Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by The Realist, Mar 31, 2021.
That was his Donald Trump moment I think. The jurors were right though, there was no proof.
Remember that SG was supposed to air in the fall first, with S&L launching this year. So its likely we won't hear any mentions on either show until later in their seasons.
Oh, good point. Yeah, with all the unpredictable delays from the pandemic, it's best if they don't try to coordinate between shows for a while.
In this interview with Melissa Benoist she admits she lost track of all the different variations of how season 5 was going to end and season 6 start. Due to her pregnancy and the shutdown. She said the one constant was always Kara being sent into the Phantom Zone. How long changed greatly. https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/tv/supergirl-melissa-benoist-season-6-premiere-phantom-zone/?amp=true
so it is the best all these shows avoid referring to events in the others for the time being. We know Superman and Lois had to stop production due to someone testing positive. That is why they have this premature break in airing episodes. Hard to find much info but last November The Flash also stopped production. Likely for shorter time.
He made an emergency visit to Allen (off screen, of course), but other than that, season 4 has moved forward with Jefferson never discussing the events of that crossover, aside from saying he was able to visit a multiverse--but never any names, or events. It seems like a way for audiences to forget about it, since it never figured prominently in Black Lightning's season arcs.
OK, that's a good point.
That the proper way to acknowledge it's a share universe. "Quiet" mentions.
So apparently Thomas Lennon's Mxy is returning. Good news -- he was a highlight of last season.
When’s the Music Meister returning? That’s the big one.
LOL. If it gave us another musical episode, I'd be all for it. God, "Duet" was a delight.
Ordinarily, the addition of yet another series regular would fill me with nothing but dismay; the show's cast is already bloated beyond reason, and all the characters they've added post-Nia (Andrea, William, Kelly) have been total and complete zeroes. But this one actually sounds interesting:
(Presumably Thomas Lennon's welcome return as Mxyzptlk will tie into this new character somehow.)
Also, the official synopsis has been released for "Prom Night!" and it sounds great:
"Midvale" remains one of my very favorite episodes of the entire series, so I am here for this all day long.
Yeah, Nyxly sounds like she could be a nice addition to the cast, although I am a little surprised to see them adding new regular to the show this close to the finale.
Prom Night sounds like it's got a lot of potential. I didn't realize it was going to be a time travel episode, I had just assumed we'd be getting more flashbacks.
It seems like lately the CW has been using series regular contracts as a way to keep actors for leaving for other projects. Probably not necessary this year due to COVID restrictions, but not a bad policy overall.
Which is not a CW-specific practice or even a recent one. I've been reviewing the 1988-92 Superboy TV series on my Patreon. Robert Levine was a main-title regular in seasons 3-4 (as the Perry White-like boss of the Bureau of Extranormal Matters where Clark and Lana interned), but he was in only 14 of the 26 episodes in season 3 and 7 of the 22 episodes in season 4 (only one more appearance that year than recurring guest Sherman Howard as Lex Luthor). As you say, the regular contract is about ensuring the actor will be available for as long as they're needed, even if it's not every week.
Although I think it's less common these days for an actor to get a screen credit in episodes they don't appear in. You often see a nominal regular only getting credited in the episodes where they do appear. Star Trek: Discovery does that, for one example. I'm not sure which approach the Arrowverse shows use.
I think they tend to credit all of the regulars even if they aren't all in the episode.
I guess the contract thing makes sense.
Supergirl - The Final Season
Season 6 - episode 3 - "Phantom Menaces"
SG/Kara / Alex: As noted in the previous episode, any feelings expressed by Kara or Alex regarding Kara's time in the PZ lacks any impact for real world reasons.
Lex / Lena / Lillian: He has the new district attorney in his back pocket, so that relationship gives him a good amount of protection. Its not a stretch to imagine a late season moment where Luthor--after foiling various attacks by Lena--is set to succeed again, only for Lena--not Supergirl--to be the one to show up just in time to stop the ultimate Luthor move.
Lena cannot be shocked by Lex sending Otis to set the wing of the hospital on fire. She does remember who Lex Luthor is, right?
Brainy: Okay, so he's still dealing with a hostile side of himself; that has to go somewhere other than just ranting and plotting against Lex.
...and Rath's outburst was cringe-worthy.
NOTES: As usual, Cryer is doing all of the acting heavy lifting on this show. He should have been on the show from the start.
The fact Brainy--from the far future--made such a relatively obscure reference to Fal-tor-pan from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock--but it flew right over the heads of people who were part of the time the film was released was amusing.
You know what just occurred to me. In the last episode, Brainy said that all the phantom zones from all the multiverse converged into one after Crisis. That means everyone who was sent there in all the DC mediums are in one place. What big villain do we know is there? Faora from Man of Steel. Make it happen Supergirl.
That had occurred to me too. But it’s really a question if they are able to go down that road. In terms of being to use film characters but also actor available too. Covid safety protocols likely made it even harder than it was before. Ezra Miller appearing in Crisis was a last minute request by Warner film division, that episode was already finished and that scene was added. So anything is theoretically possible. I suspect the movie people have more power to initiate those things.
That is the tricky thing about dealing with the Multiverse across different media. Sounds good but is hard for real consistency on broad Multiverse wide concepts like the Phantom Zone or the Speed Force. Hard to imagine recent changes in the Speed Force on the CW would effect Ezra Miller’s character at all. My head canon is that the Speed Force is closer to how Supergirl describes the Phantom Zone. Lots of islands in a big body of water. Grant’s Barry sees completely different than other speedsters would. Also that it’s much more complex than he is aware of. Or vice versa.
I wonder if we may see Kara’s Uncle Non from season 1 in the Phantom Zone. Last we saw him it appeared he was blinded. With no further mention of what happened to him afterwards. Seems he would be a perfect candidate to put in the Zone. With the way the timeline has changed after Crisis they could be vague how he got there. It would be a nice connection to the show’s history. So many characters from season 1 were never seen or mentioned again.
I don’t really expect it to happen. Just as well as Faora would probably wipe the floor with her.
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