Krypton Podcast Season 1 – Episode 2: “House of El”

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On episode 2 of Krypton Podcast Season 1, Michele Curran and Lacy Baugher discuss their reactions to the second episode of Syfy’s Superman prequel, Krypton. In “House of El”, they chat about Seg’s continuing exploration as he is on the biggest mission of his life. That and more on the latest episode of Krypton Podcast!

“What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange. “

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  1. I could be way off the mark but going off the first two episodes I think there was a change in the power structure of the government of Krypton and Seg-El’s grandfather Val-El refused to go along with it and was executed as a result.

    I think Krypton – or at least Kandor – has had a single ruling council made of of the leaders of each guild for quite some time. The members of the ruling council probably elect their leader but that it as far as democracy goes.

    Think of China which is ruled by a single political party – the Communist party but until recently has been comprised of different factions with different agendas. In recent years the man who has risen up to become China’s leader has managed to purge the Communist party of anyone who would oppose his rule as well as getting rid of the two term limit on his position.

    I believe the Voice of Rao had just recently come to power at the time of Val-El’s execution and like China’s leader had purged or silenced all other opposition. Hence Daron telling Val-El he picked the wrong side. Val-El was the last member of the Ranked(aka ruling class) to speak out openly against the Voice of Rao and the policies of the new administration.

    In the tv series Babylon 5 there was an alien species called the Minbari that were ruled by a council of 9 made up of the three members each of their caste system – Warriors, Religious, Workers. I could be wrong but I think Kryptonian government works in a similar fashion.

    I don’t think a family name is automatically tied to a guild. In at least some versions of the comics it is possible for a Kryptonian to choose which guild they will join when they become an adult. It is probably quite common for a Kryptonian to joing a guild that belongs to one or both of their parents but not always the case. It’s possible that genetic testing might be used to determine what guild they best belong in regardless of parentage.

    I think the way the system works is only someone who is Ranked with a family name such as El or Vex can join a guild and the guilds rule the city/world. This is why Daron Vex can me a magistrate in the lawmakers guild and his “son” Seg-Vex can join the science guild.

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