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Flash, The: The Complete Series (DVD)
One of the more exciting and atmospheric TV adaptations of a popular comic book series, The Flash benefited from terrific special effects, but lasted only a single year on its network in 1990. The series stuck to the Scarlet Speedster's origins: police scientist Barry Allen (John Wesley Shipp) is struck by lightning during an experiment, and chemicals splashed on him during the accident give him the ability to move at incredible speeds (note: hardcore comic fans know that this is the origin for the '60s version of the Flash, not his WWII-era identity). The series partnered him with an attractive fellow scientist (Amanda Pays) who assists Barry in his crime-fighting pursuits. Where the show deviated from its source material was its choice of combatants for the Flash--episodes focused on decidedly human villains, like corrupt officials ("Watching the Detectives") and mobsters (Michael Nader played ex-cop turned hood Nicholas Pike in two episodes, including the pilot), and didn't pull in the comic's excellent "rogues' gallery" until the end of the season, when the Trickster (Mark Hamill, who appears in two episodes), Captain Cold (Michael Champion), Mirror Master (David Cassidy!), and a sort-of Reverse-Flash (in the episode "Twin Streaks") made appearances. Sadly, these appearances were too little, too late for the series, which struggled with a high per-episode price tag and a fluctuating time slot (as well as frequent breaking coverage of the Gulf War). But for the Flash faithful, the six-disc set compiles its entire 21-episode run, including the 90-minute pilot. Unfortunately, no extras are included. --Paul GaitaSee all Editorial Reviews
Refreshing focus on Flash. Lots of fun and interesting developmet of his formation.Published 5 days ago by Ray
I had rented these disks from Netflix. I liked the show so much I wanted to have my own copy. Great price too!Published 12 days ago by Chuck Mills
This Tv series should be called the cussing FLASH series Not good for Kids or adults. There were so many I just tossed it in the garbage! Read morePublished 14 days ago by Bobbie
Cheesy, sure, but enjoyable fantasy. Dated but a nice effort for it's time.Published 15 days ago by Douglas A. Sommer
This is way better than the current tv show. John Wesley Shipp still looks great.Published 17 days ago by Joseph D. Martinez
I got this becuase i'm a fan of the new CW show.
after seeing the season finale it's probably a good idea to catch up on what happened in this series, becuase i have a... Read more
I love watching the old TV show, it really is the best version of the Flash out there.Published 29 days ago by Mark4
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Maybe after 3 years it's going out of print? Meanwhile why not buy it from a Marketplace Seller, a lot of them aren't as bad as you think. Update: 10/25/08. He's BAAAAACK!!!
Oct 11, 2008 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
What the original poster meant was Mark appears as the Trickster in live action (The Flash) and animated (Justice League) form.
Jun 16, 2010 by Daniel Manson | See all 4 posts