Batman Beyond: Season 2 (DC Comics Classic Collection)
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- 26 episodes on 4 discs
- "Inside Batman Beyond: The Panel" discussion with Producer Bruce Timm, Producer Alan Burnett, Producer Glen Murakami, Producer Paul Dini and Moderator Jason Hillhouse
- Commentary on episodes "Splicers" and "Eggbaby" with producers Bruce Timm and Glen Maurakami and others
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Here is a list of the episodes featured in "Batman Beyond: Season Two."
2. Earth Mover
4. Lost Soul
5. Hidden Agenda
7. Once Burned
8. Hooked Up
10. Mind Games
13. Terry's Friend Dates a Robot
15. Final Cut
16. The Last Resort
18. Sneak Peek
19. The Eggbaby
22. April Moon
23. Sentries of the Last Cosmos
25. Where's Terry?
26. Ace in the Hole
I hope you make a wise choice and purchase this item. Trust me, this is a true collector's item for any DC Animated Universe fan.
For Season Two, the series creators' intent, according to producer Bruce Timm, was to focus a little bit more on Terry and a little bit less on Bruce, believing [from focus groups they'd done with the series, and their own instincts] that the teenage kids watching the show were much more interested in Terry than in Bruce, given it was TERRY'S show now. To that end, Terry reluctantly gets his own confidante/sidekick in schoolmate Maxine "Max" Gibson (Cree Summer), a computer genius who stumbles upon his secret identity in "Hidden Agenda". "You call me Robin, and I'm outta here," Max warns. Terry coyly responds with "No problem...Alfred". To her credit, Max [at given times] proved to be quite useful to Terry: covering for him to girlfriend Dana, babysitting younger brother Matt, plus employing her technical skills. Also included in this set is "Once Burned" featuring the return of Melanie/Ten (Terry's own Selina Kyle/Catwoman) and the Royal Flush Gang; "Blood Sport", "Sneak Peek", and runaway robot "Zeta" which was spun-off into the short-lived series "The Zeta Project".
Batman Beyond - Season Two is a 4-disc (544 min.) set featuring all 26 Season Two episodes; Full-Frame (1.33:1) video; English Dolby Digital Stereo audio; Spanish, French subtitles; plus extras.Read more ›
The first episode, "Splicers," gets good commentary from the actors and other interested parties, including Will Friedle's description of how he distinguished vocally between Terry and Batman. There are also appreciations of fellow voice actors in the series, including the late Paul Winfield. But "Splicers" itself is terribly derivative, an unimaginative imitation of Season One's "The Winning Edge."
Disk 4 gives us an interview with four of the series producers, who confirm that they were charged with (1) introducing a new character (Max), (2) making the stories more "high school" and Terry-centered, less "crime comics"/Batman-centered, and (3) reducing the reliance on corporate baddies. All these they did, with the result that the stories are, more often than not, vehicles for long-term character and relationship development.
That's not bad, if the characters are interesting, which often they are. But I don't hear much excitement from the producers, except when it comes to "Earth Mover," a "return from the grave" story reminiscent of EC Comics. There's also some talk about the younger cartoonists not knowing Jack Kirby's work. But does that really explain why the artwork is, in general, pretty slack in the second season?
In addition to Max, new characters in Season Two include Stalker (Terry's nemesis in "Blood Sport," his ally in "Plague"), the incapable-of-introspection schlump Howard Groot, and one real gem, Stanley "Mad Stan" Labowski, voiced to perfection by Henry Rollins.Read more ›
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A little disappointed with the season - it had some highlights but the adding of Max Gibson was annoying. The show redeemed itself in Season 3.Published 6 months ago by Sister Avalon
Cheaper than buying the collected package, which has same episodes.Published 9 months ago by Doc at large
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