Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 29

The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne (29 Oct. 1992)

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A sinister doctor uses his mind reading machine to learn Batman's secret identity and attempts to auction it.



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Episode cast overview:
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
Ingrid Oliu ...
Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)
The Penguin (voice)
Ray Buktenica ...
Dr. Hugo Strange (voice) (as Raymond Buktenica)
Carmen Zapata ...
Judge Maria Vargas (voice)


A sinister doctor uses his mind reading machine to learn Batman's secret identity and attempts to auction it.

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Twice, Bruce looks through a drawer filled with tapes labeled with names of Dr. Strange's patients. In one shot, many of these patient names are connected with science fiction and fantasy. "Duane, Diane": a writer for the Batman series and an SF/fantasy writer. "Morwood, C": Duane is married to Peter Morwood. "Meach, Bet": Beth Meacham is a long-time SF fan and an editor at Tor Books. "Jetter, K": K. W. Jeter is an SF/horror author, and wrote the first "cyberpunk" SF novel. "Campbell" and "Johns, C" on adjacent tapes: John W. Campbell Jr. was the most influential SF editor ever. (The remaining tapes were "Vargas, Maria", "Taylor, Blair", and "Wayne, Bruce".) Another shot showed more tape labels. "Rogel, R": Randy Rogel wrote for Batman. "Rudish, P": Paul Rudish wrote for or did art department work for Dexter's Laboratory (1996), _"The Powerpuff Girls"_ (1998), and Samurai Jack (2001). "Smith, Dex": 'Dexter Smith' (q) did character design or layout on the series and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993). See more »


Two-Face: Get outta my face, clown!
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Lots Of Entertainment In This Episode
26 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very entertaining episode, one of the better ones. Not only does someone - "Dr. Hugo Strange" - discover that Bruce Wayne is really Batman, but three famous villains all enter the story: The Joker, Two-Face and The Penguin. Wow, no wonder this was so entertaining.

The story revolves around Dr. Strange and his invention, which is supposed to help stressed- out people. Executives and others go to his spa and the bad doctor extracts their childhood memories from them and then blackmails them over something they did as a kid. It starts with a prominent judge and then happens to Bruce Wayne, resulting in the evil doctor discovering Wayne is also Batman. He, then, offers this information to the highest bidder among those famous villains.

How does Batman stop his identity from being revealed? How does Robin enter the picture here? What happens to all these crooks? Well, you'll have to watch as I won't spoil it. Suffice to say this is a great episode. Ones with the Joker's wise-guy comments usually are top-notch.

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