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Biff! 15: Growing up super

We continue our hiatus between shows filled with freeform topics. This week, we discuss the superhero media that we grew up with—TV shows, movies, comics, even books!—and how it shaped our involvement with the genre. Then, a brief Superhero Sweep touches on the new new Suicide Squad movie, and in our Letters Page we transplant a Star Trek episode into the superhero genre.

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Dan Moren, John Moltz and Guy English

Batman University 17: "Mask of the Phantasm"

It’s final exam week here at Batman University, which means it’s time to expand our podcast to an entire panel for a discussion of the animated movie “Mask of the Phantasm.” Tony is joined by Chip Sudderth, Dan Moren, David Loehr, and Philip Mozolak.

We attempt to remember back to what life was like in 1993, someone compares Tony to Harvey Bullock, and we determine how this movies stacks up against the other Batman animated movies.

Many classic “Batman: The Animated Series” episodes are referenced. Links in the show notes.

Tony Sindelar with Chip Sudderth, David J. Loehr, Dan Moren and Philip Mozolak

Batman University 16: "Beware the Grey Ghost" with Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman joins Tony to discuss the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “Beware the Grey Ghost.” We discuss childhood experiences with Batman and comics stores, the obsolete technology available in Batman the Animated Series, and of course we have to talk a bit bout Star Trek.

We also acknowledge a lot of references.

Tony Sindelar with Glenn Fleishman

Batman University 15: "The Man Who Killed Batman" with Aleen Simms

Aleen Simms joins Tony to discuss the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “The Man Who Killed Batman.” We discuss Gotham career opportunities, Batman without Batman, and where to get a cape and cowl on short notice, and just how bad is the bureaucracy in Gotham?

Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms

Batman University 14: "Rebirth" with George Peckham-Rooney

George Peckham-Rooney joins Tony to discuss the Batman Beyond pilot and two parter “Rebirth.” We discuss the Batman Beyond series in general, origin stories, and pilots.

Tony Sindelar with George Peckham-Rooney

Batman University 13: "Knight Time" with Joe Rosensteel

Joe Rosensteel joins Tony discuss the Superman Animated Series episode “Knight Time,” the visual redesign of DC animated characters, super villain group dynamics, and villain reveals that may or may not be surprising.

Tony Sindelar with Joe Rosensteel

Batman University 12: "Mystery of the Batwoman" with Sam Einhorn

Sam Einhorn joins Tony to discuss the animated movie “Mystery of the Batwoman,” the history of Batwoman, LGBT characters in comics, and Bruce Wayne’s dating life.

Tony Sindelar with Sam Einhorn

The Incomparable 365: Humour With a U in It

We return to our first wave of inductees into The Incomparable’s Television Hall of Fame, as we enshrine 10 more series that our panelists consider among the greatest of all time. This second batch spans seven decades and includes sketch comedy, animation, sitcoms, dramas, and even a show that premiered less than a year ago.

[Part two of two.]

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Dan Moren, Dr. Drang, John Siracusa, Erika Ensign, Andy Ihnatko, Mois├ęs Chiullan, David J. Loehr and Glenn Fleishman

Batman University 11: "World's Finest" with Dan Moren

Dan Moren joins Tony to discuss the Superman three parter “World’s Finest,” the Batman-Superman relationship, and Batman’s role as a team player.

Tony Sindelar with Dan Moren

Batman University 9: "Wild Cards" and "Epilogue" with Lisa Schmeiser

Lisa Schmeiser joins Tony to discuss three “Justice” League episode (“Wild Cards” parts 1 and 2 and “Epilogue”), the Justice League in general, and our favorite versions of Batman.

Tony Sindelar with Lisa Schmeiser

Batman University 8: "Mad Love" with James Thomson

Tony and James discuss the episode “Mad Love.”

Tony Sindelar with James Thomson

Batman University 7: "Perchance to Dream" with Shannon Sudderth

Tony and Shannon discuss the episode “Perchance to Dream.”

Tony Sindelar with Shannon Sudderth

Batman University 6: "Love is a Croc" with Guy English

Tony and Guy discuss the episode “Love is a Croc.”

Tony Sindelar with Guy English

Batman University 5: "Shadow of the Bat" with Aleen Simms

Tony and Aleen discuss the episode “Shadow of the Bat.”

Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms

Batman University 4: "Feat of Clay" with Joe Rosensteel

Tony and Joe discuss the episode “Feat of Clay.”

Tony Sindelar with Joe Rosensteel

Batman University 3: "P.O.V." with Sam Einhorn

Tony and Sam discuss the episode “P.O.V.” with a lengthy discussion of The Question and Renee Montoya.

Tony Sindelar with Sam Einhorn

Batman University 2: "Showdown" with Jeremy Goldstein

Tony and Jeremy talk about “Showdown” featuring Jonah Hex!

Tony Sindelar with Jeremy Goldstein

Batman University 1: "Zatanna" with Lisa Schmeiser

In the inaugural episode of TeeVee’s coverage of “Batman: The Animated Series,” Tony and Lisa discuss “Zatanna” and other Batman related topics.

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Tony Sindelar with Lisa Schmeiser

The Incomparable 296: The Official Batman

You asked for it, and we delivered! Batman University is in session, as we dive into “Batman: The Animated Series.” Lifelong Batman fan Tony Sindelar has provided us with a 10-episode watch list, which served as a refresher for our panel and an introduction for our host. What makes many people call this version of Batman the definitive one? How does a show that’s for kids end up being so strikingly adult? How is the character of this Batman not like recent movie depictions? We’ve got the answers.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, Shannon Sudderth, Dan Moren, David J. Loehr and Nathan Alderman