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So I went to Best Buy today and was shocked to see "The Flash: The Complete Series" on the shelf, and on sale! A HUGE promotional discount, regular price $48.99, promo price $14.99! So of course I bought it. The cashier guy actually got really excited about the dvd when he saw it, and said he's been trying to convince people that the show existed, so many people don't believe him. I couldn't forget the show, it was thrilling viewing when I was a kid.

 

A few surprises:

 

1. That this series was only one season, 22 episodes. I was so young when it originally aired, it felt like it was on longer, at least a few seasons. But so short.

 

2. That it aired 20 years ago! The show aired in the 1990-91 season. I can't believe it was so far back, and that makes me feel seriously old now.

 

I'm gonna crack it open tonight and at least watch the pilot.

 

Anyone else love the show? Hate it? What do you guys remember about it?

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Wow 20 years?

 

Now I feel old I was 24 at the time it aired.I liked the show and it has an episode where Mark Hamill plays the Trixter

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I met John Wesley Shipp at a NY comic con a few years ago. He was really nice, but I got the impression he wasn't the brightest bulb on the tree, if you know what I mean! I got him to sign my DVD set (which I paid full price for! If only I'd waited...).

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Its actually really good... I heard it was canceled due to cost...

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I bought for $15, last year, at a FYE. My kids loved it.

I watched it when it originally aired, and after watching an episode my brother and I would go outside and race each other down the street.

Once, we got a big ole metal water basin, rubber water boots, and a gallon of gasoline. We'd step in the basin, douse the lower part of our boots, step out a couple feet, light them on fire, and run trying to leave fiery footprints. It didn't work as well as we'd hoped, though.

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I better check Best buy. Geesh, 20yrs ago. Im that old now...i remember I was in grade school at that time. I remember being nostalgic when I saw John Wesley Shipp on Dawson's a creep few years ago.

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The Flash was my favorite super-hero growing up. So I was very much looking foward to the show when it came out.

 

Unfortunely I never saw a single episode in its first run. I was deployed to the Gulf for Desert Shield / Storm. By the time I returned to the states, it had been cancelled!!!

 

But my parents taped all the shows on VHS for me, so I got to see it when I came home!

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The Flash was my favorite super-hero growing up. So I was very much looking foward to the show when it came out.

 

Unfortunely I never saw a single episode in its first run. I was deployed to the Gulf for Desert Shield / Storm. By the time I returned to the states, it had been cancelled!!!

 

But my parents taped all the shows on VHS for me, so I got to see it when I came home!

 

AWESOME, you have some good parents!

 

I never watched the show much as a kid, a few episodes here and there but i have always heard good things about the show

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I remember that show I think I had seen all of them and I think there was two of them I have on vhs as well. I think both of them had Mark Hamill in it. I also I to go back to Best Buy to see if they have it to get it.

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One scene that sticks out to me after all these years I don't remember the episode but Barry was walking his dog the dog stopped in front of a movie theater and barked.The movie posters up were from the 1989 Batman movie and the 1978 Superman movie basically the S sheild and the Bat logo.Barry was like "No you get alot of that at home"

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The show was amazing! I was one that was hook on it as a youngster too! I remember being excited for it like no other live action show before it! I have it on DVD! I bought it the week it came out years ago! :)

Draven

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I was just on youtube watching a scene from an episode with Captain Cold

 

I forgot about the theme music it was by Danny Elfman who did the Batman theme.The Flashes version as you will hear on this video is more like the Batman animated theme

 

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i watched it on youtube since i was born around the time it was made lol, so being a new born baby i wouldn't give a #$## about the flash, but he's my current favorite superhero, if its seriously $14-15 at best buy .......i am SO getting it, wish people knew moar about how AWESOME this show was, its style and characters, i mean captain cold, CAPTAIN COLD!!!!

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I remember this my ex was pregnant with our daughter, it was an amazing show with high cost whicI is why it got canceled.

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I remember this my ex was pregnant with our daughter, it was an amazing show with high cost whicI is why it got canceled.

And having it compete against the Cosby show and the Simpsons!

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I loved that series, never missed an epsiode. I remember really loving the episode where he gets cloned and the clone wears a blue and silver outfit with an angel flying with a lightning bolt in his hand as a symbol.Man that brings back memories.

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God I loved that show. I was 18 when it originally aired. Despite serious competition (Cosby, The Simpsons, etc.), being bumped all over the schedule and preempted for everything from Basketball to Gulf War coverage it still maintained strong enough ratings to be renewed. Unfortunately, the network would'nt sign off on the bill for a second season.

 

FYI: The show used two Flash suits per episode, each of which cost 100,000.

 

They started with a spandex body-suit, glued foam-rubber muscles (sculpted and expanded from Shipp's own body) to that, and covered the whole thing in electro-static nylon which they sprayed on. Finally, the suit was painted red with an air-brushed black wash. They were hot, soaked up sweat like a sponge, and by the end of the day they would literally be disintegrating. The only parts not hand-made twice for every episode were the hard plastic parts (belt, logo, bands on gloves) which could be reused from episode to episode.

 

That's why you'll never see a Flash TV suit on ebay or at the Smithsonian.

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I remember this my ex was pregnant with our daughter, it was an amazing show with high cost whicI is why it got canceled.

And having it compete against the Cosby show and the Simpsons!

 

 

AHHH! The Cosby show, now that was a great show. Thank God For re-runs!

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So I went to Best Buy today and was shocked to see "The Flash: The Complete Series" on the shelf, and on sale! A HUGE promotional discount, regular price $48.99, promo price $14.99! So of course I bought it. The cashier guy actually got really excited about the dvd when he saw it, and said he's been trying to convince people that the show existed, so many people don't believe him. I couldn't forget the show, it was thrilling viewing when I was a kid.

 

A few surprises:

 

1. That this series was only one season, 22 episodes. I was so young when it originally aired, it felt like it was on longer, at least a few seasons. But so short.

 

2. That it aired 20 years ago! The show aired in the 1990-91 season. I can't believe it was so far back, and that makes me feel seriously old now.

 

I'm gonna crack it open tonight and at least watch the pilot.

 

Anyone else love the show? Hate it? What do you guys remember about it?

 

I loved this show when I was in high school. Awesome intro theme by Danny Elfman as well.

 

I bought the box set about a year or two ago when Borders was having a 50% off sale.

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I snagged this set a while back at Shopko for like 12.99....I couldn't believe it when I did. I had always wanted to pick it up but the 50 dollar price tag was just too much at the time. It really was a great show for the times.....

 

I know comic fans and kids these days are spoiled.....but I remember when this, the Batman movies and the Superman movies were all us geeks had when it came to live-action stuff. I remember begging my Mom to stay up and watch it......she usually let me. I was around 10 when the show was on......

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A little more Flash trivia, cause y'know....I'm a geek.

 

The show was originally concieved as a super-team show called Unlimited Powers. The plot had the Flash (Barry Allen) leading a team of superbeings including Dr. Occult, Blok (yes, the stone guy from Legion of Superheroes) and a new character who was supposed to be Green Arrow's daughter. As for suits, they would wear street clothes (show takes place in a future where costumed heroes have been made illegal), with the Flash mostly runing around in grey sweats!

 

As usually happens in TV land, the concept was peared down, shuffled around, and reimagined before taking it's final form.

 

Then comes pilot season 1990. CBS was looking to make a big push to take the top network spot away from NBC (they were dead last for most of the eighties) so they made the unheard of move of buying every single script, pilot, presentation, or proposal that was put before them. Including The Flash.

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Even though there were fake muscles in that suit, I thought it looked realistic and the suit was very well done. Out of all the superheroes you wouldn't think they would try to make him as big as they did. But he still looked awesome! I wish other live action superheroes looked that big in costumes.

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I watched it when it was on originally. I've seen it off and on since then in reruns. It really didn't hold up to the memory very well, much like Superfriends.

 

However, for 15 bucks I'd buy it, absolutely.

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