Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Agents of SHIELD 120 "Nothing Personal"

No offense, but it's just business. Pete and Matt get up close with Agents of SHIELD episode 120, "Nothing Personal." The podcast discusses the re-emergence of ex-agent turned Stark shill Maria Hill, the pursuit of Coulson's team by Col. Glenn Talbot and wherever Ward was taking Skye.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Philly/NJ Star Trek Comic Con 2014

Join Pete and Matt as they beam down to Cherry Hill, NJ, home of the Philadelphia Official Star Trek Convention! The podcast covers a quartet of presentations: Nichelle Nichols; Robert Beltran; Robert O'Reilly and J.G. Hertzler; and Robert Picardo.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Agents of SHIELD 119 "The Only Light in the Darkness"

Cello, is it she you're looking for? Pete and Matt uncover Agents of SHIELD 119, "The Only Light in the Darkness," which includes the on-the-run agents, Coulson's long-talked-about cellist and the appearance of Blackout.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Website Updated and iTunes Tweaked!

Hello, fellow geeks! We just wanted to pass along that we made some tweaks to the website to make things a bit clearer and smoother. This may impact how our previous episodes appear on iTunes, especially for the date published. At any rate, thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Agents of SHIELD 118 "Providence"

Agents... no more!? This week, Pete and Matt take apart Agents of SHIELD episode 118, "Providence." The podcast discusses a healing team, a gleeful Garrett, a trustworthy Trip, an uneasy Coulson... and an increasingly evil Ward. Providence, deliver us!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Agents of SHIELD's Heartbreaking Ward Problem

Haven't seen episode 117? Spoilers ahead.

I'm not much of a crier when it comes to TV. I was misty-eyed when Tasha Yar died on Star Trek: The Next Generation (I was also 7). Tears openly spilled down my cheeks during the excellent finale for LOST. Ditto for the divisive (yet quite good) end to BSG. Probably the most tears have been for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series ender. Jake losing his dad--and the realization that he was never coming back--was a TV slice that cut deep. Other than that... not too many TV tears upon which to report.

The Dynamic (Hydra) Duo

Thus I truly was surprised that the reveal of Agent Ward in Agents of SHIELD's "Turn, Turn, Turn" made the old eyes a little moist. What the show presented was not just a sort of in-house betrayal (ala Melinda May spying on Coulson for Fury--that's a case of watching your boss because your boss'
boss said so); to my mind, Ward shooting Hand (and her helpers) represents a completely corrupted character.

That that's a problem for the series--because there are no good options.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Agents of SHIELD 117 "Turn, Turn, Turn"

Hail Hydra!? This week, Pete and Matt break down Agents of SHIELD episode 117, "Turn, Turn, Turn." The podcast discusses the avalanche of action, the reveal of the Clairvoyant, crying Fitz... and the heartbreaking Ward reveal.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

More Marvel mow... er, now: join Pete and Matt as they break down the 9th Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Solder. The podcast discusses the bevy of baddies (Fury? Payne? Bucky? The Government?!), the film's plot structure (is Doctor Zola a deus ex machine?), theories galore... and much pondering as to what in the world this will do to Agents of SHIELD!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Agents of SHIELD 116 "End of the Beginning"

Roadblock: Deathlok! This week Pete and Matt break down Agents of SHIELD 116, "End of the Beginning." The podcast discusses cyborg henchmen, the return of Agents Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Triplett (B.J. Britt) and the pre-Captain America: The Winter Solider universe."

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thanks, Listeners: Our SHIELD Podcast Turns 1 Year Old!

We just wanted to take a minute to reflect on the fact that yesterday, the Agents of SHIELD Podcast by Phantastic Geek turned one year old!

We had announced our intentions to podcast Agents of SHIELD a few weeks previous, but March 31, 2013 was when our first podcast episode hit the internet. Granted, it was just our teaser episode, but it was a start to what's been a truly fantastic ride.

In that time, we've tweaked our name, launched PhantasticGeek.com, chatted with many other fans of the show, saw Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker at New York Comic Con, Matt spoke to Iain at the panel... oh yeah, and we both interviewed Clark freakin' Gregg!

Thanks for your continued listenership, let's buckle up for these final 7 episodes... and next stop, season two!

--Matt and Pete