S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional espionage and law-enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965), it often deals with superhuman threats. The acronym originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. It was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. Within the various films set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as in the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the acronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
KITT is the short name of two fictional characters from the adventure TV series Knight Rider. While having the same acronym, the KITTs are two different entities: one known as the Knight Industries Two Thousand, which appeared in the original TV series Knight Rider, and the other as the Knight Industries Three Thousand, which appeared first in the two-hour 2008 pilot film for a new Knight Rider TV series and then the new series itself. In both instances, KITT is an artificially intelligent electronic computer module installed in a highly advanced, very mobile, robotic automobile: the original KITT as a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, and the second KITT as a 2008-2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR.
Both are spin-offs of wildly successful movies either from the big screen or little one... One tanked faster than being hit by one arrow and the other has a billion dollar backing from a director who is either the luckiest guy in the world or a damn good director [or both]. So do you think that Hollywood learned it's lesson on what makes a good television or will this flap in the wind?
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I'm still a bit peeved at Marvel for changing Nick Fury from a cool, interesting, character to Samuel L. Jackson.ReplyDelete
They did this back when The Ulitmates first came out for the express reason of casting Sam Jackson in the Fury role, should there ever be an Avengers or S.H.I.E.L.D. film.
I'm really hoping this one rocks. Everything about it looks quality.ReplyDelete
And was it just me, or were you always waiting for KITT to say "By your command?"
The second Knight Rider died (along with a lot of other shows) because of the writer's strike that year. Selfish writers. We were deprived of a number of shows that I thought displayed some promise.ReplyDelete
The little I've seen of the S.H.I.E.L.D. it looks like a X-File investigative unit set in the Marvel cinematic universe.ReplyDelete
David Hasselhoff kinda scares me.... especially in more recent years...ReplyDelete
I gotta go with the Hoff!ReplyDelete
Like Alex, I am pulling for SHIELD to do well. Especially for Agent Coulson's sake! :-)ReplyDelete
Alex is right. I was always wanting something more from KITT. SHIELD looks interesting.ReplyDelete
Hopefully they won't screw it up!ReplyDelete
I'll check it out if it hits NetFlix or YouTube.ReplyDelete
Cool stuff, human dude.ReplyDelete
They are thinking about doing a third series and they want me to be the voice of the car. As for "The Avengers", I always think of John Steed and Mrs. Peel from that British television show.
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I hate David Hasselhoff...but will admit that we used to watch Knight Rider as kids...hope Shield does well.ReplyDelete
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I'm looking forward to SHIELD. I've been a fan of Clark Gregg since The New Adventures Of Old Christine. Yeah, that's right - I'm the guy who watched it. Wanda Sykes is freakin' awesome, too.ReplyDelete