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Barry Allen, Central City crime lab detective, through an accidental combination of being struck by lightning and exposure to chemicals transforms into Silver Age super hero The Flash. With the help of S.T.A.R. Labs scientist, Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee, Allen learns to control his ability to run and move faster than any man alive. Starring actor John Wesley Shipp as The Flash, Amanda Pays and Alex Désert, the show follows the crime fighting adventures of the Scarlet Speedster as he cleans up the streets of Central City.

Produced and written by the team of Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, The Flash brings the pages of DC Comics to life. A cast of villains, some from the Rogues Gallery in the pages of The Flash comic book, are played by such well known actors as Mark Hamill and Jeffrey Combs. This Warner Brothers production also guest stars M.Emmet Walsh as Allen's father and Tim Thomerson as his deceased brother.

Shortly after his transformation into the super human Flash, Barry's brother is killed by a motorcycle gang. The events inspire him to use his super powers to apprehend the leader Pike and steers him down the road of super hero. With the help of Dr. Tina McGee and her red body suit invention, Allen becomes the savior for a crime riddled Central City and target for various villains, both super and not.

Filmed in a classic noir style, this Silver Age comic is brought to life using antique cars and the art deco buildings in Los Angeles. The theme song was written and performed by Danny Elfman and costumes were created by Stan Winston.

A Pet Fly Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Flash is 22 episodes including a one hour pilot.

2 Seasons, 47 Episodes - Currently Airing
September 20, 1990
Action & Adventure
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  • In the Season Two finale, Zoom reveals his true plan and Barry vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.

  • After Zoom unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary's Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star KATIE CASSIDY). Meanwhile, Wally takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe. Iris and Henry are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.

  • With Barry gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy - Girder (guest star GREG FINLEY). Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life. Kevin Smith directs.

  • Zoom arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it's extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it - which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante's (guest star NICHOLAS GONZALEZ) doppelganger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb's death. Iris decides she's finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.

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