Justice League Unlimited

Season 4 Episode 11

Panic in the Sky

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Jul 09, 2005 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Anybody find it odd that Hamilton puts the control device on Tea's forehead, and then tells her, "When this light is on..." She can't see the light. So what purpose does the light serve?

    • In this episode we see that Galatea clearly has blue eyes, however, in "Fearful Symmetry" and all episodes prior, her eyes were green.

    • When the five core members drift down to announce they're turning themselves in, Hawkgirl just...drifts down. Her wings don't move. But it's been established and confirmed that she doesn't have an anti-gravity belt (like her comic book predecessor). She has to use her wings to fly. So if the wings don't move, how can she hover, or drift, or anything?

    • While telling Wonder Woman that he doesn't "have to do anything," the eyes on Batman's cowl are gray instead of their usual white. This also occurred multiple times when Batman confronted Amanda Waller concerning the Watch Tower's attack on Cadmus headquarters. This occurred once again when Batman confronted Lex Luthor.

    • When the League approach the government representative, J'onn is directly behind Superman's left shoulder as the camera focusses straight on Superman. But then the camera cut to an angle shot from Flash's right and J'onn is several feet still behind Superman but to his left (our right). After the Flash's "joke," the camera cuts to a long overhead shot and suddenly Green Lantern is behind Superman and J'onn is several feet further back.

    • Waller is talking to Batman and she hears Eiling waking up and groaning behind her. But in the next long shot after Batman disappears, Eiling is directly to her right.

    • It seems odd that Supergirl would leave the Atom in the middle of the floor. After all, he is unconscious, and he's the size of a bug.

    • Steel says the power will be restored in 18 seconds, but it's actually 13 when the time hits 0.

    • How did Booster Gold get on the Watchtower, when he was part of the recovery team at Cadmus in the last episode?

    • It's not clear who rescues Batman near the end. We can see the hand and forearm of his rescuer - there's no glove, the hand is that of a Caucasian (eliminating J'onn and Green Lantern), and the forearm is bare (eliminating Wonder Woman and Superman). That leaves Hawkgirl as the only flying member, but the hand doesn't look female. And wouldn't Green Lantern (who could send out a beam) or Superman (who can move at superspeed) be more likely to rescue him?.

    • Trivia: After finishing the android, Luthor uses the word Amazo. That is the second (and last) time Ivo's android is called by its name.

  • Quotes

    • Tea: Boredom is my kryptonite. Okay, actually kryptonite is my kryptonite. But, you know what I mean.

    • Hamilton: What?
      Tea: Nothing. (hugs him) Goodbye, Daddy.

    • Green Lantern: We aren't here to be liked. We're here to make the world a safer place.
      Superman: How are we doing so far today?

    • Batman: This is the single dumbest plan I've ever heard. If you're feeling guilty, clear your own name. Don't stand on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to do it.

    • Wonder Woman: You have to come with us, Bruce.
      Batman: I don't have to do anything – I'm a part-timer, remember? (hangs up)
      Wonder Woman: Actually he took that a lot better than I expected.

    • Soldier: Where's Batman?
      Flash: Running late. The Batmobile, it lost a wheel. The Joker got away. (soldier glares) That's what I heard.

    • Supergirl: I'm worried about them, Steel. I'm worried about my cousin.
      Steel: Don't be. Everybody in the League is good at their job. But those seven - they're the best ever. Not because they're the most powerful. They aren't - not all of them. It's not just because they were the first. It's because they're special. They've proven it time and again - they make the hard choices, they set the example. They do what's right, not what's easiest. And they always come out on top.

    • Batman: (to Waller) You told me once you were a patriot . Well it's time to step up.

    • Supergirl: What do you think you're doing?
      Tea: Oh, I'm about to set the reactor to overload and blow the Watchtower to bits. But what I'm hoping is that you'll be dumb enough to try and stop me.

    • Amanda Waller: (Lex) played me. I knew he was a snake and I still let him bite me.

    • Supergirl: You know what? No matter how bad you beat me, I'm real. Not a clone.
      Tea: Shut up.
      Supergirl: Deep down, you know the truth. You're not a person. You're just a weapon, grown out of one of Hamilton's petri dishes.
      Tea: Shut up!

    • Batman: And I suspect you have a photographic memory.
      Lex Luthor: I'm too modest to boast.

    • Luthor: Now when I kill Superman, they'll build statues in my honor.
      Batman: Maybe next time.

    • Amanda Waller: Hey, Lex! That android is Cadmus property! You're going to have to find somewhere else to keep your brain.

    • Lex: Arrogant cow! It'll take weeks to build myself another android body!
      Amanda: You ain't got weeks, baldy. You're under arrest for trying to use the Justice League's space gun to murder everyone at Cadmus.

    • Lex: Did you really think you could take me down, all by yourself?
      Amanda Waller: Actually, yeah. But on the off chance I might have been wrong...
      (the core League arrive)
      Flash: Ta-dah!

  • Notes

    • The white shirt with buttons and grey pants that Luthor wears when working on Brainiac's new body may be a reference to what he wears in the early comics. See also here.

    • On first airing, clips at the end are from "The Ties That Bind," The Doomsday Sanction," "Task Force X," "The Once and Future Thing: Time, Warped (2)," "Double Date," "The Cat & The Canary," and "The Once and Future Thing: Weird Western Tales (1)," "Clash," "The Balance," and "Hunter's Moon."

    • Clancy Brown, CCH Pounder, Robert Foxworth, Corey Burton, and Nicholle Tom reprise their roles as Lex Luthor, Amanda Waller, Professor Hamilton, Brainiac, and Kara/Tea, respectively. The actors portraying Pat Dugan and the government representative are uncredited.

    • Heroes seen but not heard and/or credited and their approximate first appearance in order include: Stars (Stargirl) and S.T.R.I.P.E. (Pat Dugan out of armor) , Green Arrow (in the background in New Mexico), Shayera (at the core members' meeting), Ice (when the core Leaguers announce they're surrendering), Fire, Metamorpho, Black Canary (shaken when the missiles hit), Huntress, Question (in sickbay when the missiles hit), Red Tornado (helping staff during the missile attack), Ray, Atom-Smasher, Shining Knight, Vigilante (shaken during the missile attack), Aztek (on the bridge when missiles come in the windows), Crimson Fox, Hourman (on the bridge after S.T.R.I.P.E. armors up - you can see Hourman activating his wrist-band Miraclo dispenser), Bwana Beast (on the bridge right after the Waller/Batman conversation, leaping at Jolt), Starman, Dr. Light, (blasting a Longshadow), Hawk, Wildcat, Steel III (getting medieval on some clones then taking down a Longshadow), Sand (foreground being punched), Blue Devil (wrestling with a Longshadow in the background with Jolt in the front), the Creeper (leaping on a Jolt), Obsidian (blasting a Wind Dragon right after the Creeper leaps in - oddly, he fires a blast of white energy), Captain Atom (in the sickbay), the Atom (found by Supergirl), Booster Gold (cheering when the power comes up - see Trivia), and Dr. Mid-Nite (behind S.T.R.I.P.E. as he tosses a Wind Dragon off a control panel).

    • First aired on YTV June 10, 2005.

  • Allusions

    • Title
      "Panic in the Sky" was the name of an episode (#38) of The Adventures of Superman in 1953.

    • The Flash: The Batmobile lost a wheel...
      A reference to the well-known Jingle Bells parody on Batman, heard in many places such as The Simpsons.

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