#Geek #TV #Schedule #Listings 2017

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Every TV cycle (season, half season, quarter season..) there is increasingly more geek tv options to watch. This is great for geeks. I remember a time when only one or two shows a week graced the geek genre and everything else was cop-lawyer-doctor drama. BUT..are there too many options? Nope. We have the agonizingly bad geek tv shows like the Shannara Chronicles-why are you making a season 2 Mtv? Is it another attempt to once again avoid airing music videos? We have shows like Supergirl, which I LOVE loved in season 1, but now has become more like Arrow once it crossed over to the CW; I still like it, but without the Kat Grant dynamic, it lacks the female empowering aspect and focuses more on Kara having to prove herself in a man’s world. Also, major plot errors and too many superheroes? Did I just say that? I wish it was less like Arrow, with flashy gimmicks, and focused more on a better story.

riverdale-poster1TV Shows I LOVE love this season are RIVERDALE (it’s just beautiful to watch; maybe the cinematography will wear off & be less appealing, but after 3 episodes, I love it), and THE MAGICIANS (you just keep getting pulled deeper into the plot, with no signs of slowing down). Although the Santa Clarita Diet (netflix) was similar to iZombie, it was enjoyable to watch and VERY FUNNY. I enjoyed Legion, but not as much as Fox advertised I would. I will continue to watch it of course, and hope more New Mutants besides Canonball grace the screen, like Magik, but we may have to wait until the spinoff tv series, now proposed movie, New Mutants, promised in 2018. Yes, Fox still owns the broadcast rights to Marvel’s mutants; this is why Marvel has introduced The Inhumans on Agents of SHIELD.

magicians_trioAnd don’t forget about Geek TV on streaming networks, like Netflix, Crackle and Amazon; ok, mostly just Netflix, but SuperMansion is one of the funniest things online or television (I would have added Rick and Morty season3, but no one knows its air date:/

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Who is #DanielWest ? #TheFlash season3 villain REVEALED!! #BlackFlash #BlackRacer

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The Flash season 3 villain has been revealed, Danny West (from DC Comics). With the ending season 2 of The Flash, DC Comics superhero television show on the CW,  we saw two very important things setting the stage for season3, the mention of Earth3, and Flashpoint (also Black Flash, but we’ll get to that later). Earth 3 deserves a mention, as it is the Earth where the good guys are bad, the Justice League is now the Crime Syndicate, with The Flash as Johnny Quick. In The Flash season3 finale, we learn the true identity of The Man in the Iron Mask is actually a new speedster, the real Jay Garrick, who is from Earth3. No doubt we will see more of Earth 3 in season 3 of The Flash. The last few minutes of The Flash season2 finale, we see Barry Allen, using the Speed Force, to go back in time and save his mother from being killed by Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne, who then wore the face of Harrison Wells and set in motion the plot for the first two seasons. In the DC comics realm, when Barry Allen goes back in time to save his mother, Barry inadvertantly reconfigures the events and characters of the entire world, to where Batman is now Thomas Wayne (Bruce & Martha were killed in that alley by Joe Chill, instead of Thomas & Martha Wayne), Wonder Woman and The Amazons have invaded Europe and Aquaman and The Atlanteans have waged war on humanity and begin an invasion of Europe (It was Reverse Flash’s (Professor Zoom in the comics) plan all along. (warning, spoiler alert if you haven’t read the comics. ‘Flashpoint’ is one of the top 10 DC comics series of all time, so read it, if you haven’t already). We, of course, wont see all that in The Flash season 3, but we will see Barry, The Flash, navigating an alternate timeline of events and characters, struggling to reset the timeline, even if it means allowing his mother and father to be killed. We saw some of that conflict in season 1, where Barry resolves not to reset the past, but I guess The Flash writers just borrowed from Arrow character’s flip-flop motivations.

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As we see, in the set photo above, by Canadagraphs, The Flash villain costume looks just like Daniel West. Who is Danny West? During an accident with The SpeedForce monorail, Iris West’s brother, and/or cousin, gains speedster powers. Daniel West adds fragments of the Speed Force Monorail to his costume, acting as armor and giving him additional powers. Daniel West, as Iris’ brother version, is responsible for paralyzing their father. This alienates Iris, which Daniel laments, as he attempts to go back in time to kill their father, in hopes (weird) to win the heart of his sister(no, not Jaime-Cersi weird, just sibling caring). Later, in DC comics fashion, Daniel West is rebooted, via the New 52, as just another story arc for Wally West.

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In true CW storyline style, The Flash season 3 will change the comics enough to keep the viewers guessing, like rebooting the Central City timeline with Eddie still alive, Iris putting Barry back in the friend zone and combining Black Flash and Black Racer (see below) in varied ways. Consider the above for The Flash season3 plot spoilers, as well as adding Earth3 “heroes,” actually villains (does that include the true Jay Garrick from Earth 3? probably) into the mix, and don’t forget Jesse Quick, Harrison Wells’ daughter, now equipped with Speed Force powers, and you have an exciting nest season of The Flash. If you are not caught up on season 1 & 2 of The Flash, Netflix made a recent deal with The CW for exclusive viewing of CW television shows, where geek meets television.

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Season 3 of The Flash will also introduce villain/character with a similar costumed superhero suit, The Black Flash. The Black Flash appears when a speedster is about to die and reclaims their Speed Force. We saw a glimpse of Black Flash, when Hunter Zoloman Zoom was attacked by the Time Wraiths (those ghosts, like Harry Potter Dementors, that reclaim individuals who abuse the time travel using the Speed Force. Yes, Barry Allen did that, but it was just really convenient, plot-wise, for the Time Wraiths to only attack Zoom). As the Time Wraiths attack and grab Zoom, his costume and face change. Many viewers thought it was just a disintegration of human flesh as a consequence from being touched by the Time Wraiths, but really it is the appearance of Black Flash reclaiming the Speed Force as Hunter Zoloman dies. Yes, we will see more of Black Flash in season 3 of The Flash.

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The Black Flash is an amalgam of Black Racer and The Flash. After Jack Kirby left Marvel, due to a superhero character rights dispute with Stan Lee, he went to DC Comics and went on to create many prime characters in the DC Universe. One of these character was Black Racer, a paraplegic Vietnam vet, named Willie Walker (odd choice of names don’t you think?), who became merged with Death itself, equipped with cosmic skis and ski poles; yes Black Racer is very similar to the Silver Surfer, whom Jack Kirby also created. Modern depictions of Black Racer have him wearing cooler cosmic boots & staves, instead of skis and ski poles. Also to note that Darkseid was the first to merge Black Racer with a corporal form. The Black Racer has had many hosts, including Mr Miracle. Much later, The Anti-Monitor merged Black Racer with Barry Allen / The Flash as a successful attempt to kill Darkseid. Black Flash remained and now reclaims the Speed Force whenever a Speedster dies, like a superhero version of the Law of Conservation. We will most likely see Black Racer posses Wally West in The Flash season 3.

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I’m still expecting to see Barry Allen’s twin brother Cobalt Blue, Malcome Thawne, separated at birth and raised by the vindictive, future enemy of The Flash, Eobard Thawne, but we may have to wait for a season 3 finale plot twist for that. I keep tweeting The Flash writers and producers with this story arc, so it may still happen. The Flash writers are uber secretive, but they have inadvertently revealed that they have mapped out story arcs for future seasons. Looking forward to more Team Flash.

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#Supergirl in latest episode of #TheFlash! also 1st pic of #JonahHex!

Supergirl appeared on ‘The Flash’ yesterday! many people missed it. When Barry Allen, The Flash, crossed over to Earth2 with Cisco, now the Metahuman, Vibe, and Earth2’s Dr Wells, we caught a glimpse of many teasers, including Supergirl, Jonah Hex and Arrow Earth2.

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Legion of Superheroes Ring (thanks Antonio Padilla!), “it allows its wearer to travel through time.”

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Supergirl-The Flash crossover is real!! Thanks to Twitter & Greg Berlanti

CBS-Supergirl‘The Flash’ – ‘Supergirl’ crossover will actually happen, despite all the discounting from top CBS executives when the ‘Supergirl’ series was first announced and their continued downplay, even responding with statements like “That is ridiculous,” and “There will never be a crossover between the two shows, there aren’t even on the same network.”

the_flash_lightningThis is one case where Twitter shines. As soon as CBS announced it’s ‘Supergirl’ series, fans responded everywhere on social media, especially twitter, with inquiries and requests for a crossover. Some popular geek and comic book blogs even mapped out the possibilities: The Flash and Supergirl are obviously both in the DC comic universe and  Time -Warner owns both CBS and The CW networks, so in theory, it was always possible. Greg Berlanti, producer and co-creator of all things DC on television, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, listened to fans and the never ending tweets and started work on the crossover. Do you have any other thoughts of ideas for the DC comic book universe on television? tweet to Greg Berlanti @GBerlanti or to the writers of ‘The Flash,’ @FLASHtvwriters @CW_TheFlash, ‘Arrow,’ @CW_Arrow @ARROWwriters, ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ @LoTWritersRoom @TheCW_Legends or to ‘Supergirl’ @SupergirlStaff @supergirlcbs.

‘The Flash’ – ‘Supergirl’ crossover will take place on Monday March 28 on an episode on ‘Supergirl.’

‘Vixen’ the animated series. watch it here before Vixen appears on live-action ‘Arrow’

vixen_animated3.jpg‘Vixen,’ the animated series, set within the CW TheFlash and Arrow universe, Watch the entire season 1 here. (FREE on CW Seed website).

 

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Vixen will soon appear on CW’s live-action Arrow superhero series. Vixen, on Arrow,  will be played by, Megalyn Echikunwoke, the same actress who voiced Vixen the animated series.

 

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‘Vixen’ was created by ‘Arrow’ creator and writer Marc Guggenheim.

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#Marvel #superheroes #NewMutants’ #Legion & #Xmen’s #Hellfire Club coming to #TV on #Fox (confirmed)

932002-new_mutantsLast year we learned that Fox was bringing the New Mutants to television and now, today, the addition of X-Men’s Hellfire club as a separate tv series will be joining the superhero ranks on television. 20th Century Fox is following Marvel’s lead, as DC and others have, and are creating their cinematic / television universe. it is rumored that the tv mutant superheroes will tie in to the movies as do Marvel heroes, and not like DC superheroes, which will remain separate with no tie-ins.

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Legion‘ will be based on the ‘New Mutants’ comic book series created by all-star comic book creator Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewcz. Legion is one of the most powerful mutants that exists in the Marvel universe. it does state, in the New Mutants comics, that Legion is THE most powerful, but I disagree. Legion absorbs other mutants into his consciousness, consuming their personality, as well as their mutant powers. his powers are similar to Rogue’s and Apcalypse’s, and in this respect, Legion is hugely powerful. Legion also influenced ‘Sylar’ from ‘Heroes.’ the first 2014 rumors hinted that this mutant tv series was to be ‘X-Force.’ which excited me to no end; sad we wont see Domino on the small screen, but hopes remain, as rumored ‘X-Men: X-Force’ movie with Deadpool & Cable may premiere in 2018. rumors a year ago hinted this Fox tv series would fashioned after Marvel’s ‘X-Factor‘ comics. now we have two confirmed Fox superhero tv shows based on Marvel X-Men superheroes.

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Hellfire‘ will be a television series based on the ‘Hellfire Club’ from the ‘X-men: First Class’ movie, led by Sebastian Shaw, who was played by Kevin Bacon in the movie and timeline wise, set in the 60s and before the plot of the ‘X-Men: First Class’ movie begins. the ‘Hellfire’ tv show’s hero will be a “secret agent” (CIA, like Moria MacTaggert?) who tries to thwart ” a woman supervillain” (Emma Frost? way cool awesome if true) of a secret organization [The Hellfire Club] with evil plans of world domination, funded by the world’s wealthiest. sounds like a 60s Ian Flemming’s James Bond film, but with superpowers, in other words, cool.

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expect these two new and upcoming superpowered tv shows fall 2016. I’m looking forward to both Fox/ Marvel tv shows; just don’t be like the final season of ‘Heroes’ or ‘Generation X’ from 1996. Bryan Singer will producing so great things are expected..

#CourtofOwls from #Batman #comics coming to #Gotham season2!

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super excited about this #BREAKINGNEWS!! The Court of Owls is a secret society in #GothamCity, whose members include the rich and elite of #Gotham. they scheme and secretly run Gotham City, like insider trading on the city level. The Court of Owls has been around as long as Gotham City itself. The Court of Owls often uses it’s assassins, called, “Talons,” to do the will of the court beyond what can be controlled through negotiations. The Talons are a lot like Batman in many regards, only evil. This is one aspect of Fox’s tv series Gotham that actually makes perfect sense, unlike the other scenarios, where villains like The Joker have a role model they simply emulate in current times of the Batman timeline. the Talons will inspire Bruce Wayne to become Batman. obviously members of Wayne Industries, the ones Bruce’s father tried to oppose, are members of the Court of Owls. Bruce will again understand the need for vigilante justice and use The Talons as examples of how to achieve this, but for good.

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Red Tornado. 1st photo of from the set of CBS’s new Supergirl superhero TV show

is Red Tornado friend or foe in CBS’s new superhero tv series ‘Supergirl?’

in short, Red Tornado is an android created to infiltrate the Justice League, but turns out, the Red Tornado A.I. has a conscious and morality and becomes a hero until..

(see this post for more Red Tornado)

(for more geek superhero & sci-fi Fall TV shows, What to Watch & What to Avoid, click here)

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Supergirl premieres on CBS on Oct 26, 2015.

Hawkgirl Hawkman costumes from Legends of Tomorrow CW tv series premieres 2016

check out the new costumes of Hawkgirl and Hawkman from the upcoming CW television series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ an Arrow / The Flash spinoff, created by writer/producer Marc Guggenheim. the tv show started filming this week. there are different Hawkgirls and Hawkmen, but on the CW, Hawkman is Carter Hall, an archeologist on a dig in Egypt, who discovers the Hawkman wings & mace and that he, himself, is reincarnated from ancient Egypt (more on Hawkman here). Hawkgirl is Kendra Saunders, not Shayera (my favorite Hawkgirl and Thannagar), so no aliens yet on the CW..(more on Hawkgirl here).

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(from previous post): The premise of ‘Legends..’ is The Flash / Barry Allen created a time rift while defeated The Reverse Flash / Eobard Thawne / “Dr Wells” that has allowed villains from the past, future and alternate realities/ worlds to enter and interact with Earth and present Earth (Earth One). The arch villain of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will be Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), an immortal human, bent on world domination. Time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) will organize heroes and superheroes and even villains from Arrow and The Flash, including Ray Palmer / The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold / Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), fire dude / Heat Wave / Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), other fire dude / Firestorm / Professor Stein (Victor Garber), Hawk Girl / Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renee), Sarah Lance / White Canary (Caity Lotz), and Carter Hall / Hawkman (Falk Hentschel). writer / executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, executive producer, Greg Berlanti, and the CW have created their own version of DC comic’s Justice League.

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ premieres spring 2016.

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