Legends of Tomorrow
Having lost the spear of Destiny, their powers, Amaya, even their reality, The Legends suffered a major defeat at the hands of The Legion of Doom, they needed to throw a Hail Mary and do the one thing that was forbidden: change their own past and risk time itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They may not be knocking their movie adaptations out of the park like Marvel has done with its characters, but DC has been doing very well for itself on the small screen. Hits like Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl have been scoring record audiences and it looks like the trend has continued to shoot upwards. (more…)
It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)
George Lucas on the set of ‘THX-1138’
The Legends of Tomorrow have encountered some pretty impressive historical figures, both real and imagined, including Japanese shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, 1920s Chicago gangster Al Capone, the Golden Age heroes the Justice Society of America and Old West anti-hero Jonah Hex. That’s the fun of a time travel show, getting to run into famous faces of the past, present and future, but usually we’re talking about faces who were leaders, generals, or figures of law and order, not usually famous movie makers. So when the Legends go back in time to 1960s Hollywood when they come from winter break, they’re going to make a surprising new friend. (more…)
This week, the DC CW Universe unleashed their 4 (really 3) night crossover titled Invasion! Each night was a ratings high for each of the shows as each night Supergirl (not really), The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow had to work together to save the world from The Dominators. Each episode was jam-packed. You can see our reviews for The Flash (here) and Supergirl (here) for our thoughts on the individual episodes.