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by High C
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Fifty years Ago: The Clock King Damages His Ticker
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Fifty years Ago: The Clock King Damages His Ticker

I'm not getting this either, I guess you're calling him a clock king because his running times were fast, but that's kind of a reach if that's it.
by High C
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

Thanks, Tim, for the correction.

As soon as I saw the ending with all the horseplay, so to speak,and the earlier stuntwork on the roof, I knew none of it would fly, of course. And immediately there's the annotation, 'write out chase and tag.'
by High C
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #095: Mego Action Figures Emerge from the Fog
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #095: Mego Action Figures Emerge from the Fog

I actually had a Lord Ffogg Mego. The box said 'you can make him into any of eight different pompous, non-threatening poses.' Seriously, I never had action figures--I had Colorforms, but that was about it--but your enthusiasm and reminiscences made for a fun listen. As for the Londinium portion of t...
by High C
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown soundtrack available
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown soundtrack available

Well played! Thanks! I love Guaraldi's scores but that part of the show freaked me out as a kid, Charlie Brown getting rocks apparently from adults. It was a bit sociopathic for my tastes that random people would gang up on the kid. No way that would pass muster today, but Schulz had clout to get H...
by High C
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown soundtrack available
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown soundtrack available

I ordered it, but all they sent me was a rock.
by High C
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

Several changes were made to the script between Carr's final polish and production. All were improvements, in my view, and I'm guessing Lorenzo Semple Jr. was responsible for the bulk of them: Gotham Bakery becomes Mother Gotham's Bakery. Just the right touch of commercial fake-folksiness. "Whipped...
by High C
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Paying guest star villains in season 3
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Paying guest star villains in season 3

I was thinking four might have been standard? No. Dozier's files show that most episodes were shot in three days. I suspect the pilot was an exception, of course, and I know they took four days to shoot the final one, the Minerva ep. I guess at that point the budget and time didn't matter so much b...
by High C
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Paying guest star villains in season 3
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Paying guest star villains in season 3

Therin of Andor wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:07 pm
High C wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:33 am
(The shoot took nine days total.)
There's your answer. Doing a three-parter and reusing sets meant that they spent an average of only three days to create each episode.
Three days of filming was the standard time for each 30-minute episode throughout the run, so I don't know what you mean.
by High C
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Paying guest star villains in season 3
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Paying guest star villains in season 3

It's also interesting that they paid Dallimore $2,500 for 11 scenes over five days, and Lyn Peters $1,000 for 13 scenes over six days of shooting. (The shoot took nine days total.) But before you say Holy Misogyny, keep in mind Yvonne was making over 3x as much as Burt was. I guess a lot of it had t...
by High C
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #094 “The Londinium Larcenies” and a legacy layout in Los Angeles
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #094 “The Londinium Larcenies” and a legacy layout in Los Angeles

Where to begin? I actually like the concept for the trilogy, but I feel the casting, writing and execution were lacking. I don't blame you guys for doing this trilogy one episode at a time so you can do other, worthwhile things on the back ends, but you are calling all the possible Bat-timeouts you ...
by High C
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman '66 meets The Avengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1550

Re: Batman '66 meets The Avengers

Did anyone ever read this? I read a synopsis and the last two chapters and was kind of surprised (appalled?) that the twist ending almost completely copied the ending of an arc from another superhero show, I mean almost exactly. I mean, the banter between the members of the two duos was fine, but th...
by High C
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Aunt Harriet in the 1966 movie.
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Aunt Harriet in the 1966 movie

I can't imagine why they would want to fire her, but if she was receiving a high salary for a bit part, I could see the producers wanting to keep costs down. Especially in the first two seasons where she was more prominent, as the sets were more elaborate. Her health was declining by mid-1967 and s...
by High C
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Aunt Harriet in the 1966 movie.
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Aunt Harriet in the 1966 movie

On page 67 of the pdf, there is a short scene in which Dick is upset that Bruce has been kidnapped and Aunt Harriet talks about getting ransom money ready. It follows another cut scene, of the Air Force being scrambled about all the flying umbrellas. Sterling Holloway was to play Major Terry and the...
by High C
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #93: The Tale of “The Cat’s Tale”
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #93: The Tale of “The Cat’s Tale”

I must admit, you guys noticed a lot of little things that I apparently missed while reading it. Well-done. Many of those were good observations on minor things that wouldn't have worked when filming. You can send my half a 'd'oh' prize to the Grotto Arms Hotel. I likely will be checking in there to...
by High C
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Real Names
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Real Names

Siren's name of Lorelei Circe was given in both of her episodes. She needed a name, because how could Bruce sign over his assets to 'The Siren'? :D