There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
At least 40 years after the "current" adventures of Batman and 20 years after Bruce Wayne retired from the role, his secret is discovered by troubled teen Terry McGinnis. After McGinnis' father is murdered by the man who took over Bruce Wayne's company, McGinnis dons a high-tech Bat suit that Wayne last used, creating a new hero for a future Gotham. Written by
DVD audio commentary for the first episode, Batman Beyond: Rebirth: Part 1 (1999), reveals that one of the original intentions of the TV show was to shift crime from the streets of Gotham to the boardroom, with the villains being wealthy and powerful members of Gotham society. Though crime would be just as prevalent as it had been in the time of the original Batman, the streets themselves would actually be safer. The Jokerz street gang, introduced in the first episode, would be one of the few remaining members of "low class" crime. This idea was never brought to full fruition, but the primary villain of Season One, Derek Powers, was a representative of this wealthy class of criminals. See more »
'Terry, today was beach day, remember? Where were you?' Oh, nowhere, Mom, just out saving the world.
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I don't know why it has taken me so long to comment on this one because it is one of my favorite series. It has very intriguing stories, awesome music, and a collection of some of the best villains ever, like Blight, Shriek, Inque and the Royal Flush Gang. But at the heart of the series is the relationship between Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne. Will Friedle and Kevin Conroy are excellent in their respective roles.
I said this in my review of "SubZero," and I'll say it again here. After the disappointing "Batman and Robin," WB needs to study these animated products and see just how Batman should be done. I would very much like to see "Batman Beyond" make it to the big screen in ANIMATED format. Until then, keep producing great episodes.
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