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Agents of SHIELD Showrunners Respond to Criticism, Blame Unrealistic Fan Expectations

Last time Agents of SHIELD showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen took to the internet to defend their show, a lot of you, our readers, didn’t buy what they had to say. Others of you defended Agents of SHIELD, pointing out that Whedon shows often start out slow and get exponentially better as time goes on. Now, with season one about to come out of its (third? fourth?) mini-hiatus and sink its teeth into the good stuff, Whedon and Tancharoen have responded to their critics yet again, this time in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Do you agree with them this time?

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For science...you monster

Eliza Dushku Kicks Butt In Machinima’s New Sci-Fi Short, The Gable 5

From director Kevin Tancharoen, of Mortal Kombat: Legacy fame (not to mention brother of SHIELD’s Maurissa Tancharoen) comes another Machinima original. It’s definitely got a sci-fi bent, I got a slight Portal vibe, but Tancharoen calls it, “a sci-fi, futuristic version of The Truman Show.” Besides Eliza Dushku doing what she does best, it also features a few other familiar faces.

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old gods do new jobs

Agents of SHIELD Creators Talk Sif and May

After a month’s hiatus, Marvel’s Agent’s of SHIELD will return to screens tonight with “T.A.H.I.T.I.” and soon with “Yes Men,” a highly anticipated episode (by me, at least) featuring Jamie Alexander as Lady Sif of Asgard. What’s it like to borrow a cape character straight out of Marvel’s movie universe? On the occasion of the end of their long break, show creators Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon answered some questions for Comic Book Resources and touched on the female characters close to our hearts.

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Good News Everyone!

ABC’s Agents of SHIELD Welcomes Bill Paxton To The Bus

Pvt. Hudson reporting for duty? 

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A Lesson in Humility

Agents of SHIELD Bosses Respond to All The Bad Things You’ve Been Saying About Their Show

It’s hard to think of a recent show that was more highly anticipated than Agents of SHIELD. Marvel! Coulson! He lives! Full disclosure: I don’t watch the show. But, being the in the profession I’m in, cultural osmosis has given me what I think is an accurate impression of the general reaction to the show: It’s generic. It’s slow. Coulson’s the only interesting character. There’s potential, but it doesn’t live up to it. Did I come close?

Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have heard your complaints, and in an interview with Comic Book Resources they responded to them.

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Recap

Agents of SHIELD Recap: “Repairs”

This week’s episode mark the return of show runners Jed Whedon and Maurisssa Tancharoen as writers, and we finally get an episode about Agent May’s backstory. Too bad the whole thing falls apart logistically in the second half.

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it's time to play the music

Are You Ready To Get Really Excited About A Tiny Piece of Information on Dr. Horrible 2?

Muster your hopes, Dr. Horrible fans, for this post may provide a brief moment of happiness, followed by realistically coming to term with the fact that that status quo hasn’t really changed.

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Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

Not Even Agent Coulson Himself Knows How He Came Back From the Dead

With the Agents of SHIELD panel coming up and the fall premiere of the series approaching, it’s only a matter of time before we start hearing hard facts about the show’s most anticipated reveals, the means by which Agent Coulson has returned from his untimely demise at the hands of Loki in The Avengers, and which comics character J. August Richards is depicting with his apparent super strength and invulnerability. Entertainment Weekly, with their exhaustive pre-San Diego Comic Con issue, has some tidbits for us.

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Five by Five

Official: Joss Whedon Is Now On Twitter

This is not a drill – the man, the myth, the legend – Joss Whedon is on Twitter. 

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Joss Whedon Laughs At $100 Million Avengers 2 Salary Rumor, Celebrates SHIELD Pickup With Family

Oh hey, here’s your first look at the cast of the newly picked-up Agents of SHIELD from ABC. 

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