Saturday, February 15, 2014


Traditionally, we induct a black celebrity or TV character into the Television Crossover Hall Of Fame in February as our nod to this being Black History Month.  At the same time, this is the fifteenth anniversary for the Hall, and we've brought back the "What I say, goes" policy in which the new members are those who might not otherwise have found entry on their own merits.

And so that's the case we have here.  Our inductee has made only the one TV appearance so far, and only five minutes in length at that!  And yet he is the linchpin for an entire alternate TV dimension....


This is not the Nick Fury of Earth Prime-Time.  That one-eyed warrior was played by David Hasselhoff in a TV movie.  Hasselhoff's Fury adheres more to the traditional view of the character as based on his appearance in the comic book universe.  

Samuel L. Jackson appeared as Nick Fury in a five minute tag at the end of an early episode of 'Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' that was more of a gag scene than anything else.  

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
    - "0-8-4" (2013) TV episode

But that appearance ties in all of these movies into the same world:

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015) 

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014) 

"The Avengers" (2012) 

"Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011)

"Thor" (2011)

"Iron Man 2" (2010)

(For now, this alternate TV dimension is known as Marvel Toobworld; it's one of the Cineverse Borderlands.  But it will probably include titles from the DC comic book movies as well.)

So here's tip of Dum Dum Dugan's derby to you, Nick Fury.  Welcome to the Television Crossover Hall Of Fame.


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