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ozoneocean at 8:00PM, Jan. 22, 2006
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Look, when I was little the only Batman I ever saw on TV was either the live action campy version, or the animated Batman in the Superfirends. So where do THEY fit into the batman timeline? The batman with eyebrows and the grey suit?
I want that batman back… A Robin that says “Holly” this and that every 5 seconds is pretty cool too. I loved that batman and Robin. :cry:
And all the sexy Cat women…
And those delightful villains. Vincent price as Egghead, there was King Tut, Ceaser Romero as the best Joker ever, the Ridler was just plain Groovy, the Penguin was the best ever incarnation of the Penguin I've seen…
The animated version wasn't so great, but the voice acting was ok. Superfriends Batman was a tool.

-The live action Batman eppisodes were repeats ok? I'm not THAT old. STill that was the only Batman on TV for me as a kid.
 
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jalford at 11:49PM, Jan. 22, 2006
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Make sure you carry your Bat Shark Repelent when you go swimming!
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Ian Jay at 10:13AM, Jan. 23, 2006
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Yeah. And if you come across any torpedoes, you better pray that there are some altruistic dolphins that will take a hit for you.

I've gotta agree that, for the pure fun aspect, you couldn't beat the live-action Batman. (I mean, sure, Bruce Timm added the whole dark cerebral aspect to his animated series, and there were the Burton-inspired movies, and there's the soulless new TV series, but still…) I mean, everything was just too over-the-top to be untrue. If only we had actors like Frank Gorshin and Meredith Burgess playing villains today… they'd be a lot more enjoyable and interesting than the flat cardboard cut-out evil characters that you get these days.

~IJ
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jalford at 2:00PM, Jan. 23, 2006
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The only real complaint I have for the Teen Titans show is that they seriously owed us fanboys Starfire in her original comics outfit. That and Wonder Girl!
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Hawk at 6:15PM, Jan. 23, 2006
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The only real complaint I have for the Teen Titans show is that they seriously owed us fanboys Starfire in her original comics outfit.

Yeah, but without her 80's hair.
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jalford at 12:35AM, Jan. 24, 2006
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But she can't fly without her giant afro!
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jalford at 1:28AM, Feb. 8, 2006
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Down but not out. Expect Speedy to make an appearance on Justice League Unlimited along with Green Arrow and the other Seven Soldiers.
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Thevampire_kain01 at 6:37AM, Feb. 10, 2006
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but the problem i got is were is batman, robin is there, weres is his master? hmmm? i mean come on robin can't survive with out him. just sayen
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jalford at 2:56PM, Feb. 10, 2006
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Robin is usually seen away from Batman more than he actually is with him. Most of the stories he's involved in, whether it's Tim Drake or Dick Grayson, whether its the actual ROBIN comic book or Teen Titans, or a guest appearance in some other comic like Outsiders, Robin usually flies solo from Batman. Most of the actual Batman comic have just Batman in Gotham City fighting crime. Sure he gets help from Oracle, Batgirl, Huntress, etc. But Robin rarely shows up anymore. Dick Grayson as Nightwing was formally leading the Titans and then the Outsiders, as well as his own solo hero gig in Bludhaven(another fictional city in the DC universe).
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ozoneocean at 3:20PM, Feb. 10, 2006
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Ah, what about the good old days? Back then it was just Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne, and Alfred… All alone in that big house together.

Hanky spanky.
 
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marine at 10:10PM, Feb. 10, 2006
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Cartoon Network is dead to me. It died when they canceled Samurai Jack.

Even the Adult Swim cartoons have shot down to webcomic level crappiness. We'll always have those first three good years of Adult Swim, except for the reruns of Futurama, those go to Comedy Central in 07.
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jalford at 12:10AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Samurai Jack wasn't so much cancelled(even though its one of the only Cartoon Network shows to actually get a freakin' Emmy!). Genndy Taraskoconotiaonat…whatever got a different gig working on Clone Wars, and then that whole Foster's Lunatic Asylum For Retarded Brain Farts thing. I spoke to my old schoolmate, Stephanie Gladden, who now works at Cartoon Network, and she said Genndy didn't know how good he had it at first. Now, he's apparently working on some Dark Crystal project. Shouldn't he finish up one saga(i.e.: Samurai Jack)before moving onto another one?
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marine at 1:14AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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No. For someone who acts like they know whats going on, you know nothing about the modern cartoon scene. Its not about art, the fans, or any of that. It s about selling commercials to shit that kids will beg their parents to buy them. Gendy isn't even working on Foster, its Craig's latest cartoon.

Eh who cares. Why even bother talking on an internet forum.
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Inkmonkey at 10:06AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Teen Titans was a good series during their serious episodes, but their goofy stuff was irritating at best. Anyway, like The Batman, Teen Titans doesn't fit in to the regular DC Animated Universe. Since it wasn't part of the established universe, Dick could be Robin without screwing with continuity, since the series was essentially creating its own continuity.

Anyway, I'm not gonna miss the show. It was reasonably entertaining, but it had too many annoying elements for me to really get attached to it. Hopefully, if nothing else, its cancellation will open up the possibility of some of the Titans characters appearing in Justice League. Apparently Deathstroke (Slade) can take out a large group of Leaguers, as evidenced in one of the Pre-Crisis DC comics (can't remember which one, but I do remember people arguing that he shouldn't logically be able to do that at all).

Personally, the only series CN has cancelled that I truly, desperately want to see back is Megas XLR. But I hear the creators had a habit of going over budget and trying to sneak in inappropriate stuff in the episodes, and generally being difficult to work with…
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Eggbert at 10:56AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Slade/Deathstroke is easily one of my favorite villains for the sheer amount of ass he is able to kick. He regularly beats up multiple superheroes at once, without having any super powers of his own.

Megas XLF was in fact very funny, but had some of the laziest animation ever. Most of the time this wasn't a problem, but whenever they did a serious fight scene it was pretty painful to watch.

I think they blew their animation budget on the 3 layers of shading on everything. :roll:
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ccs1989 at 11:59AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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But it's nice when you get creators who are on the side of the fans. The reason I hate The Batman is because it feels like it was thought up in a corporate think-tank.

What made the Batman Animated Series so good, as evident from all the commentaries, is that the creative team really cared about what they were creating.
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jalford at 12:13PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Deathstroke is really one of the more powerful DC villains. He's one of the heads of The Society which is a conglomerate of supervillains, he's strong enough to not only take on about half the Justice League but half the X-Men to as was shown in the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover, plus he knows the secret indentities of all the original Teen Titans and their mentors(i.e.: Batman). The animated Slade(which isn't even the way you say the past tense of slaying someone: “slayed”)was no where near as powerful as his comic book counterpart. Robin wouldn't even be able to touch him, much less knock his mask off.
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Inkmonkey at 2:43PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Actually, I think they just called him Slade because Teen Titans was aimed at a younger audience and someone in marketing was afraid of having the word “death” in the villains name, and because his real name is “Slade Wilson.”

And just out of curiosity, I looked up what “Slade” actually meant, and it means “A little dell or valley; a flat piece of low, moist ground.”

So… yeah. The fearsome power of a little dell or valley…
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Hawk at 2:51PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Hey, I noticed it seems like they can't say “dead” in a lot of cartoons. How many times have you seen somebody get knocked out, and another character comes to check on him, and yet another character asks, “Is he…”

Like they can't say “dead”?


I thought Slade was pretty cool, too.
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marine at 4:47PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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I love hearing someone say "I want to destroy you!" in a cartoon.
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ccs1989 at 4:58PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Or the famous “Other Dimension” of DBZ.
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Ian Jay at 7:36PM, Feb. 11, 2006
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Megas XLR was in fact very funny, but had some of the laziest animation ever. Most of the time this wasn't a problem, but whenever they did a serious fight scene it was pretty painful to watch.

So? Most animated giant ro-bot fight scenes are badly animated and painful to watch. With Megas you got the self-referential humor; instead of having an atmosphere of intense drama and intrigue, you got the proper feel for the genre, which is “Duuude! It's a f**king GIANT RO-BOT! Let us blow some serious crap up!” It was a little like Transformers meets Clerks, and that was a mismatch made in heaven.

As for saying “death” in a cartoon… does anybody besides me when a villain is just unimaginative enough to say, "I'm gonna… I'm gonna GET you!"

As for Teen Titans… do we even care anymore?

~IJ
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jalford at 1:16AM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Then again, Slade's full stage name was “Deathstroke: The Terminator”, and he premiered in comics 4 years before The Terminator movie. So, why they didn't go with that, I don't know. DC technically owns the name Terminator on their character. Just like the Karate Kid movies actually listed the character Karate Kid as being licensed to DC in the closing credits of the first movie. KK is a Legion Of Super-Heroes character. Anyway, so why they didn't just go with Slade's original handle as Terminator, I dunno.
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ozoneocean at 2:24AM, Feb. 12, 2006
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maybe because it's more identified with the movie fanchise… Even though they own name and used it first, the terminator is still Arnold in black leather with a red eye and a metal skin condition. :smt032
 
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ccs1989 at 7:45AM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Slade was an original name. I thought it worked.
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Hawk at 1:42PM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Remember when Duke died in G.I. Joe: The Movie?

Duke died?! What the….

He was my favorite one! For the longest time I thought “Joe” was him!

Lasers harmlessly fly by all the others and yet somehow manage to take my favorite G.I. Joe character? That's kind of depressing.
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jalford at 1:45PM, Feb. 12, 2006
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Then again, in the season of GI Joe that followed after The Movie, Duke never showed up in it after that.
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Thevampire_kain01 at 7:29AM, Feb. 13, 2006
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great now were talking about off the subject, but any way Teen titans needs a new Charictor, (If they ever need one) and I got a good Idea who…… ME! thats right me, I could help robin, and those 2 girls….. just let me get them a few of these > :drinkers: then they'll be like this
> :smt030 then when there pased out I can Tie all of them up and then be the New teen titans……………… I will be the leader, Raziel can be my general ( before i threw him into the abyss) and the others will come to me, Uma would take starfires place, hmmm another girl………….And Ill make another female vampire and she'll take over for Raven. Muhahahahahahaha I'm a genius…..NO TAKIES! ITS MY IDEA I PATENED IT! SO…… back off be fore i do all this to you……. > :smt064 :smt075 :smt068 :smt067 :smt070 :smt063 :smt073 :smt021 and then you'll be like > :smt059 and ill be like this> :twisted:
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ccs1989 at 7:31AM, Feb. 13, 2006
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My god, did bbc code just explode or was that a post?
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Thevampire_kain01 at 7:36AM, Feb. 13, 2006
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oh my god! I just typed that just a sec ago.
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