The Flash (1990–1991)
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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Barry Allen / The Flash
... Christina McGee
... Julio Mendez (as Alex Desert)
... Iris West
... Pike
... Jay Allen
... Nora Allen
... Lila
... Joe Kline
... Chief Arthur Cooper
... Henry Allen
Patrie Allen ... Eve Allen
Biff Manard ... Murphy
... Officer Tony Bellows
... Rick
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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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20 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Barry Allen: Listen, my skin isn't affected by speed, do I really need to wear this thing?
Christina 'Tina' McGee: Well, if your clothes keep falling apart, it's either this, or you can run buck naked.
Barry Allen: Oh, thank you.
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Followed by Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) See more »

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An excellent adaptation
9 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Although it's true that Flash was a more "obscure" hero, that didn't make this show any less amazing. Million-dollar effects and fun characters made it exciting and interesting, and because of this show, I've been reading comic books for ten years. I don't think it mattered that Barry was dead in the comics, or that Flash is less recognizeable than Batman or Superman; he's still an interesting character with really cool superpowers and a nifty costume, and that's why DC characters translate so well into live-action, unlike Marvel characters. Now if only there was a Green Lantern series...


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