Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 45

What Is Reality? (24 Nov. 1992)

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When the Riddler traps Commission Gordon's consciousness in a virtual reality device, Batman must enter the villain's construct to save him.


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When the Riddler traps Commission Gordon's consciousness in a virtual reality device, Batman must enter the villain's construct to save him.

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Batman: [trying to solve the Riddler's puzzle involving four quarters and a penny] Sense, red cents... copper.
Alfred Pennyworth: 'Copper' is another term for policeman.
Batman: Police, head
[looks at the tops of the coins]
Batman: quarters.
Alfred Pennyworth: And four quarters and one penny equal 101 cents.
Batman: Police Headquarters, room #101.
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The Riddler Fiddles With Virtual Reality
7 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Edward Nygma (Enigma) is back, a.k.a. "The Riddler," and this time he's disabled computers so that all trace of him will be gone; all his police records, driver's license, birth certificates, etc. He wants no trace left that he ever existed.

Along the way, he gives numerical clues to what he's doing.


It turns out to be a "virtual reality" trap to get Batman, with the lure being Commissioner Gordon who is trapped inside and who's heart is 15 minutes away from expiring, thanks to the "virtual reality" experience he's having. Batman will have to go into cyberspace to save Gordon!

This probably looked a lot cooler back in the early '90s when "virtual reality" and other computer advances were new and exciting. By now, it's old....but that didn't make the episode any less; it was still interesting, even if dated a bit.

John Glover guest-stars as the voice of "The Riddler."

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