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The Flash – Trial of the Trickster

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 2018

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Our Throwback Tuesday post this week takes us to Central City and the original television version of The Flash. One thing I’ve always appreciated about The CW’s current Flash television show is that it hasn’t run from the Scarlet Speedster’s previous TV history. Where possible, The Flash has found ways to work in various characters and actors from the 90s series. The recent episode, “The Elongated Knight Rises” brought back Corinne Bohrer to reprise her role as the sidekick of the Trickster (Mark Hamill) in the 90s TV-show’s final episode. Aside from the obvious fun of the episode having Hammill in full crazy-villain mode, the episode is important for the character of Prank (a crazy female sidekick who the main villain doesn’t always appreciate) and her relationship with the Trickster which is obviously the template for the Joker/Harley Quinn relationship which would blossom to great heights in Batman: The Animated Series and beyond.

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The Flash – True Colors

by Alan Rapp on February 6, 2018

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The return of an old acquaintance who questions Ralph‘s (Devon Graye) ability to go straight has the unintended consequence of helping the Elongated Man discover a new power to alter his rubbery physique to temporarily duplicate the appearance of others. Meanwhile Barry (Grant Gustin) is locked in Warden Wolfe‘s (Richard Brooks) secret meta-human prison and offered up with its other inmates to Amunet Black (Katee Sackhoff) in order to be sold to the highest bidder. Queued into the scheme thanks to Cecile‘s (Danielle Nicolet) temporary psychic powers, and with the help of Ralph’s new powers, Team Flash works on a plan to save its leader (who is working on his own escape with the help of his fellow inmates).

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  • Title: The Flash – Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash
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The Flash - Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash television review

A new meta-human (Derek Mears) with the ability to shrink objects ties into fate of Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) new prison pal Big Sir (Bill Goldberg). Not only is the super-villain responsible for the murder which Big Sur is serving a life sentence, but he’s also terrorizing Central City by shrinking objects to add to his collection. And when Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (Devon Graye) get in his way they find themselves a fraction of their former selves. Meanwhile, Cecile‘s (Danielle Nicolet) pregnancy triggers some latent meta-human powers giving Joe‘s (Jesse L. Martin) main squeeze temporary mind-reading abilities which cause some friction between the couple.

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  • Title: The Flash – The Trial of The Flash
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The Flash - The Elongated Knight Rises television review

As Barry (Grant Gustin) begins his prison stint, making a few enemies and a new friend (played by former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg), life outside Iron Heights goes on without him. Corinne Bohrer becomes the latest character to reprise her role from the 90s Flash television show where she played the Trickster‘s (Mark Hamill) underappreciated sidekick Prank. Presented here as the mother of the younger Trickster (Devon Graye), Prank helps her son break out of prison and unleash havoc on Central City where a new stretchy hero will have to grow a backbone and answer the call.

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The Flash – The Trial of The Flash

by Alan Rapp on January 17, 2018

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  • Title: The Flash – The Trial of The Flash
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The Flash - The Trial of The Flash television review

While Central City is slowly being poisoned by a new meta-human who is unknowingly radiating nuclear radiation, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) stands trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) without being able to reveal the reasons behind his obsession with the man or the fact that DeVoe is alive in another man’s body (Kendrick Sampson). Unwilling to reveal his identity as the Flash, and unable to present much of a defense against a perfect frame without revealing his secret, Barry is quickly found guilty and sentenced to life without parole in the same prison where his father spent decades for a murder he didn’t commit.

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