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by bat-rss
Thu May 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #134: What’s My Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #134: What’s My Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts

In the "Joker's Utility Belt" comic, the Joker has a conveyor belt that leads into a giant Joker face, and the Joker mouth is a furnace. His utility belt is also red in the comic, which may be where that bit came from. Joker managing to take off Batman's belt and replace it with another belt must m...
by bat-rss
Thu May 28, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #134: What’s My Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts
Replies: 8
Views: 345

TO THE BATPOLES #134: What’s My Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/whatsmycrime.jpg Scripts are back! After many months resting our script-research muscles, we're back to tackle the first two drafts of Robert Dozier's "The Joker is Wild”! As usual, draft first-season batscripts tell us much about the show finding and defin...
by bat-rss
Fri May 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!

Scott, great research! Glad I mentioned the convincing sunlight in that scene. I'm curious what you mean by "matte overlay." Is this something that was added post filming? "Matte paintings" or "matte overlays" were traditionally hand painted on to sheets of glass and then placed over live-action fi...
by bat-rss
Mon May 18, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!

Scott, great research! Glad I mentioned the convincing sunlight in that scene. I'm curious what you mean by "matte overlay." Is this something that was added post filming?
by bat-rss
Thu May 14, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/batmanrhapsody.jpg This episode, board co-moderator Scott Sebring stops by to talk about the history of the board, the search for Gotham Plaza and other Bat-shooting locations (and how that same structure was used in other TV shows!), the missing narration ...
by bat-rss
Fri May 08, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE JOKER'S WILD
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: SCRIPT: THE JOKER'S WILD

Jim, good catch, but remember, Leonard Stadd had a similar deathtrap in his unproduced Joker script, dated Nov. 1, 1965 http://tothebatpoles.libsyn.com/110-the-impossible-crimes-semple-holds-stadds-feet-to-the-fire So it appears Semple AND R. Dozier were 'borrowing' from him. And obviously R. Dozie...
by bat-rss
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 3077

Re: Batman Ratings

Lots of great info here! Thanks everyone. As has been pointed out elsewhere, for an adult in the '60s, Batman was probably a one-note joke, even at its Semplian peak. Those folks lost interest even when the writing was good and Semple was still on board, as we can see in the ratings. In season two, ...
by bat-rss
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/S1women.jpg TV in the '60s was, of course, dominated by male characters. It'd be tough to find a series that would pass the "Bechdel Test." How does Batman fare from a woman's point of view in the year 2020? To help us investigate this question, we invited ...
by bat-rss
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE JOKER'S WILD
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

SCRIPT: THE JOKER'S WILD

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/joker_pagliacci.jpg Yes, at last, TO THE BATPOLES! podcast is going to do another script show! We're going to be looking at the evolution of one of our favorites, "The Joker's Wild/Batman is Riled"! We have a first draft (titled "The Joker's Utility Belt," ...
by bat-rss
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 3077

Re: Batman Ratings

Interesting about the Ring of Wax. Probably a testament to how much of a draw Gorshin was.

Glad to have some hard evidence that Chandell was NOT the highest-rated episode of the entire series! Thanks!
by bat-rss
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #131: 1970: Batman goes solo and gets spooky
Replies: 4
Views: 579

TO THE BATPOLES #131: 1970: Batman goes solo and gets spooky

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/sealthebatcave.jpg TO THE BATPOLES! podcast: In this episode, we're joined by author Ian Gordon to discuss the changes that were made to the comics between 1968 and 1970, just after the cancellation of the show, and the forces that drove those changes. http...
by bat-rss
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #129: The Show's Ratings, and Rating "Godzilla"
Replies: 22
Views: 2529

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #129: The Show's Ratings, and Rating "Godzilla"

Gentlemen, great work on the show, I enjoyed it very much! We appreciate the Bob Furmanek (TM) Seal of Approval! Who needs Good Housekeeping? I'm still finding new information in the primary source documents on ratings. In time, I should be able to provide weekly reports on how the show performed i...
by bat-rss
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #130: Reading fan letters in the Wayne living room
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #130: Reading fan letters in the Wayne living room

Thanks for this. You’re right, the comment on the blog didn’t appear. Sorry about that. It’s Facebook-based, and I’ve found with that system, if you enter the comment first and then log into Facebook, the comment disappears - it’s necessary to log in first and then enter the comment. A pain, I know...
by bat-rss
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #130: Reading fan letters in the Wayne living room
Replies: 6
Views: 996

TO THE BATPOLES #130: Reading fan letters in the Wayne living room

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/funniestfanletters.jpg Bill Adler was an expert at riding the latest wave, and in 1966 he released “Bill Adler’s Funniest Fan Letters to Batman,” a collection of real (?) fan letters sent by fans (mostly kids) of the Caped Crusader’s TV show and comic books...
by bat-rss
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #129: The Show's Ratings, and Rating "Godzilla"
Replies: 22
Views: 2529

TO THE BATPOLES #129: The Show's Ratings, and Rating "Godzilla"

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/batmanratings.jpg We're back! In this episode we discuss the board's own Bob Furmanek's research on the show's ratings and the Fourth season Myth; discuss how a "prince getting weighed" brings on a "Holy Deja Vu!"; review the first issue of "Batman Meets Go...