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2012-10-02 11:21:12 AM
Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.
 
2012-10-02 11:27:30 AM
For every Summer Glau or Eliza Dushku I see...I shall kill you.
 
2012-10-02 11:29:40 AM
This is just one more thing to delay what should be Whedon's first and only priority: The Dr. Horrible sequel.
 
2012-10-02 11:34:19 AM

Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.


Hey if the stories are good and the characters are fun to watch, I'm there. Do you think they're going to make an Iron Man show every week starring Robert Downey Jr?
 
2012-10-02 11:37:15 AM
You can tell how nerds will never be happy though with the very first c*mment in this thread.

If you asked a comic geek 10 years ago, hey what if you knew Joss Whedon will be making a SHIELD TV show in the near future? And they'd all pass out in wonderment and excitement and frantically try to get old to catch up to such a time.

Then it really happens, and you get Walker above.
 
2012-10-02 12:13:42 PM
Boring without super heroes? I can clearly tell that very few of you have actually read the comic book.
 
2012-10-02 12:20:47 PM

Confabulat: You can tell how nerds will never be happy though with the very first c*mment in this thread.

If you asked a comic geek 10 years ago, hey what if you knew Joss Whedon will be making a SHIELD TV show in the near future? And they'd all pass out in wonderment and excitement and frantically try to get old to catch up to such a time.

Then it really happens, and you get Walker above.


Wanna place some bets on how long this series will last? I give it 8 episodes tops...and that's being very generous. Even shows with ACTUAL superheroes in them don't do well on network TV. Name a superhero show in the last DECADE -- Hell, 15 years -- that has succeeded, besides "Smallville". Oh, there was "Heroes", which everyone abandoned after the first two seasons. There was "No Ordinary Family" which only lasted one season. How did "Birds' of Prey" do? How did "The Cape" do? How did the failed "Wonder Woman" show that never saw the light of day do? How did "The Tick" do? And you think a show about agents featuring NO superheroes will succeed? Please. I'm just being realistic.
 
2012-10-02 12:30:26 PM

Walker: Confabulat: You can tell how nerds will never be happy though with the very first c*mment in this thread.

If you asked a comic geek 10 years ago, hey what if you knew Joss Whedon will be making a SHIELD TV show in the near future? And they'd all pass out in wonderment and excitement and frantically try to get old to catch up to such a time.

Then it really happens, and you get Walker above.

Wanna place some bets on how long this series will last? I give it 8 episodes tops...and that's being very generous. Even shows with ACTUAL superheroes in them don't do well on network TV. Name a superhero show in the last DECADE -- Hell, 15 years -- that has succeeded, besides "Smallville". Oh, there was "Heroes", which everyone abandoned after the first two seasons. There was "No Ordinary Family" which only lasted one season. How did "Birds' of Prey" do? How did "The Cape" do? How did the failed "Wonder Woman" show that never saw the light of day do? How did "The Tick" do? And you think a show about agents featuring NO superheroes will succeed? Please. I'm just being realistic.


So... you're saying superhero shows fail, but this show will fail because it doesn't have any superheroes. There may be a fault in your logic. I'm not saying whether the show will do well or not, I'm just saying your argument doesn't track.
 
2012-10-02 12:36:03 PM
Spunky young girl who can kick ass, brooding heartthrob with a dark past, brooding bad who turns good to impress spunky young girl who can kick ass, nerdy guy who turns into an asskicker, and snobby girl who turns out to have a heart of gold?
 
2012-10-02 12:36:36 PM
"L", "S", "I", "H", "E"
...in no particular order.
 
2012-10-02 12:37:00 PM
50 bucks it gets cancelled for plain old sucking like Firefly and Dollhouse
 
2012-10-02 12:37:45 PM

Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.


You realize your speaking for about........no one.
I work in a comic book store and people are loving this idea.
(Though most nerds are already complaining, but that's typical nerds)

If he could make it a cross between Angels law firm season, warehouse 13 and X-Files, it'd be awesome.
 
2012-10-02 12:40:33 PM

Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.


I cared about one SHIELD agent, but they apparently killed him in Avengers.
 
2012-10-02 12:43:46 PM

moothemagiccow: 50 bucks it gets cancelled for plain old sucking like Firefly and Dollhouse


lawl, you trollin
 
2012-10-02 12:44:09 PM

Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.


I disagree. People came for the Avengers. They stayed for Agent Phil Farking Coulson.
 
2012-10-02 12:47:54 PM

cgraves67: Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.

I cared about one SHIELD agent, but they apparently killed him in Avengers.


I say thee nay! The Son of Coul MUST LIVE!
 
2012-10-02 12:48:27 PM
FTA: AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as "The Calvary,"

So...she's a hill in Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified? That's an interesting alter-ego, I must say.
 
2012-10-02 12:48:41 PM
Speaking of superhero TV shows. Just saw an add about a Green Arrow series on CW. Seeing as it's a non-animated DC production, it's probably sure to suck, but then again Smallville did well >.>
 
2012-10-02 12:49:57 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

No room for Vic Mackey?
 
2012-10-02 12:53:15 PM

Walker: Confabulat: You can tell how nerds will never be happy though with the very first c*mment in this thread.

If you asked a comic geek 10 years ago, hey what if you knew Joss Whedon will be making a SHIELD TV show in the near future? And they'd all pass out in wonderment and excitement and frantically try to get old to catch up to such a time.

Then it really happens, and you get Walker above.

Wanna place some bets on how long this series will last? I give it 8 episodes tops...and that's being very generous. Even shows with ACTUAL superheroes in them don't do well on network TV. Name a superhero show in the last DECADE -- Hell, 15 years -- that has succeeded, besides "Smallville". Oh, there was "Heroes", which everyone abandoned after the first two seasons. There was "No Ordinary Family" which only lasted one season. How did "Birds' of Prey" do? How did "The Cape" do? How did the failed "Wonder Woman" show that never saw the light of day do? How did "The Tick" do? And you think a show about agents featuring NO superheroes will succeed? Please. I'm just being realistic.


Alphas is finishing it's second season. And I'm going to assume we aren't considering the tons of animated shows on Disney and CN.
 
2012-10-02 12:54:20 PM
Died a little inside when i clicked and saw Eliza Dushku. Although I agree with the author's parenthesis (very pretty, can't act)
 
2012-10-02 12:55:21 PM

hammer85: Speaking of superhero TV shows. Just saw an add about a Green Arrow series on CW. Seeing as it's a non-animated DC production, it's probably sure to suck, but then again Smallville did well >.>


I think the initial reviews were not as bad as you would expect. Smallville suffered from what a friend called "Lana-itis". They had a plan the first few years until the audience caught on that Kristen Kruek was a terrible actress and wanted her gone. Once she was gone and they found a new direction, the show was not as bad. From what I have read about 'Arrow', they seem to be going in with a better starting game plan. It also helps that Green Arrow is not as 'famous' as Superman and some of the other DC characters so they will have some leeway with the story lines.
 
2012-10-02 12:56:01 PM

hammer85: Walker: Confabulat: You can tell how nerds will never be happy though with the very first c*mment in this thread.

If you asked a comic geek 10 years ago, hey what if you knew Joss Whedon will be making a SHIELD TV show in the near future? And they'd all pass out in wonderment and excitement and frantically try to get old to catch up to such a time.

Then it really happens, and you get Walker above.

Wanna place some bets on how long this series will last? I give it 8 episodes tops...and that's being very generous. Even shows with ACTUAL superheroes in them don't do well on network TV. Name a superhero show in the last DECADE -- Hell, 15 years -- that has succeeded, besides "Smallville". Oh, there was "Heroes", which everyone abandoned after the first two seasons. There was "No Ordinary Family" which only lasted one season. How did "Birds' of Prey" do? How did "The Cape" do? How did the failed "Wonder Woman" show that never saw the light of day do? How did "The Tick" do? And you think a show about agents featuring NO superheroes will succeed? Please. I'm just being realistic.

Alphas is finishing it's second season. And I'm going to assume we aren't considering the tons of animated shows on Disney and CN.


The 4400 did pretty well, also. And Dark Angel went a couple of seasons.

Of course, all this is moot, since... well... this isn't a superhero show.
 
2012-10-02 12:57:52 PM
"Althea Rice has Summer Glau written all over her"

Oh gods I hope not, that chick has a history of being poison to every show she's on. Don't get me wrong, she's cute and she's actually kinda starting to learn how to act, but still... poison.
 
2012-10-02 12:59:08 PM

bluenote13: hammer85: Speaking of superhero TV shows. Just saw an add about a Green Arrow series on CW. Seeing as it's a non-animated DC production, it's probably sure to suck, but then again Smallville did well >.>

I think the initial reviews were not as bad as you would expect. Smallville suffered from what a friend called "Lana-itis". They had a plan the first few years until the audience caught on that Kristen Kruek was a terrible actress and wanted her gone. Once she was gone and they found a new direction, the show was not as bad. From what I have read about 'Arrow', they seem to be going in with a better starting game plan. It also helps that Green Arrow is not as 'famous' as Superman and some of the other DC characters so they will have some leeway with the story lines.


Oh I didn't mean Smallville was bad. I was more along the lines of the non-batman begins movies that have just been dreadful. DC gets their animated shows done right (especially the animated movies), but their live action aside from a few cases has been poor at best.
 
2012-10-02 01:01:17 PM
Dear Joss, stop hiring the same actors for every television series you make. Thanks.
 
2012-10-02 01:02:45 PM
SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident - with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.

AKA Inaria

AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.

AKA Jayne or Malcolm

AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

AKA Zoe

AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies - she deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

AKA Simon and River

Soon to be named agents: one who is a bit quirky and primarily is responsible for transportation and the delightful if slightly introverted and naive engineer that makes all the new toys and fixes stuff.

Christ just let him make Firefly and lets move on.
 
2012-10-02 01:03:13 PM
SHIEL


What do I win?
 
2012-10-02 01:03:39 PM

cgraves67: Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.

I cared about one SHIELD agent, but they apparently killed him in Avengers.


So?
 
2012-10-02 01:07:21 PM

2words1finger: "Althea Rice has Summer Glau written all over her"

Oh gods I hope not, that chick has a history of being poison to every show she's on. Don't get me wrong, she's cute and she's actually kinda starting to learn how to act, but still... poison.


She was OK during her two episodes of Chuck, where she played a crazy chick who likes sharp things a little too much.

But yea, Glau wouldn't really work here. Subtlety is not her forte, which is something you would think a secret government organization would want from their field operatives.
 
2012-10-02 01:08:19 PM
Dear god, the pure unadulterated irony of the author of TFA saying Eliza Dushku is "very pretty, can't act" and then proceeding to fawn over Felicia Day.
 
2012-10-02 01:14:12 PM

2words1finger: "Althea Rice has Summer Glau written all over her"

Oh gods I hope not, that chick has a history of being poison to every show she's on. Don't get me wrong, she's cute and she's actually kinda starting to learn how to act, but still... poison.


Yeah, I'm thinking Gina Torres, Gina Carano, Katee Sackhoff, Rhona Mitra, Stana Katic, Charlize Theron...all would be exponentially better casting choices. Of course, of those, Gina and Katee are probably the only ones they could actually get.
 
2012-10-02 01:15:52 PM

Teufelaffe: 2words1finger: "Althea Rice has Summer Glau written all over her"

Oh gods I hope not, that chick has a history of being poison to every show she's on. Don't get me wrong, she's cute and she's actually kinda starting to learn how to act, but still... poison.

Yeah, I'm thinking Gina Torres, Gina Carano, Katee Sackhoff, Rhona Mitra, Stana Katic, Charlize Theron...all would be exponentially better casting choices. Of course, of those, Gina and Katee are probably the only ones they could actually get.


Bah, that would be Gina Torres...Gina Carano is slated to be part of an "all-girl Expendables" so would not be available.
 
2012-10-02 01:18:49 PM

Walker: How did "The Tick" do?


Are we talking animated version of live action?

SPOOOOOON!
 
2012-10-02 01:19:14 PM

tom baker's scarf: SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident - with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.

AKA Inaria

AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.

AKA Jayne or Malcolm

AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

AKA Zoe

AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies - she deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

AKA Simon and River

Soon to be named agents: one who is a bit quirky and primarily is responsible for transportation and the delightful if slightly introverted and naive engineer that makes all the new toys and fixes stuff.

Christ just let him make Firefly and lets move on.


/signed
 
2012-10-02 01:21:41 PM
I'm just glad there is no history of crime procedural dramas being successful on TV.
 
2012-10-02 01:23:58 PM

Witty_Retort: I'm just glad there is no history of crime procedural dramas being successful on TV.


Get She Hulk involved in the Law and Order franchise and I WILL WATCH.

/Plus, they could paint Mariska Hargitay green.
 
2012-10-02 01:24:07 PM

unyon: Boring without super heroes? I can clearly tell that very few of you have actually read the comic book.


This.
 
2012-10-02 01:24:45 PM
Hey, if the Avengers go off-world to fight Thanos at the end of Avengers II, then this SHIELD show can adapt the Thunderbolts storyline in the following season.

That would be... something?
 
2012-10-02 01:31:30 PM

tom baker's scarf: Christ just let him make Firefly and lets move on.


It's been ten years. Let it go.
 
2012-10-02 01:33:38 PM

Teufelaffe: Teufelaffe: 2words1finger: "Althea Rice has Summer Glau written all over her"

Oh gods I hope not, that chick has a history of being poison to every show she's on. Don't get me wrong, she's cute and she's actually kinda starting to learn how to act, but still... poison.

Yeah, I'm thinking Gina Torres, Gina Carano, Katee Sackhoff, Rhona Mitra, Stana Katic, Charlize Theron...all would be exponentially better casting choices. Of course, of those, Gina and Katee are probably the only ones they could actually get.

Bah, that would be Gina Torres...Gina Carano is slated to be part of an "all-girl Expendables" so would not be available.


I'm noticing a distinct lack of Cynthia Rothrock in that all-girl Expendables cast.
 
2012-10-02 01:33:55 PM
It would be interesting if they added the B-list, or even the C-list of Marvel heroes and villains, just for good measure.
 
2012-10-02 01:51:10 PM

Walker: Confabulat: You can tell how nerds will never be happy though with the very first c*mment in this thread.

If you asked a comic geek 10 years ago, hey what if you knew Joss Whedon will be making a SHIELD TV show in the near future? And they'd all pass out in wonderment and excitement and frantically try to get old to catch up to such a time.

Then it really happens, and you get Walker above.

Wanna place some bets on how long this series will last? I give it 8 episodes tops...and that's being very generous. Even shows with ACTUAL superheroes in them don't do well on network TV. Name a superhero show in the last DECADE -- Hell, 15 years -- that has succeeded, besides "Smallville". Oh, there was "Heroes", which everyone abandoned after the first two seasons. There was "No Ordinary Family" which only lasted one season. How did "Birds' of Prey" do? How did "The Cape" do? How did the failed "Wonder Woman" show that never saw the light of day do? How did "The Tick" do? And you think a show about agents featuring NO superheroes will succeed? Please. I'm just being realistic.


Alphas on Sci-Fi is doing nicely. Hmm...Buffy the Vampire Slayer was just a super hero show that featured magic, Birds of Prey sucked because the actresses sucked, I really like the Cape.

The real question is will the network commit for two years and 30-40 episodes? That is usually how long a Whedon TV production takes to hit it's stride. Buffy, Angel, even Doll House took two seasons to really get going and as fan reaction proved if Firefly would have been given two seasons it would have been a smash hit, instead of a colossal failure. Sadly for Firefly at 2 million an episode they did not have time for Whedon to clear his throat.
 
2012-10-02 01:52:16 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Spunky young girl who can kick ass, brooding heartthrob with a dark past, brooding bad who turns good to impress spunky young girl who can kick ass, nerdy guy who turns into an asskicker, and snobby girl who turns out to have a heart of gold?


As long as Fin Fang Foom is present, I'm there.
 
2012-10-02 01:53:11 PM

CygnusDarius: It would be interesting if they added the B-list, or even the C-list of Marvel heroes and villains, just for good measure.


They could butt up against a re-formed Hydra and/or AIM (I think that's their name. The guys in the yellow suits.) as their reoccurring villain. Many low-level guys they could take on, as well as lackeys/minions of the Big Bad from the movies.

Or go with terrorism themes with Super weapons (gamma bomb, Pym-Particle Bomb).

Also, they could deal with the fallout from the movies; like the short on the Avenger's Blu-Ray with the couple who find one of the invader's weapons and start a crime spree. The amount of alien weaponry around NYC after Avengers is staggering.
 
2012-10-02 01:53:17 PM

moothemagiccow: tom baker's scarf: Christ just let him make Firefly and lets move on.

It's been ten years. Let it go.


Besides the fans wouldn't watch now anymore then they watched it back then.
 
2012-10-02 01:53:53 PM

Fano: FirstNationalBastard: Spunky young girl who can kick ass, brooding heartthrob with a dark past, brooding bad who turns good to impress spunky young girl who can kick ass, nerdy guy who turns into an asskicker, and snobby girl who turns out to have a heart of gold?

As long as Fin Fang Foom is present, I'm there.


i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 01:59:48 PM
He should bring in Abigail Brand. He made her up and she's technically a SHIELD agent.
 
2012-10-02 02:10:49 PM

Walker: Nobody cares about a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they want to see superheroes.

"But....but....people loved The Avengers and that had S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in it"

They went to see The Avengers for the Superheroes, not for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents you dumbf*ck.



No TRUE Joss Whedon fan would worry about such things.
 
2012-10-02 02:10:50 PM

Witty_Retort: CygnusDarius: It would be interesting if they added the B-list, or even the C-list of Marvel heroes and villains, just for good measure.

They could butt up against a re-formed Hydra and/or AIM (I think that's their name. The guys in the yellow suits.) as their reoccurring villain. Many low-level guys they could take on, as well as lackeys/minions of the Big Bad from the movies.

Or go with terrorism themes with Super weapons (gamma bomb, Pym-Particle Bomb).

Also, they could deal with the fallout from the movies; like the short on the Avenger's Blu-Ray with the couple who find one of the invader's weapons and start a crime spree. The amount of alien weaponry around NYC after Avengers is staggering.


This. That would be a credible plot for several episodes. Hell, even some minor Stark company weapons could work.
 
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