Chris Ferrell is a long time fan of a variety of so called nerdy things. Growing up he was introduced to Star War, Star Trek, and Babylon 5 by his father. That grew into a love of just about all Sci Fi and fantasy. Add in his fanboy nature when it comes to comics and Chris probably has too many things he's interested in.

Nowadays Chris espouses his love for all things good and nerdy in both podcast and blogging forms. Chris is a staff writer at Gonna Geek. In addition to that he is the co-host of a bunch of podcasts. Basically, if you want to hear someone ramble about nerdy things, Chris can do it.

Podcasts: All Things Good and Nerdy, GonnaGeek.com Podcast, The Starling Tribune and WTWD Radio Free Woodbury.

SP as he is known to his close associates has dedicated his life to working within the system to bring geeky humor and science fiction points of view to the mindless minions in charge of providing the freedoms, security and infrastructure to our lives. Given the opportunity, SP would gladly slip through the Stargate to begin colonizing a new planet and living the Little House On The Prairie life or suit up to mine the solar system's asteroids for precious metals, gems and hidden signs of ancient advanced societies. SP has a lifelong fascination with geeky shows, advanced technologies, revolutionary science and apocalyptic tales.

Podcasts: GonnaGeek.com Podcast, Voices of Defiance and Legends of SHIELD

Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Prochnost” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST255

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow finale season fifth episode “Prochnost.” The reporters discuss the strength it takes to show the weaknesses and mistakes you have made to others, the fact that Oliver DID NOT answer all the question his kids had for him, Mia’s tennis ball (and perhaps slapping water) training, the return of Anatoly to the show, the moment of Laurel’s decision, the awesome Mountainous Mustache cage fighter, Diggle’s attempt to help redeem Roy and what is Lyla betraying Team Arrow for?

Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Prochnost” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST255

Episode:            “Prochnost” [Season 8 Episode 5]

Air Date:           Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Director:           Laura Belsey

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

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

Writers: Benjamin Raab

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1437177/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

4x Arrow / 2x Flash / 7x Warehouse 13

Deric A. Hughes

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1898703/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

4x Arrow / 2x Flash / 7x Warehouse 13

Promo:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-queen-meets-the-unexpected-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-4-present-tense-a171376

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Prochnost means strength in Russian
    • Said during toast after mission in bar
    • Takes strength to tell people about your mistakes
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Spartan and Roy
      • Smash and grab
      • Roy – arrows; punches guy
      • Get the stuff
    • Fight club
      • Run by Bratva
      • Oliver to fight for plans
      • Kids show up
      • Oliver ruthless; Mia impressed
      • Bratva find Mia; Bratva kill General; take Oliver and Mia
    • Bratva
      • Tied their thumbs
      • Mia to line; 60 seconds to ring the bell
      • Mia almost made it; she knows how to fight
      • Oliver dislocates thumb; gets them out of chairs; canary cry
    • Fight Club part 2
      • Mia and Oliver go in w/green hoods
      • William sets them up to fight 6 men
      • Knife snuck into ring
      • Canary takes care of muscle upstairs; Anatoly shoots guy about to shoot Laurel
      • Guys come with guns; Oliver and Mia use smoke things to cover escape; William is the “guy in the suit”
  • FTA
    • Mia
      • Takes time to learn
      • Tells Dad about fighting for money
      • When I try to be like my dad or any hero, I fail
      • Now one of Anatoly’s favorite Americans
    • William
      • These computers are so old
      • Speaks Russian
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Tennis ball lesson w/Mia; lessons on speciality arrows
    • Stick training
    • Bring kids on mission
    • Friends again w/Anatoly; brothers
    • Doesn’t want kids to know the bad he’s done, so no Bratva
    • For me, you’re still kids; my job to protect both of you; hate me if you want to, but you’re going home
    • Anatoly – important kids see success and failures; you have to let them live; they’re not weak
    • He, Diggle, and Laurel hit with tranq darts at end
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • I know where some plutonium is
    • Trying to help Roy atone
    • Tells Roy about his future
  • Lyla / Harbinger
    • The Monitor is trying to save Earths
    • What deal does she have?
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Learns about Lyla
    • Mia – we’re flawed; learn how to be your own person and hero
    • Gets apology from Anatoly
    • Turns down Monitor’s plan; wants Lyla to tell the truth; brings out Diggle and Oliver
  • Roy (aka Jason)
    • Just this once
    • Decides to stay and help team

ARROW NEWS:

  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths Poster Promises the End of the Worlds (Date: 22 Nov 2019)
    1. The CW has released the official poster for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
    2. The image is a true who’s who of The CW’s shared superhero universe, as it features The Monitor assembling John Constantine, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Harbinger, Kingdom Come Superman, Lex Luthor, J’onn J’onzz, Iris West-Allen, The Flash (John Wesley Shipp), Vibe, Black Lightning, Batwoman, Green Arrow, Heat Wave, White Canary, The Flash (Barry Allen) and Supergirl.
    3. What I find interesting – 2 Supermans – 2 Flashes
    4. https://www.cbr.com/arrowverse-crisis-on-infinite-earths-poster/

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/11/20/arrow-reset-preview-the-cw/ (19 Nov 2019)

Episode: “Reset” [Season 8 Episode 6]

Air Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Summary: Oliver is faced with a life-or-death situation after being double-crossed by Lyla; Laurel has an opportunity to make amends.

Director: David Ramsey

Writers: Onalee Hunter and Maya Houston

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700180/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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 November 21st, 2019.

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

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Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Present Tense” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST254

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow finale season fourth episode “Present Tense.” The reporters discuss the Team Arrow kids reuniting with their parents, Curtis and his Gummy Bears, both present and future Team Arrow fighting together (rather epically), their predictions on Laurel’s future roles with Oliver and the Monitor, if we will see Anatoly next episode and the touching late night kitchen snacks with Dad as Oliver cooks for his kids together perhaps the first and only time.

 

Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Present Tense” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST254

 

Episode:            “Present Tense” [Season 8 Episode 4]

Air Date:           Tuesday, November 5, 2019 

 

Director:           Kristin Windell

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934663/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

                        5x Arrow / 1 Agents of Shield / 1x The Flash / 1x Legends

 

Writers:             Oscar Balderrama

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2421455/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

                        20x Arrow

 

Jeane Wong

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2777027/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

                        3x Arrow

Promo:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-queen-meets-the-unexpected-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-4-present-tense-a171376 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Jury10-Nov-19 1.09

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Things are tense b/t everyone
    • Stress eating
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Grant is Deathstroke
      • Bomb trap
      • The pros have to save the kids
    • Stopping Grant
      • Mia and Oliver 
      • Arrows
      • Fight 
      • Oliver talks Mia down
    • Dinah and Rene at police station
      • Bomb
    • Connor, Laurel, Diggle at relay
      • Connor defuses bomb
    • Curtis and William
      • Overwatch
  • Time Travel / Crisis
    • They have changed the future
  • FTA
    • Mia
      • We need to keep out mouths shut
      • We need to take on JJ
      • Walks right into a trap
      • You put mission above your family
      • I’m fine w/o you, Dad. I was trained by Nyssa
      • Trusts Laurel
    • Connor
      • Helps with investigation
      • Has to tell truth about JJ
    • William
      • We’re in the past; we’re from 2041
      • We should leave Felicity out of this because of time travel rules
      • Comes out to dad
      • Tells them the truth about future
      • I do the same moody, broody thing, Dad
      • I wanted you to try harder, Dad
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Has to tell team about Mia
    • Upset kids didn’t grow up together
    • Felicity and he knew William was gay
    • New Deathstroke in town
    • Yep, Mia’s my kid
    • On a mission to kill a God
    • Suit up!
    • Guilt over losing someone doesn’t leave
    • Father-daughter bonding time
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Upset at Connor
    • Failing JJ reminds him of failing Andy
    • Accepts Connor; trains with him
    • All that green in his jacket!
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Use to play for team villain 
    • Sense murderous intent; knows Mia is planning to kill Grant
    • Oliver’s a dick
    • Tells Mia about how she talked Felicity out of killing Diaz
    • Planning w/Dinah
  • Monitor
    • Makes Laurel an offer – your Earth restored for betraying Oliver
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • We need to be better every single day
    • We all failed to save this city
    • Now we need to be our best
    • Grant to Gotham – Blackgate
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • We need to ask the kids about future
    • Finds out he will be mayor
    • Let’s start the Canary Network now
    • Speech; make our future now 
  • Curtis!
    • Kids from future!
    • Hackity hackity hack
    • Analyzes fabric from Earth-2
    • Stuff we need is in Russia (machine HA…L 3000)

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. ARROW: Emily Bett Rickards & Joe Dinicol Both Confirmed To Return For The Series Finale (Date: 01 Nov 2019)
    1. After bowing out at the end of season seven and heading off with The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) to reunite with her long lost husband Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), it sounds like fans will get to see that reunion realized on-screen as Amell has confirmed today that Emily Bett Rickards will reprise her role as Felicity Smoak for the series finale of Arrow, which is expected to air on January 28, 2020.
    2. On another note, Rick Gonzalez revealed late last night that Joe Dinicol will also return for the series finale as Rory Regan, a.k.a. Ragman. He initially appeared in a recurring capacity in season five and returned for a cameo last season.
    3. https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-emily-bett-rickards-joe-dinicol-both-confirmed-to-return-for-the-series-finale-a171427
  2. Paul Blackthorne Is Arrow’s Latest Final-Season Encore — But How? (Date: 04 Nov 2019)
    1. TVLine has learned that Blackthorne, an original cast member who wrapped his original run at the end of Season 6, will appear in multiple episodes of the Arrowverse flagship series’ farewell run.
    2. https://tvline.com/2019/11/04/arrow-final-season-paul-blackthorne-returns-quentin-lance/
  3. Arrow: The CW Announces Two-Hour Series Finale Date (Date: 08 Nov 2019)
    1. Arrow’s finale will be a two-hour event, beginning with a preview of the finale on Tuesday, January 28, at 8 p.m. The finale itself, which is titled “Fadeout,” will air at 9 p.m. on the same day.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-cw-two-hour-series-finale-date/
  4. Arrow Enters Its Final Week of Production (Date: 11 Nov 2019)
    1. Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz announced that the CW drama has entered its final week of production.  Schwartz was short and sweet, writing “Last week of production on Arrow.”
    2. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-final-week-production/
  5. Stephen Amell Has Shot His Last Scene for Arrow (Date: 14 Nov 2019)
    1. After eight seasons, Stephen Amell is finally done playing Oliver Queen. For the past week, members of the Arrow cast and crew have been shooting the series finale, “Fadeout.” Now, star Stephen Amell has announced he filmed his final scene for the show. “Words can’t even begin to express what Arrow has meant to me,” Amell wrote on Twitter. “Best eight years of my life. The cast and crew of the show have become my family. I’m going to miss them. I’m wrapped.”
    2. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-stephen-amell-wrapped-filming/

GENERAL NEWS:

 

  1. The CW Sets Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Debut Date (Date: 08 Nov 2019)
    1. Legends of Tomorrow will return at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, following an episode of Arrow. Although details about the premiere are being kept under wraps at this time, the first episode of Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 will follow a special episode of the series tying into the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. That special episode will air on January 14, 2020, which is after the winter hiatus.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/cw-legends-tomorrow-season-5-debut-date/

NEXT EPISODE

 

Link to Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-the-team-heads-to-russia-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-5-prochnost-a171494 (Date: 5 Nov 2019) 

https://www.cbr.com/arrow-oliver-mia-russian-fight-club-promo/ (12 Nov 2019)

 

Episode: “Prochnost” [Season 8 Episode 5]

Air Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 

Summary: Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials; Connor reunites with a figure from his past.

Director: Laura Belsey

Writers: Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700178/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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.

 

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

 

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

 

This podcast was recorded on Thursday November 14th, 2019.

 

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.


Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Leap Of Faith” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST253

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow finale season third episode “Leap Of Faith.” The reporters discuss the Talia surprise and the SHOCKING ending with Zoe. They discuss how well the Arrow storylines are being tied up as the series nears its ultimate conclusion, Oliver’s last pre-Crisis family moment, a deep dive into the Arrow Flash Forwards, and how we liked the return to Nada Parbat

Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Leap Of Faith” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST253

Episode:            “Leap of Faith” [Season 8 Episode 3]

Air Date:           Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Director:           Katie Cassidy

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1556320/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

1x Arrow

Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3598136/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

17x Arrow

Elizabeth Kim

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3655243/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

4x Arrow

Promo:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-thea-queen-reunites-with-her-brother-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-3-leap-of-faith-a171267

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 .076

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

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

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

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

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Putting trust in each other
    • William telling Mia that he’s got this
    • Lyla telling John that she’s got this
    • Thea telling Oliver that she can help him
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Oliver catches arrow; fight; Thea!
    • Creepy place
      • Thea and Oliver fight Talia’s people!
    • Tomb
      • Thanatos Guild shows up; more sword fighting!
      • Talia does the smoke bomb thing to cover retreat
    • Kasnia – Lyla and John
      • Lyla takes out guy; twist guy’s arm to shoot other guy
      • Diggle takes others out
    • Thea and Talia
      • sword fight
      • Thea wraps Talia’s neck in chains
      • Talia yields
    • Oliver takes out Athena? Rubble and fire
    • Future
      • Mia – sword to throat; Zoe saves
      • Canary things
      • JJ “kills” Zoe
      • Light – William, Connor, and Mia taken to past
  • Time Travel / Crisis
    • William, Mia, Connor to their past / our present
  • Flashforward
    • Mia
      • Frak!
      • Let’s just storm the castle
      • Worried about losing William
    • Connor
      • Who’s leading the team anyway?
    • William
      • Shocked intruders w/Felicity trap
      • Hackity hackity hack
      • Operating from a place of fear is not the best way to go
    • Zoe
      • OMG!!!!
    • JJ
      • Destroy unification movement
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Contacted Sara about League history; no help
    • Gets help from Talia – paying back her debt
    • Sky Gods gave gives to first Ra’s
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Talia disappointed Oliver didn’t memorize the map
    • Shoots thing to stop trap – one heck of a trap
    • Talia drugs Oliver
    • Climb up mountain w/Thea
    • My death has to mean my family is safe
    • Talia caught by Athena; weapons taken
    • Shoots guys so Thea can go after Talia
    • Balance of good and evil – not kept, then god-like being will arrive
    • If I’m working w/the bad guy, I have to stop him
    • Parting w/Speedy
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Hong Kong – Ben Turner on op, so Lyla had them stay there
    • Kasnia – looking for Turner’s family
    • Seeing Earth 2 disappear has changed him a little; less risky
    • Sets up Turner’s family w/protection
  • Lyla / Harbinger
    • Still can’t trust everyone at ARGUS
    • Make choices from a place of strength
    • Becomes a distraction
  • Thea Queen
    • Nyssa – gone after pits destroyed
    • Wants to take down guild
    • Roy – did come back, but left
    • What are you not telling me, Ollie? Oliver tells her
    • I know Arabic
    • Shutting me out again, Ollie?
    • Just stop, Ollie
    • Our parents turned us into heroes
    • Follows Talia
    • Talia – you have the sword now, so leading is not my thing
    • League of Heroes – asks Talia to be a part of it; we’ve all made mistakes (This is the spin-off Michelle wants to see)

GENERAL NEWS:

  1. Batwoman Receives Full Season 1 Order at The CW (Date: 25 Oct 2019)
    1. The CW’s Batwoman has received a full Season 1 order, with the network granting the DC series a back nine order. Batwoman has outperformed much of The CW lineup during its first season. Where Batwoman has made a significant impression is on digital streaming, with Batwoman gaining an 80% jump.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/batwoman-full-season-1-order/
  2. Superman & Lois Series in Development at The CW, Starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch — Get Details (Date: 28 Oct 2019)
    1. TVLine has learned that Superman & Lois, from Warner Bros. TV, is currently in development and it will follow “the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist” as they “deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.” Tyler Hoechlin, who originated the role of the Arrowverse’s Superman/Clark Kent on Supergirl, and Elizabeth Tulloch, who made her debut as Lois in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover event, will reprise their roles for the prospective new series.
    2. https://tvline.com/2019/10/28/superman-lois-lane-series-in-development-the-cw/
  3. HBO Max Will Host Every DC Live-Action Film (Date: 29 Oct 2019)
    1. HBO Max announced that every live-action DC Comics superhero film will be available within the first year of the streaming service’s May 2020 launch. This includes every Batman and Superman movie from the last 40 years.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/hbo-max-will-host-every-dc-film/
  4. Green Lantern & ‘Strange Adventures’: Greg Berlanti And DC Go Cosmic For HBO Max (Date: 29 Oct 2019)
    1. Television super-producer Greg Berlanti’s ever-expanding screen interpretation of the DC Comics Universe is going cosmic with two new series for the HBO Max streaming platform: Strange Adventures and a Green Lantern-inspired show.
    2. “Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television,” said Berlanti, who announced both projects Tuesday at the HBO Max WarnerMedia Day presentation. “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.”
    3. https://deadline.com/2019/10/green-lantern-strange-adventures-hbo-max-series-greg-berlanti-dc-1202771899/

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-queen-meets-the-unexpected-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-4-present-tense-a171376 (Date: 29 Oct 2019)

Episode: “Present Tense” [Season 8 Episode 4]

Air Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Summary: When a mysterious new Deathstroke appears in Star City, Oliver and Team Arrow insist on taking down this villain themselves. Meanwhile reeling from the loss of one of their own, the future Team Arrow figures out a new way to try and stop JJ.

Director: Kristin Windell

Writers: Oscar Balderrama and Jeane Wong

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700176/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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.

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday October 31st, 2019.

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.


Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Welcome To Hong Kong” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST252

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow finale season second episode “Welcome To Hong Kong.” The reporters discuss their takes on how this episode was another well done trip done memory lane for Arrow’s final season, how Flash and Arrow are the two main CW shows leading into the Crisis crossover so far, Lyla’s on-screen reveal as The Monitor’s Harbinger, Laurel’s reaction to Earth-2’s destruction, how Oliver is re-evaluating where he is with things prior to Crisis, the possibility of additional Arrow characters in the Crisis Crossover and the reporters reactions of the episode’s Flash-Forward scenes.

Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Welcome To Hong Kong” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST252

Episode:            “Welcome to Hong Kong” [Season 8 Episode 2]

Air Date:           Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Director:           Antonio Negret

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0624423/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

3x Supergirl / 5x Arrow / 4x The 100 / 2x Legends / 1x Flash

Writers: Sarah Tarkoff

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3582666/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

13x Arrow

Jill Blankenship

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6669558/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

5x Arrow / 7x The Last Ship

Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfj3xucI8Xk

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Going back to Hong Kong
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Hallway fight
      • Oliver and Diggle punch their way through
      • Laurel – canary cry
    • ARGUS
      • Gang busts in
      • Diggle and Oliver fight
      • Guys w/guns
      • Katana burst through window
    • Safe house
      • Triad show up when Arrow, Spartan and Katana arrive
      • China White and Olver fight
      • Triad gets Wong
    • Garrison
      • Oliver drops in; fights 4 guys
      • Tranq guy
      • Upload data
      • Alpha/Omega virus has been recreated
    • Exchange
      • Katana jumps down
      • Oliver fights
      • Spartan breaks some arms
      • China White v. Katana
      • Oliver shoot while jumping down
      • Lyla backs up Spartan
      • Tatsu gets detonator; China White stabs her
      • China White about to kill Katana; Laurel saves her
  • Time Travel / Crisis
  • Flashforward
    • Mia
      • Bossy bossy stuff
    • Connor
      • JJ could’ve killed us; JJ out to sell stuff
      • Blames self b/c John and Lyla spent lots of time w/him
      • Joined gang to get his brother back
    • William
      • Hackity hackity hack
    • Zoe
      • I know street stuff too, Mia
    • JJ
      • Chat w/Connor
      • Bigger picture – I have vision; I knew you would come here
      • Once movement is gone, I will have power
      • Sent people to liar
      • Deathstroke never a mask
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Redirected b/c of saving Laurel Lance
    • Earth-2 destroyed; Monitor not happy he’s not following orders
    • Bring Dr. Wong to Monitor
    • Dr. Wong missing
    • Tatsu – Mar Novu – when w/Crescent Order, crisis brewing
    • Memories of Felicity
    • Dr. Wong – safe house
    • Tatsu – you’re reminding me of your old self
    • Let’s lure China White out w/virus
    • Tatsu – why does the Monitor want Wong?
    • I left my family, if the Monitor can’t fix this, then it would be for nothing
    • China White – leveraged Suicide Squad mess to her advantage
    • Am I making the right choice? I want answers
    • Going to Nanda Parbat
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Harbinger sends her regards; gets them into ARGUS space
  • Lyla
    • Arrives in Hong Kong; helps Laurel
    • Survivor’s guilt – move forward; you’re needed, Laurel
    • Meets w/the Monitor
  • Thea Queen
  • Laurel Lance
    • Wants to save her Earth; those were real people
    • Fix this — Earth 2 is gone, like a shadow
  • Monitor
    • Sacrifice of Earth 2 necessary
    • Gets Dr. Wong from Lyla/Harbinger

ARROW NEWS:

  1. Arrow’s Stephen Amell Has Socks With Pictures of Himself and Grant Gustin (Date: 21 Oct 2019)
    1. On Monday Amell, who has been hard at work filming the final episodes of Arrow as well as episodes of the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event, took to Twitter to share that he had finished up work early for the day and that he was “getting comfy” at home. The Tweet included a photo of his idea of “getting comfy” and, well, these may be the best socks ever. Check it out below. No, you do not need to adjust your computer settings or your mobile device’s brightness. Those are, in fact, socks featuring both Amell and Gustin looking kind of cozy with bright red hearts around them.
    2. https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/10/21/arrow-stephen-amell-grant-gustin-socks-/
  2. Arrow Showrunner Announces Last Day of Writers Room (Date: 22 Oct 2019)
    1. On Tuesday, series showrunner Beth Schwartz took to Twitter to reveal that the show’s writers room is in its last official day. She accompanied the tweet with the rather-appropriate hashtag “#EndOfAnEra”. Seeing as certain key sets for the series are already being taken down, and Amell recently revealed that he only as one episode of the series left to film, the fact that the writers room is coming to a close both is and isn’t a surprise. Still, it’s yet another heartbreaking indication of the series’ impending end.
    2. https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/10/22/arrow-spoilers-final-season-series-finale-the-cw-writers/
  1. Arrow: Amell Shares BTS Video of His Last Scene Ever with Gustin’s Flash (Date: 23 Oct 2019)
    1. As principal photography on the epic Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths” comes to a close, Stephen Amell has shared a behind-the-scenes look at his last scene with longtime costar Grant Gustin.
    2. The actor is seen accidentally dozing off on the set in full costume before being awakened by Gustin’s arrival. Amell noted that he learned much from his costar over their many years working together, both as an actor and through his character.
    3. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-stephen-amell-grant-gustin-flash-last-scene/

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-thea-queen-reunites-with-her-brother-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-3-leap-of-faith-a171267  (Date: 22 Oct 2019)

Episode: “Leap of Faith” [Season 8 Episode 3]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Summary: Reunited with his sister, Oliver and Thea find themselves searching through a familiar maze of catacombs; John and Lyla partner on a special ops mission.

Director: Katie Cassidy

Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Elizabeth Kim

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700172/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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.

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

This podcast was recorded on Thursday October 24th, 2019.

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.


Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Starling City” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST251

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Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Starling City” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST251

The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow final season premiere episode “Starling City.” The reporters discuss their takes on all of the CW network DC Comics TV shows so far this year, what an amazing mind trip and walk down memory lane Starling City was, that the reporters are now refugees on Earth-1 (gee, thanks Arrow writers), Thea Queen’s Earth-2 heartbreaking fate, Michelle’s reaction to the Salmon Ladder scene, Diggle finally is able to stop Oliver, Oliver’s fantastic speech to Tommy (thank you Beth), Chris and SP’s head canon on the Hood versus Green Arrow fight, Oliver’s heartache at the end and what exactly might have happened to Earth-2’s Robert Queen.

Episode:            “Starling City” [Season 8 Episode 1]

Air Date:           Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Director:           James Bamford

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051466/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

1x Supergirl / 18x Arrow

Writers: Beth Schwartz

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2584087/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

2x Legends / 30x Arrow

Marc Guggenheim

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0973233/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

18x Arrow / 10x Legends

Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stnRqN3E_l8

Arrow

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

01 Starling City 16-Oct-19 0.84

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 14-Oct-19 0.97

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

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

Batwoman

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

01 Pilot 7-Oct-19 1.86

02 The Rabbit Hole 14-Oct-19 1.45

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Going back to where it started
    • Batman Mask on Lian Yu
    • Thea Dead
    • Malcolm married Moira – Walter gone
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Queen Merlyn / Applied Sciences
      • Oliver breaks in, using Moira’s card
      • People are dead
      • Alternate Arrow comes in; they fight
      • Arrow ready to hit Oliver; Black Siren – Oliver, why are you on my Earth?
    • Arrow to Merlyn; Dark Archer comes in; they fight
      • Oliver discovers Tommy is the Dark Archer
    • Deathstroke’s people fight Mia, Zoe, and Conner
      • Took Vasquez
      • Meet JJ!
    • Get Dwarf Star Particles
      • Diggle – gun; Siren, Chase, and Oliver fight dudes
      • Oliver knocks out Rene and Dinah; my Earth – better teacher
      • Tommy and Oliver fight; catching arrows, sword action
      • Oliver – when we lose people, we can go into the darkness or into the light; good speech gets Tommy to power down
    • Getting Vasquez
      • William is Overwatch
      • Conner, Mia, Zoe
      • JJ splits arrow
      • Plan fails; Mia – my way now
    • Escape Scene
      • Crisis is taking everyone just like in this week’s Flash
      • Laurel, Diggle and Oliver Escape
  • Time Travel / Crisis
    • Monitor – some are greater, there are heros
    • Season 1 – Oliver coming home
      • No Walter; Malcolm and Moira are together; Tommy at mansion; Thea overdosed on Vertigo
      • Tommy – married, divorce, twice
      • Oliver mentions William, has a picture of Felicity and Mia
      • Moira – everything I’ve done, I’ve done for my children
    • Adrian on salmon ladder / Black Siren’s lair
      • Sent to that Earth and landed on Lian Yu – 12 years on island
      • Dark Archer – Oliver: it’s Malcolm
      • No Oliver shirtless salmon ladder
    • Dwarf Star Particles – only found on that Earth
      • Alternative energy
    • IT run by Curtis; Felicity runs SmoakTech
    • Dinah Drake – sargent – cop investigating Dark Archer attacking The Hood; Rene security for Merlyn
    • Diggle hired to guard Oliver — Felicity figured out Oliver is on another Earth; Cisco let Diggle borrow universe hopper; Oliver tells Diggle about Crisis coming
    • Oliver – I’m trying to save others; Diggle – you’re my brother, Oliver; Oliver gets him with the same move
    • Tommy and Rene tranq Oliver
    • Tommy – nothing can save this city; Oliver – Tommy is doing the Undertaking to get revenge for Thea
    • Oliver climbs chains, falls, frees self; Diggle helps escape
    • Diggle – this Earth sucks b/c you aren’t in it
    • Oliver – I’ve been wrong before; goes to Chase and Siren for help
    • Chase figures out where Oliver is from; Chase knows Bruce Wayne
    • Oliver says good-bye to Mom
    • City under attack – vaporizes: Mom and Oliver – like comic version of Flash dying; this Earth gone
  • Flashforward
    • William at cocktail party; unification
      • Zoe, Mia, and Conner
      • Deathstroke’s people charge in
    • Mia needs to start being part of a team
    • No wall – Deathstroke gang expand territory
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • John Diggle / Spartan
  • Thea Queen
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog

ARROW NEWS:

  1. Arrow Had to Clear the Destruction of [SPOILER] with The Flash Writers (Date: 16 Oct 2019)
    1. “We knew pretty fast when we started breaking the season as a whole that we wanted to start — you know, we don’t have that many episodes — big, and we wanted to introduce the upcoming crisis immediately because that is what this season is about and what Oliver is struggling with the entire time,”Schwartz explained, acknowledging the show had approached the writers of The Flash for permission to destroy Earth-2. “They were very gracious about it.”
    2. At this time, it’s unknown if recurring Flash characters Harry Wells and Jesse Quick managed, both denizens of Earth-2, escaped their world’s destruction. However, according to Arrow star Stephen Amell, Oliver witnessing the destruction of an alternate Earth will continue to impact him for the rest of the season.
    3. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-clear-destruction-earth-2-flash-writers/
  2. Green Arrow and the Canaries: Arrow Spinoff Series Gets First Promo Poster (Date: 16 Oct 2019)
    1. A new poster for the upcoming female-centric Arrow spinoff spotlights the new Green Arrow Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara), as well as the two Canaries (Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy), Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake. The art was shared by Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim. “Arrow’s final season bows today, so it feels appropriate to share this glimpse of its future,” he wrote. Stylized to look like a comic book, the art features Laurel and Dinah in their current costumes, while Mia seems to be wearing one inspired by her father.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/green-arrow-and-the-canaries-arrow-spinoff-series-first-promo-poster/
  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths: Stephen Lobo Cast as Jim Corrigan, AKA The Spectre (Date: 16 Oct 2019)
    1. Another DC Comics icon will make their Arrowverse debut during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. IGN can exclusively reveal that Detective Jim Corrigan, human host of the powerful cosmic entity known as the Spectre, will appear in the crossover.
    2. The CW has cast Stephen Lobo (Continuum, Supernatural) as Jim Corrigan. The network isn’t confirming whether The Spectre himself will appear, though given the character’s role in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths comic, that seems a distinct possibility.
    3. In the comics, Corrigan is a mortal human bonded to the Spectre, a powerful supernatural avenger. That bond is intended to give the so-called “Spirit of Vengeance” a conscience and a better perspective on mortal affairs. The two are among many heroes who do battle with the Anti-Monitor during Crisis.
    4. https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/16/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spectre-jim-corrigan-casting-crossover-cw-arrow-stephen-lobo

FEEDBACK

DISCORD:

RandyWalker

I totally forgot that Earth-2 Laurel went back to Earth-2. NGL I totally didn’t pay attention to the ending few episodes of season 7. The FTA sucked then and it’s still bad.

Adrian Chase’s hair was sexy

yakk0dotorg

very satisfying premiere of Arrow last night. I enjoyed it a lot.

StephenJondrew

Totally agree – right from start to finish.

I loved the ending seconds. It was so good. Also, the Diggle-car scene was a fantastic moment. I enjoyed how that whole Diggle debut played out.

E-MAIL:

From David:

First off I wanted to start off by saying I am going to miss your podcast. I look forward to your arrow recap every week. A couple of thoughts. Am I the only one who notices that the Queen mansion looked different. The foyer didnt look the same as it did in season 1 and 2. Also, do you guys have any speculation as to what happened to Robert Queen on Earth 2?  The last thing I remember was that he was the hood. I also know people hate the Flash Forwards but I actually think they are building to a place where Oliver will end up in the future recruiting Mia and her team, since the Monitor told Felicity in the finale of season 7 “Believe me, the world will need her as well”

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfj3xucI8Xk (Date: 15 Oct 2019)

Episode: “Welcome to Hong Kong” [Season 8 Episode 2]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Summary: Oliver, John, Laurel, and Tatsu seek out an important person within The Monitor’s plan. Connor has a heart to heart with his brother.

Director: Antonio Negret

Writers: Sarah Tarkoff and Jill Blankenship

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700174/?ref_=ttep_ep_cur

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.

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

This podcast was recorded on Thursday October 17th, 2019.

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.


Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Terms Of Service” and “Hey, World!” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST250

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Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Terms Of Service” and “Hey, World!” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST250

 

The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 penultimate and finale episodes “Terms Of Service” and “Hey, World!” The reporters discuss Mithra the dragon, Zari’s future in the balance, Gary’s Fair Godmothers experience, Nora’s sparkly transition, Constantine and Astra’s relationship, the quest to rescue Ray, Hank Heywood’s beautiful final moment, the Monitor’s cameos, why Bebo didn’t make an appearance, and the season final conflict with Neron and Tabitha.

 

Episode:           “Terms of Service” [Season 4 Episode 15]

Air Date:           Monday, May 13, 2019

 

Director:           April Mullen

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0611983/?ref_=tt_ov_dr  

                        2x Killjoys / 4x Wynonna Earp / 3x Legends / 1x The 100

 

Writers: Grainne Godfree

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3113826/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5  

                        4x The Tomorrow People / 1x Arrow / 6x Flash / 15x Legends

 

Ubah Mohamed

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6763803/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6  

                        CREDITS

Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/05/07/legends-of-tomorrow-terms-of-service-preview/

 

Episode:           “Hey, World!” [Season 4 Episode 16]

Air Date:           Monday, May 20, 2019

 

Director:           Kevin Mock

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595136/?ref_=tt_ov_dr  

                        1x Chuck / 1x Flash / 5x Legends

 

Writers: Phil Klemmer

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0459237/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5  

                        12x Chuck / 3x The Tomorrow People / 13x Legends

 

Keto Shimizu

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2582956/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6  

                        11x Arrow / 13x Legends

Promo: https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2019/05/13/legends-of-tomorrow-spoilers-season-4-finale-trailer-preview-promo-arrowverse/

 

Arrow

 

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

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18

03 Crossing Lines 29-Oct-18 1.15

04 Level Two 5-Nov-18 1.08

05 The Demon 12-Nov-18 1.26

06 Due Process 19-Nov-18 1.03

07 The Slabside Redemption 26-Nov-18 1.31

08 Unmasked 3-Dec-18 1.35

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06

10 My Name Is Emiko Queen 21-Jan-19 1.22

11 Past Sins 28-Jan-19 1.18

12 Emerald Archer 4-Feb-19 1.07

13 Star City Slayer 11-Feb-19 1.09

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

 

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

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00

02 Witch Hunt 29-Oct-18 0.94

03 Dancing Queen 5-Nov-18 0.86

04 Wet Hot American Bummer 12-Nov-18 0.90

05 Tagumo Attacks 19-Nov-18 0.91

06 Tender Is The Nate 26-Nov-18 0.97

07 Hell No, Dolly! 3-Dec-18 0.93

08 Legends of To-Meow-Meow 10-Dec-18 1.10

09 Lucha de Aquestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05

 

Supergirl

 

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

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34

03 Man Of Steel 28-Oct-18 1.28

04 Ahimsa 4-Nov-18 1.23

05 Parasite Lost 11-Nov-18 1.16

06 Call To Action 18-Nov-18 1.13

07 Rather the Fallen Angel 25-Nov-18 1.15

08 Bunker Hill 2-Dec-18 1.26

09 Elseworlds Part 3 11-Dec-18 2.17

10 Suspicious Minds 20-Jan-19 1.04

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07

 

The Flash

 

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

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69

03 The Death of Vibe 23-Oct-18 1.87

04 News Flash 30-Oct-18 1.75

05 All Doll’d Up 13-Nov-18 1.73

06 The Icicle Cometh 20-Nov-18 1.60

07 O Come, All Ye Thankful 27-Nov-18 1.79

08 What’s Past Is Prologue 4-Dec-18 1.78

09 Elseworlds Part 1 9-Dec-18 1.83

10 The Flash & The Furious 15-Jan-19 1.64

11 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88

12 Memorabilia 29-Jan-19 2.04

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Legacy 14-May-19 1.53

 

BLACK LIGHTNING

 

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

01 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies 9-Oct-18 1.16

02 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues 16-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 23-Oct-18 1.18

04 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak 30-Oct-18 0.97

05 The Book Of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem 13-Nov-18 0.90

06 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi 20-Nov-18 0.99

07 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange 27-Nov-18 1.06

08 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus 4-Dec-18 0.96

09 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi 11-Dec-18 1.13

10 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros 21-Jan-19 0.86

11 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son 28-Jan-19 0.93

12 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust 4-Feb-19 0.95

13 The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire 11-Feb-19 0.94

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Terms of Service – fine print of Neron’s app
    • Hey, World! – Theme park is Heywood
  • Time travel
    • 2019 Washington DC
      • Young Zari and Mom
      • TV – Ray Palmer, warning us of dangers of monster
      • PalmerX 2019 – Power in the Palm(er) of you hand
      • Young Zari brings dragon to school; teacher uses app to get dragon taken away
      • Odd weather – fear causing a portal to Hell
    • 2019 Heywood
      • Stage show – Super Heroes vs. Monsters
      • Zari streaming video
      • Good actors doing bad acting 
      • The Monitor is there, eating popcorn
      • Rory – brats don’t respect art
      • Dragon shows up, all grown thanks to Tabitha
      • Dragon goes outside, get back inside
      • Tabitha vs. Sara
      • Young Zari gets between Dragon and Sara – Dance!
      • Dragon eats Tabitha, turns back into young dragon
      • Neron uses her staff to open portal
      • Constantine vs. Neron – Neron chokes Constantine, who is Nate
      • Zari arrives; Nate and Dad; Dad starts to sing, which makes the others sing; Minataur on guitar, filling Tabitha’s staff with love
      • We did this last year?
      • Nate comes back; Zari out of temporal zone
      • Nate hugs Zari’s brother
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Free monsters
      • Zari poses as a prisoner
      • Charlie poses as various people
      • Get monsters out
    • Hearing
      • Tabitha uses Charlie
      • Sara fights Tabitha
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Time to retake the Bureau
    • Get monsters out of Bureau
    • We forget we were the losers when we started
    • Waverider has all the monsters
    • Zari, if you stay on the ship, you will be protected from time changes
    • Commercial – pose as Supergirl, Nate as GA, Gary as Flash
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Playing Jenga with Vandal Savage, made friends
    • Nora kisses him
    • Nora gets him, his coin, back 
  • Ray Palmer /Neron
    • Been fighting monsters; monsters among us
    • Developed Eyes app; save people
    • Zari’s a witch – breeding fear
    • Fear is power
    • Make Earth Hell Again
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Drinking with the Orge
  • Zari
    • Dragon egg in backpack
    • 2 years from now – Argus will take control
    • Takes Charlie to her home; starts to read the fine print – user agrees to give their soul to Neron
    • Forgets Dragon egg
    •  
  • John Constantine
    • Price on his head in Hell
    • Looking for Masher, soul trader
    • Learns of Neron’s plan – bring a lot of souls to Hell, become King
    • My soul belongs to Neron, so take me to Triumvirate
    • Chose – Astra or Ray; picks Astra, who’s a grown woman 
    • Being tortured; Nora finds him, frees him
    • Need his token, which is like money
    • Goes to Astra and get her help to get to vault; Astra takes coins for herself
    • Learn deal – if Neron hurts Nate, Ray gets his body back
  • Charlie 
    • Stays behind
    • Is used by Tabitha to be the monster at a hearing
    • Pep talk to monsters
  • Gideon 
    • Plans and arsenal
    • Possible changes to Zari’s future – no Zari on Legends 
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
    • Dragon egg
    • Theme park – we need a place where people can learn to not fear monsters
    • Gets book, which Rory stole from the Bureau, to create park
    • Sacrifices himself
  • Ava Sharpe  
    •  
  • Time Bureau
    • Nora 
      • tired of waiting
      • 327 years – Fairy Godmother in Hell; rescued by Neron
      • Sent to Neron to pretend to be his date
      • Tabitha helping Nora, fellow witch
      • Calls for Fairy Godmother, who tells Gary that they are not friends
      • Becomes the Fairy Godmother – trapped
    • Gary 
      • is tied to the Fairy Godmother; 3 nipples
      • Fairy Godmother wants Gary to send Legends to Hell
      • just wants to be part of the team; wishes to be part of book club
      • Makes himself captain of the Waverider; gets Sara and Ava, then wishes for the Mick and Nate – trying to help you
      • Tired of being treated like a joke – gets Fairy Godmother to treat Legends awful
      • Gets apologies
      • Sends Fairy Godmother, Nora, to Hell to get Ray- is Nora
    • Mona 
      • locked up
      • Shift or die
      • Taking care of creatures on ship
      • Trying to get the monsters to prepare a show

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Arrow: How & When Stephen Amell Decided to Leave the Show (Date: 02 Oct 2019)
    1. The actor said he decided to depart during a break in filming for Season 6, and while he suggested he would leave the show following Season 7, but Greg Berlanti convinced him to try a different strategy for his exit.
    2. “I decided midway through Season 6 — basically over the Christmas break — that it was time to be done, and I broached that subject with [Arrowverse overlord] Greg [Berlanti],” he said. “He and and I talked for about a month before he formally notified [CW president] Mark [Pedowitz] and [WBTV president] Peter Roth, because he was like, ‘Think about this a lot, let’s talk about it, because once I kick it up the chain, once the ball starts rolling….’ So I thought about it then. I assumed that [the series] was going to end at the end of 7, but Greg’s smarter than me, and he had a really good idea about a limited run in Season 8.”
    3. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-when-stephen-amell-decided-to-leave/
  2. Colton Haynes is returning to Arrow for the final season (Date: 3 Oct 2019)
    1. EW has exclusively learned that Colton Haynes is indeed returning to Arrow and will recur in the final season. The news arrives two months after the star’s demotion from series regular status sparked some fear that he might not appear in the CW superhero drama’s farewell song. Thankfully, those worries were all for naught.
    2. “We couldn’t have ended the show without having him back,” showrunner Beth Schwartz tells EW.
    3. https://ew.com/tv/2019/10/03/arrow-colton-haynes-returns-season-8/?utm_term=4187FD02-E610-11E9-AF67-32954744363C&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_ew&utm_content=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com
  3. ‘Arrow’ Spinoff Starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy & Juliana Harkavy Set As CW Backdoor Pilot (Date: 24 Sept 2019)
    1. The CW is moving forward with another Arrow spinoff headlined by Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy reprising their Arrow roles.
    2. The new superhero squad is a next-generation version of Team Arrow with the costumed offspring of the original membership. At the center of the next-gen collective is Smoak, the fierce daughter of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) aka Green Arrow, the central character of Arrow and the former mayor of Star City.
    3. https://deadline.com/2019/09/the-cw-sets-arrow-mia-smoak-spin-off-katherine-mcnamara-katie-cassidy-and-juliana-harkavy-1202743492/

 

GERNEAL DC NEWS:

 

  1. ‘Supernatural’s Osric Chau Joins ‘Crisis’ Crossover — Is This the New Atom? (Date: 26 Sept 2019)
    1. TV Insider has learned exclusively that Osric Chau has been cast the recurring role of Ryan Choi for this winter’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. So does this explain why Brandon Routh, who currently plays Ray Palmer on Legends, is actually appearing as the “Kingdom Come” version of Superman in the Crisis event? Are they setting us up for a new Atom to replace Routh when he exits Legends this season (along with wife Courtney Ford, who plays Nora Dahrk)?
    2. https://www.tvinsider.com/817540/osric-chau-cast-crisis-of-infinite-earths-ryan-choi-atom/
  2. Batwoman’s Ruby Rose Discusses Stunt Injury: ‘I Broke My Neck’ (Date: 01 Oct 2019)
    1. Ruby Rose has stepped up her involvement in doing her own stunts for Batwoman and, in a new interview, she elaborated on how she discovered she had broken her neck while filming the upcoming Arrowverse series.
    2. While promoting the CW series on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rose noted she had herniated two discs in her spine while filming the series pilot. Although she initially believed the pain and discomfort to be a broken rib, the sensation persisted for months while she was filming a movie in Romania where she similarly performed her own stunts. After receiving an MRI, Rose learned the true extent of her injury, with only a tiny portion of her spine not severed.
    3. Running the risk of becoming paraplegic should she strain and move her back in even the slightest sensitive position, Rose underwent surgery to repair her spine, taking time off to recuperate before jumping back into filming the rest of the series.
    4. https://www.cbr.com/batwomans-ruby-rose-stunt-injury-broke-neck

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Link to Promo Photos: https://www.cbr.com/arrow-season-8-black-canary-diggle-starling-city-photos/ (Date: 10 Sept 2019) 

 

Episode: “Starling City” [Season 8 Episode 1]

Air Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Summary: In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9695550/?ref_=ttep_ep1

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday October 3rd, 2019.

 

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Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Nip/Stuck” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST249

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The Starling Tribune Reporters Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 fourteenth episode “Nip/Stuck.” The reporters discuss why Gideon followed Mick’s order, they take some time to rate Sara as a Captain for the episode, the ins and outs of Gary Green taking over the Time Bureau, Mona’s growing relationship with Wolfie, who Tabitha is, why the show used The Donner Pass and that Constatine finally gets his trip to hell.

 

Episode:            “Nip/Stuck” [Season 4 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Monday, May 6, 2019

 

Director:           David Geddes

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0311454/?ref_=tt_ov_dr  

                        6x Legends (95 Cinematographer credits)

 

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1234711/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5 

  1. Legends / 1x Supergirl / 1x The Flash

 

Matthew Maala

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5279759/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6 

                        11x Legends

Promo: https://comicboo

 

Arrow

 

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

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18

03 Crossing Lines 29-Oct-18 1.15

04 Level Two 5-Nov-18 1.08

05 The Demon 12-Nov-18 1.26

06 Due Process 19-Nov-18 1.03

07 The Slabside Redemption 26-Nov-18 1.31

08 Unmasked 3-Dec-18 1.35

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06

10 My Name Is Emiko Queen 21-Jan-19 1.22

11 Past Sins 28-Jan-19 1.18

12 Emerald Archer 4-Feb-19 1.07

13 Star City Slayer 11-Feb-19 1.09

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

 

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

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00

02 Witch Hunt 29-Oct-18 0.94

03 Dancing Queen 5-Nov-18 0.86

04 Wet Hot American Bummer 12-Nov-18 0.90

05 Tagumo Attacks 19-Nov-18 0.91

06 Tender Is The Nate 26-Nov-18 0.97

07 Hell No, Dolly! 3-Dec-18 0.93

08 Legends of To-Meow-Meow 10-Dec-18 1.10

09 Lucha de Aquestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05

 

Supergirl

 

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

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34

03 Man Of Steel 28-Oct-18 1.28

04 Ahimsa 4-Nov-18 1.23

05 Parasite Lost 11-Nov-18 1.16

06 Call To Action 18-Nov-18 1.13

07 Rather the Fallen Angel 25-Nov-18 1.15

08 Bunker Hill 2-Dec-18 1.26

09 Elseworlds Part 3 11-Dec-18 2.17

10 Suspicious Minds 20-Jan-19 1.04

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07

 

The Flash

 

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

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69

03 The Death of Vibe 23-Oct-18 1.87

04 News Flash 30-Oct-18 1.75

05 All Doll’d Up 13-Nov-18 1.73

06 The Icicle Cometh 20-Nov-18 1.60

07 O Come, All Ye Thankful 27-Nov-18 1.79

08 What’s Past Is Prologue 4-Dec-18 1.78

09 Elseworlds Part 1 9-Dec-18 1.83

10 The Flash & The Furious 15-Jan-19 1.64

11 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88

12 Memorabilia 29-Jan-19 2.04

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Legacy 14-May-19 1.53

 

BLACK LIGHTNING

 

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

01 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies 9-Oct-18 1.16

02 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues 16-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 23-Oct-18 1.18

04 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak 30-Oct-18 0.97

05 The Book Of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem 13-Nov-18 0.90

06 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi 20-Nov-18 0.99

07 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange 27-Nov-18 1.06

08 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus 4-Dec-18 0.96

09 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi 11-Dec-18 1.13

10 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros 21-Jan-19 0.86

11 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son 28-Jan-19 0.93

12 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust 4-Feb-19 0.95

13 The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire 11-Feb-19 0.94

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
  • Time travel
    • Donner Pass – Ice Age – 1.3 million years ago
      • Neron brings Constantine; needs door to Hell opened so Tabitha can come through
      • Neron threatens to harm Ray’s body, making Constantine use his magic
      • Group plays Ray’s card game
      • Heat loosens ship
    • Celtic Village – 55 BCE
      • Neron takes Constantine to village led by Constatine’s ancestor, who can teach Constantine how to open portal
      • Ancestor created a rift between humans and magical creatures; fear is a powerful weapon
      • Has a Puca, creatures that aren’t really evil 
      • Does everyone in Hell deserve to be there?
      • Constantine reveals himself to King, who decides to kill Constantine 
      • Neron – a lot of beings are waiting for you, Constantine
      • King uses his people’s fear to power sword
      • Portal opens; Constantine stabilizes it to save Puca
      • Sword fight w/King
      • Sword fight w/Neron
      • Waverider comes; don’t give up on haircut
      • Constantine jumps into portal to Hell
      • Neron summons Tabitha – the Fairy Godmother!
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    •  
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Mick says fire; Sara realizes it was a trap
    • You get us out of this, Mick
    • Turn on the heat, Gideon, because Ray would want us to have fun
    • Powers up ship; lever time!
    • Frees ship!
    • Rate her as Captain: 
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
    • Card game
    • Has a survival guide
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Ray’s gone; you end a traitor teammate before they take you out
    • Points out that Sara goes off and has fun; rest of crew has that right too
    • Ray always has a plan
    • To Sara – we’re the last two
  • Zari
    • Dragon egg
    • Crew figures out she’s with Nate
  • John Constantine
    • Shoot now, Sara
    • I’ve let too many people down 
  • Charlie 
    • Poses as Mick to get Mick and Sara to stop arguing
  • Gideon 
    • Created a Constantine tracker
    • Told crew pass will be home to future group who had to resort to cannibalism
    • Why did she follow Mick’s order?
  • Nate Heywood / Steel 
    • Wickstable – dragon name
    •  
  • Ava Sharpe  
    • “Gary Green is all the man we need”
    • Ignores call from Waverider
    • Gets to Waverider; Gary and Neron have the Time Bureau
  • Time Bureau
    • Gary – 2019 Time Bureau
      • Ava gives Gary the authority to do performance review
      • Confident
      • Everyone says “
      • Mona knows something is up; pretends to have had her review
      • Nipple is an eye that memorizes people
      • Neron shows up
    • Nora – 
      • Worse ID picture ever; read manual
      • Paperwork trouble because system thinks she’s 15
      • Uses Mona idea to trap her because she’s under Gary’s spell
    • Mona
      • Wolfie – you’re not alone, Mona
      • Taken to Gary
      • Turns into Wolfie; fights Nora and Ava, slams them into each other, bringing them to their senses
      • Wolfie removes nipple

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Legends of Tomorrow’s Jonah Hex will return in the Arrowverse’s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover (Date: 6 September 2019)
    1. EW has learned that Johnathon Schaech (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Now Apocalypse) is returning as Jonah Hex for the Arrowverse’s forthcoming crossover. At this point, there aren’t any details on how his DC Comics gunslinger will fit into the epic five-hour event, which includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman.
    2. https://ew.com/tv/2019/09/06/jonah-hex-arrowverses-crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover/
  2. Crisis on Infinite Earths Recruits The Flash’s John Wesley Shipp (Date: 10 September 2019)
    1. Shipp has a role to play in this year’s five-show Arrowverse crossover. However, there’s no word yet on which role he will reprise for the event. Throughout his Arrowverse tenure, Shipp has played three separate characters: Henry Allen, Jay Garrick and the Barry Allen of Earth-90. Henry died in Season 2, so it likely won’t be this character. In Season 4, Jay announced his plan to train a new Flash for Earth-3, after which he would retire from the superhero life. As such, it’s possible for Jay to return with his new trainee in tow.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/crisis-on-infinite-earths-john-wesley-shipp/
  3. Arrow Favorite Willa Holland to Return and Recur During Final Season (Date: 18 September 2019)
    1. The character that Arrow fans most hoped would put in an appearance during the final season — Oliver’s sister, played by former series regular Willa Holland — will indeed be seen again, TVLine has learned. But wait, there’s more: Holland is confirmed to not just guest-star but recur during the CW series’ 10-episode farewell run.
    2. https://tvline.com/2019/09/18/arrow-willa-holland-returns-final-season-thea/?fbclid=IwAR2QJpp7uXz2vRsOUdHF_N5taCD1RgObN1ruQNVfYV92BPKnP-ZzIbPunr8
  4. Tom Welling To Reprise ‘Smallville’ Clark Kent Role In Arrowverse Crossover On the CW (Date: 19 Sept 2019)
    1. And then there were three. Tom Welling is set to reprise his Smallville role as Clark Kent in the CW’s upcoming DC Arrowverse crossover, joining two other actors who have played the Man of Steel, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh that are already set to portray the character in the crossover.
    2. https://deadline.com/2019/09/tom-welling-reprise-smallville-clark-kent-role-arrowverse-crossover-the-cw-1202738738/

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/05/07/legends-of-tomorrow-terms-of-service-preview/  (Date: 7 May 2019) 

 

Episode: “Terms of Service” [Season 4 Episode 15]

Air Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

Director: April Mullen

Writers: Grainne Godfree & Ubah Mohamed

 

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8312964/?ref_=tt_ep_nx 

 

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2019/05/13/legends-of-tomorrow-spoilers-season-4-finale-trailer-preview-promo-arrowverse/  (Date: 13 May 2019) 

 

Episode: “Hey, World!” [Season 4 Episode 16]

Air Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Director: Kevin Mock

Writers: Phil Klemmer & Keto Shimizu

 

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8312968/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt 

Summary: Sara and Ava concoct a bold plan to take back the Time Bureau; Zari and Charlie must work together to discover what Neron is planning; Constantine is given a tough choice on who to save from Hell.

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 September 19th, 2019.

 

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Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.


Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Egg MacGuffin” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST248

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Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Egg MacGuffin” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST248

The Starling Tribune Reporters Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 thirteenth episode “Egg MacGuffin.” The Reporters discuss what the real MacGuffin was, they struggle and ultimately FAIL to remember the name of the Entrapment film, a question if Nate can actually be knocked out, a possible Hallmark Romanti-Con, if Gary’s turn was believable, if Nate’s decision to save Ray was the right decision and if Nora will be able to handle her love Ray.

Episode:            “Egg MacGuffin” [Season 4 Episode 13]

Air Date:           Monday, April 29, 2019

Director:           Christopher Tammaro

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848699/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

2x Legends / 54 camera and electrical department credits (31x Legends)

Writers: James Eagan

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0247063/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

3x Hellcats / 2x Ash vs Evil Dead / 7x Legends

Tyron B. Carter

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8620229/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6

1x Arrow / 5x Legends

Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Rrq-be8u0

Arrow

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

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18

03 Crossing Lines 29-Oct-18 1.15

04 Level Two 5-Nov-18 1.08

05 The Demon 12-Nov-18 1.26

06 Due Process 19-Nov-18 1.03

07 The Slabside Redemption 26-Nov-18 1.31

08 Unmasked 3-Dec-18 1.35

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06

10 My Name Is Emiko Queen 21-Jan-19 1.22

11 Past Sins 28-Jan-19 1.18

12 Emerald Archer 4-Feb-19 1.07

13 Star City Slayer 11-Feb-19 1.09

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00

02 Witch Hunt 29-Oct-18 0.94

03 Dancing Queen 5-Nov-18 0.86

04 Wet Hot American Bummer 12-Nov-18 0.90

05 Tagumo Attacks 19-Nov-18 0.91

06 Tender Is The Nate 26-Nov-18 0.97

07 Hell No, Dolly! 3-Dec-18 0.93

08 Legends of To-Meow-Meow 10-Dec-18 1.10

09 Lucha de Aquestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05

Supergirl

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

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34

03 Man Of Steel 28-Oct-18 1.28

04 Ahimsa 4-Nov-18 1.23

05 Parasite Lost 11-Nov-18 1.16

06 Call To Action 18-Nov-18 1.13

07 Rather the Fallen Angel 25-Nov-18 1.15

08 Bunker Hill 2-Dec-18 1.26

09 Elseworlds Part 3 11-Dec-18 2.17

10 Suspicious Minds 20-Jan-19 1.04

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07

The Flash

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

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69

03 The Death of Vibe 23-Oct-18 1.87

04 News Flash 30-Oct-18 1.75

05 All Doll’d Up 13-Nov-18 1.73

06 The Icicle Cometh 20-Nov-18 1.60

07 O Come, All Ye Thankful 27-Nov-18 1.79

08 What’s Past Is Prologue 4-Dec-18 1.78

09 Elseworlds Part 1 9-Dec-18 1.83

10 The Flash & The Furious 15-Jan-19 1.64

11 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88

12 Memorabilia 29-Jan-19 2.04

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Legacy 14-May-19 1.53

BLACK LIGHTNING

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

01 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies 9-Oct-18 1.16

02 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues 16-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 23-Oct-18 1.18

04 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak 30-Oct-18 0.97

05 The Book Of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem 13-Nov-18 0.90

06 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi 20-Nov-18 0.99

07 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange 27-Nov-18 1.06

08 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus 4-Dec-18 0.96

09 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi 11-Dec-18 1.13

10 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros 21-Jan-19 0.86

11 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son 28-Jan-19 0.93

12 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust 4-Feb-19 0.95

13 The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire 11-Feb-19 0.94

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Egg – dragon egg
    • MacGuffin – a thing that drives the plot forward, motivates characters
  • Time travel
    • Present – Romance Convention
      • Mick doesn’t like how rude Charlie is being
      • Mick tries to train Charlie to be Rebecca
      • Mick respects his fans
      • Mona goes to finally meet Rebecca Silver
      • Mona recognizes Charlie and goes after her
      • Mick confesses
    • Present – Time Bureau
      • Book club
      • Everyone thinks Neron is gone; awkward Nate and Zari flirting
      • Ava didn’t read the book; she drinks wine while listening to Mona; this time, Sara
      • Constantine cures Nora; she knows he has Ray
    • Arctic – 1933
      • Find dragon egg
    • New York – Adventurers’ Society – 1933
      • Sara – send Nate and Zari
      • Nata and Zari try to get others to join mission
      • Indiana Jones type map – their covers are from movie
      • Nate majorly geeking out
      • Gordon Gilchrist – taking credit for team’s work
      • Nate tries talking; Zari knocks guy out and takes keys
      • Nate does the sexy moves through the wires
      • Egg is a fake; Nate and Zari think this whole thing is a set-up; in come the Nazis
      • Call Sara – mission is real; air and steel escape from Nazis
      • Vincent took egg
      • Punching Nazis – Sara and Ava
      • Zari catches egg
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Time to get personal lives in order; “relationship expert”
    • Tries to read book for book club; listens to audio version while working out
    • Rate her as Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Brings Nora flowers
    • Confused by hand moving on its own
    • Tries to fight Neron; Neron wants him to kill someone he loves
    • Doing science in the lab
    • Tries to find Constantine; Neron disables Gideon
    • Gary tries to help; reads about demonic possession
    • Has to admit he doesn’t love Gary
    • Neron talks to Gary; he sees his potential and promises to make him whole
    • Ray hits Nate; he can’t say he’s possessed
    • Nate tries to convince Ray he can fight Neron
    • Ray gives Neron control for exchange of Nate’s safety
    • Constatine has Ray; Gary comes; Neron gives Gary his nipple back; Constatine tries to talk Gary out of it; Neron points out how Gary is treated; Gary takes nipple
    • Neron and Gary leave
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Fan mail; Rebecca doesn’t do Cons
  • Zari
    • Dragon egg
  • John Constantine
  • Charlie
    • Easy score – I’ll be Rebecca and we get $20,000
  • Gideon
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
  • Ava Sharpe
    • Asks Nora to be an official part of the Bureau so she can find Neron
  • Time Bureau
    • Mona reads to Nora

GENERAL NEWS:

  1. ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’: Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford To Depart CW Drama As Series Regulars In Season 5 (Date: 22 August 2019)
    1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be bidding farewell to two series regulars during the superhero team-up drama’s upcoming fifth season: Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer/Atom, and Courtney Ford, who portrays Nora Darhk. Routh and Ford’s exits stem from a creative decision to wrap up their storyline. Because of the nature of the time-traveling Legends of Tomorrow, there has been a natural character turnover, with series regulars leaving as their stories come to an end and new ones coming on board. Of the large regular ensemble cast that started in Season 1, only a couple will still be on the show by the end of this coming season.
    2. https://deadline.com/2019/08/brandon-routh-courtney-ford-exit-dcs-legends-of-tomorrow-series-regulars-season-5-the-cw-1202702311/

NEXT EPISODE

https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/04/30/legends-of-tomorrow-spoilers-nip-stuck-trailer-preview-the-cw/ (Date: 29 April 2019)

Episode: “Nip/Stuck” [Season 4 Episode 14]

Air Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

Summary: When Sara hesitates to make a tough call, Rory steps up creating a wedge in the team. Meanwhile, Ava gives Gary the responsibility of handling the Bureau performance reviews for all the Agents.

Director: David Geddes

Writers: Ray Utarnachitt & Matthew Maala

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8312962/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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.

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

This podcast was recorded on Thursday September 5th, 2019.

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.


Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST247

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Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST247

The Starling Tribune Reporters Stargate Pioneer, Michelle and Chris review the Legends Of Tomorrow fourth season twelfth episode titled ” The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe.” The reporters discuss Zari’s difficulties with Nate, Sarah and Ava’s long term relationship issues, notice that Tabitha was introduced, enjoy the Nora and Constantine team-up and look forward to Neuron-Ray. The reporters also help each other out with Zmojis, long term relationships and mattress shipping.

Episode:            “The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe” [Season 4 Episode 12]

Air Date:           Monday, April 22, 2019

Director:           Mairzee Almas

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0021772/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

9x Smallville / 1x Alphas / 1x Haven / 2x Defiance / 3x Lost Girl / 2x Lucifer / 2x Arrow / 1x Supergirl / 5x The 100 / 2x 12 Monkeys / 2x Outlander / 4x Legends

Writers: Morgan Faust

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1158909/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

6x Legends

Daphne Miles

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3514580/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6

1x The Vampire Diaries / 2x Legends

Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwYf0aEqYUE

Arrow

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

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18

03 Crossing Lines 29-Oct-18 1.15

04 Level Two 5-Nov-18 1.08

05 The Demon 12-Nov-18 1.26

06 Due Process 19-Nov-18 1.03

07 The Slabside Redemption 26-Nov-18 1.31

08 Unmasked 3-Dec-18 1.35

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06

10 My Name Is Emiko Queen 21-Jan-19 1.22

11 Past Sins 28-Jan-19 1.18

12 Emerald Archer 4-Feb-19 1.07

13 Star City Slayer 11-Feb-19 1.09

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00

02 Witch Hunt 29-Oct-18 0.94

03 Dancing Queen 5-Nov-18 0.86

04 Wet Hot American Bummer 12-Nov-18 0.90

05 Tagumo Attacks 19-Nov-18 0.91

06 Tender Is The Nate 26-Nov-18 0.97

07 Hell No, Dolly! 3-Dec-18 0.93

08 Legends of To-Meow-Meow 10-Dec-18 1.10

09 Lucha de Aquestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05

Supergirl

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

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34

03 Man Of Steel 28-Oct-18 1.28

04 Ahimsa 4-Nov-18 1.23

05 Parasite Lost 11-Nov-18 1.16

06 Call To Action 18-Nov-18 1.13

07 Rather the Fallen Angel 25-Nov-18 1.15

08 Bunker Hill 2-Dec-18 1.26

09 Elseworlds Part 3 11-Dec-18 2.17

10 Suspicious Minds 20-Jan-19 1.04

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07

THE FLASH

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

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69

03 The Death of Vibe 23-Oct-18 1.87

04 News Flash 30-Oct-18 1.75

05 All Doll’d Up 13-Nov-18 1.73

06 The Icicle Cometh 20-Nov-18 1.60

07 O Come, All Ye Thankful 27-Nov-18 1.79

08 What’s Past Is Prologue 4-Dec-18 1.78

09 Elseworlds Part 1 9-Dec-18 1.83

10 The Flash & The Furious 15-Jan-19 1.64

11 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88

12 Memorabilia 29-Jan-19 2.04

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Legacy 14-May-19 1.53

BLACK LIGHTNING

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

01 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies 9-Oct-18 1.16

02 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues 16-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 23-Oct-18 1.18

04 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak 30-Oct-18 0.97

05 The Book Of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem 13-Nov-18 0.90

06 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi 20-Nov-18 0.99

07 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange 27-Nov-18 1.06

08 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus 4-Dec-18 0.96

09 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi 11-Dec-18 1.13

10 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros 21-Jan-19 0.86

11 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son 28-Jan-19 0.93

12 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust 4-Feb-19 0.95

13 The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire 11-Feb-19 0.94

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • The Eggplant – Zari trying to tell Nate she likes him; Mona suggests emojis
    • The Witch – Nora
    • The Wardrobe – what Ava and Sara had to build to start their way out of Purgatory
    • Take on the title of the C.S. Lewis novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Time travel
    • 2019 Ava’s apartment
      • Place is a mess
  • Fight scenes and stunts
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Ava’s missing
    • Demands Constantine send her to Purgatory
    • Rate her as Captain:
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Stands up for Nora
    • Tells Nate about Neron
    • Helps Nate deal about Hank
    • Constantine not impressed w/his knight in shining armor bit
    • Leaves Bureau – starts to whistle
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Love’s love
    • Gives Zari words to send to Nate – erotic but vulnerable
  • Zari
    • Mona wants her to send Nate emojis – eggplant
    • Texts Nate – asks him out
  • John Constantine
    • Thinks Neron took Ava
    • Says Nora is a liability
    • Argues about how to deal w/Neron w/Nora
    • Keeping Neron locked up is not a good idea
    • People can’t cross barrier
    • Offers to flash Desmond; he refuses
    • Thinks Nora killed Neron
  • Charlie
    • Poses as Ava so Constantine and get Neron to Time Bureau prison
  • Gideon
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Shreds files connected to Heyworld
    • Gets call from crew building theme park
    • Crew building from Nate’s drawings
    • Tells crew to tear it down
    • Rushes to confront Neron
    • Hank went behind Neron’s back; Neron wanted to put fear into people w/creatures
    • Changes mind about theme park; steels up to stop wrecking ball
    • Phone busted
  • Ava Sharpe
    • Gone about 2 weeks
    • Nora finds her – being prepared for being a new vessel
    • Her purgatory – Ikea type store
    • Gary enters the circle and ends up in her purgatory
    • They have to put a wardrobe together
      • Sara moves in w/o reading directions
      • Defending herself in argument about creature
      • Build wardrobe together
      • Sara – it’s not perfect, but it’s ours – wardrobe opens
    • Mattress department
      • Beware of Tabitha
      • Most important decision
      • Ava – Sara, do you just flip something over when it gets saggy
      • Ava – worried about getting old w/Sara; sit on mattress, age
      • Sara – I haven’t thought about planning for future until Ava
      • Pick 50 year
    • Apartment
      • Do dishes; pick up trash; light goes; mess just builds
      • Argue about moving in together
      • Sara – we’re superheroes; Ava wants a regular life w/Sara
      • They argue; Ava disappears
      • Room full of different Avas
    • Room full of Avas
      • Pick quickly b/c of Tabitha
      • Sara – not leaving w/o Ava
    • As Is section
      • Sara loves regular Ava
  • Time Bureau
    • Gary – I knew Ava needed me
    • Nora confronts Neron
      • remembers when she met Constantine
      • Neron – waiting for Tabitha to be released; needs a vessel for his Tabitha
      • Tempts Nora w/returning her father
      • Nora chokes Constantine; enters circle
      • Neron leaves Desmond’s body; Constantine and Nora battle; Ray interrupts battle
      • Neron is out of Desmond’s body

ARROW NEWS:

  1. How Arrow saved the TV superhero — and why it had to end (Date: 17 July 2019)
    1. As ‘Arrow’ prepares for the end, Stephen Amell and the producers reflect on its origin story and preview the ‘Crisis’-bound eighth and final season.
    2. Long article
    3. About the show ending, Stephen Amell said, “I’m very emotional and melancholy, but it’s time. I’m 38 years old, and I got this job when I was 30. I’d never had a job for more than a year. The fact that I’ve done this for the better part of a decade, and I’m not going to do it anymore, is a little frightening.”
    4. https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/17/arrow-final-season-cover-story/
  2. Amell Enlists AEW’s Cody Rhodes for New Wrestling Series, Heels (Date: 20 Aug 2019)
    1. Shortly after it was announced that Arrow star Stephen Amell would headline Starz’s upcoming pro-wrestling drama Heels, the actor put a call out to an old friend to join him: AEW star and executive vice president Cody Rhodes. “Hey @CodyRhodes — wanna come and help me make a tv show?” Amell tweeted along with a screenshot of Deadline’s original announcement. “Congratulations!” Rhodes replied. “…and yea, of course[.]”
    2. https://www.cbr.com/stephen-amell-cody-rhodes-heels/
  1. The CW Has No Current Plans to End Any Other Arrowverse Shows (Date: 4 August 2019)
    1. The CW’s Arrowverse of shows will be going through an interesting evolution later this year, when Arrow officially wraps up its run with a 10-episode final season. As network president Mark Pedowitz revealed during The CW’s presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour, there are no current plans for the other veteran Arrowverse shows – The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow – to wrap up. Pedowitz noted that “hopefully it will be a long time from now” until that discussion comes about.
    2. “We believe in these franchises,” Pedowtiz explained. “This universe will continue for many many years.”
    3. https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/08/04/arrowverse-shows-ending-arrow-the-flash-supergirl-legends-batwoman/
  2. Arrow Season 8: Colton Haynes Drops Out as Series Regular (Date: 8 Aug 2019)
    1. Colton Haynes is dropping out as a series regular on the upcoming Arrow season 8, which will also serve as the series final season. The change in Haynes status on the show was confirmed during the recent TCA press tour, with Arrow executive producer Beth Schwartz noting the following: “We hope to have him back. We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show.”
    2. https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/08/08/arrow-season-8-colton-haynes-exits-drops-out-series-regular/
  3. Colton Haynes Twitter Account (Date: 8 Aug 2019)
    1. Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify…I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow. I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular. But y’all know Roy…he’s never gone for too long
    2. https://twitter.com/ColtonLHaynes/status/1159550976543510529

GENERAL DC NEWS:

  1. Arrowverse: Here’s When The Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Airs (Date: 4 Aug 2019)
    1. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1 will air on Supergirl on Sunday, December 8 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    2. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 2 will air on Batwoman on Monday, December 9 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    3. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 3 will air on The Flash on Tuesday, December 10 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    4. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 4 will air on Arrow on Tuesday, January 14 at 8 pm ET/PT.
    5. Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 5 will on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, January 14 at 9 pm ET/PT. – Not the season premiere; considered a special episode
    6. https://www.cbr.com/arrowverse-crisis-on-infinite-earths-air-dates/

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Rrq-be8u0 (Date: 22 April 2019)

Episode: “Egg MacGuffin” [Season 4 Episode 13]

Air Date: Monday, April 29, 2019

Summary: While Ray is worried about Nora, he is suddenly faced with his own problem that forces him to do the unthinkable. Nate and Zari are stuck in an awkward limbo, so Sara devises a plan to send them on an easy mission together. Meanwhile, Charlie and Rory are approached with a lucrative offer that could upend their lives.

Director: Christopher Tammaro

Writers: James Eagan & Tyron B. Carter

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8312956/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Séance and Sensibility” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST246

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Starling Tribune – Season 7.5 Edition – “Séance and Sensibility” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST246

 

The Starling Tribune Reporters Chris and Michelle review the Legends Of Tomorrow season 4 eleventh episode “Séance and Sensibility.” The Reporters discuss the Bollywood number that Zari (and the rest of the cast) rocked, Hank’s funeral and Nate’s coming to terms finally with his father, Hanks’ endgame plan to develop a magical creature park, how NEron’s plans are starting to materialize, and all the news from San Diego Comic Con 2019. Catch Starling Tribune now on the Pandora App too!

 

Episode:            “Séance and Sensibility” [Season 4 Episode 11]

Air Date:           Monday, April 15, 2019 

 

Director:           Alexandra La Roche

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190597/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

                        1x Riverdale / 3x Legends / 4x Flash / 2x Arrow / 1x Supergirl

 

Writers: Grainne Godfree

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3113826/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

                        15x Legends / 7x Flash / 1x Arrow

 

Jackie Canino

                        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10485737/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6

                        1x Legends

Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/04/08/legends-of-tomorrow-spoilers-season-4-seance-and-sensibility-tra/

 

Arrow

 

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

01 Inmate 4587 15-Oct-18 1.43

02 The Longbow Hunters 22-Oct-18 1.18

03 Crossing Lines 29-Oct-18 1.15

04 Level Two 5-Nov-18 1.08

05 The Demon 12-Nov-18 1.26

06 Due Process 19-Nov-18 1.03

07 The Slabside Redemption 26-Nov-18 1.31

08 Unmasked 3-Dec-18 1.35

09 Elseworlds Part 2 10-Dec-18 2.06

10 My Name Is Emiko Queen 21-Jan-19 1.22

11 Past Sins 28-Jan-19 1.18

12 Emerald Archer 4-Feb-19 1.07

13 Star City Slayer 11-Feb-19 1.09

14 Brothers & Sisters 4-Mar-19 0.89

15 Training Day 11-Mar-19 1.02

16 Star City 2040 18-Mar-19 1.00

17 Inheritance 25-Mar-19 1.01

18 Lost Canary 15-Apr-19 0.71

19 Spartan 22-Apr-19 0.71

20 Confessions 29-Apr-19 0.64

21 Living Proof 6-May-19 0.63

22 You Have Saved This City 13-May-19  0.95

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

 

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

01 The Virgin Gary 22-Oct-18 1.00

02 Witch Hunt 29-Oct-18 0.94

03 Dancing Queen 5-Nov-18 0.86

04 Wet Hot American Bummer 12-Nov-18 0.90

05 Tagumo Attacks 19-Nov-18 0.91

06 Tender Is The Nate 26-Nov-18 0.97

07 Hell No, Dolly! 3-Dec-18 0.93

08 Legends of To-Meow-Meow 10-Dec-18 1.10

09 Lucha de Aquestas 1-Apr-19 0.92

10 The Getaway 8-Apr-19 0.95

11 Séance & Sensibility 15-Apr-19 0.98

12 The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe 22-Apr-19 0.85

13 Egg MacGuffin 29-Apr-19 0.91

14 Nip Stuck 6-May-19 0.94

15 Terms Of Service 13-May-19 0.99

16 Hey World 20-May-19 1.05

 

Supergirl

 

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

01 American Alien 14-Oct-18 1.52

02 Fallout 21-Oct-18 1.34

03 Man Of Steel 28-Oct-18 1.28

04 Ahimsa 4-Nov-18 1.23

05 Parasite Lost 11-Nov-18 1.16

06 Call To Action 18-Nov-18 1.13

07 Rather the Fallen Angel 25-Nov-18 1.15

08 Bunker Hill 2-Dec-18 1.26

09 Elseworlds Part 3 11-Dec-18 2.17

10 Suspicious Minds 20-Jan-19 1.04

11 Blood Memory 27-Jan-19 1.34

12 Menagerie 17-Feb-19 1.15

13 What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way 3-Mar-19 1.14

14 Stand and Deliver 10-Mar-19 1.05

15 O Brother, Where Art Thou 17-Mar-19 1.07

16 The House of L 24-Mar-19 1.12

17 All About Eve 31-Mar-19 1.06

18 Crime and Punishment 21-Apr-19 0.99

19 American Dreamer 28-Apr-19 1.14

20 Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up 5-May-19 1.05

21 Red Dawn 12-May-19 1.11

22 The Quest For Peace 19-May-19 1.07

 

The Flash

 

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

01 Nora 9-Oct-17 2.08

02 Blocked 16-Oct-18 1.69

03 The Death of Vibe 23-Oct-18 1.87

04 News Flash 30-Oct-18 1.75

05 All Doll’d Up 13-Nov-18 1.73

06 The Icicle Cometh 20-Nov-18 1.60

07 O Come, All Ye Thankful 27-Nov-18 1.79

08 What’s Past Is Prologue 4-Dec-18 1.78

09 Elseworlds Part 1 9-Dec-18 1.83

10 The Flash & The Furious 15-Jan-19 1.64

11 Seeing Red 22-Jan-19 1.88

12 Memorabilia 29-Jan-19 2.04

13 Goldfaced 5-Feb-19 1.89

14 Cause and 12-Feb-19 XS 1.71

15 King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd 1.67

16 Failure Is An Orphan 12-Mar-19 1.55

17 Time Bomb 19-Mar-19 1.64

18 Godspeed 16-Apr-19 1.31

19 Snow Pack 23-Apr-19 1.63

20 Gone Rogue 30-Apr-19 1.37

21 The Girl With The Red Lightning 6-May-19 1.45

22 Legacy 14-May-19 1.53

 

BLACK LIGHTNING

 

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

01 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies 9-Oct-18 1.16

02 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues 16-Oct-18 1.02

03 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry 23-Oct-18 1.18

04 The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak 30-Oct-18 0.97

05 The Book Of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem 13-Nov-18 0.90

06 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi 20-Nov-18 0.99

07 The Book Of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange 27-Nov-18 1.06

08 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus 4-Dec-18 0.96

09 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi 11-Dec-18 1.13

10 The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros 21-Jan-19 0.86

11 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son 28-Jan-19 0.93

12 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust 4-Feb-19 0.95

13 The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire 11-Feb-19 0.94

14 The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin 4-Mar-19 0.77

15 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha 11-Mar-19 0.75

16 The Book Of The Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega 18-Mar-19 0.85

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Seance – contacting the dead during Hank’s funeral
    • Sensibility – Jane Austen wrote “Sense and Sensibility”; Mona and love; Zari and love
  • Time travel
    • 1802 – Bath, England
      • Wedding: bride confesses to loving the maid; the groom confesses to loving bride’s mother; passions erupt
      • Regency thing – walk around room while conversing
      • Lord Remington – old man; his coachman has caused a stir
      • Mona tries to convince Jane to keep writing by telling her about her future. 
      • High on dust – Zari starts to sing, and the show bursts into a Bollywood number
    • Waverider
      • God sends his dust into the air and gets into everyone’s dream
      • Truth – Fugitive is Sunjay, born long ago, gathered Kamadeva’s ashes
      • Bollywood song infects the Waverider
    • Fight scenes and stunts
      • Mona turns into Wolfie
        • Knocks out Charlie
        • Goes to Jane Austen, blames her for wasting time on romance, her writing is all lies
        • Jane Austen – I do believe in love
      • Sara Lance / White Canary
        • Smash someone else, and if thinking about person, you like them
      • Ray Palmer / The Atom 
        • Feels bad about being sweet on Nora while she’s a suspect
        • Bromance solid
        • Hears sounds behind mirror; Nora tells him she’s innocent
        • Sneaks Nora onto the Waverider; has to hide her; hijinks ensue
        • Sleeps in the chair
      • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
        • Stays at funeral; tells Nate the eulogy is for him, to get him to say what he needs to
      • Zari
        • Ladies try to tell her she likes Nate
        • Gets it on with the coachman; figures out he is the fugitive; he’s Kamadeva, the Hindu God of Love
        • Resists his charms and cuffs him
        • Romance isn’t real; just for novels
        • Takes dust with Sunjay
      • John Constantine
        • Notices praying aunt and covered mirrors
        • Flashes of Hank’s spirit
        • Summons Hank’s spirit into Mick
        • Deal – unlimited funds for access to magical creatures; demon – Neron
        • Image of self in mirror talking to him; punches mirror, it’s Neron in Desmond’s body
      • Charlie 
        • Wants Mona to go Wolfie
      • Gideon
        • DJ Gideon
      • Mona
        • Wearing Jane Austen shirt, names disappearing
        • Just tell people how you feel
        • Love overcomes any obstacle – Jane calls her a fool
        • Romance is real; you should take a risk
        • Tells Zari to wait for something real; then finds out Sunjay has a 1000 wives
      • Nate Heywood / Steel 
        • Father’s funeral
        • Tells team to go get fugitive
        • Toast – talks about the bad; Mother – tells story about how trip to Disney World got canceled because Nate had to go to the hospital; Hank dressed up as Mickey Mouse
        • Pulls Disney book and finds hidden door; finds true plans – an idea for an amusement park for magical creatures based on Nate’s ideas from childhood – Heywood.
        • At the end of the day, Hank was just as wacky as the Legends

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Arrow Resurrects Two Dead Characters for Season 8 (Date: 12 July 2019)
    1. “Adrian Chase comes back in a different way than expected,” showrunner Beth Schwartz said. “We’re really excited about that because obviously he’s one of our favorite villains.” On the subject of Tommy Merlyn, executive producer Marc Guggenheim promised Donnell is “not coming back as the Tommy we know.”
    2. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-season-8-colin-donnell-josh-segarra/
  2. Arrow’s Final Season Will Bring Back a Long-Dead Queen Family Member (Date: 23 July 2019)
    1. Susanna Thompson will be reprising her role as Moira Queen, Oliver Queen’s mother, in some capacity for the premiere of Arrow’s eighth — and last — season. “It’s a love letter to the show; it really is,” Guggenheim said of Thompson’s return. “I was telling [executive producer] Beth [Schwartz], it felt a lot like the series finale, not the season premiere, in the best possible way, almost to the point where we’re like, ‘What are we going to do for the series finale?’ I mean, we know, obviously, but it has that kind of resonance to it, and that’s exciting.”
    2. https://www.cbr.com/arrow-season-8-susanna-thompson-return-moira-queen/
  3. Arrow Season 8: Chicago Fire Vet Charlie Barnett Cast as [Spoiler] (Date: 20 July 2019)
    1. Arrow‘s flash-forward family is expanding: Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) has joined the CW drama’s eighth and final season in the series-regular role of John Diggle, Jr., aka J.J.
    2. https://tvline.com/2019/07/20/arrow-charlie-barnett-cast-john-diggle-jr-season-8/?fbclid=IwAR38EZ1T6AsKX59V8LdpCdZqjjo512nxnULM3ES3yeyhd5c4HArAqbqI8t8
  4. Arrow Final Season Trailer Recaps Those Oliver Has Loved and Lost, Teases Returns (From the Dead?) (Date: 20 July 2019)
    1. The first teaser video for Arrow‘s final season emotionally revisits all those whom Oliver Queen has loved… and lost… over the years, before teases the familiar faces he will encounter while fulfilling his commitment to the Monitor.
    2. https://tvline.com/2019/07/20/arrow-final-season-8-trailer-tommy-merlyn-adrian-chase-return/?fbclid=IwAR2FvkAIgwlumJuJfswwApzkOKBxh1-9UubPADaJOjW-7IJQLKfUKgwcjZo
  5. Arrow Showrunner Reveals Episode 8×02 Title (Date: 23 July 2019)
    1. In a Twitter post, Schwartz shared a photo of the script’s cover page alongside a Green Arrow statue. The title of the episode? “Welcome to Hong Kong”.
    2. https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/07/23/arrow-season-8-episode-2-title-revealed-the-cw/

 

CRISIS NEWS:

 

  1. Tyler Hoechlin & Brandon Routh To Suit Up As Superman For Arrowverse Crossover On the CW (Date: 19 July 2019)
    1. The producers of the DC franchise on the CW are planning a big stunt involving one of DC’s most recognizable superheroes, Superman. Two actors who have played the Man of Steel, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh, will portray him in different time frames.
    2. https://deadline.com/2019/07/tyler-hoechlin-brandon-routh-superman-arrowverse-crossover-the-cw-1202649053/

 

  1. Original Robin Burt Ward to Appear in Crisis On Infinite Earths (Date: 20 July 2019)
    1. During the Batwoman panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, it was revealed that Burt Ward has a role in the upcoming crossover, where he will debut in the Ruby Rose-led series. Ward played Robin alongside Adam West’s Batman in the original Batman TV show. He has continued to lend his voice to the role over the years, but now he’ll make an appearance in the Arrowverse. But, it is not confirmed that he will play his original version of Robin, an alternate version of the character, or a new character altogether.
    2. https://screenrant.com/arrowverse-crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover-burt-ward/?utm_content=bufferb0c5c&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=SR-FB-P&utm_campaign=SR-FB-P
  2. Elizabeth Tulloch will return as Lois Lane in ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover (Date: 22 July 2019)
    1. EW has exclusively learned that Elizabeth Tulloch will reprise her role as Lois Lane in “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” which will also feature Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman. Not only that, but we’ll also meet Clark and Lois’ child in the five-hour, multiverse-threatening event.
    2. https://ew.com/tv/2019/07/22/elizabeth-tulloch-lois-lane-arrowverse-crisis-on-infinite-earths/
  3. The Flash’s Cavanagh Will Play Another Classic DC Character (Date: 23 July 2019)
    1. “As part of ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover, Tom will be playing Pariah as part of the crossover,” The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace revealed at the show’s Comic-Con International panel. “He works for the Anti-Monitor.”
    2. “In the original miniseries, it’s Pariah who is very much integral in releasing the Anti-Monitor,” he continued. “For Tom to play such a pivotal character… it’s just going to tear your guts out and make you cry.” The first half of The Flash Season 6 will “lead up to a very, very big twist at the end of the Bloodwork case that launches ‘Crisis.'”
    3. https://www.cbr.com/tom-cavanagh-crisis-on-infinite-earths-pariah/

 

SUPERGIRL NEWS:

 

  1. Supergirl: Mehcad Brooks Exiting the CW Series Next Season (Date: 19 July 2019)
    1. Mehcad Brooks, who portrays James Olsen on Supergirl, is leaving the CW series in its upcoming Season 5. Brooks is leaving the series to shift his attention to work on feature films, developing a cable series and writing a book.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/mehcad-brooks-exiting-supergirl/
  2. Jeremy Jordan Returning to ‘Supergirl’ for Season 5 (Exclusive) (Date: 18 July 2019)
    1. Jeremy Jordan, who departed Supergirl after season three, will be reuniting with the crew on the upcoming fifth season of The CW superhero drama as tech wiz Winn, ET has exclusively learned. Jordan is expected to appear in three episodes in the second half of the season, after the annual DC crossover event, though the context in which he comes back and additional storyline details are being kept under wraps.
    2. https://www.etonline.com/jeremy-jordan-returning-to-supergirl-for-season-5-exclusive-128853
  3. Supergirl Season 5 Casts Veronica Mars Vet as Budding Superhero Acrata, Plus Several Other Intriguing Additions (Date: 20 July 2019)
    1. Two new faces are coming to Supergirl in Season 5 as series regulars — and they have very different plans for National City. 
    2. Julie Gonzalo is playing DC Comics character Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata), who has a mystical secret.” As revealed on the panel, Andrea will take over as the head of CatCo.
    3. Staz Nair will play as “hardened reporter William Dey, who’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.”
    4. Both characters will make their debut in Supergirl‘s fifth season premiere, airing Sunday, Oct. 6. 
    5. And here’s another fun reveal: Jesse Rath’s sister, Meghan Rath (Hawaii Five-0), will appear as a female Brainiac 5.
    6. The show also unveiled an official first look at Kara’s new costume for Season 5 — Supergirl has pants!
    7. https://tvline.com/2019/07/20/supergirl-season-5-cast-new-characters-acrata-william-dey/?fbclid=IwAR0Sz1TpXFlRyhYlB1ujwTuxVzNGS-6B08LU_XdCYaRHFs1e0CICBOEgNz4
  4. Supergirl Battles Lena Luthor in First Season 5 Trailer (Date: 20 July 2019)
    1. The first look at the fifth season of The CW’s Supergirl was unveiled Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. “One of our big bads this season is Leviathan, so we’re bringing that into our canon this year… This season is going to be about how technology effects us,” executive producer Robert Rovner explained. “We’ll be seeing how our villains this season use technology against us and how our heroes bring us back.”
    2. https://www.cbr.com/supergirl-season-5-sdcc-trailer/?utm_content=bufferadea7&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_campaign=CBR-TW

 

 

FLASH NEWS

 

  1. The Flash Will Launch New Storytelling Format for Season 6 (Date: 23 July 2019)
    1. The Flash is trying something new for Season 6. Instead of one season-long story arc, Season 6 will be broken down into two chapters that feature their own individual villains. The first half will end in this year’s five-show crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” then pick up afterwards with a new story for the second half.
    2. https://www.cbr.com/flash-season-6-two-villains-chapters/
  2. The Flash Season 6 Will Bring Back Wally West’s Kid Flash (Date: 24 July 2019)
    1. Wally West will return to The Flash for Season 6. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, showrunner Eric Wallace revealed Kid Flash will be back — and he will help his namesake take on one of their greatest villains yet.
    2. “Let’s bring Wally West back,” Wallace announced at the panel. “Why don’t we do it this season… and have Kid Flash and Flash fight one of the greatest Flash villains.”
    3. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether Wally will appear in the first half, second half or both

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/04/08/legends-of-tomorrow-spoilers-season-4-seance-and-sensibility-tra/ (Date: 8 April 2019) 

 

Episode: “Séance and Sensibility” [Season 4 Episode 11]

Air Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 

Summary: When Mona discovers that her favorite author, Jane Austen, might be at the epicenter of a magical alert, Mona, Sara, Charlie and Zari find themselves in 1809.

Director: Alexandra La Roche

Writers: Grainne Godfree & Jackie Canino

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8312950/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

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This podcast was recorded on Thursday July 25th, 2019.

 

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