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Aug 10, 2017

Season 5.5 Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Moonshot (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST163


Episode:            “Moonshot” [Season 2 Episode 14]

Air Date:           Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Director:           Kevin Mock


                        1x Legends | 1x Chuck | 14x America’s Next Top Model


Writer:              Grainne Godfree


                        7x Legends | 6x Flash | 1x Arrow | 4 Tomorrow People




Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Legacy 5-Oct-16 1.89

02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

03 A Matter Of Trust 19-Oct-16 1.79

04 Penance 26-Oct-16 1.87

05 Human Target 2-Nov-16 1.61

06 So It Begins 9-Nov-16 1.95

07 Vigilante 16-Nov-16 1.86

08 Invasion 30-Nov-16 3.55

09 What We Leave Behind 7-Dec-16 1.94

10 Who Are You 25-Jan-17 1.68

11 Second Chances 1-Feb-17 1.91

12 Bratva 8-Feb-17 1.61

13 Spectre Of The Gun 15-Feb-17 1.66

14 The Sin-Eater 22-Feb-17 1.54

15 Fighting Fire with Fire 1-Mar-17 1.60

16 Checkmate 15-Mar-17 1.53

17 Kapiushon 22-Mar-17 1.38

18 Disbanded 29-Mar-17 1.55

19 Dangerous Liaisons 26-Apr-17

20 Underneath 3-May-17

21 Honor Thy Fathers 10-May-17

22 Missing 17-May-17

23 Lian Yu 24-May-17


Legends Of Tomorrow

Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Out Of Time 13-Oct-2016 3.01

02 Justice Society of America 20-Oct-2016 2.83

03 Shogun 27-Oct-2016 2.71

04 Abominations 3-Nov-2016 1.75

05 Compromised 10-Nov-2016 1.77

06 Outlaw Country 17-Nov-2016 1.85

07 Invasion 1-Dec-2016 3.39

08 The Chicago Way 8-Dec-2016 2.00

09 Raiders Of The Lost Art 24-Jan-2016 1.74

10 The Legion Of Doom 31-Jan-2017 1.78

11 Turncoat 7-Feb-17 1.89

12 Camelot/3000 21-Feb-17 1.64

13 Land Of The Lost 7-Mar-17 1.54

14 Moonshoot 14-Mar-17 1.34

15 Fellowship of the Spear 21-Mar-17 1.72

16 Doomworld 28-Mar-17 1.59

17 Aruba 4-Apr-17 1.52



Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 The Adventures of Supergirl 10-Oct-16 3.06

02 The Last Children of Krypton 17-Oct-16 2.66

03 Welcome to Earth 24-Oct-16 2.65

04 Survivors 31-Oct-16 2.22

05 Crossfire 7-Nov-16 2.47

06 Changing 14-Nov-16 2.35

07 The Darkest Place 21-Nov-16 2.61

08 Medusa 28-Nov-16 3.53

09 Supergirl Lives 23-Jan-17 2.65

10 We Can Be Heroes 30-Jan-17 2.35

11 The Martian Chronicles 6-Feb-17 2.4

12 Luthors 13-Feb-17 2.52

13 Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk 20-Feb-17 2.24

14 Homecoming 27-Feb-17 2.17

15 Exodus 6-Mar-17 2.16

16 Star-Crossed 20-Mar-17 2.07

17 Distant Sun 27-Mar-17 2.21

18 Ace Reporter 24-Apr-17



Episode # / Episode Title / Episode Air / Date  / Rating

01 Flashpoint 4-Oct-16 3.17

02 Paradox 11-Oct-16 2.80

03 Magenta 18-Oct-16 2.67

04 The New Rogues 25-Oct-16 2.80

05 Monster 1-Nov-16 2.77

06 Shade 15-Nov-16 3.01

07 Killer Frost 22-Nov-16 2.95

08 Invasion! 29-Nov-16 4.15

09 The Present 6-Dec-16 3.14

10 Borrowing Problems From The Future 24-Jan-17 2.68

11 Dead Or Alive 31-Jan-17 3.06

12 Untouchable 7-Feb-17 2.94

13 Attack on Gorilla City 21-Feb-17 2.78

14 Attack On Central City 28-Feb-17 2.87

15 The Wrath of Savitar 7-Mar-17 2.52

16 Into The Speed Force 14-Mar-17 2.39

17 Duet 21-Mar-17 2.71

18 Abra Kadabra 28-Mar-17 2.39

19 The Once And Future Flash 25-Apr-17

20 I Know Who You Are 2-May-17


  • What was the overall theme for this episode? What was the link to the episodes name?
    • Last part of Spear with Steel and on the moon
  • Fight scenes and stunts
    • Ray fights with Thawne
      • No gravity
      • Punches
      • Ray shoots, knocks Thawne into button
      • Ray has to fly module
    • Time travel
      • 1965 - Manhattan
        • Steel dropped off
        • Rip and team shows up right after; Steel gone
      • April 13, 1970 - Houston
        • Apollo 13
        • Need to get Spear from moon
        • Flight going smooth - not what happened
        • Houston working on reestablishing contact with Apollo 13
        • How inaccurate is all of this, SP?
      • Sara Lance / White Canary
        • Leads brainstorming session to find Steel; figure out where he is without Rip
        • In charge - plan: infiltrate NASA
        • Waverider to space during Apollo’s time behind moon
        • Plan: Ray to Apollo 13
        • Plan: swing Waverider to protect command module; tells Rip she got idea from him with nuke
        • I will go to cargo bay, I’m the captain
        • Rate her as a Captain:
      • Ray Palmer / The Atom
        • To Apollo 13
        • Spotted by Thawne
        • Lands on moon, well, crashes; suit damaged
        • Gets to be on moon; stranded
        • Makes video like Matt Damon’s character in “The Martian”
      • Mick Rory / Heat Wave
        • Best intro ever
        • Pose as British space scientist; nice glasses
        • Joins Martin’s sing-along
      • Martin Stein / Firestorm
        • Steel could be in NASA
        • Pose as British space scientist
        • Has to create a distraction - sings “Day-O”
        • Calculates the trajectory for lunar module to reconnect with command module
        • Has to work on plan to get Waverider fixed; can’t calculate fast enough
      • Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
        • Pose as British space scientist
        • Has to prevent Apollo 13 from reestablishing contact, then reconnects
      • Nate Heywood / Steel
        • Happy to see Nate
        • Wants to fix father
        • After Amaya spills the beans, he tells her about her family
        • Meets father
      • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
        • Called Steel “The Chameleon” because speaks 7 languages and master in art of concealment
        • Tells Nate he can’t return Steel to timeline; might not be the same man
        • Tells Steel he can’t return home; explains time travel
        • Has Gideon show her her future
      • Rip Hunter
        • Out of place; one step behind team
        • Argues with Sara
        • Eventually admits Sara is captain
        • Thinks Sara is a better captain
      • Gideon
        • Oh dear
      • Legion of Doom
        • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
          • Poses as astronaut
          • Promises to play nice with Ray to fix lunar module
          • Has missed working with fellow scientists
          • Okay to reach higher, be greater
          • Just wants to live
          • Calculates degree of re-entry so Waverider doesn’t burn to a crisp - 38
          • He invented Rip’s speed weapons
        • Commander Steel -
          • Thought dead by wife and son Hank
          • Tells Rip to give watch to son
          • Was a fighter pilot
          • Punches Rip
          • Going to space with Nate
          • Learns Rip’s family died
          • Wants to go back to family after mission
          • Disappointed in Nate; mission comes first
          • Clears air with Rip
          • Fix contest so Hank would go to Houston; doesn’t get to meet him
          • Family thinks dead, so dies saving team




  1. Arrow: Season 6 Will Break Diggle, Physically & Emotionally (Date: 03 Aug 2017)
    1. Speaking with the press at Comic-Con International, David Ramsey confirmed that Diggle does, in fact, make it off the island alive, but he will be a profoundly broken man when he returns to Star City. Asked about Diggle’s greatest challenge going into Season 6, Ramsey replied, “We have to break Diggle. I think Season 6 we’ll see Diggle get broken in a way he hasn’t been broken before. It already starts in [the first episode], and I think there’s a certain amount of it that will continue throughout the season. I think it’s an arc for Diggle that we haven’t seen, even beyond his brother coming back to life and killing his evil brother and that leading to the death of the Canary.” Diggle’s brokenness will — in part — come from the trauma of his island experience will “greatly affect the whole team.” Diggle is typically an open book — keeping both Team Arrow and Lyla informed about what’s going on in his life. With these “monumental” physical and mental changes happening to him, it sounds like we’re going to see a version of Diggle we have never seen before.
  2. ‘Arrow’ Adds Sydelle Noel for Season 6 (EXCLUSIVE) (Date: 04 Aug 2017)
    1. The CW’s first DC show, “Arrow,” has cast Sydelle Noel in a recurring role for its sixth season, Variety has learned exclusively. Noel will play Samanda Watson, an FBI agent who will be investigating Oliver Queen’s connection to the Green Arrow. Noel was most recently seen on “GLOW” on Netflix, and she also has a role in Marvel’s upcoming “Blank Panther” movie.
  3. ‘Arrow’ Producers Already Have Plans For Season 7 [TCA 2017] (Date: 03 Aug 2017)
    1. While previewing season six with the Television Critics Association after a panel for Legends, producer Marc Guggenheim, who also co-created and produces Arrow, said the Arrow writers already have ideas for season seven. “We’ve already started talking about ooh, we have a shape for season seven already,” Guggenheim said. “This is the earliest we’ve ever had an idea for a season that far ahead, but it’s come out of our conversations about season six.” Beyond season seven, it may be time to begin thinking about giving Arrow a proper series finale. However, when that inevitable time comes, Guggenheim would not require long-term planning to deliver the ending he and co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have planned. “I think we’ve always had an endpoint in mind,” Guggenheim said. “We’ve always known how we want to end the show. That end point doesn’t require X number of seasons. If we had to, we could work towards it as long as we knew with enough leeway, we could work towards the moment we’ve been talking about since day one.”
  4. CW Announces Fall Dates For DC Superhero Crossovers – TCA (Date: 02 Aug 2017)
    1. CW announced that the first night of this season’s WBTV/DC superhero crossover will be Monday, Nov. 27 when Supergirl will be paired with Arrow. That day reps a one time move to Monday for the special occasion. The crossover concludes Nov. 28 with The Flash in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Commenting on the crossovers going from four nights last season to two this fall, CW president Mark Pedowitz said, “Last year’s (crossover) was the most successful week in CW history in terms of ratings and everything. We felt in this particular case we had Flash on Legends paired, so it was better to make it two two-hour movies – a miniseries – we thought this was the best way to go. We had a lot of conversations with producers and marketing people.”



    1. "At the head of whatever you want to call our evil organization, it's different. Last year it was three characters from the three different shows that form this alliance. This is a non-human entity," executive producer Phil Klemmer told IGN at the 2017 TV Critics' Association summer press tour. "This is a much more supernatural, spooky vibe this season. We're dealing more with magic. It's less real-world bad guys." Klemmer was keen to leave that character a secret, but he did promise you will hear the character's name in the Season 3 premiere. Unlike previous seasons which are more science or time-travel focused, Season 3 of Legends will "be more in the world of the occult and monsters." Following behind this leader as his acolytes are familiar characters like Damien Darhk, who will have been brought back to life after his death on Arrow, as well as Gorilla Grodd. This will be a post-Gorilla City Grodd. Klemmer confirms they're still actively campaigning for Matt Ryan's Constantine to appear on Legends of Tomorrow as well.
  2. The Flash Casts Iconic Justice League Member For Season 4 (Date 31 July 2017)
    1. The CW has cast Hartley Sawyer in the role of Ralph Dibny, who will play a recurring role in the upcoming, fourth season of The Flash. One of the Flash's most iconic allies, Ralph Dibny -- a.k.a. The Elongated Man — is a fast-talking private investigator with investigative skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City's greatest mysteries.
  3. ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’: Jes Macallan To Recur In Season 3 (Date 01 Aug 2017)
    1. Mistresses alumna Jes Macallan has signed on for a recurring role in the third season of the CW’s superhero drama DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Macallan will play Special Agent Ava Sharpe, a hard working agent for a secret branch of the Federal Government (the Time Bureau) dedicated to the regulation of time-travel and the protection of history.
  4. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Game of Thrones, The Flash, Supergirl, and more (Date: 03 Aug 2017)
    1. What do you have on Barry’s return to The Flash? — Apparently, not everyone will be on board with how to go about getting Barry back. “I wish I could say that the team unanimously agrees that things are not the same when the season starts, but not everybody feels that way,” Carlos Valdes tells me. “Most of the energy on the team is toward getting Barry back, and Cisco may or may not have some things up his sleeve with regards with how to make that happen, but there is a member of the team that’s not on board, and that ultimately makes the mission to get Barry back a lot more difficult. But the thing about Cisco is if he wants to get his friends back, he will do whatever it takes the get his friends back — and that’s not just Barry.”
    2. With Floriana Lima not sticking around as a regular, is there any hope you can give for Sanvers on Supergirl? — Yes, Floriana Lima won’t be a series regular next season, but the Supergirl bosses hope to keep her around as much as possible. So in the plus column, it really does sound like her character won’t meet a grim fate. “Maggie is welcome to come back any time she’s free,” EP Jessica Queller says. “We love Sanvers and we’re very sad that Floriana is not available full time this season.” EP Robert Rovner adds: “We love this relationship we’ve created. With that, we’re going to be telling a modern day love story that really honors their relationship that hopefully will resonate and I think will be very satisfying. Hopefully, she will come join us [again]. The door is always open for Floriana Lima.”
  5. Legends of Tomorrow Casts Spartacus Actor as Julius Caesar (Date 05 Aug 2017)
    1. When the show resumes this fall, the Legends will travel from present day 2017 to Ancient Rome. When in Rome, the Legends will run into none other than the infamous Julius Caesar. CBR has confirmed that Julius Caesar will be played by actor Simon Merrells. Merrells previously starred on The CW’s The Tomorrow People with The Flash’s Robbie Amell. Marrells is also the sixth Spartacus actor to join the Arrowverse, which includes Manu Bennett, Todd Lasance, Liam McIntyre, Nick Tarabay, and Katrina Law.
  6. Supergirl Casts 24 Vet Carlos Bernard as Maggie's [Spoiler] in Season 3 (Date: 04 Aug 2017)
    1. 24 alum Carlos Bernard will guest-star during Season 3 of the CW series as Maggie Sawyer’s father, TVLine has learned.




Link to Promo: (Date: 15 March 2017)


Episode: “Fellowship of the Spear” [Season 2 Episode 14]

Air Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Summary: The Legends land in France during World War I and enlist the aid of J.R.R. Tolkien to retrieve the last pieces of the Spear of Destiny from the Legion of Doom.

Director: Ben Bray

Writers: Keto Shimizu and Matthew Maala

IMDB link:


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