Back in early February SYFY announced that they were looking for a Superman Superfan to star as the host of an online after-show about their upcoming new television series “Krypton”. Fans were asked to submit a video of themselves auditioning to be the “Krypton” after-show host. The Superman Homepage has now learned that the idea has been cancelled, and no after-show is being produced, with SYFY deciding to run with the “Krypton’s Fan of Steel Live Trivia Challenge” instead.
With no plans for an official “Krypton” aftershow, NerdHQ and That Hashtag Show are jumping in to fill the breach. Their “Krypton Aftershow” isn’t just a show, it’s described as “an event of unprecedented proportions that will cross platforms, leap websites, bend boundaries, and warp spacetime!”
And so begins their “March to Krypton” campaign; all month long, leading up to the big day, NerdHQ and That Hashtag Show will release entertaining and educational (entercational?) articles, lists, and comical videos in honor of Superman’s doomed home planet and the upcoming series. They’ll land their hovercars (or saddled dragons if you prefer the MOS continuity) at the SXSW Krypton World Premiere for first reactions and early reviews. Then “Pregame Play Along” with them as they Twitch and glitch through Superman’s sordid history of video games (we’re not just talking about the N64, the weird NES one, and beyond).
When the big day arrives, you’re invited to “Watch With Me,” a second screen style way to watch Krypton‘s premiere along with hosts and celebrity guests, live!
Finally, straight outta Krypton, the Aftershow airs. They’ll be there to pick up the pieces of Kryptonite debris and explain what it all means. Part roundtable discussion, part comedy extravaganza, they’ll reveal the Easter eggs found, review the comic references, answer your questions, and unveil all of the sketches they can write, shoot, edit and post in time.