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.
We don’t get to see Susie (Ksenia Solo) at all, but we do hear about her. General Harding (Neal McDonough) tells General Valentine (Michael Harney): “They still can’t crack her, Jim. They’ve been interrogating her for three days and she’ll only say that she was sent to Ohio to find out about our UFO program.”
Only two women appear in this episode. Jean (Kelly-Ruth Mercier) gives Hynek an eyewitness account of the UFO event, and Faye (Jill Morrison) recognizes Senator Kennedy on sight when he comes to see Hynek and Quinn. Other than that it’s an all-boys episode, and Hynek spends most of it trying to bolster Quinn’s self-image after his relationship with Susie causes him to be placed on Administrative Leave. Continue reading →
At the start of the episode, Hynek (Aidan Gillen) and Mimi (Laura Mennell) are in their car watching IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE. Hynek is visibly irked by the film’s scientific inaccuracies, while Mimi is trying to figure out which actual UFO sighting the film is attempting to dramatize. At the end of the episode, Susie aka Mishka (Ksenia Solo) is in her car watching SHANE. She sees three young people in the car next to hers seemingly mesmerized by the gunplay on screen and shakes her head. Mishka’s new handler Daria (Sofia Milos) arrives and more or less accuses Mishka of going native. “You’d think Americans would be tired of Westerns by now,” she says. “Same thing every movie. First sign of trouble, someone starts shooting. Was that where you got the idea to killing Cal?” The two Soviet spies and J. Allen Hynek have, apparently, at least one thing in common — a disdain for American pop culture. Continue reading →