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by Jim Akin
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batmobile made in '64?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

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: 264

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: 10
Views: 1332

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: 3171

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: 3159

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: 2660

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: 1566

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: 2602

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: 1892

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: 1323

Re: Van Williams interview

This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
by Jim Akin
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: "THE PHANTOM PHARAOH"
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

Re: SCRIPT: "THE PHANTOM PHARAOH"

As the script refers to him as an "ex-Jockey", I wonder who they had in mind for the part. Yul Brenner would have been a more imposing figure than the script suggests. I wondered about that, too. This is pure speculation (I have zero evidence), but as a youth in the 1940s, Roddy McDowall ...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Anatomy of a Bat-shoot, Ring Around The Riddler
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: Anatomy of a Bat-shoot, Ring Around The Riddler

This is really fun. Thanks so much for the detailed analysis. As to Madge Blake ending up on the cutting room floor, I wonder when the decision was made to drop Aunt Harriet from the featured cast and make her a guest star. If it was really because of health concerns (which certainly seem legit, giv...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam West Easter Egg in Nightwing Comic
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Adam West Easter Egg in Nightwing Comic

This post falls somewhere in a gray area between the Bat Board and the Off-Topic Lounge. I picked the Bat Board because it'll likely get more eyeballs, but I understand completely if the admins want to move it. The latest issue of the Nightwing comic (which stars the adult Dick Grayson, who dropped ...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: my old BATGAME
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: my old BATGAME

This is incredible.