The Flash: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (20 Sep. 1990)

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A laboratory accident endows a police scientist with the ability to move at superhuman speed which he uses to battle a menacing gang as a superhero.

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Barry Allen, crime lab detective, is transformed into the Flash, the fastest man alive, and takes on the Dark Riders, a motorcycle gang terrorizing Central City. Written by Steve Hill <shill@harper.cc.il.us>

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His justice is fast. And furious.


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Barry Allen's older brother's name is Jay. Jay Garrick was the original Flash in the comic books. See more »

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The building used in the prison scene is one that is wholly inadequate for its purpose. Chief Cooper refers to the inmates as "...serial killers, hit men and the worst scum on earth...", yet there are corridors with large windows with unreinforced glass; interior scenes show as many as six occupants per cell and mixed male and female populations in the same cell block. Furthermore, Pike is able to shoot out the lock on an access tunnel with one shot. None of these conditions would be considered adequate for a prison holding the kinds of criminals the chief described. See more »

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Nora Allen: So what did you wish for, big guy?
Jay Allen: I just wished for a little bit of my brother's brains.
Barry Allen: Hey, leave me out of this. You're not doing so bad for your own, Jay.
Henry Allen: Hell, 42 years old, commander of the motorcycle division. I think you're doing pretty damn well for yourself. Not to mention taking down that Conway and his hijacking crew.
Jay Allen: Actually, Dad, that was Barry and the Crime Lab boys who put us onto Conway.
Henry Allen: Sure, sure, lab boys are important. But real cops, you know, work the street facing the ...
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Followed by Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) See more »

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Great Comic Book Adaptation
23 March 2002 | by (Topeka, KS) – See all my reviews

This movie premiered in September of 1990 shortly after the 1989 Batman film. There are definite similarities between the two in mood, art direction, style and music. When I first heard about this show I was really excited because I had been a fan of The Flash and DC Comics for years prior to this show. I felt the creators of the show did a wonderful job in setting the mood for a comic book atmosphere. I thought the stories were entertaining and as I watch them years later they still appeal to me. The special effects for the time were pretty good. John Wesley Shipp made a great Barry Allen, and The Flash costume he wore was one of the better costume efforts I've seen for a superhero. I also felt the show created some real likeable characters. In addition, I felt the Barry Allen and Christina McGee characters had good on-screen chemistry.

Unfortunately, the TV show only lasted one season because CBS never knew where they wanted to put this show from week to week. I watched every episode of the TV show until it was cancelled. I can only ponder what could have been, where the show could have gone if it had been given a real chance to grow and develope into a premiere super hero show. Whenever any of the actors show up in anything else, I always think of The Flash immediately, especially John Wesley Shipp. It was only one season, but his performance as The Flash and his alter ego, Barry Allen, left a lasting impression.


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