Legends of Tomorrow
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.
Since Supergirl joined the CW line-up last May, plans began for what is perhaps the most ambitious superhero project since The Avengers themselves, the four-series, four-night epic team-up of all the CW’s superhero shows. Those plans come to fruition in just a few weeks time as Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to fight the terror of the Dominators, because what better way to bring superheroes together than giving them an alien invasion to fight. Well, now available for your building excitement is the CW’s first trailer for the crossover event, which literally promises (as per Felicity Smoak) the best team-up ever! (more…)
It’s coming. The CW’s big DC crossover that includes Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, is almost on upon us. What series of events will bring this all-star list of superheroes together? It’ll be based on the 1988 comic book event miniseries Invasion! from Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, Bart Sears, and more. It will closely track the plot of that storyline: aliens will be assembled by The Dominators and descend on Earth to bring an end to the “threat” of Earth’s burgeoning metahuman community.
To get fans excited, EW has just released a teaser trailer for the mega crossover event, along with some photos from the episodes. (more…)
Yesterday was the CW‘s day at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, which meant lots and lots of news about all the various shows based on DC Comics characters, what’s sometimes known as the “Arrowverse.” Some of that news, we’ve covered already, but there’s some important casting news that we haven’t reported yet pertaining to two of the CW’s four DCTV shows: Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. It’s major because in the case of the latter it’s about a member of the Justice Society of America; as for the former it pertains to a Russian villain, and there’s only one name you should get for a Russian villain. (more…)
As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Leave it to Stephen Amell to get everyone excited for the upcoming seasons of The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. And it was all done with just a Tweet of a photo. Ever since The CW acquired Supergirl from CBS, the idea of a crossover between all of the DC shows on the network has been a hot topic. Then, with The Flash ending it’s season with an introduction into the Flashpoint story line, seeing the Green Arrow, Supergirl, and a cast of other super heroes all together in one universe on television has fans all over the world giddy with suspense. Now this latest photo from Amell brings that hope one step closer to reality.