DC Musings: Wish List

Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have all wrapped for the season. Here are things I hope to see going forward…

Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have all wrapped for the season. Here are things I hope to see going forward…

First World Problems — With the addition of Supergirl to the CW DCU, I’ve felt dissatisfied with Arrow and The Flash. Has Earth-1 been destroyed? No. Are Oliver and Barry the last of their species? No. Then, they have first world problems. Hopefully, Team Arrow, Team Flash, Team Supergirl, and Team Legends could have a crossover conversation that allows the Emerald Archer and The Scarlet Speedster some much needed perspective.

Holocaust Remembrance — It will be taxing for David Harewood and Sharon Leal. Given the Martian story line on Supergirl, however, It’s vitally important that the last Green and the reconciling White take part in an episode centered around Terran holocaust remembrance. Hopefully, the story could feature actual holocaust survivors. We’re losing them to old age now, and the CW’s demo would greatly benefit from more visceral reminders of history they might not otherwise connect with.

The Justice League — I would love a story set on Earth-3. It would star Jamey Sheridan as Robert Queen/The Green Arrow, John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick/The Flash, Alex Kingston as Dinah Drake/The Black Canary,  Helen Slater as Linda Lee/Supergirl, and guest star Lynda Carter as now Queen Diana of Themyscira. They would face the Legion of Doom featuring John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/The Black Arrow, Mark Hamill as James Jesse/The Trickster, and Victor Garber as Martin Stein/Deathstorm.

Super Pets — I’ve never thought of the Super Pets as twee. As a disabled person, I understand the value of service animals. I’ve given some thought to realistically incorporating them into the CW DCU, and I’ve come up with two options. First, Kara could adopt Streaky from a local shelter. Supergirl’s producers could go to a local shelter to adopt the cat that plays Streaky. They could then feature that same shelter as the National City Shelter from which Kara adopts her new friend on the show. The episode could also feature an “Adopt. Don’t shop.” PSA with the shelter.

Second, in comic canon, Doctor Mid-Nite had an owl sidekick named Hooty. Viewers could find out that the Legends of Tomorrow version of Charles McNider rehabilitated an injured owl in the year 3000 that he named Hooty. To atone for Dr. Mid-Nite’s death, Rip Hunter could adopt that owl. As with Streaky, producers could coordinate with a wild bird rehabilitation center to cast Hooty and feature that organization in a PSA.

These are just a few ideas I had. I’m looking forward to your wish lists in the comments.

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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