Non-Arrowverse DC TV Show Timelines

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selfishmisery

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I understand. What of The Flash (1990) then? I'd assume that would stay, of cause, but it's existance creates an inconsistency with the other shows. Pahaps that should be inserted into it's own timeline?

Maybe just a note at the top of the CW Multiverse should do.

Black Lightning is a CW DC show, so it will probably be in the post-crisis Earth, especially since it's not just going to be cancelled.
That's assuming they'll all merge into one Earth. Which I highly doubt. Too messy. :p
 

Pro Bot

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Personally, I'll watch all shows involved with Crisis no matter how small. I think, not saying you should do this, a basic order is easy enough to do, and I know when the breaks between episodes of Black Lightning are and when the episodes take place, month based, thanks to you.

Here's my point, though. I'm sure anyone who wants to do the same would like a note at the top of the Arrowverse timeline stating which shows are in the CW Multiverse, in case they're as crazy as me to do such a thing, or just find it interesting.

Something like:

Shows that aren't technically in the Arrowverse, Earth-1 and Earth-38, but are in the Multiverse and do crossover are:
Batman (Earth-66)
The Flash (Earth-90)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Earth-92)
Superman Returns (Earth-96)
Smallville (Earth-1001)
Black Lightning (Earth-18)

Messy multiverses, right?
 
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selfishmisery

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Watched the Gotham series finale on Bluray. The scene with Nygma in Arkham towards the beginning has that newspaper date which reads "April 15th".

Eh. I know they mentioned later that Bruce was back after "nearly a decade" for the new Wayne Tower opening. But that newcaster might have not been referring to the Tower, but more so the fact that Bruce has been in Gotham for a few weeks prior. Close enough.
 

Pro Bot

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April 15
Gotham
5x12, "The Beginning..." (0:01:09 - 0:08:24)

April 16
Gotham
5x12, "The Beginning..." (0:01:09 - 0:42:39)

Time codes overlap.
 

TalonCard

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If we get to the point where half of DC live-action makes it into the crossover, I can't add it all to the DC/CW timeline. It's too much and too tangential, especially if something like BL or the 90s The Flash show are fairly standalone...

We'll have to vote on it, and I mean no disrespect, but I think it should mainly stay Earth-1 and Earth-38; unless there's any event of them traveling to Earth-2 or another Earth in the current shows.
My personal preference would be to just keep it in the same list--it sounds like a lot to add, and of course it is. But in the grand scheme of things, it's really not that much considering the sheer number of episodes the main DC/CW shows drop every year. In five more years, the new DC/CW output alone will dwarf whatever shows are tied in via the Crisis Crossover. It's going to be cumbersome and complicated whichever route it ends up going. And while some of the older shows might seem tangential now, it seems likely that there will be more crossovers with old shows in the future.

That said, I think there might be a workable compromise: limit the detailed DC/CW timeline to the shows currently on the CW, but remove the "Simplified Viewing/Reading Order" from the first post. Start a new topic for "DC Live Action Multiverse Simplified Viewing/Reading Order", and have that be the new all-inclusive home for everything tied in via Crisis and any future crossovers.

Since it would be just a list of episodes/movies in the approximate year they are set, with no complicated flashback/timetravel entries, it would be a shorter, more manageable list that would represent the full multiverse and allow those of us watching the shows in order a handy resource.

TC
 

Pro Bot

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My personal preference would be to just keep it in the same list--it sounds like a lot to add, and of course it is. But in the grand scheme of things, it's really not that much considering the sheer number of episodes the main DC/CW shows drop every year. In five more years, the new DC/CW output alone will dwarf whatever shows are tied in via the Crisis Crossover. It's going to be cumbersome and complicated whichever route it ends up going. And while some of the older shows might seem tangential now, it seems likely that there will be more crossovers with old shows in the future.

That said, I think there might be a workable compromise: limit the detailed DC/CW timeline to the shows currently on the CW, but remove the "Simplified Viewing/Reading Order" from the first post. Start a new topic for "DC Live Action Multiverse Simplified Viewing/Reading Order", and have that be the new all-inclusive home for everything tied in via Crisis and any future crossovers.

Since it would be just a list of episodes/movies in the approximate year they are set, with no complicated flashback/timetravel entries, it would be a shorter, more manageable list that would represent the full multiverse and allow those of us watching the shows in order a handy resource.

TC
I agree.

I'd also like to add the Batman '66 comics (at least the crossovers) seem to all be set in 1966, which, according to references (Santa Claus screwing the timeline harder than Barry/some have to take place after the series) and episode guides (which you could try and force out of order, I guess...), is simply impossible. This means no Wonder Woman '77 (which also has to take place in 1977 if we count the comics), unless there is a crossover in Crisis or the future.

Oh, The Green Hornet is also 100% non-canon dispite the crossover, since Batman is a show in The Green Hornet and uses the actual Batcave set, meaning it's not just a tv show based on the real heroes. It also had Batman and Robin climbing a wall, but that one wouldn't be as definitive proof as one would think.
 
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selfishmisery

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Months have clearly passed between Pennyworth episodes 3 and 4 because

Lord Harwood has grown a full beard. It takes two to six months for a full beard to grow out. Although since Alfred says he still plans on marrying Esme after giving her the ring...two months maximum. Not that much time would need to have passed.
 
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selfishmisery

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I missed this in Pennyworth episode 4, but it is 100% in 1968 - they mentioned Cliff Richard leaving The Shadows on the news in one scene; which occurred around October 1968.

Objectively, that would put Gotham around 1989 to 1994 for sure.

EDIT: The ending of Episode 2 is on August 26 because they mention a certain character's execution being on a bank holiday. The closest one in 1968 is, of course, August 26.
 

Pro Bot

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Maybe they can write it into Crisis?
I don't see that happening, with the show being set approximately 200 years ago and the Arrow-Multiverse working as if all universes happen at the same time (eg. 1990 Flash is him 28 years later, unlike Spider-Man 2099).
 
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