Birds of Prey

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Birds of Prey
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Legend tells of a caped crusader, Batman, guardian of New Gotham, and his one true love, Catwoman, the queen of the criminal underworld. Their passion left behind something extraordinary, a daughter, Huntress. Half metahuman, she has taken up her father's mantle and under cover of the night, fights to protect the innocent and helpless. Joining her in this struggle, Oracle, who was once Batman's protégé, Batgirl. She was caught in the crossfire of the war between Batman and Joker, now she fights crime a different way, a master of the cyber-realms and mentor and trainer to heroes. Together, they have taken in a young runaway, Dinah, a metahuman herself with powers to open hidden doors to the mind, powers that she is only beginning to explore. Together, these three are the protectors of New Gotham - the Birds of Prey. "Birds of Prey" was a fantastic series, loved by many fans. Unfortunately, the show was one of the many that did not get to live as long as it should have. The show had so much going for it - an interesting storyline, addicting characters, a good theme, and a wonderful cast and crew. With an amazing start within the 13 episodes, who knows what this show would have turned into? All we know, it would have been amazing. The cast has already begun to move on, but now all we can ask for is a DVD box set so we will have something to remember our loved series by. Start off by signing the DVD Petition Online. Theme Song By Aimee Allen "Revolution".moreless
Dina Meyer

Dina Meyer

Barbara Gordon/Oracle

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Skarsten

Dinah Lance

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Alfred Pennyworth

Ashley Scott

Ashley Scott

Helena Kyle/ Huntress

Mia Sara

Mia Sara

Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

Jesse Reese

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The Flight of the Birds of Prey

    7.0
    Though it's a little cheesy, Birds of Prey is an impressive superhero series that was caged too soon. The show follows Batman's daughter, Huntress, as she teams up with Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl) and Diana Lance (Black Canary's daughter) to fight crime in New Gotham; meanwhile Harley Quinn attempts to rebuild the Joker's criminal empire and cause chaos. Unfortunately, the special effects and sets look a little cheap, and show the budget limitations of the series. And, the writing is inconsistent; being exciting and original in one episode, and cliched and trite in the next. However, the casting is rather good, featuring Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, and Mia Sara; who all bring a lot of charisma to their performances. Additionally, the soundtrack adds an extra amount of energy to the show. A fascinating series, Birds of Prey delivers an entertaining 13 episode adventure.moreless
  • Why!!!

    10
    I have to say WHY!!!

    This show was something i didn't know about until recently and thought i would watch it even though it was canceled and i must say what a waste, granted it had it's moments of predictability and so on, but it had a great story and the (without sounding like a common male) sexy women that played their parts exceptionally, the potential for this show was huge but as the last reviewer said "you're standards are WAY too high" i give this show a 10 and without regret, so on that i have 4 words to say... give it a reboot.moreless
  • Another exceptional series given the ax by those hacks in TV Land.

    9.0
    If you're looking for several vivacious females with the power to kick butt and protect the wayward streets of Gotham City then... you're standards are WAY too high; there are only few women in the entire world that fit that description. However, lucky for you you've come to the right place because you can find them all here inBirds of Prey. Equipped with all the black leather Gotham has to offer, Helena Kyle and newcomer Dinah Redmond, under the guidance of the wheelchair bound yet still highly capable Barbra Gordon, set out to keep Gotham safe from all the creepy-crawlies that come out at night.

    With it's amazing soundtrack, the dulcet tones of Shemar Moore (Detective Jesse Reese), the comedicstylingof Alfred Pennyworth and the incredible portrayal of thepsychoticHarleen Quinzel by Mia Sara, one must wonder why this series isn't still airing exciting adventures and interesting plot lines somewhere on TV today? Was it the obviously computer generated images of Gotham City by day (which could have only improved as time and technology advanced)? Was it the initially bad acting of Rachel Skarsten (Dinah Redmond) which did improve as the show advanced? Perhaps it was neither of these things, perhaps it was simply a testament to the age old adage that "all good things come to an (early) end".moreless
  • the story tells of batman and catowman daughter helena who is known as huntress whos in gotham city.huntress fights evil and protects the innocent people in gotham city.

    9.0
    this show is kinda a what if show.



    what if batman and catwoman had a daughter.that is what this show is about.



    huntress has powers she used to fight crime in gotham city and she also used them to stop evil.ashely scott plays huntress very well.



    huntress(ashley scott) isnt alone,she has oracle(dina meyer),dinah(rachel skargter) and a detective reese(shemar moore) on her side.



    oracle was batgirl she was caught in the war between joker and batman and she was left in a wheel-chair.now oracle uses her skills in technology.she lets huntress know where the bad guys are at,she makes equiment they use in fights,she is the brain of the group.



    dinah was scared of her powers so she ranned away after alot of horrible things happened to her.she joins huntress and oracle on their fight against evil and bad guys.she learns her mother is black canary(siren).dinah helps the group with who they need to protect and what may happened next.



    detective reese at first as know ideal whats going on until he meets huntress.they spark up a bond that you can tell they have some romantic feelings for eachother.as their feeling grows reese covers up for huntress and lets her know when crimes are happening in the city.



    together they all form birds of prey.



    the show as action in it that i really love,it as alot of backstory to batman and catwoman,it even has this love story between huntress and the detective,and the show as good acting.



    this show had alot of potential to be better.its a shame another great show only lasted 1 season.moreless
  • A live action series based in the world of DC Comics Earth 2. Batman has disappeared and New Gotham is now protected by the Birds of Prey, Oracle (formerly Batgirl), Huntress (Batman and Catwomans daughter), and Dinah (Black Canary's daughter).moreless

    8.5
    An enjoyable series that ended too soon. This show had some of the pieces of the original Batman story. The Huntress/Helena Kyle played by Ashley Scott is the daughter of Batman and Catwoman so taking care of the Birds in their lair behind the clock tower is Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's long time confidant played by Ian Abercrombie.



    Oracle/Barbara Gordon played by Dinah Meyer of Star Trek fame is the former Batgirl. She was shot in the head by the Joker during the final days of the battle with Batman for supremacy of New Gotham. She does her work from a special wheelchair and has become the brains behind New Gotham's crime fighters. Huntress became the brawn as she is half meta-human who picked up some of her strength and agility from her mother Catwoman whom she witness murdered in the streets of New Gotham in the same battle with the Joker that Oracle lost the use of her legs.



    The final member of the team is the mysterious and young Dinah Lance who is a runaway meta-human with untold psychic powers that came to New Gotham to fulfill her destiny as a super hero crime fighter. We learn in the course of things that the famous crime fighter Black Canary was her mother and abandoned her when she was only five years old. During the last five episodes we were just beginning to see the power that Dinah had to possibly become the most powerful meta-human ever.



    Together these three are the Bird's of Prey. Defenders of New Gotham from the evil that is growing unbeknownst to them by Harley Quinn the paramour of the Joker who is bound and determined to bring New Gotham to its knees for what Batman did to the Joker. As her alias Dr. Harleen Quinzel a psychiatrist serving the city and running Arkham Asylum for the criminally insane she has a steady group of criminals to use and abuse in her quest. She is currently seeing Selena Kyle as a patient to help her in her grief over the loss of her mother.



    Rounding out the major players is Jesse Reese played by Shemar Moore. Detective Moore is to Huntress what Detective/Commissioner Gordon was to Batman. The Birds tie with the trustworthy police officers of New Gotham. Early on the acting and stories where a little weak but in the final five episodes this show really found its stride. It is a shame it was on the WB which basically could not support a show of this quality. Basically this is a good show that deserved a better fate than one season and out. You can get the complete series on DVD currently. Check it out. It includes the unaired pilot as well as the rest of the aired episodes seen on TV. Thanks for reading...moreless
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    July 15, 2008 DVD Releases

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    Supernatural, superhero escapism, buddies and gal pals, unlikely friendships, for geeks