|"It's about time! I can feel myself getting old over here!"|
Our first episode opens up as Gotham City is under attack from Mr.Freeze, basically doing that thing he does with the freezing and the ice. No cold puns though. Say what you want about Schwarzenegger's portrayal, but I personally loved those puns. Sure, I prefer the pathos of the tortured and emotionless Freeze seen in BTAS, but there is just something so infectious about the campy pun delivery of the live-action version. Anyway, a batarang hits his gun, which he assumes is from Batsy but nope. It's from ol' Dick himself, the OG Robin, all grins as he distracts Freeze from freezing more people. Batman shows up, they break his dome, and the ice age has been cut short.
|"What? No Christmas in July joke?"|
|"It's only a model."|
Yeah, the young heroes are excited because they figure this is their moment to step into the big leagues and be respected as peers. To be more than sidekicks. But that comment about it being only a model? Yeah, partially true because they quickly learn that it isn't the real headquarters. They only use it for show, instead teleporting to the real deal, the Watchtower. It's a literal space station where they watch over the world from above, not unlike Greek gods. I always found that idea interesting, setting the League up as a sort of modern version of the gods of old. But the kids aren't happy with this. Especially Speedy, who has had it with being second fiddle. He takes a walk and recommends his buddies do the same. Personally, I think he's just extra pissed because everyone else got an updated look but him.
|"This is bullshit. I have to wear this and Aqualad get fucking swords? I'm out."|
|Which is probably a fair bit more exciting than just showing them sitting there for the duration of the episode.|
|"Maybe after these thing rip you all apart, you'll learn an important lesson about not trespassing."|
|"Dick...if you wake him up and her starts hitting us...I swear to you that I will make you wear a disco suit."|
|I'm betting on it involving this asshole getting punched in the face.|
|Sadly, I doubt the Flaming C will show up, but one can dream.|