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by Progress Pigment
Thu May 01, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Addams Family actors on Batman question
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Addams Family actors on Batman question

I thought Carolyn Jones was very good in her first appearance as Marsha, and John Astin, while not able to convey the menace of Gorshin's Riddler, did a fun take on the character. Without the incredibly unexciting cake death trap it could've been a very good episode. And it's sort of nice having Ast...
by Progress Pigment
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Rest in Peace Lorenzo Semple Jr
Replies: 27
Views: 10172

Re: Rest in Peace Lorenzo Semple Jr

Flash Gordon(1980) bombed in the theater, but I noticed it picking up a cult following over the years, and now has a good reputation. I always thought it was great. 4 stars and 81% at Rotten Tomatoes is a bit of a coup. Consider Batman(1966) gets 4 stars & 79% while Batman(1989) gets 3 and a hal...
by Progress Pigment
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Why wasn't there more Backstory for Dick/Robin?
Replies: 15
Views: 3318

Re: Why wasn't there more Backstory for Dick/Robin?

I generally agree with what Sol said. Dozier had no interest in developing the characters. Really all that was mentioned of Bruce's background, is that his parents were killed by 'dastardly criminals'. And this was in the first 5 minutes of the pilot. Semple's 'Batman bible' for the show may had had...
by Progress Pigment
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What did the show invent that wasn't in the comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 8242

Re: What did the show invent that wasn't in the comics?

The series invented Mr. Freeze. He was of course based on Bob Kane's Mr. Zero, but he was changed to "Freeze" in the comics because of the show. The show also greatly affected The Clock King and Mad Hatter characters. And it catapulted 'The Riddler' from a throw-away 2nd string villain to ...
by Progress Pigment
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Star Quest Robin
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Star Quest Robin

I have always been somewhat baffled about why Burt Ward, who claims to have been offered the lead in "The Graduate", was never in a post-Batman movie where he was billed above 10th! Usually below "Cop #1". He came across quite well in this clip. I've read that he played an unname...
by Progress Pigment
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Rest in Peace Lorenzo Semple Jr
Replies: 27
Views: 10172

Re: Rest in Peace Lorenzo Semple Jr

Sad. But he had a long, and apparently good life. And to a big extent he WAS the Batman TV series. If he'd continued writing it, the show might've lasted years longer. His scripts were the always top notch.
by Progress Pigment
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Help Getting Info on an Actor
Replies: 32
Views: 4723

Re: Help Getting Info on an Actor

twint9 wrote:Thanks! The photo is from 1984 at a car show in Montreal. I was 19 years old and was literally shaking with excitement while standing line to meet him...i'll never forget it,
That is fantastic! And a great shot. Wish I could have seen him then. If you have any more please post them!
by Progress Pigment
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Help Getting Info on an Actor
Replies: 32
Views: 4723

Re: Help Getting Info on an Actor

Jan Watson did quite a few parts around the time of Batman & was in two Matt Helm movies! Actress Jan Watson Original caption: Jan Watson, a Slaygirl from The Silencers and also Miss California in 1961. Date Photographed: May 2, 1968 http://oi57.tinypic.com/miz3mr.jpg http://www.imdb.com/name/nm...
by Progress Pigment
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Help Getting Info on an Actor
Replies: 32
Views: 4723

Re: Help Getting Info on an Actor

Interesting! The last credit I could find for him was 'The Boston Strangler' with Tony Curtis (who should've been on Batman) in 1968. After his Batman appearance. But according to IMBD he was born in 1934 & still alive. He must have stop acting in the U.S. after 'Boston Strangler'. Hey, love you...
by Progress Pigment
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Evil Catwoman vs. Lovesick Catwoman
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Evil Catwoman vs. Lovesick Catwoman

For me, a 100% evil CW would be 100% boring. She's multifaceted. Adam West described Julie Nemar as 'mercural'. Why not Catwoman? Well...Adam, in the A&E Bio. called her "out there." More accurate definition of Julie herself. The Catwoman character being "mercurial," maybe. ...
by Progress Pigment
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A possible fourth season of Batman.
Replies: 92
Views: 15716

Re: A possible fourth season of Batman.

You could use the male villain Copperhead instead. In this issue, Batgirl & Wonder Woman pretend to fall in love with Batman, but end up falling in love with him for real. With some subtle changes, (Julie) Catwoman could be substituted for Wonder Woman. And in the comic Batman is 'bitten' by Cop...
by Progress Pigment
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Rating the Bat-Traps
Replies: 21
Views: 7563

Re: Rating the Bat-Traps

Great topic RF! The Joker's 'chimney of gas' was the most clever. Catwoman's, 'deafen Batman into a mindless zombie', Pengy's, 'burn Bruce Wayne' to death' and tut's 'drown Batman in a sarcophagus' were, in that order, the most evil. Chandel's, 'player piano rolls' was the most lame, but there are t...
by Progress Pigment
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Why a Serious Green Hornet?
Replies: 16
Views: 10357

Re: Why a Serious Green Hornet?

Eventually, towards the very end of the programmes run, Trendle relented and the terrible 'Invasion From Outer Space' 2 parter was produced. :lol: I know what you are saying, but those episodes reminded me of 'Lost In Space' or 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'. Shows that got good ratings. In 1967...
by Progress Pigment
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Evil Catwoman vs. Lovesick Catwoman
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Evil Catwoman vs. Lovesick Catwoman

At the end of "The Bat's Kow Tow" Catwoman surrenders since she can't shoot Batman because of how she feels about him. As Batman leads her away to prison they walk by Robin who proclaims "Holy Mush!". I couldn't agree more! She was far from 100% evil in that scene. At best she w...
by Progress Pigment
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam West on Fantasy Island
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Adam West on Fantasy Island

This turned up on youtube. It's one of two Fantasy Island episodes Adam West appeared on. I remember being tremendously excited to see him as a kid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJOb7lLhOwE