It would be an understatement to say that I’m excited for the new Joss Whedon television program, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Today, into S.H.I.E.L.D. two new characters have been thrust, Agents Fitz and Simmons. They’ll be stepping into the role of science-tech-researcher-geek-witty-banterers that we have come to know and love in Whedon’s prior shows. They’ll have much to live up to, as their fore-runners have all left indelible marks on this most Whedon-ish of parts. I’m sure they’ll fit in quite Britishly.
On the topic of tech-science-experimenters in Whedon programs, casa de TTMY has been watching our way through Dollhouse. I’ve been overlaying Topher’s tinkering with the tech on the profiles imprinted on the Actives with Willow’s magics experimentation in seasons 3-4 of Buffy. There’s a fascinating article to be written on the consequences of our pursuit of knowledge in Whedon stories. Were one to really dive into the topic, I think there’d be rewards at the end of the journey–hopefully less catastrophic rewards than Willow and Topher encounter. Maybe one day.
By the by, I’m still curious how Agent Phil Coulson is alive and kicking in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I’m pretty sure Agent C. was recently deceased and avenged. Not that I’m complaining. Clark Gregg has been a blast to get acquainted with as the Marvel Universe has unfolded. He’ll anchor the next phase of the Whedon Universe (tv version) with great aplomb, we suppose.