The Flash (1990–1991)

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A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The series is replete with references to the comic books and their creators. In addition to the "Garrick Ave." reference mentioned in another item, episodes have referenced "The Hotel Infantino" (a nod to Silver Age Flash co-creator Carmine Infantino), "police captain Julius Schwartz" (a nod to Silver Age Flash co-creator Julius Schwartz), "the intersection of Gardner and Fox" (a nod to Golden Age Flash creator Gardner Fox), "Professor Zoom" (a recurring villain in the Silver Age Flash stories) and "Gorilla Grodd" (another recurring Silver Age Flash villain). See more »

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Great adaption of the comic book
4 February 2001 | by (Columbus,OH) – See all my reviews

The Flash was based on the DC comic of the same name. The TV show stayed pretty faithful to the comic version. Following the adventures of police scientist Barry Allen, who is transformed into a super fast costumed hero known as The Flash.The show maintained very high production values, awesome effects,especially when depicting The Flash running at super speed,and a great theme by Danny Elfman who did the music for the Batman movie the year before.The high production cost is probably why the series was axed after only one season.


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