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Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 at 10:39:39 pm GMT (Viewed 364 times)
Reply Subj: Re: FLASH Season 2 Ep 7 GORILLA WARFARE
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    It has always been a concern to me that everything in this series has been founded on a time paradox - Thawne's time-travelling and manipulation alterd time to create a manufactured timeline whih we have had since episode 1. Without that Particle Accelerator accident Thawne engineered just what was The Flash's origin originally...?
    Which brings us to the ring... given Thawne was from Barry's future is it not possible, likely even, that the ring originally belonged to Barry Allen, the original Barry?
    So what we are seeing unfold is a paradox. Its a shame really as I always liked the Idea Barry was clever enough as a Scientist to create his own Ring in the same way Stan Lee had Peter Parker Invent his web-shooters and fluid. It is possibly the one downside of the television format, that it is an ensemble cast and Barry therfoore lacks his independence and therefore the urge for self-sufficiency.

I think a large part of Barry's lack of intelligence is because of Caitlin and Cisco. Without them in the show, the writers would be forced to show Barry's intelligence a lot more. But so long as they do most of the thinking, Barry doesn't have to.

Yes, that was what I was trying to say. I think the issue at hand is that being television a different format is required than we see in the comics, so while the Flash is a solo operator in comicbook-land in television he is, ironically, a part of a team. Not too dissimilar than the Justice League in many ways, as everyone has their function and the cast does the sort of things that Barry in comics tends to do for himself.

Still, I always liked the costume ring and am glad to see the show so respectful of the characters history. In many ways these shows (Flash, Supergirl, Arrow) have superceded the comicbooks and made them redundant. Effects and production techniques have finally arrived that alow for a highly convincing and compelling live-action comicbook, free to air, so who wants to pay out for one-dimensional paper adventures? This observation isn't helped by the fact I consider both the Flash and Green Arrow comics to be near unreadable at the moment.

Has this Television success all but doomed the paper monthly...? \(euh\)

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