Batman Beyond - Season 1 [BEST]
Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future outside the United States) is an American superhero animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. Created and developed by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Alan Burnett and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series began airing on January 10, 1999 on Kids' WB, and ended on December 18, 2001. In the United Kingdom, it began airing on September 4, 2000. After 52 episodes spanning three seasons and one direct-to-video feature film, the series was brought to an end in favor of the Justice League animated series, and plans for a fourth season were cancelled. Depicting a teenaged Batman (Terry McGinnis) in a futuristic Gotham City under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne, Batman Beyond is chronologically the final series of the DC Animated Universe, and serves as the sequel to both Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures.
Batman Beyond - Season 1
The third season of Batman Beyond featured the two-part episode "The Call" with (for the first time) a futuristic Justice League, a springboard for the Justice League animated series. The setting and characters of Batman Beyond were also briefly revived in Static Shock during the episode "Future Shock" in which Static is accidentally transported 40 years into the future.
A spin-off from Batman Beyond, an animated series called The Zeta Project, featured a revamped version of the synthoid Zeta from the Batman Beyond episode "Zeta". Batman would guest star in the episode "Shadows". The super villain Stalker was to have appeared in The Zeta Project episode "Taffy Time", but ultimately did not do so. The second-season episode "Ro's Gift" has an appearance by the Brain Trust from the Batman Beyond episode "Mind Games". Terry McGinnis/Batman was originally slated to appear in this episode as well, but was cut since Bruce Timm and company were working on Justice League.
A direct-to-video feature film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, was released on December 12, 2000. The original release was censored for elements of violence and death following the Columbine High School massacre, though a second, uncensored version was later released. Nevertheless, it received critical acclaim for its story, voice acting, animation and score. A second Batman Beyond film, focusing on the origins of Terry McGinnis, multiple clones of Bruce Wayne and the appearance of an elderly Selina Kyle, was planned by Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami, though it was never scripted, as it never went beyond a 45-minute impromptu plotting session between the two. The project was scrapped due to the dark tones and controversies surrounding Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Despite this, the plot elements were eventually reworked into the second-season finale of Justice League Unlimited titled "Epilogue" (which was intended to be the series finale until the show was renewed for a third and final season) where Terry discovers his genetic origins from Amanda Waller and Selina Kyle is briefly mentioned in passing.
Batman BeyondSeries title:Batman BeyondAbbreviation:BBCreators:Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, and Paul DiniDistributors:Warner Bros.Production dates:1999-2001Episodes:52 (3 seasons)Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, India and also the Philippines, until its reruns) was the fourth television series produced in the DC Animated Universe continuity. It began airing on January 10, 1999 and ended its run on December 18, 2001.
Batman Beyond was very successful during its original run, and as such the series ran for a total of three seasons, with Will Friedle in the role of Terry McGinnis, and Kevin Conroy reprising the role of Bruce Wayne from previous Batman cartoons. If you have never watched the show, then now is the perfect time to rectify this oversight, and below you will find a list of episodes to help guide you through the series.
In addition to the television series, Batman Beyond spawned a direct-to-video feature film. The movie was released in 2000 (during the third season of the show), and hit shelves in two versions: A cut version and an uncut version.
Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Australia, Japan, and Mexico) is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy.Depicting the teenager Terry McGinnis as a new Batman in a futuristic Gotham City under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne, the series began airing on January 10, 1999, and ended its run on December 18, 2001. After 52 episodes spanning three seasons and one direct-to-video film, the series was put on hold for the new Justice League animated series despite the network having announced plans for a fourth season.However, there was a short-lived spin-off, The Zeta Project. In The Zeta Project's first season episode "Shadows", there is a crossover with Batman Beyond; in this continuity, the story takes place between the episode "Countdown" and the series finale "Unmasked." The continuity of Batman Beyond has made various crossovers into comic books published by DC Comics, including an ongoing series beginning in 2011.
If this topic was done before, I apologize. So why is it that people don't like Justice League Season 1 as much as most of the other DCAU Seasons? I do like all of the Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond seasons more and all of the Justice League Seasons after more too, but I believe Justice League Season 1 was good too. Was it because people thought Superman was too weak or they thought the stories in those episodes weren't as good as the earlier DCAU Seasons and the later Justice League Seasons?
Same thing with Batman Beyond Season 2. I heard from some people that Season 2 of Batman Beyond was the worst season of the show and wasn't as good as Seasons 1 or 3 because it was less dark and had more episodes focusing on school stuff. Is that true?
Back in the first season, Terry has to deal with Willie Watt, a lonely classmate who steals his father's giant construction robot to wreak havoc on his bullies. Willie gains a mental link to the robot, so it sucks pretty bad when Terry has to get rid of it.
But in the second season, Terry encounters "supernatural" forces at his high school and guess what? It's Willie, his mental powers having gone haywire and his capacity for revenge going wild to match. This takes a spot on the list because it shows Beyond's capacity for creating interesting, recurring villains. The bad guy doesn't have to be the Joker for you to want to see him return.
The season finale for the first season of the show sees Derek Powers bring in his son Paxton, who is just as awful as his father, to be the acting CEO of Wayne-Powers. At a board meeting announcing the change, several protestors storm in and shout complaints at Paxton, irritating Derek and revealing to the world that he is in fact the supervillain, Blight. It's an episode filled with some great moments, such as the revelation that some of the protestors were on Paxton's payroll and the exchange between Batman and Blight onboard Blight's hideout: a nuclear submarine.
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Batman Beyond was an animated television series developed by Warner Brothers depicting a futuristic Gotham with an aged Bruce Wayne mentoring a new batman, Terry McGuiness. Spanning three seasons, the pilot was released in January 1999 and the final episode aired in December 2001. The series would later garner great acclaim, including two daytime Emmy Awards, and was named the 40th best animated television series of all time by IGN.com. It was an incredible series that was one of my personal favorite tv series of all time. I loved the futuristic element, the action, the characters, and the dark and gritty visuals. The futuristic Batman in his batsuit was also really well done, voiced by none other than Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible).
This was a really interesting and fun episode, perhaps one of my favorites. Not only were there clear connections to other cyberpunk media like Ghost in the Shell and maybe a Philip K Dick novel like Ubik, for instance, but watching batman fight his own batsuit and seeing the fighting style of an AI with no corporeal weaknesses was simply really cool.
This episode reminded me a lot of Doctor Ido from GUNMM (Alita: Battle Angel). Unlike Ido, however, the doc is relatively helpless himself. What I found particularly interesting in this episode was the 4 different body augmentations the gang uses, how they use them to fight batman, and the technology the doctor has available to him.
Drawing on the beloved Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy voices Bruce Wayne once again. Nominated for nine Emmy Awards over its three-season run, Batman Beyond would ultimately take home two Emmys and three Annie Awards.
The entire television series and its spin-off movie Batman: Return of the Joker arrive on six BDs, loaded with both archival DVD special features and all-new content exclusively for this set. A digital copy good on VUDU is included, redeeming all three seasons and the movie in HDX quality. That is a fantastic bonus valuable on its own. The deluxe limited edition sets are numbered to 50,000 units. 041b061a72