Continuing our posts where Doctor Who has managed to sneak its way into other fictional properties, either as a TV show in those worlds, or with concepts from the show existing as real things in those realities, we come to The Flash, the DC Comics-based live-action TV series that’s been running to reasonable success on the CW for the last number of years.
It’s Week 2 of where I just talk about all the bits and pieces of the week which haven’t (and probably won’t) make it into their own articles. My intention is to do this every week as a form of logging and journaling, but we’ll see how that goes.
So comic book nerds might think I’m referring to the famous scene in Issue #8 of Crisis on Infinite Earths from the mid 1980’s, where Barry Allen sacrifices himself to stop the Anti-Monitor from using his anti-matter cannon from destroying the last five parallel universes.
Well, we’ve got to the end of another season of superhero television dramas.
(That’s something that you’d never imagine anyone saying a few years ago).
Actually, I don’t know if we’re completely at the end of it or not. I’m not watching Gotham, so I don’t know if that’s still going, or if there are any other less mainstream shows that are still plugging along.
Wow, it’s been over a month since I’ve posted…the longest gap I’ve ever had since Blue Towel Productions (the blog, not the film making effort) began. What should I do? Should I apologize? Have I broken a sacred trust between me and my readers that I need to get right?
Um…probably not. I don’t know, do any of you feel like we have a sacred trust between us? But at the same time, it’s fair enough if people don’t feel like visiting a blog where there is never anything new. And I do want to keep in the habit of writing, so even in the very busy season that I’m in I’m going to keep at it. After all, I only have two more episodes of Next Generation to comment on before that project is finally complete!
But tonight I’m going to share a quick little story about one of my current favorite TV series: The Flash.
‘Tis the season to be jolly if you are a fan of comic book characters brought to life in movies and on TV. I try to be a fan of such things on the basis of their individual merit, but I do admit that I do get excited at the prospect that maybe the latest cinematic outing of my favorite comic book heroes might actually be good, and I enjoy at least giving them a go.
I’m particularly interested in the fact that superhero properties are finding their way to TV, as the weekly TV show is the audio-visual format that I think is most akin to the comic book experience – ongoing, serialized adventures that have the opportunity to build story and plot over multiple installments.
And even though it’ll be a while, probably, before Doctor Who is toppled from its position as my most highly anticipated television program of the year, there is one American show whose new season had me waiting with bated breath. More than Agents of SHIELD, more than Gotham, more than Arrow (a whole lot more than Arrow, actually), that show is…The Flash.