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by BATWINGED HORNET
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #129: The Show's Ratings, and Rating "Godzilla"
Replies: 20
Views: 818

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

Tim & Paul--love the behind the scenes stuff. I wonder if Craig took up that 4th season myth (and tweaked it over time) as a means of ego-protection? The longstanding belief was that Batgirl not only failed to be the catalyst for a ratings boost, but that the character was one of the central reasons...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: First Look - Battinson Revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1662

Re: First Look - Battinson Revealed

but at this stage of the game, the absolute last character I want to see more of on screen is Batman. By now, he's easily the most over-exposed and least interesting property from either of the two big publishers. Where movies are concerned, Spider-Man says hello. In less than 20 years, there were/...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: First Look - Battinson Revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1662

Re: First Look - Battinson Revealed

I will wait and see the film for myself. I cannot go into theatres basing this (or any recent) Batman on 50+ year old comics or adaptations. Just as Donner's Superman was in no way in the style, image or spirit of the George Reeves show (and thankfully, it was not), or the Wonder Woman movie was not...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Funko!!! 4 inch figs!!!!
Replies: 684
Views: 161059

Re: Funko!!! 4 inch figs!!!!

The 66 craze looks to have run its course for merchandising. The Funko fail took the wind out of my sails. Mattel was a dud. The one toy company made a bunch of different figures but they looked awful IMO. I agree, and to be honest, much of it was not that good, or companies were making '66 product...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla

BWH, I take your point about the offensiveness of Ghetto Man, including but not limited to the reasons you bring up here. But I think it's also important to take into account the terribly fine line that African American performers have had to walk when playing roles whites have written "for them" s...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BREAKING: BURT WARD’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Set for January
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: BREAKING: BURT WARD’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Set for January

Thanks for the post and photos, Batfanman. Greenway/Dozier was not too concerned with actor safety, as Burt's burnt arm, having him too close to the burning, wrecked car in the pilot (a stuntman should have taken his place for the entire scene, but Dozier being Dozier....), and all of the people Bru...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow

Poor sculpt and not at all capturing the great Aparo way of illustrating Batman's anatomy.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Anyone Remember Dark Shadows' Willie Loomis?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Anyone Remember Dark Shadows' Willie Loomis?

Karlen was a strong character actor, who never quite lost his New York edge, even as he portrayed characters having nothing to do with that part of the country. I remember him as a TV reporter on the original N.Y.P.D. series from the late 60s, The Sixth Sense, The Picture of Dorian Gray (from Dark S...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Herocross: 1966 Batmobile!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 4469

Re: Herocross: 1966 Batmobile!!!

Almost tempted to dip my toes into the Herocross waters. I am familiar with the other DC characters and there's just something appealing about it.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Sad Day - Dean Jeffries Shop Planned for Demolition
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Sad day - Dean Jeffries Shop Planned for Demolition

That is sad, but I am not at all surprised with predatory real estate development in California. In a perfect world, the shop should have been bought by someone who loves/collects rare cars (including TV and movie cars) and restored it into some sort of museum. The problem is that outside of the med...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: New Movie house has the GH rights!
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: New Movie house has the GH rights!

Sort of unsure about this. It will come down to money, or course: spending on one of the better screenwriters with a track record with this kind of material, and for once, Kato does not have to be based on, or in any way reference Lee. The characters were successful & a major part of pop culture lon...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla

I will start by saying Gorshin did not miss a thing. In fact, he did not take a hit to his dignity like others who starred Ghetto Man. There's no excuse for that. Now, i'm sure some have tired to defend Hanna-Barbera by bringing up the diversity characters (Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, El Dorado, et ...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BREAKING: BURT WARD’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Set for January
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: BREAKING: BURT WARD’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Set for January

I don't know--Greenway had several stunt performers and a couple of actors seriously hurt by Bruce Lee before he was told to calm down / learn stunt performance, and that did not happen overnight. ...and let's not forget the burns Ward suffered (forearm) requiring a bandage seen on screen. In short,...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam West NOT Shot Out Of A Cannon???
Replies: 45
Views: 6494

Re: Adam West NOT Shot Out Of A Cannon???

MattHawes, thank you and your brother for providing personal information about this cannon story. I never really believed it, as only the most irresponsible collection of entertainment groups would risk injury, death and lawsuits by firing some "civilian" out of a cannon. That's not to say there wer...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #127: It’s a “Challenge” Just to Sit Through “Legends”
Replies: 29
Views: 2386

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #127: It’s a “Challenge” Just to Sit Through “Legends”

About "The Challenge" .... Its a Hanna-Barbera production of the 1970s, so entertainment value was a blink-and-you-missed-it affair. With this production, West and Ward contributed to the false perception that the unrelated Dozier series was one long joke, and it did not help that both actors were s...