Yes, LMD’s (Life Model Decoy’s) were first, created by Marvel in the Nick Fury comic books, beginning in 1965, but the appearance of LMD’s on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD are too similar to the Ceylons replacing humans on Battlestar Galactica, (so says an online majority). Do viewers really care about origin or history? Or is it more about who made it first to television or movies? I think the latter is true, unfortunately. There is a lot of talk online about how Agents of SHIELD is “copying Battlestar Galactica” and how the Marvel television show is “unoriginal.” But these comments, I’m guessing are from those who are either too young to remember what came before or those new to geek culture. There was a time, in our not too distant past, when Marvel movies sucked, but it’s all we had, so we watched them anyway. I’m talking specifically about David Hasselhoff’s Nick Fury movie.
Yes, unfortunately, that was a real thing. Worse than the 1990 Captain America movie and Dolph Lundgren’s Punisher movie, David Hasselhoff brought LMD’s to small screen (it was a tv movie).
Agents of SHIELD is bringing android copies of humans, with their original’s memories, back to tv, while the originals waste away in a Darkhold version of The Matrix. Even though these are redundant themes, the writing of the show is still pretty solid and interesting enough to race home to watch it live on tv. I can’t say that for every tv show of 2017, I’m talking to you CW.