KRYPTON -- "House of El" Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Voice of Rao -- (Photo by: Steffan Hill/Syfy)

‘Krypton’ TV Tropes Page Is A Treasure Trove Of Secret Info

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In case you’ve got some time to kill before your world is collected (or blown up), might I recommend you spend a little time on the Krypton TV Tropes page?

You probably already know the site as a wealth of info, pointing out how your favorite shows and movies fall into easily identifiable plot boxes. But you might not know they have show pages as well, including an incredibly in depth one for SYFY’s Krypton, with some great behind the scenes info.

Some highlights:

– In order to reduce some of the patriarchal nature of the Superman mythos, the show ditches traditional Kryptonian naming tradition for females. So for example, Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, taking her Dad’s name; while if she was on this show she would just be Kara-El. Given the strong female presence on the show, it dramatically simplifies things.

– The show may have original been set it the so-called DC Extended Universe, but over time it has definitely morphed into its own continuity. It’s also separate from the Arrow-verse on The CW.

– You know that Kryptonian script on the Voice of Rao’s robes? It actually translates into something, specifically Malachi 3 from the Geneva Bible.

– Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) is named after Jerry Siegel, one of Superman’s creators.

There’s a ton more on the page, including a few potential flaws with the series, so go check it out!

Here’s the official description of the series from SyFy:

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

And be sure to subscribe to our Krypton podcast for recaps as soon each episode is done airing!

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