Batman Beyond – Spellbound

by Alan Rapp on January 9, 2020

in Television Reviews 

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Batman Beyond - Spellbound television review

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to the dystopian future of Gotham City. The aptly-named “Spellbound” introduces a new villain to the show in Spellbinder (Jon Cypher) who uses his knowledge of the human psyche and futuristic tech to trap victims in hallucinatory fantasies while tricking them into performing crimes for him. While the episode never really explains why the tech works on Terry (Will Friedle) through the suit, it does allow Terry to fight against the altered reality as Batman and the effect on villain’s other subjects is one of the best parts of the episode including a Raiders of the Lost Ark opening sequence. Along with a pretty good original villain in the mold of a character like Scarecrow, the episode is also notable for Terry’s first meeting (out of costume) with Commissioner Barbara Gordon (Stockard Channing).

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