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 – Supergirl “Crisis On Infinite Earths Part One” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST258

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP and Chris review the 2019 Arrowverse Crossover Crisis On Infinite Earths Part One (technically Supergirl Season 5 Episode 9) with the help of Michelle’s notes once again. Michelle was out sick for the week. The reporters discuss the final Arrow included crossover episode part one including why you should enjoy these episodes while you have access to them, that this is simply the MOST AMBITIOUS crossover in the history of television spanning SIX currently airing television shows, why its time to geek out over all the cameos, the reporter’s takes on the Earth-16 adventure (more to come in a later episode), the reporter’s roses and thorns with this episode of the crossover, why Arrow fans might feel cheated at the big Arrow moment and Marc Guggenheim’s reasons for it,if the crossover can be produced like a 5 episode miniseries or a 5 episode premium streaming series, why James Bamford would have been a great addition to the Supergirl episode production staff, and what was that deal between the Monitor and Oliver Queen about anyway?

Episode:            “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One” [Supergirl: Season 5 Episode 9]

Air Date:           Sunday, December 8, 2019

Director:           Jesse Warn

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1168394/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

13x Supergirl / 6x Arrow / 4x The Flash / 8x Spartacus

Writers: Robert L. Rovner            (story by)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0746362/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr8

17x Supergirl (7x story / 5x teleplay / 5x written)

Marc Guggenheim (story by)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0973233/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr9

3x story by-Supergirl: Crisis on Earth-X Pt 1, Elseworlds Pt 3, Crisis Part 1

Derek Simon (teleplay by)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2037807/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6

Supergirl: 23x executive story editor, 22x story editor, 12x written, 7x staff writer, 5x teleplay, 2x story by

Jay Faerber (teleplay by)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4732141/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr7

2x Supergirl (also producer) / 9x Zoo / 2x Star-Crossed

Promo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSLAd-G42w8&feature=youtu.be

Arrow

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

01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84

02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77

03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76

04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62

05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74

06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79

07 Purgatory 3-Dec-19 0.83

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

Supergirl

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

01 Event Horizon 6-Oct-19 1.26

02 Stranger Beside Me 13-Oct-19 0.97

03 Blurred Lines 20-Oct-19 0.92

04 In Plain Sight 27-Oct-19 0.95

05 Dangerous Liaisons 3-Nov-19 0.78

06 Confidence Women 10-Nov-19 0.8

07 Tremors 17-Nov-19 0.79

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

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

The Flash

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

01 Into the Void 8-Oct-19 1.62

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

03 Dead Man Running 22-Oct-19 1.38

04 There Will Be Blood 29-Oct-19 1.48

05 Kiss Kiss Breach Breach 5-Nov-19 1.19

06 License To Elongate 19-Nov-19 1.29

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

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

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

Black Lightning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Batwoman

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

01 Pilot 6-Oct-19 1.86

02 The Rabbit Hole 13-Oct-19 1.45

03 Down Down Down 20-Oct-19 1.22

04 Who Are You? 27-Oct-19 1.29

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

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

07 Tell Me The Truth 17-Nov-19 1.01

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

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

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Part 1 of crossover
    • Crisis across the multiverse
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Supergirl saves Wil Wheaton from Spike
    • Batwoman takes down members of Alice’s gang
    • Tower
      • Atom, Batwoman, Mia, Oliver vs. Shadow Demons
      • Supers helping w/earthquake stuff
      • Batwoman allows Ray to upgrade batarang
      • Supers come back w/Flash
      • Rooftop fight
      • Monitor – must retreat
      • Oliver – I have to fight; shocks Monitor; runs out of arrows; puts up his fists; “dies”
  • Time Travel / Crisis / Cameos
    • Monitor VO: Big bang – life; multiverse multiplying like mitosis; Age of Heroes finally born; heroes in time to save multiverse
    • Earth-89: Gotham – Keaton’s Batman world – Alexander Knox (Robert Whul) reads paper
    • Earth 9 – San Francisco – DC Universe Titans destroyed
    • Earth X – The Ray
    • Earth 66 – Burt Ward walking dog – “Holy crimson skies of death!”
    • Earth 38 – Supergirl’s world – Wil Wheaton – doomsday sign (Michelle: I did not see this cameo coming)
    • Earth 16 – 2046
      • Legends landed in an alternate Earth’s future
      • Lois, Sara, and Brainiac go
      • Bunker – Oliver has baby; Oliver and Sara fight; Sara and Old Man Oliver talk
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow – Earth 1
    • Gives Mia her own Green Arrow suit and bow; there should always be at least one Green Arrow
    • Upset when Barry says he’s going to die; demands to see the Monitor; Oliver – Kara and Barry are supposed to live; Monitor spared lives to save them last year; this is a new crossover (LOL), a new problem
    • Saved 1 billion
    • Barry and Kara – save us
    • Mia – find your mother and William
  • Team Arrow
  • Supergirl – Earth 38
    • Warns Argo, but too late
    • Convinces Batwoman others are ok
    • Has hope; Krypton is a spirit; fight for what’s right
    • 3 billion to Earth 1
  • Team Supergirl
    • J’onn – tells team about Monitor and Crisis; has Legion’s ship
    • Coordinate evacuation to Earth 1
    • Lana – build portal; awkward convo w/Alex Danvers; I would help even w/o apology; I’m not evil
  • Superman – 38 (Hoechlin)
    • Son – Jonathan: Lois, Alura, and Clark puts him in pod to Earth (Brando’s dialogue)
    • Monitor saves Clark and Lois at the last minute
  • Superman – (Routh)
  • Batwoman – Earth 1
    • Michelle – BW asks about Alice, which is the current storyline; the timeline is off; last year she met Supergirl & co, but her show started at the beginning of her superhero career
  • Barry Allen / Flash – Earth 1
  • Team Flash
  • Sara Lance / White Canary
    • Never thought I would see parent Oliver
  • Ray / Atom
    • Last year at Woodstock – Janis Joplin noticed him and gave her a new song
  • Team Legends
  • Monitor
    • This is not the ending I saw for Oliver
  • Harbinger
    • Collects hero; brings them to Earth 38
    • Explains what’s going on to team; Earth 38 – tipping point
    • Raises the Quantum Tower – Monitor placed them on key Earths
    • Have to protect tower from Anti-Monitor
  • Lex Luthor
  • Pariah
    • Don’t see Nash become Pariah (Michelle: Where’s Psycho Pirate?)
    • Witness to Anti-Monitor’s actions
    • Everything is doomed
  • Thorns:
    • SP
      • Disconnected episode by episode production
        • Focused on the show episode’s cast (In this case Supergirl)
      • Plot progressing too fast (Better on second viewing)
      • Vast destruction and death not easily comprehensible
        • Too much, too quick
      • Jonathan’s single escape wasn’t necessary – why Earth-16?
      • William not in Crossover and doesn;’t get to experience Oliver dying
      • Batwoman’s timeline
      • Where did Mia’s Arrow suit come from?
      • Supergirl subplots – especially Lena Luther was not necessary
        • How many billions died because Lena argues about helping?
      • Ray was vulnerable while giving Batwoman upgrade
      • Arrow’s death scene – full quiver to no quiver instantly
      • Where are his knives/blades?
      • Scene cut short
      • Arrow dies on Supergirl – not on Arrow.Pretty big deal.
      • Pariah just appears like Harbinger. No origin story
    • Chris
      • Lena sucks
      • pacing seemed off.
      • Ollie death to ‘subvert our expectations’ bs
      • Ollie’s magic quiver
      • shadow demons looks like dementors
    • Michelle – don’t see Lyla become Harbinger or her relationship w/Monitor; don’t see Nash become Pariah; wanted tower to become part of plot like in comics; wish crossover treated like 5 hour movie, not upset Oliver died in Part 1, but just because it’s called Supergirl doesn’t mean all the stupid subplots from the show have to be in the crossover (I think we’ve had this complant every crossover)
  • Roses
    • SP –
      • “Age Of Heroes” Multiverse Intro
      • Worldbuilding – All the Earths, all of DC’s screen coming together
      • 4th Wall broken early and often – didn’t take itself too seriously
      • Homages to 78 Superman with Jonathan was cool
      • Chyron’s really helped map out where people were
      • Supergirl and Superman comforting each other in the face of tremendous loss – DEO Balcony
      • Avenger’s Age Of Ultron battle around the machine / Harry Potter
      • Tons of female leads. Lyla/Harbinger, Supergirl, Sara, Alex Danvers, Lena Luther, Batwoman
    • Chris
      • Legends team trivia with time goof. hell yeah
      • Ollie and Sarah friendship is solid and referenced a lot
      • Happily ever after for Clark/Lois
      • Ray is a delight (batwoman upgrades and nerding out)
      • Getting to see Amell play another Ollie is fun
      • Symmetry for Kal-El and Jonathon
      • Other Earths (Batman 89 awesome)
    • Michelle – fixed Legends 2046 plot hole / great Old Man Ollie-Sara moment; Batwoman: interactions w/Ray, trusting Kara, and kicking butt; Amell’s acting is on point; Mia gets suit from Dad
  • For reference: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Easter Eggs and References in Part One (8 Dec 2019) https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/08/crisis-on-infinite-earths-spoilers-part-1-easter-eggs-cameos/#1

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/09/crisis-on-infinite-earths-part-2-batwoman-promo-cw/ (Date: 8 Dec 2019)

Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 2” [Batwoman: Season 1 Episode 9]

Air Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Summary: The group uses Ray’s invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. The Monitor sends Iris, Clark and Lois in search of a mysterious Kryptonian, while Kate and Kara head out to find Bruce Wayne. In addition, Mia challenges Sara, Rory discovers a hidden talent, and Lex Luthor returns.

Director: Laura Belsey

Writers: Don Whitehead & Holly Henderson

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11199024/?ref_=ttep_ep9

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

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You can find us wherever you can listen to podcasting including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, on Amazon Alexa, and iHeartRadio 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 December 12th, 2019.

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

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Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Purgatory” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST257

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP and Chris review the Arrow finale season seventh episode “Purgatory” with the help of Michelle’s notes. The reporters discuss the final Arrow pre-Crisis episode including the return of Yoa Fei, Billy Wintergreen and Edward Fryers; the effective CGI use in the episode; why SP’s knives are better than Stephen Amell’s knives, speculate on who is going to teach Mia how to slap water, Lyla’s transformation into Harbinger, how a path for Diggle to become the Green Lantern was missed, speculation on how Roy’s arm will be replaced, if we thought we wasted our time with the Flash Forwards, and Oliver’s great final moments with Mia and Williams. The duo also prepare themselves for Crisis by discussing the seven year build up to Crisis, the confusing nature of the pre-crisis cut scene, Chris expands a popular Monitor fan theory, discussing some of Marc Guggenheim last minute pre-crisis news, and what would be change for the better for fans post crisis.

Episode:            “Purgatory” [Season 8 Episode 7]

Air Date:           Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Director:           James Bamford

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

18x Arrow / 1x Supergirl

Writers: Rebecca Bellotto

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3428799/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

10x Arrow

Rebecca Rosenberg

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9455161/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

2x Arrow

Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-queen-is-going-to-save-the-multiverse-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-7-purgatory-a171886

Arrow

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

01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84

02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77

03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76

04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62

05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74

06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79

07 Purgatory 3-Dec-19 0.83

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

Supergirl

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

01 Event Horizon 6-Oct-19 1.26

02 Stranger Beside Me 13-Oct-19 0.97

03 Blurred Lines 20-Oct-19 0.92

04 In Plain Sight 27-Oct-19 0.95

05 Dangerous Liaisons 3-Nov-19 0.78

06 Confidence Women 10-Nov-19 0.8

07 Tremors 17-Nov-19 0.79

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

The Flash

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

01 Into the Void 8-Oct-19 1.62

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

03 Dead Man Running 22-Oct-19 1.38

04 There Will Be Blood 29-Oct-19 1.48

05 Kiss Kiss Breach Breach 5-Nov-19 1.19

06 License To Elongate 19-Nov-19 1.29

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

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

Black Lightning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Batwoman

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

01 Pilot 6-Oct-19 1.86

02 The Rabbit Hole 13-Oct-19 1.45

03 Down Down Down 20-Oct-19 1.22

04 Who Are You? 27-Oct-19 1.29

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

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

07 Tell Me The Truth 17-Nov-19 1.01

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

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme? What was the link to the episode’s name?
    • Back to Lian Yu
    • Learning to live in the now
    • Instead of being stuck in limbo, chose life
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Plane hit by missile
    • Fyers on island
      • Oliver and Laurel
      • Laurel takes out guy w/sword
      • Edward Fyers and Billy Wintergreen
    • Oliver catches arrow – Yao Fei!
    • Fyers camp
      • Oliver and Yao Fei spring traps
      • Yao Fei – patience; uses sunlight reflected off compass to burn rope
    • Oliver to Fyers
      • Oliver not alone; superhero lineup (minus Roy)
      • Device doesn’t work first time
      • Need a specific DNA code; Oliver has to come back
      • Big fight; guns, explosions, arrows; slo-mo moments; Diggle and Oliver back to device
      • DNA sequence is Lyla’s; device does get rid of dead people
      • Lyla has to go
  • Time Travel / Crisis
  • Flashforward
    • Future Team Arrow
      • Mia
      • Upset at Dad; hero first, dad second
      • Goes after Dad
    • William
      • Has to build the thing
      • Admits to pushing Dad away b/c thought he wouldn’t lose Dad; don’t let last moments be in anger
      • Builds weapon; island energy
      • Gives Roy the hosen, who gives it back
    • Connor
      • Parents create Knightwatch
      • Missions sent parents on many trips
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • VO about returning to island, purgatory
    • Has to convince others that Monitor is ok
    • Energy spikes on island
    • Has to tell kids his fate
    • Fyers on island – given a new lease on life
    • I have to go after Fyers; Yao Fei – don’t get distracted
    • Yao Fei – you chose to avoid going back to family; you need to breathe, Oliver; you need to say good-bye; I didn’t get to say good-bye to Shado
    • You live w/children now
    • Apologizes to kids
    • Activating the device will end the dead people
    • William: I’ve forgiven you; hugs
    • Diggle – please track down Felicity and tell her to contact William; best man I’ve ever known
    • “Every mission has an end”
    • Good-bye moments
    • Mia: you being a hero is why you weren’t in my life
    • Island made him angry; island changed him; all moments brought him her
    • Mia, you’re going to create your own stories (spin-off reference)
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • Confronts Lyla; Monitor claimed he saved her from blast in Afghanistan
    • Protecting family
    • We always have a choice
    • Hard for him to accept Oliver isn’t going to make
  • Lyla / Harbinger
    • Brought kids to island; have to build a weapon
    • Build weapon to survive Crisis
    • Lyla – now I am a Harbinger of what’s to come
  • Laurel / Black Siren
    • Parenting advice
  • Thea Queen
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Knows how to fly a plane; brings Rene, Roy and plutonium
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • Hurt
  • Roy Harper
    • Arm pinned; Diggle and Connor try to free his arm
    • I pick amputation; Connor knows how (comic book)

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSLAd-G42w8&feature=youtu.be (Date: 3 Dec 2019)

Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One” [Supergirl: Season 5 Episode 9]

Air Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019

Summary: The Monitor sends Harbinger to gather the worlds’ greatest heroes – Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, Batwoman, White Canary, The Atom and Superman – in preparation for the impending Crisis. With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J’onn and Alex recruit Lena to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38.

Director: Jesse Warn

Writers: Robert L. Rovner          (story by) & Derek Simon (teleplay by) & Marc Guggenheim (story by)

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9419518/?ref_=ttep_ep9

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

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 December 5th, 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 – “Reset” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST256

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The Starling Tribune Reporters SP, Chris and Michelle review the Arrow finale season sixth episode “Reset.” The reporters discuss some speculation on why Diggle was not in the time loop, that this season has been based on manipulation and not trust, the complexity of building up to Crisis in Arrow’s final 10 episode limited season, how great it was to see Paul Blackthrone again, the warehouse fight sequence choreography, some major issues with the reset in reset that SP had including that the Monitor has done nothing to help Team Arrow trust him, why there was no title sequence and RIPBigBellyBurger.

Starling Tribune – Season 8 Edition – “Reset” Review (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST256

Episode:            “Reset” [Season 8 Episode 6]

Air Date:           Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Director:           David Ramsey

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0708981/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

2x Arrow

Writers: Onalee Hunter

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1370980/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

4x Arrow / 8x The Last Ship

Maya Houston

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8529121/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

1x Arrow / 2x Minimum Wage

Promo:https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/11/20/arrow-reset-preview-the-cw/

Arrow

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

01 Starling City 15-Oct-19 0.84

02 Welcome To Hong Kong 22-Oct-19 0.77

03 Leap Of Faith 29-Oct-19 0.76

04 Present Tense 5-Nov-19 0.62

05 Prochnost 19-Nov-19 0.74

06 Reset 26-Nov-19 0.79

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

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

Black Lightning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?
    • Time loop!
    • Groundhog Day / Edge of Tomorrow
    • 6:27 pm
    • Resets mission; reset’s Oliver’s focus – The Monitor is fighting the same fight
  • No opening title sequence
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Hostage situation
      • Quentin goes in; Oliver does his thing w/arrows
    • Found hideout
      • Oliver, Laurel, Lance
      • Bomb hidden in wall
      • Lyla there; shoots Oliver; you can’t fight this
    • Hideout pt. 2
      • Anderson White; disabled bomb
      • Go to warehouse; Lance gets shot
    • Warehouse
      • Oliver fights guys to get Lance out
      • Lance shot
      • Oliver running out of arrows
      • Lance – how many times? 60? 100?
      • Lance – no saving me from this; dies voluntarily
  • Time Travel / Crisis
    • Time loop
    • Lance believes Oliver
    • Laurel is there too
    • Lance is assassinated
    • Oliver brings Diggle to bomb; Diggle gives good advice
    • Lyla tells Oliver that he’s missing the point; can’t fight it
    • Loops ends for Laurel when she gets her chance to say good-bye to Quentin, which is all she ever wanted
    • Lyla – Oliver, you have to accept what is coming
    • Quentin – I made peace at end
    • Lyla – now you understand; Oliver – I can’t change my fate?
  • FTA
    • Mia
      • In time loop at the beginning.
      • Oliver tells them the time with them is a gift
    • Connor
      • In time loop at the beginning.
      • Oliver tells them the time with them is a gift
    • William
      • In time loop at the beginning.
      • Oliver tells them the time with them is a gift
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
    • Lyla tranqed them 2 days ago; all is fine, go to the party
    • Lyla – double agent
    • Quentin Lance is the mayor; vigilante program global; Palmer Tech; Lance – I recovered from shot, escaped fate
    • This is a test, Laurel; we’re not giving up
    • I’m not giving up
    • Tells kids he’s proud of them; all of you will be fine no matter what happens
    • Asks Lance – when did you decide I wasn’t the enemy anymore? His daughters; fighting for the same goal
    • Hanging on to something for a long time; thanks Quentin for everything; enters an empty room
    • Ends up w/Laurel, kids, and Diggle on Lian Yu
  • John Diggle / Spartan
    • In the time loop as a NPC
  • Lyla / Harbinger
    • Knows about time loop
    • Been working for Monitor for a long time; to protect her family; all we can do is try to survive it
    • Big evil coming; Oliver, you are the only chance we have
    • Monitor needed to know Oliver was up to the task
    • Involved children as a gift
  • Laurel Lance / Black Siren
    • Trapped in same time loop; surprised Lance is there
    • Tells Lance how he died
    • I’m trying to be a hero b/c of you, Quentin
    • Got a chance to say good-bye to Lance; she’s at peace
    • Monitor gifted her the chance to make her peace w/Lance
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Captain of SCPD
  • Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
    • In the time loop with May Lance
  • Roy
  • Quentin Lance
    • Mayor, escaped fate, goes into hostage situation
    • Believes Oliver b/c of what he’s seen and learning from doubting Oliver
    • Happy to see Laurel
    • Assassinated
    • Takes Laurel’s news about his death in stride
    • Not giving up; at the end, made peace with fate

NEXT EPISODE

Link to Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-queen-is-going-to-save-the-multiverse-in-the-new-promo-for-season-8-episode-7-purgatory-a171886 (26 Nov 2019)

Episode: “Purgatory” [Season 8 Episode 7]

Air Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Summary: Oliver’s mission takes him to Lian Yu where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming Crisis until he receives help from an old friend. Meanwhile, a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain.

Director: James Bamford

Writers: Rebecca Bellotto and Rebecca Rosenberg

IMDB link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9700190/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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

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This podcast was recorded on Friday November 27th, 2019.

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

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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.

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 21st, 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 – “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.

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 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.

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