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The first trailer for Syfy's new Superman prequel show Krypton is here!

04.18.2017

Oh, what's this, a trailer for Syfy's forthcoming Superman prequel show KRYPTON? Well, seeing as I'm a fan of DC's Man of Steel, I'm sure the powers that be won't mind if I give this thing a watch. Pardon me while I affix my curliest powdered wig and judge away while partaking in the video posted below:

Krypton - Promo 2017 from tvpromos2017 on Vimeo.

Whoa. Okay, so I've got a few thoughts about this one. Before I start rattling them off to you, it would probably be best for me to post a refresher as to what KRYPTON actually is. Here's the show's official synopsis:

Syfy's Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Alright, let's break this sucker down, shall we? First of all, what's the accents? Is there some unwritten rule that all "royal" families, comic book-oriented or otherwise, must sound like GAME OF THRONES characters? It doesn't harsh the vibe for me or anything, I just don't know if I've ever heard Kal-El speak with anything other than a blue-collar, down home cookin' cadence. Beyond that, I'm thinking that this trailer has this show looking rather intense. There's deception, explosions, aerial  dogfighting, and even a glimpse of some Kryptonian bedroom gymnastics! One thing's for sure, this ain't your Daddy's Superman, kids!

As much as I'm not sure that I need another super hero show in my life at the moment, let alone one based on the early days of Superman and his family, I have to admit that I'm intrigued. I'm digging on the overall look of the program, and it will certainly be cool to explore Krypton before it became nothing but a few specks of irradiated space dust.

Krypton will be executively produced by David S. Goyer (MAN OF STEEL, THE DARK KNIGHT) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (SLEEPY HOLLOW) will act as KRYPTON's executive producer and showrunner; while Colm McCarthy (SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS, PEAKY BLINDERS) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (ONCE UPON A TIME).

What do you all think? Are you excited to discover the events that came before and ultimately lead to Krypton's demise? Are you hoping for a Krypto or Streaky the Cat cameo? Or, is TV land perhaps becoming over-saturated with MAN OF STEEL-related content in recent times? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Additionally, even though he's not on any of the posters, you can totally catch Superman when JUSTICE LEAGUE lands in theaters on November 17, 2017

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Extra Tidbit: Krypton was discovered by Sir William Ramsay in 1898 and his student Morris Travers. Ramsay and Travers were studying the residue of boiled liquid air. They found krypton to be left over after oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, and water had been removed from the air.
Source: Syfy.com

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7:23PM on 04/19/2017
And Rob Reiner has been given the daunting task of doing the other Superman prequel "When Jonathon met Martha."
And Rob Reiner has been given the daunting task of doing the other Superman prequel "When Jonathon met Martha."
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12:54PM on 04/19/2017
Looks surprisingly good actually.
Looks surprisingly good actually.
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12:35PM on 04/19/2017
Seems like a pointless exercise to have "Superman" on TV without actually having Superman on TV. As far as a sci-fi show goes, it could be good on it's own merits. It just seems like without Krypton/Superman tie-in, it would be another generic SYFY production.
Seems like a pointless exercise to have "Superman" on TV without actually having Superman on TV. As far as a sci-fi show goes, it could be good on it's own merits. It just seems like without Krypton/Superman tie-in, it would be another generic SYFY production.
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11:15AM on 04/19/2017
I guess I don't see much of a reason to care about this, although that could change. I'm jut not that interested in Krypton in the time of Superman's grandfather. There could be a point, but the world and almost everyone on it is dead within a generation or two. That makes it hard for me to invest in it I guess. We'll see.
I guess I don't see much of a reason to care about this, although that could change. I'm jut not that interested in Krypton in the time of Superman's grandfather. There could be a point, but the world and almost everyone on it is dead within a generation or two. That makes it hard for me to invest in it I guess. We'll see.
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8:51AM on 04/19/2017

Meh

Who gives a shit about these spin off shows from more interesting properties (Agent Carter comes to mind) Give me a property that hasn't been done like the Incal as an animated HBO show, or a new animated Spawn show
Who gives a shit about these spin off shows from more interesting properties (Agent Carter comes to mind) Give me a property that hasn't been done like the Incal as an animated HBO show, or a new animated Spawn show
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6:45AM on 04/19/2017
The production design is one of the best for any TV show of the last decade! Krypton doesn't look like a cheap rip-off of the Superman-world, so I'll give it a chance.
The production design is one of the best for any TV show of the last decade! Krypton doesn't look like a cheap rip-off of the Superman-world, so I'll give it a chance.
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6:41AM on 04/19/2017

Surprisingly good!

I loved the Krypton part in Man of Steel and based on the trailer it looks like they can make it work. Looking forward to it now.
I loved the Krypton part in Man of Steel and based on the trailer it looks like they can make it work. Looking forward to it now.
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9:41PM on 04/18/2017
"the much-anticipated Superman prequel"... Chill out, pitchman. Don't over sell, it's not flattering.
"the much-anticipated Superman prequel"... Chill out, pitchman. Don't over sell, it's not flattering.
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9:00PM on 04/18/2017
Are you dumb? Kal-el wouldn't have a "kryptonian" accent because he grew up in Kansas. Accents are learned, idiot.
Are you dumb? Kal-el wouldn't have a "kryptonian" accent because he grew up in Kansas. Accents are learned, idiot.
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8:42PM on 04/18/2017
Is this going to be another Caprica? Whereby a studio or network think it necessary to fill all the gaps. Jor El and Krypton are interesting in the context of the Superman films, as components of a bigger picture... but as the focus of entire series?
Is this going to be another Caprica? Whereby a studio or network think it necessary to fill all the gaps. Jor El and Krypton are interesting in the context of the Superman films, as components of a bigger picture... but as the focus of entire series?
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6:38PM on 04/18/2017

Cannon?

Is this supposed to be a spin-off of the DC Film Unvierse? Or not?
Is this supposed to be a spin-off of the DC Film Unvierse? Or not?
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6:21PM on 04/18/2017
I'll be honest 5 years ago if you told me SyFy series I would have grabbed the popcorn and laughed my ass off. It would have been deliciously terribly lol. However now SyFy does some seriously great scifi. The Expanse is nothing short of spectacular and in my top 3 favorite shows on TV. The Magicians is complex and adult and there are others shows that I haven't watched yet that I know are good like 12 Monkeys. So I'm willing to give this a chance without a doubt, and it does look deep and
I'll be honest 5 years ago if you told me SyFy series I would have grabbed the popcorn and laughed my ass off. It would have been deliciously terribly lol. However now SyFy does some seriously great scifi. The Expanse is nothing short of spectacular and in my top 3 favorite shows on TV. The Magicians is complex and adult and there are others shows that I haven't watched yet that I know are good like 12 Monkeys. So I'm willing to give this a chance without a doubt, and it does look deep and darker than I expected.
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