Batman Beyond: Season 1, Episode 5

Meltdown (14 Feb. 1999)

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For his own reasons, Derek Powers arranges for Mr. Freeze to have a new organic body, but things don't go according to plan.



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Episode cast overview:
Bruce Wayne (voice)
Derek Powers / Blight (voice)
Dana Tan (voice)
Miss Winston / TV Host (voice)
Sniper / Doctor #2 (voice)
Barge Captain (voice)
Key Negotiator (voice)
John Rubinow ...
Doctor #1 (voice)


For his own reasons, Derek Powers arranges for Mr. Freeze to have a new organic body, but things don't go according to plan.

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The initial shot of Mr. Freeze's head is done in the style of artist Mike Mignola, who is most famous for his comic book series, Hellboy. See more »


[Dr. Lake goes into a lab where Mr. Freeze's head is being stored]
Mr. Freeze: Take a good look, doctor. I've been like this for nearly fifty years and I haven't aged one day. I have become what many men have dreamed of: an immortal. And yet, there hasn't been a day, an hour, a minute, I haven't thought about death. It obsesses me. Even now.
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Excellent episode. couple small flaws.
29 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent episode, but why does a snowstorm start at random, just in time for Fries to need it? And why, the very next day or so, does the female doctor then say "we're in the middle of a heat wave?"

Ah... it's just a cartoon. a good one, even with those flaws.

The animation is top notch though. The Bruce Timm/DC animated universe was still going strong at this point. Some of the scenes, the poses, the character designs, etc... you could freeze frame several shots throughout the episode and have something worth hanging on the wall. Overall, a great show. Just don't spend *too* long thinking about the plot...

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