Krypton: The Complete First Season (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
Starring: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney
Rated: TV-14/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.
What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows a young Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg fights alongside Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while saving the future of his legacy from DC Super-Villain Brainiac.
Krypton was a series that far exceeded what I had expected and really keeps the theme of DC Comics being able to produce shows that are actually far more interesting than the movies most the time alive. Here on Krypton, we have what is basically the grandfather of Superman years before Superman’s birth. Only Brainiac has devised a plan to go back into time and make sure Superman is never born. Enter a time traveling human, Zod of all people, and a few other familiar faces with some twists and turns and you have what makes for a very fun season one of Krypton. DC’s shows have all devised a plan that there are lots of different Earths and dimensions, so this makes it to where you can takes shows like this as they are and just relax and enjoy them without trying to latch them on to any other movie or show you might have seen. This show isn’t a perfect one by any means, but it is a fun one. It also packs a very good time and some interesting plot points.
Basically, this is a darn creative affair here and it makes you realize that a bit of time went into it and that all makes for a creative and interesting season that leaves room for more ahead. Perhaps even more so than that, it makes you actually want to see more seasons to see just how it all goes and where it ends up. With a plot like this, you can’t just rest knowing all will turn out well. If all doesn’t then you have a timeline that won’t have a Superman and you know what that would mean for people of Earth in this story. Krypton gets a bit thumbs up from me here. It’s a release that is a little light in the extras department, but you get a good show and that’s all that counts here with me. I’m looking forward to another season.
– Three Featurettes
Bringing the Home World to Life
A Lost Kingdom: Life on Krypton
Krypton: 2017 Comic-Con Panel
– Deleted Scenes
– Gag Reel
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%