CW’s DCTV Bring the Guest Stars

Walk with me through the amount of guests we’re going to have all over the DC universe on CW this season.

First … 

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Enter Sharon Leal as M’gann M’orzz, “Miss Martian,” from Geoff Johns’s run on Teen Titans, as well as the animated Young Justice. Johns also happens to be popular among the Berlantiverse, having written a few episodes.

The character is actually a “White Martian” who decided to defect, opting to look like a Green Martian. The concept of White Martians was introduced in the eleventh episode of Supergirl’s first season, when Martian Manhunter had to face one down. It was an interesting concept, and one that looked like they were going to completely and utterly jettison for the series. It surprisingly disappeared after that one episode. Seriously, such a waste. How many people would have preferred a whole season of White Martians versus the DEO? Wouldn’t it have been better to do that episode THIS season, and not last year?

Although, on the other hand? Supergirl ended with a crashed spaceship. I think I know who’s in it.

Meanwhile, on Arrow, they seem to be having the season of the vigilante. Ads have shown us Oliver Queen trying to train a new Team Arrow, and now there seems to be something else prowling the streets.

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And he’s Dolph Lundgren. Why he looks more like the Punisher than anything else, I have no idea.

This is the last season for Arrow flashbacks into Oliver’s past, though it would be hard to believe that they’re entirely gone from the plotting process. So we know that this season of flashbacks has to explain why Oliver is in the Russian Bratva. Since the flashbacks last had him promising to go to Russia to inform someone’s dead parents, we can presume that the entire season of flashbacks will be all Russia, all the time.

Meanwhile, on Legends of Tomorrow, we have…

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Lance Hendrickson. Playing someone named Obsidian, as part of the Justice Society of America.

In short, this is going to get messy.

I still await the four-way crossover.

Speaking of crossing over

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Professional nerd Kevin Smith is coming back to direct an episode of The Flash, and Arrow.

I think I would have felt better about this if his episode of The Flash didn’t feel like a combination of two Babylon 5 episodes (The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari, and Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi, with Sheridan and Lorien in the caves of Z’Ha’Dum).

Anyway, while you’re waiting for these shows to come back. you might want to pick up Honor at Stake. Which has been well reviewed by Lori.

 

 

 

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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