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Synopsis

A superheroine's campy clashes with hammy villains in the City of Angels. The tone echoed that of `Batman,' with some offbeat guest shots (including Adam West, Frank Gorshin and Soupy Sales) and lots of martial-arts mayhem.

Broadcast History

"Black Scorpion" aired on cable network The Sci Fi Channel. It premiered January 5, 2001.

On DVD / Video

Title Release Date
The Television Series September 23, 2003

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Episode List

"Armed and Dangerous"


Aired: January 5, 2001
Streetwise detective Darcy Walker (Michelle Lintel) adopts the guise of sexy crimefighter Black Scorpion to battle Firearm (Martin Kove), a villain with a deadly prosthetic. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Argyle: B.T. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine.

"Wave Goodbye"


Aired: January 12, 2001
A marine biologist (Athena Massey) transforms into the villainous Hurricane after she is exposed to toxic waste dumped into a bay by the Mayor's henchmen. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine. Argyle: B.T. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Specs: Shane Powers. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Blinded by the Light"


Aired: January 19, 2001
An aggressive photojournalist (Alan Scotti) becomes the villainous Flashpoint when his attempts to catch Black Scorpion on film backfire and result in his blindness. Vowing revenge, he devises a nefarious scheme to plunge the city's population into darkness. Slugger: Steven Kravitz. Specs: Shane Powers. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Argyle: B.T. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Home Sweet Homeless"


Aired: January 26, 2001
AfterShock (Sherrie Rose) shakes things up when she uses her ability to create earthquakes to incite the homeless to participate in her plot to take over Angel City. Babette: Shae Marks. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Argyle: B.T. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Black Scorpion/Darcy: Michelle Lintel.

"Love Burns"


Aired: February 2, 2001
Darcy's latest flame, a courageous fireman (Brent Huff), is transformed into an insane criminal called Inferno after he obtains the ability to make objects combust at will. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Argyle: B.T. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Out of Thin Air"


Aired: February 9, 2001
Darcy's archenemy Breathtaker (Adam West) is mistakenly reawakened by the doddering Dr. Phoenix (Raye Burk), and threatens the City of Angels with a nerve gas that induces terrifying hallucinations. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Slugger: Steven Kravitz. Specs: Shane Powers. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"No Stone Unturned"


Aired: February 16, 2001
The sinister Medusa (Lisa Boyle) uses a chic mineral-water spa as a front to abduct eligible bachelors---including Darcy's partner Steve--- and turn them into statues. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Argyle: B.T. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Crime Time"


Aired: February 23, 2001
Wrongly convicted, Clockwise (Frank Gorshin) plots vengeance on the judge and jury who sent him to jail by using time bombs to shorten their lives. Warden Brickhouse: Steve Eastin. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"No Sweat"


Aired: March 2, 2001
A sexy, agile criminal called Aerobicide (Renee Allman) is bumping off overweight millionaires in an effort to take control of the city by wearing down the male population. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Argyle: B.T. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Black Scorpion/Darcy: Michelle Lintel.

"Roses Are Red, You're Dead"


Aired: March 9, 2001
Black Scorpion tries to prevent a nefarious florist called Greenborder (David Lander) from poisoning the city with a killer pollen ejected from Valentine's Day bouquets. Trouble is, the villain's the only one who knows the antidote. Argyle: B.T. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"An Officer and a Prankster"


Aired: March 24, 2001
Dr. Phoenix (Raye Birk) mistakenly revives the giddy criminal Gangster Prankster (Stoney Jackson), who schemes to subdue the city with laughing gas. Slugger: Steven Kravitz. Specs: Shane Powers. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Life's a Gas"


Aired: March 31, 2001
A zealous environmentalist gains the power to poison victims with her breath after exposure to toxic pollution. Vowing revenge, she plots to save Earth from humanity. Argyle: B.T. Darcy/ Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel. Rafferty: Scott Valentine.

"Fire and Brimstone"


Aired: April 7, 2001
Inferno and Medusa join forces in an attempt to destroy the City of Angels with a volcano.

"Virtual Vice"


Aired: April 14, 2001
A virtual-reality specialist becomes the criminal Mindbender (Lana Clarkson) when the Mayor turns down her proposal to deal with the city's homeless population by providing them with a fantasy existence. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Bad Sport"


Aired: April 21, 2001
A paralyzed hockey pro (Greg Keane) suits up for a new career in crime when he acquires an armored costume that gives him futuristic powers as the villain Slapshot. Argyle: B.T. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Kiss of Death"


Aired: April 28, 2001
Darcy accuses a new detective (Nancy Valen) of police brutality, leading to both her suspension and her transformation into a vindictive villain dubbed the Angel of Death. Specs: Shane Powers. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"He Who Laughs Last"


Aired: May 5, 2001
Having become a laughingstock thanks to his run-in with Black Scorpion, Gangster Prankster (Stoney Jackson) escapes from prison and abducts Argyle (B.T.), forcing the inventor to create a weapon that would kill anyone who laughs. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Power Play"


Aired: May 12, 2001
Mayor Worth's dispute with his deputy, Edwina Watts (Alison Armitage), backfires when the woman is subjected to an electric shock that transforms her into the villainous Stunner, who harnesses the power of electric currents to turn household appliances into weapons. Mayor Worth: Robert Pine. Capt. Strickland: Guy Boyd. Argyle: B.T. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Photo Finish"


Aired: May 19, 2001
The fiendish photographer Flashpoint (Alan Scotti) escapes from the slammer and brings the shutter down on Black Scorpion, snapping a picture of her unmasked. Determined to maintain her secret identity, Darcy has herself cloned by Dr. Phoenix (Raye Birk). Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Argyle: B.T. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Face the Music"


Aired: June 16, 2001
Talentless singer Vox Populi (Shannon Whirry) hits on a formula for selling her records----subliminal sound waves that drive unsuspecting listeners to violence. Tender Lovin': Enya Flack. Argyle: B.T. Rafferty: Scott Valentine. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Zodiac Attack Part 1"


Aired: June 23, 2001
Part 1 of two. A low-rent psychic (Soupy Sales) tires of having his predictions ring false and uses Black Scorpion's rogues' gallery to destroy the City of Angels and make his apocalyptic premonitions come true. Breathtaker: Adam West. Hurricane: Athena Massey. AfterShock: Sherrie Rose. Inferno: Brent Huff. Darcy/Black Scorpion: Michelle Lintel.

"Zodiac Attack Part 2"


Aired: June 30, 2001
Conclusion. Darcy's crisis of conscience following her failure to stop Professor Prophet and his four supervillains leads her to quit both the police force and superheroics. But a figure from the past appears to help her reclaim her destiny. Professor Prophet: Soupy Sales. Lt. Walker: David Groh. Breathtaker: Adam West. AfterShock: Sherrie Rose. Inferno: Brett Huff. Hurricane: Athena Massey. Celeste: Kerrie Stevens. Dr. Phoenix: Raye Burk. Argyle: B.T.

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