Crisis on Infinite Earths (CW 2019-2020)

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  1. Dec 8, 2019 #1 of 178
    kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member

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    A discussion thread was suggested in the Season Pass Alerts thread ( Crisis on Infinite Earths, Dec. 8-10 ), so here one is. We can leave the other thread for scheduling concerns only.

    Suggested ground rules: Spoilers permitted for any *aired* episode. (Untagged) Spoilers not permitted from previews, scenes from next week, or the 'Crisis Aftermath' discussion specials. (I have no idea what's going to be in those specials, or how spoilery they might be).

    Event Airing Schedule:
    • Sun Dec 8: 8:00pm - Part One - Supergirl
    • Mon Dec 9: 8:00pm - Part Two - Batwoman
    • Tue Dec 10: 8:00pm - Part Three - The Flash
    • Tue Jan 14: 8:00pm - Part Four - Arrow
    • Tue Jan 14: 9:00pm - Part Five - Legends of Tomorrow
    Discussion Show Schedule: (Kevin Smith goes behind the scenes of The CW's biggest event yet: Crisis on Infinite Earths.)
    • Sun Dec 8: 9:00pm - Crisis Aftermath Part I
    • Tue Dec 10: 9:00pm - Crisis Aftermath Part II
    Episodes are available to stream free the day after on The CW App and CWTV.com
     
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  2. Dec 8, 2019 #2 of 178
    kdmorse

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    Season passes for the host shows are not picking all of these up reliably. Might want to manually check your Todo lists
     
  3. Dec 8, 2019 #3 of 178
    morac

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    Well that kicked off with a bang. It seems like these crossovers get bigger every year.

    I recognized Burt Ward (60’s Batman) and the guys from Titans (Earth-9), but who were the other special guests in the intro for Batman the Movie (Earth-89) and the flying guy from Earth-X.

    Why were a bunch of Voldemorts attacking the quantum tower? ;)

    I’m not sure if Oliver is “dead” dead or just dead for now. I’m also not sure how having him fight for about 10 more seconds somehow saved a billion more people unless that big ship was holding a billion people since there was only one portal to fly through.

    Looking forward to part 2.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2019 #4 of 178
    kdmorse

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    So is Earth 38, the entire setting for SuperGirl, gone? Seems that way. Maybe the show moves into Earth-1 with the rest of the CW?

    There was of course Will Wheaton, which was fun.

    Flying Earth-X guy was Russell Tovey / Ray (Ray Terrill) - Wikipedia

    I had to google the guy from Earth-66 (Burt Ward) to figure out who he was. The voice sounded very familiar, but I couldn't place it, especially from a man of that... size...

    Titans from Earth-9 were Hawk and Robin, but have we seen them before, anywhere in the CW universe?

    I feel like I should know who the guy from Earth-89 was (Batman setting, reading a newspaper), but I've come up short.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2019 #5 of 178
    Peter000

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    Yes Supergirl's Earth is gone.

    The guy from Earth 89 was Robert Wuhl, who played the reporter guy from the first Batman movie.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2019 #6 of 178
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    The guy on Earth 89 was Robert Wuhl (probably best known for playing Arliss on Arli$$), who played a newspaper reporter in the first Burton Batman movie. At the start of the movie, he was one of the few people who actually believed that Batman existed.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2019 #7 of 178
    Hot4Bo

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    I came here to ask which was Supergirl’s Earth (the only one of these shows that I actually watch except for these crossovers) but I see it’s been answered in the thread so thanks.

    Oh, and I recognized Burt Ward immediately. :)
     
  8. Dec 8, 2019 #8 of 178
    Peter000

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    My first thought when I saw Burt Ward was that he was an older Billy Batson.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2019 #9 of 178
    Hot4Bo

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    I knew because I was really into the old campy 60s Batman show.
     
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  10. Dec 9, 2019 #10 of 178
    morac

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    I completely forgot he was in last year’s crossover.

    Nope, they are in a completely separate universe, though with “infinite universes” I guess they are. I know WB are partial owners of the CW and wholly own DC Comics, but I wonder how much paperwork had to go into getting all those cameos to show up since I’m not even sure who owns the TV rights to all of them.

    It’s a shame Adam West died a few years ago as he likely would have made a cameo if asked.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2019 #11 of 178
    JYoung

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    Two crossovers ago.
    "Crisis on Earth X".
    (Last year's was "Elseworlds")

    It took me a moment to realize that was Robert Wuhl and he was again playing the Alexander Knox character from the Tim Burton Batman movie but once I realized that, it was easy to recognize Burt Ward and Wil Wheaton.
    (Although I don't think I saw a credit for Wheaton where there were ones for Wuhl and Ward.)

    A lot to unpack here.
    Oliver had a good death scene and a good passing the torch scene to Mia but I'm not sure why the side trip to future Star City/Earth 16 necessary unless something happens with Baby Jonathan down the line.

    Speaking of, couldn't help but notice the parallel scenes of Lois and Clark sending off Jonathan with not only Kal-El's own departure from Krypton but Alexander Luthor's departure from Earth 3 in the comics.

    So far they seem to have a good job of adjusting the scale of the comic book series to a TV show.
    I'm looking forward to the next installment.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2019 #12 of 178
    kdmorse

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    If anyone is bored, going to the arrowverse wiki, looking at the article edit history, and watching peoples edits of all the various impacted pages *as the show was airing*, is kinda amusing. They did not miss a beat in changing Earth-38 from "is the home of supergirl", to "was the home of supergirl" - then scratching it off the list of multiverse earths.
     
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    Unbeliever

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    Thank goodness I stopped watching Supergirl. Are they seriously directing Braniac to act that way?

    --Carlos V.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2019 #14 of 178
    cheesesteak

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    Maybe they should have given Oliver some first aid instead of just letting him die on a table.

    They've done a good job of gradually reining in Mia's obnoxiousness in this season's shows.

    Where are the evacuated BILLIONS of people supposed to go to? I know it's a comic book show but...

    Hopefully, this is the last we see of whiny "You hurt my feelings. We'll never be friends again. I HATE you!" Lena in these five episodes.

    So Argo, along with Krypton only built baby sized spaceships? I know it's a comic book show but...

    I always get a lol out of characters doing flips for no real reason. Batwoman and Oliver did it a couple of times during the fight scenes.

    Alex (Chyler Leigh) has a weird hairdo.

    I hoped all five episodes would air this week.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2019 #15 of 178
    mr.unnatural

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    I thought they were going to air all five episodes this week but I only saw three listing in my upcoming recordings. Then I saw the first post here with the last two episodes in January. I knew it was going to be a crossover between the various DC characters but I had assumed that they would introduce Black Lightning into the mix as well considering that there are currently five DC-based characters airing right now (Supergirl, Batwoman, Flash, Arrow, and Black Lightning). I was totally surprised to see the cameos of the Titans. I think this is the first time they have ever had any continuity of characters between the CW shows and any other platform. They completely ignore the TV shows when they make their movies so I was surprised to see the ones from the DCU streaming site.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2019 #16 of 178
    cheesesteak

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    Wait. What? Yesterday, I checked the tivo schedule for this week and only saw the first three shows. I just assumed the two remaining episodes would be next week and didn't check further. I read the first post here but just glossed over the dates for the last two episodes since I assumed they would be next week. I can barely remember what happens on these shows from week to week and now have to wait a month for the two part conclusion? What Brainiac thought up this schedule?
     
  17. Dec 9, 2019 #17 of 178
    dtle

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    If only there some devices that would let you watch any shows at any time, and not on the whims of the broadcast network. And then when such devices become popular, there would be websites dedicated to discussions about it.

    Wouldn't that be grand?
     
  18. Dec 9, 2019 #18 of 178
    Azlen

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    I still want to know if there's an InterUniversal council somewhere that decides on the numbering system used for each universe.
    "What do you mean you're Earth 1?, We're the number 1 Earth. Earth 38? Not a chance"
     
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  19. Dec 9, 2019 #19 of 178
    Ereth

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    I'm bothered by Batwoman being on Earth 1. I thought they defined her Earth in Elseworlds as something else. Putting her on Earth-1 means Batman has been active on Earth-1 and has been missing for 5 years, but none of the other Arrowverse people ever heard of him?

    Also, she knows Kara from Earth-38 but has never heard of Green Arrow or Flash from the same Earth she lives on?

    I have to assume that Earth-1 placard was a mistake, but they pointed her out as belonging on Earth-1 in the Aftermath show afterwards as well.

    Is my memory totally wrong here?
     
  20. Dec 9, 2019 #20 of 178
    realityboy

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    I thought they met her last year after going to Gotham on Earth-1 to get info from Vesper Fairchild.
     

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