Super Twins

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Super Twins
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The First Super Sisters of the World
Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Created by GMA Network
Starring Jennylyn Mercado
Nadine Samonte
Dennis Trillo
For the complete list, see the Cast
Theme music composer Michael V.
Ending theme Jolina Magdangal
Country of origin Flag of the Philippines Philippines
Language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 55 (as of April 27)
Production
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Running time 30-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run February 12, 2007 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Atlantika
External links
Super Twins Official website
IMDb profile

Super Twins is a Philippine TV telefantasya show currently airing on GMA Network's nightly primetime block. The show is part of GMA's First Quarter Explosion and debuted on February 12, 2007.<ref name="malaya-twice-adventure">"Twice the adventure, twofold the drama", Malaya - The National Newspaper, February 12, 2007. Accessed last February 26, 2007.</ref><ref name="super-twins-premiere">Avante, W. "'Super Twins' to premiere tonight, February 12, on GMA-7's primetime block", Philippine Entertainment Portal, February 12, 2007. Accessed last February 25, 2007.</ref>

The series will eventually replaced by the upcoming Impostora when it ends on June 15.

Contents

Synopsis

The story revolves around twin girls named Sha-sha and Tin-tin who transform into teenage superheroines Super S and Super T, respectively. They transform by kissing their special rings. Using their powers, they commit themselves into saving people's lives, defending humanity from the evil Eliazar.

According to the story, the rings are made of a certain metallic stone which once formed the core of a ball of fire called santelmo (St. Elmo's fire). The metallic stone contains the power of the sun. Whoever possesses the santelmo gains extraordinary powers.

But one time a santelmo crashed on earth and broke up in two: the metallic core and the ball of fire. The ball of fire was caught by Eliazar, who could not take in the fullness of the santelmo but gained significant powers from it. The metallic core, which contains most of the santelmo's power, came into the possession of a woman named Ester, who happened to be pregnant with the twins. Later on her husband Manuel wrought the metallic stone into rings. Then as the twins turned seven, Manuel gave the rings to them. Sha-sha and Tin-tin can only transformed by chanting the words: "Kapangyarihan ng Araw!, Taglay ay liwanag, Kambal na lakas, kami ang Super Twins"(The Power of the Sun!, Contains light, Twin Powers, We are the Super Twins!)

But, the story goes, Eliazar later on wanted to conquer the whole world, so he went on to search for the metallic stone as well. And so the search ended up in a saga of encounters with Super S and Super T.<ref>"Super Twins - About The Show", iGMA.tv, n.d. Accessed last February 25, 2007.</ref>

Heroes

  • Sha-sha/Super S
  • Tin-tin/Super T
  • Eliseo

Villains

Lyann Laqui

Eliazar

Eliazar was once just a ordinary human before he obtain the great powers of the santelmo. He is obsessed in gaining its power that he could even turn back from his family, kill others and other evil things. Eliazar is also the elder brother of Billy. after stealing the ball of fire in the santelmo, he gained the powers of pyrokinesis which gave him the ability to manipulate and create fire, bestow superpowers on others & godlike powers. The archenemy of the Super Twins.

Magnesia

Eliazar's ever-faithful servant who help eliazar gained his power. She is secretly in love with eliazar ; and will do anything for him even risking her own life. She was magically mutated by Eliazar and gained superpowers including: Telekinesis, Energy Blast and many more.

Metallad

One of Eliazar's faithful minion, he is small but terrible. He is a prodigy and expert in inventing things that can help Eliazar conquest for power. He does not possess extraordinary powers but he uses his superhuman intellect and skills to fight the Super Twins.

Others

Candyman

A toy invented by Metallad and become a soldier to Eliazar after reanimated by the powers of Eliazar. True to his namesake, Candyman employs an arsenal of candy-themed weapons, such as an extremely sticky bubble gum and exploding chocolate. He also commanded an army of kidnapped children enhanced by Metallad to serve Eliazar's whim. He is known for his foolishness that became the reason why he is defeated by the Super Twins. Nevertheless, being the first superpowered foe fought by the twins, he managed to get the better of the twins by making his escape on their first encounter as well as (to some extent) humiliate them.

Moshi Moshi Manika

A human named Monika was trapped inside the toy factory of Eliazar. She was tortured inside there but Eliazar thought that he could use her to fight the Super Twins ; so Eliazar change her and giver her powers and become a minion of Eliazar named Moshi Moshi Manika. She possess the ability to fly, transform her fan into a destructive weapon, release energy from her fan.

JackEnPoy Gang

Jack is the leader of the JackEnPoy Gang a group of gangster who likes to steal money from others . They were released by Metallad and bring them to Eliazar and he bestow them powers. Her 'Powers include releasing things that detonate and teleport. En gained the ability to powered his yoyo into a destructive and harmful yoyo. Poy gained the ability to become a trumpo

Production

Super Twins is directed by Dominic Zapata, who also directed past GMA Network telefantasya shows such as Mulawin, Darna, Sugo and Captain Barbel.<ref name="pep-director">Mendoza, R. "'Super Twins' director hopes to sustain ratings supremacy", Philippine Entertainment Portal, February 14, 2007. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref>

Jennylyn Mercado and Nadine Samonte were made to wear sailor costumes, orange for Mercado and blue for Samonte, and face paints plus accessories that matched the color of their costumes. They also underwent training in taekwondo and capoiera for their fight scenes.<ref>Bien, J. "Super Pre-T", iGMA.tv, February 26, 2007. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref> Samonte was earlier pulled out from another primetime show Bakekang to do Super Twins.<ref>Nardo, J. "Nadine Samonte to be pulled out from 'Bakekang'", Philippine Entertainment Portal, December 26, 2006. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref> Then in the course of the latter show's filming, she got her left arm nearly burned in a fireworks accident.<ref>Gonzales, R. "Nadine Samonte nearly burned in fireworks accident", GMANews.TV, January 31, 2007. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref>

Dennis Trillo was given a dual role as a hero and as a villain.<ref name="bembol-twins">Erece, D. "Bembol Roco's twins featured in 'Super Twins'", GMANews.TV, February 7, 2007. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref> He was also given training in wushu, kung fu and capoiera for his role as a fight master and mentor of Sha-sha and Tin-tin. His training involved stunts and harnesses, the latter he found the most difficult part to do. <ref name="">Avante, W. "Dennis Trillo signs exclusive contract with GMA-7", GMANews.TV, February 8, 2007. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref> He was also made to act under imaginary situations like throwing thunderbolts and getting hit by bullets.<ref>Bien, J. "Doing it differently", iGMA.tv, March 3, 2007. Accessed last March 3, 2007.</ref>

Episodes

From the Super Twins Episodes page at the iGMA.tv site:<ref>"Super Twins - Episodes", iGMA.tv, n.d. Accessed last February 25, 2007.</ref>

  • Twin Power -- February 12 to 16, 2007
  • Alloya's Plot -- February 19 to 24, 2007
  • Making Metallad -- February 26 to March 2, 2007
  • Super Twins To The Rescue! -- February 26 to March 2, 2007
  • Dangerous Lessons -- March 5 to 9, 2007

Cast

From the Super Twins Cast page at the iGMA.tv site:<ref>"Super Twins - Cast", iGMA.tv, n.d. Accessed last February 25, 2007.</ref>

Soundtrack

The opening theme song of the show is a ballad entitled Alinlangan (Doubt). It was sung by pop icon Jolina Magdangal, composed by comedian Michael V. and arranged by Albert Tamayo.<ref name="malaya-twice-adventure" /> <ref>"Jolina sings Michael V's Super Twins theme", GMANews.TV, January 31, 2007. Accessed last February 26, 2007.</ref>


References

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See also


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