12 July 2012

Marvel's 'Item 47' justifies official suppression of alien technology

By Robbie Graham Silver Screen Saucers

A short Avengers spin-off film will be screened this Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con. Titled Item 47, the short will also appear on the Blu-ray/DVD for The Avengers when it is released on September 25 of this year.

The premise for Item 47 (July, 1947, anyone?) reads as follows:

“Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions.

Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernandez, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost
s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire).

Yes, thank goodness the heroic Men in Black of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on call to snatch the matches from the babies’ hands. God forbid extraterrestrial technologies should ever be made available for utilization by the public. Please, officialdom, keep this stuff locked safely in your vault where it belongs!


  1. 47 is that kind of number that appears frecuently in movies and tv series. I wonder why! :-)



  2. This looks pretty cool. I'll be excited to see it when it comes out.

  3. At least the MIB in the movies were nice enough to disseminate some of their technology —even if it was just Velcro and the CD ;)

  4. The CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY was established in 1947!!!
    (47) :-D

    1. And the code-name for the new stealth drone of the Navy: