20 years after Bruce Wayne hung up his cowl, his secret is discovered by troubled teen Terry McGinnis. After McGinnis' father is murdered by the man who now controls Wayne Enterprises, McGinnis is fitted into a high-tech Bat suit by Bruce Wayne, creating a new hero for a future Gotham.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 10, 1999
Rebirth (1) Jan 10, 1999 Twenty years after the original series and with a brand new Batsuit, Bruce Wayne takes on a gang of kidnappers to rescue a hostage only to suffer a heart attack. Forced to take up a gun to save his life he decides to retire.Warren McGinnis, an employee of Wayne-Powers Industries, is given a disc containing classified information about a highly lethal kind of contaminant being manufactured by the company. The informant, a friend and fellow employee, vanishes.Terry McGinnis, Warren's son, breaks his curfew and has a run-in with a gang called "The Jokerz". He flees to the countryside where an elderly Bruce Wayne comes to his aid. Weakened after the fight Bruce allows Terry to help him back to the manor. While he is unconscious Terry stumbles upon the Batcave.Terry returns home to find his father dead. Swearing vengeance, he discovers the disc among his father's personal effects and returns to Wayne Manor to tells Bruce about the suspected corruption within his company...
S01 E02Jan 10, 1999
Rebirth (2) Jan 10, 1999 Bruce Wayne discovers the secret of the disc that was given to Terry's father, and instructs Terry to deliver the information directly to Commissioner Barbara Gordon.On the way to the police station he is accosted by the CEO of Bruce's company, Derek Powers, but manages to escape. Unhappy with the situation, he returns to Wayne Manor to steal the Batsuit and take out his vengeance on the man who killed his father.Although initially furious after discovering the theft, Wayne is impressed with Terry's performance and reluctantly agrees that the city of Gotham once again needs Batman, hiring Terry as his new assistant.
S01 E03Jan 31, 1999
Black Out Jan 31, 1999 Terry discovers how hard his new job as Batman is when he squares off against his first super-powered foe, Inque -- a shape-shifting woman sabotaging Foxteca for Derek Powers. Things go from bad to worse when he accidentally leads her right into the Batcave. Stockard Channing and Shannon Kenny make their first appearances as Commissioner Barbara Gordon and Inque.
S01 E04Feb 7, 1999
Golem Feb 7, 1999 Willie Watt, a nebbishy student at Terry's high school, is pushed around by everyone -- including his construction-worker dad, who insists that he needs to toughen up. Aching for revenge against Nelson, the jock that torments him, Willie steals a remote-controlled heavy-lifting robot (or "golem"), and rampages through Gotham. Batman stops the Golem quickly, but as a result of the fight he gains the power to control the golem mentally -- much to Nelson's dismay.
S01 E05Feb 14, 1999
Meltdown Feb 14, 1999 Derek Powers' body is continuing to deteriorate. Desperate, he has Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze) revived, and creates a new body for him under the pretense of medical research. Finally cured, Fries is repentant, but Bruce Wayne doesn't trust him. Batman halfheartedly shadows Freeze, convinced that he has reformed. But how long can he stay reformed once he discovers that Powers is using him?
S01 E06Feb 21, 1999
Heroes Feb 21, 1999 Batman feels his thunder is being stolen by the Terrific Trio, a team of super-powered heroes: the 2-D Man, who can flatten and stretch his body to amazing lengths; Magma, a walking hulk of molten rock; and Freon, a woman who can turn to vapor and freeze objects with a touch. At Bruce's direction, Batman keeps a wary eye on them -- until he finds out that the accident that created them was no accident.The Batman Beyond creators are avid Jack Kirby fans, and this episode is one of the few that pays direct tribute to the King of Comics in almost every scene. Comics aficionados will get a kick out of the many homages to the Fantastic Four, right down to the Terrific Trio's origin, character interactions, and gadgetry.
S01 E07Mar 14, 1999
Shriek Mar 14, 1999 Max Shreeve, a sound engineer working for Derek Powers, develops a suit that amplifies sound waves into awesomely destructive force. Powers is uninterested in the suit until Bruce Wayne interferes with his plans for Wayne-Powers once too often. On Powers' orders, Shreeve makes an attempt on Wayne's life, taking the name Shriek. Chris Mulkey makes his first appearance as the voice of Shriek.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 18, 1999
Splicers Sep 18, 1999 The latest teen craze is "splicing" -- incorporating animal DNA into a human body. While some kids just get cosmetic changes like cat eyes, many opt for more major transformations. Batman investigates Dr. Cuvier, the founder of splicing, and discovers his plan to kill D.A. Young before the process can be outlawed. Cree Summer makes her first appearance as the voice of Terry's classmate Max Gibson.
S02 E02Sep 25, 1999
Earth Mover Sep 25, 1999 Terry's friend Jackie, the foster daughter of wealthy industrialist Bill Wallace, is being stalked by a creature that can reform itself out of the earth and control the earth around it. When an attack reveals canisters of radioactive toxic waste from underground, Batman tries to find the connection between the creatures, Wallace, and Jackie's late father, Wallace's former partner.
S02 E03Oct 2, 1999
Joyride Oct 2, 1999 An experimental military warcraft makes an emergency landing in the middle of nowhere, where it's seized by a bunch of Jokerz out initiating a new member. Batman and its designer, Dr. Price, race to stop the Jokerz before they lay waste to the city -- and before the nuclear core goes critical.
S02 E04Oct 9, 1999
Lost Soul Oct 9, 1999 When executive Robert Vance was diagnosed with a degenerative brain disorder, he arranged to have his consciousness digitized. Now, 35 years later, his grandson Bobby has awakened him before his computer is shut down. Searching for a temporary home before he can find a human host, he infects Batman's costume. Terry goes after him, hoping to answer the question -- is Batman the suit, or the man inside it?
S02 E05Oct 16, 1999
Hidden Agenda Oct 16, 1999 Maxine "Max" Gibson, one of Terry's classmates and a bona fide genius, has created a computer program to figure out Batman's secret identity. When Max is targeted by the Jokerz, she rewrites the code to find the Jokerzs' identities, which only puts her in more danger. Michael Rosenbaum and Jill Eikenberry make their first appearances as the voices of Carter Wilson, another one of Terry's classmates, and his mother.
S02 E06Oct 23, 1999
Bloodsport Oct 23, 1999 The Stalker, a cybernetically enhanced big game hunter who combines technological and primitive methods to stalk dangerous prey, comes to Gotham to hunt the most dangerous prey of them all: Batman. After their first encounter, the Stalker extends the hunt by pursuing Terry. Unfortunately, Terry is taking care of his younger brother Matt than night -- and must find a way to save himself without endangering his brother or revealing his identity. Carl Lumbly makes his first appearance as the voice of the Stalker.
S02 E07Nov 6, 1999
Once Burned Nov 6, 1999 When a daring robbery of a high-stakes poker game between criminals goes awry, Batman is alerted by the sound of gunfire. When he arrives on the scene, he discovers to his dismay that the thief is none other than Ten, of the Royal Flush Gang. Before she escapes, Ten tries to tell Batman that things aren't what they seem. Because of his feelings for Ten (aka Melanie Walker), Terry is convinced that she's telling the truth; Bruce Wayne isn't so easily moved.When Terry returns home he finds Melanie in his room. She tells him her family has been captured by Jokerz, and that she's being forced to steal in order to ransom them. Terry walks a fine line with issues of trust; beyond his usual lies to Dana and his family about his double life, the situation demands that he also tell half-truths to Bruce Wayne, Max (who knows his identity), and Melanie. And can he trust Melanie's story about her family's kidnapping?
Season 3Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 16, 2000
King's Ransom Sep 16, 2000 The Royal Flush gang, minus the reformed Ten, attempt a robbery of a Gotham city museum. Although the gang gets away with the piece, Batman stops Jack and leaves him for the police. Bruce deduces that the Royal Flush gang is working for Paxton Powers, and by listening in on Commissioner Gordon's interrogation of Jack, he and Batman also discover that there are widening rifts in the Royal Flush family.At the hideout, the King and Queen argue, with the Queen endlessly comparing King to his previous namesake, her father. Furious, the King sets another plan in motion: he kidnaps Powers and holds him for ransom, using Bruce Wayne as a go-between. Powers, reluctant to have his illegal dealings exposed, makes a deal with the gang, to eliminate Bruce, but there's more than one double-cross afoot. Angie Harmon makes her first appearance as the new voice of Commissioner Barbara Gordon.
S03 E02Sep 23, 2000
Untouchable Sep 23, 2000 Batman faces off against a new high-tech villain, a man in a suit that projects an impenetrable force field that repels everything Batman can throw at it. Bruce Wayne recognizes the force field as the work of Dr. Blades, a Wayne-Powers scientist who has developed what he calls iso-field generator rings, which generate an aura of energy around its wearer.While touring the Wayne-Powers lab facilities, Blades' assistant Dr. Suzuki demonstrates the rings and the aura, which are meant for use as a self-contained environment for people with immune-system deficiencies. Bruce and Terry recognize the aura immediately, and the question then becomes: who in the lab is the untouchable criminal?
S03 E03Sep 30, 2000
Inqueling Sep 30, 2000 Bruce Wayne is out of town, and Inque is back -- announcing her presence by disrupting the launch of a billion-dollar satellite. Newly invulnerable to water, she poses more of a threat than ever before. Terry remembers that Bruce Wayne had to save him from Inque twice before, putting both his identity and his life at risk. Wanting to prove himself, he insists on pursuing Inque himself, though he asks Max to do some detective work for him.Meanwhile, Inque's deal has gone sour, and her would-be client has weakened her with a particle destabilizer. Sick and desperate for help, she goes to the one person who she feels she can trust -- Deanna Clay, the daughter she abandoned as a child.
S03 E04Oct 7, 2000
Big Time Oct 7, 2000 Shortly after Batman foils a daring, high-tech robbery of a powerful Wayne-Powers agricultural compound, Charlie "Big Time" Bigelow, one of Terry's friends from his wilder days, gets out of jail. Charlie offers Terry a chance to hook up with some contacts he made on the inside for a big job, but Terry refuses, trying to talk Charlie into staying out of trouble. Feeling guilty because Charlie went to jail and he didn't, Terry convinces Bruce Wayne to get Charlie a low-level job at Wayne-Powers.When Terry finds out that Charlie used him to get into Wayne-Powers, he confronts him, hoping to steer him straight before he has to intervene as Batman. Clancy Brown makes his first appearance as Charlie "Big Time" Bigelow.
S03 E05Oct 21, 2000
Out of the Past Oct 21, 2000 Feeling old and tired, Bruce Wayne is reminiscing about past loves lost when Talia, daughter of R'as al Ghul, visits him in the Batcave. With her father long dead, she wishes to rekindle their romance and makes him an offer: She will give him eternal youth through use of the immortalizing Lazarus Pit, and they can spend the rest of their lives helping people through their philanthropic organizations.Worried that Bruce might give in for all the wrong reasons -- and concerned that he may lose the honor of being Batman -- Terry decides to come along to make sure everything is as it seems. When he and Bruce discover the truth behind her offer, it turns out to be more bizarre than either could have imagined.
S03 E06Nov 4, 2000
Speak No Evil Nov 4, 2000 When Batman tries to capture an eight-foot-tall gorilla that's on the loose, he's surprised at the extremely intelligent decisions it makes in order to escape. During the chase, he encounters two zoologists from Gotham State University, who say that it's their gorilla -- named Fingers -- who has escaped. Following a hunch, Batman investigates at the zoology department and discovers the scientists were using methyl glycose (the compound used for splicing) to add human DNA to Fingers for better intelligence tests.Batman must now find a giant, smart gorilla that's only getting smarter, and who has an unexplained hatred of noted conservationist James van Dyle.
S03 E07Nov 11, 2000
The Call (1) Nov 11, 2000 Batman receives a little unexpected help in capturing Inque: Superman. Superman reunites with Bruce Wayne, and extends an offer to Terry to join the Justice League. When Batman's introduction to the League is met with hostility by the other members, Superman takes Batman aside and explains that he has reason to suspect a traitor in their midst; he asks him to keep his eyes and ears open.Terry reluctantly agrees, finding it difficult to spy on people he's idolized his whole life. When the League steps in to stop a mysterious attack on Metropolis, a missile explosion claims Warhawk's life. Batman is the only one to witness the event, which puts suspicion squarely on his shoulders.