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Yesterday I saw the Batman: The Animated Series episode Prophecy of Doom. In this episode's prologue, it has some similar scenes to the Titanic Movie. My question is what was the meaning of that scene, and in this episode are they really referring to the Titanic or not? If it was, how is the Titanic story connected with it?

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Yes, the episode is intentionally evoking the sinking of the Titanic, but referencing earlier depictions of the disaster (an event which has inspired no less than 15 feature films and countless TV shows), rather than the 1997 film "Titanic", which it obviously predates by several years.

The Unsinkable Titanic (Harry Lloyd King - painted 1912) enter image description here

Lower the Boats! (from the movie A Night to Remember - 1958) enter image description here

Pull Away, you dogs! (Litho-Print - Untergang der Titanic by Willy Stöwer, painted 1912) enter image description here

You may also want to note the ship's highly distinctive livery and unusual 4-funnel design.

As far as the episode itself is concerned, there don't appear to be any in-universe references (within the script) to the Titanic, only the images, which I'm assuming the makers would be pleased that you recognised.

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    Interesting answer. I'm afraid, though, the asker seems to ask if they refer to the actual Titanic in the episode, and not just evoke a visual reminiscence of it (which I think your answer says). – Napoleon Wilson Jan 3 '16 at 3:19
  • @napoleonwilson - it seems clear to me that the animators were using iconic images of the sinking of the Titanic as their reference points. As far as I'm aware,there's no actual script references to the Titanic. – user7812 Jan 3 '16 at 9:21
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    "it seems clear to me that the animators were using iconic images of the sinking of the Titanic as their reference points." - Yeah, that's pretty clear from your answer and not what I'm concerned about, as explained. "As far as I'm aware, there's no actual script references to the Titanic." - Well, then feel free to add this to the answer. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 3 '16 at 15:50
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The ship that capsized and sunk is a generic luxury liner, a cruise ship like any other. It sinks the same way any ship with a hole from an explosion would (Takes in water, water heavy end sinks, lifting the far end into the air).

While it might be reminiscent of the Titanic, unlike the Titanic, there is no ice burgs, no people swimming in the ocean. The plot has nothing to do with the Titanic as well. The ship is just one occurrence of Nostromo's ""future telling ability"".

Also note that The Titanic movie was released in 1997, while this episode was from 1992.

As Lisa Clark says in the episode, it's just a coincidence.

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