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by Jim Akin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Can anybody identify this switch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Can anybody identify this switch?

Lord Death Man wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:22 am
Gotham City Science is a lot like Toho Science (and science in most pop culture ;) ).
Yes indeed. I've sometimes wondered what an actual 12,000 dB pulse would be like. If it were possible, it'd certainly do much more than flush out Bookworm and his twisty goons. :)
by Jim Akin
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: To all the Batfolks
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: To all the Batfolks

I never saw this before. A lovely (silent) performance by one of our favorites.
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Love American Style featuring Bat alumni
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Love American Style featuring Bat alumni

Interesting. I had no idea Dozier appeared onscreen anywhere besides his Batman cameo, but IMDB lists 21 acting credits, through 1987. Does anyone know if these were mostly bit parts, or did he have major roles?
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 2193

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

I found several stories about how LBJ signed legislation on Aug. 26, 1965, without any advance warning, that got rid of the marriage deferment for men who were married WITHOUT children. So any man not married w/out kids before Aug. 27 was not eligible. Burt and Bonney Lindsey had gotten married in ...
by Jim Akin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 2193

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

Fascinating. Does anyone have any knowledge of the draft process and why Burt's divorce would've changed his eligibility status?
by Jim Akin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The show is streaming on Roku.
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: The show is streaming on Roku.

I gave a look just for fun. The repetitious ads mean I’ll probably stick to Blu-Ray, at least while I’m home. But it’s worth noting that the “Next week” villain-teaser tags are restored to the ends of the Filmrise episodes.
by Jim Akin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: WS2's donation to the proposed Adam West Museum in Walla Walla
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: WS2's donation to the proposed Adam West Museum in Walla Walla

What a great contribution. It looks fantastic.
by Jim Akin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Behind the scenes footage on ebay!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

Re: Behind the scenes footage on ebay!!!

It's fascinating that these exist, but I'm wondering why they do. Can anyone on the board with studio experience explain how snippets of dailies from multiple episodes (and at least two seasons) might wind up on "compilation reels" like these? Would there be any reason to create such things in the c...
by Jim Akin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Remember Crazy Foam from the 70's? It's baaack!
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Remember Crazy Foam from the 70's? It's baaack!

Hmmm. Does the modern version seem gritty compared to the original? ;)
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 27
Views: 3872

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

I don't think so; Robin--or Dick Grayson--was more than aware of the opposite sex, even to the point where Wayne chastised him in the Chandell arc for having his own girl-happy/romantic feelings on the brain when wondering about Harriet & Chandell. One could say Grayson was not innocent in the sens...
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 27
Views: 3872

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

The idea of the "sleeping cream" does make sense if you understand how it would be made: using a blender with an airtight vacuum chamber. Put cream in, vacuum out the air, refill with your favorite sleeping gas formula and whip it good - the gas would stay suspended in the cream. Or skip the gas an...
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1/12/66 Party
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: 1/12/66 Party

The only thing that's weird about this was a party on 1/12/66 in which multiple celebrities attended and showing both parts of the pilot episode. How do you know they showed both parts of the pilot? The 7:30 pm time posted on the outdoor poster made me think they just showed the TV broadcast. Were ...
by Jim Akin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: CPO Romero, USCG
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: CPO Romero, USCG

I corrected my original post to read ""aka BMC" after noticing a typo (by me) in your quoted copy. Holy dyslexia!
by Jim Akin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Real Names
Replies: 18
Views: 1598

Re: Real Names

Always bugged me how Kato is his name both in and out of costume. And yet, nobody figures it out. I only worked this out earlier this year, while watching a few Green Hornet episodes during a crossover event that featured GH in the Dick Tracy comic strip: The convention when Green Hornet and Kato s...
by Jim Akin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: CPO Romero, USCG
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: CPO Romero, USN

Romero was a "chief" (master botswain's mate, aka BMC) in the Coast Guard. His WWII service included operating an on-deck winch, and crewmates considered him a master of that particular art. I believe he's demonstrating that skill in the photo at left.