Black Scorpion - Tv Series (2001)

Creators: Roger Coreman and Craig J. Nevius

Starring: Michelle Lintel, Scott Valentine and BT

Tagline(s):

  • She's bold. She's beautiful. Her sting is deadly.

 

 

Roger Corman, king of b-movies and 70's exploitation movies along with Craig J. Nevius, created his own Batman inspired super hero, Black Scorpion. Before the TV Series were born, Mr. Corman produced 2 movies: Black Scorpion (1995) starring Joane Severance ; Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997) starring Joane Severance.
The Black Scorpion does not have any super powers but, like Batman, she fights for justice using a combination of martial arts and advanced technology, including her high-tech car, the Scorpionmobile.
The Black Scorpion's real name is Darcy Walker, played by Michelle Lintel. She lives in Angel City (a fictionalized version of Los Angeles), where she works as a police detective.
The Black Scorpion is a clear reference to Batman: Apart from being an excellent hand-to-hand fighter and an expert with computers, Black Scorpion has no superpowers. She does, however, have access to a large assortment of weapons and gadgets, her best known weapon being her "Scorpionmobile," a high-tech car that is decked out like the Batmobile, with unique features activated via voice command and with a disguise capability similar to the "Defender" from Viper. She also wears a ring that shoots powerful blasts of energy and allows her to change into the Black Scorpion costume by converting "to an atomic level" whatever clothes she's wearing into the said attire. As far as personality goes, Black Scorpion is rather cocky, almost to the point of overconfidence, which often leads to her opponents catching her off-guard and getting the best of her, usually by knocking her out.

 

 

The vigilantes are played by interessting characters like Adam West just to name a few:

  • FireArm
    Powers: None; prosthetic arm is a powerful energy blaster and artificial eye is sophisticated targeting apparatus.
    Played by: Martin Kove (Karate Kid part II & III, Rambo: First Blood Part II)
  • Hurricane
    Powers: Weather manipulation
    Played by: Athena Massey (Out for Justice, Seinfeld, The Nutty Professor, Poison Ivy: The New Seduction)
  • Flashpoint
    Powers: None; light-based weaponry
    Played by: Allen Scotti (Wolfhound)
  • Aftershock
    Powers: None; uses gauntlets that shoot out shock waves through the city.
    Played by: Sherri Rose ( Killer Crocodile, Married... with Children.)
  • Inferno
    Powers: Pyrokinesis
    Played by: Brent Huff (Gwendoline, Hot Boyz, Strike Commando 2.)
  • Breathtaker
    Powers: None; hallucinogenic gas dispensers
    Played by Adam West (Batman Tv Series 1966 as Batman)
  • Medusa
    Powers: None; cement gun turns victims to stone
    Played by: Lisa Boyle (Earth Girls Are Easy, Midnight Tease, Caged Heat)
  • Clockwise
    Powers: None, but physically strong enough to KO a time-frozen Black Scorpion; time-related weaponry that can freeze the time localized around Black Scorpion, leaving her defenseless
    Played by: Frank Gorshin (Batman Tv Series 1966 as the Riddler)
  • Aerobicide
    Powers: Cybernetic implants give her superstrength and agility; exercise-based weaponry
    Played by: Renee Griffin (The Stoned Age, Showdown in Little Tokyo)
  • Gangster Prankster
    Powers: None, just terrorizes citizens with his maniacal laughter and his gang of fools. That, and a few novelty weapons, such as an acid-squirting squirt gun.
    Played by: Stoney Jackson  (CB4, one of the more visible dancers in Michael Jackson's Beat It, one of the most popular music videos of all time.)
  • Polutia
    Powers: Can turn herself into smog, allowing her to outmaneuver Black Scorpion several times before kicking her into unconsciousness when the superheroine least expects to.
    Played by: Julie McCullough (Big Bad Mama II, The Golden Girls)
  • Greenthumb
    Powers: Specializes in breeding plant with special and unique properties
    Played by: David Lander (Laverne & Shirley)
  • Mindbender
    Powers: None; just uses VR to trap her victims and her technological skills to build bombs.
    Played by: Lana Clarkson (Deathstalker, Barbarian Queen, Amazon Women on the Moon)
  • Slapshot
    Powers: None: uses his super metal armor to go after his victims and kill those who he blames for his accident
    Played by: Greg Kean (Dead Like Me)
  • Angel of Death
    Powers: None; uses her poison lipstick to bring death to all criminals
    Played by: Nancy Valen (Baywatch, Porky's Revenge)
  • Stunner
    Powers: Can shoot Electricity Through her hands.
  • Vox Populi
    Powers: None: uses subsonic sounds to turn her lyrics into orders. Also wields an electric guitar that sends out dangerous sonic waves.
    Played by: Shannon Whirry (Me, Myself & Irene, Animal Instincts 2, Sliver)
  • Professor Prophet
    Powers: None Uses a device to control Inferno, Aftershock, Hurricane, and Breathtaker.
    Played by: Soupy Sales (Superman III)

 

 

I guess this is where I conclude Black Scorpion TV Series. It started out entertaining, but the more episodes I watched, the more I recognized same scenes reused over and over again. For example the car crashes, when Darcy uses her ring to transform herself to Blackj Scorpion, when the car vhanged to the scorpionmobile etc. But all in all, I finished the whole series and despite the repetitions, it actually kept me interrested.
The series was followed up by yet a movie: Sting Of The Black Scorpion starring Michelle Lintel. In fact the movie was episode 1.1, 1.3 and 1.8 from the series combined into a 2002 straight to video.

I give the series 6/10 Pukes

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