Black Scorpion (2001)
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In the episode I watched, the villain was "Fire-Arm," who's arm is replaced with a machine gun. He starts by attacking the city and police force with his machine gun, shooting everyone and surviving bullets with his impenetrable armor. Then shows up Black Scorpion, in her cleavage-revealing, leg-revealing, thong black bodysuit. Instead of shooting her, Fire-Arm closes in to engage in a martial-arts battle with her. Black Scorpion later uses her magnetic car to pull Fire-Arm's machine gun out of the socket.
Scenes from the next episode revealed Black Scorpion in a cat-fight with a female villain, with lots of cleavage all-around.
There is nothing witty or insightful about this attempt at "camp." The creators probably have some knowledge of the genre- I could spot the rip-offs all over the place- the show isn't done with any commentary on or love for the genre. This supposed throwback to the 60s Batman has a touch of cursing and a lot of killing, the lack of which is part of what made Batman campy in the first place.
Maybe the creators of this show meant it to be stupid. Whether they meant it or not, it's stupid and a waste of an hour.
"THE BLACK SCORPION SHOWS NO MERCY."
This is certainly true for any hapless viewers who are caught in this deadly web of idiocy.
ATTENTION ALL UNITS AVOID THIS SCI-FI CHANNEL STUPIDITY
The show has too much T&A for children, but not enough substance for an adult. Personally, I can't figure out who they were aiming the show toward.
If you enjoy shows where heavy artillery is represented by tying bottle rockets to strings, you may be okay with this one. Honestly, I'm having a difficult time finding the proper words to express how terrible Black Scorpion truly is. Perhaps when the pain killer wears off, I'll be able to think more clearly. -Jeff!
Aside from seeing Dave on the show playing a villain, there's nothing worth seeing here. Somebody wasted a LOT of money on this. Everything about it was too stupid to describe. I think it started out as an action show that was supposed to be serious, but once it was in the can it turned out to be so terrible that the only way to save it was to call it a slapstick parody. This isn't an off the cuff insult aimed to bash the show. This is really what I think. It's much more plausible than calling it pure parody.