Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary #19: Prophecy Of Doom

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Prophecy Of Doom was first broadcasted on October 6, 1992 with a script by Sean Catherine Derek from a story by Dennis Marks and directed by Frank Paur.

Batman investigates a cult, called the Brotherhood, founded by the “mystic” Nostromos after hearing about a number of stories from his colleagues about his ability to predict the future. Batman finds out that Nostromos is actually a con artist who was rigging near-fatal accidents to gain the confidence of Gotham’s upper class citizens.

Wow, what a bland boring episode this was.

I mean, just wow, I can’t even say that this is a bad episode, it’s just boring. A lot of what’s going on in this episode is nothing that we haven’t seen done before in similar stories like this in other shows.

On one hand, the animation is still very good, the studio behind this episode is Akom, and it does still look very nice. The voice work is okay, Heather Locklear is playing Lisa in this and she’s fine, William Windom is playing her father, Ethan and he’s okay and Michael Des Barres is Nostromos and he’s okay.

I mean, I can’t even say that this is one of the worst episodes because there are some interesting ideas in here but the overall story never goes past the point where you can’t predict everything what’s going to happen, that’s how generic this is. But then again, this is Dennis Marks, the same man who wrote the abortion that was Tom & Jerry: The Movie and the bland Jetsons: The Movie so should we really be that surprised that this is not very good?

I can’t even say Prophecy Of Doom is a bad episode, it’s the worst one I’ve watched so far but there has been far worse episodes of this series that we’ve yet to get to. The problem with this episode is that it’s just boring and too cliché riddled, it just feels lazy like there is nothing there and this was just a throwaway episode so they can fill up the 65 episode first season order. This is one that nobody can really blame you if you want to skip out on.

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One comment on “Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary #19: Prophecy Of Doom
  1. […] I’ve seen episode this mediocre since Prophecy Of Doom and that was what, 10 episodes ago? 19th episode, okay. So, yeah, I really did not like this […]

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