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by High C
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What replaced BATMAN ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: What replaced BATMAN ?

Complete and utter lawlessness in Gotham City.
by High C
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 3598

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

There are numerous references on the web to it being a backdoor pilot, but I noticed it right from the start. The opening scene didn't feature anyone from the main cast. That was quite unusual. Basically, anytime you see an old show that doesn't have an anthology type-format, and the focus is almost...
by High C
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Dumbing Down of Batman
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: The Dumbing Down of Batman

How about when he MUST fight Riddler because his honor and courage has been questioned. What happened to sticks and stones, etc. Basically, they would ignore Batman and Robin's innate character traits for either a plot point or a dumb punchline once Semple was out of the picture. That's a good poin...
by High C
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 3598

Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

I thought the Van fans would be interested to know about this, in case they are unaware. I was watching The Big Valley on cable Friday and saw an episode from season 3 titled 'Rimfire.' In it, Van Williams plays the tough-but-very-honest and fair sheriff of a rowdy mining town called Rimfire. He got...
by High C
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Dumbing Down of Batman
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: The Dumbing Down of Batman

I completely concur but I would argue it began in season 2 and reached epidemic stage in S3. Just think about the first aired arc of season 2. It takes Batman so long to figure out Alan A. Dale just might be one of Archer's minions. Bruce Wayne is an expert on literature, and can even correct the Pu...
by High C
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?

You guys, and Adam in the episode, said 'High C' so much my ears started burning! And as you noted, the writers again proved they did not understand the difference between volume and frequency. You'll recall in 'Wail' that Robin said his earplugs protected him from sounds above 14,000 decibels. Even...
by High C
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?

Also, McElroy wasn't just his poodle's name, it was also Dozier's middle name. Ah, of course! As we touched on some time ago when someone -- I believe it was you, Jim -- pointed out that "Willy Mac", lyricist of the Batgirl theme, was William MacElroy Dozier! Perhaps Stanley Ralph Ross wasn't aware...
by High C
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #118: "Flash Gordon": Lorenzo Goes to Space Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #118: "Flash Gordon": Lorenzo Goes to Space Camp

Great title and an interesting discussion, as always. FWIW, here is a draft script copy: https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-dAGrPNYi9GNmVP6S/Flash%20Gordon%201980%20script_djvu.txt Indeed, the football scene is not in the script at this juncture. I concur with what epaddon said and will expand further-...
by High C
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame
Replies: 8
Views: 12909

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame

I'm not a fan of this arc but I'll admit it's better than a lot of season 3 fare. I never really have enjoyed Cliff Robertson's performance. Maybe it's because the character grates on me. I realize Robertson was a tremendous actor--he won an Oscar soon afterward--but...Put it this way, his performan...
by High C
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Fine Finny Fiends"....Changes From Script To Production
Replies: 15
Views: 12069

Re: "Fine Finny Fiends"....Changes From Script To Production

Thank you so much for posting this. Honestly, there isn't much I can add to the observations in your original post, although I will note that some of Julie Gregg's gyrations while watching Batman and Robin apparently suffocate certainly aren't in the stage directions, and must have been something sh...
by High C
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #116: Victor Buono: Holy Ad-Libbed Comedy!
Replies: 7
Views: 12565

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #116: Victor Buono: Holy Ad-Libbed Comedy!

Thanks to Tim and Paul for yet another enlightening show. Tim, you certainly proved your point about Buono's ad-libbing. I'll add this--he played a lot of villains in those days, on The Wild Wild (non-Adam) West, Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea, even one in Dozier's unsold Dick Tracy pilot, and he a...
by High C
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Local News Article On Jay Sebring
Replies: 8
Views: 11889

Re: Local News Article On Jay Sebring

To put it in Bat-lore perspective for anyone who might not know-- Jay Sebring was a big name Hollywood Hair Stylist who remained good friends with his ex-girlfriend Sharon Tate and sadly was murdered by the Manson Family on August 8, 1969. Jay was a stylist for Bat Producer Bill Dozier and was in a...
by High C
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 9
Views: 6104

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

For whatever reasons, this Batman ep never floated my boat. I mean, it's not terrible, it's just kinda meh, IMO. But your show was good as always. You guys mentioned all the way back in Gorshin's finale how the season 3 ethos seemed to be to make the Duo, especially Robin, look dumber to make BG loo...
by High C
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"

Thanks for addressing my question in the mailbag of To The Batpoles #114!
by High C
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)
Replies: 6
Views: 3249

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

This post is long overdue. I know a lot of people do not like this episode of the show itself, but I would urge them to give this episode of the podcast a try. I think people will learn things they didn't know about the writing and filming of it, and Fred's knowledge of info connected with the ep is...