Young Justice

Independence Day (1)

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 11/26/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Speedy are finally ready to join the Justice League as full members. However, they soon discover that are to be treated as "junior members." An enraged Speedy leaves, while the other three strike out on their own to investigate a mysterious fire at Cadmus Laboratories. The trio soon discovers that Cadmus conceals a major conspiracy, and one of its goals is to create a clone of Superman for their own ends.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Eads

    The Flash

  • Jesse McCartney


  • Nolan North


  • Bruce Greenwood


  • Khary Payton


  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • A Good Start

    By thequietvoice, Feb 18, 2013

  • COOL! This is just the beginning.

    By SeunghaJo, Feb 06, 2012

  • Very good start to a good series. To me this series will be like a combination of the Teen Titans and the Justice League series. I am glad that they will have both the side kicks and main heros in this series.

    By stevemagegod, Nov 28, 2010

  • Good Start!

    By teenj12, Dec 25, 2010

  • Justice League unveils their home to Robin, Aqualad, Kidflash, and Speedy, but they disappoint them when they find out they went be members. The young recruits decide to make a statement that they are ready by discovering and exposing a secret project.

    By marvelfan89, Jan 08, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • The Flash: Stealing ice? Seriously? Isn't that a big cliché even for Captain Cold?

    • Aqualad: Glad we're all here. Kid Flash: Have all four sidekicks ever been in the same place at the same time? Speedy: Don't call us sidekicks. Not after today. Kid Flash: Sorry. First time at the Hall. I'm a little overwhelmed. Robin: You're overwhelmed, Freeze was underwhelmed; Why isn't anyone ever just whelmed? (they enter the Hall of Justice, seeing giant gold statues of the League) Oh. Maybe that's why.

    • Mr. Freeze: The Boy Wonder. The Bat sent you to drag me off to prison. Frankly, I'm underwhelmed. Robin: Great, but I'm kinda in a hurry here. Mr. Freeze: Kids. Always in such a rush. I prefer to preserve these moments... forever. Robin: I'm not talking to you. (Batman swings in)

    • Male Tourist: Is that Batman? Female Tourist: I see Flash and Flash Jr. Male Tourist: Isn't his name Speedy? Kid Tourist: No, Speedy's Green Arrow's sidekick. Male Tourist: Well, that makes no sense.

    • Fireman: It's whats-his-name. Flash Boy! Kid Flash: Kid Flash! Why is that so hard?

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    Notes (5)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Animation - Character Design.

    • Character bios: Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Superboy, Speedy, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Flash, Captain Cold, Dubbilex, Guardian

    • When this episode premiered, it aired as a two-part "feature movie" along with Part 2 immediately following, and no credit breaks.

    • Bruce Greenwood previously played Batman in the DC animated direct-to-video movie, Under the Red Hood (2010).

    • Villains appearing without dialogue: Killer Frost, Captain Cold

    Trivia (8)

    • The elevator buttons, which were triangular-shaped at first, changed into round ones when Robin was reading information about the elevator.

    • During the fight between Superboy and the three heroes, the test chamber and a glass pillar beside it were damaged when Superboy and Kid Flash crashed into them respectively. However, both objects were later fixed back to their original shapes.

    • While Aqualad is making his way up the Cadmus building, the firefighter at the fire engine ladder appeared to be spraying water much below the building windows, hence the fire source itself.

    • When a scanning device was extended to scan the Justice League members, you can see that in the first shot, a wire is attached to the device. However, in the next shot, the wire disappears.

    • At the bird-eye view of Star City, you can see that the bridge is a two-way road. But just before Icicle attacked the bridge, all vehicles appear to be driving along the same direction from both sides.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Guardian: Doc, these aren't your typical meddling kids. Referencing the various Scooby Doo animated television series, starting with Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969). Typically, the villain at the end announces something along the lines of, "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!" Warner Brothers produces Scooby Doo, as well as Young Justice.

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