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Batman teams up with the mysterious Talia to retrieve a prototype weapon from the supervillain, Count Vertigo.


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Episode cast overview:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman (voice)
Robert Hastings ... Commissioner Gordon (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
Robert Costanzo ... Detective Bullock (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Barry Dennen ... Shadow Agent (voice)
Brock Peters ... Lucius Fox (voice)
Helen Slater ... Talia (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Twitch (voice)
David Warner ... Ra's al Ghul (voice)
Michael York ... Vertigo (voice)


Batman teams up with the mysterious Talia to retrieve a prototype weapon from the supervillain, Count Vertigo.

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23 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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One of the very few episodes to depict actual deaths. The Society assassins throw an informant off the Statue of Liberty. Afterward, they appear to commit suicide via gas although Batman later states it only erased their minds. See more »


Batman states he was able to get through the vertigo trap by keeping his eyes closed and relying on his other senses. Vertigo affects the vestibular system which coordinates balance and is linked to the auditory system. Therefore closing one's eyes would not stop or even lessen the symptoms. In fact, closing your eyes could make the symptoms worse by further disorienting your balance. See more »


[last lines, Talia makes contact with her father from her plane]
Talia: Vertigo has been dealt with, Father.
Ra's al Ghul: Small wonder you seem so pleased. Then your mission?
Talia: A complete success.
[holds up rifle]
Talia: I secured this just as you asked.
Ra's al Ghul: Then choose a target and test it, daughter. We must be certain it survived its ordeal intact.
[Talia aims the rifle at a mountain, but it short-circuits causing her to drop it]
Talia: The Batman! He sabotaged it somehow!
Ra's al Ghul: So even in defeat, the detective manages to achieve some small...
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20 June 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Batman: The Animated Series

One of the most successful and loved franchise of Batman, depicts the comic version at its best by going deep into the character's perspective rather than trying to cover-up or justify its sketchy tone. The animation is not only convincingly good but also seems like a lot of thought is invested on its cinematography which for the most part of it works on metaphorical way. Kevin Conroy seems the apt choice to be the voice of Batman (although not so sure about Bruce Wayne) and so does Robert Hastings for Commissioner James Gordon as it has the right amount of depth in it. A smarter approach by the makers by narrowing it down to only 20 minutes and get right to the point, keeping the audience engaged. It also brings in bigger cast like Mark Hamill to do the voice over of Joker, which is done with genuine passion and enthusiasm that is clearly visible on screen. Addition to that, the makers keep some of the villains under their sleeve and uses it as a trump card whenever felt necessary that helps in continuity and glue all individual cases as much as possible.

Season 01

It, being the longest and acclaimed season of it all since this is where the scrutiny began which got the series its Emmy too. Since the season covers up more than half of the series, it comes with larger expectations to fill especially on terms of character development; the key that helps the viewers last long and enthusiast throughout the course of it. Also, it takes a smarter approach on projecting more of newer character's perspective (mostly its the villain), as it helps to create the anticipated impact.

Off Balance

Accurately titled, this episode fails to deliver a complete puzzle or mystery and instead stays a half-baked cookie that inherently lack its equitable taste but beyond that, it delivers on the terms of all the razzle-dazzle that one would expect.

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