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    The Gifted

    One episode in and I'm hooked -- at least for now.

    I like their version of Thunderbird / John Proudstar. I think I like Blink and Polaris. First time I've seen Eclipse / Marcos; like him so far.

    Waiting to see how the kids develop. So far they are totally different from the comic book versions (based on what I've found online). Per Wikipedia, they were only introduced relatively shortly before I quit collecting comics in the late '80s, so I don't even remember them.

    I liked the few inside jokes I noticed:

    -- Marcos uses the X-Men theme song as his ring-tone.

    -- Apparently the Mutant Underground sometimes likes to use Tex's Lounge as a relatively safe place to meet with outsiders. On the lighted window sign, the "Te" are dark, so it says, "X's Lounge."

    -- In the obligatory cameo, Stan Lee appears walking out of the Lounge.
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    I notice that there seems to be a flood of Marvel TV shows this season.

    You have Agents of Shield and Legion returning and now they have added the Gifted and Inhumans. The problem is that they are all variations on the same theme: mutants trying to survive in a hostile world.

    On Netflix you have: Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and now the Defenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I notice that there seems to be a flood of Marvel TV shows this season.
    And DC

    You have Agents of Shield and Legion returning and now they have added the Gifted and Inhumans.
    Actually, they aren't really sure Agents Of SHIELD is returning. ABC wants it but Disney doesn't. There's a pretty big fight about it going on right now.


    The problem is that they are all variations on the same theme: mutants trying to survive in a hostile world.
    There's enough of us comic book nerds to entice...

    On Netflix you have: Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and now the Defenders.
    And the Punisher comes out in 10 days


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrinRadd View Post
    One episode in and I'm hooked -- at least for now.

    I like their version of Thunderbird / John Proudstar. I think I like Blink and Polaris. First time I've seen Eclipse / Marcos; like him so far.

    Waiting to see how the kids develop. So far they are totally different from the comic book versions (based on what I've found online). Per Wikipedia, they were only introduced relatively shortly before I quit collecting comics in the late '80s, so I don't even remember them.

    I liked the few inside jokes I noticed:

    -- Marcos uses the X-Men theme song as his ring-tone.

    -- Apparently the Mutant Underground sometimes likes to use Tex's Lounge as a relatively safe place to meet with outsiders. On the lighted window sign, the "Te" are dark, so it says, "X's Lounge."

    -- In the obligatory cameo, Stan Lee appears walking out of the Lounge.
    I'm watching the pilot today after I get off work. I love On Demand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    I'm watching the pilot today after I get off work. I love On Demand.
    I have them on my DVR

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    And DC



    Actually, they aren't really sure Agents Of SHIELD is returning. ABC wants it but Disney doesn't. There's a pretty big fight about it going on right now.




    There's enough of us comic book nerds to entice...



    And the Punisher comes out in 10 days
    Last I heard was they moved up the return of Agents of Shield because the executives weren't pleased with the Inhumans.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    I was hoping Fox would just let go of the X-Men rights so the "wars" over various Marvel franchises would stop. Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Silver Surfer stuff keeps getting cut from various video games. They were even removed from games that they were already in due to these issues. Marvel Heroes Omega stopped selling a lot of characters. Unless you already bought them, you can't have them in the game anymore. Marvel vs Capcom Infinite has a lot of characters from previous games missing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    I was hoping Fox would just let go of the X-Men rights so the "wars" over various Marvel franchises would stop. ...
    This. I don't care about games. I just don't like the way they have to finagle things. Two separate versions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Cap's shield made of only vibranium instead of a vibranium-adamantium alloy. Ultron not made of adamantium. That sort of stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrinRadd View Post
    One episode in and I'm hooked -- at least for now.

    I like their version of Thunderbird / John Proudstar. I think I like Blink and Polaris. First time I've seen Eclipse / Marcos; like him so far.

    Waiting to see how the kids develop. So far they are totally different from the comic book versions (based on what I've found online). Per Wikipedia, they were only introduced relatively shortly before I quit collecting comics in the late '80s, so I don't even remember them.

    I liked the few inside jokes I noticed:

    -- Marcos uses the X-Men theme song as his ring-tone.

    -- Apparently the Mutant Underground sometimes likes to use Tex's Lounge as a relatively safe place to meet with outsiders. On the lighted window sign, the "Te" are dark, so it says, "X's Lounge."

    -- In the obligatory cameo, Stan Lee appears walking out of the Lounge.
    So, I watched it last night. Solid intro, except the Strucker daughter is really annoying and the son's facial expressions look like he is taking a squat...

    I also noticed when Eclipse was in the bar, behind him was a rather large painting of a wolverine. That was a nice touch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    So, I watched it last night. Solid intro, except the Strucker daughter is really annoying and the son's facial expressions look like he is taking a squat...

    I also noticed when Eclipse was in the bar, behind him was a rather large painting of a wolverine. That was a nice touch.
    they mentioned that the X-men were gone or left. Where did they go and why?

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