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S.H.I.E.L.D – Dream Cast – Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse Reunions coming up

30 Aug

Earlier this week Joss Whedon and ABC announced they are developing a new TV show based on the S.H.I.E.L.D organization introduced into the Marvel Comic Universe by  Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Here is a link to Wikipedia article that gives you all the background.

Joss is one of those people who likes to use the same actors over and over, so one can only hope we will be bringing back some of the old favorites to join him on this new show.  Let’s speculate, shall we.

S.H.I.E.L.D Executive Directors, over the years the organizations has had 10 EDs, the most recognizable is Nick Fury. Joss and team may not want to use Fury to prevent and cross over confusion for the Avengers film franchise so he can pick from one of the others. But if he does go with Nick Fury, my choice would be D.B Woodside, last seen as Principal Wood on Buffy’s final season.

Aside from Fury I find it high unlikely that Tony Stark, The Hulk, Thor or Black Widow will be dropping by anytime soon. Good thing S.H.I.E.L.D has about 100 other agents, some super hero, some not to pick from.

Amy Acker – Jessica Drew, the original Spider Woman

Eliza Dushku – Daisy Johnson, Seismic powered super agent,

Alan Tyduk – Gerald Silicon Simms, member of the Elite Agents, with with liquid-metal cybernetic arms

Amber Benson – Valerie Jessup Jones, daughter of super villan Vulture

James Marsters -Norman Osborn, we need a villain

Enver Gjokaj – Warhawk,

Emma Caulfield- Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine -Former Special Director at Public Relations. Senior liaison officer to MI5 and Nick’s X

Alexis Denisof -Agent Coulson 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Top Ten Episodes

12 May

Saturday May 19th, LOGO TV is running Joss Whedon‘s picks for top ten Buffy The Vampire Slayer episodes, starting at 10am. Lets compare my list to Joss’ and I will raise him my top ten Angel episodes.

Joss’s Top Ten

Innocence,Once More With Feeling, Hush, The Body, Innocence Pt 2, Prophecy Girl, Dopplegandland, The Wish,Restless, Conversations With Dead People

My Top Ten

School Hard – The episode that introduced us to Spike (James Marsters), one of Joss’ finest creations.

PassionAngel goes on a murder spree. Sunnydale loses one of its own.

Becoming Parts 1 and 2 – Season 2 finale, firmly established Buffy’s cult status.

Faith, Hope and Trick – Faith (Eliza Dushku) is introduced.

Revelations – The one where everyone finds out Angel is alive, the scene in the library when the team confronts Buffy is tight. Gile’s feelings of betrayal and disappointment in his slayer are  hard to watch, you know the relationship will never be the same.

Hush – The town of Sunnydale loses its ability to speak

The Body – Joyce, Buffy’s mother dies.

Once More With Feeling – The musical episode. 

Smashed – Buffy and Willow begin their self destruction.

Grave – After Willow goes dark as a result of Tara’s death and kills Warren, it is only Xander and the depth of their friendship that can save her. Spike gets a soul.

Top Ten Angel Episodes

Parting Gifts – Wesley arrives in town, and Cordelia finds out she was given Doyle’s gift of visions. This is the episode when the show really took off and found it’s voice.

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been – The gang moves into the Hyperion Hotel and sets up shop.

First Impressions – Darla is back, her return sets up a season long arc that breaks up the team, almost gets Wesley killed and eventually leads to a much bigger event in season 3.

There’s No Place Like Plrtz Glrb – Season 2 finale, the gang escapes Pylea and brings back Fred, a welcome addition to the team. When they arrive home Willow is waiting to tell Angel that Buffy has died.

Offspring – Darla returns with a surprise, she is pregnant. Hot on her trail is Holtz a man seeking vengeance against Angel and Darla for killing his family over 100 years ago.

Sleep Tight and Forgiving – In order to save Angel’s son Connor Wesley kidnaps him. Holtz and his sidekick Justine slit Wesley’s throat and take Connor. Holtz takes Connor to a hell dimension, he is lost to Angel forever. Angel is unable to forgive Wesley and kicks him out of Team Angel. Wesley forges an alliance with Lilah, goes dark and sets up his own demon hunting crew.

A New World – An adult Connor returns to Angel.  Vincent Kartheiser joins the show as adult Connor, love him.

Calvary – Angel is Angelus, Cordy is revealed as the big bad and kills Lilah

Smile Time – Angel is turned into a Puppet.

Shells – Fred dies as Ilyria takes over her body.

Not Fade Away – Series Finale

Sunday 5/6 What You Should Watch

6 May

First of all I saw The Avenger’s yesterday, and it kicked ass.  If you want a good old fashion action adventure popcorn movie, this is your ticket.  Congratulations to Joss Whedon, as a long time fan it is so great to see him get this richly deserved mainstream success.

Tonight, is a busy night we are getting closer to season finales for Once Upon A Time and Celebrity Apprentice.

Season 2 of BBC’s Sherlock re-boot begins airing tonight on Masterpiece. Check your local PBS station for channel and time.

The Mad Hatter returns to OUAT,

 The Amazing Race and GCB air their finales tonight.

Did anyone see last week’s episode of Mad Men, the last 10 minutes were so intense. We learned the name of Rosie’s father on The Killing, will we see him?

Once Upon a Time

As Henry begs Emma to stay in Storybrooke, Regina works on a plot that could rid her of Emma permanently; Snow White asks her cohorts to help save Prince Charming and defeat the evil queen.

The Killing

Episode: Keylela
The investogation goes back to the casino; tension erupts at the Larsen house; Stan meets Richmond face to face.

Mad Men

Episode: Lady Lazarus
Peggy is upset by a secret she is keeping; Pete helps a friend; Don receives unexpected news.

Masterpiece Mystery!

Sherlock and Watson become involved in a blackmail case involving a dominatrix.
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