Gotham 2/29/16 S2.E12 Mr. Freeze

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  1. MikeMar

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    Solid episode!

    Gordon and Penguin's said the same story, as they both wanted Galavan gone and now he is.

    Penguin in Arkham Asylum is for sure interesting!

    And loving the start of Mr. Freeze, that's going to be interesting
     
  2. dianebrat

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    My problem is that they knocked it out of the park with the Mr Freeze origin story in the Batman The Animated series that forever changed how you look at him as a villain and it's one of my favorite origins because of that, you can tell they're following several of the beats but I didn't think it went far enough. Obviously YMMV, it was a good episode but that hangs over it.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    Great to see Hugo Strange...he was the villain in the classic Steve Englehart/Marshall Rogers run back in the 70s (and the very first of the major Batman villains, pre-dating the Joker, the Riddler, Penguin, Catwoman, etc.), which is a nostalgic favorite of mine.

    (Yes, DC had Dr. Strange decades before Marvel. :D)
     
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  4. JYoung

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    I have to say, I quite enjoyed B.D. Wong as Hugo Strange as well and I look forward to him in future episodes.
     
  5. mattack

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    Hopefully I didn't ask this before and forget.. and I admit this is tangential.. but were the 1960s Batman _comics_ goofy like the 60s TV show, or is the 60s TV show just completely out of left field?

    I know there have been other changes over time (he was originally much more of/like a detective, and DID use a gun sometimes, if reluctantly).. But the 60s show (which I like from watching reruns as a kid) just seems so way out there.

    Only Spiderman appearances on "The Electric Company" seem to come close.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

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    The 60s were fairly goofy, and became more so in response to the success of the show. But very shortly after (thanks to artists like Neal Adams and Jim Aparo and writers like Denny O'Neil), he turned very dark again, and has mostly been that way to varying degrees ever since.
     
  7. getreal

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    The 60s TV show was super campy, while the comic strip (newspapers) and comic books were more serious.
     
  8. awsnyde

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    I haven't watched this Gotham yet, but that is my favorite episode of BTAS, and among my favorite ~20 minutes of TV ever. It basically changed Mr. Freeze into a sympathetic, tragic, interesting character. And the voice was perfect; the thought of it chills me still. I've been looking forward to the character on Gotham, but like you am wary that they'll be able to create as indelible a character.
     

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