Description: Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda.
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
- A new wave of terror arises
- Alternative reality check
- The fastest man alive.
- The number 52 appears in every episode of the first season.
- When Barry is showing S.T.A.R. Labs his power, the camera pans to a billboard for Ferris Air. Ferris Air is the employer of Hal Jordan, the alter ego of Green Lantern.
- Mark Hamill has played all on-screen versions of The Trickster/James Jesse including the original “The Flash (1990)” TV series and “Justice League Unlimited (2004),” as well as this one. His costume from the original series was also shown in his latest incarnation during the episode “Tricksters”.
- As a nod to “The Big Bang Theory (2007),” Cisco is seen occasionally wearing a ‘Bazinga’, a ‘That’s my spot’ or a ‘Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Spock’ t-shirt in homage to Flash-loving, t-shirt wearer character, Sheldon Cooper. This creates a plot hole (of sorts) as Sheldon Cooper wears flash t-shirts and talks about the tv show.
- Amanda Pays played Tina McGee in the 1990 series as well as this one.
- In the Arrow crossover episode, Iris states she’ll start calling Flash by his name from now on, the Flash responds “like Ralph or something”? This is a quote from Superman (1978) during the rooftop terrace scene with Lois and Superman.
- The Flash made his comic book debut in January 1940 in Flash Comics #1. The original was a research scientist named Jay Garrick who gained his abilities by breathing in radioactive vapors. The second person, Barry Allen was introduced in October 1956 in Showcase #4. He gained his powers from a lightning strike as the show details. Jay Garrick appears in later seasons as a recurring character, the Flash from another universe.
- Guest stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell and Robert Knepper were all Main Casts of “Prison Break (2005).”
- The mural at the Central City police department features references to both the Flash and Arrow. Two figures included in the mural are Hermes (or Mercury) and Apollo. The Hermes figure wears the winged helmet that was adopted by the Golden Age version of the Flash, while Apollo is depicted as an archer, similar to Oliver Queen’s Arrow.