As filming for the final 13-episode season approaches, actor Grant Gustin drew the spotlight on the series. That''s because on this day in 1990, Robert Iscove (Barry Allen, The Flash,, and Amanda Pays, respectively, wrote the first episode of The Scarlet Speedster. But many observers have argued that superhero films should be taken seriously. Shipp would also play Barry Allen in the latter attempt to defeat the Anti-Monitor.
To commemorate the event, Shipp went to social media to remind people of how huge a premiere the series had (especially considering the time slots it went up against) but it was the last in a series of tweets that hit the show, directed to Gustin in light of his run ending. "When you want to judge the quality & impact of a show, go to the reviews in major outlets that were written AT THE TIME," Shipp said. "Not those written 30 years later, out of context, by
After a massive backlot at @wbpictures and excellent ratings, about this time we were excited about the @CBSTVStudios'' opening. Despite our 23 million viewers* debuting in CBS'' most difficult time slot against Cosby and The Simpsons https://t.co/0R5pvpFpMC pic.twitter.com/Wacn7vc0yV
John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) January 20, 2022
If you want to judge the quality and impact of a show, look no further than reviews in major outlets that were written AT THE TIME. Not those written 30 years later, out of context, by those who may or may not have been alive. My gift for the future to #GrantGustin
John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) September 20, 2022
"At this point in 1990after a backlot at [Warner Bros.] for the international press and excellent reviews coast to coastwe were eagerly anticipating our [CBS] debut. Despite our opening in CBS'''' toughest time slot opposite ''Cosby'' and ''The Simpsons,'' Shipp writes with an accompanying post that included some images from back during the show''s run:
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