Topic: Stargirl [Action, Adventure, Crime]

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Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore, who moves to Blue Valley, Nebraska after her mother remarries Pat Dugan, a former member of the Justice Society of America. She uncovers dark secrets from her family's past, receives Starman's very useful cosmic staff, joins the Justice Society of America and inspires the unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.

I hope it'll be fun! smile

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Watched 1x1 and enjoyed it - wasn't sure about the beginning, but then it all came together quite nicely. Will continue to watch.

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I watched it last night and was pleasantly surprised, I'm up for more!

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Count me in as well. I'm definitely up for more, and while you're at it, add some more of those rainbow sprinkles on top too, and don't forget the cherry. I mean, talk about starting things with a bang. It's pretty clear from the pilot that this series will enjoy quality production that appears to be in the same zip code as Titans and Doom Patrol. The special effects were fantastic. The polished cinematography along with the well-choreographed action sequences gives you that big-budget feel in an era of peak TV. The opening felt like a big-budget film of sorts, with a rogues' gallery of adversaries, and a whole mess more of Golden Age goodness for comic book fans to drool over. Judging by the comments from early screeners, we can expect to see this type of quality throughout the next three episodes.

The Amblin-esque 80's vibe lit up the most nostalgic part of my brain a couple of mins into the series premiere. I'm talking Back to the Future meets E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial vibes all over the place. Based on the pilot, it seems like this series wants to have a reverence and love for a simpler time, yet still firmly plants itself in the modern with a similar, but more guarded sense of optimism. I want more of this!

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Wow, what a review! Makes me look forward to 1x2 even more. smile

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quote of the week.

Bad Stick! Bad!!!

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merc_1 wrote:

quote of the week.

Bad Stick! Bad!!!

My favorite quote from the episode was from Joel McHale (Starman/Star-Spangled Kid), "Just Not You." 

I have to admit that moment was super silly and I was hesitant about how the rest of the ep was going to play out but as it was pretty entertaining, in retrospect, the line makes me smile even now.

Sad that Ted & Jack Knight, the comic book Starmen, weren't in it (or mentioned) but with everything they did have it's a small nit and not worth picking. Though I would love a Starman series based on the James Robinson run.

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I dont  know if any one here is into podcasts - they are often just opportunities fro self indulgence? But there is one for Stargirl  that might be worth a listen called

Stargirl Aftershow ( Fandom Limb Media)

The guy Shaun is a graphic artist by profession and apparently worked on the show and  is able to give insights in what  we see that couldn't be guessed at. eg the Blue Valley banner over the town as they enter is cgi & there is a reason why it had to be cgi. And what  are the stars that appear when Courtney is in her room.  Or the election poster as they are walking down the street  in the beginning? And the big one is one of the pictures on Courtney's picture board at the start.

Apparently the DC comics version is a full 60 minutes long compared to the CW version

Worth a listen if you like  that sort of thing

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merc_1 wrote:

Worth a listen if you like  that sort of thing

You might want to edit your post and add the actual link.

While that kind of info often is interesting, I'm not willing to listen to a podcast to get it. I prefer text because it offers more info per minute spent. Feel free to share some of the knowledge you've gained here.

Spoiler

Please use spoiler tags when needed. smile

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I used a podcast "viewer" & did a search, so no link as such.

This seems to be  from google

https://stargirlaftershow.com/

a few of the  behind scene facts are mentioned in eps 1 behind the scenes and easter  eggs

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I watched.  I enjoyed.  I will watch again.  It was fun.

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quote of the day

I am stargirl and that's my sidekick

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smile merc_1

I've mostly enjoyed 1x2, I'm just a little bit concerned the show ends up being a bit too family-friendly to reach its full potential. Guess we'll see... smile

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lighton wrote:

smile merc_1

I've mostly enjoyed 1x2, I'm just a little bit concerned the show ends up being a bit too family-friendly to reach its full potential. Guess we'll see... smile

well you might be disappointed as the show is a memorial to the creators sister who died in a plane accident. she appears in a picture on the picture board in esp 1, sitting on a bench with s.g

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merc_1 wrote:

well you might be disappointed as the show is a memorial to the creators sister who died in a plane accident. she appears in a picture on the picture board in esp 1, sitting on a bench with s.g

Well technically, the character is based on her.
The show is based on the character, but since the show's creator is apparently also the writer who originally created the comic book character, it might also still be true.

Actually... that is an interesting detail on its own. Have we had any notable comic book adaptions made by the original authors before?

Anyhow, this show seems quite alright so far.

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some_one wrote:

Actually... that is an interesting detail on its own. Have we had any notable comic book adaptions made by the original authors before?
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Quite a few, but it depends on what you mean "notable"  smile

A rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle...

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Quite a few, but it depends on what you mean "notable"  smile

I mean "notable" as in "anything with a budget" and "about a character that has actually been around for a while and might be recognized by some".

As a writer, yeah, that happens every so often. But the original creator of a character also having creative control over the adaption many years later? Examples?

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merc_1 wrote:
lighton wrote:

I've mostly enjoyed 1x2, I'm just a little bit concerned the show ends up being a bit too family-friendly to reach its full potential. Guess we'll see... smile

well you might be disappointed as the show is a memorial to the creators sister who died in a plane accident.

A memorial doesn't have to be family-friendly... cool

merc_1 wrote:

she appears in a picture on the picture board in esp 1, sitting on a bench with s.g

Thanks for sharing that detail. I've reviewed that scene and when you pause it, it's a quite obvious Photoshop edit. smile

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In eps 1 when  courtney turns away from the window at night certain stars light up - the constellation of Virgo, the symbol of the maiden that is typically linked to Dike, the Greek goddess of justice

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merc_1 wrote:

In eps 1 when  courtney turns away from the window at night certain stars light up - the constellation of Virgo, the symbol of the maiden that is typically linked to Dike, the Greek goddess of justice

Ah, thanks... I thought that scene was a bit weird - with no explanation... smile

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I was listening to one of the podcast mentioned above and it seems Geoff Johns recommends the show as something the whole family should watch together....

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Stargirl Aftershow ( Fandom Limb Media)

This podcast has a number of pre-cast deep background discussions of eg the  history of stargirl/man, The Justice Society of America and the Injustice Society from the point of view of dc comics going back to the 1940s, tracing how stories and  characters have been  re invented eg Silvester Pemberton was never Starman nor the  star spangled kid before Geof Johns version.  In fact that was stargirl before she got the staff., given her by the son of the guy who made the staff  in the first place as he judged her worthy.  It seems that the J.S.A was on earth 2 with the Justice LEAGUE of america on earth 1. The characters of Geof John's new J.S.A come from a socalled Infinity Inc group that were refused entrance to the J.S.A at first - silvester pemberton went off with them as leader; these arose from the comic version of Crisis on Infinite Earths ( dealt with on tv).  SO for those ( like me) who dont read the comics could find this invaluable. One thing this podcast has over many others is that since the compere actually worked on the show he has access to interviews with the actors. eg eps 3 was with Icicle- an english actor by the way!

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who discusess the character of his role.  eg The so called Injustice Society of America ( the baddies) is not just the opposite of  the J.S.A but Jordans desire to deal with INJUSTICES ( eg the people who killed his wife) so in a way the same as the J.S.A ( but gone  wrong) so from his point of view is a moral crusade. This ambiguity clearly comes out in the eps? his support for the theatre in Blue Valley as a way to bring the town together, but then  quite happy to kill off a bus load of kids in his alterego. As the  actor says, evil people dont  just decide oh lets go out and do something evil today, they think what they are doing is justified however twisted that might be

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some pictures of the robot. it isnt a simple cgi effect

https://stargirlaftershow.com/2020/05/2 … ster-eggs/

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One of the things that makes this show interesting is  it is taking seriously that Stargirl is just 15, so eps 4 where Wild Cat is introduced, has her talk and act more like some one that age.

quote of the day

Stargirl to Yolanda - I am a super hero.I have a costume and EVERYTHING!
Yolanda - Oh God........