Talia arrives in Gotham claiming she has mastered the Lazarus Pit and offers to use it to restore Bruce's youth without any side affects. But all is not as it seems.




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Episode cast overview:
Bruce Wayne / Batman Actor (voice)
Talia al Ghul (voice)
Ra's al Ghul (voice)
Carter (voice)
Max Gibson / Woman (voice)
Carl (voice)
Gordon Actor (voice)
Singer (voice)
Singer (voice)
Jamie Torcellini ...
Singer (voice)
Singer (voice)
Singer (voice) (as Steve Bernstein)
Punk / Mikey (voice) (as Gary Sturgis)


Talia arrives in Gotham claiming she has mastered the Lazarus Pit and offers to use it to restore Bruce's youth without any side affects. But all is not as it seems.

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Release Date:

21 October 2000 (USA)  »

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(52 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Batman musical featured in Out of the Past is a nod to an actual planned Batman musical which was to feature music and lyrics written by Jim Steinman, of Bat out of Hell fame. The musical was announced in 1998, but canceled in 2005. Some of the songs written by Steinman for the intended Batman musical, "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King" and "Cry to Heaven" were later sung by Meat Loaf, a regular collaborator with Jim Steinman, on the album Bat out of Hell 3. See more »


[watching Batman: The Musical]
Bruce Wayne: You hate me, don't you?
Terry McGinnis: Come on, lighten up, it's your birthday.
Bruce Wayne: Don't remind me.
Terry McGinnis: Hey, it took me weeks to get tickets to this show. It's shway!
Bruce Wayne: Its schw-arbage.
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References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »


Batman Beyond (Main Title)
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Probably, the best episode in the show's entire run
11 April 2010 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

"Out of the Past" begins with a brilliant, albeit brief, of the Batman myth, told in an off-beat musical, attended by the real but old Batman/Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy) and the new one/Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle). Smart dialog between the characters as they watch the musical is a treat for the ears, as well as is the lighthearted musical number.

Following that opening, the main story begins wherein Talia (Oliva Hussey), the daughter of Batman's longtime nemesis Ra's Al Ghul (David Warner), appears with a proposition that the elder Wayne can't refuse. Without revealing much, it's safe to say that it involves some rejuvenation.

However, there is a startling "revelation" that brings about the installment's most memorable line.

As always, Conroy is the definitive Bat "voice" and the rest of the cast - including Michael Rosenbaum, Adrienne Barbeau, and regular Cree Summer - is equally impressive.

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