What's a Maaldorian?
In the episode, Supergirl is kidnapped by Roulette and brought to a planet where she is subjected to a red sun, sapping her powers. It seems likely the Maaldorians are there to meet her when she gets into space.
Their appearance has drawn comparisons to Doctor Who's Silurians and the Jem'Hadar from Star Trek.
There are no such race as Maaldorians in the DC canon, although there is a godlike being known as Maaldor the Darklord, who died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr's (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver's Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman).
To make matters worse, Slaver's Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara's disappearance, fearing she's become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister.
Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos.0comments
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The midseason premiere of Supergirl — which is titled "Supergirl Lives" and directed by Smith — will air Monday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.