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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

Jul 13, 2016

Starling Tribune - Season 4.5 Special Edition – Legends Of Tomorrow Star City 2046 (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


Episode:            “Star City 2046” [Season 1 Episode 6]

Air Date:           February 25th, 2016


Director:           Steve Shill
56 Different directing credits


                        1x Legends of Tomorrow | 2x Flash | 1x Supergirl | 14x Law & Order SVU | 1x Constantine | 1x The Following | 13x Dexter | 2x Blindspot | 12x Law & Order Criminal Intent | The Sopranoes, Rome, Deadwood, The Wire - the list goes on and on!


Writers:             Marc Guggenheim

                        Arrow: 23x executive story editor | 17x writer | 2x story editor | 23x Co-producer
2x LoT | 1x Heart of Dixie

                        Ray Utarnachitt

                        Relative newcomer
LoT: 16x Exec. story editor | 2x Writer
1x Flash | 4x Tomorrow People | 2x Person of Interest
Misc. 12x Script Coord Undercovers | 58x Script Coord Psych




  • What was the overall theme for this episode / What was the link to the ep. name
    • “Star City 2046” (Chris start us off)
      • No hidden message - just a grim Star City of an alternate future!
    • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts (Lobster first then Neil)
      • Great fight scenes - Ollie and Connor v. Deathstroke.
      • Very different fighting styles
      • Thugs galore
      • Warehouse fight where they lose connor
      • Climactic Fight With old Ollie
    • Time Travel: Share your thoughts (Neil then Chris)
      • The crew not understanding how time travel works is the biggest problem with the entire episode.  None of anything that was happening should have mattered!!!!
        • What would have happened if they left Sara, and then the timeline reverted.  
      • Ollie!!
        • Goatee and one arm - how freaking awesome was that
        • Love the ATOM tech in the cybernetic arm.  Funko, make this happen.
      • Connor Hawke!
        • John Diggle Junior - not canon, but good tweak
      • Deathstroke - Grant Wilson
        • Pretty much a badass
        • Took Ollie’s arm
      • Rip Hunter
        • For a time master, he’s not good at explaining how time steam works
      • The Atom - Ray Palmer
        • Start of the romance element
      • White Canary - Sara Lance
        • Calls Rip on chaning the timeline for selfish purposes
      • Hawkgirl - Kendra Saunders
      • Captain Cold - Leonard Snart
        • You’re not the boss of me - “Actually I am”
        • Damn - that was not the right line to use
        • Cold cocks Heatwave
      • Heatwave - Mick Rory
        • In his element
        • Living the dream - plan to take out the other thieves and criminals
        • Just wants to see the world burn.  That sums up the character, and right there defines the difference in Heatwave and Capt. Cold
      • Firestorm - Professor Martin Stein
        • Not good at giving love advice
      • Firestorm - Jefferson Jackson
      • Waverunner/Gideon
        • N/A




Season 1 Episode 6 “Star City 2046” (Date: 18 Feb 2016)


  1. Connor Hawke: Ollie’s illegitimate son from the comics
  2. The Smoak Building: Big things in the works for Felicity in this timeline
  3. Deathstroke II: Grant Wilson  - Slade’s son who is also a character from the comics
  4. Old Ollie: Similar to one armed old Ollie in Millar’s the Dark Knight
  5. Uprising: Common Berlantiverse theme - Arrow Season Three episode "Uprising," fans saw the city taken over by Brick
  6. Adams & O’Neill: warehouse at the corner of Adams & O'Neill, Classic GA & GL creators
  7. Creating the Future you Dread: Recurring Sci-fi theme
  8. Taken!: He's been taken!" ...Just like Oliver's son William in last night's episode of Arrow, titled "Taken
  9. Olie’s Theme: Same music from Arrow
  10. Blackhawke Armored Car Job: That's something we saw on The Flash, where the pair actually perpetrated the heist.




  1. Kevin Smith knows how he would bring Onomatopeia to Arrow  (Date: xx June 2016)
    Onomatopoeia has a very distinct look and quirk in the comics, which might not translate to TV that well. That doesn’t mean Kevin Smith hasn’t thought about how to make it work.
  2. Former WWE superstar Cody Rhodes (Stardust) to appear on Arrow  (Date: 02 July 2016)
    *Confirmed during a panel at Heroes & Villains FanFest in New Jersey Stephen
    * Rhodes added that, "You can probably expect Stephen and I to get into another fight."
    * No further details about who he'll play were revealed,
    * He'll first show up in episode three.
  3. Did Stephen Amell confirm Flashpoint??  (Date: xx June 2016)
    Stephen Amell said "sure" in response to a question about Flashpoint impacting Arrow, adding "you bet" when someone followed up by asking, "majorly?" Needless to say, that's all pretty vague, but with the internet being what it is, it predictably didn't take long for his comments to be turned into the actor confirming that the events of The Flash would end up having an affect on Arrow.  Now, Amell has taken to Facebook to make it clear that Arrow will NOT definitely be affected by Flashpoint in a major way, stating: "Actually I sarcastically said "sure"... And then I seriously said, "I have no idea whatsoever"
  4. Diggle Finally Gets a New Helmet  (Date: xx June 2016)
    * fans were not happy with the execution, instantly zeroing in on Spartan's head attire and its close resemblance to the helmet worn by a certain X-Men villain.  
    *David Ramsey thought the design should be a little different as well,
    * new look will be constructed by S.T.A.R. Labs' Cisco Ramon
  5. Olicity is kinda-back  (Date: 04 July 2016)
    At Heroes & Villains FanFest in New Jersey, Amell shared his thoughts on Olicity: “I was chatting with a couple of fans earlier and they were saying there hasn’t been a lot of positivity and reassuring notions when it comes to Oliver and Felicity’s relationship,” he said. “I think that it’s important to remember that relationships on the show don’t have to be only defined by romance. Oliver and Felicity could have a wonderful, fulfilling, dynamic relationship and not be together, right?”
  6. Production has Started on Arrow  (Date: 05 July 2016)
    *Check out Stephen Amell’s social media for all the travel chaos he had on the 4th of July
    * season opener will be titled "Legacy."
    *Director: Bam Bam Bamford, Story: Greg Berlanti, Teleplay: Guggenheim and Mericle




  1. Kevin Smith confirmed to direct Ep.7 of the Flash  (Date: 05 July 2016)
    In an interview with Den of Geek, Smith revealed he will be back at the directorial helm around mid-season. “I know I’m going back to The Flash, first week of September, to direct episode 7 of season 3. Still haven’t heard anything back from Arrow.”
  2. CW and Netflix confirm exclusive deal  (Date: 05 July 2016)
    *Seasons available 8-days after the season ends
    *new mufti-year content licensing deal that will keep Netflix the exclusive home for past seasons of the CW's scripted series, including popular DC Comics superhero shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. The deal also covers iZombie, Supernatural, The 100, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, and upcoming 2016-2017 debuts Riverdale, Frequency, and No Tomorrow.
  3. Batman and Green Arrow get Giant Mech Suits  (Date: 06 July 2016)
    <<Warner Bros has released a new trailer for a Batman Unlimited original movie called Batman Unlimited: Mechs Vs Mutants. Mister Freeze’s latest invention super-sizes Killer Croc and Bane, turning them into giant mutant monsters that bash through the streets of Gotham. Batman and Green Arrow must save the day by piloting their giant robot mechs into combat.>>




  1. Funko Keychain Pocket Pops for Arrow and Flash  (Date: xx June 2016)
    Coming in August, Pocked (Keychain) Pops for the CW’s Arrow and Flash.  It’s interesting that for Arrow, they went No-sleeves, but for Flash they went with the red disk on the chest instead of current season white.
  2. Green Arrow #2 (Rebirth!!)  (Date: 06 July 2016)
    Writer: Benjamin Percy | Pencils: Otto Schmidt | Cover by: Juan E. Ferreyra
    “THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN” Chapter Two. In #2, Green Arrow is betrayed, broken and left for dead. He wakes up in a world where the once-wealthy Oliver Queen has no resources and only the faintest clue what’s happened to him. Meanwhile, in a distant land, an old ally begins a quest to help the Emerald Archer in his darkest hour.
  3. Green Arrow A Celebration of 75 Years  (Date: xx June 2016)
    * First appearing in 1941 as a twentieth-century Robin Hood in a tale by Mort Wesinger and George Papp, the Emerald Archer has grown to a be a wisecracking, hot-blooded, and sometimes radical counterpoint to more straight-laced superheroes. This collection features the Green Arrow in all his many forms, from the zany, boxing-glove-arrow wielding adventurer of the Silver Age to the gritty urban vigilante of the 1980s and beyond.
    * GREEN ARROW: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS is a crash course in the history of the Battling Bowman from origin to death to rebirth, featuring an all-star cast of comic talent including Mike Grell, Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore, Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Brad Meltzer, Amanda Conner, Jeff Lemire and more.
  4. Diggle and Flash coming to the Batman miniatures game from Knight Miniatures  (Date: 05 July 2016)
    Knight Figures make the Batman and Marvel miniature games.  Lead (not really) figures, unpainted.  Checked the current figs out in our comicbook store recently, and they’re pretty sweet.  The Arrow expansion pack rulebook was added back in May.




Promo for Next Week: Legends Of Tomorrow - “Marooned”



Episode:            “Marooned” [Season 1 Episode 7]

Air Date:           Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Summary:         When there's no trace of Savage, Rip spends time dwelling on the past and Rory continues to be a liability to the team. The crew receive a distress call from another Time Master and seek it out, only to find that the ship was commandeered by time pirates. Snart has an important decision to make.

Director:           Gregory Smith

Writers: Anderson Mackenzie & Phil Klemmer



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