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Krypton Season 2, Episode 1: "Light-Years From Home"


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"I'm an El! We always find a way!"

SyFy's grand alternate history of the House of El continues in Krypton's second season premiere. Picking up six months after last season's mammoth cliffhanger, "Light-Years From Home" spends much of its run time establishing Krypton's new world order, one that finds General Zod from the future (a smoldering Colin Salmon) leading a "new golden age" for Krypton, in hopes of saving it from its fated destruction. David S. Goyer and Cameron Welsh's opening script gets a little too bogged down in establishing the stakes this time and getting major players back on the board. But even that sluggishness can't repress the charm and ideals of Krypton. Ideals that keep the show holding the standard of Superman high and charm that proves that it still isn't afraid to go a bit broader. Though not a perfect season premier, "Light-Years from Home" finds Krypton getting even more ambitious for its second year.

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Related: Syfy's 'Krypton' Season 1 Blu-ray Details

Last season, Kandor City changed forever. And now, David S. Goyer and Cameron Welsh find themselves having to commit to those changes - at least, for the most part. Therein lies some of the weaker elements of this opening episode. When we last left Krypton, the timeline that Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) was attempting to save was in flux for the worse, and series lead Seg-El (a more haunted and bearded Cameron Cuffe) had sacrificed himself to the Phantom Zone to stop Brainiac (Blake Ritson, playing up the delicious creepiness of the character and incredible makeup).

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So naturally, a lot of this episode's make-up is dedicated to reestablishing this season's stakes and characters, post-Zod. Which is interesting, but never gets as exciting as the show wants it to...
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