View Single Post
Old June 26 2011, 11:59 PM   #335
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
Guy Gardener's Avatar
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
1/3600th of the universe is a little larger than one solar system.

I was more interested in noticing larger implications of the DCU that could see the JLA forming at some point.

God forbid his best pal "Green Arrow"?

I rewatched the Flash recently, and in one episode Barry calls a nosey reporter Lois Lane, who was not Lois Lane of course but the character "Linda Park" which makes you wonder if there was a Superman saving the world in that show every week too but slightly off camera?

Which would be millions of dollars in licensing.

But how much could Jimmy Olsen or Etta Candy cost?
Linda Park was/is a character from The Flash comic books. She was Wally West's love interest, and also a reporter. So... He wasn't calling "Lois Lane" but Linda Park.
Wally didn't exist in this TV show, or at least Barry dumped Iris West (Portrayed by a VERY young Paula Marshall) after the pilot, before she could introduce her nephew to Barry Allen in some feasible way that they couldn't have a relationship with Barry after the fact without it smelling a
little paedophililly like in Back to the Future.

Barry used the phrase "Lois Lane" (in this context) as a synonym from "plucky reporter" in reference to a recurring (Imdb says that she was only in the pilot, but just watched it. She was in at least 4 or 5 episodes) character called Linda Park who was probably Korean and more than likely a well maintained plus 50 years old. A touch long in the tooth to shine Kid Flash's cherry... Wait. This is 1990. This Linda Park SERIOUSLY predates the comics (Flash #28, 1989) ...Okay, so she doesn't, but the TV appearance might predate the romantic relationship? She was just a Flash hating foil in the beginning, and it was Tina McGee who was Wally's sweet heart thenabouts who Barry stole for the TV show.

I love Paula Marshall.

Either Lois lane is a real person in TV-Flash continuity, in the same way someone says to an up and coming "lady" (the sexism is positively dripping off the walls down here) journalist that they are a regular "Diane Sawyer" or "Katie Kouric" or Lois Lane is still a work of fiction in Superman comics, who are both works of fiction in the TV-Flash Universe and 'Lois Lane" was a pop-culture reference like say "Brenda Starr".

What the fuck was Brooke Shields thinking?
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz

Last edited by Guy Gardener; June 27 2011 at 12:11 AM.
Guy Gardener is online now   Reply With Quote