Batman Gotham Knights

Season 2 Episode 6

Legends of the Dark Knight

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Aired Unknown Oct 10, 1998 on The WB
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Legends of the Dark Knight
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Three children tell each other their thoughts on what kind of hero Batman is.

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    • This is also available on the two-disc special edition of Batman: Gotham Knight as well as three other episodes.

    • This episode was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.

    • Bill Finger is credited in the beginning as one of the sources for this episode. Not only did Finger write many Batman stories, he actually helped Bob Kane create numerous aspects about the Dark Knight and his rogues gallery. Kane attests to as much in his autobiography, "Batman and Me."

    • Carrie is also the name of the girl who became Robin in Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns".

    • The voice of the 50's Batman, Gary Owens, was also the narrator of the 1966 re-release of the 1943 serial classic The Batman.

    • While the three teenagers are running around, they meet a kid named "Joel" who has long hair and is seen stroking a feather boa in a department store window with a sign that says "Shoemaker." He mentions "tight rubber armor" as well as claiming the Batmobile can go up walls. This is an obvious jab at Joel Schumacher, whom many Batman fans believe to have completely ruined the Batman franchise with Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

    • Carrie's take on Batman is a short scene adapted from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns". The mutants, tank-esque Batmobile, rubber bullets, and female Robin are all aspects of the story. Batman's line "This isn't a mudhole. It's an operating table, and I'm the surgeon." comes directly from the graphic novel. The voice work for Batman is Michael Ironside, who also did the voice of Darkseid in Superman.

    • The 50's Joker is very similar to the Music Master from the Justice League episode "Legends." Not to mention the whole scene takes place in a music hall.

    • Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Alfred, and Gordon are absent in this episode.

    • The 50's Batman story is based on the works of comic artist and longtime Batman contributor Dick Sprang.

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      Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight is the title of one of the comic books involving Batman. The first issue was published in 1989.

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