A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".
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...  Barry Allen / ... 22 episodes, 1990-1991
...  Christina McGee 22 episodes, 1990-1991
...  Julio Mendez 22 episodes, 1990-1991
...  Officer Tony Bellows 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Biff Manard ...  Murphy 17 episodes, 1990-1991
...  Lt. Warren Garfield 17 episodes, 1990-1991
...  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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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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good show
8 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

the flash was a pretty good adaptation of the comic books and it really is a shame that it got canceled so fast . the acting was pretty good and the characters were pretty close to their paper counterparts. all in all a decent show and a better adaptation of a comic book into a series than any other so far ( that includes the not too bad but too girlie adaptation of superboy in WB's smallville )


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