sierraleone, on 16 November 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:
Though they seemed to imply the Professor wasn't affected (with his eyes trained solely on the actress/inventor).
I did like it that the episode turned out to be more about Hedy Lamarr than Helen of Troy. Although they fudged history a bit -- Lamarr's Hollywood contract was with MGM, not Warner Bros. Her first US film was Algiers
with Charles Boyer. And she should've had a mild Austrian accent. The actress's resemblance was pretty good otherwise, though.
So this water witch is another granddaughter of their Zambasi crew member.
Kuasa was a character in the animated web series Vixen
, which introduced Mari/Vixen to the Arrowverse. There, she was voiced by Anika Noni Rose. So far I'm not finding Tracy Ifeachor nearly as impressive an actress, and she seems about a decade too young as well (plus she lacks the accent Rose's Kuasa had). The Atom and Black Canary (Laurel Lance) guest starred in season 2 of Vixen
, which is how Ray knows her. (I still don't get why he didn't recognize her when they first met, since he specifically said that he remembered fighting someone with her powers.)
Is is just mean, or is it odd that no one was overly concerned everything has gone horrible in 2042?
Their responsibility is to correct anomalies in history, not to try to change it. The dystopia is not the result of a time-travel aberration or anachronism, so technically it's not their job to fix it, any more than it's their job to go back and kill Hitler or whatever. Still, Jax did say a week or two ago that dealing with that dystopian future is "on our list." They may be more willing to alter something in their future than in their past -- and we've seen they're sometimes willing to "hack" the past too.