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Jul 21, 2016

Starling Tribune - Season 4.5 Special Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Marooned (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


Episode:            “Marooned” [Season 1 Episode 7]

Air Date:           March 3rd, 2016


Director:           Gregory Smith
5 Different directing credits, and we’re previously talked about him as an actor which made the move to in front of the camera with Rookie Blue


                        2x Legends of Tomorrow | 3x Arrow | 8x Saving Hope | 5x Rookie Blue


Writers:             Anderson MacKenzie

                        2x LoT | 1x Tomorrow People | 1x Forever
...19x Scorpion as an “assistant”

                        Phil Klemmer
Definitely more of an industry veteran
8 Writing Credits, 7 Executive Producer and Producer Credits including EP on LoT, Chuck, Tomorrow People, Forever

                        On Lot: LoT: 16x Developed by | 5x written by | 3x Teleplay
Other: Wrote 12x Ep Chuck | Developed and Wrote a TON of Tomorrow People on the CW | Veronica Mars | Forever




Weekly Ratings


Rating: Episode 7 - 2.28 (March 3rd, 2016)

  • Down from the prior week of 2.47… Because can anything be as good as Ollie with a Goatee?
  • Arrow was on a break that week (back March 23rd)
  • The Flash was also on a break (back March 22nd)
  • Supergirl was on a break too! (back March 14th)

Episode # Episode Title Episode Air Date Rating
1 Pilot, Part 1 21-Jan-16 3.21
2 Pilot, Part 2 28-Jan-16 2.89
3 Blood Ties 4-Feb-16 2.32
4 White Knights 7-Feb-16 2.39
5 Fail-Safe 18-Feb-16 2.25
6 Star City 2046 25-Feb-16 2.47
7 Marooned 3-Mar-16 2.28
8 Night of the Hawk 10-Mar-16 2.01
9 Left Behind 31-Mar-16 1.97
10 Progeny 7-Apr-16 1.88
11 The Magnificent Eight 12-Apr-16 1.98
12 Last Refuge 21-Apr-16 1.78
13 Leviathan 28-Apr-16 1.86
14 River of Time 5-May-16 1.63
15 Destiny 12-May-16 1.89
16 Legendary 19-May-16 1.85


  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • “Marooned” (Chris start us off)
      • No hidden message again - just Marooned
      • Backstory and Interpersonal Drama
    • Recurring theme of death
      • Sarah
      • Rip’s family
      • Ray palmer
  • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts (SP first then Neil)
    • CGI dogfight between the Acheron and the Wave Rider
    • Sarah, Kendra and Ray in the hallway during the assault on the waverider
    • Sarah vs. Mick going on while Rip v. Time Pirate while Crew in the hallway
    • lots of character development
    • Doesn’t belong here - but the decision to space all the pirates.  Pretty cold.
    • Freakin end scene with Mick and Snart was gut wrenching
  • Time Travel: Share your thoughts (Neil then Chris)
    • Time Masters
    • OK, so if we have time pirates, then we potentially have a ton of people who can really screw with the timeline who really don’t care about the consequences
  • Rip Hunter
    • /Sigh - backstory… but does anybody care
    • Captaining skill, on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being Captain Crunch, 10 being Captain Picard.
    • Rewatching the dead family voicemail/email/holovid trope. Ugh
    • Rip in the brig was a freakin asehole
  • The Atom - Ray Palmer
    • Not a captain
    • Going outside to repair the ship is the selfless boyscout to a T
    • Favourite Beatle comment - not fair to the other three kinda reinforces that
  • White Canary - Sara Lance
    • Perspective on dying
    • Perspective on Mick Rory - He’s in a dark place and he’s not coming back
  • Hawkgirl - Kendra Saunders
    • Ripping off the ATOM chestplate can’t be good for the suit
    • Start of the relationship
  • Captain Cold - Leonard Snart
    • “My partner’s on that ship” - There is still that inherent loyalty to Mic, even though he’s disagreeing with him at that point
    • Time to choose a side - at this point the rift is complete
  • Heatwave - Mick Rory
    • Lots of Mick Rory stuff - more dialogue, more scenes.  
  • Firestorm - Professor Martin Stein
    • Stein was actually pretty useful
  • Firestorm - Jefferson Jackson
    • Jax’s look with the distress call was priceless
  • Waverunner/Gideon
    • N/A




Season 1 Episode 7 “Marooned” (Date: 4 Mar 2016)

  1. Bonnie Baxter: Captain of the Acheron is a canon character from the time masters
  2. The Acheron: DC easter egg, both a powerful ghost, and a demon post-flashpoint
  3. Time Pirates: Admit it, we all thought Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits didn’t we...
  4. Reference to Rick Starr: Golden Age space Ranger from DC
  5. Star Wars and Star Trek References: Like Sulu or Han Solo
    (a) From the comments: When Kendra says "tell that to Vash" in response to Ray calling Captain Picard "sexless", she was referring to Vash, the woman Picard met (and got together with) while on vacation in the season three Next Generation episode, "Captain's Holiday". Vash (played by Jennifer Hetrick) appeared again in the TNG episode "Q-pid" and the DS9 episode "Q-Less". That was a pretty obscure reference but a nice one for big fans of TNG.
    (b) Gideon says “His chances of survival are less than 3,720 to 1” - Same as Star Wars when C3PO calculates the odds of survival
  6. Imperiex: Canon reference, this time to a Superman Villain
  7. Kanjar Ro: Another Canon reference to a classic Justice League Villain
  8. Rip Hunter’s last name is Carter: Booster Gold’s son...
  9. Parley: Kinda a reference to Pirate’s of the Caribbean
  10. Time Master Coburn: Reference to Arrow writer Jake Coburn?
  11. Slinky: Ray Palmer’s first pet (Burmese Python) was named slinky after the toy
  12. John Valor: Another DC canon character, British Nobleman who took to the high seas




  1. First Season 5 Set Photos show a shirtless Ollie (Date: 12 July 2016)
    * Stephen Amell has revealed the first look at Arrow season 5 and it provides a clue to what Oliver Queen will be up to in the show's flashbacks
    * Russian Fight Club
    * The first rule of Russian Fight Club is you don’t talk about Russian Fight Club
  2. Cody Rhodes sports “Destroy Queen” gear as he hits the gym  (Date: 12 July 2016)
    Cody is getting ready for his fights v. Queen - get ready for a brawl




  1. LoT: Caity Lotz reveals Legends of Tomorrow Episode One title  (Date: 14 July 2016)
    * Episode Title: “Out of Time”
    * Story by Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak, teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer.
    * Dermott Downs, who directed  the Legends of Tomorrow S.1 finale, will direct the S.2 premiere.
  2. Flash: A New Dark Speedster heads to the Flash  (Date: 13 July 2016)
    * Cool black-suited speedster caught on set filming for the Flash.
    * Black Racer? Earth-2? FlashPoint?
    * Spartacus and Vampire Diaries star Todd Lasance has been spotted on set filming alongside Keiynan Lonsdale
  3. Flash: Wally is Kid Flash!!!  (Date: 12 July 2016)
    * Classic Yellow and Red Suit with no cover on the top of the head.
    * What do you guys think?
  4. Supergirl: Snapper Carr joins CatCo as Editor in Chief  (Date: 12 July 2016)
    * "Felicity" and "Cougar Town" alum Ian Gomez has been tapped to play CatCo editor-in-chief Snapper Carr in Season 2 of "Supergirl."
    * Probably means way less Calista Flockhart up in Vancouver
  5. Supergirl: Article  (Date: 13 July 2016)
    * “The FAMILY's” Floriana Lima Lands Maggie Sawyer Role In Supergirl Season 2
    * Floriana Lima will play Maggie Sawyer, an openly gay detective who had a relationship with Batwoman in the comics.
    * Created by John Byrne, the character first appeared as a member of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit in 1987 dealing with metahuman threats.
    * This version of the character is described as being, "a detective for the National City PD who takes a special interest in the cases involving aliens."
  6. WB TV: Warner Brothers scores SDCC TV-Guide covers  (Date: 11 July 2016)
    * For its seventh year in a row, TV Guide is teaming with Warner Bros. Television for four special covers
    * DC Comics-based TV series "Supergirl" and "The Flash" got their own TV Guide covers, in addition to "Supernatural" and "Blindspot."
    * Each series will air on the CW, except for "Blindspot," which will continue to air on NBC.




  1. DC Collectibles is releasing a TON of DC TV Figures  (Date: xx July 2016)
    * New DC TV action figures which DC Collectibles will unveil at the San Diego Comic-Con
    * Currently not set to go on sale until 2017,
    * Firestorm, Hawkgirl, and The Atom from Legends of Tomorrow,
    * Constantine and Vixen from Arrow,
    * Zoom from The Flash (no Killer Frost?!), and
    * Supergirl and Martian Manhunter from Supergirl.
    * All of these will retail for around the $28 mark and stand at over 6" tall.
  2. Wanted to highlight a few rebirth titles that landed yesterday  (Date: 13 July 2016)
    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps REBIRTH #1
    Nightwing REBIRTH #1
    Detective Comics #936
    Flash #2
    Wonderwoman #2
    Action Comics #959




Promo for Next Week: Legends Of Tomorrow - “Night of the Hawk”



Episode:            “Night of the Hawk” [Season 1 Episode 8]

Air Date:           Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Summary:         The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon in the 1950s where they suspect he's involved in a recent string of murders.

Director:           Joe Dante

Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones and Cortney Norris


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