CRISIS VS. TOOBWORLD
O’BSERVATIONS ON WIL WHEATON
There are still two episodes to go in the CW/DC crossover event “Crisis On Infinite Earths” – ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. When the story first arrived in the DC comic books, the goal was to streamline their massive empire down to one manageable Earth for all of their characters. One result was that many superheroes and villains and other characters were wiped out or combined into one character.
I don’t follow comics anymore, so I can’t say if there is still only the one universe… for them. But at the time, it was mostly unspoken, but if those multiverses contained comic book versions of all of us, then we’re all dead in those various dimensions as well.
Or has it?
These characters would especially include:
- Isaac Parrish (‘Eureka’)
- Colin Mason (‘Leverage’)
- ‘Criminal Minds’
- ‘Diagnosis Murder’
- ‘Love Boat: The Next Wave’
- Conrad Moody of ‘Powers’ as it’s a world where super-powers are natural to all.
- Bryan (no last name known) in an episode of the anthology series ‘Perversions of Science’ (a lot of freedom from the rules with anthology shows.)
- “Sharknado 2” – NO way could the “Sharknado” franchise could be happening in the main Toobworld. I think the dimension of Disaster Toobworld would be a better fit. But the main reason that Wheaton’s character has to be considered from some other Toobworld than Earth Prime-Time or Earth-38 can be summed up by his listing in the credits on the IMDb:
Here’s who I’d like that protester to be – the Earth-38 televersion of Wil Wheaton himself, a member of the League of Themselves who will eventually be inducted into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame.
Wheaton has a firmly established televersion in Earth Prime-Time, thanks to 17 episodes of ‘The Big Bang Theory’. I think there will more in time.
That same argument could apply to any of his other characters, but I just like the idea that on Earth-38, Wil Wheaton became a doomsday conspiracy nutjob.