In 1984, Helen Slater was chosen from countless candidates to play Supergirl in what was intended to be the first movie of a trilogy. Among the actresses who got passed over for the part was an unknown named Demi Moore.
We’re one week away from the release of Justice League. As a fan of DC Comics, I am approaching this movie with a mixture of curiosity and dread. Let’s face it, Justice League is probably going to be awful. Only this summer’s Wonder Woman gives us any reason to hope otherwise. But even if the movies fail us, at least we can turn to the small screen for some superhero adventures. As I brace myself for almost certain disappointment, I have ranked all of the DC superhero TV shows from Worst to First.
Today’s Lego Dimensions write-up is a little different. The figures we are looking at today are promotional items which are not sold in stores. If you must have them, you can buy them online for a price. Either that or you will need to find a way to meet the terms of the promotion for the character you want. I was lucky enough to pick up both of these figures in time for them to be used as stocking stuffers. But if you aren’t able to locate Green Arrow or Supergirl, don’t worry. They are hardly essential.
This past week was Spring Break for the girls. Having recently moved, this year’s plans included a staycation. That meant Dad (aka me) stayed home from work and tried to get some work done while keeping the kids entertained. Not a lot of work got done, but we did discover the new DC SuperHero Girls cartoon and toy line. So, that’s something I guess.
Tonight on CBS, Supergirl comes to TV in the form of a brand new series. I couldn’t be more excited about it. While they aren’t perfect, the Flash and Green Arrow shows from the same producers are a lot of fun. I’m hoping the new Supergirl show will be just as entertaining. The fact that the show will have a female protagonist is just icing on the cake. I have two daughters and I am really excited about the possibility that we could watch this show together.
With Supergirl coming to TV tonight, I thought it would be a great time to look back at the Supergirl movie which tried (and failed) to make the Girl of Steel into a movie star.