The Flash: Season 1, Episode 20

Alpha (11 May 1991)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy
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An android built by the government refuses to obey her orders, they want to use her as an assassin. She escapes, and is befriend by Tina and Barry. They try to help her.



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Episode cast overview:
Julio Mendez (as Alex Desert)
Biff Manard ...
Laura Robinson ...
Col. Christine Powers
Claire Stansfield ...
Dr. Jason Rossick
Jason Ross-Azikiwe ...
Anthony Powers ...
Joey C.


An android built by the government refuses to obey her orders, they want to use her as an assassin. She escapes, and is befriend by Tina and Barry. They try to help her.

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The scene in Fosnight's apartment where he asks Alpha what color underwear he has on and she correctly answers "Red," would seem to be a nod to 1978's "Superman The Movie," when Lois Lane asks Superman the same question and he gives the classic answer, "Pink." See more »


Near the end, just before Fosnight says, "I can't wait for next years model," the boom mic is visible at the top of the frame just above Barry's head. See more »


Barry Allen: [after Tina hacks into a security system] Tina, you're beautiful!
Christina 'Tina' McGee: 'Bout time you noticed!
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode a female android who is being trained to be an assassin escapes from a secret government agency and goes to Central City.

She gets a job at Star Labs where she meets Tina McGee and Barry Allen (The Flash), and they begin to notice something strange about her- like her super strength and x-ray vision.

This movie seems to borrow (or rip-off) a lot of sci-fi movies. Most obvious is Blade Runner (android thinks she's human), but also there's Short Circuit (she escapes and government goes looking for her) and the Terminator (android with super human powers). In fact, if this hadn't come out before Terminator 2, I would say it ripped off that movie when the female android fights a male android sent to catch her.

Anyway, this is an OK episode, but not as good as a lot of the ones that came at end of the series.

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