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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

May 11, 2016

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


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network



Episode:            “Genesis” [Season 4 Episode 20]

Air Date:           Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Director:           Gregory Smith

Writers:             Oscar Balderrama

Emilio Ortega Aldrich




- With Chris out on assignment GonnaGeek Guest Host Michelle steps in for the night

- This is the episode SP wanted last week!

- Chris reports from the scene of a fantastic epic battle

- Neal McDonough continues to dominate the screen on Arrow

- Diggle’s pain as he goes through the final battle with his brother

- Oliver Queen learns him some magic

- SP runs the Star Trek reference board this week

- SP is NOT WRONG! Political Intern Dude turns on Thea!

- Just what are Political Intern Dude’s motivations?

- Was the Baby Motorcycle stunt government safety approved?

- That Felicity van moment….AGAIN!

- Felicity should have been the one to learn the magic

- Oliver’s flashback sequence with all the great characters

- The magical tattoo is magical!

- Is Constantine coming back?

- Damian Darhk’s return to Hive!

- Thea’s ninja training starts to reveal some skills!

- The reporters poke some fun at the whole Genesis dome

- The reporters also speculate as to why Thea was brought down to the dome in the first place

- 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 20 “Genesis” (Date: 04 May 2016)



  1. Callback to Milo Armitage who tried to steal the Markov device in S.02
  2. Hub City - home of the Question - was this a female question??
  3. Callback to the Fern...
  4. Fortuna - one of the three witches in DC
  5. Under the dome - kinda Stephen King, kinda DC Convergence Event




Ep.21 To have a bunch of returning badguys  (Date: 05 May 2016)

Anarky, The Calculator, and Murmur



Breaking News

Colton Haynes on why he asked to leave Arrow (Date: 05 May 2016)

"I asked to step away because I cared more about my mental and physical health than my career at the time”



Arrow adding Mysterious & Irrepressibly Charming character (Date: 02 May 2016)

Casting call for late 20s to 30s physical & charming character - Potential adversary as a man on a mission” — out as he is to avenge a tragic, violent loss from his own, years-ago past.



Arrow, The Flash, & iZombie Score Leo Award Nominations  (Date: 03 May 2016)

Besides stunt coordination, Arrow nabbed two out of only three nominations for costume design (for "Legends of Yesterday" and "This is Your Sword," a Best Director nod for "Brotherhood" (which, funny enough, was directed by stunt coordinator James Bamford, who was nominated in both categories), and a Best Actress in a Lead Role for Emily Bett Rickards (specifically for the episode "A.W.O.L.").



Stanley Cup on the Set of Arrow  (Date: 29 Apr 2016)

While Stephen Amell wasn't a huge hockey fan while growing up in Canada, ironically it took him moving to Los Angeles, where he got season tickets with his cousin Robbie, to turn him on to the sport.



Supergirl renewal hinged on budget talks  (Date: xx Apr 2016)

$3M per episode.  May move to CW Network.



DC TV News


Supergirl Renewal/Move To CW? (Date: 05 May 2016)

Impact on Arrow? Cross-Over? Link:




Bearded Ollie returns on One:12 Figure  (Date: 02 May 2016)

Currently available for pre-order, the figure is being sold for $75 USD and releases this fall.



Green Arrow Variant Covers released for DC Rebirth One shots (Date: 04 May 2016)

In addition to the debut special, in June the event the will get four one shot Rebirth issues, including Batman: Rebirth #1, Superman: Rebirth #1, Green Lantern: Rebirth #1, and Green Arrow: Rebirth #1. Now we've got a peek at the variant covers



Green Arrow #52 hits the shelves  (Date: 04 May 2016)

Green Arrow is dead. Deathstroke has won, and now he's returning to the states to deliver Dr. Miracle to the man known as Blood Bag. And in Seattle, the war between the Berserkers and the Patriots has led to the Wargs being rounded up and sent to internment camps—which sparks an uprising among the Wargs!



Interview w/ Green Arrow comic writer Benjamin Percy  (Date: 05 May 2016)

Percy confirmed to CBR News that when the two meet for the first time, Oliver and Dinah Lance are adversaries rather than a couple. But, Percy promises, the fighting doesn't last for long





Voicemail – Chris




Promo for Next Week: Episode 21 - “Monument Point” (Date: 05 May 2015)


Episode:            “Monument Point” [Season 4 Episode 21]

Air Date:           Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Summary:         When Team Arrow learns what Damien Darhk's next move is Felicity realizes she needs to ask her father, Noah Kuttler, for help. Noah and Oliver have a heart to heart talk that leaves Oliver rattled.

Director:           Kevin Tancharoen

Writers: Speed Weed!!



Tune in to see what the Starling Tribune crew thinks will happen this season on Arrow based off what we've seen so far. After the show wraps keep listening as we bring fans on the show discuss their theories for season 4.


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This podcast was recorded Thursday April 28th, 2016.


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