A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".
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1991   1990  
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 McGee (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Julio Mendez (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Bellows (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 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 crime scene investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals. Barry discovers that this accident had given him powers, 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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20 September 1990 (USA)  »

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In The Flash (2014) episode Tricksters the Trickster (portayed by Mark Hamill) kidnaps Barry Allen's father Henry Allen (portrayed by John Wesley Shipp) mirroring Shipp's and Hamill's portrayals as The Flash and Trickster respectively in the 1990 series. See more »

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Referenced in Justice League: Flash and Substance (2006) 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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