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Title: Krypton (Season 1 -2018)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2014, 07:14:29 am
Krypton (Season 1 -2015)

Title: Re: Krypton (Season 1 -2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2014, 07:17:06 am

This sounds interesting and would be something I'd like to watch. But my big concern is how cheap SyFy has become in producing quality content. I haven't seen anything on par with Battlestar Galatica and Caprica. I hope they take this serious and do it right and not f*ck around with it by nickle and diming it.
Title: Re: Krypton (Season 1 -2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2014, 07:21:12 am
Can Syfy's Krypton Avoid Gotham's Issues? - IGN Conversations

I like the idea of this being a Game of Thrones types of series. Pure speculation on their part, but it's something I didn't even consider until they brought it up.
Title: Re: Krypton (Season 1 -2015)
Post by: Neumatic on December 10, 2014, 05:42:27 pm
I share your Syfy concerns, though I read recently that the head of Syfy admitted they dropped the ball after Galactica and Stargate, and now they're trying to make up for it.  So I'm sure that they're going to push for this and their other new properties to be as high-calibur as they can.

Game Of Thrones is the high water mark, but remember how much of that first season was people sitting around or standing around talking.  Even the "big battle" wasn't even there, Tyrion was knocked out before it started.  The budget got higher in each subsequent season, but they still had to fight for all of it.  I don't know what they're going to do for Krypton.

This is making me realize what a smart move Smallville was, you can find little farm towns everywhere, Metropolis could be shot in any city, the bad guys were all people who got their hands on meteor fragments, and a lot of the show was just teen angsty drama... cheap to film.  The effects were expensive, sure, but since it takes forever for Superman to get his powers, you only have to do one at a time.
Title: Re: Krypton (Season 1 -2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2018, 03:59:58 pm
Trailer #1


The Trailer is more than I ever expected. This looks very good and more than that, it's intriguing. Now I HAVE to see the series.
Title: Re: Krypton (Season 1 -2018)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 31, 2018, 08:33:58 am
I didn't realize how old this thread was until now. I had to change the thread title to read 2018 instead of 2015, which is when this series was suppose to come out. Anyway....

I just watched the first two episodes and I'm already hooked....because this show has a lot of potential. The Pilot and followup episode was a bit long in tooth with exposition. I get why they had to get all the information out now, but in doing so, the pacing was a bit sluggish because there was a lot of taking head shots. But I rather they get all that out now so they can really start to focus on the fun stuff. As for the story itself, I don't know if this is new canon for Superman or if it's being created specifically for the series, but I think it's a pretty good and unexpected twist in basically using the Romeo & Juliet plot with Time Travel thrown in to make this series what it is.

We all know about the Zod and El Family, just check out Superman: The Movie ('s-blu-rays/superman-the-movie-(1978)/msg6449/#msg6449) when General Zod is banished to the Phantom Zone by Jor-El for a quick Cliffnotes recap between the two to understand where they stand against each other. So, having Seg-El secretly romancing Lyta Zod is now and forever going to change my perception of the Zod Vs. El relationship moving forward. If you're trying to figure out who these characters are in the scope of the timeline, simply put, Seg is Superman's Great Grandfather, or more to the point the Father of Jor-El as played by Marlon Brando in the movie.

I'm definitely on board for the rest of Season 1 to see where this goes. FYI, the FX look amazing! This feels more like watching a Movie rather than a TV series. We only get one shot of Brainiac and he too looks damn good FX-wise.