On Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons (who were, like Vision, humanlike AI) were frequently described as “toasters” by their challengers.
After the I Love Lucy design credits roll, we see the within a mobile command center, where a strange organization is keeping track of the occasions of Wandas “truth.” The trailers for the show have already exposed that this is SWORD, yet another Marvel secret company.
The Final Shot.
The fact that each episode “ends” with phony comedy credits prior to we get to the “real” credits for the series feels quite like a meta joke about Marvels storied history with post-credits scenes. Theyre accompanied by blocks comparable to those infiltrated a tube with the three electron beams (red, green, and blue) of an old CRT TELEVISION screen.
In the MCU SWORD is an acronym for “Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division” whereas in the comics it had a more cosmic mandate of “Sentient World Observation and Response Department.”.
Vision dismisses Wandas habits with his employer as a “standard Sokovian greeting.” This is, of course, an acknowledgement of her MCU origins. Arthurs action of “We do not eat with Bolsheviks” is a recommendation to the Red Scare of the 50s and 60s, which is the timeframe this episode is harkening back to..
Throughout supper, you can see that the wine theyre drinking is called “Maison Du Mepris,” which translates to “House of Contempt.” More surprisingly, if you just start with “House of” and leave latest thing untranslated, you basically get “House of M.” Theres even that big M on the neck of the bottle, providing it a subtle touch. Home of M is the big Marvel story where Wanda lost her mind and lost control of her powers, thereby transforming reality. Uh-oh …
The “toaster” looks a little like Vision, but also looks something like the Ultron-1 as it first appeared in the comics. “toaster” was a bad term that was typically tossed at Vision in the comics by people who were suspicious of him, especially in the similarly suburban-set (and dazzling) Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
We wrote a lot more about SWORD here.
More remarkably, if you simply start with “House of” and leave the last word untranslated, you pretty much get “House of M.” Theres even that huge M on the neck of the bottle, providing it a subtle touch. Theres some other enjoyable things at work here …
The “toaster” looks a little like Vision, but likewise looks something like the Ultron-1 as it first appeared in the comics. However “toaster” was a negative term that was frequently tossed at Vision in the comics by people who were suspicious of him, specifically in the similarly suburban-set (and fantastic) Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
The Toastmate 2000 (from Stark Industries) Commercial.
We do not have to inform you who Stark Industries is, right? But theres some other enjoyable stuff at work here …