A hyper-sophisticated robot steals computer technology from Wayne Enterprises, leading Batman to a sentient supercomputer, H.A.R.D.A.C., and its plan to replace humans with androids.

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Commissioner James Gordon (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
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Lucius Fox (voice)
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Barbara Gordon (voice)
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Dr. Karl Rossum (voice)
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H.A.R.D.A.C. (voice)
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Randa Duane (voice)
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A hyper-sophisticated robot steals computer technology from Wayne Enterprises, leading Batman to a sentient supercomputer, H.A.R.D.A.C., and its plan to replace humans with androids.

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HARDAC appears to be based on SKYNET from the Terminator franchise, with Terminator 2 coming out one year before this episode See more »

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Bruce Wayne: And what have you got there?
[Barbara takes a teddy bear out of her purse]
Barbara Gordon: Oh, this is Wubby. I've had him forever. Dad won't pick me up at the airport without bringing him along.
Commissioner James Gordon: [blushing] Well... he knows the way better than I do.
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References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

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Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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homage to blade runner
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William sanderson doing the voice of karl rossum is wonderful, as he the role is essentially the same in blade runner, as sebastian the genetic replicant engineer. Heart of Steel was one of my favorite episodes when I was a kid, and HARDAC is on my mind from time to time! I just watched Blade Runner and noticed their voices were the same so I came to IMDb to check it out. I probably haven't seen this episode in ten years, so I was pretty happy to have picked up on it. I think it tipped me off when Sanderson says he " built his friends". Whomever was doing the voice casting for this particular role definitely has good taste.


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