Supergirl "Supergirl Lives" 1/24/2017

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS


    Yeah, I think it would be a little easier to accept in a comic. Here, it was just funny.

    I'm still a little fuzzy on exactly what powers the Kryptonians. Is it the sun's color temp., (5500 - 5800 Kelvin), something in the electromag spectrum, (most of which is lethal to humans), or something else?

    Mon-El joined the Legion of Super-Heroes so sometimes he'd work alongside Superboy 1000 years into the future.

    Interesting. I never knew about that.
  2. TIVOSciolist

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

    Oct 13, 2003
    Agreed. I watched the first few episodes after Supergirl went to the CW Network but eventually cancelled my season pass. I really like Melissa Benoist but the writers kept getting political when all I wanted was some escapism.
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  3. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    I believe the reasoning changed over time. If I recall correctly originally it really had nothing to do specifically with the color of the sun giving powers and more to do with the fact that red stars tend be more massive than yellow ones which I believe led to Krypton being much larger than Earth and having higher gravity which led Kryptonians having denser bodies. In other words the super powers came in the same way humans have "powers" on the moon.

    Later it changed so that the yellow sun "energy" would be stored in Kryptonian cells like a battery giving them their powers. I'm not sure if Supergirl follows this as she wouldn't immediately lose her powers when suddenly exposed to run sunlight. She would start to lose her "charge" and eventually lose her powers, but it wouldn't be instantaneous like it was in this episode.
  4. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    In the Silver Age, it was instantaneous. Kryptonians (and presumably Daxamites) lost their power as soon as they were on a red sun planet, and regained them just as quickly under a yellow sun. Later, it was more a "solar battery" thing, and it took longer, both to lose their powers and to recharge.
  5. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012


    am I the only one who remembers this

  6. Michael S

    Michael S Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    When I saw her name in the credits I thought it was a bogus name. Until just now when I realized her last name was Smith and who her father is. Its starting to make a little more sense.
  7. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Super man as Solar battery. Yes.

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