SP as he is known to his close associates has dedicated his life to working within the system to bring geeky humor and science fiction points of view to the mindless minions in charge of providing the freedoms, security and infrastructure to our lives. Given the opportunity, SP would gladly slip through the Stargate to begin colonizing a new planet and living the Little House On The Prairie life or suit up to mine the solar system's asteroids for precious metals, gems and hidden signs of ancient advanced societies. SP has a lifelong fascination with geeky shows, advanced technologies, revolutionary science and apocalyptic tales.

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Haley (known in some circles as AwsmEngrGrl) was born, raised, and educated in the flyover states of America.
She's been a fan of scifi and fantasy tv, books, and movies from a young age, and recently started reading all of the Marvel comics starting with Fantastic Four #1. All of them.

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THE SECRET ORIGIN OF LAUREN: Lauren thought that she was just a normal girl until the day that someone informed her that only geeks read comics and watch Star Wars. And from that day forward, a geek she was. Now she spends most of her time reading comics, writing horror fiction, watching entirely too much TV, and knitting adorable lacy scarves while watching hideously depressing movies. Warning: talking with Lauren may result in an overly enthusiastic outburst known as the "fangirl flail" when discussing topics of interest. Topics of interest include Star Wars, X-men, Marvel, comics in general, A Song of Ice and Fire, genre fiction, genre TV shows, cute animals, animals that everyone else thinks are horrible, and Roman history.

Iron Fist Under Leaf Pluck Lotus (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS194


The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Stargate Pioneer, Agent Lauren and Consultant Michelle discuss the fifth Iron Fist episode “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus.”




  • Iron Fist “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”
  • Marvel News Since Last Show
  • Listener Feedback


IRON FIST “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” [4:13]




Netflix made all 13 episodes of Iron Fist available on Friday March 17th, 2017.


Directed By: Uta Briesewitz


20 Directing Credits spanning back to 2010 that include:

3 x Hung

1 x Weeds

1 x Jessica Jones

2 x The 100

1 x Fear The Walking Dead

1 x This Is Us

4 x Orange Is The New Black

1 x The Defenders

1 x Iron Fist

ALSO: Noted Cinematographer for The Wire, Hung, and True Blood


Written By: Cristine Chambers


2 credits since 2014

17 x Boardwalk Empire

1 x Iron Fist

ALSO Producer For: Boardwalk Empire and Iron Fist




Meaning of “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”


Women Walking On Street

  • Showing their assets
  • New Heroine Product
  • Skin patch
  • It’s like the first time


Danny Rand

  • New drug
  • He’s going to take care of it
  • Shipped via the new Rand Red Hook Pier


Joy Meachum – Rand Followed The Law


Danny and Ward: The Hatchet Men

  • Shao Lao The Undying
  • Ward has real business to deal with


Ward and Joy

  • Are we on the right side?
  • The Plant.


Danny Approached By Cancer Victim

  • 4th Grader
  • Rand Chemical Plant
  • Lawyer tapes it


Claire Trans With Colleen

  • Kicks
  • Danny meets Claire
  • Danny orders Takeout


Ward and Joy

  • Danny’s admission video
  • Ward pops pills – not many left
  • Frank N Stein – Do what Joy says
  • Ward gives Dad the finger


Dinner with Danny, Claire and Colleen

  • Danny’s Monastery Past
  • Why did it take so long?
  • Claire leaves
  • Rand is used to traffic synthetic heroine
  • Danny needs Colleen’s help
  • Danny bought Colleen’s building


Board Meeting

  • Ward defies Joy
  • Joy backs him….? Why?



  • Weapons
  • Danny and Colleen show each other fight moves


Ward pops a pill

  • Not enough
  • Ward uses the Heroine


Colleen and Danny At The Pier

  • Machine Guns
  • Supplies? Equipment?
  • Boxes
  • Danny locked in trailer
  • Colleen races to follow
  • Radovan the chemist
  • The Bodyguard
  • Trailer fight
  • Chemist stabbed


IRON FIST opens the door

  • Danny and chemist escape
  • “We know a nurse”


Joy Finds Ward

  • Doing it to “him”



  • Credit Card
  • The Hand has Sabina – daughter
  • Knows about The Hand
  • Radovan is the synthetic heroine source
  • Special skills
  • I can’t escape meeting people like you
  • He’s not alone


Gao kills driver




Finn Jones – as – Danny Rand / Iron Fist (The Sarah Janes Adventures, Game Of Thrones) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3645691/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A billionaire Buddhist monk and martial artist proficient in kung-fu, with the ability to call upon the mystical power of the Iron Fist. Jones described the character as “someone struggling to find his identity”, and identified with the character’s loneliness being an orphan like Rand. He noted that “Danny gets really stressed and really pissed off sometimes, and I understand that … [his] optimism and where that comes from.”In preparation for the role, Jones studied kung fu, wushu, and tai chi, along with weight training, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation. Toby Nichols portrays a young Danny Rand.


Jessica Henwick – as – Colleen Wing (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3725055/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A martial artist ally of Rand who runs her own martial arts dojo called Chikara Dojo in New York City. Henwick felt the most defining word for Wing was “alone”, saying, “She doesn’t want to be anyone’s love interest and open herself up in that way.” Henwick also tried “to pull out that sort of very dry humor that [Wing] has, and that no bullshit New Yorker demeanor” from the comics version in her portrayal.


Tom Pelphrey – as – Ward Meachum (Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Banshee) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1670601/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • The son of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Rand, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with his sister Joy is threatened to be undone with Rand’s return. Ward is a character from the comics, though Pelphrey noted “we’re not necessarily beholden to representing him [in the series] exactly as he appears in the comic book.” Stroup said that Ward would experience some “male angst” on Rand’s return, because “Ward would have been the one who picked on [Rand] when he was little so as pure and innocent and great as Iron Fist is, he comes in and he causes some problems” there. Ilan Eskenazi portrays a teenage Ward Meachum.


Jessica Stroup – as – Joy Meachum (90210, The Following, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1888211/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • The daughter of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Rand, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with her brother Ward is threatened to be undone with Rand’s return. Stroup said that Joy “absolutely loves” Rand, and his return to New York is “like this rebirth of what she once was, and she gets to ask these questions about herself because he’s posing them to her.” Stroup said that Joy would initially be unsure whether Rand is who he says he is. Aimee Laurence portrays a young Joy Meachum.


Ramón Rodríguez – as – Bakuto (The Wire, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Charlie’s Angels TV Series, Need for Speed) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1913125/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t9

  • A leader of a faction of The Hand and Colleen Wing’s sensei.


Sacha Dhawan – as – Davos (After Earth, An Adventure in Space and Time, Sherlock) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0223527/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A skilled martial artist who is the son of Lei Kung and Rand’s former best friend in K’un-Lun, who grew envious when Rand became the Iron Fist. Although Dhawan first appeared in the ninth episode of the first season, Dhawan noted that the majority of Davos’ storyline was intended to be explored in a potential second season.


Rosario Dawson  – as – Claire Temple (Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Sin City, Rent, Clerks II, Robot Chicken, Gemini Division, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0206257/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A former nurse from Hell’s Kitchen who joins Wing’s dojo. Dawson reprises her role from previous Marvel Netflix series.


David Wenham  – as – Harold Meachum (Moulin Rouge!, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, After the Deluge, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Van Helsing, 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0920992/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A ruthless corporate leader and co-founder of Rand Enterprises who was partners with Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. Regarding Harold’s relationship with his children, Joy and Ward, Wenham said the dynamic between the three of them “is complex, to say the least. It’s multilayered, it’s multidimensional, it’s surprising and it’s forever changing, depending on the circumstances.”




David Furr as Wendell Rand (Bit part actor in a ton. Noted for appearances in 13 Hours, TURN: Washington’s Spies) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2412970/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • Danny’s father and co-founder of Rand Enterprises.


Barrett Doss as Megan http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5495383/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A secretary to Danny Rand and the Meachums at Rand Enterprises.


Alex Wyse as Kyle http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2537879/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • Harold Meachum’s personal assistant.


Marquis Rodriguez as Darryl http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2532658/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A student at Wing’s dojo. Rodriguez reprises his role from Luke Cage.


Wai Ching Ho as Gao http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387395/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • An accomplished woman and former ally of Wilson Fisk with her own heroin trade in Hell’s Kitchen who has connections with The Hand. Ho reprises her role from Daredevil.


Ramon Fernandez as Kevin Singleton http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1771714/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • Harold Meachum’s loyal bodyguard.


Clifton Davis as Lawrence Wilkins http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0204389/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  • A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.


John Sanders as Donald Hooper http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1854252/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  •  A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.


Elise Santora as Maria Rodriguez http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5306108/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

  •  A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.


NEWS [34:36]



Director believes he was hired for Inhumans because he works “fast and cheap”





David Tennant back for Jessica Jones s2





Doctor Strange cameos in Thor Ragnarok Japanese trailer





Stan Lee gives Chadwick Boseman his seal of approval





Deadpool 2 motorcycle death leaves stunt community asking tough questions





Disney store adds official Ms. Marvel costume for kids





Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Confirmed to Be In Development



FEEDBACK [46:50]





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I’m finally all caught up on episodes of the @LegendsofSHIELD podcast about all things @Marvel! Now I need to start my Iron Fist rewatch.

12:47 AM – 17 Aug 2017



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@LegendsofSHIELD @andiminga @The_Operator01 Ha, I can see this happening.


9:03 AM – 15 Aug 2017




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5:31 PM – 17 Aug 2017


OUTRO [49:54]


Haley, Lauren and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about your top 5 Marvel character lists, your science of Marvel questions, who would you pick in an all-female Avenger team, or who’s Marvel abs you would like to see. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.


Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the Iron Fist sixth episode “Immortal Emerges from Cave” on Sunday August 20th, 2017. You can listen in live when we record Sunday Afternoons at 1:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live (Also streamed live on Spreaker.com). Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871


Don’t forget to go check out our spin-off podcast, Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D..: Longbox Edition for your weekly Marvel comic book release run-down with segments by Black Adam on S.H.I.E.L.D. comics, Lauren on Mutant Comics and Anthony with his Spider-Man web down. Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Longbox Edition is also available on the GonnaGeek.com podcast network.


Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).


This podcast was recorded on Thursday August 17th, 2017.


Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing —


Audio and Video Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

Stargate Pioneer ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
SciFi and Space aficionado. Dreaming of heading through the stargate or travelling via starship to new worlds to colonize them with the old pioneer spirit.

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