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by Jim Akin
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman stands pat episode
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Batman stands pat episode

Babette's nasally delivery reminds me of Miss Adelaide from Guys and Dolls.
by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!
Replies: 1099
Views: 136135

Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Hey, MV. My $.02 is a hunch that Warner Home Video will treat the DVD/Blu-Ray release as a deluxe package for die-hard fans, willing to cough up big bucks for a keepsake version of their favorite show, and that they'll use the streaming/download channel (with basically no cost of goods) to reach cas...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Rating the Bat-Traps
Replies: 21
Views: 5000

Re: Rating the Bat-Traps

Most clever: Not a cliffhanger, but a deathtrap nonetheless: The shrinking infrared heat zones in Mr. Freeze's refrigerated stronghold. (Also a contender for most evil trap, IMHO.) Most evil: Riddler's hot wax dip (and that Riddler and the gang stuck around to watch -- even if it was from another ro...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Possible SPOILERS! Batman '66 comic!
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Possible SPOILERS! Batman '66 comic!

I love this series, and that DC is embracing "our" Batman at last. Cross-marketing isn't always a bad thing. ;) BM_66_Cv12.jpg This may be a whiny thing to mention, but it bugs me that the cover art for issue 12 shows twin jet-flames behind the Batmobile, when we all know there's just a single jet e...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Eli Wallach R.I.P.
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Eli Wallach R.I.P.

The last of the Mr. Freezes has passed away. Eli Wallach had an amazing career, and he will be missed by many.

New York Times obituary here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/movie ... at-98.html
by Jim Akin
Fri May 16, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Shakespeare bust "cameos"?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Shakespeare bust "cameos"?

Thanks, guys.
by Jim Akin
Fri May 16, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Shakespeare bust "cameos"?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Shakespeare bust "cameos"?

Judging by this publicity shot for the 1963 Disney feature, "The Misadventures of Merlin Jones," Wayne Manor wasn't the only place in Hollywood with a certain bust of the Bard. (It's possible, I suppose, that this is the bust that'd eventually conceal the batpole switch, but it seems likelier, at le...
by Jim Akin
Tue May 13, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: '66 Batman and "Mad Men"
Replies: 2
Views: 726

'66 Batman and "Mad Men"

Part of the fun of Mad Men is its mirror of 60s pop culture. As might be expected for any member of this board, I was hoping there might be a nod to Batman in the episodes set in '66 and '67, at the height of Batmania. If there was one, I missed it. Batman's in good company, though, since Mad Men al...
by Jim Akin
Wed May 07, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Any CHEAP TRICK fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Any CHEAP TRICK fans?

Nice job on the covers, and on the lookalike thing, "Rick" especially. Which one are you?

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What did the show invent that wasn't in the comics?
Replies: 26
Views: 3661

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

Great topic! I think one of most interesting examples of the show adding stuff that wasn't in the comics concerns the Mad Hatter. The David Wayne character was a very close match to the version of the Hatter featured in comics of the 1950s and early 60s, right down to the red hair and black eyebrows...
by Jim Akin
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Star Quest Robin
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Star Quest Robin

Wow. Thanks for uncovering this. Burt's by far the best actor in evidence -- possibly because he's the only native English speaker(?). Co-star Liv Alexander, who evidently produced the thing, is bad in a way that seems to transcend the language barrier -- although that's no doubt a factor. I'm not f...
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A possible fourth season of Batman.
Replies: 92
Views: 10124

Re: A possible fourth season of Batman.

I just suggested a character named Princess Python in another thread, with no (conscious) idea such a character actually existed. Wow. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Categories of Criminals
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Categories of Criminals

Fun question. For starters, can we agree that a moth, even a Killer Moth (whatever that is), is NOT a potent criminal totem? :) Comics have featured a variety of villains with snake-inspired motifs (Batman has battled Copperhead and Kobra; Marvel Comics has a whole Serpent Squad that's fought Spider...
by Jim Akin
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Old School Bat Radio
Replies: 47
Views: 7791

Re: Old School Bat Radio

Very cool. That raised grille always looked to me like the sieve from a garlic press. :)

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Barbara Gordon's apartment in 3D... revised
Replies: 30
Views: 6760

Re: Barbara Gordon's apartment in 3D... revised

This is fantastic. Out of curiosity, which 3D modeling tool(s) did you use to create this?

Cheers,

QQ