DaveSumm

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  1. Lost re-watch! (Spoilers)

    Eko building the church is what makes me think that the original plan was for all of this to be what essentially became the flash-sideways in S6. So it was kind of a purgatory, and Eko's church would have played the role that Hurley's fake church did in the finale.
  2. New Star Trek Series on CBS

    I've got nothing against Nathan Fillion, but I'm reminded of how safe Scott Bakula seemed cos he was a familiar sci-fi face, and I really didn't rate him as a captain. I'd be quite content with an unknown for this.
  3. But is that what Whedon would say? Or even Feige? This is my issue, Whedon says it's not part of that universe and (as far as I know) nobody bothers to counter it.
  4. Perhaps they should have made Coulson's team a 'Section 31' esque covert ops team within SHIELD from the start, then the secrecy is built into it. So covert that it evaded Hydra's notice and so Fury deemed it fit to continue, unlike the rest of SHIELD. I can accept it's tricky to make these things work, what with movies being planned years in advance and AoS scripts working on an annual basis I assume, but it'd be nice if they even tried to look like they were trying. I don't recall any counter-statement to Whedon's fever dream one, even a half arsed corporate 'we still absolutely believe in the show...' blah blah.
  5. It all stems from the fact that they used SHIELD and Coulson in their flagship MCU TV show, and so there's the constant inconsistency of why he won't tell them he's alive, why Fury told Cap he'd scrapped SHIELD then secretly renewed it. Essentially, the team is stuck being a secret organisation otherwise Cap would immediately say "woah, I thought we scrapped this?! Are we sure HYDRA's not involved? Who's running this?", to which the answers are "No that was BS, oh, HYDRA, yea, they're actually way more of a threat than they were when you fought them, and that friend of yours you thought was dead". That's too much revelation to cram in to a Cap / Avengers movie, and Chris Evans isn't gonna be on AoS anytime soon, so I guess they're forever stuck on opposite sides of the fence.
  6. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I'm wondering if they told the writers when Civil War was happening, but didn't show them a script so they had to just read the comic. Because it's clearly the Registration Accords they were dealing with here, not the Sokovia Accords. Bringing the Inhumans under the control of the UN never came up, and registering people in the movie never did. Otherwise Spider-Man couldn't have fought on Tony's side without registering, and he clearly won't be registered in Homecoming.
  7. Supergirl TV show: anticipation or wary?

    It's a bit of a shame they've already established that this takes place on a different earth than the Arrowverse, I'm guessing crossovers will be easier now. Maybe a Crisis type event on Flash could fold them into one?
  8. The mid credits scene was worth watching, the post credits scene.......meh. It's Marvel......there'salways a post credits scene.
  9. How do i find or read sample chapters?

    Is the Alayne chapter still out there, now that Alayne II has replaced it? I can only find links to Martin's site, but the text is copyable, surely someone nabbed it...?
  10. I didn't really mean Cap particularly, it's just weird to me that Superman's as famous as he is and has done nothing great for so long. Surely that can only last so long? If the MCU continues to thrive, and the DCCU falters, there'll almost certainly be a gap before they reboot Superman........what's the earliest we could see a non-Snyder Superman? It's gotta be 10-15 years at least.
  11. How do i find or read sample chapters?

    Dear wise folk of the forum: Does anyone know if the sample chapter on the app is Tyrion I or II? The app says I, but thissitesaysit's II. And could someone confirm that these are the chapters that are released, or at least, arethe actual text (I'm assuming Victarion's not from memory, but was actually recorded?) Victarian I: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/r1v01/transcript_of_the_excerpt_from_the_victarion/ Alayne I: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/ Arianne I: On the app Barristan I: On the app Theon: On the app Mercy: On the app Tyrion (I? II?) On the app And so Barry II, Tyrion (I? II?), Arianne II, are all chapters that have been read and so there's only second hand descriptions of, right? And that's all of them? ETA: or hold on, is this Arianne II? https://web.archive.org/web/20131028114918/http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/ ETA2: Nope, Arianne I again. The app version just has an additional bit at the beginning so I thought they were different chapters.
  12. One of the problems is that DC don't won't to appear to be copying Marvel, when actually that formula would be fine. Do a Superman movie. Then a Batman movie. Then a Flash movie. Then a WW movie. Then, maybe, do a JL film. Build it gradually. It'd just look like copying Marvel now, but really, it's the most obvious way of doing things. I liked MoS asa film, and I defended BvS which I didn't think was nearly as bad as the reviews said. But even though I like them both as films, I'm not really enthusiastic about them as the basis for a whole DCCU. And this will be the state of play for a good decade.......crazy to think that Superman could easily be usurped as most famous and recognisable superhero. He hasn't been in an unequivocally good film or TV series in 35 years. Meanwhile, Captain America (who I couldn't give two fucks about and assumed was some patriotic douchein 2008) gives us the best series of movies within the MCU by some distance. Who saw that coming? I can't imagine even diehard fans of his did. I can't decide whether DC are just going about this terribly, or actually it's much harder than it looks and Feige is a genius. Probably somewhere in between.
  13. The Flash - Alleged Superhero

    That's just it, it could be any character, dead or alive, Earth 1 or 2, and I can't imagine I'd care.
  14. The Flash - Alleged Superhero

    The actor playing Jay can't pull off Zoom. Add to that Zoom's 'feelings' for Caitlin being such a lame way of staying his hand (how many times is he gonna kill everyone......except our beloved characters?) and Caitlin generally being pretty boring anyway.......I can't think of anything that I'm excited to see the rest of this season. Barry will come back, deal with Zoom, blah blah. It'll be stupid, it won't make sense. Well at least we know who was at Laurel's funeral: hologram Barry.