Earth Station One Ep 195 – ESO Targets Arrow

Earth Station One Ep 195This week, the ESO crew reaches into their quivers and takes aim at the unexpected TV hit show, Arrow. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Phantom Troublemaker, Drew Leiter, and John McCarthy review the CW series from last year’s impressive pilot to last month’s explosive mid-season finale. We also chat with writer/editor Larry Nemecek about his new Star Trek Stellar Cartography hardcover. Over the years, Larry’s had the pleasure of sitting in a number of Captain’s Chairs, but we find out how his handles The Geek Seat! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: ESO Targets Arrow
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Next on ESOESO hits the bullseye.

The ESO crew is taking archery lessons as they prepare to review one of the stations favorite new TV shows as they peel back the hood on CW’s hit series, Arrow. Based on the DC Comics character, Oliver Queen leaps onto the small screen in this hit live action adaptation. And that’s not all. ESO also takes aim with Rants and Raves, Khan Reports, Geek Seats, Shout Outs, and more. It’s another action-packed episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

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TV review: The CW’s “Arrow” off to a promising start

By Ashley Bergner
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arrowOliver Queen is a very lucky man. He survives a shipwreck and five years of being marooned on a treacherous island. He is miraculously returned to his family and friends, who assumed he was dead and thought they’d never see him again. He’s given a second chance at life — one he doesn’t intend to take lightly — and he now has an opportunity to right some of the wrongs he and his family have committed.

Oliver Queen’s quest to redeem his family’s past is the subject of The CW’s new superhero TV series “Arrow,” based on the DC Comics character the “Green Arrow.” The show airs on Wednesday nights and stars Stephen Amell as the ex-playboy Oliver Queen who now moonlights as a hooded vigilante known as the “Green Arrow.”

The show has an intriguing premise, and I believe it has the potential to grow into a strong action/adventure drama. It’s a fun show, and I’d definitely encourage fans of superhero stories to give it a try. (Also, I’ve tried to be as spoiler-free as possible in this review, but if you haven’t seen the show yet, there may be some details that give away parts of the plot.) Continue reading

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ESO explores the worlk and world of Kevin SmithNext week, the Earth Station One crew is hanging out at the Quick Stop with Jay and Silent Bob as we dive into the world of Kevin Smith with special guests Dr Q, Richard Ewell, and the return of ESO’s Dan Rynn.
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The guys who wrote Green Lantern are tackling Green Arrow next

Green Arrow getting his own series?? MaybeBy Marc Bernardin, Source:

Perhaps sensing a distinct lack of archers on the TV schedule, the CW is rapidly developing a series around millionaire vigilante Green Arrow—who patrols Star City armed with an array of arrow-based trickery—and a trio of superhero-tested writers are in the driver’s seat.

Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who collaborated on last year’s Green Lantern movie, are spearheading this new take on Green Arrow (along with Fringe’s Andrew Kreisberg)—which will have nothing to do with the version of the Emerald Archer that appeared on 70-some-odd episodes of Smallville.

To that end, Justin Hartley—who played a much younger version of Oliver Queen on Smallville than appears in the comics—won’t be involved. He can always drown his sorrows in a nice merlot while watching the failed Aquaman pilot he was in, Mercy Reef: