Friday, December 5, 2014
Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes
The crew of the starship Enterprise and the Legion of Super-Heroes find their worlds merged into one ruled by a tyrannical government known as the Imperial Planets. They find out that the ruler of this world is the man known in the Enterprise crew’s universe as Flint and in the Legion’s universe as Vandal Savage. A time-traveling Q was captured by the immortal caveman, diverging and combining both timelines. This story once again confirms that the DC Universe is an alternate reality to the CU. The Legion seen here appears to be the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths version of the team, at some point after the “Great Darkness Saga” storyline. Vandar the Stone, as Savage/Flint is now known, shows his captives several time machines once belonging to those who tried to topple his empire. The time machines include: Lazarus’ capsule from the Star Trek episode “The Alternative Factor”; the Atavachron from the Star Trek episode “All Our Yesterdays”; Berlinghoff Rasmussen’s time pod from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “A Matter of Time”; an Epoch-class timeship from the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Future’s End”; the data disk from Enterprise; the Doctor and the Master’s TARDISes from Doctor Who; the phone booth from the films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey; the Rocket Sled from the film Timecop; the DeLorean from the Back to the Future film series; the Cosmic Treadmill used by the DC Comics superhero the Flash; the Lazarus Pit, the source of immortality for Batman’s foe Ra’s al Ghul; the Dagger of Time from the Prince of Persia video game series; a time bubble from the Legion of Super-Heroes stories; H.G. Wells’ machine from the film Time After Time; the stopwatch from the TV series Voyagers!; the time sphere from the DC comic Rip Hunter, Time Master; and the titular conveyances from the films Hot Tub Time Machine and Stargate, H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, and the television series The Time Tunnel. Presumably, at least some of these devices existed in the CU and/or the DCU before Vandar altered time.