Ep. 117 – BTAS – Tyger, Tyger

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Hard to believe we are already kicking off the month of August, but the calendar never lies, so the Good Brothers are kicking off the month with a return to where It all began, with Batman: The Animated Series episode “Tyger, Tyger.” The hosts discuss the H.G. Wells novel on which the episode is loosely inspired, the unsettling feelings one host has from some of the character designs,  a soundtrack that hits its spots where it has to, why it doesn’t make sense where this episode falls in production order, a struggle to find the moral of the story, and some Fleischer Superman vibes. Plus, a clinic in voice acting from the great Kevin Conroy, why there was no follow-up episode for Tygress, and a preview of next week’s episode on this week’s all-new DCAU Review podcast!

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Ep. 113 – Static Shock – Hard As Nails

We’re halfway through the year and the Good Brothers are ready to start another month with reviews of Static Shock, starting with the season 3 premiere episode “Hard as Nail” featuring the second team-up between Virgil and the Dark Knight! The hosts discuss the thought behind having the Caped Crusader return for another season premiere episode, one voice performance that left them wanting a little more, a discussion of the TNBA vs BTAS Poison Ivy look, Arleen Sorkin’s fantastic performance, speculation about a unique power that Static appears to debut in this episode, the awesome new season 3 theme song and what turns out to be the widest margin of difference in a single and overall score in DCAU Review history. Don’t miss a heated debate between the hosts with regards to this week’s soundtrack and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 102 – JLU – For The Man Who Has Everything

The Good Brothers are back as they continue reviewing episodes of Justice League Unlimited with this week’s episode “For the Man Who Has Everything.” Our hosts discuss the original comic written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons on which the episode is based, why this episode was the perfect follow up to the pilot that expanded the Justice League roster, Eric Roberts perfect portrayal of the slimy Mongul, how this compares to another dream-sequence DCAU episode, some really mind-blowing Easter Eggs in both voice acting and music and why Mongul would be #Cancelled if he was living in 2020. All of this and something that has only occurred one other time in DCAU Review history on this week’s all-new episode!

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Ep. 99 – Elseworlds – TB: The Batman/Superman Story Part I & II

With just one week to go before the DCAU Review’s 100th episode, the Good Brothers wrap up their Superman Elseworlds month with a trip to Gotham City as seen on the Emmy-award winning series The Batman. Join our hosts as they discuss the role-reversal that The Dark Knight and Man of Steel take in this interpretation. Plus hear the brothers discuss what they felt to be an anti-climactic ending, the familiar voice-cast of some of the Elseworlds characters, why one host doesn’t care for one of the main characters’ designs and what this episode gets right when it comes to having a proper Superman theme. Plus hear Liam discuss the heroes’ capes in all their glory and preview the landmark 100th episode that will premiere next week all on this week’s brand new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 97 – Elseworlds – BTBATB: Battle Of The Superheroes

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As we continue our Elseworlds month, tackling Superman as he appears in non-DCAU form, we move back to the world of producer James Tucker’s Batman The Brave and the Bold with this week’s introduction of the Man of Steel titled “Battle of the Superheroes.” Join our hosts as they break down a love-letter to a time where everything had to be a little lighter, as this episode pays homage to many events that actually occurred in DC continuity. The Good Brothers discuss a voice cast that is sure to impress, a plot so ridiculous it will leave you laughing out loud, smooth crips and beautiful animation with some visual callbacks to legendary graphic novels, the Fleischer shorts, and even a few nods to the DCAU. Plus, the hosts discuss how they would’ve incorporated a familiar Superman theme and offer a preview for next week’s episode, Plus, for this episode an EXCITING first for the podcast, so tune in now, streaming at DCAUReview.com and on your favorite podcast app!

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Ep. 94 – BTAS – Joker’s Wild

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The 94th edition of the DCAU Review is here and this week the hosts review another classic tale featuring The Clown Prince of Crime in Batman: The Animated Series episode entitled “Joker’s Wild.”The brothers discuss a strong soundtrack and comment on how each Joker episode features a unique sound while still using the familiar Joker theme. With a pot that includes insurance fraud and a greedy casino owner trying to recoup money from his investment, the brothers poke a few minor holes in the plot and have loads to say about another AKOM animated show with some glaring mistakes and why the brothers feel a consistency within being off-model goes a long way. All of this and dissection of some of Mark Hammil’s best lines of the episode along with a full scorecard on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 93 – BTAS – If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?

Image result for if you're so smart why aren't you rich title cardEpisode 93 premieres today and the Good Brothers are discussing the Batman: The Animated Series debut of Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in the classic episode entitled “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?” The hosts discuss the real-world parallels between the Mockridge character and another mustachioed theme-park owner, John Glover’s unforgettable performance as The Riddler, this version of the Riddler vs. the Batman ’66 and Batman Forever interpretations and the very comic book-y plot of the video game theme park. Plus the hosts ponder why Batman’s wrist computer was never used again, plenty of memories from The Adventures of Batman & Robin game for SNES and a preview of next week’s episode. All of this, and a full episode scorecard from both hosts on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 92 – BTAS – Heart of Steel Part I & II

Image result for heart of steel title cardA new edition of the DCAU Review is here and finds the Good Brothers continuing with Batman: The Animated Series and the two-part episode entitled “Heart of Steel.” Cal & Liam discuss a nearly flawless pair of episodes, from the plot steeped in tragedy to the amazing visuals, some Batplane vs. Bat-Glider talk, what we learn to be androids’ one weakness and the exciting introduction of Barbara Gordon to the DC Animated Universe. Plus an instantly memorable soundtrack, a really fun voice cast and an exciting first for the podcast. All of this and the hosts look ahead to next week’s all-new episode, on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 91 – BTAS – Cat Scratch Fever & The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne

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It’s a double feature for episode 91 of the DCAU Review as the Good Brothers cover “Cat Scratch Fever” and “The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne” both from Batman: The Animated Series. It’s a vastly different set of episodes as Cal and Liam tear the first episode to shreds, from the animation to the plot to even some tepid voice-acting in the Catwoman-centric episode. How can a character be both too fluid and too stiff at the same time? Find out today as Cal and Liam delve deep into the story of the animation studio that earned the nickname “The kiss of death” with their poor animation! In the palate-cleansing second episode, our hosts enjoy a very comic-book storyline centered around the Dark Knight’s deepest secrets being exposed, and an ensemble cast made up of DCAU voice-acting legends. All of this and scorecards for both episodes on today’s all-new episode!

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Ep. 83 – JL – Tabula Rasa Part I & II

The Good Brothers have finished their latest stay in Gotham City and have returned to the future (well… not the future)! That’s right, Liam & Cal are kicking off another month of Justice League reviews by covering the very memorable “Tabula Rasa” Parts 1 & 2! Listen as they discuss the groundwork this episode lays for the future of the DCAU, the COMPLETE removal of any subtlety as to what exactly the nature of Lex Luthor and his former chauffeur Mercy Graves’ relationship entailed, plus their thoughts on the DCAU debut of a classic villain in AMAZO and an interesting subplot involving Martian Manhunter! All of this, plus each host’s scorecard and even more are in store on Episode 83 of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 82 – BTAS – Night Of The Ninja

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Episode 82 is here and it finds the Good Brothers wrapping up their stay in the retro-futuristic Gotham City of Batman: The Animated Series. This week the boys review “Night of the Ninja”, a tale that sheds some light on Bruce Wayne’s past and part of how he trained to become the Batman. Our hosts discuss the choice to make Kyodai Ken’s motivation go beyond straight revenge, another reference to a Batman ’66 plot device, more fleshing out of the Robin character, why Bruce was needlessly secretive about the Ninja and the uncharacteristic respect paid to Japanese culture found in this cartoon compared to others at the time. All of this, plus a breakdown of the excellent soundtrack and a full scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Bonus Ep. 2 – Ten Favorite DCAU Toys

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To celebrate the start of the Holiday season, Cal & Liam are bringing you a special gift in the form of their second BONUS episode ever, and this one is set to bring back a whole bunch of nostalgic feelings. The Good Brothers are talking about their top ten favorite toys from the DCAU on this extended episode. From the early Kenner Batman: The Animated Series figures to the Superman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures toys of the mid to late nineties, all the way up through Hasbro’s Batman Beyond and Mattel’s Justice League and Justice League Unlimited figures, the hosts run the gamut of DCAU collecting, including some surprises and deep cuts while discussing why these particular toys mean so much to them.  So sit back, make yourself another plate of Thanksgiving leftovers and relive your childhood on this week’s bonus episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 81 – BTAS – The Laughing Fish

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As we move through the month of November, Cal & Liam have been on a bit of a hot streak as of late, with multiple episodes landing in the coveted “Top Picks” section here at the DCAU Review. This week the Good Brothers look to add to that with a Joker tale adapted from two different comics and written and produced by the dynamic duo of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. This week’s episode covering The Laughing Fish discusses how Paul Dini’s unique writing style is a perfect fit for a Joker story, how the ridiculousness of the Joker seeking a patent is, more light shed on the Joker and Harley relationship explored and several memorable performances in voice acting and why one of our hosts believes this is the PERFECT Joker showcase. Could this be yet another episode for the Top Picks sections? Find out on today’s all-new episode of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 80 – BTAS – Robin’s Reckoning Part I & II

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In the 80th year of Batman’s existence, it’s only fitting that the 80th edition of the DCAU Review covers the origin story of one of the Caped Crusader’s greatest allies, the Boy Wonder, in the episode “Robin’s Reckoning.” The Good Brothers discuss the perfect storytelling of a pair of murders while keeping the episode kid-friendly, some of Loren Lester’s best work in Batman: The Animated Series as Robin, excellent shadow work and some inconsistencies in the animation, some insight into scenes cut for time and a soundtrack that accentuates the climatic ending of the episode. Could all of this praise lead to this episode joining the “Top Picks” category? Find out on this edition of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 79 – BTAS – The Cape And Cowl Conspiracy

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Where podcasts stream you’ll find this new
Episode of the DCAU Review
It first debuted in ’92
27 years ago, you first did view

“The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy”, the episode’s name
With the categories of grading all the same
A mention of Dudley Do-right came
And allusions to Brendan Fraser’s resurging fame

Will our hosts recommend another viewing
Or comparisons to Untiy and Eternal Youth might they be spewing?

You’ll want to note so grab a pencil
The DCAU Review streams each Saturday at 10am/9 Central

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