DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

8 Series That Show DC is Better at TV than Film

Other than Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Trilogy and the recent Wonder Woman film, DC has struggled to find their feet on the big screen.  Films like Batman V. Superman, and The Justice League have definitely not met studio (or fan) expectations.  Each Marvel film seems to have a bigger following than previous films while DC films seem to get more complaints.  The discussion on Marvel films is the meaning and characters, while discussion of DC films is about their failures.  But one area that DC has not only done well but has full saturation is TV.  There are many live-action DC shows on TV now with more on the way.   (more…)

This week on Legends of Tomorrow, the gang is on a “quest” to protect and destroy the Spear of Destiny.

Last week, the Legends managed to retrieve the final piece of the spear that was hidden on the moon in the 1970s or all placed. Nate managed to make peace with his grandfather and his father (both at younger ages), and Amaya learned a little bit about her future. Now that the Legends had almost all the pieces of the spear, they would have to retrieve the other pieces and ensure that it is safe from the Legion of Doom.

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This week on Legends of Tomorrow, the team heads to the 1970s to NASA and retrieve the last piece of the Spear of Destiny.

Last week, we finally got the “real” Rip Hunter back. For most of the season, the former captain of the team has been either missing in time, had amnesia, or was brainwashed. Last week, as the team ventured into his mind, they managed to purge all the damage that Eobard Thawne and the Legion of Doom had caused. Now that he’s officially back, how will he fit in with his former team? After all, they have managed to function without him. In fact, they actually work better without his leadership than when they did with it.

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In the aftermath of capturing (Evil) Rip Hunter, The Legends struggle in two different “Lands of the Lost” on this week’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Ever since Rip Hunter has come back to the show, he hasn’t been “our” Rip. He had his memory fractured by the energy of the Wave Rider and then after receiving a lobotomy and brain restructuring by the Legion of Doom, he was remade into an evil version of himself. It was almost a “Mirror Universe” of himself as he joined the Legion of Doom and the Dark Side of Rip proved to be one of The Legends worst enemies. He knew not only all their weaknesses, but he also was one step ahead of them. Lucky for them, they managed to finally stop him last week in ancient Arthurian times and made him their prisoner. We should have known by the end of the last episode that he would once again gain the upper hand.

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It’s Christmas Eve, and we gotta save America!

Last week gave us a great episode of Legends of Tomorrow almost 100% from the perspective of the villains, the Legion of Doom. Not only do we know that the Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne has a weakness, but we also know why he is so desperate to get a hold of the Spear of Destiny. The best way to prevent the Black Flash from killing you, is to alter reality so that you once again exist. Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn also graduated from interns to partners in the Legion of Doom as well. To top it off, not only were they able to rescue Rip Hunter’s memories, but they programmed him into the fourth member of the team by creating an “evil” identity for him.

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Last week on Legends of Tomorrow, we had such a tongue-in-cheek episode where the Legends needed to save George Lucas, as Star Wars was responsible for the creation of at least two of the Legends and their heroics (and probably countless others throughout history). This week, however, the show the show went back to its more serious, more dark roots. Not only did we get torture, but family drama, and all sort of other big issues.

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Just before the mid-season finale of Legends of Tomorrow, we finally caught a sight of Rip Hunter. Rip, who has pretty much non-existent this season (sans a “farewell” hologram he sent to the Legends), so it was a little bit of a surprise that in last December’s episode “The Chicago Way”, he’s alive and well and living in the late 1960, and he no longer had his British accent.

This week gives us not only an explanation for what happened to Rip and how it plays to current events with the Legends ad the Legion of Doom, but we get a whole bunch of awesome Star Wars Easter Eggs and tongue-in-cheek references. Rest assured, spoilers for this week’s episode “Raiders of the Lost Art.”

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One of the coolest things about the “Arrowverse” is that almost every day this week, you get to see a DC TV show on the CW. On Mondays, you get a new episode of Supergirl. One Tuesdays, you get a new episode of The Flash. On Wednesdays, you get a new episode of Arrow. Finally, on Thursday, you get a new episode of Legends of Tomorrow. It’s great because no matter what, you’ll be able to experience a DC adventure almost every day of the week. However, when shows return after their mid-season break, there will be some shifting around.

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