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
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Ep. 78 – BTAS – Eternal Youth & Perchance To Dream

 

Image result for eternal youth title cardImage result for perchance to dream title card The month of November is here, and Cal & Liam kickoff a month of Batman: The Animated Series reviews with a double feature! Never before have there been two polar opposite episodes featured on one podcast as the Good Brothers discuss the episodes “Eternal Youth” and “Perchance To Dream.” First, the brothers have what can only be described as shared disdain for a bizarre episode featuring #MyAlfred and the never before seen or heard from again Maggie. The brothers are fairly harsh in their criticism and comparison to a lost Batman ’66 episode but this episode does bring about the largest score disparity to date and for only the second time in DCAU Review history, a point deduction!

Up next the guys discuss one of the most universally loved episodes where we learn what it would be like if Bruce never put on the cape and cowl and instead lived solely as Bruce Wayne. Cal and Liam talk about some great subtleties in the soundtrack, the psychology of Batman’s ability to be happy and talk foreshadowing throughout the episode! Of course, they have full scorecards for each episode and an exciting preview of next week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 72 – SS – The Big Leagues

It’s only fitting that on #BatmanDay, the Good Brothers celebrate by reviewing his first appearance on Static Shock entitled “The Big Leagues.”. The Dark Knight isn’t the only visitor from Gotham though as the boys discuss. Cal & Liam also talk about improved animation, a nod to Stephen King’s It, the choice to use the Danny Elfman Batman theme, just how big the Batplane is and just what exactly was Joker’s plan for coming to Dakota? All of this, a preview of next week’s episode and a complete scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 55 – BTAS – Dreams In Darkness

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For the final week of May, the Good Brothers wrap up season one of Batman: The Animated Series with the episode “Dreams In Darkness.” Cal & Liam discuss the psychology of Batman, voiceover narration as a plot device, Kevin Conroy’s exceptional performance, a trippy animated sequence and final details on your last chance to win our Twitter giveaway contest!

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Ep. 54 – BTAS – Mad As A Hatter

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Continuing their stay in Gotham City, the Good Brothers review another episode of Batman: The Animated Series. This week’s episode, aptly titled “Mad As A Hatter”, introduces the Mad Hatter to the DCAU. The guys discuss the awkward real-world present-day societal implications of the obsessive Jervis Tech, a missed opportunity for some whimsical character designs, the excellent voice work from the late Roddy McDowall and how this episode might have fared better as a horror-esque episode. Plus the guys give their usual scorecard for the entire episode!

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