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A Force Against Fear Poster

We are only four weeks away from a new episode and new season of Supergirl and Sunday is the perfect day to reveal a new poster for season 4! As you all should know now, Supergirl is heading a brand new night of television for the CW by moving to 8pm on Sundays! This marks the sixth original programming day for the network, up from five last year. The network's move to make more shows on a new night shows the popularity of Riverdale and the Arrowverse shows are making money for the company! A great sign for longevity of the series! But enough with that, let's get to the new poster!

Last year's theme was "What does it mean to be human?". This was explored very literally in the beginning of the season with Kara falling deep into her Kryptonian personality. This year the theme is "A force against fear". This will be addressed by a game-changing first episode in season four that will set the tone for the rest of the season. Interestingly enough, while we don't believe all the rumors about Parallax from Green Lantern being brought to Supergirl in episode five this season, it is interesting to note that Parallax was empowered by fear and thus, Kara could be the remedy. Just some fun food for thought there. Check out the poster below:

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#15 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterRomulus 2018-09-17 16:55
This will be my last comment regarding the political push:

Let me be clear if I may, it's not a question of dumbing down the show or pushing social / political / cultural boundaries (this is ideal and encouraged) to pander to a general audience, but the fact that the writers and the executives cannot seem to use a deft and clever hand to put their points across.

What is really needed here, to put it mildly, is Cat Grant's biting, scathing wit minus the various agenda pushes or political slants. Yes, by all means, the show can be socially and politically active and have its take on the current state of things, but it should be, above all, very clever about it. Instead of using a magnifying glass (properly) to show a social / political / cultural problem, they're using a sledgehammer to drive points across.
+1 #14 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterBrierrose 2018-09-17 16:28
First I’ll say great poster. Unlike some other posters CW has put out someone in the art department figured out when to stop with the airbrushing and photoshopping.

Second Quoting Eire El:
I like the fact that the show is willing to take risks and push boundaries, whether that be introducing more diverse characters or making blatantly political statements that incurage the audience to think. Supergirl is after all about hope and many of the messages that the show conveys are an important step in the right direction in real life.

It's a beautifully intelligent show that i don't ever want to see dumbed down.

Science fiction shows in the past have often been successful because they were willing to take the risk of social commentary and I would like Supergirl to continue enjoying her success.
Will said, and I agree it would be dumbing the show down to ignore what’s happening in the world and how it would affect someone like Kara.
#13 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterEire El 2018-09-17 15:38
I hope they bring back some of the alien characters from season 2. For example it might be interesting to follow up on Brian.

Quoting Sully:

However, my biggest concern at the moment is that the topics: alien (immigrant) issue, fears controlling us and Kara mentoring someone feels a bit repetitive. Those concepts pretty much were covered thoroughly during Season 2 and 3.
+3 #12 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterEire El 2018-09-17 15:26
I like the fact that the show is willing to take risks and push boundaries, whether that be introducing more diverse characters or making blatantly political statements that incurage the audience to think. Supergirl is after all about hope and many of the messages that the show conveys are an important step in the right direction in real life.

It's a beautifully intelligent show that i don't ever want to see dumbed down.

Science fiction shows in the past have often been successful because they were willing to take the risk of social commentary and I would like Supergirl to continue enjoying her success.

Quoting Romulus:

. . . and not so much a political push by the PTB to rail hard against the global state of things.
#11 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterSully 2018-09-17 15:10
Great looking poster! Love the colors and the power that emits from it. I don't think it is possible for there to be a bad image of Melissa :-)

Re: politics - I think it's almost impossible to stay away from social justice issues in entertainment. Many shows from all different genres incorporate it in some way, so I think it should be expected by the viewer. But, there is a happy medium between a passing line between characters or an episode or two that uses it as a jumping board for the story and an entire season that is focused on that social topic. Plus, if the writers did a better job at integrating those aspects into the episodes it wouldn't feel so preachy and over the top. Unfortunately, I have yet to see an episode since the series began in which that has been done effectively. So, it's one of my hesitations with this upcoming season but, I am tuning in and will be happy to be proven wrong.

However, my biggest concern at the moment is that the topics: alien (immigrant) issue, fears controlling us and Kara mentoring someone feels a bit repetitive. Those concepts pretty much were covered thoroughly during Season 2 and 3.
+1 #10 RE: A Force Against Fear Posterjacksc01 2018-09-17 13:18
I think if SuperGirl stayed away from politics in the show people would soon say "aww, that show doesn't really identify with what's going on today." The show is being realistic in showing how society runs itself . It's going to mimic real life politics since its real life politics that we live in and would most be able to identify the themes with. Other shows do this and SuperGirl is not the only show on television that incorporates today's politics and most of them sway heavily one way or the other and people don't complain. The show is about a city and a city has politics and thus the show is going to have to deal with politics. I will agree that when you bring politics into a show it is a fine line and you will end up alienating whatever side you seem to be preaching to - but if that takes a show off the television set then the majority of the TV shows need to come off the air.
+2 #9 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterRomulus 2018-09-17 05:14
Quoting KET1:
Quoting Romulus:
Let's hope that the saying/theme refers more to the possible/likely showdown with Red Daughter later in the season and not so much a political push by the PTB to rail hard against the global state of things.


From what I'm hearing, most stuff with Red Daughter won't be coming to the fore until after the Batwoman crossover....but Agent Liberty and his minions will become a rising issue at the borders and beyond around National City. Fear will probably take the shape of more than merely one being in the forthcoming season.


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So, it will likely be a quite political / social S4 in an effort to mirror current real-life events. This may prove problematic for many viewers.

Don't get me wrong, I personally don't mind the occasional jab at the establishment (sometimes it's fully warranted and fun) and I'm for social causes and diversity promotion, but a full-out donnybrook / melee with the prevailing establishment has the potential to backfire and further alienate a large segment of the viewing public.

All I'm saying is that there is a fine line between being topical and socially relevant and foisting one's views or agenda onto an unreceptive public. It's an ongoing high-wire act. People are looking to be entertained and not preached, mocked or condescended to. Let's hope the show took note of this after a shaky S3 conclusion.
#8 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterRomulus 2018-09-17 04:56
Quoting Fedguy:
@Romulus
Who's PTB?


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PTB = The Powers That Be (i.e. the writers, showrunners, producers and executives). The people who make the show's stories, direction and overall decisions.
#7 RE: A Force Against Fear PosterFedguy 2018-09-16 23:05
@Romulus
Who's PTB?
+1 #6 RE: A Force Against Fear Posterstarlord 2018-09-16 21:00
Wow Thats a fantastic poster. Everything just clicks with it. The colors pop and Melissa looks like she was Born to be Supergirl


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