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The CW continues churning out its DC Comics TV universe without any stops as “Legends of tomorrow” gets set to start off its third season in the fall, months after wrapping up season 2 last April. A synopsis of what’s in store in season 3 for the Legends team of side heroes and villains from the other primary The CW superhero shows have been released.

The last scene of the second season finale was also on-the-nose with the next problem this time-travelling team will face. Speaking of time travel, the title fourth episode of S3 seems to come across as a reflection of an S2 episode featuring a real-life film director during his early days.

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First Lucas, now Spielberg?

Director deja vu

When “Legends of Tomorrow” show-runner and comic-book writer Marc Guggenheim Tweeted a production sheet for season 4 – episode 2, many followers of the TV series suddenly got to wondering. The episode title is “Phone Home,” most easily construed as referencing a line from the 1982 sci-fi fantasy “E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial.”

From there the episode could mean one of two possibilities. One is that the plot would involve aliens in general. The other option, one substantiated by the series before, is that it could be a time-travel episode featuring Steven Spielberg, director of “E.T.”

It should be recalled that one episode from the second of half of “Legends of Tomorrow” season 2 is called “Raiders of the Lost Art.” Said episode has the Legends travel to 1967 and inadvertently cause George Lucas to wash his hands of filmmaking.

As a result of his work on “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” do not get made, causing two of the Legend members to lose their smarts and super powers. It turns out that their scientific specialties were brought about by inspiration from those movies. The Legends had to work to put history back on track. Perhaps "Phone Home" is a variation of the tale but with Spielberg in focus.

Legends versus Time Bureau

Season 3 of “Legends of Tomorrow” has the eponymous time-travelling team of superheroes face the fallout of their chronological mishaps from the previous.

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Their efforts to defeat Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash and his Legion of Doom have caused various anachronisms popping up in the world of their general present time. As seen in the S2 finale, their Los Angeles is currently populated with dinosaurs.

What’s more, their original founder Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) returns as the leader of the Time Bureau, a separate agency doing what the Legends did in seasons past, but is now fighting the team itself. The Legends of Tomorrow find themselves between a rock and a hard place when their series picks up again for season 3, premiering October 10 on The CW.