Brave and the bold: Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series 2008–2011)

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  • 2008–2011
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An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

  • Creators
    • Bob Kane
    • Joe Shuster
    • Jerry Siegel
  • Stars
    • Diedrich Bader
    • John DiMaggio
    • James Arnold Taylor
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    • Creators
      • Bob Kane
      • Joe Shuster
      • Jerry Siegel
    • Stars
      • Diedrich Bader
      • John DiMaggio
      • James Arnold Taylor
    • 35User reviews
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    • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy
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    A fun tribute to the Silver Age of comics

    I must admit that back then, I didn’t like this series very much, comparing it unfavorably to Batman: The Animated Series.

    However, as soon I started watching it, I found it to be a very entertaining series, with many great homages to many characters from DC comics, which are often overlooked in media adaptations.

    The whole show is a love letter to the Silver Age of comics (Not only Batman) embracing the campy silliness of some of the stories with some cleverly written scripts.

    Definately deserved to be a far more appreciated series.



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    • Release date
      • November 14, 2008 (United States)
    • Country of origin
      • United States
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    • Language
      • English
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      • Người Dơi: Can Đảm và Gan Dạ
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      • Warner Bros. Animation
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      • 1.33 : 1

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    Batman: The Brave and the Bold

    Series Info

    The caped crusader teams up with several other DC Comics heroes for new adventures based on the comic book series “The Brave and the Bold.

    • Starring:

      Diedrich Bader,

      Corey Burton,

      Dee Bradley Baker,

      Jonny Rees,

      James Arnold Taylor

    • TV Network:
      Cartoon Network
    • Premiere Date:
      Nov 14, 2008
    • Genre:
      Kids family
    • Executive producer:

      Sam Register

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    Aquaman is voiced by John DiMaggio

    Red Tornado is voiced by Corey Burton

    Blue Beetle is voiced by Will Friedle

    Silver Age Blue Beetle is voiced by Wil Wheaton

    Gentleman Ghost is voiced by Greg Ellis

    Green Arrow is voiced by James Arnold Taylor

    Gorilla Grodd is voiced by John DiMaggio

    Clock King is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker

    Kanjar Ro is voiced by Marc Worden

    Batman is voiced by Diedrich Bader

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    The bravest man in the USSR

    Published in the GEO magazine No. 158, May 2011

    Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov went to his last battle on December 12, 1989.

    Crisis in the USSR. For the first time since the war, sugar coupons have been introduced, miners are on strike, Crimean Tatars are holding rallies, and there is shooting in Nagorno-Karabakh. But the country’s leadership is indecisive whether to restore order with an iron fist, or to start reforms. The communists are trying to stay in power, but it is already impossible to stop the new era. Viktor Tsoi sings “We are waiting for change”; for the first time since Khrushchev’s “thaw”, citizens are awakening interest in politics. The most interesting TV shows are live broadcasts of the Congress of People’s Deputies. People walk the streets with radios and even take vacations so they don’t miss anything important.

    Six months earlier, June 9, 1989. The First Congress of People’s Deputies is drawing to a close. Academician Sakharov asks to give him 15 minutes to speak: “This is very important.” The deputies make a noise of displeasure, Mikhail Gorbachev gives five. Sakharov begins with criticism: the congress did not fulfill the main task, did not reform the government, electing Gorbachev chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR “without discussion and even without symbolic alternatives.” Therefore, he has “absolute, practically unlimited power.” “This is extremely dangerous, even if this person is the initiator of perestroika”…

    Five minutes ends immediately after Sakharov demands to cancel the sixth article of the constitution, which consolidates the CPSU monopoly on power. The bell rings, Gorbachev repeats “enough, finish”, the hall is noisy, then the microphone is turned off.

    But the inviolable is touched. Sakharov’s words are carried around the country, discussed in the metro, in parks and queues, repeated at rallies, poured out in letters and telegrams in protest against the authorities.

    Andrei Sakharov is written from all over the country in the same way as in Russia they wrote to the tsar. A resident of the Volgograd region asks to help her convicted son. She does not know Sakharov, but “kind people advised” to turn to him. A 70-year-old reindeer herder from Taimyr, concerned about the decline of the economy, turns to Sakharov as the last resort, as “they say you don’t refuse anyone.” A communist from Belarus writes: “I have lost faith in the party – the country is in chaos, laxity, mismanagement.” He turns to Sakharov, for he is the most “respected and honest figure in the Supreme Soviet.

    And now, six months later, on the first day of the Second Congress, Sakharov again stands before the deputies. “Father” of the hydrogen bomb; Nobel Peace Prize winner, who lived in exile for as many years as the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan, against which he protested, continued.

    Tall, round-shouldered, thin, with a wreath of gray hair on a learned bald head, aged prematurely, unusually shy and unusually persistent. Wearing too short trousers, and sometimes even different shoes. One in front of 2106 deputies. In front of TVs – millions. Above him is Mikhail Gorbachev. Sakharov demands that the question of the abolition of the sixth article of the constitution be included in the agenda. “I received many letters from the Soviet people demanding that this article be repealed,” he says.

    Gorbachev is irritated: “I will give you thousands of telegrams! Do not manipulate the opinion of the people!” Sakharov, as always, politely clarifies: he has 60,000 signatures and 5,000 telegrams. The whole country listens to the dispute between the most powerful and the most daring, between the main perestroika and the main dissident. Opinion polls show that Sakharov ranks first in popularity among Soviet leaders, ahead of Lenin himself and Gorbachev.

    Two days later Sakharov passed away. Returning home from a meeting of the Interregional Deputy Group (MDG), the liberal faction of the congress, at which he called for a strike against the sixth article, he announced to his wife and friends gathered at home: “Tomorrow there will be a battle!” Went to the office to rest – and died. Doctors called the cause of death congenital heart disease.

    People say goodbye to Sakharov for three days.

    On February 4, 1990, 200,000 people protest in Moscow against the leadership of the Communist Party. And a month later, the plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU supported Gorbachev’s initiative to introduce a multi-party system. March 12 The Third Congress of People’s Deputies cancels the sixth article. “Amendment of Deputy Sakharov” – under this modest name went down in history, according to the definition of deputy Anatoly Sobchak, the most radical event in Russia since October 1917.

    “Not out of false modesty, but out of a desire to be precise, I note that my fate turned out to be bigger than my personality. I just tried to be at the level of my own destiny,” Sakharov wrote, following the tradition of the Russian intelligentsia to underestimate their own merits.

    He was born on May 21, 1921 in Moscow. His father Dmitry Sakharov is a physics teacher. The Sakharovs live, as at that time everything was poor. The birth was difficult, the child is weak. Sakharov is saved by spring and the New Economic Policy, a short period of prosperity in a hungry country, achieved by a return to a market economy. And most importantly: Andrei’s parents – Dmitry Sakharov and Ekaterina Sofiano – love each other and adore their first child. “The inner nobility inherent in Sakharov was brought up in the family. He treated everyone kindly,” says human rights activist Sergei Kovalev. Without parental love, it is impossible to develop such qualities in oneself.

    Soon numerous textbooks and scientific works would bring fame to Dmitry Sakharov and allow him to rent a room in a country house, buy books and a foreign wooden scooter for his son. On it, he drives around the courtyard of house number 3 in Granatny Lane in Moscow.

    Sakharov’s physics is taught by his father, “the best teacher of physics in the country,” according to Sakharov’s colleague Boris Bolotovsky. The father feels that his son will go much further than him, and he is not mistaken.

    In 1947 Sakharov brilliantly defended his PhD thesis. He is immediately invited to share his scientific views by “Prince Igor” Kurchatov himself, who is working on the orders of Stalin to create an atomic bomb. Kurchatov’s office amazes Sakharov with its size and a whole battery of colorful telephones. Sakharov’s first own living space is 14 square meters in a communal apartment on October 25th (Nikolskaya) Street. There are three tenants – Sakharov, his first wife Claudia and daughter Tatyana.

    Kurchatov invites Sakharov to join the “Atomic Project”, but he refuses: he does not want to leave theoretical physics and his teacher Igor Tamm, who develops the theory of the atomic nucleus and elementary particles at the Lebedev Physical Institute, FIAN.

    The decision turns out to be the right one from the point of view of their career: a year later, Andrei Sakharov and Vitaly Ginzburg, under the leadership of Tamm, will begin to create an even more powerful weapon – thermonuclear. “The world we plunged into was a strange fantasy, in stark contrast to everyday life,” Sakharov writes. His discoveries became the basis of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, a weapon twenty times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima. 12 August 19For 53 years, it has been successfully tested at the test site near Semipalatinsk.

    Sakharov has been locked up in Sarov since 1948. This monastic city, 500 kilometers from Moscow, where in 1903 Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra came to bow to the relics of St. Seraphim and ask to send them a son, the Soviet authorities turns into Arzamas-16: an object surrounded by barbed wire, removed from all maps. Sakharov would spend 20 years here, almost one-third of his life.

    At 32, Andrei Sakharov is the youngest member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He enters the organization with an exclusive privilege: the members of the academy are elected without the interference of the party. With their discoveries, especially in the field of weapons, are considered in the world. The title of academician is followed by a full set of the highest Soviet awards: Hero of Socialist Labor, the Stalin Prize, a dacha, a car and a direct telephone line to the Kremlin.

    In 1955, after testing the second bomb, Academician Sakharov calculates that for every megaton of explosion in the future, there are 10,000 cancer patients. But the biographer and translator of Sakharov’s memoirs, Richard Lurie, dates the final turning point in the views of the “father of the hydrogen bomb” to 1961.

    This is a year of great hopes and great disappointments, characteristic of Russian history, doomed to “one step forward, two steps back.” In 1961, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Nikita Khrushchev, decides to remove Stalin’s body from the Mausoleum, and in October 19For 62 years, under pressure from Khrushchev, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPSU decides to publish Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s story “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

    In the same year Khrushchev gave the go-ahead for the construction of the Berlin Wall and broke the moratorium on nuclear tests. Academician Sakharov is the only one protesting against the lifting of the moratorium. He believes that the resumption of testing will harm “the cause of disarmament and peace in the world.”

    In the same year his father died. In one of his last conversations with his son, Dmitry Sakharov will sadly say: “You once said that revealing the secrets of nature is something that can bring you joy. We do not choose our own destiny. But I think you could be happier.”

    Ten years later, when “Reflections on Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom” have already been written and sold in millions of copies in the West, when Sakharov has already been removed from secret work and is being torn to pieces by the Soviet press, his father’s older sister Tatyana will tell the disgraced scientist : “Daddy would be proud of you!”

    In 1968, almost 20 years before perestroika, Andrei Sakharov in his Reflections called for nothing less than the convergence of the socialist and capitalist systems in order to solve global problems, including environmental ones. But what is fundamentally new is the link between politics and human rights: “The key to reshaping the state system in the interests of mankind lies in intellectual freedom.”

    Why did a dissident leave the most strategically important facility of the superpower? Companions of the scientist do not see a paradox here. Sakharov’s colleague Boris Bolotovsky believes that behind the barbed wire of “Arzamas-16” people who were distinguished by “internal freedom” were gathered. “The leadership of the country made sure that they did not give out military secrets,” the 82-year-old physicist says today. “And they turned a blind eye to free-thinking.”

    80-year-old human rights activist and biophysicist Sergei Kovalev, who on December 19For 75 years he was sentenced to camps and exile for “anti-Soviet propaganda”, explains this phenomenon in a different way: “Science and morality are interconnected. Like any good scientist, Andrei Sakharov strove for unrealizable goals. The great physicist Einstein considered the “inner desire to achieve the goal” part of morality.

    “All of Sakharov’s intellectual activity fully corresponded to the qualities that characterize a true scientist: fearlessness, disinterestedness, impartiality,” says Sergei Kovalev.

    There is another explanation for Sakharov’s social activities: Sakharov learned to “feel someone else’s pain” (Kovalev) in his family. His grandfather Ivan Sakharov, being a well-known Moscow lawyer, defended the victims of Jewish pogroms, victims of steamship accidents and participants in strikes. Speaking for the abolition of the death penalty in Russia, he became one of the compilers of the collection “Against the Death Penalty”, which also included an article by Leo Tolstoy “Divine and Human”. The book made a deep impression on his grandson Andrei.

    In 1970 Andrei Sakharov became one of the founders of the Moscow Committee for Human Rights; calls for the abolition of the death penalty, protests against compulsory treatment in psychiatric hospitals. In the same year, he, by that time a widower, met human rights activist Elena Bonner. When in 1975 the academician is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Soviet authorities do not let him out of Moscow for the award ceremony, Elena Bonner goes to Oslo.

    Oddly enough, he is left at the Academy of Sciences. Perhaps Sakharov owes this to the physicist Pyotr Kapitsa, who, in a conversation with the president of the Academy of Sciences, Mstislav Keldysh, allegedly says: “Hitler also expelled Albert Einstein from the Berlin Academy of Sciences.”

    When Soviet troops invade Afghanistan in 1979, Academician Sakharov protests. In 1980, in an interview with the West German newspaper Welt, he called for a boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow. After that, they come to him from the KGB.

    Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner spend the next seven years in Gorky, a city closed to foreigners. He has an apartment of forty-two square meters on Gagarin Avenue, opposite the police station. There is a round-the-clock patrol near the door, a car is on duty under the windows. On this occasion, Elena Bonner will write the following rhyme: “From a Moscow window, Red Square is visible / And from this window only a little bit of the street / Only rubbish and g … oh – it’s better not to look out the window / And tramplers are walking – representatives of the country.

    Policemen regularly search the apartment, take away all manuscripts and typewriter; follow on the heels of Sakharov to the cinema, to the store, to the cemetery, stand side by side when he plants flowers or waits for a taxi. “CIA hired”, “Zionist puppet”, “warmonger” – newspapers write about him.

    When Sakharov goes on a hunger strike, he is force-fed. They throw him on the bed and tie his arms and legs, insert a needle into a vein. Or they put a clamp on their nose so that they can only breathe through their mouths. When he opens it, pour in porridge with spoons. Or they open their mouth forcibly, with a lever inserted between the gums. “We won’t let you die, but we’ll make you disabled,” the doctor says.

    Sakharov and Bonner could not have imagined that on December 16, 1986, the day after three men in civilian clothes installed a telephone in the apartment, the bell would ring at exactly three and they would hear the voice of Gorbachev himself. “The moral choice is ultimately the most pragmatic,” Sakharov liked to say.

    During his life, Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov influenced the fate of Russia at least twice. What would have happened if he had not died at 68? Sergei Kovalev, considered by many to be the only successor to Sakharov’s ideas in Russia, believes he could become the country’s president. But he became an “icon”: “the traditional way to kill a person spiritually,” says Kovalev.

    Sakharov was indeed a seer: already in 1974 he predicted the Internet. He believed that without alternative energy sources, the West could lose its democratic foundations – an observation that is unusually relevant today. The French film director Iosif Pasternak said about him this way: “Sakharov is a unique phenomenon. He, like a butterfly, a meteorite butterfly, suddenly swept through space, burned our souls.”

    And, like a butterfly, it did not last long.

    Photo: Yury Rost

    The bravest poet of the 20th century

    An essay by Konstantin Kedrov about Osip Mandelstam has been published on the Interregional Union of Writers portal “Own Version”.

    Perhaps it was the most courageous of the poets of the twentieth century. But his courage was not ostentatious, not a meeting, but very natural. His knightly duel with the KGB executioner Blumkin will remain in history forever. At least one poet stood up for all the tortured.

    Blumkin was also a graphomaniac. Tired of interrogations, he went to a poetic cafe and rested his soul there. He waved empty forms of warrants for execution – I will write whoever I want. Mandelstam snatched a bundle of warrants from Blumkin and tore them up. After that, the poet was forced to leave Moscow for a while.

    Mad? Hero? After all, Blumkin could also enter him in an empty column. Many years later, another one entered – more successful and ferocious, the one who shot Blumkin as well. Yes, how cunningly he wrote: “Isolate, but preserve.” Chekists knew how to read between the lines. They correctly understood Stalin’s resolution. Kill, but carefully, as if not killing.

    There is no official version of the death of the great poet. Only in post-Stalin times was it possible to scrape out a classified conclusion about heart paralysis. And more thorough studies say that Mandelstam died in a concentration camp during sanitation, unable to withstand the excess fumes of bleach. “Sanitation” or gas chamber?

    The fact that Mandelstam read to all his friends his poem about a highlander-muzhikoborets is comparable only to a slap in the face to Blumkin. “We live, not feeling the country under us, / Our speeches are not heard for ten steps … / Like a horseshoe, he gives a decree for a decree – / To someone in the groin, to someone in the forehead, to someone in the eyebrow, to someone in the eye.” I asked Emma Gershtein, a family friend of the Mandelstams, why the brilliant poet needed this political poem, which could have been written by someone else. Emma Grigorievna smiled: “If I hadn’t written it, it wouldn’t have been Mandelstam.”

    A month ago we opened a monument to Osip Emilievich in Starosadsky Lane, opposite the house 10, where he lived. There was an elderly woman at the opening who remembers him: “Yes, he was like that with an upturned nose, a curly-haired guy. But in that window the same violinist, Alexander Gertsevich, was playing the violin.” To say that there were tears in my eyes would be an understatement. Tears had to be swallowed. It is one thing – a myriad of books and memoirs, and another – to see ordinary people who still remember the young Mandelstam.

    Stalin played Mandelstam like a cat with a mouse. Either he will send it to Cherdyn, then he will return it to Voronezh, then he will let him return to Moscow, so that later he will be baked forever. But the leader did not act thoughtlessly. Tried by phone from Pasternak, master Mandelstam or so-so. Just in case, he registered for centuries with the famous phrase: “But he’s a master, a master.” And only after that he delivered the final “isolate”.

    Irina Odoevtseva told me more than once that Mandelstam was treated with irony in the circle of Gumilev’s Poets’ Guild. And what is Khodasevich’s famous note worth about: they say that Osip Emilievich is poorly educated and unintelligent. “Uneducated” listened to lectures at the Sorbonne, and from 1911 to 1917 – a course of Romance philology at St. Petersburg University. This is not counting the famous Tenishevsky School, which he graduated from. Even the Futurists, with their amazing sensitivity to the word, called the poet a “marble fly.” But Mandelstam also sealed Mayakovsky, shouting during the reading: “Stop this Bessarabian orchestra!” Brilliant poets even quarrel brilliantly.

    In his personal life, Mandelstam was more fortunate than Mayakovsky. A better friend and a better wife than Nadezhda Yakovlevna cannot be found. With her, he went through all the circles of paradise, purgatory, hell – unlike Dante – in reverse order. Well, all these triangles, squares and other crystals of love that poets form at all times are hardly amenable to research. One of his lovers preferred a diplomat to the poet and left for Scandinavia, where she died prematurely, longing for Mandelstam.