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by Jim Akin
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: False Face’s Blaze
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: False Face’s Blaze

The name could indicate that her boss considered her a cool customer. It isn't consistent throughout the episodes -- and if it had been it probably would have made things highly confusing -- but when deciphering the note Blaze delivers to GCPD HQ (in disguise as the old man), Batman notes that False...
by Jim Akin
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 185
Views: 281070

Re: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs

I previously did a thread matching specific buildings in the 40 Acres backlot to what we see in the episode. The quonset huts are the ones from "Gomer Pyle USMC" and also recognizable are a number of buildings that were originally built for "Gone With The Wind" when this was the...
by Jim Akin
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 185
Views: 281070

Re: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs

Great pic Ben! Would the "Biograph" gate have been at about 5 o'oclock in photo, where the road to the backlot veers left off what looks like the end of a public road? The next shot in the Rat Race sequence shows Batman and Robin passing by quonset huts -- presumably the cluster of buildin...
by Jim Akin
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 185
Views: 281070

Re: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs

In "Holy Rat Race," as Batman guns the Batmobile after pausing at the entrance to Bioscope Studios, a sign on the cyclone-fence gate behind the car reads "NO TRESPASSING: Desilu Studios."
by Jim Akin
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batmobile made in '64?
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Batmobile made in '64?

I've seen similar fan-made, 3D-printed nameplates on etsy for the Nostromo spaceship from Alien, Ghostbusters proton packs, and other fictional gadgets. I got one for a friend with specs for the jetpack from The Rocketeer. The design and workmanship were great, but the details were totally made up. :)
by Jim Akin
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Forgery of "Death of a Mauve Bat"?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Forgery of "Death of a Mauve Bat"?

Baby Jane would be smitten: The art world has been rocked by chicanery worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime.

A Danish Museum Lent an Artist $84,000 to Reproduce an Old Work About Labor. Instead, He Pocketed It and Called It Conceptual Art
by Jim Akin
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Bookworm's Secret Book Communicator prop
Replies: 13
Views: 2757

Re: Bookworm's Secret Book Communicator prop

This is an exceptionally awesome thread. Great craftsmanship, great research, Wow!
by Jim Akin
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne Manor Playset
Replies: 9
Views: 4082

Re: Wayne Manor Playset

The best detail is the Junior Marbles Champion plaque. :)
by Jim Akin
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Anyone here know someone from any of the Star Treks?
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Re: Anyone here know someone from any of the Star Treks?

Multiple board members were friends with Frank "Commissioner Bele" Gorshin and Yvonne "Marta" Craig. Depending on how you define being "from" Star Trek, they count as having guest starred on the original series, or provide one degree of separation from its regular cast....
by Jim Akin
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #165: Mr. Freeze(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #165: Mr. Freeze(s)

The jet-nozzle collar was a good practical solution to the head-in-a-bowl problem of Sanders's space helmet, but that original Freeze outfit scared me silly as a kid (but then so did Preminger leering through the vent at GCPD HQ). I loved the hot/cold zones in Sanders's hideout too, but most of all ...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Lost/Unaired" episode "Bane's The Name/Greetings Mr Wayne"
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Re: "Lost/Unaired" episode "Bane's The Name/Greetings Mr Wayne"

Thanks for sharing this. I LOVE the idea of Welles penning a Batman script, and imagining him enduring the demands of a one-and-done TV director is painfully hilarious. Envisioning Welles as Bane, on the other hand, is mostly just painful: Even if the character had been invented in 1967, it's hard t...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Week on my blog.
Replies: 11
Views: 3367

Re: Batman Week on my blog.

Thanks for the tour. I'm not much of a collector, although I still have a few dinged-up relics from my youth. I remember seeing and coveting those gumball-machine prizes, flicker rings and Soakies. I'm pretty sure we had one of the big-head puppets, and somewhere there's a great picture of my mom sp...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Name these props?
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Re: Name these props?

Prop #5 looks like the attachment to the Chemo Electric Secret Writing Detector that Robin used to analyze Penguin's bat-brella in Fine Feathered Finks.
by Jim Akin
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: Van Williams interview

This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing.