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Rion




I remember catching a few episodes of this show when it was on, back in the 1990-1991 TV season. At the time I thought it was about as good as a super-hero TV show could be, and I was disappointed when it was cancelled after just one season.

Now I own that season on DVD and am watching each episode with much pleasure. I suspect some Flash fans were upset at the deviations from the comic book mythos, but to me, the show is true to the essence of the Flash. His costume is faithful to the comics; he uses his powers the way he does in the comics; he works as a police chemist; and he loves justice. The addition of Star Labs to the story line is logical and interesting. The villains are over the top without being cheesy. The music is bombastic, operatic. The whole thing works for me.

Anybody else a fan?



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TJ Burns





I loved it and also have the complete series DVD. My only regrets is that they didn't bite the bullet and call Nightshade the Sandman as he clearly was, and that we didn't get to see the second season as it was mapped out, with the Captain Cold/Mirror Master/Trickster teamup and Gorilla Grodd.


TJB


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moneyspider




I am a HUGE fan of the Flash TV show. I still plan to buy the entire series on DVD. (I have the entire series on VHS, but I still want the official DVDs). This was the show that got me into buying the Flash comic books in the early 1990s (although I stopped at a certain point).

I wish the DVD set came with an isolated score...I think the music was one of the fantastic things about the series.

Oh, and the Flash costume was awesome. I'm hoping they use a similar costume in the live-action movie.


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Rion





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    I wish the DVD set came with an isolated score...I think the music was one of the fantastic things about the series.


Yes. The TV show has made me a big Danny Elfman fan.


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    Oh, and the Flash costume was awesome. I'm hoping they use a similar costume in the live-action movie.


Yes again. The costume was perfect.

Interesting to me is the visual environment created within the show. Despite the fact that the show is taking place in 1990, most of the cars on the road have a 1950's or 1940's look. And even more interesting are the ubiquitous murals. Everywhere you look, there's a wall with a mural. I wonder, did Howard Chaykin paint them?

Howard Chaykin was involved with every episode, always as a producer, often as a writer. I never knew that until I bought the DVD's and looked at the credits.




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Rion





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    I loved it and also have the complete series DVD. My only regrets is that they didn't bite the bullet and call Nightshade the Sandman as he clearly was, and that we didn't get to see the second season as it was mapped out, with the Captain Cold/Mirror Master/Trickster teamup and Gorilla Grodd.


Yes! I've finally finished watching the whole season, and thus I've seen the renditions of Captain Cold, Mirror Master and the Trickster, and I caught the reference to Gorilla Grodd made by Nightshade.

Mark Hamill's portrayal of the Trickster was surely one of the reasons he was cast as the voice of the Joker in the Batman cartoons. Fun for me was his mimicking of Frank Gorshin's Riddler.



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