Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Christopher, Oct 9, 2019.
That I couldn't tell you.
Finally caught up.
You know, while I love Grant Gustin, maybe if they grow tired of Barry, maybe they could do what the comics did and make Wally the new Flash?! No need to kill Barry for that, he could retire or something (he went to live in the future in the comics just before Crisis, so there's even a map for that), and they could keep the speedster while bringing in a new cast of characters. Not talking about next season or something, just down the line.
I thought that was just me, glad to know it's not. It's even worse for, sometimes the commercials will completely freeze up and I'll have to reload it. There are times where I've had to reload the episode a two or three times before I can actually get through the whole thing.
I finally remembered to watch last week's episode today and I thought it was OK. I do agree with you guys that it really felt like there having so many stories spread things kinda thinl. The Speed Force dying and Thrawne's return both feel like they should have been a bigger deal, and could have used a lot more attention in a more focused episode.
Barry retires to the future is Thawne's origin, since season one.
The Wally actor is hiding an Australian accent. He did bulk episodes of a coming of age drama called Dance Academy. You'd think he could find a friend from back home some work as Captain Boomerang.
Wouldn’t Earth-13 be the DCEU? That means she died there.
Next episode is April 7th
What happens if Frost and Caitlin start dating?
And their "boyfriends" meet?
They could try to pass for twins?
"What could cause Nash more grief than losing a daughter figure?" Oh, I dunno, maybe being Pariah and being forced to watch the annihilation of the Multiverse while knowing it's all his fault? Sheesh, I thought The Flash was the one show that really was exploring the aftermath of Crisis, and now even they're ignoring it. Well, the "Crisis on Infinite Wells" being in Nash's head was addressed, but Pariah is completely forgotten.
I guess when Thawne said "See you next Crisis," it wasn't so much about being involved in the Crisis as managing to exploit its aftermath. Perhaps being Pariah was the reason Nash drew all the other Wellseseses into his head, and Thawne spent enough years with his DNA altered to match Wells on a genetic level that he was able to piggyback on that. Hey, maybe that's why he changed his appearance back to Wells! In Crisis on Earth-X, it seemed like an arbitrary excuse to use Tom Cavanagh in the role instead of adding Matt Letscher to the already huge cast, but now we see a possible reason for it, if he somehow knew this was coming.
The Sunshine character has been touted in the press releases as the Arrowverse's first fully original supervillain with no basis in the comics (quite a change from the old days of superhero TV when original villains were the norm), but is that really true? Have we never before had a supervillain that had no counterpart or namesake in the comics? Certainly there have been antagonists that fit the bill, like various of the criminals-of-the-week in Arrow, or Mallus on Legends. But have all the costumed/powered/nicknamed supervillains really been comics-based without exception?
Anyway, they seemed to make a big deal out of giving Sunshine an impressive debut, and I'd say it was fairly effective. Plus they've established that Black Hole's pet villains are all, ironically, light-based -- the new Dr. Light, Ultraviolet, and now Sunshine. I wonder who else they might use. Looking over the DC Database, I see that other photokinetic villains include a one-shot Milestone character called Laserjet (the last villain in the original Static series), a couple of Legion of Super Heroes villains called Lazon and Quanto, a Charlton character named Doctor Spectro, an Appellaxian alien called Glass-Man, a recent Batman villain called Gnomon (though I doubt we'd see him on The Flash since he's the father of a Batman-adjacent character who might show up on Batwoman sometime), an Atom villain called Strobe, and others. It's a pretty common power, it seems, so Black Hole could have a pretty sizeable meta team on its side.
Here's a trick my kids just discovered precisely because the commercials were freezing up. If you go back to the menu page at the start of a series of commercials and then reload the episode you can skip the ads altogether. You have to do it manually though which is kind of annoying.
New episodes resume April 21:
Logan Williams, who played the younger Barry Allen has died. He was 16 years old.
That’s sad. Was it the virus?
How sad. They don't mention his cause of death. Every time I see an announcement of someone passing these days I wonder if it's this damn virus.
I googled, and the only description is "suddenly" dead.
The virus is a couple weeks on a respirator, then dead.
Not even that in some cases. My dad is a Doctor and he says some cases die within hours arriving to the hospital.
Flash returns tonight and I haven't really thought about the series since the hiatus. I think they ended the last episode with Barry wanting to create a speedforce the way Reverse Flash has. I remember liking the last episode, and while it's only been a few weeks, the wait has felt a lot longer. I think I also read that they decided to cut the season at 19, so we're in the final four episodes starting tonight. Should be interesting how that season "finale" ends. I anticipate it won't be on a cliffhanger.
It will, but not the one they originally planned: https://tvline.com/2020/04/20/flash-grant-gustin-preview-season-6-barry-learns-mirror-iris/
It was alright but these stories where the hero can’t help due to them losing their abilities don’t work as well when they have multiple other heroes they can ask for help. Just get Superman to help out.
The ending was hilarious with Iris kicking Barry out. I’m pretty sure Barry bought it. She should leave.
The stories are dragging. I think that's the problem. I think the idea of the speed force being destroyed in COIE was a bad one. I understand putting an obstacle in the way of the hero, but it's really dragging. I don't care enough about Iris to care if she ever gets out. Nor do I care about the new characters that are taking screen time away from the titular character.
And yes, it is true that they can ask Superman for a little help. Regarding the virus, I don't think any show should alter their plans if they are renewed. Just put together and complete the episodes they want, as planned. If there is a delay between finishing the finale and moving it to next season, fine? Instead of an epic finale, we will have an epic opener followed by a conclusion without needing to wait 4 months.
There are worse things.
It's different if the show is ending though.
The ending here didn't make any sense. Carver directly threatens Cecile and Jenna, kidnaps Cecile, and yet Joe is the only one who goes into witness protection? Isn't his whole family still in danger? They could be threatened again to force him out of hiding! The whole family should go with him! That's how witness protection works!
Also, they're fighting Rag Doll and it doesn't occur to them to get the Elongated Man to help? Ralph's investigation of Sue was done by that point -- he could've been there for the climax.
Plus, if Joe had bailed out of a car going over 100 MPH, he would've still been killed or severely injured by the landing. And how was Rag Doll not killed in the explosion? He would've had to bail out at some point -- surely a time-consuming effort, to ooze himself out of the engine -- and that would've given Joe time to regain control.
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