Agents of SHIELD Season 4

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What did you think of the season so far?

5/5 - Excellent
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22%
4/5 - Very good
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44%
3/5 - Good
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Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Iroscato » 2016-09-22 09:18am

Episode 1: "The Ghost AKA Yay, Ghost Rider's actually being handled somewhat competently!"

Happy to see the show back on and as entertaining as ever. I also approve of the slightly later timeslot allowing for a little more leeway with darker themes, befitting of the character of Ghost Rider, who it seems the season will heavily involve (hopefully with the aim of springboarding his own show). Last season was pushing the envelope pretty far with the head-crushing and Hive-melting, so hopefully they can now get away with a bit more.

Appreciate the MCU references being light on the ground - AoS went from being the poorer, uncool kid in the group desperately trying to prove itself with references, to realising it can pretty much just go its own way and do its own thing :P

Really liked the music in this episode, particularly the motif that plays as May watches The Bus land in the hangar - I hope there's an extended version of that to be released at some point.

I still really want to marry May/Ming Na Wen - she might be 30 years my senior but she remains one of my biggest fictional crushes :lol:

The CGI for GR was on-par with last season's Hive, and was another impressive visual feat for the show.


What did everyone else make of it?
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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Crazedwraith » 2016-09-22 09:21am

It's back already? I assume we're not getting it in the UK officially for quite some time?
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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Iroscato » 2016-09-22 09:39am

Crazedwraith wrote:It's back already? I assume we're not getting it in the UK officially for quite some time?

Most likely not, but I don't er...wait for the UK broadcast *whistles innocently*
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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Meest » 2016-09-22 02:41pm

I thought the rush to show time has passed was too lazy. Don't get why they have to get that over with right away instead of letting it naturally play out. Ghost Rider was done well, only part I disliked was the intro of his car. The RPG flipping the car into the air with a 3D slo mo moment was really cheesy. Mysterious Director could be good depending on how who the reveal is and if it relates to the MCU. Hope Quake wearing all black and black eye makeup ends pretty soon, seems really forced. Life model decoy tease is another good plot line that can affect the movies. Overall not bad just the standard network cheese with time jumps.
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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Crazedwraith » 2016-09-22 02:43pm

Meest wrote:I thought the rush to show time has passed was too lazy. Don't get why they have to get that over with right away instead of letting it naturally play out. Ghost Rider was done well, only part I disliked was the intro of his car. The RPG flipping the car into the air with a 3D slo mo moment was really cheesy. Mysterious Director could be good depending on how who the reveal is and if it relates to the MCU. Hope Quake wearing all black and black eye makeup ends pretty soon, seems really forced. Life model decoy tease is another good plot line that can affect the movies. Overall not bad just the standard network cheese with time jumps.


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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Tsyroc » 2016-09-25 11:18am

Supposedly the GR car flip was directly from the comics. At least that's what I've read online.

I was more impressed when the car was on the ground with flaming tires. I always liked that look on the Dan Ketch GR's motorcycle instead of the whole flaming cycle that Johnny Blaze's GR used. GR himself looked pretty good. I thought they were going to lame their way out of fully showing him. I liked that stuff he picked up to use as weapons caught on fire, that looked like real fire. Hopefully we'll see a lot of GR in the future. I'd bee a little ticked if what little we saw in this episode was the hook to string us along without much else to see along the way.

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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Gaidin » 2016-09-25 02:15pm

My favorite part wasn't actually the graphics but the sheer handling of GR. The way he stares down Daisy and pretty much gives her a "Nah, you're good" pass and walks away and makes her get out of the situation she's in herself.

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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Iroscato » 2016-09-25 04:43pm

Gaidin wrote:My favorite part wasn't actually the graphics but the sheer handling of GR. The way he stares down Daisy and pretty much gives her a "Nah, you're good" pass and walks away and makes her get out of the situation she's in herself.

Surprisingly emotive for a flaming skeleton, wasn't it? Looked to me like he did almost a little recoil, perhaps after doing some soul-poking.
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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Tsyroc » 2016-09-26 12:02am

Gaidin wrote:My favorite part wasn't actually the graphics but the sheer handling of GR. The way he stares down Daisy and pretty much gives her a "Nah, you're good" pass and walks away and makes her get out of the situation she's in herself.


That was good.

Anyone know anything about the powers of this version of GR? It seemed like one of the guys who originally got away from him died of a wound in the hospital. From what the guy was saying it seemed like he thought that he was dying because of GR, but maybe he meant that other ghost.

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Re: Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Postby Tsyroc » 2016-10-01 12:50pm

So, apparently the new director is supposed to be Jeffery Mace .Spoiler
In the show he's a powered inhuman.


In the 616 universe Jeffery Mace was the third Captain America. The first being Steve Rogers, the second being William Naslund (aka The Spirit of '76) and then the third being Jeffery Mace (who was part of the Liberty Legion as The Patriot). Neither Nasland or Mace had any super powers at all. Naslund was killed, while serving as Captain America, by a robot. Mace took over and retired in 1949.

So, considering what they've shown of the character in the series so far I am looking forward to hearing/seeing his back story because at least some of it has to be different than the comic version unless the name is only a coincidence or he's a descendant of a version of Jeffery Mace who served in WWII as a regular combatant since the MCU only appears to have had Cap and the Red Skull during WWII and no other "costumed" or enhanced individuals.