The Flash (1990–1991)

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A police forensic scientist battles crimes as a superfast superhero.

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 Barry Allen / ... (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Christina 'Tina' McGee (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Julio Mendez (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Officer Tony Bellows (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Officer Michael Murphy (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Lt. Warren Garfield (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Joe Kline (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
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In a freak accident, police scientist Barry Allen is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals. Barry discovers that this accident has made him the fastest man alive, able to move at nearly the speed of sound. With the help of STAR Labs scientist Tina McGee, he learns to control his powers...but when his older brother Jay (a motorcycle cop) is killed in the line of duty, Barry asks Tina to make him a special costume that can withstand the rigors of hyperspeed travel. He sets forth to clean up the streets of Central City as The Flash. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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John Wesley Shipp latter did the voice of Professor Zoom,an evil speedster and the Flash's arch enemy In Batman: The Brave and The Bold - Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster. See more »

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It didn't get a fair chance to achieve its full potential
28 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Flash was a great series and I'm sure it would've really hit its stride in its second season, if it would've HAD a second season. It wasn't given a fair chance. I loved that show but, like others have on this forum have said, it was bounced around the TV schedule like a rubber ball, and often preempted because of the Gulf War, which took precedence on the airwaves. The acting was great, the special effects were quite good for the time, and the episodes were quite entertaining. I own on the complete series on DVD now that it's available on DVD and I really enjoy watching episodes. I wonder if it will become a sort of cult classic....Or maybe it is already?


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