RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pm I prefer Tim Daly over GN. GN is good but for me…he just doesn’t have that softness as Clark and his Superman can be a bit too aggressive at times.
Yeah, that's a valid critique.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmThat entire Cadmus arc is just wonderful. The Question? Oh man. They coukdve just kept that show going endlessly. They had such rich characters.
Agreed! Cadmus was so well done and the late Dwayne McDuffie did the research bts to tie in all the old shows, too. Question was such a break out hit with me, too. Jeffrey Combs did an excellent job voicing him.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pm Yeah the TNBA theme your referring to is when the show was paired up with Superman I think for an hour long programming block on Kids WB. The DVD set(something they didn’t keep for the blu ray) allowed you to chose which opening you wanted.
Right, something like that. WB noticed STAS ratings weren't where they wanted it or whatever so they ordered a new Batman episodes to make the new block version.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmShirley Walker is just…amazing. The music in certain episodes of Batman The Animated series are as good, if not better, than any movie. The Grey Ghost theme is one of my favourite themes for anything ever. And it was used once. Once!
For sure. Shirley Walker's direction made BTAS. Exactly, some themes only were used once but had such impact. Man, that reminds me. When Grey Ghost is taken to the Batcave and he utters 'well, it wasn't all for nothing...'
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmIt did my heart good to see “The Late Mr Kent” on your list. That episode is so good. What an ending. Apocalypse Now Part 2 is also a great one. They’d make my list as well.
I just loved how noir The Late Mr. Kent of STAS was. Apokolips...Now! was of the great hat tips to Jack Kirby and Dan Turpin stepping up in Part 2 and the shock of him being killed off and Superman losing it.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmI’ve enjoyed live action adaptations of Superman but I still don’t feel like we’ve had the definitive depiction. As far as on screen Superman is concerned, it’s never been better than DCAU imo. You could take all 3 parts of “The Last Son of Krypton” & expand it a bit & you’d have a WONDERFUL Superman live action film. When he learns to fly? The music? It gives me chills. I liked Man of Steel but they missed the grace, awe and wonder within Superman. How did you feel about it?
I feel the same way about the live action Supermen. I'm looking forward to see who they cast for Legacy. Definitely, just adapt Last Son of Krypton. Loved how part 1 was mainly starring Jor-El. Loved how they tied the DCAU Brainiac into Krypton.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmChoosing a favourite theme is hard. But if I had a gun to my head I might say Justice League. It’s just so wonderful. So memorable and perfectly heroic.It always blows my mind how these cartoons had better themes and music than many of the live action comic book movies. I also love the New Adventures of Batman & Robin theme(aka Shirley Walkers Batman theme).
Agreed, another great theme.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pm Yeah people forget about Zeta Project. It never really felt like part of the DCAU tho due to the re design. I guess I’d answer Static Shock. Tho part of me wants to say STAS because I still feel like that show was never given it’s due. It isn’t lauded or remembered quite like BTAS. But I love it endlessly.
Yeah, but at least people cite Static Shock a lot. Though personally, the wagon fell off in the last season and I disliked the finale so much. Tried to tie too many things up in a short amount of time. Hated the idea that HotStreak and Ebon got merged into a big kaiju.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmI was looking forward to the new Bruce Timm Batman show. Then we lost Kevin & my enthusiasm dropped. Plus I feel like those shows were the collection of right people at right time. Alan Burnett. Paul Dini. The late Dwayne Mcduffie or James Tucker. Dan RIba, Eric Rodomski.
Kevin Conroy's passing was a tough one. I get why he preferred to keep it to himself. I only recall some rumors he voiced Thomas Wayne in Caped Crusader but that was never confirmed. Agreed, definitely right people at the right time. Pretty nuts to think they were juggling TNBA, STAS, and BB at the same time at one point in production.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmYou mentioned Young Justice. I love those first two seasons. Especially the first. I quit during season 4. It just had lost the plot completely and I think skipping over so much time between seasons was a big mistake in hindsight.
Yeah, the focus on mental health struggles in season 4 were both lauded and disliked by the fanbase depending on who you asked. I was surprised at how big an arc Beast Boy had in both season 3 and 4. I appreciated that they pivoted to the original Team members for season 4 in each arc but yeah, at times it felt a bit too much trying to be both character and story driven when it should be just one. I think the bigger mistake is not giving the property enough tie-in material to fill in the time skips. The comics and game did a lot though. Should be mini-series, specials, and movies between seasons. The time skips don't bother me but I do miss the focus on just the Team and their covert missions.
RichardLess wrote: ↑May 29th, 2023, 8:39 pmWhat are your feelings on the Terry McGinnis twist in “Epilouge”? Some fans hate it , others really hate it. Some like it. I change my mind every so often.
I was cool with it. I liked the symmetry of even though Waller didn't execute her plan completely, Terry still ended up becoming Batman - that it was meant to be. Warren and Mary McGinnis are still his parents, imo, and being Bruce's genetic son doesn't negate them. But he in the end he chose to diverge from the legacy and be happy, too, asking Dana to marry him. I get how some argue it took some agency out of his life or the notion that anybody could stumble into the Batcave and take up the mantle if they had the drive and heart. I'd still be down for a JLU Beyond series that fills in the gap between BB+TZP and Epilogue. Did you watch/read the recent canon stuff like the Justice League vs. Fatal Five DTV or the
Justice League Infinity comic?