Post by BatmAngelus on Sept 3, 2005 10:04:26 GMT -5
This was probably the best Joker episode of the series, IMO.
It had a very cool, original story.
Joker was at his best- creepy, scary, and deadly as well as fun and hilarious. I liked seeing the pre-Joker. The "I want to make people laugh" was a cool indirect reference to the failed comedian of The Killing Joke.
Frank Gorshin's Hugo Strange was excellent and it's a shame that Mr. Gorshin passed away. I'm hoping that his substitute is able to achieve a Strange voice that is similar to his- dark, foreign, and creepy.
[shadow=purple,left,300]This was a great episode. I thought that the development of both the Joker and Hugo Strange was perfect. The team got the Joker's head just right.
Frank Gorshin got the voice down perfect for Dr. Strange. Like most people agree, it's a shame he won't be reprising his role. I do hope they bring Strange back, though. The ending kind of left room for his return.
Season three has been confirmed to have two Hugo Strange episodes... i read it in an interview (can't remember where at this point, however). Frank Gorshin already completed the voice work for one of those eps, and someone new will voice Strange in the other ep.
OH, and the episode was EXCELLENT! :-p this has been my second favorite Joker episode since they aired it in Canada. LOVED IT!
I thought it was an OK episode. A little bit of been there-done that, I'm afraid.
It did seem like it was loaded with throwaway homages, which I liked:
-- The Laughing Fish
-- At one point the Joker sounded exactly like Mark Hamill -- when he said "coinkidink."
-- The amusement park angle from DKR (or, I suppose, Killing Joke).
-- The mini Joker a la Tim Drake in ROTJ.
-- A mouthless Joker a la Switch.
Some of these may be reaches but they kinda jumped out at me.
I have to agree with you, Batdan. I really enjoyed the episode, but the reason I enjoyed it so much was that this ep, more than any other so far in the series, pulled just about everything in it from the work of the Dini/Timm group. As you mentioned, "The Laughing Fish", "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne", "The Return of the Joker", the amusement park from "Be A Clown"....all liberally borrowed from to create "Strange Minds." For the younger Batman fans, who aren't necessarily BTAS devotees, this was a great introduction to the psychological depths of Batman, his allies, and his enemies - aspects of the characters that have only been hinted at, so far, in "The Batman". For the old-timers like me, it was deja vu all over again...but in a good way. 8/10 ;D
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