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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #105 on: October 02, 2011, 12:06:52 PM »
I'm beginning to think that the TAS villain Roland Daggett might be inspired by characters from Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, after watching "Appointment in Crime Alley".

- His physical attributes closely match those of Howard Roark (at least, they both have trademark red hair)
- "Daggett" sounds like "Taggart", the protagonist of Atlas Shrugged
- In his speech to the Gotham Business Bureau (in which he appeals to them to allow him to tear down the slums in Crime Alley and redevelop), he argues that "the weak should not hinder the strong", which is pretty much the gist of Randian Objectivism.

I'll admit that's a pretty weak argument but eh, take it for what it is.

Also! I loved the episode "Eternal Youth", which had Poison Ivy running a health spa in which she was turning people into trees. That's the kind of villainous plot that I would fully expect Poison Ivy to undertake - it's certainly way more interesting than another horde of pirahna plants and giant roots lowering the property value of the affected neighborhood.
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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #106 on: October 04, 2011, 03:42:52 PM »
New Batman animated news - Cartoon Network is working on yet another batman show, this one titled "Beware the Batman." (They've also got a Green Lantern animated series, a Doom Patrol series and Lauren "MLP" Faust is working on shorts with Batgirl, Supergirl and Wondergirl.)  It's CGI, BTW.

A look at BtB:


Yes, that's Katana (for some reason) on the left and a gun toting Alfred on the right.

While I'm not excited that DC is hitting the Batman well again, there's enough variety in that upcoming list to make me happy. Plus Action Alfred too.


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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #107 on: October 04, 2011, 05:45:45 PM »
New Batman animated news - Cartoon Network is working on yet another batman show, this one titled "Beware the Batman." (They've also got a Green Lantern animated series, a Doom Patrol series and Lauren "MLP" Faust is working on shorts with Batgirl, Supergirl and Wondergirl.)  It's CGI, BTW.

A look at BtB:




AAAAHHHHH! All Blue and a tilted camera! It's Battlefield Earth the animated series!


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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #108 on: October 04, 2011, 06:52:13 PM »
You mean BAT-tlefield Earth!

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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #109 on: October 04, 2011, 07:31:58 PM »
Who is that above the upper right portion of Batman's cape?  It looks like Slippy from StarFox.
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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #110 on: October 05, 2011, 03:16:10 PM »
I blame Bat-Mite for this. He made BBATB jump the shark so we'd end up with this. Definitely not Awesome-sauce...




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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #111 on: October 07, 2011, 09:06:34 PM »
I blame Bat-Mite for this. He made BBATB jump the shark

Are you kidding? The Bat-Mite episodes of BatB are the BEST!
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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2011, 06:23:16 AM »
I blame Bat-Mite for this. He made BBATB jump the shark

Are you kidding? The Bat-Mite episodes of BatB are the BEST!

You haven't seen the final episode of BBATB have you?

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Hence it wasn't a joke that I hated Bat-Mite (I loved him btw) but a reference to the last episode




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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #113 on: October 08, 2011, 06:18:48 PM »
Oops! My mistake, then.
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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #114 on: October 09, 2011, 03:42:47 PM »
It was a hilarious joke episode. Watch it.




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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #115 on: October 09, 2011, 08:46:32 PM »
I blame Bat-Mite for this. He made BBATB jump the shark

Are you kidding? The Bat-Mite episodes of BatB are the BEST!

You haven't seen the final episode of BBATB have you?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Hence it wasn't a joke that I hated Bat-Mite (I loved him btw) but a reference to the last episode

Hey, I thought of doing exactly the same thing if I ever did a comedy series. By which I mean have the show go out of its way to jump the shark when it was coming to an end.  But I was going to have it happen in the second-to-last episode, not the finale.




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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #116 on: October 14, 2011, 06:21:01 AM »




Hmmm... I'm not sure I care for the knew look (although BatB took some getting used to too).  And is that really Alfred with guns?  Or just a really spiffy Jim Gordon.  It's hard to tell.  Still, if it's Alfred, that doesn't seem right at all considering Bat's gun hatred.

Oh, and in the background, is that Professor Pyg?


If so, this might continue the Grant Morrison influence that tBatB hinted at.

 Oh, actually, what I'm really excited about is the idea of a Doom Patrol cartoon.  It could be the weirdest cartoon from DC yet, if they do it right.  Plus, I'd love to see an animated Mr. Nobody and the Brotherhood of Dada.


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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #117 on: October 14, 2011, 08:34:41 AM »




Hmmm... I'm not sure I care for the knew look (although BatB took some getting used to too).  And is that really Alfred with guns?  Or just a really spiffy Jim Gordon.  It's hard to tell.  Still, if it's Alfred, that doesn't seem right at all considering Bat's gun hatred.

Actually, I believe Alfred has been known to use a gun from time to time in the comics.
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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #118 on: October 14, 2011, 12:36:47 PM »
And, yes, that IS Professor Pyg.

Although this is just me spit-balling, I suspect the Kitana thing came about because they were originally gonna use Damien, but S&P decided that a sword-wielding ten-year-old was a bit much.
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Re: Batman: The Animated Series
« Reply #119 on: October 14, 2011, 04:53:06 PM »
Recently watched joker's Millions. Loved a quick cameo by Paul Dini. He plays a replacement Harley.

Joker get's rich, pay's for a completely clean slate and spends money left and right. He decides to let Harley stay in Arkham and get a new one. One of the candidates is Paul Dini dressed in a Harlequin suit. Joker looks at him and goes with the next one. But she proves to be an idiot. Joker makes the comment "Shoulda gone with the fat guy..."