Heart of Steel Part I is an episode the first season of Batman: The Animated Series. It is the first part of a two-parter episode and is notable for introducing the classic character of Barbara Gordon as well as a new villain created for the series: H.A.R.D.A.C.
Last episode Batman, Venus and Robin have been chained up by the Joker and his henchmen. They are ready to be fed to a giant clam and Robin has just been swallowed whole. Batman is able to break free from the chains and rescues both Venus and Robin by opening the clam shell with his bare han
Last episode Batman, Venus and Robin have been chained up by the Joker and his henchmen. They are ready to be fed to a giant clam and Robin has just been swallowed whole. Batman is able to break free from the chains and rescues both Venus and Robin by opening the clam shell with his bare hands.
"Heart of Steel" is a two-part episode of Batman: The Animated Series, the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth produced, dealing with a supercomputer named H.A.R.D.A.C. and its attempts to replace Gotham citizens with robotic duplicates before initiating an AI takeover. These were the first Batman scripts to be written by Brynne Stephens, who wrote a total of 7 episodes. The episodes were directed by series regular Kevin Altieri, and originally aired on November 16 and 17, 1992.
The episode begins with a woman leaving a briefcase behind, seemingly deliberately, at Wayne Enterprises. That night, it grows a camera and a set of mechanical limbs and makes its way to the research and development department. Once there it produces a laser cutter and breaks into a safe, where it begins stealing microchips. An alarm goes off, alerting Bruce, who changes into his Batman costume and investigates. He struggles with the robot, eventually chasing it to the roof, where it fires a rocket with the microchips into the sky. Batman takes a hang glider from a rooftop storage unit and pursues it until it is recovered by the woman from the beginning of the episode, who is able to shoot down the glider and escape.
The name 'Rossum' refers to R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), a Czech play by Karel Čapek, where the term 'robot' was first coined. Randa is seen driving a car early in the first episode with the license number 'RUR'.
It's been a genuine pleasure for a detailed and fresh appraisal of Exosquad to have been put out there! In the past, the only detailed reviews left on the 'net were at Pat Danner's fan page. The end of season 2 opened up so many questions that are left unanswered - perhaps forever, given Universal's indifferent treatment of the series - refusal to place all 52 episodes on DVD and no effort at maintaining a media legacy presence like Transformers and Star Wars!!!
"The Manhattan Project, Part 1" is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the 2012 TV series, the thirty-ninth episode overall in the series, and is also is part 1 of 2 of the mid-season finale of Season 2. It originally aired over Nickelodeon on March 14th, 2014.
This episode opens with Karai, several Foot-Bots, and Rahzar tracking down the Turtles and pausing to spy on them from behind a billboard. Rahzar then comments that The Shredder did not authorize or send for Karai's little operation, but Karai is quick to remind him that she is the one in charge while her father is having his little 4 month sojourn in Japan. She then goes on to tell him that, if they actually manage to defeat the terrapins this time, they might both get some credit for once. The villains then quickly confront our unsuspecting heroes and engage them in a pretty large fight. The Foot-Bots attack Raph, while Rahzar manages to busy both Mikey and Donnie with his unprecedented detachable claws. Meanwhile, Leonardo engages in a duel with Karai, as he frequently does during many of their encounters. Leo also views this as what is the perfect time to tell her about the true circumstances - how the Shredder is not her father, but that Splinter actually is her true, biological father, and that her actual name is Miwa - but Karai purposely chooses to act heedless to all of this and says that the only thing she's interested in is for Leonardo to beg for his own, dear life. Suddenly, an earthquake interrupts the two's conversation and catches all of them off guard. Leo is able to quickly push Karai out of harm's way, but a nearby tower then literally falls right next to him...
This was a great episode for what it showed in regards to the Zabi family complexity. The battle sequences do a lot and we see how far Gihren is willing to go for his philosophy and to end the war, which is now contrasted by Char who sees much more. 781b155fdc