Before Batman Beyond existed, the pitch sounded like it could have gone terribly wrong. A Batman show set in the "future," with a "teen Batman" who goes to "highschool and has a girlfriend," while old man Bruce serves as his mentor. If this pitch went to anyone outside of the hands of Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett...the series could have been an epic disaster. I remember watching the debut of the show way back when it first aired around 15 years ago and liking it instantly from the start. Of course I was only around 13-14 years old back then, so I was in the right target audience for the show. I loved Terry right off the bat, I liked how Bruce Wayne was still Kevin Conroy and how the series was in continuity with B:TAS. Loved The Jokers and all the villains we got. My only gripe is it did feel too much like "Buffy: The Vampire slayer just with Batman," at times, especially with all the teen related villains at Terry's school and the sheer mass of monsters/freaks that weren't traditional supervillains. I wonder if that was a mandate from the network to have a lot of eps about Terry's school and his classmates? Also it felt like Smallville at times too for the episodic "freak of the week" type of episodes. What did you think?