Batman Beyond

Season 1 Episode 2

Rebirth (2)

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Jan 10, 1999 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When Terry McGinnis arrives at Wayne Manor at the end of "Rebirth" (1), his jacket is brown. As seen here, when he's in the Batcave with Bruce Wayne, his jacket is purple. Later, when Terry is outside, his jacket is brown again.

    • In this episode, some of the bat-suit's features are described; they include neuromuscular enhancement, synaptic controls, and flight capability. However, none of that explains how the suit enables Terry to withstand the extraordinary physical abuse he is shown taking in later episodes, such as being struck in the head with a crow bar or being propelled through a concrete wall.

    • In the UK, the series was called Batman of the Future. Yet at the beginning, they forgot to dub it, so Terry said "Last time on Batman Beyond" instead of "Last time on Batman of the Future" ... maybe it took too long?

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Fixx: You're pretty strong for some clown who thinks he's Batman!
      Terry: I am Batman!

    • Bruce: McGinnis! Can you hear me?!
      Batman: Gah! Who's that!?
      Bruce: It's Wayne.
      Batman: Mr.Wayne? What, where are you?
      Bruce: There's a radio receiver in your cowl. Now listen to me McGinnis, I want that suit back and I want it now!
      Batman: (sees guards) Er... now's not a good time.

    • Bruce: That suit is not yours! You had no right!
      Batman: Someone had to do something! You sure weren't about to.
      Bruce: I'm warning you!

    • Derek: Mr.Fixx, any word on the kid?
      Mr.Fixx: Not yet, but they're looking.
      Derek: I don't need to tell you how important this deal is to Wayne-Powers, it's going to open up the entire Eastern Block for us. So I don't need it spoiled by a snot nose punk!
      Mr.Fixx: I took care of his old man, didn't I?

    • Batman: This suit works better then I thought it would.

    • Officer: A little early for Halloween isn't it.
      Batman: But just in time for fall.

    • Terry: (to Bruce) Something happened to you, didn't it? And it wasn't just that you got old.

    • Derek: Hello, Terry--ever had a ride in a limo before?
      Terry: My dad always told me never to take rides from strangers.
      Derek: Who's a stranger. Besides ,your dad's not around anymore.

    • Bruce: I find that in my old age, I could use a part-time assistant. You know, a gofer. Go for this, go for that. An ally, as it were.

    • Bruce: This is your last chance. Better take it.
      Terry: No thanks, having too much fun.
      Bruce: Fun, huh?

    • Bruce: (referring to the job) Very good then, Mr. McGinnis. Welcome to my world.

    • Terry: You built that company. And now Powers is making nerve gas there. You gotta do something. You're Batman.
      Bruce: I was Batman.

  • Notes

    • This episode, along with "Rebirth, Part 1", "Dead Man's Hand", "The Winning Edge", and "Golem," was released on DVD as Batman Beyond: The Movie.

    • Issue 2 of the Batman Beyond comic book miniseries is an adaptation of this episode.

  • Allusions

    • 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.