April Moon

   Batman fights robotically enhanced punks.
  Original Airdate: April 22, 2000
  Episode # 35
  Rating: * * 1/2


Credits Cast

Story by Stan Berkowitz & James Tucker
Teleplay by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Butch Lukic
Music by Michael McCuistion
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang

Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Cree Summer as Max Gibson
Ed Begley Jr. as Dr. Corso
Eric Michael Cole as Kneejerk

Ethan Embry as Terrapin
Johnny Galecki as Krul
Jason Nash as Harold (Bullwhip)
Daphne Zuniga as April

At its best, this episode recalls some of the juicier melodramas from BTAS, shows like "It's Never Too Late" and "Paging the Crime Doctor." These were stories that, whatever their other shortcomings, had a strong line on moral compromise, and worked themselves into a nice froth of outrage at the exploitation of good people. The background story to "April Moon" is that a top prosthetics surgeon/engineer has his wife kidnapped and is forced to modify the kidnappers to make them "stronger, faster, more dangerous." And in a noir twist that they couldn't get away with back in their days at Fox, the creators are even able to indulge in a little revenge fantasy. The sight (and surrounding circumstances) of kindly Dr. Corso wielding a powerdrill is all by itself worth an extra half-star in the rating.

Related Episodes
   * Joyride
   * Sentries of the Last Cosmos
   * The Winning Edge
   * Hidden Agenda
   * The Terrible Trio

What Others Are Saying ...
" This episode tried to do a lot of things. .. some of them were executed better than others. " – J. Chen for World's Finest


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