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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: 8
Views: 1567

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: 5247

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: 22
Views: 684

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...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #127: It’s a “Challenge” Just to Sit Through “Legends”
Replies: 22
Views: 684

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

Paul, you were pretty critical of the Amazing Spider-Man TV series; personally, I enjoyed it as it--like The Incredible Hulk--allowed their hero to stand out in a world where costumed villains were not the norm (and as the Marvel Cinematic Universe proves, it can be a cartoony barrier to good, matur...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Latest Batman Item You've Acquired?
Replies: 1938
Views: 418022

Re: The Latest Batman Item You've Acquired?

As a lad, I considered Aparo a second fiddle to Neal Adams, but if you consider the quality of work Aparo did, and in much, much, much greater quantity than Adams, maybe Jim should get the nod as the #1 artist of Batman's Bronze Age (he even did all his own lettering!). Quantity does not matter whe...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread
Replies: 208
Views: 62615

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Just picked up this gem 91C6BC16-95A6-423C-8020-DFABE3E0CF54.jpegD542B3B6-1351-4675-AE0B-90D562D6625F.jpeg0A9F9879-9876-4515-9602-9B5743F63136.jpeg03BAFEC4-61E2-4F79-8164-14E12ED1CA93.jpeg That is....horrible. Just so gaudy. I could imagine if the original Mego Corp had the rights to use Dozier's v...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #126 Season Three Wrapup: The Problem with Batgirl
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #126 Season Three Wrapup: The Problem with Batgirl

Fascinating episode, guys. As i've pointed out several times on this board, by 1967, TV heroines had come so far that Batgirl appeared to be an annoying cultural dinosaur on arrival. From Honey West (ABC, 1965-66), and both Cathy Gale and Emma Peel on The Avengers , TV producers and writers had to b...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 2270

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!

At long last! After years of hearing how West and Ward did not rake in what they should have been paid for the series and their images used on merchandising, its sort of a rubbing salt in the wounds moment for Dozier to be described as a millionaire in the episode. Sure, that line was about Dozier t...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #124: Penguinalysis: How would '60s comics fans have seen Meredith?
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #124: Penguinalysis: How would '60s comics fans have seen Meredith?

Interesting show, guys. I think Meredith's Penguin was an upgrade from the comic version, as his motives, along with Meredith's range as a performer gave the Penguin a very manipulative edge, arguably a more sinister personality, especially in his early arcs. I never bought his Golden Age version as...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Overstreet Batman price guide with toys
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Overstreet Batman price guide with toys

Old price guides are good as a historical marker of hoe values have gone up or down on certain titles over the decades. I have a couple of price guides from the 70s and I find the listings to have been more honest and consistent than the guides from the bloated late 80s/early 90s. But I do agree tha...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman coins by New Zealand Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: Batman coins by New Zealand Mint

Eh. I would have been interested if the image of Batman was not the "dancing" scene from the pilot. That inspired people to send the wrong message about the show forever, it seems (forgetting that he was drugged, otherwise that would not have happened), along with the "Na" x7.

Pass.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Celebrating 5 years of owning the complete series
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: Celebrating 5 years of owning the complete series

I only needed one blu-ray box set, and the case and extras (e.g. Batmobile) were/are stored in a cabinet for similar Blu-ray/DVD kinds of packaging.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear

Hey--A Munsters / Colonel Gumm reference! Can't go wrong with that as a start....then you guys just had to review the Cassandra episode... Yeah, Batman's "thrust of manhood" line was so tired and old by that point because Dick had crushes on girls as early as Suzie ( "The Joker Goes to School" arc),...