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#21 SparkyCola

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

They go on about Ward having no 'people skills' but I haven't seen any evidence for that - ? I'd say Fitz could lack "people skills" but Ward seems pretty good at them - at least he has dealt well with Skye. I wish they would bring back his dry sense of humour though, he's a bit earnest for my tastes.

Still ambivalent about Skye - there are definitely times I find her irritating, but she can also be funny.

The episodes all seem on a par for me - entertaining, light and funny - I'll keep watching but it could do with something to draw me in a bit more. I like Coulson a lot, but haven't fallen in love with any of the characters exactly.

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#22 Christopher

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:55 PM

The reason Coulson didn't want the gravitonium fired into the Sun via the slingshot is that he was respecting Hall's wish that the knowledge of this element's existence be suppressed. If SHIELD as a whole knew that a sample of the element had been found, they'd know there was more to find and they'd go looking.

View PostenTranced, on 10 October 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

I'm thinking clone at this point. I don't know enough about the Marvel 'verse and it's Life Model Decoy stuff to know if they are clones but that is where I am right now.

LMDs are teleoperated androids. They superficially look like humans but have clearly robotic innards. Some really advanced LMDs can pass for human internally, but a person being an LMD and not knowing it is unlikely.Which is the biggest flaw in the "Coulson is an LMD" theory everyone has. Also there's the fact that everyone is assuming that -- I'm hoping the producers are clever enough to come up with a less obvious explanation.

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#23 Uncle Bob

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:56 PM

Oh boy..... another series where the super duper oh so cool mighty yank characters are leading the way while the nerdy foreigners are there for tech support and groan worthy dialogue.

Getting very bored with this series.

Very disappointing.

1/10

#24 NeuralClone

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:31 PM

View PostUncle Bob, on 11 October 2013 - 10:56 PM, said:

Oh boy..... another series where the super duper oh so cool mighty yank characters are leading the way while the nerdy foreigners are there for tech support and groan worthy dialogue.

Getting very bored with this series.

Very disappointing.

1/10
I know right? How dare an American TV series feature American characters that happen to be cool and intelligent as well as non-American characters that also get to be cool and intelligent. This has to be one of the most bizarre criticisms I've seen of this show yet. Simmons and Fitz have played a vital role in every episode so far and you'd have to not be paying attention to the show at all to not pick up on that critical little detail.

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#25 DWF

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

View PostenTranced, on 10 October 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

View PostCardie, on 10 October 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

Skye's feeble punches to the bag wouldn't floor a kitten.  Talk about needing to develop muscle memory!

Of the various theories about just what Coulson 2.0 is, which would lack muscle memory?  Although I liked the joke of Coulson's wardroble consisting of nothing but suits, he did look pretty ridiculous conducting an amphibious landing and infiltration in jacket and tie.

I'm thinking clone at this point. I don't know enough about the Marvel 'verse and it's Life Model Decoy stuff to know if they are clones but that is where I am right now. A clone would not have muscle memory because it may not have had the same training that Coulson Prime did.

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LMDs are robots and this might help to understand them, it's their first appearance.

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#26 DWF

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostNeuralClone, on 11 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Dunno, he looks pretty ridiculous in most of the pics I've found. He looks slightly less absurd in this pic:
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It's still a rather silly outfit, though. ;) It's certainly one of the better looks he's had over the years. If you can find a less silly pic of the character I'd definitely be interested.

I perfer he's original look and it was inked by Palbo Marcos not Joe Rosen.

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#27 SparkyCola

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

^ I think that looks rather odd, like a ...oh, what are those belts called that are supposed to hold fat in? Language fail...

Anyway I prefer the 80s shoulder pads to that!

Thanks to all of you for the insider comic knowledge though :cool: it adds a lot.

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#28 DWF

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:24 PM

View PostSparkyCola, on 12 October 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

^ I think that looks rather odd, like a ...oh, what are those belts called that are supposed to hold fat in? Language fail...

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Frank Hall wasn't overweight in the old days, but the belt is rather slimming. Still his '90s look was copied by a number of villains in that time period.
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#29 enTranced

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

View PostNeuralClone, on 11 October 2013 - 11:31 PM, said:

I know right? How dare an American TV series feature American characters that happen to be cool and intelligent as well as non-American characters that also get to be cool and intelligent. This has to be one of the most bizarre criticisms I've seen of this show yet. Simmons and Fitz have played a vital role in every episode so far and you'd have to not be paying attention to the show at all to not pick up on that critical little detail.

It may be selfish on my part but I love it when I can just say:

"What he said"

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#30 NeuralClone

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

View PostDWF, on 12 October 2013 - 12:03 PM, said:

LMDs are robots and this might help to understand them, it's their first appearance.

Attachment ST135_LMDs.jpg
I love how one of the assassins is hiding under the car. :lol: :D
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#31 RJDiogenes

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

^^  There was something interesting in pretty much every panel Kirby drew.

View PostBklnScott, on 11 October 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:

Joe Staton made everyone look like monkeys.  :)  
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View PostNeuralClone, on 11 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Dunno, he looks pretty ridiculous in most of the pics I've found. He looks slightly less absurd in this pic:  
That outfit is definitely a shout out to Kirby.

View PostUncle Bob, on 11 October 2013 - 10:56 PM, said:

Oh boy..... another series where the super duper oh so cool mighty yank characters are leading the way while the nerdy foreigners are there for tech support and groan worthy dialogue.  
If you don't like Americans, you probably should avoid American TV shows.  :lol:

View PostDWF, on 12 October 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

I perfer he's original look and it was inked by Palbo Marcos not Joe Rosen.  
Oops, my bad.  I had forgotten that Marcos ever inked Sal Buscema-- I had forgotten that he did anything for Marvel outside Tales of the Zombie.  Definitely a good combo.  Although even Vince Colletta looked good on Sal (Sal Buscema and George Tuska were the only artists that Colletta couldn't kill).
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:51 AM

View PostSparkyCola, on 12 October 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

^ I think that looks rather odd, like a ...oh, what are those belts called that are supposed to hold fat in? Language fail...


A girdle? or perhaps a corset, or waist-cincher?

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#33 SparkyCola

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

^ Girdle! That's it - thanks :D
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