New Supergirl Clip Introduces Miss Martian

Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 4:40PM
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Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 4:40PM
New Supergirl Clip Introduces Miss Martian
Miss Martian was one of the focal characters of the DC animated TV show, Young Justice, meaning that there's an entire generation of superhero fans who have a special place in their heart for the green shapeshifting alien, M'gann M'orzz. Now, Miss Martian is being adapted for a live action project for the very first time in this season of Supergirl. With this week's episode set to unveil the new super-heroine, the CW has released a new clip teasing just how it is they plan to introduce the niece of Martian Manhunter.  



Likewise, another clip from the upcoming episode has been released - this one featuring Lynda Carter's character, the new POTUS.



From the two new clips released, it seems that the upcoming episode (and potentially a significant part of the season) will be focusing on the idea of alien amnesty, granting safety and citizenship to those members of the DC universe who aren't technically members of mankind. Of course, there couldn't be a more apt time for such themes to be played out in a superhero TV show, as they undoubtedly parallel current issues concerning immigration reform and xenophobia. Hopefully, the writers aren't too heavy handed when dealing with issues like these, and are able to deliver both poignant social commentary and quality storytelling.  

It also seems likely that these issues will play into M'gann's introduction to the show. The first clip shows that she's working as a bartender at what seems to be an all alien bar, and judging from her reaction to seeing someone like herself (her uncle J'onn), M'gann's will be yet another outsider story about an alien other who's never really fit in. While this may seem redundant with Superman, Supergirl, and Martian Manhunter all having the same spiel, somehow the show has made it work by bringing together all of these characters with similar tragic backgrounds and demonstrating just how far they came make it when they band together.  

Supergirl returns this Monday at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.
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