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CWs DC Shows: Crises on Infinite Earths

@CanaryCry94 @Thom77 @caseyb1993 @mark_suff @commanda6 @gavs82008 @RoyB  @robert1997 

 

Hi Super hero fans

 

First the good news, all the regular CW shows on Sky have been picked and are planned to be shown in the latter part of October, except Legends which will be shown in the new year.

 

Now the bad, Sky have said that they have no plans to show Batwoman, and as most of you guys know, this show will be the second part of the 5-part Crises on Infinite Earths:-

 

Supergirl  S05E09 (Part 1)

Batwoman S01E09 (Part 2)

The Flash S06E09 (Part 3)

Arrow S08E08 (Part 4)

Legends of Tomorrow S05E?? (Part 5)

 

So guys, if there is no "Part 2" how can we have a 5-part Crises?

 

BTW, here's the URL I got most of the info from:

 

https://www.geektown.co.uk/2019/10/08/sky-one-sets-october-premiere-dates-for-supergirl-s5-the-flash...

 

 

UK Bob

 

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Thom77
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@ukbobboy 

 

I've been keeping my eye on the Geektown website religiously in recent times to see what might (or might not) be happening with Batwoman and a pick-up for UK television and it really does now seem like we could be missing out........ with the consequence indeed of a rather messed up Crossover.

 

Now, unless Sky and the folk selling Batwoman are in the middle of a Brexit-esq stand-off (and we all know how well those go) and it will all come good very very soon, we may just all have to imagine what goes on in Part 2 of the Crossover (or at least read the text description of the episode on Wikipedia)....... and how many of the returning stars / special guests might only pop-up in that episode never to be seen on these shores (until we get the DVD)??????

 

If Sky One don't pick-up Batwoman, it doesn't really seem like anyone else is going to step in....... and I'm guessing we may have reached the breaking point that was always likely to come??  How many Arrowverse spin-offs can the CW churn out before Sky One start to say "no more"?????  We can be disappointed if Sky One don't take it, but I'm guessing they may have reached their limit??

 

It will be interesting to see what does happen going forward.

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Thom77
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@ukbobboy 

 

I've been keeping my eye on the Geektown website religiously in recent times to see what might (or might not) be happening with Batwoman and a pick-up for UK television and it really does now seem like we could be missing out........ with the consequence indeed of a rather messed up Crossover.

 

Now, unless Sky and the folk selling Batwoman are in the middle of a Brexit-esq stand-off (and we all know how well those go) and it will all come good very very soon, we may just all have to imagine what goes on in Part 2 of the Crossover (or at least read the text description of the episode on Wikipedia)....... and how many of the returning stars / special guests might only pop-up in that episode never to be seen on these shores (until we get the DVD)??????

 

If Sky One don't pick-up Batwoman, it doesn't really seem like anyone else is going to step in....... and I'm guessing we may have reached the breaking point that was always likely to come??  How many Arrowverse spin-offs can the CW churn out before Sky One start to say "no more"?????  We can be disappointed if Sky One don't take it, but I'm guessing they may have reached their limit??

 

It will be interesting to see what does happen going forward.

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It wouldn’t surprise me if Netflix got the international distribution rights to Batwoman.

 

Please be aware that I have no inside source or anything like that however we were faced with a similar situation when Black Lightning first  started so going by that it just stands to reason that that is where it may end up.

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ukbobboy
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@Trans_Goth_Girl  @Thom77  @robert1977 

 

Well TGG

 

I'm inclined to believe you and hope you are right, i.e. Batwoman is picked up by Netflix.  However, there is no news of any UK based TV outlet picking up this show, I personally feel that this reluctance is down to all the pre-broadcast hate that has been generated in the US, by trolls with too much time on their hands, and the mistaken belief that this hatred could bleed through to the UK.

 

If Batwoman is not picked up in the UK, which will be a pity, then I will have to wait until the "Crises on Infinite Earths" DVD comes out, probably near Christmas 2020.

 

 

UK Bob

 

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I can’t see a situation where we don’t get the full crisis on infinite storyline because otherwise if we don’t that would be the biggest blank ever.

Also it would be an even bigger blank to those fans who have been with the Arrowverse Since the beginning.

Me personally I’ve been here since it was just Arrow on its own I basically marathon ran season one after the season one finale got aired in May 2013 on Sky One.

Batwoman may not do as well as all the other shows in the shared universe but it’s the principle that I find disturbing that we may not get to see both the show and the part which relates to Crisis as UK viewers.

Personally speaking from watching the trailer from the CW YouTube channel I didn’t think it was too preachy it could’ve been Supergirl season four or Captain Marvel, just bringing up those as a comparison.

Ultimately as fans nobody is making anybody watch anything they don’t wanna watch we are making that choice under our own volition.

In a really I didn’t see that coming Batwoman could also end up on Prime UK considering Prime got the streaming rights to Swamp Thing.

In the end we just living in really strange times when it comes to content/streaming/TV viewing.

In the end let’s be honest the way we as consumers are consuming content is making regular TV die and the need for a TV licence less and less (that’s another Conversation for another subject for the Now TV community however). 😜

If you’ve got this far thanks for reading
Thom77
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@ukbobboy @Trans_Goth_Girl 

 

You know what, maybe this is just a sign of how lucky we've had it with Sky One having all those Arrowverse shows, imagine if they'd been spread around multiple channels/platforms, Crossovers would have been a bloomin' nightmare!!!!!!

 

As long as someone in the UK takes Batwoman and we get a fighting chance of seeing it, Sky One, Netflix, Prime, E4 (would fill a nice Gotham shaped hole on that channel), Quest, Ideal World, BBC Parliament, anyone........... that being said, NOT Channel 5, those sods only destroy their US imports!!!!!!

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It would’ve made life extremely interesting but then Sky as a company obviously has a really good relationship with both Warner Bros television and the CW network.

I mean (even though this show is on NBC in the US) and Sky Witness over here there is also Blindspot, So the relationship can’t be that bad with WB television, maybe the people in charge of content at Sky don’t see the value of having Batwoman on Sky One due to blowback and negativity.

I’ll just be happy if the show finds a home as long as it’s not on any of the five terrestrial channels (And all the channels associated with, although that’s for personally selfish reasons) I really don’t care.

As I’ve said in a previous comment ultimately if Sky decide not to proceed with obtaining Batwoman then I’m more than happy for it to go to Netflix or Prime Video, especially Netflix considering they already have (as I’ve mentioned before) international distribution rights for Black Lightning.

I’m thinking we might get the Pierce family in the Arrowverse after Crisis (That’s more of a hope/wishful thinking though).

I just hope this isn’t a sign to come however, especially since Greg Berlanti and all the producers are looking to do an Arrow spin-off set in 2040 to do with the Canary Network.

A back door pilot for the show has been set up in an episode of Arrow in this coming final season.
ukbobboy
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@Trans_Goth_Girl  @Thom77 

 

Hi Guys

 

A couple of 'behind the scene' pictures from the coming CW crossover.

 

Flash, Superman and Kingdom Come Superman

 

Flash & 2 Supermen.jpg

 

 

Flash and Black Lightning

 

Black Lightning & Flash.jpg

 

This actually means that for the first time BL will be in this year's crossover, although it will probably be for a very brief moment.

 

 

UK Bob

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MarkB1
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Re: CWs DC Shows: Crises on Infinite Earths

It's a similar story with the "Chicago" franchise.  The crossover episodes don't work in the UK, with Fire on Sky, Med on Universal and PD on 5, broadcast at different times of the year. 

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Well that’s a cluster how does that work when you add SVU in the mix (where applicable)
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