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Paging the Crime Doctor 

After losing his medical license, Dr. Matthew Thorne, younger brother of crime boss Rupert Thorne and a former colleague of Thomas Wayne and Leslie Tompkins, is forced to peddle his ... See full summary »


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Mike W. Barr (story by), Laren Bright (story by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Hoffman (voice)
Joseph Campanella ... The Crime Doctor / Dr. Matthew Thorne (voice)
Linda Dangcil Linda Dangcil ... Woman (voice)
George Dzundza ... Chubb (voice)
Gary Kroeger ... Beechum (voice)
Diana Muldaur ... Dr. Leslie Thompkins (voice)
John Vernon ... Rupert Thorne (voice)


After losing his medical license, Dr. Matthew Thorne, younger brother of crime boss Rupert Thorne and a former colleague of Thomas Wayne and Leslie Tompkins, is forced to peddle his services to his brother and members of his gang. When Rupert insists that Matthew perform his heart surgery, Batman must protect both of them from assassination. Written by crouchbk

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17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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The orderly who Batman struggles to fight slightly resembles Lucas from "Prophecy of Doom". See more »


When Bruce looks through his father's medical school yearbook, under Matt Thorne's name it says the year was 1907. Bruce said earlier that Throne, Leslie Thompson, and his father graduated 40 years ago, so that would mean that this would be taking place in 1947. Throughout the series, color TV and video games are shown, so taking place in the 40's would not make any sense. See more »


Dr. Leslie Thompkins: You never follow my instructions. Your Father, God rest him, he called you stubborn from the day you were born. Always used to say you had a very hard head. He didn't know the half of it!
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Composed by Danny Elfman
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20 June 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Batman: The Animated Series

One of the most successful and loved franchise of Batman, depicts the comic version at its best by going deep into the character's perspective rather than trying to cover-up or justify its sketchy tone. The animation is not only convincingly good but also seems like a lot of thought is invested on its cinematography which for the most part of it works on metaphorical way. Kevin Conroy seems the apt choice to be the voice of Batman (although not so sure about Bruce Wayne) and so does Robert Hastings for Commissioner James Gordon as it has the right amount of depth in it. A smarter approach by the makers by narrowing it down to only 20 minutes and get right to the point, keeping the audience engaged. It also brings in bigger cast like Mark Hamill to do the voice over of Joker, which is done with genuine passion and enthusiasm that is clearly visible on screen. Addition to that, the makers keep some of the villains under their sleeve and uses it as a trump card whenever felt necessary that helps in continuity and glue all individual cases as much as possible.

Season 02

After a successful run, on its first season, the makers here wisely chose to only air ten of their episodes and offer quality over quantity. Addition to that, the primary reason of betterment compared to the first one, is the consistency of thought-provoking concept and nail-biting scenes that they have projected in here. It also focuses on achieving a closure within its 20 minutes of allotted time.

Paging The Crime Doctor

It may not have intriguing concept or potential premise for the audience to invest in it but it certainly is a lot more "humane" as it is grounded for the most part of it that is latter spiced up with a taste of an emotional touch for our protagonist.

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