Batman Beyond

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 13

    Unmasked

    Aired 12/18/01

  • S 3 : Ep 12

    Countdown

    Aired 4/7/01

  • S 3 : Ep 11

    Curse of Kobra (2)

    Aired 2/10/01

  • S 3 : Ep 10

    Curse of Kobra (1)

    Aired 2/3/01

  • S 3 : Ep 9

    Betrayal

    Aired 12/9/00

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cree Summer

    Max Gibson

  • Lauren Tom

    Dana Tan

  • Stockard Channing

    Commissioner Barbara Gordon (1999-2000)

  • Kevin Conroy

    Bruce Wayne

  • Will Friedle

    Terry McGinnis / Batman

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  • Batman Beyond premiered on January 10, 1999. It told the story about a new and different Batman. It takes place far in the future, years after Batman appeared for the last time. Terry McGinnis rekindles the fire in Bruce Wayne's bitter old heart, and takes up the role as the new Dark Knight - with the old one as his mentor. With a new ruler of Gotham City, Derek Powers, crime is at an all-time high. After Terry finds out Bruce's secret and his father is killed, Terry becomes the new Batman. He has to juggle life being a superhero, and being a high school student. He's a more high-tech Batman, with rocket boots and cloaks. He's the Knight of Tomorrow. Spin-off: The Zeta Project. Related Shows That Feature Crossovers: Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Justice League, The Zeta Project, and Static Shock. Emmy Awards 2001 - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Emmy Nominations 2000 - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Class. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class. Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. 2001 - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Class. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class. 2002 - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Class. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class. 2002 - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Annie Awards 1999 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production for episode "Black Out". 2000 - Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Production. Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television Production for episode "The Call (1)". Annie Nominations 1999 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production for episode "Rebirth (1)". 2000 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production for episode "Zeta". 2001 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production for episode "Out of the Past". Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production for Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne for the same episode. Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production for Olivia Hussey as Talia for the same episode.moreless

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    • Batman: Good bad dog.

    • Joker: Dee Dee? Dee Dee: (both) We're with you! Joker: Boys? Chucko & Ghoul: We're with you! Joker: Bonk? (Waits for answer) Joker: Oh, right. Dead.

    • The Joker: Ah, the new boy. Ears are too long, but I miss the cape. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all. Woof! (Woof dives at Batman)

    • Batman: What's the matter? I thought that you always wanted to make Batman laugh. Joker: YOU'RE NOT BATMAN!!!

    • Joker: (to Batman) Beneath all the stern and Batarangs, you're just a little boy in a play suit crying for Mommy and Daddy. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.

    • Terry McGinnis: How you doing, killer (Ace)? Dog on TV: I wish I were dead, I wish I were dead!

    • Terry McGinnis: I'm trying to make up for past sins. The state says my three months in juvi' wiped me clean, but my soul tells me different. Everytime I put on that suit, it's my chance to help people who are in trouble. I guess, on a personal level, it's a chance to look like a worthwhile human being again; in my eyes if no one else's. It's what I want Bruce. Bruce Wayne: Stupid kid. You don't know what you want; none of you ever did.

    • (To Terry) Bruce: I've been thinking about something you once told me, and you were wrong. It's not Batman that makes you worthwhile, it's the other way around. Never tell yourself anything different.

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    • Awards and Nominations: - Won a Video Premiere Award for Best Sound - Nominated for a Video Premiere Award for Best Animated Video Premiere - Nominated for a Video Premiere Award for Best Art Direction - Won a Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production - Nominated for a Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production - Nominated for a Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production

    • Apparently, Dick Grayson is still active in this time. Barbara says, "You should look up Nightwing sometime. Has he got stories." Nightwing is Dick Grayson's adult hero identity.

    • In the flashback, in one of the scenes with Batgirl hitting up a street woman for information, Black Canary is visible, holding the street woman by the shoulder. This shows a relationship with both Black Canary from Justice League Unlimited and the Batman comics (where Black Canary frequently works with Batgirl/Oracle).

    • Because of how Bruce makes peace with the ghosts of BTAS and Terry finally accepts the mantle of Batman for what it is, the film is considered the real series finale as opposed to "Unmasked."

    • There have been many questions as to when the film is set in the series timeline. However with Bruce Wayne once again taking the reins of Wayne Enterprises, the film is set some time after the events of the third season episode "Kings' Ransom".

    • Joker's stabbing of the original Batman in the leg during the flashback finally answers why the elder Bruce Wayne walks with a limp.

    • The Stacked Deck, a harbor-side bar renowned for scum, appears in the Batman: TASM episode "Batgirl Returns." Batman throws a guy through the window of the stacked Deck Club in the flashback. The dance club in Batman Beyond is called "Stacked."

    • The satellite looks a lot like HARDAC from "Heart of Steel."

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    Trivia (99)

    • The flashback Batgirl and Batman both have their revamped designs from The New Adventures of Batman. However, the Joker has his classic design from the Batman and Robin Animated series.

    • Having a second Batsuit would make more sense. After all, in the pilot episode "Rebirth", the one Bruce wore was certainly a larger size. It would look very loose on Terry's slender frame unless it had the ability to adjust itself. There's the possibility Bruce redesigned the suit to better fit Terry after the episode "Lost Soul" if there wasn't a spare costume at the time.

    • The design on the chest of Nightwing's costume is red in one scene, when it should be blue.

    • In "a Touch of Curare" Gordon mentions that Dick Grayson left. Here, Gordon says Batman forced them to hang up the tights, but does that include Nightwing?

    • Tim Drake is the second Robin for this version. The character Jason Todd is not mentioned in the universe Warner Bros. Animation has created.

    • The voice of Angie Harmon, who plays Barbara Gordon, is not suited for character of such an age. Stockard Channing, who played Gordon in the series, sounds very different from Harmon creating a discontinuity in the movie.

    • In the opening credits, both of the Executive Producer credits are misspelled "Exectutive".

    • Trivia: When first seen, the Wayne Power's building's neighbor has a Chinese character adorning its facade. The character, 悪, is read as either 'e' or 'wu' (in Japanese it's 'o' or 'aku') and means "evil" or "hate."

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    Allusions (24)

    • Terry: Suspended animation due to floating around frozen in a block of ice.
      Terry's attempt to explain the Joker's return alludes to Captain America's return to life in Avengers (vol. 1) #4.

    • Club 54 The club Terry and Dana are waiting in line for is called "Club 54 Level". This is a reference to Manhattan's famed '70s nightclub, "Club 54" that was the object of the historical drama film, 54 (1998).

    • n/a: Zorro
      The creator of Batman, Bob Kane, never hesitated to admit how much influence Johnston McCulley's Zorro had on him when he created the Batman. The two have somewhat similar origins and costumes, and Batman even does some swashbuckling with Ra's al Ghul. Batman Beyond continues the parallels between the two characters. Bruce Wayne hangs up the cape and cowl due to old age, just like Diego was about to do in The Mask of Zorro. Both that film and "Rebirth" jump ahead twenty years. Diego trains Alejandro to become Zorro; Bruce trains Terry to become Batman. As Diego is ultimately killed by an old enemy, in Return of the Joker, Bruce is nearly killed by his old foe.

    • Golem The Golem is a mythic creature/giant from Prague built to protect the Jewish population of Prague, and first referenced in the Bible, Psalm 139:16, as a "gal'mi." In the Talmud, Adam is initially created as a golem.

    • Spider-Man
      Terry swings in and saves Nash from the Golem Tee positioning of Terry (Batman) and Nelson are pretty much identical to Amazing Fantasy #15 which was the first appearance of Spider-Man. Throw in the fact that Willy Watt bears resemblance to Peter Parker, both in the duality of the name's alliteration motif and his nerdy appearance. A parallel can also be drawn from Nelson Nash to Spidey's Flash Thompson ... the athletic jock bully who torments Willy (or Peter) over a girl, (Blade here, and in the early Spidey comics Liz Allen) Terry also can be seen as having ties with the arachnid hero. He becomes a hero after he fails to listen to his father and learns a lesson of responsibility - much like Peter learns with losing his Uncle Ben. In "Rebirth," Terry talks to his mother and comments about saying some things he didn't mean to his father before he ran off - very much paralleling this aspect in 2002's Spider-Man movie with Tobey Maguire.

    • Batman Lifting Debris This scene references Amazing Spider-Man #31, the famous issue where Spider-Man battles the Master Planner and needs to lift a ton of debris to get the medicine his Aunt May needs in time.

    • The Terrific Trio Clearly the group is an allusion to Marvel Comic's Fantastic Four. Magma is a cross between the Human Torch and the Thing, 2-D Man can stretch like Mr. Fantastic (although Hodges has his super-intelligence), and Freon can turn (semi-)transparent and create clear structures (out of ice rather then force fields).

    • King: We have all the time in the world. King utters this line twice. George Lazenby does the voice of King. The same line is the last line he ever utters as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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