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by bat-rss
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show

clavierankh wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 am
Ironically today is the 53rd anniversary of the Miranda decision.
We always seem to manage to unwittingly hit these anniversaries!
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 5
Views: 167

TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/batlaw.jpg Batman and Robin are "duly deputized agents of the law." Law comes up on the '66 show on a number of occasions, including two courtroom scenes. The very first episode features the Riddler filing a lawsuit against Batman. But, you might ask, how ac...
by bat-rss
Fri May 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

There were mentions on the podcast of Alfred donning the batsuit in the Archer episode, but what really gets me in light of Semple's notes on Stadd is the *second* time Alfred put on cape and cowl (and performed a batclimb!) to rescue Bruce and Robin in "The Joker's Epitaph." That was in the last b...
by bat-rss
Thu May 30, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"
Replies: 5
Views: 342

TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/WrongEarth-BRS.jpg What's this? An episode of To the Batpoles that isn't about Batman? Well…on the surface, no, it isn't. But in Ahoy Comics' series "The Wrong Earth," Dragonflyman and Stinger act an awful lot like the '66 versions of Batman and Robin, and t...
by bat-rss
Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

Well I enjoyed listening! Thanks first for pointing out that the deathtrap from the Penguin episode wasn't the only item from this script that Semple likely lifted (the point that made it into the Joker episode with Donna Loren later on). That kind of puts Semple's adamant rejection of the script i...
by bat-rss
Mon May 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs

I'm sorry for not giving feedback earlier, Tim, on this part of the episode. I appreciate your diligence in attending (from so far away) and reporting on the conference to all of us. Sadly, the content of the conference itself didn't grab me. Sorry, maybe I got my back up a bit too much. Just was h...
by bat-rss
Mon May 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs

I think you have a valid point here. I think the back half of season 3 became a contest to showcase Yvonne's body at the expense of her characters, particularly Batgirl, in lieu of better scripts. Sounds like all they had left was appeal to the Dirty Old Man Market. But if Dozier had no interest in...
by bat-rss
Thu May 16, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

Before I dive into the podcast, I looked over Semple's memo and honestly I can't disagree with the bulk of his criticisms because I do find that they echo a lot of the things I found wrong with the script in terms of execution (the pointless red herrings at the beginning, the absurdity of Alfred as...
by bat-rss
Thu May 16, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 590

TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/feettothefire.jpg In 1965, as production of Batman was starting to get rolling, Lorenzo Semple was having some difficulties in getting across to writers his vision for the show. Leonard Stadd's "The Secret of the Impossible Crimes," a script that Semple reje...
by bat-rss
Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs

A fun episode as always gentlemen. I'm glad to hear that there was a reasonable smattering of '66 content at the BGU Batman Conference. This is definitely an event I would have loved to have attended or even potentially participated in but unfortunately it just wasn't feasible in terms of timing a ...
by bat-rss
Tue May 14, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

clavierankh wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:50 pm
You mentioned The Catwoman episode being preempted. It was interrupted several times in the east and completely prempted in the west. Here is the text of an article from UPI describing peoples anger:

Thanks. Wow, so the whole country missed at least some of it.
by bat-rss
Thu May 09, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd

I'd like to reiterate that once I got past the obvious missteps by the scripter, I thought the arc had a workable plot with decent motivations for Joker, certainly better than much of the silliness of seasons 2 and 3. Put it this way--I am at a loss to understand why this one was tossed and the Jay...
by bat-rss
Tue May 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd

We're planning to record our episode on this Thursday morning US time. Any last comments before then?
by bat-rss
Mon May 06, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions

I think that'll be enough for our episode, but if you think of any other really obvious, pressing ones, let us know! Thanks very much!
by bat-rss
Thu May 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #107: Archie Meets Batman, We Meet a Listener
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #107: Archie Meets Batman, We Meet a Listener

Judging by the lack of comments, it's obvious very few people on this board read this crossover. On the whole, I've been disappointed in the '66 comics series because for the most part, they play it safe. They take few chances and make it like comfort food. As Paul and Tim noted, Siren was given li...