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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 26, 2016

Starling Tribune – Special Edition – 2016 Batman V Superman Film (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)


The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network


This year that film that many comic fans have been waiting their entire lives for released: Batman V Superman. The Reporters viewed the film or read extensively about the controversial film and in this off week from Arrow, The Reporters Stargate Pioneer, Chris, Guest Ferris and Guest Michelle Ealey take the time to run down their thoughts about the film.


Title:     “Batman v. Superman - Dawn of Justice”

Released:          March 20, 2016 (USA premiere), March 25, 2016 (Wide release)

Director:           Zack Snyder - Man of Steel | Sucker Punch | Watchmen | 300 | Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Writers: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer

Runtime:           2hrs 31min

Budget: US$250M


Trailer:  All Trailers:



Box Office: Summary as at April 19, 2016

Domestic:          $312,780,395       37.5%

+ Foreign:         $521,100,000       62.5%

= Worldwide:     $833,880,395   


All four Reporters run down their take on the film and other than a few gems no one was head over heals for the movie. Stargate Pioneer vows never to watch another Zack Synder movie in the theater again. Michelle looks forward to Wonder Woman. Ferris loved the Batman action. All of the reporters agreed that Superman was gravely a mis-understood character. Lex Luther was not a great portrayal. Alfred was one of the few gems while Doomsday was mostly “Meh.”  Chris, since he has not seen the film, had a unique position to cover only how the media covered the film. Did the movie succeed in setting up future DC films? Which universe is more worth it to the viewer right now? DC television or DC films?




Marc Guggenheim admits that S04 struggled w/ Flashbacks (Date: 17 Apr 2016)

Wendy Mericle & Marc Guggenheim open up and discuss that the flashbacks in Season 3 and 4 were meandering, and they experimented with not tying them directly to the current storyline with limited success.



John Ramsey on how PTSD is impacting the team  (Date: 20 Apr 2016)

Post-traumatic stress syndrome has happened to the whole team after Laurel's death. He's no exception, and so we're seeing a Diggle that we've never seen before



Arrow wraps Principal Photography on S.04 w/ Wrap party   (Date: 17 Apr 2016)

Stephen Amell sings “Don’t Stop Believing”, and Neal McDonough jams on harmonica



Will Felicity Rejoin Team Arrow or Ollie?  (Date: 13 Apr 2016)

Marc Guggenheim tells TVLine, “There are two issues” at play for Felicity, who exited the team shortly after ending her engagement to Oliver. “She’s broken up with Oliver and she’s also broken up with the team



Article on “the Rise and Fall of Felicity Smoak”  (Date: 20 Apr 2016)

Polarizing OpEd piece on Yahoo: For quite some time, Felicity was everyone’s favourite character. She could do no wrong. The audiences loved her.

Now, she’s near universally hated.

So what changed?





Stephen Amell knows his celebrity abs!!  (Date: 14 Apr 2016)

On the red carpet of the MTV Movie awards, Captain Amell goes 4 for 4 on guessing celebrity Abs! Boom baby!




John Barrowman Talks Dark Archer comics  (Date: 19 Apr 2016)

Our inspiration came from questions I’ve always had about Malcolm from the beginning of the series. The main one was where did all his wealth come from?





Green Arrow Rebirth Preorders go Live!!!  (Date: 15 Apr 2016)

June 1, 2016 - As Oliver struggles with how he can fight "the man" when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.


THEY SAID IT: "My touchstones are [former GA writers] Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell, while trying to make the series my own," says writer Benjamin Percy. "Green Arrow will be a politically and culturally relevant series. Expect stories that aim a broadhead into the zeitgeist, that are ripped from the headlines."




Dark Archer (Digital) Issue #8  (Date: 20 Apr 2016)

Pursued by dangerous beasts, Malcolm and Lourdes discover an ancient magic inside the Ashkiri temple.




NEXT EPISODE --- Canary Cry


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:           Laura Besley New TV Director 1st Arrow | 1 SVU | 1 NCIS | 3 Criminal Minds

Writers:             Wendy Mericle

Beth Schwartz



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 21st, 2016.


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