Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Supergirl & Back to the Future Doc

More Upfront awesomeness today. CBS released a synopsis for the upcoming Supergirl series as well as a "First Look" video

First CBS announced that it will air on Mondays at 8pm starting sometime in November. Now here is the sysnopsis: Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant, who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen, as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

They also released a "First Look" kind of trailer of the pilot. I actually really enjoyed it, it's funny, kind of quirky, and feels like a rom-com though the synopsis says it's an action adventure drama.. I'm betting there is some humor mixed into the bunch. I'm loving the way they are portraying Kara as this hard working young lady looking for something more out of life. And I'm a huge Calista Flockhart fan since her Ally McBeal days, so it was great seeing her again.

This video has been very polarizing in the geek community, either you love it or hate it. I don't understand all the hate it's getting but to each their own. I'm sure die hard Supergirl fans want it to be a certain way which is nearly impossible since everyone has their own interpretation of Supergirl but I for one am excited for this series. And to be honest you really can't tell how this series is going to be from this trailer. So if you don't mind holding off bitching and complaining until they have aired the pilot, that would be great.. kay.. thanks.. bye.

I also wanted to share this trailer for an upcoming Back to the Future Documentary celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the first movie. They are releasing the doc on October 21, 2015. This was a labor of love and they used Kickstarter not once but twice to raise the funds to make this and they almost tripled their $50,000 goal. They have interviews with super fans, cast members, the writer and director. I'm a huge fan of the BTTF series and look forward to watching this when it's released in October. Check out their video below.

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