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Justice League Unlimited: Secret Origins (1)

While Superman participates in a plan for global disarmament, Batman discovers that aliens have infiltrated a power sub-station. When the same aliens launch an invasion of Earth using giant war machines, the two heroes come together and end up rescuing a third hero: the alien J'onn J'onzz.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 1.01
Airdate: Saturday November 17th, 2001

Director: Dan Riba
Writer: Rich Fogel


 
Guest Stars
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced J. Allen Carter
Recurring
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced J. Allen Carter
Recurring
Jason MarsdenJason Marsden
voiced Snapper Carr
Recurring
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
voiced Hippolyta
Recurring
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
voiced Hippolyta
Recurring
Max BrooksMax Brooks
voiced Howie
Recurring
Corey BurtonCorey Burton
voiced Bald Tech (uncredited as Doctor)
Recurring
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Ed Reiss (uncredited as General)
Recurring
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced General Wells (uncreased as SCU Officer / Squadron Leader)
Recurring
Wanda ChristineWanda Christine
voiced Female Tech (uncredited as SCU Officer)
Clyde KusatsuClyde Kusatsu
voiced Japanese Ambassador (uncredited as Asian Tech)

Uncredited
Michael RosenbaumMichael Rosenbaum
voiced Protestor
Recurring
Michael RosenbaumMichael Rosenbaum
voiced Protestor
Recurring
Main Cast
Kevin ConroyKevin Conroy
voiced Batman / Bruce Wayne
George NewbernGeorge Newbern
voiced Superman / Clark Kent/Kal-El
George NewbernGeorge Newbern
voiced Superman / Clark Kent/Kal-El
Susan EisenbergSusan Eisenberg
voiced Wonder Woman / Diana
Susan EisenbergSusan Eisenberg
voiced Wonder Woman / Diana
Carl LumblyCarl Lumbly
voiced Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz
Carl LumblyCarl Lumbly
voiced Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz
Michael RosenbaumMichael Rosenbaum
voiced Flash / Wally West
Episode Notes
Kevin Conroy reprises his role as Batman from Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Gotham Knights, Superman and Batman Beyond.

George Newbern replaces Timothy Daly as the voice-role of Superman.

Michael Rosenbaum replaces Charles Schlatterthe as the voice-role of The Flash. Schlatterthe did the role in the Superman episode "Speed Demons."

This episode was released with the other two parts as a movie called Justice League.

This episode features Batman and Superman. The Flash and Wonder Woman have only small cameos. J'onn J'onzz is featured at the very end.



Episode Quotes
J. Allen Carter: Would you look at that? It's a little slice of Heaven.
Ed Reiss: If your idea of Heaven is a barren, lifeless rock.
J. Allen Carter: You have the soul of a poet.

Flash: Hey, the big guy's heart's in the right place. But gimme a break. I'm the fastest man alive, and even I can't be in five places at once.

Wonder Woman: These omens don’t bode well, Mother. Mankind may be facing it darkest hour.
Hippolyta: Then mankind will have to face it alone.
Wonder Woman: How can you say that?
Hippolyta: Whatever happens beyond these shores is not our concern. Here the gods will protect us.



Cultural References
Alien Invasion Plot

This three-parter shares some similarity with the invasion of Earth by "White Martians", as depicted in several different Justice League story arcs, written by Mark Wade and Grant Morrison.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

The world disarmament plot with Superman going before the UN General Assembly bears some resemblance to the movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

Superman: I will continue to uphold the ideals of truth and justice, not just for America, but for all the world.

This statement refers to the end of the introductory monologue to the 1951 - 1957 The Adventures of Superman series, starring George Reeves. Such monologue ends like follows: “...who disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSander Schwartz  |  Jean MacCurdy
ProducerBruce Timm  |  Glen Murakami  |  James Tucker  |  Rich Fogel
Associate ProducerShaun McLaughlin
Music EditorDiane Griffen
Post Production SupervisorBonnie Buckner
On-Line EditorBradford H. Keatts
Story EditorStan Berkowitz  |  Rich Fogel
Production SupervisorHoward Schwartz (2)  |  Ken Duer
Storyboard ArtistBret Blevins  |  Dan Riba  |  Adam Van Wyk
Post Production CoordinatorNoel Lopez
Voice DirectorTom Tataranowicz
Production ManagementAndy Lewis (1)
Animation DirectorSungman Huh  |  Kyungchuk Sa
Production AccountantMaria Womack  |  Athena Christianakis
Film EditorJoe Gall
Creative SupervisorChristopher Keenan  |  Linda M. Steiner
Recording Machine OperatorJeff O. Collins
Assistant Production ManagerEvan Castillo  |  MacGregor Middleton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJay Bastian  |  Linda Simensky
Re-recording EngineerRobert Hargreaves  |  Thomas J. Maydeck
Casting AdministratorLiz Carroll
Assistant To The ProducerNancy French  |  Kyle P. Feeley
Foley ArtistRay O'Reilly
Foley MixerEric Clopein
Casting DirectorAndrea Romano  |  Leslie Lamers
Sound Effects EditorGeorge Brooks (3)
Character/Prop DesignRobert Fletcher  |  James Tucker  |  Glen Murakami  |  Glenn Wong  |  Shane Glines  |  Arthur Lee  |  Tommy Tejeda  |  Bruce Timm
Supervising Dialogue EditorMark A. Keatts
Supervising Sound Effects EditorRobert Hargreaves
Dialogue & Adr EditorKelly Ann Foley
Dialogue Recording EngineerThomas J. Maydeck  |  John K. Hegedes
 
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