LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is getting on the 1980s nostalgia train with a planned Halloween episode that will be an homage to the Stranger Things decade, according to showrunners.
“We’re basically doing an episode where it’s a send up to the Amblin films of the 80s, it’s very Stranger Things, it’s a story where Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) as a young a boy befriends an alien, kind of lik Elliot in ET, the twist being that the alien he befriends is a baby Dominator,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told a group of reporters ahead of the episode. “And chaos ensues.”
The Dominators should be familiar to fans of The CW’s Arrowverse, as they were the Big Bad that brought Supergirl into the fold in last year’s four-show crossover event.
But this time around, the drama will be wackier and less end-of-the-world serious.
“Ther’s a dance number in it,” teased EP Phil Klemmer about the episode. “Someone tries to have sex with a space alien… and it’s gonna be on Halloween, which is perfect.”
“A Billy Joel album is used as a weapon,” Guggenheim added. “It’s a crazy episode. I want to say it’s one of the best of the first eight.”
This season, Legends is also plotting a Vikings episode, a golden age of Hollywood episode and an episode that has the heroes come across Helen of Troy. Ahh the joys of time travel.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW after The Flash.
Linda Ge | TV Editor