After being unexpectedly stranded in 1982, Mack retreats to his childhood home to process the death of his parents, while Deke gets to work scouting a chart-topping group of new agents. With no idea if or when the team is coming back for them, time seems to finally be on their side… at least until the killer robots show up.
To be added
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson Chronicom LMD
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake (credit only)
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
- Henry Simmons as Alphonso Mackenzie
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Yo-Yo Rodriguez
- Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw
- Jolene Andersen as Agent Olga Pachinko
- Austin Basis as Russell Feldman
- Ryan Donowho as Cricket
- Tipper Newton as Agent Roxy Glass
- Tamara Taylor as Sibyl
- Karl Girolamo as Chip Womack
- John Yuan as Agent Tommy Chang
- Matt Yuan as Agent Ronnie Chang
- Lynden Orr as Tawni
- Azalea Davila as Bartender
- Lauren de Miranda as Genesis
- Marcus Jordan as Marcus Mackenzie
- Thomas E. Sullivan as Nathaniel Malick (uncredited)
- Chancellor Agard as Bar Extra (uncredited)
- Unknown Actor as Young Alphonso Mackenzie (uncredited)
- Unknown Actor as Young Ruben Mackenzie (uncredited)
- Lake Ontario, New York
- River's End, New York
- Swayze's Bar
- Big Ern's Ammo Emporium (mentioned)
- Balkans (mentioned)
- War Against the Chronicoms
- Cold War (mentioned)
- Yo-Yo Rodriguez' Prosthetic Arms
- Bendeery English Ale
- Time Stream
- Cocaine (mentioned)
To be added
- Business & Finance
- Chronicom Hunters (mentioned)
- River's End Daily (mentioned)
- Atlantic Records (mentioned)
- John Mackenzie
- Lilla Mackenzie
- Wilfred Malick
- Owen Shaw
- Mrs. Shaw
- Daisy Johnson
- Olga Pachinko's Father
- Fat Sack
- The Breakfast Club
- Here I Go Again
- Walk Like an Egyptian
- Short Circuit
- Peter Pan
- Ms. Pac-Man
- Speak & Spell
|Don't You (Forget About Me)||Simple Minds|
- The title of the episode is a reference to the 1989 film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
- This was the first episode in which Chloe Bennet did not appear.
- As of this episode Clark Gregg is the only cast member to be in every episode of the show.
- The episode features many references to 80s media:
- Sibyl-Bots resemble Protector 1 and Johnny 5 from the 1986 films Chopping Mall and Short Circuit, respectively. Additionally they utter "Exterminate!" which was the catchphrase of the villainous Daleks from the long running sci-fi series Doctor Who.
- When Sibyl first communicates with Russell Feldman, she inquires "Shall we play a game?", a reference to the movie WarGames. The subplot in which he attempts to create a body for her in the belief that she will reciprocate his affections is a reference to Weird Science.
- The introduction for the members of the Deke Squad is an homage to the intro sequence of The A-Team complete with the theme playing in the background.
- Phil Coulson's new form, a face on a computer with a rotating background, resembles 80's icon Max Headroom.
- The songs that the Deke Squad have ripped off include "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake and "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles. The character Tawni may be a reference to Tawny Kitaen, who famously appeared in several of Whitesnake's music videos including "Here I Go Again" and was briefly married to their lead singer David Coverdale.
- Alphonso Mackenzie enters a bar called "Swayze's Bar" which is a nod to Patrick Swayze and his film Roadhouse in which he played a bouncer.
- When Alphonso Mackenzie shaves, puts on a headband and 'gears up' pays homage to Sylvester Stallone's character, John Rambo, in First Blood.
- The score for the episode heavily uses synthesizers for major dramatic and horrific moments; a staple of 80's horror films at the time.
- Elizabeth Henstridge shadowed director Jesse Bochco for this episode.
Behind the Scenes
- Jeff Ward used David Bowie, Prince, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen as inspiration for Deke Shaw's onstage performance.
- Jim Wynorski, the director of Chopping Mall, was reportedly unhappy that the episode made an homage to his movie without asking his permission.
- The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D on Wikipedia
- The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D on the Marvel Wiki