Justice League Unlimited

The Doomsday Sanction

Season 4, Ep 3, Aired 2/19/05
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  • Episode Description
  • While Batman investigates the Cadmus conspiracy headed by Amanda Waller, Superman battles a resurrected Doomsday in the heart of a volcano.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Susan Eisenberg

    Wonder Woman/Diana

  • James Tucker

  • Bruce Timm

  • Carl Lumbly

    Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

  • George Newbern

    Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • The Conspiracy Continues

    By Gislef, Jun 04, 2005

  • Mroe than just informative and revealing this episode is full of action

    By rlogic24, May 22, 2006

  • Batman confronts Waller, the military tries to nuke Superman, and Justice Lord comparisons abound. All this, while Superman brawls with Doomsday.

    By NRad527, Jul 19, 2005

  • In this episode the League must save the people of a volcanic island before it erupts. During this rescue operation Superman ends up in a battle with Doomsday inside the erupting volcano. Further knowledge of Cadmus' plans are revealed.

    By vladamirg, Jun 20, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Superman: You don't owe anything to them. They manipulated you and then tried to kill you. Doomsday: So I keep hearing.

    • Superman: I know who you are. But I'm not the one who hurt you. Doomsday: Superman is Superman. And I will kill you. Superman: Why? Doomsday: It's what I am--I don't care why.

    • Doomsday: Superman. I'm here to kill you. Is this a bad time?

    • Waller: Milo! I'll have his hide for this. Security Guard: Doomsday beat you to it, ma'am.

    • Waller: Dr. Milo - I'm not known for my sense of humor, but I know a sick joke when I see one.

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    Notes (6)

    • Character bios: Dr. Milo, Professor Hugo Strange, Tala, Doomsday, Amanda Waller, General Eiling

    • The "Langstrom research" that Dr. Milo refers to is tied to Batman: The Animated Series and the episode "On Leather Wings." Dr. Kirk Langstrom was a scientist who studied bats and developed a serum that turned human beings into man-bats.

    • The armor that Waller and Tala discuss is presumably the Annihilator battle-armor that Hephaestus built for Ares in the episode "Hawk and Dove". Tala and the Annihilator (and Lord Hades) can be seen in the end-of-episode previews.

    • Other heroes that appear without dialogue: Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, Hawk, Vixen, Fire, Ice, Black Canary, Booster Gold, Vibe, Wildcat, Hourman, Obsidian, and Shining Knight.

    • C.C.H. Pounder, Michael Jai White, J.K. Simmons, and Robert Foxworth reprise their prior roles of Amanda Waller, Doomsday, General Eiling, and Professor Hamilton, respectively. Armin Shimerman takes on the role of Dr. Milo, who was previously played in Batman: The Animated Series by Treat Williams.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Concerning the Flash, this episode seems at odds with the immediately preceding one, "The Ties That Bind." There he was griping about how he's dismissed as the teen sidekick. Here's he's still one of the core seven, which seem to be an Inner Council for the League as a whole. It's unlikely what he did in "Ties" improved his status, so why the sudden change?

    • Hawkgirl's status is unclear within the League position-wise, but there is one mismatch: she's in the initial "head honchos" conference at the beginning when they're discussing Cadmus, but at the end she's not in the tribunal that is interrogating Doomsday (the empty chair is presumably Batman's). Shouldn't she be at both?

    • There are no other Leaguers on the Watchtower or on other parts of the globe that can intercept the missile in time...but why can't Wonder Woman and the Flash? She's super-strong, super-fast, and has a lasso, he can run at super-speed and generate tornadoes and water spouts, and the missile's heading right for them.

    • In the hangar in the long shot, Wildcat is in the lead, Hourman is in the middle and to Wildcat's right, and the much darker, shadowy Obsidian is bringing up the rear to Wildcat's left. But in the close shot when Batman comes charging in, Obsidian and Hourman instantaneously swap left-for-right and the two of them are walking even.

    • When Doomsday initially charges towards Superman, he runs across the lava at Superman's level. But as we saw when Superman burst into the chamber, the floor of the chamber is about 8-10' below the level of the lava, which flooded the chamber when Superman burst in. Superman only appears level with the lava at this point because the rock-pedestal he was standing on was about 10' tall. Doomsday should sink into the lava, which is about 8' deep.

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