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This week on BATTASS: Beyond we’re back in black, and welcoming a new colorful killer to the universe as we see the return of Inque and the debut of Curare in Disappearing Inque and A Touch of Curare! Per DCAU WIki: “Disappearing Inque” is the eleventh episode of Batman Beyond. It depicts the return of… Continue reading Disappearing Inque & A Touch…
 
Time to juice up, nerds! Gotta get out there and pump some iron so you can rob some banks or something! This week on BATTASS: BEYOND, we’re hanging out with “Bane’s Friend” and summoning the undead of your mind with The Winning Edge and Spellbound! Per DCAU WIki:“The Winning Edge” is the ninth episode of… Continue reading The Winning Edge & Spellbo…
 
What’s that? Speak up, we can’t hear you! You’re gonna have to be a lot louder than that, as this week on BATTASS Beyond we’ve been introduced to the dastardly devil of dangerous decibles, Shriek! Don’t worry though, it’s a stacked deck this week because we’ve also got a winning hand with The Royal Flush… Continue reading Shriek & Dead Man’s Hand F…
 
This week on BATTASS Beyond, the frigid face of a familiar foe makes its way to our screens, and Batman Beyond heads across the street for some inspiration from the “distinguished competition,” and riffs on the golden age of the Marvel Universe with Meltdown and Heroes! “Meltdown” is the fifth episode of Batman Beyond. It… Continue reading Meltdown…
 
Terry, having just started to work for Bruce Wayne, faces off against Inque, a notorious shapeshifting mercenary who is sabotaging FoxTeca, a company formed by Lucius Fox’s son. Willie Watt, a high school nerd who has been picked on one too many times, steals a construction robot from his father to scare his chief tormentor, Nelson… Continue readin…
 
Flying cars, digital new anchors, giant pyramid buildings in densely populated cities–where else could we be but in far-flung future…of 2019! That’s right, BATTASS has returned, and we’re taking to the skies on the maiden voyage of our own rebirth, as we begin our trek through Batman Beyond. Welcome to…BATTASS BEYOND! For decades, Bruce Wayne… Cont…
 
As Pinhead the Cenobite once said, “You called us, we came!” The boys from BATTASS are here to give you a teaser for their Patreon-exclusive talk about The Batman, the newest live action cinematic installment of the Batman franchise! This one star everybody’s favorite glittering vampire-turned-art house superstar Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight…
 
BATTASS returns for the final (ok, almost final, but…give us a break on that Harley movie, please) entry in the classic era of Batman: TAS animation, the direct to video film Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman from 2003! It’s been a while since the end of the animated series, and Batman Beyond has also been… Continue reading Mystery of the Batwoman Fi…
 
BATTASS is back, and we’re headed to Metropolis! Ali and Foreman, Hogan and Andre, chocolate and peanut butter, this week we’re diving headfirst into the first head to head meet up in the Bruce Timm DC animated universe of two titans of comic book history – it’s Batman and Superman in three episodes of Superman… Continue reading World’s Finest Find…
 
This is it! We did it! After 4 years and change and sixty podcast episodes, we’ve made it to the end of Batman: The Animated Series, and it’s sibling show The New Batman Advetures! Our examination of the show referred to by many as the single greatest piece of Batman media ever has come to… Continue reading The Animated Series – Wrap Up Find all of…
 
This is it, we’ve made it to the end! This week on the BATTASS Podcast, Sean and Clay have made it to the end of the Batman: The Animated Series road as they cover the final two episodes of the “classic” era of animated Batman, the raucous Beware the Creeper, and the litigious Judgment Day!… Continue reading Beware the Creeper & Judgment Day Find a…
 
Love is a funny thing, isn’t it? Makes people do things that are truly mad! This week we’ve got two episodes about love – weird, unhealthy, monstrous love – and it’s not even Valentine’s day! But this is love that takes Batman to the edge of defeat by his greatest enemy’s best girl, and love… Continue reading Mad Love & Chemistry Find all of our co…
 
Look! Up in the sky! It’s Batman, and he has his sharp fangs and claws out! Or maybe he’s got a big smile on his face and cracking a joke! Or maybe he’s a grizzled old warrior fighting mutants in the mud! And Supergirl is there too, fighting a lady made of pure electricity! What’s… Continue reading Legends of the Dark Knight & Girls’ Night Out Find…
 
This week on The BATTASS Podcast we cover two episodes that tackle the two biggest questions of the series thus far: what was the cause of the final break up of Batman and Robin, and how would Batman react if he was magically turned into a half-man, half tree by a young Witch Boy with… Continue reading Old Wounds & The Demon Within Find all of our …
 
We’re continuing our big block of animal episodes this week on the BATTASS Podcast, as Catwoman gets caught up with a crazy cat-based cult in, well, Cult of the Cat, and Nightwing heads back to the circus he once called home in Animal Act. Not sure what it is about animals this season, but we… Continue reading Cult of the Cat & Animal Act Find all …
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, we get a brand new baddie with a lazy costume and a specific theme, as well as some gigantic, rampaging farm animals with a grudge in Mean Seasons and Critters! Not going to beat around the bush here–these are not great episodes. But hopefully, this episode of the podcast… Continue reading Mean Seasons & Critters F…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, we get the introduction of a one-off villain who really deserves more screen time (in any medium, really), the enthusiastically bombastic Roxy Rocket! We also see what would happen if Jim Gordon really decided it was time for Batman to get taken down, and trust us, he is formidable!… Continue reading The Ultimate T…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, we get some returning baddies with some questionable new designs, as well as one brand new villain to add to the rogue’s gallery who’s definitely a real HOT one. Baby Doll and Killer Croc take the stage in one of the oddest pairings I can think of in Love… Continue reading Love is a Croc & Torch Song Find all of ou…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, Joker goes on a financial roller coaster, and Robin has his first doomed romance as Sean and Clay get down and dirty with Joker’s Millions and Growing Pains! In addition to a look at Joker’s money problems and asking whether a Clayface minion can ever really have a heart,… Continue reading Joker’s Millions & Growin…
 
50 episodes! This week on the BATTASS Podcast we welcome back Batman’s tiniest, most block-headed adversary, Scarface, in Double Talk, as well as say “meow” to a new-look Catwoman putting the moves on the boy wonder (man wonder?) in You Scratch My Back! We’re still making our way through all these season 4 redesigns, and… Continue reading Double Ta…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast we welcome back two villains we’ve seen a few times before, Mr. Freeze and the Scarecrow. They’ve both got great new looks, but Clay and Sean are split over the quality of the episodes. Never Fear is a unanimous success, but it’s Cold Comfort that produces the most conversation.… Continue reading Cold Comfort & Neve…
 
This week marks the triumphant return of The BATTASS Podcast, as we dive into season 4 of Batman: The Animated Series, otherwise known as The New Batman Adventures! After a three year hiatus, the TAS team has come back with a series of new episodes that bring back all (or most) of your favorite classic… Continue reading Holiday Knights & Sins of th…
 
This week on The BATTASS Podcast, we head back to the theater, or in this case, the home theater, as we bridge our season coverage by taking a look at the second film to emerge from the Batman the Animated Series universe, Batman & Mr. Freze: SubZero! But the fun doesn’t end there as, after… Continue reading Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero and Q&A Fin…
 
This week on The BATTASS Podcast, we hit a few pretty sizeable milestones: the return of fan-favorite bat-family member Batgirl, as well ass the end of season three, and most notably the end of what is technically defined as Batman: The Animated Series! The show keeps going, but under a different title, and a different… Continue reading Batgirl Ret…
 
“Make ‘Em Laugh” with a “Deep Freeze”! Make ‘Em Laugh: Using microchips stolen from the Mad Hatter, the Joker brainwashes famous comedians into committing crazy crimes in order to ruin their reputations. As it turns out, the comedians are the judges who tossed the Joker out of the Gotham Comedy Competition the year before. Now,… Continue reading Ma…
 
This week on The BATTASS Podcast, we’ve got one debut, and one more entry in our season-long trend of villains attempting to go straight, as Harley Quinn tries to navigate the pitfalls of trying to rejoin polite society, and a disgruntled cop thinks he can do Batman’s job better than Batman, in Harley’s Holiday and… Continue reading Harley’s Holida…
 
This week on The BATTASS Podcast, we continue the running theme on this season of Batman The Animated Series, namely looking at what happens with Gotham’s biggest baddies decide to turn over a new leaf. Are they being sincere? Are they really trying to turn it around? Or is it just all an elaborate plan… Continue reading Riddler’s Reform & Second C…
 
This week on The BATTASS Podcast, Alfred heads out on his own to tie up some loose ends of his pre-Wayne life back in merry old England in The Lion and The Unicorn, and Batman gets relegated to a framing device in order to introduce Old West anti-hero Jonah Hex in Showdown! It’s an underwhelming… Continue reading The Lion and the Unicorn & Showdown…
 
Two brand new big bads hit the scene this week on The BATTASS Podcast, as Bane makes his move from comics to screen, and Babydoll makes her very first appearance in any media ever! One is a high profile comics character brought to life in animated form, the other is wholly original to the show,… Continue reading Bane & Baby-Doll Find all of our con…
 
We’ve got two returning villains this week on The BATTASS Podcast! Clock King’s and Scarface are back for their second go-rounds in the Animated Series universe, and they’ve both brought with them some fun, yet extremely convoluted, head-scratching plans for their villainy! It’s “Time Out of Joint” and “Catwalk”! First up, in Time Out of… Continue …
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, Batman faces off against some truly underwhelming foes in half-assed animal dress up, and Harley gets driven to the brink by her love for the Joker in the episodes “The Terrible Trio” and “Harlequinade”! First up, in The Terrible Trio, Thrill-seeking friends of Bruce Wayne decide to become master… Continue reading …
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, Batman has his first encounters with some truly inhuman foes, Ra’s al Ghul makes mouth time with a mummy monster, and Ivy grows her own family and becomes a monster’s mommy with Avatar and House and Garden! First up, in Avatar, An ancient Egyptian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce… Continue reading Avata…
 
We’re taking a quick break from our regularly scheduled Batman The Animated Series coverage to bring you some quick thoughts from Sean and Clay on the first trailer for Matt Reeves’ upcoming flick The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, and Oliver Sto-uh…i mean Colin Farrell! It’s dark, it’s red, it’s… Continu…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast covers A Bullet for Bullock and Trial! Sean and Clay also get into how Sean lifted his idea for White Knight DIRECTLY from the Animated Series. First up, in A Bullet for Bullock, After surviving several near misses, Gotham’s toughest cop Harvey Bullock realizes he needs Batman’s help to… Continue reading A Bullet fo…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, Mad Hatter goes a really long way for a racist ham sandwich, and Killer Croc comes oh so close to turning over a new leaf with The Worry Men and Sideshow! First up, in The Worry Men, Veronica Vreeland has bought dolls for her friends which, once placed under… Continue reading The Worry Men | Sideshow Find all of ou…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, the villains get weird as a rich guy with delusions of godhood thinks he’s literally the Greek god Zeus, and a foul-mouthed, gangster puppet has designs on putting Batman in cement shoes in Fire From Olympus and Read My Lips! First up, in Fire From Olympus, Believing himself to… Continue reading Fire From Olympus |…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, the Demon comes to Gotham, and then goes to the middle east, and then goes crazy as Ra’s Al Ghul makes his grand entrance onto the Batman the Animated Series stage in “The Demons Quest”! In Demon’s Quest Part 1, Batman investigates the mysterious kidnapping of Robin, when he’s… Continue reading The Demon’s Quest Fi…
 
This week on the BATTASS Podcast, the town is painted glowing-red in not one, but both episodes, Blind As A Bat and His Silicon Soul! Batman builds a fancy red-lensed vision booster after losing his sight in Blind as a Bat, and we see the return of the evil A.I. robot duplicant HARDAC in His… Continue reading Blind as a Bat | His Silicon Soul Find …
 
BATTASS has returned with “Shadow of the Bat”! When Commissioner Gordon is framed for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner’s behalf. But when Batman disappears after finding the person behind the frame-up, Barbara takes the law into her… Continue reading Sha…
 
Wes and Clay wrap up their coverage of the 2020 Academy Awards by watching their B-Roll selection of the Best Picture nominees, “Marriage Story”. Directed and written by Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story” stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a married couple going through a divorce. We, as the audience, arrive just in time to… Continue reading …
 
The lowest rated Best Picture nominee at the 2020 Academy Awards is Todd Phillips’ “Joker”. Currently at 68% with 543 reviews, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous villain. Based on the Joker character from DC Batman comics, Phoenix assumes the character of Arthur Fleck. Fleck is an unstable man who lives with his… Continue reading 2020 …
 
Who would you say is the “Parasite” in this film? Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought… Continue reading 2020 Oscars – Parasite (99%) Fi…
 
Clay and Sean return to the podcast to discuss Sean’s new release, “The Curse of the White Knight“. It’s Castlevania meets Batman! Or is it? Listen as the guys discuss the history of the book and explain the behind-the-scenes process. They talk about issues with pacing, the surprising lack of familiarity with Azrael, and many… Continue reading The …
 
We have arrived at the controversial apex of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The eighth chapter of the Skywalker Saga was directed by Rian Johnson and has proven to be controversial since it was released in 2017. Fans of the franchise feel that the movie played too fast and loose with the series. They think… Continue reading Episode VIII: The Last Jedi F…
 
After a two year break, Wes, Clay and Dave have reassembled to pull off the ultimate heist: to podcast about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One is the first of the Star Wars Anthology films (and there ended up being only two). The goal of these films was to step away from the… Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Find all of our conte…
 
We are continuing our coverage of the “master of horror”, Wes Craven. We have already discussed “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street“. With our “B-Roll” selection, we chose to watch 1996’s “Scream”! Scream is a metatextual homage to the slasher films that defined the late ’70s and 80s. It stars Neve Campbell… Continue reading B-Roll…
 
Happy Halloween! Our “Wes Craven” themed coverage continues with the director’s highest-rated film (according to Rotten Tomatoes), “A Nightmare on Elm Street”! It’s the film that gave the world one of the most iconic villains of all time: Fred “Freddy” Krueger! A child murderer who haunts the dreams of children, Krueger’s weird aesthetic and iconic…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Clay and Sean discuss the episodes, “The Mechanic” and “Harley and Ivy”! In “The Mechanic“, thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the… Continue reading T…
 
Happy Halloween! As is customary in podcast culture, Reel Ripe & Reel Rotten are covering something horror-themed: the “Master of Horror” himself, Wes Craven, and his critical low-point, “Vampire in Brooklyn”. Starting off with Craven’s lowest-rated film, Wes, Clay and Amanda watched “Vampire in Brooklyn”. Released in 1995, “Vampire in Brooklyn” st…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Clay and Sean discuss the Batman: The Animated Series episodes, “Paging the Crime Doctor” and “Zatanna”! In “Paging the Crime Doctor“, Dr. Matthew Thorne (played by Joseph Campanella), losing his medical license and forced into becoming the crime doctor by his younger brother, crime boss Rupert Thorne, must perform d…
 
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