Batman Animated Series (1992) continuity

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  1. Joe*A

    Joe*A Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know the order in which Batman the Animated Series should be watched? I tried following production order (as per the order on the DVD) but that doesn't work. I tried the order of "first aired" and Robin shows up out of nowhere in Fear of Victory. Help!!!

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    Joe
     
  2. LizH

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    According to tv.com, Robin makes his debut in that ep.


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  3. Zack Gibbs

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    Ya they just had Robin here and there as far as the episodes he was in. They do tell his origin a bit later on in a two-part episode. Production Order FTW.
     
  4. LizH

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    ^ "FTW" = ???????


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  5. Joe*A

    Joe*A Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the response LizH. According to FunTurlte from the Toon Zone Forum, he had listed all Batman Animated Series, Superman Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Justice League in the following order, which seems to follow the production order shown on the DVDs with a few exceptions:

    B:The Animated Series (TAS) - SEASON ONE
    On Leather Wings
    Christmas with the Joker
    Nothing to Fear
    The Last Laugh
    Pretty Poison
    The Underdwellers
    P.O.V.
    Forgotten
    Be a Clown
    Two-Face Part 1
    Two-Face Part 2
    It's Never Too Late
    I've Got Batman in my Basement
    Heart of Ice
    The Cat and the Claw Part 1
    The Cat and the Claw Part 2
    See No Evil
    Beware the Gray Ghost
    Prophecy of Doom
    Feat of Clay Part 1
    Feat of Clay Part 2
    The Joker's Favor
    Vendetta
    Fear of Victory
    The Clock King
    Appointment in Crime Alley
    Mad as a Hatter
    Dreams in Darkness
    B:TAS - SEASON TWO
    Eternal Youth
    Perchance to Dream
    The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
    Robin's Reckoning Part 1
    Robin's Reckoning Part 2
    The Laughing Fish
    Night of the Ninja
    Cat Scratch Fever
    The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
    Heart of Steel Part 1
    Heart of Steel Part 2
    If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?
    Joker's Wild
    Tyger, Tyger
    Moon of the Wolf
    Day of the Samurai
    Terror in the Sky
    Almost Got 'Im
    Birds of a Feather
    What is Reality?
    I Am the Night
    Off Balance
    The Man Who Killed Batman
    Mudslide
    Paging the Crime Doctor
    Zatanna
    The Mechanic
    Harley and Ivy
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    B:TAS - SEASON THREE
    Shadow of the Bat Part 1
    Shadow of the Bat Part 2
    Blind as a Bat
    The Demon's Quest Part 1
    The Demons Quest Part 2
    His Silicon Soul
    Fire From Olympus
    Read My Lips
    The Worry Men
    Sideshow
    A Bullet for Bullock
    Trial
    Avatar
    House and Garden
    The Terrible Trio
    Harlequinade
    Time Out of Joint
    Catwalk
    Bane
    Baby-Doll
    The Lion and the Unicorn
    The Lost Episode
    Showdown
    Riddler's Reform
    Second Chance
    Harley's Holiday
    Lock-Up
    Make 'Em Laugh
    Deep Freeze
    Batgirl Returns
    Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero
    Superman:TAS - SEASON ONE
    The Last Son of Krypton
    Fun and Games
    A Little Piece of Home
    Feeding Time
    The Way of All Flesh
    Stolen Memories
    The Main Man Part 1
    The Main Man Part 2
    My Girl
    Tools of the Trade
    Two's A Crowd
    The Prometheon
    Blasts From The Past Part 1
    Blasts From The Past Part 2
    Livewire
    Speed Demons
    TNBA - SEASON FOUR
    Sins of the Father
    Identity Crisis
    S:TAS - SEASON TWO
    Target
    Holiday Knights
    Action Figures
    Mxyzpixilated
    Double Dose
    Solar Power
    Monkey Fun
    Brave New Metropolis
    Ghost In The Machine
    Father's Day
    Batman & Superman: World's Finest
    The Hand of Fate
    Bizarro's World
    Cold Comfort
    Prototype
    Double Talk
    The Late Mr. Kent
    Heavy Metal
    You Scratch My Back
    S:TAS - SEASON THREE
    Warrior Queen
    Never Fear
    Apokolips...Now! Part 1
    Apokolips...Now! Part 2
    Joker's Millions
    Growing Pains
    Love Is A Croc
    Little Girl Lost Part 1
    Little Girl Lost Part 2
    Torch Song
    The Ultimate Thrill
    Over the Edge
    The Big Leagues (Static Shock / Batman Crossover)
    Mean Seasons
    Critters
    Cult of the Cat
    Where There's Smoke
    Animal Act
    Old Wounds
    The Demon Within
    Knight Time
    Legends of the Dark Knight
    Girls' Nite Out
    Mad Love
    New Kids In Town
    Obsession
    Chemistry
    Beware the Creeper
    Little Big Head Man
    Absolute Power
    Judgment Day
    In Brightest Day
    Superman's Pal
    A Fish Story
    Hard As Nails (Static Shock / Batman Crossover)
    Unity
    Toys in the Hood (Static Shock / Superman Crossover)
    The Demon Reborn
    Legacy Part 1
    Legacy Part 2
    Chase Me
    Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
    BB - SEASON ONE
    Rebirth Part 1
    Rebirth Part 2
    Black Out
    Golem
    Meltdown
    Heroes
    Shriek
    Dead Man's Hand
    The Winning Edge
    Spellbound
    Disappearing Inque
    A Touch of Curare
    Ascension
    BB - SEASON TWO
    Splicers
    Earth Mover
    Joyride
    Lost Soul
    Hidden Agenda
    Bloodsport
    Once Burned
    Hooked Up
    Rats!
    Mind Games
    Revenant
    Babel
    Terry's Friend Dates A Robot
    Eyewitness
    Final Cut
    Last Resort
    Armory
    Sneak Peek
    Eggbaby
    Zeta
    Plague
    April Moon
    Sentries of the Last Cosmos
    Payback
    Where's Terry?
    BB - SEASON THREE
    Ace in the Hole
    King's Ransom
    Untouchable
    Inqueling
    Big Time
    Out of the Past
    Speak No Evil
    The Call Part 1
    The Call Part 2
    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    Betrayal
    Curse of the Kobra Part 1
    Curse of the Kobra Part 2
    Shadows (Zeta Project / Batman Beyond Crossover)
    Countdown
    Unmasked
    Future Shock (Static Shock / Batman Beyond Crossover)
    JL - SEASON ONE
    Secret Origins
    In Blackest Night
    The Enemy Below
    Injustice For All
    Paradise Lost
    War World
    The Brave and the Bold
    A League of Their Own (Static Shock / Justice League Crossover)
    Fury
    Legends
    A Knight of Shadows
    Metamorphosis
    The Savage Time
    JL - SEASON TWO
    Twilight
    Tabula Rasa
    Only a Dream
    Maid of Honor
    Hearts and Minds
    A Better World
    Eclipsed
    The Green Loontern (Duck Dodgers Crossover, just for fun)
    Fallen Hero (Static Shock / Green Lantern Crossover)
    The Terror Beyond
    Secret Society
    Hereafter
    Wild Cards
    Comfort and Joy
    Starcrossed
    JLU - SEASON ONE
    Initiation
    For the Man Who Has Everything
    Hawk and Dove
    Kids Stuff
    This Little Piggy
    Fearful Symmetry
    The Greatest Story Never Told
    The Return
    Ultimatum
    Dark Heart
    Wake the Dead
    The Once and Future Thing Part 1: Weird Western Tales
    The Once and Future Thing Part 2: Time, Warped
    JLU - SEASON TWO
    The Cat and the Canary
    The Ties That Bind
    Doomsday Sanction
    Task Force X
    The Balance
    Double Date
    Clash
    Hunters' Moon
    Question Authority
    Flashpoint
    Panic in the Sky
    Divided We Fall
    JLU - SEASON THREE
    I Am Legion
    Shadow of the Hawk
    Chaos at Earth's Core
    To Another Shore
    Flash and Substance
    Dead Reckoning
    Patriot Act
    The Great Brain Robbery
    Grudge Match
    Far From Home
    Ancient History
    Alive! Part 1
    Destroyer Part 2
    Epilogue

    Hope this helps anyone else trying to watch the shows from the beginning.
     
  6. WhitneyG

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    B:TAS begins the story of Batman after Robin was already part of the team. While Robin may only appear sometimes, that's just the nature of his sidekick duties and not a continuity problem. Flashbacks in the first movie (MotP) and a later two-parter explain (respectively) Batman's and Robin's origins. The order on the DVDs for all the series is adequate for viewing purposes, though the B:TAS (and TNBA) DVDs are the only ones to have the episode order flawless.

    Personally, I watch the series in this order (with the episode order as on the DVDs, excluding a possible mix-up on the upcoming JLU S1 DVD set):

    B:TAS episodes 1-65
    Mask of The Phantasm
    B:TAS episodes 66-85
    Subzero
    S:TAS
    TNBA
    Mystery of Batwoman
    BB
    Return of the Joker
    TZP
    JL
    JLU

    It's not perfect, but it's easy to follow and won't have any major problems.
     
  7. Joe*A

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    Thanks WhitneyG, I'll follow your lead.

    Joe
     
  8. LizH

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    ^ Thanks! [​IMG]


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  9. Hank E

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    So I have a couple of questions. I've only seen Justice League so far and I was looking for a viewing order to go back and watch all these series. This was very helpful, but what is:

    TNBA - SEASON FOUR
    Sins of the Father
    Identity Crisis

    Also, of all the single disc releases (like Mystery of the Batwoman, Return of the Joker, etc.), which ones are not included on the season sets and need to bought seperately?

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  10. David Williams

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    TNBA = The New Batman Adventures (WB name) aka Batman: Gotham Knights (the original, creator-approved name of the show), the continuation of BTAS by The WB with all the original cast & crew. It is Vol. 4 of the 4 volume BTAS set released by WBHV.

    The movies are not included in the set. They are:

    Mask of the Phantasm (Theatrical Release)
    Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Direct to Video)
    Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest (in reality, 3 eps of Superman: TAS also available in Vol. 2 of that collection)
    Return of the Joker: Uncut Version (Direct to DVD, part of Batman Beyond continuity)
    Mystery of the Batwoman (Direct to DVD)
     
  11. Jim Harvey

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    www.worldsfinestonline.com might be able to help you out, or just look around the site's forum (mistakenly labeled as a Toon Zone forum earlier in this thread, TZ just hosts it but it's a full-fledged WF Board). If you have questions, I'd be glad to answer if my site www.worldsfinestonline.com can't answer. All my best,

    -James
     

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