Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E07 'Split'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Split
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 20 November 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: Frustrated by her relationship with Reese, Helena becomes intrigued when she meets Darkstrike, a meta-human who has come to New Gotham on the trail of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Barbara and Dinah discover that Darkstrike has a dangerous alter ego.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E06 'Primal Scream'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Primal Scream
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 13 November 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: At Reese's request, Helena goes undercover to help thwart a gang of thieves terrorising New Gotham and quickly discovers that the group is part of a larger criminal infrastructure. Helena pursues the top boss until she is exposed, putting her in grave danger.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E05 'Sins of the Mother'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Sins of the Mother
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 06 November 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: Along with Barbara and Helena, Dinah learns the truth about her past when her mother, Carolyn Lance, comes to New Gotham in search of the daughter she abandoned years before. Dinah is shocked to learn that Carolyn was once Batman's protege, Black Canary. Meanwhile, Helena finds out that Reese has family problems of his own when he becomes secretive about a ruthless gangster.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E04 'Three Birds and a Baby'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Three Birds and a Baby
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 30 October 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: When Helena rescues an abandoned baby boy, Elliott, and brings him back to the clock tower, Barbara and Dinah try to help. However, to everyone's surprise, the baby is only happy when Helena is holding him.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E03 'Prey for the Hunter'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Prey for the Hunter
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 23 October 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: Helena and Reese clash when they both try to track down a serial killer who destroys metahumans by usurping their powers. Meanwhile, Dinah skips going to school when she learns from Helena that there is a metahumans only bar.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E02 'Slick'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Slick
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 16 October 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: Harley hires Slick, an evil meta-human who can turn from solid to liquid, to kill the honest cops who thwart her evil schemes. When Reese becomes the next intended victim, Helena protects him, and their mutual attraction continues to grow.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Revisiting Birds of Prey (2002): S01E01 'Pilot'

Title: Birds of Prey
Story: Pilot
Cast: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara, Ian Abercrombie
Producers:  Laeta Kalogridis, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
Air Date: 02 October 2002
Available On: CW Seed

Summary: Into these women's lives comes an innocent teenage girl named Dinah, who is drawn to the clock tower by powerful, haunting visions. Unsure of her background but impressed by her budding meta-human powers, the two crime fighters allow Dinah to help them thwart a criminal scheme that has resulted in several mysterious suicides and threatens the city's infrastructure.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #273 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #273
Story: The Girl in the Gilded Cage
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Harry Sims, Carole Martin, Solomon Grundy
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: 14 August 1980
Available In: Unavailable (for now...)

Summary: The Huntress has been captured! Desperate for female companionship, Solomon Grundy has decided to make the Huntress his captive in place of the broken female statue he stole from the Gotham museum. But the Huntress is not about to become anyone's sex slave, and certainly not to a zombie-like creature. While the Huntress works on her escape plan and bring Grundy to justice, at the offices of Cranston, Grayson, and Wayne, District Attorney Harry Sims waits for Helena Wayne to arrive to work in order to seek her advice on a bill he wants to propose to restrict vigilante activity in Gotham!

Sunday, 20 October 2019

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #272 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #272
Story: The Monster and the Masterpiece
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Harry Sims, Carole Martin, Solomon Grundy
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: 10 July 1980
Available In: Unavailable (for now...)

Summary: After agreeing to seek justice for Winston Pitt whose paintings were destroyed in museum custody, Helena Wayne quickly learns the destroyed paintings were actually forgeries of Winston's work with the originals most likely stolen. Deciding to have another look around the museum as the Huntress, Helena Wayne soon discovers that the looter is none other than Green Lantern's old foe, Solomon Grundy. But Grundy isn't interested in Winston's work. He's after something else he's fallen in love with: a marble statue of a woman!

Saturday, 19 October 2019

First Look At Ashley Scott As The Huntress For Crisis On Infinite Earths

Since the official announcement Ashley Scott will be reprising her Birds of Prey role as the Huntress for the upcoming CW DCTV crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, it has been an exciting couple of weeks for me as a Helena Wayne Huntress fan. Not just because Ashley Scott was my first exposure to the Huntress at all, but because she's also been revealing in the past couple of weeks how much this role has meant to her.

This week, Scott began shooting her first scenes for The Flash S06E09 and revealed in an Instagram post the emotional experience she had slipping back into the Huntress costume for the first time in 16 years: