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Batman Beyond: Season 1 [DVD]


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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Creators' commentary on 2 key episodes
    • Inside Batman Beyond: meet series creators
    • Music of the Knight: enjoy score-only versions of key scenes


    In the decaying, crime-ridden Gotham City of the future, embittered millionaire Bruce Wayne is persuaded to pass along the mantle (and mask and cowl) of legendary "Caped Crusader" Batman to teenager Terry McGinniss in Season One of the animated series Batman Beyond. The two-part pilot establishes the fact that Terry has been given this honor because he has stumbled onto Wayne's long-buried secret identity, and because the teen wants to avenge the death of his own father by a sinister cartel bent on world domination. The elderly Wayne instructs Terry in the intricacies of his high-tech, gadget-laden Batsuit and shows him how to navigate the new flying Batmobile. Meanwhile, Wayne's business partner Derek Powers, the secret brains behind the conspiracy, works overtime to scuttle Terry McGinniss/Batman's crusade to restore law and order to Gotham City. Also in the opening episode, we are introduced to the Jokerz, a gang of "Clockwork Orange"-like street punks who have enshrined the memory of the "old" Batman's prankish nemesis, the Joker. Other villains whom the new Batman tangles with this season are shapeshifting female saboteur Inque; the Royal Flush Gang, so named because they were card-like costumes and go by the names of King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Ace; Shriek, who can demolish skyscrapers with his high-pitched sound waves; the mesmerindign Spellbinder, Curare, a ninja assassin; Derek Powers' son Paxton, every bit as ruthless and demonic as his dad; and even a revitalized Mr. Freeze--or rather, Mr. Freeze's cryogenically frozen head. Plus: Just as Terry McGinnis had accidentally glommed onto the fact that Bruce Wayne and the earlier Batman were one and the same, so to does his discover in a rather spectacular fashion the fact that the current police commissioner of Gotham City, silver-haired Barbara Gordon, once went by the name of Batgirl. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew

    • Will Friedle - Batman/Terry McGinnis
    • Kevin Conroy - Bruce Wayne
    • Stockard Channing - Barbara Gordon
    • Angie Harmon - Barbara Gordon
    • Teri Garr - Mary McGinnis

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Comic Series opener


      Batman Beyond was a really interesting twist on the Batman story. Bruce Wayne is an old man now. He gave up being Batman years ago. So, he takes on a young apprentise of sorts to take up the cowl. Kinda short and not many extras but very compelling plots packed into half hour (20 minute) shows. Might want to wait for sales.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A new generation of batman


      The same guys that brought you the original animated series of Batman have returned with this ground breaking series. Even though the plot is set in the not-to-distant future, you still get the same slow witted bad guys and witty humor generations before. Enjoy the show, it's a great ride!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Batman Beyond

      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      Batman Beyond is a must have for any Batman fan. if you like the old Batman cartoon TV show then you'll love this one too

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best series to come out of DC animation


      If you are a Batman fan and you have not watched this series, you should.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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