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by Jim Akin
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Did anybody notice...???
Replies: 239
Views: 59768

Re: Did anybody notice...???

Stanley Kubrick's excellent heist caper, The Killing (1956), pairs Marie Windsor and Elisha Cook Jr. as an ill-matched married couple. The first time I saw it, in the early 2000s, I knew both Windsor and Cook were film noir veterans, but watching their first scene together, I still kept thinking abo...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Actors you wish would have been casted as villains
Replies: 87
Views: 13677

Re: Actors you wish would have been casted as villains

Conreid would've made an excellent bat-villain. And a heist of the Shakespeare bust is a great idea. For those who like the idea of Shakespeare-themed villains (aside from the Puzzler), and for fans of Vincent Price (aren't we all?), I recommend "Theatre of Blood," a campily gruesome 1973 ...
by Jim Akin
Fri May 22, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Yvonne in bikini on the Surf's Up set
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Yvonne in bikini on the Surf's Up set

I didn't mean to sound like I'm arguing the bikini pic is from a different shoot. I did hypothesize that it might be, but the evidence I found when comparing the pics quickly convinced me otherwise. I only mentioned my wrong hunch because it was while poring over the pics for clues that I noticed th...
by Jim Akin
Thu May 21, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Yvonne in bikini on the Surf's Up set
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Yvonne in bikini on the Surf's Up set

What's the source of the bikini photo? Matching hairstyle notwithstanding, it occurred to me that the bikini shot might not be from the Batman set. I didn't find any telling details that support that possibility, but in my quest for clues I noticed something I'd never picked up on before: Barbara's ...
by Jim Akin
Wed May 13, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Lost" Adam West feature on YouTube
Replies: 1
Views: 742

"Lost" Adam West feature on YouTube

The 2001 shot-on-digital feature "Seance," starring Corey Feldman and featured Adam West, was never released in any format until this YouTube upload. Background story and YouTube links are here: http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/35qtl1/fifteen_years_ago_my_friends_dad_spent_a_million...
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I'm the guest on this week's episode of the Batcave Podcast
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: I'm the guest on this week's episode of the Batcave Podc

Good job on the podcast, Ben. Your knowledge of backlot geography is particularly impressive! :)

I finished listening on my way to work this morning, and then learned on Facebook that today (4/28) is Carolyn Jones's birthday. Most fitting!

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Most Dramatic Moment
Replies: 42
Views: 8969

Re: Most Dramatic Moment

I just rewatched the Bookworm episodes, and I think they have a good shot (excuse the pun) as contenders for most dramatic two-parter. Besides Batman's vow to avenge Commissioner Gordon's "assassination" (discussed by many in this thread), there's a moment in part two when Batman realizes ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Reviews of each show
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: Reviews of each show

There's always room for more when it comes to opinions and episode reviews. I think this is the site Progress Pigment refers to above, with the two reviewers who swap comments on each episode. The ratio of snark to appreciation is high, but the writing is generally entertaining. http://tothebatpoles...
by Jim Akin
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Problems with the Bookworm episodes
Replies: 12
Views: 2213

Re: Problems with the Bookworm episodes

I agree that some suspension of disbelief is in order. Reversing the polarity can't always be the solution. And for what it's worth, those impossibilities are totally in keeping with the ludicrous "science fiction" elements of the comic books that inspired the Batman TV series. The DC Comi...
by Jim Akin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A Bat-tally!
Replies: 16
Views: 2746

Re: A Bat-tally!

Except for Alfred, How is it so easy to get a batman costume in Gotham? At least in Catwoman Goes to College, Cornell's batsuit was patterned from a life-size statue of Batman, stolen for purposes of counterfeiting the costume. Come to think of it, maybe Cornell's inverted utility belt was the scul...
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Penguin's uncredited henchmen
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Penguin's uncredited henchmen

Any idea why the nicknamed henchmen in "Penguin's Clean Sweep," Dustbag (Charles Dierkop) and Pushbroom (Newell Oestreich), aren't in the closing credits, while blink-and-you'll-miss-them "Goon 1" and "Goon 2" are included? Might a title card have been forgotten in post...
by Jim Akin
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Scary Villians
Replies: 17
Views: 5337

Re: Scary Villians

As a kid, FF and Mad Hatter (and the Super Instant Mesmeriser) definitely scared me. Sanders' Mr. Freeze, too. And I was totally freaked out when the mummy opened its eyes in The Curse of Tut.
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Olga: An Appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: Olga: An Appreciation

The "Natasha" comparison is most apt. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a direct inspiration there. The Bat-producers costumed and wigged Olga as an over-the-top cartoon character, and Baxter played her that way to the hilt. I'm in no way qualified to judge the accuracy of her ...
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?
Replies: 50
Views: 11958

Re: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?

I turned 4 in March of '66, and watching the first season of Batman is one of my earliest memories. I couldn't figure out why my folks were laughing at the dire events onscreen. :) I was Robin to an older, more worldly kid down the street (he was in kindergarten) who used to play Batman. The girl wh...
by Jim Akin
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Olga: An Appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Olga: An Appreciation

There's much to loathe about the Olga/Egghead episodes, perhaps chiefly the way they turned Egghead from diabolical genius to henpecked ninny. And their plots make no sense, with that special incoherence only season three episodes seemed to manage. But... Anne Baxter is really fun to watch doing her...