DC TV Crossover: Ten Things About “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1”DC TV Crossover: Ten Things About “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1”
Ten teases about Part 1 of The CW's DC TV crossover "Crisis on Earth-X" DC TV Crossover: Ten Things About “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1”

This year’s DC TV crossover on The CW begins at 8PM (ET) tonight (November 27) with what would ostensibly be this week’s episode of Supergirl. Really, though, it’s the first of four episodes of Crisis on Earth-X, which is the title of this year’s big event in which evil villains from a world where the Nazis won World War II crash the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West… and then stuff really goes down.

Here are some teases of things you might look forward to.

The title card. As we mentioned, it’s more like part of a series called Crisis on Earth-X. In fact, the Supergirl series logo seems to appear nowhere in this episode, nor do we expect to see the other show logos on those respective series. We do wonder if this means Crisis on Earth-X will get a separate DVD/Blu-ray release next year so people can have all four parts in one place; otherwise they’d be lost.

And speaking of getting lost… If you only watch The Flash, and usually skip the other shows, don’t do that. You really need to start with Supergirl and Arrow tonight to follow what’s going on. Otherwise, it’s like tuning in and getting The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens without seeing what started it all.

Scary villains. Those who saw the other big DC team-up this year in the big-screen Justice League, even if they loved the movie, you’d have to admit that Steppenwolf was… kind of lame. By having more humanoid villains, especially ones with faces of characters we love, it adds an urgency and epic feeling to any confrontations.

A surprise visitor comes to the wedding. Beyond the characters of Earth-X, there’s a character that comic book fans may recognize who shows up at the wedding. We won’t say if he or she has appeared on the show before, but if it is who we think it is, it’s very cool.

It’s interesting to note who is not at the wedding. No Jesse Quick? Ralph couldn’t stretch his way into getting an invite? Linda Park? Jay Garrick? Tina McGee? #1 WestAllen shipper the Music Meister? While it’s fun to see things like Mick Rory attending and seated next to Captain Singh, it is curious who wasn’t able to make it for Iris and Barry’s big day.

The Greatest American Hero. Why yes, that is Greatest American Hero William Katt officiating the WestAllen wedding. You don’t know who William Katt is? You need a schooling in superhero TV history!

Melissa Benoist sings! It’s been seen in the promo photo, so it’s not a spoiler, but in a call back to last year’s Supergirl/Flash “Duet” crossover, Barry asks Kara to sing at the wedding. And what she sings will make you cry.

Ronnie, remembered. There’s a very nice scene between Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Martin Stein (Victor Garber) where we see that Stein’s original “other half” may be gone but he’s certainly not forgotten. See Danielle Panabaker talking about this scene here.

Iris West is a beautiful bride. As if there was any doubt!

Who is Prometheus-X? That’s one mystery that probably won’t be solved in the first hour…

Bonus: For once, Barry rather than Oliver is the one with the answers and the sage advice.

Bonus #2: The best coffee pun ever.

Bonus #3: Joe West’s speech is extremely touching, and Jesse L. Martin delivers the heck out of it, as he often does.

Bonus #4: Some character interactions that we haven’t seen before on the show(s) are a highlight. It’s a lot of fun to see all of these people interacting, especially [SPOILER] and [SPOILER].

A few weeks ago, we visited the sets of all four shows and were able to interview the casts of the shows about this momentous occasion. You can see our video playlist of interviews below.

 

Finally, here are some pics! After you watch the episode(s) come talk about them on the KSiteTV Forum!

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Supergirl -- "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1" -- SPG308c_0229.jpg -- Pictured: Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” BEGINS — Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes — Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) — lead their teams into battle to save the world. Larry Teng directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller (#308). Original airdate 11/27/2017.

Craig Byrne, Editor-In-Chief

KSiteTV Editor-In-Chief Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show’s Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.

  • Corfy

    Nov 28, 2017 #1 Author

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention Mackenzie Gray’s appearance. He was the guy on Earth-X that had one day to make sure the device didn’t have a trap. He also played the older Lex Luthor Clone in the season 10 premiere of Smallville…. and he played a Kryptonian in Man of Steel.

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