Watch the First 17 Minutes of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' in Space Early!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Image credit: ABC/Marvel Studios)

In advance of its season 5 premiere on Friday, the first 17 minutes of ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" has been shared online. Take a look:

In addition to a tongue in cheek reference to S.W.O.R.D., the extended preview also reveals the identity of the aliens first seen in the trailer as the Vrellnexians.

Related: 'S.H.I.E.L.D' Agents Are 'Lost in Space' for Season 5

Created by Gerry Conway and John Buscema way back in 1973's Thor #212, the Vrellnexians invaded Asgard.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays on ABC.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)