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Beware the Gray Ghost 

A series of bombings reminiscent of a long lost TV series occur and the washed up star of it may be connected.

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Commissioner James Gordon (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
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Alfred Pennyworth / Piedmont Police Chief / Frankie (voice)
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Summer Gleeson (voice)
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The Mad Bomber / Ted Dymer (voice) (as Bruce W. Timm)
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A series of bombings reminiscent of a long lost TV series occur and the washed up star of it may be connected.

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Trivia

When Simon Trent opens his closet to retrieve a reel of an episode of "The Gray Ghost", one of the tapes is labeled "Dr. Death". The character Dr. Death was the first ever reoccurring villain in the Batman comics. Another episode is titled "," which went on to become the title of a Batman: The Animated Series (1992) episode. See more »

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How did the Batcomputer have Simon Trent's fingerprints on file? Trent was not revealed to have a criminal record, so there is no rational explanation as to how his fingerprints were in any police database that the Batcomputer could access. See more »

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[last lines]
Bruce Wayne: [presenting a "Gray Ghost" video to Trent] Could you make it out to Bruce?
Simon Trent: [signing the video] Here you go, Bruce!
[Wayne starts to leaves, then turns and looks at Trent]
Bruce Wayne: You know, as a child I used to watch it with my father. The Gray Ghost was my hero.
Simon Trent: Really?
Bruce Wayne: [quietly to Trent, in a familiar tone] ... and he still is.
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Batman The Animated Series
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Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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From one hero to another
5 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I had to pick one epitomizing episode, 'Beware the Gray Ghost' may very well be it. Herein is a common tale we've all seen before: destitute actor once revered as a superhero, but given new relevance via a copycat terrorist. And they cast Adam West as the Gray Ghost; I mean, that's just a home run. None of this feels like a stunt and it pays great reverence to the '60s version.

This is a great story, well-written and nicely animated. Hell, it deserves a hand for tying in directly to Bruce's formative years and pulling off just the right heartfelt tone. It's a huge tip of the hat, and yeah, it's that good.

10/10


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