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Batman investigates a Wayne Tech Metropolis Sub-station and there he finds alien activity. Three fake technicians send a signal from Sub-station’s satellite dish. Batman tries to stop them, but he’s overwhelmed by their superior strength. Meanwhile, Superman undertakes a plan designed by Senator Carter to disarm the world. Batman pursues his investigations at an abandoned STAR laboratory, and at that same night, a fiery meteor-like object crashes in a nearby park. An alien tripod war-machine emerges from inside the meteor and begins destroying everything in its way. Batman and Superman try to fight this menace off, but the Man of Steel is assaulted with overwhelming telepathic images that hold him back. However, these strange images might be the key to the world’s salvation.
Saturday November 17th, 2001
6.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
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
When it came time to choose the line-up of superheroes for The Justice League, Bruce Timm and his fellow producers wanted a second female character on the team to accompany Wonder Woman. They chose to replace Hawkman on the team with a revamped Hawkgirl.
This episode, part two, and part three are all considered to be one movie, called "Justice League."
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.
Superman: I'm expected back in Metropolis.
Batman: Another key to the city?
J’onn: I am J’onn J’onzz. (offers his hand to Batman)
Superman: Don’t take it personally, J’onn – he doesn’t trust anyone.
Batman: Superman! Destroying government property isn't your style. What's going on?
Flash: (to Snapper Carr) I'm the fastest man alive, but even I can't be at 2 different 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: What ever happens beyond these shores is not our concern. Here he gods will protect us.
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.”
This three-parter episode takes its name after the comic book series published by DC Comics. Originally, in the 60s and 70s a compilation specials were released under the title Secret Origins of Super Heroes. However, the most prominent collections bearing the short title were later published from 1986 to 1990.