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Speed Demons

Episode #22 - Speed Demons
Original Airdate - September 13th, 1997.

The Flash teams up with Superman to counter Mark Mardon, a.k.a. "The Weather Wizard," who holds Metropolis hostage with the threat of unleashing a killer hurricane. 

Media by Amazing Spidey, Bird Boy
Review by The Flash
Written by Rich Fogel
Directed by Toshihiko Masuda
Animation Services by TMS-Kyokuichi Corporation
Music by Micael McCuistion

Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Dana Delany as Lois Lane
Charlie Schlatter as Flash
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
Miguel Ferrer as Mark Mardon
Lorin Dreyfuss as Ben Mardon
Carl Lumbly as Mayor
Marion Ross as General Richter
Neil Ross as Captain
Larry Cedar as First Mate

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Well, I was a bit disappointed with this one. The whole weather thing was, umm well, kinda lame. I think they could have found a better way to have Flash be in an episode. The story isn't really that important when you look at the whole picture. I was disappointed that the villain wasn't someone like The Trickster or Grodd. I did, however, like the fact that Superman and Flash were racing each other 100 times around the world. The way Flash and Superman talked, and got along was great! At first, they didnít get along, but by the end they became friends.

I noticed a few major problems with the animation. When you see Flash and Superman on land running, they look like they are going somewhat fast. However, when you see them on the globe where The Weather Wizard is tracking them, they look as if they are going 20 times faster!! Also, there is a part where Superman and Flash are running across the ocean. Superman sees a ship in trouble and he quits the race w/ Flash to go help. Superman flies off towards that direction and Flash comes to a complete stop while on the water!! He doesn't sink; turns and keeps going! This looks VERY silly.

It was nice to see Flash in the show. Even though it sounds like I dislike this episode, it is still fun to watch! They all are! It would have been nice to see who won the race. (But I think you know who won ;)

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