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Date With Destiny

Season: 2
Episode:
6
Air date:
February 14, 2004

 

Cast:
Scott Menville - Robin, Nightwing
Tara Strong - Raven, Kitten
Greg Cipes - Beast Boy
Khary Payton - Cyborg
Hynden Walch - Starfire
Will Friedle - Fang
Thomas Haden Church - Killer Moth

 

Crew:
Director(s) - Ciro Nieli
Storyboarder(s) - Ben Jones, Kalvin Lee, Alan Wan, Matt Youngburg
Writer(s) - Rick Copp

 

Summary: Killer Moth agrees to not destroy the city with his mutant creations as long as Robin takes his spoiled daughter Kitten to prom. To Starfire's fury, the Titan leader has no choice but to accept.

 

Notes:

  • First appearances of Killer Moth, Kitten and Fang.
  • Killer Moth was originally a Batman villain.
  • The opening theme was in Japanese.
  • Will Friedle and Tara Strong also voiced the bad-luck couple who were frozen and wheeled-off at the end of the episode.
  • Will Friedle is also known for voicing Terry McGuiness (Batman's son, who took on his identity) on Batman Beyond. He's also the voice of Ron Stoppable on the Disney action show Kim Possible, and Eric Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World.
  • Killer Moth's home is an exact replica of The Brady Bunch home.
  • Character designer Derrick Wyatt and his girlfriend were seen reacting in fear when Starfire smashed the limo. They were later seen dancing together.
  • Starfire used her eyebeams in this episode, but she did not develop them until "Transformation". So it seems that "Date With Destiny" should chronologically come after that one.
  • When Robin tore off his tuxedo to reveal his superhero suit underneath, his gloves suddenly appeared. But he hadn't been wearing gloves with the tux.
  • Producer and story editor David Slack on developing the episode: That episode had a very winding road to your television screen. That premise was written by Rick Copp – who eventually wrote the episode. That was in the pipeline since season one. It changed a lot from the original – but the initial idea of Robin being forced to go the prom was an idea we all liked. We thought there was something that resonated about that. But after the script for SISTERS came down, we thought we might be hitting romance too much for our audience – it’s a boy’s action show. Don’t get me wrong, I love that girls watch it. But that first season we wanted to make sure we hit our core audience. So in season one, that episode got bumped.”
  • David Slack called this the "romantic comedy" Titans episode.