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by epaddon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

I probably should have said that Dozier in his mind thought he could be as big a producer as Martin or Allen in 66 with all the projects he had at that point as opposed to whether he had a real shot at succeeding because I think you're right that he wasn't going to succeed with his general thinking ...
by epaddon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

And here's an item on the original trial from the Indianapolis Star, October 8, 1931 which stresses how "many widows were victimized"!
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by epaddon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

Thanks for posting that. It's hard unfortunately to make out the text because of the reduced size of the image so I went back to the same database where that's available and looked at the original size version. Here's the text of the conviction story. "In 1930 the firm Dozier was connected with cont...
by epaddon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

Enjoyed listening to this. A few random thoughts here and there. 1-That amateur piano version of the theme reminded me of the trolley music from "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" and suddenly filled my mind with visions of Batman done like that show! ("It's a beautiful day in Gotham City....") 2-I have s...
by epaddon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd

Some early observations on this script. 1-The opening gives us a reminder of how before a series makes the air, writers don't have a handle on what the "format" is going to be. The handwritten notation "too soon per format" (I think it says that or else "too soon for format") is either pointing out ...
by epaddon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A January 1966 article on the impact of Batman
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: A January 1966 article on the impact of Batman

I wouldn't call the real Galactica (that imposter show from the early 2000s I don't acknowledge the existence of) as dreck. It was in fact quite groundbreaking in many areas for sci-fi TV and had much more long-lasting influence on sci-fi TV than it's given credit for. (Buck Rogers on the other hand...
by epaddon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter

I just found a copy of the libretto (script) for the original 1966 production of the Superman musical, which should help if that ever becomes the subject of a future podcast (since the 1975 TV version made a number of drastic changes). https://mega.nz/#!okMhiYCT!oJxUeAcNlRxasTNJ_FpiszBWCOoe9bOQxnMoX...
by epaddon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

That shows why IMDB can't always be relied on IMO. IMDB is also notorious for having false information about the careers of performers that take forever to get corrected. In this case, that sounds like it was put together by someone who only watches sci-fi TV and "cult" shows and who doesn't realize...
by epaddon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

Meredith before "Batman" was a big name for his work as a stage director, and also for well-regarded film roles in "Of Mice And Men" and "The Story Of G.I. Joe" where he played war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Julie Newmar is a case of someone who had some fame before "Batman" on the Broadway stage as ...
by epaddon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Thanks for filling in some more background, Bob. It certainly helps broaden my understanding of where Gorshin stood at that point though if there wasn't in Dozier's mind a perceived risk, then there shouldn't have been a need for casting a henchmoll who was unquestionably a bigger name than Gorshin ...
by epaddon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

I'd agree Riddler was "fresh" but not in the overall minds of readers re-established as a big player in the Bat universe. It was the show and Gorshin himself who was responsible for that.
by epaddon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

The Riddler had appeared just once in fifteen years in the comic books so he was about as well-known to comics readers as the likes of Mr. Polka-Dot (to name one of the many villains that appeared once in the same span over the years). And yes, Gorshin was prolific on variety shows, especially Ed Su...
by epaddon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Starting out with the character of the Riddler itself was a risk. We need to remember that in 1965 the Riddler had just been reintroduced in the comics after an absence of more than 15 years and was not a well-established rogues gallery figure (Gorshin is the reason the character became an iconic pa...
by epaddon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter

The 75 ABC TV broadcast is a truncated version of the original Broadway script, eliminating one character and subplot (the lab assistant of Dr. Sedgwick who falls for Lois Lane) and also changing the henchmen from Chinese acrobats to standard Mafia types. So it isn't a completely faithful version bu...
by epaddon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

A couple early thoughts on the treatment. 1-Odd that Joker is *really* kidnapped. That frankly is way too complicated. We had enough "Penguin goes straight" episodes but it's really not credible to think of a "Joker goes straight" episode (if he were he'd be taking off his makeup!) 2-Written with Ju...