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The Flash

The Flash Dates : 1990 - 1991
22 episodes of 45 min
First broadcasting : 2 septembre 1992
Creator(s) : Paul DeMeo
Producer(s) : Danny Bilson
Music : Danny Elfman
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Synopsis

In a freak accident, police scientist Barry Allen is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals. Barry discovers that this accident has made him the fastest man alive, 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 o 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.

The Actors

John Wesley Shipp - Barry Allen

John Wesley Shipp


(Barry Allen)

Amanda Pays - Christina 'Tina' McGee

Amanda Pays


(Christina 'Tina' McGee)

Photos

Photos The Flash n_0 Photos The Flash n_1 Photos The Flash n_2 Photos The Flash n_3 Photos The Flash n_4 Photos The Flash n_5

Trivia

The Flash is not one, but three characters from DC Comics, and all three of them managed to make it into the series in some way. Jay Garrick, who was the first Flash and whose adventures inspired Barry Allen (the second) lives on in the name of Barry's brother, who's death inspires our hero. Barry Allen was a police scientist, but was also married to Iris West, the aunt of Wally West (the third Flash) who briefly dated Tina McGee some time after Barry died. The Flash of the television series is a combination of Barry Allen's name and day job with Wally West's social life, and a personality falling somewhere between the two.

When Christina McGee calls Barry for the first time, she tells him to come to "50, Garrick Ave". Jay Garrick was the name of the first Flash

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 Gardiner Fox), "Professor Zoom" (a recurring villain in the Silver Age Flash stories) and "Gorilla Grodd" (another recurring Silver Age Flash villain).

When Jay gives the press conference, he is asked a question by a reporter who identifies herself as "Linda Park". Linda Park is the TV reporter girlfriend and later wife of Wally West, the third flash.

According to exec producers Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo in their DVD commentary, if the show was picked up for a second season, the premiere would have featured the Trickster, Captain Cold, and Mirror Master teaming-up to take on the Flash.

The show was cancelled due to high production costs.

The role of Barry Allen/The Flash was originally written for Richard Burgi.

DC Comic's Sandman was the inspiration for the Nightshade's costume design.

Filming

Filming locations:

Authors of the card

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