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by bat-rss
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 2
Views: 220

TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/microscope.jpg "The Penguin's Clean Sweep" has more logical inconsistencies and oversights than you might realize at first glance. Our childhood friend Kyle joins us once again to put this episode under the microscope! Also, from the archives, another Batman...
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)
Replies: 5
Views: 388

TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/siamesehumanknot.jpg Without a doubt, one of the most maligned Batman episodes is Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club. The episode's sexist portrayal of women obviously wouldn't fly today, but do the men in this episode fare any better? It seems to have...
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: KING TUT'S COUP, a.k.a. TUT TUT TUT
Replies: 6
Views: 440

SCRIPT: KING TUT'S COUP, a.k.a. TUT TUT TUT

The next script that we will discuss on TO THE BATPOLES podcast will be KING TUT'S COUP, Stanley Ralph Ross' rewrite of Pauline and Leo Townsend's TUT TUT TUT. Tut Tut Tut - treatment https://www.dropbox.com/s/8dn1kfafnce1w4o/King%20Tut%20Story%2014pgs.pdf?dl=0 Tut Tut Tut - draft https://www.dropbo...
by bat-rss
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"
Replies: 7
Views: 567

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

But wait! Just wait a second old chum, in the first Joker episode he threatens to unmask them. Why was this allowed? Holy Inconsistency! Maybe because it was a spontaneous act by the Joker instead of an elaborate death-trap or captive situation. Or maybe it was early in the show's creation that thi...
by bat-rss
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 8
Views: 425

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

Oh, and I was surprised Tim forgot about Batman endorsing the check in the Joker arc ( bad check nananananananana, bad check nananananananana ). ;) As I believe we said in a recent episode, it's been so long since we watched a lot of the early episodes (four years ago already, except ones that we'v...
by bat-rss
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Any Bowling State lectures available?
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Any Bowling State lectures available?

Hi, I attended the conference (as I described in the podcast High C linked to). Right, John S. Drew bailed because of problems with his voice. High C's description of the disappointing McVetta presentation is accurate. But judge for yourself: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-jp3lvu2-_iUr4KkGLpdOrR...
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: 8
Views: 425

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: 8
Views: 425

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: 760

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: 7
Views: 567

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: 760

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: 28
Views: 1245

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: 28
Views: 1245

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: 760

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: 760

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...