Batman Beyond

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Feb 06, 1999 on The WB



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Batman: How are you doing this?
      Willie: With supreme satisfaction.

    • Bruce: The "Golem" went straight for that car.
      Terry: Belongs to Nelson Nash. He goes to Hill High.
      Bruce: Know anyone who has a grudge against him?
      Terry: The line starts with me and goes around the block. Twice.

  • Notes

    • This episode, along with "The Winning Edge" and "Dead Man's Hand" were released on VHS as Batman Beyond: School Dayz. It was later paired up with the VHS release of Batman Beyond: Spellbound (consisting of "Spellbound", "Hooked Up" and "A Touch Of Curare") on DVD.

    • This episode, along with "Dead Man's Hand" and "The Winning Edge" were released on DVD with "Rebirth" (parts one and two) a.k.a. Batman Beyond: The Movie.

    • This is the debut appearance of Blade/Bobbi Sommer.

  • Allusions

    • 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.

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