Supergirl (2015– )
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1
Episode
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Pilot (26 Oct. 2015)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.

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  • Calista Flockhart in Supergirl (2015)
  • Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)
  • Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)
  • Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)
  • Mehcad Brooks and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)
  • Mehcad Brooks and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)

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11 January 2017 | slightlymad22
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| Calista Flockhart Steals The Show
Melissa Benoist is Supergirl, but the Star of the new show is Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. The former Ally McBeal star steals every scene she is.

Plot In A Paragraph: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) cousin of Superman, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.

I'm to sure about the super cool, buff (and not to mention black) Jimmy (or James as he likes to be called in this) Olsen. Instead the James Olsen character is morphed in to Kara's best friend Winn Schott. We get nice little cameos from former Superman (Dean Cain) and Supergirl (Helen Slater) as Kara's earth parents Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers.

It had its moments, a few decent jokes here and there, the special effects were all well done and the score was enjoyable if not spectacular.

All in all, it was an OK pilot, it didn't blow me away, but it was more than watchable and I look forward to seeing more. Especially if Calista Flockhart who has been missing from our screens for too long.

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Trivia

The first costume Kara tries on is a mix of several elements from the various costumes worn by Supergirl over the years. It is similarly revealing to the costume of Power Girl who is Kara from a different Earth. The headband comes from her 1980's look, just prior to her being killed off in the Crisis of Infinite Earths story line. The bare midriff comes from the costume that has been generally used in the comics and animated appearances since the character's revival in 2004. The hot pants come from the costume worn in the 1970's. The costume she eventually settles on is inspired by the most iconic version of her outfit, with touches inspired by the costume worn by Henry Cavill in the DCEU films. The most noticeable change is the lack of yellow backing behind the "S" symbol.


Quotes

Kara Danvers: My name is Kara Zor-El. 24 years ago, my planet, Krypton, was in serious peril. My cousin, Kal-El, was sent to a planet called Earth for his own safety and protection. You may know his story. The story you don't know is that I was sent to protect ...


Goofs

Supergirl's origin story has been revised several times since the character was created. In the original story her family was saved when their city, Argo, was blown away from Krypton intact during its destruction, and she was sent to Earth several years later when kryptonite radiation threatened the city's inhabitants. The pilot episode draws on the current origin story, which is essentially identical to Kara's narrative.


Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros shield is colored red, and set against a blue-black background.


Soundtracks

She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
(uncredited)
Performed by Carl Carlton

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Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

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