Birds of Prey The Complete WB TV Series
Legend tells of a caped crusader, Batman, guardian of New Gotham, and his one true love, Catwoman, the queen of the criminal underworld. Their passion left behind something extraordinary, a daughter, Huntress. Half metahuman, she has taken up her father's mantel and under cover of the night, fights to protect the innocent and helpless. Joining her in this struggle, Oracle, who was once Batman's protege, Batgirl. She was caught in the crossfire of the war between Batman and Joker, now she fights crime a different way, a master of the cyber-realms and mentor and trainer to heroes. Together, they have taken in a young runaway, Dinah, a metahuman herself with powers to open hidden doors to the mind, powers that she is only beginning to explore. Together, these three are the protectors of New Gotham - the Birds of Prey.
In the days when Batman patrolled the dark streets and rooftops of New Gotham, the world's master criminals were drawn to the city to prove themselves against the greatest crime-fighter of them all. Now, Batman has vanished, but New Gotham still seethes with generations of criminals. For the good citizens of this dangerous place, hope comes in the unlikely form of a trio of beautiful and relentless heroines, the "Birds of Prey." In this exciting action-adventure series, the Batman legend takes an unexpected turn.
The series featured Ashley Scott as The Huntress and Dina Meyer as Oracle. The Huntress's origin is derived from the original version of the character, not the Post-Crisis version: she is Helena Kyle, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, who (in the television series) was raised by her mother without Bruce Wayne knowing of her existence. After Catwoman's death in the battle against the Joker, Batman went into a self-imposed exile, leaving the Huntress and Oracle as the guardians of Gotham City. A major difference between the television version of Huntress and the comic book original is that the TV character possessed a few cat-like superpowers inherited from her mother (the ability to shift her eyes from human to cat-like and see in the dark with night vision, as well as superhuman agility), who, in the TV series continuity, also had superpowers. This version of Catwoman is a nod to the character portrayed in the film Batman Returns rather than the comic version which does not possess superpowers.
Black Canary's teenaged daughter Dinah, played by Rachel Skarsten, also appeared in the series; Black Canary herself, portrayed by Lori Loughlin, appeared in one episode and was apparently killed. (In early publicity for the series, the daughter was described as being Black Canary herself, which led to protests from fans of the comic book character; subsequently the series made it clear that Dinah was not Black Canary.) Dinah was a touch-telepath, who could read the minds of anyone she touched. She later developed telekinetic powers that evolved from moving small objects and causing machinery to malfunction, to levitating telephone poles and firing waves of blue energy from her hands.
See the entire, short-lived WB TV series run of Birds of Prey starring Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Lori Loughlin, Shemar Moore, Ian Ambercrombie and Mia Sara