Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
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It premieres on the Syfy Channel on Wednesday, March 21st.
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OK, who messed up my lawn?
To be honest with you, a prequel about the dramatic events of the planet Krypton does nothing for me. You might as well have another Dynasty or Mad About You... oh, wait, those are happening.
But truly, who cares? Even with the tease of Adam Strange, if it's one episode or scene where Strange makes an appearance, this is just another DC Universe show that may go absolutely nowhere with characters we don't care about. I mean, like, spoiler, the planet blows up!
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It's only my guess, but the show must not be tracking that well with early test subjects or what not because now we're hearing about new and other characters that weren't in the original press release, but are now being teased at by Geoff Johns and David Goyer.
First, they're pitching the science fiction aspect of the DC Universe, where Goyer is quoted to saying,
“The deal with the show is it’s kind of this gateway into the DC science fiction universe, because also the Phantom Zone figures into this show, it means we can delve into other times and planets eventually."
And now Johns is suggesting that...
"... the Green Lantern Corps and Omega Men could appear in the series down the line."
They suggest it will not only be about Krypton because the inclusion of Adam Strange could suggest that not everything will occur on Krypton.
For me, that is starting to contradict or confuse the issue of this being a prequel on Krypton. And then again, if they're saying "down the line," it sounds like they had a great idea, but have not implemented it in the first season. That could have been an oops, especially if, to me, it sounds like they're trying to generate new interest in the series with potential characters or events that they will add in a subsequent season.
If that's true, I can't imagine they're not worried, considering how fickle the TV audience can be about a series, even one they like.
With that said...
We are looking at a small screen production from Goyer (The Dark Knight) and we have a fascinating conundrum that's being presented to us, that being, does he work to save his planet now that he knows his grandson becomes the universe's biggest hero, or, let his planet die?
That alone could make for a fascinating sense of turmoil within our primary characters.
And with the series being based in space and in the past, there is opportunity to present early versions of other DC space-based characters in the show.
Then, for anyone who has watched any kind of science fiction, don't we already realize that no matter what we do, our fate, our futures are already set, so there's nothing that you can do? Even if you think you are trying to effect change?
Then again, this is a good chance to introduce another dark sci-fi series to the network that brought us the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, that for the most part was a wonderful series, until they f*d it up with those last few stupid-ass episodes of ghosts and time/history repeating itself.
I guess we'll see how Krypton spins out. Right?
The trailer looks cool, but then again, aren't all trailers supposed to look cool?
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