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scholar

[*] posted on 18-5-2015 at 00:41
7 things you didn't know about the Avengers movies
Badgergirl

[*] posted on 8-5-2015 at 09:54
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Originally posted by scholar
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Originally posted by Queen of Ra
I also love Buffy/Angel/Firefly and even Dollhouse was an interesting idea. Of these shows, only Buffy was allowed to actually end - the others were all cancelled.

QOR

Whedon continued the Buffy series in comics, most or all of which were combined into graphic novel format. I bought all of "Season Eight" and all of "Season Nine," but ceased to follow them for "Season Ten" because of my harsh financial situation.

In "Season Eight," we see what develops in a world with perhaps a hundred vampire slayers (which were left after Willow's magic made all the potential slayers actual ones in Season Seven). Many, but not all, are organized and trained by Buffy and her friends to become part of a network slayers which can take on vampires and other supernatural threats. But, some vampires "go public" and make vampirism an in thing to be, with the result that some of the public consider vampires to be a persecuted minority.


I had a dig about this week. I have 20 issues of "Season 8". I think I should carry on collecting.
marymary100

[*] posted on 7-5-2015 at 23:11
What I find interesting about Whedon is the family he comes from. It's an interesting nature or nurture question about how some people rise to the top of their game - was it in his genes or his upbringing or his access to opportunity?
scholar

[*] posted on 7-5-2015 at 22:29
On a web page deals with such things, I recall an article to the effect that the second of the recent Captain America movies (the Winter Soldier) was "ruined" by changes made for the sake of the Agents of Shield television series. The author thought the first version of the movie script was superior, but it wold have reduced what could be done in the television series--and, the movie gave way.

Of course, Josh Wedon was behind the television series, AND was going to write and direct the 2nd Avengers movies. Marvel wanted to keep him happy.
Queen of Ra

[*] posted on 7-5-2015 at 12:17
It must be very challenging for the writers to keep the continuity going throughout The Avengers movies and the solo adventures of Thor, Captain America and Iron Man, not to mention TV's Agents of Shield. That is most impressive.

QOR
scholar

[*] posted on 7-5-2015 at 00:13
Back to the Avengers--

now that I have seen it--

without giving any spoilers, I will say I was surprised and impressed with the movie version of some of the developments in the comic book series.
Queen of Ra

[*] posted on 6-5-2015 at 12:31
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Originally posted by LSemmens
I hope Joss can convince someone to bring back Firefly.

As far as I know, he hasn't been looking for that. His star is doing Castle now.


I love Castle - Nathan Fillion is great in this role. Yep, I watch Castle too...

QOR
scholar

[*] posted on 4-5-2015 at 23:40
Quote:
Originally posted by Queen of Ra
I also love Buffy/Angel/Firefly and even Dollhouse was an interesting idea. Of these shows, only Buffy was allowed to actually end - the others were all cancelled.

QOR

Whedon continued the Buffy series in comics, most or all of which were combined into graphic novel format. I bought all of "Season Eight" and all of "Season Nine," but ceased to follow them for "Season Ten" because of my harsh financial situation.

In "Season Eight," we see what develops in a world with perhaps a hundred vampire slayers (which were left after Willow's magic made all the potential slayers actual ones in Season Seven). Many, but not all, are organized and trained by Buffy and her friends to become part of a network slayers which can take on vampires and other supernatural threats. But, some vampires "go public" and make vampirism an in thing to be, with the result that some of the public consider vampires to be a persecuted minority.
scholar

[*] posted on 4-5-2015 at 23:30
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Originally posted by LSemmens
I hope Joss can convince someone to bring back Firefly.

As far as I know, he hasn't been looking for that. His star is doing Castle now.
waffler

[*] posted on 4-5-2015 at 07:19
Have this on dvd need to find time to watch it :)
Redwolf5150

[*] posted on 4-5-2015 at 02:31
I loved the first Avengers movie.
I thought the new one was TEN TIMES BETTER!
Queen of Ra

[*] posted on 30-4-2015 at 12:08
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Originally posted by Badgergirl
Huge fan of Whedon. Buffy remains one of my favourtie shows for many many reasons.

(One of which, the seamless handling of Willow and Tara)

Not a fan of the Avengers. I DO like Iron Man.
I prefer "Guardians of the Galaxy", which hits all the right buttons for me.


I also love Buffy/Angel/Firefly and even Dollhouse was an interesting idea. Of these shows, only Buffy was allowed to actually end - the others were all cancelled.

I also enjoyed GOTG - Chris Pratt was an engaging lead and I love it when the racoon wakes up with 'bed fur'!

QOR
Queen of Ra

[*] posted on 30-4-2015 at 12:06
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Originally posted by LSemmens
I hope Joss can convince someone to bring back Firefly.


Alas, this will not happen. At least Joss got to wrap the story up in Serenity. I do curse the network for cancelling this show.

QOR
Badgergirl

[*] posted on 30-4-2015 at 11:54
Huge fan of Whedon. Buffy remains one of my favourtie shows for many many reasons.

(One of which, the seamless handling of Willow and Tara)

Not a fan of the Avengers. I DO like Iron Man.
I prefer "Guardians of the Galaxy", which hits all the right buttons for me.
LSemmens

[*] posted on 30-4-2015 at 10:35
I hope Joss can convince someone to bring back Firefly.
John_Little

[*] posted on 30-4-2015 at 07:44
I used to follow them all in the comics as a kid. I would have thought I'd died and gone to heaven if these films had been made back then.
scholar

[*] posted on 29-4-2015 at 23:22
I will be taking Ruby to see it after it opens May 1 (I avoid the opening crush of people if I can).

I did not know the UK got it in advance of us.

I am a longtime Joss Whedon fan. His TV series version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was much better than the movie, and I greatly enjoyed the Angel series which spun off of it. The credits say he not only directed the Avengers movie, but also wrote it.

I noticed Quicksilver in one of the advance adverts--he was an Avenger in the Avengers comics for a period of time. I'll be interested in seeing how he fits in, in the movie version.
Queen of Ra

[*] posted on 29-4-2015 at 12:17
Avengers - Age of Ultron. As they say, go big or go home and they certainly went for the latter. From beginning to end, this was all out action, stunts, CGI mayhem. Was a bit concerned at the start due to the shaky camera work (similar to the Hunger Games), but in the capable hands of Joss Whedon, this was quickly sorted out.

Slightly less humour than the first Avengers outing (although there are some amusing moments) and plenty of Thor action meant I left the cinema happy - the 6 price tag helped too. All in all, if you like the MCU movies then this is a safe bet. For me 8/10.

QOR