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May 14, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The Jem & the Holograms movie trailer & the SuperGirl TV show preview surprised me

I loved the animated Jem and the Holograms cartoon Jem and the Holograms cartoon ran from October 1985 through May 1988, yet was never made into a video game. THAT would have been a great game! It has all the elements for either a direct tie-in game or somthing musically focused.
Jem and the Holograms movie Jem and the Holograms movie will likely be translated into a game for Xbone or PS4 and will mimic the movie. One can hope that they'll base it on the fantasy elelments of the TV series.

William Shatner brought up the quetions we all had after seeing the "After Schoool Special" style movie trailer for the upcoming movie. I'm'm hoping there's more to it than what was hown in this first trailer.

William Shatner tweets about the Jem and the Holograms movie

Supergirl on CBS

Jem and the Holograms cartoon I wasn't prepared to like Supergirl at all. However, I really liked the preview very much. It was about 6 minutes making it more preview than trailer. Trailers seem to give just enough info to generate a desired reaction whereas a preview tries to give enough info to let viewers make their own decision. I dig it!

Some have criticized it for it's sci-fi intro that quickly went into somewhat of a RomCom mode. I didn't see it that way. I saw the role as being very different from what I was expecting. Seeing her freefall from the roof to prove she could fly was heightened by her doing so and landing tirumphantly in street clothes rather than a costume. Well done!

With a different approach to the series, maybe it will spawn a video game that will also take a new approach to depictin gher as a hero. It all boils down to how good the video game tie-in turns out :)

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