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Welcome to Level Seven: Agents of SHIELD

  • "Providence" — (1×18) WTL7046

    Apr 16, 2014 | 133 min
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. follows up the fantastic Turn, Turn, Turn with Providence! But is it a worthy follow up? Or is it just setting the stage for what's to come? Also, we announce our next feature commentary BONUS EPISODE! What movie are we going to watch? Well, that's up to the listeners! Got to http://welcometolevelseven.com/nominate to tell us YOUR pick! Nominations close next week, and voting will begin as we chose Ben and Daniel's next big project! NEWS * Turn, Turn, Turn ratings at an all time low. Source: TV By the Numbers * Paul Bettany talks on Jimmy Kimmel about being the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Source: SuperheroHype * Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvo...
  • "Turn, Turn, Turn" — (1×17) WTL7045

    Apr 09, 2014 | 124 min
    Was "Turn, Turn, Turn" the best episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ever? Ben and Daniel might think so! NEWS Nathan Fillion implied that he may be in an upcoming Marvel movie. Source: Coming Soon Marvel is becoming part of Disney Infinity. Source: Marvel May 6, 2016 is the official release date of Captain America 3. Source: Marvel MAIN TOPIC This episode turn, turn, turned! So many twists and turns! So many plot elements and possible spoilers! LISTENER FEEDBACK This episode's feedback covers "The End of the Beginning," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — WTL7044

    Apr 04, 2014 | 100 min
    In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1, episode 16.5, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"! How does it stand against the rest of the Marvel movies? Is it a successful sequel? And how does it change things for our favorite agents? Explore The Winter Soldier with us! Reviews of comics that Daniel mentioned: Captain America: Winter Soldier Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. Secret Warriors: Nick Fury Agent of Nothing Ultimate Comics: Ultimates
  • "End of the Beginning" — (1×16) WTL7043

    Apr 02, 2014 | 130 min
    It's the "End of the Beginning" and the beginning of the biggest week in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. history! Ben and Daniel discuss the revelations and the relationships in this episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is the lead in to Captain America: The Winter Soldier! What's going to happen next? Only the Clairvoyant knows.
  • "Podcasters Assemble!" (Roundtable #1) — WTL7042

    Mar 26, 2014 | 92 min
    It's the first ever (but hopefully not last) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. podcasting roundtable! The hosts of four podcasts join forces, Avengers style, for a discussion of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TOPICS The hosts tackle topics like what their expectations were before the series started, favorite and least favorite moments, speculation about the blue creature in T.A.H.I.T.I. and the Clairvoyant, and their expectations for the end of the season and beyond. PANELISTS * Matt and Spoiler Pete from Phantastic Geek * Andy from the Helicarrier Podcast * Rob and Jack from 'Nuff Said Podcast * Ben and Daniel from Welcome to Level Seven
  • "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" — WTL7041

    Mar 20, 2014 | 98 min
    No new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode this week, but Ben and Daniel and the rest of the MCU fans did get some Marvel goodness this week in the form of the hour long Marvel Studios Assembling a Universe special, and we talk about in this episode.
  • "Yes Men" — (1×15) WTL7040

    Mar 12, 2014 | 129 min
    Sif returns in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest episode "Yes Men," a nice follow up to Thor: The Dark World! Also, Ben and Daniel have some exciting news, although if you listen to the opening credits you've heard what we're going to talk about. Today's episode was sponsored by Agent Anonymous. You can help support the show AND get a bonus episode (a feature-length commentary on Howard the Duck) by going to http://welcometolevelseven.com/howard NEWS Scheduling. End of the Beginning, the next new episode, will not be airing until April 1. Ratings. We had to talk about them. But it's not as bad as you might think. Source: Variety. AMC Theaters is doing a Captain America double feature ...
  • "T.A.H.I.T.I." — (1X14)

    Mar 05, 2014 | 97 min
    After a very intense episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ben and Daniel are ready to discuss T.A.H.I.T.I.! NEWS New Noodle.mx network podcast about Resurrection. Resurrection Revealed. Drew Pearce gives first confirmation that the Netflix series are, indeed, MCU. Source: Total Film. Avengers: Age of Ultron to Rearrange Shooting around Scarlett Johansson’s Pregnancy. Source: Collider. New Captain America: The Winter Soldier TV spot. Here on WTL7. The Disney Captain America Meet and Greet Report. MAIN DISCUSSION * What's T.A.H.I.T.I. stand for? Listeners and Ben and Daniel give their take! * The Clairvoyant is behind everything this episode! * Quinn: did he get what he deserved? * New agents: G...
  • "All Hail the King" and Feedback — WTL7038

    Mar 01, 2014 | 110 min
    For this episode, while we await the return of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we turn our attention to listener feedback, a couple news items, and a spoiler filled review of the Marel One Shot, All Hail the King. NEWS Marvel themed half marathon at Disney. Source: Run Disney Heroes Reborn -- Heroes is returning as a 13 episode series in 2015. Source: Forbes Kevin Feige reveals some Dr. Strange news and contradicts some Dr. Strange Rumor. Source: IGN The rumor he was contradicting: The Hollywood Reporter The Netflix series are filming in New york City. Source: Marvel.com ABC is airing a special called Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. Source: Entertainment Weekly Welcome to Level Seven...
  • Marvel Unlimited and the Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer — WTL7037

    Feb 24, 2014 | 94 min
    With no new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week, Ben and Daniel still managed to find some NEW Marvel content to talk about (Guardians of the Galaxy) and also NEWS * We're looking for a group term for all of us involved in Welcome to Level Seven! Please, leave a comment below if you have an idea for a name (or go to our Facebook page and leave a comment for us there -- http://facebook.com/welcometolevelseven ). We will put up a poll after getting your nominations! * Spoiler! A toy and a track listing on the Captain America: Winter Soldier soundtrack may have revealed a huge spoiler. And Ben was spoiled by it . . . without even looking for it! * Avengers: Age of Ultron is filming in ...
  • "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" — WTL7036

    Feb 16, 2014 | 75 min
    For this episode, we take a break from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (since they're taking a break from us!) and talk about Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog! Ben and Daniel explore the characters, theme, and plot of this musical production that was produced by the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team! We want to hear from you! Contact us here!
  • "T.R.A.C.K.S." — (1×13) and All Hail the King (Spoiler Free Review) WTL7035

    Feb 05, 2014 | 121 min
    A strong, strong episode from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the 13th episode, T.R.A.C.K.S.! We also review All Hail the King (without ANY spoilers) which we purchased from iTunes: Thor: The Dark World early release from iTunes (Purchasing through this affiliate link helps with costs we may have for web hosting and the like.) NEWS "Loser" gets used in a lot of headlines, based on this article: Salt Lake Tribune Superbowl Commercials! http://welcometolevelseven.com/superbowl MAIN DISCUSSION *A different storytelling style than what we are used to, skipping around in time and point of view. * The episode in a nutshell: train heist and fortress attack * Coulson has a lot going on, and a lot on his s...
  • Deathlok and Sif Come to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Other News and Feedback — WT

    Feb 01, 2014 | 116 min
    On this episode of Welcome to Level Seven, the unofficial Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's cinematic universe, we have some news and feedback to discuss. Who is Deathlok, and why would he make a good fit into the Agents of SHIELD universe? And we know Sif is coming from the Thor movies, but who is this Lorelei she's bringing along? NEWS The news gets broken up into three sections. First: Plastic. Ben and Daniel talk about some upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. products, from toys to watches. Agent Coulson Pop! Vinyl figure. Found here at Entertainment Earth. The Agents of SHIELD watch. Found here at Entertainment Earth. Agent Coulson's Captain America cards. Found here at Entertainment Eart...
  • "Much Ado About Nothing" — WTL7033

    Jan 24, 2014 | 96 min
    On this episode, we take a break from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and take a look at another Joss Whedon/Clark Gregg collaboration -- Much Ado About Nothing! NEWS No news this week. Next week? A couple metric tons of it! MAIN DISCUSION * Our first romantic comedy! * William Shakespeare -- comic book writer? * The origins of this movie -- Joss Whedon parties featuring cheese, drink, and Shakespeare! * What 80's sitcom child star is in both Much Ado and The Avengers? * The advantages of black and white * Are you pretentious when you use the word "pretentious"? * Ben stops Daniel from ad libbing a plot description * Couple #1: Benedick and Beatrice -- Alexis Dinisof and Amy Acker. Which one steals ...
  • "Seeds" — (1×12) WTL7032

    Jan 15, 2014 | 96 min
    On this episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Seeds", we get a mystery to solve, and find out another mystery we already knew about is actually much deeper than expected! NEWS Bill Paxton will be Agent John Garrett, an actual SHIELD agent from the comics! Source: TV Guide Michael Douglas (?) is Hank Pym, Ant-Man? Meaning Paul Rudd is Scott Lang, Ant-Man! Source: Marvel.com Johnny Depp has been in talks with Marvel about being Dr. Strange? Maybe. Source: Dubious MAIN DISCUSION * FitzSimmons are in their element, and we get some backstory on both, but especially Fitz. * Skye never went to the academy, so she's the character we're following in. * What's up with the fall of the honored fallen? Why...
  • "It's a Magical Place" — (1×11) WTL7031

    Jan 08, 2014 | 127 min
    It's the return of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "It's a Magical Place"! But is the return of Coulson and co. really magical? NEWS * Star Wars comics are returning to Marvel comics * Edgar Wright's blog post leading to Ant-Man speculation * The THOR: THE DARK WORLD Marvel One-Shot is "All Hail the King," but is the king Loki or The Mandarin? * More Agent Carter rumors: The Mirror * Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is not on the schedule in the UK: Bleeding Cool * David Hasselhoff's NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming to DVD: Amazon.co.uk * Stan Lee will appear on a future episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hollywood Reporter * ABC has a new policy for online viewing. Our commentary on thi...
  • NICK FURY: AGENT OF SHIELD — WTL7030

    Dec 24, 2013 | 90 min
    Before there was Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, before there was the Avengers Initiative, before there was a Welcome to Level Seven, there was David Hasselhoff in NICK FURY: AGENT OF SHIELD! Join Ben and Daniel as they discuss this TV movie that is, well, a TV movie! From "one of the writers of Batman Begins!" This has been something we have planned to do since the before we recorded a single word for WTL7! And now, dear listeners, the time has come! This is our Christmas gift to you: our review of Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, starring David Hasselhoff! MAIN DISCUSION * We spoil everything! * How does Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD become a fulcrum point for live action Marvel? * Agent Quartermain ma...
  • Defenders Assemble! The Marvel/Netflix Series — WTL7029

    Dec 19, 2013 | 151 min
    In this episode, Ben and Daniel turn away from the past season of Agents of SHIELD and turn toward the future series coming from Netflix, The Defenders. NEWS We announce the winner of the variant edition of Superior Spider-Man #22. Don Cheadle is most likely going to return as James Rhodes, AKA War Machine, AKA Iron Patriot, in Avengers Age of Ultron. Source: Hitfix Simon McBurney may have been cast as a human Jarvis character in Avegners Age of Ultron? Source: Bleeding Cool MAIN DISCUSSION * We talk about Netflix original programming and how that works. * What is binge watching, and why does Netflix love the concept but hate the name? * The origins (real world and in the comics) of Daredevi...
  • "The Bridge" — (1×10) WTL7028

    Dec 11, 2013 | 100 min
    It's the mid-season finale cliffhanger for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, "The Bridge"! Is it a hit or a miss? NEWS * We're having a contest! For listeners! So you have to listen to get details! * Some minor casting notes . . . but not much. EPISODE DISCUSION For this episode of Agents of SHIELD, Ben and Daniel talk about: * Themes! How many things are BRIDGED in this episode, called The Bridge? * Mythology building! They tell us more about Centipede, the Clairvoyant, Edison Po, and Raina! * Mike Peterson is back! * Cleveland driving! * The cellist! She is talked about at great length! * Romance! What's the deal with May and Ward? Workplace romances NEVER work! * Obsession! Skye is looking for h...
  • "Repairs" (1×09) — WTL7026

    Dec 04, 2013 | 120 min
    In this episode of the podcast, we find out the backstory for one of our favorite Agents of SHIELD, Melinda May! We also get a lot of discussion about God? And forgiveness? In a superhero action show? Join Ben and Daniel as they talk about: NEWS: * Canadians love Agents of SHIELD! How do we know? Well, from Crave Online's article: "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is Canada's Number One Program" * Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Tuesday's #1 TV show this season with Adults 18-49 based on original telecasts, beating NBC's The Voice by 4% (4.9 rating vs. 4.7 rating). From Futon Critic's article: "Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Soars 73%, Hitting a New High in TV Playback for the 2...
  • The WTL7 Mini-sode — WTL7026

    Nov 26, 2013 | 33 min
    Ben and Daniel record a short episode explaining why their episode about "Repairs" is going to be a bit late, but also tackle feedback about Thor: The Dark World (which they had to keep spoiler free) and The Well, and they have a special awesome surprise at the end! NEWS * Marvel officially announced the Avengers: Age of Ultron casting for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver: http://marvel.com/news/story/21563/official_elizabeth_olsen_aaron_taylor-johnson_join_avengers_age_of_ultron * WTL7 has a special holiday gift guide! You can find it here: http://welcometolevelseven.com/gifts FEEDBACK Not a lot, but it's good! Especially from our science operative! SPECIAL FEATURE "Agent Coulson" is a song by...
  • "The Well" (1×08) — WTL7025

    Nov 20, 2013 | 149 min
    And so this week we were treated to Agents of SHIELD's tie-in to Thor: The Dark World! Was this an episode worthy of the god of thunder? Or did it just plain flounder? And the biggest question: is Agents of SHIELD living up to its cinematic roots? Ben and Daniel talk about this episode and it's place both in the series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. NEWS * Episode 9, "Repairs," will feature Melinda Mae prominently. * Episode 10, "The Bridge," is a cliffhanger, according to Chloe Bennett (warning -- there are annoying ads pop ups): http://www.mstarz.com/articles/21906/20131119/chloe-bennet-reveals-darker-agents-of-shield.htm * The head of the Jessica Jones Netflix series has been announce...
  • Thor: The Dark World — WTL7024

    Nov 15, 2013 | 101 min
    Welcome to Thor: The Dark World! Ben and Daniel discuss what is truly, in their estimation, the first Phase Two film. This movie actually moves the Marvel Cinematic Universe forward (compared to Iron Man 3), but does it move Ben and Daniel? Find out here!
  • "The Hub" (1×07) — WTL7023

    Nov 13, 2013 | 119 min
    In Marvel's Agents of SHIELD episode "The Hub", we learn a lot about SHIELD and its agents, we meet some new faces like Agent Shaw and Agent Hand, and we get to see a familiar old face in Agent Sitwell. Overall, a strong episode that continues the general upswing of the series! In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about: NEWS There was really only ONE news item this week, and it was NOT: * Maria Hill will be in Avengers: Age of Ultron, or * DC announced an Hourman series, or * Fantastic Four will hit theaters in summer of 2015 No, the only REAL news item, hitting us just after we released our last episode: * Marvel, Disney, and Netflix are released thirteen episode seasons of Daredevil, Jess...
  • "FZZT" (1×06) – WTL7022

    Nov 07, 2013 | 117 min
    This week's new Agents of SHIELD episode had a cute, pithy title (F.Z.Z.T.), but also tried to bring the drama and the angst! Did it succeed? For today's episode, Ben and Daniel focused on: NEWS * The biggest news was finding out that Agents of SHIELD was going to tie directly into THOR: THE DARK WORLD by doing a follow up episode! This is exactly the way we were hoping they'd use Agents of SHIELD in the context of the larger universe. SOURCE: Marvel.com * Victoria Hand is the latest character to make the crossover from the comics to the screen. SOURCE: Marvel.com EPISODE DISCUSSION * Why was this NOT a Halloween episode? * "Dead man floating"? Why is this NOT a Graviton episode? * The "mons...
  • Please vote for us in the 9th Podcast Awards

    Nov 01, 2013 | 2 min
    Please vote every day, November 1–15 to support us and your other favorite podcasts in the international Podcast Awards.
  • The Season So Far and Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer — WTL7021

    Oct 30, 2013 | 125 min
    Ben and Daniel discuss the first five episodes of the season so far, talking about the hits and misses, and also touch on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past trailers. NEWS Ant Man Rumors about Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones Details on the Ben Kingsley Marvel Movie Project The X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer The Captain America: Winter Soldier trailer MAIN DISCUSSION * How are the CHARACTERS growing on us? And how are they failing us? Who are we seeing too much of? And who are we not seeing enough of? Is it a bad thing that Skye has been the main focus so far? * Does the STYLE of the series work for what it is? * What do we think so far about the PLOT? * Wh...
  • "The Girl in the Flower Dress" (1×05) – WTL7020

    Oct 24, 2013 | 145 min
    The latest episode of Agents of SHIELD, The Girl in the Flower Dress, reveals a lot, but did it live up to the potential we saw in Eye Spy? Ben and Daniel discuss that and more in this episode of the podcast. NEWS Thor: The Dark World has two post credit scenes Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released a week early in the UK Kevin Feige reveals WHEN they will tell us what will come after Ant Man Ben Kingsley returning to Marvel movies? MAIN DISCUSSION * THEME: The search for meaning and identity. * What about Scorch? "They gave him a name." Poor guy. * We finally get revelations about the internal workings of SHIELD and Rising Tide! * Skye: What do these revelations about Skye mea...
  • "Eye Spy" (1×04) – WTL7019

    Oct 16, 2013 | 137 min
    In the fourth episode of Agents of SHIELD, we learn about Coulson's history in "EYE SPY," but do we learn much about his mystery? Join Ben and Daniel as they discuss what just may be the best episode of the series yet. (Out of four, but still.) OPENING We talk about The Green Screen Podcast, a new podcast about the show Arrow, http://greenscreenpodcast.com We're a proud member of the Noodle.mx network: http://noodle.mx NEWS Agents of SHIELD received a full season order from ABC. Marvel is rumored to be developing 60 episodes of TV, consisting of four 13 episode series and one 8 episode mini-series: original news story from Deadline. (If this is true, we will be there, talking about it here o...
  • "The Asset" (1×03) – WTL7018

    Oct 09, 2013 | 109 min
    The Marvel universe expands! Coulson's SHIELD team unites! But is Agents of SHIELD living up to its premise and promise? Find out as we discuss the newest episode, The Asset! NEWS: The ratings slipped from episode one to two -- but does that mean anything? The episode synopsis for episode five has been released, and introduces a new character from the comic universe, Raina: An elusive girl in a flower dress may hold the key to the mystery that brings Coulson and team to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power; and Skye has a secret that jeopardizes her relationship with the team right when they need her most. And there were some SHIELD comic cover tie-ins announced -- ...
  • "0-8-4″ (1×02) – WTL7017

    Oct 02, 2013 | 128 min
    What's a 0-8-4 in the Agents of SHIELD universe? We find out in this episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Here's some of the topics we touch on: NEWS: * We've joined the Noodle.mx network! Check the other podcasts out at http://noodle.mx! * Agents of SHIELD's ratings are in and over 20 million people joined us in the show! * What are ABC and Marvel's Distinguished Competition doing to ride the Agents of SHIELD coattails? * The Rising Tide vs. the REAL WORLD Rising Tide MAIN DISCUSSION *What do Skye, Thor's Hammer, and a weird looking box in a Peruvian temple have in common? They're all 0-8-4's. * All the Avengers "brand names" or the major four Avengers characters were mentioned in this epi...
  • PILOT (1×01) – WTL7016

    Sep 25, 2013 | 128 min
    It's the pilot episode of Agents of SHIELD and it's finally here! In this GIANT-SIZED episode (we're fans of Marvel, we HAD to call it that), Ben and Daniel talk about the new characters and the prospects for future storylines and explore what they liked and did not like about this episode of the series. What did you think? Let us know in the comments below or by visiting our feedback page. You can also put in your vote for what you would grade this episode, PILOT, by taking part in our poll! Thank you so much for listening!
  • Season One Preview – WTL7015

    Sep 22, 2013 | 70 min
    Ben and Daniel talk about their expectations for the Agents of SHIELD TV series in this (ever so slightly) revamped episode format! Topics include: Heroes, Fringe, The X-Files, Underoos, the introduction of the W2L7 No-Prize! They talk about what they are hoping to see . . . and hoping not to see. Plus some talk about some news items! And listener feedback!
  • Comic Book Tie-ins – WTL7014

    Sep 18, 2013 | 48 min
    Ben and Daniel discuss the comic books that tell the continuing stories of the characters we've come to love on the screen, including Coulson and the other Avengers. What's good? What's not so good? What do we recommend you read? Do you need to read anything? What if you would like to find the exploits of the Agents of SHIELD in the primary Marvel Comics Universe? What should you read then? Check out our bookstore for some of the titles discussed: http://welcometolevelseven.com/bookstore/ Purchasing books through our Amazon link helps support the show!

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