In Review: Krypton – Blood Moon

Seg reunites with Val and the Rebels as General Zod mounts his final attack on the Rebellion.

Synopsis: Seg reunites with Val and the Rebels as General Zod mounts his final attack on the Rebellion.

Review: This week is the big battle, which brings with it a tense build-up and some true ass-whooping moments or is that ass crushing moments?

The Story

Having reunited with his grandfather and friends on the rebel base on one of Krypton’s moons. Seg wastes little time in helping the rebels prep for the coming attack. But it would seem they have not made adequate plans for the prospect of Doomsday.

What follows is a battle that is fought on a number of fronts and we see the loss of a much-loved character who will most likely not be saved by Zod’s magic Clone machine.

The soldiers on the front line to defend Val-El and his command group, which includes Seg is very quickly dispatched shortly after a very smug General Zod orders Doomsday to “Kill them all.” No quarter is given and no life is going to be spared. Doomsday is a nightmare that will continue pushing forward laying waste to anything or anyone that gets in his way.

Val El is left with little choice than to order his rebels to retreat and a plan is made to get as many people off the moon as possible in a spacecraft, which Seg found on his journey back to his friends.

The Acting

Ian McElhinney puts in a brilliant performance as Val-El as he struggles with the burden of duty and his feelings and concern for his Grandson. Also really good in this episode is Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange whose fear with regards to Doomsday is very believable.

Overall

This is a really strong penultimate episode, which sees a lot of character growth across the board. We get to see Lyta Zod deliver an inspiring speech, which sees two of Zod’s soldiers change sides. And we get Colin Salmon channeling his inner Zod as he tells Doomsday too “Kneel.”

We also get Wallis Day’s Nyssa Vex become an instant Ninja as she dispatches several of Zod’s soldiers with elegance and relative ease and proves adept with a set of knives. I wonder. Did she download the Kung Fu program from her time in the Matrix?

Overall. A fun episode, and it is anyone’s guess as to how Zod will be taken down. But my money is on Lyta Zod doing what needs to be done. If that is the case it would be like a classic greek tragedy put into a modern context and would be appropriate for a series like Krypton.

9.8
Krypton - Blood Moon
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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