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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!


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Local News; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: travismcgee
Check out the new series. It has to be worthwhile if it mentions one of FR's own. It' nice to know the writers are aware of Mr. Bracken's work. Anyone else see it?
1 posted on 09/24/2013 8:14:16 PM PDT by semaj
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To: semaj

Travis McGee is the character from John MacDonalds popular series of books from the 50s through the 80s (maybe?).


2 posted on 09/24/2013 8:19:05 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Fantasy Short Story Collection is out!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Perhaps, I was unaware of the other reference.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 8:19:51 PM PDT by semaj
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To: semaj
"Travis McGee's still in Cedar Key
That's what old John McDonald said."
- Jimmy Buffett
4 posted on 09/24/2013 8:20:25 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: semaj

The pilot was okay, but not great. Maybe it will get better, because the pilot was rather weak.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 8:20:56 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: semaj; Travis McGee

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.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 8:21:01 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping


7 posted on 09/24/2013 8:21:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: semaj

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?


8 posted on 09/24/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: semaj; Travis McGee

Kewl. Congrats Travis.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 8:21:16 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: semaj

So, to be clear, was the reference to Travis McGee or Matt Bracken?


10 posted on 09/24/2013 8:23:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: semaj

I wish!


11 posted on 09/24/2013 8:25:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 8:25:49 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 8:26:18 PM PDT by semaj
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 8:26:20 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Fantasy Short Story Collection is out!)
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To: semaj

There are two Travis McGees and they’re both fictional!


15 posted on 09/24/2013 8:26:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Not me. The ref would be to the serial character of novelist John D. MacDonald. It’s just my screen name on FR.


16 posted on 09/24/2013 8:27:08 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: semaj

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.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 8:28:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks. My wife is a big fan of the TmG books by MacDonald. Her FR handle is Slip18. :^)

(I chose wisely)


18 posted on 09/24/2013 8:35:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Travis McGee; semaj

Mazeltov, Matt.


19 posted on 09/24/2013 8:36:08 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: semaj

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


20 posted on 09/24/2013 8:43:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: semaj

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.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 8:49:14 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (I wish I lived in Texas.)
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To: Travis McGee

Just dayum. Thought it was you. It will be one of these days.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 8:50:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Travis McGee
LOL!
23 posted on 09/24/2013 9:02:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: semaj

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.


24 posted on 09/24/2013 9:10:51 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Travis McGee

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?

FE


25 posted on 09/24/2013 9:45:52 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: dead

I’ve probably read most of the McGee books, and I don’t recall him ever visiting Cedar Key.


26 posted on 09/25/2013 12:10:24 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: Sherman Logan

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.


27 posted on 09/25/2013 1:53:01 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Real Cynic No More

According to this blog, it was JB exercising poetic license.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2058456


28 posted on 09/25/2013 4:23:24 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Coulson said he was dropped off on an island in the Caribbean

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.

29 posted on 09/25/2013 4:28:59 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: semaj

Reading Lemon Sky now, re-reading whole series on ebook. Loved the series when it came out, just as good today!


30 posted on 09/25/2013 4:43:10 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Obamacare will be a success when "I" am exempted! (Republicans - The White Flag Party!))
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


31 posted on 09/25/2013 6:30:20 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: semaj

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.


32 posted on 09/25/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT by smilebig1 (Just one opinion)
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