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by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 5
Views: 538

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

Another fun installment. I'm going to miss this podcast when you reach the end of the series! I rewatched the episode a couple of days after listening to the podcast, so I may inadvertently be covering points you guys already mentioned, but a couple of things jumped out at me: Batgirl is relegated t...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: "My Living Doll" is on Amazon Prime
Replies: 3
Views: 412

"My Living Doll" is on Amazon Prime

I'm not sure how new this news is, but I hadn't noticed before: Amazon Prime video has 10 of the 26 episodes of the 1964-65 sitcom available to stream. The show starred Julie Newmar as the title character, "Rhoda," a highly advanced robot who's superintelligent but clueless about human nature (Star ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)
Replies: 5
Views: 433

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

Great episode! The Singaia, the band that supplied the Batman theme for this installment, are billed as "Hungarian Surf Music" on last.fm . The Batman theme is taken from their album "Arkham Asylum." I think I may be the source of the Nora -> Gloria/Steinem -> Sternum -> Clavicle theory on IMDB. Whe...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Who Said “Gleeps it’s Batman!”?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Who Said “Gleeps it’s Batman!”?

According to IMDB (which is far from infallible), the actress's name is Catherine Ferrar.
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: working on first Batman outfit :)
Replies: 46
Views: 7153

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

This is a great thread! What a project!
by Jim Akin
Thu May 23, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Where is Gotham City
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Where is Gotham City

chrisbcritter wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Uh, yeah, I feel creepy about clicking on a site with that name :lol:
I clicked so you didn't have to, and I'm happy to report it's all good. :) It's a New Jersey-oriented pop culture site. The name is a defiant co-opting of New Jersey's reputation as "armpit of the nation."
by Jim Akin
Thu May 23, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 806

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 ba...
by Jim Akin
Wed May 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: bat binoculars
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: bat binoculars

Awesome, Chuck! What type of paint did you use on those?
by Jim Akin
Tue May 21, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

INTERIOR--BATCAVE BATMAN: Robin, I've noticed something about two of our upcoming scripts. ROBIN: What is it, Batman? BATMAN: They seem to bear some startling resemblances to an unused script by a man named Leonard Stadd. ROBIN: Why don't we run them through the Bat-Script-Similarities Analyzer? BA...
by Jim Akin
Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parkview Elementary Batman: The Scheme is Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Parkview Elementary Batman: The Scheme is Sound

Incredible! The direction is great, they nailed essential setpieces from the show, and their locations are fantastic. I especially love the lyrics they added to the villain cues.
by Jim Akin
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman "Begins" at '66
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Batman "Begins" at '66

Looks like fun. I love Chicago.
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy

The ad art is by the Joe Kubert school-- might be Kubert himself-- that's great stuff. I think the literal Joe Kubert School (the art-instruction institution, which probably had/has a different name than that) may have contracted to do commercial work as a way of giving students practical experienc...
by Jim Akin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin

Great d
epaddon wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:37 pm
All that's missing is this final "punchline".

"One funny thing about all this uproar," he said. "No one sends me riddles in the mail."
Great detective work! Thanks.
by Jim Akin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin

Great find! Thanks for sharing. "A bizarre character is no longer bizarre if you see him too often." Amen to that. I wish the makers of Batman comics had taken that notion more to heart, particularly with respect to the Joker. His dwindling appearances in the early 70s helped make his stories feel l...