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Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen on life, television, and her inseparable love of the two

In television, it takes a great showrunner — the top dog behind the scenes of TV shows  — to make and keep a show successful. So when it comes to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s strongest television brand, there’s no one better to turn to than Maurissa Tancharoen, one of the series’ co-creators and showrunners (the…

Video: WonderCon Anaheim 2018 interviews with award-winning composers, designers and actors

At WonderCon Anaheim 2018, the Stanford Daily had the opportunity to interview a wide variety of industry professionals. The following roundtable interviews were performed and recorded: 1. Ariela Barer and Emily Coutts (actors, Marvel’s “Runaways” and “Star Trek: Discovery,” respectively) 2. Sean Callery (Four-time Emmy Award-winning composer, “Jessica Jones,” “Homeland,” “Elementary,” “24”) 3. Ruth Carter…

The not-so-super sexism in superhero movies

There’s something irresistible about superhero movies — they’re fun, jam-packed with action and all-around pretty light-hearted. They’re box-office hits, having perfected the recipe to keeping audiences engaged time and time again, even when it’s a story they know they’ve heard before. There is, however, one big, ugly blemish on that otherwise spotless veneer: how superhero…

‘Slingshot’ will shoot its way into your geeky heart

Emmy-nominated in the Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot” contains everything TV viewers are looking for nowadays: short run times, interesting characters and fandom tie-ins. “Slingshot” is centered around fan-favorite “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” character Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova), who has the ability to speed-run for the length…