical threat with them. But since Adam was literally just pieced together from mechanical and chopped up demon parts by mere (ignorant) mortals, that just wasn't the case with him. Adding to that problem was his lack of humor. I always thought the best Buffy villains (The Mayor, Glory) were funny and threatening at the same time, while I found Adam to be neither, making him a total bore as a villain to me.
The "Earthbound threat" thing is kind of the crux of my problem with the entire Initiative storyline. Buffy should have stayed in the fantasy realm. Sci-Fi didn't mesh too well with their world, imo. I mean, it's a cool idea that the government has taken notice of all the supernatural stuff, but I think they just took it too far, and should never have made them the main threat...unless they wanted Buffy fighting the politics or bureaucracy or something. Not their silly little science experiment, which alone was really just threat enough for one episode, tops. Not a Big Bad for an entire season, imo.
None of those things are usually a factor with me liking a villain. I thought he was an interesting and well developed character, and that's why I like him.
I also don't tend to make that much of a distinction between "supernatural" and "earthbound" threats. In a show like Buffy it's basically all magic.
Well, different strokes and all that.
Adam can suck a bag of phalluses. Actually all of season 4 can do so. Riley can choke on said bag of phallus like objects. Hated that underground military psuedo science ****.
I fully agree.
Season 4 had a ****ty arc, but good standalone episodes.
Season 6 had a good arc, but ****ty standalone episodes.
I disagree with both of those sentiments. I don't fully understand them. Could people go into detail about the dislike of seasons 4 and 6? flickchick85 did and I appreciate that. I've always been incredibly curious as to why people feel that way, about both seasons, because I've always felt like the odd man out among Buffy fans and I don't really understand why.
I hope Marvel drops some SHIELD-related collections around the time that this should air, if it gets picked up. I'd love to get my hands on that trippy looking Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD stuff I've seen.
There was a guy on eBay selling issues 1-5 of the Steranko Nick Fury series. Those books have some of the best comic book art ever created. I found the auction accidentally while browsing this site: http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/nick-fury-agent-of-shield
I love looking at old comic book covers.
I hope Emily Van Camp shows up in this show in a guest role. Would add to the feeling that she's part of SHIELD and not just someone to show up in Cap's movie. Surely ABC can let her walk across the hall, so to speak, from Revenge to SHIELD and do a few guest shots.
Would also like to see how Emily handles Whedon's dialogue.
From the Justice League News and Speculation thread.
That better be the real deal, or someone's losing their testicles.
J. August Richards!
hopefully we'll get some cast members from Buffy & Angel to pop up in some episodes
Exciting. Hope to see Amy Acker show up along with Alexis and some dollhouse alums.
Oh snap, I'll be glad to see him on TV again. He was great on Angel and I haven't seen him in much since. There was that one lawyer show, but the show itself didn't really grab me and he wasn't enough to keep me watching all by himself.
Also, I never read the blurbs about the characters before. I'm looking forward to all the Marvel references that will inevitably be dropped by "superhero culture-obsessed" Skye.
He's going to appear in an upcoming episode of Arrow.
Hmm. I'd have to watch Arrow to see him, though. I'll just wait for SHIELD to premiere.
You should be watching it anyway.
I have far too many good shows to watch.