I loved that show, Batman Beyond had one of the best opening credits / theme songs of any cartoon. When you hear a theme song start you should be excited to watch the show, and Batman Beyond did just that!
Please WB , Mr. Timm and Mr. Dini we would even watch it if you put it on at 1:00 am on Cartoon Network ;D
I caught The Return of The Joker on HBO Family last week, so anyone that has that channel and needs a BB fix check it out.
Post by Longbowhunter on Jul 25, 2005 17:13:17 GMT -5
Batman Beyond NEEDS to be brought back.It was popular in its time and since then it has developed a cult-like following.I feel that the show was ahead of its time and too much of its success was tied in with the toyline which Hasbro failed to market properly.If the Batman Beyond toyline had been treated like JLU is today,it would have been much more profitable for all parties involved.It was one of those rare shows which had youth appeal but also appealed to adults-as proven by the recent,much more adult Batman Beyond episodes airing during this season of JLU.Someone should approach Cartoon Network about bringing this show back and airing it late nights after JLU-it would be a perfect fit for their Adult Swim/Anime programming block.
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PLEASE. BRING. IT. BACK. !. It was one of the greatest works of animation since BTAS which was the greatest work of animation since the old hanna-barbara cartoons of old days which was the greatest animation since the looney toons. You see, they made returns and so should batman beyond.
Two-Face: Half of me wants to strangle you. Poison Ivy: What does the other half want? Two-Face: To hit you with a truck.
Post by ProfessorHStrange on Jul 25, 2005 20:20:25 GMT -5
Considering what happed on JLU the episode Epilogue, a definte YES!! I want to see Batman Beyond return. Actually set afterwhat was seen on JLU. Epilogue to me was the best episode in my opinion this season!
I would support a move to bring back Batman Beyond. Everything about the series was great. There are still many many questions that need to be answered. It's like starting a book and then skipping through the middle only to read the end, and then your like I gotta go back and read the rest because the ending was just that great!
The reason why i think it should have a come back is that the show began to tie-off storylines from BTAS/TNBA/STAS/JL/JLU and had lots of great storylines! I enjoyed pretty much every episode and i just hope WB decides to add another season! Also i found out that it has not been officially cancelled so it could just be on hold for now . . .
Looks like I'm the sole dissenter, and I guess I best explain why.
When "Batboy" was first announced, and even when it first hit the air, I was dubious. Like so many others, it grew on me until I genuinely liked it. However, I didn't reach that state until near the end of the run. Why? Well, the production team admitted up-front that they wanted to blaze new territory, setting their own path. They wanted to create as many original elements as possible, without resorting to "Two-Face of the future."
I hate to say, but that effort shows. The strength of BTAS, TNBA, STAS, JL and JLU is in the refined storytelling, and the best stories are distilled from those that have been told over the last 75 years. That's a lot of time to pull from, and there are plenty of time tested gems to mine. As much as I've grown to enjoy Batboy (which is my name for it, despite how much I do enjoy it), the original stuff never carried the same weight as those stories that were distilled from the master story tellers of yesterday. To further prove my point (as least to myself), the best Batboy stories, the ones I really remember, where those that had some link to the previously established chatacters/stories/universe.
So my vote is no. If I knew it would be strongly tied to what has come before (JLU of the future), I'd be all for it. But I doubt that would be the case. I'd just as soon see great stories continue as long as possible in JLU.
Again, I like Batman Beyond, but so much of it was watered down, I'd rather Timm and company play to their strengths.
Post by Faithfulbutler on Aug 8, 2005 20:20:24 GMT -5
I must say that Villainizing someone for having their own opinion is a bit of poor form.It is a poll too which means people are encouraged to voice their opinions and not be penalised for them. This Karma feature is supposed to be a bit of fun and not an excuse to pick on people that think differently to anyone else.I'm regretting this whole Karma thing as time goes on although i will give Casimir back the Karma point that has been taken away. Please if you disagree discuss it with some valid comments.That why this is called a Forum!
[shadow=purple,left,300]To be honest, as much as I would like to see "Batman Beyond" return to television, I believe the series did everything it could and then some, especially with the new JLU tie-ins.
Though the show may not have officially been canceled, WB must have stopped making episodes for a reason. It's highly unlikely the company will produce more episodes in the future, especially since they are (apparently) getting ready to end Timm's DCAU with the end of JLU next season.[/shadow]
I would be happy if all of the episodes were made available on DVD, which seems likely to happen, considering the fact that Batman will be a hot property for the foreseeable future. As far as new episodes, I'm not sure that the kid's TV market will support two ongoing Batman animated series. It will be interesting to see where the creators of "The Batman" take the character; perhaps JLU will re-visit the adventures of Bruce and Terry in the future. In the meantime, the excellent episodes that have already been created should get the full DVD treatment, with commentaries, voice actor interviews, and features that reinforce the series' fully earned place in Batman continuity. These shows were well-written, action-packed, and respectful of the history of the character. In addition, "The Return of The Joker" was one of the two or three best Batman films of any genre, whether live action or animated. The 17 minute "flashback" sequence was certainly as good as any single BTAS or TNBA episode, and did a great job of tying up some of the loose ends after "Mad Love." Like Casimir mentioned, the BB episodes that intersected with past characters in the original Batman universe may have been the most enjoyable ("A Touch of Curare", "Out of the Past", "Meltdown") but I also really loved the new characters that were created (Blight, Inque, "10" from the Royal Flush Gang). At the top of the list has to be Bruce Wayne himself; it was a stroke of genius to imagine Batman as an aged curmudgeon, unable to phsically carry out the commands that were issued from his razor-sharp mind. The Wayne of "Batman Beyond" was (and is, in JLU) perhaps the most deeply developed character ever portrayed in an animated cartoon. The characterization of the elderly Wayne in BB is now so important to my perception of Batman that many of the earlier BTAS and TNBA episodes remind me, in an odd juxtaposition of perspective, of how he is in the future. For that remarkable acheivement alone "Batman Beyond" deserves recognition as an essential part of the Batman canon.
Post by The Demons Head on Aug 15, 2005 14:06:26 GMT -5
I would probably enjoy seeing 'Beyond' back on-air now that I know the genetic origin of Terry McGinnis from Justice League Unlimited...Although, if they did re-launch it, I would appreciate seeing some more "classic" villains, whether the older versions of them (Imagine a Two-Face struggling with the knowledge that his face is scarred, but, both sides of his head has white hair; knowing him, it'd upset his "balance" in life) or, the future incarnations of them...
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Post by The Demons Head on Aug 20, 2005 20:47:54 GMT -5
Of course he was joking. He has Joker as his avatar. Besides, nobody would kill themself for something like this, he just wants to see it make a comeback like all of us.
Like I said, it just startled me; I had a feeling that he was only kidding, but, it's still something that can/ could startle you if you're off-guard...
Any-who, I've been thinking about this recently, and I've reached the point where I'd like to see Batman Beyond released on DVD, but, not re-launched...IMO, it had its moments, but, I'm starting to get a little weary of the series...That's just me though...
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Even though I love Beyond, i thought "Epilogue" in JLU was a fitting end to the Beyond universe. I would hate for it to be brought back and not be as good as the original episodes. I'd be content with with a box set of all the episodes and my ROTJ dvds.
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manstink: hey has their ever been a like origin story on martha wayne. I think it would be cool if she were like in some kind of cult, and she was like ritualistically murdered for trying to leave the cult. Anyways thats my opinion.
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