One season with 22 episodes in 2001
Favorite episodes: 1, 3, 19
The City of Angels is falling apart, and crime pervades the city to the core. The mayor is corrupt, the police are inept, the city needs a figure to take control of the situation. Then in the light of day, Darcy Walker is a cop, but in the dark of night, she becomes the Black Scorpion. She does with a mask what she can’t do with a badge. This is vigilante justice, old school style.
The Black Scorpion TV series is great! It is cheesy as hell…BUT it has Black Scorpion!
Michelle Lintel in THAT costume is a real stunner if you love masked heroines! And the show offers nearly everything: Attempted unmaskings, self-unmasking, unmaskings…..
I remember how I stumbled upon this show in the early 2000s.
This show was never shown here, but at some point, I read about the show and saw some pictures.
I immediately bought the DVD box set in the US and it took a while to get the Season box set to arrive here.
I also had to buy a DVD player that could handle Region 1 DVDs. It was a pretty expensive endeavor, but damn, it was worth it BIG time!
I watched one episode every evening until I saw all 22 episodes.
And that was a great thrill ride every night!
Maskrippers opinion [SPOILERS ahead!]:
(attempted unmasking, self-unmasking, unmasking, secret identity discovered)
It has (nearly) everything! Great scenes! Even it would be great if more villains would care who she is behind the mask. Only Flashpoint and the Gangster Prankster wanna find out.
And Steve actually never tries to unmask Black Scorpion, even as he is “invited” by her.
But that is complaining on a high level 😉
Cheesy as hell. Action is ok. And it has a lot of female villains and sexy fights!
Looks good and covers enough of her face, secured with a wig. All in all a pretty good disguise!
The rest of the costume
Great suit, nice cleavage, sexy pantyhose. Only the boots could be more….elegant. Perhaps some black leather boots with wedge heels?
Michelle Lintel (Black Scorpion / Darcy Walker): The acting is solid, and looks really cute/sexy in both identities.
Easily the best-dressed female detective in movie history 🙂
A reboot of that series with better stories and action scenes…oh man!! That would be the holy grail for me!