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Tue
Aug 6 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Deep Freeze” & “Batgirl Returns”

Batman the Animated Series

“Deep Freeze”
Story by Paul Dini, Bruce W. Timm
Teleplay by Paul Dini
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Episode #084
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate―November 26th, 1994

Plot: Theme park mogul Grant Walker abducts Mr. Freeze to his floating city of Oceana. In exchange for Freeze’s help becoming immortal, Walker claims he can restore Freeze’s wife Nora to life.

[Mr. Freeze returns to go Galt... and Batgirl returns to draw down the curtain]

Tue
Jul 30 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Lock-Up” & “Make ‘Em Laugh”

“Lock-Up”
Story by Paul Dini
Teleplay by Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Directed by Dan Riba
Episode #082
Music Composed by Kristopher Carter, Brian Langsbard
Animation by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate—November 19th, 1994

Plot: Lock-Up, a new, more vicious, vigilante appears in Gotham, determined to imprison the “real criminals”—cops, politicians, and psychiatrists who have gone too easy on the inmates of Arkham.

[Batman vs. Vigilante Justice… and Batman vs. a trio of comically inept supervillains]

Tue
Jul 23 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Second Chance” & “Harley’s Holiday”

Batman the Animated Series Second Chance

“Second Chance”
Story by Paul Dini, Michael Reaves
Teleplay by Gerry Conway
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #80
Music Composed by Todd Hayen
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Original Air Date—September 17th, 1994

Plot: Someone kidnaps Two-Face just before he receives plastic surgery that will fix his face and, hopefully, heal his mind. Who could hate Harvey Dent so much they don’t want to see him reform?

[Batman: the Animated Series repeats itself—first as tragedy, second as farce]

Tue
Jul 16 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Showdown” & “Riddler’s Reform”

Showdown”
Story by Kevin Altieri, Paul Dini, Bruce W. Timm
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Episode #078
Music Composed by Tom Hayden
Animation by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate―September 12th, 1995

Plot: While in hot pursuit, Batman and Robin listen to Ra’s al Ghul’s story about Jonah Hex, a scarred cowboy bounty hunter, and his fight over an airship back in the Old West.

[The pilot for a series that never existed... and a good Riddler story that might have been great]

Tue
Jul 9 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Baby Doll” & “The Lion and the Unicorn”

Batman The Animated Series Baby-Doll

Baby Doll”
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Episode #076
Supervising Composer Shirley Walker
Music Composed by Carl Johnson
Animation Services by Spectrum Animation Studio
Original Airdate—October 1st, 1994

Plot: Mary Dahl, an adult who looks like a child, is kidnapping her former co-stars in order to play act her fictional life, at gunpoint.

[Two Batman episodes that could have used a little less Batman...]

Tue
Jul 2 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Harlequinade” & “Time Out of Joint”

Batman The Animated Series Harlequinade

Harlequinade”
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Episode #072
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate—May 23rd, 1994

Plot: When the Joker threatens the city with an atomic bomb, Batman enlists Harley Quinn’s aid in helping track down the Clown Prince of Crime. Hijinks, as they will, ensue.

Harlequinade (n): 1. A comedy or pantomime in which Harlequin is the main attraction 2. Farcical clowning or buffoonery.

[Batman teams up with Harley Quinn... then the Clock King returns at the speed of light]

Tue
Jun 25 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Catwalk” & “Bane”

Batman TAS: Catwalk

Catwalk”
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #074
Music by Kristopher Carter
Animation by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate―September 13th, 1995

Plot: Scarface and the Ventriloquist tempt Catwoman into resuming her life of crime, but then betray her on her very first score.

[Catwoman returns to a life of crime... and Bane arrives to break the bat!]

Tue
Jun 18 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “House and Garden” & “The Terrible Trio”

“House and Garden”
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #070
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate—May 2nd, 1994

Plot: Poison Ivy gives up her criminal ways, gets married, and raises two kids in the suburbs. But if Ivy’s reformed, then who is using giant plant monsters to rob wealthy young men in Gotham, including Dick Grayson?

[Poison Ivy turns over a new leaf... and the Terrible Trio are terrible villains]

Tue
Jun 11 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Trial” & “Avatar”

Trial”
Story by Paul Dini, Bruce W. Timm
Teleplay by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Episode #068
Music by Harvey R. Cohen
Animation Services by Dong Yang Animation, Inc.
Original Airdate—May 16th, 1994

Plot: The inmates of Arkham Asylum force anti-Batman crusader Janet van Dorn to defend Batman against the charge that he created all of his enemies.

[Batman is put on trial by his enemies... and Bruce plays Indiana Jones while Talia has an emotional crisis of conscience]

Tue
Jun 4 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Sideshow” & “A Bullet for Bullock”

Batman the Animated Series Sideshow

Sideshow”
Story by Michael Reaves
Teleplay by Michael Reaves, Brynne Stephens
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #066
Music Composed by Michael McCuistion
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Original Airdate—May 3rd, 1994

Plot: Killer Croc escapes from police custody and takes refuge in a wilderness sanctuary for retired sideshow performers, who then defend Croc when an injured Batman hunts the killer down.

[Killer Croc gets a shot at redemption... and Bullock and Batman team up]

Tue
May 28 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman The Animated Series Rewatch Batman Mask of the Phantasm

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Story by Alan Burnett
Screenplay by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko, Michael Reaves
Directed by Eric Radomski and Bruce W. Timm
Original Release Date—December 25th, 1993

Plot: When a new vigilante starts killing gangsters, Batman is suspected of the crimes. While the police lead an all out manhunt for the caped crusader, mob boss Sal Valestra turns to the Joker for protection. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont, Bruce Wayne former love, returns to Gotham, sparking memories of a time Bruce almost chose not to become Batman.

[Mask of the Phantasm gorgeously sets up a battle between justice and vengeance... and then doesn’t pay off]

Tue
May 21 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Read My Lips” & “The Worry Men”

Batman The Animated Series Rewatch Read My Lips & The Worry Men

Read My Lips”
Story by Alan Burnett, Michael Reaves
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #064
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co.
Original Airdate—May 10th, 1992

Plot: Batman discovers the mastermind behind a string of perfectly planned heists is a ventriloquism dummy, Scarface

[Evil doll and evil dolls]

Tue
May 14 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “His Silicon Soul” & “Fire from Olympus”

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: His Silicon Soul & Fire from Olympus

His Silicon Soul”
Written by Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #060
Music Composed by Carl Johnson, Harvey R. Cohen
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Original Airdate—November 20th, 1992

Plot:“Batman” wakes up in a crate, and quickly discovers he’s actually a robot duplicate, created by the supercomputer HARDAC as a back up plan to take over the world

[Machine that thinks he’s a man... and a man that thinks he’s a god]

Tue
May 7 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “The Demon’s Quest: Part 1 & 2”

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: The Demon's Quest Part 1 and 2

The Demon’s Quest, Part 1”
Written by Dennis O’Neil
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Episode #059
Music Composed by Michael McCuistion
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co.
Original Airdate—May 3rd, 1993

Plot: Robin disappears, and mystery man Ra’s al Ghul walks into the Batcave, telling Batman he can lead him to the man who took the Boy Wonder and Ra’s’s daughter, Talia.

[Batman faces a foe unlike any other]

Tue
Apr 30 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Blind as a Bat”

Batman The Animated Series Rewatch Blind as a Bat

Blind as a Bat”
Story by Mike Underwood, Len Wein
Teleplay by Len Wein
Directed by Dan Riba
Episode #058
Music composed by Steve Chesne, James Stemple
Animation by Studio Junio
Original Airdate—February 22nd, 1993

Plot: The Penguin steals a military stealth helicopter and in the process temporarily blinds Bruce Wayne. To stop the Penguin from holding the city ransom, Batman eschews bedrest, uses experimental technology to help him see, and risks losing his sight forever.

[Batman should spend more time being blind and less time being a cyborg]

Tue
Apr 23 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Shadow of the Bat: Part 1 & 2”

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: Shadow of the Bat 1 & 2

Shadow of the Bat Part 1”
Written by Brynne Stephens
Directed by Frank Paur
Episode #057
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation Services by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Original Airdate—September 13th, 1993

Plot: When deputy commissioner Gil Mason arrests Jim Gordon on corruption charges, Barbara Gordon begs Batman to attend a public rally in support of her father. When Batman refuses, Barbara pretends to be Batman, just as the rally is attacked by thugs....

[So many questions about the origin of Batgirl]

Tue
Apr 16 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “The Mechanic” & “Harley and Ivy”

Batman The Animated Series Rewatch The Mechanic and Harley and Ivy

“The Mechanic”
Story by Steve Perry, Laren Bright
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Episode #055
Music Composed by John Tatgenhorst, Peter Tomashek
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Original Airdate—January 24th, 1993

Plot: Earl Cooper is the man who made and maintains the Batmobile. When the Penguin tracks him down, he uses the mechanic to set a trap for Batman and Robin

[The Batmobile, the Penguinmobile, the Jokermobile, the Ivymobile, and the screencap that launched a thousand ‘ships.]

Tue
Apr 9 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “Paging the Crime Doctor” & “Zatanna”

Batman Animated Series Rewatch Paging the Crime Doctor Zatanna

Paging the Crime Doctor”
Story by Mike W. Barr, Laren Bright
Teleplay by Randy Rogel, Martin Pasko
Directed by Frank Paur
Episode #053
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.

Original Airdate—September 17th, 1993

Plot: Matthew Thorne grudgingly serves as the doctor for his brother Rupert’s criminal empire. When Rupert needs delicate surgery, Matthew kidnaps his old friend Leslie Thompkins to assist, getting the attention of Batman.

[Two characters from the comics and Bruce Wayne’s past come back]

Tue
Apr 2 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “The Man Who Killed Batman” & “Mudslide”

Batman Animated Series Rewatch The Man Who Killed Batman Mudslide

The Man Who Killed Batman”
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Bruce Timm
Episode #051
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation Services by Sunrise
Original Airdate—February 1st, 1993

Plot: Hapless thug Sid the Squid tells Rupert Thorne the story of how he accidentally killed Batman and now every thug in Gotham is gunning for him, including the Joker.

Let’s talk about that title card, shall we?

[Batman is dead and Clayface is dying]

Tue
Mar 26 2013 2:00pm

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: “I Am The Night” & “Off Balance”

I Am the Night”
Written by Michael Reaves
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Episode #049
Music Composed by Michael McCuistion
Animation Services by Sunrise
Original Airdate – November 9th, 1992

Plot: After Commissioner Gordon is shot on the anniversary of the Waynes’ death, a weary Batman considers hanging it all up.

[Batman gets all angsty... then Batman meets the femme fatale]