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by BATWINGED HORNET
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #134: What’s My Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #134: What’s My Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts

Great show, guys. Tim, you were right about the high number of characters dying on 1960s TV series; think of Star Trek --far beyond the old joke about all of the "redshirts" dying, a large number of guest characters met their end in the Final Frontier. On Batman --specifically "Better...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Thu May 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Spanish DVD?
Replies: 8
Views: 5067

Re: Spanish DVD?

I've tried to find the answer to this through the search function of the forum, can't find it mentioned? Or maybe I have not tried hard enough?! :lol: I have found this by doing a simple search on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Hornet-Complete-Spanish-Release/dp/B0776C138S/ref=sr_1_3?crid=M2...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue May 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: FIRST LOOK: The BATMAN ’66 UNITED UNDERWORLD Playset You’ve Waited Decades For
Replies: 10
Views: 6082

Re: FIRST LOOK: The BATMAN ’66 UNITED UNDERWORLD Playset You’ve Waited Decades For

My Japanese "Mediacom Toy Corporation" Kato & the Green Hornet turned out to be 9" tall each, a little taller than expected (and advertised on eBay). Cannibalising a retro Mego-style Captain Pike (from "Star Trek"), I was able to make Kato more in scale with FTC's 8&quo...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun May 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!
Replies: 16
Views: 4737

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!

Interesting show, Scott (and the brothers still trying to get over living through season three)! Although the '66 series is on blu ray, there is one last, major part of the series left for fans to discuss....you guessed it--the TV soundtrack. I've heard there are rights issues involved with the musi...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Thu May 14, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"

Jim, great point about Lisa as portrayed by Diane McBain; she was completely confident, sly and just as much into being on the wrong side of the law as the Mad Hatter. She--like Blaze and Limpet go some way in breaking the "poor, deluded girl" narrative of season one's female characters/mo...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed May 13, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Diving Deep into the Green Hornet for the First Time
Replies: 17
Views: 17896

Re: Diving Deep into the Green Hornet for the First Time

To anyone who has watched both shows, which one handled the half-hour format better? cheers The Green Hornet is far better in that regard, as the show worked within its half-hour format, and did not leave plot points loose or strung out with the expectation of a cliffhanger / resolution second epis...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed May 13, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 8228

Re: Batman Ratings

Yeah, all the signs of a flash-in-the-pan series. That is an incredible drop. Dozier's (or Semple's) initial instincts may have been correct, but aggressively sinking the show in the deep waters of more parody and celebrity guests he assumed everyone found appealing was just setting the expected bur...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed May 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"

These representations of women drivers are comedy, true, and sometimes they flip the stereotypical hierarchy (viz. BRADY V. BRADY). My point is that such representations, even played for “pure” comedy, depend on a very recognizable trope of the “Bad Lady Driver” that saturated US mass culture (part...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #132: Women of Season One: Not Just "Poor, Deluded Girls"

Interesting episode, and thanks to guest Nancy Northcott. Nancy said (of Burt) "luckily, we all outgrow crushes." Welllll, she would have been safe with Burt, after all, he was not the adult who kissed a minor guest star like a certain series lead did with Donna "Suzie" Loren, wh...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: New Joker Figurine
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: New Joker Figurine

So, I followed an ad on Facebook because I wasn't aware of this and it looked nice. It *does* actually look like a good likeness (rare with Batman '66 merchandise), On that point, it would be interesting for someone with time and resources to rate all of the past decade or so of '66 character-based...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: New Movie house has the GH rights!
Replies: 17
Views: 10263

Re: New Movie house has the GH rights!

What would you like to see, a movie based on the radio show or the tv show? Also, would you want it to be a period piece, or have it placed in modern day? I think either way, modern day or period, I would like to see it done in a sufficiently serious yet stylised fashion that creates a suitable con...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 8228

Re: Batman Ratings

Reading period reports really does lend support to the long-lived idea that the public fascination with the '66 series faded quickly--even before the movie's underwhelming performance. It did not help that Dozier relied on gimmicks such as "celebrity" guests instead of working to make the ...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 8228

Re: Batman Ratings

The highest ranked second season episode I have date for is Batman's Anniversary. 20.7 and 34.9 share. Perhaps it was a curiosity factor to see the new Riddler. If true, then a 50-year bit of perception (meaning no one liked Astin as the Riddler / it was a "disaster") sold as fact has bee...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: New Movie house has the GH rights!
Replies: 17
Views: 10263

Re: New Movie house has the GH rights!

Good point, Ben. Its sort of a perfect bookend to The Green Hornet as a film property, because the film--whether it works or not--could be the last live-action GH production for some time, if ever again. Unlike the 30s/40s, or even the 60s, when audiences or superhero fans were more open to this kin...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BURT WARD"S STAR ON WALK OF FAME_ MY COVERAGE
Replies: 15
Views: 41645

Re: BURT WARD"S STAR ON WALK OF FAME_ MY COVERAGE

antman67 wrote: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:50 am So happy for Burt Ward. He's a good guy, he deserves it. Thank you for sharing these links, images and videos for us! Wish I could have been there.
Absolutely true and i wish I had been able to attend the event, too.