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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 Iíll admit I wasnít looking forward to the in the slightest due to the fact I think the Legion Of Superheroes arenít much all that much cooler than The Legion Of Losers and I canít stand Supergirl. Iím 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 didnít 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 Diniís efforts so memorable. Had I not seen his Static Shock efforts (and believe me, I wish I hadnít) Iíd 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 clichťd it was too difficult to take seriously. Iíll admit I do like a little romance in my cartoons as theyíre such good drama but when itís 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. Thereís 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, Iím glad sheís gone. With the possible exception of Stargirl, sheís the most uninteresting woman in the entire League. I did appreciate Diniís attempts to connect her to Superman more after theyíve pretty much ignored each other since the end of Legacy but all in all, Supergirl wasnít 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) heís in and keep you watching.

All in all, not too much going on here. If youíre a fan of The Legion, then perhaps youíll 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 wasÖ

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