The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Lauren, and Agent Michelle discuss the ABC television series Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode “Alien Commies From The Future.” The Agents debrief you on various geography lessons, how the episode’s creative team worked so well together, the mechanics of drafting (or drifting) through time travel, the great use of CGI in the episode, what the visuals of the Chromicon’s ship means to scifi fans, a nod to Michael Gaston (General Sharp), how Director Mac kept the timeline in tact through probing, Agent Sousa’s return to the small screen, Jemma’s accent and language drift, Agent May’s panic attack and what it confirmed, the unique Voight-Kampff tests given, the indication Ghostrider is returning, Agent Yo-Yo’s continued power shortage, the excellent fight scenes, an extended discussion on the EMP used, and in feedback there’s a conspiracy theory addressed with Agent Sousa in Avengers. Stay tuned after the credits for nearly 9 minutes of post credit scenes and outtakes for you to enjoy!
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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ”ALIEN COMMIES FROM THE FUTURE” [5:11]
- Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D “Alien Commies From The Future” broadcast on ABC on June 10th, 2020.
Clark Gregg Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen Melinda May
Chloe Bennet Daisy ‘Skye’ Johnson / Quake
Elizabeth Henstridge Jemma Simmons
Henry Simmons Alphonso ‘Mack’ Mackenzie
Natalia Cordova-Buckley Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez
Jeff Ward Deke Shaw
Enver Gjokaj Daniel Sousa
Tobias Jelinek Captain Terrence Luke / Luke
Julian Acosta Dr. Pascal Vega
Michael Gaston Gerald Sharpe
Tamara Taylor Sibyl
Christian Gehring Lt. Carpenter
Zac Pullam Biff
Peyton Woolf Barb
Brion Brionson Neatnik Scientist
Erik Gersovitz Timid Lab Tech
Kara Gibson Salty Waitress
Hugh B. Holub Tightly-Wound Scientist
Stephan Käfer German Scientist
Karson Kern Crew Cut Guy
Mary Eileen O’Donnell Stern Woman
Alex Ross Well-Dressed Man
Rest Of Season Cast:
Iain De Caestecker Leo Fitz
Joel Stoffer Enoch
Greg Finley Tillman
Luke Baines Chronicom
Joseph Culp Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Karl Kwiatkowski Patrolman Fischer
Amos Glick Waiter
Darren Barnet Freddy Malick
Nora Zehetner Freddy’s Contact
Patton Oswalt Ernest Hazard Koenig
Christopher Wallinger Copper
Eric Schloesser Spectre 1
Kevin Alexander Stea Spectre 2
Directed By: Nina Lopez-Corrado
19 Directing credits starting 2012
1x The Mentalist
1x The Librarians
1x The Flash
1x The Gifted
6x Agents of Shield
Written By: Nora Zuckerman
8 Writing credits starting 2006
7x Agents of Shield
Written By: Lilla Zuckerman
6 Writing credits starting 2010
7x Agents of Shield
The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Showrunners are husband and wife: Maurissa and Jed Whedon
Correction to statements in the podcast: Despite their multiple credits on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nina Lopez-Corrado and the Zuckerman sisters had worked together only once before on the 6th season episode “The Sign” (S06E12)
Lauren mentioned the “Barney And Betty Hill” Close encounter. If you’d like to know more this is a great link: https://www.history.com/news/first-alien-abduction-account-barney-betty-hill
Lauren also quoted Venture Bros during the show. “We are now calibrating …. The nozzle.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8yQhXDquII
ABC announced Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. cancellation on July 18th, 2019 before this final San Diego ComicCon Panel on July 19th, 2019.
Agents OF S.H.I.E.L.D. season 7 was filmed mostly before their cancellation announcement:
“The final season was ordered in November 2018, ahead of the sixth season premiere, and filming took place from February to July 2019”
Ghostrider’s return teased
#AgentsofSHIELD From the recap, Daisy ordering Deke to take the shot, how did yo see it? Her being so ruthless so no new General Talbot would be created? I am still against her action.
In order for this to work, FitzSimmons will need to give him a badass leg like YoYo and her new arm prosthetics. Pretty sure he could not be an active duty police officer as an amputee.
andrew | aos spoilers
they are going to save Sousa and take him with them on their adventures through time and then his story is going to end with them dropping him off at the Battle of New York
5:33 PM · Jun 11, 2020·Twitter for iPad
12:51 PM 11 Jan 2020
(thanks for reading my feedback on air! This one is longer, so you don’t have to do the same this week, but feel free! TLDR: Loved it)
-I’m still processing, but this was maybe my favorite episode in years. It mixed everything good about the older, mission-oriented episodes of Shield with all the threats and tools that have been piling up in the last few seasons.
-I like that they brought Souza in as an obstacle at first, but it’ll be fun to hopefully have him allied with the team in later episodes. The line “She couldn’t stay with Rick; she had to go with Victor” really gave me vibes of what I’m sure Souza experienced when Cap showed up to get Peggy back – in whatever timeline that would’ve happened in. I do like that he was on to Hydra infiltrating Shield all the way back here in ’55, although I wonder if that means he was one of the Winter Soldier’s earliest victims offscreen.
-Simmons getting her Agent Carter on was fun, and it makes sense that in this age where word of mouth was bigger than anything else, she would be able to get away with it until running into someone who actually knew Peggy. She gets less and less robotic in every episode since the season 6 finale, but then again, Coulson isn’t exactly robotic either, so I’m still Team-LMD-Fitzsimmons.
-Other things I enjoyed:
-Simmons finding out where in time they are with the radio. Seems like something I would have done.
-the deeper look into the past’s white supremacy and the line “stupid white privilege”
-the continued storyline of Daisy getting opportunities to destroy the organization that turned both her parents into monsters
-the aftereffects of season 6 on May and Yoyo
-the idea that EMPs are the best weapon against chronicoms (sidenote: AIDA had EMP-proof batteries even before Radcliffe got ahold of the Darkhold. Why are the Chronicoms not as smart as Radcliffe?????)
All in all, it was a great and fun episode, and exactly the kind of content I wanted from this season. Can’t wait to see where the Coulson cliffhanger leads and how they get him back from Shield before that ripple turns into a wave.
Until next time, true believers. Excelsior!
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