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2014-03-06 06:25:05 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: They really, really need to make that happen.  That would be genius.  Pure genius, great payoff to fans, and an utter mind screw.  Who has the rights to Deadpool though?  Wasn't he in that abortive Wolverine film, as a mouth sewn shut patchwork mutant?


Deadpool is a mutant so yes Fox owns the rights to him.
 
2014-03-06 06:33:48 PM  
Chloe Bennet = Eliza Dushku replacement.

/I give this many farks >< about the show
//really wanted to give more but I just don't find it interesting
 
2014-03-06 06:35:15 PM  
Show gets great ratings when you incorporate DVR/Internet watching, which also includes ads there so it counts.  It's 2014, Nielsen ratings mean nothing any longer.

SHIELD has been getting progressively better and is free advertising for Marvel.  Remember who owns both ABC and Marvel, and you'll figure out that this show isn't getting cancelled.
 
2014-03-06 06:37:42 PM  

Critch: It's 2014, Nielsen ratings mean nothing any longer.


The only people who think that are fanboys whose shows are getting clobbered in the ratings.
 
2014-03-06 06:38:17 PM  

mokinokaro: Duck_of_Doom: They really, really need to make that happen.  That would be genius.  Pure genius, great payoff to fans, and an utter mind screw.  Who has the rights to Deadpool though?  Wasn't he in that abortive Wolverine film, as a mouth sewn shut patchwork mutant?

Deadpool is a mutant so yes Fox owns the rights to him.


Deadpool, is not a mutant.

But yes Fox does own the rights to him.
 
2014-03-06 06:46:58 PM  
as long as perch faced Saffron Burrows doesn't show up again, I'm good
 
2014-03-06 06:53:49 PM  

Trik: as long as perch faced Saffron Burrows doesn't show up again, I'm good


She's in the next episode, it was on the previews.
 
2014-03-06 06:57:21 PM  

WillofJ2: As mentioned before, is seems like no show on tv now has a weekly run, they stop and you have to hope to know when it is coming back on, even hbo and showtime throw in random 2 week breaks, why do shows that have completed production need breaks between episodes?

Also and ABC and NBC are terrible for this why start a show let it run for two episodes or so cancel it and replace it with reruns of shark tank or some other random show when they at least have new content they could run?


I watch quite a few shows on HBO and Showtime, and the only time they have a week or two off is when something else major is occurring on that Sunday, like a Holiday or the Super Bowl. It's not "random" at all if you're paying attention.
 
2014-03-06 06:59:57 PM  

ViciousX: EyeballKid: And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...

I've enjoyed Joss's work. Loved Buffy, Angel, Firefly. Didn't care for Dollhouse. Loved The Avengers. Loved his "Much Ado About Nothing".

Agents of SHIELD sucks and I look forward to its cancellation with glee.


Or FOX can take it and merge it with Glee.

/singing superheroes!
 
2014-03-06 07:00:43 PM  

KierzanDax: texdent: crotchgrabber: I like the show and wish it truly was weekly.

Can someone tell me what the blue half guy in the TAHITI tube is supposed to be?

Kree? Frost Giant? Doctor Manhattan?

Hard to tell without the penis.

Ack! You had to remind me of one of my main complaints with the Watchmen movie ― Doctor Manhattan's long schlong. The comic drew him having a very small penis for a reason. It was a vital part of his character that, despite godlike power and the ability to reform his body and alter it at will, he never did the first thing that nearly any man would do given such power. He didn't care about that because, even from the get-go, he was already disconnecting from humanity. That much.

DjangoStonereaver: NeoCortex42: Trocadero: [img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 531x315]
It was a frost giant, people.

Ah, there we go.

Shield has most of the Marvel universe to work with. Why such an obsession with Thor?

They have the Marvel Universe minus anything related to Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. That leaves them quite a lot to play with even still, but the Marvel Movieverse is a subset of the comic universe.  That's why I don't think the body was a Kree (as I said above), but somehow having it be a Frost giant makes a certain amount of in-story sense given that Coulson was 'killed' by Asgardian techonology.  Where the people who ran got the thing, though, is possibly the question, given that it wasn't a SHIELD facility.  I'm hoping it was run/founded by Arnim Zola myself.

Cynically, I'm sure they wrote the scripts with a strong eye to their release schedule, but I'd like to think they they're also making a virtue of necessity and using AoS to tell the sort of less-than-epic scale stories that consist of most issues of a given comic book series but that just can't be done justice to in the course of a 2-21/2 hour film that must have lots of spectacle and flash/bang.

They may be too connected to the Fantastic Four, but I keep hoping that SHIELD requests the services of a certain expert in antimatter physics who just happens to have four pre-teens.
 
2014-03-06 08:02:20 PM  

Diogenes: Well shiat.  It's on so rarely no one knows when to watch it.


If my DVR wasn't programmed to record it, I wouldn't have known there was a new episode recently...

/ marketing fail
 
2014-03-06 08:04:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I like Defiance, but it's taking way to long for season 2


Defiance is a summer show, right?

DjangoStonereaver: it is very possible that the rights to the Kree and
the Inhumans might well be bundled up with the FANTASTIC FOUR package of rights, which is owned
(I believe) by 20th Century Fox.


I think Marvel has all the aliens. At least, I've heard nothing otherwise.


-MAYBE these new episodes were filmed late enough they saw fan reaction and can use this resurrection to re-boot Skye's personality to something less terribad.
 
2014-03-06 08:06:36 PM  

rugman11: I'd also point out that SHIELD's main competition, NCIS, has aired on a similarly awkward schedule and doesn't seem to be having the same problems.


Old people are pretty loyal to their TV shows....
 
2014-03-06 08:15:49 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ViciousX: EyeballKid: And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...

I've enjoyed Joss's work. Loved Buffy, Angel, Firefly. Didn't care for Dollhouse. Loved The Avengers. Loved his "Much Ado About Nothing".

Agents of SHIELD sucks and I look forward to its cancellation with glee.

Or FOX can take it and merge it with Glee.

/singing superheroes!


thetorchonline.com
been done
 
2014-03-06 08:17:40 PM  

Witty_Retort: I think Marvel has all the aliens. At least, I've heard nothing otherwise.


Ronan is in Guardians of the Galaxy, and Disney has the rights to Inhumans.
 
2014-03-06 08:27:53 PM  

Witty_Retort: I think Marvel has all the aliens. At least, I've heard nothing otherwise.


I've heard that Fox might have the rights to the Skrulls, but it's only really rumours until we see either company use them.
 
2014-03-06 08:33:00 PM  

Trik: DjangoStonereaver: hammer85: czetie: By the way, am I the only straight male on Fark who doesn't think that Chloe Bennet is particularly attractive? She's got this whole baby faced chipmunk think going on that does nothing for me.

I'd take Felicity or Simmons any day over Skye.

That means Agent May is ALL MINE!!!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 397x595]

Yeah she can make you believe that 50 is the new 30
Have to see her nakey tho to see how dangly reality is
Shoehorning into tight clothes makes things look taunt


At 50 mumblymumbly years old myself I thinks she's very attractive.
 
2014-03-06 08:35:05 PM  

mokinokaro: Witty_Retort: I think Marvel has all the aliens. At least, I've heard nothing otherwise.

I've heard that Fox might have the rights to the Skrulls, but it's only really rumours until we see either company use them.


Hmm.......

That makes a fair amount of sense:  the Skrulls were always more of an FF-specific foe.....

And if, indeed, Ronan is in GotG.....

I just got a lot more interested in GotG.
 
2014-03-06 08:38:22 PM  

Grungehamster: Wellon Dowd: Has there ever been a show that wasn't hard by a lengthy hiatus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Breaking_Bad_episodes 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Walking_Dead_episodes

Of course those "half season" tricks AMC loves are planned and announced/advertised way in advance.


To be fair, The Walking Dead has to split their seasons because they start in October around Halloween, then halfway through the season they run into the holidays and then after those are done it is football post season, so they really can't come back until the week after the Super Bowl without losing some of their live audience to the playoffs. It sucks, but that's ad-supported TV for you.
 
2014-03-06 08:55:03 PM  

TNel: Diogenes: Well shiat.  It's on so rarely no one knows when to watch it.

Seriously!  I just DVR it and am suprised when it shows up as new in the list.


Yeah, I only saw it because the DVR caught it and I saw it in the menu while queuing up Person of Interest.
 
2014-03-06 08:56:02 PM  

xanadian: Missicat: eddievercetti: Considering the insane timing the last 3 episodes had, it's ABCs fault.

Ironically, it'shiatting it's stride now.

/Deathlok
//Sif
///Kree?

Definitely getting better.  Is the show with Sif going to air next week? Or do we have to wait another month?

Well, at least it's not Doctor Who.  Having to wait almost a year between seasons (or, rather, HALF-seasons)... seriously, wth is up with that.


UK austerity cuts leading to a slashed BBC budget, plus the cost of 3D cameras and upgraded effects for the 50th anniversary episode.
 
2014-03-06 10:23:28 PM  
You expected them to air it against the Olympics?

/It is FINALLY going somewhere. All it took was doing something everyone wanted to do since the first episode.
 
2014-03-06 11:00:44 PM  

mokinokaro: Witty_Retort: I think Marvel has all the aliens. At least, I've heard nothing otherwise.

I've heard that Fox might have the rights to the Skrulls, but it's only really rumours until we see either company use them.


Fox and Marvel Studios share the rights to the Skrulls, and Marvel has no intention of using them since they're tied to Fox as part of their Fantastic Four film rights and it could be messy. Marvel Studios also does not own the rights to the Badoon, Atlanteans (including Namor, who is at Universal Studios), and mutants. It's a sure bet they do not own the rights to the Brood or the Shi'ar, either, as they're both tied to the X-Men.

They do own the Inhumans, the Sakaarans, the Kymellians, and most other Marvel alien races. Their Marvel Cinematic Universe alternative to the Skrulls are the Chitauri. Obviously, they can freely use the Asgardians, Dark Elves, Asgardian Dwarves, Frost Giants, and other beings from the Nine Worlds.

They can use vampires, though, since they got Blade back.
 
2014-03-06 11:21:43 PM  

Shadowtag: You expected them to air it against the Olympics?

/It is FINALLY going somewhere. All it took was doing something everyone wanted to do since the first episode.


Yeah, but then Skye got better.
 
2014-03-06 11:45:59 PM  

Critch: Show gets great ratings when you incorporate DVR/Internet watching, which also includes ads there so it counts.  It's 2014, Nielsen ratings mean nothing any longer.

SHIELD has been getting progressively better and is free advertising for Marvel.  Remember who owns both ABC and Marvel, and you'll figure out that this show isn't getting cancelled.


Yeah, keep believing that. If the ratings don't start going up, next season will be the last.
 
2014-03-07 12:28:04 AM  

Nix Nightbird: mokinokaro: Witty_Retort: I think Marvel has all the aliens. At least, I've heard nothing otherwise.

I've heard that Fox might have the rights to the Skrulls, but it's only really rumours until we see either company use them.

Fox and Marvel Studios share the rights to the Skrulls, and Marvel has no intention of using them since they're tied to Fox as part of their Fantastic Four film rights and it could be messy. Marvel Studios also does not own the rights to the Badoon, Atlanteans (including Namor, who is at Universal Studios), and mutants. It's a sure bet they do not own the rights to the Brood or the Shi'ar, either, as they're both tied to the X-Men.

They do own the Inhumans, the Sakaarans, the Kymellians, and most other Marvel alien races. Their Marvel Cinematic Universe alternative to the Skrulls are the Chitauri. Obviously, they can freely use the Asgardians, Dark Elves, Asgardian Dwarves, Frost Giants, and other beings from the Nine Worlds.

They can use vampires, though, since they got Blade back.


What the hell? i thought the Badoon were Avengers foes more often than not. By that reasoning Wolverine is tied up w/ the Hulk rights.
 
2014-03-07 12:51:08 AM  

Trocadero: What the hell? i thought the Badoon were Avengers foes more often than not. By that reasoning Wolverine is tied up w/ the Hulk rights.


The Badoon were mentioned in the Thor:The Dark World comics tie-in, but I don't know if they can show up in the movies.
 
2014-03-07 02:02:11 AM  

Mentat: Trocadero: What the hell? i thought the Badoon were Avengers foes more often than not. By that reasoning Wolverine is tied up w/ the Hulk rights.

The Badoon were mentioned in the Thor:The Dark World comics tie-in, but I don't know if they can show up in the movies.


According to Kevin Feige in a recent podcast, no. They would have liked them for GotG, but they had to go with Sakaarans.
 
2014-03-07 02:04:37 AM  

Trik: DjangoStonereaver: hammer85: czetie: By the way, am I the only straight male on Fark who doesn't think that Chloe Bennet is particularly attractive? She's got this whole baby faced chipmunk think going on that does nothing for me.

I'd take Felicity or Simmons any day over Skye.

That means Agent May is ALL MINE!!!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 397x595]

Yeah she can make you believe that 50 is the new 30
Have to see her nakey tho to see how dangly reality is
Shoehorning into tight clothes makes things look taunt


Worst. Haiku. Ever.
 
2014-03-07 02:05:53 AM  
I've loved the show from its start and it's finally diving into its deeper story, and it's a compelling one.  It's a shame too, because a combination of ridiculous scheduling and poor advertising support post-premiere have had a lot to do with its decline.  Is it the most solidly written material ever?  Of course not, but many shows aren't in their first year, especially early on in that year.

So much time has to be spent on not only developing the characters but also setting up the foundation for its story arc.  That's not going to happen within the first couple of episodes; it requires at least half a season on CONTINUOUS weekly airings, not an episode here, then skip a week, then another 2, skip two weeks, two more, skip a month, etc.  As most television viewers have the attention span of squirrels, a series can't survive on that type of haphazard scheduling.  It can't build a fanbase and hook them with a story if the viewers can't be sure if it's even going to air!  And I'm not surprised its return didn't have higher ratings; I think I saw ONE advertisement for it in the past few weeks.  Way to go to bat for one of your shows, ABC.  Well done.

Again, the show isn't perfect; the characters needed more development and the show needed a more cohesive storyline.  But it's genuinely trying to achieve both; I've seen that more and more.  I just don't want to see ABC sweep the rug out from under it before it can really get into its groove when they're the ones mostly responsible for its low ratings to begin with.
 
2014-03-07 02:09:55 AM  

No Line For Beer: TNel: Person of Interest.


Person of Interest is the #1 season pass on my Tivo.

// tivo ... set it and forget it
 
2014-03-07 02:57:47 AM  
231 posts before I wake up and find the thread.

It's been so long since I've even attempted to watch any show regularly, that I'm not used to the long breaks between new shows.  I assume that the people watching in the evenings are at least getting reruns each week?  I'm asleep every single evening.

The early episodes were mostly unimportant, but with some new concept introduced that's important with later episodes.  Babylon 5's first season was a lot like that, though AoS has had a lot more cliffhanger endings already.  They're building for the long term, and it's been paying off, getting more and more interesting.
 
2014-03-07 03:29:16 AM  

Son of Thunder: DjangoStonereaver: Where the people who ran got the thing, though, is possibly the question, given that it
wasn't a SHIELD facility.  I'm hoping it was run/founded by Arnim Zola myself.

I like that idea.  I was wondering what the MCU would do with him.

I doubted that they'd be up for giving him the full torso-face treatment, until I saw this.


Also, this tidbit in the Cap movie

cdn.screenrant.com
 
2014-03-07 03:37:25 AM  

Qaiwolf: Son of Thunder: DjangoStonereaver: Where the people who ran got the thing, though, is possibly the question, given that it
wasn't a SHIELD facility.  I'm hoping it was run/founded by Arnim Zola myself.

I like that idea.  I was wondering what the MCU would do with him.

I doubted that they'd be up for giving him the full torso-face treatment, until I saw this.

Also, this tidbit in the Cap movie

[cdn.screenrant.com image 480x292]


I'm wondering if we'll see that in Winter Soldier.
 
2014-03-07 06:50:08 AM  
Shows with not over the top super powers can be good. See: Alphas. That's not the problem with Agents...the problem is that it's boring. It's like the My Super Ex-Girlfriend of superhero movies. It doesn't seem to get what genre it is, or understand what creates dramatic tension or interest. They've taken the world of Marvel and turned it into tv that's good for watching while you fold laundry- which make no mistake, I'm pretty sure some shows are aiming for that place of background indifference because at least they're making money off advertisement. But...it's so ridiculous for this to be that show. Those shows you can make cheap, they can be generic. This should be interesting, unique and engaging and instead it feels bland and recycled.

Plus, as someone above mentioned, someone responsible for some important part of this show must be full on stalker in love with the girl who plays Skye and stealing her panties and framing them on his wall. It is the ONLY explanation for why they keep trying to force her on the audience over and over and trying to make it the SKYE (Isn't She So Amazing?) And Also I Guess Some Agents or Something Show even though she's overwhelmingly the least popular character and the show could be greatly and cheaply improved by killing her off.
 
2014-03-07 07:08:03 AM  
I really don't quite understand the anti-Skye animosity.  Doesn't seem healthy.
 
2014-03-07 08:51:12 AM  
My nerdy tendencies force me to watch SHIELD week after week hoping that it is going to get better but keep leaving disappointed.  Killing off Skye would have been the best move for the show, but for whatever reason they think she is a billable character.  Colson built a fan base because of the movies because he was just the normal guy trying to do his job in this world of superpowered beings.  They seem to be trying to force Skye into a similar role for viewers, trying to make her the character that the general viewer would most relate to but they just can't seem to pull it off.  Also, after this week's reveal I'm going to predict that the clairvoyant is going to be the Enchantress but I'm not willing to put money on it.

Anyway, as much as I liked Psych, it really has been going down hill the last few seasons.  What was it, like 2 years ago when they were supposed do be back in the fall but they delayed to February, then all of the episodes have become parodies of movies... they were seriously running out of ideas so yes, it is time to move on.
 
2014-03-07 09:43:20 AM  

Nix Nightbird: They can use vampires, though, since they got Blade back.


A Blade/Morbius movie sounds pretty awesome.
 
2014-03-07 09:48:09 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Grungehamster: Wellon Dowd: Has there ever been a show that wasn't hard by a lengthy hiatus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Breaking_Bad_episodes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Walking_Dead_episodes

Of course those "half season" tricks AMC loves are planned and announced/advertised way in advance.

To be fair, The Walking Dead has to split their seasons because they start in October around Halloween, then halfway through the season they run into the holidays and then after those are done it is football post season, so they really can't come back until the week after the Super Bowl without losing some of their live audience to the playoffs. It sucks, but that's ad-supported TV for you.


The difference here (aside from the obvious one of writing!) is that The Walking Dead splits its season in two, but there is really no break between episodes within a given split.  So they run ~8 or so episodes, then take the aforementioned time of, then run ~8 more, with  no breaks.  AoS has done:

5  episodes,
 break,
4 episodes,
break,
1 episode,
huge break (Xmas and new year),
2 episodes,
break,
1 episode,
huge break (one month!),
1 episode with 2 episodes left.

This works out to the same number of episodes as TWD (16), but done in the most crappy way possible. (once again, the writing isn't near as good on AoS).
 
2014-03-07 09:51:37 AM  

Alphax: I really don't quite understand the anti-Skye animosity.  Doesn't seem healthy.


Same here
The actress started acting in 2012, has had 3 jobs including AoS
So she's a little green
But I'm wondering if her part is written as being a little awkward and the director pushes it that way
So that over time you can more readily see the team jelling
 
2014-03-07 11:05:31 AM  

NeoCortex42: ABC will never cancel this show as long as they have a guaranteed 60-minute infomercial for their major film franchises.


This, over and over again.
 
2014-03-07 12:06:10 PM  
Went home, thought it would be on the DVR, and I realize I forgot about the farking power outage on Tuesday, so I'll have to wait a week or more to catch up
 
2014-03-07 12:22:30 PM  

IronJelly: Trik: IronJelly:
If god damn USA would have learned this lesson, Psych would not have had to end.  Instead they took the show, and went WAY TOO farkING LONG between seasons, then refused to let Hulu show more than like one or two episodes from some time earlier in the season.  Their target audience just sort of sat and waited for it to be available until we gave up.

Psych is TV for Girly Mans

Did you ever see me claiming to be anything else?  But no, watching it on their dictated schedule is for Girly Mans.  Real men prefer to watch when we feel like watching.

Also, some episodes of the first season were stupidly funny with enough weed.


First I've heard that Psych is unmanly.  It's the perfect goofy time waster to come across in reruns before bed late at night, which is the only circumstances under which I've seen it.  Enjoyed it every time.  Decently written, never takes itself seriously, surprising cameos and theme shows, and so so much better than all the other fake psychic shows.

Then again I haven't seen more than a couple of handfuls of episodes total.

/too bad Dule can't act though
 
2014-03-07 12:48:32 PM  

Far Cough: IronJelly: Trik: IronJelly:
If god damn USA would have learned this lesson, Psych would not have had to end.  Instead they took the show, and went WAY TOO farkING LONG between seasons, then refused to let Hulu show more than like one or two episodes from some time earlier in the season.  Their target audience just sort of sat and waited for it to be available until we gave up.

Psych is TV for Girly Mans

Did you ever see me claiming to be anything else?  But no, watching it on their dictated schedule is for Girly Mans.  Real men prefer to watch when we feel like watching.

Also, some episodes of the first season were stupidly funny with enough weed.

First I've heard that Psych is unmanly.  It's the perfect goofy time waster to come across in reruns before bed late at night, which is the only circumstances under which I've seen it.  Enjoyed it every time.  Decently written, never takes itself seriously, surprising cameos and theme shows, and so so much better than all the other fake psychic shows.

Then again I haven't seen more than a couple of handfuls of episodes total.

/too bad Dule can't act though


Psych is a fun show, but it has gone on way past it's prime.  It should have probably ended at least a season or two ago.  It feels like it's running on fumes now, so it's probably for the best that this is its last season.  I'm still watching for the sake of finishing the show out, but the recent episodes don't hold a candle to the show in its prime.  My biggest gripe is that Shawn has gone from mostly being a "man-child" to "a complete dick".  He's completely unsympathetic as a character at this point.

As far as Psych being "unmanly", I can't say I get that.  It's no more unmanly than Community.  Also, who cares if a show is unmanly.  I'm not ashamed to say I enjoy Downton Abbey and Mad Men, and those are basically farking soap operas.
 
2014-03-07 02:15:09 PM  

Trik: Alphax: I really don't quite understand the anti-Skye animosity.  Doesn't seem healthy.

Same here
The actress started acting in 2012, has had 3 jobs including AoS
So she's a little green
But I'm wondering if her part is written as being a little awkward and the director pushes it that way
So that over time you can more readily see the team jelling


It's not primarily about the actress. It's about the character, Skye.

The show apparently wants us to cheer for, admire, even identify with Skye as our gateway to the world of SHIELD, and she's just not written well enough to do that. It doesn't help that her motivation seems to be all over the shop (because the writers realized that their initial idea didn't stick?).

She's the archetypal Creator's Pet (WARNING: TV Tropes link!). Some people even think she's a Canon Sue, but that's harder to prove.
 
2014-03-07 05:18:47 PM  

Trik: as long as perch faced Saffron Burrows doesn't show up again, I'm good


What happened to her since she left Criminal Intent? wowzers
 
2014-03-07 08:34:19 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Grungehamster: Wellon Dowd: Has there ever been a show that wasn't hard by a lengthy hiatus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Breaking_Bad_episodes 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Walking_Dead_episodes

Of course those "half season" tricks AMC loves are planned and announced/advertised way in advance.

USA Network pioneered the 'half season' with MONK and PSYCH, and frankly I think its a pretty good
idea.  You get 13 episodes in a block, then the show goes a way just long enough for you to start to
miss it, then its back.  Done right, I think it keeps interest in a show up without oversaturation.

Alas, the over the air networks don't think that way.  Fercrissakes, over the past couple of years they've
had repeats 3 weeks into the start of a new September season for a lot of shows, not just marquee shows
like AoS.  They seem to put out 2-3 shows at the start of the season, then hold them back until the November, February and May sweeps periods, to the detriment of the viewers.

Serial: RoyFokker'sGhost: It's a good theory; the tube guy looked slightly too deformed to be a Kree, but they could be altering the Kree for the Marvel Cinematic universe so that they look more alien than 'humans with different colored skin'. Also, now that i think about it, if tube guy is a Kree and so is Skye, it would explain how there were no complications in using the serum on her while the process didn't go as smoothly on Coulson.

I'm going to go with the guy in the tube was Kree, and Skye is an Inhuman.  With Marvel's current Inhumanity crossover, it'll serve as a balancing point, as the whole Inhumanity run is supposed to be about normal people who wake up one day as superheroes.

I like your theory for the mainline comic continuity, but it is very possible that the rights to the Kree and
the Inhumans might well be bundled up with the FANTASTIC FOUR package of rights, which is owned
(I believe) by 20th Century Fox.

Still, though:  the geography of Skye's backstory do ...


Lets just get this out of the way right now.

Marvel has the rights to the Kree, Marvel has the rights to the Skrull (Minus the Super-Skrull) and Marvel has the rights to the inhumans.
Theres a reason Marvel comics are placing the inhumans in the place the mutants used to, because they dont have the movie rights to the mutants.  

Hell the badguy in Guardians of the Galaxy is Ronan the Accuser. Hes a Kree.
 
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