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2012-08-28 10:45:30 PM
sweet
 
2012-08-28 10:55:15 PM
We want Coulson!
 
2012-08-29 12:07:41 AM
Well this could be pretty good.
 
2012-08-29 12:24:52 AM
[okaywiththis]
 
2012-08-29 12:28:02 AM
Good god was I worried this show would be on FOX for a while. If it's on ABC, it might run for quite a while.
 
2012-08-29 01:54:24 AM
I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.
 
2012-08-29 02:13:37 AM

MeinRS6: I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.


You forgot Summer Glau.
 
2012-08-29 02:29:39 AM

MeinRS6: I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.


Hopefully it won't suck, but I think the whole idea of SHIELD is because of all the awesome superheroes. SO without them, they're a bunch of assholes in suits. Like Men In Black except without the wit.

WIthout Samuel L Jackson or Colbie Smulders it'll be nothing but a b-team of TV rejects on another Whedon project that gets either cancelled or he hands it off to Marti Noxon and she makes it suck.
 
2012-08-29 02:47:31 AM

runujhkj: Good god was I worried this show would be on FOX for a while. If it's on ABC, it might run for quite a while.


Came to make a Fox joke.
 
2012-08-29 03:04:34 AM
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-08-29 03:38:42 AM
And Comedy Central greenlights Jeff Ross' Burn show.

What a clusterfark that show is.
 
2012-08-29 03:47:48 AM
When the fark is the Dr. Horrible sequel coming out??
 
2012-08-29 03:56:25 AM

ManateeGag: We want Coulson!


Coulson > Everyone
 
2012-08-29 04:27:16 AM

MadSkillz: MeinRS6: I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.

Hopefully it won't suck, but I think the whole idea of SHIELD is because of all the awesome superheroes. SO without them, they're a bunch of assholes in suits. Like Men In Black except without the wit.

WIthout Samuel L Jackson or Colbie Smulders it'll be nothing but a b-team of TV rejects on another Whedon project that gets either cancelled or he hands it off to Marti Noxon and she makes it suck.


The cast of How I Met Your Mother is only under contract for one more season, and although CBS is interested in renewing them it seems as if everyone else is eager to move on to new projects. They very well could get Colbie Smulders to helm this new show.
 
2012-08-29 05:13:26 AM

Crudbucket: MadSkillz: MeinRS6: I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.

Hopefully it won't suck, but I think the whole idea of SHIELD is because of all the awesome superheroes. SO without them, they're a bunch of assholes in suits. Like Men In Black except without the wit.

WIthout Samuel L Jackson or Colbie Smulders it'll be nothing but a b-team of TV rejects on another Whedon project that gets either cancelled or he hands it off to Marti Noxon and she makes it suck.

The cast of How I Met Your Mother is only under contract for one more season, and although CBS is interested in renewing them it seems as if everyone else is eager to move on to new projects. They very well could get Colbie Smulders to helm this new show.


I would watch the hell out of a show featuring Colbie Smulders in tight pants.
 
2012-08-29 05:26:21 AM
Damn. I might have to get a Tivo or something, and figure out how they work.

Or perhaps iTunes, if they post new episodes immediately.
 
2012-08-29 05:38:19 AM

MeinRS6: I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.


I miss the Misfits of Science too.
 
2012-08-29 06:19:05 AM
I predict three things.
1. It will be Awesome.
2. It will be remembered as a cult classic for generations.
3. It will run for a dozen episodes before being cancelled in favor of another crappy reality TV show.
 
2012-08-29 06:25:47 AM
People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.

David Hasselhoff will be calling to say he's ready to reprise his role as Nick Fury.
cdn102.iofferphoto.com
 
2012-08-29 06:34:18 AM

AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.

David Hasselhoff will be calling to say he's ready to reprise his role as Nick Fury.
[cdn102.iofferphoto.com image 533x768]


I'm ok with this...

Eliza Dushku : The top billed star that Whedon likes to kill off in the first episode
Adam Baldwin : Kickass S.H.I.E.L.D. agent
Felicia Day : Kooky lab girl / Q
Summer Glau : One time guest star
Amy Acker : Maria Hill's (played by Cobie Smulders) love interest and Hydra double agent

No Hasslehoff
 
2012-08-29 07:33:56 AM

runujhkj: Good god was I worried this show would be on FOX for a while. If it's on ABC, it might run for quite a while.


Why doesn't he go the cable route? Whedon's stuff isn't gonna get big audiences anyway and there are fewer issues with interference, quick cancellation, etc.

/Starz, for example, orders full seasons - no pilots or any of that crap
 
2012-08-29 07:34:04 AM
I wonder if there will be any strong female roles.
 
2012-08-29 07:37:11 AM

AliceBToklasLives: Why doesn't he go the cable route?


Disney owns ABC. Disney owns Marvel Comics. I think you can connect the dots.
 
2012-08-29 07:38:47 AM

AliceBToklasLives: runujhkj: Good god was I worried this show would be on FOX for a while. If it's on ABC, it might run for quite a while.

Why doesn't he go the cable route? Whedon's stuff isn't gonna get big audiences anyway and there are fewer issues with interference, quick cancellation, etc.

/Starz, for example, orders full seasons - no pilots or any of that crap


Plus then there could be nudity. Lots and lots of hot female superhero nudity.
 
2012-08-29 07:52:42 AM

Confabulat: AliceBToklasLives: Why doesn't he go the cable route?

Disney owns ABC. Disney owns Marvel Comics. I think you can connect the dots.


festus: Lots and lots of hot female superhero nudity.


Disney channel. Problem solved.
 
2012-08-29 07:53:48 AM

AliceBToklasLives: runujhkj: Good god was I worried this show would be on FOX for a while. If it's on ABC, it might run for quite a while.

Why doesn't he go the cable route? Whedon's stuff isn't gonna get big audiences anyway and there are fewer issues with interference, quick cancellation, etc.

/Starz, for example, orders full seasons - no pilots or any of that crap


I still haven't forgiven TNT for what they did to Babylon 5:Crusade.
 
2012-08-29 08:00:17 AM

Zap_Rowsdower: I wonder if there will be any strong female roles.


+1

...Buffy was a good show. It's funny, though, how there were so many girls getting punched in the face.
 
2012-08-29 08:04:52 AM
I would use this to promote the feature films, the same way professional wresting uses TV to promote pay-per-view events. Introduce characters and plots on a weekly basis, but instead of having the big event/battle in the season finale put it on the big screen. That's a great way to build the fan base for the show and the films simultaneously.
 
2012-08-29 08:12:36 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: ManateeGag: We want Coulson!

Coulson > Everyone


Coulson

3 letters: L.M.D.

www.comics101.com
 
2012-08-29 08:13:47 AM
They need Lizzy Caplan for this one

/Item 47
 
2012-08-29 08:26:19 AM
Is there any example of a big budget, special effect intensive, tv show succeeding on network TV? All the successful ones I can think of were on HBO.


The closest I could think of was Lost and even there the special effects amounted to a smoke monster.
 
2012-08-29 08:33:01 AM

AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.



Based on Whedons track record that is unlikely, at least for the regulars. When he started Firefly none of the regulars he hired had worked for him before, except Summer Glau who had a single guest appearance with two lines in an episode of Angel. And again with Dollhouse none of the regulars he hired had worked with him before, though there were a few recurring ones like Amy Acker and later Summer, Alexis Denisof and Alan Tudyk.
 
2012-08-29 08:36:53 AM

AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.

David Hasselhoff will be calling to say he's ready to reprise his role as Nick Fury.
[cdn102.iofferphoto.com image 533x768]


I love that little picture of the Hoff in the centre. I can't figure out if he looks more like he's doing some angry linedancing, or if he's just shat himself in leather trousers.
 
2012-08-29 08:38:10 AM

Flint Ironstag: AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.



Based on Whedons track record that is unlikely, at least for the regulars. When he started Firefly none of the regulars he hired had worked for him before, except Summer Glau who had a single guest appearance with two lines in an episode of Angel. And again with Dollhouse none of the regulars he hired had worked with him before, though there were a few recurring ones like Amy Acker and later Summer, Alexis Denisof and Alan Tudyk.


Eliza Dushku was in Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse. Nathan Fillion was in Buffy before Firefly.
 
2012-08-29 08:41:57 AM

Flint Ironstag: AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.



Based on Whedons track record that is unlikely, at least for the regulars. When he started Firefly none of the regulars he hired had worked for him before, except Summer Glau who had a single guest appearance with two lines in an episode of Angel. And again with Dollhouse none of the regulars he hired had worked with him before, though there were a few recurring ones like Amy Acker and later Summer, Alexis Denisof and Alan Tudyk.


Carth: Flint Ironstag: AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.



Based on Whedons track record that is unlikely, at least for the regulars. When he started Firefly none of the regulars he hired had worked for him before, except Summer Glau who had a single guest appearance with two lines in an episode of Angel. And again with Dollhouse none of the regulars he hired had worked with him before, though there were a few recurring ones like Amy Acker and later Summer, Alexis Denisof and Alan Tudyk.

Eliza Dushku was in Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse. Nathan Fillion was in Buffy before Firefly.


Sorry, I just checked the dates Nathan Fillion wasn't on Buffy until after Firefly started.
 
2012-08-29 08:48:15 AM
img1.fark.net: ABC cancels Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show after 1 season after putting it on Friday nights.
 
2012-08-29 08:49:34 AM
Nobody let Summer Glau near this!
 
2012-08-29 08:50:29 AM
Also how did this "Naruto characters" get in there as a tag?

I mean I like Naruto, I just don;t see how Fark came up with that as being relevant to this.
 
2012-08-29 08:51:16 AM
I used to like whedon's stuff.. but wow.. avengers was horrible, made it through 15 minutes and that was it.. Im sure this show will be great though (sarcasm).. I think i am just not a comic book person.. havn't grown up and being an adult and all...
 
2012-08-29 08:52:20 AM

Carth: Flint Ironstag: AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.



Based on Whedons track record that is unlikely, at least for the regulars. When he started Firefly none of the regulars he hired had worked for him before, except Summer Glau who had a single guest appearance with two lines in an episode of Angel. And again with Dollhouse none of the regulars he hired had worked with him before, though there were a few recurring ones like Amy Acker and later Summer, Alexis Denisof and Alan Tudyk.

Carth: Flint Ironstag: AaronSynn: People likely to be involved: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Summer Glau.



Based on Whedons track record that is unlikely, at least for the regulars. When he started Firefly none of the regulars he hired had worked for him before, except Summer Glau who had a single guest appearance with two lines in an episode of Angel. And again with Dollhouse none of the regulars he hired had worked with him before, though there were a few recurring ones like Amy Acker and later Summer, Alexis Denisof and Alan Tudyk.

Eliza Dushku was in Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse. Nathan Fillion was in Buffy before Firefly.

Sorry, I just checked the dates Nathan Fillion wasn't on Buffy until after Firefly started.


And Whedon didn't hire Eliza Dushku for Dollhouse. It was her deal with Fox and she got him on board. Once he was in charge all the regulars he hired were people he'd never worked with before.
 
2012-08-29 08:52:39 AM

Flint Ironstag: blah blah blah...Amy Acker...

 

dvdbash.files.wordpress.com 

She is perfection, possibly minus a couple of sandwiches.
 
2012-08-29 08:55:33 AM

Icetech3: I used to like whedon's stuff.. but wow.. avengers was horrible, made it through 15 minutes and that was it.. Im sure this show will be great though (sarcasm).. I think i am just not a comic book person.. havn't grown up and being an adult and all...


Did the film you saw star Uma Thurman and Sean Connery by any chance?


/Not saying that not liking The Avengers is 'wrong', everyone has their own taste, just that the general consensus was that the film was quite good. I thought so, and I've never read a comic in my life.
/And did you mean to say "having grown up" rather than "havn't"?
 
2012-08-29 09:00:44 AM
Didn't we learn our lesson that Eliza Dushku sucks? She's nice to look at it, but she's a terrible actress. All Dollhouse did was expose her limited range.
 
2012-08-29 09:02:58 AM
Did anyone else see the Coulson short where he kicks ass in a gas station?
 
2012-08-29 09:07:40 AM

Ivandrago: Didn't we learn our lesson that Eliza Dushku sucks? She's nice to look at it, but she's a terrible actress. All Dollhouse did was expose her limited range.


I personally think she's a good actor but she's one of those actors that you only ever see 'them'. Like Sean Connery or Sam Jackson. No matter whether they are playing a Russian sub captain or an Egyptian immortal you just think "That's Sean Connery".
Enver Gjokaj knocked it out of the park with his acting as different characters, but how much of that was helped by none of us having seen him before? To us he was a blank slate and we could accept him playing anyone. With Dushku we knew her and so no matter what role she was playing we just saw "Eliza Dushku"

/Yes, I know she won't sleep with me.
//I've met her, and she didn't sleep with me then either.
 
2012-08-29 09:09:29 AM

Icetech3: I used to like whedon's stuff.. but wow.. avengers was horrible, made it through 15 minutes and that was it.. Im sure this show will be great though (sarcasm).. I think i am just not a comic book person.. havn't grown up and being an adult and all...


Please die you POS
 
2012-08-29 09:11:15 AM

Flint Ironstag: Ivandrago: Didn't we learn our lesson that Eliza Dushku sucks? She's nice to look at it, but she's a terrible actress. All Dollhouse did was expose her limited range.

I personally think she's a good actor but she's one of those actors that you only ever see 'them'. Like Sean Connery or Sam Jackson. No matter whether they are playing a Russian sub captain or an Egyptian immortal you just think "That's Sean Connery".
Enver Gjokaj knocked it out of the park with his acting as different characters, but how much of that was helped by none of us having seen him before? To us he was a blank slate and we could accept him playing anyone. With Dushku we knew her and so no matter what role she was playing we just saw "Eliza Dushku"

/Yes, I know she won't sleep with me.
//I've met her, and she didn't sleep with me then either.


Maybe you're right. Maybe she worked as Faith because I hadn't seen her before and kick-ass chick can be hard to pull off but she did. I just found that in Dollhouse her face wasn't expressive enough and as long as she was being asked to be kick-ass she was fine. It could have also been the material which I didn't think was very good and therefore she wasn't given much to work with. I'm blanking on an actress that could have made Dollhouse work. Dushku or no, I'm still watching. That's not even a question.
 
2012-08-29 09:20:33 AM

rynthetyn: Crudbucket: MadSkillz: MeinRS6: I predict some serious FAIL unless Whedon tones it down so much that there are no superheroes in the show. The reason Firefly could work on a budget is because no one had superpowers.

Hopefully it won't suck, but I think the whole idea of SHIELD is because of all the awesome superheroes. SO without them, they're a bunch of assholes in suits. Like Men In Black except without the wit.

WIthout Samuel L Jackson or Colbie Smulders it'll be nothing but a b-team of TV rejects on another Whedon project that gets either cancelled or he hands it off to Marti Noxon and she makes it suck.

The cast of How I Met Your Mother is only under contract for one more season, and although CBS is interested in renewing them it seems as if everyone else is eager to move on to new projects. They very well could get Colbie Smulders to helm this new show.

I would watch the hell out of a show featuring Colbie Smulders in tight pants.


Agent Sparkles did her best work in Space Teens. So this is an obvious fit.
 
2012-08-29 09:24:08 AM

JoePiscopoJr.: Icetech3: I used to like whedon's stuff.. but wow.. avengers was horrible, made it through 15 minutes and that was it.. Im sure this show will be great though (sarcasm).. I think i am just not a comic book person.. havn't grown up and being an adult and all...

Please die you POS


You do realize that sugar you put in this morning's cup of joe was actually Angel Dust, did you?

/sheesh, man
 
2012-08-29 09:26:01 AM
With every week they run across a different character from the universe? Will we see Squrriel Girl?
 
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