Skip to comments.Travis McGee mention in new ABC Agents of SHIELD TV Show!
Posted on 09/24/2013 8:14:16 PM PDT by semaj
Just caught the beginning of the new ABC television program Agents of SHIELD. The first segment gives mention to our own Travis McGee with reference to his successful novels. Congratulations Travis!
Travis McGee is the character from John MacDonalds popular series of books from the 50s through the 80s (maybe?).
Perhaps, I was unaware of the other reference.
The pilot was okay, but not great. Maybe it will get better, because the pilot was rather weak.
Wow. Didn’t know Travis had a hand in this but i DVR’d it because it was new and a pilot. Will watch it after Cruz on the Senate floor.
I saw it. Overall it was a decent show. I will watch it again. I heard the Travis McGee reference and (vaguely) remembered a FReeper has that handle. Is he the “real” Travis McGee?
Kewl. Congrats Travis.
So, to be clear, was the reference to Travis McGee or Matt Bracken?
The name mentioned was “Travis McGee” — I assumed it was a reference to our freeper, but I guess the world reads his books and knows him only as Matt Bracken. So perhaps the show was simply referencing a John McDonald character from decades past.
Tee head agent dialogue mentioned reading Travis McGee novels, and I put two and two together and got 5 it seems. I was unaware of the novels by another author and naturally attributed the reference to our own Travis McGee, AKA Matt Bracken. My bad.
Coulson said he was dropped off on an island in the Caribbean with a stack of Travis McGee novels. Pretty sure that was in reference to the MacDonald books since they are set in Florida and the Keys.
There are two Travis McGees and they’re both fictional!
Not me. The ref would be to the serial character of novelist John D. MacDonald. It’s just my screen name on FR.
Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know until a few days ago, suspecting that TmG was a character from one of Ayn Rand’s literary bombasts.
Thanks. My wife is a big fan of the TmG books by MacDonald. Her FR handle is Slip18. :^)
(I chose wisely)
I also have a series of books. Some Doctor plajariz....playjareyes.....stole my ideas.
GREEN EGGS AND FOOD POISONING
THE CAT IN THE CATBOX
GO DOGS GO CRAP IN YOUR OWN YARD
ARE YOU MY DADDY? (Dedicated to Bill Clinton)
HOP ON POOP IN THE PARK
I really enjoyed the show, although, I couldn’t help but get the feeling there was some commentary on “diversity” in it, especially when they wide-angled on the mural of different races towards the end. But, funny, some intrigue, nice twists, connections to the Avengers film. I’m hooked.
Just dayum. Thought it was you. It will be one of these days.
Travis McGee lives on a custom-made 52-foot barge-type houseboat dubbed The Busted Flush (after the poker hand, in memory of the game in which he won it), docked at Slip F-18 at Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A self-described “beach bum” who takes his retirement “in installments”, he prefers to take on new cases only when the spare cash (besides a reserve fund) in a hidden safe in the Flush runs low. McGee also owns a custom vintage Rolls-Royce that had been converted into a pickup truck long before he bought it, and painted “a horrid electric blue” by the same hand that did the conversion. McGee named it Miss Agnes, after one of his elementary school teachers whose hair was the same shade.
Travis McGee is a fictional character, created by prolific American mystery writer John D. MacDonald. Unlike most detectives in crime fiction, McGee is neither a police officer nor a licensed private investigator; instead, he is a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee. McGee appeared in 21 novels, from The Deep Blue Good-by in 1964 to The Lonely Silver Rain in 1984.
It should be you Matt. All you need is a houseboat, an economist friend named Meyer, an electric blue roller converted to a pick-up truck, and a new line of work as a salvage consultant. When I lose a fortune, I will hire you to recover, and keep half. Deal?
I’ve probably read most of the McGee books, and I don’t recall him ever visiting Cedar Key.
I’ve read all of his Travis McGee novels, most of them three or more times. I seem to recall he did visit Cedar Key to visit a female character in one if his investigations... But it may have been a different location. I’ve admittedly slept multipl times and had a few adult beverages since I red the series. McDonald was one of my favorite authors, and I learned an awful lot about human nature from reading his novels, novelettes, and short stories... Not just his Travis McGee series.
According to this blog, it was JB exercising poetic license.
I believe there's a secret behind that statement..
Evidently he was almost killed in some way. I suspect his memories of the Caribbean were artifically planted in his brain while he laid in a coma somewhere, recovering from his injuries.
Reading Lemon Sky now, re-reading whole series on ebook. Loved the series when it came out, just as good today!
Nah, they talked about that on the show. They HAD to explain what happened to him since he was killed in ‘The Avengers’.
He said he was stabbed by Loki, almost died, spent a long time in the hospital, then they sent him to a remote location to recover and rehabilitate. That was when he was set down on an island with a stack of books.
Whedon cheated, essentially. He also brought Book back, but as a Doctor not a Preacher.
It was a poorly constructed first show. The older characters had presence. The story line didn’t speak to my inner child (the superhero imagination in all of us). Didn’t care for the ‘hooded hero’ reference to T. Martin, with a heart of gold, but ‘juiced up’ and therefore didn’t own his violent actions. Also, way too many commercials.
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