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December 15, 2014

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This isn’t about a particular episode, and these screenshots are from two separate stories. The point of this post is to talk about how I’ve never really thought about Gotham being set in a particular point in time, other than the 20th century. Gothamites have electricity, and TV news, and experiments that turn people into Bane and Poison Ivy. Freeze makes an underwater city in one episode, and that takes some serious hydro-engineering. How do you bring in air? How do you take out trash? Sidetracked.

In the first of these two shots, Bruce Wayne holds a comically large cellphone.

Batman: The Animated Series ran from 1992-1995, and during that time, cell phones were big. It’s funny to see them in 2012, but that’s fine. The realization that I’m having is that Gotham exists in several points in history all at once, and we can choose to focus on whichever era is convenient to the storyline.

[and then suddenly…]


November 28, 2012

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Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1: Episode 55: Day of the Samurai

What’s the episode about? Ninja and SamuraiBatman fight honorably on the side of a volcano for the love of a butler named Alfred… kind of. Somehow NOBODY gets burnt to death. Not a realistic volcano fight. Would not order again.

When does this frame happen? Near the beginning, the evil ninja guy kidnaps a student and then… slices some fruit to… relieve stress while waiting for the ransom reply?

Why are you sharing it? Um… it’s a real ninja playing Fruit Ninja. The scene even starts off in the same perspective showing the mid-air swipe, JUST LIKE THE GAME.

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November 7, 2012

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Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1: Episode 44: Off-Balance

When does this frame happen? Somewhere in the middle. These episodes are only 20 minutes long, will it kill you to watch the whole thing?

Why are you sharing it? During a fight, someone slices off Batman’s utility belt like it’s made of thin paper. What? This utility belt houses serums, gases, lock-picking tools, batarangs, and it’s defeated by ONE SLICE? Ridiculous. Consider my disbelief un-suspended. …It’s also a pretty great superhero spandex crotch shot.


October 31, 2012

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September 10, 2012

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Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1: Episode 45: What is Reality?

What’s the episode about? The Riddler returns! I love this Riddler. In his first outing, he put Batman and Robin in a physical version of his computer game, a maze with a minotaur. In this episode, he locks the Commish’s brain inside a video game, and Batman has to avoid virtual traps and rescue Gordon. Pretty good episode.

When does this frame happen? About three minutes in, fake guards steal Nygma’s physical records from the police station to help erase his old identity.

Why are you sharing it? Lyle ‘Crazy’ Nucamp, Sally ‘Goodtime’ Nubank, and Dave ‘Smelly’ Nugent. I mean, I’m glad that they didn’t make all of the text illegible, like the files behind Nygma, but those nicknames are just awful. I feel bad for them. Poor Sally. Poor Dave.


June 27, 2012

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Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, I will be sharing a screen capture from an episode of Batman: The Animated Series. I dearly love this show, and watched it as an impressionable child. Some of the frames are stunning, some have errors, and some are just odd. 

I don’t own these images and I’m not getting anything for this except happiness.  Please enjoy.

Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1: Episode 27: The Underdwellers

What’s the episode about? It’s about the Underdwellers (read: Morlocks), a society of orphan children who live under the harsh rule of a Fagan-type evil leader in the sewers of Gotham. The Sewer King lives underground (like the Rat King from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) owns trained alligators (like GI Joe’s Croc Master) and has an eyepatch (like Callisto, leader of the Morlocks). There is very inconsistent use of sunlight as both a painful punishment and later as a comfort for the children when they return to the surface. It is not a good episode.

When Does This Frame Happen? Towards the end of the episode, a child morlock swoops in and rescues another child morlock from the arms of The Sewer King (who looks like Captain Hook).

Why Are You Sharing It? Batman’s a pretty stoic guy, but because the kid just gave Batman the thumbs up, Batman mimics the gesture. It’s so unlike him. If it weren’t such a dark picture, it could be a meme.

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June 6, 2012

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