Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – Arrow “Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Four” and Part Five Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST261

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP and Chris review the 2019 Arrowverse Crossover Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Four (technically Arrow Season 8 Episode 8) and Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Five (technically Legends Of Tomorrow Season 5 Episode 0). The reporters discuss the Arrowverse conversion to Earth Prime, how the Speedforce and the Multiverse interact, Oliver Queen is now the Full-on Specter and what does that mean along with Oliver Queen’s sacrificial death, the AMAZING Justice League Ezra Miller scene with the Arrowverse Flash Grant Gustin, Sara Lance taking on the leader of the Arroverse Justice League, the J’onn J’onzz Headache Tour, Beebo’s big crossover moment, what needs to be done post-Crisis with character and storyline explanations, post-Crisis character recovery of Lyla Michaels and Nash Wells, the faults of the crossover story including Wally West and Reverse Flash, the pros and cons of how the crossover was produced, and will the Starling Tribune reporters continue to watch the Arrowverse post-Crisis.

Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 4” [Arrow: Season 8 Episode 8] Air Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Director: Glen Winter https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935732/?ref_=tt_ov_dr 1x Stargirl / 9x Arrow / 2x Titans / 1x Doom Patrol / 10x Supergirl / 5x Flash / 2x Legends / 12x Smallville

Writers: Marc Guggenheim https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0973233/?ref_=tt_ov_wr 19x Arrow / 10x Legends

Marv Wolfman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0938379/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4 Numerous character created by credits / 1x Arrow

Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 5” [Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5 Episode 0] Air Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Director: Gregory Smith https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0808376/?ref_=tt_ov_dr 6x Legends / 3x Riverdale / 4x Flash / 7x Arrow / 1x Supergirl

Writers: Keto Shimizu https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2582956/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5#writer 15x Legends / 11x Arrow / 1x Flash

Ubah Mohamed https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6763803/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6 6x Legends / 1x Arrow

Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/09/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spoilers-part-3-trailer-watch-online-the-flash/

Arrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date / Rating 01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84 02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77 03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76 04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62 05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74 06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79 07 Purgatory 3-Dec-19 0.83 08 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four 14-Jan-20 1.41

Legends Of Tomorrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date / Rating 00 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five 14-Jan-20 1.35

Supergirl

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date / Rating 01 Event Horizon 6-Oct-19 1.26 02 Stranger Beside Me 13-Oct-19 0.97 03 Blurred Lines 20-Oct-19 0.92 04 In Plain Sight 27-Oct-19 0.95 05 Dangerous Liaisons 3-Nov-19 0.78 06 Confidence Women 10-Nov-19 0.8 07 Tremors 17-Nov-19 0.79 08 The Wrath Of Rama Khan 1-Dec-19 0.87 09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One 8-Dec-19 1.67

The Flash

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date / Rating 01 Into the Void 8-Oct-19 1.62 02 A Flash of the Lighting 16-Oct-19 1.27 03 Dead Man Running 22-Oct-19 1.38 04 There Will Be Blood 29-Oct-19 1.48 05 Kiss Kiss Breach Breach 5-Nov-19 1.19 06 License To Elongate 19-Nov-19 1.29 07 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1 26-Nov-19 1.17 08 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2 3-Dec-19 1.32 09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three 10-Dec-19 1.71

Black Lightning

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date / Rating 01 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Birth of the Blackbird 7-Oct-19 1.16 02 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam’s Tasbih 14-Oct-19 0.63 03 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell’s Pipe-Dream 21-Oct-19 0.61 04 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn’s Ouroboros 28-Oct-19 0.52 05 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon 11-Nov-19 0.71 06 The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven’s Doo 18-Nov-19 0.62 07 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson’s Opus 25-Nov-19 0.65 08 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace 2-Dec-19 0.60 09 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis 9-Dec-19 0.90

Batwoman

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date / Rating 01 Pilot 6-Oct-19 1.86 02 The Rabbit Hole 13-Oct-19 1.45 03 Down Down Down 20-Oct-19 1.22 04 Who Are You? 27-Oct-19 1.29 05 Mine Is A Long And A Sad Tale 3-Nov-19 1.16 06 I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury 10-Nov-19 1.09 07 Tell Me The Truth 17-Nov-19 1.01 08 A Mad Tea-Party 1-Dec-19 1.01 09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two 9-Dec-19 1.71

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name? o Parts 4 and 5 of crossover o Crisis across the multiverse o Part 5 – Welcome to Earth Prime! • Fight scenes and stunts o Lex and Supergirl in Monitor’s lab; his powers against hers o Giant Beebo! ? Sara coordinates fight ? Batwoman realizes Beebo not real ? Distraction – Sargon the Sorcerer o Everyone versus Anti-Monitor and the shadow demons ? Sara in charge ? Ray and Ryan – matter can’t be created or destroyed; shrinking indefinitely in the microverse ? Geek Team – Nash, Ryan, Mick, Black Lightning, Killer Frost ? Supers, J’onn, Alex, Sara, Ray, Batwoman, Barry, Dreamer, Spartan, Rene ? Don’t call Black Lighting Sparkles ? Barry puts bomb together; brings Ray to fight ? Ray to Supergirl – throw like a girl • Time Travel / Crisis / Cameos o Vanishing Point ? Paragons trapped for months; some have given up ? Kara volunteers Lex to go through teleporter ? Spectre – Speed Force is the key to getting Paragons back, unlocks Barry’s full potential o Speed Force ? Barry has to find Sara, Kate, Oliver, J’onn ? Use power of memory and connection; moments of victory and defeat; bonds formed ? Oliver – where they met; Queen Consolidated ? Surprise cameo – Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen (Is this cosplay? Want a selfie? Told Victor this is possible) Compare outfits ? Kate – Oliver/Ray interaction ? Oliver/Kara alien conversation – Invasion crossover; J’onn arrives ? Book of Destiny Fight – Oliver’s special arrow; Barry not there when it actually happened; Oliver remembers everything and tells Barry about his deal w/the Monitor ? Sara – Diggle and Laurel when Sara died; Diggle tells Laurel to be the Canary; Barry touches Sara and brings her back o 10,000 years ago ? Kara, Ryan, and Lex land on Maltus, try to stop Monitor ? Lex attacks Kara and Ryan; has Big Bad Guy Plans – Universal Domination; wants to team w/the Monitor – The Brave and the Bald o Anti-Universe ? Paragons vs. Anti-Monitor ? Oliver/Spectre; Paragons are strong enough to hold the line; Spectre will light the spark, they will fan the flames ? Lex – if anyone’s going to take over the universe, it’s me! ? Anti-Monitor vs. Spectre; energy fight; Spectre grabs Anti-Monitor, energy erupts from Oliver ? Lex – use book to focus ? Energy explosion; end of one universe; rebirth of another o Earth Prime ? Paragons don’t know what’s new; they’re the only ones who remember Crisis ? Lex Luthor – Nobel Peace Prize; during speech, winks at Kara ? J’onn J’onzz goes around and gives everyone the worst headache ever; our worlds combined; Argo saved ? Kara and Flash realize they are same Earth during fight w/Weather Witch; Marv Wolfman cameo ? Superman – boys? ? Baby Sara! ? Heroes are accepted; Justice League formed by Barry o Oliver VO – multiverse split again ? Earth-Prime ? Earth-2 = Stargirl ? Earth-12 = Green Lanterns ? Earth-19 = Swamp Thing ? Earth-9 = Titans ? Earth-21 = Doom Patrol ? Earth-96 = Routh’s Superman! • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow / Spectre o Trained w/Corrigan in Purgatory for months – remembering everything that made him Oliver Green and the Green Arrow o Dying is the easy part; real heroes have to keep going o President gives speech – parting words for the character and the show • Team Arrow o Diggle – upset he wasn’t there for the 2 times Oliver died; “he was my brother” o Rene – we had a Rory on our team once • Supergirl o Holds burnt Superman-96’s cape – similar to comics, in a way o It’s just up, up and away • Team Supergirl o J’onn J’onzz – Hero Paragon; new outfit; gives everyone the worst headache ever • Superman – o Has 2 sons now • Superman – 96 (Routh) o Yellow shield back • Batwoman o Learns from Oliver/Ray interaction: don’t trust each other, then let people in, end up being good friends, bond stronger than iron • Barry Allen / Flash o Missing for months; returns when Lex and Ryan try their teleportation device o Full potential unlocked o Trusts Oliver w/every cell in his body o Heart-to-heart w/Sara o Old Star Labs facility becomes Hall of Justice • Team Flash o N/A • Sara Lance / White Canary o Searches for Oliver o With Oliver’s death, everyone who knew the original me is gone (except her mom right?) ; my ties to this Earth are gone • Ray / Atom o There’s a super me! • Ryan Choi o Part of Team Geek o Helps create Microverse to trap Anti-Monitor o Large city = bureaucracy • Team Legends o Nate and Ava on Waverider; Behrad’s on the ship o Mick – book signing; Rebecca Silver; call him Rebecca o Known for dealing w/magic stuff • Monitor o Planet Maltus: 10,000 years ago – time travel to Dawn of Time, creating Anti-Monitor • Harbinger o Does Lyla remember her time as Harbinger? • Anti-Monitor o There is always one Monitor who can’t resist traveling to Dawn of Time • Lex Luthor o Gave himself some upgrades o Wants to be in charge of everything o Made himself “The Best Guy” when Earth Prime was formed o After fight knows what it feels like to be a hero o Boss of DEO • Pariah / Nash Wells o Anti-matter monitor • Black Lightning o Part of Earth Prime and the Justice League • Thorns: o SP ? Series letdown ? Vibe? ? Elongated Man? ? Slow pacing 1-3 ? 4-5 almost different shows ? Ollie died ? Nash Wells- redeemable? o Chris ? Pacing was off it seemed we crawled for 1-3 then 4-5 flew. ? Wish we could have had more characters in the final fight ? No reverse flash? Since season 1 of flash it’s been implied reverse flash plays a role and he doesn’t appear ? Not sure what this merging means for history. All of the folks we know have their memories restored but to a common person on Earth Prime do they remember the hood basically murdering people (kinda tarnishes Ollie) o Michelle ? Did J’onn visit Lyla? Does she remember being Harbinger? ? WHERE IS WALLY????????????????? ? Where is Cisco and the others? Article cited at bottom states, “Maybe one day we will tell that story,” Guggenheim hedges, “but again, all of those actors need to be paid, and they need to be paid a crossover rate that is above and beyond their episodic rate. That forces us to make hard financial choices that unfortunately occasionally drive the creative choices.” • Roses o SP – ? Never been done before over this many shows and this many episodes ? o Chris ? Combining earths opens some cool opportunities. ? Justice League formation is awesome. ? BEEBO! Everyone loves Beebo ? Sara gets heavily featured and proven that as Captain she’s already a leader of people. Makes sense she would lead the group. Also continuous with a trend in DC where normal humans play a fundamental role in a team ? Routh as Supes one more time. I literally cheered when i saw him in suit on screen again. o Michelle ? OMG they combined all the current CW DC shows (Stargirl on her own Earth) ? Sara in charge; given great moments: leading fight w/Beebo, heart-to-heart w/Barry; coordinating fight w/Anti-Monitor and shadow demons; speech to Anti-Monitor – For Oliver! ? Surprise Flash cameo ? Black Lightning part of Justice League. Also – Justice League! Hall of Heroes! ? Kara happy Kate on same Earth during fight w/Beebo ? Baby Sara! ? Justice for Brandon Routh – amazing shot as Superman • Point of discussion – will you watch the other shows? • For reference: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Easter Eggs and References in Part Three (14 Jan 2020) https://comicbook.com/dc/2020/01/14/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spoilers-part-4-5-easter-eggs/#21 • ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Burning Qs Answered! (15 Jan 2020) https://tvline.com/gallery/crisis-on-infinite-earths-burning-questions-answered/the-flash-season-5-photos-16-2/

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.cbr.com/green-arrow-and-the-canaries-first-promo/ (Date: 15 Jan 2020)

Episode: “Green Arrow & the Canaries” [Season 8 Episode 9] Air Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Summary: In the year 2040 – Mia Queen has everything she could have ever wanted – until Laurel and Dinah suddenly show up in her life again and things take a shocking turn; Laurel and Dinah track a kidnapping victim who has direct ties to Mia. Director: James Bamford Writers: Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700188/?ref_=ttep_ep9

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday Evenings at 7:30 PM eastern or 6:30 PM Central at www.geeks.live. Join the fun chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @StarlingTribune – starlingtribune@gmail.com – www.starlingtribune.com – www.facebook.com/starlingtribune – 612-888-CAVE or 612-888-2283.

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday January169th, 2020.

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Orphan 55

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Hot on the heels of a wild series opening salvo, we knew we’d have a change of pace going into the third episode. The building blocks of a great story are there, but we’re not sold on the execution.

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Runaways “Lord Of Lies” and “Rite Of Thunder” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS314

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP. Agent Haley and Agent Michelle discuss the Runaways season 3 episodes “Lord Of Lies” and “Rite OF Thunder.” The Agents debrief you on why Michelle was correct in her Alien Brother prediction, the Alien Prophesy actually comes to fruition without Karolina having to leave Earth, how Morgan Le Fay is like Emperor Palpatine, Gert’s amazing butterfly knife prowess, a review of the amazing Wiccan-Alien glowy smoky cloud sexy time, the guess of “Mandyland” where all the characters went off to after episode 4 (actually “Mandyville” after some research), how the production team is very complimentary with ensemble cast shows like Runaways, a review of the status of the PRIDE parents, why the Magician might have been named Quinton, the must have season Vaughn appearance, and Molly’s adorable going to sleep teaching moment with Xavin.

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

  • Runaways “Lord Of Lies” and “Rite Of Thunder”
  • Weekly Marvel News

MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS “LORD OF LIES” AND “RITE OF THUNDER” [4:27]

Marvel’s Runaways “Lord Of Lies” and “Rite Of Thunder” was available on Hulu on December 13th, 2019.

Main Cast:

Rhenzy Feliz                                          Alex Wilder Lyrica Okano                                         Nico Minoru Virginia Gardner                                     Karolina Dean Ariela Barer                                           Gert Yorkes Gregg Sulkin                                          Chase Stein Allegra Acosta                                        Molly Hernandez Angel Parker                                          Catherine Wilder Ryan Sands                                           Geoffrey Wilder Annie Wersching                                    Leslie Dean Clarissa Thibeaux                                   Xavin

Ever Carradine                                       Janet Stein James Marsters                                      Victor Stein Brigid Brannagh                                     Stacey Yorkes Kevin Weisman                                      Dale Yorkes Brittany Ishibashi                                   Tina Minoru James Yaegashi                                     Robert Minoru

Ozioma Akagha                                      Tamar

Cody Mayo                                            Vaughn

Kathleen Quinlan                                    Susan Ellerh

Elizabeth Hurley                                     Morgan le Fay

“Lord of Lies”

Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0509183/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

75 directing credits starting 1997

8x The Secret World of Alex Mack

1x Xena: Warrior Princess

1x Star Trek: Voyager

4x Ed

1x Monk

2x The 4400

2x Chuck

6x Friday Night Lights

5x Bones

6x Parenthood

9x Scandal

1x The Gifted

2x Runaways

8x Grey’s Anatomy

Written By: Kirk A. Moore

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4212091/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

4 writing credits starting 2010

2x American Crime

2x 13 Reasons Why

1x Looking for Alaska

4x Runaways

“Rite of Thunder”

Directed By: Jeremy Webb

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2007278/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

33 directing credits starting 1997

4x Grange Hill

9x Casualty

3x True Dare Kiss

2x Doctor Who

15x Merlin

2x Silk

2x Downton Abbey

2x Atlantis

5x Masters of Sex

2x Elementary

1x Fear the Walking Dead

7x Turn: Washington’s Spies

1x Legion

3x Runaways

3x The Punisher

2x The Umbrella Academy

2x Altered Carbon

Written By: Russ Cochrane

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1492404/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

13 writing credits starting 2000

7x Whistler

3x Flashpoint

4x Orphan Black

1x Cardinal

1x Frontier

2x Runaways

Based on the Marvel comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

NEWS [29:27]

TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-of-madness-director-scott-derrickson-drops-out-marvel-1203462569/

OUTRO [35:03]

Haley, Lauren, Michelle and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about how you would rate the episode we just discussed, your top 5 Marvel character lists, your science of Marvel questions, who would you pick in an all-female Avenger team, or which Marvel male you would like to see shirtless. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the Hulu network show Runaways season three episodes “Enter the Dreamlan” and “Merry Meet Again.” You can listen in live when we record Sunday Afternoons at 6:15 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live (Also streamed live on Spreaker.com). Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871

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This podcast was recorded on Sunday January 12th, 2020.

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Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – Flash “Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Three” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST260

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP and Chris review the 2019 Arrowverse Crossover Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Three (technically Flash Season 6 Episode 9). The reporters discuss Diggle and Vibe’s return to the crossover and how their stories were treated, Michelle geeks out over the Lucifer cameo, the highlight of the episode and the crossover with John Wesley Shipp’s sacrifice and nod to his 1990 Flash series, SP give a bit of Black Lightning cameo background, if Jon Cryer’s Lex Luther is now a Paragon, the general plot shortfalls or thorns in the episode, if the cameos were treated well and that they are looking forward to the completion of the crossover next week.

Episode:            “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 3” [Flash: Season 6 Episode 9]

Air Date:           Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Director:           David McWhirter

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0574765/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

7x Flash / 5x Supergirl / 8x Blindspot

Writers: Eric Wallace – story by

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0908630/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6

7x Flash / 6x Teen Wolf / 5x Eureka

Lauren Certo – teleplay

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6359496/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

11x Flash

Sterling Gates – teleplay

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2264361/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

8x Flash / 1x Supergirl

Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/09/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spoilers-part-3-trailer-watch-online-the-flash/

Arrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84

02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77

03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76

04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62

05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74

06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79

07 Purgatory 3-Dec-19 0.83

Legends Of Tomorrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

Supergirl

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Event Horizon 6-Oct-19 1.26

02 Stranger Beside Me 13-Oct-19 0.97

03 Blurred Lines 20-Oct-19 0.92

04 In Plain Sight 27-Oct-19 0.95

05 Dangerous Liaisons 3-Nov-19 0.78

06 Confidence Women 10-Nov-19 0.8

07 Tremors 17-Nov-19 0.79

08 The Wrath Of Rama Khan 1-Dec-19 0.87

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One 8-Dec-19 1.67

The Flash

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Into the Void 8-Oct-19 1.62

02 A Flash of the Lighting 16-Oct-19 1.27

03 Dead Man Running 22-Oct-19 1.38

04 There Will Be Blood 29-Oct-19 1.48

05 Kiss Kiss Breach Breach 5-Nov-19 1.19

06 License To Elongate 19-Nov-19 1.29

07 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1 26-Nov-19 1.17

08 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2 3-Dec-19 1.32

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three 10-Dec-19 1.71

Black Lightning

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Birth of the Blackbird 7-Oct-19 1.16

02 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam’s Tasbih 14-Oct-19 0.63

03 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell’s Pipe-Dream 21-Oct-19 0.61

04 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn’s Ouroboros 28-Oct-19 0.52

05 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon 11-Nov-19 0.71

06 The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven’s Doo 18-Nov-19 0.62

07 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson’s Opus 25-Nov-19 0.65

08 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace 2-Dec-19 0.60

09 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis 9-Dec-19 0.90

Batwoman

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Pilot 6-Oct-19 1.86

02 The Rabbit Hole 13-Oct-19 1.45

03 Down Down Down 20-Oct-19 1.22

04 Who Are You? 27-Oct-19 1.29

05 Mine Is A Long And A Sad Tale 3-Nov-19 1.16

06 I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury 10-Nov-19 1.09

07 Tell Me The Truth 17-Nov-19 1.01

08 A Mad Tea-Party 1-Dec-19 1.01

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two 9-Dec-19 1.71

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Part 3 of crossover
    • Crisis across the multiverse
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • N/A
  • Time Travel / Crisis / Cameos
    • Earth-203 New Gotham – Huntress (Birds of Prey TV show)
    • Plan to rescue as many from other Earths and bring them to Earth 1
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow – Earth 1
    • Trip to Purgatory; Constantine needs help to get into Purgatory, goes to Earth-666 and gets Lucifer to help (repayment for Maze); picture fades, trapped in Purgatory
    • Constating, Diggle, and Mia go to Purgatory – Lian Yu for Oliver
    • Oliver attacks; Diggle gets him back
    • Jim Corrigan – Constatine knows him too; Corrigan – your destiny is to save everyone, you must become the Spectre
  • Team Arrow
    • Diggle pissed about not being told about Oliver
  • Supergirl – Earth 38
    • Determined to use book to bring back her Earth
  • Team Supergirl
    • J’onn J’onzz – Hero Paragon
  • Superman – 38 (Hoechlin)
  • N/A
  • Superman – 96 (Routh)
    • Couldn’t save people; black – even in the darkest time, hope brings us out
  • Batwoman – Earth 1
    • Gets Lex to talk about the book, giving Lex the opportunity to rip out a page
    • Confronts Kara about using the book; we’re doomed if something happens to you
    • Gives Kara Bruce’s kryptonite thing; Kara tells her to keep it
  • Barry Allen / Flash – Earth 1
    • Go to source of anti-matter wave – in Central City – with Killer Frost and Vibe
    • Nash is Pariah – witness tragedy
    • Earth-90 Flash on treadmill
    • Convinces Black Lightning to help
    • Flashtime conversation w/Flash 90 – time for Flash to vanish in Crisis
    • Go reverse on treadmill
    • Parting moments w/Cisco and Caitlin
    • Earth 90 Barry takes Barry’s speed force; keep riding the lightning, son
    • Bonding moment w/Black Lightning; lessons from fathers
  • Team Flash
    • Cisco helps Ray w/detector
    • Killer Frost and Elongated Man
    • Paragon of Love
    • Cisco – Vibe again “thanks” to Monitor; gets Flash
    • Iris – Barry’s tells her that her heart will convince Ryan to be a hero; parting moment with Barry
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
  • Ray / Atom
  • Ryan Choi
    • Paragon of humanity
    • Recognizes Ray Palmer; working in miniaturization
    • I’m no hero; if the world’s ending, then I need to be home
    • Iris talks him into helping them
  • Team Legends
  • Monitor
    • Anti-Monitor wants to replace this universe with his own
    • Can only attempt to save what remains
    • Sent Earth-90 Flash away, allowing Anti-Monitor to find him
    • His world and family died; distracted by work
    • Only Earth left
    • You’ll know what to do when the moment arrives, Pariah
  • Harbinger
    • Arrives on Waverider; memory fuzzy
    • Flash and Superman figure out she’s the enemy; is the Anti-Monitor; destroys Earth-1
  • Anti-Monitor
    • Flash 90 on treadmill; failsafe – cannon destroy all Earths at once.
    • Takes over Harbinger
    • Mobius
    • Takes Novu’s power; destroys Earth-1
  • Lex Luthor
    • Of course he’s going to take a page from the book and make himself a hero
  • Pariah
    • Controlled by Anti-Monitor; bears witness
    • Cisco vibes his memories
    • Brings Black Lightning, who doesn’t know about multiple Earths and whose Earth is gone
    • Teleports Flash, Sara, Batwoman, Supergirl, Superman, J’onn J’onzz, and Ryan to the Vanishing Point – outside of time and space; Lex comes out of Superman to rewrite destiny
  • Black Lightning
    • Contains energy from canon
    • Not from Earth-1
    • Rage against the dying of the light
  • Thorns:
    • SP
      • All three episodes sort of feel like a waste now because everything is gone
      • Loved the cameos, but some are obscure for Arrowverse fans
        • Choi
        • Lucifer
        • Spectre
        • Stargate Pioneer
      • Jon Cryer – what a great Lex – plus the Christopher Reeve connection in Superman IV. Yes, I know we’ve discussed it before but I felt it needed to be mentioned again.
      • The way the Flash cast just miraculously portals in
        • Punctuates the separate episodes and not true continuous miniseries event
      • Black Lightning just a bit more than a cameo
      • It would have been nice to see Oracle on Earth 203
      • World’s Finest confrontation …a bit old with Batman v Superman
      • Why does Vibe live again when Cisco went through the whole arc of becoming non meta again? – I know,because plot and he was the only one to get through the treadmill force field. But….really?
    • Chris
      • Why isn’t Dig the Green Lantern yet?
      • Spectre reveal kinda came out of nowhere
    • Michelle
      • Still upset that we didn’t see Nash become Pariah or Lyla become Harbinger and why she ended up w/Anti-Monitor and as the Anti-Monitor
      • If Anti-Monitor could destroy all Earths at once, why not do so? (I know, because plot, but still)
      • Oliver didn’t need to become the Spectre; Corrigan would’ve been great to see
    • Roses
      • SP –
        • All the cameos.
        • John Wesley Shipp’s 90’s flash gets an ending
        • Diggle’s issue about not being with Oliver – true to the characters
        • Routh’s Superman … again.
      • Chris
        • John Wesley Shipp is OG flash again! and we get an actual 90s flash flashback
        • Brandon Routh is still great. Can we give him a Superman show?
        • Diggle and Oliver’s friendship is shown to be a big deal when he’s the one that pulls him out.
        • Lex tricks everyone (keep in mind he sees himself as a hero normally). BUt bummed it’s Routh Supes that is gone :(
        • Kara and Kate conversation ends when Kara tells her to keep the kryptonite
  • Michelle
    • Lucifer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Tom Ellis and the show. Maze is Mazikeen, loyal servant/friend of Lucifer’s; Constantine helped bring her out of Hell to Earth; there are rules preventing Lucifer from just bringing whoever he wants out of Hell; even Lucifer has to go back to Hell; visit is pre-TV show
    • Treadmill from comics; a Flash has to die; flashback to Flash TV show (knew this was going to happen, still teared up anyway)
    • Logical reason to bring in Black Lightning
    • Diggle brings back Oliver
    • Still loving Snart as the voice of the Waverider
  • For reference: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Easter Eggs and References in Part Three (10 Dec 2019) https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/11/crisis-on-infinite-earths-part-3-easter-eggs/

ARROW NEWS:

  1. CW Reveals When Arrow, Flash, Batwoman and More Return From Winter Hiatus (Date: 18 Dec 2019)
    1. Both Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will air on Jan. 14 to close out the Arrowverse’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
    2. Official premiere dates:
    3. Batwoman: Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
    4. Supergirl: Jan. 19, 9 p.m
    5. Black Lightning: Jan. 20, 9 p.m.
    6. Arrow: Jan. 21, 8 p.m.
    7. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Jan. 21, 9 p.m.
    8. The Flash: Feb. 4, 8 p.m.
    9. https://www.cbr.com/cw-arrowverse-riverdale-black-lightning-midseason-premiere-dates/

CW ARROWVERSE NEWS:

  1. The CW Renews 13 Series Including ‘Batwoman’, ‘Nancy Drew’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Riverdale’ & ‘All American’ (Date: 7 Jan 2020)
    1. The CW has ordered second seasons of Batwoman and Nancy Drew, along with renewing All American (Season 3), Black Lightning (Season 4), Charmed (Season 3), DC’S Legends of Tomorrow (Season 6), Dynasty (Season 4), The Flash (Season 7), In the Dark (Season 3), Legacies (Season 3), Riverdale (Season 5), Roswell, New Mexico (Season 3), and Supergirl (Season 6).
    2. https://deadline.com/2020/01/the-cw-renews-13-series-batwoman-nancy-drew-the-flash-riverdale-all-american-1202823557/

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/09/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spoilers-part-3-trailer-watch-online-the-flash/ (Date: 10 Dec 2019)

Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 4” [Arrow: Season 8 Episode 8] and “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 5” [Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5 Episode 0]

Air Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Summary: After their defeat in Crisis Part 3 at the hands of the Anti-Monitor, the 7 paragons must fight to bring back the multiverse. Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.

Part 4 Director: Glen Winter

Part 4 Writers: Marc Guggenheim

Part 5 Director: Gregory Smith

Part 5 Writers: Keto Shimizu & Ubah Mohamed

IMDB link: Part 4:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9641260/?ref_=ttep_ep8

Part 5: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9724506/?ref_=ttep_ep_cur

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Spyfall, Part Two

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Chris Chibnall doubles down on the intensity for the conclusion of his Series 12 opening story, and it definitely takes its toll on us as viewers. Some things thrill, others shock, and if we’re being completely honest, some things outright offend.

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Runaways “Smoke And Mirrors” and “The Great Escape” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS313

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP and Agent Michelle discuss the Runaways season 3 episodes “Smoke And Mirrors” and “The Great Escape.” The Agents debrief you on why Runaways season 3 finally made SP subscribe to Hulu, the fun Xavin-Molly team up side missions, how driving a car is NOT like driving a space ship, how Dale helps Gert learn to drive Old Lace, the Agent’s guesses as to which character the alien son is within, how the alien daughter makes Tina suspect with her Wizard company, Morgan La Fate’s initial appearance, if Nico’s staff is gone forever, how Janet becomes one with the Algorithm, Catherine Wilder’s path to Guilty, Leslie’s rapid alien pregnancy, if Chase is a coward, and a short discussion on the ABC Stan Lee Special from December 20th, 2019.Stay tuned after the main show for EXTENDED outtakes and extras!

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

  • Runaways “Smoke and Mirrors” and “The Great Escape”

MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS “SMOKE AND MIRRORS” AND “THE GREAT ESCAPE” [6:00]

MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS “SMOKE AND MIRRORS” AND “THE GREAT ESCAPE”

Marvel’s Runaways “Smoke and Mirrors” and “The Great Escape” was available on Hulu on December 13th, 2019.

Main Cast:

Rhenzy Feliz                                          Alex Wilder Lyrica Okano                                         Nico Minoru Virginia Gardner                                     Karolina Dean Ariela Barer                                           Gert Yorkes Gregg Sulkin                                          Chase Stein Allegra Acosta                                        Molly Hernandez Angel Parker                                          Catherine Wilder Ryan Sands                                           Geoffrey Wilder Annie Wersching                                    Leslie Dean Clarissa Thibeaux                                   Xavin

Ever Carradine                                       Janet Stein James Marsters                                      Victor Stein Brigid Brannagh                                     Stacey Yorkes Kevin Weisman                                      Dale Yorkes Brittany Ishibashi                                   Tina Minoru James Yaegashi                                     Robert Minoru

Elizabeth Hurley                                     Morgan le Fay

“Smoke and Mirrors”

Directed By: Larry Teng

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1270350/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

29 directing credits starting 2009

7x Medium

1x Person of Interest

1x Warehouse 13

1x Burn Notice

1x Almost Human

1x Sleepy Hollow

7x Elementary

6x Supergirl

2x The Walking Dead

2x Runaways

1x Jessica Jones

3x Nancy Drew

Written By: Tracy McMillan

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573336/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2

11 writing credits starting 1997

3x Life on Mars

1x Mad Men

2x Necessary Roughness

3x Satisfaction

1x Good Girls Revolt

4x Runaways

“The Great Escape”

Directed By: Philip John

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1353167/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

36 directing credits starting 1987

3x Spine Chillers

2x Murphy’s Law

5x Sugar Rush

2x Mistresses

2x Ashes to Ashes

11x Being Human

11x New Tricks

6x Downton Abbey

4x Outlander

1x Stan Lee’s Lucky Man

1x Iron Fist

1x Cloak and Dagger

1x Runaways

12x Bang

Written By: Warren Hsu Leonard

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5771286/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

4 writing credits starting 2013

2x Perception

4x How to Get Away with Murder

1x Power

1x Looking for Alaska

4x Runaways

Based on the Marvel comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

OUTRO [42:52]

Haley, Lauren, Michelle and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about how you would rate the episode we just discussed, your top 5 Marvel character lists, your science of Marvel questions, who would you pick in an all-female Avenger team, or which Marvel male you would like to see shirtless. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the Hulu network show Runaways season three episodes “Lord Of Lies” and “Rite OF Thunder.” You can listen in live when we record Sunday Afternoons at 6:15 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live (Also streamed live on Spreaker.com). Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871

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This podcast was recorded on Sunday January 5th, 2020.

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Spyfall, Part One

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We’re rocked back on our heels with the Series 12 opener, getting a storyline we love, questions that challenge us, concerns for characters, and…THAT moment. “Hi.”

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Torchwood Rewatch: Out of Time (S1E10)

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They say you can’t go back again…assuming you want to at all. Gwen, Jack, and Owen each take charge of caretaking an unexpected time traveler, coming to three very different ends.

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Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – Batwoman “Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Two” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST259

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP and Chris review the 2019 Arrowverse Crossover Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Two (technically Batwoman Episode 9). The reporters discuss the how appropriate the heroes’ reactions were to Oliver’s death, the quest for the paragons, the questionable character treatment of The Harbinger and Pariah, the confusing nature of Legends Of Tomorrow in the crossover, the special role of Kevin Conroy as Batman in the crossover, Smallville’s Tom Welling and Erica Durance in the crossover and what happened with the Kryptonite, Brandon Routh shinning as Superman, the Crossover end credit logo, the reveal of the Anti-Monitor, the World’s Finest side quest and how the Book Of Destiny was used.

Episode:            “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two” [Batwoman: Season 1 Episode 9]

Air Date:           Monday, December 9, 2019

Director:           Laura Belsey

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0069513/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

1x Batwoman / 7x Arrow / 1x The Flash / 2x The Walking Dead

Writers: Don Whitehead

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2453861/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

2x Batwoman / 2x Stitchers / 13x Smallville

Holly Henderson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1177855/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

2x Batwoman / 2x Stitchers / 13x Smallville

Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/09/crisis-on-infinite-earths-part-2-batwoman-promo-cw/

Arrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84

02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77

03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76

04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62

05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74

06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79

07 Purgatory 3-Dec-19 0.83

Legends Of Tomorrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

Supergirl

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Event Horizon 6-Oct-19 1.26

02 Stranger Beside Me 13-Oct-19 0.97

03 Blurred Lines 20-Oct-19 0.92

04 In Plain Sight 27-Oct-19 0.95

05 Dangerous Liaisons 3-Nov-19 0.78

06 Confidence Women 10-Nov-19 0.8

07 Tremors 17-Nov-19 0.79

08 The Wrath Of Rama Khan 1-Dec-19 0.87

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One 8-Dec-19 1.67

The Flash

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Into the Void 8-Oct-19 1.62

02 A Flash of the Lighting 16-Oct-19 1.27

03 Dead Man Running 22-Oct-19 1.38

04 There Will Be Blood 29-Oct-19 1.48

05 Kiss Kiss Breach Breach 5-Nov-19 1.19

06 License To Elongate 19-Nov-19 1.29

07 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1 26-Nov-19 1.17

08 The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2 3-Dec-19 1.32

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three 10-Dec-19 1.71

Black Lightning

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Birth of the Blackbird 7-Oct-19 1.16

02 The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam’s Tasbih 14-Oct-19 0.63

03 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell’s Pipe-Dream 21-Oct-19 0.61

04 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn’s Ouroboros 28-Oct-19 0.52

05 The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon 11-Nov-19 0.71

06 The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven’s Doo 18-Nov-19 0.62

07 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson’s Opus 25-Nov-19 0.65

08 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace 2-Dec-19 0.60

09 The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis 9-Dec-19 0.90

Batwoman

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Pilot 6-Oct-19 1.86

02 The Rabbit Hole 13-Oct-19 1.45

03 Down Down Down 20-Oct-19 1.22

04 Who Are You? 27-Oct-19 1.29

05 Mine Is A Long And A Sad Tale 3-Nov-19 1.16

06 I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury 10-Nov-19 1.09

07 Tell Me The Truth 17-Nov-19 1.01

08 A Mad Tea-Party 1-Dec-19 1.01

09 Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two 9-Dec-19 1.71

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Part 2 of crossover
    • Crisis across the multiverse
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Super fight
      • Can tell when computer animation is used
      • Lois knocks Lex out; Lois and Iris use book; Lois speech to bring 96 back
    • Mia and Sara kick Hex’s butt; Sara gives Hex his scar
  • Time Travel / Crisis / Cameos
    • Earth-74: Snart as Waverider’s AI
    • Earth-99: Conroy as Batman; exo suit to walk; older
      • Kate and Kara
      • Kate died 5 years ago; Beth lived
      • Batman – start w/a code, then take a life, then taking others becomes easy; trophies from kills, including Superman
      • Batman – gave authorities too much power; has Kryptonite in suit
      • Kate kicks Bruce; “There is no hope”
    • Earth-75: Metropolis
      • Superman killed – Superman dies comic scene
    • Earth-167
      • Tom Welling! So buff; tosses Krytonite
      • Kent farm; gave up powers; has daughters w/Lois
      • Punches Lex – his Earth, president
      • Not everyone looks the same going from Earth to Earth
    • Earth-96: Metropolis
      • Routh Superman; Joker gassed the Daily Planet, killing everyone Superman knew
      • Luthor tired of killing Superman; has 38 and 96 fight
    • Earth-18: North Dakota
      • Lazarus Pit
      • Jonah Hex tries to stop them; Sara gives him his scar
      • Sara – Mia won’t take no for an answer like her father; smart like her mother
      • Oliver comes back; Sara tranqed body
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow – Earth 1
    • Sara, Kate, and Kara pour one for him
    • Constantine finds parallel universes; finds Lazarus Pit
    • Constantine can’t bring Oliver’s soul back b/c antimatter messing w/his magical powers
  • Team Arrow
  • Supergirl – Earth 38
    • We should be able to undo this
    • Doesn’t trust Monitor
  • Team Supergirl
  • Superman – 38 (Hoechlin)
  • Superman – 96 (Routh)
    • Kingdom Come and from Superman Returns
    • Instant chemistry w/Lois
  • Batwoman – Earth 1
    • Who wants to meet Batman?
    • New and unfriendly
    • Just started – yet was active last year
    • Took Kryptonite from Bruce
  • Barry Allen / Flash – Earth 1
    • We’re going to use a Lazarus Pit to bring Oliver back
  • Team Flash
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Promised crew to no more crossovers
    • Mia – Nyssa told me everything about you and Lazarus Pits
  • Ray / Atom
    • Paragon detector
  • Team Legends
    • Earth-74: Snart is this Waverider’s AI – any preference to how you want to die, Harbinger
    • Rory’s ship; trying to be a writer; Harbinger, we need you – Rory “You had me at beer”
    • Rory – Good with the baby; reads his self-published novel
  • Monitor
    • Need Ray’s lab
    • Need the 7 paragons – beings of the purest will
      • Kara – hope
      • Kate – courage (bat of the future)
      • Sara – destiny
      • Superman 96 – truth
    • Got Book of Destiny by going back in time; knew Luthor was going to steal the book
    • Book of the Guardians – given to Felicity
  • Harbinger
    • Keeping Diggle in the dark
    • Book making heard headaches
    • Goes to the Anti-Monitor
  • Lex Luthor
    • Has a part to play; destiny unfulfilled
    • Steals book; mission – kill all Superman
  • Pariah
  • Thorns:
    • SP
      • Oliver’s death is devastating, but whole planets have been destroyed
        • Felicity (Chris good point)
      • Is Lyla Lyla or Harbinger. Diggle at home with JJ?
      • Yea I liked Leonard on the Earth-74 Waverider, but why not use the ACTUAL Waverider?
      • The book of destiny – who can use it and who cannot? – Not exactly the same book as last crossover
      • Epic Superman v Superman fight destruction – they definitely need a glass repair service on Earth-96
      • If the Monitor knew who the paragons were – why waste time sending them on their journey to Earth-99?
    • Chris
      • Where Diggle? He should be here and be a potential voice of reason for not using a Lazarus Pit
      • Its a sendoff for Smallville but no Welling in suit
        • Blue K theory? (doesn’t really matter now)
        • I’m conflicted here it’s a good sendoff to Clark. Part of his narrative in the show was that he wanted to me normal at times.  I think I built it up too much in my mind. But tbh I’m a bit salty we still never got Welling in the suit
      • CG on the Super fight was a bit rough but TV budget so okay
      • What’s up with Lyla? Is this going to be explained in the comic tie-in?
      • Sidequest the episode.  Big stakes from part 1 aren’t really in play here
    • Michelle
      • Tom Welling not in Superman suit
      • Lazarus Pit, really? The multiverse is ending; Barry spends a lot of time on side mission
      • Harbinger’s going to Anti-Monitor really not explained
  • Roses
    • SP –
      • “Yea. I kind of promised my crew we’d never have to do another crossover”
      • Jonathan crying and being passed off from person to person until Mick stops him
      • World’s Finest Teamup to Earth-99. “Bat Of The Future”
      • Lois has a thing for ALLSupermen
      • Lex Luther’s “Superfriends” comment to Earth-167 Superman
      • It was fitting to have Batman in the Batwoman episode
      • Superman v Superman fight was made better by two actors: Brandon Routh and Tyler Hoechlin
      • For all the Legends Of Tomorrow side characters to be in Crisis, it was good to see Jonah Hex
      • End credit symbols are pretty cool
    • Chris
      • Leo replaces Gideon
      • Routh is still a perfect Superman. This is the series they should be pursuing.
        • He is from Superman Returns via reference to his son Jason
      • Kara eyes up Routh Supes gets told he’s her cousin by Superman prime was fun
      • Ray and Supes trading quips on teh Waverider was fun
      • Having not watched Cryer in Supergirl I don’t know what he was like previously but he nails it as Lex
      • Kevin Conroy is batman even if its evil batman.
        • they took my batman and put him in live action. Normally I complain about guggenheim and his need to defy expectations of fans. I actually liked it here. To many people Kevin Conroy is the definitive version of batman. One who never kills. To take this version and have him be a broken version similar to Dark Knight Returns Batman was not what I expected. And seeing Conroy pull off broken Batman both physically and mentally was quite the show.
      • Teased me with Batman Beyond when referencing a Gotham from the future
      • Smallville
        • Didn’t expect to get it.
        • Like the nod to Lex as president
        • Wish there had been more
      • Alternate earth Mick is still delightful as is his babysitting
    • Michelle
      • Tom Welling!!!! Everyone noticing how buff he is
      • Like the Kara/Constantine/Mia teamup
      • Kate and Kara develop relationship
      • Cryer gets to be more Lex Luthor-y than on Supergirl
      • Kate has character development w/interaction w/Bruce
      • Brandon Routh gets to show the world why he’s a great Superman and deserves to take over from Cavill
      • Episode made me like Superman again

ARROW NEWS:

  1. CW Reveals When Arrow, Flash, Batwoman and More Return From Winter Hiatus (Date: 18 Dec 2019)
  1. Both Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will air on Jan. 14 to close out the Arrowverse’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
  2. Official premiere dates:
  3. Batwoman: Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
  4. Supergirl: Jan. 19, 9 p.m
  5. Black Lightning: Jan. 20, 9 p.m.
  6. Arrow: Jan. 21, 8 p.m.
  7. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Jan. 21, 9 p.m.
  1. The Flash: Feb. 4, 8 p.m.
  2. https://www.cbr.com/cw-arrowverse-riverdale-black-lightning-midseason-premiere-dates/

FEEBACK:

  1. DISCORD: yakk0dotorg 12/12/2019
    1. Here’s a pretty interesting interview with Brandon Routh on the crossover and his time as Ray and Superman. https://youtu.be/owOvkaOgab0
  2. FACEBOOK: ??Anthony McDowell?
    1. I am sad that the Starling Tribune is about to shut down. Y’alls coverage of the show plus the One-shots and other stuff yuns do is fantastic. Just listened to Purgatory and thought that I would mention that on VUDU you can buy the bundles of Invansion and Crisis On Earth-X. They haven’t got Elseworlds bundled yet but hopefully they do, and obviously I hope eventually they get Crisis On Infinite Earths bundled too. Thanks, I appreciate y’all, it’s been fun listening to y’alls coverage, and looking forward to these last little bit of episodes. Thanks!
  3. REDDIT (via Chris):
    1. https://www.reddit.com/r/arrow/comments/e9vu1r/crisis_spoilers_star_city/
    2. Posted byu/rleach1001
    3. 7 days ago
    4. [Crisis Spoilers] Star City
    5. spoiler
    6. Star City 2046 can’t be the same Earth featured in Legends of Tomorrow. I know Sara said the Waverider jumped dimensions, but she has to be wrong. In Legends of Tomorrow S1E6, Sara meets future Oliver and he says:
    7. “30 years ago, you and Ray hopped on a spaceship, and you never came back.”
    8. In Crisis Part One, they meet alternate Oliver, and he says:
    9. “You’re dead. You… you went down with the Gambit.”
    10. So, Earth-16 is an alternate Earth that’s very similar to Star City 2046, but Sara actually died on the Gambit. She never got on the Amazo, joined the League, or came back to Star City. Star City 2046 was a potential future for Earth-1 that was avoided.

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/09/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spoilers-part-3-trailer-watch-online-the-flash/ (Date: 9 Dec 2019)

Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 3” [Flash: Season 6 Episode 9]

Air Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Summary: Pariah enlists Black Lightning to help stop the Anti-Monitor after Flash-90 Shares what he learned from his battle in ‘Elseworlds’. With the help of Black Lightning, Barry, Cisco and Killer Frost come up with a plan that could save them all. Meanwhile, Iris has a heart-to-heart with Ryan Choi while Oliver and Diggle return to an old familiar stomping ground.

Director: David McWhirter

Writers: Lauren Certo & Sterling Gates / Eric Wallace (story by)

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9641254/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday Evenings at 7:30 PM eastern or 6:30 PM Central at www.geeks.live. Join the fun chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @StarlingTribune – starlingtribune@gmail.com – www.starlingtribune.com – www.facebook.com/starlingtribune – 612-888-CAVE or 612-888-2283.

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday December 19th, 2019.

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