Time Travel Thursday: DC’s “Legends Of Tomorrow”

DC's "Legends of Tomorrow" poster (Graphic: The CW)

They are a team of misfits, outcasts, and loners who screws things up for the better.  So, please don’t call them heroes.  Call them legends.

Definitely the best superhero show in both the “Arrowverse” and on television, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow first aired as a mid-season replacement on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  Created by the same minds behind the “Arrowverse”, DC’s Legends is described by Entertainment Weekly (EW) as Doctor Who meets The Dirty Dozen with a list of fan favorite characters from Arrow and The Flash.

First brought together by Captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), the original team members were Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), Ray Palmer/Atom (Brandon Routh), Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh)/Firestorm, Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), Carter Hall/Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory/Heatwave (Dominic Purcell).  Season one followed the team on a mission to stop evil immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) and his plans for world domination.

Since then, the Legends had to deal with time abominations and the Legion of Doom with the help of Dr. Nate Heywood/Steel (Nick Zano), a historian, and Amaya/Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), a member of the Justice Society of America.  They have also broke time and defeated the demon Mallus (voice of John Noble) thanks to Beebo, but that led to the release of magical creatures and saving the world from Neron with the help of occult expert John Constantine (Matt Ryan).  Just recently, the Legends faced off against encores from Hell and restored the people’s free will.

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow defines the phrase “woman the ship” with Sara Lance as Captain of the Waverider and her relationship with former Time Bureau director Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan).  What it also means to “woman the ship” on Legends is not only the “AvaLance” relationship, but also characters such as hacktivist Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe), shape-shifter Charlie (also played by Richardson-Sellers), and reformed witch turned Fairy Godmother Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford).  DC’s Legends is up there on the list of female empowerment shows that includes Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy, The Vampire SlayerCharmed (the original AND the reboot), Supergirl,and Batwoman.

The new season of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is set to air sometime this year.  In the meantime, you can meet the Legends from the beginning with seasons 1-5 on Netflix.

Remember: Legends Never Die

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