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Legends of Tomorrow – Phone Home

by Alan Rapp on November 4, 2017

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Phone Home
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Legends of Tomorrow - Phone Home TV review

While raising a host of continuity issues the show doesn’t even attempt to deal with, “Phone Home” is another fun episode as the team travels back to 1988 after discovering the timeline has been altered and a young Ray Palmer (Jack Fisher) was murdered. In the own half-assed way, the Legends save young Ray while possibly muddying up the timeline more as Ray not only meets an older version of himself but other super-powered members of the team, too. The twist for the team, that young Ray isn’t killed by the young Dominator he brings home but by shadowy agents studying it, would work better if the truth hadn’t been revealed to the audience in the opening scene.

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2017

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 comic reviewMystery, Inc. gets called in for a little fun with the Atom. Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 introduces the Scooby Gang to the Atom and a mystery at the sub-atomic level involving a mysterious ghost apparition that leads our heroes into battle against a wizard to has taken control of a miniature kingdom through use of his “magic.”

Following both the format of regular Scooby-Doo mysteries, and that of The Wizard of Oz, Mystery Inc. suspects the wizard’s power is far less mystical than he claims. While Daphne and the Atom provide a proper distraction, Velma proves her hunch and uncovers the truth behind the usurper’s power, helping to free the kingdom from his rule.

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Legends of Tomorrow – Freakshow

by Alan Rapp on October 19, 2017

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Freakshow
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Legends of Tomorrow - Freakshow TV review

Trying to prove their worth, and using a list of time anachronisms stolen from Rip Hunter‘s (Arthur Darvill) new organization, the Legends head back to a circus in 1870 where they turn a low-level disturbance into something far more dangerous before eventually saving time once more. Given that the threat involves a sabertooth tiger out of its natural element, the group also decides to call on the help of Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) whose reasons for returning to the past are finally explained. Most of the humor is at the expense of our main characters, as they make a situation ten times worse before making things better, but that seems to be the theme of the show’s Third Season which I’m happy enough to see continue (and I still think Booster Gold would fit in perfectly as a Legend).

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Legends of Tomorrow – Aruba-Con

by Alan Rapp on October 12, 2017

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Aruba-Con
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Legends of Tomorrow - Aruba-Con television review

After breaking all of time, the Legends find themselves replaced from their roles as time police by Rip Hunter‘s (Arthur Darvill) new Time Bureau. Struggling to fit back into everyday lives, the group is given the chance to jump back into action when Mick (Dominic Purcell) discovers Julius Caesar (Simon Merrells) on a beach in Aruba. While the Legends first attempt to right history, after stealing the Waverider from the Time Bureau, goes horribly wrong, eventually the group does prove their value and grudgingly earn their roles back in helping clean up the mess they caused.

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Season One
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Legends of Tomorrow - The Complete First SeasonBuilding on the DC TV Universe created in Arrow and The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a mixed bag. Cobbling together characters created for the show and others introduced on the on the other two shows as an unruly bunch of time travelers out to save the future, the show had more than few ups and downs during its First Season. Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) plucks a group of heroes and villains from modern day (rather than choose heroes from a wide swath of time which would have made more sense) to save his family and stop the villainous immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from conquering the world.

Jumping through time, the First Season did have its moments such as a bleak future for Star City and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and Kendra (Ciara Renée) getting stranded in 1958, but also some clunkers such as the team’s stop in the Old West.

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