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It's cold, dark and raining outside. The election results are even more depressing and I'm swamped by work. But at least there's TV.

Yesterday it was the time to meet Supergirl.

It was so much better than watching Gotham (which is now bordering on masochism). It was fun and it was enjoying being fun. But of course everyone already said that. It made me a little anxious about how cheesy it was going to be but it was mostly great. Some of the effects made Supergirl look like a ragdoll and some of the plot suffered from pilotitis (when they try to pack so much to pilot that the time only allows for tropes) but most of it was absolutely endearing.


From Kara's optimism and joy at her accomplishments and powers to her reaction to meeting James Olsen. Her joy at trying flying again was infectious. I wanted to scream at her sister who just put it out. She could've at least say thank you. Of course it turned out she just wanted her out of the cross-hairs of the super secret, anti-alien organisation she works for. But at least we know that there are those in US government who consider Superman and Supergirl illegal aliens who should be deported or at least observed at all times.

But I liked how Alex turned around to chose Kara's side. It might be a shock to Kara to not to be invulnerable but the possibility of loosing her sister clearly shown Alex where her loyalties really lie. And the she talks her to keep being superhero and helps her figure out how to defeat the bad guy and it was awesome.

Also her crush on James Olsen, complete with stammering and not knowing were to look, was adorable. So was her general tendency to explain things in very excited way. In fact it reminded me of Jemma Simmons (just little less coherent) and we all know she does ramble in most lovable way.

The WB rules on separation of big and small screen action make some iffy choices - like Clark apparently hasn't spoken to his cousin in years (no calls, texts, internet? he could've at least like her on facebook) so he sends her messages second hand by other people and she has to ask them what he is like.

And the co-worker with crush veered a little into creepy territory (even though the costume part were funny the first try was "ugh") so I hope they'll fix that. And I hope Calista Flockhart's boss character will become less of a caricature as now she seems kind of on Miss Piggy level and that only works for felt characters.



Today on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. we learn what really happened to doctor Jemma Simmons.


I waited for this the whole week. After all the search for her and then that sudden rescue. After seeing what that world did to her we were to see what happened there.

And look at her start - it's all about the science. It's a way to deal and stave panic and keep hope. There is always an explanation and a way to figure out a way out. So Simmons. Look at how much hope she still has.

But we all know it’s not going to last. First, there was just dehydration and hunger and loneliness (a monster from the deep). Basically like The Martian only with an atmosphere. There is even stranded astronaut.

So now with more resources she figures a way back. She figures how the portal works and where it will open next. She sacrifices the rest of her battery and with it the memories of the life she left on Earth but it is to go back to Earth. And they fail. They fail to even send the message.

So she seeks comfort in Will. This is what happens when you lose hope and the two of you are the only humans on the planet. When your one hope of going back is lost and there is some benevolent force with you there that will do anything to stop you from going back and will try to kill you whenever it can.

I never expected Fitzsimmons to be the will they/ won’t they couple of this show though. You know - the one when they keep throwing obstacles at so they never get together. Until the series finale, of course. Or everyone getting tired and abandoning ship.

But I did expect Jemma and Will to become a thing since they met (the only two people in the world) and it was obvious she wanted to back for someone important to her) so I’m not surprised . But the sound of all the Fitzsimmons shippers hearts breaking was deafening. Don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll be back together eventually.

But we know the Fitz never stopped looking for Jemma and that he would do anything to get her back. And when the flare comes she instantly knows who send it through.

And because Fitz is the best person (one she believed in for so long) - he is ready to do all he can to rescue Will. Will who just saw the sunshine for a brief moment first time in years before it disappeared. Just like Jemma Simmons and hope.


When I thing about it both of them are pretty similar. I'm sure they'd be great friends if not for living in Universes further apart than Earth and that dust planet (or Krypton).

And when all fails here's a cat burglar
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
I don't have time today to write about (but here are positive and negative reactions) it so I'll just leave it here - Supergirl first trailer:
ellestra: (telamon)
The winner of this year Clarke Award has been announced. The award goes to Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Somewhere out there Puppies are very Sad now.

So Syfy is really getting into the whole science fiction thing. There are already many new series coming and a lot of them are adaptations of popular book series (serieses?) but the newest one is true classic. Along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment they plan to adapt Aldous Huxley's Brave New World as a miniseries.

Large parts of Internets are hyperventilating because Martin Freeman has been cast in Captain America: The Civil War. No one knows who he will play but the most prevalent hypothesis (aside from Spiderman) is that he will be set up as a foe for Dr. Strange. Or people just want to see him share the screen with Cumberbatch again.

In more good news CBS as officially ordered Supergirl to series and iZombie got renewed for second season.

Here's the preview for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and we finally know the release dates - on 17th of May in UK and on June 13 in US.
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It's May the Fourth so of course a lot of Star Wars so we finally got to meet the bad guys. The photos of Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Adam Driver's characters have been released. Or at least Driver's character without mask for the first time. Lupita's character seems to be all CGI as she is just there in the motion capture gear (but she owns a cool castle). And anyone can be inside that, admittedly very cool, Gwendoline's character armour. The best part of this is the Vanity Fair cover. Almost make me want to get the magazine...

For an actual film with the space battles you can watch now here's SMBC Theater's Starpocalypse (with space pope learning all about the things science explained)


There's also picture the cast of Suicide Squad in costume. I still don't care. So have Bruce Timm's reaction instead.
ellestra: (telamon)
In last two days teaser trailers for both Star Wars and Batman v. Superman dropped and now everyone is in a fritz analyzing what is and isn't there. All I can say is that the Star Wars one actually made me want to see the film (Luke passing the mantle to his niece(?) and Han and Chewie) and BvS just made me laugh (Batman's mask has built-in frown - almost as bad as nipples)




Showing of the Star Wars trailer was part of the Star Wars Celebration and the best part of that was learning that the new, jabulani-like robot is real. So now everyone is wondering how the head is attached.

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