Veridian Dynamics as a Hydra front
One of my favorite moments of this episode happens when Simmons is sitting in a conference room after a distressing meeting where she learned that Hydra is trying to obtain the Obelisk to create a WMD that could kill millions, potentially billions of people. When she expresses her disbelief to her lab partner Kenneth, his response summarizes the mentality that makes Hydra such a threat: “Pretty awesome, huh?” It’s a great moment of dark comedy, and the first thing it makes me think of the excellent workplace sitcom Better Off Ted, which focused on the employees of a Hydra-like corporation that was shameless about its evilness. I’m now choosing to view that show as a prequel to Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Veridian Dynamics as a Hydra front; I would love to see scientists Phil and Lem appear on this series as Hydra’s equivalent to FitzSimmons, and now that Jonathan Slavin and Malcolm Barrett’s comedy pilot Mission Control wasn’t picked up for a series, they’re both available.Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Hen In The Wolf House” | A.V. Club
Holy cow Veridian Dynamics as a Hydra front is PREFECT!!