Supergirl "The Adventures of Supergirl" S2E1 [10/10/16] SPOILERS!!

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  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I thought we debunked that because they did say his name more than once. As Clark, Kal-El and Superman. I always thought the other references were a nod to the comic book usage of nicknames. Just as Miss Tessmacher is a nod to the first Superman movie. Which appears to be real in this universe since Toy Man Jr asked him about the earthquake that Lex caused in California.
     
  2. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    I thought they had already announced the identity of the guy in the pod? Since it's outside the show, it belongs in spoilers, see below:

    Mon-El is listed as a "series regular". I don't know if they'll use the Lar Gand name or not. I would hope they would, but no telling. Kara Zor-El isn't Karas name, after all, and Linda Lee Danvers is nowhere to be found.
     
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I am lost by something in your spoiler. Kara's name isn't Kara Zor-El? Where?
     
  4. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

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    The comic books.
     
  5. Cainebj

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    I coulda sworn I read somewhere last year their was a copyrights reason or something to do with what TV channels/production companies had rights to DC Comics - or a conflict with the Batman Superman movie?

    I was kind of wondering if the move to the CW opened up something in there...
     
  6. TeddS

    TeddS Obfuscator

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    I was hoping for a somewhat older, maybe ever so slightly jaded, Superman to play off of Supergirl.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The DC movies are all made by Warner Brothers and The CW is co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros, so maybe once it moved to the CW that opened up the licensing a little? I don't know, just guessing.
     
  8. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Okay, I liked it. I did notice the lower level of the VFX, especially in the first couple of flying sequences. The Super Friends actually disappear for a few frames when they fly into the DEO building. I guess they decided to put more money into the new digs instead.

    They seemed to gloss over the whole search for Jerimiah. I guess that's on the back burner for now.

    I'm glad they finally gave Winn a job at DEO. He never really seemed to have a real one at CatCo.

    Speaking of, I'm glad that Flockhart is on recurring status this year. I can't stand her Cat character. But, the "Miss Tessmacher!" call back to Superman, did give me a chuckle.

    I never went that deep into the comics, so I have no idea of who the guy in the pod is, or of what import he is to the storyline.

    I do agree with the kudos to Melissa Benoist. I can't think of anyone who is more suited to play Supergirl.
     
  9. TonyD79

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    Really? I remember her being called that in the comic books. That is where I learned the naming convention of Krypton. It sure wasn't that horrible movie.
     
  10. JYoung

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    I've read hardly any of the articles about Supergirl's second season so I don't know what they've announced in terms of Pod Guy.

    So I'm not clicking on the spoiler button.

    I do remember we had a brief discussion of Lar Gand vs. Laurel Gand in the season finale thread.
     
  11. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Yay!! It's back..


    Dunno how much I like having a lot of Supes on, though.
     
  12. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

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    You'd prefer a soupçon of Supes on? :)
     
  13. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I approve this message. :up: :up: :up:
     
  14. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    In the comics, her name is Kara Zor-El. Her "Secret Identity" is Linda Lee Danvers. On the TV show, her name is Kara Danvers. She may well be Kara Zor-El on Krypton, but since she's Kara Danvers here, instead of Linda Lee Danvers, my point was that names aren't consistent with the comics. I said it poorly.
     
  15. Ereth

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    Yeah, well, clearly not a Laurel. :)

    My first comment in that thread was predicting Mon-El. Then I went on to suggest an alternate storyline that clearly did not come to fruition, but I didn't think it would. Mon-El was always my most realistic thought. Daxamites can be fun. And just maybe it'll give us a brief bit of Braniac 5 and Supergirl, which would be a nice touch.
     
  16. dianebrat

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    Interesting tidbit, they've shuffled the intro monologue a bit and I caught it right away.
    They've moved the phrase "adoptive sister" to an earlier scene and then referred to her a 2nd time just as her "sister".

    I've always felt the "adoptive" qualifier didn't feel right.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I think it was probably necessary before the show found its audience to prevent confusion ("OK, so there's Superman, and Supergirl, and Supergirl's sister...but why doesn't the sister have powers?!?")...

    Remember that the whole purpose of that little blurb is to fill people in on what the show's about. An elevator pitch, so to speak. And the fact that Kara has an adoptive human family is a key part of the show (more so last year, but the season is young).
     
  18. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    It was because they wanted Supergirl to stand on her own and establish herself by not just calling on Supes anytime she gets in a pickle. The show is Supergirl after all, not Superman or "Flying with the Supes". :D

    Now that they have Kara established they feel they can bring in Supes from time to time without overshadowing her.
     
  19. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Bravo! Nicely done. :up:
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    As long as they were careful to cast an actor who wouldn't overshadow Benoist. ;)
     

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