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Far From Home

Episode #36 - Far From Home
Original Airdate - April 15th, 2006

Supergirl, Green Lantern and Green Arrow travel into the future where they meet the Legion of Super Heroes and their enemies The Fatal Five.

Review by Stu
Media by Bird Boy
Story by Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Music by Kristopher Carter
Animation by Dong Woo Animation Co., LTD.

Nicholle Tom as Supergirl
Kin Shriner as Green Arrow
Phil LaMarr as Green Lantern
George Newbern as Superman
Matt Czuchry as Brainiac 5
Googy Gress as Bouncing Boy
Joanne Whalley as Emerald Empress
Tomas Arana as Tharok
Screen Grabs


Sound Clips
"Swell." (MP3, 124kb)
"That was unnecessary." (MP3, 54kb)
"So in love with her." (MP3, 220kb)
"Tell Ma and Pa..." (MP3, 281kb)
"Now this boy..." (MP3, 103kb)


An episode I’ll admit I wasn’t looking forward to the in the slightest due to the fact I think the Legion Of Superheroes aren’t much all that much cooler than The Legion Of Losers and I can’t stand Supergirl. I’m in the camp that thinks Superman is the last son of Krypton, bringing in his cousin, his clone and even his dog defies the point of him being the last of his species.

Regardless, the episode didn’t completely suck as I anticipated it would. I had my hopes raised slightly by the fact Batman/Superman veteran Paul Dini was scripting but this lacks the usual spark that makes Dini’s efforts so memorable. Had I not seen his Static Shock efforts (and believe me, I wish I hadn’t) I’d have accounted this amongst his worst work.

The whole episode was a little off, to me, more than likely due to the romance between Supergirl and Legion boy Brainiac 5 being so forced and clichéd it was too difficult to take seriously. I’ll admit I do like a little romance in my cartoons as they’re such good drama but when it’s done as badly as this, I wish the big guys would get back to beating the crap out of each other with their cool powers. There’s no depth to the relationship, making her decision to stay a little in the future a little random, to say the least. To be blunt, I’m glad she’s gone. With the possible exception of Stargirl, she’s the most uninteresting woman in the entire League. I did appreciate Dini’s attempts to connect her to Superman more after they’ve pretty much ignored each other since the end of Legacy but all in all, Supergirl wasn’t worth the screen time devoted to her.

Green Arrow saved the episode here. He, like Batman, seems to be able to make the best of whatever mediocre situation (i.e, episode) he’s in and keep you watching.

All in all, not too much going on here. If you’re a fan of The Legion, then perhaps you’ll enjoy knowing who the characters Supergirl was beating the crap out of actually are. Everyone else, Supergirl fans aside, will probably want to debate how much fun that Nightwing cameo in the previous episode was…

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