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by High C
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlene Dahl dies at 96; Was offered Marsha role
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Arlene Dahl dies at 96; Was offered Marsha role

I have heard Dahl’s name bandied about, but I didn’t not realise the extent of the nail-on-head reference point of “The Diamond Queen”. This definitely smacks of where Dozier’s head was at with S2’s “made for TV” villains. Other notable cases in point being Van Johnson/The Minstrel and his prior Pi...
by High C
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlene Dahl dies at 96; Was offered Marsha role
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Arlene Dahl dies at 96; Was offered Marsha role

I'm putting this on the regular board because I have seen the document which backs up the title of my thread. Sadly, actress Arlene Dahl died on Monday at age 96. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/arlene-dahl-dead-one-life-to-live-lorenzo-lamas-1235121434/ Dahl was in films in the late 1940s and 19...
by High C
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #171 "Adam West Naked": Back to "Back to the Batcave"
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #171 "Adam West Naked": Back to "Back to the Batcave"

It's also that a lot of people who are fans of the show flat-out aren't interested in discussing the episodes themselves. I'm not knocking, I'm just saying. I mean whatever floats your boat. To each his/her own. But it's the truth. The show not being available on home video for a long time had somet...
by High C
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Burt Ward's script "The Exploits of Dr. Voodoo"?
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Burt Ward's script "The Exploits of Dr. Voodoo"?

dell wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:55 am I am going to take a wild guess and say that the script for "The Exploits of Dr. Voodoo" only exists in the windmills of his mind.
'Ya gotta understand...'
by High C
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end

Getting back to the topic at hand, I agree with what Paul said--there would've been a lot of hand-wringing among the writers about the lack of alien technology actually used. That's why, I think, this smacks of something post-season 1 Batman. The phenomenon has happened, it's time to cash in, and Se...
by High C
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end

High C , if you're really interested in well-researched Star Trek history, you should check out https://www.facttrek.com/ ; the people behind it have unearthed numerous facts about the series, while debunking many of the myth or straight-up lies pushed by hacks like Cushman. That site is such a joy...
by High C
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end

The "Mr. Zero" project got a handful of mentions in the press during September and October of '66, the most significant being this item in Variety on 9/14/66: "CBS-TV has made a development deal with William Dozier's Greenway Productions and 20th Century Fox on a new series project, ...
by High C
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 10 Things You Didnt Know About BatmanTheMovie
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Batman The Movie

Unfortunately, he's taking much of his information from Imdb's 'trivia' section, which doesn't require contributors to name sources. Thus, guess what, there is plenty of misinformation. He says Julie Newmar didn't know about the movie and thus committed to the eventually unfinished project, Monsieur...
by High C
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Return to the Batcave Revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Return to the Batcave Revisited

The reason Dawn Wells was an exec producer was that there previously had been a similar TV movie on, of course, Gilligan's Island. It followed the same premise--behind the scenes stories from when the show was made interspersed with a silly plot from the (then) present day. As you noted, Andy, that'...
by High C
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary

Just FYI, we're now planning to record our discussion on Tue, Nov 2, 8:30 am Eastern Time. Anyone who is into Semple should take a look at this. Granted, it is not Batman, but it is interesting and again, a fascinating look into what was involved and included in a TV pitch back then. Personally, I ...
by High C
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #90: Surf's Up, Joker's Under, and Al's On
Replies: 21
Views: 8500

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #90: Surf's Up, Joker's Under, and Al's On

A bad episode of Batman '66 is still better than a good episode of most other shows! And yes, Undeen (if that's how it is spelled) was, as the Joker would say "Delicious! Absolutely Delicious!" Such an unusual name too for a girl. I'm sorry I can't find an answer for the post about what t...
by High C
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #143: Jeff Bond talking Bat-movie music? Oh buoy!
Replies: 10
Views: 8289

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #143: Jeff Bond talking Bat-movie music? Oh buoy!

I can't add anything to the terrific posts here, especially Ben's, but I'm resurrecting the thread because in listening to this I was struck by a good point Jeff Bond made about Riddle. Although he did have a career renaissance of sorts in the early 1980s (working with the great Linda Ronstadt, amon...
by High C
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary

Absolutely fascinating! Thanks for sharing. Some thoughts--It obviously was an attempt to cash in on the success of Bond/UNCLE and throw in a dollop of sci-fi. But here's my problem: What exactly do any of Zero's gadgets do??? He and Johnny get captured in part 2 and it's up to the military to save ...
by High C
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #169: “Instant Freeze” script: We don’t love a parade
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #169: “Instant Freeze” script: We don’t love a parade

Another excellent show, guys. Everybody might not love a parade, but I sure love the script episodes! What strikes me about this one, and all the early first season ones for that matter, is the attention placed on how The Duo should act and sound, and the overall tone and feel of the show, e.g. the ...
by High C
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Linda Gaye Scott (Moth) is starting up a podcast
Replies: 4
Views: 3691

Linda Gaye Scott (Moth) is starting up a podcast

I wanted to pass along this information. Hat tip to board member epaddon, who noticed it on a '66 Facebook group. Scott has her own Facebook page and is promoting it here.

https://www.facebook.com/officiallindagayescott

She says she will be discussing Batman at some point.