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by bat-rss
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Burt Ward's script "The Exploits of Dr. Voodoo"?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

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

The American Heritage Center at the U of Wyoming doesn't list the script as part of the Dozier collection. Considering that there a number of unproduced Bat-scripts there, it makes me doubt it exists, but who knows. Maybe it ended up in Horwitz's papers or someone else's.
by bat-rss
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Cost-Cutting in Season Two
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Cost-Cutting in Season Two

We at TO THE BATPOLES podcast are developing an episode on evidence of cost-cutting during season two. An obvious one is the change in how the "POW!" "SOCK!" fight sounds were shown on the screen. This is not an easy topic to research outside of simply watching all of season two ...
by bat-rss
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #171 "Adam West Naked": Back to "Back to the Batcave"
Replies: 5
Views: 481

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

I'm still waiting for someone to write a serious history of the Batman , or perhaps all of Dozier's series. As beloved as the Batman series is, it's a shame that it hasn't gotten the kind of careful writing of its history that Star Trek has. I guess its modern day fanbase isn't as big as TOS's. We ...
by bat-rss
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #171 "Adam West Naked": Back to "Back to the Batcave"
Replies: 5
Views: 481

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

Sorry about the picture that I posted in my response to the Dick Tracy pilot didn’t appear when you saw it. I swear it was there when I posted it. Here’s a link to the picture. https://scontent-hou1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/41518515_10214514943321907_8473564158216896512_n.jpg?_nc_c...
by bat-rss
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #173: Batman ’65: Developing the Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #173: Batman ’65: Developing the Idea

Very interesting, Mr. Glee! Thanks! I'm sure the Batmanians would have been much happier with that approach - but the show probably wouldn't have lasted as long as it did!
by bat-rss
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #173: Batman ’65: Developing the Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 153

TO THE BATPOLES #173: Batman ’65: Developing the Idea

https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/65262/doziersemplecinefantastique.png What was the cultural environment in the US in 1965, as Batman was being developed? What were the events that led up to the decision that William Dozier would indeed make a Batman show? If TV in the ‘60s was thinking about ...
by bat-rss
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #172: “Mr Zero”: A Dozier/Semple dead end
Replies: 5
Views: 376

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

https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/65262/Dozier-Semple.jpg In 1965, William Dozier and Lorenzo Semple weren't only working together on Batman. When Dozier brought Batman to Semple's attention at a Madrid meeting in May '65, the main purpose of the meeting was to discuss another possible series, ...
by bat-rss
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #171 "Adam West Naked": Back to "Back to the Batcave"
Replies: 5
Views: 481

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

https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/1/b/b/9/1bb9c5aaf0b431b488c4a68c3ddbc4f2/AdamWestNaked.jpg In 2009, Batman wasn’t yet available on home video, with the rights issue still unresolved, and there was no certainty that would ever change. Adam West , 80, feared that it wouldn’t change in his life...
by bat-rss
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary
Replies: 3
Views: 604

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.
by bat-rss
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary
Replies: 3
Views: 604

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

In our recent "The Dozierverse Stumbles" episode of TO THE BATPOLES!, we talked about the script for a test scene (perhaps never shot?) for a science fiction/detective show called MR. ZERO, written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. In November on the show we're going to discuss the 40-page descriptio...
by bat-rss
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Riddler Prop Death in Slow Motion
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Riddler Prop Death in Slow Motion

Brilliant!
by bat-rss
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #170: Power Bat-Records
Replies: 3
Views: 2530

TO THE BATPOLES #170: Power Bat-Records

https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/d/4/0/5/d405bb23ba98cfe4e55e3c100dce7605/PowerRecordsCover.jpg We somehow missed Power Records stories of Batman and other superheroes in our youth, but guest JB Anderton has turned us on to them. We discuss what these Bat-records taught 1970s kids about psych...
by bat-rss
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #169: “Instant Freeze” script: We don’t love a parade
Replies: 2
Views: 896

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

https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/5/8/a/4/58a4fa0de2cd943b5f2e77a3093c12a1/freezeinhelmet.jpg Mr. Zero? Dr. Schimmel? No, Mr. Freeze! In Max Hodge’s first draft of “Instant Freeze,” the comics villain Mr. Zero, for reasons we discussed last episode, became Mr. Freeze. But the script contains m...
by bat-rss
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #166: "Batman and Robin": Hot and "Kalt"
Replies: 10
Views: 3930

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #166: "Batman and Robin": Hot and "Kalt"

There's a rumor someone used an auto-dial device to skew the voting in favor of Jason's death. That is a really interesting tidbit. The kind of thing that gets glossed over in a general-interest publication: "Batman fans in the '80s wanted Robin dead!!!" I'd be really interested in knowin...
by bat-rss
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Was Eartha Kitt ever scheduled to play Siren?
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: Was Eartha Kitt ever scheduled to play Siren?

Nice sleuthing! I wasn't aware of this idea that Kitt could have been cast as Siren, but interesting to hear the theory put to rest, just the same!