Stargirl - Full season thread *spoilers*

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    cbrrider

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    Works for Superman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. So it'll definitely work for Stargirl.
     
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    TonyD79

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    In the classic supergirl, she actually wore a wig. Not sure why they didn’t do that on the tv show. It worked for Hannah Montana.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2020 #83 of 248
    JYoung

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    They didn't recognize Tigress as one of their gym teachers either even though Paula does little to hide her face as well.
    (It was dark!)
     
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    Shakhari

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    Nor did the gym teacher recognize any of the kids. Granted, they had better masks, but I would think Yolanda's fighting style would be recognizable to her gym teacher and Courtney's hair would be a dead giveaway.
     
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    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...

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    People in comics are either blind or brain dead. You put on a skimpy little mask or a pair of glasses and suddenly it's like wearing a cloaking or a chameleon device. Let's face it, stories about people with super abilities are a stretch of the imagination as it is. Having us believe that their disguises are effective is only just slightly more of a stretch. Anyone with facial recognition software could easily expose all of their secret identities with no problem. You have to suspend all belief when watching these types of shows. That's what makes them fun.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2020 #86 of 248
    cheesesteak

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    No matter how much you suspend belief there's still that percentage of your brain that screams "She's only wearing glasses! How can they not recognize Supergirl?"
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, you don't like these shows because of suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is the only thing that makes it possible to like them for other reasons.

    And I wish they would make disbelief easier to suspend! Sometimes, it's like they're not even trying...
     
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    TonyD79

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    It’s almost hard to believe they don’t make them easier to believe. I guess we have to suspend our belief in the suspension of belief.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    It's disbelief that needs to be suspended...
     
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    john4200

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    I think the reason many people get that saying wrong is because the saying makes the tacit assumption that 'belief' is the default state of being, since there must first be belief in order for there to come disbelief. So anyone who does not go into the story already believing is going to have difficulty suspending their disbelief. Their belief must first be nourished before they can have any disbelief to suspend.
     
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    alpacaboy

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    Admittedly, sometimes if I'm used to seeing someone without glasses and they suddenly start wearing glasses, I may do a double take. And I think more so the other way, if I'm used to them with glasses and they start wearing contacts.
    Only maybe a couple times, but it did make think maybe there's some validity to the Clark Kent thing. :)
     
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    smak

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    To me it's not the fact that they always look almost exactly like their alter ego's, but that they never seen to care about it.

    Especially here where she's mostly around people that would know her.

    -smak-
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    For me, it's more like I can't figure out why they look different...not that they are suddenly unrecognizable.
     
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    robojerk

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    JYoung

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    I also would have never guessed that Charles McNider was a Bachman-Turner Overdrive fan.
     
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    Amnesia

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    Stargirl suddenly appeared in town! She's short, with a round face, curly blonde hair and serious gymnastic moves. You know, there's a new student at the high school---she's also short, with a round face, curly blonde hair and serious gymnastic moves... Coincidence?!? Yeah, probably...
     
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    mr.unnatural

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    Yeah, but doesn't Superman always wear his costume under his street clothes? What happens if he pops a button on his shirt and exposes the costume underneath? Does he just tell his friends and co-workers that he's into Underoos? And how does he wear the red boots under his shoes? IIRC, doesn't he fold up his street clothes and stuff them in a pocket in his cape? I can't imagine what they look like when he changes back into them. Maybe he has some way to steam the wrinkles out of them before going out in public again. I always loved the scene in the first Superman movie with Christopher Reeves when he goes to change into Superman and can't find a phone booth.
     
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    Unbeliever

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    To be fair, he's not as good an actor as Chris Reeve... :D
     
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    Johncv

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    Anyone here think that Pat's boy is going to find the pink pen.
     

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