CW orders DC's Legends of Tomorrow to series

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  1. Rob Helmerichs

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    Who says he's a good guy?
     
  2. vertigo235

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    He's not a hero he's a "legend"
     
  3. jamesl

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    I don't see why the other "legends" would trust him if he's not a hero

    maybe they'll explain it in the first show, but it seems to me he's just as likely to betray everyone and team up with Savage as he is to help them stop Savage
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

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    I suppose they (Captain Cold and Heat Wave) could just figure the world will be easier to rob if it's not under the control of a ruthless immortal dictator... ;)
     
  5. cmontyburns

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    A fair point, but then -- avoiding spoilers -- you have to remember the ending of the last time we saw him in The Flash.
     
  6. cmontyburns

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    I may not have made my point clearly. And I probably can't, without posting a ton of spoiler-tagged stuff that will lead to more spoiler-tagged stuff that will just annoy everyone including me! So we really can't discuss it, at least not here.

    I'm enjoying the other shows this season and don't think they have suffered, exactly. But they have given over a lot of their plotting this season to getting this new show and its characters launched. That's OK.
     
  7. TonyD79

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    I think it was the word "co-opted."

    I can see your point but let me clarify as well. I don't see it as giving over plotting if it still works without the new show and it does. They could be strictly building the universe (they aren't) much like smallville did

    It is impressive that they are working at building the world. But I am having trouble with the view that you seem to have that they are giving over or whatever other words you want to use.
     
  8. cmontyburns

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    I think the term is fair, actually. Think about all the things Arrow had to do to (to say this generally) make it so Black Canary could appear in LoT -- and then ask how it related to what is going in Arrow this season. And I suggest we talk again after the Arrow-Flash crossover next week.

    That said, it is reasonable to view this as "world-building". But it's also a potentially problematic approach, because Flash and Arrow are distinct shows with distinct strengths and weaknesses, and it appears LoT will also be its own thing. I prefer them to continue following the Mac OS/iOS approach (two different things with a few elements in common) than the Windows approach (same thing everywhere). :)

    None of which is to say I think the sky is falling. I've mostly enjoyed what Arrow and Flash have done to get LoT launched. In the end, all I'm really saying is that they've done a lot, much of it extra-curricular.
     

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