FLASH series being developed for The CW

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    At the end of his comic in the 80s, Barry goes to live in the future with Iris(or is it the other wife?), the 30th century, where they have Twins. One of the twins has a Son called Bart Allen, who grows up to be Impulse, travels back in time to the 20th century, and then Kid Flash and then Flash... And that's who was on Smallville.

    "Impulse" not "Flash".

    Bart's mother actually had a fling with Captain Boomerang, which is how Bart wound up with a Super speedster Brother called captain Boomerang Jr who could not make up his mind if he was a hero or a villain.
     
  2. Agent Richard07

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    I thought about checking out the pilot but that 'Promotional Purposes Only' tag at the bottom is too distracting so I'll wait the 3½ months.
     
  3. davejames

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    Yeah same here. Much as I hate waiting, the quality just wasn't nearly good enough.
     
  4. Guy Gardener

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    Have you boys ever heard the legend of the Princess and the Pea?
     
  5. JoeZhang

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    I'd broadly agree with all (in particular that we get straight into the action) that with only a couple of minor exceptions the main one being:

    If you have to have your characters explain that although they grew up just like Brother and Sister they aren't actually and therefore the unknown love of the 'brother' for the 'sister' is A-OK, then on some level you know it's creepy.

    Too obvious I think for the good Prof to be Prof. Zoom? I am wondering if they don't actually know who that is at this point or it will turn out to be Flash's dad?

    Oh and Wally West - Black (if he turns up) like he now is in the comics?

    I hope not everyone's powers are connected to the event.
     
  6. Mister Fandango

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    Of course it's a little creepy, but understandable and believable. It's not like he was raised with them from the moment he was born; he was already of an age to start developing crushes and stuff. So I don't have too much problem with it.

    He could be Zoom, and the time travel and wheelchair aspects certainly suggests it. I kind of hope he isn't, though, and that whoever he is, he's there for some other purpose. I just don't like the idea of Zoom being responsible for Barry becoming the Flash. At least not that directly.

    As for everyone's powers coming from the event, I don't imagine that'll be the case any more than it was in later seasons of Smallville. There'll be quite a few, no doubt, as they apparently needed a source for metahumans in both this show and Arrow, but the writers will *have* to get bored with using that after a while.
     
  7. Agent Richard07

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    This was more like a watermelon at the foot of the bed.

    What little I sampled did look good though. I think the show will be a success.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash's real name is Eobard Thawne.



    However!

    There is a character called Rip Hunter: Time Master, who is basically Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible + Doctor Who in the DCU, who has an extremely tenuous connection to the JLA... Rip Hunter is the son of Booster Gold who is good friends with Blue Beetle II, who is the predecessor to the male labrat running around in the Flash series which we are watching who will eventually grow up to become Blue Beetle III.
     
  9. Fist McStrongpunch

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    What's weird is that the blond detective is already named Thawn, which is professor Zoom's name.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    During the Wally era, there was a Family Feud between the Flashes and the Thawn family (They had powers derived from a gem, and they called themselves one after the other as "Cobalt Blue".) lasting 5 hundred years, that was tracked with time travel going upstream.... Hey? Isn't Impulse (Barry's grandson from the 30th century.)'s mother Meloni Thawne?

    Sleeping with the enemy much?
     
  11. Mister Fandango

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    Now that feels better to me. He did kinda look like what we saw of Zoom, and there was something off about him as well.
     
  12. Australis

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    No, it's you. You're old. :p
     
  13. Christopher

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    Maybe it's just that you're used to seeing actors in their early 20s playing teenagers in TV shows, so you've been conditioned to think that's what teenagers actually look like.
     
  14. Fist McStrongpunch

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    No, man, Cisco Ramon isn't Blue Beetle, he's Vibe!

    And the girl is Killer Frost.
     
  15. Guy Gardener

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    I used to know that when I looked it up 4 months ago and posted that information at the beginning of the thread.

    The files got corrupted in long term storage.

    There's a leaky pipe in there I really need to take a wrench to.

    Vibe grows up to be a corpse.

    Although the recently cancelled New 52 series did have some charm.

    Taking account, some "information" about Panabaker's character in the pilot completely sets up the killer Frost identity a little bit.
     
  16. Australis

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    Just watched it. Was pretty impressed, those it does have a very Arrow vibe to it (voiceover, cops, twist at the end, etc). Still, will be worth watching, because this guy will be learnig on the job, where Oliver came home with a big set of skills.
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    Thinking back to the season three episode of Smallville called "Sneeze" where young Clark discovers his super breath, and all the power that comes with it... I can't wait to see the episode where Barry tries to vibrate his molecules to make the masked lab geek intangible enough to pass through walls while running.
     
  18. Zaku

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    The Flash: Behind the Scenes "Pilot"
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utsGqFIpL8Y[/yt]
     
  19. sojourner

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    Ingmar Bergman does The Flash :guffaw:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kno3xDw27bY#t=136[/yt]
     
  20. Technobuilder

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    I just realized that I'm never going to be a fan of "Ingmar Bergman"

    The Seventh Seal is the only film of his I've ever seen more than once and I genuinely think Bill & Ted did it just as well if not better...