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Flash: The Fastest Man Alive in Moving Pictures

FLASH WEEK continues here at ONCE UPON A GEEK…

Today I decided to highlight some of Flash’s exploits captured for television.

This first clip is probably the best TV Flash moment ever! It stars the Wally West Flash from the Justice League Unlimited episode “Divided We Fall”. The voice was provided by Michael Rosenbaum.

This next one is from “Justice League: New Frontier” starring the Barry Allen Flash.  The voice was provided by Neil Patrick Harris.  Yup, that’s Doogie playing the fastest man alive!

This next one is the opening of the 1960’s animated series.  If you play this one, be aware that the first few seconds are just a black screen.

The opening & closing credits from the 1990 live action “Flash” TV series starring John Wesley Shipp.  Love that Danny Elfman theme!

Here is a nice clip of Impulse on Smallville played by Kyle Gallner.

Normally I don’t go in for the fake music videos on YouTube, however, the following is a good one that showcase’s Kid Flash on the recent “Teen Titans” cartoon. The voice for Kid Flash was done by Michael Rosenbaum, the same guy who did the voice of the Flash on the Justice League cartoons.  By the way, an added bonus to watching this music video is that I didn’t have to suffer through an actual episode of “Teen Titans”.  🙂

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t include a clip from the totally camp 1979 “Legend of the Superheroes”.  Wow, this is really terrible.

Sorry that I’m missing a few clips of the Flash, however, I have my reasons:

  • Flash in the JLA unaired pilotI couldn’t find any decent video recordings to post that highlighted the Flash character in the “Justice League” live-action failed pilot from 1997.  However, here is an image of Kenny Johnston in costume from the show.  Be thankful this pilot failed.
  • I was surprised that I wasn’t able to find any decent scenes starring the Flash from the Super Friends cartoons.  Very disappointed in that.
  • I didn’t include the Flash appearance from “Superman: The Animated Series” and/or “The Batman” cartoon.  I felt he was too similar to the Justice League version to merit posting a video of it here.


5 thoughts on “Flash: The Fastest Man Alive in Moving Pictures

  1. Never heard of that Legend of the Superheroes. Wish I never had. Thanks for exposing me to such rubbish.
    A comedy? Egad, that was terrible.

  2. That “Divided We Fall” scene was pretty fantastic. I really like the way the character was portrayed in that series. And I had forgotten all about the 1990 show with John Wesley Shipp, who was a refugee from some soap opera my mom used to watch. Random!

  3. I only really looked at the ones I hadn’t seen — the Filmation intro, the “Legends…” clip, and the music video. I have to say, the music video was actually pretty good. (They can be really hit or miss.)

    On the other hand, I couldn’t finish the clip from “Legends of the Super-Heroes.” It was just too painful. At least now I know I don’t need to track down a copy.

  4. Ed/Kelson – You can thank Ravenface for me posting the “Legends of the Superheroes” clip. When we were kids, he talked about that old show all the time. When I got around to FLASH WEEK, I decided I better include it. I’ll be honest, I didn’t even finish watching that clip. 🙂

    Erika – Glad you liked that “Divided We Fall” clip. I think it’s seven kinds of awesome!


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