What Is Reality?

   The Riddler traps Commissioner Gordon in a virtual reality machine.
  Original Airdate: November 24, 1992
  Episode # 48
  Rating: * * 1/2




Credits Cast

Written by Marty Isenberg & Robert Skir
Directed by Dick Sebast
Music by Richard Bronskill
Animation by Akom

Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Loren Lester as Dick Grayson
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Alfred
Bob Hastings as Commissioner Gordon

John Glover as the Riddler
Beyer-Leigh Banfield as Clerk
Hal Rayle as Jogger

To call this the best Riddler episode is not to praise it, but to damn the others. Computer hackery by itself is not terribly glamorous in an action show, so the virtual reality machines get hauled in. The Riddler's cyberworld is appropriately cerebral and surreal—a locomotive charges through a Magrittean doorway—but even that is undone by Akom's typical incompetence.

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What Others Are Saying ...
" ... would have been a lot better with better animation, at least a bit better and more proportioned. "World's Finest


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