We live in a world where the CW’s The Flash is one of the hottest superhero shows on the tube. But there was a time when the DC Comics speedster was a TV dud: Way back in 1990, CBS aired a show about fleet-footed do-gooder Barry Allen. It only lasted a season.
But, as we’ve learned from comic books, when the same character exists on two different planes of time and space, a meeting — and reckoning — is inevitable. In this case, Vulture is happy to play the role of facilitator. For this week’s Vulture Remix, we imagine a titanic meet-up between the Barry of 1990 and the Barry of today, to settle, once and for all, who has rightful claim to the scarlet mantle. (Ratings notwithstanding.)