Legends of DC

I still hate the title for this mid-season replacement show, but dang, it still looks so, so awesome.

So, a few thoughts along the way.

To start with, Rip Hunter’s plane is invisible. Did he borrow it from Wonder Woman? And, more importantly, is it bigger on the inside?

Yes, I know I’m going to be making a LOT of Doctor Who references around this. And for the record, the character they’re using, Rip Hunter, predates the creation of Doctor Who by four years (he was created in 1959, when Doctor Who aired in 1963, so there, ha!).

But on the other hand? They got Arthur Darville from Doctor Who — and for some reason, he seems to be wearing David Tennant’s coat. But then, you look at the revolver, and you suspect that it may be Mal Reynold’s coat. No, really, did someone raid the Firefly props?

Next…is EVERYBODY on both shows in this? Flash has appeared in some of these commercials, now Green Arrow and Black Canary. Really, are we going to be having the whole cast? Because that would be awesome. And why aren’t they calling this Justice League? Oh, wait, I know why — because WB’s DC Comics media department IS RUN BY MORONS.

Three… we have an assassin on a time traveling show. This sounds like “I’ve got a gun, you’ve got a time machine, let’s kill Hitler.”

Four…Gee, we got two crooks and it looks like at least one episode is a heist. Seems reasonable to me. Also, Snart decking Ray Palmer. Is anyone else at all surprised?

Okay, enough with the numbers.  The short version is the characters seem to interact like how one would expect. Ray as bright and optimistic, and Snart sounding snarky as hell, even when he’s sounding optimistic.  I also like that, as usual, the Hawk couple have a hate-love relationship.

In short, Berlanti has, as usual, READ THE COMICS.

Though there’s eight of them. Huh. Not seven? It worked against Thebes.

All in all, it looks like it could be some epic-level fun. We’ll see.

About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, nominated for Best Horror in the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, an attempt to take Dan Brown to the woodshed in his own medium -- soon to be republished by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and it's follow-up, "Codename: Winterborn." And "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set To Kill" are murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.
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