Here's yet another mass media flip and spin on the nature of our present situation, as we await the appointed reset of time back into the past. DC's new Legends of Tomorrow show is kind of a rip-off of Marvel's Avengers, spinning characters off The CW network's popular Arrow and Flash live-action comic versions.
Opening clip from DC “Legends Of Tomorrow” - Pilot - Rip Hunter makes his plea before the Time Master Council
“As a time master of long standing you seem to forget, our responsibility is to protect the timeline, not humanity. You wish to engage in the very sort of manipulation time that we are sworn to prevent.”
Rip Hunter, rogue Time Master, asks for a single time ship because he wants to protect the world from the devestation being caused by an immortal from ancient Egypt, Vandal Savage. The time ship is a time machine/transport vehicle with an AI personality named Gideon as crew. A time ark of sorts. Apparently denied by the council, Rip goes rogue and takes a time ship and goes to assemble a select team. The numbering of 8 select individuals that he gets for his team invites comparison to the mission and ark that saved 8 souls through the flood - with water as time. As it was in the days of Noah... and that scripture has to do with time, with rightly knowing the time. (As I've shown here: Will No One Know the Day?) The name, Rip Hunter suggests a hunter of rips or tears in the "loom of fate" or fabric of space-time.