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Bluebottle

Entry: 'Supergirl' - the Television Series - A88032189
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks for writing this up for us smiley - oksmiley - hero

Not something I was familiar with, so this Entry is useful.

The introduction is a bit 'abrupt', for want of a better word - we don't know anything about the Arrowverse here yet, and maybe you can say more about who Supergirl is and what this series is about.

Lots going on in the first sentence of the Plot. What superpowers does Kara have?

The sentence about being sentenced to Fort Rozz would probably benefit from being more than one sentence.

Kara is disgusted about Mon-El coming to Earth, I see (would have different emotions about the explosion of Krypton...).

Who is Jeremiah Danvers? Alex's father? Ah, yes smiley - ok

"Leviathon" - "Leviathan"

The Fan Fare section is fascinating smiley - ok Erica Durance is Kara's mother? Who is Kevin Sorbo in this context?

Not sure I follow the first paragraph of the Making Of section - the company formed from Warner Brothers, CW, commissioned series from Warner Brothers? Oliver Queen is Green Arrow, I see.

One paragraph mentions the conclusion of Supergirl, and the next mentions the fifth and sixth series.

"Superman & Louis" - "Superman & Lois"

Ms Marvel is on Disney+?

Excellent closing sentence - sums things up nicely smiley - ok


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Bluebottle

Tweaked a bit so hopefully clarifies things.

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SashaQ - happysad

Great - thank you smiley - ok

"Like Superman... she was adopted by the Danvers family." - maybe split the sentence, or say 'a family' or something.

"the Covid pandemic having led to the rapid expansion and contraction from online streaming" - I can see how the expansion would impact broadcast TV, but I'm not familiar enough with the contraction to see the impact - is Disney+ also losing subscribers like Netflix has been?

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Bluebottle

I've tweaked the Danvers Family sentence and also changed the contraction bit - while Netflix is losing subscribers, online streaming as a whole is growing.

Funnily enough as Warner Bros have just come under new management, a film greenlit under the old owners, 'Batgirl', which apparently cost $80 million to make and has been finished enough to show to advance audiences, has just been junked. They've announced that it will not be released at all, even after all the hype of getting Michael Keaton back playing Batman after decades.

So the new owners definitely aren't holding out for a smiley - hero

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Bluebottle

I tweaked the entry and added a new ending.

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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent ending - even stronger than the original.

That is strange about Batgirl... Sounds like Warner Bros have a few problems following the change of ownership. Hopefully Batgirl can star in an even better film soon smiley - bat


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Bluebottle

In a way it's surprisingly common whenever there's a change of leadership at a film studio that the new bosses 'prove' that they're better than the outgoing leaders by sabotaging the previous administration's last films, and thus letting them say 'look we're better than they were, see how their projects have all flopped'. This happened to 'The Valley of Gwangi' which was one of the last films commissioned by Warner Bros-Seven Arts, 'Return to Oz' at Disney etc.

But what is going in at Warner is far more extreme, as they have decided that by not releasing films and instead claiming tax back they can make more money than by letting the public see them, they have also cancelled many of their more popular shows and they now own two streaming services in the US, Discovery + and HBO Max, but are removing own-made content. This all seems more an imploding asset-stripping operation than typical change of ownership where someone makes a mark by making their predecessor look bad.

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SashaQ - happysad

Ah...

Yes, I've heard of 'Hollywood Accounting' where films 'make a loss' for tax purposes, and I'd heard about WB being able to claim tax back for Batgirl, but it does sound like 'imploding asset-stripping operation' is what is happening, given that they're doing that to the streaming services at the same time smiley - blue


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Post 11

Bluebottle

Ah, there's so much to be said about Hollywood accounting. If an actor has a contract where they get a share of a film's profit, no much money the film makes the studio's accountants always ensure that it hasn't made a profit...

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SashaQ - happysad

Ah, yes, not just tax that is affected by ‘losses’…

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