The Stargirl Show

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  1. Zathras

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    The show debuts May 11th on the DC Universe streaming service and then on May 12th airs on CW
     
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    This letter just went out.

    To Everyone About To Watch Stargirl –

    I know you have real life concerns to deal with, as we all do, so if you are watching these I hope it's to take a break from it and I'd encourage you to watch Stargirl with your family. It's what the show was created for and what the show is about — and, quite frankly, right now is the time to be with family.

    My entire career began with heroes. A cold call to Superman director Richard Donner's office landed me an internship that eventually led to me being Dick's assistant in 1996. During that first year working for him, my sister – Courtney – was killed in the TWA flight 800 disaster. Courtney was on her way to France as a foreign exchange student. She was 18. She was smart, funny and endlessly enthusiastic. Dick bought my ticket home to Detroit and told me I would have a job waiting for me in Los Angeles whenever I was ready to come back. That fall, we shot a film called Conspiracy Theory in New York. He invited my parents to the set and put them in the movie. It was the first time I remember them smiling and having fun since my sister's death. Dick was my hero for that.

    A year later, I sold my first comic book proposal to DC Comics. It was called Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E.. The premise, which is also the premise of the show, was that teenager Courtney Whitmore's mother, Barbara, marries mechanic Pat Dugan and Courtney (reluctantly) moves with them from Los Angeles to Nebraska. In Nebraska, Courtney discovers that her new step-father used to be a superhero sidekick and steals his partner's old stuff, taking it for a joy ride. Ultimately, Courtney takes on the mantle of Stargirl and Pat is forced to come out of retirement and becomes a sidekick to his step-daughter as S.T.R.I.P.E. It is a story about how family is created by bond, not blood. Stargirl was, obviously, named after and inspired by my sister, Courtney. It is her spirit and optimistic energy that I wanted to put back in the world with Stargirl. It is celebratory, forward-looking and positive. And I hope that comes through when you watch these episodes.

    I've written a lot of superhero stories in my career, but this is by far the most personal on every level. The cast, crew and everyone involved has given their talent and passion to bringing Stargirlto life and I couldn't be more grateful for them. I think their hard work paid off and, at the very least, I hope you smile a few times while you watch Brec Bassinger, playing Courtney, and Luke Wilson, playing Pat, take up their mantles individually and together.

    I apologize for the length of this "introductory" note. Weeks ago, I had thought it would be a simple paragraph or two. But now, I almost feel apologetic for assuming you have the time to watch Stargirl. Again, thank you, and if anyone wants to talk further about the show, I'd be happy to.

    Best to you and your family –

    Geoff Johns
     
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    It's out and starts with a huge JSA battle. Also someone born on a monday shows up.

    And they obvious filmed around here, keep recognizing places. I love they are filming stuff in Atlanta.
     
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    Rotten Tomatoes means nothing anymore, they have been known to edit and alter their reviews so movies and shows get better scores.

    I liked it, but I don't trust that site anymore.
     
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    Decent start to the show. I know pretty much nothing of Stargirl so no idea how faithful it is to the comics. Only seen her in a few cartoons.

    I did like the fact that Pat's mech suit is the car transformed. Was actually surprised they didn't put her in her suit by the very end. It does seem in such a small town, it won't be hard to figure out who she is.
     
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    To be clear, this series is officially a DC Universe series and not a CW-DC/Arrowverse series?
     
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    Yeah started out that way, but the Arrow guys are producing it, so it could be folded into it.
     
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    It's both. Crisis cemented this show as Earth 2 in the reborn multiverse, it's run by the same people that do the arrowverse and it's co-airing on the cw. Crisis also placed both titans and doom patrol as different earths in the reborn multiverse. However the characters of earth prime (arrowverse proper) are unaware that the multiverse still exists, as far as they are aware there is only one earth, so I don't expect any universe hopping anytime soon
     
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    10 minutes in and major props for them mentioning Fatburger as a major LA burger chain even if they still mentioned in-n-out lol
     
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    This bit of info might help.

    Stargirl Series Premiere Offers Touching, Heartbreaking Easter Egg
     
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    I hope the CW app releases the full episode and not the broadcast one, since apparently the original episode got chopped up to make room for commercials.
     
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    Loved it. Hope it can stay interesting.
     
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    While I never read the original Stargirl series, Geoff John's JSA run is what got me into being a regular comic book reader. Good stuff so far, though I hate losing the rest of the JSA as the backstory.