Batwoman, season 3, episode 8 “Trust Destiny” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 8-13!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 8!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click on the image to enlarge it – more pictures on the page of the detailed review)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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Batwoman unmasked by the Riddler! [UPGRADE] + Batwoman news

In the very, very, very early days of this blog back in 2013 I made this post:

(…Don’t watch the video in that post yet!…)

https://maskripper.org/batwoman-unmasked-by-the-riddler

Well, luckily I have improved in some ways over all these years as there is nearly no text to it.

This absolutely great unmasking deserves an UPGRADE! A BIG one!

I wanna present the video in a longer version and in an HD version today.

Plus I wanna give it a big upgrade on the text part also.

So, let’s start with a preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

First of all, this is an early Batwoman version (Katrina Moldoff) before Kate Kane and Ryan Wilder appeared way later on.

I think her costume is overall ok, but I’m not a fan of that mask that is basically just a big version of an eye mask and doesn’t hide much.

But well, that was basically everything negative I have to say about that scene 😉

She fights really well and brings down the Riddler, but then she gets careless and lets her guard down.

I love how he uses this situation to his advantage and just goes for her mask, unlike so many other villains.

He knows how important her secret identity is to her, and he has seen the reporters, so he knows how devastating the effect of the unmasking would be.

The ripping sound as the mask gets yanked away from her face is awesome, even not 100% logical as it’s hard to say where that sound actually is coming from as it sounds as the fabric gets ripped. And her mask isn’t really attached to anything….as it seems.

But ok, not important as the sound is soo great 😉

Her reaction to it is great and she is really surprised and terrified by his move! Maybe that explains why she moves her head around and thereby is presenting her unmasked face to the reporters which makes the unmasking so much worse for her.

Even it would have been bad enough if “only” he would know, as he could use that knowledge against her.

He really enjoys the whole unmasking and how he defeated her completely with it. I wish many more villains would think like him! (#hallo TV show/movie writers)

And all that was completely improvised as he just saw her for the first time some minutes ago.

Also, a nice aspect as Batman comments the unmasking as a “dirty trick” from him.

The facts that the reporter immediately recognize her famous face and the newspaper with “Katrina exposed!” are additional bonuses!

So much to love about this scene!

Here is the IMDB link to that episode:

IMDB-link

What do you think about this scene?

Leave your comment below!

 

+ Some news on the Batwoman TV show:

Well, after a break of (nearly) 2 months the show is finally returning with new episodes the next Wednesday (9 PM on the CW), January 12.

It feels much longer to me and I am thrilled that there will be finally new episodes!

There will be 6 more episodes in this second half of season 3 (episodes 8-13).

Still, there has been no news about a possible season 4, but I bet there will be news on that VERY soon.

In the meantime the news arrived that the CW is actually up for sale:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/the-cw-for-sale-warnermedia-viacomcbs-1235070616/

Very hard to say what that would mean to Batwoman, the Arrowverse, and all the other shows on the CW.

So, I don’t know if a new owner would be good or bad news. First, that sale actually has to happen…

P.S.:

I switched most of the videos that were “unlisted” lately back to the “public” on Youtube since the Maskripper Youtube channel isn’t in danger anymore for now.

Batwoman in the Flash Armageddon event – Update 2 + a “Gotham Knights” TV show will be made!

Just a quick post about the final fifth episode of the Armageddon event (Flash, season 8, episode 5).

Well, the bad news is…… Batwoman/Ryan didn’t return to Central City for another appearance, so she was only in (the last moments of) episode 3 and in episode 4.

The good news is that (new) Green Arrow finally showed up.

Here are some pictures:

(click to enlarge)

She had some nice scenes but without any secret identity issues at all, as they (team Flash) know who she is under her tiny mask and the villains don’t care (at least the hood adds a bit extra disguise).

I’m still a little sad that she didn’t get her own show as they canceled the Spin-off with her and the canaries.

So I guess this may have been her last appearance as Green Arrow unless she will make appearances in other future crossovers. 🙁

All in all the Armageddon event was …well….nice. Entertaining with some odd story aspects here and there.

Lately, they come up with way too many convenient crazy sci-fi gadgets whenever they are needed. There is basically no problem they won’t have some sort of gadget for.

The Flash is now on break until March 9.

Batwoman will return on January 12 and I’m very much looking forward to it!

 

Some more news:

Three writers of the Batwoman production are developing a “Gotham Knights” TV show!

https://deadline.com/2021/12/gotham-knights-the-cw-developing-batwoman-alums-natalie-abrams-chad-fiveash-james-stoteraux-1234890384/

Right now I’m careful as we know only little and I am afraid as hell that they will have a Batgirl in a Burnside costume with an eye mask or that “helmet” thingy (aka cowl without a chinstrap).

But it does sound really great to have another TV show that will have masked female vigilantes and villainesses in it!

Already there are speculations that this TV show might be some sort of successor when the Batwoman TV show would end.

If that really is the case it would be good to have some sort of replacement like this new show, and I (and others) would have something to look forward to.

But right now, in the middle of season 3 of Batwoman, there is no news about a 4th season….so far.

Perhaps they will make the 4th season and then Gotham Knights would be the next show after the 4th season has been aired.

Or both shows will run simultaneously at the CW.

Hopefully, there will be news soon.

Batwoman in the Flash Armageddon event – Update

A quick post about Batwoman/Ryan Wilder’s appearance in the Flash Armageddon event.

Minor Spoilers ahead!

Minor Spoilers ahead!

As you may know by now this event takes place in the first 5 episodes of season 8 of The Flash.

Ryan first briefly appears in the last moments of episode 3.

This week, episode 4 aired and finally, we get some real screentime of both.

Yeah, Batwoman is only there for a short action scene, but at least something. Later on, Ryan appears in a short scene with Iris as well, but that’s it for this episode.

Some pictures:

(click to enlarge)

These scenes play 10 years in the future, or to be more precise….in A possible future.

So, it’s hard to say how serious to take all of it….at least for me.

In this future, Ryan and Sophie wanna adopt a child which is a possible hint that they might end up together like some folks including me, are thinking.

But well, as I said, it is A possible future….so hard to say how this episode can be seen as an indicator of how things will develop.

It’s a fun episode and as there is one more episode to go….I hope that Batwoman will return for that!

So far, the (new) Arrow hasn’t shown up so I am thrilled for her appearance in the next episode.

Here is a Batwoman poster for the Armageddon event:

(click to enlarge)

Batwoman, season 3, episode 7 “Pick Your Poison” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 7!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click on the image to enlarge it – more pictures on the page of the detailed review)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

Batwoman, season 3, episode 6 “How Does Your Garden Grow?” [Review] + some news

Here is my review on episode 6, only a little late this time 😉

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 6!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 6, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

 

Some more news:

Episode 7, which will air next Wednesday (24) will actually already be the mid-season finale!

From what I read the show will then return on January 12 and will have only 13 episodes in total as was confirmed from some sources.

I hope that there will be some good news about the 4th season soon!

And the CW released this promo picture of Poison Mary:

Wow, she looks great! Interestingly the left plant has caught a bat 😉

Can’t wait to see Poison Mary and Poison Ivy united!

I would bet that the cliffhanger at the end of the next episode shows Poison Ivy for the first time….

P.S.:

Watched the first episode of Armageddon, but so far Batwoman wasn’t in it.

Will keep you updated!

 

Batwoman, season 3, episode 5 “A Lesson from Professor Pyg” [Review]

Finally, my review of episode 5 is ready after I had no time to make it last week.

The review of episode 6 (airs Wednesday) will follow on Friday.

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 5!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 5, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

Batwoman, season 3, episode 4 “Antifreeze” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 4!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

 

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 4, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

Stargirl – Season 2, episode 13 + Armageddon poster with Batwoman

Watched the last episode of season 2 of Stargirl, and it’s time for a little review!

If you have read my other Stargirl reviews here (on season 2), you should get that I was quite disappointed how little Stargirl and Wildcat actually were in the episodes of this season, even the episodes were entertaining and interesting.

Well, for episodes 8-12 they weren’t in it all, and only one episode of the season had a lot of screentime with them.

Now, in the season finale, I got “compensated” quite a lot as there is quite a LOT of screentime with these two…. and also quite a LOT of good scenes as well 🙂

Finally, there is an episode with a lot of action again and I really enjoyed the whole showdown with Eclipso!

SPOILERS ahead! I recommend strongly watching the episode before you continue!

SPOILERS ahead! I recommend strongly watching the episode before you continue!

SPOILERS ahead! I recommend strongly watching the episode before you continue!

My favorite part was the Wildcat VS Wildcat fight, even I did curse at my TV after it was over for some special reason 😆

I just love this matchup as Eclipso let Wildcat imagine the original (male) Wildcat would fight her. And the original kicked her ass quite well for most of the fight as this was her nightmarish vision.

BUT…….it was SUCH a wasted opportunity to UNMASK Wildcat! Why? Well, they fight about who would be the better Wildcat. He even says something like “You don’t deserve to be Wildcat!” to her. So…..what would be better than to unmask her and thereby show her how much better he is (in this vision) and also to strip her of her powers at the same time? She would have been beaten if he had unmasked her. As she got the costume in season 1, it was totally not fitting to her, but as she completed the outfit by putting the mask on, the costume adjusted to her body and she got her Wildcat powers.

So, my guess would be that she only has her powers as long she is wearing the mask. It would have been really great if he had reached for her mask and yanked at it while she is desperately trying to keep the mask on. Well…..no luck 🙁

But nevertheless, I loved all the scenes with Stargirl and Wildcat fighting Eclipso and his visions! So great to see them in action, especially after their long absence.

Some pictures:

(click to enlarge)

There were quite a lot of peril scenes with Stargirl as well, in the whole showdown with Eclipso she was beaten, choked, and tossed around. I think it looked a little cheap the way she looked as she was possessed by Eclipso, but ok, no big thing.

It was great seeing all these characters coming together to defeat Eclipso. I was surprised that The Shade was still alive and that even all the three “evil” Crooks showed up.

Season 3 will be aired next year and I’m very curious to see which characters will still be around then and what roles they will play. Looks like Cindy really will be one of the good guys then, hopefully, then she will get a mask to her costume as all the other women are wearing one to protect their “secret” identities.

Seems like the Shade will be still around then, I guess Grundy might show up again, even he is “indisposed” for now.

Will Jade be still there? So far, her role was quite small.

And what about Starman and Rick? Will they play a role without powers?

And what about the bad guys? In the end scene, Mister Bones was shown for the first time.

But there are also the three Crooks, who now live next door to the Whitmores 😆 and Cameron might join the bad guys as well.

Well, looking forward to the new season….until then I might re-watch episodes 6 and 13 of this season once or twice 😉

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And now some news on Batwoman!

The Flash will start his new season (8) on November 16 with the big “Armageddon” 5 episodes event as I mentioned in the past.

Now we have a poster for this:

(click to enlarge)

Looking forward to this, especially…..you may guess….because of Batwoman and Mia/(the new) Green Arrow.

I will post about these Flash episodes here!

 

 

Batwoman, season 3, episode 3 “Freeze” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 3!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 3, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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Batwoman, season 3, episode 2 “Loose Tooth” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 2!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 2, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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DC Fandome 2021: Batwoman TV show, Batgirl movie, Gotham Knights, and “The Batman”

Yesterday I watched the DC Fandome from beginning to end and wanna talk about the most interesting parts for me and this blog.

Of course, I will include the videos here so you know what I am talking about:

 

Batwoman TV show:

I wasn’t expecting to see much new, and that’s exactly what was delivered 😉

Well, there was a season trailer, but that basically shows scenes that were either in episode 1 or already included in earlier trailers.

A sneak peak for episode 2 was included as well, but that was just a short scene with Ryan and Alice.

And there was a short segment in which Camrus Johnson was talking about becoming Batwing and what that means to him, but ok, that isn’t relevant for this site.

It was very nice to have Camrus Johnson, Rachel Skarsten, and Javicia Leslie as guests in the event.

Batgirl movie:

There was a very short segment about the upcoming Batgirl movie, check it out at 2:29:45

Well, no big reveal, but some interesting news:

  • Yes, she will wear a real cowl and not the damn eye mask!
  • Yes, she will have red hair!
  • That concept art is verrry promising. If that would be the final, real costume……it would be AWESOME!

 

At IMDB the movie is listed for 2022, I think that is very optimistic as they are still in pre-production, but I can’t wait to know more about the movie.

Ok, it’s “just” one movie and not a Batgirl TV show…but I am very excited for it.

My main concern, for now, is the costume. It’s good that they will use the cowl and not the eye mask. I fear they will use the purple Burnside costume which isn’t exactly sexy.

And I really home the cowl has a chin strap, unlike one of the new versions where it basically is more like a helmet.

I would choose the black costume from the Arkham video games…. or the version from “Batman and Robin” but with a cowl with chin strap. 😉

Of course, the script is also VERY important and I hope Christina Hodson has a good one in the making.

Gotham Knights:

We got a new story trailer:

This is basically the worst Batgirl costume available.

Thank god, I saw her in another costume in promo pictures and after all, you can choose different costumes in such video games.

I’m looking forward to this game! I hope it gets anywhere close in quality to the Arkham Games.

The Batman

Here is the new trailer:

Nice trailer! Ok, I’m looking VERY much forward to this one!

It will be very different from the existing Batman movies….if that is a good thing or not….we will know in March next year.

I am (still) not sure about Robert Pattinson as Batman… the only movie I ever saw with him is “The Lighthouse” in which he showed some really good acting skills.

My main concern now is the Catwoman in this one (surprise! 😉 )

Yeah, I know she is in her very early Catwoman career and that is not her “final” costume.

But….this makeshift costume and shredded ski mask…. look….rather……awful …in my opinion.

And another issue for me is her height. I like tall women, and she is not only small, she is really tiny with 1,57m (5 feet 2 inches).

The combination of her height, that short haircut and her “costume” doesn’t work for me. At least judging from the trailer.

There are two scenes with her that I like in the trailer. Selina exiting the car in these boots and fishnets….that is sexy. And with these heels, she looks better in several ways.

The scene where she touches Batman’s cowl and asks who would be under it is quite nice as well.

I really hope that they don’t learn their secret identities as it happens normally in the movies/TV shows….

It would be really great if there would be some unmasking action between these two 😉

Will be interesting to see how she will portray this iconic character! It will at least be a better portrayal as in a certain movie from a crazy french director.

Feel welcome to leave your comment on any of these movies/games!

 

Batwoman, season 3, episode 1 “Mad as a Hatter” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episodes 1-7!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 3 – Episode 1!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Wednesdays at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Thursdays after an episode has been aired on Wednesday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 1, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

Batwoman News, October 6

Season 3 of the Batwoman TV show is only one week away!

So, I took the time and prepared a season 3 page for the show and edited the other season pages as well.

I also added links to the season 2 Blu-ray and DVD sets to the season 2 page.

So, if you wanna have season 2 in your collection, you are very welcome to get it here and thereby support this blog with a little donation, that doesn’t cost you anything.

For those who are interested there are also 4 “Special features” on the Blu-ray set (don’t know about the DVD version):
“Villains analyzed”
“Never alone: Heroes and Allies”
“Deleted Scenes”
and a “Gag Reel”
That is much more than the very few extras of season 1.
Looking forward to checking these out as well!
Especially the deleted scenes 🙂

I will start re-watching season 2 today and watch all the 18 episodes in the upcoming days to be ready for season 3.

And if you want to know more about the first episode of season 3 “Mad as a Hatter”, here are some links for you:

Synopsis of episode 1, season 3

Picture gallery of episode 1, season 3

P.S.:

And I changed the picture on top of the website. Nearly identical to the Youtube channel now.

Hope you like it.