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 5 Edition – Checkmate (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #144

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Checkmate (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #144

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Checkmate” [Season 5 Episode 16]

Air Date:           Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Director:           Ken Shane

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788048/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

            1x Arrow | 54x Arrow (first Assistant Director)

           

Writers: Beth Schwartz

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

21x Arrow | 2x Legends | Co-executive Producer – Arrow

 

Sarah Tarkoff

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

4x Arrow | 6x Vixen

Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-seeks-the-truth-in-this-new-extended-promo-for-season-5-a149330   

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17 1.54

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17 1.60

16 Checkmate 15-Mar-17 1.53

17 Kapot 22-Mar-17

18 Disbanded 29-Mar-17

19 Dangerous Liaisons TBD

20 Underneath TBD

21 Honor Thy Fathers TBD

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

12 Camelot/3000 21-Feb-17 1.64

13 Land Of The Lost 7-Mar-17 1.54

14 Moonshoot 14-Mar-17 1.34

15 Fellowship of the Spear 21-Mar-17

16 Doomworld 28-Mar-17

17 Aruba 4-Apr-17

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

13 Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk 20-Feb-17 2.24

14 Homecoming 27-Feb-17 2.17

15 Exodus 6-Mar-17 2.16

16 Star-Crossed 20-Mar-17 TBD

17 Distant Sun 27-Mar-17 TBD

18 Ace Reporter TBD

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

13 Attack on Gorilla City 21-Feb-17 2.78

14 Attack On Central City 28-Feb-17 2.87

15 The Wrath of Savitar 7-Mar-17 2.52

16 Into The Speed Force 14-Mar-17 2.39

17 Duet 21-Mar-17 TBD

18 Abra Kadabra 28-Mar-17 TBD

19 The Once And Future Flash TBD

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Prometheus has Ollie right where he wants him
      • Kill me, kill Susan
      • Arrest me, Ollie comes home in pieces
      • Don’t do your job,
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Ollie at Talia’s monastery
      • Takes out students with ease
    • Ollie against Gregor
      • Lots of guns
      • Cool slide on the ice
    • Ollie vs Prometheus
      • Brutal hand-to-hand
  • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
    • Ollie and Anatoly go after Gregor
      • Ollie becomes the Hood; Anatoly – why you playing Robin Hood?
      • Anatoly – you are who you are, you don’t need to name it; what are you doing with your voice? The woman who taught you this will be the source of your pain (nice foreshadowing)
      • After “Bratva,” no tension because we know what happens
  • Ollie:  
    • Somehow finds Talia; why he didn’t figure out she was an al Ghul when he realized the door to her monetary said “demon” probably means he’s not thinking clearly
    • Business with Talia was finished 5 years ago; surprised at who she really is; upset she’s helping Prometheus because he killed her father
    • Prometheus says he’s “impotent” because Ollie can’t stop him
    • Throws tantrum in Arrowcave; does the whole “is having people in my life a weakness?” bit
    • Prometheus, after listing who has died because of Ollie, tells him that he is likely one more loss away from being completely broken
    • Like a good Skyrim adventurer, takes an arrow to the knee; shot by Talia
    • Taken prisoner by Prometheus and Talia – “make sure he suffers”
    • Finally realizes having friends is a strength
    • Mentions son
  • Diggle
    • Gives Ollie a supportive speech – again – “Caring about people makes you human”
    • Brings Prometheus’s wife to building
  • Thea
    • Walkabout
  • Felicity
    • Helix has her hack a US drone – quid pro quo
    • Gets Curtis to help her with the hack
    • Ollie tells her that keeping secrets isn’t a good thing to do
    • Goes back to Helix to find Ollie, tells them she’ll do anything
    • Why didn’t she activate Ollie’s tracker in his suit?
  • Quentin Lance
    • Support
  • Curtis / Mr. Terrific
    • Upset Felicity tricked him to hack drone
    • Uses T-spheres – how does he control them?
  • Rene / Wild Dog
    • Threatens Chase, which is a felony
    • How did he survive explosion in building?
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • How did she survive the explosion in building?
    • Why couldn’t she use her cry to escape room?
  • Artemis
    • Traitor – where is she?
  • Rory / Ragman
    • Walkabout
  • D.A. Adrian Chase / Prometheus
    • Adrian Chase is an alias – we called it! Real name – Simon Morrison
    • Mother left – she changed her name too
    • 10 steps ahead – knows what Ollie will do; knows Ollie can’t do anything to stop him
    • Smug and deliciously devious
    • When to Talia 2 years ago; had already done his homework on Ollie
    • Talia helped him because Ollie killed her father (Talia finally reveals she’s Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter)
    • Kills wife (called it when she showed up); “Adrian Chase” blames Green Arrow
    • Stabs Pike because Ollie gave him fileWants to help Ollie learn who he really is
    • What we know:
      • Claybourne’s son; knows about The List; has moves Ollie learned from Talia; learned about Flash & co and multiple universes
  • Susan Williams
    • Rescued
  • Bratva
    • Ollie killed Gregor
  • Who is Vigilante?
    • Known facts: Has own definition of justice; thinks Green Arrow doesn’t go far enough; changes source of ammo every week; has high-tech gear; moves fast; lost fight to Prometheus
    • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off)
      • Tommy Merlyn
      • Helena Bertinelli
      • Isabel Rochev
      • Mckenna Hall
      • Some guy from the Bratva
      • Some new character
  • Lingering Questions / Issues
    • Where does Ollie live?
      • Bertinelli mention – 4 times

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. CODY RHODES RETURNING TO ARROW AS DEREK SAMPSON (Date: 10 March 2017)
    Cody Runnels, AKA wrestling star Cody Rhodes — who once tussled against Stephen Amell in the ring at WWE SummerSlam when he was wrestling under the name Stardust — is returning to Arrow as the villainous Derek Sampson. Rhodes was introduced as Sampson back in Season 5’s third episode, “A Matter of Trust.” Rhodes will be back in episode 521, which will debut near the end of the season in late April or early May.
    Link:http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/10/cody-rhodes-returning-to-arrow-as-derek-sampson
  2. Spoiler Room: Scoop on This Is Us, Legends of Tomorrow, Vampire Diaries, more (Date: 10 March 2017)
    Is Talia going to appear in present-day Star City on Arrow? —
    Yes, and soon! “We will see her in the present day,” EP Marc Guggenheim teases. “What she wants from Oliver in the past is very different from what she wants from him in the present.” And yes, Guggenheim did confirm that Oliver has very purposefully never heard her last name. “Oliver couldn’t have heard it, because if he had, when Ra’s talked about his daughter he’d be like, ‘Yeah, the other daughter, I met her back in Russia,’” the EP says. “We were very cognizant not to retcon anything. So yes, she is Talia al Ghul, but Oliver obviously doesn’t know that.”
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/10/spoiler-room-this-is-us-legends-tomorrow-vampire-diaries/  
  3. Arrow’s Colton Haynes Got Engaged, With Help From Cher (Date: 12 March 2017)
    Former Arrow and Teen Wolf star, Colton Haynes, and Jeff Leatham, who manages the floral designs at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, got engaged. The happy couple have been vacationing in Los Cabos, Mexico, and, Leatham made it extra special by proposing to Haynes on the beach at Las Ventanas al Paraiso. “I SAID YES!!!,” Haynes wrote on Instragram, including an image of the two kissing while celebratory fireworks exploded behind them.Leatham used his celebrity connections to get Cher — the 70-year-old singer, actress, and gay icon — to send a special message to his boyfriend.

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. Who Can Save Iris on ‘The Flash’? Candice Patton Has the BEST Answer (Date: 15 March 2017)
    Ever since Barry (Grant Gustin) slipped through time and saw god of speed Savitar slaughtering his true love, Iris (Candice Patton), The Flash has been all about changing the future to save her life. Honestly, it’s starting to look a little bleak…especially since the producers haven’t even clued Patton into what lies ahead for her character! “No, they didn’t tell me,” she confesses with a laugh. “I have no idea and it’s a little alarming. I think I know, but you never really know. I am just in the dark as the audience so it will be really interesting to see if Team Flash can pull it off. I’m hoping they can, because I need a job.”

Link:https://www.tvinsider.com/137598/iris-the-flash-candice-patton-interview/  

  1. First Look At Captain Cold’s Return To Legends Of Tomorrow Is Kind Of Heartwrenching (Date: 15 March 2017)
    Wentworth Miller’s Leonard Snart has become one of the Arrow-verse’s most unexpectedly popular characters since his initial introduction on The Flash. He’s popped up here and there over the course of the last season in hallucinations or flashbacks, but next week’s episode will see him finally return in earnest. As the latest trailer indicates, it is a suitably tragic moment for his former comrades, because he bemusedly looks ready for a deadly fight.
    Link:http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1635770/first-look-at-captain-colds-return-to-legends-of-tomorrow-is-kind-of-heartwrenching   
  2. The Flash: Dozens of New Photos For Duet, the Supergirl Musical Crossover (Date: 15 March 2017)
    Most of the newly-released photos show several sequences and scenes inside the dream world that Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) are placed in by the Music Meister (fellow Glee alum Darren Criss). The new photos also provide a better look at many of the supporting characters inside the dream, including Iris West (Candice Patton), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Arrow and Legends star Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman).
    Link:http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/03/16/the-flash-duet-supergirl-musical-crossover-photos/  
  3. Crossover: Behind-the-Scenes of Kara & Barry’s Tap Dancing Duet! (Date: 15 March 2017)
    The Flash’s Grant Gustin and Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist will be joined by their fellow former Glee co-star Darren Criss (and many more of your CW superhero favorites!) in an unprecedented musical crossover event – and only ET’s cameras were allowed behind the scenes to capture all the perfectly pitched action.
    Link:http://www.etonline.com/tv/213023_the_flash_supergirl_musical_crossover_duet_set_visit_grant_gustin_melissa_benoist/  

ARROW CAST & CREW NEWS

  1. Arrow Star Talks About Talia al Ghul’s Ulterior Motives (Date: 15 March 2017)
    At the top of the article is a video interview of Comicbook.com with Lexa Doig.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/03/15/arrow-star-talks-about-talia-al-ghuls-ulterior-motives/   
  2. Chris INTERVIEW: ARROW’S PROMETHEUS ON HIS VENDETTA AGAINST OLIVER QUEEN (Date: 15 March 2017)
    “Arrow” recently revealed the identity of this season’s major villain, Prometheus, to be none other than Adrian Chase, aka Star City’s district attorney. Throughout the season, Prometheus/Chase’s attacks kept intensifying and becoming more and more personal. In his determination to destroy Oliver, Prometheus went so far as to kidnap Green Arrow’s girlfriend, Susan, determined to make Oliver suffer as much as he has. Ahead of the next stage of Prometheus’ master plan, CBR spoke with actor Josh Segarra about what he feels makes his bad guy tick, and his plans for Oliver Queen and Team Arrow.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/interview-arrow-prometheus-josh-segarra/  
  3. Is Arrow’s Talia Al Ghul Good Or Evil? Here’s What The Actress Says (Date: 14 March 2017)
    Arrow got a whole lot more badass in the flashbacks in Season 5 thanks to the introduction of none other than Talia al Ghul, who is best known as the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul in DC Comics. Arrow’s version of Talia stands on her own, however, and she doesn’t seem beholden to her father in the slightest. Lexa Doig plays Talia in the flashbacks, and she has brought layers of ambiguity to the character that has led many viewers to wonder if Talia is good or evil deep down. Doig recently spoke to CinemaBlend about her role on Arrow.
    Link:http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1635520/is-arrows-talia-al-ghul-good-or-evil-heres-what-the-actress-saysARROW EP WENDY MERICLE ADDRESSES PROMETHEUS’ IDENTITY & MOTIVATIONS (Date: 01 March 2017)
    In the wake of this stunning reveal, executive producer Wendy Mericle spoke to CBR and other reporters about what’s in store for Team Arrow now that Prometheus’ identity is out in the open. She addressed why she and the other showrunners made Chase Prometheus instead of Vigilante, why those chose now to make this reveal, what drives Chase to torture Oliver Queen and more. Why make Chase Prometheus instead of Vigilante? “I think one of the reasons we did that was because everyone would be thinking, “Of course he’s Vigilante!” Adrian Chase is Vigilante in the comic books, as you pointed out, and we thought it would be a really fun sort of twist to do what we’ve always done on the show, which is to take the comic book mythology and turn it on its head and see what kind of story we could mine from a surprise like that. It was also just something different for this season. We wanted to change up how we introduced the big bad and change up when we did it and how we did it. Hopefully, we succeeded in that this year.” She also said that Prometheus is going to mess with Lance as well.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-wendy-mericle-promtheus-reveal-adrian-chase-josh-segarra-susan-williams-interview/    

 

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. Green Arrow #19 –   (Date: 15 March 2017)
    * REUNION – The Return of Roy Harper Finale!
    * Orphaned as an infant and raised on a Navajo reservation, the superhero Arsenal returns to his adopted home to defend it from a violent militia hired by…Queen Industries?! Oliver Queen’s company has been up to no good since his supposed death, but Green Arrow is on the scene to make things right. Unfortunately for Ollie, he’s the last person his former sidekick wants to see.
    * Written by Benjamin Percy | Pencils & Inks by Mirka Andolfo & Eleonora Carlini | Colored by Arif Prianto
    Link:https://www.comixology.com/Green-Arrow-2016-19/digital-comic/469635?ref=bGlzdC92aWV3L2Rlc2t0b3AvZ3JpZExpc3QvbGlzdDE2MDA3  
  2. TV Series ArtFX+ Arrow Statue Images From Kotobukiya   (Date: 09 Mar 2016)
    Kotobukiya Japan has released official images for the upcoming 1/10 scale Arrow TV Series Arrow ArtFX+ statue. The statue is based on actor Stephen Amell as he appears currently on the CW super hero drama. You can have the statue posed with just the bow at Oliver Queen’s side or switch out the arms so that Oliver is holding his bow with an arrow in front of him in a more action like pose. A display base will also be included. Look for it to be released in August 2017.
    Link:http://toynewsi.com/news.php?itemid=28485     

FEEDBACK

 

 

 

 

 

CWrecap? @CWrecap   Adrian Chase and Crowley are twins right now as they are both 10 steps ahead #Supernatural #Arrow

The Starling Tribune? @CWrecap Also Savitar #TheFlash

CWrecap? @CWrecap @StarlingTribune True Triplets!

 

David Taylor? @DT2ComicsChat  John Diggle. Helmet. That will never not be funny.
The Starling Tribune? @DT2ComicsChat It’s a helmet with lights. So we can see his face. Because that makes sense.

David Taylor?
@DT2ComicsChat @StarlingTribune So much sense, I’d sure want THAT fashion accessory.

 

Consultant BlackAdam? @Starsaber_222 The ascent stage of the LEM had separate fuel tanks. Unless they were damaged, they shouldn’t have any problems making orbit.

The Starling Tribune? @Starsaber_222 Yeah. The writers played loose with the science

 

Consultant BlackAdam? @Starsaber_222 @StarlingTribune Over/under on how long @StargatePioneer will spend nitpicking the #rocketScience in this week’s #LegendsofTomorrow? My guess is 10 minutes when you do the episode about it.

The Starling Tribune?
@Starsaber_222 @StargatePioneer I’m guessing 5 minutes. He’ll want to get right to it

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week’s: Episode – “Kapiushon” (Date: 15 March 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-season-5-episode-17-promo-kapiushon-oliver-queen-is-promtheus-prisoner-a149656

Episode:   “Kapiushon” [Season 5 Episode 17] ??????? Kapyushon

Air Date:        Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Summary:      Prometheus goes to extreme lengths to destroy Oliver. In flashbacks, Oliver’s violent tendencies come to a head in a confrontation with Anatoly.

Director:         Kevin Tancharoen

Writers:          Brian Ford Sullivan and Emilio Ortega Aldrich

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5607512/?ref_=ttep_ep17

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday March 16th, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Abominations (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #143

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Abominations (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #143

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Abominations” [Season 2 Episode 4]

Air Date:           Thursday, November 3, 2016

Director:           Michael Allowitz

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0021592/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

            1x Supergirl | 1x Legends of Tomorrow | 11x Vampire Diaries | 1x Flash | 3x The Originals

           

Writers: Marc Guggenheim

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

12x Arrow | 8x Legends | Executive Producer Arrow, Legends, Vixen

 

Ray Utarnachitt

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1234711/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6

6x Legends | 1x Flash | 4x Tomorrow People | 2x Person of Interest

 

Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/legends_of_tomorrow/new-extended-promo-for-legends-of-tomorrow-season-2-a146358

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17 1.54

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17

16 Checkmate TBD

17 Kapot TBD

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

12 Camelot/3000 21-Feb-17 1.64

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

13 Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk 20-Feb-17 2.24

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

13 Attack on Gorilla City 21-Feb-17 2.78

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Abominations
      • The zombies
      • Slavery
    • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
      • First fight against zombie
        • Stein afraid
        • Rory bit
      • Union soldiers don’t have enough bullets
        • Sara’s plan: Nate lures zombies to pile of dynamite; blow up zombies; Nate steels out
      • Zombies attack plantation
        • Collins refuses to give Jax a gun; gets eaten
        • Jax tosses lantern, burning zombies
      • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
        • Time pirate steel TX-90 bioweapon
          • Lands; spreads disease; turns on temporal beacon
        • Legends answer time beacon
          • 1863 Mississippi – US Civil War
          • Have to stop zombies from giving the Confederates a victory in the war
          • Ulysses S. Grant – General of Union Army
          • 31st Pennsylvania Infantry (real regiment)
          • Battle of Champion Hill – The May 16, 1863 Battle of Champion Hill was the largest, bloodiest, and most significant action of Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. 32,000 advancing Union soldiers met 23,000 Confederates in a fierce struggle for a vital crossroads roughly halfway between Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi. (http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/champion-hill.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/)
          • Black dispatches – accurate

 

  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Getting used to being Captain
    • Throwing knives help her think
    • Convinces Grant she and Nate are not spies
    • Comes up with plan to beat zombies
    • Grant tells her that if you believe in your mission, then don’t regret making the tough decisions
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Benched; no suit
    • Packs lunch for everyone; does a running commentary
    • Comes up with cure for zombies
    • First try didn’t work; figures out needs to put cure in a fire extinguisher
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Bit by zombie; turned
    • Gives Ray Snart’s cold gun; says Snart was the best outsider he knew; he’s looking for a partner
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • He and Jax are keeping future Barry’s message secret
    • Has an irrational fear of zombies
    • Has to overcome fear to cure Rory
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Tells Stein that he can handle being part of mission because he’s been black all his life
    • Tells Amaya that they can’t stop beating so they don’t mess with history
    • Agrees to take over mission by Henry Scott, who is to get plans of Confederate troop movement
    • Blows cover
    • Frees slaves
    • Tells Collins to give him a gun; Collins doesn’t; Jax watches Collins get eaten by a zombie
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Tells Sara that because of time period, he has to do the talking
    • Cover – Colonel Sanders, 31st Pennsylvania Infantry (real regiment)
    • Able to control power better
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Not used to being part of a team that can change time with their actions
    • Slave woman recognizes her amulet because her mother was born in Zambezi / Zambesi
  • Rip Hunter
    • MIA
  • Gideon
    • Maker of period clothing
  • Justice Society of America (JSA)
    • Rex Tyler/Hourman –
    • Obsidian –
    • Commander Steel –
    • Mid-Nite –
    • Stargirl –
  • Legion of Doom
    • Damien Darhk
    • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
    • Malcolm Merlyn

 

ARROW NEWS

  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Supergirl, and more  (Date: 03 March 2017)
    If Chase is Prometheus, then who is under that Vigilante mask on Arrow? —
    Alas, we won’t find out soon. “We know the answer to that,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You probably will not get the answer to that in season 5.”
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/03/spoiler-room-once-upon-time-arrow-supergirl/       
  2. Dolph Lundgren returning to Arrow and The Expendables franchise (Date: 07 March 2017)
    Soon you’ll be able to see a whole lot more of the Rocky IV action star, who tells EW that he has plans to return to both Arrow — on which he plays the villainous Konstantin Kovar — and The Expendables movie series. “I’m going back at the end of the season,” says Lundgren of Arrow. “I’m doing three more [episodes], trying to work it in somehow.” He adds, “I have a lot of fun, because my character talks quite a bit, which is nice, and he’s kind of comedic.”
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/07/dolph-lundgren-arrow-expendables/   
  3. ARROW: Oliver Queen Suits Up For The First Time In Photos From The Next Episode (Date: 08 March 2017)
    [This isn’t the next episode; this is for the March 22 episode] Prometheus’ secret identity has finally been revealed (or so it seems), so these images from the episode of Arrow – titled “Kapiushon” – put the focus on Oliver Queen’s time spent in Russia. With that comes the return of Dolph Lundgren, hence why the former playboy has decided to suit up here. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen “The Hood” in flashbacks, but it is the closest Oliver has come to being the Green Arrow in the show’s flashbacks. From here, it seems as if we should now expect to see his journey back to Star City begin as it looks like the vigilante is going to take the gangster down.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-queen-suits-up-for-the-first-time-in-photos-from-the-a149494  

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. Supergirl: Teri Hatcher, Darren Criss Come to National City in “Star-Crossed” Synopsis (Date: 02 March 2017)
    The CW has released a synopsis for the upcoming sixteenth episode of Supergirl’s second season, titled ‘Star-Crossed,’ which will air on March 20th. The episode will serve as the opening chapter in the musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash. A new villain (guest star Teri Hatcher) comes to National City, putting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) on high alert. Meanwhile, Winn’s (Jeremy Jordan) girlfriend, Lyra (guest star Tamzin Merchant), gets Winn in trouble with the law. Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) attempts to help Winn but old loyalties get in the way. The Music Meister (Darren Criss) attacks Supergirl.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/03/03/supergirl-star-crossed-teri-hatcher-darren-criss-musical-crossov/
  2. THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER SYNOPSIS SETS UP A DANCING DREAMWORLD (Date: 03 March 2017)
    The first part of the musical crossover will take place on March 20, in the “Supergirl” episode titled “Star-Crossed.” The musical will continue on “The Flash” during “Duet,” which will air on March 21: DARREN CRISS (“GLEE”) GUEST STARS AS THE MUSIC MEISTER IN THE FLASH AND SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER – Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing. Original airdate 3/21/2017.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flashsupergirl-musical-crossover-synopsis-sets-up-a-dancing-dreamworld/    
  3. See Darren Criss as Music Meister in The Flash-Supergirl musical crossover first look (Date: 07 March 2017)
    During the upcoming Flash–Supergirl musical crossover, Darren Criss makes his debut as the DC Comics villain who causes his victims to break out into song — and EW has the first look.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/07/flash-supergirl-musical-crossover-darren-criss-photos/     
  4. ABRA KADABRA Summoned for CW’s THE FLASH (Date: 06 March 2017)
    Actor David Dastmalchian has been cast as the villainous Abra Kadabra for the current season of the CW’s The Flash. In comic books, Abra Kadabra is a time-traveling villain and sometimes Rogue who uses his future technology to simulate magic powers in pursuit of criminal gain. As for Dastmalchian, the actor is a comic book TV and movie veteran, having appeared on Gotham, and in the films Ant-Man and The Dark Knight.
    Link:http://www.newsarama.com/33467-abra-kadabra-cast-for-flash.htmlNeil Kevin Smith Returning to Supergirl For Another Season 2 Episode (Date: 18 Jan 2017)
    Smith told ComicBook.com that he will return for a second episode this season — the as-yet-untitled seventeenth episode of the season. Smith said that midway through the episode “Supergirl Lives”, producers started feeling out his schedule. Ultimately, they offered him episode 17, which he described as “sweet,” saying that it was nice that producers liked the job he was doing enough to bring him back within the season.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/18/kevin-smith-returning-to-supergirl-for-another-season-2-episode/?utm_source=Comicbook.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=170118_180220_Comicbook.com%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=Link      

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week’s: Episode – “Checkmate” (Date: 02 March 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-oliver-seeks-the-truth-in-this-new-extended-promo-for-season-5-a149330  

Episode:   “Checkmate” [Season 5 Episode 16]

Air Date:        Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Summary:      OLIVER SEEKS THE TRUTH – Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) until she does a favor for them.

Director:         Ken Shane

Writers:          Beth Schwartz and Sarah Tarkoff

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5607510/?ref_=tt_eps_cu_n  

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday March 9th, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

 

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Fighting Fire with Fire (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #142

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Fighting Fire with Fire (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #142

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Fighting Fire with Fire” [Season 5 Episode 15]

Air Date:           Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Director:           Michael Schultz

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0776317/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

            8x Arrow | 1x Once Upon a Time | 3x Chuck | 2x Charmed

           

Writers: Speed Weed

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2373535/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

7x Arrow | 7x Haven | 36x Arrow (co-executive producer)

 

Ben Sokolowski

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2408940/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

18x Arrow | 2x Flash | 23x Arrow (producer)

Promo:http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/02/23/arrow-fighting-fire-with-fire-photos-trailer/  

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17 1.54

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17 1.60

16 Checkmate 15-Mar-17

17 Kapot 22-Mar-17

18 Disbanded TBD

19 Dangerous Liaisons TBD

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

12 Camelot/3000 21-Feb-17 1.64

13 Land Of The Lost 7-Mar-17 TBD

14 Moonshoot 14-Mar-17

15 Fellowship of the Spear 21-Mar-17

16 Doomworld 28-Mar-17

17 Aruba 4-Apr-17

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

13 Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk 20-Feb-17 2.24

14 Homecoming 27-Feb-17 2.17

15 Exodus 6-Mar-17 TBD

16 Star-Crossed 20-Mar-17 TBD

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

13 Attack on Gorilla City 21-Feb-17 2.78

14 The Wrath of Savitar 7-Mar-17 TBD

15 Into The Speed Force 14-Mar-17 TBD

16 Duet 21-Mar-17 TBD

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Diggle said – fight fire with fire, likely to get burned
      • Thea tempted to blackmail guy and manufacture blame on Malone
      • Felicity using Pandora for shady reasons – tool or weapon?
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Vigilante attacks limo
      • Black Canary uses cry
      • Thea tackles him
      • Lots of bullets
    • Prometheus v. Vigilante
      • Knew they were separate people
      • Prometheus – the Mayor is his
      • Vigilante and Prometheus fight hand-to-hand; Prometheus pushes Vigilante off roof
    • Team stops Vigilante from assassinating Ollie
      • Diggle, Curtis, and Rene
      • Curtis has his T-spheres
      • Diggle gets shot; saved by Cisco Kevlar suit
  • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
    • Anatoly judged by members of Bratva
      • Victor allows the judging
      • Anatoly called for this; gave time for Ollie to break into Kovar’s and get a computer proving Gregor’s greedy
  • Ollie:  
    • Almost impeached; resists using blackmail, ruining Malone’s memory, and throwing Adrian under the bus
    • Can’t testify on own behalf; holds a press conference; throws Green Arrow under the bus
    • Is he right? Has Green Arrow failed Star City? Is Green Arrow doing more harm now?
    • Makes up with Susan
    • Fights going to the hospital after being in car crash
    • Proud of how far team has come in five months
  • Diggle
    • Drops words of wisdom
    • Felicity’s superpower is her empathy
  • Thea
    • Wants to save Ollie’s job
    • Tempted to use blackmail and to frame Billy Malone
    • Decides to walk away – needs to fix self; she feels broken
    • Will never ride with Ollie in a limo again – hope this is not foreshadowing
  • Felicity
    • Still going through data from Prometheus’s mother
    • Hacks for Thea
    • Fixes issue with Susan
    • Others have used darkness to fight darker darkness, why not her?
    • Decides she wants her own team; agrees to join Helix
  • Quentin Lance
    • Supporting player
  • Curtis
    • FINALLY MAKES HIS T-SPHERES!!!!!!
    • They’re not balls
    • Paul filing for divorce
  • Wild Dog
    • Keeps calling Curtis’s spheres balls
    • Gets to fire some guns
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Part of the Mayor’s detail
    • Uses cry against Vigilante
    • Gets piece of Vigilante’s mask
  • Artemis
    • Traitor
  • Ragman
    • On walkabout
  • D.A. Adrian Chase
    • Volunteers to take the blame for situation and resign
    • Really has worked to become Ollie’s friend
    • During fight with Vigilante and Prometheus
      • IS REVEALED TO BE PROMETHEUS
      • How did we do?
        • Michelle said Vigilante and Prometheus were different people
        • Adrian Chase was on the list — Chris suggested him. Go, Chris!
        • He’s the right age
        • Let’s hope he’s doing this because he’s Claybourne’s son and not because Ollie took his girl that one time
        • Explains how he got Ollie’s arrows, faked the ME report, and leaked the information
        • He’s been on the inside. Did he really need Artemis? Has he kept Artemis alive?
        • Are we to expect that he got info about Flash & co from Artemis? Even about how to break into Star Labs? Really?
        • How does one spend four years becoming Prometheus and earn a law degree? Is he the real Adrian Chase? Did he spend all this time learning everything and take Adrian’s identity so he could be the DA? But how could he have faked previous experience? Yes, Star City is desperate for qualified people, but the city would have done a check for the new DA
  • Susan Williams
    • Started a blog
    • Gets job back
    • Agrees to keep Ollie’s secret
    • Gets kidnapped by Adrian
  • Vigilante
    • Who is Vigilante?
      • Fighting corruption “his” way (could be a lady)
      • Buys ammo from different people every week
      • People on street more afraid of Vigilante than Diggle and Rene
      • Has high tech gear
      • Moves fast
  • Prometheus
    • New developments:
      • Is Adrian Chase
    • Known facts:
      • 30 years old?
      • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow; knows about The List
      • How to fight like Ollie; studied with person Ollie did while in Russia
      • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
      • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
      • Team Flash – how they keep metas at Star Labs; Black Siren
      • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
      • Faked Lyla’s voice to lure Diggle
      • Claybourne’s mistress is Amanda Westfield and lives in Opal City
      • Has access to ME’s original report; mails it – letter has stamp of Opal City (so he took it to his home town and mailed it? So is he chilling out in Opal City before resuming destroying Ollie?)
      • Amanda refuses to give up son’s name; hasn’t seen son in four years; says son’s father killed by monster
      • Leaks evidence of Ollie’s coverup of Malone’s murder to press
      • Bribing people? Works in police department? Works with ME?
    • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off) – Can parts of this list be used for Vigilante?
      • Tommy Merlyn
      • Susan Williams (investigating Ollie)
      • Robert Queen – too old?
      • Claybourne’s son
      • Adrian Chase (but more likely to become Vigilante)
      • Helena Bertinelli
      • Isabel Rochev
      • Mckenna Hall
      • Shado
      • Talia al Ghul
      • Roy – too young?
      • Some guy from the Bratva
      • Some new character
  • Lingering Questions / Issues
    • Where does Ollie live?
    • Bertinelli mention – 4 times

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Arrow, Agents of SHIELD, Blacklist, more (Date: 24 Feb 2017)
    When asked about Ollie going back to the island, Marc Guggenheim said, “I can tease that it will either be by boat or plane. I can also tease he won’t be going back alone.”
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/24/spoiler-room-arrow-shield-blacklist/  
  2. Arrow’s Stephen Amell addresses idea of Dinah-Oliver romance (Date: 28 Feb 2017)
    After the shocking death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), some fans of the comics were disheartened by the fact that Oliver (Stephen Amell) would not end up with the Black Canary — in the comics, Oliver married Dinah Laurel Lance, the character portrayed by Cassidy on Arrow. That all changed when Juliana Harkavy was added to the cast as Dinah Drake, otherwise known in the comics as the first Black Canary. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a Green Arrow-Black Canary romance, especially considering the show has never been beholden to the comics. “The idea that Oliver would end up with the Black Canary being Katie Cassidy or any new iteration thereof? To me, it could happen, it could not, but it’s certainly not destined to happen or predesigned to happen,” Amell tells EW.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/28/arrow-oliver-dinah-romance-stephen-amell/    

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. SUPERGIRL: ‘THERE’S A PLAN’ FOR DEAN CAIN AND TERI HATCHER TO SHARE A SCENE (Date: 24 Feb 2017)
    Dean Cain’s character, Jeremiah Danvers, has returned to “Supergirl”. Teri Hatcher has already been confirmed to debut later this season in an as-yet unspecified villain role.It doesn’t take much to connect those dots, and arise at the natural question: Will “Supergirl” feature an on-screen reunion between Cain and Hatcher, who starred in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” from 1993 to 1997?  “We’d love to,” “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said of a Cain/Hatcher scene on “Supergirl.” “There’s a plan — if we can execute the plan.”  
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-dean-cain-teri-hatcher-lois-and-clark-reunion/  
  2. EP HOPES FOR ‘TRUE FOUR-WAY’ ARROWVERSE CROSSOVER (Date: 24 Feb 2017)
    For the next full-scale Arrowverse crossover — which is tradition holds, will likely be in the fall — the creative forces behind the show are hoping to fully involve all four series, according to Andrew Kreisberg, an executive producer on each one of the shows. With the early renewals, Kreisberg explained, the shows can take advantage of pre-planned off-days in production to accommodate the cast members who are appearing on multiple shows in a short time, something that was particularly difficult last year with “Supergirl,” since series lead Melissa Benoist appeared in both a normal episode of her show, and then as a guest on “The Flash,” ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends.’ ‘Supergirl’ was the show we needed to shut down the most, and it was the one we didn’t have any opportunity to,” Kreisberg said. “So now that we’ve gotten the early pick up and we’ve started designing the seasons, we’re building in those dark days — and actually more dark days on ‘Supergirl’ than the other shows — to make it a little easier.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/andrew-kreisberg-hopes-four-way-arrowverse-crossover-supergirl-flash-arrow-legends/   
  3. ‘Black Lightning’ Finds Its Lead: Cress Williams Cast As Jefferson In the CW Pilot (Date: 24 Feb 2017)
    Hart of Dixie alum Cress Williams is back at the CW as the title character in Black Lightning, the network’s DC drama pilot from Greg Berlanti, king of the CW’s DC universe, and the Being Mary Jane duo of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
    Link:http://deadline.com/2017/02/black-lightning-cress-williams-cast-jefferson-cw-pilot-1201971415/   
  4. ‘Black Lightning’: Nafessa Williams & China Anne McClain To Star As Jefferson’s Daughters In the CW Pilot (Date: 02 March 2017)
    Nafessa Williams (Code Black) and China Anne McClain (House of Payne) have landed leads opposite Cress Williams in Black Lightning, the CW’s DC drama pilot.McCain plays Jefferson’s younger daughter, the teenage Jennifer Piere, an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own. Williams is Anissa Pierce — passionate and quick-witted, Jefferson’s twenty-something daughter balances the demands of medical school with her job teaching part-time at her father’s school. In the DC comics, Anissa and Jennifer follow in their father’s footsteps and become superheroes, taking on the names of Thunder and Lightning, respectively.  
    Link:http://deadline.com/2017/03/black-lightning-daughters-cast-nafessa-williams-china-anne-mcclain-cw-pilot-1202034638/  
  5. Supergirl Producer Talks Earth-38 Arrowverse Dopplegangers (Date: 27 Feb 2017)
    Supergirl’s setting on an alternate Earth (Earth 38 to be specific) already placed it within the DC TV Multiverse – yet we haven’t run into dopplegangers of DC TV characters from Earth’s 1 and 2. That’s something of interesting flaw in continuity, so will it be something that Supergirl will address? According to executive producer Andrew Kriesberg: it won’t be. According to Kriesberg, “the problem with that is if we do that once, we’re going to open the floodgates of insanity.” According to Kriesberg, it would take “a really good story” for Supergirl to get alternate versions of Barry or Oliver on the show; or conversly, an alternate version of Kara on Earth 1. In short: it would have to be an event.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/27/supergirl-earth-38-dopplegangers-flash-arrow-legends/  
  6. IRIS WEST WILL HAVE A KEY ROLE IN FLASH/SUPERGIRL MUSICAL EPISODE (Date: 01 March 2017)
    Co-showrunner Aaron Helbing revealed that Iris West (Candice Patton) will have a big part to play in the adventure. “She plays a pretty key role in the musical episode. The story really centers around Iris,” said Helbing. “Aside from Barry and Kara, Iris plays a huge role in the musical.” The episode will also feature songs from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s” Rachel Bloom and the “La La Land” songwriting duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/iris-west-flash-supergirl-musical-episode/  
  7. Supergirl taps iZombie star as potential DC villain (Date: 01 March 2017)
    Rahul Kohli, who plays medical examiner Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti on The CW zombie series, will play Jack Spheer, a charismatic tech genius who has spent decades working on a medical innovation that will eradicate major illnesses and change the face of the world – if it works. In the comics, Spheer’s invention mutated him into the villain known as Biomax, who had the power of mind control. It’s unclear whether his character on the show will follow the same path. Kohli will appear in episode 18, titled “Ace Reporter,” which executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently revealed will heavily feature Kara’s journalism side.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/01/supergirl-rahul-kohli-izombie/  

ARROW CAST & CREW NEWS

  1. ARROW’S LEXA DOIG EXPLAINS WHAT MAKES TALIA AL GHUL A TRUE BADASS (Date: 01 March 2017)
    A lethal assassin in her own right, in DC Comics’ lore, Talia has been an ally, a lover and an enemy to Batman. As there is no Batman in the Arrowvrse, this Talia instead finds herself involved with Green arrow. This season, it’s been revealed that she was the one who rescued Oliver from Ishmael Gregor and then proceeded to push him into fulfilling his destiny. Talia has trained Oliver, but she’s also an al Ghul. Can she be trusted? Does the apple fall far from the psychotic family tree? Doig recently spoke with CBR about making Talia a badass, mentoring Oliver, her possible connections to Prometheus and the inevitable showdown with Nyssa.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/interview-arrow-lexa-doig-talia-al-ghul/  
  2. ARROW’S PROMETHEUS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS STUNNING IDENTITY REVEAL (Date: 01 March 2017)
    Speaking to CBR and other reporters, Segarra opened up about his role as Prometheus and how he balanced Adrian Chase’s two very different identities. He also shared some stories about how and when he learned about the big twist, as well as why he studied up on Vigilante before arriving in Vancouver to start filming Season 5. “I’m telling them, ‘Oh, I’m playing this guy… I don’t really know too much about him, but who knows? It’ll be fun, right?’ And then they announced Adrian Chase: Vigilante. And I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m playing Vigilante!’
    So now, I get to Vancouver, I think I’m playing this guy Vigilante. That’s who everybody thought, right? So I start reading ‘Vigilante’ comics and reading about Chase and reading about the history of these guys. Then I get to work and I’m talking to Marc. I’m like, ‘Marc, man, I’m really doing my research. I’m really being studious about this Vigilante guy.’ And he’s like, ‘What do you mean?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, dude, you announced it finally! I’m going to be a great Adrian Chase: Vigilante!’ And he says, ‘That’s not who you’re playing.’ ‘What?!’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, you’re playing this guy.’ And that’s when they took me out on the city and they told me everything. So, to put it this way, me and my wife and my doggie, we moved over to Vancouver thinking one thing and it was revealed once I got here who I was actually playing. That whole journey began at that moment. I feel I’ll always look back and laugh at this.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-prometheus-josh-segarra-adrian-chase-fighting-fire-with-fire-susan-williams-oliver-queen-artemis-interview/  
  3. ARROW EP WENDY MERICLE ADDRESSES PROMETHEUS’ IDENTITY & MOTIVATIONS (Date: 01 March 2017)
    In the wake of this stunning reveal, executive producer Wendy Mericle spoke to CBR and other reporters about what’s in store for Team Arrow now that Prometheus’ identity is out in the open. She addressed why she and the other showrunners made Chase Prometheus instead of Vigilante, why those chose now to make this reveal, what drives Chase to torture Oliver Queen and more. Why make Chase Prometheus instead of Vigilante? “I think one of the reasons we did that was because everyone would be thinking, “Of course he’s Vigilante!” Adrian Chase is Vigilante in the comic books, as you pointed out, and we thought it would be a really fun sort of twist to do what we’ve always done on the show, which is to take the comic book mythology and turn it on its head and see what kind of story we could mine from a surprise like that. It was also just something different for this season. We wanted to change up how we introduced the big bad and change up when we did it and how we did it. Hopefully, we succeeded in that this year.” She also said that Prometheus is going to mess with Lance as well.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-wendy-mericle-promtheus-reveal-adrian-chase-josh-segarra-susan-williams-interview/    

 

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. FUNKO UNVEILS WONDER WOMAN MOVIE TOY LINE (Date: 17 Feb 2017)
    While the average Funko comic character is brightly colored, this version of Wonder Woman is tinted sepia; with the Pop! and Rock Candy figures, you feel as if you’re looking at her through a photo filter. That certainly appears to match the aesthetic of director Patty Jenkins’ film. Also notable is Diana’s weapons of choice: Although her famed Lasso of Truth is slung on her belt, she wields a sword and shield, emphasizing her role as a warrior. In addition to the Amazon Princess, there will also be Pop! figures of Steve Trevor and Queen Hippolyta.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/funko-wonder-woman-movie-toys/     

FEEDBACK

 

 

 

 

 

The Starling Tribune? @StarlingTribune  Mar 1 Vigilante is NOT Prometheus! Called it!
Roy Phillips? @MadbanditRoy –   @StarlingTribune But if Adrian’s Prometheus, who’s Vigilante? #Arrow
kayrennnnn? @smolsivanarmy    @MadbanditRoy @StarlingTribune maybe Susan?
Roy Phillips? @MadbanditRoy –  @smolsivanarmy @StarlingTribune It would make sense, but why expose Ollie?
The Starling Tribune? @StarlingTribune –   @MadbanditRoy @smolsivanarmy We never got to find out what Susan planned to do w/info.
Roy Phillips? @MadbanditRoy –  @StarlingTribune @smolsivanarmy True. I’m just wondering what’s Vigilante’s motivation, and I think Adrian’s not the “real Adrian”.
kayrennnnn? @smolsivanarmy – @MadbanditRoy @StarlingTribune yeah, it seems like there is something up with how he acts, mind control maybe

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week’s Episode – Legends of Tomorrow “Abominations” (Date: 27 Oct 2016)
Article:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQIYvf1E2x0  

Episode:   “Abominations” [Season 2 Episode 4]

Air Date:        Thursday, November 3, 2016

Summary:      The Legends find themselves fighting for survival against Confederate zombies in the Civil War.

Director:         Michael Allowitz

Writers:          Marc Guggenheim and Ray Utarnachitt

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5584102/?ref_=ttep_ep4

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday March 1st, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – The Sin-Eater (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #141

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – The Sin-Eater (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #141

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “The Sin-Eater” [Season 5 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Director:           Mary Lambert

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005116/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

            1x Arrow | 1x The Blacklist | Mega Python vs. Gatoroid | Pet Sematary

           

Writers: Barbara Bloom

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5104523/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

1x Arrow

 

Jenny Lynn

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0528709/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

2x Arrow | 2x Privileged | Chinese translator on 13 episodes of Firefly

Promo: http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/02/17/arrow-black-canary-dinah-drake-first/

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17 1.54

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17

16 Checkmate TBD

17 Kapot TBD

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

12 Camelot/3000 21-Feb-17 1.64

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

13 Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk 20-Feb-17 2.24

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

13 Attack on Gorilla City 21-Feb-17 2.78

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Anatoly called Ollie a “sin-eater” – someone who takes another’s sins as their own
      • Lance feels responsible for Warner turning bad
      • Thea commits sin of helping Ollie by destroying Susan
      • Ollie has to face the sin of killing Malone
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Green Arrow after Trio of Badass Ladies (ToBL)
      • Lance after Warner (has guns)
      • GA against Cupid (not a good hand-to-hand fighter) and China White (a good hand-to-hand fighter); ACU lets ToBL get away to arrest GA, who flash bangs out
    • ToBL against Bertinelli thugs – guy rude to Cupid, China White slits throat (“Thank you for that” “Anything for a friend”), fight
      Finale at Oak Hill Cemetery
      • ToBL get money, knocked down by Canary Cry
      • Cupid tries to flee; stopped by Diggle
      • Black Canary v. China White (bo staff and cry)
      • Terrific double teamed by Warner and Cupid
      • Green Arrow deals with hired henchmen
      • ACU comes and lets Green Arrow go
      • Lots of bullets. Very little actual damage
    • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
      • Ollie and Anatoly at the hospital
        • Ollie plans to take down Gregor
        • Gregor shows up at hospital
        • Ollie and Anatoly get trapped
        • Suspense ruined by previous scenes with Anatoly alive
    • Ollie:  
      • Tries to convince Claybourne’s mistress to give him son’s name
      • Playfully dismisses Susan’s question about him being Green Arrow
      • Mentions under breath that all of his distractions will get him impeached (early scene with Lance)
      • Tells Captain Pike to not go after GA – 1st time: you know, because
      • Asks Captain Pike to give Green Arrow a chance – he knows the Green Arrow, he feels guilty about killing Malone, and he’s a hero
      • Feeling guilty over killing Billy Malone; flees ACU
      • Upset at Thea – she made a choice to destroy Susan, not a mistake; this is something Momma Moira would do; time for a heart-to-heart talk (off-screen)
      • Decides to go after ToBL as GA; stop them from using Church’s money to start their own criminal empire
    • Diggle
      • Ollie’s backup at Westfield home (is this the same house from The Flash?)
      • Support during fights
    • Thea
      • Doesn’t like that Susan can out Ollie as the Green Arrow
      • Has Felicity hack Susan’s laptop; plants false evidence that paints Susan as a plagiarizer – without telling Ollie
      • Ollie’s assistant is her informant
    • Felicity
      • Ms. Hacker McHackerton
      • Gets a lot of info from Ollie’s visit to Westfield; needs time to go through it
      • Hacks Susan’s laptop
      • Gives Dinah Dinah’s mask
    • Quentin Lance
      • Wants to arrest people, forgetting he’s Deputy Mayor
      • Gets time in the field
      • Gives Ollie and Dinah the okay for Dinah to be Black Canary
      • Feels guilty after Warner tells him she’s turning back to crime after learning he worked with Darhk
      • Gives Ollie a pep talk – need to let nothing stop him from doing job as Green Arrow
    • Curtis
      • Improved his jacket with Kevlar
      • Lets Wild Dog knock out guy because it would hurt his wrist
      • Mom doesn’t like him being gay
    • Wild Dog
      • Support
      • Recognizes Cupid – probably because she arrested him
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Sworn in as cop – that was fast, guess SCPD is low on recruits
      • Gets okay from Lance – he tells her that Laurel wanted someone to carry on the work
      • Uses cry during fight
    • Artemis
      • Traitor
    • Ragman
      • Out there somewhere
    • D.A. Adrian Chase
      • Doesn’t like it that ACU is after Green Arrow
      • Doesn’t like it that Captain Pike gets original ME report
      • Doesn’t like it that Ollie is getting impeached; he could be in trouble too because helped with coverup
    • Susan Williams
      • Asks Ollie if he is the Green Arrow
      • Accuses Ollie of getting her fired
      • Tells Ollie the evidence she has – tattoo, photos
      • Has the lamest of all passwords – 1234 – what decent journalist gets hacked so easily?
    • Bratva
      • The bath house is Gregor’s territory
      • Anatoly is a Captain
      • Gregor has an awful haircut
    • Prometheus
      • New developments:
        • Claybourne’s mistress is Amanda Westfield and lives in Opal City
        • Has access to ME’s original report; mails it – letter has stamp of Opal City (so he took it to his home town and mailed it? So is he chilling out in Opal City before resuming destroying Ollie?)
        • Amanda refuses to give up son’s name; hasn’t seen son in four years; says son’s father killed by monster
        • Leaks evidence of Ollie’s coverup of Malone’s murder to press
        • Bribing people? Works in police department? Works with ME?
      • Known facts:
        • 30 years old?
        • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow; knows about The List
        • How to fight like Ollie; studied with person Ollie did while in Russia
        • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
        • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
        • Team Flash – how they keep metas at Star Labs; Black Siren
        • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
        • Faked Lyla’s voice to lure Diggle
      • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off)
        • Tommy Merlyn
        • Susan Williams (investigating Ollie)
        • Robert Queen – too old?
        • Claybourne’s son
        • Adrian Chase (but more likely to become Vigilante)
        • Helena Bertinelli
        • Isabel Rochev
        • Mckenna Hall
        • Shado
        • Talia al Ghul
        • Roy – too young?
        • Some guy from the Bratva
        • Some new character
    • Lingering Questions / Issues
      • Where does Ollie live?
      • Bertinelli mentioned again – this better pay off

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Arrow Episode 18 Gets A Title And Starts Production (Date: 18 Feb 2017)
    Executive producer Marc Guggenheim shared the cover page of the episode 18 script on Twitter, stating that it has started production. “Disbanded” is written by Rebecca Bellotto and directed by J.J. Makaro. The team has been in flux all season, with Diggle being out for certain periods of time, Artemis betraying the team, and the loss of Ragman. Curtis and Wild Dog have managed to stick around, though, and the team seems poised to finally get a new Black Canary full time. It would be unfortunate for Olliver’s ragtag group to dissolve so quickly, but that definitely might be the case.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/18/arrow-episode-18-gets-a-title-and-starts-production/    

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. Huge Developments Revealed In Descriptions For SUPERGIRL, THE FLASH, And LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Date: 16 Feb 2017)
    The week beginning March 6th promises to be very excited for DC TV fans, with big developments coming in Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl – “Exodus” – As Alex searches for Jeremiah (guest star Dean Cain) and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. The Flash – “The Wrath Of Savitar”– While training with Barry, Wally starts to have visions of Savitar, which he hides from the team. A dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris’ happiness. Legends Of Tomorrow – “Land Of The Lost”— After capturing Rip , he forces the Waverider to crash, leaving the Legends stuck seventy million years in the past. Ray leads Amaya and Nate to recover a vital piece of the ship. In an effort to get the “good” Rip back, Rory suggests they enter Rip’s mind, but what Sara and Jax discover in his subconscious is not pleasant and they must fight evil versions of themselves.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/supergirl/huge-developments-revealed-in-descriptions-for-supergirl-the-a149016  
  2. SUPERGIRL SET PICS CONFIRM KEVIN SMITH, LYNDA CARTER’S RETURN (Date: 21 Feb 2017)
    In one Instagram post, Kevin Smith holds up a hockey jersey emblazoned with a Superman ‘S,’ and a trademark goofy look on his face. The post raves about Daxamite technology, so it looks like Smith’s episode will be resolving the ongoing mystery of Mon-El and the aliens who would see him captured. The other post has Smith teaming up with none other than Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter! This season has seen Carter taking up none other than the mantle of President of the United States, and the seal on the wall behind the two of them confirms that she is returning to reprise the role.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-kevin-smith-lynda-carter/   
  3. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW SEASON FINALE TO FEATURE JRR TOLKIEN (Date: 21 Feb 2017)
    According to a cast list for the upcoming season two finale, the show will soon include J.R.R. Tolkien. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim shared a cast list for the season finale episode, titled “Aruba,” on Twitter. The cast list includes all the usual suspects, like the “Legends” team and the members of the Legion of Doom. It also includes a surprise guest star: J.R.R. Tolkien, played by Jack Turner (Freeform’s “Stitchers”). Since we haven’t seen a synopsis for “Aruba” just yet, we don’t actually know if this is the J.R.R. Tolkien or just another person with that incredibly specific and unique name. The cast list also includes a few other surprise names. Wentworth Miller and Katie Cassidy will reprise their roles as Leonard Snart and Laurel Lance, respectively.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/legends-of-tomorrow-jrr-tolkien/  
  4. FLASH SET PICS TEASE MYSTERY CHARACTER’S ARRIVAL, KEVIN SMITH’S RETURN (Date: 20 Feb 2017)
    It’s worth pointing out that Kevin Smith was seen in the area of filming as well, leading some to speculate that the director is stepping behind the camera one more time.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/flash-set-pics-kevin-smith/  
  5. KEVIN SMITH REVEALS SUPERGIRL DAXAMITE THRONE ROOM (Date: 23 Feb 2017)
    Kevin Smith has taken his place beside The CW’s “Supergirl” writers Anna Musky-Goldwyn and Gabe Llanas in a Daxamite throne room. Smith revealed the throne room, part of the set for the upcoming “Supergirl” episode he is directing, to the world via a post on Instagram.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/kevin-smith-reveals-supergirl-daxamite-throne-room/  
  6. It’s A Big Family Reunion In These New Promotional Stills From SUPERGIRL Season 2 Episode 14: “Homecoming” (Date: 23 Feb 2017)
    Get ready for a big family reunion on Supergirl as both Dean Cain & Helen Slater reprise their roles as Jeremiah & Eliza Danvers. Come check out nineteen new photos from next week’s episode. “Homecoming” – DEAN CAIN RETURNS – When Jeremiah Danvers (guest star Dean Cain) is rescued from Cadmus, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) are thrilled to have their father back. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El (Chris Wood) starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Caitlin Parrish & Derek Simon (#214). Original airdate 2/27/2017.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/supergirl/its-a-big-family-reunion-in-these-new-promotional-stills-from-a149175  
  7. Vixen: The Movie — Combining Two Seasons of the CW Seed Series — Is Coming (Date: 23 Feb 2017)
    Vixen: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story and includes 15 minutes of all-new content. The special features include a brand new featurette as well as a pair of Justice League Unlimited episodes that feature Mari “Vixen” McCabe and have been curated by DC animation legend Bruce Timm. Vixen: The Movie, arrives on Digital HD on May 8, 2017, and on Blu-ray (including Digital HD copy) and DVD on May 23, 2017. Vixen: The Movie is priced to own at $19.98 SRP for the Blu-rayTM and $18.94 SRP for the DVD.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/23/vixen-the-movie–combining-two-seasons-of-the-cw-seed-series–is/  
  8. THE FLASH REVEALS ANOTHER DC HERO’S TV DEBUT WITH NEW PHOTO (Date: 23 Feb 2017)
    The CW’s “The Flash” has found its Accelerated Man in Sean Poague. Poague’s Accelerated Man will debut on February 28 in the episode “Attack on Central City.” A new photo from the episode reveals the comic-accurate look of Poague’s Accelerated Man, who is a Speed Force Conduit and Earth-19’s version of the Flash. In the comics, Earth-19 is ruled by the 21st Century’s King George and has only just begun enjoying “electric technology.” As a Speed Force conduit in this strange dimension, Accelerated Man enjoys a massively increased heal rate, increased perception, the ability to phase through solid objects and, of course, super speed — basically, he’s the Flash.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-accelerated-man-earth-19-speedster-speed-force-attack-on-central-city-photo/    

ARROW CAST & CREW NEWS

  1. Arrow: Stephen Amell reflects on Oliver’s legacy, teases potential tragedy (Date: 21 Feb 2017)
    As Prometheus plans his endgame, so does Arrow — at least in terms of the original five-year plan for the series. (Don’t worry, Arrow has already been renewed for season 6.) EW hit the set of the Vancouver-based series to get Amell’s take on Oliver’s current predicaments as the show builds toward its big season 5 finale.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/21/arrow-stephen-amell-spoilers/    

 

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. FUNKO UNVEILS WONDER WOMAN MOVIE TOY LINE (Date: 17 Feb 2017)
    While the average Funko comic character is brightly colored, this version of Wonder Woman is tinted sepia; with the Pop! and Rock Candy figures, you feel as if you’re looking at her through a photo filter. That certainly appears to match the aesthetic of director Patty Jenkins’ film. Also notable is Diana’s weapons of choice: Although her famed Lasso of Truth is slung on her belt, she wields a sword and shield, emphasizing her role as a warrior. In addition to the Amazon Princess, there will also be Pop! figures of Steve Trevor and Queen Hippolyta.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/funko-wonder-woman-movie-toys/     

FEEDBACK

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Arrow-Season-3-Why-Huntress-Won-t-Returning-70083.html

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2681284/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week: Episode – “Fighting Fire with Fire” (Date: 22 Feb 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-season-5-episode-15-promo-fighting-fire-with-fire-a149163  

Episode:   “Fighting Fire with Fire” [Season 5 Episode 15]

Air Date:        Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Summary:      VIGILANTE ATTACKS MAYOR QUEEN — Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continues down her dark path with Helix. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as the mayor, Diggle (David Ramsey) leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.

Director:         Michael Schultz

Writers:          Speed Weed and Ben Sokolowski

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5607508/?ref_=ttep_ep15

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday February 23rd, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Spectre Of The Gun (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #140

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Spectre Of The Gun (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #140

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Spectre of the Gun” [Season 5 Episode 13]

Air Date:           Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Director:      Kristin Windell

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934663/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1

                   1x Arrow | editor: 38x Arrow, 10x Blindspot

                  

Writer:         Marc Guggenheim

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0973233/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

Executive producer: Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow | writer: 12x Arrow | 7x Legends

Promo: http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/02/09/arrow-season-5-episode-13-spectre-of-the-gun-photos-and-trailer/  

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17

16 Checkmate TBD

17 Kapot TBD

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Debate about guns
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Guns, guns, and more guns
  • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
    • Rene’s backstory
      • Had a wife a daughter
      • Kept gun in home in a safe; would take it to the Glades, but that broke the house rule
      • Wife used drugs
      • After going to game with daughter, wife’s dealer has gun to her head, owes him money
      • Rene talks his way to the safe, daughter spooks guy, Rene fires, guy falls, his gun goes off, killing wife
      • Child in foster care; decides to become Wild Dog after seeing footage of Green Arrow killing Darhk
  • Ollie:  
    • Has to step up as Mayor
    • “Thoughts and prayers” press conference fail
    • Works with Councilwoman and Rene to draft gun ordinance
    • Pulls a Batman move – hangs Bertinelli upside down and threatens
    • Vigilante shows up and kills Bertinelli; Ollie calls him a criminal and a killer
    • Are we adding to the cycle of violence?
  • Diggle
    • Roughs up lowlifes for intel
    • Tells Dinah that wanting a normal life is good, to take small steps
  • Thea
    • Vomits a little at the thought of Ollie with Susan Williams
    • Makes Ollie step up as Mayor
  • Felicity
    • Keeps on working while others debate around her
    • Using Pandora to find Claybourne’s mistress
    • Talking about things doesn’t help unless it has a purpose and meaning; debating is not enough
  • Quentin Lance
    • Cops want fewer people have guns
    • Makes Ollie step up as Mayor
    • Feels bad not realizing guy was the shooter before it began
  • Curtis
    • Guns need to regulated for safety reasons
    • Need to talk about things in a healthy way to come up with solutions
    • Finds out where Rene’s daughter is
  • Rene / Wild Dog
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Thinks it’s okay for civilians to have guns for protection
    • Not sure how to have a normal life after being on a mission of vengeance for three years
    • Gets a studio apartment (with a garden!) and applies to SCPD
  • Artemis
    • Traitor
  • Ragman
    • Gone
  • A. Adrian Chase
    • Shot in shoulder during attack on City Hall
    • Wants Ollie to use personal relationship with Susan to get her to back off about Malone
  • Susan Williams
    • Absent this week
  • Bratva
    • Absent this week
  • Prometheus
    • New developments:
      • The search for Claybourne’s mistress has been going on for 3 months; narrowed to Illinois; Felicity is impressed by her ability to hide
    • Known facts:
      • 30 years old?
      • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow; knows about The List
      • How to fight like Ollie; studied with person Ollie did while in Russia
      • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
      • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
      • Team Flash – how they keep metas at Star Labs; Black Siren
      • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
      • Faked Lyla’s voice to lure Diggle
    • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off)
      • Tommy Merlyn
      • Susan Williams (investigating Ollie)
      • Robert Queen – too old?
      • Claybourne’s son
      • Adrian Chase (but more likely to become Vigilante)
      • Helena Bertinelli
      • Isabel Rochev
      • Mckenna Hall
      • Shado
      • Talia al Ghul
      • Roy – too young?
      • Some guy from the Bratva
      • Some new character
  • Lingering Questions / Issues
    • Where does Ollie live?
    • Third mention of Bertinelli – now head of family dead – will we see Helena?

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Spoiler Room: Scoop on The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Supergirl, and more (Date: 10 Feb 2017)
    Will Oliver find out what’s really going on with Felicity on Arrow soon? —
    Not for several episodes, but you may be surprised by his reaction. “He knows that she’s into something, and he knows that she doesn’t want to tell him about it, so he’s dealing with that in his own way,” Stephen Amell tells me. “For Felicity, it’s not something that she and Oliver discuss until they have what is actually an adult conversation about it in [a future episode].”
    Did you get any Flash scoop on Killer Frost? —
    When asked how Cisco would try to help Caitlin quell her Killer Frost tendencies, Carlos Valdes dropped a truth bomb: “Caitlin has some secrets of her own that are going to come to light and are going to change not just the dynamic of the team, but also her own feelings about her dynamic within the team,” he says. “It all comes to a head.” Make of that what you will.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/10/spoiler-room-flash-once-upon-time-arrow/   
  2. Vigilante Attacks Oliver Queen in “Fighting Fire With Fire” (Date: 10 Feb 2017)
    He’s gone after Team Arrow before — but always in the name of his own ultra-violent code of justice. So why is Vigilante trying to kill Mayor Oliver Queen? Fans will find out on March 1, when the DC antihero returns to menace city hall. Synopsis: Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continues down her dark path with Helix. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as the mayor, Diggle (David Ramsey) leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/11/vigilante-attacks-oliver-queen-in-fighting-fire-with-fire/  
  3. Arrow Showrunners On Why They Wanted To Do A Gun Violence Episode (Date: 12 Feb 2017)
    “Well, we went into season 5 wanting to do an episode about an issue,” Guggenheim said during a screening of the episode. “I’m old, so what does this mean? It means that I grew up on St. Elsewhere and Picket Fences and LA Law. I grew up in a time where it was commonplace, like literally every week, for a one-hour drama to tackle the issues of the day. Somewhere along the line we got away from that — like, the whole industry got away from that. And now you’ve got like Blackish and Carmichael Show, but as far as network dramas are concerned? Really not tackling current events, current issues. So we went into season 5 with the desire to. It’s the fifth season; we’ve hopefully earned the freedom to, in 23 episodes of television, you can have 22 episodes of candy and one episode of vegetables. We sort of felt that gun violence felt like the right topic, because of its topicality but also because of the level of gun violence that’s on Arrow. We could have done an episode on abortion, but that’s not really where the show lives, so gun violence sort of felt like the right thing to tackle.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/13/arrow-showrunners-on-why-they-wanted-to-do-a-gun-violence-episod/  
  4. Arrow Boss Explains Thea’s Absence, Obstacle Facing Laurel’s Next Return (Date: 14 Feb 2017)
    “Everyone’s like, ‘Where’s Thea? Where’s Thea?’ Willa’s [contracted for] 14 out of 23 episodes this year,” Guggenheim revealed. “She’s not in all 23. That’s not her contract. We’ve had to write around that.” Contractual matters also may prove a hurdle in bringing Katie Cassidy back for another encore as one Laurel or another, even though Cassidy (as reported over the summer) entered the season with one of those #DCTV-wide deals that theoretically would allow her to pop up on Arrow or any of its many offspring.
    “We have an idea for how to see [Katie] again, but we haven’t made a deal with her,” Guggenheim shared. “She’s not a series regular anymore, so we have to make a contract with her, and she’s got to be available. We haven’t had those conversations. But… we know exactly what we do want to do.
    Link:http://tvline.com/2017/02/13/arrow-season-5-katie-cassidy-contract-status-willa-holland/  
  5. Will Arrow Bring Back Suicide Squad Characters? Here’s What David Ramsey Says (Date: 13 Feb 2017)
    David Ramsey recently spoke with CinemaBlend about all things John Diggle, and he told me this about Digg’s future with the Suicide Squad on Arrow: “I can say that we have all the elements. Part of what John Diggle brings to the team is his relationship with ARGUS through his wife Lyla. We’re waiting to see how that plays itself out. Diggle was freed last week, and Oliver said to him ‘You can go home and hug your wife and son.’ So that’s a real viable part of Diggle that we have always seen on camera, but it would be nice to see more because he’s married to the leader of the Suicide Squad. What does that play out? How does that look? What are those conversations like? We have all the elements of it… I think we have the makings of it. ARGUS is a real viable part of our whole universe, of Legends, Flash, and Arrow. And Diggle just so happens to be married to the leader of ARGUS, so it’s right there ready for the picking.”
    Link:http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1624570/will-arrow-bring-back-suicide-squad-characters-heres-what-david-ramsey-says  
  6. Arrow EPs Tease Thea’s Role Going Forward in Season 5 (Date: 15 Feb 2017)
    “She’s headed in a direction that’s very similar to where her mother was before she was killed in Season 2. We’re excited about it.” revealed Wendy Mericle. “I’m actually really excited about her storyline because we’re taking her to a place where she’s been dealing with all of these issues the same way Oliver has, with her bloodlust and with her other elements of her past. And this season’s going to find her in a similar place but for very different reasons. There’s gonna be a great scene coming up between Oliver and Thea that’s one of my favorites on the show.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/16/arrow-thea-queen-willa-holland-season-five/  
  7. Arrow EP Teases Prometheus’s Next Move (Date: 15 Feb 2017)
    According to one of the show’s executive producers, however, that is all about to change with next week’s episode, entitled ‘The Sin-Eater’. Marc Guggenheim recently revealed that not only will the villain appear in the February 22nd episode, but his past actions will start to connect. Guggenheim wants fans to keep an eye out for the conclusion of the episode, as it will particularly reveal parts of the villain’s motive. “The episode ends, I think, with sort of the next key move in Prometheus’ grand plan.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/16/arrow-marc-guggenheim-prometheus/  
  8. Arrow EP: Oliver Will Make Star City Better — As Mayor (Date: 15 Feb 2017)
    “One of the things we went into season five with the mindset of is Oliver’s mayor, so without it turning into The West Wing, how are we going to find ways to have Oliver be active as mayor, and to everyone’s surprise, be a good mayor, end up being a good mayor,” explained executive producer Marc Guggenheim during a screening of tonight’s episode, “Spectre of the Gun.” “And you’ll start to see, actually – and this is true in next week’s episode, in episode 14 – Thea’s going to make a good case to Oliver, of all people, for all the things he’s accomplished as mayor, and you start to see like, oh wait, in the first 13 episodes, he actually kind of did some stuff. And he’s not done yet. Obviously, the season’s not done yet. But we definitely went into the season with the goal of showing that Oliver is actually much better at this job than you might expect.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/15/arrow-ep-oliver-will-make-star-city-better–as-mayor/  
  9. Arrow: Marc Guggenheim On What Makes Oliver Different From his Villains (Date: 15 Feb 2017)
    This season on Arrow, Ollie has been even more affected by that conundrum. He constantly finds himself toe-ing the line between what’s right and wrong. According to Marc Guggenheim, Oliver is going to continue that struggle throughout this season. Not only will the rest of this season see Oliver explore that struggle, but the show will also explore what that means for Arrow’s entire world. “One of the things we are doing in the back half of Season 5 is really getting underneath that and what that means, not just in terms of morality but in terms of psychology — specifically Oliver’s psychology. There’s things about Oliver’s killing that you have yet to learn.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/16/arrow-marc-guggenheim-oliver-and-villains/  
  10. The New Black Canary Gets A Mask In These New Images From Next Week’s ARROW (Date: 16 Feb 2017)
    With Laurel Lance unlikely to return at any point in the near future, Dinah Drake looks set to take over the Black Canary mantle in Arrow. However, The CW series is taking a slow burn approach to that, but she finally gets a mask in these new images.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/the-new-black-canary-gets-a-mask-in-these-new-images-from-next-weeks-a149012  

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. THE FLASH SET PHOTOS HINT AT MUSICAL’S 1940s SETTING (Date: 11 Feb 2017)
    The latest photos from the British Columbia set of “The Flash” suggest the musical crossover with “Supergirl” may partly take place during the 1940s. Snapped on the streets of New Westminster, a city just southeast of Vancouver, the images reveal rows of 1940s-era automobiles, as well as actors Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber and John Barrowman in period attire. According to Hollywood North.Buzz, the scenes were to involve car chases with gangsters, but no singing.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-set-photos-hint-at-musicals-1940s-setting/  
  2. The Flash: First Look at Grodd’s Nemesis Solovar! (Date: 16 Feb 2017)
    The CW has now released a new batch of photos from “Attack on Gorilla City,” including the first two images of Solovar. As you can see, Solovar — who is being voiced by Keith David (The Thing, Community) — is being depicted as a giant, white gorilla. That’s a noticeable departure from his comic book counterpart, who looks like a regular gorilla but wears a fancy red cape. Created by writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino, Solovar made his first appearance in The Flash #106 alongside Gorilla Grodd and Pied Piper.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/16/the-flash-first-look-at-grodds-nemesis-solovar-/   

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. First Look At Mattel’s WONDER WOMAN Toy Line Includes Diana, Steve Trevor, Queen Hippolyta And More (Date: 13 Feb 2017)
    Ahead of this month’s Toy Fair Mattel (via EW) has debuted some pics of its upcoming Wonder Woman toyline. The Barbie-like action figures include Diana in various different outfits (and on a horse), as well as her mother Queen Hippolyta and Steve Trevor.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/wonder_woman/first-look-at-mattels-wonder-woman-toy-line-includes-diana-steve-a148903  
  2. DC Rebirth: [SPOILER] Returns in Batman and the Flash’s Watchmen Crossover Mystery (Date: 13 Feb 2017)
    A mysterious figure in Superman, a mysterious button in the Flash, a returning Wally West in Titans, and an imprisoned Legionnaire in Batman have all contributed clues to the overall mystery, but we’ve yet to see any answers. That’s all set to change with a crossover between the Batman and Flash titles, with Tom King, Jason Fabok, Joshua Williamson, and Howard Porter all set to put the world’s greatest detectives on a path to find out the significance of that blood-stained smiley face. The crossover begins April 19 in Batman #21.
    Link: http://comicbook.com/2017/02/13/dc-rebirth-spoiler-returns-in-batman-and-the-flashs-watchmen-mys/
  3. DC Comics To Pay 50% Of Comic Store Ads Playing In Their Local Cinemas (Date: 15 Feb 2017)
    DC is working with media buyers National CineMedia (NCM) to help promote comics shops in their local cinemas. NCM will help stores tag their details onto a 15 or 30 second DC Universe: Rebirth ad and place it before appropriate movies playing. Stores can then submit expenses to DC Comics to get reimbursements of up to half their costs.
    Link:https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/15/dc-comics-pay-50-comic-store-ads-playing-local-cinemas/  
  4. Green Arrow #17 (Preview) (Date: 14 Feb 2017)
    * Writer Benjamin Percy | Pencils, Inks, Colors Otto Schmidt | Cover: Juan E. Ferreyra
    * Out this week: “EMERALD OUTLAW” finale! The biggest GREEN ARROW epic since the start of the Rebirth era comes to a shattering conclusion when Oliver, Emiko and Black Canary unite against the deadly assassin terrorizing Seattle’s most prominent citizens. But Malcolm Merlyn won’t go down without a fight—even if it takes all of Seattle with him.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/green-arrow-17-3/  
       

FEEDBACK

 

 

 

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week’s: Episode – “The Sin-Eater” (Date: 15 Feb 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-season-5-episode-14-promo-the-sin-eater-are-these-the-gotham-a148973  

Episode:   “The Sin-Eater” [Season 5 Episode 14]

Air Date:        Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Summary:      China White, Cupid and Liza Warner break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk.

Director:         Mary Lambert

Writers:          Barbara Bloom and Jenny Lynn

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5607504/?ref_=ttep_ep14

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday February 16th, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Bratva (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #139

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Bratva (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #139

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Bratva” [Season 5 Episode 12]

Air Date:           Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Director:      Ben Bray

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004554/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

                   1x Arrow | 1x Legends | 1x Lucifer | 1x Shadowhunters

                  

Writers:       Oscar Balderrama

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

9x Arrow | 1x Drop Dead Diva | 2x Eli Stone

 

Emilio Ortega Aldrich

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3598136/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

8x Arrow

Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-season-5-episode-12-promo-bratva-a-familiar-face-from-the-a148612  

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17

16 Checkmate TBD

17 Kapot TBD

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoast 7-Feb-17 1.89

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • The team has to go to Russia to stop the sale of a nuke
      • Ollie needs Anatoly’s help in the present
      • What it means to be Bratva; the oath is for life
    • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
      • Opening fight – mostly hand-to-hand
        • Ollie catches arrow shot by Talia
      • Lots of gunfights
      • End sequence – Ragman gets guys, gun shots, chase, Canary cry, Rory shields nuke
    • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
      • Ollie trains with Talia
        • Talia is all about Ollie keeping his promise to his father and to go back to Starling City and right the wrongs
        • Ollie kills drug dealer – the drug is the one Thea was on (FB in the FB)
      • Ollie goes back to Anatoly
        • Likely to tell Anatoly he wants to leave, but Anatoly beaten, promises to help him kill Gregor
    • Ollie:  
      • Still struggling with overcoming past and being better
      • Tries to resist being part of Bratva, but does favor for Anatoly to get intel on Walker
      • Tells Diggle and Felicity that they work well because they are better than him
      • Feels as though Prometheus is infecting his team; Diggle and Felicity willing to cross the line, but that’s his job
    • Diggle
      • Filled with rage – Walker is out and need to get him now
      • Uses captive as a punching bag – gets no intel
      • Doesn’t kill Walker because he remembers what Ollie says
    • Thea
      • Not in episode
    • Felicity
      • Uses Pandora to find intel on guy; threatens him with info to get info – flanked by Rory and Curtis
      • “Fight fire with fire”
      • Can’t hack nuke to disarm it; willing to sacrifice self by flying plane with nuke
      • Gets text from Helix/Alana – use Pandora for more than Walker
    • Quentin Lance
      • Out of rehab!
      • Volunteers to be interviewed by Susan Walker
      • Admits he still struggles; has to figure out how to deal with everything and remain sober
    • Curtis
      • Additional tech support
      • Learns Russian on plane
      • So cute playing tough, flashes gun
    • Wild Dog
      • Helps prep Lance for interview
      • Not afraid to push Lance’s buttons
      • Tells Susan story – Lance caught him tagging; Lance told him he could be better
    • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
      • Nice that she’s a meta
      • Tells Ollie that his past isn’t an anchor; he is more than a thug
      • Can handle her vodka
    • Artemis
      • Off being a traitor
    • Ragman
      • Voice of humanity
      • Gives Felicity the “With great power comes great responsibility” talk
      • Uses rags to shield nuke
      • The nuke “kills” the rags; leaves (one superpower leaves b/c another on team)
    • D.A. Adrian Chase
      • Fends off questions from Susan Williams
    • Susan Williams
      • Hadn’t slept with Ollie yet
      • Digging into Malone’s death
      • Ends up going easy on Lance because of Rene’s story
      • Finally has sexytimes with Ollie; wants to know about him; he doesn’t want to tell her yet
      • Meets with contact; learns Ollie with Bratva and there was someone like the Green Arrow in Russia during Ollie’s time there; figures it out
    • Bratva
      • Anatoly decks Ollie upon arrival
      • Upset that Ollie did not honor deal w/Leonov
      • Gregor loyal to Kovar – Ollie helped Anatoly w/Gregor, so owed
      • Anatoly upset that Ollie refuses to honor oath; oath to Bratva is for life
    • Prometheus
      • New developments:
      • Known facts:
        • 30 years old?
        • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow; knows about The List
        • How to fight like Ollie; studied with person Ollie did while in Russia
        • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
        • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
        • Team Flash – how they keep metas at Star Labs; Black Siren
        • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
        • Faked Lyla’s voice to lure Diggle
      • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off)
        • Tommy Merlyn
        • Susan Williams (investigating Ollie)
        • Robert Queen – too old?
        • Claybourne’s son
        • Adrian Chase (but more likely to become Vigilante)
        • Helena Bertinelli
        • Isabel Rochev
        • Mckenna Hall
        • Shado
        • Talia al Ghul
        • Roy – too young?
        • Some guy from the Bratva
        • Some new character
  • Lingering Questions / Issues
    • Where does Ollie live?

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. ARROW, THE FLASH, And SUPERGIRL Episode Descriptions Tease Gorilla Grodd, Mr. Mxyzptlk, And More (Date: 03 Feb 2017)
    Week of February 20th Arrow – “The Sin-Eater” -China White, Cupid and Liza Warner break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk
    Supergirl – “Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk” – When Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot), a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara (Melissa Benoist), she tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless. However, he decides it’s a challenge and starts to wreak havoc on National City. The Flash – “Attack on Gorilla City” – When Jesse Quick informs the team that her father has been abducted, Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Julian voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. Barry and the team are captured and brought to Grodd . Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar, the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/the_flash/arrow-the-flash-and-supergirl-episode-descriptions-tease-gorilla-a148649  
  2. ARROW’S RAMSEY SAYS PROMETHEUS IS THE ‘CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER’ (Date: 08 Feb 2017)
    Speaking to CBR, Ramsey discussed how jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire makes Dig feel right at home as a soldier and a serviceman. He also teased Dig’s friendship with Dinah Drake, the new Black Canary, as well as the looming threat of General Walker and Team Arrow’s visit to Russia. About his role in the team, he said, “He’s a serviceman. He’s a soldier. He’s the guy who lays on a grenade. So that’s what he immediately gets to. He gets to helping Dinah. He gets back to helping the team. He sees that Felicity is compromised, and he calls her on it immediately. Before he gets back out on the field — which he does! — we’ll see him kind of getting back to service, of being a help, which is in the best possible way I could say that… but the moral help, I should say. The moral compass. And the team needs it. When he comes back, the team needs it. Dinah needs it, and Felicity particularly needs it.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-david-ramsey-spartan-black-canary-dinah-drake-general-walker-russia-felicity-bratva-prometheus-interview/    

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. The JSA Returns In This Synopsis For LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 2 Episode 12: “Camelot/3000” (Date: 03 Feb 2017)
    ALL FOR ONE — The Legends continue their quest to hunt down the Spear of Destiny before the pieces fall into the hands of the Legion of Doom. The Legends discover that pieces of the Spear are each being guarded in different time periods by members of the JSA. Their first stop is the future where they find Dr. Mid-Nite which eventually leads them to the past and King Arthur’s Camelot, where Stargirl is protecting her piece of the Spear. In order to protect the Spear shard from the now-evil Rip Hunter, the Legends must join forces with the Knights of the Round Table. Original airdate 2/21/2017.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/legends_of_tomorrow/the-jsa-returns-in-this-synopsis-for-legends-of-a148657  
  2. EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Sorbo Talks Joining ‘Supergirl,’ Teri Hatcher to Play His Wife (Date: 07 Feb 2017)
    Kevin Sorbo is ready for Supergirl. The Hercules star talked to ET’s Ashley Crossan at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday, where he dished on what fans can expect from his role on the CW show. “I’m heading up to Vancouver, and I’ll be doing a three-show arc, and Teri Hatcher’s playing my wife. I’m from another planet that’s an arch-rival planet of Krypton,” he said. “Which is now of course destroyed.”
    Link:http://www.etonline.com/tv/209738_exclusive_kevin_sorbo_on_joining_supergirl_teri_hatcher_to_play_his_wife/    
  3. WATCH: MARK HAMILL VOICES SWAMP THING IN JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION CLIP (Date: 03 Feb 2017)
    It’s a regular plant versus zombies brawl in a new clip for Cartoon Network’s “Justice League Action” television series, which pits Swamp Thing against Solomon Grundy. And, no, your ears don’t deceive you — that’s Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” and “Batman: The Animated Series” fame providing the sweet, weedy vocals for the marshland’s defender. The clip, from the show’s upcoming “Zombie King” episode, shows Solomon Grundy getting ready to march on a nearby city, having raised an army of the undead. “Zombie King” airs on Cartoon Network on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 AM. “Justice League Action” is a production of Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment starring Kevin Conroy, Rachel Kimsey and Jason J. Lewis.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/mark-hamill-voices-swamp-thing-justice-league-action/  
  4. BLACK LIGHTNING LANDS OFFICIAL PILOT ORDER AT THE CW (Date: 03 Feb 2017)
    The CW just snagged its fifth superhero property. Variety reports Greg Berlanti’s “Black Lightning” just received an official pilot order from the network. According to the report, The CW will stagger their superhero programming throughout the year to avoid scheduling five straight nights of supehero series. “I don’t think so,” Berlanti said at the time. “If we’re lucky enough that that exists, that that show exists, I don’t think those worlds will cross over.” However, seeing as the pilot has just shifted from Fox to The CW, it’s hard to rule anything out.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/black-lightning-pilot-order-the-cw-fox-greg-berlanti/  
  5. FLASH/SUPERGIRL CROSSOVER SET PHOTOS OFFER FIRST LOOK AT MUSIC MEISTER (Date: 05 Feb 25017)
    New photos from the Vancouver set of “The Flash”/“Supergirl” musical crossover reveal the first glimpses of “Glee” veteran Darren Criss as the villainous Music Meister. The set photos depict not only Criss but also Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter and Carlos Valdes as Vibe. Titled “Duet,” the crossover will kick off March 20 with a lead-in on “Supergirl,” similar to how the setup for last fall’s “Invasion!” was handled, and then continue on the March 21 episode of “The Flash.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/flash-supergirl-music-meister-set-photos/  
  6. To Celebrate The Release Of THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, DC TV Shows Get A LEGO Makeover (Date: 06 Feb 2017)
    The LEGO Batman Movie is receiving rave reviews, and it appears as if Warner Bros. is going all out this week to give it one final promotional push. That involves giving a LEGO makeover to many of their hit TV shows, and below you’ll find Minifigure versions of characters from Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Supergirl. Disappointingly, the eclectic cast of Legends of Tomorrow hasn’t been included here.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/to-celebrate-the-release-of-the-lego-batman-movie-dc-tv-shows-get-a-a148747  
  7. WATCH: LEGO BATMAN MOVIE CROSSES OVER WITH CW’S ARROWVERSE (Date: 07 Feb 2017)
    A new TV spot features Will Arnett’s LEGO Batman dropping in on a quartet of Arrowverse heroes (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and the Atom). Their meeting isn’t so much epic as…well, confusing. That’s because the gang learns that while Batman may be an unparalleled detective, he’s apparently not the world’s greatest speller.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/lego-batman-movie-cw-arrowverse/  
  8. SUPERGIRL PROMO TEASES DEBUT OF LEX LUTHOR’S ICONIC WARSUIT (Date: 07 Feb 2017)
    The pair of Luthors will take the lead in the next episode of the series, an installment appropriately titled “Luthors.” The CW aired a promo for the episode, and it confirmed that an episode titled “Luthors” has to include a shout out to Lex. At 12 seconds into the promo below, you catch a glimpse of what appears to be Lex Luthor’s iconic green and purple warsuit. LENA IS ARRESTED – After Metallo (guest star Frederick Schmidt) breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda Strong), the police blame Lena (guest star Katie McGrath) for his escape and arrest her. Despite overwhelming evidence, Kara (Melissa Benoist) refuses to believe her friend is guilty and fights to clear Lena’s name. Flashbacks reveal how Lena came to be a Luthor. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together. Tawnia McKiernan directed the episode written by Robert Rovner and Cindy Lichtman. (#212). Original airdate 2/13/17.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-promo-teases-debut-of-lex-luthors-iconic-warsuit/  
  9. The Flash: Speedster Returns and Confronts Savitar in New Set Video (Date: 06 Feb 2017)
    We knew — based on the “Attack on Gorilla City” synopsis — that fan-favorite speedster Jesse Quick was coming back from Earth-2 for the Grodd-centric episode (airing Feb. 21), seeking help from her Earth-1 friends with her father’s abduction. However, we didn’t know that she would return in another future episode (or perhaps just stick around after the Grodd episode) and confront the god of speed.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/02/07/the-flash-speedster-returns-and-confronts-savitar-in-new-set-vid/  
  10. EXCLUSIVE: Mark Hamill Returns as The Joker in Justice League Action Clip
    (Date: 09 Feb 2017)
    “Galaxy Jest” airs February 11, 2017, written by Duane Capizzi. It also reunites Mark Hamill as The Joker with Kevin Conroy as Batman. The pair have been voicing the foils since Batman: The Animated Series twenty-five years ago, across multiple animated series, films, and video game projects
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/09/mark-hamill-returns-as-the-joker-in-justice-league-action-clip/  
  11. DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Changes Season 2 Finale Date (Date: 09 Feb 2017)
    The second season finale was initially expected to air on Tuesday, March 28th, following an episode of The Flash. But thanks to some reworking of The CW’s schedule, the finale episode will air the following Tuesday, April 4th. The most interesting thing about this is that Legends will air in The Flash’s timeslot on April 4th, and will be followed by the third season premiere of iZombie.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/02/09/legends-of-tomorrow-season-2-finale-date/   

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. Green Arrow Vs The Flash (Date: 05 Feb 2017)
    DC is trying a new thing on their Youtube channel. They call it Versus, where they pit one character against the other. But instead of something like Super Hero Beatdown where we see the actual fight, this is more giving the histories and strengths of the characters and letting the fans decide.For their first episode they’ve decided to pit the Emerald Archer versus the Scarlet Speedster.  
    Link:https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/05/green-arrow-vs-flash/  
  2. DC Rebirth Returned… A Lot (Date: 06 Feb 2017)
    On the official monthly statistics, Diamond reduces the statistical data of comics that have been designated returnable, by 10%. This indicates that Diamond expect a certain amount of returnability, but not that much. Well, it seems that DC Comics seems to have overdone it this time. They made the first six issues of all the DC Rebirth twice-monthly launch comics returnable, more than ever before. Ostensibly to allow retailers to find a ceiling limit on sales to customers, to not have to order conservatively, and to be confident in ordering big. Which has allowed certain titles that had slipped away in recent years, specifically Superman and Flash, to find an appreciative audience.However, there is a cost for that kind of thing. And while sales of DC Comics are also up, so is the returnability, at record high levels, and something DC and Diamond didn’t anticipate. Which is why those pallet photos are meant to be quite a revelation. Could this be why the Diamond 2016 end-of-year statistics have been so delayed?
    Link:https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/06/dc-rebirth-returned-lot/
  3. Funko announces Emerald City ComicCon Wave 1… w/ Green Arrow and Canary!  (Date: 07 Feb 2017)
    Two-pack of Drobz, along with a lot of other great announcements!

    Link:https://funko.com/blogs/news/emerald-city-comicon-2017-exclusives-wave-one    

FEEDBACK

 

 

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week: Episode – “Spectre of the Gun” (Date: 09 Feb 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/come-check-out-the-new-extended-promo-for-arrow-season-5-episode-13-a148821  

Episode:   “Spectre of the Gun” [Season 5 Episode 13]

Air Date:        Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summary:      WILD DOG’S HISTORY IS REVEALED – A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene (Rick Gonzalez) about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.

Director:         Kristin Windell

Writer:           Marc Guggenheim

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5607500/?ref_=ttep_ep13

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday February 9th, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Second Chances (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #138

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Who Are You (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #138

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Second Chances” [Season 5 Episode 11]

Air Date:           Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Director:      Mark Bunting

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0120576/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

                   This is his first Directing job | 28x Arrow – First Assistant Director | 21x Smallville – Second Assistant Director

                  

Writers:       Sarah Tarkoff

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3582666/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

4x Arrow | 6x Vixen

 

Speed Weed

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2373535/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

7x Arrow | 7x Haven

Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/come-check-out-two-new-extended-promos-for-arrow-season-5-episode-11-a148471

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

Arrow

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17

14 The Sin-Eater TBD

15 Fighting Fire with Fire TBD

16 Checkmate TBD

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • The team is full of people seeking second chances and redemption:
      • Ollie – can he be more than a vengeful monster?
      • Felicity – can she be a hacktivist with a purpose again?
      • Diggle – Free!
      • Rene – finding purpose
      • Rory – not seeking revenge
      • Dinah Drake – starting path of redemption
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Ollie taking on Russian bad guy
      • Takes out guards John Wick style
    • Rooftop fight
      • Lots of gunfire
      • Ollie shoots helicopter, goes for ride, takes guys out
      • Ollie shoots helicopter, blowing it up
      • Ollie then lectures Tina (Dinah) about not killing Sonus
  • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
    • Talia!
      • Knows Ollie’s past
      • She was Yao Fei’s teacher; Ollie notes age, she says “family secret”
      • Gets Ollie to take care of Russian bad guy; Ollie beats guy to death
      • Helps create The Arrow – give the monster a name so he can be Oliver Queen while taking care of all the bad guys on The List
  • Ollie:  
    • Has to be convinced to find a new Black Canary
    • Picks the meta who is on a mission of revenge and needs help coming back from the edge because that’s what Team Arrow specializes in
    • Tries to convince Tina to be part of team; reveals identity (AGAIN) in hopes she’ll listen to him
  • Diggle
    • Tells Ollie to not look for Laurel’s replacement, but for someone to hand the Black Canary mantle to
    • Freed thanks to Felicity’s hacking
  • Thea
    • Not in episode
  • Felicity
    • So happy hacking Chase’s laptop and the NSA
    • Ghost Fox Goddess – Felicity’s dark, Goth days
    • Meets hacktivist she inspired; given Pandora, a program that can do a lot
    • Pandora – trap? Given to her by Helix
  • Quentin Lance
    • Still in rehab
  • Curtis
    • Tech guy in field
    • Hacks cameras, figures out dampener will work on Sonus
    • Finds Canary by looking up urban legends
  • Wild Dog
    • Loves triple patty burgers with cheese at Big Belly Burger
    • Loves using his guns
    • Developing relationship with Curtis
  • Artemis
    • Still being a traitor somewhere
  • Ragman
    • Brings Felicity Big Belly Burger and talks about fate and destiny
  • Dinah Drake / Black Canary
    • Undercover Central City cop known as Tina Bolland
    • Got cry by particle accelerator accident
    • Partner killed by Sonus – mission of revenge
    • Sonus rise to power in Hub City because Church died, leaving a  power vacuum
    • Doesn’t want to be a part of the team
    • Kills Sonus; realizes it’s not enough, so becomes part of team
  • D.A. Adrian Chase
    • Learns about NSA case against Walker
    • Gets Diggle freed
  • Susan Williams
    • Not in episode
  • Bratva
    • Kovar got girls from Russian bad guy
  • Prometheus
    • New developments:
      • Faked Lyla’s voice to trap Diggle and put him in prison
    • Known facts:
      • 30 years old?
      • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow; knows about The List
      • How to fight like Ollie; studied with person Ollie did while in Russia
      • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
      • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
      • Team Flash – how they keep metas at Star Labs; Black Siren
      • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
    • Michelle’s List O’Suspects: (I’m keeping this active until the mask comes off)
      • Tommy Merlyn
      • Susan Williams
      • Robert Queen – too old?
      • Claybourne’s son
      • Adrian Chase (but more likely to become Vigilante)
      • Helena Bertinelli
      • Isabel Rochev
      • Mckenna Hall
      • Shado
      • Talia al Ghul
      • Roy – too young?
      • Some guy from the Bratva
  • Lingering Questions / Issues
    • Where does Ollie live?
    • How are they paying for everything?
      • We have an answer!

 

CURRENT EPISODE DC EASTER EGGS & POP CULTURE REFERENCES

 

Season Episode  “Second Chances” (Date: 01 Feb 2017)
Article: http://comicbook.com/2017/02/02/arrow-easter-eggs-and-things-you-might-have-missed-in-second-cha/    

  1. HUB CITY – Hub City, a fictional city in the DC Universe, is best known as the home to The Question, a self-taught urban shaman. The last time we saw the city on Arrow was when Esrin Fortuna helped Oliver take on Damien Darhk…and of course, when Hub City started to show up in showrunner Marc Guggenheim’s tweets this year, there was plenty of speculation that he was teasing The Question. Turns out, he was teasing the Black Canary!
  2. BIG BELLY BURGER – Big Belly Burger, a fictional fast-food restaurant in the DC Universe, is the fast food of choice for people who are in hiding, in jail, or otherwise cut off from the world on The Flash. Here, we saw Team Arrow hanging out there in Hub City while Felicity got it delivered to her in the Arrowcave during her side quest.
  3. FAMILY SECRET – When Talia refers to her agelessness as a “family secret,” it’s the kind of cutesy clue that Nyssa used to drop in her early appearances, where she didn’t directly name-drop Ra’s al Ghul or the Lazarus Pit, but made references that were pretty clear to people in the know. Back then, of course, we always wondered whether Ra’s would ever make an appearance. Now, he’s come and gone, and we know that this kind of vague dialogue is mostly to keep continuity tidy so that Oliver doesn’t realize exactly who he’s dealing with when Ra’s and Nyssa come in later.
  4. THE FLASH & CAPTAIN SINGH – In what Marc Guggenheim tweeted was the quickest crossover Arrow has ever done with The Flash, we got to see Barry speed (in costume) into his boss’s office to vouch for Green Arrow. What’s nice to see is Captain Singh, Barry’s boss, who hasn’t been seen much this season. It felt a bit like last night, when the long-absent Miss Tessmacher from Supergirl had a quick cameo on The Flash.
  5. SONUS – Sean Sonus, alias Discord is a sonic villain who fights Green Arrow and Black Canary. He first appeared in Green Arrow and Black Canary #15, and was co-created by Arrow EP Andrew Kreisberg and artist Mike Norton.
  6. DINAH DRAKE – “Dinah Drake” is actually the name of the original/Earth-2 Black Canary, who existed in the comics before Dinah Lance did.

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. New Arrow Episode Gets A Russian Title As It Begins Production (Date: 30 Jan 2017)
    Marc Guggenheim, the show’s executive producer, shared a cover of the new episode’s script, and let fans know that it was beginning production. Episode 17 will be titled ‘Kapot’, which is a Russian word meaning ‘cowl’ or ‘hood’.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/30/new-arrow-episode-gets-a-russian-title-as-it-begins-production/  
  2. ARROW SYNOPSIS TARGETS WILD DOG’S ORIGIN STORY (Date: 27 Jan 2017)
    Spectre of the Gun” — WILD DOG’S HISTORY IS REVEALED — A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene (Rick Gonzalez) about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker. Kristin Windell directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim (#513). Original airdate 2/15/2017
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-synopsis-targets-wild-dogs-origin-story/  
  3. Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Bones, Arrow, The 100, Once, Elementary, Suits, Little Liars, NCIS: LA and More (Date: 31 Jan 2017)
    Have we seen the last of Evelyn/Artemis on Arrow?
    Actually, when TVLine last spoke to Wendy Mericle, the Arrow scribes were in the midst of hashing out a return scenario for Little Miss Benedict Arnold. “We have a really cool, exciting twist for how she’s going to reappear,” the EP teased, noting: “The interesting thing about the choices Evelyn has made is that as much as she took the moral high ground when confronting Oliver, she has allied herself with someone who is even worse,” in Prometheus. “She’s gone from the frying pan into the fire.”
    Link:http://tvline.com/2017/01/31/bones-final-season-spoilers-booth-gordon-wyatt/  
  4. Wayback Wednesday: Watch The First Ever Trailer For Arrow (Date: 01 Feb 2017)
    In honor of Wayback Wednesday – and a brand new episode of Arrow tonight – it’s about time to take a look back at the first ever trailer for Arrow. This footage was seen in 2012, and it talked a lot about Oliver Queen’s return to the real world, after he was thought to be dead. The trailer shows Oliver on the island, beard and all, as well as his assimilation back into society.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/02/wayback-wednesday-watch-the-first-ever-trailer-for-arrow/  
  5. ARROW: TINA BOLAND’S REAL NAME WILL BE FAMILIAR TO DC COMICS FANS (Date: 01 Feb 207)
    “Tina Boland” is her undercover name; her real name is Dinah Drake. If that sounds familiar, that’s because Dinah Drake is the name of the original Black Canary. Dinah debuted in 1947’s “Flash Comics” #86 as Black Canary. Later, she married a man named Larry Lance and subsequently changed her name to Dinah Lance. Inspired by Dinah, her daughter Dinah Laurel Lance would go on to become a founding member of the Justice League. When the New 52 restarted DC Comics’ continuity, the Black Canary legacy was retconned, and Dinah Drake was restored as the one and only Black Canary. This New 52 version of Dinah Drake was formerly married to Kurt Lance, but the two divorced.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-tina-boland-black-canary-dinah-drake/  
  6. Arrow: What is Helix? (Date: 01 Feb 2017)
    Helix was a supervillain group led by Dr. Benjamin Love, aka Mr. Bones. The members were six mutated children who had been experimented on and then kidnapped by Love. They grew up to be a rather bizarre cast of characters, including Kritter (a human/dog hybrid) and Baby Boom (a young child who can cause explosions with her mind). It’s safe to assume that any future appearances of Helix will certainly be way more grounded in reality – with any mention of the original characters probably being used as online screennames. This is similar to the inclusion of the secret organization Shadowspire in Arrow, which was given a much more realistic makeover. When recently discussing the dynamic between Felicity and Diggle going forward, Arrow executive-producer Wendy Mericle mentioned that the events in ‘Second Chances’ will play into the rest of the season. “Part of what kicks [Felicity] off down this darker path is she’s going to find evidence to exonerate him — and [Diggle’s] going to have to deal with the fallout of the fact that Felicity is now going down a questionable path in part because of him.” With that in mind, there’s a very good chance that tonight’s episode will not be the last time we hear of Helix on Arrow.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/02/02/arrow-what-is-helix/   

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. SUPERGIRL & MARTIAN MANHUNTER UNITE ON ‘MARTIAN CHRONICLES’ POSTER (Date: 29 Jan 2017)
    Unveiled by David Harewood, the teaser for “The Martian Chronicles” depicts the actor as Martian Manhunter alongside Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, accompanied by the tagline, “Worlds Clash. Heroes Unite.” In the episode, a White Martian arrives in National City to capture M’gann and return her to Mars, where she’s to be punished as a traitor. Unwilling to allow that to happen, Hank Henshaw and Supergirl bring M’gann to the Department of Extra-Normal Operations for protection, only for circumstances to turn from bad to worse.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-martian-manhunter-martian-chronicles-poster/  
  2. Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow boss on crossovers ahead (Date: 26 Jan 2017)
    “We’re going to be seeing the Black Flash on Legends,” Guggenheim says, reminding fans that Thawne is a member of the Legion of Doom. “Lily Stein, who was introduced in Flash 308, makes an appearance next week. So there’s a fair amount of Flash-ness going on in Legends. I wish I could say that we were so smart to take advantage of the new timeslot and do that, but we weren’t that smart. We just had already sort of been doing that organically anyway when we found out about the new timeslot. I will say this: There’s a love scene in episode 11 and we were in the editing room on it — it’s a love scene, it gets a little steamy — and I was joking, ‘Let’s take that 9 p.m. timeslot out for a spin.’” The article has the audio of the interview with Guggenheim.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/26/arrow-legends-tomorrow-crossovers/    
  3. Two Speedsters Are Better Than One On This Electrifying New Poster For THE FLASH (Date: 29 Jan 2017)
    While their partnership may have gotten off to a slightly rocky start in last week’s midseason premiere, it sounds like Barry is finally ready to take Wally under his wing over the course of the next few episodes, which should result in a lot of high-speed fun. As for when we’ll get to see the duo in action, it looks like episode twelve, titled “Untouchable,” is a good bet as it’ll feature a subplot with the Scarlet Speedster helping Kid Flash elevate his game to the next level. Check out the new “Lightning Strikes Twice” poster.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/the_flash/two-speedsters-are-better-than-one-on-this-electrifying-new-a148532  
  4. The Flash: Robbie Amell teases his upcoming return (Date: 29 Jan 2017)
    Earlier this month, EW exclusively revealed that Robbie Amell is returning to The Flash for an upcoming episode. Details on his return are still scarce, but the actor gave EW a little tease of what to expect. “I was there last week,” he shared at Honda’s “Hockey Goes Hollywood” event in Los Angeles. “I can tell you that my scenes are with Grant [Gustin] and Danielle [Panabaker]. And I may or may not be alive.” That last part is key, considering the last we saw of Ronnie, he died as a result of destroying the singularity that opened up the path to Earth-2, where that planet’s Ronnie was a villain named Deathstorm. Being back on Flash is always a treat for Amell, who got to catch up with his TV wife and former superhero partner and have his first true Ronnie and Barry scene.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/29/the-flash-robbie-amell-return/  
  5. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW’S LETSCHER TEASES REVERSE FLASH’S PLAN, COLD’S RETURN (Date: 31 Jan 2017)
    Speaking to CBR, Letscher teased Reverse Flash’s plan, and he promised that Thawne’s motivation would be “a major reveal” in the next episode of “Legends of Tomorrow.” Letscher also discussed the Legion’s dynamic, the upcoming return of Leonard “Captain Cold” Snart, Thawne’s important “foreknowledge” of events and more. When asked about Captain Cold, he said, “He is going to be a full-fledged member of the Legion of Doom and be very valuable to them on multiple fronts. Eobard has done his homework in this regard, and he’s recruited somebody who’s fully on board with the Legion of Doom’s mission and he also understands the complications that Captain Cold’s relationship with the Legends… the psychological complications that inform Eobard and his plans.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/legends-of-tomorrow-matt-letscher-legion-of-doom-reverse-flash-captain-cold/  
  6. KEIYNAN LONSDALE TALKS WALLY’S TRANSFORMATION INTO KID FLASH (Date: 31 Jan 2017)
    Interview with CBR. When asked about Savitar, he said, “Savitar is the biggest threat that any of them have faced. Fortunately, Barry doesn’t have to do this alone. He’s always had Team Flash. Other people are getting powers. It’s going to take everyone working together to stop him. Wally is super-crucial to that.” Also, he won’t be singing in the musical episode.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/interview-flash-keiynan-lonsdale-wally-west/?utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=CBR-TW&view=list  
  7. Rachel Bloom Wrote A Song For “The Flash” / “Supergirl” Musical Episode (Date: 31 Jan 2017)
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator Rachel Bloom has co-written a song for The CW’s upcoming musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, BuzzFeed News can exclusively reveal. She wrote “Super Friend,” which will be performed by Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist. The episode will also feature an original song written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) called “Runnin’ Home to You” that Gustin will perform.
    Link:https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/rachel-bloom-wrote-a-song-for-the-flash-supergirl-musical-ep?utm_term=.vh7bWKybMM#.mex1PKZ1jj  
  8. ‘Supergirl’: Teri Hatcher Joins Season 2 In Mystery Role (Date: 31 Jan 2017)
    Teri Hatcher, who starred as Lois Lane in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, is returning to the DC Comics universe, joining the Season 2 cast of the CW’s Supergirl in a recurring role. Details of her character aren’t known, but it’s described by the CW as “a mysterious new role that will become the new Big Bad of Season 2.” Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg said of Hatcher’s casting, “No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all time favorite Lois Lane. To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg, and the fans.”
    Link:http://deadline.com/2017/01/supergirl-teri-hatcher-season-2-cast-recurring-1201898430/  
  9. ‘Black Lightning’ Drama Eyes Move To the CW To Join Greg Berlanti Comic Lineup (Date: 02 Feb 2017)
    Deadline has learned that Black Lightning, the high-profile drama based on the DC character, which had a big production commitment at Fox, is on the move and likely to land at the CW. The project comes from Greg Berlanti, king of the CW’s DC universe. Fox brass ultimately decided that the superhero show was not a good fit. The CW is home of Berlanti Prods.’s four DC/WBTV superhero series —  Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, which Berlanti also co-created. That makes the network a suitable home for Black Lightning, which would give the CW’s DC universe its first major African American superhero. Black Lightning would be the only black superhero toplining his own broadcast series and the second currently on TV, joining Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix.
    Link:http://deadline.com/2017/02/black-lightning-dc-comic-drama-move-the-cw-greg-berlanti-1201901139/  

ARROW CAST & CREW INTERVIEWS

  1. THE FLASH’S CAMACHO CALLS GYPSY ‘AN ABSOLUTE FORCE,’ TALKS EARTH-19 (Date: 31 Jan 2017)
    “Sleepy Hollow” star Jessica Camacho, who plays Gypsy, recently spoke with CBR about her role in this week’s episode of Flash, including her character’s dynamic with Cisco, the “sacred” laws of Earth-19, Gypsy’s initial reaction to Team Flash and more.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-gypsy-jessica-camacho-cisco-ramon-vibe-earth-19/    

FEEDBACK

 

Michelle calls it about Talia being the “Mommy” of The Arrow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week: Episode – “Bratva” (Date: 01 Feb 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-season-5-episode-12-promo-bratva-a-familiar-face-from-the-a148612  

Episode:   “Bratva” [Season 5 Episode 12]

Air Date:        Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Summary:      A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star Carly Pope) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene (guest star Rick Gonzalez) to help keep things on track.

Director:         Ben Bray

Writers:          Oscar Balderrama and Emilio Ortega Aldrich

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5607494/?ref_=ttep_ep12

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday February 2nd, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Who Are You (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5 Edition – Who Are You (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Who Are You?” [Season 5  Episode 10]

Air Date:           Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Director:      Gregory Smith

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0808376/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

                   5x Arrow | 1x Flash | 3x Legends

                  

Writers:       Ben Sokolowski

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2408940/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

18x Arrow | 2x Flash

 

Brian Ford Sullivan

                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6893205/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

10x Arrow | 7x Vixen

Promo: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/the-black-canary-mystery-deepens-in-new-extended-promo-for-arrows-a148269   

 

Weekly Ratings

 

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

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17

14 The Sin-Eater TBD

15 Fighting Fire with Fire TBD

16 Checkmate TBD

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Who are you?
      • Ollies asks Black Siren this – can she be a better person?
      • Who is Curtis? He’s brains, not brawn
      • Who is Prometheus?
      • Who is this new version of Felicity?
      • Who is the lady at the end of the episode in Hub City? Does she have the Canary Call?
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Black Siren’s call takes out everyone
      • Statue is destroyed. YES!
    • Final fight
      • Prometheus v Ollie
        • Prometheus knows Ollie will save Felicity
        • Curtis makes portable device; “You really need to shut your damn mouth”
        • Felicity – “Hey, pumpkin” – decks Black Siren
  • Flashbacks: Share your thoughts
    • Ollie held by Bratva
      • Obedience will be beaten into him
      • “Circumstances make thing poison or nectar”
      • Saved at end by Talia!
  • Ollie:  
    • Believes the resurrection by time travel; after all he’s seen, believable
    • Thinks he can reform Laurel; but this is Earth-2 Laurel; he has no idea who she is – what is the point of keeping her in Argus?
    • Wants to find and train a new Black Canary
    • Helps  Diggle by being Mayor Queen
    • Not too happy when Felicity takes charge of team and when she uses the nanite tactic he used last year with Anarchy and Darhk
    • Seems as though he wants to stop killing and seek justice – because of Billy?
  • Diggle
    • In prison; knows he’s a goner if transferred
    • Trusts Chase; decks him; held in prison longer
  • Thea
    • Out of town
  • Felicity
    • Uses party to get DNA; she doesn’t trust “Laurel”
    • Knows Ollie has blinders when it comes to Laurel
    • Working out (Finally! ~SP)
    • Great scene with Black Siren in cell
    • Takes charge of team; comes up with nanite plan on own
    • Angry because of Billy’s death; taking risks to get Prometheus
    • Anyone else spot signs of reconciliation with Ollie? ~SP
  • Quentin Lance
    • In rehab
  • Curtis
    • In pain from losing Paul
    • With help from Rene, learns he’s brains and not brawn
    • Creates portable thing to dampen Black Siren’s call
  • Wild Dog
    • Voice of reason with Curtis
    • Mom and Dad are arguing again
  • Artemis
    • Off being a traitor somewhere
  • Ragman
    • Doesn’t sleep; side effects of rags
      • All podcasters need those rags ~SP
  • D.A. Adrian Chase
    • Covers up Billy’s death
      • If cop seen as Prometheus – panic
      • If Green Arrow seen as cop killer – panic
      • Agrees to help Diggle
      • Stands up to General
      • Comes up with plan to keep Diggle in prison
      • Great idea. Keeping secrets in Star City ALWAYS works out ~SP
  • Susan Williams
    • Off doing something that probably has to do with Ollie’s past
    • Or getting a man-doll of Oliver made up ~SP
  • Bratva
    • Ollie needs to be loyal to brothers
    • Ollie is focused on his mission, not the needs of Bratva
  • Prometheus
    • Dude, really, who is this guy?
      • Knows about the following:
      • Ollie’s past and that he is Arrow
      • How to fight like Ollie
      • Has a tolerance to Diazepam (Valium); can shake off getting sedated
      • How Ollie’s killed people from The List
      • Where and how to get Ollie’s old arrows to make his own
      • Team Flash – how they keep metas at Star Labs
      • That Black Siren was at Star Labs
      • How to break into Star Labs
      • Sara, the Legends, the Waverider, time travel, and parallel worlds
      • It’s Batman. Ollie killed Bruce’s parents. ~SP

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

  1. Chris ARROW SENDS OLIVER BACK TO RUSSIA IN ‘BRATVA’ (Date: 21 Jan 2017)
    he Feb. 8 episode of “Arrow” will see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) head back to Russia to meet Anatoly Knyazev (David Nykl). Queen has frequently used his Bratva connections to acquire information otherwise unavailable. There’s a good chance this episode, titled “Bratva,” will delve into those very mafia connections.“Bratva” will also address Quentin Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) drug addiction and subsequent stint in rehab. Having just returned from rehab, Lance must come to terms with his past when reporter Susan Williams (Carly Pope) requests an interview regarding his drug habit. Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) must step in to make sure things stay on track.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-episode-russia-bratva/  
  2. Chris ARROW’S TALIA AL GHUL WON’T BE A NYSSA KNOCKOFF (Date: 20 Jan 2017)
    “She’s definitely her own person; she’s not a Nyssa clone, by any stretch,” Guggenheim explained. “You can definitely sense a familial resemblance. Having Ra’s al Ghul as your dad, it’s likely to forge a very specific kind of person. They’re close enough and different enough that I would love, at some point, to do a story with Nyssa and Talia. We’ll also be dealing very directly with the fairly obvious question, which is: Wait a second, when Oliver met Ra’s al Ghul, why didn’t he say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, I think I met your daughter back in Russia!’” he added.Talia will arrive in “Second Chances,” the “Arrow” episode airing February 1, though it seems as though she’ll only appear in the flashbacks in this particular episode.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrows-talia-al-ghul-wont-be-a-nyssa-knockoff/   (I miss Katrina Law ~SP)
  3. Arrow: First Look at Julia Harkavy as Possible [SPOILER] (Date: 25 Jan 2017)
    Tina Boland, played by The Walking Dead’s Julia Harkavy, was revealed to have a sonic scream, which she used to take down misogynistic bikers at a Hub City bar. And in the promo for next week’s episode, titled ‘Second Chances’, it seems that the team tries to recruit Tina to become the new Black Canary. Whether or not Tina is convinced to become a vigilante – particularly Black Canary – is yet to be seen. While executive producer Marc Guggenheim teased that the events at the end of ‘Who Are You?’ “[lay] a very specific seed, with a very specific game plan on our part that we hope to see come to fruition.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/26/arrow-first-look-julia-harkavy/  
  4. Neil Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim On Making Curtis More Terrific, Turning Artemis Evil (Date: 25 Jan 2017)
    Marc Guggenheim told Comicbook.com “If you’ve been watching the first nine episodes, he [Curtis] does have a tendency to get his ass kicked, as we kind of promised. As far as I’m concerned, turning Curtis Holt into a superhero is probably the biggest turn we’ve ever done on the show. Even more so than turning Laurel into the Black Canary. To my way of thinking, the only way you really earn that is if you show how difficult it is, and that means that Curtis ends up getting his ass kicked quite a bit. I think in episode 10, the mid-season premiere, he kind of hits bottom as far as his self-esteem is concerned, especially in light of the ultimatum that Paul gave him. Starting with episode 10 is his turn, I think, really more towards the Mr. Terrific we know from the comics.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/25/arrow-ep-marc-guggenheim-on-making-curtis-more-terrific-turning-/  

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW MUST PROTECT GEORGE WASHINGTON IN NEW SYNOPSIS (Date: 21 Jan 2017)
    A revolution is headed to “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” In “Turncoat,” the episode airing February 7, the team will head back to the year 1776 and find themselves embroiled in the Revolutionary War — and the aberration that brings them to that time will lead them directly to George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. The synopsis does include an important piece of information: the Waverider has been grounded. According to the synopsis, the Waverider is “incapacitated,” which likely means the Legends are stuck in whichever time they’ve landed in.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/legends-of-tomorrow-must-protect-george-washington-in-new-synopsis/  
  2. THE FLASH TO INTRODUCE LIFE-DRAINING META-HUMAN IN ‘UNTOUCHABLE’ (Date: 20 Jan 2017)
    Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will go up against a meta-human who can kill with just a touch in the February 7 episode of the CW’s “The Flash.” Matthew Kevin Anderson will guest star as Clive Yorkin, a meta-human serial killer who claims his victims by making them decompose at an accelerated rate. Fans of the “The Flash” comic book series will know stakes are high when Clive Yorkin is around. In the comics, Yorkin is a career criminal responsible for everything from robbery to murder. While imprisoned in solitary confinement, Yorkin is experimented on, causing the pleasure and pain receptors in his brain to be effectively reversed, and allowing him to drain the life essence from a person through touch.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-to-introduce-life-draining-meta-human-in-untouchable/   
  3. Neil SUPERGIRL: WHITE MARTIANS ATTACK IN NEW EPISODE SYNOPSIS (Date: 20 Jan 2017)
    Try as she might, M’gann M’orzz can’t outrun her past. According to a new synopsis for “The Martian Chronicles,” the “Supergirl” episode that airs on February 6, the White Martians will track her down in order to try her as a traitor to Mars. However, they’ll have to get through Supergirl and Martian Manhunter first. Unlike her peers, M’gann showed remorse over the actions her people had taken against the Green Martians. As such, she escaped to Earth and hid out in Central City, acting as a bartender at Maggie Sawyer’s favorite dive bar. This way, she remained undiscovered — that is, until now.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-white-martians-attack-in-new-episode-synopsis/  
  4. Chris FIRST DETAILS OF FLASH/SUPERGIRL MUSICAL EPISODE REVEALED (Date: 20 Jan 2017)
    The musical episode is titled “Duet,” and will take place on the March 21 edition of “The Flash,” with a lead-in on the March 20 episode of “Supergirl,” similar to how last fall’s four-show crossover between The CW’s DC Comics-based shows kicked off with a short lead-in scene on “Supergirl.” This falls roughly a year after the first TV meeting between “The Flash” and “Supergirl,” which happened on the “Worlds Finest” episode of “Supergirl” in March 2016. “Duet” will be directed by Arrowverse veteran Dermott Downs, who has helmed multiple episodes of “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” The episode will include musical numbers from “The Flash” stars Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin and Carlos Valdes; “Supergirl” stars Melissa Benoist and Jeremy Jordan; and “Legends of Tomorrow” co-star Victor Garber and “Arrow” regular John Barrowman, showing that the episode will also include Arrowverse vets known for their singing chops, even if they aren’t part of the “Supergirl” and “Flash” casts.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-supergirl-musical-episode-crossover-details/  
  5. Neil FLASH / SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CASTS GLEE’S DARREN CRISS AS MUSIC MEISTER (Date: 23 Jan 2017)
    This March’s musical crossover between “Supergirl” and “The Flash” is going to be one big “Glee” reunion. TVLine reports that Darren Criss, who rose to fame as Blaine Anderson on “Glee,” will appear as Music Meister in the two-episode crossover event.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-supergirl-musical-darren-criss-music-meister-glee-casting/  
  6. SUPERGIRL STAR SENDS A MESSAGE TO TRUMP AT MARCH ON WASHINGTON (Date: 21 Jan 2017)
    Thousands of demonstrators descended today on Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Washington, just one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.Among the crowd in the nation’s capital, which organizers estimate could grow to as high as 500,000, is none other than “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist, whose handmade sign sends a pointed message to the new president while giving a nod to her role as the Girl of Steel. The message of course refers refers to the widely publicized and condemned audio recording from Trump’s 2005 appearance on “Access Hollywood,” in which the former reality-TV star boasted about kissing women and grabbing their genitals.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-star-trump-march-washington/  
  7. THE FLASH’S GYPSY MAY HAVE POWERS SIMILAR TO CISCO’S (Date: 21 Jan 2017)
    When Gypsy arrives on “The Flash,” Cisco “Vibe” Ramon may just learn a thing or two about the way his own powers work. Executive producer Aaron Helbing said, “Gypsy is a very formidable adversary. He never realized the extent of his powers, and because of seeing Gypsy, he’s going to become more and more in tune with his powers and what he can do, whether it’s crossing dimensions or opening breaches much faster and quicker. He’s going to be building confidence, and that’ll definitely play into the rest of the season of helping Barry and the team stop Savitar from killing Iris.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-cisco-ramon-vibe-gypsy-metahuman-superpowers/  
  8. Neil Supergirl plans Maggie/Alex-centric Valentine’s Day episode (Date: 24 Jan 2017)
    Here’s what we know: Alex (Chyler Leigh) is super excited for her first Valentine’s Day with a girlfriend, but Maggie (Floriana Lima) is not keen on the Hallmark holiday, which leads to their first real fight. But Maggie will make it up to Alex by recreating a special night — note the corsage on her arm! Further details on the hour, like who else might be spending the holiday together, are being kept under wraps, but the Valentine’s Day episode will air on Feb. 13.
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/24/supergirl-alex-maggie-valentines-day/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter   
  9. The Flash EP Previews Barry’s Race to Save Iris, Big Savitar Reveal, a ‘Very Formidable’ New Foe and More (Date: 22 Jan 2017)
    com interview with co-showrunner Aaron Helbing about the effort to save Iris, fighting Savitar, Kid Flash, and other things coming up on The Flash.
    Link:http://tvline.com/2017/01/22/the-flash-season-3-episode-10-preview/  
  10. Supergirl Just Made A Big Legion of Super-Heroes Nod and Basically Told Us What’s Up With Mon-El (Date: 23 Jan 2017)
    Will Supergirl bring the Legion of Super-Heroes into the series? It certainly seems like it. Hell, even director Kevin Smith, who helmed tonight’s episode of The CW’s hit sophomore series, thinks so. Got Smith has got good reason to believe it: During the course of the episode, at one point a frustrated Mon-El calls out “grife!” That’s basically “Damn it!” In Legion-speak. The 31st Century team naturally have some slang that’s particular to them…although it could turn out that’s just a common exclamation in Interlac within the TV universe of Supergirl. That impression was rooted, in part, in the fact that fans have already seen evidence that the Legion not only exists in the world of Supergirl, but has a relationship with Superman. In the season 1 episode “Fortress,” Supergirl headed to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude for the first time and one of the first things the audience saw was a Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring mounted on a crystal dais inside. Lest you think that the “grife” was a clear indicator that Mon-El’s long-teased secret is just that he knows of the Legion, that’s probably not the case. When a Maaldorian was shooting at him, a Dominator stopped the shot, saying that Mon-El was to be spared. He then gave Mon-El a deep bow.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/24/supergirl-just-made-a-big-legion-of-super-heroes-nod-and-basical/

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week: Episode – “Second Chances” (Date: 01 Feb 2017)
Article:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-season-5-episode-11-promo-second-chances-is-this-the-new-a148468  

Episode:   “Second Chances” [Season 5 Episode 11]

Air Date:        Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Summary:      In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig). However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle (David Ramsey) but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis (Echo Kellum) tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (guest star Juliana Harkavay), he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.

Director:         Mark Bunting

Writers:          Sarah Tarkoff and Speed Weed

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5584162/?ref_=ttep_ep11  

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday December 8th, 2016.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Shogun (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #136

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Shogun (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #136

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Shogun” [Season 2  Episode 3]

Air Date:           Thursday, October 27, 2016

Director:      Kevin Tancharoen

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1160495/?ref_=tt_ov_dr   

                   8x Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D | 1x Legends | 1x Arrow | 2x The Flash | 1x Supergirl

                  

Writers:       Phil Klemmer

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

7x Legends | 3x Forever | 12x Chuck

 

Grainne Godfree

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3113826/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6   

6x Legends | 6x The Flash | 1x Arrow (teleplay)

 

Weekly Ratings

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

 

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17

 

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17

 

ARROW

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

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion! 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17

11 Second Chances TBD

12 Bratva TBD

13 Spectre Of The Gun TBD

14 The Sin-Easter TBD

 

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • Land in feudal Japan
    • Shogun is a hereditary commander-in-chief
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • Shogun in Ray’s suit
      • Sara in sword fight w/2nd in command; Vixen helps
      • Shogun figures out how to work suit, have to flee
    • End fight
      • Sara and Vixen protect village
        • Sara takes out several men with just 2 swords
        • Vixen joins fight  – swords
        • Mick finally joins – in ninja outfit
        • Sara v. 2nd again – one pass – similiar to Seven
        • Samurai – but she uses a knife
      • Mick solo in forest – fights ninjas
      • Ray fights Shogun – sword v. Atom armor
        • Does some damage
        • Masako tries to fight
        • Finally Nate shows up
  • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
    • Ray can follow you if you fall out of the Waverider
    • Sara tells Vixen that because they are up against another time traveler, they can’t just go back in time and save Rex
    • Team decides to protect village from Shogun
      • Masako doesn’t marry Shogun – he’s noted for killing wives
      • Nate interferes; Shogun won’t marry her because he’s an “asshat”
      • Nate says they can’t leave because of Shogun and Ray agrees because Shogun has his suit
      • Nate shares words from Master Yoda
      • Isn’t preventing the marriage changing history?
        • Or did they save it because Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro) married Maseo Yamashiro?
  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Coming into own as leader
    • Understands why Vixen attacked them
    • “I’m basically a ninja”
    • “League of Assassins, class of 09”
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Tries to teach Nate how to use powers
    • Loses the suit — again
    • More about if he’s a hero w/o suit
    • Swallows magic babble pill to speak Japanese
    • Fights his way out of cell
    • Gets talk and armor from Ichiro; person is more important than the armor; armor dinged up, then did its job
    • Sacrifices suit to save day
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Excited to fight ninjas
    • Defends himself to Vixen; he’s risking his life for two morons because they would do the same for him
    • Finding Rex’s killer not his problem – look from Vixen – let’s kill the bastard
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • Has Gideon run a scan to double check Jax’s work
    • Encourages Jax to find room
    • Have to keep message a secret
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Discovers secret room on ship filled with weapons and message from future Barry
    • Fixes Waverider – Rip made sure he knew every inch of ship
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Nazi serum gives him powers
    • Decides to be Steel
    • Ray tries to teach him how to activate powers
    • Playing around crashes open Waverider, lands in Japan; speaks Japanese
    • White guy savior trope / falls for women getting married next day trope
    • Gets cocky; stands up to Shogun’s henchmen and gets stabbed
    • Finally performs when Masako is threatened
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Rex’s final words leads her to stow away on Waverider
    • Takes down Stein, Ray, Sara, Jax; accuses Mick of killing Rex
    • Fights Mick, taken out by a steeled-out Nate
    • Not a fan of Mick
    • From village – totem one of 5 to protect people
    • Totem harnesses spirit of animals
    • Recruited by JSA
    • Gives Mick proof ninjas exists – says Mick acts like a meathead, but has heart of a man who can be a hero
  • Rip Hunter
    • MIA
  • Gideon
    • How come she didn’t tell team Vixen snuck on?
    • “We’re screwed”
    • Maker of clothes
    • “Captain Hunter always enjoyed this song” – Time is on my side
  • Justice Society of America (JSA)
    • Rex Tyler/Hourman –
    • Obsidian –
    • Commander Steel –
    • Dr. Mid-Nite –
    • Stargirl –
  • Legion of Doom
    • Damien Darhk
    • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
    • Malcolm Merlyn

 

CURRENT EPISODE DC EASTER EGGS & POP CULTURE REFERENCES

 

Season 02 Episode 03  “Shogun” (Date: 27 Oct 2016)
Article:http://comicbook.com/dc/2016/10/28/dcs-legends-of-tomorrow-easter-eggs-and-things-you-might-have-mi/

  1. CITIZEN STEEL – In the comics, Nate Heywood has powers that up to this point had never been depicted onscreen. This time around, he got a version of the Steel powers — and, as in the comics, it comes from Nazis trying to take out the JSA who inadvertently provide him with abilities.
  2. TO BE MARRIED TOMORROW – The idea that the beautiful girl he happens upon is set to be married tomorrow to the Shogun — loosely translated as “Royal Ugly Dude” — feels like the kind of thing that pops up from time to time in time-travel fiction…but Bill & Ted is the most obvious one for us.
  3. LOST – “If I’ve learned one thing from Lost, it’s that you don’t go opening secret hatches.” This is one of a couple of not-so-subtle pop culture references this week. Typically those don’t make the “Easter eggs” lists, but we’re acknowledging more of them this year since last season we had lots of fans chiming in to let us know that we “missed” them in the comments. Obviously, that’s a reference to the long-running network drama LOST, one of the big mysteries of which revolved around a hatch into an underground chamber which, rather than providing the answers the characters hoped, only resulted in more questions.
  4. 2056 – There are a few superheroes — notably The Flash and Green Lantern — who have spent time in the not-too-distant future quite a bit in their careers, but the year 2056 doesn’t come up specifically in the comics. Where it does come up is in Young Justice, the animated series in which Barry Allen’s grandson Bart (Impulse/Kid Flash/Flash) played a key role. In that version of the story, Bart comes from a future where The Reach has conquered Earth and travels back in time to join Young Justice, which in part could potentially help to alter that dark future.
  5. MASTER YODA  – Of course, almost anyone would know that the reference to Ray Palmer’s “sensei” Yoda, who shared the wisdom “do or do not; there is no try,” is a nod to The Empire Strikes Back, in which the diminutive Jedi Master trained Luke Skywalker to harness the Force.
  6. THE SOULTAKER – It’s established by the end of the episode that the young woman Nate wanted to help was pretty capable of defending herself under normal circumstances. She’s from the clan Yamashiro, which if you don’t recognize, you ought to. Not only did her descendant Tatsu Yamashiro and her husband Maseo recur throughout season 3 of Arrow, but Tatsu also appeared in this summer’s Suicide Squad movie in her costumed identity as Katana. That sword? It’s the Soultaker which, in the comics and in the Suicide Squad movie, absorbs the soul energy of the people killed with it.

ARROW NEWS

  1. Marc Guggenheim reveals Ep 16 Title: Checkmate (Date: 19 Jan 2017)
    * The sixteenth episode of Arrow’s fifth season has gone into production, and  EP Marc Guggenheim has given some insight into what’s coming up with a peek at the episode’s title.
    * The episode is called “Checkmate,” which Guggenheim assures us that it does not refer to the spy agency formerly run by Maxwell Lord and Amanda Waller in the comics.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/19/arrow-episode-16-title-revealed-by-executive-producer/  
  2. ARROW SYNOPSIS TEASES PROPER INTRODUCTION FOR TALIA AL GHUL (Date: 14 Jan 2017)
    Titled “Second Chances,” the Feb. 1 episode will see Oliver Queen team up with Talia in flashbacks in an effort to defeat Russian government strongman Kovar. TALIA AL GHUL TAKES OLIVER UNDER HER WING — In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig). However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-synopsis-teases-proper-introduction-for-talia-al-ghul/    
  3. Katrina Law On Whether ARROW Will Have A Nyssa And Talia Al Ghul Family Reunion (Date: 12 Jan 2017)
    Katrina Law’s Nyssa al Ghul has yet to make an appearance in season 5 of Arrow but her sister, Talia, is set to appear soon, played by Lexa Doig.  Does that mean Nyssa will be returning as well? Cinemablend recently caught up with Law to discuss her role in the Training Day TV adaptation from CBS but also asked about a possible Arrow guest spot. “There’s always talk. Whether or not those talks will ever come to fruition is another matter, but I would love to have a reunion with Talia. I just think having the two sisters either fight side by side together or fight with each other would be epic either way. And then if we could somehow do some sort of flashback with Ra’s al Ghul coming in as well… Let’s petition to make that happen.” But before you get your hopes up, Law cautioned that the shooting schedule for Training Day makes it difficult for her to get away to Vancouver, where Arrow films.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/katrina-law-on-whether-arrow-will-have-a-nyssa-and-talia-al-ghul-a148121    
  4. A New Female Vigilante Is Coming To Arrow (Date: 16 Jan 2017)
    Part of the synopsis for episode 11 states: “Meanwhile, Curtis (Echo Kellum), tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (Juliana Harkavy) he uncovered on-line who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.” Tina Boland… a vigilante with no code name. And the description of those who have seen her on the set is that she wears all black. Put that with the executive producer Wendy Mericle saying that Green Arrow needs Black Canary and the spoiler-ish trailer telling us that the Laurel Lance we’ve seen is the Earth-2 version… this is making people on-line question if Tina Boland will become the new Black Canary. Earth-1 Laurel asked Ollie to not let the Black Canary end with her. Only the Earth-2 Laurel solves the problem of the Canary Cry being natural, but having her go through a full redemption arc compared to bringing in a new character all together might make Tina the better choice. We know she ends up joining with Team Arrow against Prometheus… but will she do it in a familiar black outfit?
    Link:https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/01/16/new-female-vigilante-coming-arrow/     
  5. Arrow Will Have a Dolph Lundgren-Heavy Episode Set Mostly in the Russia Flashbacks This Season (Date: 17 Jan 2017)
    Action movie icon Dolph Lundgren will take center stage in an upcoming Arrow episode set almost entirely during the flashbacks later this season. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim told ComicBook.com that he and the writers were aware of the excitement fans have for both Lundgren and the Bratva flashbacks, as well as the additional social media attention on all things Russian just now, all of which makes the episode seem like a good way to fill in some backstory. “Russia is very much in the zeitgeist these days, and coming into the back half of the year, we’re doing a lot more with Russia,” Guggenheim told ComicBook.com. “We’re going to do a Russia-centric episode, a flashback-centric episode like we did in the first three years of the show. We’ll be doing that later on in the season and that will have Dolph Lundgren’s character, Konstantin Kovar, very much front and center.”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/18/arrow-will-have-a-dolph-lundgren-heavy-episode-set-mostly-in-the/   
  6. Arrow Season 5 Extended Trailer – ‘This Is Getting Good’ (Date: 18 Jan 2017)
    The CW has just debuted a new trailer ahead of next week’s new episode, and it focuses on the questions surrounding Laurel’s sudden reappearance. After Oliver sees her, he begins to wonder if what he’s seeing is real. The remaining issues surrounding Prometheus are still weighing heavy on Oliver and the team, and it sends him further into a state of disbelief. For anyone in that world, it’s a difficult time to understand what’s going on around you. In addition to the teasing of these complicated plot lines, the new trailer features a ton of action. In fact, we may be seeing some of the best action in the show’s five-year run.
    The trailer ends with Wild Dog saying what many fans are thinking following the intense footage, “This is getting good!”
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/18/arrow-season-5-extended-trailer-this-is-getting-good/
  7. Arrow Episode 16 Title Revealed By Executive Producer (Date: 19 Jan 2017)
    The episode is called “Checkmate,” which Guggenheim assures does not refer to the spy agency formerly run by Maxwell Lord and Amanda Waller in the comics. Beth Schwartz and Sarah Tarkoff wrote the episode, which will be the directorial debut of Ken Shane, a veteran second unit director and assistant director who has not only worked on Arrow for years but also worked on Alien 3 and Tim Burton’s Batman.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/19/arrow-episode-16-title-revealed-by-executive-producer/  
  8. Title  (Date: xx month year)
    Summary
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/19/arrow-episode-16-title-revealed-by-executive-producer/    

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. KEVIN SMITH TEASES NEW ALIEN SPECIES IN SUPERGIRL (Date: 17 Jan 2017)
    A photo was posted to Smith’s Instagram page and shows him sandwiched in-between two menacing looking aliens. Those aliens, you might remember, were teased in the “Supergirl Lives” extended trailer that the CW released the other day. As it turns out, that alien species has a name, and they are Maaldorians. It seems like this particular alien species was created specifically for this episode, so it’s unknown what the aspects and abilities of them will be. Whatever powers they may possess, it seems like Supergirl can still take them down with no problem, as she punches one with no hesitation in the trailer.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/kevin-smith-teases-new-alien-species-in-supergirl/  
  2. Neil A FLASH ALUM TEASES UNEXPECTED RETURN (Date: 16 Jan 2017)
    When a television series frequently features time travel, alternate timelines and alternate universes, a character’s death doesn’t necessarily have the usual feeling of finality. Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne after actor Rick Consett announced today that he’s coming back to The CW drama. How Eddie Thawne finds himself back in Star City remains to be seen. The show was recently renewed for a fourth season, and given the nature of the space-time continuum, the guest roles could keep coming for Cosnett.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/a-flash-alum-teases-unexpected-return/   
  3. Michelle SUPERGIRL TRAILER TEASES RETURN OF LIVEWIRE AND DOMINATORS (Date: 13 Jan 2017)
    Fortunately, a new trailer for The CW’s “Supergirl” marks the return of the heroine for the second half of Season Two with the Kevin Smith-directed “Supergirl Lives,” which sees Kara Danvers, played by Melissa Benoist, and Mon-El, portrayed by Chris Wood, traveling to another world to break up an alien slaver’s ring.The trailer also teases bigger events down the road. Long-running “Superman” villainess Livewire, played by Brit Morgan, will make her return, and it looks as if greater emphasis will be placed on Jimmy Olsen’s (Mechad Brooks) costume identity Guardian.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-trailer-teases-return-of-livewire-and-dominators/   
  4. Chris Legends of Tomorrow star Wentworth Miller talks Captain Cold’s return (Date: 11 Jan 2017)
    After sacrificing himself in season 1 to destroy the Time Council and save the Legends, Snart (Wentworth Miller) is slated to join Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) in the Legion of Doom — and not just as a vision in Mick’s (Dominic Purcell) head. How? Well, it is a time travel show, and it sounds like the Legion may be scooping up Snart from an earlier time. “My sense is that if Snart comes back into the storyline via his present day incarnation, then he’s a straight up villain,” Miller tells EW — the actor was on hand at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Wednesday to promote the return of Prison Break. “He hasn’t gone on that first season Legends of Tomorrow journey yet, so when we meet him again — quote unquote alive in 2017 — I imagine that he’s going to be much like when we first met him the first season on The Flash, which I’m looking forward to, because it means I get to arc to a completely different place.”
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/11/legends-of-tomorrow-star-wentworth-miller-captain-cold-return/  
  5. THE FLASH: THE FUTURE ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE IN EXTENDED TRAILER (Date: 17 Jan 2017)
    In this extended trailer for “Borrowing Problems from the Future,” the mid-season premiere, Barry and Cisco work backwards to prevent a future where Savitar kills Iris. HR Wells also toasts to Barry and Iris’ relationship, and the team assembles to outsmart Savitar once and for all.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-flash-barry-cisco-head-back-to-the-future-in-extended-trailer/   
  6. Michelle JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: DEADMAN REACHES OUT TO BATMAN IN NEW CLIP (Date: 17 Jan 2017)
    Batman is in for a nasty surprise. In a new clip from “Justice League Dark,” Deadman reaches out for the Dark Knight’s help, but he may just cross a boundary or two in order to do so.
    The clip opens as Bruce Wayne prepares for a shave. As soon as he touches his razor to his face, though, an unseen entity creeps up behind him, and he appears to be completely oblivious to its presence. When he becomes aware of it, it startles him enough that he cuts his cheek, and the pain causes him to look away for a brief moment. When he looks back up, he finds a name scrawled in the fogged up mirror: Constantine.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/justice-league-dark-deadman-reaches-out-to-batman-in-new-clip/?utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=CBR-TW&view=list    
  7. Neil Kevin Smith Returning to Supergirl For Another Season 2 Episode (Date: 18 Jan 2017)
    Smith told ComicBook.com that he will return for a second episode this season — the as-yet-untitled seventeenth episode of the season. Smith said that midway through the episode “Supergirl Lives”, producers started feeling out his schedule. Ultimately, they offered him episode 17, which he described as “sweet,” saying that it was nice that producers liked the job he was doing enough to bring him back within the season.
    Link:http://comicbook.com/2017/01/18/kevin-smith-returning-to-supergirl-for-another-season-2-episode/?utm_source=Comicbook.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=170118_180220_Comicbook.com%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=Link  

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. DC COMICS RAISES PRICE FOR MONTHLY REBIRTH TITLES, ADDS DIGITAL CODES (Date: 17 Jan 2017)
    DC Comics will raise the prices of 15 of its monthly “Rebirth” series starting in April, with cover prices increasing from $2.99 to $3.99. Along with the price increase, DC will offer download codes for a matching digital copy in the affected comic books. Here’s the full-list of series which will see a price increase and/or added digital codes starting in April: “All Star Batman,” “Batgirl,” “Batgirl and the Birds of Prey,” “Batman Beyond,” “Batwoman,” “Blue Beetle,” “Cyborg,” “The Hellblazer,” “New Super-Man,” “Red Hood and the Outlaws,” “Super Sons,” “Supergirl,” “Superwoman,” “Teen Titans,” “Titans” and “Trinity.”
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/dc-comics-raises-price-for-monthly-rebirth-titles-adds-digital-codes/   
  2. Green Arrow Issue #15 (Date: 18 Jan 2017)
    * “EMERALD OUTLAW” part four!
    * Green Arrow’s relationship with Seattle’s finest disintegrates when a new murder seems to implicate him beyond a shadow of a doubt. Now Ollie must find the real killer and prove his innocence while evading capture by the police and a dangerous new vigilante group!
    * Writer: Benjamin Percy | Pencils/Inks/Color: Juan E. Ferreyra | Letters: Nate Piekos Blambot
    Link:https://www.comixology.com/Green-Arrow-2016-15/digital-comic/441646?ref=c2l0ZS9hamF4U2xpZGVyL2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC8xNTA3NQ
  3. DC’s ‘Top Secret’ Free Comic Book Day Titles Revealed (Date: 18 Jan 2017)
    DC Comics have released detailed about its two “Top Secret” Free Comic Book Day titles to be offered on May 6 – a reprint of an issue of Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott’s Wonder Woman, and a 32-page excerpt from the upcoming OGN DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus by Shea Fontana and Yancet Labat.
    Link:http://www.newsarama.com/32765-dc-s-top-secret-free-comic-book-day-tites-revealed.html     

NEXT EPISODE

 

Promo for Next Week’s Episode – “Who Are You” (Date: 25 Jan 2017)
Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F9POjINTCQ   

Episode:   “Who Are You?” [Season 5 Episode 10]

Air Date:        Thursday, January 25, 2017

Summary:      Worried that Prometheus may be right about him being a killer, Oliver finds a ray of hope in the apparent return of Laurel. Felicity swears revenge against Prometheus for causing Malone’s death.

Director:         Gregory Smith

Writers:          Ben Sokolowski and Brian Ford Sullivan

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5584160/?ref_=ttep_ep_cur

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday January 19th, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

 

PlayPlay

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Justice Society Of America (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #135

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Starling Tribune – Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Justice Society Of America (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #135

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Episode:            “Justice Society of America” [Season 2  Episode 2]

Air Date:           Thursday, October 20, 2016

Director:      Michael Grossman

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0343687/?ref_=tt_ov_dr  

                   1x Legends | 3x Star Trek: Enterprise | 2x The Originals | 2x Eureka | 5x Charmed

                  

Writers:       Chris Fedak

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1776338/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr8

5x Legends | 3x Forever | 17x Chuck

 

Sarah Nicole Jones

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5099297/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr6  

3x Legends | 3x Forever | 8x Longmire

 

Weekly Ratings

 

Legends Of Tomorrow

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

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

Supergirl

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

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17

THE FLASH

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

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17

ARROW

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

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion! 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17

11 Second Chances TBD

12 Bratva TBD

13 Spectre Of The Gun TBD

14 The Sin-Easter TBD

 

Part 1: The Plot, Themes and Characters

  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • We meet the JSA in this episode
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
    • First fight – JSA against Legends (because, you know, teams have to fight when they first meet)
      • Vixen v. Sara – animals powers for the win
      • Obsidian turns off the lights
      • Steels knocks out his own grandson
      • Stargirl v Firestorm – staff for the win
      • Dr. Mid-nite – takes out Rory
      • JSA kicks Legends butt
    • Second fight – BAR FIGHT!!!!!
      • Started by Ray “Boy Scout” Palmer because he refused to salute Hitler after Stein stopped singing
      • Lots of punching; Vixen’s cover is blown; saved by JSA
    • Third fight – going after Super Nazi and amulet
      • Plan falls apart because Stein can’t strategize
      • Sara makes the call to retreat; Ray and Vixen left behind
    • Fourth fight – A plan finally comes together
      • Sara and Rory get Ray and Vixen – Sara beats Nazis in hallway
      • Ray uses microscope as a weapon; Vixen smashes chair to free self
      • Firestorm, Steel, Mid-Nite attack main Nazi group
      • Nate comes with motorcycle to save Steel – bombs
  • Time Travel: Share your thoughts
    • 1942 –
      • JSA headquarters; Nate meets grandfather – Steel
      • Go to leave, Nate’s tags – grandpa’s tags – disappear
      • Go back to save JSA – Vixen: what if your arrival causes our deaths?
      • Use powers, impersonate a famous singer – no rules because no Rip?
  • Sara Lance / White Canary  
    • Refuses leadership at beginning – has enough deaths on her conscience
    • Doesn’t want Nate on team
    • Shows leadership during fight
    • Stein calls her the beating heart of the team and says she should lead
  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
    • Superpower is the suit – is he a superhero?
    • Impressed by JSA
    • Has a decent plan to get away from Nazis
    • Makes dose of super serum for self, gives it to Nate to save him – an act that Vixen says makes him a hero
  • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
    • Tells JSA he’s just a criminal and outs Sara as an assassin
  • Martin Stein / Firestorm
    • Rex assumes he’s the leader; likes it – “Captain Grey”
    • Get overwhelmed by command; can’t form plan on the spot
    • Impersonates a singer; good thing Garber can sing
    • Admits Sara is the better leader
  • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
    • Firestorm gets to use powers all episode
    • Tells Stein that he’s probably not the best to lead
    • Angry that Stein orders team to leave Ray and Vixen behind
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
    • Meets his grandpa – tags go missing
    • Wants to be more than a historian
    • Sara benches him because he’s a hemophiliac
    • Speaks 6 languages
    • Gets injured while saving grandpa – gets injected with serum
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
    • Focused; not impressed by Legends or their tech
    • Goes to Paris to scout for mission, gather intel; goes undercover
    • Questions Ray’s status as a hero and his plan
    • 5th degree black belt and has weapons training
    • Don’t call her “Animal Lady;” she’s Vixen in the field (this goes against story in Vixen SW Seed series – in that, Cisco names current version)
  • Rip Hunter
    • MIA
  • Gideon
    • Maker of clothes, healer of the wounded, displayer of the maps
  • Justice Society of America (JSA)
    • Rex Tyler/Hourman – doesn’t remember Legends, so his time travel happens after this, but is killed by Thawne
    • Obsidian – creates darkness; knocked out during second fight
    • Commander Steel – an amazing shot; tells Nate that you don’t have to be a soldier to be a hero
    • Dr. Mid-Nite – can “see” even though he’s blind – sonar?
    • Stargirl – cool staff; gets knocked out during second fight
  • Legion of Doom
    • Damien Darhk
    • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
      • After an amulet Hitler has so gives Nazis a super serum
      • Rex has tried to stop him before, so Thawne kills Rex
    • Malcolm Merlyn
       

CURRENT EPISODE DC EASTER EGGS & POP CULTURE REFERENCES

 

Season 02 Episode 02  “Justice Society of America” (Date: 20 Oct 2016)
Article:http://comicbook.com/dc/2016/10/21/dcs-legends-of-tomorrow-easter-eggs-and-other-things-you-may-hav/

  1. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA – The Justice Society of America is DC Comics’s first superhero team — both in the real world and in terms of publishing history. The Justice Society of America was conceived by editor Sheldon Mayer and writer Gardner Fox. The JSA first appeared in All Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940–1941).
  2. VIXEN – Probably the most recognizable member of the JSA’s cast this time around was Vixen — at least for fans of the CWverse. In addition to having her own animated series, Vixen — an African-American woman who derives the power of animals from the Tantu Totem she wears around her neck — had a memorable guest appearance on Arrow last season. Of course, that’s all Mari. This woman? Mari’s grandmother, Amaya Jiwe, who passed the totem down through their family.
  3. HOURMAN – Rex Tyler, also known as Hourman, is a Golden Age superhero and the first of a number of characters to use the Hourman name. Tyler has a number of superhuman abilities, like enhanced strength, reflexes, and healing — but only for an hour at a time. His abilities are given to him by Miraclo, a drug he designed himself. There is an Hourman legacy including Rex’s son Rick and an android from the 853rd Century programmed to act as a member of the Tyler family. The android, at a point in the past, presented Rex with an hourglass infused with tachyons — time in its most basic form — and that hourglass would become part of both his and Rick’s costumes. Said hourglass has been seen on board the Waverider on previous episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow..
  4. STARGIRL – Stargirl is Courtney Whitmore. In the TV series, she exists in 1942 — but in the original comics, she was created (and existed) in 1999, and was part of a “next generation” of Justice Society members who came up in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Courtney Whitmore was created by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder, and has a famous backstory: Johns named her after (and based her personality on) his sister Courtney, who died in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.
  5. COMMANDER STEEL – Commander Steel is Hank Heywood, Sr., the first in a line of DC heroes to use variations on the Steel moniker. A legend in the World War II era and a member of the All-Star Squadron and later the Justice Society of America, Heywood’s body had surgically-implanted mechanized steel devices that allowed his body to work on a superhuman level. Originally just “Steel,” he was promoted to Commander Steel by President Roosevelt in 1940 — so while this is his first appearance in live action, it’s timeline-accurate to call him Commander Steel by this point in his career since the story takes place in 1942.
  6. DOCTOR MID-NITE – Doctor Mid-Nite is a name shared by a number of blind super-heroes and physicians with the ability to see in the darkness, using blackout bombs and martial arts to gain an advantage over criminals. Doctor Mid-Nite was created by Charles Reizenstein and Stan Aschmeier, first appearing in All-American Comics #25.
  7. OBSIDIAN – Obsidian is the son of Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, a founding member of the JSA in the comics. He and his sister Jade would go on to play an important role in the Justice Society’s sinoff groups the Young All-Stars and Infinity, Inc., as well as eventually joining the Justice Society itself. He was also briefly affiliated with the Justice League.
  8. LEAVENWORTH – The United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in northeast Kansas. On Arrow, it was revealed that Leavenworth is where John Diggle is being held while awaiting his court martial.
  9. KRIEGER – There are basically two figures who could have inspired Baron Krieger, even though there is no specific Baron Krieger in DC Comics. The first is Baron Blitzkrieg: Originally a World War II German army officer, the man who would be Baron Blitzkrieg was blinded when a concentration camp prisoner threw acid into his face. German scientists experimented on him, giving him injections of experimental drugs which would give him incredible powers for brief periods of time. The other possibility is Albrecht Krieger, who was basically Captain America, but for Nazis. A genetically-modified super-soldier, Krieger also had a mad scientist brother and a psychic  sister we might have to worry about if it’s him — and while the backstory feels a lot more like Blitzkrieg’s, Krieger has not only the name but the general look of this week’s threat.
  10. MAX LORENZ – Max Lorenz was a famous singer, who lived in Germany around the time of World War II and is widely known as “Hitler’s favorite tenor.” Of course, it’s a handy thing that Legends of Tomorrow star Victor Garber has the pipes to make that scene convincing.
  11. UBERMENSCH – It’s worth noting that there are several references to “Übermensch” in here, which is derived from Nietzsche in Thus Spake Zarathustra, one of the influences for Superman, which is more or less what the word translates to directly. The term can literally translate to “Overman,” which in the DC Comics universe is an alternate-universe version of Superman who lives on an Earth where the Nazis won World War II.REVERSE-FLASH – Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash, may have something up his sleeve. At the end of The Flash’s Season 3 premiere earlier this month, he said that while his future was as it should be, Barry’s might not be. Barry then went home to discover a number of small anomalies that made his life and those of his friends worse. Now, we learn that “somebody” is outfitting the villains of history with future tech in order to push the world to a slightly worse place. Could Eobard Thawne have stepped right out of “Flashpoint” and into “Out of Time?” Either way, seeing him and Darhk together is enough to make seasoned Arrowverse fans quake in their boots even before they know the other members of Thawne’s little Legion of Doom.

ARROW NEWS

  1. THE CW RENEWS ARROW, FLASH, SUPERGIRL AND LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Date: 08 Jan 2017)
    Renewal will bring “Arrow” to Season Six, “The Flash” to Season Four, and “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow” each to Season Three. It will mark “Supergirl’s” second season on The CW, following its freshman outing on CBS.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/the-cw-renews-arrow-flash-supergirl-and-legends-of-tomorrow/  
  2. Laurel Lance’s Return Is Further Teased In Synopsis For ARROW Season 5, Episode 10 (Date: 06 Jan 2017)
    OLIVER WANTS JUSTICE; FELICITY WANTS REVENGE — Worried that Prometheus is right and he is truly a killer at heart, Oliver (Stephen Amell) looks for any ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance (guest star Katie Cassidy). However, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), still reeling from Detective Malone’s murder, is bent on revenge – she wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. While in prison, Diggle (David Ramsey) fights for his life. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan.
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/laurel-lances-return-is-further-teased-in-synopsis-for-arrow-season-5-a147940   
  3. ARROW: THE CALCULATOR IS NOT RETURNING – YET (Date: 09 Jan 2017)
    According to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, Donna and the Calculator won’t be back because the show is moving in a new direction. Guggenheim also teased that Felicity will a meet a few people in the back half of the season that are connected to her past. Additionally, he explained that Felicity’s new, darker direction can’t be blamed solely on Billy Malone’s death. Rather, her experiences over the course of the show will culminate in her new attitude. “Billy was the final straw,” he said. “It’s also the sum of the fact that Felicity has been living in this darker world for the last four-plus years now…. How has that affected her way of thinking about things?” He added that this will be directly addressed in Season 5 Episode 11.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-the-calculator-is-not-returning-yet/   
  4. ARROW: Greg Berlanti Teases More Appearances From Laurel Lance Across The CW (Date: 10 Jan 2017)
    While it hasn’t been confirmed 100%, it’s a pretty safe bet that this Laurel is the evil Black Siren from Earth 2, who was originally introduced in The Flash last year. While her motivations remain unknown, Arrow producer Greg Berlanti has teased the character’s involvement in more than just the events of Arrow’s fifth season. “We made a deal at the end of [season 4] to bring her back for a bunch of episodes. Katie is a part of the fabric of the show. Because the show, like a comic book, can move in different ways, and characters go and come, everybody that’s ever been a part of the key and core ensemble has always had a place at the table for our show. There’s the capacity for her to be [in all four shows]. At this moment, she’s in three of them.”
    Link:https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/arrow/arrow-greg-berlanti-teases-more-appearances-from-laurel-lance-across-a148060    
  5. ARROW EPS ADMIT IT’S HARD TO DO THE SHOW WITHOUT A BLACK CANARY (Date: 11 Jan 2017)
    Co-showrunner Wendy Mericle said, “Look, it’s hard to do a show about Green Arrow without having a Black Canary. I don’t know if it will happen this season or when, but… we are going to be true to origins in the DC universe, and she’s always going to be there.” So far on the show, three characters have carried the Canary name: Sara Lance, Laurel Lance and Evelyn Sharp.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/arrow-eps-admit-its-hard-to-do-the-show-without-a-black-canary/  

 

GENERAL DC TV NEWS

  1. The Mystery Surrounding Rip Hunter Is Revealed In New LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Synopsis (Date: 05 Jan 2017)
    LOST MEMORIES — When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends.  However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Bradon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team.  Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team. Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh and Maisie Richardson-Sellers also star. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Chris Fedak.
    Link: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/legends_of_tomorrow/the-mystery-surrounding-rip-hunter-is-revealed-in-new-a147939
  2. NEW LEGENDS OF TOMORROW EPS WILL STAR A WHOLE DIFFERENT RIP HUNTER (Date: 10 Jan 2017)
    The back half of season two kicks off on Tuesday, January 24 after the show’s winter hiatus. That batch of episodes starts with an episode titled “Raiders of the Lost Art,” which guest stars a young George Lucas (or rather an actor named Matt Angel playing a young Lucas) and features the return of Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). But Rip won’t return the same as we previously knew him. Marc Guggenheim talked about the upcoming episodes and how the Spear of Destiny will impact the show. “The second half of the season is really paying off the Legion of Doom and what we now know is the MacGuffin of Season 2, the Spear of Destiny,” said Guggenheim. “Changing time is like painting with the biggest paintbrush possible; using the Spear of Destiny is like using a very, very fine-point technical pen.”
    Link: http://www.cbr.com/new-legends-of-tomorrow-eps-will-star-a-whole-different-rip-hunter/  
  3. The Girl Of Steel Visits Another World In Synopsis For Kevin Smith’s Episode Of SUPERGIRL (Date: 05 Jan 2017)
    KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos.
    Link: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/supergirl/the-girl-of-steel-visits-another-world-in-synopsis-for-kevin-a147937
  4. Link to photos: SUPERGIRL TEAMS UP WITH KEVIN SMITH AGAINST ROULETTE IN NEW PHOTOS – 10 Jan 2017 – http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-teams-up-with-kevin-smith-against-roulette-in-new-photos/
  5. Wally West Steps Up As Kid-Flash In Synopsis For THE FLASH Season 3, Episode 10 (Date: 05 Jan 2017)
    BARRY FIGHTS FOR IRIS — Barry (Grant Gustin) is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris (Candice Patton) is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder (guest star Stephen Huszar) shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain’s presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder, it will cement Iris’ fate. Confused about Barry’s hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) decides to step in as Kid Flash. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) offers Julian (Tom Felton) a job. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & David Kob.
    Link: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/the_flash/wally-west-steps-up-as-kid-flash-in-synopsis-for-the-flash-season-a147935  
  6. SUPERGIRL / FLASH MUSICAL WILL HAVE ‘GREAT IMPACT’ ON BOTH SHOWS (Date: 09 Jan 2017)
    The upcoming musical crossover between “Supergirl” and “The Flash” isn’t just going to be a fun gimmick. According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, the two-part story will have lasting ramifications on both shows. According to Kreisberg. “When we get to the musical episodes, both Barry and Kara will find themselves at pivotal crossroads on their respective series, and the experience of going through the musical will have a great impact on both series moving forward.” Executive producer Greg Berlanti confirmed the villain will indeed be the Music Meister, who can control people through song. What’s more, the musical crossover will feature original songs and could include characters from any Earth or timeline in the “Arrow”-verse. No date has been announced for “The Flash”/”Supergirl” crossover.
    Link: http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-flash-musical-will-have-great-impact-on-both-shows/  
  7. DC COMICS’ SOLOVAR ARRIVES IN FLASH’S TWO-PART GORILLA CITY STORY (Date: 09 Jan 2017)
    “The Flash” is taking a trip to Gorilla City in episodes 13 and 14 of season three. The series will also introduce a new telepathic gorilla straight from the comics, Solovar. Keith David will provide the voice of Solovar in the Gorilla Grodd-centric two-parter. David is a film and television veteran with a career spanning decades. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg announced the return of Grodd and Gorilla City during a presentation at the TCAs. Kreisberg also revealed that the two-parter will span multiple Earths. “One of the episodes will take place in Gorilla City [on Earth-2], and one of them will take place on Earth-1.” In the comics, Solovar — a psychic gorilla like Grodd — is the leader of Gorilla City. Under his rule, Gorilla City became a technological wonder. Solovar’s involvement in “The Flash’s” Grodd/Gorilla City two-parter makes sense considering that Solovar is Grodd’s main rival (other than the Scarlet Speedster) in the comics.
    Link: http://www.cbr.com/dc-comics-solovar-arrives-in-flashs-two-part-gorilla-city-story/  
  8. BLACK FLASH TO RETURN ON ‘MULTIPLE’ ARROWVERSE SERIES (Date: 08 Jan 2017)
    As expected, “The Flash” viewers haven’t seen the last of Hunter “Zoom” Zolomon. However, when the character returns, it may not only be on that CW drama — and he may not be portrayed by Teddy Sears. Transformed by time wraiths into Black Flash and then pulled into the Speed Force in “The Flash’s” Season Two finale, the villain will indeed race back into the Arrowverse.“I will say that you might be seeing him on multiple shows,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. He didn’t say which shows those are, or when fans can expect Black Flash’s return. “[Black Flash] is a classic character. We have storylines on multiple shows that fit having him around,” he said. “There’s something so scary about him, something even scarier than when he was just the man, because now it’s now he is the Grim Reaper, he is the devil. How do you stop the devil? So it presents an interesting challenge for the heroes of the respective shows in which he appears.”
    Link: http://www.cbr.com/black-flash-to-return-on-multiple-arrowverse-series/   
  9. ‘Constantine’ Back As Animated Series For CW Seed With Greg Berlanti Producing (Date: 08 Jan 2017)
    Constantine, which had a one-season run on NBC, will be back as an animated series for CW Seed. Five to six 10-minute episodes have been ordered. Matt Ryan, who starred in the live-action DC series, will voice the title character.
    Link: http://deadline.com/2017/01/constantine-back-animated-series-cw-seed-greg-berlanti-producing-matt-ryan-1201880788/  
  10. SUPERGIRL CASTS PETER GADIOT AS MISTER MXYZPTLK (Date: 07 Jan 2017)
    A new photo from the set of the CW drama reveals that actor Peter Gadiot, who played Cyrus on ABC’s short-lived “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” has been cast as the classic Superman foe. However, we can see that the impish villain won’t look anything like he does in the DC Comics source material, where he’s traditionally depicted as an older, diminutive character. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Ira Yarborough for 1944’s “Superman” #30, Mister Mxyzptlk is a mischievous imp from the fifth dimension who delights in tormenting the Man of Steel.
    Link: http://www.cbr.com/supergirl-casts-peter-gadiot-as-mister-mxyzptlk/   
  11. THE CW HAS ‘NO PLANS’ FOR A SUPERMAN SERIES (Date: 08 Jan 2017)
    “Tyler did a great job,” The CW President Mark Pedowitz said. “There’s no plan to do a series. There are no plans at the moment for him to return [to ‘Supergirl’]. If they wish to have him return, we’d love to have him.”
    Link: http://www.cbr.com/the-cw-has-no-plans-for-a-superman-series/  
  12. THE FLASH Will Weave Kid Flash, Killer Frost And Gypsy Story Arcs Into Remaining Season 3 Episodes (Date: 07 Jan 2017)
    Armed with that knowledge Barry and his allies will be frantically searching for ways to prepare for an inevitable second round with the God of Speed. As for the rest of Team Flash, the co-showrunner adds that Gypsy (played by the recently cast Jessica Camacho of Sleepy Hollow) will be playing an important adversarial role in Cisco’s budding superhero career, Caitlin will continue to wrestle with her Killer Frost alter ego and Wally West will continue to fly off the handle and cause trouble as Kid Flash.
    Link: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/the_flash/the-flash-will-weave-kid-flash-killer-frost-and-gypsy-story-arcs-a147976  
  13. Robbie Amell to return as Ronnie Raymond (Date: 12 Jan 2017)
    * Robbie Amell is slated to reprise his role as Ronnie Raymond in an upcoming episode of The Flash, EW has learned exclusively.
    * Details on how Amell will appear — whether in a different timeline in which he’s still alive or we’re meeting a doppelgänger from another universe — are being kept under wraps, but he’ll appear in a winter episode.
    * Dead on Earth-1 (Saving Central City from the singularity). Dead on Earth-2 (as Deathstorm). Do we get to see him die as an Earth-3 Ronnie?
    Link:http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/12/flash-robbie-amell-season-3/ Supergirl: First pics of Lynda Carter on Supergirl  (Date: 19 Aug 2016)
    * Pics released by the ‘Just Jared’ Twitter Account
    * Lynda Carter looks great
    * Looks like she and Melissa Benoist are having a ton of fun working together
    Link: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/supergirl/first-look-at-former-wonder-woman-lynda-carter-on-the-set-of-supergirl-a144670

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

  1. DC REBIRTH TITLES AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON HOOPLA DIGITAL (Date: 10 Jan 2017)
    If you’ve got a library card at one of the 1,300 public library systems that works with hoopla digital, you can now read a number of DC’s Rebirth collected volumes for free. The available titles include “Green Arrow Volume 1: The Death and Life of Oliver Queen,” “DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition,” and “Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman.” Hoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Patrons can borrow, stream, and download content with a valid library card.
    Link:http://www.cbr.com/dc-rebirth-titles-available-for-free-on-hoopla-digital/   
  2. Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth (2017) #1  (Date: 11 Jan 2017)
    *  Origin story!  She’s one of the country’s most successful businesswomen, an iconic fashion pioneer, a crusader for social justice and an incredibly powerful member of the Justice League of America. But Mari McCabe’s life wasn’t always this way. Follow her path to becoming the heroic Vixen in this crucial special!
    * Written by Jody Houser & Steve Orlando  |  Art by Jamal Campbell
    Link:https://www.comixology.com/Justice-League-of-America-Vixen-Rebirth-2017-1/digital-comic/441846?ref=bGlzdC92aWV3L2Rlc2t0b3AvZ3JpZExpc3QvbGlzdDE0OTE2

NEXT EPISODE

 

Episode:   “The Justice Society of America” [Season 1 Episode 2]

Air Date:        Thursday, October 20, 2016

Summary:      The Legends discover a time aberration that threatens the Justice Society of America, who are on a mission to intercept and seize a mysterious package in Nazi-occupied Paris.

Director:         Michael Grossman

Writers:          Chris Fedak and Sarah Nicole Jones

IMDB:   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5584096/?ref_=ttep_ep2

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 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 Thursday January 12th, 2017.

 

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

 

Audio Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

PlayPlay