DC Fandome – August 22/23 + September 12/13

[Post 2 of 2 for today!]

The DC Fandome is on the next weekend (August 22 and 23), time to make another post about it!

*EDIT* News came in yesterday that most of the TV shows and everything besides the movie panels are moved to a second date: September 12th!

What is the DC Fandome?

2… 24 hours virtual cons, entry free, watchable across the globe with lots of panels on upcoming DC shows and movies….and much more…

Here you can fix your own schedule so you know when to watch something you are interested in:
https://schedule.dcfandome.com/

Regular website:
https://dcfandome.com/

Of course the Batwoman panel in the Watchverse is THE main attraction for me, no doubt!
It will have 40 minutes and the cast will discuss season 1 and give a sneak peek into season 2. I also expect that we see promo material of Javicia in the costume for the first time!

Besides that I am thrilled about the Wonder Woman 1984 panel and the “The Batman” panel (hope to finally see the Catwoman costume)!
And of course the other Arrowverse shows will have interesting panels as well!
I am hoping for some juicy trailers, interesting talks and great promo material!

I already made a schedule for the event…..well, I am sure I won’t get much sleep in these 24 hours….

 Which panels do you wanna watch?

Leave your comment below!

P.S.:

Batwoman, Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 13 – Stargirl and Wildcat in the final battle (of the season)

[Post 1 of 2 for today!]

 

So, this will be my last Stargirl post about an episode in 2020.

A little late this time, but there wasn’t much interest in it so far (on my youtube channel and Blog) so I guess it’s no so bad.

So, let’s start with some pictures of the final episode of season 1!

Preview (for both videos):

(click to enlarge)

And here are the videos:

HEAVY SPOILERS ahead, I would recommend to watch the whole episode first!

That was a good finale for the season in my opinion.

Will be interesting to see which ISA members are really dead besides Brainwave.

No clue what happened to tigress. Sportsmaster may still be alive as well.

Dragon King have cheated death before, but I do think he is dead after all.

Icicle….well, he was crashed to bits…but maybe he can melt the single parts and put himself together like the the T-1000, even I doubt it.

Cindy is still there, Solomon Grundy and the Gambler too. Plus two new bad guys that are shown or mentioned. Need to do some background work on them.

I’m glad that Wildcat killed Brainwave, that was the right move, he deserved it big time.

I’m not happy that there are still some folks who know who Stargirl is, her secret identity isn’t really secret. Somehow I have the feeling that there will be always bad guys who know her secret

which makes her mask more decorative then concealing.

Also that there was no unmasking action at all in the whole season. Not even a self unmasking or unmasking attempt.

I had feared it would be like that since Brainwave found out that Courtney could use the staff and its powers in episode 1. Luckily he was silenced for a while but no one from the JSA took an effort to go for her mask in any situation.

Don’t get me wrong I relly enjoyed the whole season and the finale too as it delivered a lot of intense action and a lot of screentime for the masked heroines.

So far the public didn’t really took notice of the whole ISA and JSA, they fight their battle in the shadows pretty much. I wonder how that will develop in the future.

Blue Valley is such a picture perfect community with seemingly no crime to fight at all…. pretty much the exact opposite to Gotham.

So, I don’t think the JSA will really have to fight common criminals in season 2. Ok, it would be an unfair fight with their super powers, but Supergirl does it all the time, even you can’t compare the situation.

The end of the episode was a little too much….Stargirl and Stripe sitting on that surprisingly strong tower, the american flag was waving in the wind…..

Will be interesting too see how Starman will fit into the team in season 2. Will more heroes join the JSA?

What plans and members the new ISA will have? Who will be in it?

I do hope that there will be some unmasking action or secret identity struggle in season 2. That would be really great!

Also, how many episode will season 2 have? This one had 13, but now the show has moved to the CW, it may get more in season 2. Hard to say as it isn’t even clear when the second season will start.

P.S.:

Am I the only one who thought the big satelitte dishes and the gigantic undergorund base was worthy of a 60’s/70’s Bond villain?

Reminded me of it….especially as Gambler also had a cat as he was working on his evil plan 😆

You are welcome to leave a comment!

What do you think about season 1 in general and the final episode?

What do you hope to see in season 2?

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 12 – Stargirl and Wildcat getting ready for the final battle (of the season)

After the interesting, but actionless last episode we get a good episode with some action and a nice build-up for the final episode of the season.

It is the official first part to the two parted finale. It would make sense to watch both episodes in sequence on the same day….but I just couldn’t wait another week to do that.

The start of the episode is my favorite part. Lawrence moves on Pat with his favorite weapon and Tigress shows up to “play” with Courtney and Barbara.

Here the video, even there is no masked women in it (unless you count tigress as masked):

(only on the Blog – not on my Youtube channel)

Ok, hard to say with Lawrence wasn’t in his villain outfit as Sportsmaster….but I bet he was way too confident. He thought that beating Pat wouldn’t be any problem and didn’t get into his outfit that might have protected him from that little back-stabber 😉

I did enjoy how he started rather friendly, but his sinister character showed more and more. Tigress had some great fight scenes with Courtney and Barbara. Of course I would have rather seen her in her costume…..but that happens if your secret identity gets exposed….

The last minutes were nice as the team was finally in costume again and was just getting into action as the credits started to roll….

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

I yelled at my TV, but I guess that’s a good sign….as I am eager to see how the season will end!

Of course they will somehow stop the ISA with that evil plan….but what will happen with the bad guys? Will they all show up in season 2 again? Will some end up in prison or get killed?

Will all the good guys survive the season finale? I guess yes….but not 100% sure about it.

The trailer for the last episode of the season:

What do you think about the episode?

Let us know and leave a comment!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 11 – ………

And now all the action scenes from episode 11 of Stargirl:

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… well that’s all the action there was in episode 11.

It wasn’t a bad episode, but there was no action at all. No scenes with the masked heroines.

Pretty much an episode to tell some background stories. We get to know much more about Courtney’s father who gets into town, also the Shining Knight is a big topic.

We get some scenes with the bad guys that actually move the storyline forward. Especially with Brainwave who tells Icicle that Courtney is Stargirl…. #exposed!

All this prepares us for the two final episodes of the season.

I’m looking forward to these and hope that Stargirl and her team get a lot of screentime there!

 I really hope that season 2 will deal a bit more with the actual storyline, and I think it will since there won’t be the need to introduce all these characters anymore, besides the new ones from season 2.

I hope that Stargirl will take care of every bad guy who knows her secret.

I wonder what they will do in season 2…will there be a bunch of new villains? Will Stargirl and her team fight “normal” criminals as well?

Here is the trailer for episode 12:

 

 

 

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 10 – Wildcat and Stargirl VS Brainwave, Dragon King and his henchmen

….yeah, Hourman and Dr. Mid Nite were also there, but only at the end and they don’t get involved in the main fight.

After the last episode with practically no action….this one delivered big time!

The whole team is back in action as they try to free Brainwave. So we get a great action scene and a ….dramatic….finale in this episode.

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here are the videos:

(I cut out some scene with Hourman and Dr. Mid Nite so the scenes would fit into 2 video with under 5 minutes each)

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode before you go on!]

Love the fight scene in the first video, very well made! Good to see how Wildcat and Stargirl are working together.

Ok, mainly Wildcat has to save Stargirl’s neck, but good she saves her team captain as she needed it.

Also it was interesting to finally see the face of the Dragon King. Pretty sure he survived that blast….as surviving is his speciality 😉

The henchmen of the Dragon King could use an “upgrade”. Basically they seem completely mindless, they are unarmed and are “only” a threat in big groups. Pretty much like Zombies….just without the teeth.

I really love the ending. Dark, bitter and sad…..but very fitting. Brainwave was always a maniac (in the TV show), so killing his son was a fitting choice.

And now Brainwave’s memory is back which means he knows who Stargirl is. Won’t be hard to figure out the others.

This is exactly why Stargirl should have finished the job as she defeated him. He was in a coma, but there was the chance that he would awake form it. Ok, would be kind of “unheroic” to kill someone in a coma….but he is an evil maniac who knew too much. And now Henry is dead, that wouldn’t have happened. Well ok, his whole story would change completely then as he wouldn’t discover his abilities this early.

A part of me hopes that Brainwave would now go after Pat, Barbara and/or Mike to get his revenge on Stargirl. That would show Courtney how important it is to keep a secret identity…..secret.

Looking forward to the last 3 episodes of the season!

Feel welcome to leave your comment!

How did you like the episode?

 

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 9 – Wildcat VS Henry

The newest Stargirl episode didn’t had much action.

Well, it had barely none to be honest. Stargirl wasn’t at all in the episode, but at least Wildcat got some screentime…even it was less than 90 seconds…..

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

[SPOILERS ahead, watch the episode first]

The episode title is “Brainwave” and that shows what this episode is about. Most of the episodes were focusing on one character so his/her origin story and to focus on him.

And that’s a little problem what I have with this show so far. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the show and especially enjoy all scenes with Stargirl and Wildcat. But now with 9 out of 13 episodes of season 1 aired…..the real story of the show JSA vs ISA hasn’t really moved forward since they are focusing so much on character introduction.

On one hand that’s a good thing, because you really get to know the characters. On the other hand the main storyline and the action comes too short.

And after episode 9 “Brainwave”…the next one is called “Brainwave Jr.”.

The scene with Wildcat was nice, even I really hate these mind reading abilities as Henry knew immediately that Yolanda is Wildcat 🙁

They really need to get him onto their side…otherwise they would have a massive problem.

However, it was an interesting episode as to see the background of Brainwave and how his son is handling it.

Also the dinner with Jordan aka Icicle was intense as one of the big villains was at the some table with Courtney.

No big surprise, Brainwave is finally awake now, and as he knows Stargirl secret as well……another big danger arises for the team.

And luckily, judging from the trailer for the next episode, we seem to get some action at least in the next one:

 

Trailer for episode 10:

Feel welcome to leave your comment!

How do like the last episode?

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 8 – Stargirl VS Cindy [+bonus video]

Time to talk about episode 8 of Stargirl!

For starters I have a scene without any masked women. Why do I post it? Well, watch for yourself and you will know:

 

 

Bonus video:

(Of course it helps a LOT if you have seen the previous episodes to fully understand the scene)

I love the suspense in the whole scene! I was waiting the whole time that Cindy would expose Courtney as being Stargirl…but it doesn’t happen.

It seems that Courtney’s secret is still safe, but at the last moment Cindy does reveal that she knows that it is Courtney who masked herself as Stargirl. And she immediately threatens Courtney’s friends. Cindy’s behavior with these chocolates perfectly presents how evil she is, maybe a little over the top 😉

Now to the scenes with masked women!

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

 

And here is the video:

Beth…..you did it again! This time she called Wildcat by her real name. Cindy could have heard that as she was already on her way to that room.

A very dangerous habit….They really have to do better than that!

Luckily Yolanda changed into Wildcat and saved her from being found by Cindy.

The fight between Cindy (as she wasn’t in costume) and Stargirl was pretty intense, good action! And this time Stargirl didn’t loose, it was more like a tie as Cindy was grabbed by these…..snake-people. Guess we will get a third fight between these two pretty soon.

At the end…Brainwave Junior aka Henry also finds out that Stargirl is Courtney (just like his father) which endangers her and her friends even more.

The question is now, how the three who know who Stargirl is will deal with it.

– Brainwave senior is in a coma, but could awake in every episode and would use that knowledge I think

– Cindy/Shiv told that that secret would be safe with her….but that can change if she sees any advantage in telling her dad or someone else

 – Henry isn’t a villain so far, and his reaction leaves every option open…. the synopsis and the trailer for the next episode show a certain…possible direction for him

It will be interesting to see what happens to Cindy, what plans has her father with her?

And also what will Stargirl and her team do next?

The trailer for the next episode shows it:

What do you think about the episode and these scenes?

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 7 – Stargirl VS Shiv

A new villainess enters the stage in episode 7 of Stargirl….Shiv!

And she proves to be a worthy opponent….at least.

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

[Spoilers ahead! Watch the episode before you continue!]

That was a good episode! Basically the origin episode for Shiv. Or one of them since the next episode is called “Shiv: Part Two”.

I think it’s a little weird that Courtney chooses to get friends with Cindy, who is the meanest girl in school. OK, she doesn’t have much friends so far, and perhaps she wants to see the good in her, but it seems a little off.

A shame that Shiv doesn’t have a mask for her costume, but seemingly the villains aren’t really much into protecting their “civilian” identities so much with some exceptions (Sportsmaster, Tigress(?- face paint).

The fight between these two is really well done! Great action 🙂

I am wondering: Does Stargirl know what damage the staff can do to others? She send Brainwave into a coma and now completely burned Shiv’s face what might have killed her if she wouldn’t have super powers. Was it Stargirl’s intention to kill her? Hard to say….I guess not.

Stargirl was lucky as she was rescued by the….janitor! Will be interesting to see, as I don’t know the Stargirl comics, who he actually is or was. Is he a survivor of the old JSA team?

Also Stargirl was lucky (again) that Shiv decided to leave rather then to stay and to finish her…and/or unmask her! Seemingly she was hurt and/or afraid that the sword wielding Janitor might return. 😉

Pat should be more careful with shouting her real name, even he couldn’t know the whole time that she was in costume.

Here is the trailer for episode 8:

Well, it seems that Stargirl’s secret identity is in big danger….at least. Clearly seems that Shiv figures out who she is.

With that all their secret identities are in big danger. I am afraid that soon all villains will knows who is behind their masks 🙁

And even worse, I think they wont even need to really unmask them…in the only “right” way 😉

Really curious to see how the story goes on! And of course I hope to see Wildcat in action as well…

If her secret gets exposed, she should deal with all the villains who know…so that her secret is safe again.

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 6 – The team VS Tigress and Sportsmaster

In the latest episode we finally get long action scenes with some nice perilous moments!

The new hero team gets their first mission and runs into some serious trouble!

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here are the videos:

Well, as I was hoping after the trailer for this episode…..we finally get some great action scenes with Stargirl and co.!

My favorite fights were Wildcat VS Tigress and Stargirl VS Tigress/Sportsmaster.

Wildcat VS Tigress …..that already sounds like a CATfight! And it was very entertaining to see them use their skills to battle each other.

 

Little fun fact: In some shots you can cleary see some sort of pads(?) on tigress knees. I guess they were there to protect the stuntwoman/actress.

I guess they thought no one might notice….but here it is:

(you can see who weird her right knee locks – click to enlarge)

Another thing about Tigress is her secret identity “cover”. Sportsmaster is perfectly masked, but Tigress has only some face paint around one eye….not really a mask in my opinion.

The heroes should figure out pretty easily who she is. And thereby they might also suspect Sportsmaster to be her husband….

Dr. Mid-Nite isn’t a real fighter (so far), but she helped out in some critical moments and her goggles are very helpful so far.

Hourman still needs to find out how he can use his powers, but all the team members have to learn….and they will during the season.

His “Jason Voorhees” one liner was a nice reference.

Off course I hoped someone would try to unmask one of the heroes, but no luck so far.

The end of the episode gave me quite some hope for the future though as the villains agreed upon finding out who their oponents are.

I am a little afraid that they find in a wrong way…..which would be any way besides an actual (physical) unmasking.

The heroes have a lot to loose when the villains would find out….so I hope they try everything to keep their secret identities.

 

Overall this was my favorite episode so far! Some great action scenes and the heroes were really challenged! 🙂

Here is the trailer for the next episode:

 

What do you think of that episode?

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

 

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 5 – Stargirl, Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite

In the last episode Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite get introduced.

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video (all scenes with masked women from the episode):

[SPOILERS, watch the episode first!]

On the one hand this episode is interesting and important as it introduces Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite into the show.

The episode takes a lot of time in showing backstory to the characters and that is needed to really “get” the characters.

On the other hand this episode offers only barely 5 minutes of Stargirl in costume and NONE(!) action at all. Like in the last episode Stargirl doesn’t have to fight against anyone.

And that is so far my biggest problem with the show.

In episode 1 Courtney had a short fight with some punks while wearing a bandana to mask herself. A nice scene, but short.

In episode 2 Stargirl fought Brainwave in a really good action scene. So far the best action we got.

In episode 3 Stargirl had a very short fight with Icicle. Nice, but not enough.

In episodes 4 and 5 there was NONE action as she was in costume (in regards of fights against someone).

The show really need to improve on that and I’m sure it will.

Because now all the characters of the hero side have been introduced.

And the trailer for episode 6 shows that they will get into some serious action! 🙂

Looks like the team get into a fight VS some experienced villains.

And the mini trailer already offers more action and peril then the last 3 episodes togetgher 🙂

Looking forward to this one!

Perhaps the villains are curious to peek under the masks of Stargirl and Wildcat…. 😉

What do you think of the latest episode?

Leave your comment below!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 4 – Stargirl and Wildcat

In this new episode Stargirl starts to recruit Wildcat for the Justice Society.

And there are quite a lot of scenes with both of them, I made 3 videos as they each can’t be too long!

Preview (for all 3 videos):

(click to enlarge)

And here are the videos:

Quite a nice amount of masked women screentime! 😉

[SPOILERS ahead, I recommend to watch the episode first!]

The episode worked well as an introduction episode for Wildcat. We get to know her background story with the incident that lead to the “slut shaming” from which Yolanda still suffers every day.

Her cowl not only hides her identity, it empowers her, the suit suddenly fits and she has all skills of a cat! Which would make an unmasking even more interesting!

I hope that some villain wants to take a look at her face that is hidden behind that mask one day.

There is little action in this episode and no fights at all. But I’m sure Wildcat will have to prove her skills in combat soon enough.

And Stargirl needs to learn an important lesson: NEVER call another (masked) vigilante by her/his real name! When the mask is on…she is Wildcat, dammit!

I really hate such scenes as it here unmasks Wildcat in the worst way possible.

Ok, lucky for them it’s a future teammate, but nonetheless I don’t like secret identity reveals like that one.

Can’t wait to see those two in battle against some villains!

 

Trailer for episode 5:

 

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

What do you think about this episode?

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 3 – Stargirl VS Icicle

In the newest episode Stargirl has to face Icicle!

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

Here is the video:

[SPOILERS ahead, watch the episode before you continue!]

[SPOILERS ahead, watch the episode before you continue!]

The episode was pretty good. Not much of Stargirl in it, but I really liked how they introduced Icicle as a villain.

A great mixture between a caring father, charming buisiness man ….and psycho-maniac!

He is true evil, trying to kill a bus full of kids and as that failed he took care of another accident to happen in which a kid was actually killed.

Again the show switches from light comedy scenes to pretty dark ones. An interesting mixture.

And of course I hope that Icicle will get what he deserves!

Even I’m not a big fan of big team-ups in such movies/TV shows…..it will be interesting to see all the heroes that Stargirl will recruit over the next episodes.

Honestly I don’t know much about these characters so it will be a “surprise” for me to see them in action for the first time.

Especially I’m looking forward to see Wildcat in action! Two masked women battling some villains…..a really good scenario!

It was a little strange to see that her mask has a black elastic strap to keep it on her face as it “disturbs” the look in my opinion.

In some scenes like this you can see it:

(click to enlarge)

Normally these smaller masks are fixated with some sort of glue, perhaps her mask is too heavy for that?

Kind of odd, because in most scenes you don’t see this strap…

Here is the preview for the next episode where Wildcat gets recruited by Stargirl:

Yeah, pretty thrilled for that one!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 2 – Stargirl VS Brainwave

The 2nd episode of Stargirl has aired and we do see her in the costume and mask for the first time!

Also she does have a nice, perilous fight against Brainwave!

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

A good episode in my eyes.

Ok, I have my usual problems with these teenagers issues and all the fantasy stuff. But that are rather minor problems.

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode first!]

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode first!]

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode first!]

The scenes with her trying to find Brainwave in her school while he was looking for her at the same time, was a nice secret identity peril scene.

Especially as he discovered her, saw her face and knew her name.

The fight against Brainwave was very good and you can see that they have a bigger (CGI-)budget as many shows from the Arrowverse for example.

For a moment I thought he would even go for her mask, even he already knew who she is. Luckily he is out of the game for now, so her secret identity is safe for now.

So her mask really provides her with a secret identity and isn’t just decoration. I do hope the the next villains will be interested in finding out who is under that mask.

And here are two promo pictures for episode 4, which will be aired on June 8:

(click to enlarge)

Well, I must say, a pretty cool mask that really hides her face!

And it hides her so well, that from what I can see on these pictures….I thought the actress would be a teenager, but actually the actress is 27! 😆

But ok, Brec Bassinger who plays Stargirl is 21 and her character is 15. So will Wildcat be 15 in the show as well while Yvette Monreal is 27? Would be kind of….bizarre.

Well, I am very much looking forward to this one! On IMDB she is listed for all 13 episodes but no mention that she is Wildcat as well.

Hopefully she will be around for the rest of the season!

I wonder how these two will meet in costume. Surely they will fight together VS the villains. With two masked women I really hope for some unmasking action/peril in the season!

Have you seen the episode already?

How did you like it?

Leave a comment!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 1 – Stargirl VS some punks

This is post 2 of 2 for today!

Another TV show with a masked heroine in the lead has started this week!

Stargirl debuted earlier this week and I wanna present the scene where she first puts on a mask and fights some punks.

She hasn’t her costume yet, so she has to improvise to save some kids from being bullied by some low lifes.

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

Yeah, a nice first scene with her.

I like that she realises that she should mask herself before getting into a fight with these punks.

In the near future she should have her iconic costume and regular mask as well.

Looking forward to see more of her!

So far the show is promising and well made, even I have my issues with it. The lead character is 15, so a teenager with all the usual problems that mostly annoy me on screen.

I hope that she will have a real secret identity (unlike Catwoman for example), even I have my doubts from some clues so far.

Looking forward to her masked allies as well.

I will post more scenes in the future!

What do you think of the show and this scene?

Leave a comment below!