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Welcome back to Maid of Steel! Karen and Emilee are back discussing Supergirl Season 2 Episode 7 “Changing”, in a podcast episode I’ve entitled Calling Doctor Jones (referencing the terrible Aqua song, of course). A climate change scientist happens across an alien parasite, which inhabits him and uses him to attempt an energy drain on the human race as punishment for destroying the planet. To defeat him, it takes literally all the heroes in National City, including the reluctant ones and the rookies.
Calling Doctor Jones
The beginning of this episode had such promise! I love the story premises that are built on a mysterious X-Files-like/Fringe-like creature fear. The tension and mystery, though, comes from not knowing what dangers that creature possess nor what it’s true intentions are. This parasite is not shy about what it intends to do and says as much every time Ethan opens his mouth.
I call him Ethan, Dr. Jones, because that was his character on Lost. The actor, in spite of the story he was given to act in, brings his A game to the much-needed creepy factor around the Dr. Jones character.
It is so awesome to see that even though Supergirl’s budget has gone way down for season 2, they’re not backing off of CGI characters like Parasite. The fight between Supergirl-Parasite-J’onn revealed some pretty great effects! I love the effects when energy appears to sizzle. Like the effects for Livewire! She’s one of my favorite Supergirl villains because they did so well with her effects.
Cougar’s Comic Corner
After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman-a year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance. 52 features the best and brightest writers from the comic-book field including Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS), Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN) and Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME), working together to tell the tale of a world awakening from a nightmare to face a new day.
52 Week #6 includes: “The History of the DCU (Part V of X)”
Donna Troy continues examining the history of the Multiverse with the help of the Universe Orb.
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