Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
After the Battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the Avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require those superheroes and more to face them. In response, Phil Coulson of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division assembles an elite covert team to find and deal with these threats wherever they are found. With a world rapidly becoming more bizarre and dangerous than ever before as the supervillains arise, these agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are ready to take them on. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In Son of Origins, a book showcasing origin stories of various Marvel comic book features, Stan Lee admitted that the original Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD comic book feature was inspired by the then-popular TV spy series The Man From UNCLE. HYDRA was inspired by THRUSH (itself inspired by SPECTRE, of the James Bond films) and in the second story, SHIELD was given a New York headquarters, with a secret entrance. In the UNCLE series, agents entered UNCLE HQ through Delfloria's Tailor Shop. In the SHIELD comics, the entrance to SHIELD HQ was through a barbershop, where the barber chair was lowered through the floor. The SHIELD comics and appearances would lead to use of the agency in the Marvel movies and the launch of the tv spy series, bringing the concept full circle. See more »
Colonel Talbot switches from wearing Command Pilot Wings to wearing a Master Security Forces badge (the Air Force's military police) on his fatigue uniform. These are two completely different career fields. See more »
Joss, I'm a big fan since Firefly but I hoped for better than this. Remember how it was to create Firefly with a limited budget so you had to rely on genuinely original stories with real depth and human drama?
Shield is just another predictable, formulaic, two-dimensional, Hollywood techno-fest with no character or story development potential. When the tech and the plate-headed eye-candy (bad acting BTW) is no longer new and titillating you have nothing to keep the show alive.
The review page is insisting on more lines, but, I'm sorry, there just isn't enough that's interesting about this show to comment upon. It would appear there is enough money to make a good show, but, apparently, the network (all TV networks now it seems) are run by shallow people and are putting restrictions on producers to help them make TV viewers as shallow thinking as them.
I'm just cynical enough to believe that is precisely why Firefly was never properly supported by Fox and didn't just cancel but slammed the door on it. I think the six mega-corporations that own and control all the media in the western-hemisphere prefer a weak-minded, compliant, consumer population and fear shows that stimulate viewers to think and feel deeply.
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