stly92: So, that's it, it's all gone?b.t. said:this just in: the de-canonization virus is racing uncontrollably throughout all repeat ALL dc animated timelines! as we saw just moments ago, the virus appeared to be losing velocity right after gobbling up "the last laugh", but then the wind shifted, causing a massive flare-up....the virus then hopped the freeway and started wreaking havok every which way throughout TEEN TITANS....capt. reg thumbtwiddle of the paratime fire dept had this to say....
"right now we're trying to cut a firebreak through the middle of "car trouble" since no one really likes that one anyway...but the real problem is all them chibi scenes scattered all over the place....yeah, they're cuter than baby kittens, but that fourth-wall-breakin' stuff is worse than dry grass, just pure rocket-fuel for this nitpickin' cosmic firestorm....and with THE BATMAN just sittin' on the other side of this hill, oh lordy...well, we're doing the best we can..."
b.t. said:alan told me with an absolute straight face that it was superman himself (NOT starro) subconsciously fighting starro's influence. i looked at him for a long moment.
Maxie Zeus said:I love the ep and I'll just go along with it, but I'm also going to pretend that my private theory is the correct one: Starro is "old," we're told. I say he's also getting senile and can't keep straight whether he's using Superman or if he is Superman.
I thought he was just asexual or that he used some of the JLU's tech to either clone or genetically modify himself.b.t. said:now that is the best theory yet...me like!...as james mason said to shelley winters in "lolita":
"i can explain everything...you're CRAZY!"
and why exactly is starro forcing superman to blow up neo-metropolis in part one? i guess it's all just a distraction so superman can take out warhawk without being noticed...but nah, that's loco....i dunno, maxie's theory is starting to make more and more sense....
also, starro isn't really "the last of his kind" as aquagirl says, if he can suddenly, spontaneously reproduce lots and lots of baby starros without the help of a mrs. starro...
I always assumed that Starro did it to deflect suspicion away from himself in the eyes of the League and Team Batman. *Shrugs.*b.t. said:a few months back i happened to be discussing The Swiss Cheese That Is "The Call" with alan burnett (i can't for the life of me remember how it came up), and i asked him, "explain to me again why the starro-controlled-superman recruited terry, with the expressed intent of finding out who the traitor was, when he HIMSELF was said traitor?" alan told me with an absolute straight face that it was superman himself (NOT starro) subconsciously fighting starro's influence...i looked at him for a long moment...he grinned, shrugged and said, "yeah, i know...pretty lame, huh?"
You'd think the rest of the League would've raised an eyebrow at that point (in hindsight). After the initial round of firbombs explode, Supes sscans the surrounding area and says "There are no more bombs." But what happens just a few seconds later? About a gajillion more bombs go off! And then there's a giant missile!stly92 said:Oh, was it supposed to be Superman who launched those fire bombs in the first place? That was never clear. I always assumed it was the work of 90-year-old Lex Luthor or something. *Shrugs again.*
Crambam said:Because he's Superman. The idea that the greatest hero in comics history is under some aliens' control for years, and comes out of it with no memory, is very difficult to accept as a long time fan of the character.
Crambam said:I guess every great writing team has their "Spock's Brain." I definitely enjoy that the creative team posts on this board. They can defend their work, though usually they don't have to. And the best part is that their attitude does not involve denial. As b.t. said, The Call is a mess.
Other writers would get all smug and say things like, "well if you don't like it, don't watch it." The good ones say, "yep, we blew it, sorry."
And the fact that The Call is in a class by itself in trouble is a good thing. It's an exception to a rule that usually involves top notch writing.