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The Starling Tribune: An Unofficial Arrow TV Show Fan Podcast

The Starling Tribune is a podcast dedicated to the CW's Arrow TV Show and the other DC Comics TV Shows on the CW channel as well as the DC Universe in general. Each week the reporters and their chief editor will get together to discuss the latest episode of the hit CW show Arrow. The Starling Tribune is a proud member of the GonnaGeek Podcast Network found at

Apr 11, 2016

Starling Tribune - Season 4 Edition – Eleven-Fifty-Nine (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network



Episode:            “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” [Season 4 Episode 18]

Air Date:           Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Director:           Rob Hardy 3 Arrow | 2 Flash | 1 Blindspot | 1 Empire | 2 Originals | 7 Criminal Minds | 3 Bones | 1 Castle | 5 Vampire Diaries ...

Writers: Marc Guggenheim

Keto Shimizu




- Reporters give their thoughts of the death reveal.

- Was the life-saving of Laurel too quick?

- Is it the Arrow Cave? The Arrow Bunker? The Arrow Lair?

- Will The Black Canary return to Arrow and what version would she be?

- Great Arrow fight choreography throughout the episode to the end

- How the reporters feels about the reveal of Andy Diggle’s true allegiance

- Where did Malcolm get his new hand from?

- The prison escape was impressive. #StabbyMcStabsAlot

- The reporter comment on their thoughts on the creative team’s decision to kill off Black Canary….4 different opinions here!

- Did Oliver euthanize Laurel?

- Reporters talk about how the show will proceed from here?

- Why did Team Arrow re-assemble the idol?

- What did Laurel say to Oliver?

- The lack of Arrow Cave security needs to be used to their advantage

- Paul Blackthorn’s reaction to Laurel’s death was very powerful

- The reporters run down the Pop Culture Easter Eggs in the episode

- Arrow News, Feedback and comments from the chat

- Thank you for downloading and listening!




Season 4 Episode 18 “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” Easter Eggs (Date: xx Apr 2016)



  1. Taken - “Make This City Great Again” - Trump style campaign slogan
  2. Iron Heights
  3. Murmur (Mouth sewn shut guy)
  4. “The City Needs Heroes without masks” trope again
  5. News 52 Mic Flag (again)




Echo Kellum Promoted to Series Regular  (Date: 04 Apr 2016)

More Mr. Terrific next season!



Katie Cassidy to guest star on Flash  (Date: 06 Apr 2016)

Appears in the 2nd-to-last S.02 Flash Ep. as an Earth-2 character named Black Siren (a character from the Justice League animated series) based on a golden age Black Canary




Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle explain the death (Date: 07 Apr 2016)

“we live in a universe where there’s resurrection, parallel earths, time travel, flashbacks — we have all these different ways of keeping Katie in the Arrow-verse family,” Guggenheim says. “Death does not mean goodbye on any of these shows”



Katie Cassidy’s quote on Goodbye (Date: 07 Apr 2017)

"Since Season 2 up until now, Laurel has had a truly amazing journey. The writers have written so well for me and I’ve had such an incredible arc. It made sense to me creatively. Laurel’s story has come to an end in the Arrowverse. I love everyone on set and our crew. Being there for four and a half years, they’ve become family, so it’s hard to not go into work every day and get to work with such amazing people. That part is certainly sad, but I was okay with it. We all came to an understanding that this was what was going to happen and it made sense to me. I think the shock value is good. It’s such a jolt and a turn in the story that it gives the writers so much more to do and places to go with it. Otherwise, I feel like shows can get stale.





Forbes: Olicity Killed Arrow  (Date: 07 Apr 2016)

Arrow Jumped the Shark. Killed the wrong character



Hollywood Reporter: Who is the Next Black Canary  (Date: 07 Apr 2016)

Spoiler - the author thinks Felicity



AV Club - what just happened??  (Date: 07 Apr 2016)

Good analysis of the impact of Checkov’s gun, and different camps in the Arrow Fan community




Marc Guggenheim talks Paparazzi and leaks on  (Date: 05 Apr 2016)

“Look, it’s not cool,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “Straight up … I’ll just say it: Shame on those people. I just look at these paparazzi as they’re ruining the party for everybody,”.



Marc Guggenheim talks character deaths on  (Date: 04 Apr 2016)

“I mean, we killed off Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) in episode 2 of Legends. It’s not like we have to go to DC and get permission. DC is our partner in all this and we keep them updated”

“I don’t believe that superheroes shouldn’t die. They are living myths, but I like the fact that they’re mortal myths. I think it gives stakes to the stories”.



Marc Guggenheim talks about death on  (Date: 05 Apr 2016)

“We started off this year with the promise of a death,” says Guggenheim, “and when we worked our way through our various creative choices, we realized [this is] the thing that will give us the most pop going into the end of the season and into next season,”





Green Arrow Issue #51  (Date: 06 Apr 2016)

In war-torn Africa, Green Arrow and Deathstroke are both hunting for the same man-Doctor Miracle-whose blood cures any disease. They’re battling not only each other, but also a militant group known as The Whites. There is no deadlier foe than the world’s greatest assassin, and against his blade Green Arrow may have met his end.



Good article summing up “REBIRTH”  (Date: 06 Apr 2016)

Think of Rebirth as DC You take two. It’s change, but change rooted in keeping the status quo of what currently works for the company, while cutting the more experimental, diverse series that hadn’t been selling—while tossing in die-hard, fan-friendly bonuses like the return of the classic Superman.





Voicemail – Black Adam




Promo for Next Week: Episode 19 - “Canary Cry” (Date: 27 Apr 2015)


Episode:            “Canary Cry” [Season 4 Episode 19]

Air Date:           Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Summary:         No credits released on IMDB yet

Director:           xxx

Writers:             xxx

IMDB:               xxx  


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This podcast was recorded Thursday April 7th, 2016.


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