DC´s Legends of Tomorrow is the new Superhero show that came to our television sets on The CW. It focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.
Greg Berlanti (the one responsible for the DC Universe at The CW), Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer and Andrew Kreisberg are the creators of the adaptation to the screen, and the show brings an interesting cast headlined by Superman vet Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Victor Garber as Dr Martin Stein, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance and an impressive array of superheroes / villains as Prison Break´s brother duo Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller as Heat Wave and Captain Cold, Ciara Renée as Hawkgirl, Franz Drameh as Firestorm or Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall.
Casper Crump as Vandal Savage, the only megavillain that has accomplished, or will accomplish what no one ever´s done: Rule the entire world successfully.
What would you do when you´ve seen the future and it is apocalypse? Would you go back in time and try to save the world? That is what Rip Hunter is trying to do, but, as he cannot do it alone, he is recruiting a huge band… those who will become The Legends of Tomorrow.
In the second episode, The team finally encounter Vandal Savage, who senses the presence of Hawkman and Hawkgirl. A fight follows in which Ray loses a piece of his costume that threatens to change the future. Then the team plan to correct that.
In the third episode of Legends of Tomorrow, called Blood Ties, Rip Decides to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his Financial asset’s Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage’s Bank, but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile Snart and Rory talk Jax into taking the Waverider back to central city so they can steal a valuable emerald. Professor Stein guides Ray on a Dangerous mission.
In White Knights, When Vandal Savage retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980’s, a string of Nuclear scientist’s Begin to mysteriously disappear the team follows Vandal’s trail straight into the Heart of the Soviet Union in an attempt to find his next target, Ray tries to Bond with a Beautiful soviet scientist Valentina Vostock in the hope’s of finding out Vandal’s next move when Valentina rejects him its Snart to the rescue, Stein pushe’s Jax to be Better which frustrates Jax and ultimately threatens the Firestorm Matrix. Rip askes Sara to train Kendra.
In Fail-Safe, After some of the Legends are captured and thrown into a Russian gulag during the Height of the Cold war of 1986, Snart leads the Team in an elaborate escape plan to free their comrade’s. However, Rip gives Sara a secret side mission that could prove not only to be a liability, but fatal to the Team.
I am not asking for an Army, just a time ship and permission to save the world from Vandal Savage. says Rip Hunter when making his case in front of the Time Masters Council, who remind him that they are custodians of the Timelines of the universe, not of mankind… but can the universe have a future when there is no hope, nor humanity, nor anyone to be in that universe?
Grant me the authority to change the timeline, this time…
– “You usually like to work alone, Captain, says the ship”.
– “This time I will need a team, responds” Rip Hunter, and you know that it is time to enjoy the recruiting process that starts with Atom and a fast paced sequence introducing each of the eight members Hunter is getting for the mission.
Of course, getting to see Ammel as Arrow shows immediately this is all the same universe of all of DC´s Shows, setting the stage for Legends of Tomorrow to work in coordination with the rest of the storylines, which is going to be great for the fans of the different superhero sagas on The CW.
“Where I come from you are not considered heroes, you are considered Legends” is the motivational speech from Rip Hunter to convince the eight recruits to join in the quest, especially the two bad guys Heat Wave and Captain Cold.
Best Quotes from DC´s Legends of Tomorrow
Quotes from Legends of Tomorrow Pilot
Barry Allen: Sometimes the world needs a team.
Dr. Martin Stein: You call this a team? A girl with wings in a past lives complex. A deceased assassin. A pair of criminals. And a billionaire with more tech than he clearly knows what to do with it.
Ray Palmer: I know exactly what to do with it. Most of the time.
Leonard Snart: I can’t imagine any kind of future where I’m a hero.
Carter Hall: Or mine.
Rip Hunter: I know it’s difficult for you to fathom, but where – when I’m from, the year 2166, you and everyone on this roof aren’t just considered heroes… You’re legends.
Ray Palmer: Legends?
Dr. Martin Stein: I, um, I hate to nitpick, but doesn’t a legend have to be dead?
Kendra Saunders: Yeah, see, uh, that’s deal breaker for me, so I’m gonna pass.
Leonard Snart: We go out for one lousy drink, and you guys somehow manage to pick a fight with Boba Fett.
Ray Palmer: That’s the worst that Savage can throw at us? We got this thing nailed down.
Leonard Snart: Why did you say that?
Mick Rory: Whatever you roofied him with, I’d like some.
Dr. Martin Stein: I did not roofie him.
Mick Rory: Oh, I ain’t judgin’.
Mick Rory: I can’t believe you’re hooking up with the Englishman. We’re thieves. Crooks. Criminals. I have no desire to save the world. Especially 100 years after I’m dead.
Leonard Snart: He said across time, Mick. What about the years before? Before fingerprints and surveillance cameras and DNA analysis. Why did we become criminals?
Mick Rory: Because we hate working and we love money.
Rip Hunter: Dr. Palmer, please tell me…
Ray Palmer: I didn’t leave my exosuit on the ship? Okay, but I’d be lying.
Rip Hunter: Will you people please stop hitting me?
Laurel Lance: After you died, I needed a channel for my grief. I found it in becoming the Black Canary. I found it in you.
Sara Lance: For me, being the Canary was never that positive.
Laurel Lance: Then don’t be the Canary. Do what Oliver’s been doing. Do what this Rip Hunter is offering you the chance to do and… be a hero in the light. Be the White Canary.
Sara Lance: Where did you get this?
Laurel Lance: I have a resourceful friend named Cisco.
Sara Lance: Where’s the mask?
Laurel Lance: You don’t need it anymore. You’ve lived in the shadows long enough.
Gideon: Captain Hunter told me you’d try to do this, and he also told me not to listen to anything you say.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: Well, you are a computer. You have to listen to me!
Gideon: You seem overwrought, Mr. Jackson. If you’d like to go to the Med Bay, I’d be happy to prescribe you a sedative.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: I do not need another roofie!
Dr. Martin Stein: Why the change of heart?
Jay Jackson: You ever play football? Yeah, I didn’t think so… Anyway, the best feeling I ever got from being on the field wasn’t when I made a great play or we won some game. It was when one of my team-mates took a tackle for me, and I knew they were gonna make sure I was safe. And nobody got to me. Watching all of you rush back to the ship, even those two knuckle-heads, to take on Chronos, made me feel the same way. I like being part of a team, man.
Dr. Martin Stein: Me too.
Quotes from Legends of Tomorrow S01E02
Mick Rory: You are a Special Kind of Crazy. I like it
Rip Hunter: Actually, I’m in charge, in case any of you have forgotten.
Leonard Snart: No, I remember. I just don’t care.
Dr. Martin Stein: Keep an eye on the door, and when I get back, stop flirting with me.
Sara Lance: You were the one flirting with me.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: Look, what’s the big deal? I mean, younger you isn’t married yet, so technically it’s not cheating.
Dr. Martin Stein: October 1975. This is right when I meet my future wife, Clarissa. So obviously, we wouldn’t want my former self tempted by a sexy assassin from the future.
Sara Lance: Aw, you think I’m sex…
Dr. Martin Stein: Do not finish that sentence.
Sara Lance: I cannot believe that that is you.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: Seriously, I had no idea you were ever cool.
Dr. Martin Stein: I wasn’t cool. I was an arrogant little snot.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: Was?
Rip Hunter: We can’t go back and change events in which we participated. Time would fold in on itself, creating a temporal vortex.
Ray Palmer: Which sounds way cooler than it is.
Ray Palmer: In another life, you could’ve become an electrical engineer.
Leonard Snart: Guess I dodged a bullet.
Ray Palmer: You think I want to be like you? You make being a tech billionaire sound like a bad thing.
Leonard Snart: You spend all your time and money inventing a super-suit, and what do you do with it? Fly around like some incredible shrinking schmuck trying to save the world.
Ray Palmer: Robbing banks for a living – I suppose that’s more important?
Leonard Snart: It’s sure as hell more satisfying.
Ray Palmer: Thinking like that is what makes you a criminal.
Leonard Snart: No, it makes me a survivor. And there’s gonna come a day when you wish you were too.
Rip Hunter: I’ll go with you.
Leonard Snart: I already got a partner.
Rip Hunter: Who I trust even less than you.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: People actually wore this crap?
Dr. Martin Stein: People smoked a lot of pot in the ’70s. It clearly had a deleterious effect on the fashion of the era.
Sara Lance: Forgetting physics for a second, shouldn’t we figure out what Savage is doing in Norway?
Rip Hunter: According to Gideon, there is a large meeting of terrorists and fringe groups looking to buy illegal arms.
Mick Rory: Now that sounds like a vacation.
Leonard Snart: Arms dealers and terrorists aren’t exactly our kind of people, but they’re the next best thing.
Carter Hall: Well, looks like you and your lapdog get to earn your keep.
Mick Rory: I’m no one’s lapdog, bird-man.
Mick Rory: Can I burn some stuff now?
Leonard Snart: I wish you would.
Ray Palmer: I’ll have the access code cracked and security disabled before you could say “breaking and entering.” There. We’re in.
Mick Rory: I wouldn’t be so sure about that.
Ray Palmer: Why’s that?
Leonard Snart: Because you just tapped into a dummy box, which means those guards are gonna be here…
Mick Rory: Quicker than you can say “rookie mistake.”
Dr. Martin Stein: Reading at 96.6%. It’s definitely down there.
Sara Lance: Be right back.
Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson: Whoa – wait, wait, wait. Shouldn’t we handle this? I mean, you’re pretty stoned.
Sara Lance: I could be unconscious and still be able to kick ass of a few rent-a-thugs from 1975.
Dr. Martin Stein: We just have to track them. Fortunately, Alpha Particles are highly trackable.
Ray Palmer: Yet unheard of in the 1970s. It’s like we’re trapped in the Stone Age.
Dr. Martin Stein: I’ll have you know that I was researching Alpha Particles when you were eating crayons.
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Rip Hunter: Oy! Where do you think you’re going?
Dr. Martin Stein: To break into my old lab and bring us back the particle tracker.
Rip Hunter: Fine, but perhaps, you should take Jefferson and Sara to as your intermediaries. Look, interacting with yourself in the past can have catastrophic effects upon the future.
Dr. Martin Stein: Fascinating.
[to Jefferson and Sara]
Dr. Martin Stein: Let’s go.
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Vandal Savage: Oh. The burning man.
Firestorm: I just don’t burn, pal.
[hits Vandal Savage with a blast of fire]
Firestorm: I blast things too.
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Firestorm: It’s all good. Savage is down.
Carter Hall: Savage is not defeated by earthly means.
Firestorm: Well, I hit him with a nuclear blast, so, you know, not that earthly.
All in all, a great addition to our television. A fast paced superhero Sci-Fi show with time travelling, the Prison Break duo, Brando Routh, Crossovers from Flash and Arrow… what´s not to like?
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