Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan and Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter in “The Iron Ceiling” (Episode 1.5 of AGENT CARTER) (In the episode, Carter is finally trusted with a mission and calls upon her trusted Howling Commandos squad (including Dugan) for backup, but her cover is put at risk when Chief Dooley sends Jack Thompson along.)
Neal McDonough (General James Harding) will be Major in MONSTERS OF MAN, a film written and directed by Mark Toia about a robotics company that joins forces with a corrupt CIA agent in an attempt to win a large military contract. Together, they conspire to illegally airdrop four robot prototypes into the Golden Triangle between Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand to perform a live field test on unsuspecting drug lords. One of the bots is damaged in the drop and, as it becomes self-aware, the team loses control of it. MONSTERS OF MAN has completed filming in Cambodia. No release date has been announced.
McDonough will also be the voice of Dum Dum Dugan (aka Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader Dugan) in WHAT IF…, an animated anthology web series (based on the comic book series of the same name created by Roy Thomas in the 70s) that explores what would happen if major moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe occurred in a different way. (The first episode of the new series will pose the question: What if Peggy Carter received the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers?) Narrated by The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright), the ten-episode first season is expected to be released on Disney+ in mid-2021, and work has already begun on a second season.
Mishka (Ksenia Solo) looks both irritated and disappointed when Rizzuto pulls a gun on her.
A lot of this episode is a cute story about how Hynek and Quinn dealt with The Robertson Panel, which was an attempt by the CIA to take complete control of UFO investigations by shutting down Project Blue Book. The panel first met on 14 January 1953 and completed its deliberations a few days later, just before President Eisenhower took office. It was told by Mimi (Laura Mennell) to a reporter (Catherine Lough Haggquist) on the set of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (on which Hynek worked as a consultant in 1976). The tale involves magician and apparent con man David Dubrovsky (Bronson Pinchot) who shows up on the eve of the Panel with a story of meeting aliens. He knows about the Panel and about the July 1952 UFOs in D.C. “I’m here to help you,” Dubrovsky tells Hynek — and eventually he does just that, though not in the way that Hynek expected to be helped. Dubrovsky doesn’t have a beard, and doesn’t walk with a cane, but he’s more than a little bit like Kris Kringle in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET. Continue reading →
After devouring several humans, Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Felix (Bzhaun Rhoden) are relaxing together in the woods, when that dark female figure (now in the credits as The Oracle) appears to Sam and tells him to kill the one he loves. Sam thinks she means Felix, and so he does that. Then The Oracle tells him that Felix was not the one he loves, and Sam knows he has to go after Mohamed.
Meanwhile, Mohamed (Trezzo Mahoro), still trapped in the bunker, hallucinates Cara (Emily Haine), whom he killed in “Be True” to prevent her from becoming a vampire. (Strangely, Cara has blood on her chin.) She gives him advice on how to escape from his underground prison. Either Sam’s variety of mental illness is communicable, or the Elders are setting up a grudge match between Sam and Mohamed to see if Sam is worthy of joining their number. Continue reading →