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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/11/16
Stop me if you've hear this one.

A dissatisfied member of an advanced society steals a time travel device, complete with advanced AI, and travels through time and space to right wrongs and have wacky adventures.  Along the way, he picks up some colorful companions who assist him in these adventures.  Bonds are forged. Lives are lost.  Evil is vanquished.

Sound familiar?

What's that you say?

I'm talking about Doctor Who?

No, I'm not.

I'm talking about the latest foray into the CW/DC Universe, Legends of Tomorrow.

Legends of Tomorrow gives us Rip Hunter in place of the Doctor.  He steals the time ship Waverider.  He collects a group of heroes and villains CW spent the first third of the season setting up and takes them back and forth in time in an attempt to stop immortal caveman, Vandal Savage.

Rip Hunter is played by former Doctor Who companion, Arthur Darvill wearing the 10th Doctor's spare trenchcoat.  His companions are Firestorm, The Atom, White Canary, Captain Cold, Heatwave, Hawkgirl and Hawkman (RIP).

The similarities were so blatant that after watching the pilot I started referring to the show as JLWho.

That's not to say Legends of Tomorrow isn't good.  It's a fun romp through the still developing CW/DC Universe.

Using the immortal Savage as the main villain was a good idea.  His ability to be anywhere from ancient Egypt to the far flung future gives the story some cohesion, well, as much as time travel stories can have.

The series has even given us peeks at some lesser known DC characters in, sometimes, different iterations.

Case in point, in the White Knights episode, we are introduced to Valentina Vostok, a Russian scientist in league with Savage in 80s Russia.  Comic fans know Ms. Vostok as the Negative Woman of Doom Patrol fame.

That's right, Legends of Tomorrow planted seeds for Doom Patrol.

Well played folks.  Well played.

What does any of this have to do with LinkFrogging?

Simple.

I've wanted to discuss Legends of Tomorrow for a few weeks now, AND, it allows me to use the actress behind Ms. Vostok as this week's hostess.

Please say hello to Stephanie Corneliussen.

Ms. Corneliussen's isn't long, but it includes Hello Ladies, Bad Judge, Royal Pains and Hansel & Gretel:  Witch Hunters.  Her most famous role to date has probably been on Mr. Robot.

Hopefully, we'll see more of her on Legends of Tomorrow as part of The Doom Patrol.  Until then, there's always season 2 of Mr. Robot.

Let's hit the links.

CHRIS

Larry Flynt challenges #Drumpf to show us the beef

HUNTER

The first episode of my webseries Forever Alone

Like what you see?  Contribute to the production HERE

BRUCE

Crazy fan theories about The Simpsons that might be true

Insane moments that almost made it into famous movies

Jeb Bush's main financially backer gave all his money to a Times Square psychic

How Netflix's $5 billion budget is driving a cable industry arms race

The most popular fictional characters...by state

And finally, the dark, twisted back story of Eugene Levy's SCTV character, Bobby Bittman

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